Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

35 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Putha Hiunchuli (7,246m)

Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

Mar-May & Sept-Nov

The Dhaulagiri Range comprises some of the most marvelous spectacles of the world and Putha Hiunchuli is one of them. Putha Hiunchuli is also known as Dhaulagiri VII and it is the westernmost peak of the Dhaulagiri range. The first ascent was made by legendary Jimmy Roberts in 1954.

With a height of 7246m, this peak is a serious task without any technical climbing. It is a great opportunity for climbers, who want to scale a high peak without any serious risks imposed.

Putha Hiunchuli is located in an isolated Himalayan region of Nepal called Dolpa. It was made famous by Peter Matthiessen's book ‘The Snow Leopard’. The area is a remote wilderness with no civilization in sight; getting to base camp is the adventure itself. Many climbers compare this peak to the French Alps with similarities in terrain and climbing.

The southern slopes of Putha Hiunchuli \peak form different base camps. The route to the top is lined with many difficult ridges and trails, making the expedition quite challenging. The Putha Hiunchuli peak trek starts from Dunai town in Dolpa. The week-long walk will take hikers to the German base camp at an altitude of 4,525 m.

The whole landscape during the walk is a journey of its own kind, filled with marvelous views of the high cliffs and deep valleys.

Starting Price

USD 8149 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Our airport representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 02

Half-day Kathmandu tour & expedition briefing/preparation

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you will be introduced to some of the heritage sites on Kathmandu Valley such as Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. 

Also, we will have an expedition briefing and preparation session in our office. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 03

Fly to Nepalgunj & explore the surrounding

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We catch an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. 

Once you get transferred to the hotel and after a brief rest, we will explore the surrounding. We will visit the sacred Bageshwari Temple and also stroll around the market. 

Accommodation: Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 30 mins flight

Day 04

Fly to Jhupal (2475m) & trek to Dunai (2140m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We fly to Juphal from Nepalgunj early in the morning. Once we land at the airstrip pf Jhupal, we start our trekking journey towards Dunai, the administrative center of the Dolpo region. En route, we pass through terraced fields and cross the Thuli Bheri River. 

Accommodation: Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs trek

Day 05

Trek to Tarakot (2850m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Our trail goes along the Thuli Bheri River towards Tarakot once we leave Dunai. Tarakot is an old fortress town formed by the locals as a Dzong. 

Overnight at Tarakot. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 06

Trek to Musikhola (2875m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We leave Tarakot and walk along the riverbank leading us to Lesicap at 2,772 meters. We further walk towards Musikhola along with magnificent views of gorges and nearby valleys. 

Overnight at Musikhola. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 07

Trek to Kakot (3250m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Musikhola we walk towards Kakot for an overnight stay. Today's route is more challenging than the other days as we have to walk past collapsed and rebuilt path. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 08

Trek to German Base Camp (4400m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will follow the uphill trail leading towards the German Base Camp. On the way to the base camp, we will cross two high altitude passes over 4000 meters. Once we are at our base camp, we set up the camp and rest. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 09

Trek to Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp (4915m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we continue our trekking journey towards Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp leaving the German base camp. The climb to the Putha Hiunchuli Peak is considered less technical and challanging than the climb to the base camp. Once our camp is set, we will rest and relish the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs trek

Day 10-28

Climbing Period: Putha Hiunchuli (7246m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Starting from this day to another 18 days, we will get climbing lessons from the experts using the gears for several days. Once we complete our climbing sessions, we start our expedition to the Putha Hiunchuli. The top of the peak offers stunning views of the high valleys and peaks of the Dolpo region. By our 28th day of the expedition trip, we will be at the Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 19 days

Day 29

Trek back to German Base Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

As we succeeded to reach the Puth Hiunchuli top, we will make a descend to the German Base Camp today retracing the trail. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 30

Trek back to Kakot

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving German Base Camp, we will again retrace our steps and descend to Kakot for an overnight stay. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 31

Trek back to Dunai

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we trek back to Dunai via Tarakot. We spend our evening celebrating our success of climbing the Putha Hiunchuli with the crew members once in Dunai. 

Accommodation: Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 32

Trek back to Jhupal

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we continue our walk towards Jhupal via Thulo Bheri River and beautiful terraced farmlands. After a brief rest at the lodge in Jhupal, we will walk around the town and interact with the locals.

Accommodation: Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs trek

Day 33

Fly back to Nepalgunj & fly to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

We take our breakfast in Dunai and catch an early morning flight to Nepalgunj. We will take a connecting flight to Kathmandu once we land in Nepalgunj. 

Upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is on your own. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 34

Leisure day in Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Today is a spare day to explore the remaining important landmarks in the valley. You can also roam around the streets of Thamel and do shopping. In the evening, you will be invited to the farewell dinner organized by our company. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 35

Depart Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

3 hours before your scheduled flight, our airport representative will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport. 

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content. 


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All airport transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Available Guesthouse, Lodge/tented accommodation during the trek and expedition
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner with Tea/Coffee) during the trek and expedition
  • Guided Sightseeing with all applicable entrance fees as per itinerary in Kathmandu
  • Flight fare as per the itinerary (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhupal)
  • An Experienced GOVT licensed Trekking/Climbing Guide & required No. of Sherpa Porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew
  • National park fees
  • TIMS fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees
  • Climbing Permit (Royalty)
  • Climbing & Camping Equipment as per itinerary/necessary
  • Garbage fees / a comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All GOVT local taxes

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal Visa Fees
  • International Airfares & Departure Taxes
  • Excess baggage (cargo) charges
  • Any charges incurred due to the changing itinerary (Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle etc)
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinner) in the city
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for your safety measures
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tipping/ gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay etc)
  • Rescue and evacuations
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Equipment
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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