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Tukuche Peak Expedition

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Tukuche Peak 6920m/22703ft – located Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range of Nepal
  • From the summit, we can have excellent views of entire Annapurna Dhaulagiri ranges and many other snowcapped peaks
  • During our pre and post climbing trek, we explore Jomsom, apple capital Marpha, Yak Kharka, hidden valleys, terraced farmlands and charming villages
  • Scenic flight of Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara with amazing scenery of Himalayas

Trip Introduction;
Tukuche Peak 6920m is located inside of world’s popular Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range – western part of Nepal. Entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range is divided by world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and the peak Tukuche is exactly standing in front of Annapurna Massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri I – just above from beautiful hidden valley. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region trekking is highly demanded by thousands of trekkers every year but the peak is relatively less climbed. From the summit of Tukuche Peak, we will be rewarded by splendid views of Annapurna range, Mt. Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and many other snow-capped peaks.

After spending a day for sightseeing tour and preparation for climbing in Kathmandu, Tukuche Peak Expedition journey with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition team heads towards beautiful Lake City Pokhara. Pokhara city is recognized as an entrance for entire Annapurna and Mustang region trekking and expedition trips. The valley is surrounded by world’s popular mountain massifs. From Pokhara, we take a short and scenic flight to reach Jomsom, which is the actual trek starting place for our Tukuche Peak Expedition. After spending a couple of hours for exploration at Jomsom, we follow the descent trail via beautiful valley to reach at Marpha. After spending a safe acclimatization and exploration day at the barren landscape of Marpha, we head towards Yak Kharka then to Hidden Valley. Our trek continues as we cross terraced farmlands and the steep ascent of Thapa Pass to reach Tukuche Peak Base Camp.

At Base Camp, we need to take a day’s rest for safe acclimatization and to be familiar with high altitude much required for the climbing. We will engage ourselves in several hikes around the surroundings for best acclimatization. With all essential arrangements and training, we ascend towards the summit by making several higher camps. Our experienced climbing guide team will lead the expedition taking the weather condition, wind blowing situation and snow levels into consideration. Overcoming several technical sections we head towards the summit of Tukuche Peak. After the successful ascent of Tukuche Peak, we will descend following the same route to reach back to the Base Camp. From the base camp, we continue our return trekking until we arrive back to Jomsom. Our memorable Tukuche Peak Expedition ends with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and a drive from there back to Kathmandu.

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Find our day to day Itinerary of Tukuche Peak Expedition through Google Map;

