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Mt. Putha Hiunchuli Expedition (7,246m) - 32 days

 Trip Info

Trip Code: DHA/M/PH-32
Destination: : Nepal
Trekking Duration: (7+5) days
Climbing Period: 14 days
Trek Type : Teahouse
Grade:
Maximum Elevation : 7M.
Avg. hours of walk / day : 6/7 hours
Best Month of the Year : April, May, Oct and Nov
Hotel Accommodation : 5 nights, twin sharing on BB basis
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Putha Hiunchuli is an attractive 7000m peak located in Dhaulagiri range and is sometimes referred to as Dhaulagiri VII. It was first climbed in 1954 by Jimmy Roberts, a legendary explorer and climber. Mt. Dhaulagiri range is made up of some of the world's most impressive peaks. In this range, to the west of Annapurna South of Ganesh Himal, lies a long ridge at the end of which stands the serene Putha Hiunchuli.

According to the book ‘High Asia’, Jimmy Roberts did a reconnaissance of the Dhaulagiri massif in 1954. During the trip he and Ang Nyima climbed Putha Hinchuli 7246m. (alias Dhaulagiri VII) via its northeast face.
 
The mountain comprises relatively less technical difficulties compared to other technical mountains. However, high level of physical fitness and previous 6000m peak climbing experience are highly recommended for Putha Hiunchuli Expedition. This mountain offers those climbers who like to climb 7000m. Mountain in Nepal to have experience technically and physically to get over 8000m. Mountains summit in the day to come. Mover over this Expedition offers a golden opportunity for enthusiastic climbers to explore the less beaten region of Dolpo and gaining a lifetime experience of reaching the summit of 7000m peak in great Himalayas.

Climbing Route and High Camps

We establish our Base Camp at 4,940m. The base camp is beautiful situated on a flat meadow with a stream running through and farmed by high mountain. We plan to setup three high camps above base camp, camp I at 5,480m, Camp II at 6,150m and Camp III as the last camp at 6,350m. While our strong team of Sherpa staffs set up various high camps, members have the chance to going up and down for well acclimatization and we attempt summit on a favorable day for everyone. Due to our good strategy and expert logistics support, the success rate to this mountain is very high and we use the normal route (north face) to ascent this peak
 
Journey to Base Camp

We will take a short flight towards Nepalgunj –  a southern town city in western Nepal. From Nepalgunj, we will take another scenic flight towards Juphal at lower Dolpo. Then we start our trek by following the trail that passes through cultural villages and densely forested area to arrive at Dunai. We continue to follow the trail for some days, passing through the villages of Tarakot, Musikhola, Kakotgaon, Phedi to reach Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp. After achieving the summit of Mount Hiunchuli then we will retrace our steps following the same trail back to Juphal and we fly from Juphal to Nepalgung and to KTM.

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel and briefing

Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel and briefing
 

Day 2

Sight tour, necessary preparation for expedition

Sight tour, necessary preparation for expedition

Day 3

Fly to Nepalgunj and overnight stay at hotel

Fly to Nepalgunj and overnight stay at hotel

Day 4

Fly to Juphal and short trek to Dunai (2230m) – 4hrs

Fly to Juphal and short trek to Dunai (2230m) – 4hrs
 

Day 5

Trek to Tarakot (2,680m)- 6hrs

Trek to Tarakot (2,680m)- 6hrs
 

Day 6

Trek to Musi Khola (2,800m) – 6hrs

Trek to Musi Khola (2,800m) – 6hrs
 

Day 7

Trek to Kakkotgoan (3295m) – 6hrs

Trek to Kakkotgoan (3295m) – 6hrs

Day 8

Trek to Yak Kharka (3950m) – 6hrs

Trek to Yak Kharka (3950m) – 6hrs

Day 9

Trek to Putha Phedi (4430m) – 5hrs

Trek to Putha Phedi (4430m) – 5hrs 

Day 10

Trek to Putha Hiunchuli Base camp (4,940m) – 5hrs

Trek to Putha Hiunchuli Base camp (4,940m) – 5hrs

Day 11-24

Load ferry, acclimatization, route opening and Summit attempt on Mt. Putha Hiunchuli 7,246m.

Load ferry, acclimatization, route opening and Summit attempt on Mt.       Putha Hiunchuli 7,246m.
 

Day 25

Trek to Kakkotgoan

Trek to Kakkotgoan
 

Day 26

Trek to Laisi Camp

Trek to Laisi Camp
 

Day 26

Trek to Laisi Camp

Trek to Laisi Camp
 

Day 27

Trek to Musi Khola

Trek to Musi Khola
 

Day 28

Trek to Dunai

Trek to Dunai

Day 29

Trek to Juphal

Trek to Juphal
 

Day 30

Fly Juphal-Nepalgunj-KTM, transfer to hotel

Fly Juphal-Nepalgunj-KTM, transfer to hotel
 

Day 31

Extra day in KTM, expedition de-briefing etc.

