Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

Trip Fact

  1. Trip Code:
    KRPC
  2. Trip Price:
    from $3525 USD

Duration: 17 Days

Trip Grade: Challenginng

Transportation: Private Vehicle and Flight

Group Size: 2-10

Altitude Max: 6186m

Accomodation: Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House/Tent during the trip

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

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Trip Highlight

  • It is a beautiful mountain, with a sharp, defined summit
  • Significant technical climbing with few objective risks
  • Mid-Khumbu location gives incredible views of surrounding summits including 8000-meter peaks
  • Rarely climbed peak
  • Less expensive permit than similar peaks classified as climbing.
  • It has a beautiful, comfortable and quiet base camp, located in a wonderful isolated valley.

At a glance

Kyajo Ri (6186m) is a semi technical peak situated in the Everest region of Nepal. Since it has not been long since Kyajo Ri was open for climbing, adventure enthusiasts who are looking to summit the mountain can do so without having to deal with a lot of crowd. More importantly, you can enjoy your journey to the summit and back in its full glory. Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views and an opportunity to get a glimpse of the lifestyle of the world famous climbers (the Sherpas). Our journey begins in Kathmandu with visits to various UNESCO World Heritage sites followed by trekking in the amazing hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal. Next, we achieve our ultimate objective of summiting Kyajo Ri before heading back to Kathmandu to end an excellent trip to the Himalayas.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 :Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): Climbing permit preparation day

Day 03 :Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2652m): 3-4 Hours

Day 04 :Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-4 Hours

Day 05 :Namche: Acclimatization and Rest Day

Day 06 :Namche Bazaar to Mende (3736 m): 5-6 hours

Day 07 :Mende to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4550m): 5-6 hours

Day 08 :Rest day at Kyajo Ri Base Camp

Day 09 :Kyajo Ri Base Camp to Camp I (5200m): 4-5 hours

Day 10 :Acclimatization and rest at Camp I

Day 11 :Camp I to Camp II (5700m)

Day 12 :Summit Day and Back to Camp II: 7-8 hours

Day 13 :Trek back to Base Camp: 4-5 hours

Day 14 :Base Camp to Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours

Day 15 :Trek from Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla (2800m): 5-6 Hours

Day 16 :Flight back to Kathmandu

Day 17 :Final Departure or onward for next program

Cost Include

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • Accommodation in Hotel Florid Nepal  in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader), assistant guides and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in mountain
  • Porter services for trekking
  • All necessary paper work including trekking and climbing permits
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Green Valley Nepal Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain other than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  •  Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Included meals: Dinner

