Located just in front of Dhaulagiri Himal with Annapurna ranges on the other side, Tukuche peak is a rather wonderful mountain. The mountain’s location at the northern side one of the wildest valley of Nepal (Hidden Valley) along with Kaligandaki River flowing through its bottom makes it probably the most popular mountaineering destinations in Nepal. The route to Tukuche follows through the classic Annapurna ultimately diverting from Marpah village to the west Yak Kharkha and Tukuche Base Camp. Approximately 6 days are required for acclimatization and preparation in the Base camp before a summit bid can be made to this mountain via its North East Ridge. First climbed in 1969 by the Swiss mountaineering team, a total of 38 expeditions have been undertaken to this mountain until 2007 of which only 19 teams have been sussecssful in making the bid that included a total of 72 climbers. Advance Base camp is set at 5,100 meters while Camp 1 is established at 5,600 meters and Camp II at 6,100 meters.
The Tukuche peak offers magnificent views of many Himalayan ranges such as Annapurna ranges, Tilicho peak, Nilgiri and also beautiful Thakali villages of Marpha, Tukuche, Syang and Jomsom. This expedition is considered to be low risky but involves technical climbing. So, usually most of climber make their own way using only camp 1 and camp 2 (6,100m.) via North West ridge to get to the summit.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel and welcome dinner.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Briefing in Tourism Industry Division, interaction with staffs.
Day 04: By bus: Kathmandu – Beni (1000m, 9h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 05: Beni – Babiyachour (1050m, 5h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 06: Babiyachour – Dharapani (1470m, 7h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 07: Dharapani – Muri (2322m, 7h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 08: Muri – Bagar (2080m, 6h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 09: Bagar – Dobang (2545m, 5h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 10: Dobang – Sallaghari (2820m, and O/n at tented camp.
Day 11: Sallaghari – Italian BC (4000m, 4h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 12: Acclimatization and O/n at tented camp.
Day 13: Italian BC – Dhaulagiri BC (4900m, 5h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 14: Dhaulagiri BC – French Pass (5445m) – Hidden Valley (French Phedi) (4900m, 6h).
Day 15: Hidden Valley – Thapa Pass (5244m) – Thapa Peak BC (5000m, 5h).
Day 16: Thapa Peak BC – Yak Kharka (4800m, 6h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 17: Yak Kharka – Tukuche Base Camp (5150m) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 18 to 27: Climbing period to Tukuche Peak- 6920m and O/n at tented camp.
Day 28: Base Camp clean up and O/n at tented camp.
Day 29: Base camp – Kalopani (5000m, 6h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 30: Kalo Pani – Jomsom (7h) and O/n at tented camp.
Day 31: By Plane: Jomsom – Pokhara.
Day 32: By Bus: Pokhara – Kathmandu.
Day 33: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 34: Departure
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What is the necessary documents do I need to bring for this trip?
Please bring Valid Passport,Travel insurance with a separate photocopy,Return flight tickets,Insurance coverage policy,Cash and Traveler’s Checks,Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
How many hours do we walk during trek?
During trekking, approximately you walk around 5 to 6 hours a day.
What level of physical fitness do I need for this trip?Do we need any climbing training for this trip?
Climbing requires physical fitness and also technical knowledge of rock climbing as it belong most adventurous and enourmous snow uphill . Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering this trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
Where do we stay in mountain? Do we need to bring tent and mat?
Most of our trip days, our accommodation in local guest house where we have good facility of food and seeping. During the climbing days, it will be tented camp accommodation, so the necessary camping gears are all inclusive in the package. So you do not really need to bring them.
What kind of equipments do we need for the climbing?
You need Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, 2 x Tape slings, 2 x Screw gate Karabiners, Descender/ Abseil Device, Prussic Loops & Plastic Mountaineering Boots along with Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, Polypropylene/wool socks, Light cotton socks for under wool socks, Rucksack, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, Sun block, lipbalm , Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear,Thermal wear, Insulated pants Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc.
Can we buy or rent those equipments in Nepal?
You can rent Sleeping bag and down jacket in Kathmandu. Other equipments you can buy here for fairly cheaper price.
How many porters and guide are for the trip?
An English speaking guide will be provided for up to 6 people, where as a porter will carry of 2 person`s luggage.And a climbing guide will take you for the climbing.
Is there any weight limit for the porter ?
A porter carry maximum 20 K.G of luggage. In our package, A porter is provided for two member. In this case , you have to combine your luggage not to be more than 20 K.G.
What kind of food is provided during the trip?
You can select any item from the menu, as the tea houses offer Nepali and continental food a long the way.
I am vegetarian, can I have vegetarian food?
Yes, you can select any veg item from the menu.