nirekhapeak
nirekhapeak
nirekhapeak
nirekhapeak
nirekhapeak
nirekhapeak
  • Duration:21 Nights 22 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1 - 6
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 6159m

About Nirekha Peak Climbing

Hidden among the legendary mountains in the Khumbu Himalaya, Nirekha Peak 6159m, is an interesting and challenging climbing experience. More technical, less popular and less crowded than the Lobuche East, Island Peak or Mera Peak, Nirekha Peak can be your perfect adventure in the Himalaya of Nepal. This climb is an achievable climb for anyone with good physical fitness, basic knowledge of rock and ice climbing and having an ambition to experience high altitude adventure. 

Nirekha Peak is comparatively a newly opened Himalayan trekking peak of Nepal categorized as Grade 'A' among the trekking peaks listed by Nepal mountaineering Association (NMA). It is relatively located on the conglomerate of Lobuche peak and just east of Cho La Col which is just few distance below the Cho La pass. The regular ascent to Nirekha Peak is not that hard but might get difficult depending upon the snow level and weather conditions. Therefore, we highly recommend services of experienced Sherpa climbing guides with a competent logistics support at base camp and high camp.  

Nirekha Peak Climbing is an appealing mountaineering experience that begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, we’ll start our trekking and climbing adventure. We trek in the popular ‘Khumbu’ region of Nepal which is also the cultural heartland of the famous ‘Sherpas’. From Namche Bazzar, we follow the Thame valley trail, leaving the popular Everest Base Camp Route. Crossing Renjo La Pass and the view from the pass is definitely a major highlight of this trip. Descending to Gokyo village, Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri offer equally amazing scenery. The trail then continues to next village of Thagnag, here onwards we follow the trail to Cho La Pass, just before the main climb of Cho La Pass is a tiny trail to the north leading to the Nirekha Peak Base Camp.

From Base camp to High Camp, it takes approximately 6 hours. It has not been long since Nirekha Peak was open for climbing. Therefore, it is less crowded and provides a truly unique mountain climbing experience for seasoned climbers. From high camp, we’ll put our best effort to the summit and once we reach the top, we’ll be dazzled by the scenery seen from the top rewarded by the Nirekha Peak. It offers scenic view of alluring mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-oyu(8150m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (9501m), Lhotse Shar (8383m), Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7720m), and some other peaks of Mahalangur range. After the summit, we descend to Base Camp. Next day, we cross the Cho La Pass entering into Khumbu valley and joining the main Everest Base Camp Trail via Pangboche, Tengboche, Namche, Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.at last

The best season for Nirekha Peak climbing is from March to May (Spring) and from September to November (Autumn). However, winter is also a great time to climb if you are well prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December, the views of the mountains are crystal clear and there are fewer tourists around. The duration of the Nirekha Peak Trip can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition will arrange every detail of your Nirekha Peak Expedition; lodge accommodation, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.

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Highlights of Nirekha Peak Climbing

  • challenge your techincal and physical strengths 
  • cross Renjo La Pass and Cho La Pass
  • explore Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Ri
  • less crowded trail leading to base camp
  • newly opened peak, so less climbers on mountain
  • well set up support and logistic at base camp
  • trek and climb with our Local Experienced Sherpa Team 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu,1,300 m/4,265 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room.

  • Hotel
  • Private Tourist Vechile

The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your climbing equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it today. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We head to the domestic airport for our early morning flight to Lukla. From the twin otter plane, we will enjoy some amazing views of several of the world’s highest mountains including Cho Oyu, 8153m, Lhotse, 8516m, Gauri Shankar, 7145m, Menlungtse, 7181m, and Mount Everest.

At Lukla, our support crew will be waiting to welcome us. After distributing our luggage among the strong Sherpa porters who will so cheerfully carry our burdens for the trip, we set out downhill into the Dudh Koshi (milk river) Valley. The trails in these parts reflect the large roll Tibetan Buddhism plays in the lives of the Sherpa people. There are many mani stones, which are large stones with Tibetan prayers chiseled into them, all along the trails. You will soon become familiar with the customary way of passing chortens, mani stones, and prayer wheels in a clockwise direction. We reach Phakdingma, a small village beside the Dudh Kosi River. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • Domestic Flight

Today will be one of the hardest days of the trek. So, we take it slowly, giving our body a chance to acclimatize and our senses a chance to take in the sights into the heart of Khumbu. From Phakding, the trail follows Dudh Koshi valley north for 2-3 hours to Monjo, the entrance to the Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park. There is a good view of Thamserku, 6608m. We follow the river to the Hillary Bridge, a fantastic suspension bridge that spans the deep chasm over the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. From here, it is a tough climb to Namche. The trail continues to climb through pine forest. About half way up there, is a vantage point that provides our first view of Mt. Everest rising majestically from behind the great ridge of Nuptse-Lhotse.

