• Adventure Trekking Tour

Putha Hiunchuli Expedition involves roped-up glacier climbing with crevasse crossings on moderately-angled snow slopes up to 40 degrees. Fixed ropes will be used on steeper sections of the climb. Team members will need to carry their own gear, melt snow for water and look after themselves on a high and exposed mountain, which is also very cold. Our Sherpa team will assist in establishing the camps on the mountain. The technical difficulty of this expedition is moderate.

To join the expedition and have a good chance of success, you must have a high level of fitness and psychological determination to endure a lengthy expedition in a remote area, climbing at very high altitude in the extreme cold.

Putha Hiunchuli is the western most peak of the Dhaulagiri Range and was first climbed in 1954 by the legendary Jimmy Roberts. At 7,246m it is a serious undertaking, but with no significant technical climbing, it represents an attractive opportunity for those who want to climb very high, but on moderate terrain. For some time we have been looking for an alternative 7,000m peak in Nepal to Baruntse, which we have organised expeditions to on three separate occasions, being successful once. Baruntse is undoubtedly an attractive peak, but it is frequently prone to avalanche and therefore a more objectively dangerous prospect.

Putha Hiunchuli is located in the Dolpo or Wild West of Nepal, made famous by Peter Matthiessen book ‘The Snow Leopard’. This is a remote and seldom-visited area, just getting to base camp is an expedition in itself. The team will fly to Kathmandu and then onwards to Juphal via Nepalgunj, where the trek into base camp begins. It takes 4 - 5 days to reach base camp, which is located at 4,900m. From here we expect to use three camps on the mountain, with the highest at 6,600m. Though the route is technically easy, there are long distances between camps, so you can expect it to be very hard work. Mountaineers with previous experience on 6,000m peaks above could consider this climb if they are looking for a full-blown expedition experience. A next step up might be an 8,000m peak.

Please note that the below itinerary is flexible and subject to change. We are travelling to an extremely remote part of Nepal, with limited infrastructure. Team members need to be flexible and expect changes to the itinerary. Below is Putha Hiunchuli Expedition itinerary, and talk to a team of professional expedition guide, sherpa and leader for more Himlung  expedition travel guide, customized expedition itinerary, and the best cost deal to Putha Hiunchuli Expedition. We are very happy to see you soon with answer of your entire query.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
On arrival to Kathmandu, we receive you there and we wait you there with your name and take you to hotel. Team members will be accommodated on a twin share basis rooms. Single rooms are available if you prefer, for which a supplement is payable.

Day 2: At leisure in Kathmandu
While the leader attends a formal briefing in the Ministry of Tourism, you will be able to explore this fascinating city. As those who have been there before will know, it is a wonderful mixture of crowded bazaars, temples and shrines, in a blend of ancient, colonial and modern architecture. Today, the expedition leader will also check everyone equipment, as Kathmandu is the last opportunity to buy anything missing.

Day 3: Fly to Nepalgunj
As early morning flight to Nepalgunj.

Day 4: Fly to Juphal, trek to Dunai.
During the flight, we can enjoy superb views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and of Manaslu before landing on the unsurfaced runway at Juphal (2,250m). It is a 3 hour trek to Dunai, where we camp for the night at 2,150m.

Day 5: Trek to Tarakot (2,700m, 5 hours)
The trail follows the Thulo Bheri River towards Tarakot.

Day 6: Trek to Musikhola (2,875m)

Day 7: Trek to Kakkotgaon (3,252m)

Day 8: Trek to Yak Kharka (3,855m)

Day 9:Acclimatization at Yak Kharka

Day 10:Trek to Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp (4,900m)

Day 11/25: Climb Putha Hiunchuli (7,246m)
We have set aside two weeks to reach the summit and plan to use three camps above base camp; at 5,400m, 6,000m and 6,600m. This should give us enough time to get acclimatized and make a summit bid in a decent weather window. We would expect to climb to Camp 2 as part of our acclimatization, before descending to base camp for a rest before the summit push. Fixed ropes will be placed on some of the steeper sections of the route between Camp 1 and Camp 2, but much of the climbing will be done moving together as roped teams. No-where is the ground particularly steep, but after fresh snow this could make the going extremely tough. Temperatures on summit day could be as low as -40 degrees celcius.

Day 12 /29: Return trek to Julphal

Day 30:Return flight to Kathmandu

Day 31:Spare day in Kathmandu
A spare day in case our internal flight is affected by bad weather.

Day 32:At leisure in Kathmandu
Today, we have another opportunity to visit the bazaars and to shop for mementoes of our visit. In the evening, we can choose from a host of venues, the Nepali Kitchen, in which to celebrate the success of our expedition in fine style.

Day 33: Kathmandu airport
Final airport departure to get flies back to home.

Note:Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns, the availability of porters and the health of climbers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer services and other necessary surface transport (by Non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
  • Standard hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on B/B basis.
  • Experienced guide and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals -Breakfast, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee per day along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 25kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 25kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Everest.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb any mountain
  • Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per 2 clients.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags.
  • We provide Sherpa\\\\\\\'s tents, food for climbing, and insurance
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for the farewell dinner
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not included in the package cost includes section.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. Visa can get on arrival at Kathmandu airport
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary