Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing

Scaling the Summit: A Journey Up Mt Nirekha

Duration Duration 19 Days
Meals Meals
  • 18 breakfast
  • 16 Lunch
  • 17 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-night hotel
  • 15-night eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Peak Climbing
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
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Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
6159 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
6-7 hours trek/climbing

Overview of Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing

Mountaineers find an exciting adventure in Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing, Nepal’s stunning Himalayas. This peak, rising about 6,159 meters (20,210 feet), lies in the Khumbu area near Cho La Pass and Everest.

The climb lets climbers tackle various terrains, including icy treks and steep snow slopes, offering a dynamic climbing experience.

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning Views: Experience breathtaking panoramas of famous Himalayan giants like Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.
  • Diverse Terrain: Navigate through various landscapes, including glacial treks, rocky trails, and steep snow slopes.
  • Cultural Immersion: Engage with the Khumbu region’s rich Sherpa culture and traditions.
  • Challenging Ascent: Tackle technical climbing sections, requiring skills in using fixed ropes and ice axes.
  • Remote and Pristine Routes: Enjoy less crowded paths, offering a more serene and untouched climbing experience.
  • High-Altitude Adventure: Test your endurance and skill at an impressive altitude of approximately 6,159 meters (20,210 feet).
  • Wildlife and Flora: Encounter unique Himalayan wildlife and diverse flora throughout the journey.

When climbers take on Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing, they enjoy amazing views of famous mountains like Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Everest. This peak, though less crowded than other Himalayan mountains, requires climbers to be fit and have some basic climbing skills. They often need to use ropes and ice axes, which adds adventure and technical challenge to the climb.

The climb usually begins from either Gokyo village or Lobuche Base Camp, based on the route chosen. Climbers should be prepared for abrupt weather changes and have hiking experience at high altitudes. As climbers progress, they engage with local communities, gaining insights into the vibrant culture and traditions that thrive in these remote regions, enriching the climbing experience with depth and authenticity.

History and Significance of Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing

In April 2003, Matt Fioretti and Greg Valentine led the first-ever climb of Mt Nirekha Peak, marking the beginning of mountaineering on this Himalayan summit. An all-women team’s successful completion of the second climb in October 2003 was a noteworthy accomplishment. Despite its recent entry into Himalayan mountaineering, Mt Nirekha swiftly captured the attention of climbing enthusiasts.

Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal, climbers immediately immerse themselves in the city’s vibrant culture and bustling energy, using their first day for acclimatization and exploration.

    Stay in Kathmandu, climbers engage in a crucial pre-trip meeting, where they connect with their guides and fellow trekkers to discuss their upcoming journey.

    Here, they review the itinerary, check equipment, and understand the unique challenges of Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing, including safety protocols and altitude considerations, ensuring everyone is well-informed and prepared for the adventure.

    Accommodation: The Everest Hotel
    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860m), then Trek to Phakding (2,610m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 3-4 hours

    The picturesque flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, a little village at 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) in the heart of the Himalayas, is the first leg of the trek to Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing.

    Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla is well known for its small runway and high altitude, making for an adventurous journey beginning.

    Upon arrival in Lukla, climbers start their trek towards Phakding, located at 2,652 meters (8,700 feet).

    With stunning Himalayan peaks in the background and verdant surroundings, the path winds past traditional Sherpa settlements along the Dudh Koshi River, providing the ideal combination of natural beauty and cultural diversity.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 3: Trek from Phakding (2,610m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 5-6 hours

    The journey to Namche Bazaar, at 3,440 meters (11,286 feet), is vital to the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing trek.

    This path offers beautiful views and leads you across several suspension bridges.

    Namche Bazaar is a lively Sherpa town with many teahouses, stores, and amazing views of the mountains.

    Staying overnight here is very important for getting used to the high altitude. This rest helps climbers prepare for the next part of their adventure.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 4: Acclimatization Day at Namche Bazaar (3,440m)

    While in Namche Bazaar, climbers can explore this vibrant Sherpa town, known as the heart of the Everest region.

    It is a chance to experience local culture, visit traditional Sherpa homes, and enjoy the various shops and cafes.

