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35-day expedition Mt. Putha Himchuli, Nepal

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Join Lapka, an IFMGA certified guide, on this amazing expedition to reach the summit of Putha Himchuli. Discover one of the most remote and dazzling places in the Himalayas.


35 Days

Mar - May, Sep - Nov




Mt. Putha Himchuli is a stunning peak located in the Nepalese Himalayas. Join me on this expedition to reach its summit. And discover a magical region full of beauty and wonderful traditions.

Unlike Everest, or other iconic peaks in the Himalayas, Mt Putha Himchuli offers a more intimate ascent, less crowded and with views equally mesmerizing.

Mt. Putha lies in the western flank of the Himalayan range in Nepal. And it is north west of the world’s seven highest mountain Dhualgiri (8,167m). It is also known as Dhaulagiri VII, as it inhabits a remote area in the Dhaulagiri Range.

The region in Dhaulagiri has an incredible biodiversity, with unique animal and plants. It also guards some of the most ancient traditions and rich culture.

Mt. Putha Himchuli is not only incredibly rich in nature, it also has a very interesting history. James Roberts and Nepali Ang Nima Sherpa were the first ones to conquer it. Ever since, only those adventurous and willing to put in the time and effort to reach its summit, have been able to stand at its top. And you can be one of them!

The northeast and north side offer less technical difficulties. Thus, we’ll tackle the ascent from this side. Although, over all, this mountain is considered one of the most accessible and straight forward, within the 7,000 range of peaks.

So we’ll begin with a short flight to the city of Nepalgunj, and then Juphal in the Dolpo area. After that, we’ll begin our trek up to the Putha Huichuli Base Camp (4,960m). There, we’ll cross the Tarakot and German Base Camp. Finally, we’ll use the northeast ridge to reach the summit of Mt. Putha Himchuli.

Are you interested in this adventure? Send me a request and join this incredible expedition.  Looking for another ascent? Check this trip to climb Mount Manslu.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Kathmandu

Arrival to Kathmandu and greetings.

Day 2: Kathmandu - sightseeing

We’ll explore Kathmandu, sightseeing and learning about the local culture. Thus, we’ll visit places like the world biggest Stupa: Boudhhanath, also known as little Tibet. We’ll also visit the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath. Then, we’ll go to the Kathmandu Durbar Square and the Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple). Finally we’ll visit the virgin Kumari known as Living Goddess in Basantapur.

Day 3: Kathmandu - preparation day

This day will be for shopping and preparing all the equipment. Meanwhile, our team will prepare all the permits and papers. Then, in the evening we’ll have a meeting to discuss all the final details.

Day 4: Nepalgunj

On this day you’ll enjoy one of the most scenic flights on Earth! We’ll fly to Nepalgunj, a very unique city with Indian influenced culture in the middle of the mountains.

Day 5: Juphal, Dolpo (2,320m) - Dunai (2,850m)

We will begin with yet another scenic flight to Juphal. We’ll fly over the Himalayas with incredible views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon arrival we’ll trek towards Dunai.

Day 6: Tarakot (2,850m) 6 hrs.

On this day we’ll depart from Dunai, following the river of Thuli Bheri. And we will trek across incredible landscapes towards Tarakot.

Day 7: Mushi Khola (3,145m) 5 hrs.

We’ll depart from Tarakot. Then, we will follow a charming river that will take us through wonderful places, until we reach Mushi Khola.

Day 8: Kakot Village (3,530m) 6 hrs.

After a delicious breakfast we’ll keep following the river towards a narrow gorge. Then, you’ll notice a change in the climate and the vegetation of the place. After trekking across these amazing lands we’ll reach Kakot.

Day 9: Kakot - acclimatization

Upon arrival at Kakot we’ll explore this beautiful village, and stay for the day for acclimatization.

Day 10: German Base camp (4,200m) 5 hrs

We will head towards German Base Camp, which we’ll reach after a 5 hour trek.

Day 11: Mt. Putha Base Camp (4,960m) 4 hrs

On this day we will reach Mt. Putha Base Camp, and we’ll get to explore its surroundings.

Day 12: Mt. Putha Himchuli base camp - acclimatization

We’ll use this day  for acclimatization. So we’ll spend the day preparing. Hence I’ll teach you some techniques and skills to get you ready for the adventure ahead.

Day 13 to 28: Climbing period

Because this area has an unpredictable weather, we’ll stay at base camp as much as its needed. After the necessary time here, we’ll head to Camp I (5,300m). Then, we’ll continue our ascent to Camp II (5,900M). Finally we’ll move towards Camp III (6,300m). And after taking in all the beauty of the surroundings, we’ll commence our descent. Please note that at this altitude you’ll need an oxygen mask to reach the top.

Day 29: Clean up Base Camp

Since more and more expeditions and treks occur in this region, more garbage and waste is produced. So as an effort to reduce contamination, we’ll use this day to clean base camp, and packing for our journey back.

Day 30: Kakot

We’ll begin our descent retracing our steps back to Kakot.

Day 31: Mushi Khola

Then, we’ll head back to Mushi Khola.

Day 32: Juphal

On this day, we will trek towards Juphal.

Day 33: Kathmandu

We will take a short flight to Nepalgunj. Then we’ll take another one to Kathmandu.

Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu

This day, will be the last one of our adventure. However you’ll still have some time to walk around Kathmandu and learn more about this magical place.

Day 35: Final departure

Finally, we’ll take you to the airport so you can catch your flight back home.


About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I am an IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide and an instructor guide. I started my career in the mountaineering and adventure sector in 1998 and since then I have been on the continuous journey of learning, training, exploring, and enjoying about the mountains.

I have guided several successful climbing expeditions in the Himalyas including Everest- 4 times, Makalu, Dawalagiri, Manaslu.... and other 7000 and 6000 m peaks. I am among the first batch of IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Nepal.

I'm an expert in high Altitude expeditions (Everest, Cho Oyu, Manaslu...). If one of these mountains is on your dreams' list...please get in touch with me and let's discuss about it together. I strongly believe that being guided by someone who comes from there provides a great added value to the journey.


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