Day 02 :Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): Climbing permit preparation day Today I will prepare climbing itinerary. You could explore around yourself or we can arrange Kathmandu valley sightseeing on your arrival as your feeling. Evening we will meet Green Valley Nepal Treks office & introduce with guide & staffs.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03 :Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2652m): 3-4 HoursEarly morning the drive from hotel to domestic airport terminal after breakfast. The flight to Lukla gives outstanding views of early morning sunrise on the snowcapped mountains. On landing Tenzing-Hillary Airport after a 40 minutes at Lukla, we reach the gateway to the Himalayas. The trek begins from the airport itself soon after meeting our crew there from where Phakdung is a short walk. As this is the first day of the trek, we rest in Phakding. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04 :Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-4 HoursStarting early in the morning, the route passes through beautiful pine forests, Dudh Koshi River and views of Maunt Thamserku. After passing a few settlements we a check post, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River, and take a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05 :Namche: Acclimatization and Rest DayNamche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries et cetera. Although it’s rest day for acclimatization, we go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06 :Namche Bazaar to Mende (3736 m): 5-6 hoursThe walk to Thame from Namche is relatively easy. The trail follows an almost steady level until we reach the settlement of Thame, a beautiful village with amazing views of the Himalayas. From here the trail makes a short ascent to Mende. Overnight in Mende.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07 :Mende to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4550m): 5-6 hours From Mende we leave the main trails and follow a faint yak trail up over a couple of passes to enter the Kyajo Drangka; the isolated broad valley south of Kyajo Ri. On our way, we enjoy great views of the Himalayas including Thamserku, Khumbila, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde and Pachharmo. Kyajo Ri Base Camp is set up on a flat surface between the rocky mountain on one side and a small river on the other. Overnight in Kyajo Ri Base Camp.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08 :Rest day at Kyajo Ri Base Camp This day is set aside for proper acclimatization before summiting the Kyajo Ri peak. However, since it is always wise to stay a little busy during acclimatization, we will be hiking to Camp I and back. Furthermore, we also check our climbing equipments today. Overnight at the Kyajo Ri Base Camp.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09 :Kyajo Ri Base Camp to Camp I (5200m): 4-5 hours The ascent to Camp I begins with hiking over a grassy spur and boulders. Next, our trail follows the upward rocky section with a lot of boulders and skid pebbles. We walk for another few hours on a steep trail before reaching Camp I. Our camp will be set on a level ground, with good views and within easy reach of water flowing out from the frozen lake at the foot of the Glacier. Overnight camping at Camp I.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10 :Acclimatization and rest at Camp I This is another day set aside for acclimatization and rest before summiting the Kyajo Ri peak. We trek to Camp II and come back to Camp I to spend the night. This will also help us prepare for the next day’s climb. Overnight at Camp I.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11 :Camp I to Camp II (5700m) Today involves some technical climbing over mixed face slopes up to 55 degrees along with negotiating through a glacier. Camp II lies near the glacier and has sufficient place for camping. From the camp, we can see the climbing route we will be attempting the next day. We pitch our camp near a big glacier lake. If the weather is favorable, we get plenty of sunlight during the day. Overnight at Camp 2.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12 :Summit Day and Back to Camp II: 7-8 hours Our summit day begins in the early morning, at about 3:00 am. After light breakfast we start to climb though the rocky part with big boulders. Next, we reach a part of the glacier from where it is a fairly hard climb. Here the ground steepens, and we climb snow and ice on the Southwest Ridge. There is one short rock section but primarily the climbing is on snow and ice. The sharp summit is a narrow wedge of snow. After spending some time celebrating our success and taking pictures on the summit, we return back to Camp I. Overnight in Camp II.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13 :Trek back to Base Camp: 4-5 hours Today we return back to Kyajo Ri Base Camp and celebrate the successful completion of our trip. The return trip will be relatively easier than the summit day as you will have already known what to expect on your journey back. Upon reaching the Base Camp, we relax for some time and if interested, we may even explore the surrounding area.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14 :Base Camp to Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours Understand that Green Valley strictly follows the ‘leave no trace principles’ whenever it can. We are a team deeply committed to maintaining ecosystems at home and around the world. Therefore, before leaving the base camp, we clean the area. The mountains are our home and we believe that it is unwise to disregard its value by not preserving it. After cleaning the base camp we return back to Namche Bazaar via Mende and Thame.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15 :Trek from Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla (2800m): 5-6 Hours The last day of the trek continues with the steep downward trail. Trekkers need to walk really slow very controlled and in a balanced manner on the steep rocky terrain until reaching the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi, passing through the open plain, rhododendron forest while enjoying distant view of snow covered mountains. Finally Lukla is reached. Overnight stay in a lodge/tea house.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16 :Flight back to Kathmandu This is the day when Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is enjoyed over once again. On reaching Kathmandu it is time to enjoy shopping and walking round the city. The evening is to celebrate for successfully completion of Everest Base Camp trip. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 17 :Final Departure or onward for next program The final day in Nepal is the last time one can enjoy shopping and have pleasant sightseeing around the cultural city of Kathmandu valley before leaving for Tribhuwan International Airport on scheduled flight time.
Included meals: Breakfast

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