Tukuche Peak Expedition

Tukuche Peak Expedition

Tukuche peak (6920m/22,703ft) is one of the highest 6000m climbing objectives in the Himalaya

Tukuche peak (6920m/22,703ft) is one of the highest 6000m climbing objectives in the Himalaya. It is a very picturesque and almost symmetrical 2 ridge pyramid with Northwest Southeast ridges radiating from the summit. The obvious and safe climb is along the Northwest ridge, which is the most frequently climbed route as it presents very low objective danger. Although the ridge itself is not steep it is considered a technical climb and with the elevation close to 7000m there is the need to acclimatize, the elevation exposes climbers to cold and windy weather conditions. According to the climbing difficulty scale Tukuche peak counts as a 7000m expedition and categories as amoderate climb (PD++)this peak was first climbed by Hugh Merrick in 1969. The team took almost 4 years to prepareand select this unclimbed peak.  The first group had summited the peak in spring (April, May) but autumn (October, November) is also suitable weather and a good time for peak climbing.

Tukuche peak (6920m/22,703ft.) is located in the Dhaulgiri region 10km Northeast of Dhaulagiri I. Tukuche advanced base camp is located at (5100m/16,732ft) and from the North Ridge climb is located in the Hidden Valley midway between the French and Dhampus passes. The standard 9 days access trek to the Base Camp follows a classic section of Jomsom trekking and Kali Gangaki Valley to Maphra or Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek via Yak Kharka allowing a solid acclimatization. Return trek from the Base Camp to Jomsom takes only 2 days followed by a 20min flight to Pokhara. This 6000m peak has some of the best views that the Himalaya can offer. From the summit you can see the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna regions along with the massive 6000m, 7000m and 8000m peaks that encompass the regions including: Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m), Dhaulagiri V (7618m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Bhartha Chuli (6839m), Nilgiri North (7061m) and many more.

Nepal New Generation Trek climbing Sherpa guides will fixed camp I 5600m(18,372ft), camp II 6200m(20,341ft) for better acclimatization and preparation for the climbers. When you arrive at base camp our staff will set up the camp and you will have time to rest and continue to acclimatize. Upon completing a Pooja ceremony at base camp, our team of Sherpa’s will begin to open the route to camp I. When this is completed, our guides will begin to take clients and loads to camp I. Depending on your physical fitness and your bodies’ reaction to altitude, you may stay at camp I for a second night, or move up to camp II and then descend back to base camp. Our team will then open the route and fix the lines to camp II and supply the camp with gear, equipment and food. If required for acclimation and if the weather conditions allow, you may sleep a second night at camp II. During your rest and time at base camp our team will continue to open the route and prepare for the summit push. After your camp I and II acclimatization, our climbing guides will check the weather forecast, group fitness and recovery conditions. If upcoming weather reports, your physical fitness and conditions are good, we will begin the summit push. On the summit push, you will move to camp I and then camp II before moving to the summit. At camp II you will awake at 3:00am to begin your summit push.

High peaks may be climbed for many reasons: for national prestige, to enhance ones career, or the pure love of adventure. But himalayan expeditions are always a success if at the end of a successful campaign one can say as Henry Hoek did “The journey was our real objective.

 

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Transfer to request category hotel; accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4,430ft)

/Day 02:Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) 6hrs.Lodge accommodation.

Day 04:Trek or Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani (1110m/3,641ft) 5 hrs.Lodge accommodation.

Day 05:Drive from from Tatopani and Marpha (2670m/8,760ft) 4 hrs. Lodge accommodation.

Day 06:Rest and acclimatization at Marpha (2670m/8,760ft)

Day 07:Trek from Marpha to Yak Kharka(4500/14764ft) 5hrs.Camping accommodation.

Day 08:Trek from Yak Kharka to Tukuche base camp (Hidden Valley)(5200m/17,060ft) 5hrs.Camping accommodation.

D09-23:Climb Tukuche peak (6920m/22,7043ft)

Day 24:Trek from Tukuche base camp (5200m/17,060ft) to Yak kharka (4500m/14764ft) 5hrs. Camping accommodation.

Day 25:Trek from Yak kharka (4500m/14,764ft) to Marpha(2670m/8,760ft) 5hrs.Then drive to Tatopani(1160m/3,805ft). Lodge accommodation.

Day 26:Drive from Tatopani to Pokhara (915m/3002ft) 5 hrs.

Day 27:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. 7 hrs by tourist bus or 25 mins by flight. Overnight at hotel. Farewell dinner with cultural program in the evening.

Day 28:After having Breakfast, Drop to airport for final departure.

No of Guests Price ( With GSG ) Price ( With ESG)

* All Price is Per Person Price

Service Cost (Includes)

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transportation as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at KTM international airport by Satori Adventures representatives during your arrival and departure.
  • 4 night request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Marpha-Pokhara-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff in mini bus and public jeep.
  • All Satori Adventures facilities including: Kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp.
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition Royalty and permit from Nepal government to climb Mt. Tukuche peak.
  • Nepalese government royalty.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 2 time summiteers climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staff during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $3USD per minute.
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  • Each client will have an individual tent available in the Tukuche peak advanced base camp.
  • Solar panels for light and electronics charging.
  • All tents for camp I, II and III. Ice fall charges.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided above base camp for cooking food.
  • Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Satori Adventures t-shirt and scarf.

 Service Cost(Excludes)

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be appropriately charged.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Summit bonus $700.00USD minimum for each climbing Sherpa guide. 
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa is easy to acquire upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

All Inclusive Price:

$000USD

Total Duration 28 days
Max Altitude 6920 m.
Difficulty Level Alpine Climbing