Nirekha Peak Climbing-20 Days

Nirekha Peak Climbing-20 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Grade:Strenuous
  • Group Size: 1-12 people
  • Min. Age: 16

Accomodation

  • Grade:Strenuous
  • Group Size: 1-12 people
  • Min. Age: 16

Meals

  • 16 Breakfasts
  • 9 Lunches
  • 15 Dinners

Trip Introduction

Nirekha peak is located east of the Cho La pass in the same chain as the Lobuche summits. It is situated in the Solukhumbu district of the Khumbu region. It is located at an elevation of 6,159 meters. It is Nepal’s newly opened Himalayan Peak. It is close to the Tibetan border. This route should only be attempted by experienced climbers, although it is partially saved by fixed ropes. It is classified as a trekking peak in the A category.

The trail winds through beautiful Rhododendron forests and traditional Sherpa villages such as Pangboche, Pheriche, and Dhole. The Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri Treks are two distinct Everest alternative treks. Rather, it takes us to the blue Gokyo Lakes and Gokyo Ri, from which we can see Everest and the Himalayas. The massive Ngozumpa Glacier and the Gokyo valley can also be seen from Gokyo Ri. The views from the Nirekha peak are amazing, and the stunning high ridge climb makes the path to the top even more memorable. Several techniques in safe mountain travel at high elevations will be taught and tested during the trek, including glacier hiking, climbing, and moving on mixed snow and ice terrain.

After a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla’s small airport, the journey truly begins. We spend the next few days traveling and socializing with the Sherpa mountain people, staying in local lodges, and trekking into the heart of their villages. Walk from Lukla to Phakding on the first day of your trek. On a trail packed with Mani stones and mule packs, you walk through Sherpa settlements and pine forests. Cross suspension bridges and walk alongside yak Pastures, whose bells fill the peaceful mountaintop. You will be walking alongside the Dudhkoshi River for the duration of the trek. We will spend restful days in Namche bazaar villages, allowing us to explore the region and acclimate, both of which are essential. As we ascend and descend through the hills, passing through the villages of Phortse Tenga, Dole, and Machhermo, we will arrive at the Gokyo valley. From Gokyo, we will hike up to Dragnang village, where we will enjoy the view, and then up to Nirekha base camp, where we will acclimate properly before moving on to High camp, where we will prepare for the summit. We will climb to the top of Nirekha Peak and then return to basecamp. We will continue down to Dzongla via Chola pass. Our journey will come to an end in Lukla.

Trip Facts 

 

Country  Nepal
Duration  20 Days
Maximum Altitude  6,159m/20,206ft
Region  Everest
Meals  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation  Hotel, Lodge, Teahouses, Camp
Grade Challenging
Best season  Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

 

Trip Highlights

  • In the Khumbu region’s towns, learn about traditional high-Himalayan Sherpa culture.
  • Personalize your Himalayan trekking and mountaineering adventure.
  • Get your first glimpses of the sunrise over the majestic mountains, as well as the stunning sunset.
  • Summit Nirekha Peak at the Elevation of 6,159m.
  • Nirekha peak is a Challenging Summit.
  • Experience the vast biodiversity of the Himalayas by hiking through Sagarmatha National Park.
  • Over 5300 meters, journey through the Secret Gokyo Valley.
  • Incredible views of Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Makalu, North face of Mt. Everest, and Gokyo valley with Gokyo lakes from Gokyo Ri, a well-known viewpoint offering a unique view of the mountain’s cape and Gokyo valley.

Is this trek appropriate for you?

  • This trek includes 17 days of strenuous climbing. You’ll be trekking for 6 to 7 hours per day, reaching elevations of over 6000 meters at times. We cannot overestimate the importance of being in excellent physical shape and health, which requires training before your trip to ensure that you are properly prepared.
  • This is the trek for you if you have previous rock climbing or wall climbing experience. It is recommended that you have prior experience with high-altitude trekking.
  • The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and every year a large number of flights to or from Lukla are delayed or canceled because of weather conditions, so you should plan accordingly.

 

  • The teahouses, or trekking lodges, where we stay on the trek are very basic, with just basic services. Hot water may not be accessible at all times and may be charged extra, as will access to electrical outlets for charging electronics. Wi-Fi is available in some areas, although the quality of the connection may be poor.
  • The path twists and turns through challenging terrain. At 6,159 meters, you’ll reach the highest peak. Because of the weather, isolation, and high altitude of this walk, it’s critical to take it carefully and stay hydrated.

Itinerary

 

Days                                                Activities  Durations
1. Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m/4,592ft)
2. Fly to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) and trek to Phakding (2610m/8,563ft) 3-4hrs
3. Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 5-6hrs
4. Acclimatization day Namche Bazaar
5. Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phortse (3,680m/ 14,666ft) 4-5hrs
6. Trek from Phortse to Machhermo (4,470m/ 14,666ft) 5-6hrs 
7. Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4,800m/15,749ft) 5-6hrs 
8. Acclimatization Day
9. Trek from Gokyo to Thaknak (4,700m/15,420ft) 3-4hrs
10. Trek from Thaknak to Nirekha Base Camp (4,950m/16,240ft) 6-7hrs
11. Trek from Nirekha Base Camp to High Camp (5,300m/17,388ft) 6-7hrs
12. Summit to Nirekha Peak (6,159m/20,206ft) and Back to Base Camp (4,950m/16,240ft) 8-10hrs
13. Contingency Day
14. Trek from Nirekha Base Camp to Dzongla (4,830m/15,846ft) via Cho la Pass 8-9hrs
15. Trek from Dzongla to Gorakshep (5,140m/16,864ft) 7-8hrs
16. Trek from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar and Back to Pheriche(4371m/14,340ft) 6-7hrs
17. Trek from Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) 6-7hrs
18. Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m/9,318ft) 6-7hrs
19. Fly back to Kathmandu
20. Departure

