- Mt. Putha Hiunchuli Expedition Summit lies at 7,246 meters
- Trek and explore the world’s best and isolated Dolpo region with chances to encounter endangered Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, and Himalayan Thar.
- Mt. Putha Hiunchuli / Dhaulagiri VII is technically straightforward.
- Putha Hiunchuli is a safe peak to climb over 7000 m.
At a glance
Wild Yak Expeditions is introducing the Skiing Mountain in the Himalayas popularly known as Putha Himchuli. Putha Himchuli is located far west of Nepal’s trans Himalaya in the wild, mysterious and considered as one of the most magical region called Dolpo. This region lies among the high peaks, on the roof top of the world, boasting extra-ordinary biodiversity and cultures with its environmentally sensitive and fragile region. Trekking here is very different from other parts in Nepal: oasis-like villages, and raven landscape, scarred with deep canyons and all beneath velvet blue skies. It also offers to discover the rich ecological diversity of the different vegetation and the colourful monastic artistic treasures and traditions of the various ethnical local groups of the Dolpopa, and Lopa people.
Putha Himchuli, also known as Dhaulagiri VII, was first summitted in 1954 by the British legendary explorer Jimmy Robert via the Northeast ridge during the survey expedition to the Dhaulagiri massif. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes the ascent via the normal Northeast ridge, which is technically not so challenging and sets 3 camps above the Base Camp. The conditions are usually great for high altitude skiing. Putha Himchuli is often compared with Muztagh Ata in China for the perfect slope and snow conditions for a skiing experience at 7000 meters.
Putha Hiunchuli climbing is challenging but so technically difficult. The sloping snow-wall hardly troubles the climber so it is feasible for any avid climbers who are in good physical shape and have pervious alpine experience.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation
Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparation
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj
Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal
Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal. Then, hike to Dunai.
Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot
Trek from Dunai to Tarakot.
Day 06: Tarakot to Khani Goan
Tarakot to Khani Goan.
Day 07: Khani Goan to Kakot
Khani Goan to Kakot.
Day 08: Kakot, Porter arrangment
Kakot, Porter arrangment.
Day 09: Kakot to German Base Camp
Kakot to German Base Camp.
Day 10: German BC to Putha Base Camp
German BC to Putha Base Camp.
Day 11 - 24: Climbing Period (13 days)
Climbing Period (13 days).
Day 25: Clean Base Camp
Clean Base Camp
Day 26: Descend down to Kagkot
Descend down to Kagkot.
Day 27: Kagkot to Khani Goan
Kagkot to Khani Goan.
Day 28: Khani Goan to Dunai
Khani Goan to Dunai.
Day 29: Dunai to Juphal
Dunai to Juphal.
Day 30: Flight to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu
Flight to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu.
Day 31: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and recreation
Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and recreation.
Day 32: Departure from Kathmandu
Departure from Kathmandu.
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