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We will be staying at Hotel Royal singi Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Nirekha Peak Climbing 17 days trek is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountai Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Nirekha Peak climbing is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
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Nirekha Peak Climbing is an exciting mountain adventure that begins in Kathmandu. Next, we fly to Lukla and begin trekking from there. We trek in the famous ‘Khumbu’ region of Nepal which is also the cultural heartland of the famous ‘Sherpas’. We reach the base camp of Nirekha Peak after crossing the Cho La Pass at 5368 m. It has not been long since Nirekha Peak (6159 m) was open for climbing. Therefore, it is less crowded and provides a truly unique mountain climbing experience for seasoned climbers. From the summit of Nirekha Peak, the magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and other Himalayas are ours to marvel at. On our trip, we also climb Gokyo Ri, trek alongside the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal and tour the beautiful Gokyo Lakes which are the world’s highest freshwater lakes. We also reach the Everest base camp and Kalapathhar which are two of the most popular sites in the Everest region. Kalapathhar is considered as the best vantage point for up-close views of Everest and nearby Himalayas.
After landing at the Kathmandu airport, Discovery Mountain Trek will take you to the hotel Radisson. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening you will have details briefing for your trek.
We take an early morning flight to Lukla which is where all Everest treks begin. We meet the rest of our team in Lukla and start trekking from there. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding.
Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside of the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region.
We can tour Namche Bazaar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, internet cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. We can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we can trek to Khumjung village. Today we also visit the Hillary School and a monastery which houses a yeti scalp!
After Namche, we separate from the classical route of Everest Base Camp and walk into the left corner onward Thame Village. It is the oldest village of Sherpas, used to be a trade route to Tibet. About 150m above the town there is the Thame Gompa, a picturesque monastery set amongst the many homes of Lamas and lay people.
We climb up to reach to the Sumdar Peak which is quite unknown but rich in beauty of nature as a climb mountain above Thame and thus very little frequented. This is why it is not so easy to climb. Technically not difficult, and we will climbing up to 1000m from Thame. From where we have outstanding view on the Himalayan vista. After all back to Thame.
From Thame the trail heads north to Thame Teng and on through several small villages such as Chanakpa, Taranga, crossing through the yak field to reach Marlung village, We walk approx 1 and half hours at deserted hill side to reach Lungdeng where we will overnight at basic guest house.
This day is a big day! Crossing the Renjo La will be difficult to climb due to the altitude and its nature of walking. Typically the weather is clear at spring from March to May and from Sep to Nov thus the prospects for favorable conditions are excellent. Upon on reaching to the top of Renjola, the views are just outstanding. Walking onward to Gokyo involves a glacier walk for sometimes where carefully waking required, and then the entire walking to Gokyo is via easy walking down.
Walk Early in this morning we hike up to Gokyo Ri from where the view offers Mt. Everest, Makalu, cho oyu, Lhotse, cholache, taboche, thamserku pumori and many more. This will be unforgettable life time memories and enjoy around the top. We have a great memories and stroll back an hour’s to Gokyo for breakfast. We trek down to Thaknak for the overnight passing through the Nazhumba glacier.
We start our trek after lunch, today we have an easy day gradual walk up to the Nirekha Peak Base Camp . Our guide will give you training for climbing techniques and the best ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender. The training will also include knot making and using ropes to move up and down. We can spend the remainder of the day resting for the next day’s climb.
Today we start our adventure which is summiting the Nirekha Peak. We get up at midnight for breakfast and begin trekking from 1:00 am. We begin our trek on a flat snow-covered trail before ascending on a steep path towards high camp. The peak is very technical and from high camp with a gradual ascent of about 20 degrees followed by a very steep ascent on a narrow ridge. Both main rope and fixed ropes will be used. We also come across a few crevasses before reaching the summit. From the summit, we get excellent views of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Tawache, Cholatse, Pumori, Changri and others. After a safe and successful trip to the top, we safely make our way down to the Base camp.
This is a separate day reserved for any contingency. If we are not able to summit the Nirekha Peak on the day as planned due to bad weather or any unforeseen event, this day can be use.
Today we descend on a trail next to the Ngozumba Glacier. We pass through Phangaa village which was hit by a big avalanche in 1995 killing forty people. From here, we descend further and pass a chorten. We continue our walk to Machermo.
We start our trek gradual up and down to and passing through several villages like Luza, Dole and Portse Thanga where we have our lunch, then we start to climb until Mong-la, After passing Mong we descend down on stone steps and are in company of the beautiful Mani Walls. We continue our walk Kyangjuma.
We walk ascend and descend on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest until Namche Bazaar, then we walk on a rocky terrain, It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Phakding.
We began our trek by crossing the first suspension bridge today, it is mostly a uphill pass by several villages, after reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest and today we will be our last day on the mountain with our staff.
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching in Kathmandu transfer to hotel and Afternoon we start our visit to two of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. Discovery Mountain Trek drop you at airport a few hours before the scheduled flight.