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Nirekha Peak Climbing

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Situated on Lobuche Peak chain and just east of Chol-La Col in the Khumbu region, Nirekha is one of the most captivating peaks in Nepal. This fascinating peak is newly opened and categorized as a grade ‘A’ climb by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

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OVERVIEW

Nirekha Peak Climbing

Situated on Lobuche Peak chain and just east of Chol-La Col in the Khumbu region, Nirekha is one of the most captivating peaks in Nepal. This fascinating peak is newly opened and categorized as a grade ‘A’ climb by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. A great summit on the border of the Himalayan range, Nirekha Peak can be attempted by both novice and experienced climbers, although it requires some technical skill in mountain climbing. Before attempting to climb Nirekha Peak, the climber should undertake some training about climbing and practice the technical aspects of climbing. Trekkers and Climbers can attempt the summit of Nirekha Peak through using two routes, trekkers/climbers can either choose the Lake Base Camp or Kanchung Base Camp route, as each offers different challenges. Kanchung Base Camp route is more accessible and shorter when compared to the Lake Base Camp route. The climbing route is mostly full of ice and snow, so trekkers may need help from an experienced climbing guide.  To reach the top is quite tough, even though once you arrive at the top, you will be amazed by the spectacular view of many high Mountains in Nepal, including Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu and other neighboring Himalayan ranges.

Some technical Skills might be handy

Nirekha Peak is one of the most technically demanding adventure climbs in Nepal, which requires fixed ropes, ice screws, Jumpers, main rope, and a fully trained Sherpa guide to support you to overcome the climb. Before attempting Nirekha Peak, climbers should take a climbing training course and learn various climbing skills and techniques such as; ascending and descending in a straightforward climb, fixing rope, glacier travel and many more. The Nirekha Peak Climbing Trek is relatively straightforward but filled with ice and snow which requires an ice ax, crampons, and some fixed rope while climbing. So, climbing training will surely boost your confidence and ensure you have all the necessary climbing skills to scale the summit successfully.

The best season to successfully summit Nirekha Peak Climbing

Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for climbing and mountaineering in Nepal. In these seasons, the weather is mostly clear and fine, and the temperature is also moderate which will enable climbers to enjoy the most beautiful views without any obstruction. The spring collects gorgeous flowers, plants, and rare animals, which will surely add more excitement during climbing. The Nirekha Peak trail is also very much suitable for travel during Autumn as well.

An adventurous trek 

The Nirekha Peak Climb begins with an adventurous flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, the gateway for all Everest region treks. From Lukla, we will start climbing, after which we will pass several Sherpa villages on the way and have numerous opportunities to get involved with their unique cultures and traditions. The trail also offers us the famous Cho La Pass to explore with its 5368 meter altitude. As you reach the peak, you will have a stunning view of the Himalayas such as; Everest, Ama Dablam, Changri, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, and the other Himalayas which will be ours to marvel at.  After exploring Nirekha Peak, you will return to Kathmandu by traveling the same route.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,428 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft): trip preparation

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5-6 hours

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,694 ft): 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/16,961 ft), 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 m/1625 ft) via Cho La pass (5368 m/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 (4,800 m/15,580 ft): 4-5 hours

Day 16: Gokyo to Machermo (4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 6-7 hours

Day 17: Machermo to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m/9,186 ft): 19 km, 6 – 7 hours

Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 20: Final departure

Trek Highlights

  • Summit Nirekha Peak at 6,169 meters.
  • Journey across the Gokyo Valley, consisting of a chain of five mountain lakes, hiking up to Gokyo Ri for breathtaking views of Everest, Cho Oyu, Pumori, Lhotse.
  • Crossing Cho La Pass at 5,420 meters.
  • Nirekha Peak Summit has an excellent view of the world’s largest glacier, Khumbu.
  • Experience authentic Sherpa culture and tradition amid the world’s highest mountains.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
  • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
  • All government and local taxes
  • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
  • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
  • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after) in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag and T-shirt
  • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
  • Medical Kit carried by the guide
  • All necessary paperwork and permits
  • All meals during the trek
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, drinking water, shower, bar bills etc)

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  1. Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,428 ft)

    As you arrive at the international airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will greet you and take you to your hotel. After checking in, you can take some rest. We will introduce to your trekking guide who will greet you with complimentary welcome drinks. In the evening, you can stroll around the Thamel Bazaar and acquaint yourself with the locale. Later, attend a short orientation class, provided by our representative, about climbing Nirekha Peak. Have a welcome dinner with our team and stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.

