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Tukuche peak (6,920M/22,704FT)

  • Trip Code: TUKU
  • Trip Duration: 27 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 2 to 15
  • Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Max Altitude: (6,920M/22,704FT)
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Bus/Jeep/Trekking and climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Tea houses and Camping
  • Trip Grade: Moderate

OVERVIEW

Tukuche peak (6,920M/22,704FT) Nepal government official Peak code is TUKU located in the Dhaulagiri 8000ers mountain range just 10km northwest of Dhaulagiri first. This peak was climbed in spring season of 1969 A.D. by Hugh Merrick the first time in its history. For the first time climbers took 4 years to study and select Tukuche peak to make it successful summit. The researcher team found South-west ridge less technical and easier than North-west ridge. Comparatively, Tukuche peak is moderate type of climbs and normally climb in autumn (October, November) and in spring (April, May) season. Although the TUKU peak is just 80 meters below 7000ers peak and the climbing ridge is not steep, it is considered a technical climb which require couple of days acclimatize in thin air before reaching TUKU base camp because of strong windy pass to Tibetan plateau through base of this mountain. Climbers may reach to Tukuche Base camp either through Dhaulagiri I eastern side Beni to Tatopani to Marpha to Yak Kharka to Base Camp or Dhaulagiri I western side Beni to Darbang to Takam to Muna to Italian BC to Japanese BC to Tuku Base camp. One in two outer and wider Dhaulagiri circuit or classical Pokhara-Jomsom/Muktinath route to Marpha then start off the beaten trail to Tukuche peak Base Camp is normal itinerary to climb Tukuche peak.  To summit this peak need two advanced Base Camp, Camp I at the height of 5,600M/18373FT and Camp II on 6,200M/ 20,342FT. As Nepalese Sherpa tradition completing a Pooja ceremony at the base camp of climbing mountain, Snowpal’s Professional and experienced guides start to open the route to camp I. Our guides take clients and loads from Base Camp to Camp I considering your health/physical fitness and weather condition. Our Nepalese supporting team open the climbing route to Camp II and supply the equipment, gear and food to push the summit form Camp II. Guides and team check the weather condition, if it will allow, you will attempt early in the morning before 03 AM for summit push.

The views from the summit is splendid with huge range of Annapurna 8000ers, Dhaulagiri 8000ers, GurjaHimal 7000ers, Nilgiri 7000ers, Mustang himal 6000ers and many more snowcapped mountain.Along with unique culture and tradition similar of ancient Tibetan Buddhism throughout the trekking route, you also get witness of gorgeous view of mountain vista, wide and huge view Tibetan plateau, 100s of snow-capped mountain and swerving Rivers like Kaligandaki in this trip.

Snowpal Trek and Expedition has been one of the pioneers in terms of Peak climbing Organizer Company since 1998 A.D. Our mountain climbing experience all over the Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,and Pakisthan that reflect in our client’s satisfaction. Our micro-management with full of experienced team offer fluent English speaking guide, excellent logistic arrangement facilities, safety and satisfaction of our valuable clients. If some of our clients do not have any previous climbing techniques and experience, Just arrange 2 more days than our provided Itinerary, Our experienced team leader/guide teach you on the spot of Tukuchepeak base camp how to use the climbing equipment like ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabine including ascending and descending on fixed line rope. Our provided Itinerary is an outline, If our client intends to customize the trip according to your time limit, we make you humble request just to e-mail us or send the inquire form filling in required section which posted on our website wall to clean your confusion if you have any. Within 2/3 corresponding with our expert about your trip, you will reach in conclusion to confirm the trip. The land of ecstasy is waiting to make your extra ordinary happiness making your climbing dream project 100% successful.

Even a very beginner climbers may ascend this mountain just less than 4 week time period. We include enough nights in tended camp over 3500m in off the beaten zone of Hidden valley on the way to Dhampus pass/Thapa pass (5,240 M / 17,192 FT) and Dhaulagiri circuit trekking. To be acclimatized in thin air, we have designed the couple of days trekking schedule starts from low land ‘Tatopani’ to gradually higher land ‘Marpha’ even road pass to Lo-Manthang via Marpha. Caravana route start to climb Tukuche peak from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus/flight then again by bus to Tatopani for the first day of this Trek. We start to walk through side trekking trail of Pokhara-Lomanthang off road highway and off the beaten trail starts from Marpha to Yak kharka to Tukuche Peak Base Camp and summit the Peak.

