Tukuche Peak Climbing is the best Peak Climbing to do in Nepal. Tukuche Peak is situated in the Dhaulagiri region 10km Northeast of Dhaulagiri I. Similarly, the Tukuche peak (6920m/22,703ft) is one of the highest 6000m climbing destinations in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is a very picture-perfect and almost symmetrical 2 ridge pyramid with Northwest Southeast ridges discharged from the summit. In addition, the first ascent to the Tukuche Peak was in 1969 by a famous expedition group including Hugh Merrick it is said that the team prepared for almost 4 years to climb the peak for the first time.
Most importantly, the first group had submitted the peak in spring but autumn is also suitable for the visit and a good time for peak climbing. Considering the weather of autumn a lot of people love to do it during the autumn season. Tukuche Peak includes a nine-day classic trek to the Base Camp following a classic section of Jomsom trekking and Kali Gandaki Valley to Maphra or Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek via Yak Kharka allowing good acclimatization. Tukuche Peak Climbing is a classic climb in Nepal. A lot of people all around the world are very excited to do this climb. Similarly, a lot of national visitors love to climb here.
Difficulty of Tukuche Peak Climbing
According to the climbing difficulty of Tukuche Peak. A 7000m Summit counts as Tukuche Peak Expedition and is categorized as a moderate climb. So, this expedition can be a little challenging for new climbers. Tukuche Peak is very famous for its all-around beautiful view of the surroundings. Furthermore, when you are at the base camp of Tukuche Peak you will see wonderful views of the Himalayas. Likewise, you will get a mesmerizing view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. In addition, when you are doing the Tukuche Peak Climbing you will never forget the experience this gives you. Most importantly, the route for climbing the Tukuche Peak is through the Northeast Ridge of the peak. Which is very famous among climbers all around the world.
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Who can do Tukuche Peak Climbing?
There are no special criteria to climb the Tukuche Peak. Similarly, this trek is comparatively easier than the other 8000m climb. Likewise, this trek can be a good exercise for you if you want to climb Everest or Kanchenjunga. The weather and climate are similar to the Everest region. This expedition is suitable for less experienced people. However, you should hire an experienced guide for this expedition
Likewise, This peak is a perfect exercise for the newly passionate trekkers. In addition, if you love traveling at a high altitude and you relish the mountains then the trip to Tukuche Peak can be very exciting for you. In experiencing the adventures at the high altitudes. Furthermore, when you are doing This Peak Climbing then you will feel a sense of adrenaline rush throughout your body. Lastly, this climb is very amusive for passionate climbers and trekkers.
Why do Tukuche Peak Climbing?
There are various reasons to do the Tukuche Peak Climbing. A lot of people come to do this Peak Climbing to get in touch with nature and feel the beauty of the surrounding. Similarly, while doing the Tukuche Peak Climbing you will get a stunning view of the mountains in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Likewise, you will get to explore the abundant flora and fauna of the place. In addition, you will get to spend time at the base of Dhaulagiri. Furthermore, this trek is the ultimate challenge for your physiological endurance. Additionally, you will get to do the technical climb of Nepal. Which can be very helpful for your other climbs in the future.
- Experience a magnificent view of the Himalayas
- Get an unforgettable view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
- Explore abundant flora and fauna
- Get to sleep at the base of Dhaulagiri
- A good test of isolation and psychological endurance
- Experience a spectacular & challenging 7000m Himalayan peak
- Observe difficult technical climbing
- Metabolic boost to your fitness, wellness, and creativity
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Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit our office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Peak Climbing Team.
Preparation, briefings, last-minute shopping, and permit formalities.
Today we will do all the necessary preparation for the trek. Similarly, you will be given a short briefing about the trip by our expedition team. Likewise, you will do all the permit-related formalities about the trip. Furthermore, you can even do shopping at the local market of Kathmandu. After you have finished your shopping, if you have free time in your hand then you can visit different temples of Nepal.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft)
Today we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara at an altitude of 950m. Similarly, while driving to Pokhara we will get a chance to explore different hills including different ecosystems of Nepal. Likewise, after you reach Pokhara you will rest in a comfortable lodge for the night and enjoy their hospitality.
Trek or Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani (1110m/3,641ft) 5 hrs.
