Nirekha Peak Climbing

Nirekha Peak Climbing – Nirekha Peak (6069 meters) is located in the Mahalangur range and is on the same long extending ridge line of peaks including the famous Lobuche Peak.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 25 Days
Trekking Duration - 21 Days
Trekking Mode - Tea House+Camping
Trip Level - Extreme
Max. Altitude - 6069 meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

Nirekha Peak Climbing – Nirekha Peak (6069 meters) is located in the Mahalangur range and is on the same long extending ridge line of peaks including the famous Lobuche Peak. Although listed in the trekking peaks “A” of the Nepal Mountaineering Association trekking peaks, Nirekha is a far more technical peak compared to the other peaks on the list of Nepal Mountaineering Association.

The mountain is only a day away from the regular trail of the Everest Chola Pass trek. The trek follows the Chola pass trail and separates from the main trail just beneath the Chola Pass (on the Gokyo side). At the bottom of the pass, the trail heads towards the north (right side) leaving the trail to Thagnak. Base Camp can be reached after a good few hours trek in the glacial moraine.

The summit push can be made directly from the base camp but it’s a fairly technical climb on steeps slopes and ridges. Unlike many of the other peaks in the list of Nepal Mountaineering Association, this peak is not suggested for beginner climbers.

Visit Himalaya Trek organizes and makes all the arrangement for climbing the mountain. The trek and expedition crew are highly qualified and trained personnel with a good decade-long experience of climbing and trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Nirekha Peak Climbing Short itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (133500 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters).
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters).
Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4200 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4440 meters).
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Machhermo.
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters).
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Gokyo.
Day 11: Climb Gokyo Ri (5360 meters) and trek to Dragnag (4700 meters).
Day 12: Trek to Nirekha Base Camp (4950 meters).
Day 13: Acclimatization and training day.
Day 14: Summit Nirekha (6069 meters) and trek back to base camp.
Day 15: Cross Cho La (5330 meters) and trek to Dzong Lha (4830 meters).
Day 16: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters).
Day 17: Trek to Gorakshep (5180 meters).
Day 18: Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche (4910 meters).
Day 19: Trek to Dingboche (4220 meters).
Day 20: Trek to Tengboche (3860 meters).
Day 21: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters).
Day 23: Trek to Lukla (2810 meters).
Day 23: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 24: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 25: Departure.

