Nirekha peak (6179) is situated between Chola Peak and labuche East peak in Everest Region, and in-between Cho-yu and Everest. This peak recently has it been opened in 2005 up to Japanese climber than it called Nirekha. The climb itself is relatively straightforward, though it does require ice-axe, crampons and some fixed rope. The peak is located in the same chain as the Lobuche summits. The normal ascent to the Nirekha Peak is a great and depending on the conditions difficult climb. Only experienced climbers should attempt this route, though it is partially saved with fixed ropes.
Nirekha peak has two routes to climb as one from Kanchung base camp and another from Lake base camp. The ascent from the Kanchung side is to be preferred on this itinerary since it is easier and shorter. The ascent is mostly in ice and snows and it demands an excellent condition and acclimatization. This is quite technical but from the top it is one of the best scenery of the world. From the top you’ll have an opportunity to see the best view of many high mountains as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Choyu ,Mt. Makalu, Amadablem and other surrounding Himalayan ranges.
High Altitude Sherpa can organize your all-inclusive 17 days Nirekha peak climbing with Everest base camp Trip. You will be required to get a Peak Climbing permit and Sagaramatha National Park, khumbu pasang lhamu Rural municipality entrance fee before departing on trek. all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency. it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Training and Climbing Approach
We spend couple of nights at base camp for proper acclimatization before we head to the higher camps. Upon arrival at base camp, we organize climbing training covering climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, abseiling, belaying. We climb couple of times on our acclimatization hike to test your climbing skills before we head out on our attempt to Nirekha peak.
Climbing and Team Composition
The expedition leads by an English Speaking high altitude experience guide. All climbing Sherpa guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training and they are competent to deal with the normal medical issues. This arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. In a group size of 4-5 people, two assistant guides, it is depend number of client where and how difficult you climbing peak.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:
Previous rock and ice climbing, high altitude over 5000 m experiences will be an asset. Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain. on the day of summit will be required to walk 6-7 hours ascending and descending. The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain. It is important for medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m):
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the nirekha peak each day program. O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation:
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world.in evening we are introduced to our guide and discuss our. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (2,651m): 40 minut: 3-4 hours trek.
We take an early morning flight to Lukla which is where all Everest treks begin. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village From here we gradually descend until Phakding. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,438m): 5-6 hours.
Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Acclimatization Day-Namche Bazaar: (3,440m).
We can tour Namche Bazaar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region. We can hike-up to Everest view point hotel and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we can trek to Khumjung village. Today we also visit the Hillary School and a monastery which houses a yeti scalp! Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Dole (4035m): 5-6 hours.
We make steep ascent up to Kyangjuma Village then cross the Mong La pass which houses an ancient Chorten stand in the middle. The top of the Mong La serves you with the panoramic vistas of mountains. Spotting pheasants, mountain goats and musk deer is not surprising along the way. After some more walking through the forests, waterfalls and bridges we arrive at Dole where we spend the night.
Day 07: Dole – Machherma (4470m): 5-6 hours.
The path is upwards in most of the region as we tread up to Lhabarma. We may find some summer settlements along the way as we remain mesmerized by awesome views of Cho Oyu, Kantega and Thamserku. Rumbling Dudh Koshi keeps us inspired while we walk uphill to Machherma. The first sighting of Yeti took in this very place which boasts of stream flowing down from Kyajo Ri and Phari Lapche through the village’s mid-point. We rest at Machherma for the night.
Day 08: Machherma – Gokyo (4780m): 3-4 hours.
Today the route passes through Chorten and reaches Pangka. Pangka is the tragic place where an avalanche killed 40 people around 20 years ago. From Pangka we make a descent to the river bank before resuming the uphill trek to the terminal moraine of the Ngozamba Glacier. As we walk further we reach the first lake known as Longpono (4690 meters). The next stop, serene blue sheet of water at second lake Taboche Tsho makes you feel that you are in heaven. A short walk from there and you will arrive at the third lake i.e. Dudh Pokhari while Cho Oyu mountains works as background picture.
Day 09: Gokyo Ri – Thaknak (4500m): 6-7 hours.
We trek towards the focal point of the trip i.e. Gokyo Ri. It is a steep climb which takes 3/4 hours to complete but the hard work is worth undertaking because once you reach to the top you will find yourself surrounded on all sided by the mightiest of the mighty mountains like Everest, Pumori, Makalu, Lhotse etc. We get back to Gokyo and walk to Thaknak for the night.
