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Putha Hiunchuli Climbing (7246m/23,772ft) - Spring 2023

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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.

Facts of the Trip

Highest access: (7246m/23,772ft)

First Ascent: 1954. Jimmy Roberts, Ang Nyima Sherpa

Duration: 33 Days

Group Size: 02-10 People per group

Co-ordinates: 28°44′50″N-83°08′55″E

Location: Dhaulagiri Himal range

Country: Nepal

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

Itinerary Details of Putha Hiunchuli Expedition (7246m/23773ft)-Spring 2023

07 Apr/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m/4,429ft). Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

08 Apr/Day 02: Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities.

09 Apr/Day 03: After having Breakfast, Flight fromKathmandu to Nepaljung; hotel accommodation. (Takes about 45 minutes)

10 Apr/Day 04: Flight from Nepaljung to Juphal (Dolpo) then trek to Dunai(2230m/7316ft.)-03hrs; camping accommodation.

11 Apr/Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Tarakot(2680m/8793ft.) -06hrs camping accommodation .

12 Apr/Day 06: Trek from Tarakot to Musikhola (2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation.

13 Apr/Day 07: Trek from Musikhol to Kakkotgoan (3295m/10810ft.)-05hrs; lodge accommodation or camping.

14 Apr/Day 08: Trek from Kakkotgoan to Yak Kharka (3960m/12992ft.) -06hrs; camping Accommodation.

15 Apr/Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Putha Phedi (4430m/14534ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation.

16 AprDay 10: Trek from Putha Phedi to Putha Hiunchuli Base camp (4800/15748ft.) -06hrs; camping accommodation.

17-01 May/Day 11-25: Climbing period and summit to putha Himchuli (7246m/23773ft)

02 May/Day 26: Trek from Putha Hinchuli Base Camp to Kakkotgoan (3295m/10810ft.)-05hrs; lodge accommodation or camping.

03 May/Day 27: Trek from Kakkotgoan to Laisi camp(2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation

04 MayDay 28: Trek from Laisi Camp to Mushi khola Musikhola (2800m/986ft)-06hrs; camping accommodation

05 May/Day 29: Trek from Musikhola to Dunai(2230m/7316ft.)-03hrs; camping accommodation

06 May/Day 30: Trek from Duani to Juphal and get ready for the next day's flight to Nepalgunj. Overnight at the house accommodation.

07 May/Day 31: Fly from Juphal to Nepalgunj and connection flight to Kathmandu

08 May/Day 32: Free and rest day at Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening.

 09 May/Day 33: Transfer to Kathmandu airport for final departure.