Are you one of those risk takers, who wants to touch the clouds and kiss the sky? Have you climbed five and six thousand, and now are aiming higher? Is climbing the Mt. Everest on your bucket list? If the answer is yes, Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Course is made just for you.
The 95th tallest peak in the world, Putha Hiunchuli soars up to 7246 m above sea level. Putha Hiunchuli, otherwise called Dhaulagiri VII, is the Western most peak of Dhaulagiri Range. The expedition is considered to be quite easy for a seven thousand, however, a former experience of mountain climbing is very important. Though the Northern route is the most followed route for the summit, ascend can also make through the Southern side. The best climbing seasons are April to May and September to October, when there are least snowfall or avalanche risks.
During the journey, we can immerse our tired feet in cold waters of Musi Khola and Bharbun Khola, the tributaries of Thuli Bheri River. While walking through the semi-arid and harsh Dolpo valley, we will certainly be beguiled by the elegance of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, and many other mountains. The Dolpo valley is predominantly inhabited by the Tibetans and Sherpa, giving us a taste of their unique culture and lifestyle.
The Putha Hiunchuli Climbing Course is a post advanced climbing course, where you can learn about summiting higher mountains, crevasse rescue, ice axe techniques, ice anchoring, and many other mountaineering skills. This amazing expedition and climbing training will make you prepared for summiting mountains above eight thousand meters. In a span of 21 days, you will not only travel and learn, you will also add another badge of endurance and courage.
As you reach Kathmandu, we will pick you up at the Airport and transfer you to your hotel. If your flight timing allows, you can roam around Thamel, or Basantapur Durbar Square, the famous tourist destinations at Kathmandu.
On the second and third day, you will be given theoretical classes on the post-advanced climbing course at Kathmandu itself.
On the fourth day, a one hour flight will take you from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, with a flight distance of 366 km.
From Nepalgunj, we will board for a 45 minutes flight to Juphal Aiport (2,499 m) located in Dolpa District. It takes 3 hours trek to reach Dunai from Juphal. We will first descend through beautiful pasture lands and along the Thuli Bheri River and then climb upwards to reach Dunai.
On the 6th Day, we will walk along the Barbung Khola and witness the cultures of lower Dolpa. We can drink the Tibetan butter tea there, which has a unique taste. It will take about 6 hours to reach Tarakot from Dunai.
From Tarakot, we will start walking towards Lashicap at 2772 m. The day comprises of 7 hours walk, ending our journey at Musi Khola, where we will camp in the forest.
From Musi Khola, we will continue our trek, passing through forests and meadows. The trek will take about 6 hours of walking.
As the trek becomes more challenging, we will have to start early on this day. This trail has steep ascends taking us through villages like Pimri and Dhukot. We will reach from Kakkot to Pangi camp in about 8 hours.
From Pangi Camp, we will first reach the German Base Camp in about 4 hours, which has slightly difficult ascend. From the German Base Camp, we will head about 3 hours further to the Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp.
At the Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp, the practical sessions on the post-advance climbing course will be held. Advanced and expert level climbing techniques will be taught you in the vast and resourceful classroom of the Base Camp.
On the 14th -16th day, we will fulfill the main purpose of the whole trek, i.e. climbing the Putha Hiunchuli Peak. After spending some time at the top, we will slowly descend towards the base camp.
Having fulfilled our ambition will trace back our path towards Pangi Camp.
From Pangi Camp, we will head back towards Kakkot.
From Kakkot, we will head back towards Musi Khola.
Tracing back our way from Musi Khola, we will reach Tarakot.
From Tarakot, we will trek to Jhupal Airport, where we will spend a night.
We will leave from Jhuphal back to Nepaljung and from there Airport early in the morning. Since the flight is only 1 hour, we can use the rest offly back Kathmandu Valley.
On the final day, we will bid you farewell for a safe journey.