- Duration:25 Days
- Primary Activity:Expedition
- Group Size:1 - 12 Peoples
- Arrival on:Kathmandu
- Trip Grade:Strenuous
- Meals:All meals included on Expedition
- Accomodation:Hotels / Teahouses / Camping
- Max-Altitude:6920 m.
- Departure from:Kathmandu
Tukuche Peak Expedition-25 Days
The Tukuche peak is located in the western Nepal Himalayas between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Although relatively less explored, Tukuche is one of most exotic mountain climbs in Nepal. Despite being a technical climb, it’s nonetheless a favourite training mountain amongst Mt. Everest enthusiasts. The peak lies north of the exotic Hidden Valley. The summit of Tukuche Peak also offers great vistas of the surrounding Himalayas including the Annapurna Ranges, Nilgiri and also of the nearby villages such as Marpha and Jomsom.
Our Tukuche Peak Expedition begins with flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we head west to Marpha village, Yak Kharka, Hidden Valley, and Tukuche Base Camp. After proper acclimatization and training, we summit the Tukuche Peak and return via the same route. From Jomsom, we make a return flight to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264ft).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Travel Society Nepal. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa, etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner that will include a cultural dance performed by the local women. You then return to your hotel for your first overnight stay at the hotel (D)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (1,300m /4,264ft).
Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influences in the valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a full-day guided tour to the historic sights such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath). In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we meet our trek leader and other stuff for your adventure trip. Stay overnight at hotel. (B)
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara | Sightseeing in Pokhara
This morning, we take an early flight to Pokhara. When you arrive, you will check into your hotel and receive a welcome drink. After settling in, you can go boating on Fewa Lake, visit Tal Barahi Temple and explore the sights of Pokhara including the caves, temples, and lakes. Stay overnight at hotel (B)
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom | Trek to Marpha (2670m/8,760ft) |2-3 hours
Today, we take another morning flight to Jomsom. After exploring Jomsom, we head toward Marpha. We start by going downhill through the valley with mountain peaks on both sides. We cross the Syang Khola and reach Syang Village. From here, we continue trekking to Marpha where we stay the night. (B, L, D)
Day 05: Rest & Acclimatization Day in Marpha (2670m/8,760ft)
Today is set aside solely for rest and acclimatization and basic training to prepare ourselves for the expedition. You will also have time to explore Marpha. Marpha is famous for being the ‘apple capital’ of Nepal where you can enjoy different products made from apple. Try the local apple brandy of Marpha which is famous all over Nepal. Trek around the barren landscape, which resembles Tibet. Stay overnight at a local teahouse. (B, L, D)
Day 06: Marpha – Yak Kharka (4500m/14764ft) | 5-6 hours
Today we trek to Yak Kharka from Marpha. We will be leaving the civilization behind at Marpha as we cross terraced farming and ascend along the edge of the mountain to Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at a local teahouse. (B, L, D)
Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Yak Kharka
Since we have gained considerable height yesterday; we need to spend one more day acclimatizing at Yak Kharka to prevent altitude sickness. Explore and hike around Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at a local teahouse. (B, L, D)
Day 08: Yak Kharka to Hidden Valley (5200m/17,060ft) | 8-9 hours
Today is a big day as we continue our trek towards Hidden Valley. The initial path carved by Yaks gives rise to more wildernesses. We cross over the Thapa Pass where you will see stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. After some time taking pictures and soaking in the views, we descend and arrive at Hidden Valley. Stay overnight at a local teahouse. (B, L, D)
Day 09: Hidden Valley to Tukuche Peak Base Camp (5200m/17,060ft) | 2-3 hours
We leave Hidden Valley and trek to Tukuche Peak Base Camp today. After arrival, trek around, wind up and relax. It’s also important to acclimatize to the high altitude. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Climbing Preparation | Trek to Camp I and back to Base Camp
Today, we begin our climbing preparation by hiking to Camp I and back to Base Camp. This hike is necessary for proper acclimatization. (B, L, D)
Day 11: Base Camp to Camp I | Back to Base Camp
Today, we hike to Camp I. After reaching Camp I and making necessary arrangements, we get back to base camp again. This step is necessary for proper acclimatization. (B, L, D)
Day 12: Base Camp to Camp I
We again hike to Camp I. But this time, we stay overnight at Camp I. (B, L, D)
Day 13: Camp I to Camp 2 | Back to Base Camp
Another important step for proper acclimatization and training. From Camp I, we hike to Camp 2. After reaching Camp 2, we return to Base Camp again. (B, L, D)
