Tukuche Peak Climbing

Trip Duration 25
Max Altitude 6920M
Group Size 2-30
Best Time for Visit March to May, October to December

Trip Overview


Tukuche Peak, standing tall at an elevation of 6,920 meters (22,703 feet), is a magnificent mountain located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Tukuche Peak Climbing offers an exhilarating climbing adventure to experienced mountaineers seeking a challenging and awe-inspiring expedition. The journey to Tukuche Peak begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Jomsom, followed by a trek through the picturesque Kali Gandaki Valley. The trail takes you through charming villages, terraced fields, and dense rhododendron forests, showcasing the natural beauty of the region. As you ascend higher, the landscape transforms into a rugged alpine terrain, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The climbing expedition itself starts from Tukuche Base Camp, where experienced climbers acclimate and prepare for the ascent. The climb also involves technical sections, including steep slopes, icefalls, and crevasses, requiring proper equipment and mountaineering skills. However, the reward is worth the effort as you take greetings with awe-inspiring vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The summit push from High Camp is the most challenging part of the climb, with the final ascent requiring focus, physical endurance, and mental resilience. Standing atop Tukuche Peak, you're also rewarded with an incredible panoramic view of the Himalayas, including the Annapurna massif, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri peaks, which leaves you in awe of nature's grandeur. The descent follows the same route, allowing you to relish the beauty of the region from a different perspective. Upon reaching Jomsom, you can celebrate your achievement and take a well-deserved rest before flying back to Kathmandu. It's important to note that Tukuche Peak climbing is a strenuous and demanding adventure, suitable only for experienced climbers with prior high-altitude climbing experience. Proper physical conditioning, acclimatization, and knowledge of mountaineering techniques are essential for a safe and successful ascent.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Tukuche Peak climbing trip offers an unforgettable experience for skilled mountaineers, combining breathtaking landscapes, technical challenges, and the satisfaction of conquering a Himalayan summit. It's a journey that will test your limits, reward your perseverance, and leave you with lifelong memories of Nepal's majestic mountains.

 Trip Highlight

  • Explore Kathmandu Valley, including several UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Scenic Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Stay at the stunningly beautiful Jomsom, the headquarters town of the Mustang district.
  • Spend a day in Pokhara, the tourist capital of Nepal
  • Magnificent glaciers, gorges, caves and waterfalls
  • Scenic Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Variety of landscapes, including forests, valleys, rivers and Lakes
  • Experience lifestyles of remote villages in the Mustang region.
  • Yaks and their pastures
  • Relaxing hot springs at Tatopani
  • Flora, fauna, and rich culture including famous Thakali food.
  • Tukuche Peak Expedition with Tukuche Peak Climbing Summit is at 6920m/22703ft. And it is located at Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range of Nepal.
  • From the summit, we can have excellent views of entire Annapurna Dhaulagiri ranges and many other snow-capped peaks.
  • Magnificent view of Himalaya
  • Spectacular & challenging 7000m Himalayan peak
  • Spectacular views of Mount Annapurna, Thorung Peak, Nilgiri, Chulu West and East, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and Annapurna IV from Summit
  • Stunning Kali Gandaki River and Mustang Valley
  • Kali Gandaki valley, famous holy Fossil stone
  • Walking through the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Wonderful peak close to Dhaulagiri and its pyramid shape
  • Sleep at the base of Dhaulagiri
  • Visit the beautiful Manang district.
  • Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in the Manang district.
  • Tukuche Expedition in Nepal has a remote location. So, serious climbers can make successful peak climbing.
  • A good test of isolation and psychological endurance
  • Amid our pre and post climbing trek, we investigate Jomsom– the apple capital Marpha. Likewise, Yak Kharka, shrouded valleys, terraced farmlands, and enchanting towns are the main expedition.
  • Blue Sheep in Yak Kharka
  • Difficult technical climbing
  • Metabolic boost to your fitness, wellness and creativity


Upon arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be treated to the mesmerizing views of high-standing mountains surrounding hills and the Kathmandu valley. After completing your customs and formalities at the airport, head to the terminal, where our representatives will greet you at Friendship World Trek. They will transfer you to your hotel or homestay based in Kapan/ Thamel, situated 5 km away from the airport.

After taking some rest at your homestay/ hotel, you can visit our office which is nearby. In the evening, enjoy the lively streets of Kapan/ Thamel and enter the different shops, cafes, and pubs. Devour the authentic Nepali dishes offered to you in the welcome dinner.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After having breakfast, as suggested by your guide, you will head out to complete all the necessary documentation for the tour. We will collect our Tukuche Peak climbing permit from the respective authorized office. Also, as it is a climbing trip, you would require warm clothes and adequate trekking gear to carry along. Hence, you can visit a nearby trekking store to hire or purchase the necessary equipment on this day.

