Nirekha (6,159 m) is located in the Khumbu region close to well known Cho La crossing between Gokyo Lobuche. Nirekha 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 rout to Cho La pass, it is easier and safer to start at Kanchung Base Camp (5,250) 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 consist of snow and loose rocks getting continually steeper towards the summit. There are two distinct summits of near equal height and the South Summit is easier to reach.
Permit group: A
Height: 6159 m – 20206 ft
Days 1-9: Fly to Lukla from Kathmandu Trek to Namche Bazaar and on towards Gokyo and towards its beautiful lakes. After the crossing, the Cho La (pass) with its incredible views of Everest, descends to Dragnag then Kanchung Base Camp.
Days 10-14: Climbing
Days 15-19: Return to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu. The itinerary can easily be made longer to include a visit to the Everest Base camp.