    Nearby attractions include the Sherpa Museum, which offers insights into the local culture and mountaineering history, and the Everest View Hotel, known for its stunning panoramic views of Everest and the surrounding peaks.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Dole (4,200m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 6-7 hours

    The trek to Dole, situated at an elevation of 4,110 meters (13,484 feet), marks a gradual ascent through the beautiful Khumbu region.

    This leg of the journey takes climbers through dense rhododendron forests, over rugged trails, and past yak pastures, with the trail offering increasingly spectacular views of the Himalayan giants.

    Dole, a small settlement with basic lodging facilities, serves as a perfect stopover, providing climbers a chance to rest and acclimatize.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 6: Trek from Dole (4,200m) to Machhermo (4,470m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 5-6 hours

    The trek from Dole to Machhermo, reaching an altitude of 4,470 meters (14,665 feet), presents an engaging trail that winds through the Himalayan wilderness.

    Trekkers get the opportunity to see the distinctive flora and animals of the area as they travel through picturesque scenery with alpine meadows and little streams.

    Charming Machhermo is a hamlet renowned for breathtaking views of the surrounding highlands. It provides a peaceful setting for trekkers to rest and acclimate before continuing their ascent in the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing adventure.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 7: Trek from Machhermo (4,470m) to Gokyo (4,790m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours

    The trek to Gokyo, at 4,800 meters (15,744 feet), takes climbers through some of the Himalayas’ most beautiful scenery.

    As you go higher, you walk along a path surrounded by amazing glacial lakes and the Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal’s longest glacier.

    The peaceful surroundings and the bright blue Gokyo Lakes create a captivating experience.

    When climbers reach Gokyo, they find a peaceful village surrounded by impressive mountains.

    This beautiful village is a place to rest and see the stunning and spiritually significant Gokyo Lakes.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 8: Acclimatization Day at Gokyo (4,790m)

    Exploring Gokyo Ri or the Gokyo Lakes offers climbers a chance to experience some of the most stunning vistas in the region.

    Climbers who trek to Gokyo Ri, a summit next to the settlement, are rewarded with expansive vistas of the Himalayan peaks, including Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and Everest.

    These lakes, set amidst the rugged mountain terrain, are a visual treat and hold great religious significance, making this exploration a blend of natural beauty and cultural richness.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 9: Trek from Gokyo (4,790m) to Thaknak (4,750m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours

    The trek from Gokyo to Thaknak, at an elevation of 4,700 meters (15,419 feet), is a captivating journey that takes climbers through the heart of the Himalayan landscape.

    This segment of the trek involves navigating rugged terrain, with the path often winding along moraines and offering views of the region’s impressive glaciers.

    Reaching Thaknak, climbers find a small, serene settlement that serves as an ideal stop for rest and acclimatization.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Trek from Thaknak (4,750m) to Nirekha Base Camp (5,100m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 5-6 hours

    The trek to Nirekha Base Camp, situated at 5,400 meters (17,717 feet), marks a significant phase in the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing journey.

    They experience a sense of adventure and seclusion as they travel through some of the most secluded and unexplored areas of the Himalayas en route to the base camp.

    Upon reaching Nirekha Base Camp, climbers encounter a stunning landscape that becomes the launching point for their summit bid.

    In a quiet and stunning location surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers, the base camp offers climbers a chance to rest, acclimate to the altitude, and get ready for the demanding and complex ascent.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11-12: Acclimatization and Preparation at Nirekha Base Camp (5,100m)

    At Nirekha Base Camp, climbers take essential time to rest and prepare for the upcoming ascent.

    This period is crucial for acclimatizing to high altitude and ensuring all gear and supplies are in order.

    The climbers also use this time to review climbing techniques and strategies with their guides, discuss safety measures, and mentally prepare for the challenges of the summit climb.

    To increase the likelihood of a successful and secure ascent of Mount Nirekha, this period of rest and preparation is essential.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 13: Summit Day and Return to Base Camp (5,100m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 8-10 hours

    The summit climb of Mt Nirekha, reaching 6,159 meters (20,210 feet), is the pinnacle of the expedition.

    Climbers embark on this challenging ascent early in the morning, navigating through steep ice and snow-covered slopes, often using fixed ropes and crampons.

    The climb, demanding both physically and mentally, rewards with breathtaking views from the summit, encompassing a vast expanse of the Himalayan range and a profound sense of achievement.

