Mt. Putha Hiunchuli 7246m Expedition

Trip Facts

Price:

– Full board USD 7, 500 per person

– B.C. Logistic service US $ 4750 per person

Duration: 31 days

Service: Full Board up to TOP Summit Services & Base Camp Logistic services

Activities: Expedition

Accommodation: Lodge & Camping

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu / All the meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and hot drink Tea / Coffee during the trekking / Climbing

Destination: Putha Hiunchuli

Max. Altitude: (7246m) (Summit of Putha Hiunchuli)

Group Size: Minimum 5-10

Best Season: April, May, September and October

Start/End: Kathmandu

Daily walking Hour: 5 to 7 hours

Transportation: Car/Van/bus/Plane as per group size

Putha Hiunchuli is the westernmost peak of the Dhaulagiri long range to the west of Annapurna South of Ganesh Himal standing on the serene. Putha Hiunchuli is the last 7000m marking the end of the snow-capped range and also sometimes referred to as Dhaulagiri VI. Jimmy Roberts, a legendary explorer, climber and most possibly the father of modern-day trekking in Nepal, first climbed Putha Hiunchuli on 11th November, 1954 also a Nepali Sherpa Ang Nyima Sherpa reached to the summit on the same day.

This is a rarely climbed peak with two distinct faces: a steep, technical ridge climb pioneered by the Japanese in the early 70s and a much easier snow climb up the northern flanks where the average angle does not exceed 35 degrees. We climbed this peak ourselves successfully twice on the same season in 1978 and few times later. Not many expedition team come to climb this peak, though it is one of the most magnificent, therefore we have the full chance to explore ourselves and avoid the crowds. The Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 4575m and from there we set up 3 camps (Camp I- 533m, Camp II-5940m, Camp III- 6475m) before attempting the summit.

We first climbed Putha Hiunchuli ourselves in 1978, and being ourselves well knowledgeable about the expedition we are committed to provide professional service to make the expedition a success.

Why should you choose Mountain Climb for your Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

  • Date: 26th September 2020 to 26th October 2020 (31 days in Nepal)
  • Full Board Service up to TOP Summit Cost: $ 7,500 per person;
  • Base Camp Logistic Services only Cost: $4750 per person,
  • Group Size: 5-10 person Required
  • Full service includes: Climbing Sherpas, hotels, trek to base camp (BC), ropes, good food on trek, in BC, & climb, group climbing equipment, tents, radios, sat phones, etcetera.
  • Climbing Putha qualifies you for Manaslu, Cho-Oyu from Tibet.
  • We are available to help you buy & rent – hire inexpensive climbing gear, equipment, clothing, & boots.

We have noted few probable points related to Putha Hiunchuli Climb expedition whether they might be helpful to better prepare the expedition

Length of Putha Hiunchuli Expedition

Our Putha Hiunchuli Expedition total duration is 32 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu), this duration is planned for the overall expedition including for administrative formalities, approach to Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp / from Base Camp, acclimatization at Base camp, and above Base camp for the summit attempt etc….The daily walking /climbing / ascent duration depends on each camp basis, such as during duration for approach to Putha Hiunchuli Base camp in average is 5-6 hours, whereas from Base camp to Camp different camps is 4-5 hours in average. We set up 3 Camps above Base Camp and from Camp 3 we ascend to the Putha Hiunchuli Summit and return back to Base Camp or Camp one and the duration is 9+ hours depending on each climber. The above average duration is just generalized, but the actual climbing duration depends on each climber.

Administrative Formality / climbing permit

There are some government formalities for obtaining the Putha Hiunchuli Climbing permit, and as a professional Mountaineering expedition organizer company we take every administrative formalities for Climbing Putha Hiunchuli seriously so that the member/client could enjoy a hassle free Putha Hiunchuli Climbing. We process the permits 3 months in advance, therefore you are requested to send the relevant documents (please print them, fill up, scan them & send us by e-mail along with a scan passport photograph):

Difficulty of Putha Hiunchuli Climb

This is another major question frequently asked. And the answer to this is rather simple; the difficulty of any mountaineering depends on your previous climbing experience, physical fitness, mental preparedness etc… Putha Hiunchuli climbing is of course not technically difficult but due to its harsh weather conditions, altitudes etc., can affect the climber and our team of climbing sherpas fix ropes at difficult sections of the climb and if you be bit careful about using your personal equipment’s such as you must not forget to clip on your safety karabiners on fixed lines, step up your crampons carefully etc., the climb is not difficult, but for altitudinal adaptation, though the expedition is well planned in terms of proper acclimatization, at the same time we advise you have some previous climbing experience or use of technical climbing equipment’s and do some training before you come on the expedition such as jogging, running, long walking, cardio vascular exercises etc. It is also important that you have general check up with your doctor before coming on the expedition.

At an Emergency

ASIANA NEPAL TREKS & EXPEDITION prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides / Sirdars are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with the Putha Hiunchuli Climbing / mountaineering. When a serious emergency does occur, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every climber should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expeditions.

Food safety & the types of food

Food safety to keep our expedition members is always a concern for us; therefore we brief you about the food safety before departure on an expedition. All food we take for Base camp use are freshly bought from the market, properly checked the date validity or freshness before we dispatch for the expedition and all our cooks and kitchen staffs are trained in cooking varieties of hygienically prepared foods and good taste.

During approach to / from Base camp you will have your breakfast and dinner at your teahouse. We stop for lunch at one of the various trailside restaurants. And snacks are always easy to find. During your stay at Base Camp our well trained and experienced cook will prepare fresh and tasty meals and snacks. We will have plenty of food including the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils), noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup and Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. There will be also various types of snacks such as biscuits, chocolates, nuts etc. also special cakes prepared by our cook with plenty of drinks such as tea, hot chocolates, coffee, juice etc… And for the Full board expedition service food for higher camps above base camp will be various types of light / energy foods such as chocolate bars, dry fruits, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, whole meal packed food etc….

Drinking water during expedition

During approach from the expedition starting point to Base camp and Back to the finishing point your guide will provide you with all the water you need during your trek to Base Camp, though you may also buy bottled water on the trail, but we do not encourage much on this as the plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. During your stay at Base camp the water source is either from a small stream or snow melting that our cooks boil and 100% safe to drink or cooking. Above Base camp in the mountains the water source is from snow melting which is safe for drinking as well.

Equipment you should bring

Choosing the right equipment is very important especially for climbing. All group climbing equipment’s such as ropes, tents, snow bars, ice-screws, shovel, cooking pots are provided from Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition for full board expedition service, whereas you need to have enough personal clothes to stay warm and good gears for climbing or cool yet not over packed. Usually you will have warm days and very cold nights. Detailed information about the personal gear is available on request or briefly explained about the gear list section of the page.

