Nepal Tukuche Peak

Trip Overview

The Tukuche Peak is situated in the western part of the Himalayas between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. At an altitude of 6920 meters, it is also known for its low-risk profile. Tukuche is one of the most exotic mountain climb experiences. From this summit, a wide range of mountains can be spotted, some of the popular ones being South Annapurna, Annapurna, Tilicho, Nilgiri,etc

There are various ways to reach the Tukuche base camp. One of the conventional routes start from Beni, the trail starts from Pokhara, passes Tatopani, Kalopani, and Martha respectively and reaches the Tukuche base camp.  Another way is by taking a direct flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek all the way to Marpha, passing the Hidden Valley to reach the base camp.  The mountain lies north to the astounding Hidden Valley.

Tukuche peak was first ascended by a Swiss team in 1969. Till date, a total of 38 expeditions have been carried out, and out of that 19 teams have completed their expedition successfully. It takes approximately 25 to 30 days to complete the expedition.

High Altitude Sherpa provide a guaranteed, adventurous, secure trekking experience to all of our enthusiastic clients. We keep the best of interests of our clients in mind and provide all the facilities that will make the journey hectic free and adventurous. Customer satisfaction is our main motto.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Climbing /team composition:

– The expedition leads by English Speaking Experienced high Mountaineering Climbing Guide.

In a group one member one Climbing Guide during the Climbing.

– One experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff.

 Assistants Sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb.

– experienced base camp Guide/manager.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

– Previous rock and ice climbing and high altitude over 6000m experiences will be an asset.

 Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain.

 There will also be climbing training for members at the tukuche peak base camp.

 The training will mostly be about using climbing Gears such as Ropes, Ice Pick, Harness, Crampons.

 The day of the summit,will be required to walk 10 hours.

 The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain.

Detail Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m).

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the tukuche each day program.O/n at hotel.

Day 02: sightseeing : We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (827m): 6-7 hours.

little shops by the side of the road and the raging Trishuli River on our drive to Pokhara. From the city, we get great views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination, so we take some time out in the evening and enjoy! O/n at hotel.

 

Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom (2700m) -Trek to Marpha: 2.5 hours.

We take the morning flight to Jomsom. After explore Jomsom, we head toward Marpha. Initially we go downhill through the valley with mountain peaks on both sides. Cross the Syang Khola. Walk into the Syang Village. Continue trekking to Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet.O/n in tented.

 

Day 05: Trek to Yak Kharka (4200m): 5 hours.

Today we trek to Yak Kharka from Marpha. We will be leaving the civilization behind at Marpha. Cross the thinning tree-line and terraced farming. Ascend along the he flank of the mountain to Yak Kharka. O/n in tented.

 

Day 06: Acclimatization at Yak Kharka (4200m).

Since, we have gained considerable height yesterday; we take one more day at Yak Kharka for proper acclimatization. Explore and hike around Yak Kharka. O/ n in tented.

 

Day 07: Trek to Hidden Valley (5140m): 8-9 hours

A long day Continue trekking Hidden Valley. The initial path carved by the Yaks gives rise to more wildernesses. Cross the Thapa Pass. You will notice that by now we are already into the snowline. Continue further to arrive at Hidden Valley finally. O/n in tented.

 

Day 08: Trek to and around Tukuche Peak BC (5100): 3 hours.

Finally we arrive at Tukuche Peak Base Camp today.  After arrival, trek around, wind up and relax. It’s also important to acclimatize to the high altitude.O/n in tented.

 

Day 09: Climbing Preparation & Hiking back to Base Camp.

Today, we begin our climbing preparation. We hike toward the Camp I. Get back to Base camp again. O/n in tented.

 

Day 10: Base Camp to Camp I (5600m) back to Base Camp

Today, we hike to Camp I. After reaching Camp I and making necessary arrangement, we get back to base camp again. This step is necessary for proper acclimatization. O/n in tented.

 

Day 11: Base Camp to Camp I (overnight at High Camp)

We again hike to Camp I. But today, we stay overnight at Camp I. O/ n in tented

 

Day 12: Camp I to Camp 2 (6100) back to Base Camp

important step for proper acclimatization and training. From Camp I, we hike to Camp 2. After reaching Camp 2, get back to base camp again. O/n in tented.

 

Day 13 to 18: Route Fixing- Summit Climb-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 summit, and again get back to our camp. In this way, slowly and steadily, after making all necessary arrangement, training, and acclimatization and after taking into consideration of the weather conditions, we summit the Tukhuche Peak finally. After summiting the peak, get back to base camp again. O/n in tented.

 

Day 19: Trek to Hidden Valley: 2 hours.

