Nepal Nirekha Peak

Trip Highlights

  •  The panoramic of the four world’s highest peak : Mout EverestMount Lhoche, Mount MakaluMount  Choyo.
  • Four Well Known Technical Mountain: Mount Pumori ,Mount Amadablem, Mount Lhoste Shar, Mount Cholaste.

Trip Overview

Nirekha peak 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. Cho-yu  ,Mt. Makalu, Amadablem and other surrounding Himalayan ranges.


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.


Climbing/team composition:

 We will provide you English speaking High Altitude experienced climbing guide.

– In a group size of 4-6 people, there will be one main guide and two assistant guides.

 With a group of 9-12 people, we shall be offering you one main guide and four assistant guides.

 one experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff.

 Assistants sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

 Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.

 There will also be climbing training for members at the Lobuche high base camp.

 The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

 On the day of the summit, you will be required to walk for 5-6 hours.

 It is important for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip. It is also important that you consult your doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements for your trip.

Detail Itinerary

 

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.

Equipment List

 

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

Before You Go

Inbox: info@highaltitudesherpa.com

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Peak climbing and trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoon rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do peak climbing and trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal.

 

Do we require peak climbing and mountaineering permit?

  • Yes you obtain the climbing permit, all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency; it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing. You will need to fill in a bio-data form and pass this to your agency. You can do this online and add your signature and photograph to the form when you are in Kathmandu. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is authorized to issue a trekking peak climbing permit for 33 peaks up to 6500 m and climbing permits for other peaks are obtained from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

 

Do I need any prior climbing experience?

  •  Peak climbing involves trekking as well as climbing with all the expedition equipment. Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.Though previous. High altitude sherpa guide will organize a basic climbing training in every base camp of mountain. Training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampon and climbing equipment.

 

How long do we walk and climb each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm.  1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length. We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. Summit day normally 4/5 hours climbing and It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit.

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience high altitude Sherpa guide.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. high altitude sherpa will be showing high altitude sherpa sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport.
  • Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. Especially in the Everest trail, ATM would be available only in Namche Bazer and relying on it is not a better idea as you never know when things stops working. Also, if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

 

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.

Cost Included

  • Airports pick and drop by private Car
  • Accommodation Kathmandu with bed and break fast
  • Domestic Flight and All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guide by privet car
  • Sagaramatha national park entry fee.
  • Nirekha Peak Climbing Permit
  • khumbu pasang lhamu Rural municipality
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trip
  • Experienced high altitude guide and staff and porters services
  • Satellite Phone for emergency communication.
  • Oxygen Bottle Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator for emergency .
  • Gamow Bag 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment and insurance for all the staff including guide
  • Trekking camping equipment
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost Not Include

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • Lunch & dinner In during the stay in Kathmandu city (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.)
  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  •  Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required.
  • Personal Expenses Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, beer, coke,
  • Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
  •  internet Service during the trek in not included.
  • Tips:  Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

First Aid

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.

 

 

 


Medication:

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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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Everest Resion
  •  Activities: Trekking-Climbing
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •  Group size: 1+pax
  •  Best Seasons: April to June & September to November,
  •   Meals: Breakfast In ktm & All Meals During The Trek
  •   Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu &Tea House during the trek
  •   Transportation: Flight

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