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Day To Day Itinerary

  • Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Arrival On: Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 1

Upon arrival at TIA. You will be greeted and transferred to the hotel by our representative. Check-in the hotel. Get Fresh up. In the evening our guide for the trek will visit you and he will give you a short briefing about your trek.Dinner and overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2

After breakfast. Check out from the hotel and transfer to TIA for a flight to Lukla. The flight to Lukla from Kathmandu is just about 25min. The fly provides great views of Everest and its regions. On arrival to Lukla, we will meet and greet with our team and move towards Phakding. On the way to Phakding, we’ll get our Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance permit from the Rural Municipality counter in the first village from Lukla. We will trek through the beautiful scenery of Khumbu valley with the smell of cherry blossom and rhododendrons, cross the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi River.  We will be walking for 3-4hrs to reach Phakding. 

Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3

After breakfast, we will trek to Namche Bazaar for around 4-5hrs. It takes 2hrs from Phakding to Monjo and at Monjo, we will get our Sagarmatha National Park permits check as we will be entering the UNESCO world heritage site i.e., Sagarmatha National Park. We then climb steeply to Namche, catching our first sight of Mt Everest from Topdanda. Ascending through the forest, crossing the suspension bridges including the famous Hillary Suspension bridge in Larcha Dovan over the Dudh Koshi River we reach Namche Bazaar. The largest trading village in Khumbu, the capital of Sherpa- Namche Bazaar, features a lively Saturday market. On arrival at Namche Bazaar. Check into the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4

This day we will take a rest at Namche Bazaar to make our body adapt to the environment and will not get altitude sickness in our further trek as we will be moving toward the higher altitude the next day. Have breakfast in the morning and explore around the Namche Bazaar.  We can go for the morning hike to the Everest viewpoint over Namche to get the first look of Mt. Everest and Mt. Ama Dablam. Enjoy the amazing mountains views with sunrise. We can also set an acclimatization hike to the Sherpa Cultural Museum, Namche Monastery, National Park Office, Syangboche Airport, or to the Khumjung village. Explore around the café and restaurants, gear shops in Namche.

Dinner and Overnight stay at Namche.

Day 5

After an early morning breakfast with a view, we will depart for Phortse Tenga. Today we’ll trek for roughly 4-5 hours. The way trail to Phortse Tenga from Namche is wide and well-paved. On the eastern slope of the hill, we quickly ascend through rhododendron, birch, and juniper woodland. After going through many cow’s graze regions and small Sherpa communities, we arrive at the Phortse Tenga. The view from the peak of Tawoche is breathtaking.Dinner and overnight stay in a nearby lodge. 

Day 6

After breakfast, the trek continues with a gentle ascent to the stunning peak. The panoramic views of Kangtega and Thamserku attract us to Luza. Machhermo is reached through an uphill hike on a wide trail with the river on the right. The town of Machhermo is a collection of stone huts located below the Nzogumpa Glacier’s terminal moraine. You’ve made it to the 4000-meter mark. We’ll walk for roughly around 5-6 hrs then we head east to Machhermo, a village near the confluence of glacier streams, on the hillside above the river. Here, a Himalayan rescue hospital with basic treatment facilities has been created. Dinner and overnight stay at a nearby lodge.

Day 7

Early in the morning, set out for Gokyo. Today’s hike will take you to a remote and ruggedly gorgeous location. You take a break while walking via Pangka to take in the breathtaking views of Cholatse. By following the trail and gradually ascending through the Ngozumba glacier’s moraine, we arrive at the riverbed. It will take about 4-5 hours to complete the trek. We pass the first lake, Longbanga Cho, then Taboche Cho, and finally the third, a sparkling blue lake Gokyo Cho, just opposite the east side of the Gokyo valley. Gokyo Cho is also called “Dudh Pokhari” which is the main lake of Gokyo Lakes. 

Check-in and rest with enjoying the view of the lake.  

Dinner and Staying at a local lodge for the night.

Day 8

This day, we will rest in Gokyo to allow our bodies to adjust to the environment and avoid altitude sickness on our next part of the route, as we will be moving to a higher altitude the following day. In the morning, eat breakfast and explore the Gokyo area. We’ll go on a hike to the Gokyo Ri. We hike the rough, rocky trail to Gokyo RI early in the morning before sunrise to get the photogenic view. As the sun rises, the gloomy reddish landscape gradually comes to life. The greenish waters of the Gokyo lakes sparkle like a million diamonds, and the snow-covered mountains turn gold. From Gokyo RI, you can see the White Mountains of the Everest region, including Mt. Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and other peaks. We will explore the area around Gokyo Ri before returning to Gokyo. 

Dinner and Staying at a local lodge for the night.

