Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

Duration: 34 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Adventurous
  • Trip Style: Peak Climbing
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge and camping
  • Group Size: min. 1
  • Max Elevation: 7,246 m


  • Off-the-beaten trekking experience
  • Walkthrough fine and remote mountain villages
  • Less crowded and pristine trail
  • Get to observe a distinct lifestyle and cultural practices of the locals
  • Amazing views of the high cliffs and deep valleys
  • Reach at the top of Putha Hiunchuli
  • Witness gorgeous landscape and stunning views of Himalayan mountains

About Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

Putha Hiunchuli Climbing is a wild and adventurous journey in the western part of Nepal. This journey will take you to the unspoiled Dolpo region, where you get to see breath-taking landscape views. Standing 7,246 meters above the sea level, Mt. Putha Hiunchuli is part of the Dhaulagiri range and surrounded by Annapurna South & Ganesh Himal in the west. Moreover, this mountain is also referred to as Dhaulagiri VII. Putha Hiunchuli was climbed by a legendary explorer and climber, Jimmy Robert in 1954. There are two faces of Putha Hiunchuli, one is a steep and technical ridge, whereas another is easier snow climb. 

The book, Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen made this mountain famous to the travelers. Likewise, in another book called High Asia, it is mentioned that climbing Putha Hiunchuli from the northeast face is accessible from the Kaya Khola, which is side-stream of the Barbung Khola and is directly across the valley from Kakkot. As it is a very remote area and rarely traveled, reaching the base camp of the mountain itself is an adventurous and kind of expedition. Climbing Putha Hiunchuli is a perfect package for anyone who is looking to get a high altitude climbing experience, however on easy terrain. 

The best thing about Putha Hiunchuli Climbing is that it can be climbed in the autumn season. There will be no unreasonable avalanche risk as well. Usually, the autumn season always has chances of monsoon snowfall, which makes climbing almost every Himalayan peak in this time of the year problematic. However, Mt. Putha Hiunchuli is the best peak to climb in this time of the year as there are no such risks. It is one of the newly added 7,000 meters above the climbing peak in the Himalayas.


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You will land at the airport and complete all the customs. At the terminal gate, you will see our representative holding your nameplate and waiting for you. He will transfer you to the hotel and brief you about the day program. In the late evening, you will meet with other team members over a welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

The day begins early with a short guided tour to cultural heritage sites. Later, in the day, you will prepare for the trek and arrange all the gears & documents. Your trek guide will help you to pack. You will also do shopping if you miss anything to buy.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the hotel

A scenic flight will take you to Nepalgunj. It is a big town located in the southwestern part of the Terai region. As the rest of the day is free, you can visit places like Bageshwari Temple and local temples. 

  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the hotel

After having a delicious breakfast, you will fly to Jhupal. Upon landing at the Jhupal airstrip, you will meet with other crew members and begin trekking towards Dunai. The trail descends through lovely terraced fields and crosses Thuli Bheri Khola. From here, you will trek and reach Dunai.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

From Dunai, the trail moves along the Thuli Bher river. The path will be less steep and take you to Tarakot. It is a rural village with a fortress. You will continue trekking towards the campsite for the night stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

Today, you trek along the right bank of a river. Passing through Lesicap (2,772 m), you will continue ascending witnessing beautiful views of the valleys. The trail will take you to the Musi Khola, where you will be camping in a forest with a few houses scattered around the campsite.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

The trail becomes tougher from here onwards. Following the trail further, you cross a bridge over a narrow river. The trail then broadens and descending on a beautifully made stone staircase, you reach Kakkot.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

Today is a rest day at Kakkot. You will spend the day relaxing and exploring the village. This rest day will help your body adjust with the increasing altitude, which in result decreases the chances of altitude sickness.

The day begins early. After having a warm breakfast, you begin trekking towards Panjing. The trail gradually ascends through lush forests offering wonderful views of the Himalayan mountains.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

This is another rest day. Again, this day helps you to acclimatize with the altitude. We have added ample rest days in our itinerary that increases the chance of a successful trip. Spend the day exploring around and going on short hikes. 

You will be crossing two high altitude passes before reaching the German Base Camp. Both the passes offer stunning views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. After reaching the second pass, the trail descends to German Base Camp and continue trekking towards the campsite.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

Leaving the German Base Camp behind, you slowly ascend towards the Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp following a steep path. The trail moves towards a challenging pass. It is going to be an exhausting day because of the long walk and high altitude. Upon reaching the base camp, you will set the camps and rest for the day.

  • Meals: Overnight in the camp
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

From this day onwards, you will be gradually ascending towards the top of the Putha Hiunchuli Peak summit. You will see different camps as per the need and following the steps of your guide, you scale the peak. The trail will including a few technical sections depending on the season. After a successful climb, you retrace the same path and descend to the base camp.

Before leaving the base camp, you will collect all the waste and clean it. The trail follows the same path and crossing a pass, you reach German Base Camp. From here, trekking through small villages and enjoying beautiful landscape views, you reach Kakkot.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

After having breakfast, you trek through small villages and forested paths. Most part of the trail will be gradual descend that leads to Lashicap. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

Today, you move towards Dunai, which is a beautiful village. After having war breakfast, you begin descending along with fine villages and lush forests. The trail offers beautiful views of snow-capped mountains. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

Today is the last day of the trek. Trekking on a broad trail, you will cross Thulo Bheri River and ascending through terraced farms. The trail will take you to Jhupal. Spend the day exploring this beautiful village and talking with the locals.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the camp

You take an early morning flight back to Nepalgunj. From here, another flight will take you to Kathmandu. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the hotel

It is an extra day in Kathmandu. You can go on a guided sightseeing tour or explore on your own. Make sure to visit the local market and buy a souvenir for your loved ones. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

With a bag full of memories, today you will leave Nepal and fly back to your home. One of our team members will drop you at the airport as per your flight departure time. 

