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Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing (23) Days

Trip Introduction

Nepal is a home to eight of the world's ten highest mountains; Nepal Himalayas has been the focus of outstanding achievements in the world of peak climbing expeditions with its identified one thousand three hundred ten peaks above 6,000 meters peak. In the Khumbu Himal, the north of Namche Bazaar is a long line of small rocky peaks continuing all the way to Cho Oyu on the Nepalese-Tibetan border. From the Thamo village to the north 6,186 meter (20,290 feet) high Kyajo Ri is the highest summit on the southern part of this ridge. Kyajo Ri peak is an outstanding climbing peak among the trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya.


The Kyajo Ri peak was officially opened for climbing by the Nepalese Ministry of Tourism in 2002 and listed on group A climbing peak by Nepal Mountaineering Association. The first ascent was made that year by a British team. There are few routes to climb the Kyajo Ri peak as from Machharmo side & from the Mende side. We followed the more difficult route as southeast ridge only the second route for the summit. In terms why would you like to climb this peak? Because.

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Namaste & welcome to Himalayan country Nepal. While you landed at the Tribhuvan intl. airport welcomes you with your name and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about the program and evening we will pick up you for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural program in the heart of Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.

(Welcome dinner & deluxe hotel accommodation included)


Day 02: Rock Climbing Course in Kathmandu

You will be taken to 3 Km drive to the place called Balaju, a natural rock climbing spot for your climbing course before departure to Lukla, a day course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although keeps you physical fitness. Alternatively you can take a world heritage sightseeing for 3 places as desired inside Kathmandu valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.

(Breakfast & Deluxe hotel accommodation included).


Day 03: Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft)

Early morning  transferred to domestic airport to fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft). It takes 35 minutes scenic flight to Lukla airport (2,800m/9,184ft) and you will have tea break, while the guide sort out and divide the load baggage to be carried by porters. Guide will manage the lunch place depending upon the time of arrival at Lukla. The trek starts with most scenic view of Numbur Himal & Phari.  We further on to Phakding passing some Sherpa farm villages. We follow the trail to Dudhkoshi River with gradual with few ups from Thado Koshi, where you can have a lunch with superb view of Kusum-Kangaru (6,369m/20,890ft) crossing a short suspension bridge, from here after a short climb brings us to the Ghat village, another 1 ½ hr of gradual walk brings you to Phakding village for the overnight stop at lodge after 3-4 hrs walk and reminder stroll around the village for local knowledge.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)

The trek start in the morning and after crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh-Kosi the walk is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill and re-crossing the same river again with magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. Trek continuing crossing the bridges and   reaches at Monjo where is entrance gate of the Sagarmatha National Park, where your trekking permit checked and keeps the record of all trekkers going to and from this place including the local trekking staff as well.


When enter the National park boundary we descend and a gradual walk brings us to the suspension bridge over the Bhote-Koshi river, after the bridge Jorsalle village is reached, the last village till Namche Bazaar,  from here the walk is pleasant on the river bed till the last bridge over the Imjatse river is reached, from here the walk is along the winding uphill path all the way to Namche Bazaar, with magnificent view of Kwangde peak and it other sister peaks towards east with Kusum kangaru on the back as you climb higher, view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse and the closer view of Tawache peak can be seen from some part on the way to Namche. Finally we reach at colorful houses called Namche Bazzar main gate of Khumbu region after 5-6 hrs walk and we overnight stay at Lodge.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 05: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.

You may  have full day leisure today for the acclimatization or stroll around the market, if Saturday can be seen many people in Saturday market for shopping to fulfill their daily needs and only one shopping market in the surrounding areas. Also you can visit Sherpa Museum as well a great place to learn Sherpa culture and history of mountaineering or visit up to the luxury Everest view hotel & Syangboche airstrip and stroll back to hotel for overnight.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 06: Trek to Khumjung village (3,790m/12,431ft)

After good day at Namche, today our walk follows on the gradual trail about couple of hours with most scenic trails and after Sanasa a short uphill overlooking magnificent view of the great giant snow peaks from Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kwangde peak after a pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest and climb to Khumjung village for the overnight at Khumjung after 3-4 hrs walk. You have time to explore the surrounding area as visit Hillary school and Monastery with Yeti scalps and enjoy with Sherpa people and share your feelings and back to hotel for overnight.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 07: Trek to Thame village (3,800 m/12,464ft)

Today,we ahead toward the western part of Khumbu called Thame village and after an hour walk to Khunde Hospital running by Sir Edmund Hillary of Canadian foundation, which is the biggest hospital in surrounding areas and climb a hill then descend to Syangboche airstrip and walk to Thamo village for the lunch and further on walk up to Thame Village as well during the trek can be seen most scenic view of Surrounding mountain and Himalayan wildlife. Thame valley is most popular for mountain climbers and monastery itself. After check in we can visit the monastery and surrounding valley and overnight at teahouse. It takes 4-5 hrs to reach at Thame valley.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 08: Trek to Kyajo Kharka (3,900m/12,792ft)

After Thame village easy walk descend to River and after crossing the suspension bridge we head eastern route up to Mende village where we can meet our camping crews and can have lunch at Mende village which is settle on small plateau on the mountain with some farm houses, Monastery and stabilized one Luxury lodge. After a good lunch walk an hour further to left side gentle uphill to Kyajo Kharka, which is small Yak herders place where we can set up our camp for overnight. You can see the best view of Mt. Thamserku, Khumbila, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde, Pachharmo and surrounding Himalayan ranges.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 09: Trek to Kyajo Ri base camp

