Putha Hiunchuli Expedition Overview
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.