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Dolpa, which lies in the Himalayas’s lap, has several interesting mountain peaks. Mt. Putha is the 7th peak of the Dhaulagiri range and lies to the South of the district headquarters Dunai. In these recent days, this fascinating mountain has become very popular among the expedition groups. Though it is mostly popular in Germany, Netherlands, and France, it is popular in other countries too.

The mountain is technically safe but it always remains thickly covered with snow, therefore skiing can be done from the summit to camp 1. A short trek reaches the base camp of the mountain through an interesting village Kagkot. The people of these villages believe that Mt. Putha as their sacred mountain since their existence. Putha is regarded as the name of their main God.

The way up to Kagkot is also full of cultural and natural excitements. The general treks do not go through this trail so it offers you extra delightful experiences. The short trek up to the base camp with the popular animal of Dolpa Yak as the means of transport adds you the feeling of being in Dolpa. Further, the expanse of the mountain is so beautiful, all these things together make the expedition interesting and exciting.

(Note: After the summit, one can also trek to the popular trekking zone JOMSOM from Kagkot.)

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival Day
  • Day 02:Preparation Day
  • Day 03:Kathmandu – Nepalgunj flight/ 1hr
  • Day 04:Nepalgunj to Juphal (2470m) flight/ 35min and Juphal to Dunai /3hrs trek
  • Day 05:Dunai (2140m) to Tarakot (2537m)/ 6hrs.
  • Day 06:Tarakot to Musi Khola/ 7hrs.
  • Day 07:Musi Khola to Kagkot (3400m)/ 4hrs.
  • Day 08:Kagkot Rest day (Changing Porters)
  • Day 09:Kagkot to Panjing (4200m)/ 8hrs.
  • Day 10:Panjing to German Basse Camp (4500m)/ 4hrs
  • Day 11:German Base camp to Putha Base camp (4800m)/ 3hrs
  • Day 12:Rest day at the base camp.
  • Day 13:Puja and Checking gears and equipments the packing.
  • Day 14:Walk to Camp-1 and back to Base camp.
  • Day 15:Rest Day
  • Day 16:Rest
  • Day 17:Camp -1 – Touch Camp-2, sleep in Camp-1, back to the Base camp
  • Day 18:Rest Day
  • Day 19:Camp – 1 (5350m)
  • Day 20:Camp – 2 (6100m)
  • Day 21:Camp – 3 (6600m)
  • Day 22:Summit (7246m) and back to Camp 1
  • Day 23:Contingency day
  • Day 24:Contingency day
  • Day 25:Camp – 1 to Base camp
  • Day 26:Rest Day
  • Day 27:Packing
  • Day 28:Putha Base camp to Kagkot/ 8hrs.
  • Day 29:Kagkot to Lashicap (2775m)/ 7hrs.
  • Day 30:Lashicap to Dunai/ 7hrs.
  • Day 31:Dunai to Juphal/ 4hrs.
  • Day 32:Juphal to Nepalgunj flight and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight same day
  • Day 33:Buffer Day
  • 34:Departure
  • Day 01: Arrival Day

  • Day 02: Preparation Day

  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Nepalgunj flight/ 1hr

    You will be taking flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. Nepalgunj is in the Terai region that lies in the border of India is also the center of business for the people of mid western region of Nepal.

  • Day 04: Nepalgunj to Juphal (2470m) flight/ 35min and Juphal to Dunai /3hrs trek

    From Nepalgunj morning flight takes you to Juphal enjoying the sightseeing of different mountains and passes. Now you will start descending down to the river side trail through the village called Dangiwada.

    Then once you start to walk through the river side trail you will again go through some clusters of houses keeping the Shey Phoksundo National Park across the river and reach Dunai.

    It is a small town where there are government and other organizations’ central office for Dolpa. You can visit the Central Buddhist Monastery and the Bon Stupa and School just across the Bheri river. The guide will brief you the schedules and programs in the evening.

  • Day 05: Dunai (2140m) to Tarakot (2537m)/ 6hrs.

    Leaving Dunai you will go through several interesting places with some cluster of houses along the river side trail. This is an easy walking route. Along the route you will experience the culture of lower Dolpa that has the flavor of Hinduism.

    Then you will reach a police post with a flat land where you can observe the farming done by the Magars who speaks the Kaike dialect which is not spoken in any other places. Now you are in the unique village known as Tarakot for night stay.

  • Day 06: Tarakot to Musi Khola/ 7hrs.

    From Tarakot you will head to Lashicap where the river from the highest human habitat of Dho Tarap meets with Bheri. Here you will lunch and take a short rest. We leave the trail to Dho Tarap and start the trek towards Mushikhola. Mushikhola is another camp where there is no any human settlement.

  • Day 07: Musi Khola to Kagkot (3400m)/ 4hrs.

