Trip Facts

  • Duration:20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip Profile:Mt. Nirekha Peak Climbing
  • Geography:Mountains/Hills/Forests/
  • Location:Solukhumbhu
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge/Camping
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking and climbing
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Sherpa
  • Transportation:Flight/Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Thrilling and adventurous climb to the summit of Nirekha Peak (6159m)
  • Observe the Sherpa lifestyle and culture that differs from other places
  • Relish the sights of the beautiful Gokyo lakes and mountains including Mt. Everest (8848m)
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp and the Kalapatthar viewpoint
  • Cross the highest pass of Khumbu Region Cho La Pass (5,420m)
  • Explore the beauty of Everest Base Camp (5,364m)
  • Visit the Gem of Khumbu- Kalapatthar (5,643m)
  • Trek through Biodiversity rich Sagarmatha National Park

Overview

Get excited to climb the most popular and the highest trekking peak in Nepal! Assisted by experienced Sherpa guides, Nirekha Peak Climbing by the Himalaya Land Treks has one of the highest success ratios. You can climb Nirekha Peak (6159m), which is located inside the Khumbu region. The trip offers you the breathtaking scenery of mountains like Mt. Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), and Nuptse (7861m) among others.

Mt. Nirekha Peak Climbing offers you the climb to the top of the challenging Nirekha Peak (6159m) along with the view of many other snowcapped mountains. This trip takes you to visit Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar as well for you to get a close view of Everest. This peak climbing trip by the Himalaya Land Treks is for those who seek challenge and adventure. During the trip, you also get to explore the Sherpa villages and learn about their lifestyle and daily life.

The journey not only gives you an adventurous experience of peak climbing but also takes you through majestic nature. You will get to explore the biodiversity-rich Sagarmatha National park, adventurous Cho La pass, and the gem of Khumbu-Kalapatthar, precious lake cluster- Gokyo Lakes, ancient monasteries and many more. The trip is quite challenging, so it is recommended to have a prior peak climbing experience before proceeding with the trek.

Major attractions Of Nirekha Peak Climbing

Lukla Airport

The venturesome airport of Lukla is located at an altitude of 2,846m. It is also named as Tenzing-Hillary airport in great honour of Tenzing Hillary who initiated to build of the airport in that region. The trekking journey begins after a short flight to Lukla airport. Flight to Lukla airport is itself an adventure. A 45 min flight to this historic airport opens the door of adventure, hence is regarded as the major attraction of the Nirekha Peak climbing.

Everest base camp and Kalapatthar

The Everest Base Camp is elevated at an altitude of 5,364m. The journey to EBC takes you through the biodiversity-rich Sagarmatha National park where you can often spot various endangered species. Located at an elevation of 5643m Kala Patthar viewpoint presents the glorious view of the world’s highest summit. The epic sunrise views of the Everest range from Kalapatthar is considered the most magnificent and graceful act of nature with the mind-blowing views of peaks like Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), and Cho Oyu (8201m).

Gokyo Lake Clusters

Gokyo lakes are the highest freshwater lake clusters in the country with 6 major lakes. The Gokyo Ri (5,360m) is also famous for its religious significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. This place is worshipped as the residing place of the snake god. The Temple of Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva is situated in the western corner of the lake. The deep blue lakes add a more exciting sense of thrill to the journey. This lake cluster presents a bright contrast with its turquoise tincture that stands out magnificently against the backdrop of the silver mountains.

Ethnic Sherpa villages 

The Nirekha Peak climbing trial region passes through a lot of antique Sherpa villages like Tengboche, Dingboche, Pangboche, Lobuche, Dzongla etc. Experiencing the unique culture and exploring the Himalayan lifestyle is one of the major motives of this trek. Trekking through the ethnic community, you get to learn about life, culture, tradition, unity, humanity, and many more. Their unique way of hospitality with the motto of “Athithi Devo Bhava” which states for visitors are god. Every visitor is greeted with honour and love, every resident even the children are raised with a culture to help others. This unique feature of lifestyle and culture in the far face of the nation takes away the heart of travellers.

Cho La Pass

Cho La pass is one of the three major passes of the Gokyo trail in the Everest region located at an altitude of 5420m. It is among the most daring and undertaken pathway. The Chola pass offers you the adjacent view of many mountain ranges such as Lothse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Everest, and many more. For the one who wants to experience the solitary route, the Cho La is among the one and is considered to be one of the highest passes of The Khumbu Region. 