Later in the day, we will drive to the nearest landmarks listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square located in Basantapur/ Freakstreet. Explore its courtyards, temples, Hanuman Dhoka Museum, and status of high historical and cultural significance. From thereon, visit the Swayambhunath Stupa located in the city’s western outskirts, from where a panoramic view of the city can be seen. Alternatively, you can visit Boudhanath stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal located on the northeastern end of the city. Pashupatinath Temple is another site worth high significance for being one of the most renowned Hindu temples worldwide.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we will carry our belongings and head to the bus stop to take a ride to Pokhara City, located west of Kathmandu. The ride takes you alongside the Trishuli river on the Prithvi Highway. The long tour is certainly worth it as you get to relish the views of mountains, hills, and rivers flowing swiftly. From the snaky bends at Naubise to the views of adventure sports enthusiasts enjoying their rafting experiences, it is very exciting.

Upon reaching Pokhara city, you will be transferred to your hotel near Lakeside. After relaxing for a while, you can freshen up and head out to the lively streets of Pokhara. The major highlight of the city is most certainly Phewa Tal (Lake). The semi-natural freshwater lake is surrounded by shops, cafes, bars, and pubs on all sides. You can witness the beautiful setting sun in the evening. Depending on when you arrive, you can also hire a bicycle and ride around the lake.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Today, you will take a drive to Tatopani in the west of Pokhara. The three to four hours scenic drive will take us through the Baglung- Pokhara highway. You will pass by the Set Gandaki River in the initial phase; you will progress to Kushma, then follow the Kali Gandaki River on the latter part of the drive before eventually reaching Beni. Beni Bazaar sits in the confluence of the Kali Gandaki River and Myagdi River and is a largely touristy area as many treks in the Annapurna region start from there.

The drive will continue from Beni alongside the Kali Gandaki River to Tatopani, following some lush green forest on the way. Tatopani village’s name has been derived from the Nepali word for ‘hot spring.’ After the tiring drive, take a rest and interact with the locals in the evening.

Overnight stay in Tatopani


After having breakfast, pack your belongings and begin your trek along the swiftly flowing Myagdi River to Ghasa. You will be passing by some charming villages on the way. You will be leaving behind the more facilitated shops and stores of Tatopani, so stock up on some supplies if possible. After crossing green pastures and forests in between, you will be passing by the Rupse Waterfall on the way. You can also make a brief stop at the Satyawat and Shiva temples.

You will reach Kopchepani where you can take some rest and have some food. There will be an ascend of over 1,000m/3,280ft on this day, so brace for the stone steps. There are untouched lush forests and giant rocks stacked on top of each other in some areas, resulting from rock slides from the steep slopes. Following the river, you will reach Ghasa.

Ghasa is a beautiful village that is significant for being the home to all six Himalayan pheasants, including The Himalayan Monal, the national bird of Nepal. The transitional village is green and full of nature.

Overnight stay in Ghasa

Ahead of us, we have a six hours trek to the village of Larjung. Starting from Ghasa, the green path takes us to Kalopani to the northwest, following the Kali Gandaki river. Kalopani is translated to ‘black water,’ which is derived from the fact that it is from here that the Kali Gandaki river changes its color to a darker shade as it gushes down to the south. From here, the wonderful views of Annapurna I peak can be seen distinctly.

As we head further up north, we reach Larjung village. It is a large village that gives a taste of the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Upon reaching the village, you can rest and then do some sightseeing if you are up for it. The best places to visit are the Guru Sangpo cave, which is considered historical and religious. If time permits, then opt for a short hike to Bhuturcho lake and Sekung Lake. There are also important shrines of Gauchan and Tulachan in the village. One of the most notable festivals in Larjung is Lha Phewa, translated to ‘Coming of the Gods,” which is celebrated every 12 years by the ethnic Thakali tribe. Overall, Larjung is an interesting, culturally woven village in the Annapurna region.

Overnight stay in Larjung.

After having breakfast, begin your trek to Marpha village, which is on the north of Larjung. The quaint and beautiful path along some green and some dry terrain will follow the Kali Gandaki River on the side. You will cross the swiftly flowing river via a suspension bridge and head to Saura, where you can stop for tea. The path will open up to views of the amazing Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world. There are small villages with patches of apple trees here and there with some pine trees in the forested areas along the route.

Marpha is an interesting village in the Mustang district heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions. You will spot many prayer flags and small chortans in this village that seem to be stuck in time with their authentic stone houses and straw roofs. Some homes are also built on high cliffs. Apples are a popular product here, and having a fresh one right out of the tree will get you amazed. You can also try out the famous sea Buckthorn juice, which is also grown here. The village is also home to Tibetan refugee camps and Tibetan settlers. If you reach early, you can visit Chhairo, a monastery near the riverside with art craft dating more than 300 years.

