Climb Nirekha Peak via Everest Base Camp & Gokyo Lake

Nirekha Peak is one of Nepal's fresh peak for experienced alpine climbers. Fewer climbers and journey on snow and ice will offer unforgettable Himalayan experienced for adventure lovers. The peak is located in Khumbu region, deep in the Himalayas, close to the Tibetan border to Cho La crossing between Gokyo and Lobuche.

Nirekha summit consists of two distinct summit of near equal height but higher is not clear and South summit is easier to reach. the south summit requires one pitch in steep 50° ice. The steepness of the climb mostly on ice and snow ascent demands the technical ice-axe, crampons, some rope sections and acclimatization as most of the difficult climbing is above 5800m. North summit is easy but it consist of difficult crevasse to be pass.

Nirekha can be climb from two different route where one route lead from the valley above Dragnag on the route to the Cho la pass and another easier and safer route is to start from the Kanchung Base Camp(5,250m) near the Gaunara Glacier, around nice hours could reach on peak. The climb is technical but the top is the best view point to view the Himalayas. High mountain like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho yu and other surrounding Himalayan range can be seen from the Nirekha peak. Along the trip we also include one of Nepal's most popular Everest Base Camp trek and then incredible Gokyo lake Trek.

With Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you'll not only be able to enjoy this unique Himalaya overviews but you'll also have the chance to observe the traditions and rituals of the local Sherpa people. We put great emphasis on authentic experiences and our professional local guides will introduce you to their culture.

All our treks can be booked as private trips - no large, impersonal groups but small, individual experiences. Let Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure take you on your very own adventure trek to Mount Everest, Nirekha summit and Gokyo Lake.

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Highlights:

  • Admire Mount Everest and contemplate the history of its exploration
  • Stand on top of Kala Pathar and observe some of the highest mountains of the world
  • Discover the rich culture of Solukhumbu, the Sherpa heartland
  • Explore the Gokyo lakes, the highest fresh water lake system in the world
  • Cross the famous Cho La pass
  • Incredible peak of Nirekha

Itinerary

01

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. ), transfer to hotel

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Your flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have a visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Representative welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in private vehicle. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Overnight at hotel]

02

Day 02

Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel

03

Day 03

Scenic flight to Lukla (2800m/9186ft.) & trek to Phakding (2610m/8563 ft.), flight 25min+4-5hr walk

We fly to Lukla. We make an early start to take a spectacular, short mountain flight to Lukla & from here we'll our trek. Watch out for the Langtang, Jugal ranges then the Rolwaling Himal, Gaurisankar & Menlumtse before getting your first glimpse of Everest on the flight. We'll meet our trekking crew at the Lukla airstrip where we’ll spend a few minutes sorting out bags etc. before setting off through this winding village to the trek start properly at the Khumbu ‘gateway’. It’s gently downhill on pitched stone trails through low rhododendron forest, small ‘garden’ farms & old and new hamlets to the banks of the foaming Dudh Koshi River. There will be plenty of shortstops to meet the locals, take photographs and just soak up the scenery & the clear mountain air as we meander along, the undulating trail glimpsing views of 6000m snow-capped peaks high above. Passing the enormous Mani stone at Thado Koshi we meander up through the many chortens & prayer wheels of Sano & along to our destination Phakding. The afternoon is free. For those who wish to, we’ll make a short trip up to the higher village and delightful tiny Gompa perched on the valley side. Gather again for pre-dinner drinks around the dining fire followed by evening meal.
Overnight at teahouse

04

Day 04

Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.), 5-6hr walk

After breakfast at the lodge, we trek to Namche following with the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. While following the level path along the right bank from the resort, Thamserku 6623m looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, we arrive at Banker. Walking on the riverbed on the left bank, through a forest we arrive at Chumow where we can visit the Vegetable Farm. Walking along a path with many ups and downs, crossing a stream you pass by a small village located at 2840m gaining with 230m from Phakding named Monjo. We stop for lunch here. Then from Monjo, descending stone steps you come to a suspension bridge, and, after a short climb, you reach Jorsale.

