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 to cross 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.
Day 1: Kathmandu 1340m
Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu
Free day for preparation and official briefing.
Day 3: Lukla / Phakding 2640m:
Kathmandu – Lukla (2800m.) by flight and trek to Phakding, 2652m, overnight Hotel/Lodge.
Day 4: Namche Bazaar 3500m:
Phakding – Namche Bazaar, 3440m, overnight Hotel/Lodge.
Day 5: Rest day and explore around.
Namche Bazaar Rest for Acclimatization, overnight Hotel/Lodge.
Day 6: Tengboche 3867m
Namche Bazaar – Tengboche 3867m, overnight Hotel/Lodge.
Day 7: Pheriche 4200m:
Tengboche – Pheriche 4343m, overnight Hotel/Lodge.
Day 8: Lobuje 4900m
Pheriche – Lobuje. 4930m, overnight Hotel/Lodge.
Day 9: Gorepshep 5163m
Lobuje – Gorepshep – EBC, overnight Hotel/Lodge in Gorep-shep.
Day 10: Nirekha Base Camp 5140m
Gorepshep- kalapatter – Nirekha Base Camp, overnight Tented Camp.
Day 11: 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.
Day 14: Tengboche 3678m
Nirekha B.C – Tengboche, overnight Hotel/Lodge.
Day 15: Manju 2680m
Tengboche – Manju 2760m 5/6 hours, overnight in Hotel/Lodge.
Day 16: Lukla 2840m
Manju – Lukla, 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.
- 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.
- International airfare from / to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Hotel accommodation beyond 4 nights (as per itinerary) stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal climbing gear above Base Camp.
- 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.
- Personal solar pack (if any) for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.).
- Summit bonus / Tips/ Donation.
- Gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.