Acclimatization and training day at Nirekha Base Camp
Nirekha Summit

Detail Itinenary

Arrival In Kathmandu Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
Sightseeing in Kathmansu Day 02
Sightseeing and Trek Preparation .
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Fly to Lukla Day 03
Fly to Lukla (2810 meters) and trek to Phakding (2610 meters) .
An early morning scenic flight to Lukla (35 minutes) is followed by a leisurely breakfast at Lukla. We meet up with our crew and after a brief introduction and a quick sorting of our daypack and the main bags, our adventure starts. The trail gradually drops into the DudhKoshi Valley and passes through the lovely Sherpa villages of ChauriKharka, Cheplung, then undulates through villages of ThadoKoshi, Ghat, and finally arrives at Phakding. First views of KusumKanguru (6367 meters) can be viewed at ThadoKoshi just before a small climb at ThadoKoshi. During the day and in most of the other days on the trek, we follow the DudhKoshi river and pass through couple of suspension bridges and several mani walls, mani stone, chorten, stupas and prayer flags with snow capped mountains in the background. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Namche Bazaar Day 04
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) .
During the day, we follow the DudhKoshi River and cross the river several times on the suspension bridges. Views of Thamserku (6623 meters) and the holy mountain Khumbila or KhumbuYül-Lha (5761 meters) shows themselves for the first time as we trek through small villages of TokTok, Ghat, Benkar and Monjo. The trail keeps undulating for the whole morning and enters into the Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. The path drops down to Jorsalle and steadily follows the river for a while until the start of steep climb with a dramatic suspension bridge (situated at more than 50 meters above the river) joining the two different valley. First glimpse of Everest (8848 meters) with the Lohtse face infront of it can be enjoyed on the midway of the climb through the pine forests, on the way to Namche Bazaar. This famous town in the lap of the Himalayas also offers the best views of the Kongde Range. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar. Day 05
Acclimatization day at NamcheBazaar .
A walk to the twin village of Khunde (3840 meters) and Khumjung (3780 meters) through the Syangboche Airport (3720 meters) is considered as one of the interesting days of the trek. With the benefit of gain in altitude, this day trip also offers a chance to visit a hospital and school started by Sir Edmund Hillary himself. Breathtaking views of Mount Everest (8848 meters), Lohtse (8516 meters) and AmaDablam (6812 meters) are also an added incentive for the day hike. (6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Dole Day 06
Trek to Dole (4200 meters) .
The trek continues on a well maintained path in the morning with towering mountains on almost every direction. After passing a couple of teahouses at Kyangjuma, the path climbs to a different valley leaving the traditional Everest Trail and crosses Mong La and drops down to PhortseTenga. With the disappearing views of Taboche peak (6501 meters) and CholaTse (6440 meters), the trail slowly climbs and reaches Dole. (5-6 hours approximately) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
TREK TO MACHHERMO Day 07
Trek to Machhermo (4440 meters) .
Leaving the tree line behind, a brief climb starts the day and a gradual climb follows for the rest of day. The trail passes through a couple of tea shops at Luza and finally reaches Machhermo with Cho Oyu (8201 meters) appearing to the north. (4 hours approximately) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Acclimatization day at Machhermo Day 08
Acclimatization day at Machhermo .
A climb to the ridge above Machhermo rewards with view of Everest and the trail into the valley for the next few days. Lecture on altitude at the nearby health post is an option for the afternoon. According to legends, Machhermo was the last place of sightings of the mythical creature of the Himalayas, the Yeti. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Gokyo Day 09
Trek to Gokyo (4790 meters) .
The trail moves up into the valley on a easy terrain and starts getting steeper near the lakes of the Gokyo Valley. After passing two smaller lakes, the trail leads to the third lake commonly known as the Gokyo Lake with Cho Oyo (8201 meters) towering in the background. (4 hours approximately) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Acclimatization day at Gokyo. Day 10
Acclimatization day at Gokyo .
A walk further into the valley on an easier terrain leads to the fourth and fifth lakes of the valley. These lakes are considered to be sacred and holy to the people of the Khumbu region. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Dragnag. Day 11
Climb GokyoRi (5360 meters) and trek to Dragnag (4700 meters) .
An early morning climb to GokyoRi (3 hours approximately) offers stunning views of Cho Oyo (8201 meters), Makalu (8463 meters), Lhotse (8516 meters) and Everest (884 8meters); four of the top ten highest point on the planet. Apart from these many more mountains of the Khumbu region can be enjoyed from GokyoRi, making it a popular viewpoint in the region. Breakfast at Gokyo is followed with a return to the first lake and then the trail crosses the longest glacier of Nepal, Ngozumpa Glacier. Dragnag is located under a huge rock face, across the Ngozumpa Glacier. (3 hours approximately) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Nirekha Base Camp Day 12
Trek to Nirekha Base Camp (4950 meters).
The day starts with a steep decent to climb out of the valley to another valley ahead. Similar asend continues for another two valleys to get near the Chola pass. Once near the pass, the trek now heads in the left direction (north) leaving the pass to its right. In around couple of hours, the trail will get to the base camp of Nirekha.
Acclimatization and training day at Nirekha Base Camp Day 13
Acclimatization and training day.
Acclimatization and training day.
Nirekha Summit Day 14
Summit Nirekha Peak (6069 meters) and trek back to base camp.
As with most of the climbing treks, this is one of the most hardest and longest day of the whole expedition. The climb is technical and has many steep sections. It will take a good 10 hours day to summit and get back to base camp
Cross Cho La (5330 meters) and trek to Dragnag Day 15
Cross Cho La (5330 meters) and trek to DzongLha (4830 meters) .
Another early start to the day leads to get back to the point where the trail had separate from the main trail. Now a steep climb will lead to the top of the pass. A steep drop follows a brief walk on the glacier into a new valley with Cho La Tse (6440 meters) towering to the southeast and AmaDablam (6812 meters) appearing towards east. The terrain starts to get easier and finally reaches DzongLha. The day is the toughest and the longest day of the trek and the most basic accommodation of the whole trek at DzongLha do not help either. (7-8 hours approximately) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Lobuche Day 16
Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) .
The trail undulates in the morning but slowly starts to get gradually later in the day. The terrain feels easier compared to the previous day and joins the traditional Everest trail near the end of the days trek. Once on the main trail, a short gradual climb leads to Lobuche. (4 hours approximately) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Gorakshep Day 17
Trek to Gorakshep (5180 meters) .
An early start leads us into the undulating trail and into the Khumbu Glacier for a while. After getting out of the glacier, the path leads to Gorakhshep (5180 meters). After a brief stop and lunch, the trail again enters the Khumbu Glacier and undulates all the way up to Everest Base Camp. At Base Camp, one can enjoy the close up views of Nuptse (7861 meters), Pumori (7161 meters), Lingtren (6713 meters), Khumbutse (6636 meters), Changtse (7543 meters) and Lho La (6026 meters). We return to Gorakhshep through the same route on the glacier. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Climb Kala Patter & trek to Lobuche. Day 18
Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche (4910 meters) .
A steep climb to Kala Pattar (2 hours) is rewarded with the proper view of the southwest face of Everest. Kala Pattar is also the highest point of the trek. After returning to Gorakhshep, we return to Lobuche via same route. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Acclimatization day at Dingboche. Day 19
Trek to Dingboche (4220 meters) .
Staying on the main Everest trail, the trail gradually goes down and reaches Thukla Pass (4830 meters). The pass is filled with memorials dedicated to the mountaineers perished in the Khumbu region. From the pass, the path drops down to Thukla and then continues to drop gradually all the way to Dingboche. (5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek to Thyangboche. Day 20
Trek to Tengboche (3860 meters) .
The path drops and then climbs out of a valley in the morning and follows the DudhKoshi River gradually on a leveled terrain, through the villages of Pangboche and Somare. The path finally returns to go through the forests and a gradual climb leads to Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for the Tengboche Monastery, the biggest and the most important monastery of the region. Tengboche also offers stunning panoramic views of Everest with the Lohtse face, AmaDablam (6812 meters), Kang Tega (6782 meters) and the Kongde Range. (6 hours approximately) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek Back to Namche Bazaar Day 21
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters) .
A steep drop through the Rhododendron forest leads to PhunkiTenga and after crossing a river at PhunkiTenga, a steep climb passing through the small villages of Lausasa and Sanasa, finally takes us to Kyangjuma. A gentle walk from Kyangjuma with views of the valleys for the next day leads to Namche Bazaar. (5 hours approximately) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Trek Back to Lukla Day 22
Trek to Lukla (2810 meters) .
We trek back to Lukla via same route taken before and end the trek at Lukla. We also bid farewell to our support crew and formally end their trek for them as well. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Fly Back to kathmndu Day 23
Fly back to Kathmandu .
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. Further adventure activities like rock climbing, hiking, biking around the Kathmandu valley with bungee jumping, rafting near the valleys can be done on this free day. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Day 24
Free day at Kathmandu .
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. (This is also spare day in case of cancellation of flights) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Final-Departure Day 25
Departure .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.

