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Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

Trip Introduction

Duration : 32 days
Difficulty Level : Streneous

Putha Hiunchuli is the westernmost peak of the Dhaulagiri long range to the west of Annapurna South of Ganesh Himal standing on the serene. Putha Hiunchuli is the last 7000m marking the end of the snow-capped range and also sometimes referred to as Dhaulagiri VI. Jimmy Roberts, a legendary explorer, climber and most possibly the father of modern-day trekking in Nepal, first climbed Putha Hiunchuli on 11th November, 1954 also a Nepali Sherpa Ang Nyima Sherpa reached to the summit on the same day. 

This is a rarely climbed peak with two distinct faces: a steep, technical ridge climb pioneered by the Japanese in the early 70s and a much easier snow climb up the northern flanks where the average angle does not exceed 35 degrees. We climbed this peak ourselves successfully twice on the same season in 1978 and few times later. Not many expedition team come to climb this peak, though it is one of the most magnificent, therefore we have the full chance to explore ourselves and avoid the crowds. The Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 4575m and from there we set up 3 camps (Camp I- 533m, Camp II-5940m, Camp III- 6475m) before attempting the summit. 

We first climbed Putha Hiunchuli ourselves in 1978, and being ourselves well knowledgeable about the expedition we are committed to provide professional service to make the expedition a success. 


1 14-Apr 1-Oct Arrive Kathmandu, meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Hotel
2 15-Apr 2-Oct At leisure in Kathmandu / administrative formalities. Hotel
3 16-Apr 3-Oct Fly Kathmandu-Nepalgunj and transfer to hotel. Hotel
4 17-Apr 4-Oct Fly Nepalgunj to Juphal, commence trek to Dunai Camp
5 18-Apr 5-Oct Trek to Tarakot 2500 m Camp
6 19-Apr 6-Oct Trek to  Mushi Khola Camp
7 20-Apr 7-Oct Trek to Mushi khola to Kakot Camp
8 21-Apr 8-Oct Acclimatization day Camp
9 22-Apr 9-Oct Move to the German Base Camp (4202 m) Camp
10 23-Apr 10-Oct Trek to Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp (4800 m) Camp
11 24-Apr 11-Oct Acclimatization /preparation for the ascent of Putha Hiunchuli. Camp
12 25-Apr 12-Oct Acclimatization /preparation for the ascent of Putha Hiunchuli. Camp
13 26-Apr 13-Oct Climb Putha Hiunchuli (7,246m –23,773ft) using 3 camps above Base Camp Camp
14 27-Apr 14-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
15 28-Apr 15-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
16 29-Apr 16-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
17 30-Apr 17-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
18 1-May 18-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
19 2-May 19-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
20 3-May 20-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
21 4-May 21-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
22 5-May 22-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
23 6-May 23-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
24 7-May 24-Oct Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Camp
25 8-May 25-Oct Withdraw Base Camp & return to Kakot. Camp
26 9-May 26-Oct Trek to Laisi camp Camp
27 10-May 27-Oct Further to Mushi khola Camp
28 11-May 28-Oct Trek to Dunai Camp
29 12-May 29-Oct Short trek to Juphal and get ready for the next day's fligh to Nepalgunj Hotel
30 13-May 30-Oct Fly Juphal-Nepalgunj and connection flight to Kathmandu Hotel
31 14-May 31-Oct At leisure in Kathmandu. Hotel
32 15-May 1-Nov International departure. // // //

Putha Hiunchuli Climb Full expedition service includes:
•    4 nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Internal flight tickets with airport tax,
•    Putha Hiunchuli Climbing and all other applicable permits, 
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    3 member : 1 Professional High altitude climbing Sherpa backed Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers, 
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp & while approach         to/from Base camp, 
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    31 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp, 
•    High altitude (above Base camp) food,  fuel for member & climbing Sherpas,
•    High altitude tent, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, fixings, shovel, ice-screws etc…
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Satellite phone, Walkie-Talkies,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes
•    Travel to /from Nepal, 
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature, 
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Climbing Sherpa summit bonus US$ 490 per Sherpa, US$ 280 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason),
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion

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