The Tukuche Peak is situated in the western part of the Himalayas between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. At an altitude of 6920 meters, 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 20 to 25 days to complete the expedition. 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.
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.
High Altitude Sherpa can organize your all-inclusive 20/25 days Tukuche Peak Climbing and Daulagiri Circuit trek. You will be required to get a Peak Climbing permit and Annapurna conservation Area Project entrance fee, Trekking Management System Card before departing on trek. all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency. it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing.
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.
Training and Climbing Approach
We spend couple of nights at base camp for proper acclimatization before we head to the higher camps. Upon arrival at base camp, we organize climbing training covering climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, abseiling, belaying. We climb couple of times on our acclimatization hike to test your climbing skills before we head out on our attempt to Tukuche peak.
Climbing and Team Composition
The expedition leads by an English Speaking high altitude experience guide. All climbing Sherpa guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training and they are competent to deal with the normal medical issues. This arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. In a group size of 4-5 people, two assistant guides, it is depend number of client where and how difficult you climbing peak.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Previous rock and ice climbing, high altitude over 5500 m experiences will be an asset. Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain. on the day of summit will be required to walk 6-7 hours ascending and descending. The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain. It is important for medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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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