This is the entrance to the National Park. Walking beside the river, we reach a forested mountainside and pass a rocky area. After crossing a high, winding path, we descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. The river forks here: the right stream is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing another suspension bridge and walking a short distance alongside the Bhote Koshi, we ascend to Top Dhara where we will get the first view of Mount Everest. From here we ascend gradually up to Namche Bazaar (The Sherpa capital).
Overnight at teahouse

05

Day 05

Acclimatization walk to Everest View hotel, 5hr walk

We climb up to the Sherpa Culture museum with its fine displays, photos, and background information. We continue to climb up to the Everest View Hotel after we visit picturesque Sherpa village Khumjung and Kunde where we visit the Edmund Hillary hospital, and after we return to Namche via Shyangboche where we have a relaxed afternoon. The rewarding hike offers us splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Gang Tega & Taboche, the wall of Nuptse, Lhotse, and while to the west and north are Kongde Pharchamo, Teng Ragi Tau, Lamuche RI & Pimu. To the south is the Dudh Koshi valley. Also outside is the Tenzing Memorial, bedecked with flags and an image of the famed climber, the next board has a poem dedicated to Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, written by Ramsey Ullman.
Overnight at teahouse

06

Day 06

Trek to Phortse (3810m/12500 ft.), 5-6hr walk

From here we short climb up and cross the Sagarmatha National Park, the further trail is quite scenic on gentle flat and not so far walk, the trail to the Phortse climbs up and is then narrow beside a towering rock face. The normal path contours around a bluff and steadily gains height to a large white stupa on the skyline and appears closer than it is Yaks often graze here. The trek offers us stupendous views of Ama Dablam and the hidden Hongu valley peaks and Kangtega. From the stupa part of the route is somewhat frustrating. The village of Phortse can be clearly seen just across the valley. From here we descend a long way to the Dudh Koshi River. The route is pleasant through trees down to the teahouse of Phortse Tenga. From here we continue down, passing a camp/lodge in the forest, to a wooden bridge across the river and from here finally we short steep climb and reach Phortse village. The Phortse monastery is located above the village. The village said to be the landing place of Lama Sangwa Dorje, who took to flight in one legend. Trek via Phortse Sherpa village is a good idea.
Overnight at teahouse

07

Day 07

Trek up the Khumbu & Imja Valley to Dingboche(4410m/14468ft.), 5-6hr walk

rom here we climbing up the hillside, taking any zigzag path upwards upper part of Phortse near the monastery. The trail to Pangboche is truly spectacular. The trek offers us superb views not see on the main route from the Namche to the Pangboche. The trail goes up and downs, with Thamserku and Kangtega visible initially. As it rounds a bluff, Ama Dablam is seen in all its grandeur. Continuing around, the trail enters a small gully. The path zigzags up briefly but steeply; take it steadily and we will be rewarded with superb views at the chest. A further short walk brings us to Pangboche, where we can extend our trip to Ama DBC. From here we climb up through large trees near the teahouse. This climbs briefly, then drops and contours for 15mins. The village of Somare (1010m) and Osho are a short climb. We walk fairly steep climb to reach Dingboche. Finally, the path crests a small ridge and we see the village of our destination 4410m.
Overnight at teahouse

08

Day 08

Acclimatization day hike to trekking Peak Nangkartshan/Chhukung (4730m),3-4hr/6-7hr walk

It is necessary to take a day to rest and acclimatize before going higher. The best option is a hike up the valley to Chhukung (4730m) and onwards Island Peak (Imja Tse) or hike up the Nangkartshang (5000m) for short walk. About the hiking destination, you will discuss with your trek guide during the briefing after dinner. The day hike offers us great views of the Imja valley, Makalu, Amphu Laptse and the diverse landscapes surrounding the valley. After we return to the Dingboche and relax in the afternoon.
Overnight at teahouse