    Included meals: Dinner

  2. Day 02 Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft): trip preparation

    Have a morning breakfast and whole day explore the major Sights of Kathmandu with your guide. You can visit and explore one of the most famous Shiva temples, Pashupatinath, recognized as the monkey temple; Swyambhunath, the largest Stupa in the world, also known as Boudhanath Stupa and the Royal Palace: Kathmandu Durbar Square. The next day, you will begin your trek to Nirekha Peak, so you have to check your equipment to make sure that you are ready for your adventure. Make sure to pack all of the essentials. Have dinner and stay overnight in the same hotel at Kathmandu.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  3. Day 03 Fly to Lukla (2,800 m/9,184 ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652 m/8,700 ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

    After having breakfast, take a domestic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Around 40 minutes of flight will offer you breathtaking views of the beautiful surroundings; the lush hills and snowy mountains below. As you reach the beautiful Tenzing-Hillary airport at Lukla, you will be taken to your hotel and introduced to the other crew members. After taking some rest, you will begin your trek to Phakdhing, at the elevation of the 2652 meters. You can stroll around Phakdhing and explore the famous ancient monastery nearby. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house at Phakdhing.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  4. Day 04 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): 5-6 hours

    After breakfast, we will continue our trek by following the trail, with beautiful pine forests on one side of the way, and on the other side, there will be the beautiful Dudh Koshi River until you reach Namche Bazaar. Around 5 to 6 hours of trekking will take us to the Namche Bazaar from where we will have a stunning view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m) on our right and Everest on the left. As we reach Namche Bazaar, you will stroll around the bazaar, the gateway to most of the treks and climbing expeditions in the Everest region. During our trek, we also get chances to cross five beautiful suspension bridges as we hike upwards to Namche Bazaar. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house at Namche Bazaar.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  5. Day 05 Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization

    Today, for the whole day, you will explore the Namche Bazaar and have some close views of the magnificent mountains, extensive green hills and enjoy Tibetan-Buddhist culture when you observe the territory of the yaks, which is quite fascinating. From Namche, you will get your first view of the world’s tallest mountain, Mt. Everest. You will also discover the charming neighboring villages, namely Khumjung and Khunde, which are also considered twin villages in the Khumbu region. If you want to make the short hike to Everest Hotel View for incredible views of the Himalayas, then you can. You can also explore the local museum, where you can see exhibits of native flora and fauna as well as learning the history of the Everest region. You will stay overnight at Namche Bazaar with a cultural dinner.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  6. Day 06 Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870 m/12,694 ft): 5- 6 hours

    After having breakfast, today we will do a short climb towards Khumjung which is situated at the base of the holy mountain Khumbiye La and is quite extraordinarily sensational in its own right. On the way, you will also get chance to visit an impressive yak farm and Khumjung Monastery, where you will get a chance to witness the scale of the Yeti, and then you will take the fabulous walk to Mong-La Ridge with spectacular mountain views. The trail then continues with a deep drop to Gokyo gorge, which is frequented by musk deer and leads to the terraced village of Phortse. The ensuing trail leads you to Tengboche via the Dudhkoshi River, through beautiful forests with numerous glimpses of villages on the horizon. Tengboche offers you a close view of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku, and Amadablam peak and the biggest Buddhist monasteries. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house at Tengboche.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  7. Day 07 Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft): 5-6 hours

    Have an early breakfast and continue to trek towards Dingboche, which is situated at the foot of the soaring Amadablam Mountain, at an altitude of 4,410 m, which attracts travelers from around the world. So today, we will leave Tengboche and take a beautiful high trail with an outstanding view of the countless neighboring mountains which cannot be seen from Namche, and then a deep valley, alongside the occasional musk deer, mountain goats, different birds, and scenic surroundings. Around 5 to 6 hours of gentle walking will take you to the gorgeous Dingboche Valley surrounded by its majestic peaks. Overnight at Dingboche.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  8. Day 08 Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 5-6 hours

