Nirekha peak climbing is a great summit in the border Himalayan range based in the Khumbu region. This peak is relatively located on the chain of Lobuche peak and just east of Cho-la Col which is just a few distances above the Cho-la pass. This peak is a newly opened Himalayan peak of Nepal and is listed in categories of grade 'A' among the trekking peaks in Nepal by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Only experienced climbers should attempt the summit of Nirekha which requires some technical skills in mountain climbing. Nirekha peak has two routes to climb one from Kanchung base camp and another from Lake base camp. The ascent from the Kanchung side is to be preferred on this itinerary since it is easier and shorter. The glacier to the Cho La Col on the Kanchung side is easy with only a few mostly harmless crevasses.
The ascent is mostly in ice and snow and is comparable to big alpine routes such as the Monch or Bernina. Despite the relatively small height difference, it demands excellent condition and acclimatization. This is quite technical but from the top, it is one of the best scenery in the Himalayan world. From the top, you’ll have an opportunity to see the best view of many high mountains such as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho Oyu, and other surrounding Himalayan ranges. Nirekha Peak (6159m) is in the Mahalangur Region, deep in the Himalayas, close to the Tibetan border, and hidden among the well-known giants of Everest, Cho Oyu, and Cholatse. Only recently has it been opened up to Western climbers. The climb itself is relatively straightforward, though it does require an ice axe, crampons, and some fixed rope sections. It is a very do-able climb for anyone in good shape and with a desire for high adventure.
For Travelers to Nirekha Peak Climbing, we can customize the days according to the choice and interest of the travellers or if you have boundless time to explore the Everest region in more depth like the Everest Base Camp Trek, Lobuche Peak Climbing or the Mera Peak Climbing would be a suitable alternative for your vacation. Contact us for further details or individual requests.
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with the Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check-in, if time allows, you will visit the MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Normally, you need to be trained for rock climbing a day course before starting your trek, so you will be taken to a natural rock climbing spot Balaju which is a 3 Km drive from Thamel. We will offer excellent opportunities to learn how to use climbing equipment like; rope, harness, Ice axe, and crampons while maintaining your physical fitness. Alternatively, we will start a half-day sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Places in Kathmandu. Some of these places are considered World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After coming back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek guide and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. The rest of the time you could use it for travelling around the Thamel and shopping for needed equipment and other necessities. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Early morning transfer to airport for Lukla flight. The flight into Lukla is a lifetime experience in itself. The airfield is at high evaluation and the difference between the two ends of the runway is about 60 meters! Trek to Phakding with green landscape & view of Kusum Kanguru. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
. We follow the Dudh Kosi, ascending through Himalayan pine and Deodar cedar forests, to the celebrated village of Namche Bazaar. The village of Namche is a historic trading post where Nepalese and Tibetan traders exchange salt, dried meat, and textiles. Besides being a superb place to shop for traditional crafts, Namche remains the central trading post in the Khumbu, attracting Himalayan and lowland merchants. You will spend two days in Namche for acclimatization, visit local markets and spend time with your team. On the hike, we capture our first glimpses of Everest and neighbouring peaks. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
This day is reserved for acclimatization and very slow descent into thin air. After breakfast, you will start the ascent towards Khumjung. The trail ascends above Namche Bazar and passes through Syangboche (3720m) this is where the local airport is located. From a hilltop above the airport, you will get your first views of Taboche Peak (6 367m), Lhotse (8 414m), Peak- 38, and Ama Dablam (6856m). On arrival at Khumjung (3 780m), you could visit the Hillary School before stopping for lunch at one of the tea houses the walk takes about 3 hours. After lunch you will continue ascending the foot path to Khunde (3 840m), here you could visit the local hospital before the 2-hour ascent back to Namche Bazar. This day is physically demanding at times and you should be prepared as the weather is very unpredictable. Namche Bazaar is known as the gateway of the Everest Region, visit the local museum where you can see the traditional custom of the Sherpa peoples. You will spend a second night in Namche. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
After strolling around the Namche area, today we refreshed, and fairly easy to walk further on. Our walk follows on the gradual trail with a few short up and downs overlooking magnificent views of the great giant snow peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and Kwangde peak after a pleasant walk of two hours to a small place at Shanasa, from here and trek ascents the left side to Mongla hill and continue down to Phortse Thanga for the overnight stay. We serve our lunch here. Enjoy the walking and further few hours walk ascending will reach Dole. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
Trek from Dole to Machhermo you will climb gradually along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu (8201m) while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega (6783m) and Thamserku (6623m). You are walking through Lhabarma (4330m), Luza (4340m) and finally reach Machhermo (4410m). (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo the trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kangtega and up towards to Cho-Oyu (8201m). Beyond the ridge, the valley widens as the trail passes through Pangka at 4390m then descends to the river bank before beginning the climb onto the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. It is a steep climb up the moraine, switch backing alongside the stream to the first small lake Longponga (4650m) where a family of Brahmin ducks has resided for many years. After the first lake, the trail now becomes almost level as it follows the valley past a second lake known as Tanjung (4710m) and continues to trek to Gokyo Lake (4750m). (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
