Nirekha Peak Climbing


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Trip Summary

    1. Nirekha Climbing Duration: 18 Days
    2. Nirekha Peak Climbing Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
    3. Nirekha Summit Altitude: 6,169m/20,240 feet
    4. Trek hours: 6 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 2-12 People
    6. Best Time: April – November (except monsoon)
    7. Trip Mode: Lodge + Tent Camp
    8. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

The Nirekha peak climbing itinerary covers the most underlines of Khumbu high mountain passes, lakes, and glaciers. Adventure nirekha climbing is a common and is situated in Mahalangur mountain range in Everest region, Solukhumbu District, Nepal.

The climbing Nirekha peak is opened for climbing under the mountaineering association of Nepal, declared in group A category peaks. Nirekha summit offers an excellent view of Everest summit (8,850m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (9,501m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Makalu (8,475m), Baruntse (7,720m), and Ama Dablam (6,856m) Thamserku, Cho-Oyu, etc.

The usual ascent to the Nirekha Peak is terrific and tricky, depends on the condition to ascend. Only experienced climbers should attempt this climbing route, though it is partially saved with fixed ropes. The summit consists of two summit pyramids.

According to our past climbers, we have design the Nirekha peak climbing itinerary cautiously to allow for gradual ascend and proper acclimatization. The best season to climb Nirekhapeak is either March to May or September to November months. If the climb itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another itinerary as per your demand and the duration of the vacation.


The Nirekha peak climbing itinerary details

Our Nirekha peak climbing 16 days itinerary is a sample plan. Climbing travelers, who wish to go Gokyo valley with Chola pass trek with a more relaxing plan or want to have a private customized plan? email us your thoughts.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will brief you Nirekha peak climbing programs.

02 DayThe World heritage site of Kathmandu valley sightseeing, 7 hours.

After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu valley. The sightseeing includes the heritage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world’s biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with the temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion with our fellow trekking team for your adventure trip.

03 Day Early morning, Kathmandu to Lukla airport flight. Hike to Bengkar village (2698m/8,822 feet), 5 hours

Take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,381 feet), seat at north side to get better view. Upon arrival at Lukla bazaar, meet our entire crew, have breakfast, and proceed to go. As you hike from Lukla to Phakding village, the path is one of the easiest parts as the landscapes go simply up in ascending rank. The journey goes further with a gentle rise in the mountainside of the Dudh Koshi river. Passing several Sherpa localities, we reach Bengkar village.

Lukla airport

04 Day Namche Bazaar hikes (3,440m/11,249 feet.), 6 hours

The trail ascends through the Koshi riverbank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Monjo village. We come to the Sagarmatha National Park office to pay for entrance fees. Crossing over the Hillary bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we have first-rate of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.) mountain view. Encircled around the mountains, Namche Bazaar is a central heart of the area for food, trekking gears, and other necessary goods.

namche bazaar lodges
05 DayKhumjung trek (3,789m). Sengboche hill hikes, 3 hours

We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3790m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments) and hill station. We go to a hill station to have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kwangde, Thamserku, and much other snowy mountains in a row. Khumjung is a foothill of Khumbila and interested tourists go to visit the Khumjung monastery.

khumjung village tour
06 DayDole lodge trekking (4,040m/13,211 feet), 6 hours

The trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m) ridgeline. A short stop for photography rest because Mong la hill station offers an excellent mountain view of several tallest mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest.

Dole village hiking, Solu khumbu, Nepal
07 DayMachhermo village trek (4,150m/13,571 feet), 4 hours

After Dole, the trek leads steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.

Machermo lodges at Solu Khumbu, Nepal
08 DayGokyo lake trek (4,750m/15,580 feet) and Gokyo ri hikes, 5 hours

After Machhermo, the trek leads over a very scenic path to Pangka, descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky inclined into the valley with the glacial river, passing the first holy gokyo lake. We soon arrive at the second gokyo lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La (5,420m.). The third lake is a Dudh Pokhari, which appears on its eastern shore as the settlement of Gokyo village. Walk along with the Gokyo lake corner, you can reach the Gokyo resorts.

After Lunch, the Gokyo Ridge hike is situated just above the side of Gokyo lake and a Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. You can hike at the top of Gokyo Ri to get an amazing view of the tallest Himalayas at a 360 deg angle.

09 DayGokyo to Thagnak lodge (4,661m/15,241 feet), 5 hours.
We trek down from the Gokyo Valley to Thagnak lodge. Along the way, we experience the Himalayan culture and life. We cross the crevasses glacier and reach the lateral moraine at a far. The village is just below a small cliff.

10 DayNirekha base camp trek (4,950m/16,241 feet), 4 hours.

Tre trail ascend with off the beaten path trek route and follows a Yak herder’s, crosses a couple of cols and climbs up we reach the Nirekha foothills. Reaching a Nirekha base camp, our team will set up a campsite, so you can rest. Our climbing crew will set up a member tent, kitchen tents. Likewise, disposable travel toilet bags to use in the higher camps, while at Base Camp, there are toilet tents that have special tiny drums where human waste goes. It can take away from the mountain and emptied safely. Hike about 380 feet up to the Nirekha for better acclimatization but it is not a must.

