Putha Hiunchuli (7246m/23,772ft) is the westernmost peak of the Dhaulagiri range.To the west is Annapurna South and Ganesh Himal. Putha Hiunchuli is the last 7000m peak marking the end of the snow-capped range, it is also sometimes referred to as Dhaulagiri VI.
Putha Hiunchuli is located in Dolpa or "Wild West" of Nepal, made famous by Peter Matthiessen's book The Snow Leopard. This is a remote and seldom-visited area, just getting to base camp is an expedition in itself. This peak is rarely climbed and has two distinct faces: a steep, technical ridge pioneered by the Japanese in the early 70’s and an easier snow climb up the northern flanks, the average angle does not exceed 35 degrees on this route. Satori will take clients and fix the route up the easier snow slopes, ensuring safe and responsible practices throughout the climb. This peak is suitable for those who want to climb very high, but on moderate terrain.
The caravan route includes two exciting mountain flights to Nepaljung and Juphal, following that is 6 day trek to base camp which is located at (4575m/15,009ft). The trek allows for slow and proper acclimatization for clients, which increases the chance for a successful summit bid.
Though the route is technically easy but there are long distances between camps, so you can expect it to be very hard work. Mountaineers who are looking for a full-blown expedition experience should consider this peak.
Satori requests that our clients have very good physical fitness,no high blood pressure or diabetes, 2 (6000m) peaks, several high pass treks and formal mountaineering training to tackle this objective.
Highest access: (7246m/23,772ft)
First Ascent: 1954. Jimmy Roberts, Ang Nyima Sherpa
Duration: 38 Days
Group Size: 02-10 People per group
Location: Dhaulagiri Himal range
Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)
Grade: Peu Difficile (Easy)
Accommodation: Tourist standard to five stars as requested
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B, L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Flight
Best season: spring: April-May and autumn: September-October
Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
Include Activity: Scenic flight to Juphal
Culture: Tibeten and Sherpa
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: North face
Himalayan sights: Mt. Dhaulagiri. Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Fishtail
05 Oct/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m/4,429ft). Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
06 Oct/Day 02: Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities.
07 Oct/Day 03: After having Breakfast, Flight fromKathmandu to Nepaljung; hotel accommodation. (Takes about 45 minutes)
08 Oct/Day 04: Flight from Nepaljung to Juphal (Dolpo) then trek to Dunai(2230m/7316ft.)-03hrs; camping accommodation.
09 Oct/Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot(2680m/8793ft.) -06hrs camping accommodation .
10 Oct/Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Musikhola (2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation.
11 Oct/Day 07: Trek from Musikhol to Kakkotgoan (3295m/10810ft.)-05hrs; lodge accommodation or camping.
12 Oct/Day 08: Trek from Kakkotgoan to Yak Kharka (3960m/12992ft.) -06hrs; camping Accommodation.
13 Oct/Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Putha Phedi (4430m/14534ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation.
14 Oct/Day 10: Trek from Putha Phedi to Putha Hiunchuli Base camp (4800/15748ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation.
15-30 Oct/Day 11-25: Climbing period and summit to putha Himchuli (7246m/23773ft)
31 Oct/Day 26: Trek from Putha Hinchuli Base Camp to Kakkotgoan (3295m/10810ft.)-05hrs; lodge accommodation or camping.
01 Nov/Day 27: Trek from Kakkotgoan to Laisi camp(2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation
02 Nov/Day 28: Trek from Laisi Camp to Mushi khola Musikhola (2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation
03 Nov/Day 29: Trek from Musikhola to Dunai(2230m/7316ft.)-03hrs; camping accommodation
04 Nov/Day 30: Trek from Duani to Juphal and get ready for the next day's flight to Nepalgunj. Overnight at the house accommodation.
05 Nov/Day 31: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj and connection flight to Kathmandu
06 Nov/Day 32: Free and rest day at Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening.
07 Nov/Day 33: Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure.
15 Apr/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m/4,429ft). Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
16 Apr/Day 02: Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities.
17 Apr/Day 03: After having Breakfast, Flight fromKathmandu to Nepaljung; hotel accommodation. (Takes about 45 minutes)
18 Apr/Day 04: Flight from Nepaljung to Juphal (Dolpo) then trek to Dunai(2230m/7316ft.)-03hrs; camping accommodation.
19 Apr/Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot(2680m/8793ft.) -06hrs camping accommodation .
20 Apr/Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Musikhola (2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation.
