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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
ZoneDhawalagiri Zone
DistrictMustang District
 • Total652
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)

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 center of the Thakali people. These residing Thakali people brand the Thakali tradition, especially Thakali food items (Thakali Khana Set and Thakali Khaja Set), which more more trivial all around Nepal. Besides food, other attractions lies on the white plastered, wooden houses, dusty and dry land, and also the unique culture and lifestyle of 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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