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to/from both airport as per itinerary

  • Three-star or similar hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu 

  • Experienced and government-licensed trekking guide during the trekking & climbing period

  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Kathmandu 

  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; kitchen tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for trekking  and expedition, sleeping tent twin basis

  • Common climbing equipment (rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar, etc.)

  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea/coffee) during the journey

  • Welcome & farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant 

  • All food and fuel for trek an expedition during the venture

  • Per person 60kg baggage that will be carried by porters or mule 

  • All necessary permits

  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt.Putha Himchuli

  • All wages, equipment, medicals, and accidental insurances for involved staff

  • First Aid medical kits

  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call

  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate

  • Trekking and climbing map 

  • Complete pre-departure information

  • Flight ticket reconfirmation

  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)

  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights

  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc

  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc

  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program

  • Any additional staff other than specified

  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses

  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue

  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)

  • Personal climbing gears

  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses

  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods

  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules (minimum US$ 1500.00 per climbing Sherpa guide)

  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff 

  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

What to expect during Putha Hiunchuli Climbing?

Putha Hiunchuli Climbing offers off-the-beaten trekking experience and takes you to a less crowded part of the Himalayas in the Dhaulagiri range. not many travelers have explored this part of Nepal, which makes it exotic and appealing. The trail passes through beautiful remote villages, where you get to see a very distinct lifestyle and cultural practices. 

The trail is beautiful and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. The Himalayas like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri Range (8,167 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), and many other snow-capped peaks. Likewise, during the journey, you get to see tempting views of deep valleys. 

Why go on Putha Hiunchuli Climbing with us?

We are a team of professional climbers and trekkers who have mapped almost every trail of Nepal. We have led countless numbers of groups to their destination successfully. We provide the best service and affordable prices. Moreover, we are also a big believer and follower of eco-friendly treks and tours. With us, you will not only venture through the region, but also get to know in-depth about the region, and help to promote the economy of that place, as we work closely with the locals.

Putha Hiunchuli Climbing map

Putha Hiunchuli Climbing map is the best way to understand the route and all the stops. Our Putha Hiunchuli Climbing map is designed following our Putha Hiunchuli Climbing itinerary. On the map, you can see the villages, rivers, forests, mountains, and all nearby major highlights marked.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

Acute mountain sickness is also popularly known as altitude sickness. It happens during high altitude journey when your body faces a sudden change in elevation and did not acclimatize with it properly. High altitude sickness can get severe if not get proper attention on time. As we always suggest, make sure there are ample rest days in your itinerary to avoid AMS.

Read below to know more about altitude sickness, its symptoms, and preventive measures:-

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Best time to go to Putha Hiunchuli Climbing

You can go on Putha Hiunchuli Climbing from Spring i.e. March to May and Autumn i.e. October to November. These are the most preferred months to go on climbing in the Himalayas as the days are clear, bright, and sunny. You get to see fantastic views during this time of the year. The weather generally remains constant and lovely climate makes the trail joyful.

Accommodation during Putha Hiunchuli Climbing

Putha Hiunchuli Climbing is a complete camping trek. Therefore, the team will carry all the necessities and equipment on the trail. We will give you a single sleeping tent and shared dining & washroom tents. Our tents are of high quality that is made to face the harsh Himalayan weather. Likewise, in Kathmandu and other big cities/towns, you stay overnight in a three-star hotel or tourist standard hotels.

Food & Water on Putha Hiunchuli Climbing

As it is a camping trek, we will make all the meals by ourselves. We carry all the food and ingredients with us. Our professional and trained crew members will prepare and cook food for you. We offer a delicious and huge variety of food options that range from Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, Continental to Italian. 

Water is available in every teahouse. You can carry water purification tablets for extra safety. Make sure to carry 2L of reusable water bottles that can last you throughout the trail. We highly encourage you not to buy plastic water bottles in the way as it will help to reduce the waste. 

Putha Hiunchuli Climbing cost

Putha Hiunchuli Climbing cost includes different services that you will be getting while climbing. Putha Hiunchuli Climbing package includes things like permits, accommodation, meals, ground transportation, expenses of guide & porter. Many other things are not included in the package cost that you should be aware of. You can go through our cost includes and excludes section to know more in detail.

Tailor-Made Options

If you are not satisfied with our given itinerary or want to make some changes due to short in time, feel free to reach out to us. We do run tailor-made trips that are designed as per the needs of our guests. This helps us to meet the needs of our guests and offer the best service. 

Environmental Practices

Our company believes in running eco-friendly tours, treks, & expeditions. Born and raised amidst nature, we are highly protective of it. During our trip, we tend to use environment-friendly gears, and also encourage our guests to not litter the region. Along with that, we also work closely with the locals and help them improve their lifestyle. We believe every small effort matters and as whole impacts hugely on the environment. Therefore, we urge you to take your waste back with yourself after the trek.