NIREKA PEAK

NIREKA PEAK

TRIP OVERVIEW

Nirekha peak a great summit in the border Himalayan range based on Khumbu region. This peak relatively located on the chain of Lobuche peak and just east of Cho-la Col which is just few hundred meters above the Cho-la pass. This peak is newly opened Himalayan peak of Nepal and listed on categories of grade ‘A’ among the trekking peaks in Nepal by Nepal mountaineering Association. The summit consists of two summit pyramids as north summit and south summit. North summit is easier but requires to cross a difficult crevasse as south summit requires hard part of one pitch in steep climb on 50° Ice but it is unclear that which summit is higher. The climb itself is relatively straight forward, though it does require technical ice-axe, crampons and some fixed rope sections. It is a very physically possible climb for anyone in good shape and with a desire for high adventure.

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 glacier to the Cho La Col on the Kanchung side is easy with only a few mostly harmless crevasses. The ascent is mostly in ice and snow, and is comparable to big alpine routes such as the Monch or Bernina. Despite of the relatively small height difference, it demands an excellent condition and acclimatization. This is quite technical but from the top it is one of the best scenery of the Himalayan world. From the top you’ll have an opportunity to see the best view of many high mountains as Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cho yu and other surrounding Himalayan ranges.

BRIEF ITINERARY


DAYS ITINERARY
01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1375m)
02 Sightseeing & Gear Check
03 fly to Lukula (2875m) and Trek to Phakding (2645m)
04 Trek to Monzo (2880m)
05 Trek to Namche (3460m)
06 Hike to Everest View Hotel (3965m)
07 Trek to Thame (3800m)
08 Trek to Marulung (4210m)
09 Rest & Accalmitization
10 Trek to Kharka (4672m)
11 Trek to Rnjola pass (5360m) & Base
12 Trek to Gokyo (4790m)
13 Rest & Acclmitization
14 Trek to Thagnak (4700m)
15 Trek to Nireka Base Camp (5340m)
16 Rest & Acclmitization
17 Trek to High Camp (5980m)
18 Summit Nireka Peak (6159m) and climb down to Base
19 Trek to Thagnak (4700m)
20 Trek to Phortse (3775m)
21 Trek to Khumjung (3780m)
22 Trek to Phakding (2645m)
23 Trek to Lukla (2875m)
24 Fly to Kathmandu
25 Departure

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