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Mt. Nirekha peak Climbing.

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Group size: 1 to 16

 Max-Altitude:   6,159m/20,201 ft

 Destination:      Nepal                    

 Arrival and Departure:  Kathmandu, Nepal         

Meals:  All meals during the trek and climb

 Accommodation: Hotels/ Teahouses/ Camp

Nirekha peak is listed in the list of new ‘A’ trekking peaks of Nepal.  To climb this peak a fee of $500 must be paid. Nirekha peak lies east of the Cho La Col which is few hundred meters away of the Famous Cho La pass in the same chain as the Lobuche summits.  To climb the summit one needs to be properly trained and experienced. The peak is great and difficult to climb depending on the conditions.

The summit of the peak consists of two pyramids and can be summited to north or south summits. The north summit requires to cross difficult crevasse where as the south summit requires one pitch in steep 50° ice. The first ascent of this summit was done by Matt Fiorett and Greg Valentine in April 2003.  You start the ascent from the Kanchung BC or from the lake camp. Both the ascents offers wonderful sceneries but it is difficult to do in one day from the lake camp.  The peak offers a wonderful view of Mt. Everest. Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Lhotse and other Himalayan ranges. It is demanding trek for anyone with perfect physical fitness and seeking for adventure.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Preparation Day

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3hrs.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) 5-6hrs

Day 05: Acclimatization Day.

Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole (4090m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 07: Trek Dole to Machhermo (4410m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) 4-5 hrs.

Day 09: Acclimatization day in Gokyo and hike to Gokyo RI (5357m) 3-4 hrs.

Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Thaknak (4700m) 4-5 hrs.

Day 11: Thaknak to Nirekha base camp (5340m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 12: Rest day at Nirekha Base camp for acclimatization.

Day 13: Nirekha Base camp to high camp (5930m) 2-3 hrs.

Day 14: Summit Nirekha Peak (6159m) and back to Base Camp 9-10 hrs.

Day 15: Reserve day for unforeseen condition.

Day 16: Trek back Base Camp to Dzongla via Cho-La passes (5467m) 5-6 hrs

Day 17: Trek back Dzongla (4850m) to Gorakshep (5160m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 18: Early Hike to Kalapatthar (5555m) & Everest Base Camp (5316m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 19: Trek back Gorakshep to Dingboche (4358m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 20: Trek back Dingboche to Tyangboche (3867m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 21: Tengboche to Monjo (2950m) 6-7 hrs.

Day 22: Trek Manjo to Lukla: 4-5 hrs.

Day 23: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu - 30 min.

Day 24: Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Day 25: Final departure to your onward destination

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal, the country of mountains! After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives will greet you and take you to the respective hotel where you will stay overnight.

Day 02: Preparation Day

Today will be preparation day. You can buy all the necessary climbing gears in Kathmandu from the trekking/mountaineering shops. If you need help one of our company guides will help you for shopping. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3hrs.

After an early morning breakfast you will drive to airport for our flight to Lukla. The flight offers wonderful sceneries of the snow capped mountains and Khumbu valley. Then after landing in Lukla you will trek to Phakding which is a small Sherpa village. Overnight at Phakding.

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) 5-6hrs

You will have your breakfast at Phakding then after you will move to Namche Bazaar which is the major town of the people living in Khumbu region. After 5 to 6 hours of trek through small villages and forests you will reach to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatization Day.

Today you will have acclimatization day in order to help the body to absorb the oxygen content in the air. But you will not stay idle; you will explore the beautiful Namche Bazaar and visit nearby places. Overnight at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek Namche Bazaar to Dole (4090m) 5-6 hrs.

After having breakfast at Namche you will move to Dole which is today’s destination. The trial today will have few ups and downs with magnificent views of snow capped Himalayan ranges like Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and many more. As you start moving your steps further you will see Mt.Everest appearing on the way. After few hours walk you will stop at Phortse Thanga for lunch and short rest break then after further few hours walk will take you to Dole. Overnight at Dole.

Day 07: Trek Dole to Machhermo (4410m) 5-6 hrs.

Today’s next destination will be Machhermo. From dole the trial goes through small and thorny bushes as you ascend your climb across the valley and you will start to see the trees disappearing as the altitude increases. You will see excellent views on your way as you move ahead. Overnight at Machhermo

Day 08: Trek Machhermo to Gokyo (4750m) 4-5 hrs.