Day 9

We will depart for Thaknak after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 3 to 4 hours. We’ll make our way down to Thaknak. We will pass through the Gokyo Glacier’s second lake. We’ll stop for lunch on the way. We will be able to see Makalu, Lhotse, and other nearby peaks. To get to Thaknak, we’ll have to travel through Yak pastures and alpine vegetation. 

Dinner and Staying at a local lodge for the night.

Day 10

We will depart for Nirekha Base Camp after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 6 to 7 hours. We’ll be climbing through glaciers and ponds. We will also walk through rocky terrain with snowboarders and mountains. We’ll stop for lunch on the way. We’ll continue to the tiny trail and head north to reach Nirekha Base Camp. 

Dinner and Staying at a camp for the night.

Day 11

We’ll leave for the High Camp after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 6 to 7 hours. We should walk carefully because the path is mostly covered in snow and ice. We’ll be climbing an uphill, which will be exhausting. We will have lunch on the way. When we arrive at High Camp, we will freshen up after that you will have a training period during which your guide will teach you how to use climbing equipment such as an ice ax, jumar, and crampon, as well as some other basic skills. We will become familiar with the necessary equipment and learn basic rope skills. You’ll need to practice to get it right. 

Dinner and overnight at High Camp.

Day 12

After breakfast, we will depart for the summit of Nirekha Peak. We’ll be walking for 9 to 10 hours. Today, we must begin our day at a very early hour. To reach the top, we must properly equip ourselves and follow the guide steps. We’ll be walking on ice and snow. This ascent is more difficult than the ascent to Other Peak. We will arrive at the summit, where we will be able to admire the magnificent views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Nuptse Mountain ranges. We will take in the scenery for a while before rapping down to Base Camp, where we will enjoy hot drinks and enjoy the achievement. 

Dinner and overnight at Base Camp.

Day 13

An additional day in case severe weather prevents you from summiting on time. This day can also be used in the event of an emergency, such as canceled or missed flights, delays due to minor injuries or weather conditions, and so on. If you keep to your timetable and everything goes according to plan, you can spend the extra day exploring a Sherpa village along the way.

Day 14

We begin our walk early in the morning, before the sun rises, as we will be crossing the Chola pass today. As they pass in high altitude gets windy in the afternoon. It’s a long, incredible trek up the rocky trail. At 5300 meters, Cho La Pass provides another excellent view of Everest and other high Himalayan peaks. Then there’s the steep descent trail, which we’ll have to handle with care. We have to wear ice crampons to cross this icy Chola pass. After the challenging climb of the Chola pass, we will reach Dzongla. Dzongla is a small village between Cho la pass and Lobuche. Today we should hike for about 7 to 8 hours. 

Dinner and overnight stay at a nearby lodge. 

Day 15

We’ll leave for Gorakshep after breakfast. We’ll be walking for 7 to 8 hours. We’ll make a gentle ascent toward the glacier. We will walk toward Ama Dablam, then follow the trail on the slope toward Lobuche village. On the way, we’ll stop for lunch. We’ll continue ascending into the moraine of the Khumbu glacier Gorakshep. We will get an amazing view from the Gorakshep. 

Dinner and overnight stay at a nearby lodge. 

Day 16

Early morning, we go on a hike to Kalapatthar, a black rock- looks like a black diamond peering over the shoulder of another mountain. Mt. Everest, Lhotse face, Nuptse, AmaDablam, Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche East, and Pumori are among the massive Everest region peaks that arise at some point throughout the walk. You’ll be amazed by the golden sunrise over the white peaks, which make the mountain seen golden as recorded in pictures. The Khumbu glacier is seen down in a curving manner, and the walk takes about 5 to 6 hours. Then we head down to Gorakshep for breakfast. After breakfast, we’ll head towards Thugla. We reach Thugla and cross the stream by following the downhill route. We take the right trail, avoiding the Dingboche trail. There is a health center in Pheriche. 

Dinner and overnight stay at a nearby lodge.

Day 17

After breakfast, the amazing Everest beauty surrounds us as we begin our trip. Kangtega and Thamserku, as well as the Khumbu La and Kongde RI, are all just above us. Today, you’ll cross the Imja Khola before traveling to Namche Bazaar. We’ll have a short visit at Tengboche Monastery on the way to Namche Bazaar. The trek takes about 6 to 7 hours and provides us with breathtaking sights and an unforgettable cultural experience.

Dinner and overnight stay at a nearby lodge.

Day 18

After having breakfast, we will leave for Lukla. Today will be the last day of our round trek. While passing through the gate of Namche, leaving the Namche Bazaar behind, you might feel some emptiness in your heart. We ultimately reach Lukla after traveling past Monjo and Phakding and several other gorgeous sites, tracing the trail down to the Dudh Koshi River and walking alongside it. Today’s trek will last approximately 5-6 hours. We will rest for the day after we arrive in Lukla. 

Dinner and overnight stay at a nearby lodge. 

Day 19

We fly back to Kathmandu in a fixed-winged aircraft on another gorgeous morning journey. It’s difficult to say a sincere goodbye to the gorgeous mountains and travel mate after so many days of wonderful times among them, but we must. After so many days of amazing and fresh mountain air, we finally arrive at Kathmandu airport to breathe the city air. You’ll be taken to our hotel and left to enjoy and rest on your own. Kathmandu offers you a lot of places to visit and lots of activities to do. You can stroll around the antique shops of Thamel or go clubbing with your friends as it is your last day in Nepal. You’ll have a farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant with our staff. Spend the night in a hotel.

