Mt. Putha Expedition (Dolpo side)

  • Duration:32 Day(s)
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Max. Altitude:7246m/23,772ft
  • Grade:Moderate

Max. Altitude: 7246m/23,772ft

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Mount Putha (7246m/23,772ft) is the Western most peak of Dhaulagiri range, lying serenely to the west of Annapurna South and Ganesh Himal, is the last 7000 m that also marks the end of the snow-capped range. It is also often referred to as Dhaulagir VI. Located in Dolpa, the "Wild West" of Nepal, this peak was made famous by Peter Matthiessen's book "The Snow Leopard". It was first ascended by legendary climber, Jim Roberts along with Nepali climber – Ang Nylma Sherpa in 1954. The peak was last conquered on May 23, 2007 by a Swiss team.

The expedition requires medium level of climbing proficiency, rock climbing, ice-climbing and altitude experience on and above 6000 meters. This could give you an excellent preparation for an 8000 m or Mount Everest.

A flight is taken from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, from there to Juphal in Dolpa. From Juphal, a trek to Dunal, Tarakot, Musikhola, Kagkot, YakKharka is done to reach base camp of Mount Hiunchuli. Spring and autumn are the seasons to go for Mount Putha expedition.

Day to day outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sight-seeing/tour around Kathmandu. Preparation and arrangement of necessary documents

Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu

Day 04: Fly to Juphal from Nepalgunj

Day 05: Trek to Tarakot (2500m)

Day 06: Trek to Musikhola

Day 07: Trek to Kagkot

Day 08: Day to acclimatise

Day 09: Move to German Base Camp(4,200m)

Day 10: Trek to Putha Hiunchuli base camp (4800m)

Day 11: Acclimatise and prepare to ascend Putha summit

Day 13: Climb Putha through 3 base camps

Day 25: Withdraw base camp and return to Kagkot

Day 26: Trek to Laisi Camp.

Day 27: Trek to Musi Khola

Day 28: Trek to Dunai

Day 29: Short trek to Juphal

Day 30: Take a connecting flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

Day 31: Rest for a day in Kathmandu

Day 32: Day of departure

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