In addition, aswe already mentioned the climbing schedule may add the Dhaulagiri circuit Trek via Dhaulagiri pass/French Pass/Dhampus pass/Thapa pass if you intend to extend the mesmerizing adventure of Tukuche peak climbing.

Snowpal Trek and Expedition Provide excellent quality service with qualified experienced climbing Sherpa Guide and staff to make your dream project successful being curious in human error. Working with many international professional climbers, we have developed safe and smart system in the Himalayafor our clients satisfaction. We focused on safety of our clients. Having 3 decades in mountaineering logistics management services, we have understood the most requirements of alpine guides. Our climbing guides are certified by Nepal mountaineering Association who are Mt. Everest summiteers too and they also have certificate of IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guide Association) along with skill in mountain sickness “AMS’ prevention, First aid treatment and rescue training in Himalaya fully trained from concerned authorities.  Our micromanagement experienced and qualified  service delight our clients with maximum enjoyment and the unforgettable trip in hidden valley around Dhaulagiri 8000ers Himalayan region climbing Mt. Tukuche Peak 6,920M.

Highlights ofTukuche Peak Climbing

Experience of Hidden Valley on the lap of 8000ers Mountain.

Experience of Tuku Peak Climbing (6,920M/22,704FT)

Mind-blowing views of dozens of snow-capped Peaks of western Nepal Himalaya.

Himalayan Herbs include YarsaGumba, Flora and Fauna.

Experience of Himalayan culture and tradition of mountain inhabitants.

Itinerary of Tukuche peak (6,920M/22,704FT)

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name plate and transfer to your hotel.Overnight in Hotel on BB Basis

After Breakfast first we check all the trekking and Peak climbing equipment and if missing some of trekking/peak climbing gear, we can buy during the sightseeing. Full day sightseeing proceeds to the prominent UNESCO world heritage site to Syambhunath Stupa the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city. Then proceed to Kathmandu Durbar Square where can visit the Living GoddesKumari who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple (constructed after collapsed in earthquake in 25 April 2014), the temple made out of single tree and named Kathmandu as it was known as Kantipur in earlier times. Kathmandu Durbar Squar cover dozen of temple concluding Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Maizudewal, Taleju temple, Nautale Durbar, KaalBhairav, freak street and many more. Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis

We request you to have an early breakfast and be ready exactly at 06:15 in your hotel lobby; guide will pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive (approximately seven hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view and Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside. Lunch spot on the way to Pokhara and you will be arrived late afternoon at Pokhara approximately 2:00 o’clock. Pokhara lakeside sites walking around, “front row center” to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. Overnight: In a Pokhara hotel on BB basis.

After breakfast, we drive to the west of Pokhara to Naudanda to Lumle, to Nayapul to Parbet ‘Kusma’ to Maldhunga to Beni to Tatopani (Hot spring) on the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Today we will have a great scenery of hillside rice field, with the amazing landscape and Annapurna Himalayan view. Our adventure walking begins from Tatopani staying an overnight having a great natural hotwater bath (hot spring). You may have lunch on the way either at Kusma or at Beni Bazar. This scenery and amazing stay in most deepest GeorgeTatopani between two massif 8000ers mountain Mt. Dhaulagrir 8,167M and Mt. Annapurna 8,091M with front view of Mt. Nilgiri 7000ers which gives you inner power and immerse you to walk more.

Overnight in a Mountain lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

After Breakfast, We start walking trip just crossing a bridge over Kaligandaki River. Gradually up to the hill, overlooking the valley from uphill the walk is very pleasant in nature. We again cross to a suspension bridge for the night stay at Ghasa.

Overnight in a Mountain lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Today our trek is gradually up through pine and juniper forest. In the bottom of the trekking trail, a huge fast runner River Kaligandaki following with great sound. As we gained the altitude, better to stay at Kalopani.

