Putha Himchuli Peak Climbing (7246m) - Autumn 2013
The Dhaulagiri range is composed of some of the world's most impressive peaks of individual beauty and set in extraordinarily dramatic scenery to the west of Annapurna and South of Ganesh Himal. Proud looking attractive Putha Hinchuli is located at the end of an impressive ridge and is the last of glaciated peaks at the far west reaches of the Dhalaugiri range. The climb is challenging but technically not difficult. It is one of nicest ridge climbs with the snow covered ridge over 2km long.
Putha Hiunchuli (7246m) known also as Dhaulagiri VII the westernmost peak of the Dhaulagiri range was first climbed in 1954 by Jimmy Roberts, a legendary explorer and climber and an accomplished supporter and promoter of trekking in Nepal. He climbed Putha Hinchuli via Northeast Face during his 1954 climbing survey expedition of Dhalaugiri massif.
As a part of our peak climbing package we offer two climbing options from North side with approach from Juphal or from South with approach from Beni Bazaar. Each option has its own charm and attractions and both of them spectacular in its own way.
The trek from Juphal through Lower Dolpa region is via a spectacular and breathtaking Thuli Bheri River canyon with high cliffs towering above with villages perched on its steep flanks.
The trek From Beni Bazaar follows Myagdi River and Dhola Khola and skirts tops of the ridges with spectacular views on Dhalaugiri and Annapurna range.
OurPutha Huinchuli Climbing Services
In the Base Camp: Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.
In the Base camp our cooks and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24hrs a day. In the Base Camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In the base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.
In the Base Camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.
Our Leader and camp manager as well as climbing Sherpas have an extensive experience of multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and Base Camp organization. The Base Camp is a cooperative to ensure contribution from all operators to the task of route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.
Full Board: For our full board climbers we set up intermediate facility at camp 2 (6750m); this will include personal tents for full board clients, kitchen and dining tents and the toilet facility. We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide to help the clients to reach the summit. Personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp 1, 2 o three as necessary including food provisions, fuel and oxygen and will guide and assist the client on the summit day. We provide the climbing Sherpa with appropriate radio communication to the climbing route.
Approach to Advance Base camp
From South:Putha Hinchuli South Base Camp Trek starts at Beni Bazaar and follows Myagdi River valley west and then northwest to Dara through numerous villages along the river. This gives us the opportunity to explore diversity of Nepalese cultures. From Dara we follow Dara Khola river valley to the village of Lamsang (2220m), where we cross the range to Dhola Khola valley and the Gurja village (2633m) located at the base of a very beautiful 7193m snow capped Gurja Himal.
From Gurja we climb over 4200m pass to the valley leading to the South Base Camp (4800m) located at the base of Churen Himal (7385m) Southwest shoulder.
From North:Putha Hinchuli North Base Pamp Trek starts from Juphal (2475m) in Lower Dolpa region and follows amazing canyon of Thuli Beri River valley to Kakkotgoan (3240m) for 50km. The scenery created by huge canyon walls is stunning. At Kakkotgoan we leave the trek south along narrow valley of Kag Khola river for 15km trek to the North Base Camp located at 4800m at Hira Tatung glacier feeding from the Putha Hinchuli North Face and West Face of Churen Himal connected together by Puths Hinchuli massive East Shoulder.
From South Base Camp: From the Base Camp (4800m) located on the moraine we scramble up the 55deg/350m rock face to Camp 1 (5300m) located on a snow shelf. From Camp 1 we climb 1.1km snow-ice field 35deg/400m to a reasonably flat 20deg section leading to camp 2 (5900m). Camp 3 (6300m) is located on the same long shelf 1.3km away at the base of the East Ridge. The summit 2.8km away from camp 3 is reached via a long 1.4km long East Ridge with 25-30deg inclination and 390m of elevation gain. To get on the ridge from Camp 3 there is elevation gain of 490m over 1.3km with sections 50-55deg. Total distance from the South Base Camp to the Summit is 7.5km with average slope of 35deg.
From North Base Camp: The North route (12km) is longer then South route but it is easier and less steep with average slope of 20deg and only short steep section 55deg/260m between Camp 2 and 3. The Base Camp is located on a flat (less then 10deg) moraine leading to Camp 1 (5300m) 5.3km away. To reach Camp 2 (5900m) from Camp 1 we follow the snowfield at the base of Pota Himal for 3km gaining 400m on average 20deg slope, with some 45deg sections. From Camp 2 we climb a steep mixed snow-ice section 55-60deg/200m leading to 35deg snowfield and Camp 3 (6300m). From Camp 3 we follow the 35deg snowfield to the top of the East Ridge at 7200m, where we join the South Route to the summit on average slope of 30deg for 900m and gaining 300m when reaching the summit.
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Itinerary Details of Putha Huinchuli Peak Climbing (via Beni Darbang)
Sep15/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m)
Sep16/Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing
Sep17/Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes aboutsix hours. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 25 minutes.
Sep18/Day 04: Drive From Pokhara to Beni(875m)and then trek Darbang(1120m) which takes about five hours.
Sep19/Day 05: Trek from Darbang to Takum(1650), which takes about six hours.
Sep20/Day 06: Trek from Takum to Lamsang, which takes about five and half hours.
