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Village development committee
Tukuche is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°44′N 83°37′E / 28.74°N 83.62°E / 28.74; 83.62Coordinates: 28°44′N 83°37′E / 28.74°N 83.62°E / 28.74; 83.62
Country    Nepal
Zone Dhawalagiri Zone
District Mustang District
Population (1991)
 • Total 652
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Tukuche , sometimes spelt Tukche, is a village development committee in Mustang District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 652 people living in 166 individual households.[1]

The village is located in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. It is a centre of the Thakali people.


There are a number of sights of interest in Tukuche:[2][3][4]

  1. Qpar Gompa
  2. Rani Gompa
  3. Sambha Gompa
  4. Tukuche Distillery
  5. Thakali Cultural Museum
  6. Thak library


  1. ^ "Nepal Census 2001", Nepal's Village Development Committees, Digital Himalaya, retrieved 15 November 2009 .
  2. ^ The Thakalis, Bon dKar and Lamaist Monasteries along the Kali Gandaki: The Ancient Salt Route in Western Nepal, RK Rai (1994) Book Faith India
  3. ^ Mustang: A lost tibetan kingdom, M Peissel (1968) Futura
  4. ^ Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya, Lonely Planet, 2009, p195

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