Nirekha Peak Climbing - Nirekha Peak (6159 meters) is located in the Mahalangur range and is on the same long extending ridge line of peaks including the famous Lobuche Peak. Nirekha is a far more technical peak compared to the other peaks in Nepal.
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 Cho La Pass, the trail heads towards the north (right side) leaving the trail to Thagnak. Base Camp can be reached after a good few hours of trekking in the glacial moraine.
The summit push can be made directly from the base camp but it’s a fairly technical climb on steep slopes and ridges. Unlike many of the other peaks in the list of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, this peak is not suggested for beginner climbers.
Visit Himalaya Trek organizes and makes all the arrangements 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 itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 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: Climb Gokyo Ri (5360 meters) and trek to Dragnag (4700 meters).
Day 11: Trek to Nirekha Base Camp (4950 meters).
Day 12: Acclimatization and training day.
Day 13: Nirekha Base Camp to high camp (5930m)
Day 14: Summit Nirekha (6159 meters) and trek back to base camp.
Day 15: Reserve day for unforeseen condition
Day 16: Cross Cho La (5330 meters) and trek to Dzong Lha (4830 meters).
Day 17: Trek to Lobuche (4910 meters).
Day 18: Trek to Gorakshep (5180 meters).
Day 19: Climb Kala Patter (5545 meters) and trek to Lobuche (4910 meters).
Day 20: Trek to Dingboche (4220 meters).
Day 21: Trek to Tengboche (3860 meters).
Day 22: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440 meters).
Day 23: Trek to Lukla (2810 meters).
Day 24: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 25: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 26: Departure.
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.
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 Nirekha Peak Climbing trip would be provided.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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 Gokyo Ri, 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)
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 Peak.
Today, we have full day rest at base camp for well acclimatize. This day we can learn about techniques about climbing, Making knots and using other safety matter with our climbing guides and overnight at camp. It is required to fix the ropes depends on ice and snow way to high camp and if necessary Guide will fixed the ropes to high camp.
After early breakfast and packed camping stuff, we'll head on to the High camp from where we start our climb. From the Kanchung base camp head towards north and follow a trail up the steep slope. We traverse to the right across some rock slabs, reaching flat territory just below the glacier. The glacier is mounted on the left south border. Follow the glacier on an east trail until reaching the flat caldera just below the Cho La cool where we'll have for the overnight.
This day is our main adventure day, we start early in the morning to climb Nirekha peak but it all depends on the weather condition. It takes about 9-10 hours. At the summit you will catch panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and more. After a safe trip to the top we safely make our way down then same day back to Base Camp.
This day we reserve for the day for unforeseen condition as bad weather, climber sickness or other hidden condition. We can use this day for climb if the abnormal situation comes.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a free day at Kathmandu Hotel.
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)
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.
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