Tukuche Expedition

Wedged between the snowy masses of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges, Tukuche is one of the comparatively least travelled peaks of Nepal. Existing in the shadow of Dhaulagiri Range, Tukuche peak climbing route progresses through the remote Hidden valley.  Also known as Shangrila land of Nepal, Hidden Valley was introduced to the world only few centuries before.
Tukuche was climbed successfully for the first time by Swiss Team in the year 1969 and many trekkers have successfully ascended Tukuche since then. Climbing Tukuche peak is the amazing wilderness adventure.
We are currently offering 25days Tukuche Expedition. Leaving Kathmandu, we will take 25minutes of flight to Pokhara and then take connecting flight to Jomsom. We will move in and out of Marpha village that is the largest apple producer of Nepal. Enjoy the authentic taste of apple brew while staying in Marpha and get the rare sight of apple orchards in Marpha. Trek continues through meadow at Yak Kharka to remote Hidden Valley and progresses further to Tukuche Base Camp. We will climb through the northwestern ridge and climb two High Camps to reach the summit of Tukuche Peak. The peak offers panoramic views of Annapurna, Nilgiri and Tilicho peaks and villages of Marpha, Syang and Jomsom. Lowering down from the peak, we will retrace our route back to Jomsom and take flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Itinerary Outline
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Preparation of trek
Day03: Kathmandu Pokhara flight, Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day04: Pokhara Jomsom flight, Trek to Marpha
Day05: Acclimatization in Marpha
Day06: Trek to Yak Kharka
Day07: Trek to Hidden Valley
Day08: Trek to Tukuche Peak Base Camp
Day09: Climb preparation
Day10: Base Camp to High Camp I and back to Base Camp
Day11: Base Camp to High Camp I overnight at High Camp I
Day12: High Camp I to High Camp II
Day13 to 20: Route fixing and climb to summit and Back to Base Camp
Day21: Trek to Hidden Valley
Day22: Trek to Marpha
Day23: Trek to Jomsom
Day24: Jomsom Pokhara flight and Back to Kathmandu
Day25: Departure
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Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu
As you land in the TIA airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by representative from Osho Vision Treks and Expedition. You will complete your custom formalities and then meet with our representative who will take you to the luxurious hotel. You will be briefly explained about the Tukuche Expedition and then enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening.

Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Preparation of trek
Climbing Tukuche requires special permit from Nepal Government. We will takje half day tour of Kathmandu and visit UNESCO enlisted sites of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will take the permit and return back to hotel where you will be explained about the nature of trek and you will also be introduced with your team leader and other crew members. 

Day03: Kathmandu Pokhara flight, Sightseeing in Pokhara
We will take 25minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Taking seats on the right side of the plane will be beneficial as it offers best views of mountains like Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. We will enter the lake city of Pokhara and land in Pokhara Airport afterwards which we will explore Pokhara and reach Phewa Lake where we can get engaged in boating. We will stay overnight in a lakeside hotel. 

Day04: Pokhara Jomsom flight, Trek to Marpha
An early morning flight will take us to Jomsom in 30 minutes. It will be the pleasant flight that offers views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains including the aerial view of arid Jomsom valley. We will land in Jomsom Airport and take about 3hrs of trek to Marpha. We will follow the descending trail from valley and reach Syangkhola River. We will cross the river over bridge and move in and out of Syang village to arrive at Marpha.

Day05: Acclimatization in Marpha
We will take the day off from Tukuche Expedition at Marpha village. Marpha is famous for its apple production and the fine quality of apple brew. We will visit the local teahouses and try the local dishes made from apple. We will explore the arid terrain of Marpha.   

Day06: Trek to Yak Kharka
We will proceed through Kali Gandaki Valley and traverse the forest. Passing through dispersed settlements and terraced farming areas, we will take the steep climb to Yak Kharka which is used as a summer settlement by local yak herders.

Day07: Trek to Hidden Valley
Passing through treeline of spruce and juniper, we will take the uphill climb to arrive at the way offering sights of Tukuche peak and Dhampus pass. We will follow the tapered path to the vast expanse of green field used by locals for grazing their cattle. We will enjoy the sights of Sita Chuchura, Tashi Kang, Tukuche, Dhaulagiriand other mountains. This place is called Hidden Valley a s it lies in the shadow of Dhaulagiri Mountain and it was not discovered by foreigners for longer time.   

Day08: Trek to Tukuche Peak Base Camp
Base Camp of Tukuche exists at 4750m altitude. We will exit from the Hidden Valley and take the escalating trail to French Col (5360m) from where the trail drops down to the glaciated area. Walking through the glacier, we will reach Tukuche Base Camp that offers views of Tukuche, Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III and Dhaulagiri IV mountains.

Day09: Climb preparation
This is a leisure day. We will listen to the instructions of team leader and practice to climb Tukuche Peak. We will get knowledge on how to use equipments like crampons and axe. We will try to reach to High Camp I.  

Day10: Base Camp to High Camp I and back to Base Camp
We will leave the Base Camp of Tukuche and follow the glaciated trail to Tukuche icefall. We will prepare our first Advance Camp in a clear area that is free from the chances of avalanche. We need to return to Base Camp for acclimatization.

Day11: Base Camp to High Camp I overnight at High Camp |
We will follow the route once more to first High Camp that is located at 5600m altitude and take rest in the Camp that has already been set up by our Sherpa brothers.

Day12: High Camp I to High Camp II
The trail becomes more challenging. We will take the steep climb to High Camp II existing at 6100m altitude. Passing through rocks and boulders, we will take about 4hrs of climb to reach High Camp II. We will set our camp at the area where there is least possibility of avalanche.   

Day13 to 20: Route fixing and climb to summit and Back to Base Camp
It is going to be the most challenging part of expedition in Tukuche. We will follow the northwest route to the summit of Tukuche peak. We will fix the cables wherever necessary and proceed to the summit from where we will receive the enchanting sights of mountains, peaks and valleys. We will lower down to Base Camp of Tukuche and celebrate the successful climb of Tukuche.  

Day21: Trek to Hidden Valley
We will descend from Tukuche Base Camp and follow the glaciated trail to arrive at the rocky terrain near the hill. We will climb the ridge that offers striking views of mountains that enclose the hidden valley. We will descend from the ridge to the vast expanse of Hidden Valley.

Day22: Trek to Marpha
We will retrace our route back to Marpha. The trail continues to Dhampus Pass which we will cross to reach Yak Kharka. The trail takes sharp descend to reach Marpha village where we will stay overnight.

Day23: Trek to Jomsom
The trail drops down to Kali Gandaki River from Marpha. Walking along the western edge of Kali Gandaki River, we will head back to Jomsom after following the straight path for about 6hrs.

Day24: Jomsom Pokhara flight and Back to Kathmandu
We will take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara afterwards which we will take the connecting flight back to Kathmandu. 

Day25: Departure
Finally an undeniable time to bid goodbye arrives. You will be assisted with your last moment preparation and dropped at TIA, Kathmandu from where you will board the flight to your next destination.
 
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Trip Duration: 25 Days

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