Putha Hiunchuli Expedition (7,246m)

Putha Hiunchuli Expedition begins with flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, in western Nepal. From Nepalgunj we fly north to Juphal, and trek to Dunai where we meet our crews. Over the next week we follow Barbung River and trek towards the east, gradually gaining elevation. We will camp along the way and our crew’s sets the camp and prepare meals. Eventually we pass through Tarakot, lasicap, Musi Khola, and to Kakot village. From kakot we switch to west crossing Bharbung Khola and we establish base camp at 4900m. We will establish three camps and summit the Putha Hiunchuli and get back to Juphal.


Putha hiunchuli expedition is a great opportunity to practice for 8000m climbing seeker. Mt. Putha, is also known as Putha Hiunchuli (Dhaulagiri (VII) is one of the most beautiful and easiest 700mm peaks in Nepal. It is located in remote and wild Dolpo region of North Western Nepal.


It is the western most peak of Dhaulagiri range and it was firstly climbed by a legendary explorer and climber Jimmy Roberts in 1954. Destination Holiday Trek & Expedition is fully prepared to take you to this magnificently beautiful mountain with highly skilled Sherpa guides.


Trip Hightlights


  • – Best mountain peak and technically easy 7000m peak in Nepal.
    – An excellent preparation for Everest and other 8000m peak.
    – Wild and remote and logistically difficult reaching at base camp.
    – Climbing and trek in remote Dolpo region.


Maximum Altitude:7,246 meters
Best Season:Spring & Autumn
Trip Grade:Hard
Group Size:1 – 15 people
Duration:34 Days


  • All airport transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Available Guesthouse, Lodge/tented accommodation during the trek and expedition
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner with Tea/Coffee) during the trek and expedition
  • Guided Sightseeing with all applicable entrance fees as per itinerary in Kathmandu
  • Flight fare as per the itinerary (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Jhupal)
  • An Experienced GOVT licensed Trekking/Climbing Guide Sherpa, and Porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew
  • National park fees
  • TIMS fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees
  • Climbing Permit (Royalty)
  • Climbing & Camping Equipment as per itinerary/necessary
  • Garbage fees / a comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All GOVT local taxes


  • Nepal Visa Fees
  • International Airfares & Departure Taxes
  • Excess baggage (cargo) charges
  • Any charges incurred due to the changing itinerary (Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle etc)
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinner) in the city
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for your safety measures
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tipping/ gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay etc)
  • Rescue and evacuations
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Equipment
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section


Itenary to Putha Hiunchuli Expedition as follows:


30 min private drive

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Our airport representative from Destination Holiday Trek & Expedition will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Meals: BB
  • Accommodation : Hotel

1 Hour

Day 02 : Half-day Kathmandu tour & expedition briefing/preparation

Today, you will be introduced to some of the heritage sites on Kathmandu Valley such as Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. Also, we will have an expedition briefing and preparation session in our office.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel

30 mins flight

Day 03 : Fly to Nepalgunj & explore the surrounding

We catch an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. Once you get transferred to the hotel and after a brief rest, we will explore the surrounding. We will visit the sacred Bageshwari Temple and also stroll around the market.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

3 - 4 hrs trek

Day 04 : Fly to Jhupal (2475m) & trek to Dunai (2140m)

We fly to Juphal from Nepalgunj early in the morning. Once we land at the airstrip pf Jhupal, we start our trekking journey towards Dunai, the administrative center of the Dolpo region. En route, we pass through terraced fields and cross the Thuli Bheri River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

5 - 6 hrs trek

Day 05 : Trek to Tarakot (2850m)

Our trail goes along the Thuli Bheri River towards Tarakot once we leave Dunai. Tarakot is an old fortress town formed by the locals as a Dzong. Overnight at Tarakot.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp

5 - 6 hrs trek

Day 06 : Trek to Musikhola (2875m)

We leave Tarakot and walk along the riverbank leading us to Lesicap at 2,772 meters. We further walk towards Musikhola along with magnificent views of gorges and nearby valleys. Overnight at Musikhola.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp

5 - hrs trek

Day 07 : Trek to Kakot (3250m)

From Musikhola we walk towards Kakot for an overnight stay. Today's route is more challenging than the other days as we have to walk past collapsed and rebuilt path.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp

5 - 6 hrs trek

Day 08 : Trek to German Base Camp (4400m)

Today we will follow the uphill trail leading towards the German Base Camp. On the way to the base camp, we will cross two high altitude passes over 4000 meters. Once we are at our base camp, we set up the camp and rest. Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp

4 - 5 hrs trek

Day 09 : Trek to Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp (4915m)

After breakfast, we continue our trekking journey towards Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp leaving the German base camp. The climb to the Putha Hiunchuli Peak is considered less technical and challanging than the climb to the base camp. Once our camp is set, we will rest and relish the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp

19 days

Day 10 – 28 : Climbing Period: Putha Hiunchuli (7246m)

Starting from this day to another 18 days, we will get climbing lessons from the experts using the gears for several days. Once we complete our climbing sessions, we start our expedition to the Putha Hiunchuli. The top of the peak offers stunning views of the high valleys and peaks of the Dolpo region. By our 28th day of the expedition trip, we will be at the Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp

5 - 6 hrs trek

Day 29 : Trek back to German Base Camp

As we succeeded to reach the Puth Hiunchuli top, we will make a descend to the German Base Camp today retracing the trail.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp

5 - 6 hrs trek

Day 30 : Trek back to Kakot

Leaving German Base Camp, we will again retrace our steps and descend to Kakot for an overnight stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp

5 - 6 hrs trek

Day 31 : Trek back to Dunai

Today we trek back to Dunai via Tarakot. We spend our evening celebrating our success of climbing the Putha Hiunchuli with the crew members once in Dunai.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

2 - 3 hrs trek

Day 32 : Trek back to Jhupal

After breakfast, we continue our walk towards Jhupal via Thulo Bheri River and beautiful terraced farmlands. After a brief rest at the lodge in Jhupal, we will walk around the town and interact with the locals.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge

1 Hour

Day 33 : Fly back to Nepalgunj & fly to Kathmandu

We take our breakfast in Dunai and catch an early morning flight to Nepalgunj. We will take a connecting flight to Kathmandu once we land in Nepalgunj. Upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is on your own.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel

1 Hour

Day 34 : Leisure day in Kathmandu

Today is a spare day to explore the remaining important landmarks in the valley. You can also roam around the streets of Thamel and do shopping. In the evening, you will be invited to the farewell dinner organized by our company.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

30 min private drive

Day 35 : Depart Kathmandu

3 hours before your scheduled flight, our airport representative will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport.

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