Extra money to bring

Without knowing your proper service selection of the expedition either Full Board expedition service, Base camp service or any other services, it is next to impossible to justify the correct amount you would need to bring, but there will be always only little money that you can bring for personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, personal equipment, tipping for climbing guide and base camp staffs etc… Therefore, we advise you on this after your chosen expedition service.

Experience of our guides / staffs

ASIANA NEPAL TREKS & EXPEDITION has some of the most dependable and experienced guides / Climbing and Ski Sherpas. All of our guides / Climbing Sherpas have spent years climbing mountains and Putha Hiunchuli Climbing experience with several times to the Summit, so you can be confident in our staffs.

Accommodations & toilet facility

We provide a single room for Putha Hiunchuli Climb expedition in Kathmandu. During your approach to Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp one tent for 2 members will be provided whereas at  Base camp you will be provided a single tent with thick mattress and pillow to make your sleep comfortable and at Camp I and above you need to share tent with another member which will be also warmer. There will be also a separate toilet and shower tent facility at Base Camp.

Environmental Responsibility

Our approach is to raise environmental awareness among Climbers making the Putha Hiunchuli Climb expedition an Eco-Putha Hiunchuli Expedition. We also give information to our valued clients on how to minimize maximum damage on the environment. We clean up and bring all our garbage back from Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp and from the mountain as far as possible produced during the expedition. Yearly we invest 3% of our net profit for the above purpose and furthermore, in participating in various social works in Nepal. We always heartily welcome and enchant your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environment and nature.

Apart from above if you have any further comments or suggestion, please write us: asianadventurenepal@gmail.com

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Trip Facts

Putha Hiunchuli Climb

Elevation: 7,246m / 23,773ft
Coordinates: 28°44′50″N-83°08′55″E, located in Dhaulagiri Himal, Nepal
Activity: Mountaineering expedition
Duration: 32 days
Grade: 2 (needs high level of physical fitness & climbing experience at least above 7000m)
First Ascent: Jimmy Roberts & Ang Nyima Sherpa first climbed Putha Hiunchuli on 11th November 1954
Our own first climbing of the mountain: 1974 with German Team
Starting from: Dunai, Dolpo                                Ending at: Dunai, Dolpo

Itenerary

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  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1400m airport and transfer to Hotel

    Accommodation: 3*Hotel            | Meal: Welcome Dinner

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, check out through the immigration and exit the airport and look for ASIANA NEPAL TREKS & EXPEDITION representative with a placard mentioned ASIANA NEPAL TREKS & EXPEDITION PVT. LTD, and transferred to hotel by Car/Van/Bus as per group

  • Day 02: At leisure in Kathmandu / Last minute preparation/Administrative formalities.

    Walking hrs: 6hrs             | Accommodation: 3*Hotel         | Meal: Breakfast

    While we finish our last administrative formalities at the Ministry of Tourism for the Putha Hiunchuli Ski Expedition, the climbers will  have chance to visit some sights sounds of Kathmandu city or simply do any last minute remaining personal preparation for the expedition. Overnight in Hotel

  • Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 150m (490ft)

    Walking hrs: 1hrs             | Accommodation: Hotel              | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Today we take a flight from Kathmandu and fly towards Nepalganj. Nepalgunj is located in the southwestern part of the Terai region near to the border of India. After landing at Nepalgunj, you will be transferred to the hotel. We will visit the holy Bageshwari Temple and spend our time wandering around the busy market ‘bazaar’. Here we can see people from every corner of Nepal, including people from Tibet and India. They gather here for trading goods and services

  • Day 04: Flight from Nepalgunj to Juphal (2910m) and drive to Dunai 2000m

    Walking hrs: 3hrs             | Accommodation: Lodge            | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    We start early for taking a morning flight from Nepalgunj to the dirt airstrip of Juphal. After safely landing at Juphal airport, we gather our gears and start trekking on a broad trail that descends passing through beautiful terraced fields. Our trail goes along a small group of buildings before crossing the Thuli Bheri Khola (river). After crossing the river we continue our trek on a broad dirt track trail that brings us to Dunai for the overnight stay. Dunai is the administrative centre as well as the main trading centre of the whole Dolpo Region.

  • Day 05 Trek from Dunai to Tarakot 2500m /9348ft

    Walking hrs: 5-6hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    After breakfast, we leave Dunai and follow the trail that goes along the Thuli Bheri river towards Tarakot. We will trek on a broad trail with less steep sections. Tarakot is a cluster of rural settlements which is nestled at the river’s confluence and offers best camping grounds. It is an old fortress town built by the local people as Dzong or fortress. Once we reach the campsite, our crew will set up the camps and make preparations for further trekking.

  • Day 06 Trek from Tarakot to Khanigaon to Mushi Khola 3000m

    Walking hrs: 5-6hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    All set to go, we leave Tarakot and follow the trail that heads along the right bank of the river. A rather easy trek will bring us to Lesicap at 2,772 meters. We continue our trek with great views of nearby valleys and gorges. After a few hours of trekking from Lesicap, we approach towards Musi Khola for our overnight camping. Our campsite is situated in the forest with a few homesteads scattered around us. It is most likely that you will be greeted by local children who are always happy to see strangers from foreign lands.

  • Day 07 Trek from Mushi Khola to Kagkot 3400m

    Walking hrs: 5-6hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    From Musikhola our trail becomes more challenging as we trek towards Kakot. Our trail follows the path where the route has collapsed and been rebuilt for allowing the passage of pack animals. After some time of trekking, the trail crosses a bridge across the narrowest part of the river. Soon we will follow a broad trail and path hewn into the rock and built on a marvelous descending staircase engineered by the locals to finally reach our campsite at Kakot.

  • Day 08 Rest day at Kagkot for acclimatization and changing porters

    Accommodation: Camping          | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Kagkot is a charming little village with its own unique governance. All the mules that we have brought from Dunai will be sent back as the people from Kagkot does not allow outsiders to work inside their area.  They usually require 2 days to bring down their Yaks form the mountains and getting ready to go on the expedition to Base Camp. The will re weigh all the gears that we had brought and re pack. Then they draw lots among the villagers to decide who gets the jobs.

    While the villagers are busy with collecting their yaks and drawing lots for job, we will utilize these two days for acclimatization. We have a tough day the day after.

  • Day 09 Trek from Kagkot to Panzi Kharka 4400m

    Walking hrs: 6-7hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    We cross the river to the other side of the village and straight away begin to climb a steep side of the mountain. There is no trail so we make switchbacks to ascend to the top of the ridge. We take a short break for lunch here. After the pass the trail climbs through narrow rocky ridge and then walks on top of the ridge for about half an hour. At this point we have made about 1500m elevation gain, therefore it is normal to feel a tired and even have some headache. After the ridge we descend down to a flat meadow which is at an elevation of about 4500m.

