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Tukuche Peak Climbing

Trips Details

Activity : Trekking, Climbing
trip length
Total Days : 25 Days
trip days
Trekking Days : 20 Days
Difficulty : Moderate to Hard
start end
Start - End : Kathmandu-Kathmandu
hightest altitude
Highest Altitude : 6920 m
Season : March-June, Sep-Oct are best

Tukuche peak Climbing is situated in the western  Nepal Himalayas between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Tukuche Peak is located on the northern side of Nepal in the wildest valley or hidden valley is known as Mustang where Kali Gandaki River flows on its bottom. Tukuche Peak  Expedition is considered as a low risky expedition. Therefore, most of the climber make their own way using only camp 1 and camp 2 via North West ridge to get the summit.From the summit of Tukuche Peak, you can see many mountain ranges such as Annapurna, South Annapurna, Tilicho, Nilgiri and also the beautiful villages such as Marpha, Tukuche, Syang, Jomsom Tukuche Peak Climbing trip allows and excellent high adventure challenging journey to the Himalayan heart land.  

The route to Tukuche trails through the classic Annapurna ultimately escaping from Marpah village to the Yak Kharka and Tukuche Base Camp. The Tukuche Peak Climb begins with flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then Pokhara to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we will head west to the Marpha village, Yak Kharka, Hidden Valley, and then Tukuche Base Camp. Once we set up base camp, we will begin pushing out the route and acclimatizing. Then after proper acclimatization, we summit the Tukuche Peak and return via the same route. Tukuche firstly mounted by a Swiss Team in 1969 and there were total 38 expeditions that were tried to climb till 2007. Due to the remote location and the significance of the terrain the area is rarely visited by commercial trekking and climbing groups. During the trek to Tukuche, we will get a chance to cross some of the passes as Thapa Pass, French Pass, Italian Base Camp and Dhaulagiri Base Camp. 

We invite both the climbers requiring full board service or base camp service for this Tukuche Peak Climbing. The best season to go for the trek is spring and autumn. Contact Keen Adventures Treks and Expedition for this amazing trip.

Tukuche Peak Climbing Itinerary Outline

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara and Sightseeing in Pokhara

Day04: Fly to Jomsom Trek to Marpha

Day05: Rest Day in Marpha

Day06: Trek to Yak Kharka

Day07: Acclimatization at Yak Kharka

Day08: Trek to Hidden Valley

Day09: Trek to Tukuche Base Camp

Day10: Climbing preparation and Hiking to Base Camp

Day11: Climb to Camp I back to Base Camp

Day12: Base Camp to Camp I

Day 13: Climb to Camp II back to base camp

Day14-20: Climb to summit Back to Base Camp

Day21: Trek back to Hidden Valley

Day22: Trek to Marpha

Day23: Trek to Jomsom

Day24: Fly to Pokhara Connecting flight to Kathmandu

Day25: Departure 

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: Representatives from ‘Keen Adventures’ will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport, waiting for you with a nameplate holding your name as you land in Kathmandu. They will pick you up and drive you all the way to the hotel where you will freshen up. A briefing regarding your tour package will be made and you will spend the peaceful night in our comforting bed.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: We will be having a Full Day Guided Tour to the mystic lands of Kathmandu Valley which artistically blends Modern trends with Ancient Traditions and culture. Kathmandu Valley alone holds 7 out of 10 UNESCO recognized World Natural and Cultural Heritages which include The Hindu Temple Complex of most revered Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath- the Monkey Temple, Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan and Changu Narayan Temple. Returning back to the hotel, we will satiate our cravings through pleasant evening dinner.  

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara and sightseeing in Pokhara: Pokhara is a vibrant city of Lakes which is easily viable through road and air. A pleasant drive of 5 hours through Prithvi Highway with scenic vistas of mountains, Trishuli River, paddy fields and terraces at the backdrop will eventually lead us to Pokhara where we will stay in a hotel at Lakeside. Alternatively, we can board a domestic flight from TIA which takes us high above Manaslu Mountain to Pokhara in 25 minutes duration. We will be boating in Phewa Lake, visiting Barahi Temple, Seti Gorge, David Fall and Mahendra Cave prior to returning back to hotel.

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom Trek to Marpha: 35 minutes long soothing flight over mountain takes us to Jomsom. The trekking trail lowers down the valley with view of mountain to Syang Khola. Crossing Syang Khola, we will be entering the exotic Syang Village which stretches to village at Marpha.

Day 05: Rest in Marpha Explore Around: Marpha is known as the pocket hold of apples in Nepal. We will seize this opportunity to try locally brewed apple wine and other several dishes of apple as Marpha is famous for its apple production. The arid landscapes of Marpha resembles to Tibet.

Day 06: Trek to Yak Kharka: An easy stroll of about 5 hours by the way of the sparse tree lines and farming land will take us to the hill. Clambering the hill, we will arrive at the plain land with green lush vegetation where yaks can be seen grazing, hence the name Yak Kharka. We will pitch our camp somewhere in the clearing of Yak Kharka.