    From Mushikhola the route leads you with slight ascending and straight way to Kagkot. The village with mixed culture of upper and lower part of the region gives you different experience of the trip. The village is situated just below hillock where there is the polyandry system still exists.

  • Day 08: Kagkot Rest day (Changing Porters)

    One rest day is fixed at Kagkot. Here the team has to change the porters as the villagers use their own yaks from here. While the staff arranges their loads and everything, you can have sightseeing.
    You can make short hike to the hill or walk around the village to experience their mixed culture and traditions.

  • Day 09: Kagkot to Panjing (4200m)/ 8hrs.

    Today the trek will be tougher than the last ones. You have to make your way early in the morning ascending the steep hill. Stoppage for night is not possible in this steep trail because there is no any source of water nearby.

    Though it is very adventurous journey, you will have good views of several mountains. You can also view the villages like Pimri and Dhukot which are still far way from modern facilities. After walking tedious stiff you will have the night camp at Panjing.

  • Day 10: Panjing to German Basse Camp (4500m)/ 4hrs

    Though it is a short distance to the Base camp from Panjing the trail is bit difficult with slight ascends. Again there is problem of water. Then the trail leads you to the German base camp for the night rest.

  • Day 11: German Base camp to Putha Base camp (4800m)/ 3hrs

    This will be an easy walk with slight uphill that reaches you the Putha Base Camp. A beautiful flat land, with small dazzling brook nearby and the clear views of Mt. Putha and Chureni himal gives you heavenly feelings. The base camp is very comfortable.

  • Day 12: Rest day at the base camp.

    Rest day at the base camp.

  • Day 13: Puja and Checking gears and equipments the packing.

    Puja and Checking gears and equipments the packing.

  • Day 14: Walk to Camp-1 and back to Base camp.

    Walk to Camp-1 and back to Base camp.

  • Day 15: Rest Day

    Rest Day

  • Day 16: Rest


  • Day 17: Camp -1 – Touch Camp-2, sleep in Camp-1, back to the Base camp

    Camp -1 – Touch Camp-2, sleep in Camp-1, back to the Base camp

  • Day 18: Rest Day

    Rest Day

  • Day 19: Camp – 1 (5350m)

    Camp – 1 (5350m)

  • Day 20: Camp – 2 (6100m)

    Camp – 2 (6100m)

  • Day 21: Camp – 3 (6600m)

    Camp – 3 (6600m)

  • Day 22: Summit (7246m) and back to Camp 1

    Summit (7246m) and back to Camp 1

  • Day 23: Contingency day

  • Day 24: Contingency day

  • Day 25: Camp – 1 to Base camp

    Camp – 1 to Base camp

  • Day 26: Rest Day

    Rest Day

  • Day 27: Packing


  • Day 28: Putha Base camp to Kagkot/ 8hrs.

    Now trail takes you towards Dunai and have a night stay.From the base camp the continuous 8hrs walk takes you to the village Kagkot again.

  • Day 29: Kagkot to Lashicap (2775m)/ 7hrs.

    From Kagkot you will go to Lashicap for the night stop.

  • Day 30: Lashicap to Dunai/ 7hrs.

    Now trail takes you towards Dunai and have a night stay.

  • Day 31: Dunai to Juphal/ 4hrs.

    Finally the trail leads you to Juphal. This is the place from where all the porters and some other staff will make their way home with the memories of the moments they shared with you.

  • Day 32: Juphal to Nepalgunj flight and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu flight same day

    Early morning you will fly to Nepalgunj and have the same day flight to Kathmandu.

  • Day 33: Buffer Day

  • 34: Departure

Price Includes

  1. Crew Member: Experience trekking guide, Cook, Kitchen Boys, Porters, Mules driver and their insurance.
  2. Everest submitter climbing Sherpa 1 for 2 pax.
  3. 3-star hotel in Kathmandu 2 nights on BB Basis.
  4. Trekking equipment: Member tent, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, toilet tent, standard sleeping pad, bedding bag.
  5. Transportation: Mules or Porters depends on group size.
  6. Airfare: KTM-KEP-DOP, DOP-KEP-KTM.
  7. Permits: Lower and Upper Dolpo, Climbing permit
  8. Food: 3 times meals ( Breakfast, lunch, and dinner ) with different types of items.
  9. Drink: Tea, coffee, or tang juice with light snacks such as biscuits or cookies.

Price Excludes

  1. Nepali visa fee.
  2. Travel and rescue insurance.
  3. International flight
  4. Baggage access weight at domestic airport (15kg limit includes hand carry as well)
  5. Personal trekking gear.
  6. Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, internet, bar bill, batteries charging, hot shower, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, etc.
  7. Tips for guides, cooks, porter, kitchen staff, etc.
  8. What's not included are excluded.
  9. Garbage charge.

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