Tukuche Peak is a wonderful mountain just in front of Dhaulagiri I and the Annapurna range near the Kali Gandaki George. It is located in the wild (hidden) Mustang valley – a fantastic trekking destination in the North of Nepal. This journey is a great combination of challenging climbing and impressive trekking.
Before the actual climb, we trek through the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki. We start by driving from Pokhara to Beni, continue to Tatopani (the hot springs) and then to Ghasa and Tukuche, following the trekking trail of the Annapurna conservation area. Magnificent mountain views and valleys await!
After this leisurely phase, we approach our main goal. We attempt the summit of Tukuche Peak (6920m) after about 4/5 days preparation at Base Camp and High Camp via the North East Ridge. Once we set up Base Camp we will begin to establish the route and acclimatize. Tukuche was first climbed by a Swiss Team in 1969. Due to its remote location and the seriousness of the terrain, the area is not that frequently visited by commercial trekking and climbing groups which makes it an even more appealing adventure.
After the climbing phase, we descend to Jomsom for some rest and take a flight out to Pokhara and continue on to Kathmandu by what means are most convenient. Sherpa Himalaya Treks & Expedition offers you a full board package including the climbing permit from the NMA and all other necessary logistics – from arrival in Kathmandu up to your departure. We organize your accommodation in Kathmandu as well as throughout your trek, our cooks freshly prepare you nutritious meals throughout the climbing period and experienced and professional trekking and climbing guides accompany you on the trek as well as the climb. In addition, we can organize any sightseeing in and around Kathmandu. Upon your request, we can also offer only base camp service (including the climbing permit) where the climber may arrange all required logistics for any part of the climb above base camp.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Trek Preparation day in Kathmandu
Day 03: By bus: Kathmandu – Beni (1000m, 9h)
Day 04: Beni to Dharbang Drive by jeep (1050m, 5h)
Day 05: Dharbang to Dharapani (1470m, 7h)
Day 06: Dharapani to Muri (2322m, 7h)
Day 07: Muri to Bagar (2080m, 6h)
Day 08: Bagar to Dobang (2545m, 5h)
Day 09: Dobang to Sallaghari (2820m, 5h)
Day 10: Sallaghari to Italian BC (4000m, 4h)
Day 11: Acclimatization
Day 12: Italian BC to Dhaulagiri BC (4900m, 5h)
Day 13: Dhaulagiri BC – French Pass (5445m) – Hidden Valley (French Phedi) (4900m, 6h)
Day 14: Hidden Valley
Day 15 to Day 22 Climbing period to Tukuche Peak- 6920 mts.
Day 23: Base camp to Yak khara (4500m, 6h)
Day 24: Yak Kharka to Jomsom (7h)
Day 25: By Flight: Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 26: By Drive or By Flight : Pokhara – Kathmandu
Day 27: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 28: Final Departure.
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As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can Climb in Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
We will provide an experienced Climbing guide having fluency in English or any other language. 1 Climbing Sherpa Guide is entitled to every 3 members and 1 porter as per required. In every group, 1 Climbing guide is provided whereas Climbing Sherpa guide (assistant) is provided as per the size of the group. The proper management of Sherpa guides help in safety and make convenient while climbing. Even though if any member gets sick on the way to peak it will not affect the whole team and the rest team can successfully reach the peak.
When it comes to summit a Peak Climbing Gears plays a very vital role and it is very important. It is the main thing that helps you to determine whether you can make the peak success or not. Proper quality to Gears makes you very easy in climbing whereas it also helps you stay away from cold and prevents frostbite and other problems.
Fixed rope, Tent, Kitchen stuff, Main rope, Snow bar, Ice screw, Rock pittan, and Ice hammer, etc are the gear which is provided by the Company.
These are the gear that you should purchase:
Climbing boot, Crampons, Harness (safety belt), sunglasses, Jumar, Figure of eight, Helmet, Ice axe, Carabiner (2 lock/ 2 unlock), Gloves, Windproof Gortex, Sleeping Bag Jackets, Pants, Water bottles, Thermos, Sun cream, Hat, Down jackets, Inner thermal coat, some prusik, warm Socks (New), water bottle, Tape slings (2)