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 the Mt. Everest (8848m)
  • Explore the Everest Base Camp and the Kalapatthar viewpoint
     

Overview

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. 
Your journey starts with a flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. You trek to Phakding after you land in Lukla. The next day, you trek to Namche Bazaar entering the Sagarmatha National Park. You take a day rest in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and explore the village. Further, you head to Tengboche Monastery through rhododendron forests. Next, you’ll trek towards Dingboche crossing Imja River and Pangboche village. 
Your next stop will be Lobuche which is the junction point for many of the peaks in the Khumbu region. From Lobuche, you trek to Gorakshep and then head to Everest Base Camp. You observe the surroundings and watch the beautiful Khumbu Glacier and Icefall and return to Gorakshep. Next day, early morning, you trek to Kalapatthar to view the sunrise and to get the closer look of the Mt. Everest (8848m). After some moments, you return to Lobuche and head to Dzongla. 
Next, you head to Nirekha Base camp via Cho La Pass (5420m). The trail becomes steeper and challenging as you head to base camp. A whole day, you’ll train at base camp and rest nicely for better performance as the climb is strenuous. Finally, you climb the Nirekha Peak (6159m) starting early in the morning. You get a nice view of the Mt. Everest (8848m), Nuptse (7861m), Lhotse (8516m), and the other Himalayas from the top of Nirekha peak.  
After the expedition, you return to the base camp from where you trek towards Gokyo valley. You can see three lakes on the way to Gokyo. The next day, you head to Machhermo and trek to Namche Bazaar. Lastly, you trek to Lukla via Phakding. Then, you take a flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. However, travelers have to be aware of the situation of the flights to and from Lukla. During winter (December-February) and monsoon (June-August) seasons, the weather conditions cause these situations. Thus, autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May) seasons, are the ideal times for this trip.
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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