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Nirekha Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Nirekha Peak at 6,169 meters.
  • Explore Gokyo Valley – consisting of chains of five mountain lakes and hike up to Gokyo-Ri for breathtaking views of chains of mountains surrounding the Everest region.
  • Crossing of the challenging Cho La Pass at 5,420 meters.
  • Experience the authentic Sherpa culture and tradition in the midst of world’s highest mountains including Everest, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamserku, the majestic Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks in Khumbu region.

Trip Introduction;
Nirekha Peak
is located at the Khumbu or Everest Region of Nepal. This fascinating peak rises between the famous Cho La pass at 5,420 meters and the summits of Lobuche. The first ascent of Nirekha Peak was made by Matt Florets and Greg Valentine in April 2003 followed by another successful ascent in October 2003 by a women’s team. The climbing of Nirekha peak demands high level of climbing experience and immense devotion to face the challenging and technical sections. The climb to the top of summit is a technical job that needs the usage ice screws, fix ropes, ladders, crampons, ice axes and other climbing equipments.

Nirekha Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks includes an excursion of Gokyo Valley consisting of several glaciers, five crystal clear and pristine cobalt blue lakes, a hike up to the famous Everest viewpoint – Gokyo-Ri and the crossing of the famous Cho La pass at 5,420 meters. Climbing the summit is very challenging and difficult, but for climbers with adequate desire to summit the peak and good level of climbing experience, the climb to summit is worth for the rewarding views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamserku, Tawche, Ama Dablam and other chains of surrounding mountains in Khumbu region of Nepal.

Nirekha Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a day making necessary preparations for the climb, we fly from Kathmandu towards the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gate way to Khumbu and the entire Everest Region. From Lukla, we will trek gradually ascending the rugged trails covered by dense forest filled with Rhododendron, Oak and Pine Trees we head towards the Sherpa Capital – Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is picturesque Sherpa market town worth spending an acclimatization day. From there we follow the main trail heading towards Gokyo Valley. After spending quality time around Gokyo region, we follow the trail that heads towards the famous and challenging Cho La Pass, but from there we will follow a tiny trail that heads north towards Nirekha Base Camp. Our trek continues to high camp which additional 2-3 hours of uphill trekking.

