Nirekha Peak Climbing in Everest Region

Trip Overview

Trip facts

  •    Country: Nepal

Nirekha Peak (6195 m, 20206 ft) is one of the recently opened expeditions in the Khumbu region very close to the Cho La Pass. This peak is kind of hidden in the laps of well-known peaks like Everest (8848 m), Cholatse (6440 m) and Cho Oyu (8201 m). There is a couple of ways to summit on this Nirekha Peak - north and south. We prefer from the north side to south but nevertheless, both ways to the summit reward the identical astounding mountainous views. Being physically and mentally fit, prior experience of mountain climbing can help successful ascending this peak.

The first ascends to this peak was done in April 2003 by Matt Florets and Greg Valentine. From the summit of the peak, you will be mesmerized with different mountainous views of Everest and other peaks like Nuptse (7861 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Lhotse Shar (8516 m), Ama Dablam (6812 m), Makalu (8485 m), Cho Oyu (8188 m), Baruntse (7129 m) etc.

This expedition begins from the picturesque flight to Lukla and from there we carry out a short hike to Phakding. The next day, our trek begins crossing through beautiful pine forest following the Dudh Koshi River and as continuing trekking through diverse forests - pine, juniper, and fir - we reach Namche Bazaar. The next day we will be completely acclimatizing and visiting some of the monasteries, and the Edmund Hillary School.

Further continuing our trekking for few days and crossing some of the places like Tengboche and Dingboche; we reach Dingboche where we will be acclimatizing as it is an ideal place to adjust the altitude. Next, we head to Lobuche and then trek to Gorakshep and visit the Everest Base Camp. From EBC, we are headed to a vintage spot of Everest region i.e. Kalapathar. From here we will enjoy the closest perception of the Everest. Further trekking we will arrive at the base camp passing via Cho La pass. Here we will be preparing for our summit and then next we will trek to the Nirekha High Camp. And next, we will ascend the Nirekha Peak. After our successful completion, we will retrace back to High Camp and then head to Gokyo Lake, then to Machermo, back to Namche and further trek to Lukla and finally fly back to Kathmandu.

Spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November) are the best seasons to endeavor this expedition as on spring - on the trails - you get to observe the various floras throughout your trek and in autumn - the temperature will be moderate with clearer sky where you get to spot the beautiful different mountains clearly.  For more information about this Nirekha Peak Climbing Expedition, please do contact or email us.

Our detailed itinerary for Nirekha Peak Climbing Expedition is:

Itinerary

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

Day 2: Day 02: Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft) & Trip preparation

Day 3: Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800 m/9184 ft) then trek to Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

Day 4: Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11283 ft): 5-6 hours

Day 5: Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3440 m/ 11283 ft): Acclimatization

Day 6: Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870 m/12694 ft): 5- 6 hours

Day 7: Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 m/14300 ft): 5-6 hours

Day 8: Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization

Day 9: Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours

Day 10: Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

Day 11: Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Dzongla (4858 m/15, 939 ft): 6 - 7 hours

Day 12: Day 12: Dzongla to Nirekha Base Camp (4950/1625 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6 - 7 hours

Day 13: Day 13: Nirekha Peak Base Camp: rest and basic climbing training

Day 14: Day 14: Nirekha Base Camp to High Camp (5300m/17385ft): 2 - 3 hours

Day 15: Day 15: Summit Nirekha Peak (6159 m/20201 ft) and back to High Camp: 11-12 hours

Day 16: Day 16: Reserve day

Day 17: Day 17: Nirekha High Camp to Gokyo Lakes (4,800m/15,580 ft): 4-5 hours

Day 18: Day 18: Gokyo to Machermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 6-7 hours

Day 19: Day 19: Machermo to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

Day 20: Day 20: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

Day 21: Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 22: Day 22: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

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

As you arrive at the Tribhuvan international airport of Kathmandu then our team will be already there waiting for you. As you can easily spot them as they will be there carry the signboard of the company name and then they will greet you and take you to the respective hotel and then you can take rest or freshen up. In the evening, our team will be offering you a welcome dinner with the authentic Nepali cuisine. Overnight at Kathmandu.      

