Nirekha Peak Climbing- 22 Days

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.

 

Planning to climb Nirekha Peak  in 2019 and 2020 ? 

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Guaranteed Departure ... Join Now !!

We have guaranteed departure for climbing Nirekha Peak. We normally create small groups. Small groups are sure to be a lot of fun, and it is a great saving too. The Solo Expedition cost of Nirekha Peak is 3900 USD per person; however, if we can make a group of 04 - 06 members, then the cost per person will be only $3370 USD per person. 

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • challenging 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 

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

Day 2 : Preparation Day in Kathmandu 1,300m/4,265ft

Day 3 : Fly to Lukla; Trek to Phakdingma, 2,610m/8,562ft / 4 hrs

Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,441 m/11,289ft 6-7 hrs

Day 5 : Acclimatization day- Hiking around Khumjung 3,790 m/12,434ft 3-4 hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Thame, 3820m/ 12532ft 4-5 hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Lungdeng, 4500m/ 14763ft 5-6hrs

Day 8 : Cross the Renjola Pass, 5415m/ 17765ft to Gokyo Lake 4790m/ 15715ft

Day 9 : Rest day or hiking 5th Lake in Gokyo

Day 10 : Morning ascent to Gokyo Peak 5360m/17585ft and descent trek to Thagnag 4990m/ 16371ft

Day 11 : Trek to Nirekha base camp 5340m/ 17519.685 5-6 hrs

Day 12 : Rest day at Nirekha Base camp for acclimatization

Day 13 : Trek to high camp 5930m/ 19455ft 3-4 hrs

Day 14 : Summit Nirekha Peak 6159m/ 20206ft and back to Base Camp 9-10 hrs

Day 15 : Reserve day for unforeseen condition

Day 16 : Trek back Base Camp to Dzongla via Cho-La passes 5467m 6-7 hrs

Day 17 : Trek to Tengbuche 3810m/12500ft 5-6hrs

Day 18 : Trek to Namche 3,441 m/11,289ft 5 hrs

Day 19 : Trek to Lukla (2810m/9219ft) 7-8 hrs

Day 20 : Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu 1300m/4,265ft

Day 21 : Free day Kathmandu

Day 22 : Departure

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
17 March, 2020 07 April, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Available
08 April, 2020 29 April, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Guaranteed
25 April, 2020 16 May, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Available
10 May, 2020 31 May, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Available
15 September, 2020 06 October, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Available
27 September, 2020 18 October, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Available
09 October, 2020 30 October, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Available
23 October, 2020 13 November, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Available
31 October, 2020 21 November, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Guaranteed
14 November, 2020 05 December, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Available
25 November, 2020 16 December, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Guaranteed
04 December, 2020 25 December, 2020 US $3370 per /perosn Available

Cost Include(s)

 

  • 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, Three nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 13 nights (13 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms, beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during 3 nights at Base Camp and 1 night High Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
  • 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.
  • Island 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.
  • Island 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

 

Cost Exclude(s)

 

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft 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.

 

 

Nirekha  Equipment and Packing list 

This list is only our suggestion for Nirekha Peak . You will want to adjust the list according to your personal requirements, interests, and season of your trip. Well-seasoned trekkers will surely have their own ideas about what to pack.

Almost all of these items on the list are available in Kathmandu.   Kathmandu has a good selection of gear stores where many outdoor brands are available at a reasonable price (eg.North Face, Mountain Hardware, Everest Hardware and Marmot.) It is also possible to save money by renting equipment in Kathmandu.  

 

Because most items are available in Kathmandu we have marked the items which you should bring from home with an asterisk (*). Some marked items are available, but the exact variety may not be available in Kathmandu.

Clothing

It is important to be equipped to cope with the extremes in temperature as well as unexpected bad weather.  At high altitudes it can be very hot when hiking in the sun and very cold when you stop in the shade and when the temperatures dip at night.  What is mentioned on the list is the minimum you should bring.  A couple extra T-shirts is a good idea.  You may get a chance to wash clothes, socks and underwear on rest days but that is not always dependable.

Climbing Gear

  •        Alpine climbing harness with adjustable leg loops- should fit over clothing
  •        2 locking screw gate carabiners- Large, pear-shaped carabiner  type recommended
  •        3 regular non-locking carabiners- Light weight Black Diamond Hot wire are recommended
  •        Ice axe with leash - Black Diamond, Raven, or Camp
  •        Plastic Mountaineering boots -La Sportiva, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha
  •        Crampons fit to plastic boots
  •        Adjustable trekking poles
  •        Belay\ rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)

Upper Body

  •        2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  •       3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  •       1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec power-stretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  •       1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  •       1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  •        1-Down parka with hood

Lower Body

  •        2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)
  •        1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants
  •       1-Light weight hiking trousers
  •       1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  •       1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  •       Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  •       *Under Garments

Feet

  •       4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  •       *4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  •       2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  •       *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  •       *Spare laces for hiking boots
  •       Snow Gaiters (optional)
  •       Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)

 

Hands

  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves

Head

  •         Warm beanie hat
  •        Tubular Headwear (buff)
  •         Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •        Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Accessories:

  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organise and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 30’C)


Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items)

  •         *Personal medication
  •         Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  •        Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  •        Rehydration salt sachets
  •        Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •        *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  •        Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  •       *Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze (for more serious wounds)
  •        *Antibiotic cream (sample size)
  •       10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory; pain relief)
  •       4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  •        throat lozenges
  •        Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  •        Small whistle
  •        Diamox (consult your doctor about this)

 

Toiletries/hygiene:

  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  •  Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sunblock lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

Extras/Luxuries:

  • *Lightweight reading material
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  •  *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  •  Small pillow
  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)
  •  *Earplugs (in case group member snores)
  • Personal treats and snacks
  •  *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day
  •  A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)
  • Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)
  • *Music player
  • *Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Town clothes and shoes
  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)
  • Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 22 Days

Price : US $3370 p/p

Trip Grade : Alpine Grade 3D

Max. Altitude:6159m/20206ft

Min. Altitude:1,300m/4,265ft

Group Size:Min 2 - Max 8 Trekkers

Activities:Trekking , Camping, Climbing

Transport By:Private Vehicle, Domestic Flights

Starting / Ending:Kathmandu

Best Season:March- May and September- November

Permits:Nirekha Peak Permit, Sagarmatha National Park Fee and TIMS Card

Hotel in Kathmandu::4 Nights on Bed and Breakfast

Meals During Trekking:17 Breakfast, 17, Lunch and 17 Dinner

Meals During Camping:All meals during Camping

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