As soon as we reach the high camp our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary preparations for the successful summit climb. Leaving the high camp we start early with a vision to reach the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the peak summit. With the help and guidance of our experienced climbing experts, we will cross several deep crevasses and overcome many technical sections to reach the peak summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with incredible views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamserku, Tawche, Ama Dablam and other chains of surrounding mountains in Khumbu region. After the successful summit climb of Nirekha Peak, our descend journey is made over the trail that passes through Dole, Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla. The adventurous and challenging climb of Nirekha Peak with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & Transfer to Hotel
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing around world heritage sites of Kathmandu 
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Nirekha Peak Climbing.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [45 min flight] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft] [3 hrs trek]
After breakfast, we will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla, we start our trek by following a trail that gradually ascends as we trek along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through scrubby pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls as we arrive at Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 hrs trek] 
Leaving Phakding we will cross a long suspension bridge and then trek over an undulating trail that passes through Benkar. We will cross Dudh Koshi river once more and follow the trail that is a gentle uphill climb to a small village of Monjo. Our uphill trekking continues as we pass through densely forested areas and head towards Sagarmatha National Park entry post where we need to register before heading further. After registration we will descend over stoned staircase to cross another suspension bridge and then make a long climb to reach Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Rest at Namche Bazaar for Acclimatization & Excursion.
Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental or physical sickness and to ensure the successful climb of Nirekha Peak. Besides, Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour’s walk up to Syangboche at 3800 meters for best views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole [4040m/13251ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
From Namche Bazaar we will follow the route that heads all the way up to Khumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own Gompa at the top end of the town. From here we will have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Soon after leaving Khumjung our trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. Our trek from the top is a downhill journey down to Phortse Tenga and from there we start to climbs steeply through rhododendron and birch forest towards Dole.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Gokyo Lake [4750m/15580ft] [7-8 Hrs Trek] 
Leaving Dole we will follow the trail that climbs along the side valley and pass along many summer settlement areas as we head towards Machhermo. From Macchermo we head towards the lakes of Gokyo. Our trail is a gradual descent following the melt water rivers of Ngozumpa Glacier. Then, we start to climb steeply into a valley, passing the first of the five lakes of Gokyo. We will soon arrive at the second lake and the third lake which is also known as Dudh Pokhari. We head towards its eastern shore, the settlement of Gokyo for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Hike upto Gokyo Ri [5340m/17515ft] and Trek to Dragnag [4650m/15252ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
Gokyo Ri is considered as one of the finest viewpoint in the entire Everest region. We start early and follow a steep trail that zig zags up the hillside. After about two hours of tiring climb we will reach the summit of Gokyo Ri. We will witness the magnificent sunrise view over the summits of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and other neighboring high peaks. We will spend short but quality time at the top before descending back to Gokyo. We will  have our lunch at Gokyo and from there it is a short trek to the village of Dragnag – the village is situated at the shore of Ngozumpa Glacier.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Dragnag to Nirekha Peak Base Camp [4950m/16236ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
From Dragnag we will gradually ascend passing through glaciers and rocky mountains towards Cho La Pass but from there we will follow a tiny trail that heads north as we approach towards Nirekha Peak Base Camp. As soon as we reach our campsite, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary checks on our health conditions and climbing equipments.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Rest and Exploration at Base Camp 
By now we are technically around 5,000 meters above sea level, so acclimatization is very crucial to avoid mental and physical sickness and to ensure our successful climb to the summit. Hence, today we will take a rest for acclimatization and exploring around the base camp. Our Sherpa crew will make necessary preparations for setting up camps in higher altitudes.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Ascend from Base Camp to High Camp [5300m/17384ft] [4-5 hrs]
Leaving the base camp, we continue on our trail that ascends steeply for few hours. We may need to make use of fixed ropes and crampons as the trail to the high camp is often snow covered and slippery. Hurrying in high alpine altitude is no good idea, so moving one step at a time we head towards a good camping site, where we will set up our High Camp. Our Sherpa crew will make the final preparations for the main summit climb attempt of Nirekha Peak, the following day.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Summit Nirekha Peak [6169m/20234ft] and descend back to Base Camp
Today is the day we were desperately waiting for. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped we start early with the vision to reach the summit before noon, as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts we will overcome many technical sections and head towards the summit of Nirekha Peak. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with breathtaking views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Thamserku, Tawche, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high mountains. We will spend short quality time at the summit and descend following the same route back to base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Base Camp to Machhermo [4410m/13578ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek] 
After successfully achieving the summit of Nirekha Peak, we will take it easy and start our return journey from the base camp by retracing our steps on the same trail that passes through Dragnag and towards the beautiful Gokyo valley. We will have our lunch at Gokyo and continue on our trek to reach back to Machhermo for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek from Machhermo to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [4-5 Hrs Trek]
From Machhermo we will follow a rather easy downhill trekking passing through several summer settlement areas to reach Dole. Our trail from Dole is a steep downhill trekking through dense rhododendron forest towards Phortse Tenga. From there we climb up to a ridge and continue trekking as we pass along the settlement of Khumjung. A rather easy trail from there will lead us back to the Sherpa Capital – Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek – Nirekha Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We descend passing through dense forested area – a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. After a while a final  uphill climb of approximately about 45 minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu 
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of our Nirekha Peak Climbing and have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 18: International Departure as per flight schedule
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

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Your Program Duration = 18 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Climbing permit for Nirekha Peak
  • All required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Wonderful climb of ' Nirekha Peak '

Namaste !!

We wanted to climb the attractive – Nirekha Peak for a long time. After some time of surfing in the internet, we found a good package that included Nirekha Peak Climbing. So, we booked our Nirekha peak climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We are very glad that we received with the top level of service not only during the trip but even before and after the trip. Many thanks to our guide  – Sonam Sherpa, who always took care of us and guided us to the summit. The feeling was just amazing. We would like to do more climbing with Sonam and Nepal Guide Treks in future.

Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition !! Highly Recommended !!

Good Luck 😀

Damien and Group – France   

Nirekha Peak Climbing was Great !!!

We just completed our adventurous climb to the summit of Nirekha Peak. Oh it was the one of the best moments of our life !!! Thanks Nepal Guide Treks and all the members who made this trip a memorable one. Ang-Dawa our guide , was a true mountaineering hero. His instructions and experience led us to the summit of Nirekha Peak. We are very thankful for everything. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for any kind of travel related activities in Nepal.

Best Regards,

Nicole + Amanda + Wayne – England

Nirekha Peak Climbing was successful

It was very memorable time to trek around Nepal, well organized. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is an experienced company, would like to thank them a lot. We booked our Nirekha Peak Climbing trip with Nepal Guide Treks via online booking. They exceed our expectation with quality service. We learnt many things from our guide since he was very knowledgeable. Yes, we recommend “Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition” to everyone and would be happy to contact Prakash Devkota if travel to Nepal again.
Dante, Lucca and Giovanni

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