After a healthy breakfast in the morning at Pokhara, we will either drive from Pokhara to Tatopani or you can trek to Tatopani from Pokhara at an altitude of 1110m. But, we prefer you trek from Pokhara to Tatopani because if you trek from Pokhara to Tatopani you will get a chance to explore different villages and cultures. Furthermore, when you trek you will experience the ultimate trek of Nepal. Whereas if you drive you will miss this opportunity. But, if you have a shortage of time and want to complete this expedition as soon as possible then driving from Pokhara to Tatopani is more suitable. In addition, after we reach Tatopani we will rest in a comfortable lodge for the night.
Drive from Tatopani to Marpha (2670m/8,760ft) 4 hrs.
On day 5 of our Tukuche Peak Climbing. We will drive from Tatopani to Marpha at an altitude of 2670m. Similarly, this driving journey is slightly shorter than our other journeys. Likewise, this is a 4-hour journey. During this trip to Marpa, you will pass through the beautiful Marpha village. Most importantly, the people of Marpa village are very friendly and they will welcome you wholeheartedly. Furthermore, you can even survey the local people about their stay at the high altitude. This can be very informative. In addition, in the evening we will find a suitable lodge at Marpa and spend the night there.
Rest and acclimatization at Marpha (2670m/8,760ft)
Today is an important day in your Tukuche Peak Climbing because today is the rest and acclimatization day. Similarly, today you will get familiar with the weather and climate of the place which is very helpful for your upcoming journey. Likewise, today you will get a chance to visit different monasteries of the place and other holy places.
:Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka(4500m/14764ft)
Today we will trek from Marpa to Yak Kharka at an altitude of 4500m. The route to reach Yak Kharka from Marpa is very famous. Because when you trek here you will see different wildlife including some of the unique plants and flowers which will add to your journey. Furthermore, after we reach Yak Kharka we will be camping for the night.
Trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche base camp (Hidden Valley)(5200m/17,060ft)
Today you have an exciting journey ahead of you. Similarly, today you will trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche Base Camp. At an altitude of 5200m which is a very high altitude. So, it is very important that you hydrate yourself properly during this trek. Likewise, the Tukche Base Camp is known as a Hidden Village. The reason for the Tukuche village to be called the Hidden Valley is because it is surrounded by different snowy peaks and is hidden from the view of people while climbing. In addition, when you reach the base camp you will see the unforgettable view of Tukuche Peak. After enjoying the view we will find a suitable place to set up our camp and rest there.
Climb Tukuche peak (6920m/22,7043ft)
From day 9 to 23 of our Tukuche Peak Climbing we will climb the peak and reach the summit.
Trek from Tukuche base camp (5200m/17,060ft) to Yak kharka (4500m/14764ft)
On day 24 of our Tukuche Peak Climbing, we will descend from Tukuche Base Camp to Yak Kharka at an altitude of 5200m. Similarly, this trek takes about 5 hours to complete. Furthermore, the trail is really steep. So, you have to be very careful during this trek. In addition, after we reach Yak Kharka we will do camping accommodation for the night.
Trek from Yak kharka (4500m/14,764ft) to Marpha(2670m/8,760ft)
On the second last day of our Tukuche Peak Climbing, we will descend from Yak Kharka to Marpha. At an altitude of 4500m. And later that day we will drive to Tatopani. In addition, after we reach Tatopani, we will rest at a suitable lodge for the night.
Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara (915m/3002ft)
Today you will drive from Tatopani to Pokhara via the same way that we used as our ascending path. The views are very beautiful when you travel through this path of the journey.
:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 7 hrs by tourist bus or 25 mins by flight
Today is the last day of your journey. So, you will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes about seven hours, you can also take a flight that takes about 25 minutes. After you reach Pokhara you will rest at a beautiful lodge. Where they will provide a farewell dinner with a cultural program in the evening. Overnight in the lodge.
After having Breakfast, Drop at the airport for final departure.
Today your airport representative will leave you at the airport for your final departure.
- Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star Category) on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
- Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- Permit All necessary paperwork: Everest climbing Permit from NMA, Sagarmatha National Park entry permit, TIMS CARD & Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entry fee.
- Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
- Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.
- Map: Trekking and climbing map.
- Road Transportation: Drive from Kathmandu – Pokhara and while returning Pokhara - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
- Climbing Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Pokhara (by road cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters)– While returning: Base camp to Pokhara (by porters) and Pokhara to Kathmandu (by road cargo).
- Member Luggage: Up to 25 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
- Food and Lodging: 3 Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek.
- Drinking: 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
- Porter: Porters (1 member: 1 Porter) during the trek.
- Climbing Sherpa: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide.
- Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing
- Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepali staff & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
- Oxygen Bottle (O2): Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with appropriate charge).