  • Day 10 Trek from Panzi Kharka to Col 4600m to German Base Camp 4650m

    Walking hrs: 6-7hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    From Panzi Kharka we will follow the rising trail heading towards the base camp which is closed off by deep and impassable ravines that can only be reached after crossing two high altitude passes. We will follow the trail that heads for the crossing of the first pass at 4,160 meters. From there we will continue our trek to reach our campsite near German Base Camp at 4,400 meters. Our crew will set up the camp as soon as we reach the campsite. Resting after a long day’s trek is surely worth.

  • Day 11 Trek from German Base Camp to Putha Hiunchuli BC 4900m

    Walking hrs: 5-6hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    After breakfast, we leave German Base Camp and follow the trail that is a steep ascend over the second and much more challenging pass. The climbing of Putha Hiunchuli is considered much less technical, however, the ascending trail to reach the base camp is considered much more difficult. Trekking in higher altitude can be very tiring so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy much needed for fruitful trekking. Our base camp will be set over moraine plateau at 4,915 meters. Our crew will make necessary preparations for climbing Putha Hiunchuli.

  • Day 12 Rest day at Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp for acclimatization and training

    Walking hrs: 5-6hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    We will utilize these couple of days for training and safety instructions. We will also hike half way up to Camp 1 for acclimatization. You can arrange your climbing gears and set aside your personal high altitude food and supplies that you need in the mountain. These will be carried by our porters to Camp 1.

  • Day 13-25 Climbing period Putha Hiunchuli 7246m

    Walking hrs: 6-7hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Camp 1 to Camp 2: The route to Camp 2 (6400m) involves some loose rocks and boulder climb to the top of the rocky plateau. This first part can be rough as it is not comfortable to climb through boulders with mountaineering boots. After the plateau it is fairly easy route on rock slabs to the bottom of the glacier. From here we use fixed rope for about 200m, after which it is an easy ascent for another 150 m to Camp 2.

    Camp 2 to Camp 3: The route to Camp 3 involves a gentle climb across the glacier. There are a few crevasses that are visible, but sometimes covered by snow, so we are attached to the main rope. Camp 3 is on a small flattish ledge below the main slop leading to the summit.

    Camp 3 to Summit: The route is fairly easy and straightforward all the way to the ridge and then a short gentle climb to the Summit.

    The entire climb from Camp 1 to the Summit is fairly straightforward and rarely involves any inclinations more than 40 degrees. We will make acclimatization hikes to Camp 2 and Camp 3 and wait for the weather window for our final summit push.

    Above Camp 1 we will be providing freeze dried food, canned food, biscuits and chocolates, dried meat and cheese and soup. We recommend you to bring a few packets of your favorite snack. There will be 2 people sharing a tent.

  • Day 26 Trek from Putha Hiunchuli BC to German Base Camp

    Walking hrs: 5-6hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Having achieved our target – the summit of Putha Hiunchuli, we will make a relaxed start and prepare for the return journey. After cleaning up the base camp, we will retrace our steps on the same trail that passes through crossing a pass to reach our campsite at German Base Camp. On our way back we will explore the beautiful landscapes of the Dolpo region.

  • Day 27 Trek from German Base Camp to Kagkot

    Walking hrs: 5-6hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    After breakfast, we pack our gears and leave our camp at the German Base Camp. We continue to retrace our steps that head back for the crossing of another pass. Our trail after crossing the pass is a pleasant walk as we descend to reach back to Kakot for our overnight camping.

  • Day 28 Trek from Kagkot to Mushi Khola

    Walking hrs: 5-6hrs         | Accommodation: Camping       | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    From Kagkot we continue to retrace our steps on the same trail heads back through Tarakot as we trek to reach all the way back to Kagkot for our overnight stay.

  • Day 29 Trek from Mushi Khola to Tarakot to Dunai to Juphal airport

    Walking hrs: 5-6hrs         | Accommodation: Lodge            | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    From Tarakot we continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that passes through way out. The way back to from Dunai to Juphal by drive and overnight stay in Juphal. Today is a rather long but pleasant day of trekking. We will celebrate the evening with all the climbing crew members at Juphal.

  • Day 30 Flight from Dunai to Nepalgunj to Kathmandu

    Walking hrs: 2hrs             | Accommodation: Hotel              | Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj in the morning and we get a connection flight from Nepalgunj to Kathmandu in the afternoon.

  • Day 31 Flight from Kathmandu to Home

    Meal: Breakfast

Full Board

  1. FULL BOARD SERVICE UP TO SUMMIT

Full Board Service Means:

Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition offers Full Board Service up to Summit for our entire range of flagship Mountaineering Expeditions to all 7000m to 8000m peaks. Our Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, an in-Base camp service and High camp service executed by your Sherpa Climbing Guide. All our Full Board clients will have a personal Sherpa Climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.

Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route; Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions and oxygen and prepare high altitude food for his client; Assist his client on the route and ensure client safety and wellbeing on the route through guiding and negotiating the route access priorities at pace and schedule determined by clients’ physical condition and preferred pace; Ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with clients’ safety and well-being as overriding priority.

High camp service for Full Board Service clients will consist of provision of all equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps as well as oxygen provision, including mask and regulator and latest model of Poisk oxygen, Summit system of Mask regulators in quantities specified in your climbing itinerary as per height of Mountain.

Group Size: 5-10 people require

FULL BOARD up to SUMMIT SERVICE COST included:

FULL BOARD UP to TOP SUMMIT SERVICES COST

  1. Royalty for Foreign Climber per Person in American Dollar
  2. Putha Hiunchuli 7246m Expedition
  3. Putha Hiunchuli Government Royalty US $ 600+ Government Liaison Officer US $ 1800+ Guide US $ 1400 +UP to TOP SUMMIT service US $ 3700 = US $ 7500 per person all taxes Inclusive n

Cost Includes:

Full Board up to TOP summit Cost Included Services:

