Nirekha Peak Climbing
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Nirekha peak is located in the same chain as the Lobuche summits, just East of the Cho La Col (not to be confused with the famous Cho La pass that is only a few hundred meters away). The peak is in the list of the new NMA 'A' trekking peaks. The normal ascent to the Nirekha Peak is a great and - depending on the conditions - difficult climb. Only experienced climbers should attempt this route, though it is partially saved with fixed ropes. The summit consists of two summit pyramids. It is unclear which one is higher. Clearly the North summit is easier, but requires to cross a difficult crevasse, while the South summit requires one pitch in steep (50°) ice. The first ascent was done by Matt Fioretti and Greg Valentine in April 2003. The second ascent was done by an all women team in October 2003
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Peak Grade: Strenuous/Technical
Trip Duration: 24 days
Trekking Days: 20 days
Climbing Period: 2 days
Maximum Altitude: 6,159m.
Trekking Mode: Lodge/Camp
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trek
Day 03: Flight to Lukla and immediately trek to Phakding.
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazar
Day 05: Acclimatization in Namche Bazaar and little hike.
Day 06: Trek to Dole.
Day 07: Trek to Machermo.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Ri
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo RI and back to Gokyo.
Day 10: Trek to Thangna.
Day 11: Trek to Nirekha Base Camp.
Day 12: Acclimatization and preparation day at Nirekha Base camp.
Day 13: Trek to High Camp.
Day 14: Summit (6169m)Nirekha peak and return to Base Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Zongla via crossing Cho La Pass
Day 16: Trek to Gorakhshep.
Day 17: Trek to Kalapather and return to Labuche.
Day 18: Trek to Dingboche.
Day 19: Trek to Tangboche Monestry.
Day 20: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 21: Trek to Lukla.
Day 22: Flight to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 23: Rest or final shopping day in Kathmandu.
Day 24: Final departure to homeland.
All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English Speaking Cultural guide
Both way domestic Air fare (KTM-LUK-KTM) with airport tax
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system) card
Everest National Park Entry fee
Peak climbing permit
Food for the members on camping basis/ Lodge basis
All camping equipment and camping charges during climbing period
All required group climbing equipments( like fixed ropes, man rope, ice bar, ice screw.....)
All required Nepalese staffs including climbing support sherpa
Climbing support Sherpa equipments
All Nepalese staffs insurance
Company service charge and government taxes etc.
International flight with airport tax.
Nepalese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu
All personal equipment and personal expenses
All personal climbing gears
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
Telephone and internet charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
Staff and porters Tips...