In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu, Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.
In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, and vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).
For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.
For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:
breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee
NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.
DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat them with purifying tablets.
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Duration : 14 days
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Nirekha Peak Climbing
Situated on the 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 by using two routes, trekkers/climbers can either choose the Lake Base Camp or Kanchung Base Camp route, as each offers different challenges. The 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 adventures climbs in Nepal, which requires fixed ropes, ice screws, Jumpers, the 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. During 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 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.
Day 01: Arrival in 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
• 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, and 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.