Service includes on trip cost:

  • Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Sawyambunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu durbar squire) with city guide and necessary transport.
  • 4 nights’ accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu 3* standard Hotel with breakfast. Kathmandu –
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu –  airfare including airport taxes.
  • Experience, Guide, for the trekking section, Experience Climbing Sherpa for ascending Nirekha Peak. (2 Climbing Sherpa is required up to 4 Climber)
  • Porter to carry your baggage (2 in sharing porter to carry baggage.)
  • Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner tea coffee while on a trek on tea houses, lodge. (2 in sharing accommodation)
  • Salary, food, accommodation, for trek guide, climbing guide, climbing Sherpa, and porters.
  • Trekking guide and Climbing guide air fare – Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • National Park Entry permits and TIMS card.
  • Nirekha Peak Climbing Permits.
  • Group climbing gears like rope, Snowbars, and ice-screws.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Government taxes and service charge.

Service excludes on trip cost;

  • Nepal entry Visa Fee.
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Entrances fees on the sightseeing spots in Kathmandu.
  • All not mentioned in the inclusion section.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera

Climbing gear for peak Climbing Trips.

  • Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7″ use a 60cm tool; 5’7″- 6’1″ use a 65cm tool; over 6’1″ use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
  • Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
  • 40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
  • Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
  • Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
  • Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
  • 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
  • Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
  • Climbing boots.
  • Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being too tight around the boot.)
    Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu.
Medical
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache

 

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