Today, a rest day and free from packing after breakfast a hike to Gokyo Ri (5357m) is one of the highlights of the trip, the view around Gokyo valley itself is amazing, for the very best panorama. The climb quiet steps first 30 minutes, approx two hours to reach the top with its traditional flags. From there you will have a magnificent view of the highest peaks, from the west and east are Offers breathe taking views providing a panorama of Cho Oyo (8153m), Gyachung Kang (7922m), Everest 8848m), Lhotse (8501) and far as to Mt. Makalu in the east and superb view of Gokyo lakes. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
We trek down to Thaknak (4700m) for the overnight passing through the second Lake and walking on the glacier will reach Thaknak after a 4-5 hrs walk. Sometimes during the busy season, it's hard to get a room then they operated a tented camp as well. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
Today, we head further on to our journey with steep way climbing passing through some glacier ponds and walking with snow boulders and rocky mountains. There are two routes of climbing Nirekha as we follow the Kanchung base camp which is easier than the Lake base camp part. We'll pitch our camp here at Kanchung base camp. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
Today, we have a full day of rest at base camp for good acclimatization. On this day we can learn about techniques for climbing, Making knots and using other safety matters with our climbing guides and overnight at camp. It is required to fix the ropes depending on the ice and snow way to high camp and if necessary Guide will fix the ropes to high camp. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
After early breakfast and packed camping stuff, we'll head on to the High camp from where we start our climb. From the Kanchung base, camp head north and follow a trail up the steep slope. We traverse to the right across some rock slabs, reaching flat territory just below the glacier. The glacier is mounted on the left south border. Follow the glacier on an east trail until reaching the flat caldera just below the Cho La cool where we'll have for the overnight. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
This day is our main adventure day, we start early in the morning to climb Nirekha peak but it all depends on the weather condition. It takes about 9-10 hours. At the summit, you will catch panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri, and more. After a safe trip to the top, we safely make our way down then same day back to Base Camp.
This day we reserve the day for unforeseen condition as bad weather, climber sickness, or other hidden condition. We can use this day for the climb if an abnormal situation comes.
As our continuing journey, we walk in the high passes, and one of the tuff days to cross the Cho-La pass at 5467m height. The pass is not difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. After crossing the Cho-La pass and reaching Dzongla (Overnight at tea house on a full board basis)
We continue to trek along the moraine of the glacier, with views of Kalapatthar and Pumori, before reaching Lobuche (4910m) for lunch. You'll have good chances for the best view of Mt. Nuptse a front of you walking along the Gorakshep. The trail up to the Gorakshep is rocky and windy but it offers a good view of Pumori and there are beautiful views of the Everest Base camp and glacier with scenic Mountain views. We stop at the Gorakshep and enjoy the night at a higher elevation but care with drinks and are sincere with altitude. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
Early morning our journey continues a steep climb to the top of Kalapathar and you will feel beaming as you achieve the moment that you have been dreaming, of since the beginning of the journey. Top of Kalapatthar is a small rocky peak on the southwest ridge of Mt. Pumori, the view from here is beyond imagination as Everest looks amazing, the panoramic view from this spot is something to cherish, and you feel it's worth the hard climb up to here and to feel at the top of the world, and can be seen to the south Khumbu glacier sweeps below you, and you can also see the Everest Base camp down below on the moraine of Khumbu glacier and a lot of picturesque scenery. Re-track to Gorakshep and after the breakfast at Gorekshep we are ready for our adventure to the targeted destination we continue our trek towards the Everest Base Camp and to the Khumbu Icefall, the path from here can be misleading, follow the lead Sherpa, every year the trail changes due to the movements of the glacier, the walk is quite strenuous due to the high altitude and thin air, the walk passes through over rocky dunes and moraine and streams, till you reach the base camp. It takes 2-3 hrs to get to base camp and after a grand time here retrace the journey back to Gorekshep. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis
After breakfast trek down to Dhugla then goes straight up the hill from the bridge to reach an upper trail. Staying high above the valley floor, we pass the yak pasture at Dusa to a Chorten at the head of the Imja valley. Dingboche is the only place in Khumbu where barley is grown. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
The walk this day will be easy heading downhill to a lower elevation from Dingboche the walk is pleasant to Tyangboche. After crossing the bridge our route descends following the stream towards Pangboche village, and further down to Tyangboche is one of the most beautiful places in the Himalayas the first thing that comes to your eye is the big Monastery or Gumba, then the large field with campsites and tea houses, lodges beneath the towering majestic beautiful peak Ama Dablam, Everest, Mt. Lhotse and Lhotse Shar towards northeast and more peaks all around you. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
