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Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

26 Days Itinerary


Kyajo Ri Peak Expedition Trip Overview

Kyajo Ri (6186m) is a semi-technical summit located in Nepal’s Everest area. Adventure seekers interested in Kyajo Ri expedition can do it without having to deal with a lot of crowds because it hasn’t been long since the mountain opened for climbing. The trip to the summit and back can be enjoyed in entirety.

Kyajo Ri Peak is an attractive peak in Nepal’s Khumbu and Everest region. It is the tallest peak on the Khumbu Himal range’s southern flanks, which extends north of Namche Bazaar. Kyajo Ri Expedition is a difficult peak climbing approved by the Nepalese Ministry of Tourism only after 2002.

A British and French expedition team made the first ascent of Kyajo Ri Peak. The Kyajo Ri Expedition and Mountaineering combines steep alpine ice with easy rock climbing. Additionally, it provides difficult ascents to summits exceeding 8000 meters, including as Mt. Everest (8848m), Mt. Lhotse (8516m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m), and other magnificent high peaks in the Khumbu Himal range.

Kyajo Ri Peak Expedition is normally ascended from the south face. Compared to other routes, this climbing path has fewer dangers like rockfall or avalanches. In a few parts, the climb involves mixed climbing of rock, snow, and ice on steep pitches. 

If you’re seeking for adventure on peaks higher than 6000 meters, Kyajo Ri is the best peak to climb. Kyajo Ri expedition will enhance your mountaineering abilities and provide you a spectacular Himalayan alpine expedition experience.

Climbing Highlights

  • Staying in a personalized tent where you have your own private space during the expedition
  • Being nourished by freshly cooked meals every day, made by our team
  • Knowing that you are being looked after by a team that prioritizes safety above all else
  • Enjoying hassle-free preparation since our team provides you with all necessary climbing gear (besides personal gear)
  • Getting advice and hands-on experience before the summit push, thanks to on-site climbing orientation provided by our highly skilled team members

Trip Highlights

  • Thrilling flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport with overhead views of mesmerizing Himalayan peaks
  • Basking in the peace and solitude of this off-the-beaten path summit expedition route that was only opened for trekking in 2002
  • Managing to summit a 6,000m Himalayan peak in a relatively short period of time
  • Taking on a technically pleasing challenge, which includes a combination of moderate rock climbing and steep alpine snow and ice
  • Spending time in the pristine, hidden valley that is home to Kyajo Ri basecamp, which is south-facing so you get spectacular views when the sun hits the surrounding ice and snow
  • Improving your alpine mountaineering skills in an area that contains less natural hazards such as avalanches and rock falls

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival at the Nepali airport of Tribhuvan. After completing the necessary visa procedures and collecting your bags from the airport, kindly make your way to the arrivals hall exit. Just outside the arrivals area, your trip leader will be waiting to greet you and accompany you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. 

Day 2 Kathmandu Exploration and preparation for the expedition

After your arrival to Kathmandu, you can explore nearby heritage sites and enjoy the vibe of Kathmandu valley. You will be briefed about your trekking program that will commence from the following day. You can utilize this time to make arrangements for any trek equipment that you may have missed.

Day 3 Kathmandu to Ramechhap and Ramechhap exploration

In order to take a flight to Lukla, we will drive to Ramechhap from Kathmandu via our private vehicle. We will explore the Ramechhap district and spend a night here.

Day 4 Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding

After breakfast, we will drive to Manthali for an early morning flight to Lukla. We will arrive at Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla after flying over the stunning green and white mountains. One of the world’s scenic aviation routes ends with a landing on a hillside surrounded by tall mountains. We arrive in Lukla, where we are greeted by the rest of the team. Following some packing and preparations, we beg

Day 5 Trek to Namche Bazar

Our journey will continue along the Dudh Koshi River, passing through a pine forest. We will arrive at Monjo after multiple suspension bridge crossings and traveling through the villages of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar, and Chumoa. This is referred to as the Sagarmatha National Park’s entrance. We will descend from the park and reach the river. We will continue on to lofty Hillary Bridge, which is situated at the base of the hill, after crossing another suspension bridge. We will cross this bridge and then ascend a hill to the Namche Bazaar. A lodge in Namche Bazaar will be our home for the night.