Extra day in KTM, expedition de-briefing etc. 
 

Day 32

Transfer to home, end of the expedition

Transfer to home, end of the expedition
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COST INCLUDES

  • Climbing Royalty fee and all govt. taxes for Mt. Puthahuichuli
  • Special trekking permit fee for Dolpa area
  • National Park/Conservation permit fees
  • 4 nights in KTM and 1 night in Nepalgunj with 3-star hotel accommodation on single room BB basis
  • KTM-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Nepalgunj-KTM flight cost
  • Liaison officer wages, allowances & insurance
  • Expedition Sherpa Guide and Climbing support Sherpas on 1:2 ratios
  • Cook (s) and necessary kitchen staffs
  • Require number of porters and yaks to & from Base Camp (BC)
  • All necessary Climbing hardware gears including fixed ropes
  • All necessary camping and kitchen gears
  • Meals (B/L/D), during trekking and climbing period
  • High altitude food for higher camps
  • Best quality single or twin shared tent with sleeping mattress at Base Camp
  • High altitude tents as require
  • Oxygen with regulator set for medical purpose at BC
  • Satellite phone for emergency call purpose (personal calls on payable basis)
  • Walkie-talkie sets as necessary
  • High camps stoves and gases (EPI gas with burners)
  • Insurance of climbing Sherpa and local team members
  • All airport/hotel transfers by private vehicles
  • A group medical kit
  • Welcome and celebration dinners in KTM

COST EXCLUDES

  • Medical/Personal high-risk travel insurance
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Major meals in Kathmandu/Nepalgung
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Cost of electronic appliances
  • International air ticket and departure tax
  • Tip to the local staff / Summit Bonus etc.
  • Cost occurred due to delay and cancellation of flights, extension of trek and climbing period etc.
Fitness

Any expedition that goes to 7,000m requires a very high level of aerobic fitness. Being fit will certainly improve your chances of reaching your chosen summit. Your resting heart rate should be below 60 but preferably below 50. You should be able to run 20km on flat ground in under 2.5 hours and walk with a very light pack for 100km in less than 20 hours on a mixture of flat and hilly terrain. Endurance and the ability to carry a heavy pack of up to 25kg is more important than sprint ability. Upper body strength will not be a big factor in this climb, more legs and lungs.

In order to get ready for this challenge, you need to be trained at least for about 6 to 8 months to prepare yourself as strong candidate. You can go to fitness center every morning for about 2 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack (i.e. 10kg, 15kg, 20 kg, and up to 25kg), manage some time for cycling for couple of hours for 3 or 4 times a week. However during climbing and acclimatization, there might be little symptoms of altitude illness like mild headache, fatigue etc. but take it as normal and just drink a lot of water (4 – 5 liters) every day. On this trek, you need to be able to hike 6 – 10 hours over hilly terrain up to 6,000m of altitude with daypack.On the summit push, extra effort is required walking on ice and climbing up to 12 – 14 hours. We will have porters to carry our heavy camping equipment, food and also the climbing gears. 
 
Experience
 

This trip is aimed at the moderately experienced climber and/or very fit athlete wanting to test them at high altitude before attempting the 8000m peak. Suitable experience would be a past climbing trip to one of the 6,000m peak in the Himalayas (i.e. Island Peak 6,160m, Lobuche Peak 6,119m, Mera Peak 6,476m or any other one), or have completed technical mountaineering course and a good level of proficiency with leading rock climbs combined with ice and skiing experiences. If you are fit and motivated but lacked technical climbing skills or suitable experience, we have options to keep you safe and get you high. This might be a personal Sherpa or a pre-trip training course.
 
You must have well knowledge about how to play with mountaineering gears, good with rock climbing and ice climbing, will surely increase the chances of reaching  the summit and also previous trekking and mountaineering experiences is mandatory but doesn’t really require any extreme technical experience.

Are you preparing for any 8000m peak Expedition?

This will be a great trip to test yourself at high altitude, preparing for a climb of 8000m or even climbing the Mt. Everest. This would be a great stepping-stone that would give your body to experience with adjusting the extreme altitude and give you the confidence of working with the Sherpa people who would be with you on Everest. The Dream Himalaya Adventures' familiarity with the Himalayas has possessed the great potentiality of letting you experience the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzin on Mt. Everest.

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Price 2022 : USD 8500 Price 2023 : USD 8750
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