Overnight in a Mountain lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

After Breakfast, we don’t climb today. We walk strait through beautiful pine forest and small mountain village. We just walk 3-4 hour today and reach for camp at Marpha.

Overnight in a Mountain lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We start off the bitten path to Yak Kharka (Yak pasture land) through steep up hill. We enter to hidden valley of Dhaulagiri 8000ers mountain range. We will stay for 10/11 days in such a silence zone.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Over (3,500M/11,483FT) we need to update our body in thin air means in lower oxygen level. A full day we will read/ write diary/, Lets do Yoda and meditation/, stretch the body, or any other activities you have skilled, Our staff will participate with you, mentally be prepared for high elevation.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start to ascend after early Breakfast gradually up to Dhampus pass/Thapa pass. We need to ascend almost 1400m/ 4,593Ft to Dhampus Pass 5,240M/17,192FT and gradually descent to TukuchePeak camp 5,150M/16,896FT.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Pre-climbing training will be conduct at Tukuche Peak Base Camp (5190m/17,027ft). Our climbing guide trains the techniques of climbing, safety rule at glacier and ways of using and handing climbing gear such as the ice axe, climbing boots, crampons, harness ascender etc. If you are already experienced and well-trained mountaineers then it is not compulsory to take part in training session. Our main aim is to assist and guide the beginners who are willing to climb various peaks considering the safety measures in mind and we assure that it will boost the climbers to increase the confidence and climbing skill. The day will spend hiking to high camp and back to Base camp to prepare mentally/physically for the successful summit.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Final destination of this trip will be an amazing day. We attempt to make a successful summit during this climbing period. The summit day will be a great day to achieve the goal of this trip. We try to be on top as soon early in the morning as possible on summit day for a stunning view of sunrise in the Dhaulagiri Himalayan region. From the summit of TukuchePeak, we can observe the Tibetan plateau along with long Himalayan range. Taking some memorable snap of photos and videos, we return back to Base camp.

The extra contingency day/additional day has added and reserved to make the project successful if any reason like bad weather or our client health condition, we preserved an additional to make the project successful.

The day of summit, start about 03 AM from Camp II(6,200M/ 20,342FT) having breakfast before proceeding to summit the peak. We need to start very early because of strong winds and day sunlight of the mid-day may become obstacle for the successful summit. Fixed rope usually will be 500m to 700m though the length of rope depends on season and the situation of mountain. Normally Tukuche peak does not require the ladder to cross crevasse. A steep snow slop leads us onto the Summit ridge but comparatively beautiful and amazing walk. The 360-degree spectacular Panoramic view of hundreds of snowcapped mountains including Mt.Dhaulagria (8,167M), Mt. Annapurna (8,163Mm), Mt. Nilgiri 7000ers. Snapshots dozens of photographs and incredible videos from the summit than we retrace to the base camp where some of crew of our team are waiting making delicious food and cake to celebrate a happy night on your successful Tukuche peak summit.

Overnight in Tended Camp,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We retrace down the trail from Yak-Kharka (3,900M/12,795FT) to Marpha (2,670M/8,760FT) and continue strait walk to Jomsom (2,743M/8,999FT) for the next day fly back to Pokhara.

Overnight in Jomsom Hotel,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We take a spectacular early morning flight along the Kali Gandaki gorge to Pokhara. There are only few flight in this sector Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara and all the flights operate only in the morning before 09:00 AM because of strong wind pass through Jomsom valley to Tibetan plateau. The strong wind make very hard to take-off and land-on the small twin otter (STOL) short take-off and landing airplane. The two giant 8000ers Mountain Dhaulagiri 8,176m range and Mt. Annapurna 8,091m range as a border land of Trans-Himalayan region. The deepest Kali-Gandaki George separate two Himalayan range Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and very strong wind blow through this valley.

However, the early morning flight Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara is very scenic along the majestic view of Himalaya and terraced landscape with bunch of human settlement.

You will arrive in Pokhara hotel before 10 AM will have enough time for half day sightseeing. The flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara will be 15 to 17 O’ clock.

 Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB basis.

Today is your leisure day for cleaning, shopping and sightseeing depends in your interest. If you prefer any specific day tour like cycling, One hour Everest scenic flight early in the morning, City tour by car with guide etc… just let us know. We will arrange the chosen trip in your favor with appropriate cost.

