Duration: 19 Days
Tukuche Peak (6920 m) is one of the outstanding peak positioned in the western Himalayas of Nepal sandwiched between the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges. This peak was first ascended by the Swiss team in 1969. It is a challenging peak with exciting trekking trail. As this peak is located in a remote region, only a few summiteers have had attempted this climbing expedition. Nonetheless, it is one of the best peaks in Nepal to witness different ranges of Annapurna, Nilgiri and the Tukuche Peak itself. Other features en-route is views of the stunning village of Marpha, Tukuche, Syang and spectacular view of the Jomsom valley. This peak is graded less risky but one must be fully acclimatized to altitude before summiting.
This 25 days journey begins by visiting few heritage sites of Kathmandu. Next day would be taking a scenic airstrip to Pokhara. Hereafter sightseeing Pokhara valley and spending some time relishing the Phewa Lake boating - the next day we take a flight to Jomsom. Next, we trek to Marpha valley (famous for apple farming) and we will be acclimatizing the altitude here by visiting the local apple wine factory and more. Next day we will be heading to Yak Kharka and also be acclimatizing the following day.
Next day, we trek to Hidden Valley and then head to Tukuche Peak Base Camp. The following few days we will be fully acclimatizing and prepare for the summit. As we are ready, we will conquer the Tukuche Peak and relish the views. After our mission completes, we retrace back to base camp, and then to Hidden Valley, Marpha, to Jomsom, Pokhara and finally to Kathmandu.
The best season for Annapurna Tukuche Peak climbing is spring and autumn. But if your vacation is not during these periods, you can attempt this expedition some other time too. If you are not satisfied with the itinerary, we the Accent Himalaya will adjust the itinerary as per your desire. If you have any questions or want to know more about this Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing, please feel free to contact or email us.
Below we list our detailed itinerary for Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing:
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel-1300m/4264ft
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and Pokhara Sightseeing
Day 04: Fly Jomsom / Trek to Marpha: 2.5 hrs.
Day 05: Trek around, acclimatize and rest at Marpha
Day 06: Trek to Yak Kharka: 5 hrs
Day 07: Acclimatization at Yak Kharka
Day 08: Trek to Hidden Valley: 8-9 hrs
Day 09: Trek to and around Tukuche Peak BC
Day 10: Climbing Preparation & Hiking back to Base Camp
Day 11: Base Camp to Camp I back to Base Camp
Day 12: Base Camp to Camp I (overnight at High Camp)
Day 13: Camp I to Camp 2, back to Base Camp
Day 14 to 20: Route Fixing/ Summit Climb/Back to Base Camp
Day 21: Trek to Hidden Valley: 2 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Marpha: 7-8 hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Jomsom: 2 hrs.
Day 24: Fly Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Day 25: Fly Home
Includes and Excludes
- Fly from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
- 3 nights accommodation in 3 hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 1 or 2-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star Hotel in Pokhara
- 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- English speaking, well trained and experienced trekking guides, assistant guide(s) as per the group size and support team for luggage
- Down Jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
- Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
- First aid medical kit
- Annapurna Conservation Park Permits fee
- TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
- Government taxes & office service charge
Not included in the Cost
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
- Porters in needed
- Tips for guides and porters
Accommodation for Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing Expedition
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing Expedition, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow.
A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing Expedition
The meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Best Season to Travel
The best Seasons for travelling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July and August.
Luggage/Backpack on Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing Expedition
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing Expedition Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek
Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs around $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing Expedition Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 20 days package for Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing Expedition Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing Expedition Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Annapurna Tukuche Peak Climbing Expedition Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.