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Nirekha Peak Climbing

On Request / Per person

Trip Overview

Nirekha peak 6159m is in the same chain as the Lobuje summits, east of the Cho La Col. Nirekha Peak is comparatively a newly opened trekking peak of Nepal. Therefore, it is less crowded and provides a truly unique mountain climbing experience for seasoned climbers.

Nirekha Peak is an interesting and challenging climbing experience. More technical, less popular and less crowded than the Lobuche East, Island Peak or Mera Peak. Only experienced climbers should attempt this route, though it is partially saved with fixed ropes. The summit consists of two summit pyramids. It is unclear which one is higher. The north summit is easier but requires crossing a difficult crevasse, while the south summit requires one pitch in steep 50° ice.

The first ascent was done by Matt Fioretti and Greg Valentine in April 2003. The second ascent was done by an all-women team in October 2003.

The trekking to Nirekha peak base camp has two options, one itinerary over Chola pass and another from the caravan route of Everest base camp then Nirekha base camp. From Base camp to High Camp, it takes approx. 6 hours. It has not been long since Nirekha Peak was open for climbing. From high camp we’ll put our best effort to the summit and once we reach the top, we’ll be dazzled by the scenery seen from the top rewarded by the Nirekha Peak as in reward, it offers scenic view of alluring mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Cho-oyu(8200m), Nuptse (7879m), Lhotse (8501m), Lhotse Shar (8383m), Makalu (8475m), Baruntse (7126m), and some other peaks of Mahalangur range. After the summit, we descend to Base Camp. Next day trekked to Tengboche all the way to Lukla and flew back to Kathmandu.

Asian Hiking Team recommend itinerary starts from Lukla all the way to Everest base camp, climb Kalapattar then trek to Nirekha base camp. If you want to visit Chola pass, combine with Nirekha peak is also possible in the same time frame.

Recommend Itinerary


Day 1: Kathmandu 1340m:

Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.


Day 2: Free day for preparation and official briefing:

Free day for preparation and official briefing, overnight at hotel. If you are first time in Kathmandu, we help you to visit world heritage side.


Day 3: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding 2640m:

Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m.) by flight and trek to Phakding, 2652m, overnight Hotel/Lodge.


Day 4: Phakding to Namche Bazaar 3500m:

Phakding to Namche Bazaar, 3440m, overnight Hotel/Lodge.


Day 5: Rest day and explore Namche Bazar:

Namche Bazaar Rest for Acclimatization, overnight Hotel/Lodge.


Day 6: Namache to Tengboche 3867m:

Namche Bazaar to Tengboche 3867m, overnight Hotel/Lodge.


Day 7: Tenboche to Pheriche 4200m:

Tengboche to Pheriche 4343m, 5 hours, overnight Hotel/Lodge.


Day 8: Pheriche to Lobuje 4900m:

Pheriche to Lobuje. 4930m, 5 hours, overnight Hotel/Lodge.


Day 9: Lobuje to Gorepshep 5163m:

Lobuje to Gorepshep 3 hours and trek to EBC, return to Gorepshep, overnight Hotel/Lodge in Gorep-shep.


Day 10: Gorepshep to Nirekha Base Camp 5140m:

Early morning Kalapatter return to Gorepshep and trek to Nirekha Base Camp, overnight Tented Camp.


Day 11: Climb to Nirekha High Camp 5450m:

Nirekha Base Camp to High Camp, overnight Tented Camp.


Day 12: Nirekha Summit day:

Nirekha High Camp to summit Push of Nirekha 6159m. & back to Base Camp; Tented Camp.


Day 13: Spare days for climbing:

Spare days for climbing; if in case any delay or weather you can use that day.


Day 14: Base camp to Tengboche 3678m:

Nirekha B.C to Tengboche, overnight Hotel/Lodge.


Day 15: Tengboche to Manju 2680m:

Tengboche to Manju 2760m 5/6 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge.


Day 16: Trek to Lukla 2840m:

Manju to Lukla, 3 hours, overnight Hotel/Lodge.


Day 17: Kathmandu

Lukla- Kathmandu by flight then transfer to Hotel.


Day 18: Departure

Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure airport transfers with Asian Hiking Team Assistance.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu as itinerary with breakfast (3/4-star hotel on request).
  • Transport to/from trekking/trip starting and ending point (as itinerary by Domestic flight to/from Lukla).
  • Accommodation during the trekking as best available Guest house / Hotel as itinerary.
  • North face Tented Camp during the climbing/mountaineering as itinerary.
  • Major Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) by Guest house /Hotel menus.
  • Camping / Upper camps’ meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with hot drinks.
  • North face Dom Tent for clients, Kitchen/Dinning/Toilet Tents, mates, all kitchen camping equipment.
  • Camping staffs; cook, kitchen staff, Sherpa, necessary porters.
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder professional equipped English Speaking trekking guide.
  • A First Aid and Eco trained, Advance/Basic climbing trained & Government licensed holder professional equipped Climbing/Mountaineering guide.
  • One Porter between each 2 members while on trek (Maximum weight for a porter is 25-30 Kg).
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System “TIMS” (Trekking permit).
  • National Park / Conservations fees or permission.
  • Peak Climbing Permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
  • Monasteries and Temple entrance fees during the trekking.
  • Group Climbing equipment such as ropes, Ice tool, Ice screws, Ice Bar, Carabineers, Locking carabineers, Short-5- millimeter accessory cords, Slings etc.
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Asian Hiking Team all staffs.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes/ service charges.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare from / to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage. 
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, email, internet etc. 
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
  • Summit bonus / Tips/ Donation. 
  • Gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.


Wonderful and Blissful Experience
Wonderful and Blissful Experience
My husband and I went to Nepal for 20 days, and I can only recommend to trust Asian Hiking Team if you want the best experience. We had a wonderful time with a customized package that included some heritage and culture, trekking in Everest base camp and a Nirekha Peak. We did not have time for a trekking to cross the Chola pass and Gokyo valley, but we will definitely do it next time visit in those area agein! Our Mountain guides were not only polite and kind but also knew an incredible amount of interesting information about the country, Mountain. The Nirekha peak is challenging climbing but our experience guide lead very well.
We are definitely going back and repeating with them. I really encourage everyone to discover the beauty of this country and the kindness of its people.
ALan and Nicole Gayton

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