Best Time To Do This Trek

Autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May) seasons are the ideal times for this trip. However, travellers have to be aware of the situation of the flights to and from Lukla. During the winter (December-February) and monsoon (June-August) seasons, the weather conditions are adverse and not recommended well to trek.

Alternate Packages

Besides Nirekha Peak climbing, if you want to experience the adventure through an alternate path and alternate peak, you can check other peak climbing packages from the given link Mt. Island Peak ClimbingMera Peak Climbing and Mt. Yala Peak Climbing. To check the complete list of climbing packages please go through the following link Peak Climbing.

We, at Himalaya Land Treks, help you in every way possible for the trek. We provide you with nice transportation and accommodation facilities. We also have experienced climbers as guides and porters for the trek. Required passes and permits will also be managed by us.

Itinerary of Mt. Nirekha Peak Climbing

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

A Himalaya Land Treks’ representative will meet you at the Tribhuvan international airport and then will transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. You’ll meet the tour guide and get the information on the trek and the climb. The guide will also share some important techniques needed for the trek. You’ll have dinner in the evening and you can walk around the area to freshen up. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft): trip preparation

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

You can prepare for the trek and go shopping. If you finish preparing early, you can go sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley. The guide will take you to the famous world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. The places you’ll visit are Pashupatinath, durbar squares, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath Stupa. After finishing your sightseeing, you’ll return to your hotel and have dinner and rest. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) then trek to Phakding (2,640m/8,661ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Your journey begins with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. As you land in Lukla, you’ll rest awhile and then start your trek to Phakding. Phakding is a small Sherpa village alongside the Dudh Koshi River. The trail is smooth and the walk is easy. You pass Chauri Kharka and Ghat to reach Phakding. Overnight stay in Phakding.

Day 4: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Next day, you head to Namche Bazaar after a warm breakfast. You trek along the Dudh Koshi river and will cross the river many times on the suspension bridge. After you enter the Sagarmatha National Park, the trail ascends steeply and the views you see are mesmerizing. Namche Bazaar is also known as the gateway to Everest and the place has many quality hotels, restaurants and markets. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 5: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft.): Acclimatization

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

A day is spent in Namche Bazaar to adjust your body in the thinning air and changing climate. You walk around the village and nearby viewpoints for acclimatizing your body. You can visit the museum and hike up to Syangboche Airport to get the breathtaking views of Himalayas while sunrise and sunset. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 5- 6 hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Further moving on, you trek to Tengboche from Namche Bazaar. Tengboche is one of the most beautiful villages in the Khumbu region. You descend to Dudh Koshi River and then climb along the rhododendron forest up to Tengboche. You can visit the Tengboche monastery which is the biggest in the region. You get spectacular views of Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), the Mt. Everest (8848m) and many other Himalayas from Tengboche. Overnight stay in Tengboche.

Day 7: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300 ft.): 5-6 hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Your next destination is Dingboche which is a moderate trek. You gradually descend through the forest of pine and junipers and then cross Imja River. After you cross the river, you slowly climb uphill towards Pangboche. After rest, you ascend gradually and enter a dense forest which you’ll pass and reach Dingboche. Overnight stay in Dingboche.

Day 8: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft.): 5-6 hours

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

After breakfast, you’ll gradually climb to Dughla. You will witness many stupas that are memorial stupas dedicated to the climbers that lived in this region who lost their lives. Next, you climb to Khumbu glacier moraine facing the mighty peaks like Pumo Ri (7165m), Khumbutse (6665m), Mahalangur Himal and Lingtren (6749m). The trail gets easy as you get near to Lobuche. Overnight stay in Lobuche.

Day 9: Trek from Lobuche to Gorakshep (5,170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,594 ft.): 6-7 hours

7-8 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Next day early morning, you’ll kick start your trek to Everest base camp. The beginning trail from Lobuche to Gorakshep is easy and the next trail that leads to the Everest Base camp is harder. You'll have to walk on rocky dunes, moraines, and glacial debris. You can see many tents in the Everest base camp in the climbing season. You also get a glimpse of Khumbu Glacier and Icefall from Everest Base camp. You spend some moments in the base camp then head back to Gorakshep. Overnight stay in Gorakshep.