21 Apr/Day 07: Trek from Musikhol to Kakkotgoan (3295m/10810ft.)-05hrs; lodge accommodation or camping.
22 Apr/Day 08: Trek from Kakkotgoan to Yak Kharka (3960m/12992ft.) -06hrs; camping Accommodation.
23 Apr/Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Putha Phedi (4430m/14534ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation.
24 Apr/Day 10: Trek from Putha Phedi to Putha Hiunchuli Base camp (4800/15748ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation.
25-9 May/Day 11-25: Climbing period and summit to putha Himchuli(7246m/23773ft)
10 May/Day 26: Trek from Putha Hinchuli Base Camp to Yak Kharka (3960m/12992ft) -05hrs; camping accommodation.
11 May/Day 27: Trek from Yak Kharka to Seri Gaon (4000m/13123ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation.
12 May/Day 28: Trek from Seri Gaon to Chharka La Base Camp (4140m/13582ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation.
13 May/Day 29: Trek from Chharka La Base Camp to Molum Sumna (4860m/15945ft.) via Narbulang; camping accommodation.
14 May/Day 30: Trek from Molum Sumna to Sangda Phedi (3710m/12171ft.) via Niwar Pass (5120m/16798ft.); camping.
15 May/Day 31: Trek from Sangda to Jeula Danda (4720m/15486ft.) -06hrs via Bhimal Lojung); camping.
16 May/Day 32: Trek from Jeula Danda to Kagbeni (2800m/9186) -05hrs; lodge accommodation.
17 May/Day 33: We trek 3hrs from Kagbeni to Jomsom(2700m/8858ft.) -04hrs; lodge accommodation.
18 May/Day 34: After having breakfast, Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (920m/3018ft.) – 17min; overnight at hotel accommodation.
19 May/Day 35: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.) which takes about eight hours and then transfer to hotel.
20 May/Day 36: Free and rest day at Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening.
21 May/Day 37: Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure.
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In Full board service
Satori Adventures offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship mountaineering expeditions to all 7000m peaks. Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All of our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.
Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions, oxygen and prepare high altitude food for the client. Full board also indistinguishable client on the route while ensuring their safety and well being.We move at the clients preferred pace and ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with the clients safety and wellbeing being the overriding priority.
High camp service for the Full Board Service will consist of all of the equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps.
In Base Camp
Satori Adventures 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 your summit opportunity.
In the base camp our chefs and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious, freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day. We will also ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hrs 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 base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.
In 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 camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and organize base camp operations. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.
It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.
We are always developing and growing our operational systems to ensure you participate will provide as much as facilities provided. We figure our expedition members do not deserve anything less during the trekking and climbing! In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the group summits on the best weather day; sometimes there are less window days for summit in Everest. In big size of group offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days. We feel like our climbing members are feeling that they are climbing as a family and friends team even on international people. We accept maximum 08 people in a group and if we have more than that we always split in two groups. So that our base camp staff cooks, climbing Sherpa guide will fully taking care about you and provide service as per your desire.
The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making the right decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success. There is always a 1:1 ratio of the climbing Sherpa/guide and client. We always use professional and experienced climbing Sherpa or guides who have all reached the summit of Everest.
Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest.
Satori Adventures Everest expeditions have been at the forefront of providing top communications for our Everest expeditions. This allows us to obtain and deliver comprehensive weather forecasts via U.S., European and Kathmandu weather forecasting. Our lead guide is always equipped with a satellite phone during the climbing and at base camp. Two way radio communications between climbing members, guides, Sherpa and base camp staff is also provided. There is also local mobile network available at base camp that provides easy connection with your family during your stay at base camp.
Satori Adventure focuses on comfortable conditions at base camp, including good quality food and other services.We find this helps clients with their overall success rate on the mountain. Our cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetizing meals with an agreeable array of menus to suit all your food requirements. The meals you are served on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigorous ascent. We offer various choices that will suit any diet plan, including vegetarian, Vegan, continental, Indian and others. If you have special food consideration, please provide this to us 60 days prior to the expedition so we can plan the best meals for your trip.