Day 20

The 19-day journey has concluded. Today is your last day in Kathmandu. Our representative will have a short discussion on the trip and take your feedback after a hearty breakfast. Following this session, he will drive you to the airport in our private transportation 3 hours before your trip.

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Route Map

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Altitude Map

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What's Included

  • Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop on private basis).
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2nights at Star categories hotel on twin sharing and BB basis.
  • Welcome Dinner and farewell dinner at Nepali culture restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Food & Lodging: 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) along with accessible accommodation sharing during the trek.
  • Permit: All necessary paper works: Sagarmatha National Park permit, Khumbu Rural Municipality entry fee, and NMA Nirekha Peak Climbing Permit.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Member transportation: – Air Transportation: Flight from Kathmandu – Lukla, and while returning.
  • Drinking: 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
  • Guide: Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek
  • Porter: Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) up to 15kg during the trek.
  • Insurance: Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
  • Comprehensive Medical kit.

What's Not Included

  • Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
  • Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
  • Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking equipment.
  • Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).

Equipment List

What to bring ?
  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle

  • 3-star Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle

  • Best available clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek

  • Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide)

General
  • Trekking sticks

  • Quick-drying pants and shorts

  • Rainwear (jacket and pants)

  • Airport pick up & drop off

  • Best available clean and comfortable Tea

  • Highly experienced, English-speaking,


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The ideal season to travel

Spring

March: The month of March is ideal for trekking and admiring the spectacular mountain peaks. The Everest region trekking trail will be crowded with hikers beginning in March. In the Everest region, the spring season begins in March, the month of the Rhododendron. Trekking in March will provide you with the most memorable experiences in a pleasant and mild climate. At lower altitudes, the weather is not particularly hot, and at higher altitudes, it is not particularly cold. The views of the mountains are spectacular, and the trail is excellent. Nature can be experienced at its most beautiful.

April: April is the beginning of spring in Nepal, and the weather is ideal for trekking to Everest Region. The views are bright and clear at this time of year, and everyone enjoys spring. The surroundings are vibrant and colorful, with rhododendrons in bloom. It is the best time of year to see various bird and butterfly species. During your April trip to Everest Region, the weather is completely in your favor. The moderate heat of the sun, combined with the lack of wind, makes it ideal for trekking. Furthermore, the amount of rain and snow is insignificant.

May: May, the final month of the spring season in Nepal, is much hotter. Everest Region trek in May has the highest temperature of the year. Temperature and weather will vary depending on the altitude throughout the trek. During the day, the weather in the lower sections will be extremely hot. The nights, on the other hand, are tolerable.

Summer 

June: June is the coldest time of the summer and has the least amount of rainfall.  The month of June is the offseason and therefore less popular for trekking. In the region, June marks the start of the wet monsoon season. The weather is slightly humid, and you can enjoy nature while it is wet and cool. If you enjoy the rain, rainbows, and less crowded trails, this is the month for you. During this month, the air begins to become humid due to continuous rain.

July: Trekking in Nepal in July isn’t always joyful because the heavy rains can block your view of the beautiful mountains you’ll pass through. In July, you will notice that the temperature is not as chilly in the Everest Region. As the rain washes away the dust and pollution, the environment opens up and becomes very fresh, and you will be able to enjoy nature despite the chilly weather.

August: In the Everest Region, August is the off-season for trekking. In August, the monsoon season produces strong rains, especially in lower places. Due to weather-related concerns, most hikers avoid this month. The summer monsoon season comes to an end in August. It rains regularly, and you may feel a little chilly as a result. You should also be cautious because the trails are slippery and the possibility of landslides and avalanches is considerable.

Autumn

September: The monsoon season finishes in September, marking the start of the fall season. The optimum time to trek to Everest Region is in September. The weather and temperature for the Everest Region Trek are ideal. The temperature is pleasant during the day, but it is extremely chilly at night.

October: October is the month that falls between September and November. As a result, it keeps both monsoon rain and winter’s biting cold at distance. The weather is warm and pleasant in October, with clear skies and fresh air. The nights, on the other hand, are a little chilly, with a brisk breeze coming from the campsite. Throughout October, the weather is pleasant, allowing people to enjoy an unobstructed view of the snow-capped peaks. They can also visit bright valleys and interesting scenery of various colors.

November: The last declared peak season for trekking in Nepal is November. Bright, sunny days and beautiful skies characterize November. On the treks, these provide breathtaking, crystal-clear vistas of the mountains. The days are bright and sunny in November. The sky is clear, with perhaps a few stray clouds possible.

Winter

December: In the Everest Region, December is a rather dry month. It receives fewer than 25 millimeters of rain every year. The Everest Region is in the shadow of the Himalayas. As a result, December has a lower chance of rain. It is also possible to walk the Everest Region Trek in December. In December, hikers will get a unique perspective of the region.

January:  In Nepal, January is in the midst of winter. The higher elevation receives moderate snowfall, whereas the lower elevation is ideal for trekking. During the day, you will feel warm, but as night falls, you will feel cold. In January, these areas receive little to no rainfall. As a result, the skies remain clear and the surroundings appear even sharper. The trails will be covered in snow, so you may need crampons to cross the pass.

February: The Everest Region trek in February is an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a place where all you can see are mountains and scenery. It’s peaceful because February is the coldest month of the year. Most people dislike trekking in the winter because they believe it is extremely difficult. 