09

Day 09

Trek to Lobuche (4910m/16108ft.) & short hike to view of glaciers, 4-5hr+2-3hr walk

The trail to Lobuche leaves Dingboche to the north of the village and from the village, it can be clearly see climbing to the ridge. From here we see good views ahead along with this lateral marine and 3hr or trek will bring us to Dugla (4620m). From here our trip begins with a stiff climb up the side of the marine that marks the end of the vast Khumbu Glacier. Climbing constantly, the trail heads among boulders and crests the rise near a series of small shortens. We will see various memorials here who have been killed in the Khumbu. We cross the usually half-frozen river and keeps to the foot of low hills all the way to Lobuche. Lobuche is not the most inspiring night stop, but the views of Nuptse are certainly memorable.
Overnight at teahouse

10

Day 10

Hike to Everest BC (5363m/17595ft.) then retrace steps to Gorak Shep(5140m/16863ft.), 5-6hr walk

The initial walk begins with gentle climb after an hour so there is the first steep but shorter climb up on to more moraines. This is the snout detritus of the receding Changri Nup and Changri Shar glacier that flow from the northern flanks of Pumori as well as the peaks of Changri and Chumbu. The further trail is underfoot with large boulders and irregular stones. Crossing this moraine area is tiring and the wind is often icy. A further short walk brings us to Gorak Shep. After lunch, we hike to feet of planet’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest. The hike begins with winds and ducks around boulders, rocky clumps and the huge moraine of the Khumbu Glacier to Everest Base camp. With tremendous ice spires and cathedral-like blocks of ice, the setting has the drama of its own. The ice is quite the most astonishing gateway to any mountain in the Himalaya, an almost intoxicating highway to the sky. The hike offers us outstanding close-up views of Khumbu Ice Fall, Lhotse, Nuptse and the mountains separating Nepal from Tibet, including Pumori, Marine rocks. After finish overview of views, we retrace our steps to Gorak Shep.
Overnight at teahouse

11

Day 11

Climb Kala Pathar(5545m/18192.26 ft.) & walk to Dzong La (4830m/15939 ft.),6-7hr walk

We start our trek to Kala Pathar early in the morning in order to catch remarkable views of the first light of the sun shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to be prepared for trekking in the dark and cold temperature (the temperature varies according to the season). Furthermore, there is always a chance for chilly winds which are quite common. As we continue our trek, familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse, Everest and Nuptse tower above us. After several hours of ascent, we will be on the top of Kala Patthar. The close-up view of Mt. Everest and other Himalayan peaks from Kalapathar is amazing. We enjoy the stunning Himalayan vista and descend to Dzongla where we stay the night.
Overnight at teahouse

12

Day 12

Trek to Nirekha Base Camp (4950m) via Cho La pass (5368m/17611 ft), 6 - 7hr walk

As we gain altitude, the Cho La Lake begins to appear. We also see Ama Dablam presiding over a range of mountains on the south and Cholatse soars on the west. Climbing the incline is not easy; it is steep and made worse by boulders over some of which we will have to scramble. The final climb to the Cho La can be a little tricky as the trail curves round a crevasse.  As with most Himalayan passes, the top of the Cho La is marked by prayer flags and cairns.  From here we turn right and walk on a slightly steep path for around two hours before reaching Nirekha Base Camp. From here we admire views of majestic peaks on all directions.
Overnight at tent

13

Day 13

Trek to High Camp (5300m/17385ft), 2-3hr walk

We begin our pre-climb training after breakfast. Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the best ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include knot making and using ropes to move up and down.
Overnight at tent

14

Day 14

Summit Nirekha Peak (6159 m/20201 ft) and back to High Camp, 10-11hr walk

After a full day’s rest, today we embark on our ultimate adventure which is summiting the Nirekha Peak. We get up at midnight for breakfast and begin trekking from 1:00 am. We begin our trek on a flat snow-covered trail before ascending on a steep path towards high camp. The peak is very technical and from high camp with a gradual ascent of about 20 degrees followed by a very steep ascent on a narrow ridge. Both main rope and fixed ropes will be used. We also come across a few crevasses before reaching the summit. From the summit, we get excellent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and others. After a safe and successful trip to the top, we safely make our way down to the camp.
Overnight at tent

