Putha Hiunchuli Expedition


Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

Putha Hiunchuli 7,246m (23,773ft) is an impressive mountain situated in the beautiful and mystical Dolpo region. It rises between the Dhaulagiri and Kanjiroba Himal. The range is part of the Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range therefore known as Dhaulagiri VI. Jimmy Roberts, a legendary adventurer and climber, first climbed Putha Hiunchuli in 1954. After spending a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, we will take a short flight to Nepalgunj-a city in western Nepal in the south. We will take another scenic flight from Nepalgunj towards Jhupal at Dolpo Lower. Then we continue our trek by following the trail which passes through cultural villages and densely wooded areas to reach Dunai. Dunai is Lower Dolpo's administrative hub and primary trade centre. We proceed for a few days along the road, passing through the villages of Tarakot, Musikhola, Kakot, Phedi to reach the base camp at Putha Hiunchuli. The tiring and frustrating climb to the Dolpo area is rewarded with spectacular views of the valleys and high peaks. Putha Hiunchuli Expedition is a great chance for adventurous climbers to discover Dolpo's less traveled area and acquire a lifetime experience by reaching Mt. Putha Hiunchuli's summit.


Trip Code WPP-001-PHXP
Destination Nepal
Altitude 7246m
Region Dhaulagiri Region
Season Spring and Autumn
Difficulty Hard
Accomodation Hotel, Tea House & Tent
Duration 40 Days


Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, the capital city

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour. A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets. Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Day 3: Expedition Preparation Day

We spend a day preparing the final documents, gears & equipment check and so on. You can go for final shopping if something is missed before leaving out for the mountain.

Day 4: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (150m/492ft)

Nepalgunj is the town which is situated on the south-west Nepal border with India. From Kathmandu domestic airport it will take an hour to land at Nepalgunj airport. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 5: Fly from Nepaljung Airport to Juphal Airport (2,470m/8,101ft)& trek to Dunai (2,150m/7,052ft)

In the early morning after breakfast we will transferred to the domestic airport of Nepalgunj for the flight to Juphal. Juphal is situated over the Himalayan foothills, with the imagistic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna in its North.  After 3 hours walk from Juphal trek takes to our overnight camp at Dunai village.

Day 6: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot (2,537m/8,321ft)

5-6 hrs trek. Overnight Camping. 

Day 7: Trek from Tarakot to Musi Khola (2,875m/9,430ft)

5-6 hrs trek. Overnight Camping.

Day 8: Trek from Musi Khola to Kagkot (3,200m/10,496ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight camping.

Day 9: Acclimatization Day at Kagkot

It's over 1,600m height gain from Kakkot to base camp, with only one place to camp in-between, so you need to spend a few days acclimatising. From Kagkot you'll aim to walk up to 4,000m en route to Pangi Camp, before returning to Kagkot.

Day 10: Trek from Kagkot to Panjing (4,200m/13,776ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight camping.

Day 11: Trek from Panjing to German Basecamp (4,500m/14,760ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight camping.

Day 12: Trek from German basecamp to Putha Hiuchuli Basecamp (4,910m/16,104ft)

5-6 hrs trek. Overnight Camping.

Day 13 - 28: Climbing Period [Basecamp - Summit (7,246m/23,766ft) - Basecamp]

Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions, oxygen and prepare high altitude food for the client. Full board also indistinguishable client on the route while ensuring their safety and well being.We move at the clients preferred pace and ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with the clients safety and well being being the overriding priority. 

High camp service for the Full Board Service will consist of all of the equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps.

Day 29: Trek from Putha Hinchuli Base Camp to Yak Kharka (3,960m/12,988ft)

Clean up basecamp and descend to Yak Kharka. Overnight camping.

Day 30: Trek from Yak Kharka to Seri Gaon (4,000m/13,120ft)

5-6 hrs trek. Overnight Camping.

Day 31: Trek from Seri Gaon to Chharka La Base Camp (4,140m/13,579ft))

5-6 hrs trek. Overnight camping.

Day 32: Trek from Chharka La Base Camp to Molum Sumna (4,860m/15,945ft.) via Narbulang

5-6 hrs trek. Overnight camping.

Day 33: Trek from Molum Sumna to Sangda Phedi (3,710m/12,168ft) via Niwar Pass (5,120m/16,793ft)

5-6 hrs trek. Overnight camping.

Day 34: Trek from Sangda to Jeula Danda (4,720m/15,481ft)

5-6 hrs trek. Overnight camping.

Day 35: Trek from Jeula Danda to Kagbeni (2,800m/9,184ft)

5 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 36: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft)

3-4 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 37: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Early morning flight to Pokhara. You'll be flying above the world's deepest gorge. Explore Pokhara & overnight in Hotel.

Day 38: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel & enjoy your day.

Day 39: Leisure day at Kathmandu

Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.

Day 40: Departure

As per your flight schedule you'll be dropped to airport 3 hours prior to the flight time and your trip to Nepal ends here.