Day 07: Acclimatization at Yak Kharka: We need to take the day off of trekking for overcoming High Altitude Sickness. Drinking plenty of water and fresh fruits is preferred by experts as a fine idea to avoid the sickness. Do consult with your guide immediately if you feel like nauseating. Walking will be beneficial rather than lying lazily.

Day 08: Trek to Hidden Valley: About 8 to 9 hours long and arduous trek through the tapered trail used mostly by yaks and sheep will lead us to Thapa Pass. Crossing the Thapa Pass, the route elongates to the remote and isolated vintage of Hidden Valley where we will pitch our camp overnight.

Day 09: Trek to Tukuche Base Camp: Walk through the rocky path for about 5 hours will lead us to Tukuche Base Camp where we will stay in a camp overnight.

Day 10: Climbing preparation and Hiking to Base Camp: Climbing to the summit at once will be a foolish thing to do which will suck your zeal up and leave you prone to High Altitude Sickness. So we will be taking a short trek and preparing ourselves both physically and mentally for the challenge of trekking before taking rest in Base Camp.

Day 11: Climb to Camp I back to Base Camp: Acclimatization is of chief importance. You cannot dream of conquering the apex with ill- health. So contribute some time for synchronizing with the altitude. Try clambering to Camp I but be ready to be back to Base Camp.

Day 12: Base Camp to Camp I: As you will be familiar with the trekking route up to Camp I with your previous climbing, reaching to Camp I must not be create much problem. Be careful while walking through the ridges and boulders though so that you won’t be getting blisters.

Day 13: Climb to Camp II and back to Base Camp: A day long ascend through the rocky cliff will take us to Camp II. The journey though will be strenuous; the vista of valley and mountain spotted from the Camp II will make your visit worth taking. Engrossed in the serene beauty of Nature, we will return back to Base Camp as the necessary step for acclimatization and as a part of our training.

Day 14-20: Climb to summit Back to Base Camp: Conquering the summit is going to be the most challenging part of our expedition. Take real life example from the world, one cannot directly reach the top. You need to set your path first which is exactly what we will be doing for first few days. We will fix the cables wherever we feel it necessary and cut our way through pike axe and thus prepare for the climbing. Passing the camps at several levels, we will reach to the summit through perilous trekking. But the climb will be worth visiting for its scenic views. Eventually we will get back to Base Camp.

Day 21: Trek back to Hidden Valley: A brief walk of about 2 hours pursuing the rocky path with boulders and moraines at the backdrop will take us to the Hidden Valley.

Day 22: Trek to Marpha: Walking along the snowy track, we will hit Thapa Pass whence the trekking trail descends through the meadow at Yak Kharka to Marpha where we will be staying overnight.

Day 23: Trek to Jomsom: A brief and easy walk through the way offering spectacular mountain views will lead us to Jomsom. Day flight is usually cancelled in Jomsom due to possibility of high wind. We will be staying overnight in a hotel in Jomsom.

Day 24: Fly to Pokhara Connecting flight to Kathmandu: 30 minute scenic flight above mountains will lead us to the beautiful city of lake-Pokhara. After refreshment in hotel, we will take a connecting flight back to Kathmandu which must not take longer than 25 minutes. We will be enjoying in the homely environment of our hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 25: Departure: We will assist in your last minute packing and then our representative will leave you to Tribhuvan International Airport from where you can return back to your home or yet another destination. We hope to serve you again.  


What Is Included

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with temple/monuments entrance fees
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Three nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, two nights in 3 star hotel in Pokhara
  • Teahouse/Lodge during trekking and tented accommodation during climbing session
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals in mountain
  • All other ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing and trekking leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and climbing permit
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Keen Adventures Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing part -very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes 

Accommodation: 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, tea-house/lodge during trekking and tent during climbing

Meals: All meals during trekking and climbing and breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara  

What Is Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
  • Airport departure tax(Rs. 200 per person)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters  
Equipment List

Equipments & Packing List

You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for Tukuche Peak Climbing trek Trip. Please use this list as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be done according to your needs, interests, duration of your trip, season of your trip, etc. You can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. You can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores here.

The gears in the list below with an asterisk (*) are also provided by Keen Adventures Treks included in the service but if you are choosy or want to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own. Many of the personal climbing gears can be hired in the base camp, however the quality of equipments at base camp can be not as high as those found in Kathmandu to hire.


Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/Abseil Device
  • Plastic Mountaineering Boots
  • Ascender
  • Helmet (optional)

Group Climbing Gears:

  • Snow bar*
  • Rope*
  • Ice Hammer*
  • Ice Screw*



  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)


  • Sleeping bag rated to -30 degree centigrade and below (depends on season)*
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)


  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash


  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu) 
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