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights Hotel in Kathmandu one  double room with  breakfast basis
  • WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • TRANSPORTATION: Kathmandu to Base Camp to Kathmandu transportation cost for our  overall expedition crew for  the entire expedition and trekking
  • CLIMBING PERMIT: Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Putha Hiunchuli expedition
  • ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Putha Hiunchuli summit route fixing charge
  • TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee
  • MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee/ fresh meat & fresh vegetable during the climbing and trekking days
  • LIAISON OFFICER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance, and both way airfare
  • COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook, Camp-2 cook and Kitchen helpers
  • PORTERS: Porters up to the Kathmandu to Base Camp to Kathmandu and return from the base camp
  • STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation, and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition
  • MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE:Maximum fifty kilograms per member as a personal baggage
  • BASE CAMP TENT:North face, Kailas, Red Fox or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT:Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent, mattress, pillow, table, chair, and  other required equipment
  • ELECTRICITY: Generator at the base camp and solar panel at C2 for light or charging any electronic devices
  • HEATER: Heater at the base camp for a member and staff
  • COMMUNICATION:Communication device like Satellite Phone & Willkie-Talkie in case of emergency.(USE PAY)
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) & Gamow Bag along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on mount Putha Hiunchuli Expeditions.(USE PAY)
  • INTERNET AND CELL-PHONE: Internet service, satellite and cell-phone network available at the base camp (chargeable as per use)
  • MEDICAL SERVICE:HRA medical camp provides emergency medical services with certain charge
  • WEATHER FORECAST:Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition
  • OXYGEN:O2 Poisk oxygen 3 bottles allocated for member and 2 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
  • MASK AND REGULATOR: Will be provided Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa
  • BACKUP OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR: In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our base camp
  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT:North Face, Salewa or any other branded tent from Base Camp to C1, C2 and C3
  • GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineers etc.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA:One professional climbing ski expedition Sherpa
  • CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE: Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages,
  • EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for Base Camp cook, camp two coo, and kitchen helpers
  • RESCUE INSURANCE: Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook, and staff
  • Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,
  • FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with the cultural show in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

Cost Excludes Full Board up to Top Services

  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
  • Extra yak charge
  • Extra porter US$ 70 each for 30Kg (up to BC & return)
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Garbage Deposit: USD $ 2,000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don’t take back their garbage
  • Extra Porter or Yak, Per Porter / Yak’s US$ 150.00 will be charge till to 40 KG load
  • Climbing Bonus and summit bonus for climbing guides(if you use climbing guide )
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • Climbing Bonus & Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa): US$ 795 per Sherpa, US$ 440 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason) extra payable for climbing Sherpa on the spot.
  • All not mentioned in cost include part

BC Service

BASE CAMP SERVICE

Base Camp Service Means:

Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the Putha Hiunchuli Base Camp as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.

In the Base camp our cooks and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24hrs a day. In the Base Camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.

In base camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between Base Camp and high camps.

Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple climbers. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and Base Camp organization. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from Base Camp to the summit.

Group Size: 5-10 people require

BASE CAMP SERVICE COST including:

BASE CAMP LOGISTICS SERVICES COST

  1. Royalty for Foreign Climber per Person in American Dollar
  2. Putha Hiunchuli 7246m Ski Expedition Spring Season
  3. Putha Hiunchuli Spring Season Government Royalty US $ 600 + Government Liaison Officer US $ 1800+ BASE CAMP LOGISTIC service US $ 2350 = US $ 4750 per person all taxes Inclusive for the Spring Season
  4. Putha Hiunchuli 7246m Ski Expedition Autumn Season
  5. Putha Hiunchuli Autumn Season Government Royalty US $ 300 + Government Liaison Officer US $ 1800 +BASE CAMP LOGISTIC service US $ 2350= US $ 4450 per person all taxes Inclusive for the Autumn Season

High Altitude Sherpa: US $ 4500 (If required): The cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing and summit bonus above advance base camp.

Cost Includes:

  • Base Camp Services cost Included:

    • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary
    • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights Hotel in Kathmandu one  double room with  breakfast basis
    • WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
    • TRANSPORTATION: Kathmandu to Base Camp to Kathmandu transportation cost for our  overall expedition crew for  the entire expedition and trekking
    • CLIMBING PERMIT: Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Putha Hiunchuli expedition
    • ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: Putha Hiunchuli summit route fixing charge
    • TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee
    • MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee/ fresh meat & fresh vegetable during the climbing and trekking days
    • LIAISON OFFICER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance, and both way airfare
    • COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and Kitchen helpers
    • PORTERS: Porters up to the Kathmandu to Base Camp to Kathmandu and return from the base camp
    • STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation, and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition
    • MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE:Maximum fifty kilograms per member as a personal baggage
    • BASE CAMP TENT:North face, Salewa or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
    • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT:Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent, mattress, pillow, table, chair, and  other required equipment
    • ELECTRICITY: Solar panel at the base camp for light or charging any electronic devices
    • HEATER: Heater at the base camp for a member and staff
    • COMMUNICATION:Communication device like Satellite Phone & Willkie-Talkie in case of emergency.(USE PAY)
    • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) & Gamow Bag along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
    • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on mount Putha Hiunchuli Expeditions.(USE PAY)
    • INTERNET AND CELL-PHONE: Internet service, satellite and cell-phone network available at the base camp (chargeable as per use)
    • MEDICAL SERVICE:HRA medical camp provides emergency medical services with certain charge
    • WEATHER FORECAST:Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition
    • BACKUP OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR: In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our base camp
    • GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineers etc.
    • EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for Base Camp cook, camp two coo, and kitchen helpers
    • RESCUE INSURANCE: Helicopter rescue insurance for base camp staffs Cook and cook helper
    • Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,
    • FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with the cultural show in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

Cost Excludes Base Camp Logistic Services

  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
  • Extra yak charge
  • Extra porter US$ 70 each for 30Kg (up to BC & return)
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • High Altitude Sherpa:US $ 4500 (If you required): The cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing and summit bonus above advance base camp.
  • Garbage Deposit: USD $ 2,000.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don’t take back their garbage
  • Extra Porter or Yak, Per Porter / Yak’s US$ 150.00 will be charge till to 40 KG load
  • Climbing Bonus and summit bonus for climbing guides(if you use climbing guide )
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • Climbing Bonus & Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa): US$ 795 per Sherpa, US$ 440 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason) extra payable for climbing Sherpa on the spot.
  • All not mentioned in cost include part

Price per person

Price per person

Trip Facts

Price:

  1. FULL BOARD SERVICE UP TO TOP SUMMIT COST:
People Price
Single Person 1 US$ 10,500 per person
2-4 Person US$ 9,500 per person
5-10 Person US$ 7,500.00 per person
10 Person + above US$ 6,500 per person

 

  1. BASE CAMP LOGISTICS SERVICE COST ONLY:
People Price
Single Person 1 US$ 6500 per person
2-4 Person US$ 6000 per person
5-10 Person US$ 4750 per person
10 Person + above US$ 4400 per person

Duration: 31 days

Service:

  1. Full Board up to TOP Summit Services &
  2. Base Camp Logistic Services Only

Activities: Expedition

Accommodation: Lodge & Camping

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu / All the meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner and hot drink Tea / Coffee during the trekking / Climbing

Destination: Putha Hiunchuli

Max. Altitude: (7246m) (Summit of Putha Hiunchuli)

Group Size: Minimum 5-10

Best Season: April, May, September and October

Start/End: Kathmandu

Daily walking Hour: 5 to 7 hours

Transportation: Car/Van/bus/Plane as per group size

Note:

Given the above the cost dose not included following the object:

Climbing Sherpa: US $ 2,500 (If required): Please note that this cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing and summit bonus above advance base camp.

