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Tukuche Peak Climbing


Overview Tukuche Peak, standing tall at an elevation of 6,920 meters (22,703 feet), is a magnificent mountain located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Tukuche Peak Climbing offers an exhilarating climbing adventure to experienced mountaineers seeking a challenging and awe-inspiring expedition. The journey to Tukuche Peak begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Jomsom, followed by a trek through the picturesque Kali Gandaki Valley. The trail takes you through charming villages, terraced fields, and dense rhododendron forests, showcasing the natural beauty of the region. As you ascend higher, the landscape transforms into a rugged alpine terrain, offering breathtaking views…

Overview

Tukuche Peak, standing tall at an elevation of 6,920 meters (22,703 feet), is a magnificent mountain located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Tukuche Peak Climbing offers an exhilarating climbing adventure to experienced mountaineers seeking a challenging and awe-inspiring expedition.

The journey to Tukuche Peak begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Jomsom, followed by a trek through the picturesque Kali Gandaki Valley. The trail takes you through charming villages, terraced fields, and dense rhododendron forests, showcasing the natural beauty of the region. As you ascend higher, the landscape transforms into a rugged alpine terrain, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The climbing expedition itself starts from Tukuche Base Camp, where experienced climbers acclimate and prepare for the ascent. The climb also involves technical sections, including steep slopes, icefalls, and crevasses, requiring proper equipment and mountaineering skills. However, the reward is worth the effort as you take greetings with awe-inspiring vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

The summit push from High Camp is the most challenging part of the climb, with the final ascent requiring focus, physical endurance, and mental resilience. Standing atop Tukuche Peak, you’re also rewarded with an incredible panoramic view of the Himalayas, including the Annapurna massif, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri peaks, which leaves you in awe of nature’s grandeur.

The descent follows the same route, allowing you to relish the beauty of the region from a different perspective. Upon reaching Jomsom, you can celebrate your achievement and take a well-deserved rest before flying back to Kathmandu.

It’s important to note that Tukuche Peak climbing is a strenuous and demanding adventure, suitable only for experienced climbers with prior high-altitude climbing experience. Proper physical conditioning, acclimatization, and knowledge of mountaineering techniques are essential for a safe and successful ascent.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Tukuche Peak climbing trip offers an unforgettable experience for skilled mountaineers, combining breathtaking landscapes, technical challenges, and the satisfaction of conquering a Himalayan summit. It’s a journey that will test your limits, reward your perseverance, and leave you with lifelong memories of Nepal’s majestic mountains.

Trip Highlights


  • Stunning views: Tukuche Peak offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Nilgiri.
  • Unique cultural experience: The trek passes through remote villages and provides an opportunity to experience the local culture and way of life of the people living in the high-altitude region.
  • Pristine natural beauty: The trek takes you through lush forests, high-altitude landscapes, and stunning mountain scenery.
  • Technical climb: The climb to Tukuche Peak involves technical sections, making it a challenging and rewarding climb for
  • -known peak, making it a great option for those seeking solitude and tranquility in the Himalayas.
  • High-altitude adventure: The climb to Tukuche Peak reaches an elevation of 6,920 meters (22,703 feet), offering a high-altitude adventure for experienced climbers.
  • Diverse landscapes: The trek to Tukuche Peak takes you through a experienced climbers.
  • Off-the-beaten-path: Tukuche Peak is a lesser variety of landscapes, including forests, valleys, and glaciers, providing a diverse and rewarding experience.

Itinerary Expand All


Our representative from Nepal Challenge Trek will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Challenge Trek.

Meals: (BB Plan + Welcome Dinner)

Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Tukuche Peak Expedition with Nepal Challenge Trek

Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

Meals: BB Plan

Today we will take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 5 hours of drive journey. Pokhara is a beautiful town set on the banks of the Fewa Lake. Pokhara is tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu. After reaching Pokhara you will be transferred to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Meals: BB Plan

After having breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Pokhara and fly towards Jomsom. Jomsom is an important hub for Mustang and Upper Mustang Treks with the airstrip, tea houses and services. After landing at the airstrip of Jomsom, we will start our trek by following a rather easy trail to Marpha also known as ‘ The Apple Garden ‘. From there we start to ascend steeply until we arrive at the open fields of Yak Kharka.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical illness that may arise due to altitude sickness. Also, proper acclimatization is the key to reach our target, a summit of Tukuche Peak. Thus, today we will take a day rest at Yak Kharka. There are a couple of good hike options from Yak Kharka that are considered best for acclimatization.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After spending a good day rest at Yak Kharka, our trail ascends gradually as we enter the Kali Gandaki Valley – the deepest gorge of the world. Our uphill trekking continues as we head towards the crossing of Dhampus Pass at 5,240 meters also known as ‘ Thapa ‘ Pass. From the top of the pass, our trail descends over moderate snow slope towards the Hidden Valley for our overnight camping. 

