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Nirekha Peak Climbing is an exciting mountain adventure that begins in Kathmandu. Next, we fly to Lukla and begin trekking from there. We trek in the famous ‘Khumbu’ region of Nepal which is also the cultural heartland of the famous ‘Sherpas’. We reach the base camp of Nirekha Peak after crossing the Cho La Pass at 5368 m. It has not been long since Nirekha Peak (6159 m) was open for climbing. Therefore, it is less crowded and provides a truly unique mountain climbing experience for seasoned climbers. From the summit of Nirekha Peak, the magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and other Himalayas are ours to marvel at. On our trip, we also climb Gokyo Ri, trek alongside the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal and tour the beautiful Gokyo Lakes which are the world’s highest freshwater lakes. We also reach the Everest base camp and Kalapathhar which are two of the most popular sites in the Everest region. Kalapathhar is considered as the best vantage point for up-close views of Everest and nearby Himalayas.
Included in the Cost
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- Tented accommodation during the climb
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
- English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guide
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter) and the services of other staff members
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
- Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
- All necessary paperwork including trekking and climbing permits
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
- Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment(s)
- Medical kit (carried by your guide)
- All government and local taxes
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Dzongla (4858 m/15, 939 ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 11: Dzongla to Nirekha Base Camp (4950/1625 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 12: Nirekha Peak Base Camp: rest and basic climbing training
Day 13: Summit Nirekha Peak (6159 m/20201 ft) and back to Base Camp: 13 – 14 hours
Day 14: Reserve day
Day 15: Nirekha Base Camp to Gokyo Lakes (4,800m/15,580 ft): 4-5 hours
Day 16: Gokyo to Machermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 6-7 hours
Day 17: Machermo to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 – 7 hours
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 20: Final departure
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We will be staying at Hotel Moonlight which is a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek, we stay in standard tea houses which are both clean and comfortable. For climbing section, tents will be used for accommodation. A separate tent will be provided to each individual along with foam mattress. Most teahouses will only have shared toilet facilities. For the climbing section, toilet facilities will be provided with necessary natural preservation. Hotel and teahouse accommodations are on twin-shared basis. However, a single room can be provided on request and by paying a single supplement of USD 350. On paying a single supplement, you will get a single room in Kathmandu, but sometimes it is feasible only up to Namche Bazaar.
Breakfast will be available in Kathmandu whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided during trekking and climbing. For trekking, breakfast and dinner will be taken on the teahouse we spend the night whereas lunch will be taken on the way to the next destination. On the climbing section, freshly-cooked hygienic meals will be prepared by our trained cook. Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the more common continental cuisine will be available throughout the trip.
Trekking : While trekking, we will provide you a fully trained, English speaking, experienced trekking guide. Every 4 members are entitled to 1 assistant guide, also 1 porter for every two members to carry the luggage. Climbing : We will provide you a licensed, English speaking, veteran climbing guide. There is also the provision of assistant guides, for a group size of 2-4 people; there will be 1 main guide and 1 assistant guide. In a group size of 5-8 people, there will be 1 main guide and 2 assistant guides. Finally with a group of 9-12 people, we shall be offering you 1 main guide and 3 assistant guides. Other staff members will include one experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff, mostly assistants who will assist in setting up camps during the climb. This arrangement of staff will ensure the safety of each and every member in the group; also if any member falls ill, the trip will still go ahead as planned. Please also note that the maximum number of people in a group will be 12, as this is the optimum size for a successful trip.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Nirekha Peak is a technical peak with slope sections being 45-65 degrees in ice/snow. For this trip, it is important that you have previous mountain climbing or rock climbing experiences. This would ensure that you are skilled in using climbing equipments such as ropes, ice axe, crampons and harness. Additionally, physical strength and good health are equally important whereas high- altitude trekking experience will be an asset.
Best Time to Travel
The best time to climb Nirekha Peak are spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During the given seasons the sky is clear with moderate temperature.
Trip Start Dates and Cost
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