Tukuche Peak Expedition

Mountain Expedition

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US$ 9,449 P/P

Trip Info

  • Duration

    26 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Tukuche Peak 6920 m

  • Difficulty

    difficult

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Vehicle / Flight

  • Region/Type

    Annapurna Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Tukuche Peak Expedition is considered one of the exotic mountain climbs that are combined with the Dhaulagiri trek. Tukuche Peak is a marvel, situated in the anterior of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Range in the Mustang valley, also considered as the wildest valley of the region. Being secluded, the peak is rarely visited by any of the commercial trekking groups. The expedition to the peak is considered lower risk. 

Tukuche Peak offers some of the spectacular views of the entire Annapurna range, Nilgiri range, and mesmerizing villages of Marpha, Syang, and Jomsom.

The journey to the peak is facilitated for about 4/5 days of preparation in the base camp and high camps in the North-East Ridge. The trek towards the peak is made from the deepest valley of Kali Gandaki through a Pokhara-Jomsom flight. The path is filled with majestic mountain views and valleys throughout the entire trekking journey.

The walk to Tukuche Peak is initiated after reaching the Hidden Valley base camp. Through the base camp, we will have a period of acclimatization to adapt to the altitude. Once the climbing phase is completed, there will be descending to Jomsom to have a rest. The resting period is characterized by one or two days. After that, there will be a flight to Pokhara and proceed to Kathmandu.

Why Tukuche Peak Climbing

  • Most popular and challenging climbing peak
  • Stunning view of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Machhapuchare, and Dhaulagiri and so on
  • Stunning Kali Gandaki River and Mustang Valley
  • Walking through the Annapurna Conservation Area

 

Itinerary in Details

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

🕑 30 min private drive

On arriving in Kathmandu at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be received and transferred to the hotel by our airport representative.

After check-in at your accommodation, you can take a rest or stroll around the streets of the Thamel area. 

Meals: BB

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu tour & expedition briefing & preparation

🕑 1 Hour

After breakfast, you will have a half-day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. You will be assisted to some of the most important landmarks like Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhnath Stupa. 

Later, we will complete the necessary paper works and make other preparation for Tukuche Peak Expedition. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 03: Fly/drive to Pokhara

🕑 6-7 hrs drive/30 mins flight

Leaving Kathmandu, we will either fly or drive to Pokhara, the second-largest city in Nepal and the top tourist destination. 

Upon reaching Pokhara, we check-in at the hotel and relax. In the evening, you may take a walk around Lakeside or stroll around the streets. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2713m) & trek to Yak Kharka (3680m)

🕑 5-6 hrs trek

We catch an early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. After we land at the airstrip of Jomsom, we will start our trek along an easy trail to the beautiful village of Marpha. The village is also renowned for its apples and apple products. We halt at the village and explore the apple gardens, taste some apple products, and resume our walk towards an open field of Yak Kharka where we will spend a night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 05: Rest and acclimatization day at Yak Kharka

🕑 1 Hour

We use this day as an acclimatization day as we need to get used to the higher altitude. We will take a short hike to the surrounding places to get acclimatized. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 06: Trek to Hidden Valley (5050) via Dhampus Pass (5240m)

🕑 6-7 hrs trek

We fololw the uphill trail entering the Kali Gandaki Valley after breakfast at Yak Kharka. The walk continues towards Dhampus Pass also known as Thapa Pass at 5240 meters. The trail from the pass slightly descends towards the Hidden Valley for an overnight stay. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 07: Rest and acclimatization day at Hidden Valley

🕑 1 Hour

To stay physically and mentally fit, this day is also used for acclimatization at Hidden Valley. There are many options to have a short hike in Hidden Valley. But, Hiking up to the western ridge is the best option as the ridge offers awe-inspiring views of the peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri along with stunning mountain valleys. 

We spend another night at Hidden Valley. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 08: Trek to Tukuche Peak Base Camp (5640m)

🕑 4-5 hrs trek

Today, we will follow the trail gradually climbing towards the Tukuche Peak Base camp through lush alpine vegetation. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 09-19: Cimbing Period: Tukuche Peak (6920m)

🕑 11 days of trek

During this period, we get proper climbing training from experienced climbing experts and keep on practicing with proper acclimatization. We will face many technical climbing sections before we conquer the summit. The top of the Tukuche rewards us with dramatic close-up views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. After we successfully climb the peak, we will descend back to base camp. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 20: Trek back to Hidden Valley

🕑 3-4 hrs trek

As our climb came out to be successful, we retrace our trail and descned to the Hidden Valley for an overnight stay. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 21: Trek back to Yak Kharka

🕑 5-6 hrs trek

We follow the same trail that we came from and reach Yak Kharka. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 22: Trek back to Jomsom

🕑 5-6 hrs trek

Today is the last day of our trek. From Yak Kharka, we will walk down towards Marpha Village. After lunch in Markha, we will further descend to Jomsom. 

In Jomsom, we will have a little celebration of climbing success. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge

Day 23: Fly to Pokhara & half-day sightseeing

🕑 25 mins flight

We will catch an early morning to Pokhara. After a brief rest at the hotel in Pokhara, we visit some of the important landmarks such as Davis Falls, Fewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, World Peace Pagoda, and Tibetan Refugee Camp. 

Overnight at the hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 24: Drive/fly back to Kathmandu

🕑 6-7 hrs drive/30 mins flight

Today, we will return to Kathmandu via flight or drive. Once in Kathmandu, you are on your own. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 25: Leisure day

🕑 1 Hour

Today is the leisure day to rest. If you are interested, you can opt to do some exploring of UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Swoyambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

In the evening, you will attend the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant organized by Himalayan Trekkers. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 26: Depart Kathmandu

🕑 30 min private drive

You will be transferred to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotels

Includes

  • All airport transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per itinerary
  • All Guesthouse, Lodge/tented Accommodation during the Trek and Climb
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner with Tea/Coffee) During the Trek & Climbing
  • Guided Sightseeing with all applicable entrance fees as per itinerary in Kathmandu
  • All Private transfer to/from Pokhara( as per weather condition) as per itinerary
  • Domestic (Jomsom – Pokhara) Airfare and taxes as per itinerary
  • An Experienced GOVT licensed Trekking/Climbing Guide & required No. of Sherpa Porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew
  • Annapurna Conservation Fees
  • TIMS fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees
  • Peak Climbing fees (Royalty)
  • Climbing & Camping Equipment as per itinerary/necessary
  • Garbage fees / a comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All GOVT local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees 
  • International Airfares & Departure Taxes
  • Excess baggage (cargo) charges
  • Any charges incurred due to the changing itinerary (Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle etc)
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinner) in the city
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for your safety measures
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay etc)
  • Rescue and evacuations
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Equipment
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.

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