Mount Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

Trip Highlights

60 Days

Tea House and Camping at Base Camp

Only Spring: APRIL and MAY

4 to 5 hours of walk per day while trekking.

How Hard?

Mount Putha Hiunchuli of 7246 meter height was first ascended by British Nepali team in 1954. Putha Hiunchuli is located in Dolpo region or also known as “Wild West” part of Nepal. This region is made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book The Snow Leopard. and Eric Vallies movie Caravan. Putha Hiunchuli mountain is situated in Dhaulagiri range. It has two climbing routes for the summit, one from North east routeand follows route from Dolpa (Juphal) trekking onward to Dunai, Tarakot, Musikhola, Kagkot, Yak khark and to Putha Hiunchuli base camp. Whereas South side route follows trekking route from Beni, Lulang village, Gurja village and then finally to Putha Hiunchuli base camp. It is also the same base camp of Churen himal, Gurja Himal. Whereas Because of maximum cancellation and uncertainty of the domestic air flight to Dolpa, we use South side route of ascent. 

  • DAY 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • DAY 02-03 : Document collection, briefing and preparation 
  • DAY 05 : Trek Beni to Darbang
  • DAY 06 : Trek Darbang to Takum
  • DAY 07 : Trek Takum to Lamsang
  • DAY 08 : Trek Lamsang to Gurgoan
  • DAY 09 : Trek Gurjagoan to Darsinge Khark
  • DAY 10 : Trek Darsinge Khark to Burjunga Khark
  • DAY 11 : Burjunga Khark to Putha Hiuchuli Base Camp
  • DAY 33 : Trek Puth Hiuchuli Base camp to Burjunga Khark
  • DAY 34 : Trek Burjunga Khark to Gurjagoan
  • DAY 35 : Trek Gurjagoan to Lulang village
  • DAY 36 : Trek Lulang to Takum
  • DAY 37 : Trek Takum to Darbang
  • DAY 38 : Trek Darbang to Beni
  • DAY 40 : Rest Day at Kathmandu
  •  DAY 41 : Expedition ends, farewell and departure
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 5 nights hotel (5 star, Annapurna or similar) in Kathmandu, bb plan
  • Putha Hiunchuli Expedition permit, Annapurna fee and necessary permit fee.
  • All transportation as per itinerary. 
  • 35 Kg weight per climber is allowed
  • Necessary porters and mules for carrying equipment & loads
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge/teahouse while trekking
  • 3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
  • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
  • Government liaisons officer
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Group climbing equipment such as fixed rope, snow bar, ice screw etc.
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
  • Gamow bag (Life saving device in case of altitude sickness) provided
  • Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 3)
  • Garbage deposit fee
  • Visa Extension fee
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Agency service charge
  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas

  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu

  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment

  • Excess personal climber baggage transport Ktm-lua-BC $ 10 per kg one way.

  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.

  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.

  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)

  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff

  • All not mentioned in cost include part

7,246 meter

23,773 Feet

95th highest mountain



1,151 m


Dhaulagiri Himalaya

In 1954

J. O. M. Roberts
Ang Nyima Sherpa

  • Base Camp (4800m): located on the moraine, we scramble up the 55deg/350m rock face to Camp 1 (5300m) located on a snow shelf.

we climb 1.1 km snow-ice field 35deg/400m to a reasonably flat 20deg section leading to camp 2 (5900m).

located on the same long shelf 1.3 km away at the base of the East Ridge. The summit is 2.8 km away from camp 3 and is reached via a long 1.4 km long East Ridge with 25-30deg inclination and 390m of elevation gain. 

South Side Climbing route details
Total distance from the South Base Camp to the Summit is 7.5 km with average slope of 35deg.

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