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Highlights of the Trip

Trip Name: Tukuche Peak Climbing Trip starts- ends: Kathmandu –KTM
Destination: Western Region, Nepal Accommodation: Teahouses & Camping
Duration: 23 Days Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

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Tukuche Peak a wonderful mountain located in front of Dhaulagiri I and Annapurna range on the other side divided by the great Kali Gandaki George. This Peak is on the northern side of Nepal in the wildest valley (hidden valley) known as Mustang. Kali Gandaki River flows on its bottom. The Summit of Tukuche Peak offers stunning mountain vistas including entire Annapurna Range, Nilgiri and the beautiful villages of Marpha, Syang, and Jomsom.
We attempt the summit of Tukuche Peak (6920m) about 4/5 days preparation in its Base Camp and High Camp via North East Ridge. Before attempting for climbing Tukuche Peak, the trek toward the peak made through the deepest George of Kali Gandaki using Pokhara- Beni unique drive and Tatopani (the hot spring)-Ghasa-Tukuche trekking trail of Annapurna conservation area. Magnificent mountain views and valleys viewed during the trekking and Peak climbing. Tukuche firstly climbed by a Swiss Team in 1969. Due to its remote location and the seriousness of the terrain the area seldom visited by commercial trekking and climbing groups. The Tukuche Peak is in Low Category in the sense of Risk and Technicality.
The attempt of the summit for this Tukuche Peak begins after we reach in the Hidden Valley Base Camp. Once we set up Base Camp we will begin pushing out the route and acclimatizing. When the climbing phase is over, we will descend to Jomsom have a rest there a night or two and take a flight out to Pokhara and then on to Kathmandu by any means.

Day 1 :

Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer.

Day 2 :
We meet all other expedition members and the leader, conduct initial briefing and preparations and we will have an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kathmandu.

Day 3 :
We take 6hrs a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m). Alternatively you can take a 25mins flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara; hotel accommodation.

Day 4 :
We take 90mins drive from Pokhara to the trailhead in Nayapool (1050m) and trek 4hrs from Nayapul to Tikhedunga (1577m) via Birethanti (1065m); lodge accommodation or camping.

Day 5 :
We trek 6hrs from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m); lodge accommodation or camping.

Day 6 :
After enjoying early morning hike to Poon Hill (3180m) for sunrise view, we trek 5hrs to Tatopani (2520m). From Poon Hill we will view the sunrise over Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machapuchere (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snow-capped mountain peaks; lodge accommodation or camping.

Day 7 :
We trek 6hrs from Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m); the trek follows the Kali Gandaki valley; we will walk along the Kali Gandaki riverside, slowly climbing into sub-tropical flora areas; lodge accommodation or camping.

Day 8 :
We trek 5hrs from Ghasa to Larjung (2550m); We will walk along the narrow ravine of Kali Gandaki River, and we will passing through Thakali traditional villages; lodge accommodation or camping.

Day 9 :
We trek 4hrs from Larjung to Maphra (2670m); we will continue along the Kali Gandaki River; we will pass Khobang village with the with quaint allies and tunnels connecting the houses; lodge accommodation or camping.

Day 10 :
We trek 5hrs from Marpha to Yak Kharka (3680m) via Alubari; camping.

Day 11 :
We trek 6hrs from Yak Kharka to Tukuche Base Camp (5100m); camping.

Day 12 :
12-18 Climbing Period; summit Tukuche (6920m).

Day 13 :
We trek 4hrs from Tukuche Base Camp to Yak Kharka (3680m); camping.

Day 14 :
We trek 6hrs from Yak Kharka to Jomsom (2720m); lodge accommodation or camping.

Day 15 :
We take 25mins flight to Pokhara (915m); leisure time in Pokhara; hotel accommodation.

Day 16 :
We take 6hrs a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Alternatively you can take a 25mins flight to Kathmandu; hotel accommodation.

Day 17 :
We take 6hrs a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Alternatively you can take a 25mins flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu; hotel accommodation.

Day 18 :
Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities.

Day 19 :

Services Include :

  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast 3 star hotel
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits, climbing permit & garbage deposit
  • All meal (breakfast, lunch & dinner te/coffee) during the trekking & climbing time
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen tools for camping
  • 1 Climbing guide & 2 climbers 1 porter (20 KG)
  • Annapurna Conservation park permit
  • Kathmandu –Pokhara – Kathmandu flight
  • Base camp & Climbing tent, Base camp & climbing food
  • Climbing rope,
  • Life, medical insurance for Nepali staff
  • All accommodation during the trek best available guesthouse and camping
  • Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer in Kathmandu
  • Farewell dinner with Nepali song & dance

Services Exclude :

  • Personal equipment for Climbing
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Bar & beverage bills
  • Extra cost for bad weather if change flight with helicopter
  • Any other extra service