    After a brief, exhilarating time at the summit, climbers begin their descent back to Nirekha Base Camp.

    Reaching the base camp again offers a moment of relief and accomplishment, marking the successful completion of the summit climb and a chance to rest after the day’s demanding endeavors.

    Accommodation: Tented Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 14: Trek from Nirekha Base Camp (5,100m) to Gokyo (4,790m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 6-7 hours

    After the successful summit of Mt Nirekha, climbers embark on the return trek to Gokyo, retracing their steps through the stunning Himalayan landscape.

    This journey is a time for reflection on the accomplishment, with the path offering familiar yet captivating views of glaciers, peaks, and the serene Gokyo Lakes.

    Reaching Gokyo again provides a comforting sense of familiarity and a well-deserved opportunity for rest in this tranquil Himalayan village.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 15: Trek from Gokyo (4,790m) to Dole (4,200m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 6-7 hours

    The trek from Gokyo to Dole involves descending through the picturesque Himalayan terrain, passing through forests, alpine meadows, and charming settlements.

    The trail leads trekkers back to Dole, a serene and welcoming village amidst the high-altitude landscape.

    After a day of hiking, travelers may look forward to a cozy rest stop in Dole on this leg of the voyage, which combines natural beauty with cultural immersion.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 16: Trek from Dole (4,200m) to Namche Bazaar (3,440m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 6-7 hours

    The trek from Dole to Namche Bazaar is a return journey through the enchanting Khumbu region.

    Climbers follow the familiar trail, descending through lush forests, crossing suspension bridges, and enjoying the picturesque views.

    The path leads them back to Namche Bazaar, the bustling Sherpa town known as the gateway to the high Himalayas.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 17: Trek from Namche Bazaar (3,440m) to Lukla (2,860m) - Trekking Hours: Approximately 6-7 hours

    The trek’s final leg involves the journey from Namche Bazaar to Lukla.

    Climbers descend through the scenic terrain, retracing their steps across suspension bridges and through traditional Sherpa villages.

    It is a time for reflection on the incredible adventure and a chance to savor the last moments in the Himalayas before concluding the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing expedition.

    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 18: Return to Kathmandu

    The Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing adventure concludes with a scenic flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Climbers get one last look at the magnificent Himalayas on this quick but exhilarating flight before arriving in Nepal’s vibrant capital.

    Upon arrival in Kathmandu, climbers are greeted with the vibrancy and culture of the city, marking the end of their high-altitude expedition.

    It is a time to reflect on the remarkable journey and celebrate the achievements before departing for home or further adventures.

    Accommodation: The Everest Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 19: Departure or Further Exploration

    As the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing expedition draws to a close in Kathmandu, climbers decide to depart and bid farewell to the enchanting Himalayas or extend their journey for further exploration in Nepal.

    On the other hand, for the brave adventurers eager to delve deeper into Nepal’s treasures, extending the trip is a gateway to endless exploration.

    Nepal boasts a plethora of trekking routes, each with its unique charm, from the Annapurna Circuit to the remote trails of Langtang.

    Cultural experiences abound, from immersing oneself in the ancient city of Bhaktapur to exploring the serene beauty of Pokhara.

    Whether it’s further mountain escapades or cultural discoveries, extending the journey in Nepal ensures that the adventure continues, leaving climbers with a profound connection to this awe-inspiring country.

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops and transfers to hotel.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with entrance fees
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses for Trekking, and tented accommodation during Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing
  • Three times meals during the Trekking and climbing period
  • All necessary staff with experienced English-speaking climbing guide, cook, assistant climbing leader (one assistant guide for five trekkers), and Sherpa porters
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight ticket
  • All necessary paperwork like Nirekha Peak Climbing Permits, TIMS, Local Tax, etc
  • Mountaineering camping and climbing equipment: high-quality equipment like North Face or Mountain Hardwar tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment
  • Travel and rescue arrangements provide
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes

What is excluded

  • Nepal Visa fee and International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing
  • Altitude chamber or oxygen
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide on your request
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills, mineral/boiled water, shower, etc
  • Tips for a trekking crew member


During the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing expedition, climbers can expect accommodation options and hearty meals to sustain them throughout the journey. Accommodation typically consists of a mix of teahouses, lodges, and camping, depending on the location along the trek.

