Mount Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

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.
Trip Code: MPHE82
Starts: Nepalgunj
Finishes: Nepalgunj
Duration: 39 Days
Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Feb-May, Sep-Nov
Elevation: 7246m/ 23773ft
Trip Views: 742
Activities: Mountaineering
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Breakfast: 17
Lunch: 17
Dinner: 17
Flight
Car
Jeep
Bus
Hotel: 5 Night(s)
Lodge: 3 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 10 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • 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.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • 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.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    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.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pickup
    • Private Transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
    • Food and wine(optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO NEPALGUNJ
    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

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private Transfer from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
  • placeDAY 4 : FLIGHT TO JUPHAL, TREK TO DUNAI (2150M), 3-4HRS
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Lodge

    Activities:

    • Transfer from Nepalgunj to Jhupal on domestic flight
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO TARAKOT (2540M), 6-7HRS
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO KHANIGAON (2950M)
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO MUSHI CAMP (2875M)
    Today, we set our feet for Mushi Camp. 5-6 hrs treks from Khanigaon, we will go through the trail Dho Tarap from where we reach our destination. We stay at Mushi Camp tonight.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO KAGKOT (3400M)
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO PANJING (4200M)
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO GERMAN BASE CAMP (4500M)
    Today our trek leads us towards the German Base Camp, which is not far from Panjing but it is a difficult path so we will go slowly and stay overnight over there at camp.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : TREK TO PUTHA HIUNCHULI BASE CAMP (4915M)
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : 12-32 CLIMBING PERIOD
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 33 : TREK TO KAGKOT
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 34 : TREK TO MUSHI KHOLA
    From Kagkot, we descend down towards the Mushi Khola. Observing the natural beauty and mountains, we reach Mushi Khola after 6-7 hrs treks.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 35 : TREK TO DUNAI
    Passing through the same trail we will cross the Tarakot and other villages to reach Dunai. 5-6hrs continuous trek leads us towards the Dunai from Mushi Khola.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Lodge

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 36 : TREK TO JUPHAL
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Lodge

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 37 : FLIGHT TO NEPALGUNJ AND DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    From Juphal, we take a flight to Nepalgunj and from there, we will drive to Kathmandu. After tiresome journey, we rest at the hotel in Kathmandu tonight.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Transfer from Jhupal to Nepalgunj on domestic flight
    • Drive back to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 38 : FREE DAY AT KATHMANDU
    Today, you can visit the Kathmandu valley or you can do some shopping on your own. You can also relax at the Hotel and get a trekker’s massage around the city area. You can also add up the memory of evening chanting at Pashupatinath Temple.

    Meal:

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Yoga retreat(optional)
  • placeDAY 39 : DEPARTURE
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport Drop
    • Private Transfer from Hotel to Airport
  • Detail Inclusions
    • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from the Airport
    • Assistance at the International Airport by Swotah representative while arriving and departing
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on B/B basis
    • Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • Local English-speaking Guide for the sightseeing tour
    • Necessary staffs, including experienced guides and porters(3:1) during the trek
    • All trekking and camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
    • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Guest House or tents for members
    • Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during the upward trek (carried by a porter) and 20 kg baggage allowance while returning from the Base Camp
    • Trekking Permit and Local permit
    • Oxygen bottles for climber and sherpa with mask and regulator
    • 1:3, experience climbing sherpa guide 
    • Climbing permit for Mount Putha Expedition
    • Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Guide(s) during the climbing period as per the group size
    • Wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for all involved staffs
    • First Aid medical kits for the Group and staffs
    • Appropriate food for high altitude to all climbing crew at the base camp and above as required
    • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period
    • All necessary paper works, service charge, and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
    • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Map of Dolpo Region
    • Occasional hot shower during the trek
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Sim service 
    • Photos and videoes of the trip
    • Certificate of appreciation

     

  • Exclusions
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if required;
    • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue (it will be covered by the insurance company);
    • International flights;
    • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos);
    • Any kind of hot and cold drinks, hot shower;
    • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet;
    • Lunch is not included for Kathmandu;
    • Personal climbing equipment;
    • All kind of Personal Expenses;
    • Ice fall fees, Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with another member) if applicable;
    • Wake talkies &Filming permit;
    • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the itinerary;
    • Personal climbing guide if requested;
    • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended;
    • Tips for guides and porters;
    • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg);


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and you will be directly transferred to your hotel.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    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.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    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.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 5. How do you rate the difficulty for this mountain, on a scale of 1 to 10, compared to other mountains over 7000 m ?
    This is certainly one of the highest mountains in the world. In terms of technical difficulty, we'd rate 'Mount Putha' as 7.
  • 6. Who can climb Mount Putha Hiunchuli ?
    Only mountaineers who have adept mountaineering skills, adequate strength and previous experience in high mountains can climb this mountain.
  • 7. What about security during climbing ?
    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.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect during this expedition ?
    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.
  • 9. Can we get drinking water during climbing ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    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.
  • 11. What is the best season for Mouth Putha Hiunchuli expedition ?
    September to October and April to May are best seasons for Mount Putha Hiunchuli.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    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.
  • 13. What are the appropriate outfits we should possess ?
    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.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    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.
  • 15. How long will it take to complete the expedition ?
    It will take almost 1 and half months to climb it and to return only a few days, so to complete this mountaineering you need at least 40-45 days in total, to finish this trip.
  • 16. Are your Sherpas reliable and certified ?
    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.
  • 17. Do I need climbing permit ?
    Yes, you need climbing permit. It's not legal to climb without it.
  • 18. Is there any possibility of telephonic - communication while we are on this expedition ?
    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.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    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.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    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.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 22. Can we use the credit card during the climbing ?
    No, you cannot use credit card during the climbing. You have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.

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