Putha Hiunchuli Expedition (Dhaulagiri-VII)

Dazzling heights, daring adventure awaits.

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Trip Overview

Putha Hiunchuli, also known as Dhaulagiri VII, stands as an enchanting 7000 m peak situated to the west of Annapurna and south of Ganesh Himal within the Dhaulagiri range. The inaugural ascent of this captivating peak took place in 1954, led by J.O.M. Roberts and Ang Nyima Sherpa via the Northeast route.

Nestled in the remote Dolpo region, Putha Hiunchuli marks the terminus of the Dhaulagiri chain to the west. Venturing through less-explored areas with sparse population and abundant wilderness, the trek offers a diverse array of landscapes, ecosystems, and lifestyles. Although rural and remote, the experience rewards adventurers with the beauty, tranquility, and serenity found in the embrace of nature. Moreover, Putha Hiunchuli beckons skiing enthusiasts, making it a must-visit destination for those passionate about skiing.

While Putha Hiunchuli presents a considerable challenge to climbers, it is not classified as a difficult peak, owing to slopes that rise at angles less than 35 degrees throughout the ascent. This makes it an excellent choice for those aspiring to ascend higher 7000ers and even 8000ers. The expedition serves as an ideal preparation and a significant step into high-altitude mountaineering. Our team of highly experienced and professional Sherpas will provide comprehensive support during the entire expedition.

We will establish three higher camps above the Base Camp before embarking on the summit push. The Base Camp will be set up at 4900 m, followed by Camp I at 5500 m, Camp II at 6150 m, and Camp 3 at 6350 m above the glacier. Our experienced Sherpas will meticulously set up all camps, while our High Camp cooks will serve freshly prepared, high-quality food. With no compromises in service, be prepared for a top-notch expedition journey to Putha Hiunchuli, the Dhaulagiri VII.

Who Can Join the Putha Hiunchuli Expedition?

Individuals undertaking the Putha Hiunchuli Expedition should possess sound physical fitness and endurance, given the high-altitude mountaineering nature of the activity. While it may not be an exceptionally challenging climb, it demands a high level of stamina and strength. The trek itself will be strenuous, traversing rugged and rocky paths for extended periods. Mental preparedness and physical training are essential for those planning to embark on the Putha Hiunchuli Expedition.

Best Season for Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

The optimal seasons for the Putha Hiunchuli Expedition are Spring, Summer, and Autumn. During these periods, clear skies provide surreal views of the landscapes and glimpses of the Dhaulagiri Ranges throughout the trek. The moderate weather ensures comfortable temperatures, making the trail conducive to exploration.

  • Season
  • Destination
    Dhaulagiri Region, Nepal
  • Duration
    30 Days
  • Altitude
    7,246m / 23,773ft
  • Groups
    2 - 15 people
  • Walk per day
    5 - 7 Hours


Taktok Brothers will monitor your flight and receive you at the airport. After the immigration process, our representative will accompany you to the hotel. Take your time to rest while we organize documents for the expedition.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Following breakfast, we'll gather for a briefing before heading to Nepalgunj by flight. This city, bordering Nepal and India, serves as a base for treks like Rara, Dolpa, and Putha Hiunchuli Expedition. We'll spend the night at a hotel.

  • Altitude 150m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3 Star Hotel

A brief scenic flight from Nepalgunj takes us to Juphal. After landing and lunch, we trek to Dunai, a renowned village in Dolpo, where we'll stay overnight in a lodge.

  • Altitude 2475m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge / Teahouses

Beginning alongside the Barbung river, the trek showcases charming villages with terraced farmlands. We'll camp in Nando amidst these fields.

  • Altitude 2355m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

The trail on this day alternates through forested areas and paths affected by landslides, and we'll set up camp near Musikhola.

  • Altitude 2880m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

The trek to Kagkot winds through pine and cypress forests and over several suspension bridges. We'll rest here the following day for acclimatization.

  • Altitude 3265m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge / Teahouses

An intriguing trek with splendid vistas leads us to Pangzi, a rural village where we'll stay for about 6 hours.

  • Altitude 4480m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/ Teahouses / Camping

Today's trek involves ascending a steep hill and crossing two high passes before reaching the German Base Camp, where tents will be set up for our stay.

  • Altitude 4930m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation camping

A challenging trek through uphill passes rewards us with marvelous views. As we arrive at the base camp, we'll enjoy dinner and rest.