Overnight stay in Marpha.

A five-hour trek awaits us today with a visit to the most famous locations in the Mustang district. There are no complaints about climbing to a higher altitude as you’ll be passing lush forests with amazing views.

Yak Kharka translates to “alpine pastures,” which are suitable for Yaks to graze. Locals bring their yaks to feed during the plush pasture season, but during the dry season, the place is silent. You will experience stronger winds as you head higher. There are a couple of facilities in Yak Kharka, from safe drinking water to a Bakery! Imagine having a piece of cake at this high altitude. The tents are set up at Yak Kharka by the team, so you can enjoy food and hot drinks after settling down.

Overnight stay at Yak Kharka.

Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical illness that may arise due to altitude sickness. Also, proper acclimatization is the key to reach our target, a summit of Tukuche Peak. Thus, today we will take a day rest at Yak Kharka. There are a couple of good hike options from Yak Kharka that are considered best for acclimatization.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast, we get ready for a short day trekking. Our trail climbs gradually as we trek through harsh alpine vegetation. Our climb can be very tiring, so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy. We will trek until we arrive at a good camping site at 5,150 meters where we will set up our Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and start making necessary preparations for setting up camps at higher altitudes.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

11 Days climbing towards Tukuche Peak  Tented Camp

For several days we keep on doing climbing training practices with proper acclimatization. Our Sherpa team will do all the hard works from setting up the camps, provide healthy meals and fix the routes for reaching the summit. Following the instructions are given by our experienced climbing experts we make a gradual climb. Several camps will be set up above the base camp. In fact, weather conditions play a significant role in predicting and planning our summit climb attempt. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and properly acclimatized we will tackle several technical climbing sections and climb to conquer the summit of Tukuche Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with amazing close-up views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges and other surrounding high peaks. We will spend short quality time at the summit.

After successfully achieving the summit of Tukuche Peak, we begin our return journey by retracing our steps on the same trail that descends downhill for a few hours. With great views of high mountain valleys and surrounding high peaks, we will arrive back to Yak Kharka for our overnight camping. 

Overnight stay in Yak Kharka.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)



5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

The last day of our trek starts from Yak Kharka as we follow the main trail that descends for a rather long time to reach the village of Marpha. From Marpha our trail is a rather pleasant and moderate walk all the way back to Jomsom. This is a celebration day after successful completion of Tukuche Peak Expedition with Friendship World Trek team.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Today we will take an early morning scenic flight from Jomsom back to Pokhara. After landing at Pokhara you will be transferred to the hotel. We will spend the rest of the day sightseeing and explore around Pokhara. Boating at Fewa Lake, visiting sacred caves and waterfalls, sightseeing around the city can be the best way to spend your day in Pokhara.

Meals: BB Plan

After having breakfast, pack up your belongings and take a drive back to Kathmandu. Following the Prithvi Highway, the road passes through vast pastures, terraced fields, green hills, and swiftly flowing Trishuli. As you reach Kathmandu city, you will be transferred to your homestay/ hotel in Kapan/ Thamel.

After relaxing for a while, explore the streets to buy souvenirs like Dhaka caps, arts and crafts, thangka paintings or any other things from local shops. You can enjoy a much-desired multi-cuisine meal or an authentic Nepali dinner from a variety of restaurants.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu

The time to bid farewell is here, as this is your last day in Nepal. Our representatives will transfer you to the Tribhuvan International Airport after a hearty farewell depending upon your flight schedule. There are certainly stories of the Dhampus peak climbing experience and the views of the amazing Annapurna range of mountains that you will share with your friends and family. If these memories prompt you to travel along with us again shortly for a similar adventurous journey, please contact us again

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport picks up and drops international and domestic.
  • Complete departure information, about trek, Climbing, flight ticket, guide, altitude
  • Sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour
  • Service before the trek starts.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • Water Purification Tablet for Drinking Water
  • Rescue operation arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • 04 nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 01 nights Pokhara hotel with breakfast
  • Jeep or Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Trek flight from Jomsom to Pokhara for an involved guide.
  • Pokhara to Beni private transport
  • Marpha to Pokhara jeep drive
  • Private transportation picks up and drops.
  • Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included chosen from the lodge menu.
  • The Twins share accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experienced government license holder Climbing guide, helpful and
  • friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary,
  • equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.  ( 5 trekkers 1 assistant guide)
  • Experienced Climbing Guide.
  • Climbing guide and all staffs insurance
  • A warm Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags will be provided during the island peak. (down
  • jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip)
  • Guides and porters’ costs, their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Tukuche peak climbing trail map.
  • Climbing Equipment for Tukuche peak. (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer,
  • Camping Tents and Kitchen equipment)
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • During camping hot water, tea, coffee and three times meal included (B.L.D)
  • Climbing permits (Please bring 6 passport size photos each for permits)
  • Garbage fees / a comprehensive medical kit
  • First Aid kits for the staff and the groups.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Souvenir as Company’s T-shirt and Cap
  • Farewell dinner at reputed  Restaurant or Homestay
  • Achievement certificate after Successful Trek