We clean up the mess we have created at the Base Camp. Explore around if interested. Get back to Hidden Valley today. Explore and relax. O/n in tented.

 

Day 20: Trek to Marpha: 7-8 hours.

Tackling along the cairns, 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 arrive at Yak Kharka. From Yak Kharka, it’s even more steep descent leading finally to Marpha. O/n in tented.

 

Day 21: Trek to Jomsom: 2 hours.

From Marpha, We retrace our path back to Jomsom.  From Marpha, hike toward Jomsom.  We arrive at Jomsom by late afternoon. Because of the possibility of high wind in the afternoon, flights from Jomsom to Pokhara are flown in the morning. Therefore, we stay overnight at Jomsom to catch the early morning flight.

 

Day 22: Fly Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu:

After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 25-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between the gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 23: fly back from pokhara Airport a to Kathmandu:

High altitude Sherpa will pick us from the airport and drop us off at our hotel in kathmadu.

 

Day 24: Final departure:  Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.

Equipment List

 

Member Personal Equipment

 

S.No:  Particular.  Qty

(1)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1

(2)  : Crampon – 1

(3)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1

(4)  : Normal gloves – 2

(5)  : Summit Snow goggles – 1

(6)  : Glacier glasses – 1

(7)  : Ice axe – 1

(8) : Harness & tapsling – 1

(9) : Jumer 1

(10) :  Carabiners (normal) – 3

(11) : Down filled Mattress – 1

(12) : Summit socks – 2

(13) : Normal socks – 6

(14) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1

(15) : Helmet – 1

(16) : Down jacket – 1

(17) : Down trouser – 1

(18) : 8 finger / descender – 1

(19) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1

(20) : Gore-tex jacket – 1

(21) : Gore-tex trouser – 1

(22) : Fleece liner gloves – 3

(23) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2

(24) : Balaclava (windstopper) – 1

(25) : Thermos bottle – 1

(26) : Base layer – 2

(27) : Swise Knife -1

FAQ

What is the best season for peak climbing and trekking in Nepal ?

  • Peak climbing and trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoon rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do peak climbing and trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal.

 

Do we require peak climbing and mountaineering permit?

  • Yes you obtain the climbing permit, all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency; it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing. You will need to fill in a bio-data form and pass this to your agency. You can do this online and add your signature and photograph to the form when you are in Kathmandu. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is authorized to issue a trekking peak climbing permit for 33 peaks up to 6500 m and climbing permits for other peaks are obtained from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

 

Do I need any prior climbing experience?

  •  Peak climbing involves trekking as well as climbing with all the expedition equipment. Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.Though previous. High altitude sherpa guide will organize a basic climbing training in every base camp of mountain. Training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampon and climbing equipment.

 

How long do we walk and climb each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm. A 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length. We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. Summit day normally 4/5 hours climbing and It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit.

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience high altitude Sherpa guide.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. high altitude sherpa will be displaying high altitude sherpa sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. Especially in the Everest trail, ATM would be available only in Namche Bazer and relying on it is not a better idea as you never know when things stops working. Also, if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

 

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to scale. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However peak bonus normally $.200 $.300 for high altitude sherps guide.

Cost Included

  • Airports pick and drop by private Car
  • Accommodation Kathmandu with bed and break fast
  • All land transportation as per itinerary and Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guide by privet car
  • peak climbing permit and Annapurna conservation Area entry Permit and Tims card
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Experienced high altitude guide and staff and porters services
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment and insurance for all the staff including climbing guide
  • Garbage Management Non dispose able Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees
  • Satellite Phone for emergency communication.
  • Climbing communication from above Base Camp to Mountain  walkie-talkie.
  • Oxygen Bottle: Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator for emergency .
  • Gamow Bag: 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency.
  • Trekking camping equipment and Fixed rope for climbing
  • Certificate of peak

Cost Not Include

 

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • Lunch & dinner In during the stay in Kathmandu city (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.)
  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  •  Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required.
  • Personal Expenses Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, beer, coke, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
  •  internet Service during the trek in not included.
  •  $20/$25 used for extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded).
  • Tips:  Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

– For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid – 10.

6. Dressing tape – 1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximeter:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges -20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11. Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:

– For allergies.

13. Antiemetic -10 tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg –10 tablet:

– For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:

– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg -3 taplats(500mg -12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg -20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg -10 tablets:

– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Dhaulagiri-Nepal
  •  Activities: Trekking-Climbing
  •   Trip Grade: Strenuous
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •  Group size: 3+Pax
  •  Best Seasons: April to June & September to November,
  •   Meals: Breakfast In in ktm All Meals During The Trek
  •   Accomodation: Hotel in kathmandu& During trek Tent
  •   Transportation: Flight-Bus

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