Nirekha Peak Climbing is an exciting mountain adventure that begins in Kathmandu. Next, we fly to Lukla and begin trekking from there. We trek in the famous ‘Khumbu’ region of Nepal which is also the cultural heartland of the famous ‘Sherpas’. We reach the base camp of Nirekha Peak after crossing the Cho La Pass at (5368m.). It has not been long since Nirekha Peak (6159m.) was open for climbing. Therefore, it is less crowded and provides a truly unique mountain climbing experience for seasoned climbers. From the summit of Nirekha Peak, the magnificent views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and other Himalayas are ours to marvel at. On our trip, we also climb Gokyo Ri, trek alongside the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal and tour the beautiful Gokyo Lakes which are the world’s highest freshwater lakes. It was first ascent by Matt Fioretti and Greg Valentine in April 2003. The second ascent was done by an all-women team in October 2003.
It’s a great route for experienced alpine climbers. The ascent is mostly on ice and snow but demands good fitness and acclimatization as most of the difficult climbing is above 5,800m. only experienced climbers should attempt this route, though it is partially saved with fixed ropes. The summit consists of two summit pyramids.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free preparation and briefing at Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m.) and trek to Phakding (2,652m.) 3hrs.
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar. (3,440m.) 6hrs.
Day 05: Rest day in Namche Bazar for Acclimatization
Day 06: Namche Bazar – Dole (4,040m.). 6hrs.
Day 07: Dole – Machhermo (4,410m.) 5hrs.
Day 08: Machhermo – Gokyo (4,750m.) 6hrs.
Day 09: Hiking to Gokyo Ri Peak (5,360m.), back to Gokyo. 5hrs.
Day 10: Gokyo – Thangna (4,700m.). 3 hrs.
Day 11: Thangna – Nirekha Base Camp (4,950m.) 6hrs. Tented Camp
Day 12: Set up Base Camp and climbing preparation.
Day 13: Nirekha Base Camp to High Camp. Tented Camp 5hrs.
Day 14: Ascent to Nirekha Peak summit (6,159m.) and return to Base Camp.
Day 15: Reserve day, back pack and clean Base Camp.
Day 16: Nirekha Peak Base Camp - Dole.
Day 17: Dole - Namche Bazar and transfer to Hotel.
Day 18: Namche Bazar – Lukla and over night at Teahouse Lodge. 6-7hrs.
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 20: Kathmandu free and dinner.
Day 21: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.