About Nirekha Peak Climbing
Hidden among the legendary mountains in the Khumbu Himalaya, Nirekha Peak (6159m), is an interesting and challenging challenge for you. More techincal, less popular and crowded than the Lobuche East, Island Peak or Mera Peak, Nirekha Peak can be your perfect adventure in the Himalaya of Nepal. An achievable climb for anyone with good physical fitness, basic knowledge of rock and ice climbing and having an ambition to experience high altitutde 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 weather conditions. Therefore, we highly recommend services of experienced Sherpa climbers with a competent logistics support at base camp.
Nirekha Peak Climbing is an appealing mountaineering experience that begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and 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 ‘Sherpa’s’. 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 highlights 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 appox 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 as in reward, 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 flight back to Kathmandu.
The best season for Nirekha Peak climbing is from March to May (Spring) and from September to November (Autumn). However, the 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 Expeditions 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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