THE TUKUCHE PEAK EXPEDITION

THE TUKUCHE PEAK EXPEDITION

(40 NIGHTS/ 41 DAYS )

overview

The Tukuche peak is located in the western Nepal Himalayas between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Although relatively less explored, Tukuche is one of most exotic mountain climb in Nepal. Despite being a technical climb, it’s nonetheless a favorite training mountain even among the prospective 8,000er climbers. The peak lies north of the exotic Hidden Valley. The summit of Tukuche Peak also offers great vistas of the surrounding Himalayas including the Annapurna Ranges, Nilgiri and also of the nearby villages such as Marpha and Jomsom.

Our Tukuche Peak Expedition begins with flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we head west to the Marpha village, Yak Kharka, Hidden Valley, and Tukuche Base Camp. After proper acclimatization and training, we summit the Tukuche Peak and return via the same route. From Jomsom, we make a return flight to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu

Mount Tukuche (6920m) is situated in the Dhaulagiri range. It is becoming one of the popular peaks in that area. You should acclimatize before climbing this technical mountain. Journey from Pokhara, passing Beni, Tatopani, Kalopani, Marpha takes us to base camp of Tukuche peak. You may also take a direct flight to Jomsom (2800m. m.) from Pokhara and trek to Marpha, Yak Kharka, Hidden valley and reach Tucukche peak base camp. Tukuche (Dhaulagiri Himal – North East of Dhaulagiri) was first ascended by Swiss team in 1969. Till today, total 38 expeditions 19 teams had succeeded including 72 people submitted. Last successful expedition was in autumn 2003 by French from North West Ridge.

Base Camp (5,100m) Camp I- (5,600m) Camp II- (6,100m) North West ridge, Most of Group using only camp 1 and camp 2 and finally reach summit from camp 2 -6,100m, to step on the summit.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    ARRIVAL KATHMANDU AND TRANSFER HOTEL

  • Day 02

    PREPARING TUKUCHE EXPEDITION – HOTEL

  • Day 03

    BRIEFING IN TOURISM DEPARTMENT – HOTEL

  • Day 04

    DRIVE TO POKHARA AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL

  • Day 05

    FLIGHT TO JOMSOM, TREK- MARPHA- LODGE

  • Day 06

    TREK MARPHA TO YAK KHARK CAMPING

  • Day 07

    TREK YAK KHARK-HIDDEN-VALLEY-CAMPING

  • Day 08

    TREK HIDDEN – TUKUCHE B.C. CAMPING

  • Day 09-25

    CLIMBING TUKUCHE PEAK

  • Day 26

    TUKUCHE BASE CAMP-YAK KHARK – LODGE

  • Day 27

    TREK MARPHA TO JOMSOM- AND STY LODGE

  • Day 28

    FLY TO POKHARA – KATHMANDU AND HOTEL

  • Day 29

    FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU, NEPAL – HOTEL

  • Day 30

    TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR FINAL DEPARTURE

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Traditional Welcome at arrival in Airport.
  • Airport Return Transfer by Pvt. Basis’s. by tourist vehicle.
  • Assistant Guide in arrival and departures / Hotels.
  • 3 STAR Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb the mountain.
  • All required Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card.
  • Liaison holder officer, one head Sardar/Guide with porters (2 trekkers= 1 porter).
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping.
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along with availability during trek & expeditions.
  • VirginTrails.com’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa 1:2 or 1:1 (01 Sherpa per two clients / your required).
  • All necessary climbing hard ware gears. Camping and kitchen gears for both trek and climbing.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and as above.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator upon requirement of guest with reliable charge.
  • Sleeping bag & down jacket (to be returned after your trip is completed.)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide).
  • All necessary paperwork, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied by Government of Nepal.
  • Staff costs which includes their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show setting together with official representative at last night in Nepal.
  • Special souvenir on departure.
 
cost exclude
  • In Kathmandu stay lunch & dinner is not included.
  • International flight fare.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Expenses of personal Nature.
  • Medical expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Tips and Gratuities.
  • Visa Fee US$ 25 for 15 days and 40 US$ for 30 days (Indian Nationality FREE / SAARC 1st Time FREE Visa).
  • Other Services not mentioned in cost including.
 

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

5 STAR DELUXE HYATT REGENCY, SOALTEE CROWN PLAZA, YAK AND YETI, AND HOTEL RADISSON
5 STAR STANDARD HOTEL ANNAPURNA
4 STAR DELUXE HOTEL SHANGRI-LA, THE MALLA HOTEL, HOTEL HIMALAYA
4 STAR STANDARD VAISHALI, HOTEL GRANND ROYAL SINGI, GYANGJONG HOTEL SHANKER, AND HOTEL SHERPA
3 STAR HOTEL MARSYANGDI, MOUNTAIN HOTEL, TIBET HOTEL
2 STAR KATHMANDU GUEST HOUSE, TIBET GUEST HOUSE AND THE COURTYARD HOTEL, NORBU LINKA

Note

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