Tukuche Peak Expedition (6920m)
Mt. Tukuche Peak is one of the striking peaks that towers in Annapurna region in front of gigantic 8000m Dhaulagiri peak. Ascending Tukuche Peak regarded as less dangerous and technical way. It was first summated in 1969 by a Swiss team. Exploring old monasteries, Thakali village and Apple orchards, witnessing mountain desert (Mustang) etc. are the major highlights of the peak.
Similarly, great panorama opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to notice Tashi Kang (6386 m.), Mukut Himal (6328 m), and Sita Chuchura (6611 m. To the south lies Tukche Peak (6920 m.) and ahead of is the enormous peak of Dhaulagiri I. We will be setting our base camp at an elevation of 4740m over the Chhonbardan glacier beneath the rocky lump. To the west are the mountains of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m). Tukuche Peak ascend will be followed after setting up Advance Base Camp (5100), After that we will set our Camp I at an elevation of 5600m for which our Sherpa guides will lend hand. Moving further, we will reach Camp II at an altitude of 6100 and then the most significant day will be experienced as soon as we reach at the summit of the Tukuche peak.
This 34-days Tukuche Peak designed by Unique Adventure Trek will let you have the best experience ever. The best season to go for the expedition is spring and autumn. Although comparatively less visited, Tukuche is one of most striking peaks climbing in Nepal. In spite of being a demanding ascends, it's nevertheless a favorite choice for 8,000m peak mountaineers.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the Hotel
Soon after we land at Kathmandu International Airport, we meet our Nepali representatives who will clarify us about the tour. After the short description by our representatives, we are sent to our Hotels where we will be staying overnight.
Day 02 : Stay at Kathmandu for the official procedure
You will rest in Kathmandu today. You will be described about your trek and then complete some official procedure. Also, make all the preparations essential for trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Drive to Beni; starting point of course, overnight at lodge
After breakfast, we will drive to Beni taking about 4 hours and enjoying good scenery. It is the district headquarters with a police check post, registration certificate of trekkers is checked here. Beni lies at union of the Kali Gandaki and Myagdi Khola (river). Overnight at the Camp.
Day 04 : Trek to Babiyachaur, overnight at lodge
Today we will all along the Kali Gandaki River leaving Beni. After that we will continue along the road through the way passing via past lush green rice fields, different colored butterflies and more. Then, we will pass by the settlements of Singa, Mangalghat and Tatopani. Sing acrossTara Khet, ascend over a small edge to reach Babiyachaur. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05 : Trek to Phedi, overnight at lodge
You will pass through Lumle and Naudanda, and you can glimpse the breathtaking view of Manaslu and Annapurna range. Phedi is a little town and is the entrance to the Annapurna area. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06 : Trek to Phalai Gaon, overnight at lodge
Leaving Phedi, we will begin to scale on an edge on the opposite shore. You will follow the tenderly rising peaks path to Dharapani which is a deeply populated village. Then you will you come down a peak path past Takum where cultivated pastures expands over the wide peak flank. From Sibang you will pass through woods, and continue passing Mattims where Mt Dhaulagiri is visible. Move down to the Ggatti River then kilt around the edge to Phalai Gaon (1810m.). Here we will set our camp for overnight.
Day 07 : Trek to Jugapani, overnight at lodge
After departing from Phalai Gaon, we will enter the terraced pasture to the right, and traverse the Dhara Khola on a suspension bridge. The main path climb the edge from the suspension bridge, then passes through the village of Dhara, and goes via a settlement to an uneven mountain trail. After that, walk on the mountain trail and go round the edge. The peak path continues, twisting up hill and where you can witness Gurja Himal (7193m.) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m.). You will walk through the large community of Muri where Magar clans live. We will move down a path among terraced pasture to the Dhora River. Going across the river and ascend to the right up to Ghorban Dhara. The sight from the pass is excellent. And you can observe Ghustung south (6465m.). Moving down to the Myagdi River, advancing all along the right shore you will reach at camp in the nearby fields. The community of Jugapani is on the peak path over the house. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08 : Trek to Bagar, overnight at camp
We will take a path that going across the steep, grass enclosed hill. The Myagdi River assumes a vertical v- shape walk as we pass through end and a high zigzag path is well â€“ made with a great figure of crisscross stony paths. Then, the long ascend ends and you will enter a traverse to the right side. Soon you move down through a wooded area, rising to an edge muzzle where Bagar (2080m.) comes into our view. Moving down through terraced pastures to this peak village, we will set our camp.
Day 09 : Trek to Lapche Kharka, overnight at camp
A high, zigzag trail follows the community; cross a pebbly area piled elevated with stones, then a grass enclosed traverse, descending a vertical stone path to the river's ridge. Ascend a peak path and traverse a river with an elevated waterfall to reach Kharka. Follow a tenderly sloping peak path to Lipshe. The mountain trail moves through a wooded area with many uneven paths. Both parts of the Myagdi Khola are still vertical, and a pumping up stream turns out to be a waterfall. Go on walking along a grassy area bounded by trees, Lapche Kharka. Overnight at camp.
Day 10 : Trek to Chartare, overnight at camp
We will begin crossing a wooden bridge above the Konabon River and we will once again come in a wooded area, and when the climb becomes a drop, you will see the wall of Dhaulagiri I between cracks in the trees. Soon the Myagdi River becomes observable. After that we will descend to the stream and traverse a wooden edge. The leftshore path passes all the way through a forested area also, but it moves upto the Pakite River. Crossing the stream you will soon arrive at Chartare (2820m.). Overnight at camp.