- High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for members, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for members, Sherpa, and climbing crews. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- Light: Necessary light at all tents. * if required.
- Guide: Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
- Valley Sightseeing: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambhu (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Certificate: Tukuche climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing the Tukuche successfully).
- Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee is USD 60 per person for 30 days and to be applied for 60 days is USD 120.
- Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- Tips for staffs
- Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. 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, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
- Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
- Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- Filming: Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
- USD 25 for an extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded).
- Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
- Tips: Tips for Basecamp and other staff.
- Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
The difficulty of Tukuche Peak Climbing
The Tukuche Peak Climbing is difficult. During this expedition, you face a lot of difficulties. The most common difficulty is you can fall, a victim of altitude sickness. Similarly, all the other kinds of difficulty regarding the climb. Likewise, it is a dream for every mountain lover. However, they have to understand the risk and dangers of the Tukuche peak. You should do detailed research of the Expedition before doing it. Otherwise, it can be difficult for you to climb Mount Everest. Similarly, the difficulty can be various if you travel here during the busy seasons. You might not find a suitable porters guide and accommodation facility. As these things are very important for our climb without porters or guides we will not be able to start the Expedition.
Best time to visit Tukuche Peak Climbing
Tukuche Peak Climbing can be done throughout the year. But, the best time to do this expedition is during the spring and autumn seasons. During his season you will find a suitable climate and weather. Furthermore, the temperature is also stable. But the worst season to do this climb is during the winter season because during the winter season the weather is mostly cloudy and rainy. Similarly, during this time the blooming wildflowers to newly bursting trees and green terrains, there’s so much happening. If you travel during the spring and autumn season then your time in the expedition will be worth it. Likewise, April is the warmest month of the year so you will travel in a warm climate. Similarly, you have two times fun.
Travel insurance for Tukuche Peak Climbing
Your travel insurance is very important if you wanna climb here. Similarly, we don’t provide you with personal insurance. So, you make sure that your insurance company has covered all your trekking-related facilities. Likewise, make sure that your insurance is not expired. In addition to all that make sure your insurance policy has covered all your medical and hospital bills in case anything bad happens to you during the trek. Above all make sure that your trekking and adventure above 5000m meters is covered. In addition, travel insurance provides you with a lot of facilities such as covering your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property e.t.c.
Meals and Accommodation at Tukuche Peak Climbing
On our expedition journey, we provide you with the best meals and lodges we possibly can. Similarly, we provide meals three times a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the accommodation we provide are lodging facilities that are also top class. We take full care of our consumer’s needs and essentials. We also provide facilities according to our consumer’s desires and comfort. Similarly, we also provide you with Nepali and Western foods. Likewise, we also provide you with comfortable beds where you can rest properly. Similarly, we provide a camping facility to our climbers after reaching the base camp.
Fitness and Experience Requirements for Tukuche Peak Climbing
This is a short trek compared to other long treks. This trek is only for five days. So, even a new trekker can trek here with the advice of an experienced trekker. Compared to other treks it is a relatively short and easy trek. However, if you have some health issues then you cannot do this trek. Your heart and lungs should be perfectly fine if you wanna enjoy and complete this trek. Similarly, you should not have any blood-related diseases. However, you should not be that experienced for the trek. But, you should have a little knowledge about the trek. You should not go there blindly.
Safety and security at Tukuche Peak Climbing
The safety and security of our consumers are very important to us. We also provide a very safe accommodation facility. Similarly, we also take full care of our consumer’s belongings. Similarly, the places you visit during the trek are fully secured and trustworthy. However, we also double-check the route before departure so you don’t worry. Likewise, the lodges that you are gonna stay in are also very secure and there you can also trust the owners to keep your essentials safe. So, you can feel free and travel with us.
Climate and weather at Tukuche Peak Climbing
The climate and weather of the Himalayas are very unusual. It can change without a hint. So climbers should be very careful during the climb. Therefore, climbers must be very careful planning their journey. In addition, this climb is a multi-day trek, chances for trekkers to face harsh weather at base camp are always high. Likewise, the temperature in the Himalayan region is mostly below 0. Therefore, make sure you carry warm clothes with you. Regarding the condition, the ideal season to do Tukuche Peak Climbing is during the autumn and spring seasons. During this time you will climb in a pleasant climate which can help you climb quickly and effectively.
When is the best time for the Tukuche Peak Climbing?
Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) are suitable for Everest Climbing. However, it is possible in monsoon seasons too.