In the morning we may roam around Tengboche for photogenic views from here are considered to be the world's most splendid. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse (8501m), Kwangde (6187m), Tawachee (6542m), Ama Dablam, Kantega, and Thamserku provide inspiring views of Himalayan giants then we continue the hillside blanketed by rhododendron and juniper trees. If it's spring, the surrounding adored by pink and red rhododendron flowers are dazzling. We might have our lunch near Phunki Tenga. After crossing the prayer flag festooned bridge over the Dudh Koshi River, the trail then follows the Dudh Koshi gorge descending rapidly through the pine forests. We keep a lookout for wildlife such as mountain goats, snow leopards, colourful pheasants, etc., while we pass through the forest by the trail. After passing a Chorten, we reach the army camp at Namche Bazaar. We want to take a long last look (and picture!) back to Lhotse, the tip of Everest and Tengboche from here. After Namche we walk down to the hill, cross some suspension bridges and reach Monjo. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
By today we start to get warmed up by the light breeze. Although we are travelling the same route down, we feel completely different views. We snap a mixture of open plains, rhododendron, and pine forests, and in the distance snow-covered peaks. We take time and walk leisurely today as this is the last day of our trek. We feel the Sherpa villages' impressive faith in Buddhism and culture of prayer stones and prayer flags while we walk through the villages. On arrival in Lukla, we have plenty of time to relax, stretch those sore legs, and recall the experiences of the last couple of days. We experience the culmination of a fantastic trek on a happy note with everyone back safe and sound with smiles on their faces! Upon arrival in Lukla, we stroll around while our leader will re-confirm our flight ticket. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
If the weather is good, early in the morning you fly back to Kathmandu after your long mountain journey. After 30 min you will arrive at the domestic airport in Kathmandu. We will send a private Car/van/bus to pick up you at the hotel then you can rest and relax throughout the day in the hotel if you don't have any necessary things to do. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Today is your leisure day, if interested you could buy some gifts from Nepal for your friends and relatives, you will visit some nearby shops or venture at Thamel for typical Nepalese goods which can be assisted by our guides or you can do it yourself too. If enthralled to explore some other areas of Kathmandu you could take some more time to do that today! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at a traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staff for the successful completion of the Nirekha Peak Climbing! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Today is the last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying goodbye to the mountains as the journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.
(Useful Info:- Please note that often the Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be cancelled for one, two, or more days due to bad weather conditions. Such conditions may happen even in the best seasons. Therefore, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits both at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We do our extreme to avoid such delays and fix you on the next flight. Still, we suggest you be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. We also organize Heli rescue in such conditions, if it's available and upon request by our clients. In case, the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of the trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip: such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other regions. If you are not interested in the alternative trip and would rather wait for the trip, you are welcome to wait in Kathmandu for as many days as it takes to get a flight to Lukla)
Note:- The cost includes and excludes section may give you a better idea of how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested travellers and the departure date we would get back to you with the actual cost for the trip.
The following is a list of equipment, clothing, and accessories that we recommend for Mardi Himal Peak Climbing in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your personal preferences for equipment and clothing which may be equally as suitable.
If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
The best time to climb the Nirekha peak is the Autumn and Spring season. These seasons have the very picture-perfect climate for Island peak climbing. The climate is steady with clear visibility of the views. This climbing is possible during the Winter and Monsoon time as well.
Government-issued License holder Climbing Guide. Highly experienced guides with English speaking skills. 1 guide for 6 travellers (can be more upon your request) 1 porter for 2 trekkers who can carry up to 20 kg (number of porters can be more upon your request) The guide can be available for the specified language.
Altitude sickness (also known as acute mountain sickness) is an unfavorable health condition that strikes our body when we are at a high altitude (above 2500m (about 1.55 mi)). If any symptoms are seen during the trek, firstly we will have a primary treatment to cure the sickness. First, we will walk down to a minimum of 150m (about 492.13 ft) from the location where the symptoms are seen, and walk down again if the symptoms are not improved. Make sure you are drinking enough water. Avoid Drinking Alcohol and Smoking. Eat light food that reaches in calories. Add Ginger and Garlic to your food. Travel to low-altitude if it is possible If the victim is unable to walk down on his/her own, we can hire a horse, or we can request our porter to carry the person. Warm water and ginger juice are also served to cure sickness. If these treatments are unable to cure the patient, rescue can be done by helicopter.
Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in a 2-bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek and 2-night tented camp during the peak climbing, Hot Shower, and standard clean room with attached bathroom, Free Wi-Fi, Battery charge available on the trek
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