Namche is a beautiful village in itself with colorful houses and lodges and prayer flags, and the setting is majestic as it is spread on the steep sides of a horse-shoe shaped valley facing the beautiful Kongde Ri Peak. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

If we are acclimatizing well, we will want to walk up a hill for spectacular viewpoint where we can see all the way up the Imja Khola Valley to where the glacial moraine begins below the towering Mt Everest, 8848 m. Other spectacular peaks vosoble from here are Taweche, 6542m, Thamserku, 6808m, Kantega, 6685 m, Ama Dablam, 6856m, Nuptse, 7896m and Lhotse, 8511m. Besides, the great bazaar with a wonderful variety of shops to visit, today gives us a chance to visit the Sherpa Cultural Centre which has an interesting collection of mountaineering items and photographs. There is also the option of a day walk to the pretty village of Khumjung where Sir Edmund Hillary built his “Schoolhouse in the Clouds” and the famed Khunde hospital. We can see the “scalp of a yeti” at Khumjung monastery.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Today, we start trekking from Namche bazaar towards Thame. Thame is at the far end of the Khumbu valley, and you may feel it is almost the end of the earth! The local inhabitants are still untouched by modern civilization. We go past the large prayer flags, the entrance monument, Chortens and the carved Mani stones.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The trail to Lungden today passes though ancient Sherpa villages with stone walls encircling them such as Tarang. This is a dry area because of which the flora and fauna is different than what you have seen so far. We may also have to share trail with Tibetan yak caravans as this is a trading route from Namche to Tibet.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Today's trail starts out with steep ups and downs over the rocks before leveling out to Yak Kharkas (pastures) and Twin Renjo lakes before reaching the sandy ridge of Renjo La pass. We cross a frozen stream and scramble over boulders on the way down and eventually reach Gokyo Lake.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

In the morning, we climb for around two hours up to Gokyo Peak, 5360m. This is a straight-forward, but steep climb and also tiring (due to the altitude). However, it will be worth the effort as this is one of the best panoramic viewpoints in the entire Khumbu region. From the rocky summit, four peaks over 8000 metres can be seen which are Mount Everest (8848m), Cho Oyo (8153m), Lhotse (8511m) and Makalu (8481m) respectively and other snow giants too.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Today, we climb for around two hours up to Gokyo Peak, 5360m. This is a straight-forward, but steep climb and also tiring due to the altitude. It will be worth the effort as this is one of the best panoramic viewpoints in the entire Khumbu region. From the rocky summit, four peaks over 8000 metres can be seen: Everest, 8848m, Cho Oyo, 8153m, Lhotse, 8511m and Makalu, 8481m and other awesome peaks.

From here, we follow the lateral moraines and walk for two hours on glacial scree across the Ngozumpa glacier, a series of ups and downs. After crossing the glacier, we reach the yak herders' huts and tea houses of Thagnag. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

The trail branches off the main trekking route and follows a Yak herder's trail which crosses a couple of cols and climbs up. Eventually, we'll be at Nirekha base camp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

Today, we can either relax or walk around 100 m ascend from the base Camp to acclimatization, depending upon the weather and the physical readiness of the group. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

Today, we will accompany our mountain guides who will carry some equipment to High Camp. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

From high Camp, the trail steadily becomes steeper with snowy slopes and outcroppings of rock. Depending on weather conditions, we can expect about 500m of technical difficulty climbing before we are standing firm on the snow crested summit. In a dry and cold weather, there can be hard blue ice which presents a greater challenge. The pointed summit of Nirekha is small with amazing views of entire Khumbu Region. We make multiple abseils during the descent from the summit, and reach the base camp where we will spend the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

Since we cannot guarantee favorable weather for the scheduled summit day, we have allowed an extra day in the schedule. If we are unable to summit the Nirekha Peak on scheduled date due to bad weather or some other reason, such as someone in the group having acclimatization problems, it is useful to have an extra day. If the trip goes smoothly, and we do not need this spare day, we will continue our return journey to Lukla. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

Today will be a big challenge. You should carry at least 2 liters of water as it is not possible to buy in this area. We have to start early in the morning between 4:30-5:30. The first two hours we have will be a steep climb up to yak pasture which we call the Cho La High Camp. Though there aren’t any houses there, you will see Buddhist prayers flags blowing in the wind instead. The next 1 and half hours won't be that steep because of loose stones and uneven ground. So, we recommend that you use trekking poles and be careful enough to take the advice of our guide. The ascent to the snowy Cho La pass is very steep and it will take about 2 hours. From the pass, there is a superb view of Dzonglha Valley and its lake as well as the impressive North face of Jobo Lhaptshan, 6300m. The descent to Dzonglha, on the Cho La glacier is an endurance test.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