Today, after good breakfast at camp we start our journey to base camp of Kyajo Ri. We climb left part with off the beaten trail with small Juniper bushes. It's harder to climb but the scenic view can forget to steep uphill to climb. When we reaches at first top we still have to climb another hill and descending to bottom of Kyajo base camp, where from the further walk an hour to get to base camp after 5-6 hrs walk and overnight at tented camp. Kyajo Ri base camp is set up between the rocky mountain with flat ground in a side of small river but the sunshine from 9 am to 2 pm only besides this time feels more colder anyway. This is one of the Summer Yak pasture and big Kharka which is nice place to set up camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 10: Rest day at base camp

Today, we have acclimatization day at base camp and afternoon briefing by your expedition Guide about how to fixed the ropes, some climbing technique, about the knot and gears. If you have any question may have chance to ask and reminder is free at camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 11: Trek to high camp

this morning after breakfast we pack up all the gears and start to climb high camp. All our Sherpa asst. will help to transfer equipmen. After half an hour walk the trails follows the upward rocky section with lot of borders and skid pebbles. It's definitely shortest day but the hardest part of the trek path. Anyway, after 3 hours steep walk then get to the high camp for the overnight at the camp. After attempt the high camp top can be seen the view of Kyajo Ri and 2 small glacier pond but we camp near the bank.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 12: Trek to Camp 1

As continuing we start today for the camp 1, where we walk though the Glacier section and crossing via Glacier lakes but no need to wear crampon. Camp 1 has sufficient place to camp for the group and it’s near of the Glacier. From hear can be seen the next day route as well Climbing route too. We are following the south East Ridge for this climbing. We pitch our camp near big glacier lake and overnight at camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 13: Fixed the ropes and trek to Col & return to camp 1

This day for acclimatization with explore the situation of Col we need to cross the Glacier and needed to fixing the ropes to get their. It takes approx. 2 hrs to pass the Glacier and the climbing leader will fix the ropes and may explore to set up the camp at Col. If the ice can be easy to set of camp unless over the Ice it's too hard to set up camp. If the Col is Isolated it't better to try to get the summit from the camp 1, unless it's hard to set up camp on Col. After explore the Col return at camp 1 for the overnight.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 14: Trek to Col

today, another hardest day and we head up to Col for the camp overnight crossing through the glacier & big bolder. It's hard day except climbing part and when we crossed the glacier lakes just head over Glacier with Crampon and ropes. This day all the gears suppose to carry by you unless porters don’t have crampon and ropes. While we reach at Col than basic high food will provides and prepare for next day climbing and night at camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 15: Summit day and back to camp 1

this early morning about 4.00 am start to climb and Guide already has set up the ropes and gears. After light breakfast we start to climb though the rocky part with big boulders and after a walk reach at Glacier part from where it's fairly hard to climb. As you know that we are taking south east route and our leader will take you up to the summit and on the return back we should back to camp 1.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 16: A reserve day for conditional situation

This day should keep a reserve day in case of bad weather or disabilities of the climber. If not needed this day we should keep down and this day used to on the way back. We should stay in Camp this reserve day.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 17: Trek back to base camp

after a great success of the Kyajo Ri, return back to base camp same day and celebration of the successes trip and overnight at camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 18: Trek to Namche

After a great success we return back same way but this will be longer day to be in Namche. It takes 4 hrs down to Thamo for the Lunch and 3 hrs back to Namche at camp overnight.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 19: Trek to Phakding

Today, leisurely treks back to same trail to Phakding with lunch stop at Monju. From the bridge over the Dudh Kosi, we trek back to Phakding for the overnight at camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 20: Trek to Lukla

This morning we trek back to Lukla, you can walk at your own pace and enjoying the lush green scenery around and passing through the incredible mountain scenery and local Sherpa village. Arrival in Lukla and you’ll have time to stroll around the areas and guide will re-confirm your flight ticket and enjoy the last celebrate dinner with your crew member and overnight at camp.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & tented accommodation are included)


Day 21: Fly back to Kathmandu

The flight time to Kathmandu, are schedule for morning normally, because of the wind in the afternoon, sometime the flight time can be delayed due to bad weather and other reason beyond our command. Anyway we will fly back to Kathmandu and your guide will transfer to hotel. You may have time to relax after long journey and take back your breath and rest at your hotel.

(Breakfast & Deluxe hotel accommodation included).


Day 22: Leisure at Kathmandu

This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore the Thamel and overnight at hotel. If the flight cancelled yesterday should fly back to Kathmandu this day and this day as a secure your onwards international flight so this should keep a leisure day at Kathmandu. Evening will have farewell dinner and overnight.

(Breakfast & Deluxe hotel accommodation included).


Day 23: Final departure

today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you will be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

(Breakfast included).


Cost includes:

  • 4 Night Deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu in 3 star hotel [Hotel Manslu, Hotel Nirvan Garden or Hotel holy Himalaya.
  • All local transportation by suitable vehicle(car, van, bus) in Kathmandu
  • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Rock climbing course or Kathmandu sightseeing with guide, vehicle & entry fees
  • Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu both way flight tickets
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek as per itinerary
  • Accommodation on teahouse/tent during the trek as per itinerary
  • Climbing leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), camping chef, one assistant guide (for each two member) and Sherpa porters, all payments with insurance
  • Sagarmatha National park entry fee and TIMS permit
  • Climbing peak permit/s & other necessary fee
  • Necessary group climbing gear & equipments
  • All government and local taxes
  • Garbage deposit

Cost does not include: 

  • Visa fees, intl. airfare
  • Personal climbing equipment (can be hire in Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Mask and regulator
  • Lunch & dinner in city
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for guides and porters
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