Activities: Trekking Peak Climbing
Accommodation: Lodge and Tent Camp.
Transportation: By Flight to Lukla
Best Season: Autumn and Spring.
Maximum Altitude: 6169 m
Duration: 19 days
Trip Grade: Strenuous Plus
Nirekha peak (6186m), Nepal, is in the same chain as the Lobuche summits, east of the Cho La Col (not to be confused with the famous Cho La pass a few hundred meters away). The peak is in the list of the new 'A' trekking peaks, for which in 2006 a peak fee of $500 had to be paid.
The normal ascent to the Nirekha Peak is a great and — depending on the conditions — difficult climb, at difficulty AD+/D-. 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. The north summit is easier but requires to cross a difficult crevasse, while the south summit requires one pitch in steep 50° ice.
The Kanchung BC is the preferable starting point, from the lake camp it is hardly doable in one day. Both ascents are scenically beautiful.
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.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trip preparation. (B)
Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,800m), and commence trek to Phakding (2,640m)(B, L, D)
Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,446m)(B, L, D)
Day 05: Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar and visit Khumjung Village (3,790m)(B, L, D)
Day 06: Trek to Dole (4,200m)(B, L, D)
Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (4,410m)(B, L, D)
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Machhermo(B, L, D)
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo (4,790m)(B, L, D)
Day 10: Explore Day in Gokyo (4790m)(B, L, D)
Day 11: Trek to Thangnak (4,700m)(B, L, D)
Day 12: Thangnak to Nirekha Base Camp via Choo La Pass (5,330m)(B, L, D)
Day 13: Climbing to High Camp (B, L, D)
Day 14: Climbing to Summit (6,159m)(B, L, D)
Day 15: Trek to Pangboche (3,901m)(B, L, D)
Day 16: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,446m)(B, L, D)
Day 17: Trek back to Lukla (2,800m)(B, L, D)
Day 18: Early morning, Fly back to Kathmandu.(B)
Day 19: Final departure for your onward destination.(B)