Tukuche Peak Expedition

The Tukuche Peak expedition also begins in the picturesque town of Pokhara. A team of seasoned climbers assembles to embark on this arduous journey. With meticulous planning and unwavering determination, the climbers set off, venturing through awe-inspiring valleys, cascading rivers, and dense rhododendron forests. As the expedition gains altitude, the landscape transforms into a pristine white wonderland. It is also covered by snow-covered slopes and icy ridges that test the climbers’ skills and endurance.

Tukuche Peak, standing proudly at an elevation of 6,920 meters. It is also beckons adventurers from around the world. Embark on an extraordinary expedition in the heart of the majestic Annapurna region of Nepal. This formidable mountain, also nestled amidst the breathtaking Himalayas, offers a thrilling challenge for mountaineers seeking an unforgettable experience.

Ascending Tukuche Peak demands technical proficiency and a resilient spirit. The team tackles treacherous icefalls, steep icy slopes, and challenging rock formations with the aid of ropes, ice axes, and crampons. Every step forward is a testament to the climbers’ unwavering determination and their trust in each other’s abilities. The summit push is a culmination of their months-long training and preparation, as they battle against biting cold, thinning air, and the sheer physical and mental strain of high-altitude climbing.

Reaching the summit of Tukuche Peak is a moment of triumph, an overwhelming sense of achievement that washes over the climbers. Standing atop the peak, they are rewarded with unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants, including the iconic Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massifs. The beauty and serenity of the vast snow-capped peaks and the vastness of the Himalayan expanse beneath their feet serve as a poignant reminder of the indomitable power of nature.

However, the expedition does not end at the summit. Descending safely is equally crucial and demands utmost focus and skill. The climbers carefully navigate their way back to base camp, bidding farewell to the awe-inspiring Tukuche Peak and leaving behind footprints of their remarkable endeavor.

The Tukuche Peak expedition is not merely a conquest of a mountain. It is also an immersive journey that pushes climbers to their limits, fosters camaraderie among teammates. We instills a profound respect for nature’s grandeur. It is an experience that forever etches itself into the hearts and souls of them. They also dare to undertake this extraordinary adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.


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  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to Hotel

    30 min Drive Hotel/Resort

    Our representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal 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 Everest Expeditions Nepal.

    Meals: (BB Plan + Welcome Dinner)

  • Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu. Hotel/Resort

    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 Guide Treks and Expedition. 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

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [820m/2689ft] 5 hrs Drive Hotel/Resort

    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

  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom [2713m/8898ft] & Trek to Yak Kharka [3680m/12070ft] 5-6 Hrs

    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)

  • Day 05: Rest/Acclimatization day at Yak Kharka

    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)

  • Day 06: Trek from Yak Kharka to Hidden Valley [5050m/16564ft] via Dhampus Pass 6-7 hrs Trek Tented Camp

    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)

  • Day 07: Acclimatization / Rest day at Hidden Valley Tented Camp

    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)

  • Day 08: Trek from Hidden Valley to Tukuche Peak Base Camp [5640m/18499m] 4-5 hrs Trek Tented Camp

    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)

  • Day 09-19: Climbing period Tukuche Peak [6920m/22698ft]

    Climbing period Tukuche Peak [6920m/22698ft] and back to Base Camp 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)

  • Day 20: Trek back to Hidden Valley 3-4 hrs Trek Tented Camp

    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)

  • Day 21: Trek to Yak Kharka [3680m/12070ft] 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)

  • Day 22: Trek from Yak Kharka to Jomsom [2670m/8757ft] 5-6 hrs Trek

    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 Guide Treks and Expedition’s team.

    Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

  • Day 23: Morning flight to Pokhara; Free day – Sightseeing, Boating and Personal Activities Hotel/Resort

    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

  • Day 24: Drive back to Kathmandu 4-5 hrs Drive

    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

  • Day 25: International Departure Our Airport

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

    Meals: Breakfast

Include / Exclude

Cost Includes:

    • 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

Cost Excludes:

  • 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.

Price per person

Usefull Information

Good to know Tukuche Peak climbing lies in Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range – western region of Nepal. Tukuche Peak is less visited or climbed the peak. It has less technical climbing and having a low risk. Tukuche peak is a great combination of scenic trekking and excellent climbing with magnificent views of surrounding Himalayas. This peak has a high success ratio even Tukuche peak as 6920 meters. Tukuche Peak is known as “Training Peak” with low risk. Everest Expeditions Nepal provide high-class trainers to make your climbing successful.

Travel Insurance This tour package doesn’t include your personal insurance you should have travel insurance covering emergency evacuation.

Accommodation The accommodation in a valley and other major cities will be according to your requirements.

• 3 Star Hotel

• 4 Star Hotel

• 5 Star Hotel

Lodges, Guest Houses and Tented Camp during Trekking and Climbing period.

Visa You can have Tourist Visa at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on arrival. ‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is simple and very fast. For more detail:

  • Splendid view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range. • During trekking, we trek to a hidden valley and Marpha to see the beautiful landscape of this area. • Tukuche peak is a moderate less technical peak with low risk. • It requires climber with some experience of mountaineering and needs full-sized climbing gears for this expedition. • It is a training peak for those who won’t climb higher than 8000 meters mountains. • It requires good physical fitness, Tukuche peak climbing has relatively less climb. • Tukuche Peak expedition demands 600 meters fix the rope and 150 meters main rope. • Everest Expeditions Nepal manage everything this expedition for you like providing skilled Sherpa guide, climbing equipment. • For mountaineering in Nepal Please bring your insurance coverage for trekking/Mountaineering.

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    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons March to May, September to November
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Duration 35 DAYS BOOKING OPEN FOR 2024
  • Maximum Altitude 6920M
  • Trek Difficulty Challenging

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