Summit Bonus: Camp 7000m. = USD 500 & over 7000m to summit= USD 400 = 900 USD extra payable for per climbing Sherpa on the spot.

Garbage Deposit Cost: – Garbage Deposit US$ 2000.00 (sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don’t take back their garbage.

(Relating to sub rule (1) of Rule 26)

Amount to be deposited for Garbage Management

The Mountaineering expedition team shall deposit the following amount as for the garbage management:

 (a) For the following mountains of the Khumbu and Annapurna Himalayan range – 

  1. For the Mount Everest:

Four thousand (4000 U.S. Dollar) or equivalent to the in Nepalese rupees.

  1. For the other mountain having the height of above 8001meter except Mount Everest:

Three thousand (3000 U.S. Dollar) or equivalent to the in Nepalese rupees

  1. For the mountain having the height of 7001 to 8000 meter and Amadablam mountain:

Two thousand (2000 U.S. Dollar) or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees

  1. For the mountain having the height of 6501 to 7000 meter:

One thousand (1000 U.S. Dollar or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees

  1. For the mountain having the height of less than 6500 meter:

Five hundred (500 U. S. Dollar or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees

(b) For the following mountains of the other Himalayan range other than expressed in clause (a).

  1. For the other mountain having the height of more than 8000 meter:

Three thousand (3000 U.S. Dollar or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees

  1. For the mountain having the height of less than 8000 meter:

Five hundred (500 U. S. Dollar or equivalent to that in Nepalese rupees.

Emergency Helicopter RESCUE: If any of a climber is in bad condition or gets high altitude sickness then there is a possibility of rescue from Jeep. For this service, a climber has to do travel insurance in their home country because we didn’t do any kinds of insurance for climber.

Extra Services if require:

  • Russian oxygen 4 litters US $ 450.00
  • Mask & Regular US $ 400.00
  • Satellite phone US $ 700.00 per set (Personal use from climber)
  • Film Permit US $ 5,000.00 (Small Portable movie camera is free)
  • Duty Jeep US $ 3,500.00
  • Rescue Jeep US $ 700.00 per Jeep

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FAQs

  • Q. Who can climb an 8000m mountain & who can obtain a climbing permit?

    There is only one restriction for obtaining permits for 8000m peaks, the government of Nepal does not allow climbing permits to be issued to a climber who is below the age of 16. Beyond that restriction any climber with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt an 8,000 meter mountain in the Himalaya. However, our policy for accepting clients on these peaks require that the client has previous experience on 6,000 to 7,000 meter peaks, as well as general skills and knowledge with ice/rock climbing, experience and knowledge of how to ascend/descend on fixed lines and the proper use of ice axes and crampons. Attempting these peaks also requires a very high level of physical fitness and good health. Although we do not have any specific restrictions in place about our client’s physical fitness level, it is in your best interest to take the matter of your physical fitness very seriously. This puts your group members, Sherpa and yourself in a safer situation.

  • Q. Why should I visit Nepal for an 8000M expedition?

    For those seeking the experience of climbing an 8000m peak, Nepal should be at the top of your list of countries to visit. With the rich variety of flora and fauna, the everlasting smiles of the rural Nepalese, the hospitality of the village communities, the favorable climatic and geographical conditions, the cultural and linguistic diversity and the rich cultural spirit which represents a unique blend of Buddhism and Hinduism Nepal is the adventure capital of the world. With 1400 trekking peaks above 6000m and 8 of the 14 8000m peaks in the world it is fair to say that your mountaineering ambitions can be taken to a new level here in Nepal. Will never start and complete without having Himalayan peak experience.

  • Q. How to Choosing a experience Provider, Why climb with Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition?

    It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.

    It is very important that the climbers who choose Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.

  • Q. Is this adventure suitable for me?

    Climbing an 8,000 meter peak is a serious physiological and physical undertaking. The steep snow climbing and ice-climbing that can be required entices craftsman to test, hone and develop their skills. If you are considering climbing an 8000m peak there are several questions that you need to ask yourself and be truthful about your findings. Am I physically fit enough? Am i technically capable of handling the expected terrain? Am I mentally capable of the hardship associated with high altitude expeditions? Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition recommends that if your considering to climb Mt. Everest that you have a high level of physical endurance and previous experience on 6000m or 7000m peaks. We would also like to see that you have climbed an 8000m peak prior to attempting Mt. Everest. For this we recommend: Cho Oyu, Shishapangma and Manaslu. The Himalaya demands truth, be truthful to yourself, your climbing partners and the agency your working with because at some point your life will be held by someone else’s awareness and skill.

  • Q. What is an 8000m mountaineering expedition?

    An 8000 meter expedition refers to an expedition to one of the 14 tallest peaks in the world, which are all above 8,000 meters in altitude. . Ten of these mountains are located in the Himalaya Range of Nepal. Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition operates 8,000 meter expeditions in both the spring and autumn climbing seasons to all of these 8 peaks in Nepal. Climbing periods for these 8000 meter mountains range in duration from 40 to 65 days, this time includes your arrival and departure from Kathmandu. These 8000 meter mountains range in height from 8,091meters to 8,848 meters. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from the Department of Tourism in Nepal, The Tibet Mountaineering Association in Tibet and Ministry of Tourism in Pakistan.

  • Q. Who is the team leader, my personal climbing Sherpa guide and what is the experience?

    Our climbing Sherpa guides are experienced and highly qualified. Most were born in high altitude regions and have spent much of their lives above 4,000 meters. We provide extensive training to our guides in technical climbing as well as English, customer relationships and Wilderness First Aid. These guides are all certified mountain guides via the Nepal Mountaineering Association and generally have three former summits of the 8,000 meter peak that they are guiding. Our high altitude Sherpa climbing guides have many years of experience and are qualified through training with TAAN and NATHAM. They are highly skilled in all aspects of mountaineering in Nepal and hold a Nepal Government License, Mountaineering Association Accreditation and Summit Certificates for Nepal Himalayan peaks. All of these government licenses are displayed in our office.

  • Q. What is Satori’s physical fitness criteria to climb an 8000m peak?

    To climb an 8000m peak your physical fitness is very important, excellent physical fitness is required. Not only for the opportunity to succeed, but for your overall safety and enjoyment Our guides like to tell clients, “Be in the best shape of your life”.

  • Q. Is there any age limit for 8000m expedition?