Day 10: Hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar (5545 m/18,192 ft.), then to Dzongla (4858 m/15, 939 ft.): 6 - 7 hours

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You wake up and hike towards the vantage point of Kalapatthar. From there, you get a magnificent view of sunrise and the Himalayas that surround Kalapatthar. The climb is tough but it’s worth it when you see the beautiful views. You get the closest view of the Mt. Everest (8848m) during the whole trek. After viewing the Himalayas, you’ll head back to Gorakshep and then after breakfast, you’ll head straight to Dzongla with an easy walk. Overnight stay in Dzongla.

Day 11: Trek from Dzongla to Nirekha Base Camp (4950/1625 ft.) via Cho La pass (5420/17, ft.): 6 - 7 hours

6-7 hrs
Tent/Camp
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

As you start climbing up from Dzongla, you’ll approach Cho La Pass (5420m). You can see Ama Dablam and Cholatse from the pass. The strenuous climb starts as the trail is steep and curved. The top of the pass is marked by prayer flags and offers surreal views of the Everest ranges. Then, walking on a slightly steep trail, you'll descend to the Nirekha Base camp. Overnight stay in Base camp.

Day 12: Nirekha Peak Base Camp: rest and basic climbing training

Tent/Camp
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This day, you’ll rest as well as train to climb the summit. The guides will teach the techniques and best ways to use your gears and equipment. The gears and equipment include climbing boots, harness, ice axe, etc. The guide will also train you to make knots and other rope techniques. After the training is over, you rest for the climb. Overnight stay in Nirekha Base camp.

Day 13: Summit Nirekha Peak (6159 m/20201 ft.) and back to Base Camp: 13 - 14 hours

13-14 hrs
Camp/Tent
Breakfast/Dinner

Finally, the day has arrived to scale the peak. After a day rest and training, you’ll start the climb in the mid-night and, after breakfast, you begin climbing. On the beginning of the climb, the trail is flat and snowy. Then, you’ll ascend a steep path towards the high camp. Later, the climb gets highly technical and you must be careful and follow the instructions of the guide. You’ll use the gears and equipment as you were trained and instructed. From the summit, you get stunning views of the Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8516m), Nuptse (7861m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and many other snowy peaks. After the adventurous climb, you slowly and carefully return to the base camp. Overnight stay in Base camp.

Day 14: Reserve day

Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This day is for any delays, bad weather, or any other problem that may occur. You take rest the whole day.

Day 15: Trek from Nirekha Base Camp to Gokyo Lakes (4,800m/15,580 ft.): 4-5 hours

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From the Base camp, you descend and head towards Gokyo village. You get a nice view of the Himalayas all day long. The trek is moderate as you walk towards Thangnak. Next, you reach the edge of Ngozumpa Glacier which is the longest glacier in Nepal. You cross the glacier and see three Gokyo lakes and stop at Gokyo village. Overnight stay in Gokyo village.

Day 16: Trek from Gokyo to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,663ft): 6-7 hours

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You descend on the main trail from Gokyo village next to Ngozumpa glacier. You pass through two more lakes as you head to Phangga. You descend further and pass a Chorten. You continue your walk and reach Machhermo. The trail heads south for the entire journey to reach Machhermo. Overnight stay in Machhermo.

Day 17: Trek from Machhermo to Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft.): 4-5 hours

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Next, you descend through the steep trail on hard rocky terrain. You cross some villages like Luza, Dhole trekking along the Dudh Koshi River. After passing Mong, you descend the stone steps and pass Kyangjuma village. After walking a couple of hours, you'll reach Namche Bazaar and take rest. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar. Next, you descend through the steep trail on hard rocky terrain. You cross some villages like Luza, Dhole trekking along the Dudh Koshi River. After passing Mong, you descend the stone steps and pass Kyangjuma village. After walking a couple of hours, you'll reach Namche Bazaar and take rest. Overnight stay in Namche Bazaar.

Day 18: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Lastly, from Namche Bazaar, you head to Lukla crossing many suspension bridges over Dudh Koshi River. You pass forests of juniper, pines, and rhododendrons on the way to Lukla. You descend slowly and pass Phakding before reaching Lukla. Overnight stay in Lukla.

Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner (1300m/4265ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

You’ll take a flight back to Kathmandu and our representative will guide you to the hotel. You can freshen up and if time is available, you can roam around the valley. You’ll have a farewell dinner in the evening hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Final departure

Breakfast

If you have a flight back to your home, our staff will drop you to the airport and if you have any other plans, we can serve you as per your need.

Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. 
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight tickets.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry 
  •     luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide
  • A porter and his entire expenses
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Climbing permit
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation. 
  • All accommodation during the trek  (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Tip for guide and porter.

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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