Teahouses and lodges offer cozy rooms with basic amenities, providing a comfortable resting place after trekking. At higher altitudes and closer to the base camp, climbers often use camping due to limited infrastructure.


Regarding meals, climbers are treated to various local and international dishes, emphasizing energy-rich foods to fuel the demanding trek. A menu consisting of noodles, soups, vegetables, meat and eggs, and dal bhat—a classic Nepali dinner of rice and lentil soup—should be expected.

If climbers provide dietary restrictions in advance, the kitchen can typically accommodate them, ensuring they receive healthful meals to stay energized for the trials of climbing Mt Nirekha Peak.

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    Climbing Gear

    • Mountaineering boots
    • Crampons
    • Ice axe
    • Climbing harness
    • Carabiners
    • Ascender
    • Helmet


    • Base layers (moisture-wicking)
    • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
    • Waterproof and windproof jacket and pants
    • Climbing pants
    • Gloves and mittens
    • Hat and balaclava
    • Gaiters

    Trekking Gear

    • Backpack
    • Trekking poles
    • Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
    • Sleeping pad
    • Headlamp with extra batteries
    • Sunglasses with UV protection

    Technical Equipment

    • Ropes
    • Snow pickets
    • Ice screws
    • Pulleys and prusiks
    • Snow shovel

    Personal Items

    • Sunscreen
    • Lip balm
    • Water bottles and water purification tablets
    • Personal hygiene items
    • First aid kit

    Navigation and Communication

    • Map and compass
    • GPS device
    • Communication devices (e.g., satellite phones)

    Camping Equipment

    • Tent
    • Cooking stove and fuel
    • Cookware and utensils
    • Lightweight, high-energy food


    • Duffle bags or waterproof bags
    • Camera for capturing stunning views
    • Cash for tips and additional expenses

    Essential Information

    Best Time to Climb Mt Nirekha Peak

    The best time to climb Mt Nirekha Peak is either from April to May before the monsoon season or from October to November after the monsoon. Climbers can enjoy safe and pleasant weather in the Himalayas during these months because of the consistent weather, bright skies, and temperate temperatures.

    You won’t have to worry about extreme cold or heavy snowfall. You’ll see beautiful rhododendrons and lush green landscapes in spring, making the trek visually appealing.

    In the fall season, the air is crisp, visibility is excellent, and you can witness the stunning colors of autumn foliage. Both seasons offer the best chances of reaching the summit successfully and experiencing the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

    Difficulty Levels of Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing

    Climbing Mt Nirekha Peak presents varying levels of difficulty throughout the expedition. The Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing trekking portion, leading up to Nirekha Base Camp, involves moderate difficulty as climbers navigate rugged trails and high altitudes. Basic trekking skills and a good level of physical fitness are essential for this phase, along with acclimatization to the increasing altitude.

    In the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing expedition, climbers consider the summit climb challenging as they confront steep ice and snow-covered slopes, often necessitating the use of fixed ropes and technical gear. Strong mountaineering abilities, prior high-altitude experience, and the capacity to handle the psychological and physical strain of harsh environments are prerequisites for this section.

    The Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing expedition suits climbers with previous trekking and mountaineering experience, a high fitness level, and a willingness to push their limits in a challenging but rewarding environment.

    Climbing Permits

    Climbing permits are a vital aspect of the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing expedition. Climbers are required to obtain the necessary permits from the Nepalese government, typically trekking and climbing permits for the Khumbu region.

    These permits are essential for legal and safety reasons, allowing climbers to access the designated routes, receive support from local authorities and guides, and ensure compliance with environmental and conservation regulations. I think it’s important to arrange these permits beforehand to make sure you have a smooth and authorized journey to the summit of Mt Nirekha.


    Insurance is a crucial component of the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing expedition. Climbers are strongly encouraged to obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance that includes coverage for mountaineering and high-altitude hiking.

    In the event of unanticipated circumstances like accidents, medical emergencies, evacuations, or travel cancellations, this insurance offers financial protection. It ensures climbers access to proper medical care and assistance in the remote Himalayan region, offering peace of mind and security throughout the adventure.