    Persons below 16 years of age are restricted from climbing 8,000 meter peaks in the Himalaya of Nepal. Tibet does not allow any persons under the age of 18 years old to climb an 8,000 meter peak. This was a recent change in Nepal but the Tibet mountaineering association had limited access due to age for 75 years in the Everest north region.

  • Q. What are the details on food and meals?

    On popular trekking trails we utilize lodges/guest houses (aka teahouses) the meals will be provided by these lodges. Menu meals are often available including soups, noodles, rice, and dishes. On certain 8,000 meter trekking routes, lodges and guest houses may be limited, or not available. In these instances, accommodations will be via tents and the meals will be provided by our staff. In these instances meals will be prepared on the route with canister stoves or natural fires. While in base camp our expedition cooks will prepare meals. Above base camp the meals will be provided by our climbing Sherpa. Above base camp we always supply high altitude food that meets our clients requirements.

  • Q. Is there any communication system while we are trekking and climbing?

    Communication will vary greatly depending on the location. Most trekking routes have local VHF phones and increasingly more places get mobile coverage from a variety of carriers. We recommend upon arriving picking up a CDMA pre paid card and insert that into your mobile device. In remote areas, communication is generally not available, or on a very limited basis. Some other and more costly options include the use of a Satellite phone. We like to use Delorme. We will always supply a phone that is available upon the clients request during trekking and mountaineering expeditions.

  • Q. Who will lead me approach to base camp and during the climbing period?

    A licensed, trained and experienced climbing Sherpa Guide will lead all expeditions on 8,000 meter peaks above base camp. On the approach to base camp our teams may be lead by a licensed Sirdar or professional mountaineering/trekking guide.

  • Q. Will someone pick me up from the airport?

    Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition representative will be waiting for you at the airport with your placard. Clients will need to collect their luggage, clear customs and proceed to the outside of the terminal. The Kathmandu International terminal is very small and once you exit the airport terminal, you should see our representative holding a placard with your name. We will then transfer you to the hotel. We monitor all client flights, so if your flight is delayed, we will adjust your pick-up time and be waiting for you as per the schedule.

  • Q. Do I require travel insurance?

    Yes. All trekkers and climbers are required to purchase adequate travel insurance, which includes a helicopter emergency evacuation plan. Insurance is not expensive compared to the cost of an evacuation during an expedition. Without having travel insurance during your trek or climb you will be financially responsible for all the costs of your evacuation and treatment. These bills can be tens of thousands of dollars.

  • Q. Where can I obtain travel insurance? What types of Insurance should I have?

    You need to obtain your travel insurance policy before you depart your home. Your insurance should cover high altitude mountaineering, mountain rescue and helicopter transport to a medical facility. These types of policies are readily available through many travel agents and/or our affiliates. Before purchasing a package make sure that the policy covers helicopter evacuation from remote mountain locations, make sure that they will pick you up in a fully equipment medical transport helicopter. Also, be aware of the specifications of what the agency classify’s an emergency to be. For instance, if you brake your toe chances are they are not sending the helicopter for you. Most companies say that their grounds for picking up clients is determined by whether or not the client would be admitted into the hospital from the illness they have. We recommend the company Global Rescue. Do some research because not all insurance companies respond to emergency situations in a timely manner.

  • Q. What types of problems can arise on altitude?

    At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties like Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). AMS is generally manageable by trekking at an appropriate pace, proper acclimatization and proper diet and hydration. AMS is the beginning stages of any and all other mountain related illness, the symptoms include headache, lethargic, nausea and vomiting and other general flu like symptoms. AMS can further develop into Cerebral Adema which is a serious illness caused by swelling of the brain. Pulmonary Edema is a fluid build up in the lungs and is also very serious. Both Cerebral Adema and Pulmonary Adema are can lead to death. Sunburn can also be a serious issue at altitude. The use of sunscreen and appropriate clothing is important to protect against UV rays. Snow blindness is also a serious condition and is caused by extended exposure to the sun’s rays throughout the day. This mainly occurs in glaciated terrain. For this we recommend sunglasses that have category 4 lenses.

  • Q. What is included in the adventure expedition?

    On our website please click on COST INCLUDED, table where you will find a list of everything that is included on your expedition. If you have any questions, please contact Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition at info@asianadventurenepal.com

  • Q. Who will carry climbing equipment above base camp? Do I have to carry my own gear?

    Most of the 8,000 meter expedition equipment including food, climbing/personal gear will be delivered by jeep, truck and flight. After that we will use yaks, porters, or mules to reach base camp or advanced base camp. With full board service, porters will also assist in carrying the clients gear to the higher camps. We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide (1:1 ratio). This personal climbing Sherpa guide will take your gear as well as camping gear and food to camps 1, 2, 3 and 4 (as requested), setup your tent and prepare your high altitude food. If you share climbing Sherpa service you will be expected to contribute by carrying light loads to the high camps. If you use base camp logistic service only, then you have to carry your food, equipment, tents, and climbing gear on your own.

  • Q. Which is the best season and month for an 8000m expedition?

    Spring and autumn are the best seasons for climbing in Nepal. More specifically September-October and April-May are great months. The season for climbing 8,000 meter peaks in Pakistan run from June through August.

  • Q. Do I need to join a group or can I climb solo?

    There is no legal requirement to join a climbing group to climb an 8,000 meter peak, but if climbing in Tibet, the Tibet Mountaineering Association requires a minimum of two persons to issue the climbing permit. With that being said climbing solo is generally more expensive and much less safe. We highly recommend hiring a reputable guide service for a safe and secure summit opportunity.

  • Q. What type of food can I expect in the ABC?

    We employ trained and experienced high altitude expedition cooks and provide tasty, nutritious and healthy food. There will be lots of emphasis on carbohydrates, which is needed as a source of energy and is also much easier to digest. We will attempt to provide fresh vegetables as much as possible and our cooks have a wide range of culinary repertoire and expedition members are encouraged to request their personal favorites to promote good appetite and consumption of adequate calories. Altitude affects your desire to eat greatly. Different flavors of tea, coffee, snacks, juice and hot water will be available 24 hours a day.

  • Q. What type of food can I expect in High Camps?

    In the high camps we utilize freeze dried packaged foods from the USA or UK. They offer a variety of high quality flavors and are easy to prepare at altitude. Your personal climbing Sherpa will melt sufficient ice for hot water, tee, coffee and a variety of juices. At camp one, it may be possible to ferry fresh food from base camp.

  • Q. What is the position of your company about safety at BC, ABC and high camps?