 

Meal: Welcome Dinner

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

Today after breakfast we will be visiting the office of Accent Himalaya. Then we will arrange a small meeting for discussion about the trip and also be introducing you to our trek/ climbing leaders and other climbing members who will be joining you. The climbing expert will check all the climbing gear to make sure that they are well equipped for our adventure peak climbing. Then we will take rest as tomorrow we will be heading to the Himalayas. We will be spending our night at Kathmandu.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2800 m/9184 ft) then trek to Phakding (2652 m/8700 ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

After breakfast, we will head to the airport for an airstrip fly to Lukla. During your flight you get the picturesque view of the Himalayas then we will be landing at the Lukla airport and then we will start our trek and before reaching the speaking village we will be passing through the affluent village of speaking.  Today we will be trekking only for few hours for the proper acclimatization or one can visit the monastery nearby. We will be spending our night here at Phakding.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m/11283 ft): 5-6 hours

After having our breakfast, we will be trekking through lovely pine forests alongside the Dudhkoshi River and continuing our trek - we get the stunning view of the mount Thamserku which is at the height of 6608 meters. Then we will be crossing the dense pine, fir and juniper forests, if there is a clear weather then one gets the magnificent view of the Everest, Lhotse and the Nuptse. Continuing trekking, we will reach the Namche bazaar which is the main entrance gateway to the Everest region. As today we crossed the five suspension bridges and the last one is the Hillary suspension bridge which is the highest bridge in the Khumbu region. We will be spending our night at Namche Bazaar.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3440 m/ 11283 ft): Acclimatization

Today we will be acclimatizing the altitude but instead of remaining idle we will be hiking to the Everest view hotel where one get the close view of the mighty mountain Everest or either we can spend our day roaming at the Namche bazaar and then visit the museum where one get to know the history of the Everest region and the first summiteers to the Mt. Everest and displaying the flora and fauna of the Everest region.

For those people who like to trek further, we can even trek to the Khumjung village which will take maximum 5- 6hours and reach the village we can visit the Hillary school and the Khumjung monastery where the well-known yeti head are kept. We will be spending our night at Namche bazaar.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870 m/12694 ft): 5- 6 hours

From Namche to Phunki it is an easy trek and reaching Phunki we will ascend to Tengboche and there you can visit the Tengboche monastery which is the largest monastery of the Everest region. From the monastery, one get the splendid view of the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Thamserku and the Amadablam. As the monastery opens at 3 and if we are lucky we will get to observe the ritual religious ceremony. We will be spending our night at the Tengboche.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360 m/14300 ft): 5-6 hours

If you like to visit the Tengboche monastery we can head to the Tengboche monastery to view the stunning view of the mountain. We will continue our trek through rhododendron, birch and the conifers forests. Before ascending to Pangboche we will be crossing the Imja River. We will be heading through the upper trails to the Pangboche for the stunning view of the Himalayas.  On the way, we will be also visiting the Pangboche monastery. And from here the trails is fairly moderate then we will be entering the Imja valley. The valley gradually unfolds as we approach the confluence of the Lobuche River. We will be descending down to the river and start to ascend up to the Dingboche. We will be spending our night at Dingboche.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization

Dingboche is the best spot for the proper acclimatization for the trekkers and climbers to the Mt. Everest, Imjatse, and Ama Dablam. The village is one of the stunning villages of the Khumbu region with a range of fields enclosed by stone walls for the protection barley, buckwheat, and potatoes from the chilly wind and grazing animals. We will be hiking to the Nagarjuna hills where one get the stunning view of the Lhotse, Makalu, Tawache, Ama Dablam and Cholatse.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 7km, 5-6 hours

Today we will start our day with the gradual ascend to Dughla to the end of the terminal moraine of the Khumbu glacier. Then we will climb to through the steep track to the Chupkilharkha. Then we will be continuing heading to the Khumbu glacier and here one get the mind-blowing view several snowcapped peaks which are Lingterin, Khumbutse, Mahalangur and Pumori Himal. Then our trail will be bit easy as we will be heading following the Lobuche valley. We will be spending our night at Lobuche.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

We will be trekking to the Gorakshep and continuing trekking straightly we will come across the Indian mountaineer army memorials. From here the trails are bit misleading but one must follow the trekking/ climbing guide. The trails become a bit challenging as you will be reaching the high altitude and it will be thin air. Before reaching the Everest base camp we will be passing through moraine, rocky dunes and streams. Leading to the Everest base camp you’ll get to observe some of the tents sites especially in the spring seasons there will be a lot of other adventurous people who will be trekking and climbing in the Everest region. From the base camp, we get to view the Pumori, Nuptse, and Khumbutse Mountain. We will be trekking back to the Gorakshep and spend our night at Gorakshep.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m/18,192 ft), then to Dzongla (4858 m/15, 939 ft): 6 - 7 hours

