Tukuche Peak Expedition (6920m) is inside of world’s popular Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. And it lies in the western part of Nepal. Entire Annapurna and a Dhaulagiri range divided by world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and the peak Tukuche. It is exactly standing in front of Annapurna Massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri I – just above from beautiful hidden valley. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region trekking demanded by thousands of trekkers every year. But the peak is relatively less climbed. From the summit of Tukuche Peak Climbing, we will be rewarded by splendid views of Annapurna range, Mt. Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, and many other snow-capped peaks.
In the trekking journey, you will face come across some difficult trails like Thapa Pass, French Pass, Italian Base Camp, and Dhaulagiri Base Camp. Because of its remoteness, the peak is less visited by the trekking groups and is less crowded than other trekking trails. Tukuche Peak is an easier peak to climb as there is no risk factor involved with is and is considered as a low-risk trekking peak.
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 also recognized as an entrance for entire Annapurna and Mustang region trekking and expedition trips. Here, the valley is also equally surrounded by the 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 Trek. After spending a couple of hours for exploration at Jomsom, we also follow the descent trail via beautiful valley to reach Marpha. Furthermore, After spending a safe acclimatization and exploration day at the barren landscape of Marpha. We also 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. Likewise, our experienced climbing Sherpa guide team will lead the expedition.
They consider the weather condition, wind blowing situation and snow levels. Overcoming several technical sections we head towards the summit of Tukuche Peak Climbing. After the successful ascent of Tukuche Peak Expedition, we will also 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. In addition, our memorable Tukuche Peak Trekking ends with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and a drive from there back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive Hotel/Resort
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan 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.
Meals: (BB Plan + Welcome Dinner)
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 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 day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
5 hrs Drive Hotel/Resort
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 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.
Meals: BB Plan
5-6 Hrs Trek Lodge
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.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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, a 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.
6-7 hrs Trek Tented Camp
After spending a good day rest at Yak Kharka, our trail ascends gradually as we enter the Kali Gandaki Valley – the 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.
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.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
4-5 hrs Trek Tented Camp
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.
11 Days climbing towards Tukuche Peak Tented 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 are given by our experienced climbing experts we make a gradual climb. Several camps will be set up above the base camp. In fact, weather conditions play 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. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
3-4 hrs Trek Tented Camp
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 a few hours. With great views of high mountain valleys and surrounding high peaks, we will arrive back to Hidden Valley for our overnight camping. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek Lodge
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. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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.
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 the rest of the day sightseeing and explore 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.
4-5 hrs Drive Hotel/Resort
After breakfast, we will take a drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu which takes approximately four to five hours drive. We will have an 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.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you can apply for Nepal visa which you will get in approximately 30 minutes.
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The difficulties of Tukuche Peak Expedition depends on these common factors:
At City: Kathmandu
Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Tukuche Peak Expedition because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:
Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc.
For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute.
In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost.
Due to remote sections, the mobile network is not available but you can use the internet above (5000 m).
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 kilograms of weight.
Usually, we provide one porter for one client.
But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
We have both trekking and climbing parts on this trip. In both the climbing and trekking part, you will be placed on a basic room with a sharing basis. One room will be shared with two persons during the trek while a dome two men tent will be shared with two persons during climbing.
Tukuche Peak climbing lies in Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range - western region of Nepal. Tukuche Peak is less visited or climbed the peak. It has less technical climbing and having a low risk. Tukuche peak is a great combination of scenic trekking and excellent climbing with magnificent views of surrounding Himalayas.
This peak has a high success ratio even Tukuche peak as 6920 meters.
Tukuche Peak is known as "Training Peak" with low risk. Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition provide high-class trainers to make your climbing successful.
Things You Should Know?
We are two boys from France, who found Tukuche Peak climbing on 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.
Merlin Dubeau & Honoré Therrien
We have just completed our climbing trek of Tukuche Peak together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. Many thanks to the NGT team who took care of us even before and after the trip ended. The whole team is serious, loyal and possess a 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 hand 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
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