    Today after having breakfast, we will continue another beautiful walk towards Lobuche which is situated at an altitude of 4,910 m. We will walk gradually up in the vast Himalayan meadow up to the memorial plateau, where hundreds of memorials dedicated to past climbers paint a genuinely remarkable picture under stunning views of mountains like Cholatse, Pumari, and Lobuche. We will reach Chupki Lhara, where we will get a chance to witness an array of colorful stones with prayer flags and more. Around 5 to 6 hours of pleasant walking will take you to Lobuche, a small settlement at the foot of Lobuche peak. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house at Lobuche.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  9. Day 09 Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 6-7 hours

    Today, after having breakfast, we will depart Lobuche and continue the climb towards Gorakshep by following the astonishing, undulating trail on the rocky moraine. Around 3 hours’ gentle trek takes us to a remarkable village, where we will get a chance to interact with the locals and have a great view of the Gorak Shep, which is surrounded by Pumari, Lingtren, Nuptse and of course, Everest. Again, about 2 hours of climbing the trail will lead us to the famous and highest Everest Base camp, which is situated at an elevation of 5364 m. As we reach the base camp, it will feel amazing when you witness a spectacular view of the Khumbu Ice Fall beside soaring mountains. Not only that, but you will also get to see the blue ice pinnacles of the icefall which are surprising. After exploring the base camp of the world’s highest mountain; Everest, we will make back to Gorakshep. Have dinner and stay overnight at Gorakshep.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  10. Day 10 Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Dzongla (4858 m/15, 939 ft): 6 - 7 hours

    Today, before having breakfast, we will continue an epic climb to Kalapathar, at the altitude of 5,545 m for breathtaking Himalayan vistas all around. This trail is not so easy, but the view from the top surpasses the wildest imagination. As we reach the top of Kalapatthar, we can have an authentic and glorious view of the great Himalayas such as; Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest and Nuptse that tower above us. After experiencing the magnificence of the Himalayas, we will trek down to Dzongla, which is situated at an elevation of 4858 m/15, 939 ft. Around 7 hours’ trek will take us to Dzongla. On the way, we may encounter some wild animals such as musk deer, mountain goats, pheasants and so on. We will have dinner and stay overnight at Dzongla.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  11. Day 11 Dzongla to Nirekha Base Camp (4950 m/1625 ft) via Cho La pass (5368 m/17,611 ft): 6 - 7 hours

    Have breakfast and continue to climb up and admire the beautiful Cho La Lake, as the trail goes ahead it begins to appear. We will also witness the spectacular Ama Dablam mountain. Today’s climb is not so easy as it is steep and made worse by boulders, over some of which we will have to scramble. The final climb to Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves around a crevasse, but you can then explore Cho La, which is decorated with prayer flags and Cairns. The ensuing trek will be a slightly steep climb that lasts for around two hours before reaching Nirekha Base Camp. As you reach Nirekha Base Camp, you will be stunned by the sight of majestic peaks in all directions. Have dinner and stay overnight in a tent at Nirekha Base Camp.

    Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

  12. Day 12 Nirekha Peak Base Camp: rest and basic climbing training

    On this day, have an early breakfast, then before continuing the climb, we have to take pre-climb training. Our guide will provide you with instructions on peak climbing techniques and skills you will need to use climbing gear such as the ice ax, harness, climbing boots and crampons, ascenders, and many more. The trainer will also train you in knot making and the use of ropes for moving up and down. We will take training and practice it for the whole day. Have dinner and stay overnight at the Nirekha base camp.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  13. Day 13 Summit Nirekha Peak (6159 m/20201 ft) and back to Base Camp: 13 - 14 hours

    After breakfast, we will begin our climb to Nirekha Peak by following our ultimate sense of adventure. We have to develop a flat, snow-covered trail before ascending on a steep path towards high camp. Today’s trail to the peak is very technical, and we will begin from high camp with a gradual ascent of about 20 degrees followed by a very steep ascent on a narrow ridge. We have a trekking guide to fix both the main rope and fixed ropes along the way. As you continue, we will come across a few crevasses before reaching the summit. As we arrive at the summit, we will get excellent views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri, and other associated peaks. As you reach the top, you can experience stunning views of the mountains and admire them. After taking in the scenery from the peak, you will return to Base Camp for the night. Have dinner and stay overnight in the camp.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  14. Day 14 Reserve day