We trek down and pass through Pangboche village. The trail leads down to a river. After crossing the river, we walk for an hour up through the forest and reach Tengboche.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

After having an early breakfast, we trek down and pass through Phunki tanga village. The trail leads down to a river. After crossing the river, we walk for an hour up through the forest and again walk continuously to Namche. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

Boosted by all our new red blood cells, we rush down the footpath toward Sagarmatha National Park gate, in Jorsale. Later, Lukla's footpath leads us back to the first villages we saw two weeks ago: Gumila, Phakdingma, and Choplung. The high peaks disappear behind the hills. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with your sherpa guides and porters, and a good chance to sample some chhyang, try Nepali and Sherpa dance and look back on the memorable trekking experiences. The staff will be hoping for some precious and well deserved tips.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House

You take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • Domestic Flight

After breakfast, there will be free time for souvenir shopping and other independent activities. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. 

  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vechile

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, 4 nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 13 nights (twin-share rooms, beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during 3 nights at Base Camp and 1 night at High Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced and certified Sherpa Guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for Two Trekker basis in all of our Climbing Trips
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill's T-shirt
  • Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh / Can Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Nirekha Peak Climbing Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nirekha Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government
     

Personal Climbing Gears includes:

  • Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Harness 
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Screwgate Carabiners ( Lock and UnLock)
  • Descender ( Figure 8, Belay Device)
  • Ascender (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • 2 x Tape slings

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date18 Sep, 2022end date09 Oct, 2022Available$3500

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 
 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


We have set dates for departure to the Nirekha Peak Climbing. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 08 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 08 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Nirekha Peak Climbing is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Nirekha Peak Climbing Packing List:

“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” Alfred Wainwright

Are you planning your dream trip to the Himalaya of Nepal? Make sure you have packed well for your hiking, trekking and climbing experiences in Nepal. The time period of your visit also determines your packing list. The best trekking seasons for beginning your Nirekha Peak Climbing are spring and autumn. During these seasons, maximum flow of trekkers can be witnessed. Weather during spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) are likely to be mild with clear blue sky and outstanding mountain views. But nights can get freezing cold at higher elevation. So, packing appropriate clothing, gear, and equipments for your Nirekha Peak Expedition is a must for lifetime memorable trekking and climbing experience in Everest region of Nepal.

A strategically way of packing will be keeping in mind that your stuffs will be packed in two bags. One will be the daypack that you carry every day on your trek. Pack your daypack as light as possible by carrying only the essentials so that you can relish your moments in wilderness freely. Pack anything you may need each day during your hike in your daypack. Other bag will be your duffle bag which will be carried by your Porter from the very beginning of your trek till the end.

 

Upper Body:

  • Warm beanie hat
  • Tubular Headwear (buff)
  • Sun Hat or Cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
  • Sunscreen with factor 50+
  • Upper Body (Core body):
  • 3 Light and trekking weight thermal tops
  • 3 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  • 1 Fleece Jacket or pull over (Merino, soft shell)
  • 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  • 1 Down Jacket

Lower Body:

  • 2 Thermal base layers (merino or polartec power dry)
  • 2 Pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  • 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
  • 2 Light Hiking shorts
  • 2 Fleece Pants
  • 4 Under wears (merino)

Hands:

  • 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
  • 1 Pair shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
  • 1 Waterproof outer glove

Feet:

  • 3 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
  • 3 Pairs of liner socks
  • 2 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
  • 2 Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  • Trekking Boots (waterproof, ankle support with rigid sole)
  • Lightweight Rubber Shoes / Trainers / Trail Runner to wear at the Tea Houses

Accessories:

  • 1 Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 40 - 50 Liters
  • 2 Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • Large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • A pair of adjustable Trekking Pole
  • Camera with extra battery
  • Sleeping bag (- 15 C depending upon trips)
  • Sleeping Bag liner
  • Ear Plugs
  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Smart Trekking Watch

Personal First Aid Kit:

Please do note that our trekking guides will be too carrying the first aid kit with them especially for the guests and the entire team as a whole. Still, we suggest the following items to be carried with you while trekking in the Himalaya of Nepal.

  • Personal Medication
  • Diarrhea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
  • Paracetamol Tablets
  • Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  • Diamox for altitude (consult your doctor about this)
  • Water Purification tablets or drops
  • Blister kit / Zinc Tape
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dressing Gauze
  • Antibiotic Cream