Early morning we will be trekking to the kalapatthar before that be prepared as in the early morning it is extremely cold and continue trekking we will get the view of Mount Everest, lingtren, Changtse, Khumbutse, Nuptse. Then ascending further we will reach the top of the kalpatthar where one gets the close view of the mighty mountain Everest including with other several snowcapped peaks. We will be descending down to the Dzongla and here we will be spending our night at Dzongla.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Dzongla to Nirekha Base Camp (4950/1625 ft) via Cho La pass (5368m/17,611 ft): 6 - 7 hours

Then we will be reaching high altitude as the air becomes thinner but one gets the glimpse of the tranquil Cholatse lake and even Ama Dablam peak can be seen. Ascending the incline is not as easy as you thought about it is one of the strenuous- the final ascend to the Cho la can be a bit tricky due to the round curve trial. Then we will be further trekking through the step trails and within two hours we will reach the Nirekha base camp and from here one get to view the diverse peaks of the Himalayas that surrounds us in all direction. We will be spending our night at nirekha base camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Nirekha Peak Base Camp: rest and basic climbing training

After breakfast, we will be practicing our climbing training. Our climbing experts will give you some training and how to use the climbing gear which also includes how to use the ropes and how the knot the ropes etc. the remaining hours we will be resting and enjoy the view of the Himalayas. We will be spending our night at Nirekha base camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Nirekha Base Camp to High Camp (5300m/17385ft): 2 - 3 hours

After taking plenty of rest we are all set for trekking t the Nirekha high camp. Before climbing to high camp the steep trail we will be trekking to the flat snow covered track and then we will be ascending to high camp and from here one get the picturesque view of the Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Baruntse, Cholatse, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Lobuche east, Ama Dablam. We will be spending our night at Nirekha high camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Summit Nirekha Peak (6159 m/20201 ft) and back to High Camp: 11-12 hours

Today we will be summiting the Nirekha peak we will wake up early in the midnight at 1 and then began our trekking. It is a technical peak and then we will begin with a steady climb of about 20 degrees follow by a very sheer climb on a fine ridge. We will be using the both the main rope and fixed ropes.  Before reaching the summit we will come across the few crevasses. Reaching the top of the summit we get the stunning view of the Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pumori, Tawache, and Nuptse. Then spending some time at the peak we will retrace back to the high camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Reserve day

This is an extra day for any kind of unforeseen situation as in the summit day if the weather is not favorable and this day can be utilized for summiting the peak if none of any situation occurs then we will be using this day for taking full rest and enjoy the view of the Himalayas.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17: Nirekha High Camp to Gokyo Lakes (4,800m/15,580 ft): 4-5 hours

From high camp, we will be retracing back to Nirekha base camp and then trek to the Gokyo village on the way we will get the spectacular view of the Himalayas. As the trails are long but on the way to the Thangnak is not so difficult. On the way, we will come to the edge of the longest glacier which is known as Ngozumpa glacier and reaching the other side of the glacier we will get to observe the Gokyo Lake along with the other six lakes. Continuing trekking we will come across the third lake and at the edge of the lake there is the Gokyo village and at the Gokyo village, we will be spending our night.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18: Gokyo to Machermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 6-7 hours

We will be descending down the track next to the Ngozumba Glacier. Before reaching Phangha we will be passing two more lakes and descend down we will pass the Chorten and continue our trek and then we will be reaching at Machermo. We will be spending our night at Machermo.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19: Machermo to Namche Bazaar: 4-5 hours

Today we will head to the Namche bazaar passing several villages which are Dhole, Luza and much more. Then we will be trekking all the way to the Dudh Koshi River then we will be passing the Mong and then descends down through the stone step crossing the Mani walls. We will be continuing our trek and pass the KIyangjuma village. We will be spending our night at Namche bazaar.tyo   

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 20: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

We will be descending down slowly through the rocky terrain as carefully then we will be crossing the Dudh Koshi River through the suspension bridge and from here our trails becomes easy and natural. Then we will finally reach Lukla and then we will take rest. We will be spending our night at Lukla.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 21: Fly to Kathmandu

Early morning we will fly back to Kathmandu and reach Kathmandu our team will drop you at the respective hotel and then you can take rest or freshen up or you can visit the market nearby or roam around the Thamel area and do some souvenir shopping to your loved ones. In the evening we will be giving you a farewell dinner party for the successful of the accomplishment of the peak expedition. We will be spending our night at Kathmandu.

Meal: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 22: Final departure

Your journey finally comes to an end. Our team will drop you at the airport three hours before your flight schedule so, you get plenty of time for the formalities of the airport. We will hope to see you soon for your next adventurous trips.

Meal: Breakfast

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