Tukuche Peak


The Tukuche Peak Expedition offers a thrilling adventure for mountaineers seeking a challenging and awe-inspiring climb. Located in the stunning Annapurna region of Nepal, Tukuche Peak stands tall at an impressive height of 6,920 meters (22,703 feet). This expedition promises a unique combination of technical climbing, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural immersion.

The journey begins in Kathmandu, where climbers gather for a comprehensive briefing and make final preparations. From there, a scenic flight takes the team to Jomsom, a picturesque village nestled in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. The trek commences, tracing the ancient trade route to Mustang. En route, trekkers pass through charming villages, lush forests, and arid landscapes, offering a diverse range of natural beauty.

As the trek progresses, the team gradually gains altitude, acclimatizing to the changing conditions. Base Camp is established at around 4,800 meters (15,748 feet), providing a strategic starting point for the ascent. The climbing route to Tukuche Peak involves technical sections, including steep slopes, crevasses, and icy terrain, demanding both physical endurance and technical expertise.

Detailed Itinerary

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

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

Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu
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 Trek Lodge

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] 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 Lodge

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

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 Hotel/Resort

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

What’s included?

  • 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

What’s not included?

  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expenses
  • Tips for staffs