11 DayNirekha High camp climb (5,300m/17,389 feet), 5 hours.

Right after the base camp, the trail leads with steep ascends for a few hours to the high camp. We may need to make use of fixed ropes and crampons as the trail to the high camp is often sleeper and snowy. Hurrying in high alpine altitude is not a good idea, so moving one step at a time, we set up our campsite on high camp. Our climbing Sherpa crew will create the final preparations for the main summit climb attempt of Nirekha Peak, the following day.

12 DayNirekha summit climb (6,169m/20,240 feet) and return to basecamp, 9 hours.

As you go higher the trail goes more stepper, thinner and sleeper. Depending on the weather environment, we can expect about 1,640 feet of technically difficult climbing before we stand firm on the snow-crested summit. In cold and dry weather, the trail could be blue ice which makes your climbing more challenging. The pointed Nirekha summit is tiny with amazing views of the entire Khumbu Region. After successful ascend, return to base camp where we will spend the night.

13 DayReserve day for weather contingency.

There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather while on climbing. So this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to get the summit on an earlier day. If the weather gets exceptionally unfavorable, we wisely have to postpone the program. Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day.

14 DayDescend downhill to Machermo (4,410m/14,469 feet), 6 hours

After successfully achieving the summit of Nirekha Peak, we will take it easy and start our return journey from the base camp by remaking our steps on the same trail that passes through Dragnag and towards the beautiful Gokyo valley. We continue on our journey back to Machhermo for an overnight stay.

15 DayDescend downhill to Monjo village (2,835m/9,302 feet), 7 hours.

A long day walk to get Monjo village passing sherpa settlements such as Dole, Mong la hilltop, Lagusasa, Namche Bazaar, Joresalle…etc.

16 DayDescend to Lukla Bazaar (2,860m/9,381 feet), 6 hours

An easy hikes today to get back at Lukla airport. We trek to Lukla Bazaar with the same trail that we use on our ascending. It is the last day of our climbing. Our guide will go to the airlines counter to reconfirm the return light to kathamndu for next morning.

17 DayScenic Mountain flight from Lukla to kathmandu tribhuvan international airport.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu airport. Upon arrival at kathmandu tribhuvan international airport, we arrange a return transfer back to your hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.

18 DayFinal departure day

Drop you in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.


How much does Nirekha peak climbing cost?

The Nirekha peak climbing cost USD 2,550 is the standard trek price on a double occupancy per person basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with the attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Nirekha peak climbing cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
  • Government license holder – Professional Trekking Guide for complete trip
  • Professional Mountain (NMA REGISTERED GUIDES) Climbing Guide for Nirekha peak climbing (2 nights 3 days).
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
  • All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking and climbing days
  • lodge accommodation during the trekking
  • Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
  • Nirekha peak climbing permits fees, Climbing guide bonus and climbing guide’s insurance
  • Tent accommodation with unlimited climbing foods while on peak climbing time
  • Latest and updated Nirekha peak climbing map, you keep yourself for a soveneur.
  • Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Nirekha peak climbing cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • trekking and climbing equipment (personal) and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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We can organize private Nirekha peak climbing starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for Nirekha peak climbing?.

Answer: Yes. If you have some experience walk around 5 hours over the 4000 meters mountains with a lightweight rucksack, you can complete this climbing tour. Before going to the Nirekha climbing peak, a basic rope climbing experience is a must.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Nirekha peak climbing?.

Answer: We do provide a tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu. Lodge accommodation (not a private toilet in Everest zone) en route. The rooms are clean comfortable beds with nice mattress and blankets. However, we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Nirekha peak climbing?.

Answer: Guest houses en route have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, fresh vegetables.

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going. However, for climbing days you will have climbing food hot drinks.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with climbing and trekking?.

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Nirekha peak climbing?.

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We recommend you to take aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in almost every stream, local place en route.

Question: Can I charge my camera or other batteries on my trip?.

Answer: During the guest house trekking there will be chances to charge the battery on pay. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Climbing Nirekha peak?.

Answer: In this trek route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?.

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger cities or in luxury hotels.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Nirekha peak climbing?.

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carry a maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gears?.

Answer: If you have those climbing gears at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent it either in Kathmandu or at Name Bazaar.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.

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Nirekha peak climbing highlights

  • Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle from Renjo la, Klapatthar & Kongma la.
  • Best sights of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Lobuche, Cho oyu, Thamserku ..etc.
  • Challenging Nirekha peak summit offers the best scenery of all khumbu Himalayas.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, ancient monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.

Nirekha peak climbing Note:

Climbing Nirekha peak information stated above is just a sample guideline that we provide to climbers. However, the climbing journey is possible to remake at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the schedule would be substantially altered. If modifications are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Nirekha peak climbing special?”

Opportunities for adventure Nirekha peak climbing are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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