Nepal Trekking in Himalayas Company design this Nirekha Peak climbing for to get full of adventure. It is located at the Khumbu or Everest Region of Nepal. This fascinating peak rises between the famous Cho La pass at 5,420 meters and the summits of Lobuche. The first ascent of Nirekha Peak was made by Matt Florets. And Greg Valentine in April 2003 followed by another successful ascent in October 2003 by a women’s team. The climbing of Nirekha peak demands high level of climbing experience. And immense devotion to face the challenging and technical sections. The climb to the top of summit is a technical job that needs the usage climbing equipments.
It is an excursion of Gokyo valley consisting of several glaciers. Five crystal clear and pristine cobalt blue lakes, a hike up to the famous Everest viewpoint – Gokyo-Ri and the crossing of the famous Cho La pass at 5,420 meters. Climbing the summit is very challenging and difficult. But for climbers with adequate desire to summit the peak and good level of climbing experience. The climb to summit is worth for the rewarding views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamsherku, Tawche, Ama Dablam. And other chains of surrounding mountains in Khumbu region of Nepal.
After spending a day making necessary preparations for the climb, we fly from Kathmandu towards the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gate way to Khumbu and the entire Everest Region. From Lukla we will trek gradually ascending the rugged trails covered by dense forest filled with Rhododendron, Oak and Pine Trees we head towards the Sherpa Capital – Namche Bazaar. Namche Bazaar is picturesque Sherpa market town worth spending an acclimatization day. Also from there we follow the main trail heading towards Gokyo valley. After spending quality time around Gokyo region. We also follow the trail that heads towards the famous and challenging Cho La Pass. But from there we will follow a tiny trail that heads north towards Nirekha Base Camp. Our trek continues to high camp which additional 2-3 hours of uphill trekking.
As soon as we reach the high camp our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary preparations for the successful summit climb. Leaving the high camp we start early with a vision to reach the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the peak summit. Also with the help and guidance of our experienced climbing experts, we will cross several deep crevasses and overcome many technical sections to reach the peak summit. Once at the top we are reward with incredible views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse, Makalu, Thamsherku, Tawche, Ama Dablam. And other chains of surrounding mountains in Khumbu region.
Our representative from Nepal Trekking in Himalayas Pvt. Ltd. will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized our company
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Nirekha Peak Climbing.
After breakfast, we will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla, we start our trek by following a trail that gradually ascends as we trek along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek passes through scrubby pine forest and beautifully painted Mani walls as we arrive at Ghat. From there a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Phakding.
Leaving Phakding we will cross a long suspension bridge and then trek over an undulating trail that passes through Benkar. We will cross Dudh Koshi river once more and follow the trail that is a gentle uphill climb to a small village of Monjo. Our uphill trekking continues as we pass through densely forested areas and head towards Sagarmatha National Park entry post where we need to register before heading further. After registration we will descend over stoned staircase to cross another suspension bridge and then make a long climb to reach Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.
Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental or physical sickness and to ensure the successful climb of Nirekha Peak. Besides, Namche Bazaar is an extensive market town where there is always something to see and places to explore. For acclimatization we can hike up to Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or an hour’s walk up to Syangboche at 3800 meters for best views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kanguru. There are good views from the National Park Centre and the Museum which is located just above the town.
From Namche Bazaar we will follow the route that heads all the way up to Khumjung, a picturesque village which also has its own Gompa at the top end of the town. From here we will have excellent views of Thamserku, Kantega and Ama Dablam. Soon after leaving Khumjung our trail climbs to a large chorten on top of a ridge. Our trek from the top is a downhill journey down to Phortse Tenga and from there we start to climbs steeply through rhododendron and birch forest towards Dole.
Leaving Dole we will follow the trail that climbs along the side valley and pass along many summer settlement areas as we head towards Machhermo. From Macchermo we head towards the lakes of Gokyo. Our trail is a gradual descent following the melt water rivers of Ngozumpa Glacier. Then, we start to climb steeply into a valley, passing the first of the five lakes of Gokyo. We will soon arrive at the second lake and the third lake which is also known as Dudh Pokhari. We head towards its eastern shore, the settlement of Gokyo for our overnight stay.
Gokyo Ri is considered as one of the finest viewpoint in the entire Everest region. We start early and follow a steep trail that zig zags up the hillside. After about two hours of tiring climb we will reach the summit of Gokyo Ri. We will witness the magnificent sunrise view over the summits of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Makalu and other neighboring high peaks. We will spend short but quality time at the top before descending back to Gokyo. We will have our lunch at Gokyo and from there it is a short trek to the village of Dragnag – the village is situated at the shore of Ngozumpa Glacier.
From Dragnag we will gradually ascend passing through glaciers and rocky mountains towards Cho La Pass but from there we will follow a tiny trail that heads north as we approach towards Nirekha Peak Base Camp. As soon as we reach our campsite, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary checks on our health conditions and climbing equipments.
By now we are technically around 5,000 meters above sea level, so acclimatization is very crucial to avoid mental and physical sickness and to ensure our successful climb to the summit. Hence, today we will take a rest for acclimatization and exploring around the base camp. Our Sherpa crew will make necessary preparations for setting up camps in higher altitudes.
Leaving the base camp, we continue on our trail that ascends steeply for few hours. We may need to make use of fixed ropes and crampons as the trail to the high camp is often snow covered and slippery. Hurrying in high alpine altitude is no good idea, so moving one step at a time we head towards a good camping site, where we will set up our High Camp. Our Sherpa crew will make the final preparations for the main summit climb attempt of Nirekha Peak, the following day.
Today is the day we were desperately waiting for. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped we start early with the vision to reach the summit before noon, as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts we will overcome many technical sections and head towards the summit of Nirekha Peak. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with breathtaking views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Makalu, Pumori, Thamserku, Tawche, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high mountains. We will spend short quality time at the summit and descend following the same route back to base camp.
After successfully achieving the summit of Nirekha Peak, we will take it easy and start our return journey from the base camp by retracing our steps on the same trail that passes through Dragnag and towards the beautiful Gokyo valley. We will have our lunch at Gokyo and continue on our trek to reach back to Machhermo for our overnight stay.
From Machhermo we will follow a rather easy downhill trekking passing through several summer settlement areas to reach Dole. Our trail from Dole is a steep downhill trekking through dense rhododendron forest towards Phortse Tenga. From there we climb up to a ridge and continue trekking as we pass along the settlement of Khumjung. A rather easy trail from there will lead us back to the Sherpa Capital – Namche Bazaar.
The last day of our trek – Nirekha Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. We descend passing through dense forested area – a pleasant walk, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote Koshi River crossing it three times. After a while a final uphill climb of approximately about 45 minutes will bring us back to Lukla.
After breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or pay a visit to attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Walking around the busy streets of Kathmandu can be worth spending good time around Kathmandu city.
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate the successful completion of our Nirekha Peak Climbing and have a final meal together in the evening.
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.
- All transport as our itinerary,
- All food(Breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trekking,
- All government taxes, National Park entry fees, TIMS & Peak climbing permits(Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
- Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
- all camping staff & goods in climbing perioed,
- Trekking maps, Trekking poles, sleeping bag (if necessary, we provide)
- Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.
- lunch & dinner in kathmandu,
- Tips for guide and porters,
- Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
- Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
- Personal trekking equipment.
- Services not mentioned herein