  • Airport/Hotel transfer in Kathmandu,
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicle in Kathmandu,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights pre and 2 nights post on B/B plan on sharing post,
  • Full-day Kathmandu Heritage site sightseeing by private tourist vehicle,
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide during sightseeing,
  • City tour entrance fees of the heritage sites,
  • Experienced and government-licensed high-altitude trekking and climbing guide during the trekking and climbing period,
  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; Kitchen tents, store tents, dining tents, toilet tents, tables chairs, and cooking utensils for advanced Base Camp and high camp,
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bars, etc.)
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base camp,
  • Food and accommodation during the trek in full board,
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served at base camp,
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during the expedition for both members and crews,
  • Daily weather Report service from Seattle based,
  • Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Putha Hiunchuli,
  • Nepal government Royalty and fees,
  • One experienced, trained, government-licensed, climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client,
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurance for all involved staff in trekking and expedition,
  • Group emergency equipment and medical supplies,
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp,
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, Kitchen boys,
  • Equipment allowance and wages for Government Liaison Officers,
  • Solar equipment for light and also for charging various electric devices,
  • 1 generator at base camp for computers and other electronic devices,
  • Headset radios for communication in the mountain,
  • Satellite Phones (for personal use on the participants’ charge),
  • Internet at base camp (for personal use on the participants’ charge),
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required,
  • Rope fixing costs,
  • The heater will be provided at the base camp for heating the dining room,
  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator will be provided,
  • Travel and rescue arrangements,
  • Ice fall usage Charge,
  • 5 bottles of 3LTR Poisk Oxygen for members,
  • Daily Dispatches on,
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner with beverages.


  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
  • If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Nepalgunj/Pokhara due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients,
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear, Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner),
  • Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing,
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.),
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs,
  • Any other item not listed in the 'Price Includes' section.


1.0 Travel Documents

  • Valid passport
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Passport size photo (6 pieces)
  • Insurance paper and contact address
  • Family contact number

2.0 Upper Body Wear

  • Expedition down jacket
  • Basecamp down jacket
  • Lightweight fleece top
  • Wind shirt
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Base layers tops
  • Trekking cloths
  • Casual wear

3.0 Lower Body Wear

  • Thermal bottom base layer (2-3 pcs)
  • Fleece trousers (2-3 pcs)
  • Gore-Tex pants (1 pcs)
  • Mid-weight pants (1-2 pcs)
  • Lightweight quick dry trekking pants (2-3 pcs)
  • Gaiters for trekking boots
  • Down pant
  • Underwear (4-6 pcs)

4.0 Headwear

  • Sun cap
  • Desert cap
  • Balaclava
  • Banadana or Buff
  • Fleece hat
  • Neoprene face mask
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunglass
  • Ski goggles

5.0 Handwear

  • Thin fleece gloves (2 pairs)
  • Liner gloves (2 pairs)
  • Wind stopper/screen tap gloves (2 pairs)
  • Mountaineering gloves with removable liners
  • Summit gloves-7000m

6.0 Footwear Socks (6 pairs)

  • Lightweight shoes/sandals
  • Trekking boots
  • 7000m mountaineering boots
  • Save gaiters
  • Down bivvy boots
  • Camp boots
  • Foot-wearing system

7.0 Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
  • Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
  • Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
  • Down Matteres (Inflatable)
  • Sleeping bag Liner
  • Inflatable Pillow

8.0 Climbing Equipment

  • Power Bank
  • Pee Bottle
  • Altimeter watch
  • Pocket Knife
  • Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
  • Satellite Phone with credit
  • Battery
  • Headlight 500-700Lumens
  • Spare Snow Goggles
  • Tape Slings/240cm
  • Unlock Carabiner (2pcs)
  • Lock Carabiner (3pcs)
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Summit Down Suit – 7000m
  • Jumar / Ascender
  • Belay Devices / Figure of 8/ATC guide
  • Harness
  • Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector
  • Crampons (fit with boot)/ Packing cover

 9.0 Bag packs

  • Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
  • Duffle Bag 120 L – 150 L (2pcs)
  • Laundry / Garbage Bag (Large)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks / Dry Bag –small/medium / Large (3-4)pcs)

10.0 Sun stuff

  • Banana Boat/Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50SPF)
  • Lip Guard - 30 to -50 (SPF)
  • Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection)
  • Moisturizer / Lotion

11.0 Toiletries (Personal)

  • Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Towel
  • Garbage Bag

12.0 Eating & Drinkings

  • 1 ltr. Water Bottle
  • 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
  • Spoon / Fork (opt.)
  • Bowl (opt.)
  • 13.0 Medical / First Aid
  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine
  • Ondem
  • Cetirizine
  • Electrolyte
  • Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
  • Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
  • Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
  • Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
  • Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
  • Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
  • Menstrual Products

14.0 Miscellaneous

  • Nail cutter
  • Umbrella /Raincoat
  • Hot water bag
  • Tenacious Tape Repair Kits
  • Camera
  • GPS Tracker (Recommended)
  • Hand & Toe Warmer

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