Flight to Lukla

  • Almost every trip begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, a small single-landing runway airport high in the Himalayas. As it is the easiest way for your trek to Nirekha peak.
  • Lukla Airport is also known as the most dangerous airport in the world. This airport, which is only open when the weather is calm and visibility is excellent.
  • It’s impossible to say whether or not your Lukla flight will be canceled. If this occurs, your trip may be extended by one or two days. So, plan and add days to your itinerary to ensure you don’t miss your international flight.
  • Flights to and from Lukla are currently operated from Manthali Airport in Ramechhap rush hours at Kathmandu Airport during the high season (spring and autumn). Kathmandu is 132 kilometers (4 hours and 30 minutes) away.
  • Helicopters have a little more flexibility when it comes to arriving at Lukla, and can frequently make the flight in weather or visibility that a small plane would not be able to make. It is sometimes doable to switch your flight to a helicopter, but this can be expensive and there is no guarantee that you will arrive on time.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness is a sneaky monster that may attack even the fittest trekkers. These demands do everything in your power to prepare for altitude trekking and take things carefully throughout your journey. With increasing altitude, the amount of available oxygen decreases, which is the primary cause of high-altitude sickness.

The Nirekha Peak climbing is a high-altitude trek that needs proper acclimatization. Your body requires time to adjust to thin air, so start at a lower altitude and work your way up. Some of the symptoms of Altitude sickness are:

Early symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Increased breathing.
  • Increased urination.
  • Headache and Restless sleep.
  • Periodic breathing at night as a result of altitude.

 

Later symptoms

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Respiratory failure.
  • Cerebral edema.

Certain care should be made to ensure that the situation does not worsen. However, if the symptoms worsen, you may need to return to a lower height and seek medical help. There are, however, several other precautions you may take while trekking to lessen your risk of altitude sickness.

  • Trekkers can change their bodies by slowly and gradually climbing, as our bodies require time to adjust to the oxygen level. At least one day of acclimatization rest is required for high altitude trekking, and you should go as high as possible before returning to a lower height for the night.
  • You should do various strength training exercises such as running, cycling, jogging, push-ups, and going to the gym to acquire strength and stamina for your adventure.
  • As the air gets increasingly thin, an increase in elevation reduces oxygen levels, and in the Everest region trek, an increase in altitude also means less vegetation. The consumption of alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and tobacco decreases the body’s water content.
  • The greatest remedy is to stay hydrated at all times. On your walk, instead of drinking cooled water, drink warm water.
  • Diamox is the most effective altitude sickness medication; thus, you should bring a subscription with you on the trek. However, you should consult with your physician to see whether it is advantageous.

Drinking-Water in Everest Region.

Trekkers must hydrate their bodies at a higher altitude than in lower elevations to avoid dehydration and altitude sickness. Lack of fluid can be the main hindrance during the trek. You should hydrate your body with at least 3-4 liters of water daily (Tea, soup, or normal drinking water).

There are many streams/ water resources to refill your bottle on the way to Nirekha Peak Base camp. But, is not safe to drink without purifying. So, use purifying tablets or water filters to treat water before drinking. Besides that, the only other places to get drinking water are local teahouses/guesthouses and lodges, but it is also unsafe to drink without being purified or boiled. The teahouse also provides boiled drinking water. Coldwater is provided free of charge, but for boiled water, you have to pay a certain amount. Bottled water is also available but the cost gets higher as you gain altitude. It will cost around 2$-5$ per bottle/liter.

Every day, carry enough water for the day before beginning the trek. In and beyond the base camp there are no water resources. So that, from the base camp you have to melt the snow for water and treat it to make it drinkable. But not to worry, if you are traveling from any agency like us, you’ll be provided hot water 2-3 liter per day. We recommend you use a Reusable water bottle or water pouch favorable for both hot and cold water.

Here are some ways that you can use to make the water drinkable.

  1. Boiled water

Boiling water is the best way to purify the water. As we are climbing to a higher altitude you need to boil the water for about 3-minute and season it with a pinch of salt before drinking. You can get free tap water in the teahouse/guesthouses but for boiled water, it cost a certain amount.

  1. Purification tablets or electrolyte powder.

Purification tablets like chlorine or iodine tablets are commonly used tablets by trekkers to disinfect the water. 1 tablet is enough for a liter of water. It takes around 30 min for the tablets to dissolve and become drinkable. Water, purified by tablets may leave a taste in your mouth.

Electrolyte powder is another option. Electrolyte powder is a better way to purify water than tablets because electrolyte powder contains minerals such as salt, Potassium, Magnesium, which are important for your body during the trek.

  1. UV Light water purifier/ SteriPEN.

It is a simple, effective, economic, and environment-friendly way to purify water. It kills the bacteria and virus within 10 sec by exposing them to ultraviolet light using Steripen, without changing the flavor of the water. This is a highly recommended means of purifying water (a one-time investment).


Electricity and Internet facility in Everest Region.

Electricity facility.

Despite the challenging geography, weather conditions of the Everest region, you won’t be in darkness during the journey to Nirekha Peak. The whole Everest region is either powered by Hydroelectricity or Solar panel/ battery.

