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Mt. Tukuche peak climbing (6920 m)
Mt.Tukuche peak (6920m) is an interesting climbing objective. It is a very picturesque almost symmetrical 3 ridge pyramid with Northwest,Southeast and South ridges radiating from the summit.The obvious and safe climb is along the Northwest ridge which is the most often climbed it presents very low objective danger.
Although the ridge itself is not steep but it, is considered,technical climb and with the elevation close to 7000m) there is the need to acclimatize and the elevation exposes climbers to a cold and windy weather conditions. The climb is usually done using two camps at 5600m and at 6100m.
First Tukuche ascent was in 1969 by Swiss team and till 2007 a total 38 expeditions attempted the climb and 19 teams including 72 climbers were successful.
After aesthetically satisfying climb the reward of the summit is an absolutely stunning vista on a whole range of massive. And famous 6000m, 7000m and 8000m peaks:Dhaulagiri I (8167m), .And Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m), Mt.Dhaulagiri V (7618m),Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Bharth Chuli (6839m), Nilgiri North (7061m), Nilgiri Center (6940m)Mt.Tukuche is located in Mt.Dhaulgiri region 10.5km Northeast of Mt.Dhaulagiri I.
The Mt.Tukuche peak Base Camp (5100m) for the North Ridge climb is located in Hidden Valley midway between French and Dhampus passes. The standard 9 days access trek to the Base Camp follows a classic section of Mt. Annapurna Circuit via Poon Hill and Kali Gandaki Valley to Maphra and Mt.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 20 minute flight to Pokhara. Alternative approach is via Myagdi Khola Valley separating Dhaulagiri I from the rest of Dhaulagiri peaks Dhaulagiri II, III, IV and V, via Italian Base Camp offering slightly different trekking aesthetics.
1. Never trek alone. Hire a guide if you can’t find companion.
2. Choose trekking companies/guides with eco friendly concepts
3. Become informed about high altitude sickness.
4. Carry a good medicine kit.
5. Watch where you are walking. Don’t step backward blindly while raking photos.
6. Time your trek generously. Also, taking rest while trekking is not a sign of weakness.
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