  • Altitude 4915m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

The period assigned for ascending Putha Hiunchuli spans 12 days. We, along with our team, prioritize proper training, readiness, and acclimatization before our summit attempt. While stationed at the base camp, we'll facilitate necessary training sessions and briefings. As needed, we'll undertake rotations and progress to higher camps situated at 5480 m, 6,150 m, and 6350 m in anticipation of reaching the summit. The peak offers breathtaking vistas of the Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal. Following a fulfilling time at the summit, we'll make arrangements to descend to the lower camps. Upon reaching day 22, our aim is to return to the base camp and ensure its tidiness.

  • Altitude 7246m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Retracing our path back to the German Base Camp, savoring serene landscapes and forests, and spending the night here.

  • Altitude 4930m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Further descending to Kagkot, enjoying the scenery, and resting overnight in a lodge.

  • Altitude 3550m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/ Teahouses

Trekking through picturesque villages and lush forests to reach Musikhola, where we'll rest in a tented camp.

  • Altitude 2880m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge / Teahouses

Walking alongside the Barbung river, mostly downhill, leading us to Khanigaon for the night.

  • Altitude 2543m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Trekking to Tarakot through wildlife-filled forests and culturally rich villages before reaching the destination after about 4 hours.

  • Altitude 2850m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge / Teahouses

A longer trek to Juphal, visiting Sandul Gompa along the way, and traversing terraced farmlands before reaching the destination.

  • Altitude 2150m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/ Teahouses

Returning to Nepalgunj after an overnight stay in Juphal and exploring the city.

  • Altitude 150m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3 Star Hotel

Having breakfast in Nepalgunj before the flight back to Kathmandu, followed by sightseeing and a farewell dinner.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Expressing gratitude and bidding farewell, our representative will escort you to the airport for your departure.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Airport transfer costs (Pick-up and Drop-off)
  • Domestic flights: Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Juphal-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
  • All land transportation for the carriage of goods and equipment from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Three full-course meals during the trek with Tea/Coffee three times a day
  • Three nights of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed and Breakfast (BB) basis
  • All expenses for Climbing members, Sherpa guides, porters, and staff for the base camp
  • Base Camp and High Camp tents and all essential types of equipment for cooking, dining, sleeping, shower, and climbing
  • Transportation of luggage by Yaks or Porters to the base camp (30 kg per member)
  • One Professional climbing Sherpa for each member
  • Medical & Life insurance for Sherpa climbers and staff
  • First Aid Medical Kit
  • Satellite Phones for communication and Internet service with a nominal charge
  • Daily weather forecast service
  • Climbing Certificate from MOCTA after a successful summit of Mt. Putha Hiunchuli
  • Company Service charge


  • International Airfares
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage exceeding 30 kg
  • Expenses incurred for an extra night's accommodation in case of early arrival or delayed departure
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature like alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, extra meals beyond BLD during the trek, shopping, personal gear, clothing, and other items purchased for personal use
  • Tips for Climbing Sherpa, guides, porters, and staff

Trip Notes

Preparation and Training: Climbers are advised to thoroughly prepare their bodies and minds to adapt to remoteness, high altitude, and separation from families. Pack lightly with fewer valuable belongings. Bring cotton clothes for your stay in Kathmandu and warm attire for the Himalayas. Always carry a copy of your passport and photos.

Weather Dependency: Trekking and mountain climbing in the Mountain Region are subject to weather conditions. While we plan trips at optimal times, extreme scenarios may cause delays or cancellations of domestic flights to Nepalgunj and Juphal. In such cases, any additional expenses beyond the specified itinerary days are the client’s responsibility. Taktok Brothers will arrange accommodation for porters and guides. If you prefer alternative arrangements, such as a helicopter flight to avoid delays, we can organize it at a nominal extra charge.

Missed International Flights: Taktok Brothers is not liable for compensating losses due to missed international flights. However, we are committed to helping minimize any inconvenience. To avoid missing flights, consider keeping flexible time frames before and after the trip.

Itinerary Adjustments: Traveling in remote areas with challenging conditions may require itinerary adjustments. Trail distortions can occur, necessitating flexibility. Rest assured, Taktok Brothers prioritizes maintaining the highest quality of service under all circumstances.

Cost of Expedition

Expedition costs are influenced by factors such as:

-Group size

-Royalty and permit costs in different seasons

-Category of hotel accommodation

-Numbers of Sherpas allocated and equipment

-Type of arrangement and package customization

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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