Day 6 Rest and Acclimatization at Namche Bazar

This day is designated for acclimatization. Health professionals advise to avoid inactivity by remaining active and moving about even on rest days. For this day, there are a few possibilities available. We may either trek up to the Everest View Hotel and take in a close-up view of the magnificent Everest or we can stroll around Namche’s charming villages and get to know the Sherpa people and their rich culture. You may also visit the community museum, which has exhibits showcasing the local flora and wildlife and the history of the Mount Everest region, either in Namche village or after returning from the trip to the Everest View Hotel.

Day 7  Trek to Dole

We will be trekking to Dole for four hours after leaving Namche. We will take the conventional route to Everest Base Camp till Sanasa, where we will trek uphill to Mongla (4000m), which will meet us with beautiful mountain vistas. We will climb to Dole via a rhododendron woodland after crossing Phortse Tenga. At Sanasa, the trekking routes to Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass converge. We will stay overnight in Dole.

Day 8 Trek to Machhermo

Early in the morning, we will depart from our tent in Dole and go up the valley while passing through a juniper forest. Yaks may be seen grazing on the lush green flora as we approach the summer village area. From our tent, we will take in the stunning views of Cho Oyu Mountain, Kantega Peak, and Thamserku Mountain. We will spend the night at Machhermo.

Day 9 Trek to Gokyo

We will depart from Machhermo and go to Pangka through the charming route. After descending from Pangka, we will briefly follow the river that flows from Nepal’s biggest glacier system, the Ngozumpa, before ascending through a rugged region to reach the holy lake. We will arrive at the second lake after traveling down the glacier to Cho La (5420m). We may reach the third lake, also known as Dudh Pokhari, by taking a short stroll from the second lake. Gokyo is located on the eastern edge of Dudh Pokhari. We will stay overnight in Gokyo.

Day 10 Hike to Gokyo Ri and Overnight at Gokyo

We can lower our stress level on this day of relaxation. Additionally, it will help in proper altitude acclimatization. Gokyo has lodges available. The two main attractions of Gokyo are Fifth Lake and Gokyo Ri. Gokyo Ri is one of Everest’s top viewing locations. For the night, we will head back to our campsite in Gokyo.

Day 11 Trek to Lungden via Renjo La Pass

Early in the morning, after leaving Gokyo, we will enter a valley and make our way uphill via an ice and rock slope to the base of the Renjo La Pass. Renjo La is a difficult mountain to climb. We will reach the summit of Renjo La pass after a tough 3- to 4-hour hike. One of the best views in Solukhumbu may be seen from the peak of Renjo La (5435m). From Renjola, we will enjoy views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cholaste, Tabuche peak, and other peaks and ranges. We will descend from the pass via stone stairs in order to get at the glacier lake. We will arrive at the small town of Lungden after walking along the trail along the glacier lake.

Day 12 Trek to Thame

We will follow the trek via historic, walled Sherpa villages after an early breakfast in Lungden (4500m). Himalayan animals like yak and deer are common in the area. We will arrive in Thame by traveling along the historic trading route between Nepal and Tibet. To go to Namche Bazaar,Tibetans must pass across Nagpa La Pass. Thame will be our home for the night.

Day 13 Trek to Mende

We leave for Mende after breakfast, where we spend the night before traveling to Kyajo Ri Base Camp

Day 14 Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp

This path is quite simple. After leaving Mende, we will go to the pass through a rocky yak track. After crossing the pass, we will arrive in the Kyajo Drangka valley, which is located south of Kyajo Ri. The route offers beautiful views of the summits Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Pacharmo, and other peaks. We will arrive at a flat empty space along the river, where we will set up camp and spend the night.