Today, a special Nepalese Dinner is arranged in a typical Nepali Restaurant with culture show and dance of different ethnic group of Nepal.

Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB basis.

Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or combine with other trip like Sightseeing in UNESCO world heritage site around Kathmandu valley or join the day trip for white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park or any other activities in your favor.  The cost of extended activities will be extra.

All trips can be customized and extended as per requirements

 

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure from International Airport on Day 1st and day 27th.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing covers two UNESCO World Heritage sites by private vehicle on day 2nd.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Tourist Bus Ticket on Day 3rd.
  • Kathmandu Hotel to Tourist bus station drop and Pokhara bus station to hotel pickup on day 3rd.
  • Pokhara half day sightseeing by private vehicle with driver on day 3rd
  • Pokhara to Beni to Tatopani private vehicle on day 4th.
  • Jomsom toPokhara flight ticket on day 25th.
  • Jomsom to Pokhaara flight ticket for Guide.
  • Pokhara airport to hotel for day rest and after half-day sightseeing again hotel to airport vehicle on day 25th.
  • Half day Pokhara sightseeing by private vehicle with driver on day 25th.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry Permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Permits.
  • Tukuche Peak/Thapa Peak climbing permit from government of Nepal.
  • Garbage disposal deposit fee.
  • A license holder experienced English speaking professional climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Porters to carry your luggage (one porter in 2 guest, not more than 25kg per porter), you may hire a personal porter in additional extra charge if you have heavy luggage.
  • Guide's and Porter's Insurance, food, salary, accommodation, transport, equipment.
  • Pony/Yaks/porters to carry camping food, climbing equipment, and kitchen equipment from Marpha to Marpha.
  • 4 nights Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis on day 1st, 2nd, 25th and 27th.
  • 1 nights Boutique hotel in Pokhara on BB basis on day 3rd.
  • Full meal (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner) during the trekking on day 4th to day 24th.
  • Seasonal Fruit desert after dinner as it will available on the spot.
  • All Accommodation during the trekking (With attached bathroom/hot shower in Tatopani day 4th, and Day 24th in Jomsom. And remaining nights net and clean private room with sharing toilet during tea house and camping facilities during the tended camp.
  • Cook and kitchen helper to make fresh food during the camping trek at Yak-kharka,Tukuche peak Base Camp, High camp.
  • All the kitchen utensil, gasoline, Dining tent, Member sleeping tent, toilet tent.
  • A comprehensive medical kit to use all of our clients and staffs.
  • Oximeter to check the oxygen condition into your body during the trek.
  • Bottle of Oxygen depend on group size with its regulator (mask private) emergency use.
  • All the government taxes
  • All the paper works and company service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Domestic flight ticket to PKR if you intend to fly instead of drive.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • KTM/PKR sightseeing tour guide and entrance fee. (If you want guided tour ‘guide in additional charge’.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except farewell dinner (also in case of early return form trekking/expedition then the schedule itinerary).
  • Extra night in Kathmandu and Pokhara (In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
  • Local community entry fee ( If there are any, Sometime local community charge about USD 10 to USD 20 per visitor to upgrade their local community services).
  • Local community entry fee ( If there are any, Sometime local community charge about USD 10 to USD 20 per visitor to upgrade their local community services).
  • Bar bill and any bottled drinks such as alcohol, mineral water, coke.
  • Laundry expenses, hot shower, Internet, landlines phone, Electronic device/battery re-charge.
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu Flight tickets if you choose instead bus services.
  • Personal clothing, Packing items and trekking gears.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear (Climbing boots, Crampons, Ice Axe/Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight/ATC guide, Tap sling etc. (Can hire/buy in Kathmandu.
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Yours any personal Insurance.
  • Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue in emergency case anytime.
  • Staff tips expected even is not mandatory.
  • Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes.
  • Trip Code: TUKU
  • Trip Duration: 27 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 2 to 15
  • Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Max Altitude: (6,920M/22,704FT)
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Bus/Jeep/Trekking and climbing
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Tea houses and Camping
  • Trip Grade: Moderate

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