Price Excludes

  • International flight costs
  • Nepal entry visa fees. Current rate is USD 50 for a 30-day stay.
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per person)
  • Meals (lunch, dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, and early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottled water, hot (tea/coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks, hot shower, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs or (due to) delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, like landslides, bad weather, itinerary modifications for safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses not listed in “What is included?” are counted as excludes

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information


You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!’

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you’ll use on the trek –  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Upper Body:

Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying shirts and thermal tops.

Insulation Layers: Fleece or down jackets to provide warmth.

Waterproof Shell Jacket: A durable and breathable jacket to protect against wind and rain.

Softshell Jacket: A lightweight and water-resistant jacket for added protection.

Climbing Harness: A comfortable harness to secure yourself to the rope.

Helmet: A strong and well-fitting helmet to protect your head from falling objects.

Gloves: A combination of lightweight liner gloves and insulated gloves or mittens for warmth and dexterity.

Buff or Neck Gaiter: To protect your neck and face from cold and wind.

Sunglasses: Polarized and UV-protected sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun and snow glare.

Goggles: Ski or mountaineering goggles for added eye protection in extreme weather conditions.

Lower Body:

Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying thermal bottoms.

Insulation Layers: Fleece or insulated pants for added warmth.

Waterproof Shell Pants: Durable and breathable pants to protect against wind, rain, and snow.

Softshell Pants: Lightweight and water-resistant pants for added protection.

Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated boots designed for snow and ice.

Crampons: Attachable spikes that provide traction on icy terrain.

Gaiters: Waterproof and breathable gaiters to keep snow out of your boots.

Socks: A combination of moisture-wicking liner socks and thick, warm mountaineering socks.

Other Essential Items:

Backpack: A spacious and sturdy backpack to carry your climbing gear and personal belongings.

Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures.

Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and support.

Headlamp: Essential for climbing in low-light or dark conditions.

Water Bottles: Insulated water bottles to keep your water from freezing.

Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong sun at high altitudes.

First Aid Kit: A comprehensive first aid kit with essential medications and supplies.

Climbing Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and other lightweight snacks for quick fuel during the climb.

Altitude: Tukuche Peak stands at an elevation of 6,920 meters (22,703 feet) above sea level.

Tukuche Peak Climbing General Information

2. Difficulty Level: Tukuche Peak climbing is considered a challenging expedition and requires previous mountaineering experience. Technical climbing skills, including the use of ice axes, crampons, and ropes, are necessary.

3. Duration: The entire expedition usually takes around 20-25 days, depending on the itinerary and weather conditions. This includes acclimatization days, trekking to and from the base camp, and the summit climb.

4. Permits: Climbing Tukuche Peak requires obtaining permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Department of Immigration. You will also need a trekking permit for the Dhaulagiri region.

5. Accommodation: During the trek to the base camp, you can stay in teahouses or lodges along the trail. However, once you reach the base camp, you will need to set up tents for camping.

6. Best Time to Climb: The best seasons for Tukuche Peak climbing are spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November). These months offer stable weather conditions and clearer views. Winter climbs are possible but require advanced mountaineering skills.

7. Safety: Climbing Tukuche Peak should be done with an experienced guide or a reputable climbing agency. It is essential to have proper acclimatization, follow safety protocols, and be aware of the risks associated with high-altitude mountaineering.

8. Equipment: You will need specialized mountaineering equipment, including crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, ropes, and proper clothing for extreme weather conditions. It is recommended to bring your own equipment or rent it from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

9. Physical Fitness: Tukuche Peak climbing requires a high level of physical fitness and endurance. Prior training and preparation, including cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking, are essential.

10. Costs: The cost of Tukuche Peak climbing varies depending on the services provided by the climbing agency, the duration of the expedition, and the number of climbers in the group. It is advisable to compare prices and services before making a decision.

Remember, Tukuche Peak climbing is a challenging adventure that should not be taken lightly. Proper preparation, training, and safety measures are crucial for a successful and enjoyable expedition.

Tukuche Peak Climbing Route Map

Tukuche Peak Climbing


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