Also known as Mount Dhaulagiri VII, Mount Putha Hiunchuli is a truly adventurous expedition to a remote and culturally fascinating part of Nepal. It is the seventh peak of Dhaulagiri range located in Dolpo in the western part of Nepal. Standing at the elevation of 7246m, Mount Putha Hiunchuli is beautiful with its panoramic views of Himalayas.
Landing the flight to Juphal we start our trek. Trekking through the cultural, natural places, we might get a chance to see endangered wild animals like Snow leopard, Blue Sheep, and Himalayan Thar. After we reach the base camp we head towards the summit of Mount Putha, for which we have to go through 3 camps: Camp I (5360m), Camp II (5940m) and Camp III (6475m). Skiing can also be done from Summit to Camp I. So if you are interested, you can ski during this expedition.
Mount Putha Hiunchuli Expedition is a perfect opportunity for those enthusiastic climbers who love to explore the less-beaten route of Dolpo while gaining a lifetime experience of reaching the summit of Mount Putha Hiunchuli.
2 - 14
7246 m/ 23773ft
Less Challenging mountain with 7,000m elevation and off the beaten trek.
Mount Putha is named after the main God of local people inhabiting there.
It is the 7th peak of Dhaulagiri and therefore referred to as Mount Dhaulagiri VII
This trek goes through 3 Camps: Camp I (5360m), Camp II (5940m) and Camp III (6475m)
Local People believed Mount Putha as a Sacred Mountain
95th highest mountain in the world
Mostly popular among the Germans, Netherlanders, and French
Why this Trip
Mount Putha Hiunchuli is technically safe and easy to climb among the mountains above 7000m elevation which is located to the west of Mt. Dhaulagiri. During this expedition, we can experience the traditional villages that are influenced by Bon-Po and Tibetan culture. In this Trip, we can also add skiing activity.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit
•5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people.
As upon you arrived at the Tribhuvan international airport our team member will be there to receive you from the airport and you will be directly transferred to the hotel. If time support today, we will have a dinner together.
The second day our city guide will take you to the important places within the Kathmandu Valley for sightseeing. You’ll be acquainted with historical &cultural places as well as the Hindu and Buddhist shrines. You can also shop for the outfits and gear for the trek.
Today, we drive all the way to Nepalgunj. The city lies in the Terai region of Nepal which is plain lands. Nepalgunj is very close to the Indian border and the Bardia National Park. People and culture here are highly influenced by it. We stay at Nepalgunj this night
Today we take a 35 minute flight to Juphal. Juphal is starting point for our trek, from Juphal we hit the road and commence the trekking. The trail descends and skirts through local villages. To reach Dunai we walk along the riverside and pass Roop Ghar with the water mill and finally reach the village of Dunai (2150m). We stay overnight in Dunai.
Transfer from Nepalgunj to Jhupal on domestic flight
Breakfast and trek to Tarakot following the upstream trail of Bheri river. A pleasant trek passes small villages with monasteries, Mani stones and cultivating fields. Tarakot is a small settlement that nestles high above the Thuli Bheri River was once a famous trading point as it was the capital of ancient independent kingdom Tichorung. Most of the natives of the village belong to Magar tribe and the most of them practice Tibetan Buddhism as their religion.
Today, after breakfast we move towards our next destination, Khanigaon. During this trek, we pass through the Laisicap from where we can observe the views of the Himalayas including Putha Hiunchuli and Churen Himal. After there, we will head towards our today’s destination. Khanigaon is our today’s ending point. We rest there tonight.
Passing through the river and crossing the bridge, our journey today starts with the beautiful trek. We have our destination for today which is Kagkot which will take us about 4 hours of walk from Mushi Camp. Our challenging trek finishes once we reach to Kagkot. We stay there at Kagkot and rest for that day.
As today is a tough trek than the previous one, we leave early in the morning and walk along the village trails. Our breakfast is done in Kagkot and we move towards Panjing. Viewing the natural beauties and mountain, we will cross the villages like Pimri and Dhunkot. These villages are modernized than other villages. We stay at Panjing today.
After breakfast, we will leave the German Base Camp and move towards the Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp, which is our Base Camp to climb the Mount Putha. From tomorrow, we will begin our journey to the beautiful Mount Putha. So, upon reaching Base Camp, we will do preparation for climbing.
From today, our climbing period begins. Leaving the Base Camp, we head towards three Camps: Camp I (5360m), Camp II (5940m) and Camp III (6475m). So, after camp III, we will go for the summit of Mount Putha. Once we reach the summit, we are rewarded with the spectacular views mountains and Dolpo region. We can also do skiing from summit to Camp 1 while we descend down from the summit. We follow the same path to descend to the Base Camp from where we started our climbing.
After breakfast at base camp, we come down towards the Kagkot. Continuing the same path and leaving behind the German Base Camp and Putha Base Camp, we will reach Kagkot and take a rest over there for today.
Today is our last day trek in this trip. Leaving behind the Dunai, we walk towards the Juphal which is an easy trail and interesting own also. Today, we walk slowly and after reaching there we will do some rest or we can also go to explore Juphal village.
This day will be your last day here in Kathmandu. You will probably have time to pack up your things. Our Swotah member will come to pick up you from the hotel and then from hotel you will be transferred to the airport. Our team member will give you a company till your departure time at airport.
Yes, we will invite you for dinner in a cultural restaurant on the night of your arrival for briefing the itinerary and small orientation program will be held by the tour leader and guides before we embark on our adventure.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/camping/guesthouses/home stay for our clients or whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, as per their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
During Camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
We use a private vehicle for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley and to drive to Nepalgunj we use car/ van/ Mini Bus etc. depending on the number of traveller. From there, we use domestic flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal and back.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are totally insured. In case of emergencies like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions let your Guide know about your problem and subsequently, as soon as we are informed of a situation, we'll send an emergency helicopter rescue team. You will be transferred to the hospital for the treatment.
Climbing is a hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for climbing in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
In cases emergency, you can change the day trips but it’s better to not change it. Still, we customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide and company.
Yes, Our Sherpas are trekking experts and also authorized license holders from Nepal Government. The Sherpas know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. For higher altitude climbing, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of minimum of 15% of total trip amount is required, which can be made by bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or card.