The lower area of the Everest region (Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche Bazaar, Thame) is powered by local hydroelectricity so enjoy free electricity and internet service and there will be a charging socket in your hotel/lodge’s rooms. However, the people in the Upper area of the Everest region (Phortse Tenga, Dole, Machhermo, Gokyo Valley, Thagnak, Dzongla, Gorakshep, Kalapatthar) relies on Solar panel or solar power battery for electricity that is enough to light the bulbs and charge small devices. There will be no charging socket in your room. There is a commonplace for charging usually in the dining area. You might be able to charge a normal mobile set, camera battery, and power bank from the solar power battery/generator by paying extra. Solar power might harm your device, so charge it at your own risk. As a result, it is recommended that you bring a power bank and spare camera batteries that will last the duration of your trek.

Internet Facility and Network Service

For Internet service in the Everest region, you have to use the Everest link card. Everest Link WI-FI card is available at every lodges/teahouse/guesthouse in the trail. By connecting with Everest Link hotspots, you can use the internet anywhere within Everest Region. Very Few lodges/ teahouses in the Everest region have Wi-Fi, so check with each teahouse/lodge where you’ll be having lunch or staying overnight, if they have Wi-Fi, if you’re lucky, enjoy the Wi-Fi. Some provide it free of charge while some charge an amount. And as you climb to higher altitude, the other way to connect by the internet is via. your cellular network’s data package.

Cost of Everest Link WI-FI card:

-10GB= NRP 2000/ 17$

-20GB= NRP 3000/ 25$

(Valid for 30 days)

Both NTC and NCell network is available in the Everest region. You will be connected until you are within the coverage of the network signal. You can buy the NCell or NTC sim card from the stores in Kathmandu for 1USD. By taking data packages you can use the internet service up to Nirekha Peak Base Camp, only when the mobile network catches a signal. It is not guaranteed that your mobile network will have a signal all the time. A satellite phone is best for calls.

NTC cellular service is highly preferred over NCell because it provides good service and signals connectivity throughout the Everest region, in comparison to NCell.

Buy NTC data package

Dial*1415#

Cost of data package in NTC:

-14GB=7$

(Valid up to 28days

-30GB=15$

(Valid up to 90 days)

Check balance

Dial *1415#

 

Buy NCell data package

Dial *17123# and select.

Cost of data package in NCell:

-15GB=10$

-25GB= 12$

(Valid up to 30 days)

Check balance

Dial*101#

 

Document needed to buy a sim card.

For Foreigner = 1 passport size photo, Passport photocopy, or valid identity card.

For Nepali = 1 Passport size Photo, Photocopy of Citizenship.

Some useful tips to reduce the use of electricity.

  • Extra batteries for the camera.
  • Power bank with 5000-10000mAh.
  • The solar charger and solar lamp (LuminAID Nepal lamp)
  • As possible less usage of a device with low brightness, GPS, and airplane mode.

 


Essential Backpack items for Nirekha Peak Climbing.

The bag of a trekker also reveals the trekker’s level of experience. A good trekker should be a smart backpacker. You should be pre-prepared for the things that you need in the journey.

Here are some of the things that you need to take with you for the trek.

Travel documents

  • Airline tickets with the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance policy documents.
  • Original valid passport.
  • Copies of passport.
  • Passport-sized photos.
  • Nepalese cash.
  • Travel permits.

Clothing

  • A pair of waterproof trekking shoes or hiking boots.
  • A pair of flip flop slippers or running shoes.
  • A pair of waterproof trekking shoes or hiking boots.
  • A pair of flip flop slippers or running shoes.
  • A pair of mountaineering boots for climbing.
  • 2-3 sets of thermals (leggings and tops)
  • Pairs of hiking long sleeve shirts or tops.
  • Pairs of trekking shorts and down pants.
  • Fleece jumpers or a set of tracksuits.
  • Good quality windproof down jacket.
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket with large hood and pants.
  • Insulated hardshell jacket.
  • Neck gaiter, leg warmer, and packet of pocket hand warmers.
  • 5-6 pairs of quick-dry wool socks/liner socks, underwear, sports bra.
  • Pair of inner and outer gloves.
  • Knitted Hat, sun cap, beanie, or bandana.
  • Glacier Sunglasses/ eyeshade for trekking and Full coverage eyewear for climbing (Eye and nose).

Trekking equipment

  • Waterproof trekking bag of 40-50liter and Rucksack of duffel bag (if your backpack is not enough for all your item and need a potter).
  • Reusable water bottle (both hot and cold) of at least 2-3litre.
  • A sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner.
  • Trekking stick/ poles.
  • Route Map to Nirekha Peak (Everest Region).
  • Pair of ice crampons (If trekking in winter).
  • LED Headtorch or solar lamp (LuminAID Nepal lamp is best as it is solar-charged and very much portable)
  • Stuff sacks, paper bags.
  • Plug adapter, Charging appliances, Power bank, Camera batteries.
  • Pocket knife.
  • Travel Wallet.

Peak Climbing equipment

  • Ice Axe.
  • Pair of ice/mountaineering crampons.
  • Screw gate Carabiners (2lock, 2 unlock).
  • Ascender (jumar)and Descender (figure of 8).
  • Plastic mountaineering boots.
  • Snow bar.
  • Climbing Rope.
  • Ice hammer.
  • Ice screw.

Toiletries

  • Rolls of Toilet paper, wet wipes, and tissue.
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, body lotions.
  • Portable mirror.
  • Shampoo and soap.