After breakfast you will start your trial to Gokyo .Climbing up towards you will get excellent views of both down valley to Kangtega and Cho Oyo (8201m). The trial passes through lakes and small settlements until you reach to Gokyo. Overnight at Gokyo.

Day 09: Acclimatization day in Gokyo and hike to Gokyo RI (5357m) 3-4 hrs.

Today you will have acclimatization day. You will have few hours hike to Gokyo RI (5357m) and then again go back to Gokyo for overnight stay.

Day 10: Trek Gokyo to Thaknak (4700m) 4-5 hrs.

After breakfast you will trek down to Thaknak (4700m) for about 4-5 hrs where you will pass second lake and walk on the glacier. On the peak tourist season it is very hard to get a room here. (Overnight at Thaknak).

Day 11: Thaknak to Nirekha base camp (5340m) 5-6 hrs.

After passing some glacier ponds you will walk with snow boulders and rocky mountain. You will move towards Kanchung Base Camp which is relatively easier trial to climb Mera peak than Lake Base Camp. You will stay overnight here in tented camp.

Day 12: Rest day at Nirekha Base camp for acclimatization.

Today you will have rest day at Nirekha Base Camp. You will learn climbing techniques and using gears, making knots and other safety matters with climbing guides. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Nirekha Base camp to high camp (5930m) 2-3 hrs.

Today you will head to high camp after having breakfast and packing all the stuffs. You will have to cooperate with your climbing guide because the climb will be steep and have to cross some rock slabs and glacier. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Summit Nirekha Peak (6159m) and back to Base Camp 9-10 hrs.

Finally this is the day of the actual adventure. You will start early morning climb to Nirekha peak. You will have long hours of walk today which may be about 9- 10 hours.  From the summit you will get energized with the wonderful panaromic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, and many more. You will spend some moments there capturing the scenario and taking pictures and then again back to Base Camp.

Day 15: Reserve day for unforeseen condition.

This is the reserve day for unforeseen conditions. It is an extra day which is to be separated in case of bad youather or other unforeseeable conditions like climbers sickness. 

Day 16: Trek back Base Camp to Dzongla via Cho-La passes (5467m) 5-6 hrs

Today you will trek to Dzongla pass after crossing Cho-la pass. The trial today had steep walk and involves a glacier traverse on eastern side. Overnight at Dzongla.

Day 17: Trek back Dzongla (4850m) to Gorakshep (5160m) 5-6 hrs.

Today you will trek back to Gorakshep from Dzongla. On your way you will get mesmerizing views of the snow capped mountains, Kalapatthar and Pumori. The trials today will be rocky and windy until Gorakshep but had scenic Mountain views. Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 18: Early Hike to Kalapatthar (5555m) & Everest Base Camp (5316m) 5-6 hrs.

Today you will have early morning hike to Kalapatthar (5555m). From there you will get amazing views of Everest and other mountains which cannot be seen from Everest Base camp. Then you will come back to Gorakshep and then hike to Everest Base Camp and again back to Gorakshep.Overnight at Gorakshep.

Day 19: Trek back Gorakshep to Dingboche (4358m) 5-6 hrs.

Today after having breakfast you will trek back to Dingboche.  The trial goes straight uphill from the bridge to reach an upper trial. You will walk above the valley and pass the pasture lands and a Chorten from Dusa to the head of the Imja valley. Overnight at Dingboche.

Day 20: Trek back Dingboche to Tyangboche (3867m) 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast You will wake up early in the morning and will be moving towards Tengboche from Dingboche. You will walk down through lush of green forest of rhododendron and pine trees along with the mesmerizing and pleasant sounds of birds singing. On our journey you will have the spectacular views of the terraced farmlands and alluring nature of the area. You will have our overnight stay in Tengboche.

Day 21: Tengboche to Monjo (2950m) 6-7 hrs.

After breakfast you will trek back to Monjo. On your way you will get splendid views of the mountains like Everest Nuptse Lhotse etc. You will walk through forests and small villages until Monjo. Overnight at Monjo.

Day 22: Trek Manjo to Lukla: 4-5 hrs.

You will have short trek of 4- 5 hours today. Today is the final day of trekking and after reaching Lukla you will have plenty of time for rest. Overnight at Lukla.

Day 23: Fly Lukla to Kathmandu - 30 min.

You will fly to Kathmandu today. On arrival at TIA you will be taken to the hotel by our office representatives. Overnight at Kathamdu.

Day 24: Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Day 25: Final departure to your onward destination.

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