    The Advance Base Camp is always located at a glacier moraine and it is protected from landslides and avalanches. Camp 1 and 2 are generally located in a safe location, however camp 1 has to be chosen wisely due to some areas are prone to heavy snow accumulation. Camp 3 is located below the yellow band on a steep slope potentially prone to micro avalanches and sloth with fresh snow conditions. Our main objective is to provide high quality service with an experienced climbing staff where you have unforgettable trips. Our first priority is your safety and security and this is why we only use experienced climbing Sherpa guides. With our background in climbing, mountaineering, and logistical services, we understand the requirements of independent climbers and employ experienced climbing guides.

  • Q. Do climbers need a visa to enter Nepal?

    All foreign visitors except Indian nationals are required to obtain a Nepal visa. These visas are generally easy to obtain upon arrival at the airport. China, some African countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan are more difficult and generally require more time. Since spring 2015 Nepal Immigration has introduced a computerized automated visa system making the arrival immigration process fast and convenient. For Tibet expeditions you will need a two week single entry visa on arrival and a two week single entry visa on departure, which will cost US$ 25.00 per two weeks. Most of the 8,000 meter Himalayan expeditions will be more than 40 days, so we advise that you obtain a three month multiple entry visa which will cost US$ 100.00. If you are going to leave Nepal within 24 hours you may request free transit visa.

  • Q. Do I need a visa to Tibet?

    Yes, you are required to obtain a visa to enter Tibet. We will arrange this visa for you with the Chinese Embassy during your preparation period in Kathmandu. This will allow us to collect the visa and climbing permit at the same time. You will not need to obtain a Chinese visa, a main land Chinese visa does not work in Tibet.

  • Q. How do we travel to Cho-Oyu advance base camp?

    We use a jeep or mini bus to travel to Kodari. Upon crossing the Tibet border the Tibet Mountain Association (TMA) will provide transportation by jeep and provide hotel accommodation in Zhangmu, Nylam and Tingri. The TMA will also provide the same services on the way to the Chinese base camp and back to the border after the climbing period. After acclimating for two days at the Chinese base camp, we will trek for two days to reach advanced base camp.

  • Q. Is the climbing permit included in Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition’s package cost? Who organize climbing permit?

    Yes. The climbing permit is included in the package cost and Satori will organize the permit, visa and transport service. In China support will be provided by the CMA (Chinese Tibet Mountaineering Association) from border to the base camp. CTMA has the monopoly for the service as the Chinese government imposes strict control over foreigners travelling through Tibet.

  • Q. What type of accommodation should I expect during the trip?

    In Kathmandu we provide you with your requested category of hotel accommodation and will send you to a quiet part of Thamel. In Tibet, CTMA provides transportation and accommodation services between the border and the base camp. The accommodations provided by CTMA is very basic and due to Chinese policies we have no control or influence over these accommodations.

  • Q. Which types of sleeping bag do I need for an 8,000M expedition? Who will provide this?

    Our experience tells us that a two sleeping bag system works well for 8,000 meter peaks. One sleeping bag is utilized and kept in base camp. This bag should be rated -20 to -25 C and the second bag used in the high camps should be rated -30 to -40 C. When traveling in Tibet, blankets are available in the lodges in Nylam and Tingri, but some clients prefer to use their -20°C sleeping bag in the lodges. Your bag should also be down, not synthetic.

  • Q. Do you provide sleeping matt for BC, ABC and high camp?

    Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition will provide a thick quality pad for use in base camp and advance base camp. You will need to provide your own sleeping pad for the higher camps. Foam pads generally work best, but some clients prefer air mattresses.

  • Q. What climbing equipment do I need for climbing an 8,000 meter peak?

    Please click on the climbing equipment list where you will find the recommended climbing gear list. If you need further information please contact us at info@asianadventurenepal.com

    We recommend purchasing down gear as well as fleece and Gore-Tex jackets from the brand quality such as North face, Ozark and Marmot. During an 8000m expedition we advice that you use One sport millet or La-sportiva climbing boots. Your personal gear is one of the major factors for a successful summit opportunity. Make sure to invest in high quality first hand equipment. You will also be required to have basic climbing gear such as a helmet, ice-axes, crampons, climbing and trekking boots alpine style harness (Black Diamond Alpine Bod), ascender device, rappel device, minimum 4 carabiners (2 locking and 2 non-locking) and 4 Prussic loops (2 long and two short). The info pack for your personal expedition will contain details.

  • Q. What is Acute Altitude Sickness (AMS)?

    Acute Altitude Sickness is the reaction of the body adjusting to the decreasing amount of oxygen in the bloodstream. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen is available for the body to carry on normal functions. This is caused by decreased partial pressure of Oxygen, a difference between external and intercellular pressures.

    Altitude sickness most commonly occurs from above 3000 meters (9,842 ft) but this is different for everyone – there is simply no way of knowing your own susceptibility prior to being at the altitude, thus it is vital you monitor your own health.  Generally higher cardiovascular fitness decreases susceptibility to AMS. Symptoms of AMS may be mild and subside/go away after a day’s rest, or if it is ignored it could lead to serious health issues including death. All biking adventure participants are required to purchase adequate Travel Insurance, which doesn’t exclude helicopter emergency evacuation.

    Symptoms can appear within 1-2 hours although most often appear 6-10 hours after ascent and generally subside in 1-2 days as the body adjusts to altitude. They may reappear as you continue to go higher. Symptoms of AMS usually occur gradually and can be one or a combination of the following:

    • Headache
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of appetite
    • Disturbed sleep or drowsiness
    • Irritability
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Dizziness
    • Rapid pulse
    • Swelling of hands, feet & face

    Symptoms generally associated with more severe Acute Mountain Sickness include:

    • Bluish discoloration of the skin (cyanosis)
    • Chest tightness or congestion
    • Confusion
    • Cough
    • Coughing up blood
    • Decreased consciousness or withdrawal from social interaction
    • Grey or pale complexion
    • Inability to walk in a straight line, or to walk at all
    • Shortness of breath at rest

    At high altitude all people will experience some of the above symptoms in a mild form. If the body is unable to adjust to altitude these symptoms will persist and, if they are left untreated, altitude sickness may progress to High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) or High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). Edema means simply fluid accumulation in your interstitial body tissues. Both HACE and HAPE can be fatal if ignored.

    WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HAPE (fluid in the lungs)?

    • Breathlessness
    • A dry cough, developing to a wet one with blood-tinged discharge or saliva
    • Tightness in the chest & blueness/darkness of face, lips & tongue
    • Low fever up to 38°C/100°F
    • Severe fatigue, progressing to coma

    WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HACE (fluid in the brain)?

    • Severe headache symptoms not relieved by painkillers or lying down
    • Confusion, disorientation & drowsiness
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Loss of balance or coordination
    • Blurred or double vision/retinal haemorrhage
  • Q. What are the risks and how do you mitigate them?