Personal First Aid Kit

  • Antibiotics
  • Painkillers, Paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin, Nicole
  • Sanitary pads
  • Anti-inflammatory spray.
  • Anti-Nausea tablets.
  • Anti-diarrhea pills or power.
  • Altitude sickness tablets- Diamox
  • Water purifying tablets or electrolyte powder.
  • Mosquito and Insect Repellent.
  • Salt or anti-leech oil (If traveling in the rainy season, July- Aug)
  • Earplugs

You can buy or hire trekking/climbing clothes and equipment in Thamel, Kathmandu. If you are buying it, you have to allow an extra day for shopping; however, if you are hiring it, you must inform us in advance so that we can arrange it before you arrive in Kathmandu. This way you can reduce the weight of your luggage and save time and money.

Branded, New, as well as fake, and used trekking/climbing clothes and equipment, are available around the Thamel area at a reasonable price.


Accommodation, Meal, and Transportation

Accommodation

 

We will accommodate in star hotel during our stay in Kathmandu.

During the trek, we will accommodate in Hotel/Lodges/Teahouses/Camp.

Meal

During the trek, we will provide you three-time meals. You can choose from the given menu.

Breakfast– French toast, Cornflakes, cereals, Pancakes, Bread butter, Tibetan Bread/ Chapatis, and Tarkari, Eggs, Oatmeal, Porridge, Tea, etc.

Lunch– Dal Bhat (Rice, vegetable curry, meat curry, Lentils, Tomato Chutney, Salad, Papad) Vegetable noodle soup, Chicken noodles soup, Garlic soup, Broths, Fried noodles, Fried rice, Thukpa, Fried potato, Mo: Mo (dumplings), etc.

Dinner– Dal Bhat (Rice, vegetable curry, meat curry, Lentils, Tomato Chutney, Salad, Papad) Vegetable noodle soup, Chicken noodles soup, Garlic soup, Broths, Fried noodles, Fried rice, Thukpa, Fried potato, Mo: Mo (dumplings), etc.

Besides these, there are a variety of other options of food. You can buy it from your pocket.

 

Transportation

By Bus- From Kathmandu airport to hotel at Kathmandu and vice-versa.

By Air- Flight to Nepal. Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.


Guide and Staff Arrangements

Throughout the trek, all your activities will be handled by our well-qualified and professional staff. They will do all the escorting. As this is one of the tricky treks, we are providing you with a highly experienced and licensed guide with fluent English speaking and has excellent navigation and technique of rope fixing skills. They will accompany you from Kathmandu and guide you throughout your Nirekha Peak climbing journey. Each group of 4-5 trekkers will be assigned an assistant guide, as well as a porter for two trekkers (2*15kg =30kg). If your luggage weighs more than 15kg you will be provided a porter individually but you will be charged for 2 people.

All our lead guides, assistant guides, and potters are well professional and experienced. So, we hope for your respect and cooperation with them throughout the trek.

 


A typical day on the Nirekha Peak trek.

Every day will begin with the ringing of your alarm clock at 6 a.m. and a knock on your door from your guide with the invitation of breakfast. Get up, have breakfast, pack your backpack and get ready to start your day’s walk by 7 a.m. You need to start your trek early to avoid the scorching sun and to reach your overnight destination on time/ before dawn.  

You’ll walk along the dense forest enjoying the scenery; clicking photos; creating memories; interacting with your guide; hearing each other’s stories. Lunch will be served at a local teahouse/guesthouse in the afternoon. Having the flavorful Dal Bhat and an hour of rest, we will proceed to the overnight destination as per the itinerary. 

On arrival at the destination, check into your accommodation. Get freshen up and some rest. As every teahouse/lodge/guesthouse where we stay has a common dining area with a wood-burning stove in the center, there you will get to meet other travelers. You can sit there, laugh at each other stories, play cards, sing songs, play music, and have a good time. This will help you forget all the tiredness of the day. Later in the evening, you will have your dinner together. After dinner, your guide will give a short briefing about the next day’s trek regarding when you must get up, when we have to start our trek the next day, where we will stay the next day, how many hours we have to walk and so on.

During this 20-day journey to Nirekha Peak, you will walk for a minimum of 4 hrs to a maximum of 10hrs in a day. You will have a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, before starting and ending your trek. You will walk on the beaten path over the dense forest of Sagarmatha National Park. During this trek, you pass through the amazing George, Mountains, Farmland, Waterfalls, and villages of Sherpa and Rai. During the acclimatization day, hike around the small peaks/viewpoints and prepare your body to deal with any difficult walk. Before climbing to the peak, you will be taught how to walk/how we have to move while climbing the peak. You have to study and practice well because your life and success depend upon your skill, knowledge, and endurance.  At night enjoy the view of sparkling stars floating in the clear sky above the cold wind. The most difficult day of the trek will be the summit day. But, the success of the summit and the panorama views of the gigantic mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Nuptse, Cho Oyu, Island peak from the top are jaw-dropping.  Admiring the view of mountains and the mesmerizing beauty of the Everest Region, you will complete the Nirekha Peak Climbing journey.  Every stop along the way will be a wonderful day. Your hard walk will be paid off on the successful summit of Nirekha Peak with memories that last for a lifetime. 


Nepal Tourist Visa and permits details

Visa procedure.