Sep21/Day 07: Trek from Lamsang to Gurja Gaon,which takes about six hours.
Sep22/Day 08: Trek from Gurji Gaon to Darsinge Kharka, which takes about seven hours.
Sep23/Day 09: Trek from Darsinge to Budzunge Kharka, which takes about five hours.
Sep24/Day 10: Trek from Budzunge to Putha Hiunchuli Base camp (4800), that is takes about five hours.
Sep25/Day 11–28: Climbing period and summit to putha Himchuli(7246m)
Oct12/Day 29: Trek from Base Camp to Budzunge Kharka,which takes about four hours.
Oct13/Day 30: Trek from Budzunga Kharka to Gurja Gaon, which takes about five hours.
Oct14/Day 31: Trek from Gurja to Lurang village, which takes about five, and half hours treks.
Oct15/Day 32: Trek from Lurang Village to Takum which takes about four hours.
Oct16/Day 33: Trek from Takum to Darbang which takes about five hours.
Oct17/Day 34: Drive from Darbang to Pokhara(915m)which takes about three hours and then transfer to hotel.
Oct18/Day 35: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1350m) which takes about eight hours and then transfer to hotel.
Oct19/Day 36: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (DurbarSquare, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath) and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Oct20/Day 37: Final departure, or alternative Join other activities.
Itinerary Details of Putha Huinchuli Peak Climbing (via Dolpo region)
Sep15/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m)
Sep16/Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
Sep17/Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nepaljung(152m) by private vehicles, which takes about nine hours .you, can also fly from Kathmandu to Nepaljung, which takes 45 minutes. Moreover, transfer to hotel.
Sep18/Day 04: Early in the morning Fly from Nepaljung to Juphal (Dolpo) then trek to Dunai(2230m) which takes about five hours and over night in tent.
Sep19/Day 05: Trek from dunai to tarakot(2680m)which takes about six hours and over night in tent.
Sep20/Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Musikhola(3350m) which takes about four and half hours .
Sep21/Day 07: Trek from Musikhola to Kagkot(3650m) which takes about Five hours
Sep22/Day 08: Trek from Kagkot to Yak Kharka(3965m), which takes about five, and half hours over night in tent.
Sep23/Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi(4430m)which takes about six hours over night in tent.
Sep24/Day 10: Trek from Phedi to Putha Hiumchuli Base Camp(4800m)
Sep25/Day 11-26: Climbing Period and summit Putha Hiumchuli(7246m)
Oct10/Day 27: Trek from Putha Hiumchuli Base Camp to Yak Kharka, which takes about five hours. over night at tent.
Oct11/Day 28: Trek from Yak Kharka to Ser Goan Village (3680m) which takes about five hours and over night in tent.
Oct12/Day 29: Trek From Ser Gaun village to Chharka la base camp (4140m) which takes about five hours and over night in tent.
Oct13/Day 30: Trek from Charkhala Base Camp to Molum Sumna (4860m) via Narbulang.You may watch view of Khyokium Himal from here. This takes approximately six hours. You may camp here.
Oct14/Day 31: Trek from Molum Sumna to Sangda(3710Mm) via Niwar Pass(5120m) This takes approximately seven hours. You may camp here.
Oct15/Day 32: Trek from Sangda to Jaula Danda (4720m) via bhimal Lojung . This takes approximately six hours. You may camp here.
Oct16/Day 33: Trek from Jaula Danda to Kagbeni(2800m) which takes approximately Six hours and over night in hotel.
Oct17/Day 34: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom(2720M) which takes about three hours.
Oct18/Day 35: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara(915m), which takes about 20 minutes. Then drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, which takes about 25 minute overnight at Hotel
Oct16/Day 36: Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu.
Oct20/Day 37: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (DurbarSquare, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath) and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Oct21/Day 38: Final departure, or alternative Join other activities.
- The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we provide you. This Climbing/Expedition itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
- The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities (service) could be deducted and additional activities (service) could be added as per mutual understanding.
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Price For the Trip:
- The cost of the peak/mountain Expedition depend group size, Category of the trip (full board / base camp Service), your desire (budget), Duration of the trip, categories of Hotel accommodation (budget to 5 star) in Capital city and parts of mountain, Climbing service above the base camp, the number of climbing guides and porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer will direct affect and same peak/ mountain climbing expedition can be higher and lower prices.
- For those reason Please mail us for up to date prices for Putha Himchuli Peak Climbing
- Four nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis;
- Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
- Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek and tent will be available during the climbing period
- All camping equipment in Base camp;
- Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Nepaljunj-Juphal for member and Staff
- Flight Ticket from Jomsom- Pokhara for member and Staff
- 30kg baggage allowance in flight and during trekking (with porter or yaks);
- 20kg baggage allowance returning from Base Camp;
- Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
- TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
- Climbing permit for Putha Hiunchuli
- Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter.
- Necessary experienced Government license holder Climbing guide during climbing period as per group size
- Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
- Satellite phone will be available with guide with the cost of call at U$4 per minute;
- One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on shared basis;
- High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
- Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period
- necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp
- Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator will be provided
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
- Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
- Snowy Horizon Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina )
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
- Airfare international flights
- Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
- Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
- Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
- Personal climbing equipment
- All kind of Personal Expencess
- Ice fall fees Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
- Wake talkies &Filming permit.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.