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

By now we have reached over 5,000 meters above the sea level. So, in order to stay fit both physically and mentally, we will rest at Hidden Valley for acclimatization and exploration. Hidden Valley offers good hike options for its visitors. The best option would be a hike up to the western ridge from where we will have stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and the beautiful mountain valleys. We head back to Hidden Valley for overnight camping after a great day’s hike.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast, we get ready for a short day trekking. Our trail climbs gradually as we trek through harsh alpine vegetation. Our climb can be very tiring, so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy. We will trek until we arrive at a good camping site at 5,640 meters where we will set up our Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and start making necessary preparations for setting up camps at higher altitudes.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

11 Days climbing towards Tukuche Peak  Tented Camp

For several days we keep on doing climbing training practices with proper acclimatization. Our Sherpa team will do all the hard works from setting up the camps, provide healthy meals and fix the routes for reaching the summit. Following the instructions are given by our experienced climbing experts we make a gradual climb. Several camps will be set up above the base camp. In fact, weather conditions play a significant role in predicting and planning our summit climb attempt. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and properly acclimatized we will tackle several technical climbing sections and climb to conquer the summit of Tukuche Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with amazing up-close views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges and other surrounding high peaks. We will spend short quality time at the summit and then start to descend down following the same route back to reach the Base Camp.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After successfully achieving the summit of Tukuche Peak, we begin our return journey by retracing our steps on the same trail that descends downhill for a few hours. With great views of high mountain valleys and surrounding high peaks, we will arrive back to Hidden Valley for our overnight camping. 

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

From Hidden Valley, we continue to retrace our steps on the same trail that climbs up a moderate snow slope towards the crossing of Dhampus Pass. After successfully crossing the pass we make a steep descend entering into the Kali Gandaki Valley and then make a rather long traverse across the snow which usually takes around four hours before descending down to Yak Kharka.  

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The last day of our trek starts from Yak Kharka as we follow the main trail that descends for a rather long time to reach the village of Marpha. From Marpha our trail is a rather pleasant and moderate walk all the way back to Jomsom. This is a celebration day after successful completion of Tukuche Peak Expedition with Nepal Challenge Trek team.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today we will take an early morning scenic flight from Jomsom back to Pokhara. After landing at Pokhara you will be transferred to the hotel. We will spend the rest of the day sightseeing and explore around Pokhara. Boating at Fewa Lake, visiting sacred caves and waterfalls, sightseeing around the city can be the best way to spend your day in Pokhara.

Meals: BB Plan

After breakfast, we will take a drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu which takes approximately four to five hours drive. We will have an opportunity to observe the daily activities of the local people for survival, while our drive journey passes through several market towns and villages. After arriving at Kathmandu, feel free to take a walk around the busy shopping streets of Thamel. In the evening we will celebrate the completion of our Tukuche Peak Expedition and have a final meal together.

Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Meals: Breakfast


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What's Included


  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 3 Nights stay in Kathmandu and 1 night stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with an experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for Tukuche Peak Expedition
  • All required Trekking Permits and Conservation Area fees
  • Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara Flight
  • Tea House and Camping Accommodation during Trekking and Climbing
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well-experienced climbing guide Team
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for an expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork

What's Excluded


  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation services include only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be appropriately charged.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in the cost includes section.

Trip Information


Tukuche Peak is a popular peak for climbing in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Here are some things to know about Tukuche Peak climbing:

  1. Experience required: Tukuche Peak is a technical climb that requires prior mountaineering experience, especially in high-altitude and cold conditions.
  2. Permits: Climbers need to obtain the necessary permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and other relevant authorities.
  3. Itinerary: The climb usually takes around 19-22 days, including acclimatization and preparation days. The itinerary includes trekking to the base camp, setting up high camps, and making a summit attempt.
  4. Technical difficulty: The climb to Tukuche Peak involves technical sections, including steep ice and snow slopes, making it a challenging climb even for experienced mountaineers.
  5. Equipment: Climbers must bring their own personal gear and equipment, including ice axes, crampons, helmets, ropes, and harnesses.
  6. Support staff: Climbers are supported by a team of experienced Sherpa guides, who provide guidance and assistance throughout the climb.
  7. Weather conditions: The climb to Tukuche Peak is best done during the spring and autumn seasons when the weather is more stable and predictable.

Overall, Tukuche Peak climbing offers a challenging and rewarding experience for experienced mountaineers looking for a technical climb in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

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