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Highest access: (6,920m/22,6801ft)
First Ascent: Swiss Team in the year 1969 by Hugh Merrick
Duration: 26 Days typically
Location: Dhaulagiri Region
Airport: Kathmandu Airport
Departure From: Kathmandu
Grade: Moderate Climb (PD++)
Meals: Full board during climbing
Transportation: Flight, Car, Jeep
Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
Major Activity: Trekking and climbing
Include Activity: Trekking
Culture: Hindu, Tibeten
Mode of Travel: Tea house on trek and Camping during climbing
Climbing route: Northwest Ridge
Himalayan sights: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Putha Hunchuli
Tukuche Peak is a wonderful mountain just in front of Dhaulagiri I and the Annapurna
range near the Kali Gandaki George. It is located in the wild Mustang valley a fantastic
trekking destinationin the North of Nepal. This journey is a great combination of
challenging climbing and impressive trekking. Tukuche expedition is considered to be
less dangerous but highly technical. Summit of Tukuche peak offers stunnig mountain
vistas including entire Annapurna Range, Nilgiri and also the beautiful villages of
Marpha, Syang, and Jomsom. Although the ridge itself is not steep it is considered a
technical climb and with the elevation close to 7000m there is the need to acclimatize,
the elevation exposes climbers to cold and windy weather conditions. According to the
climbing difficulty scale Tukuche peak counts as a 7000m expedition and categories as
amoderate climb (PD++)this peak was first climbed by Hugh Merrick in 1969.
This 6000m peak has some of the best views that the Himalaya can offer. From the
summit you can see the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna regions along with the massive
6000m, 7000m and 8000m peaks that encompass the regions including: Dhaulagiri I
(8167m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m), Dhaulagiri V (7618m), Annapurna
I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Bhartha Chuli (6839m), Nilgiri North (7061m) and
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) 6hrs. Lodge
Trek or Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani (1110m/3,641ft) 5 hrs.Lodge
Drive from from Tatopani and Marpha (2670m/8,760ft) 4 hrs. Lodge
Rest and acclimatization at Marpha (2670m/8,760ft)
Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka(4500/14764ft) 5hrs.Camping
Trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche base camp (Hidden
Valley)(5200m/17,060ft) 5hrs.Camping accommodation.
Climb Tukuche peak (6920m/22,7043ft)
Trek from Tukuche base camp (5200m/17,060ft) to Yak kharka
(4500m/14764ft) 5hrs. Camping accommodation.
Trek from Yak kharka (4500m/14,764ft) to Marpha(2670m/8,760ft)
5hrs.Then drive to Tatopani(1160m/3,805ft). Lodge accommodation.
Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara (915m/3002ft) 5 hrs.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 7 hrs by tourist bus or 25 mins by
flight. Overnight at hotel. Farewell dinner with cultural program in the evening.
After having Breakfast, Drop to airport for final departure.