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Nirekha (6,159 m) is located in the Khumbu region close to the well-known
Cho La crossing between Gokyo and Lobuche. This peak lies just west of
Lobuche West
It’s a great route for experienced alpine climbers. The ascent is mostly on
ice and snow but demands good fitness and acclimatization as most of the
difficult climbing is above 5,800 m.
Though the peak can be reached via the valley above Dragnag on the route
to the Cho La pass, it is easier and safer to start at Kanchung Base Camp
m) near the Gaunara Glacier. The summit is reachable in nine hours
from there in good conditions.
Both routes converge on the Cho La Col (5,690 m) and continue along the
West-Ridge that consists of snow and loose rock getting continually steeper
towards the summit. There are two distinct summits of near equal height and
the South Summit is easier to reach.
Peak Facts
Permit group: A
Height: 6159 m - 20206 ft
Latitude: 27.95950000
Longitude: 86.78994400
Location: Khumbu
Duration: 18 Days
Days 1-9:
Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu.
Trek to Namche Bazaar and on towards
Gokyo and its beautiful lakes. After the
crossing the Cho La (pass) with its
incredible view of Everest, descend to
Dragnag then Kanchung Base Camp.
Days 10-14:
Days 15-18:
Return to Lukla and fly to
Kathmandu. The itinerary can easily
be made longer to include a visit to
Everest Base Camp.