Day 11 : Trek to Pakoban, overnight at camp
We will go up the mountainside from the stream, and continue a gentle ascend to the Choriban River. Then crossing the stream the white outline of Manapati (6380m) becomes visible. After traversing the steep hill the trail, climb a moderate incline all the way through woods to Puchhar, a small green area. Traverse a glacier and move down to a glacier and go up the opposite shore to a wide verdant area in a low ablation valley, Pakabon (3585m.). We will set our camp in Pakoban to stay overnight.
Day 12 : Trek to Dhaulagiri base camp, overnight at camp
Today, we will be reaching at Dhaulagiri Base Camp leaving Pakoban. We will be setting our base camp at an elevation of 4740m over the Chhonbardan glacier beneath the rocky lump. To the west are the mountains of Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715 m) and Dhaulagiri V (7618 m). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13 : Trek to French Pass; enter to hidden valley, overnight at camp
Today, leaving Dhaulagiri Base Camp, we will reach the French Pass (5100 m.). A great panorama opens up from the French Pass and you will be able to notice Tashi Kang (6386 m.), Mukut Himal (6328 m), and Sita Chuchura (6611 m). To the south lies Tukche Peak (6920 m.) and ahead of is the enormous peak of Dhaulagiri I. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14 : Trek to Hidden valley, overnight at camp
Leaving French Pass, we will ascend to the Hidden Valley Camp lying at an altitude of 5000m where you can enjoy surrounding white peaks. Overnight at tented camp in Hidden Valley.
Day 15 : Trek to Yak Kharka, overnight at camp
Today we will walk further ahead traversing left to Kali Gandaki valley. There is a very long walk on snow typically taking about 4 hours before beginning the steep drop to Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka.
Day 16 : Trek to Tukuche peak base camp
From Yak Kharka, we will stroll along narrow Kali Gandaki River valley to arrive at Khobang village. We will head straight way to the Tukuche and set our base camp here. Overnight at tented camp in Tukuche.
Day 17 - 27 : Climbing period, overnight at camp
We will have 10 days long climbing period. Leaving the Tukuche Base Camp, the climb will be followed with set up Advance Base Camp (5100).After that we will set our Camp I at an elevation of 5600m for which our Sherpa guides will lend hand. Moving further, we will reach Camp II at an altitude of 6100 and then the most significant day will be experienced as soon as we reach at the summit of the Tukuche peak.
Day 28 : Cleaning base camp, overnight at camp
We will return back to the base camp and we have a cleaning day there. Overnight at base camp again.
Day 29 : Trek to Marpha, overnight at lodge
Today, we will come across stoned orchards and a stone gateway marks the entry to Marpha. Here, the local apple brandy is famous. Overnight at lodge in Marpha.
Day 30 : Trek to Jomsom, overnight at lodge
Today, as the track continues to Jomsom, the scenery becomes more and more arid and remarkable with its combination of browns and grey environment with the snow topped peaks of Nilgiri and Tilicho. The stiff winds start on to speed up on our way to Jomsom in the afternoon. Overnight stay at Lodge in Jomsom.
Day 31 : Fly back to Pokhara, overnight at hotel
Taking about twenty minutes, we fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. The major fascinations of Pokhara are natural as well as cultural sites such as lakes, temples of Hindus and Buddhist, caves, mountain views. You can view the north region across the hill, Phewa lake to the snow peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges. We set off from Pokhara and travel for 6 hours to return back to Kathmandu. Overnight at lodge in Kathmandu.
Day 32 : Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Today, we can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.
Day 33 : Rest at Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Today you have a rest day in Kathmandu. Or, alternatively explore around Kathmandu valley which includes visit around historical and spiritual attractions; including Durbar Square, Bauddhanath; one of the largest stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city knows as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 34 : Departure on your own destination
This is your final day, our airport representative will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.
What is included?
- Airport transfers (domestic and international both).
- Press conference arrangement.
- 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast & 1 night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Climbing Permit fee of Tukuche Peak expedition and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee.
- Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
- Expert climbing Guide and porter.
- North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps.
- Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
- 4/4 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask & regulator.
- Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
- Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
- One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps.
- Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
- Ground transportation: Kathmandu - Beni and Pokhara - Kathmandu.
- Flight fare for member and staff (Jomsom - Pokhara).
- Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
- All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
- Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
- First Aid kit bag and trekking map & duffel bag.
- Solar panel at the base camp.
- Restop toilet bag.
- Satalite phone (Pay Call).
- Walkie Talkie for each staff and member.
- Mountain cans cleaning at high camps.
- Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to beni and back from Jomsom.
- All ground transportation
- Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
What is not included?
- Personal climbing gears.
- Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 4 nights) and in Pokhara (after 1 night).
- Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Visa Fee for Nepal.
- Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
- Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
- Bar and beverage bills..
- Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.
The conditions stated in the itinerary are applicable for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores of Kathmandu.
Unique Adventure International always efforts to operate the itinerary as per the negotiation made. Not always, but extreme adventure activities being operated in remote mountain regions, bears high risk and needs to be flexible. Unpredictable incidents, accident, weather conditions or flight schedule may be the reason that forces us to make slight changes in our scheduled programs. We expect your patience and cooperation in such circumstances.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.
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Quick Fact of the Trip
- Trip Duration : 34 days
- Best Season : Spring & Autumn
- Country : Nepal
- Min Altitude : 923m.
- Max Altitude : 6920m.
- Trip starts : Kathmandu
- Trip ends : Kathmandu
- Group size : Min - 1
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