Day 15 Rest at the best camp and prepare for the further journey

At Base Camp, we’ll take a break and get ready for Kyajo Ri’s trials. You will be taught Peak climbing skills. Additionally, you will learn how to correctly use climbing equipment such as an ice axe, crampons, harness, and ascender. If you find yourself in a challenging circumstance, you will be made aware of what to do.

Day 16 Move Up to the Camp 1

After a day of relaxation and a few hours of practice the day before, we’ll try to get to Camp 1. We continue on through a grassy ridge before climbing up a steep area with stones and pebbles to Camp 1. We’ll locate a level spot for Camp 1. Our campsite is beautiful, with sweeping views of the neighboring mountains. We will spend a night in Camp 1.

Day 17 Rest and acclimatization day

We can properly acclimatize our body on this day by taking rest. You should save your energy for the last ascent to Kyajo Ri. Drink a lot of water. We will Spend the night in Camp 1.

Day 18 Move up to camp 2

The ascent to Camp 2 is more difficult than the ascent to Camp 1. We have to climb a 55-degree slope. The path is slippery as we trek between glaciers. For Camp 2, we will locate a clean spot close to a glacial lake. The campground offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 19 Summit Kyajo Ri and descend to Camp 2

This is going to be a long and exhausting day, but the scenery and the adventure make the journey worthwhile. We will begin our trek before daylight. We will travel across boulders and glaciers before reaching the Southwestern Ridge after a quick breakfast. To reach the peak of Kyajo Ri, we will trek across snow, ice, and a tiny bit of rock. We will stay on the peak for a while to take pictures before descending to Camp 2, where we will spend the night.

Day 20 Contingency day for any delays

This is a free day that has been included in the plan so that, even if difficulties arise when peak-climbing, our timetable will continue uninterrupted. The success of the journey depends on a number of factors, including the weather and the health of our crewmates. The contingency day will be helpful in this situation to keep to the plan.

Day 21 Descend to Base Camp

We will descend to Kyajo Ri Base Camp from Camp 2. We will toast the successful ascent of Kyajo Ri and Spend the night in Base Camp.

Day 22 Trek to Namche Bazar

After leaving Kyajo Ri Base Camp, we’ll travel back to Namche Bazaar. The route is straightforward, and for the majority of the walk, we’ll be following the downhill track. To get to Namche, where we’ll spend the night, we’ll drive through rhododendron forests and little Sherpa towns.

Day 23 Trek to Lukla

We’ll descend the slope from Namche to the bridge across the Dudh Koshi River. As we continue on, we will reach Monjo, where we must complete the necessary paperwork at the Sagarmatha National Park checkpoint. Retracing our steps, we’ll head back to Phakding for lunch before continuing on to Lukla. There are prayer flags and stones along the simple, colorful route. In Lukla, we’ll spend the night in a lodge. With our Sherpa porters and guides, who we have gotten to know very well and who we now consider dear friends, we later celebrate our successful completion of the journey.

Day 24 Fly to Kathmandu

We get up early, have our breakfast, and prepare for the arrival of our plane to  travel back to Kathmandu. We will be welcomed by office representatives at the Kathmandu airport upon arrival, and they will drive us to your accommodation. Your remaining time today is free for your own activities.

Day 25 Kathmandu Outing

This is the leisure day where you will be on your own. A wonderful idea is to take a day trip in Kathmandu. You may also go shopping at Thamel, a popular tourist destination where you can buy gifts for your family like handicrafts and artwork.

Day 26 International Departure

This is the day of departure where we will bid you farewell. You will be returning to your home with tons of memories of this adventurous journey.

**Time stamps are approximate and based on individual pase ( half and hour’s time difference is likely ) – depending upon breaks and stops

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