    Today is a rest day at Base Camp, where you can take some rest and explore Base Camp very closely. After having breakfast, explore the stunning mountain views and take some unforgettable photographs. Have dinner and stay overnight at the camp.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  15. Day 15 Nirekha Base Camp to Gokyo Lakes (4,800 m/15,580 ft): 4-5 hours

    Have breakfast and continue to trek by descending down the trail to base camp. On the way, you will find the beautiful Gokyo village, where you can encounter the local people. During our trek, the majestic Himalayan peaks will accompany us from all directions. We have to follow the path that leads us down to Thangnak, which brings us to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in Nepal. As we continue our trek, you will again witness the second Gokyo Lake among a series of six lakes. The ensuing trek will take us to Gokyo Village. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house at Gokyo Lakes.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  16. Day 16 Gokyo to Machermo (4,470 m/ 14,663 ft): 6-7 hours

    Have breakfast and continue to trek from Gokyo and follow the descent down the trail, where you can witness one of the most famous and oldest glaciers: Ngozumba. After exploring this beautiful Glacier, we will continue our trek and get a chance to explore more wonderful lakes before we reach Phangaa. The trail ahead will descend and pass a Chorten, and finally arrive at Machermo. As you reach there, you can stroll around the village and explore. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house at Machermo.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  17. Day 17 Machermo to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

    Have breakfast and continue our journey towards Namche Bazaar. We will continue to trek, following through several villages like Luza, Dhole, and others. Further ahead we will cross the beautiful Dudh Koshi River. After passing Mong, we will descend stone steps and explore the beautiful Mani Walls along the way. Before we reach Namche Bazaar, our trek will take us through the beautiful Kyangjuma village and then finally, reach Namche Bazaar. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house at Namche Bazaar.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  18. Day 18 Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800 m/9,186 ft): 19 km, 6 - 7 hours

    After having breakfast, we will continue our trek towards Lukla, at an elevation of the 2800 meters. Continue to trek down to Lukla by following the trail through rhododendron, pine, and bamboo forest to the valley floor where you will follow the Dudh Koshi River downstream, and then we will come out of the national park to the village of Phakding. In this way, we will finish our exhilarating journey here. Have dinner and stay overnight in the hotel at Lukla.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  19. Day 19 Fly to Kathmandu

    This morning, after having breakfast, we will take a domestic flight for Kathmandu from Lukla. Around 30 minutes of flight offers you a thrilling flight over forests, fields and beautiful settlements with the Himalayas in the background. As you reach the airport, one of our representatives will take you to your hotel and provide some drinks. After check-in, you can take some rest to reminisce on your earlier trek. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with some Nepali typical ethnic cultural program to celebrate your successful completion of the Nirekha Peak Climb. Stay overnight at Kathmandu, in the same hotel.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  20. Day 20 Final departure

    Today is your final day in Nepal, and it is time to fly back to your home, but enriched by all the exhilarating experiences you gained in Nepal. Our representative will help you find your destination and drop you at the airport 3 hours ahead of your flight. We hope we will meet again in the next adventure in the beautiful country of Nepal, and we wish you a safe trip.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in a 3 or 4-star hotel.

Accommodation during the trek will be in tea house or lodges. Some accommodations at lower altitudes offer fully equipped rooms with electricity, western toilet facility, wi-fi, and hot showers. Whereas some tea houses, especially at the higher altitude offer very basic kind of services.

You will be accommodated on a twin-basis during the trek. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. If you want a single room for yourself, let us know in advance before the trek.

Normally, beds contain pillow and sheets. Almost all tea houses provide blankets but it is advisable to use your sleeping bag which will be provided by us in case it becomes too cold.

Some tea houses especially those at lower altitudes have proper western toilets. As you move higher some tea houses use squat toilet facilities. Also, it is important to know that some tea houses do not provide toilet paper in the toilets.

In higher altitudes, you will usually have to pay extra for charting electronic devices or taking a hot shower. Laundry services are also available in some lodges at an extra price. Wifi cards can also be bought at these lodges. There are multiple options available depending on the data limit and speed.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
What is included in this tour Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
  • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
  • All government and local taxes
  • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
  • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
  • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after) in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag, and T-shirt
  • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
  • Medical Kit carried by the guide
  • All necessary paperwork and permits
  • All meals during the trek
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, bar bills etc)