    Route Options to Summit Mount Nirekha Peak

    Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing offers two routes, each with unique features. The preferred option begins from Kangshung Base Camp at 5250 meters, taking around 9 hours. Alternatively, there’s a route from Lake Base Camp at 5050 meters, requiring approximately 11 hours. Climbers typically choose the Kangshung route for its ease and shorter duration. The ascent involves navigating through ice and snow, addressing deep glacial crevasses, and conquering steep ice slopes.

    Starting from Chola Pass Base Camp, a narrow trail heads north to Nirekha Base Camp, just before the glacier. The Kangshung side glacier is generally safe, with a few mostly harmless crevasses. It takes two to three hours to hike from Base Camp to High Camp. The climbing route ascends the southwest face, characterized by hard blue ice. The journey to the Nirekha summit ridge presents challenges, including several deep crevasses along the way.

    Physical Fitness Requirements

    Physical fitness is a fundamental requirement for the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing expedition. Climbers must possess excellent cardiovascular endurance, strength, and stamina to cope with the challenging trekking and summit climb. For successful high-altitude acclimatization, climbers must ascend to extreme altitudes, and we highly recommend having prior trekking or mountaineering experience.

    Adequate preparation through cardio workouts, strength training, and long-distance trekking is crucial to ensure that climbers are physically prepared for the demands of this Himalayan adventure.

    Understanding Altitude Sickness

    Acute mountain sickness (AMS), commonly known as altitude sickness, is a possibility for climbers participating in the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing expedition because of the high heights reached. Climbers experience it when they reach high altitudes too rapidly, and their bodies are unable to adjust to the lower oxygen levels.

    The symptoms, which could include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and exhaustion, can vary from little discomfort to a serious illness. Three essential techniques for reducing the risk of altitude sickness are proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and rising gradually.

    To guarantee their safety and well-being, climbers should actively identify the signs, stay in contact with their guides, and be prepared to descend to lower elevations as needed.

    Local Guide and Porter Services

    Local guide and porter services are invaluable for the Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing expedition. Local guides possess extensive knowledge of the terrain, weather conditions, and cultural insights, providing essential guidance and safety throughout the journey. They actively assist with route navigation, ensure climbers undergo proper acclimatization, and are trained to respond to emergencies.

    On the other hand, porters shoulder the burden of heavy equipment and supplies, allowing climbers to focus on the trek. Their assistance lightens the load and enhances the overall experience, making it safer and more enjoyable for climbers as they tackle the challenges of Mt Nirekha.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The best times for the climb are during two primary seasons: the pre-monsoon period from April to May and the post-monsoon period from October to November. These months offer stable weather conditions with clear skies and milder temperatures.

    There are two standard route options for Mt Nirekha Peak Climbing. One starts from Gokyo village, leading through the Gokyo Lakes region, while the other starts from Lobuche Base Camp, offering a different perspective of the Himalayas.

    Climbers must be in excellent physical condition with muscular cardiovascular endurance, strength, and stamina. Prior trekking or mountaineering experience and high-altitude acclimatization are essential.

    Yes, climbers need to obtain necessary permits from the Nepalese government, typically trekking and climbing permits for the Khumbu region. Trekking agencies can assist with arranging these permits.

    For the summit ascent, climbers need specific equipment such as trekking boots, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and helmets. High-quality gear is essential and can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu.

    The risk of altitude sickness might arise from very high altitudes. Proper acclimatization, hydration, and gradual ascent are vital strategies to prevent and manage altitude sickness. Descending to lower altitudes if symptoms occur is crucial for safety.

    Safety measures include experienced guides, porters, and support staff trained to handle emergencies. Communication equipment, first-aid kits, and evacuation plans are in place to ensure climbers’ safety.

    Yes, hiring local guides and porters is expected and highly recommended. Trekking agencies can help arrange their services and play a crucial role in supporting climbers throughout the journey.

    Climbers should prepare by bringing appropriate cold-weather clothing, including down jackets, thermal layers, and waterproof outer shells. Adequate gear and clothing are essential for protection against harsh weather.

    While on the expedition, climbers should respect local customs and traditions, including Buddhist practices. Being mindful of local culture and respecting the communities encountered along the trek is essential.


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