Mount Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

Also known as Mount Dhaulagiri VII, Mount Putha Hiunchuli is a truly adventurous expedition to a remote and culturally fascinating part of Nepal. It is the seventh peak of Dhaulagiri range located in Dolpo in the western part of Nepal. Standing at the elevation of 7246m, Mount Putha Hiunchuli is beautiful with its panoramic views of Himalayas.

Landing the flight to Juphal we start our trek. Trekking through the cultural, natural places, we might get a chance to see endangered wild animals like Snow leopard, Blue Sheep, and Himalayan Thar. After we reach the base camp we head towards the summit of Mount Putha, for which we have to go through 3 camps: Camp I (5360m), Camp II (5940m) and Camp III (6475m). Skiing can also be done from Summit to Camp I. So if you are interested, you can ski during this expedition.

Mount Putha Hiunchuli Expedition is a perfect opportunity for those enthusiastic climbers who love to explore the less-beaten route of Dolpo while gaining a lifetime experience of reaching the summit of Mount Putha Hiunchuli.
Trip Code: MPHE82
Starts: Nepalgunj
Finishes: Nepalgunj
Duration: 39 Days
Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Feb-May, Sep-Nov
Elevation: 7246m/ 23773ft
Trip Views: 404
Activities: Mountaineering
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Breakfast: 17
Lunch: 17
Dinner: 17
Hotel: 5 Night(s)
Lodge: 3 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 10 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Less Challenging mountain with 7,000m elevation and off the beaten trek.
  • Mount Putha is named after the main God of local people inhabiting there.
  • It is the 7th peak of Dhaulagiri and therefore referred to as Mount Dhaulagiri VII
  • This trek goes through 3 Camps: Camp I (5360m), Camp II (5940m) and Camp III (6475m)
  • Local People believed Mount Putha as a Sacred Mountain
  • 95th highest mountain in the world
  • Mostly popular among the Germans, Netherlanders, and French

Why this Trip

  • Mount Putha Hiunchuli is technically safe and easy to climb among the mountains above 7000m elevation which is located to the west of Mt. Dhaulagiri. During this expedition, we can experience the traditional villages that are influenced by Bon-Po and Tibetan culture. In this Trip, we can also add skiing activity.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit
  • • 5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people.




  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and you will be directly transferred to your hotel.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, we will invite you for dinner in a cultural restaurant on the night of your arrival for briefing the itinerary and small orientation program will be held by the tour leader and guides before we embark on our adventure.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/camping/guesthouses/home stay for our clients or whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, as per their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. How do you rate the difficulty for this mountain, on a scale of 1 to 10, compared to other mountains over 7000 m ?
    This is certainly one of the highest mountains in the world. In terms of technical difficulty, we'd rate 'Mount Putha' as 7.
  • 6. Who can climb Mount Putha Hiunchuli ?
    Only mountaineers who have adept mountaineering skills, adequate strength and previous experience in high mountains can climb this mountain.
  • 7. What about security during climbing ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect during this expedition ?
    During Camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 9. Can we get drinking water during climbing ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private vehicle for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley and to drive to Nepalgunj we use car/ van/ Mini Bus etc. depending on the number of traveller. From there, we use domestic flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal and back.
  • 11. What is the best season for Mouth Putha Hiunchuli expedition ?
    September to October and April to May are best seasons for Mount Putha Hiunchuli.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are totally insured. In case of emergencies like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions let your Guide know about your problem and subsequently, as soon as we are informed of a situation, we'll send an emergency helicopter rescue team. You will be transferred to the hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What are the appropriate outfits we should possess ?
    Climbing is a hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for climbing in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    In cases emergency, you can change the day trips but it’s better to not change it. Still, we customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide and company.
  • 15. How long will it take to complete the expedition ?
    It will take almost 1 and half months to climb it and to return only a few days, so to complete this mountaineering you need at least 40-45 days in total, to finish this trip.
  • 16. Are your Sherpas reliable and certified ?
    Yes, Our Sherpas are trekking experts and also authorized license holders from Nepal Government. The Sherpas know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. Do I need climbing permit ?
    Yes, you need climbing permit. It's not legal to climb without it.
  • 18. Is there any possibility of telephonic - communication while we are on this expedition ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. For higher altitude climbing, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of minimum of 15% of total trip amount is required, which can be made by bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or card.
  • 22. Can we use the credit card during the climbing ?
    No, you cannot use credit card during the climbing. You have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

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