Putha Himchuli

Ski Expedition to Putha Hiunchuli (Dhaulagir VII)


Join us for Ski Expedition to Dhauligiri VII on September 2018 with International Ski Guides.

Expedition Putha Hiunchuli [7246m]

You love adventure and the beauty of nature?
You dream of seeing the world from high altitudes?

Then join us on our expedition to Putha Hiunchuli.

The Putha Hiunchuli, also known as Dhaulagiri VII, is the most western cornerstone of the Dhaulagiri group. The well shaped summit invites to be ascended by ski from Camp 1 (5400m).
This expedition is organized and run on behalf of the Nepal Foundation for Skiing and Snowboarding (NFSS), which aims to bring snow sports to Nepal as a recreational sport, thus opening up an additional source of income for the local population. You are also very welcome if you want to climb the mountain on foot.
The expedition will take place from 14th September 2018 to 13th October 2018. Date and overall planning are geared towards making the dream of the summit a reality.
You are interested in this expedition? You can find detailed information on the following pages - or contact us directly. We look forward to an unforgettable experience with you.
1. Contact in Europe: Florian Trittler (florian-ski@web.de)
2. Contact in Nepal: Utsav Pathak (skiguidesnepal@gmail.com)

Cost: 6500€ from Kathmandu

The entire profit, benefit the nepalese guides, the nepalese expedition helpers and the development of a snow sports culture in Nepal.

The Expedition

The goal of the expedition is the 7246m high summit of Putha Hiunchuli, the most western cornerstone of the Dhaulagiri Mountains. According to the motto "the way is the goal" we start our journey in Kathmandu.

After arriving in Kathmandu on the morning of the 15th of September, we will relax in the hotel. In the evening we will meet the other expedition participants before we complete our equipment. In the afternoon of September 16th we fly to Nepalgunj.

In Nepalgunj we will spend the night. On September 17th in the morning we fly to Juphal where we start our trek to Dunai. In Dunai, we are mentally preparing for a wonderful six-day trek to basecamp while meeting our transport support.

From September 17th to September 19th we will walk to Tarakot (2500m) and Mushi Khola (2800m) to Kagkot (3300m). Every day we will be hiking for 5-7 hours with a light daypack, covering about 500 meters of altitude per day.

In Kagkot, we change horses through yaks and continue our way to basecamp. We divide our way to the base camp (4900 m) in three stages and arrive there on September 23. If we are at the basecamp, we have managed the technically most difficult part of the expedition!

Between September 24th and October 7th we have enough time to make our dream of the summit come true. While we enjoy culinary delights in the basecamp, we undertake further acclimatization tours during the day.
As of Camp 1 (5400m) we will cook ourselves supported by our guides. From here we can also buckle up our skis or splitboards as the average inclination between Camp 1 and the summit is around 25 ° (maximum 35°). Nevertheless, climbing such a high mountain is not "easy". A good physical condition, altitude experience and alpine climbing knowledge are required.

On the way to the summit we will build Camp 2 (6000m) and Camp 3 (6600m). In Camp 3 we will sleep only one night on the way to the summit.

At the latest on October 8th we will say goodbye to Putha Hiunchuli and start our way back to Juphal. We go back and let the expedition fade away in two longer day marches.
On the 10th of October we fly back to Kathmandu where we can relax for two days, visit the old town and celebrate our expedition to the Putha Hiunchuli with hopefully very positive thoughts.

Travel plan:

2018-09-14 departure Munich (2:40 pm)

2018-09-15 arrival Kathmandu (6:20 am) recovery in our hotel in Kathmandu, get to know the other participants

2018-09-16 domestic flight (4:00 pm) to Nepalgunj (150 m)

2018-09-17 domestic flight to Juphal (2300 m), trek to Dunai (2150 m) get to know the nepalese helpers

2018-09-18 Start of a six-day trek via Kagkot (3300 m) to the Basecamp (4900 m). During these days we acclimatize slowly. On average, we will cover an altitude difference of 500 meters per day, carrying our day luggage and admiring the beautiful landscape of the Dolparegion

2018-09-24 Within the next 14 days we move between Basecamp (4900 m) and summit (7246m), enjoy the time on the mountain and the culinary highlights our team of helpers prepares for us.

2018-10-08 Trek Basecamp – Kagkot

2018-10-09 Trek Kagkot – Juphal

2018-10-10 domestic flight Juphal – Kathmandu via Nepalgunj

2018-10-11 two days in Kathmandu

2018-10-13 departure Kathmandu (7.35 am) / arrival Munich (4.55 pm)
Cost included
The expedition is a complete package. Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, we take care of you. Airport transfer and bed & breakfast accommodation in Kathmandu are included in the price. Likewise, the following services are included:
1. domestic flights in Nepal
2. accomodation (hotel and tent)
3. all meals
4. nepalese lead guide
5. additional guide per two participants
6. european ski guides
7. cook and team of local helpers
8. assurance for nepalese guides and helpers
9. tents and equipment
10. emergency medicine and communication devices
11. garbage fees
12. yaks / mulis from Dunai to Basecamp
13. all permits (climbing permits, ski permit, tims card)

Cost not included:
1.international flight to Kathmandu and back
2.visa (available at the airport, passport photo needed)
3.individual equipment and medicine
4.sleeping bag and sleeping mat for high camp
5.alcoholic drinks
6.lunch in Kathmandu
7.individual assurance
8.fees for satellite telephone

Please be aware that this is our optimal plan and that changes can be necessary. For force majeure, such as weather, flight failure etc., we cannot assume any liability.