Day 14 – 20: Route Fixing | Summit Climb (6920m/22,7043ft) | Back to Base Camp
During these days, we make all necessary arrangements for the summit climb such as route fixing among others. Initially, we move between base camp, Camp I and Camp 2. Then we hike toward the summit, and again get back to our camp. In this way, slowly and steadily, we are able to make all the necessary arrangements, training, and acclimatization. After taking into consideration the weather conditions, we finally summit the Tukhuche Peak. After celebrating, taking pictures and soaking in the views of your achievement, we return to base camp. (B, L, D)
Day 21: Base Camp to Hidden Valley | 2 hours
We retrace our steps back to Hidden Valley. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and recovering from your incredible adventure. Stay overnight in a local teahouse (B, L, D)
Day 22: Hidden Valley to Marpha (2670m/8,760ft) | 7-8 hrs
Today, we proceed along the snowy path. After a few hours of walking in the snow, we arrive at the top of the Thapa Pass. The descent from there is rather flat. Toward late afternoon, we go through Yak Kharka where we stayed before. From Yak Kharka, it’s even more of a steep descent to Marpha. Stay overnight in a local teahouse (B, L, D)
Day 23: Marpha to Jomsom (2 hrs)
From Marpha, we retrace our steps back to Jomsom. We arrive at Jomsom by afternoon. Flights from Jomsom to Pokhara are flown in the morning. So enjoy your last day in the mountains relaxing or exploring. We stay overnight at Jomsom to catch the early morning flight. (B, L, D)
Day 24: Fly Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu
After breakfast, we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara – a 30-min dramatic flight between the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. From Pokhara, another flight takes us to Kathmandu – the best views of Himalayas. In Kathmandu, you will be invited to a well known Nepali kitchen for a delicious farewell dinner of authentic Nepalese cuisine. Stay overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu (B, D)
*Option to stay in Pokhara*
Day 25: Transfer to Airport for your Onward Travel
Our driver will escort you to the airport. We will send you on your way with good luck and gratitude that you chose us for your adventure of a lifetime. (B)
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- Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Twin Bed Room.
- Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- Hotel in Pokhara: 1-night Hotel in Pokhara City on Bed and Breakfast basis.
- Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Tukuche Peak, TIMS permit, Annapurna conservation area entry permit & fee.
- Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.
- Map: Trekking and climbing map.
- Member transportation:
- Air Transportation (Domestic Flight): Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Beni. While returning: Drive from Marpha to Pokhara and from Pokhara Fly to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
- Climbing Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu to Beni (Drive) and to Base camp (by Porters/donkey) – While returning: Base camp to Marpha (by porters/donkey) and Marpha to Kathmandu (Drive).
- Member Luggage: Up to 30 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter or Donkey.
- Food and Lodging: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and BC. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staff.
- All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
- Porter: Porters up to Base camp from Beni & Porters on returning from Base camp to Marpha.
- Base Camp Staff: Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
- Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staff & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing.
- Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
- Base Camp equipment: All camping equipment such as Dining tent with table and chairs, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, & all necessary cooking gears.
- Light: Necessary light at Dinning tent and Kitchen tent.
- High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide.
- Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food And Clothing.
- Oxygen Bottle (O2): Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with appropriate charge).
- Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
- High camp service in Needed: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for members, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for all members, climbing and cooking crew. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Sightseeing in Pokhara City: Pagoda Stupa Visit, Lakeside visit and boating, Davis falls.
- Certificate: Tukuche Peak climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Tukuche Peak successfully).
Note: All expedition stuff and equipment have to be returned after the expedition.
- Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
- Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- Extra night in Kathmandu & Pokhara: Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
- Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
- Internet Service: Internet facility during the trek is not included.
- Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa – $300 USD.
- Tips: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff.
- Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.