15

Day 15

Spare Day

This is a separate day reserved for any contingency. If we are not able to summit the Nirekha Peak on the day as planned due to bad weather or any unforeseen event, this day can be used.
Overnight at tent

16

Day 16

Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,800m/15,580ft), 4-5hr walk

From Nirekha Base Camp we descend down to its base camp and head towards the Gokyo village. On the way, we see the majestic Himalayan peaks in all directions. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak is not difficult. Our trail brings us to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we see the second Gokyo Lake among the series of six lakes. A short distance away is the third lake. On the edge of this lake stands the Gokyo Village where we spend the night.
Overnight at teahouse

17

Day 17

Trek to Machhermo (4470 m/14,663ft.), 4-5hr walk

From Gokyo, we descend on a main trail next to the Ngozumba Glacier. We pass through two more lakes Pangka and Nilibuk, and then we start to climb again, along with a narrow staircase trail to a small bridge. From here, we descend further and pass a chorten. We continue our walk and reach Machermo.
Overnight at Teahouse

18

Day 18

Trek to Dole (4,110 m/13,152 ft.), 5-6hr walk

Today we have a relatively short section ahead in order to moderate the desent rate. Chortens and fluttering prayer flags on the outskirts of Machhermo. We pass a few small settlements and you’ll notice the barren landscape. However great views to snowcapped peaks to the east and west open up. We reach the small village of Dole (4200m).
Overnight at teahouse

19

Day 19

Trek to Namche Bazar (3440m/11286ft.), 5-6hr walk

We will see many Kharkas, summer ‘settlements' used by the Sherpas to graze their yaks. We have a long day ahead with a prolonged up and down over progressively smaller paths. We first follow the Everest trail and then make a sharp left turn to a side valley. 
Overnight at Teahouse

20

Day 20

Descend to Lukla (2840/ 9318 ft.),7-8hr walk

We retrace our steps from day 03&04. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a strain on the knees and trekking poles will come in handy. We take frequent stops where we can have relaxes tea & enjoy.
Overnight at Teahouse

21

Day 21

Scenic fly back to Manthali & drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.), fly 15min+4-5hrdrive

We fly back to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport and transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. At this time of day there can be heavy traffic, especially coming into Kathmandu itself, and the drive is likely to take 5 hours or more.
Overnight at hotel

22

Day 22

Final Departure, transfer to airport

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.

 

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Our Offer

Basic Package

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected tea-houses
  • Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the climb
  • Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality entrance fee
  • Everest National Park entry permit fees
  • Nirekha peak climbing Permit, Garbage deposit
  • Certificates from IHSA Company
  • Duffel bag and trekking map
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide
  • Accommodation during the climbing in tents & necessary staffs
  • Group climbing equipment, stoves and fuel
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes

Comfort Package

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at mytrek2nepal@gmail.com

Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

Personal gears:

- Crampons
- Harness
- Ice Axe
- 2 x Tape slings
- 2 x Screw Gate Karabiners
- Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
- Prussic Loops
- Helmet


Eating & Drinking

We include full board meals(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) in the camping period but exclude Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

We have found many travelers choose the non-food packages during the teahouses trek. Therefore, we prepared this package is tailored to suit travelers' choices. But if your choice is with meals, please, have a kindly let us, we will definitely include according to your requirements.

Although meat is available in the tea houses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

Equipment

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Information

+Additional porter

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max). They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

Nepal Visas

Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Price

€2995
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Duration

22 days

Season

Spring&Fall

Region

Khumbu

Grade

Medium to hard

Altitude

1350m - 6159m

Walking

5hr

Accommodation

Teahouse&tent

Trip Type

Private & Group Join

Transportation

Private Vehicle & flight

Certificate of Excellence

Based of services & review

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