Day 10: Thaknak – Cho La Pass – Dzongla (4710m): 7-8 hours.
We have another difficult day for our trip as Cho La Pass is steep ascent and constitutes of glacier traverse on the eastern side which makes the trail slippery. Again Mother Nature compensates us for our dedication as we find Ama Dablam on south, Cholatse on the west, Lobuche on the east. We pass through some crevasses to reach Dzongla for the night.
Day 11: Dzongla to Nirekha Base Camp (5340m): 5-6 hours.
Today, we heads further on to our journey with steep way climbing passing through the some glacier and rocky mountain. There is two route of climbing Nirekha as we follow the Kanchung base camp which is easier then Lake base camp part. We’ll pitch our camp here at Kanchung base camp. Overnight at tented.
Day 12: Rest Day at Nirekha Base Camp for Acclimatization.
Today, we have full day rest at base camp for well acclimatize. This day we can learn about techniques about climbing, jumrering, cramponing, ascending, descending and Using other safety matter with our climbing guides and overnight at camp. It is required to fix the ropes depends on ice and snow way to high camp and if necessary Guide will fixed the ropes to high camp. Overnight at tented.
Day 13: Nirekha Base Camp to High Camp (5930m): 2-3 hours.
After early breakfast and packed camping stuff, we’ll head on to the High camp from where we start our climb. From the Kanchung base camp head towards north and follow a trail up the steep slope. We across some rock slabs and glacier. Follow the glacier on an east trail until reaching the flat caldera just below the Cho La cool where we’ll have for the overnight. Overnight at tented.
Day 14: Summit Nirekha Peak (6159m) and back to Dzongla: 9-10 hours.
This day is our main adventure day, we start early in the morning to climb Nirekha peak but it all depends on the weather condition. It takes about 9-10 hours. At the summit you will catch panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and more. After a safe trip to the top we safely make our way down then same day back to Base Camp.
Day 15: Dzongla – Lobuche (4900m): 3-4 hours.
Today we walk down from Dzongla to cross a bridge then pressing through grassy paths while relishing ourselves with beautiful view of Lobuche we finally reach Lobuche. Our trek will be little short today facilitating the relaxed observation of astounding location.
Day 16: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m): 6-7 hours.
The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult. However, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After soaking in the beauty, we walk back towards Gorak Shep where we spend the night. Overnight in Gorak Shep.
Day 17: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m) to Pherice (4,288m): 7-8 hours.
We wake up early for the walk up to Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperature and most likely chilly winds. We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse mountains and The world’s tallest mountain Everest. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.
Trekkers who visit the Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast as the hike up to the Everest base camp takes longer than the hike to Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together. After lunch we descend to Pheriche to spend the night. Overnight in Pheriche.
Day 18: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m): 6-7 hours.
We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forest where we can easily spot mountains goats.
We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 19: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,860m): 6-7 hours.
We begin our trek to Namche Bazaar today on a rocky terrain. It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest as today will be our last day on the mountains. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 20: Fly to Kathmandu:
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, we can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, Our guides can help you with both souvenir shopping or sightseeing. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Final departure:
Our adventure in Nepal ends today will drop us off at the Tribhuwan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.
Member Personal Equipment
S.No: Particular. Qty
(1) : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1
(2) : Crampon – 1
(3) : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1
(4) : Normal gloves – 2
(5) : Summit Snow goggles – 1
(6) : Glacier glasses – 1
(7) : Ice axe – 1
(8) : Harness & tapsling – 1
(9) : Jumer – 1
(10) : Carabiners (normal) – 3
(11) : Down filled Mattress – 1
(12) : Summit socks – 2
(13) : Normal socks – 6
(14) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1
(15) : Helmet – 1
(16) : Down jacket – 1
(17) : Down trouser – 1
(18) : 8 finger / descender – 1
(19) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1
(20) : Gore-tex jacket – 1
(21) : Gore-tex trouser – 1
(22) : Fleece liner gloves – 3
(23) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2
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Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be ?
This is a difficult thing to scale. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However peak bonus normally $.200 $.300 for high altitude sherps guide.
If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton – 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape -1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin -1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 300mg-20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg-10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges –20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11. Decongestant –10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine-10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic-10 tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg –10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg -3 taplets (500mg -12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg -20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg -10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg– 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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