Nirekha Peak Climbing
Mt. Nirekha, at a height of 6,159 meters from the sea level, has been in the shade of the highest peak of the world, the Everest but, this peak is much unheard of to many. The peak climbing expedition to the Nirekha Peak offers not only the peak climbing experience but a trip to the Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar as well.
The Nirekha Peak Climbing will take the trekkers around the popular Everest Region to witness the unforgettable Lobuche Summits of the Everest Massif. The trek to this place offers awe-inspiring views of a number of high peaks of the Everest Region such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, and the Everest itself. However, apart from all these, this peak climbing expedition also takes its visitors to the frozen lakes of Gokyo. And not to mention, the walk to the Ngozumpa glacier, the longest glacier in the country.
Not for the weak hearted, the Nirekha Peak Expedition involves a lot of technical climbs accompanied with extraordinary snowy views and unhindered Sherpa culture. Only a playground for the experienced trekkers.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding (2652m)
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
Day 05: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m)
Day 07: Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m)
Day 09: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m) via Everest Base Camp (5364m)
Day 10: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m) to Dzongla (4858m)
Day 11: Dzongla to Nirekha Base Camp (4950m) via Cho La Pass (5368m)
Day 12: Acclimatization Day at Nirekha Peak Base Camp
Day 15: Nirekha Base Camp to Gokyo Lakes (4800m)
Day 16: Gokyo Lakes to Machermo (4470m)
Day 17: Machermo to Namche Bazaar
Day 18: Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)
Day 19: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 21: Departure
Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrive at the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu from our respective start points. Freshen up and stroll around the typical streets of the historical city and relinquish in its delicious cuisine for dinner.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu
On this day, we will spend the day looking around the World Heritages of the Kathmandu valley. We will visit the UNESCO listed sites such as the three Durbar Squares of the Kathmandu Valley and then make preparations for our tour starting from the next day. Also, manage all of our climbing equipment and prepare ourselves for the glorious climb a few days later.
Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2800m). Trek to Phakding (2652m)
We embark on a short 45 minutes early morning flight to Lukla located at the Everest Region. Cover 138 kilometers of land in an instance with a flight to the Tenzin-Hilary Airport at Lukla. Enjoy the views of the green hills and snowy peaks down below from inside the airplane. Upon landing at one of the most dangerous airports of the country and even the world, we start off towards our destination for the day, Phakding! An easy short hike will take us to a village called Phakding. Stroll around the village in the evening and visit the nearest monastery.
Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m)
The trek today offers the views of some of the tallest peaks of the world next to the local culture of the region. Hike along the Dudh Koshi River and through the pine forests to find ourselves at the entrance of the Sagarmatha National Park. This entrance to the park is located at the small village of Monjo. Finish up some paperwork and then hike uphill until we get to the trading gateway of the Everest Region. Namche Bazaar is the major trading center of this region. En-route, we will need to cross a number of suspension bridges.
Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar
We will spend the day acclimatizing to the climate and altitude of the Namche Bazaar to be safe from the Altitude Mountain Sickness. Today, we will stroll around the village and get conversant with the local Sherpa and other trekkers hiking up towards the Everest Base Camp. While in Namche, we can also set foot at the Everest View Hotel and the local museums. From the hotel, we can have one of the most awe-inspiring views of the peaks of the region such as Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse, and even the Everest.
Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3870m)
Start off our trek with an easy trek towards Phunki Tenga. From Phunki, ascend along the narrow trails to get to Tengboche. Tengboche is a village with one of the oldest monasteries of the country and most probably the largest monastery of the region, the Tengboche monastery. This place has the panoramic views of the Himalayas all around. Check in at the tea house and then we will visit the monastery to witness its mystical powers and religious nuptials.
Tengboche to Dingboche (4360m)
The trek today combines the views of the Himalayas along with the views of lush conifer and rhododendron forest along the way. We will hike downhill towards the village of Debuche just to cross the Imja Khola. From there, hike uphill to get to Pangboche. Visit another monastery in Pangboche before trekking towards the Lobuche River. Get past the river and climb up to reach our destination for the day, Dingboche. The village has Mani walls and chortens all around. Even though this place has scarce vegetation, the people here cultivate barley, buckwheat, and potatoes and protect them with stone walls all around.
Dingboche to Lobuche (4940m)
Rise and Shine! We will get up early to enjoy the sunrise views over the Ama Dablam Mountain, which is one of the most beautiful peaks of the world. Hike along the moraine and pass a number of Mani walls and chortens before climbing steeply to Lobuche. This village lies just below the Lobuche peak.
Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170m) via Everest Base Camp (5364m)
A little deviation from our real trek as we explore the Everest Base Camp today. Walk up to the small settlement of Gorak Shep. Continue to hike up further to get to the Everest Base Camp. En-route, graze along the rocky dunes and frozen lakes. Enjoy the bright colors of the glorious peaks of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Pumori and such other peaks. Get back to Gorak Shep to spend the night.
Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545m) to Dzongla (4858m)
Start up early in the morning and hike up the rocky moraine of Kala Patthar. From the top of the peak, we will be able to get sights of the first light of the day shining above the highest peak of the world. Apart from Everest, also enjoy other peaks such as Cholatse, Nuptse, and Lhotse from the top. Get back down and hike downhill until we get to the village of Dzongla.
Dzongla to Nirekha Base Camp (4950m) via Cho La Pass (5368m)
Hike uphill from Dzongla until we come across the Cho La Lake. Keep on hiking uphill steeply along the rocky boulders until the last bit of the Cho La Pass, which is quite strenuous and technical. Climb up to find prayer flags and cairns all around. Keep on hiking uphill for a couple of hours to finally get to the Nirekha Base Camp.
Acclimatization Day at Nirekha Peak Base Camp
A rest for all of us! We will have our pre-climbing training for today. Our guides will teach us how to use the gears properly, how to breathe properly, and how to climb up and down with the help of a rope. We will also be planning for the upcoming climb.
Nirekha Base Camp to Gokyo Lakes (4800m)
Descend down and head towards the Gokyo Village with six blue frozen lakes. Enjoy the views of the majestic Himalayan peaks all around. Keep on dipping downhill until we get to the village of Thangnak. Just a drop ahead will take us to the first lake along our way. As we keep on getting on the edge of the Ngozumpa Glacier, we will get to another bluish frozen lake. The third lake on our way is where the Gokyo village is located at. Enjoy the views!
Gokyo Lakes to Machermo (4470m)
After Gokyo, we descend along the main trail of the Ngozumpa Glacier to pass through other lakes and finally reach the village of Phangaa. Descend further downhill to finally get to Machermo for the night.
Machermo to Namche Bazaar
After breakfast, travel through a number of villages along the way until we get to the village of Dole. From there, travel along the Dudh Koshi River towards Mong until we get to the village of Kyangjuma and then to Namche Bazaar.
Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2800m)
Follow your trails steeply towards Monjo before getting to Phakding and then to Lukla. En-route, enjoy the views of the mountain goats, snow leopards, and colorful pheasants.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
Catch an early flight to Kathmandu. Get to the valley and check in at the hotel. We can either rest for the day or also wander off around the busy streets of Thamel.
Free day in Kathmandu
A free day for us! We will visit the remaining world heritage sites of the valley such as Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath. Also, shop for souvenirs for our loved ones.
After a fun filled adventure, we will travel back to our respective endpoint with a promise to be back for more.