Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
Trip Style: Camping Trek
Transport: Public Vehicle & Flight
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
Group Size: 16
Max Elevation: Putha Hiunchuli (7246m)
- Scenic flight to and from Nepalgunj alongside a view of mountains and vivid valleys
- Sighting sky-high mountains like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna
- Witness historical and religious shrines including Tibetan monasteries and mani walls
- Explore glacial lakes and dense forest extremely rich in floras and faunas
- Encounter a rich ecological environment and remote villages
- Acquaint with different ethnic groups and get to know a mixture of culture, tradition, and values
Nepal has never failed to amaze travelers wide across with its incessant collection of Trekking and Mountaineering destinations. Just leaving aside the natural splendor, each place here has something new and unique to offer trekkers which claims their fame.
From the rich wilderness to cultural diversity and widespread presence of flora and fauna, Nepal truly has the best of the best places. And one of them is Putha Hiunchuli Expedition, a true Mountaineering destination of natural elegance and worldliness.
Located at the west end of Dhaulagiri II, Putha Hiunchuli is a major part of the Dhaulagiri range. It lies at an elevation of 7246 meters and has a jaw-dropping backdrop with the mesmeric view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
The 29 Days Putha Hiunchuli Expedition will take you through many isolated places and lesser-known routes. Meanwhile, in return, you’ll be prized with the marvelous view of snow peaks and landscapes.
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The arousing trip of Putha Hiunchuli will steer you through remote villages such as Tarakot, Khani Gaun, Kagkot and Pangzi after bringing down at Juphal airport. For almost two weeks, you’ll be instructed and given lessons to conquer the summit by professionals.
Once, scale the summit, you’ll retrace your steps back to German Base Camp and hike all the way to Juphal coming through Khani Gaun and Tarakot.
Best Time for Putha Hiunchuli Expedition
To get a pristine view of Putha Hiunchuli with no cloudy day, trekkers must travel the peak during Spring or Autumn. They are the two best times Nepal can ever offer the hikers yearning to travel through the region.
Since the main attraction Putha Hiunchuli itself lies at 7246 meters high, it’s best to trip to the peak during Autumn. That’s mainly because the weather in autumn is mild with temperatures ranging from 20 Degree Celsius to 5 Degree Celsius.
The season also brings an alluring view with it that can be easily noticed right from the town. Starting from September, the tinted autumn leaves set out to cover the trails walking to Putha Hiunchuli.
The fresh air blowing from the mountain refreshes travelers and eases their stress aroused after walking miles. Similar to autumn, spring also provides a great atmosphere with picturesque views to trekkers setting out for Putha Hiunchuli Expedition.
You can see flowers put up through all the forest and valley, causing it to look like a festive event. By mid-April, the view gets even more clear as the valley sits in the shade of blue sky. Nights and mornings are a bit cold in early March with winter still holding up to make its way out.
Beginning from December to February, it’s winter in Nepal. And the season is arguably not the best of the time to hike to Putha Hiunchuli. The weather plays too hard on trekkers during the month making it unbearable to walk at higher altitudes.
They have to put up with lots of challenges and heavy snowfall is just the start of it. Strong winds and snowstorms often create barriers for trekkers on the Putha Hiunchuli expedition.
Monsoon too isn’t appropriate while trekking Putha Hiunchali. And that’s because it often rains during the season which makes the trail slippery to walk. Following the dark clouds with heavy rainfall, you can get a clear view of the month.
Difficulties of Putha Hiunchuli Expedition
Altitude Sickness is one of the major challenges that the trekkers have to face during Putha Hiunchuli Trek. There is a continuous rise in the attitude during Putha Hiunchuli trek. And since the pressure of the air steadily drops as you go higher elevation, the oxygen becomes low and people suffer from shortness of breath.
Also, problems like nausea, vomiting, and drowsiness can be noticed amidst hikers climbing Putha Hiunchuli. It is, therefore, trekkers must acclimatize and let the body adapt to the climatic condition of that at high altitude.
Weather and Temperature
Weather and Temperature is equally a challenge for trekkers on Putha Hiunchuli Expedition. They have to beat the unforeseeable weather to make it all the way to the summit.
Hence, if you fail to choose the best time to trek Putha Hiunchuli, there is a high chance you may put up with extreme difficulties. Monsoon and Winter season are usually considered an off-season for trekking in Nepal. With the temperature dropping below till minus, the weather is bitterly cold along the way on the trek. Following heavy snowfall, the road becomes slippery and unsafe to travel.
The trails walking the Putha Hiunchuli take trekkers through many gorges and passes before reaching the campsite. Most of these routes are unpaved and not traveled very often. Even the routes walking to the remote villages are rugged and get murky during monsoon. Hence, it becomes a challenge for climbers to navigate the way.