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu.
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Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Tukuche Peak Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [820m/2689ft] [5 hrs Drive]
Today we will take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 5 hours of drive journey. Pokhara is a beautiful town set on the banks of the Fewa Lake. Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu. After reaching Pokhara you will be transferred to the hotel for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom [2713m/8898ft] & Trek to Yak Kharka [3680m/12070ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
After having breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Pokhara and fly towards Jomsom. Jomsom is an important hub for Mustang and Upper Mustang Treks with the airstrip, tea houses and services. After landing at the airstrip of Jomsom, we will start our trek by following a rather easy trail to Marpha also known as ‘ The Apple Garden ‘. From there we start to ascend steeply until we arrive at the open fields of Yak Kharka.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Rest/Acclimatization day at Yak Kharka
Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical illness that may arise due to altitude sickness. Also, proper acclimatization is the key to reach our target, summit of Tukuche Peak. Thus, today we will take a day rest at Yak Kharka. There are a couple of good hike options from Yak Kharka that are considered best for acclimatization.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Yak Kharka to Hidden Valley [5050m/16564ft] [6-7 hrs Trek] via Dhampus Pass
After spending a good day rest at Yak Kharka, our trail ascends gradually as we enter the Kali Gandaki Valley – deepest gorge of the world. Our uphill trekking continues as we head towards the crossing of Dhampus Pass at 5,240 meters also known as ‘ Thapa ‘ Pass. From the top of the pass our trail descends over moderate snow slope towards the Hidden Valley for our overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Acclimatization / Rest day at Hidden Valley
By now we have reached over 5,000 meters above the sea level. So, in order to stay fit both physically and mentally we will rest at Hidden Valley for acclimatization and exploration. Hidden Valley offers good hike options for its visitors. The best option would be a hike up to the western ridge from where we will have stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and the beautiful mountain valleys. We head back to Hidden Valley for overnight camping after a great day’s hike. 
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Hidden Valley to Tukuche Peak Base Camp [5640m/18499m] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After breakfast, we get ready for a short day trekking. Our trail climbs gradually as we trek through harsh alpine vegetation. Our climb can be very tiring, so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy. We will trek until we arrive at a good camping site at 5,640 meters where we will set up our Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and start making necessary preparations for setting up camps at higher altitudes.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09-19: Climbing period Tukuche Peak [6920m/22698ft] and back to Base Camp.
For several days we keep on doing climbing training practices with proper acclimatization. Our Sherpa team will do all the hard works from setting up the camps, provide healthy meals and fix the routes for reaching the summit. Following the instructions given by our experienced climbing experts we make a gradual climb. Several camps will be set up above the base camp. Infact, weather conditions plays a significant role in predicting and planning our summit climb attempt. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and properly acclimatized we will tackle several technical climbing sections and climb to conquer the summit of Tukuche Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with amazing up close views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges and other surrounding high peaks. We will spend short quality time at the summit and then start to descend down following the same route back to reach the Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 20: Trek back to Hidden Valley [3-4 hrs Trek]
After successfully achieving the summit of Tukuche Peak, we begin our return journey by retracing our steps on the same trail that descends downhill for few hours. With great views of high mountain valleys and surrounding high peaks we will arrive back to Hidden Valley for our overnight camping.
Accommodation: 
Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 21: Trek to Yak Kharka [3680m/12070ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Hidden Valley we continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that climbs up a moderate snow slope towards the crossing of Dhampus Pass. After successfully crossing the pass we make a steep descend entering into the Kali Gandaki Valley and then make a rather long traverse across the snow which usually takes around four hours before descending down to Yak Kharka.  
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 22: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom [2670m/8757ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek starts from Yak Kharka as we follow the main trail that descends for a rather long time to reach the village of Marpha. From Marpha our trail is a rather pleasant and moderate walk all the way back to Jomsom. This is a celebration day after successful completion of Tukuche Peak Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition’s team.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 23: Morning flight to Pokhara; Free day –  Sightseeing, Boating and Personal Activities.
Today we will take an early morning scenic flight from Jomsom back to Pokhara. After landing at Pokhara you will be transferred to the hotel. We will spend rest of the day sightseeing and exploring around Pokhara. Boating at Fewa Lake, visiting sacred caves and waterfalls, sightseeing around the city can be the best way to spend your day in Pokhara.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 24: Drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast we will take a drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu which takes approximately four to five hours drive. We will have opportunity to observe the daily activities of the local people for survival, while our drive journey passes through several market towns and villages. After arriving at Kathmandu, feel free to take a walk around the busy shopping streets of Thamel. In the evening we will celebrate the completion of our Tukuche Peak Expedition and have a final meal together.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 25: International Departure
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

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Sun, 1 Oct, 17 Wed, 25 Oct, 17 $ 11555.00 OPENED Book Now
Mon, 16 Oct, 17 Thu, 9 Nov, 17 $ 11555.00 OPENED Book Now

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
LIMITED: There are very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking.
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CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 25 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 3 Nights stay in Kathmandu and 1 nights stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for Tukuche Peak Expedition
  • All required Trekking Permits and Conservation Area fees
  • Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara Flight
  • Tea House and Camping Accommodation during Trekking and Climbing
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well experienced climbing guide Team
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expanses
  • TIPS & Summit Bonus for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Reviews

Feeling Awesome @ Tukuche Peak

We have just completed our climbing trek of Tukuche Peak together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. Many thanks to NGT team who took care of us even before and after the trip ended. The whole team is serious, loyal and possess huge amount of willingness to reach the target. Our guide was Dendi Sherpa – a wise climber. His knowledge about overcoming technical sections led us to the summit of Tukuche Peak. We cannot actually describe the feeling at the top, but it really felt incredible. We want to thank every single helping hands who made this trip successful. We will for sure come back to do more climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions.

Wishing you luck in future !!

Carlos and David – Spain

AWESOME CLIMB  of Tukuche Peak with  ' Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions '

We are two girls from France, who found Tukuche Peak climbing in the internet. We booked the trip and came to Nepal. From the moment we stepped out of the airport we were taken well care by the representatives of Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. So, we felt very safe and secure in their company. Trekking was awesome , we had enough time to explore the wide variety of animals and plants. Now, the most exciting part was the climb itself.

Our climbing guide was Ang-Dawa Sherpa who is full of technical climbing knowledge. Seriously, we learned a lot from him during our climbing training sessions. Following his instructions we head to the summit. Once at the top, it was a pin drop silence , everyone was hearing the wind and looking at the mountain valleys. It was incredible. We will surely come back to do more climbing later, but in the meantime we recommend Nepal Guide Treks for top class service related to trekking, climbing and other adventure related activities.

Greets,

Jimmy + ED – United Kingdom   

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