To travel to Nepal, you’ll need a tourist visa that is valid for the period of your stay in Nepal. Better, you have a tourist visa valid for at least 1 month because anything can happen during the trip, and staying in Nepal after your visa expires would result in you paying a penalty.  Apply for a visa at your nearest Embassy of Nepal or obtain an On-Arrival visa at immigration in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. But it’s better to contact your nearest Nepalese Embassy.

Here are the documents that you need, to apply for the tourist visa.

  • The Tourist Visa Application Form for Nepal (Fully completed online and printed)
  • Original Passport with at least 2 blank pages and validity of at least 6 months.
  • Photocopies of your passport’s information page.
  • At least 2 recent passport-sized photos of yourself with white background.
  • Proof of accommodation in Nepal.
  • Valid travel and return flight tickets.
  • A bank statement from the last 3 months with a minimum closing balance of NPR2,00,000.
  • Receipt of the visa fee for Nepal.

Note: 15 days visa that costs USD 30. Our journey is of 20 days, so apply for 30 days tourist visa, which costs USD 50. For 90 days visa costs USD125.

 

Entry permits and Requirements

The Entry Permits that you need for trekking in the Everest region and climbing the Nirekha Peak are;

Trekking permits  Foreign Nationals SAARC nationals Nepali Citizens
1 Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entrance Permit NPR 2,000 per person (for the first 4 weeks)

NPR 2,500 per person (beyond 4 weeks)

NPR 2,000 per person (for the first 4 weeks)

NPR 2,500 per person (beyond 4 weeks)

NPR 2,000 per person (for the first 4 weeks)

NPR 2,500 per person (beyond 4 weeks)

2 Sagarmatha National Park Permit NPR 3,000 per person per entry + 13% vat.

(Approx. 34$)

NPR 1,500 per person per entry +13% vat

(Approx. 15$)

NPR 100 per person per entry +13% vat

(Approx. 1$)

3. NMA Nirekha Peak Climbing Permit Spring (Mar-May)-USD 250.

Autumn (Sep- Nov)- USD 125

Off Season (Jun- Aug, Dec- Feb)- USD 70.

Spring (Mar-May)-USD 250.

Autumn (Sep- Nov)- USD 125

Off Season (Jun- Aug, Dec- Feb)- USD 70.

Spring (Mar-May)-NPR 4,000.

Autumn (Sep- Nov)- NPR 2,000

Off-Season (Jun- Aug, Dec- Feb)- NPR 1,000.

Note- A Khumbu Rural Municipality Entrance permit must be obtained from the Rural Municipality desk at the Lukla checkpoint.

Permits for the Sagarmatha National Park can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Bhirkuti Mandap, Kathmandu, and from the Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate at Monjo. To save time, we recommend that you obtain a Sagarmatha National Park Permit in Kathmandu.

NMA Nirekha Peak Climbing Permit has to be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nagpokhari, Naxal, Kathmandu.

For more information about Trekking Permit here is the link.

(If you are traveling from a travel/trekking agency your agency will arrange all the Permits.)

Documents required to get the Trekking permit.

  • Complete the permit form with your passport details and tour details (Trekking area, Entry and Exit date, and point, Route of Trekking, Emergency contact information for Nepal and your Home country).
  • Passport size photos.
  • Original passport with a valid visa.
  • Photocopies of passport personal information page.
  • Photocopy of travel insurance (Rescue/Heli evacuation included).

For more information contact us.


Travel Insurance

During the journey, you may encounter several unexpected incidents or losses. Trekking in Nepal is an adventurous and occasionally dangerous activity, especially at high altitudes. Trekkers must have travel insurance before visiting Nepal for trekking. During this 20-days journey to Nirekha Peak, you may encounter a physical injury, illness, or an unexpected accident, and all the medical expenses and loss have to be borne by yourself.

Choose an insurance policy that covers all of your possible risks from the start of your journey to your final destination. The following threats should be covered by your travel insurance:

  • Cancellation of Domestic and International flights.
  • Lost and stolen baggage and passport.
  • Hospital and Medical expenses (physical injury, Acute Mountain sickness, Altitude sickness, sudden accident)
  • Emergency rescue such as Helicopter.
  • All high-altitude trek dangers up to 6,500m.

You need to choose your travel insurance wisely so that, in the case of such an incident, your travel insurance will cover the costs.

You can get your travel insurance in either your home country or in Nepal.


Responsible Travel

Everest region is not only the gateway to Mount Everest and many other 6000 above peaks, but is also the homeland of Sherpa. Besides being called the mountainous region, the Everest region is also renowned for the Sherpa’s traditions, Cultures, Tibetan culture, and Eco-friendly environment. As we will be walking through the Sagarmatha National Park, all travelers should travel responsibly. Majority of People in this region practice Buddhism and Tibetan culture. 

You have to respect the local people and their local culture. You can learn some greetings words to exchange greeting respectfully, for example, “Tashi Delek” which means Goodluck/Blessings.  We expect you to dispose of the plastic garbage properly. You might encounter many rare species (Lophophorus, Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, Blood Pleasant, Himalayan Monals, Martens, Tibetan Snowcock, Golden Eagle, and some others) during this journey, rather not disturb them. While visiting the monasteries you have to follow the monastery’s norms. Ask for permission before entering and to click photos in any monasteries. 

Your small act of neglect and disrespect can cause a major problem in the future.

Your responsible travel will help Nepal achieve long-term sustainable tourism.


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