    The risks during an 8,000 meter climb are developing AMS, gastric problems, physical injury, or frostbite. Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition maintains programs and procedures to prevent and avoid all of the above. Each team has an appropriately equipped and up-to-date first aid kit and trained staff to use this equipment. We require each group member have valid travel insurance, which allows for a medivac in case of emergency. We treat AMS, gastric issues, bleeding and frostbite with more serious issues requiring emergency evacuation. There is no helicopter rescue available in Tibet, therefore all rescues are by Jeep and manpower.

    There are some risks associated with natural disasters such as snowfall, avalanches, landslides and potential earthquakes. We are fully aware of all of these risks and have developed quality emergency and evacuation procedures to ensure safety on our expeditions. This includes back-up communication devices to our office in Kathmandu that assists us with any emergency situation.

    In case of road blockages during massive landslides or earthquakes we will evacuate the expedition members via plane through Lhasa in Tibet and helicopter in Nepal. These evacuations are considered emergency evacuation due to a natural disaster, that means that the cost of airfare or helicopter should be covered by your travel insurance.

    How do you prevent and treat AMS?

    Certain medical conditions (such as respiratory disease) or medications (such as sleeping pills) can increase the risk of altitude sickness. It is important that you inform your guide of any medical conditions or medications before ascending to altitude. You can help your body to acclimatize and avoid altitude sickness by:

    • Avoiding alcohol, tobacco and substances that can interfere with good delivery of oxygen to the body and brain
    • Eating small, frequent meals high in carbohydrates
    • Drinking plenty of water. The test of proper hydration is the ability to urinate colourless urine
    • Take it easy or have a rest. Nap when you can. Walk at a slower pace than you would at sea level and avoid over-exertion
    • Climb the mountain gradually and stop for a day or two of rest for every 600m above 2,400m of ascension.
    • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible
    • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
  • Q. WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?

    Most travelers are able to successfully acclimatize by following the previously mentioned guidelines. However, there are instances where medical treatment is required. Ultimately, the best treatment for AMS is to descend to a lower altitude and rest. Early diagnosis is important. Acute mountain sickness is easier to treat in the early stages.

    Our guides have training and experience in AMS symptoms recognition, prevention and treatment. The guide will monitor you all the time for symptoms and will pace you appropriately to minimize your exposure to AMS. We ask that you cooperate with the guide by reporting any above described symptoms and allow your guide to undertake appropriate and timely action such as: suggesting rest, hydrating more frequently, snacking, help you carry your day pack or change the pace. If this is not working your guide will suggest taking an extra day of rest or descending if necessary.

    Your guide will carry some medications in the group first aid kit and may suggest medication such as Ibuprophen, Paracetamol or specific AMS medication.  Standard and effective medication for prevention of AMS is Acetazolamide (Diamox) and it may be given to help improve breathing and reduce mild symptoms. This drug can cause increased urination. Ensure that you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug.With severe cases of AMS our guide will contact our Kathmandu office and arrange your evacuation by helicopter. Before we accept you on the trek we will require that you purchase health and travel insurance that includes helicopter rescue and hospitalization.

  • Q. How do I book the adventure?

    Complete the booking form on the related trip on the booking page. Select the size of your group and required services and obtain our price for your group. Simply click on BOOK NOW/INQUIRE FORM button and give us the required details. In order to secure your booking we require a 30% deposit for your trip. We will also require a scanned page of your passport, JPG format of your passport photos suitable for printing and your flight itinerary. An additional 30% of trip cost should be paid as a 2nd installment at least 15 days prior to leaving your country of residence. The balance should be paid in Kathmandu upon arrival.

    For more details about booking process and down payments please visit below links. http://www.asianadventurenepal.com

  • Q. What is the best way to prepare for an expedition on Putha Hiunchuli?

    An expedition on Putha Hiunchuli is a very serious physical and physiological undertaking with some technical aspects. Excellent physical condition is required. Many of our clients for the Putha Hiunchuli expedition are cyclists, runners and fitness enthusiasts. Some of these clients ride 50 to 70 km bike rides, run marathons, or compete in triathlons. If clients are participating in these or similar fitness endeavors, the next step would be to ramp up your training for 3-4 months prior to the expedition. This should adequately prepare you for this kind of trip. This 3-4 months of training should consist of running three to four times weekly trying to get your 8km within 1 hour or 100km road ride within 6 hours, which will mean that you can sustain the pace needed for this trip. To help prepare, you should incorporate outdoor step training or riding hills a minimum of twice a week. The more hills and steps you manage to get in, the more prepared you will be for the expedition. There is section of 10m ice cliffs from where you need to be able to rappel with confidence. We offer rappel clinics in Australia, so please contact us about it.

  • Q. What weather should I expect during my climbing period?

    Our expeditions are scheduled during spring and autumn, with the climbing window scheduled for the monsoon change period. This allows us to have a summit bid when the wind stops on most 8,000 meter peaks for a few weeks before the monsoon changes direction. The difference between spring and autumn expeditions is the change of temperatures from cold to warmer and from warmer to colder respectively.

  • Q. How Experience the Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition Climbing Sherpa Guide?

    Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest and Manaslu.

  • Q. How does the Sherpa guide work at high altitude climbing

    When you arrive at base camp, our staff will set up the camp and you will have time to rest and preparation for proper acclimation. Upon completing a Pooja ceremony at base camp, the climbing Sherpa guide will open the route and set up camp 1. Once the camp is set up, clients will be taken to camp 1 to acclimate. Depending on your physical fitness and bodies’ reaction to altitude, you may stay at camp 1 for another night, or move up to camp 2 and then descend back to base camp.

    Next our high altitude Sherpa guide will open the route and fix lines to camp two and supply gear, equipment and food. We will then provide a similar acclimatization. If required and the weather conditions allow, they will allow you to sleep one more night at camp 2 and then return back to base camp via camp one. During your rest and time at base camp our Sherpa guide will open the route, fix the camp and line and supply food, oxygen, and equipment and prepare for the summit push.

    After your camp one and two acclimatization, our climbing Sherpa guide will check the weather forecast, group fitness and recovery conditions. If upcoming weather reports, your physical fitness and Sherpa guide conditions are good, we will begin the summit push. On the summit push, you will move to camp 1, camp 2 and then camp 3 before moving to the summit. At camp 3 you will awake at 01:00 hours and begin the summit push.

    If due to any reason (bad weather, group physical fitness, accident, incidence) we have to return base camp before summit push, but still we have climbing duration, weather condition and climbers are interested for re-try we will provide once more opportunity. However, more than 98% people either success

    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons Spring and Autumn
  • Group Size 5-10
  • Duration 31 BOOKING OPEN FOR 2020
  • Maximum Altitude 7246m/23,772ft
  • Trek Difficulty Challenging

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