30% discount on Mera Peak Expedition

Ski Guides Nepal Treks and Expedition
16 Days : Trekking and Skiing/Snowboarding :
Elevation: (1400m-6654m)
Mera Peak Ski Expedition
Mera peak (6654m) is a permitted trekking peak in Nepal. It stands to the south of Mount Everest & dominates the watershed between heavily wooded Valley of the Inkhu. Mera Peak climbing is an excellent option for anyone with moderate mountaineering experience. It is a challenging trekking peak due to its elevation, but the technical mountaineering skills requirement is very basic. Besides, Himalayan Glacier’s seasoned Sherpa guide will provide us with a basic mountaineering training before the actual summit.

Mera peak is the well known easier 18 “Trekking Peaks” of Nepal. Trekkers should walk from Lukla through the Sherpa country of the remote Inkhu valley, which is an unforgettable experience, offering superb scenery, and abundant wildlife – including rumored sightings of the legendary yeti. You can do ski descending from the near TOP. From Top of Mera peak, you can see Mount Everest 8848m. Mount Makalu 8464m. Mount Kanchanjunga 8586m. Mount Lhotse 8516meters and many other tiny peaks. Reaching on the top of Mount Mera Peak is like reaching the heaven on Earth.

We have already successfully completed our Mera Peak Ski Expedition with collaboration of Ski and Snowboarding Foundation Nepal on September 2016.


Day 1: Fly to Lukla, trek to Paiya (Chutok) (2,730m/8,956ft): 40 mins flight, 5-6 hours trek
Day 2: Paiya to Panggom (2,846m/9,337ft): 5-6 hours
Day 3: Panggom to Ningsow (2,863m/9,393ft): 4-5 hours
Day 4: Ningsow to Chhatra Khola (2,800m/9,186ft): 7-8 hours
Day 5: Chhatra Khola to Kothe (3,691m/12,109ft): 6-7 hours
Day 6: Kothe to Thaknak (4,358m/14,297ft): 3-4 hours
Day 7: Thaknak to Khare (5,045m/16,486ft): 2-3 hours
Day 8: Khare: Acclimatization and pre–climb training
Day 9: Khare to Mera High Camp and ski touring in high camp (5,780m/18,958ft): 6-7 hours
Day 10: Ski and ski touring in high camp.
Day 11: Mera High Camp to Summit and ski down (6,461m/21,1907ft) and back to Khare (5045m/16,547ft): 8-9 hours
Day 12: Reserve Day for Contingency
Day 13: Khare to Kothe (3600m/11808ft): 4-5 hours
Day 14: Kothe to Thuli Kharka (4,300 m/14,107ft): 5-6 hours
Day 15: Thuli Kharla to Lukla via Zatrwa La pass: 6-7 hours
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu
This Premimum Package costs 3500$ per Person
New Year Offer only 2300$
This offer is for September for only 15 people our fix departure will be on septermber 10 from Kathmandu.
Cost includes-
1. All the necessary climbing and skiing permits.
2. TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
3. A well experienced English speaking ski and climbing guide from Ski and Snowboarding Foundation Nepal (NFSS).
4. Porters who will carry your ski gears, baggage and other things.
5. Your food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) and accommodation ((Best tea house accommodation during trek).
6. You trekking staffs’ food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) and accommodation (tea house accommodation) and insurance too.
7. Ski and snowboard with ski poles and boots.
8. Flying from Kathmandu to airport and back.

Cost doesn’t include-
1. Your travel/trekking insurance.
2. Drinks and bar bills.
3. Your trekking equipments like trekking shoes, trekking shirt and other clothes.
4. Any entry fee for the Monastery during trekking time.
5. Tips for the trekking staff.

Activity: Trekking, Skiing Touring / Split-boarding
Duration: 16 Days
Highest Alt: 6654 m
Trek Type: Tea House + Camping
Best Season: Winter (September – December)


Visit Chitwan National Park

The Chitwan National Park (CNP) is a world heritage property, and it also contains a Ramsar Site – Beeshazari Tal in its buffer zone. The CNP has a history of over 3 decades in park management and a rich experience in resolving conflicts between the park and the people.

It is a rich natural area in the Terai, the subtropical southern part of Nepal. A total of 68 species of mammals, 544 species of birds, 56 species of herpetofauna and 126 species of fish have been recorded in the park. The park is especially renowned for its protection of One Horned Rhinoceros, Royal Bengal Tiger and Gharial Crocodile.