Trip Overview

Kyajo Ri (6151m.) Climbing is known as Kyazo Ri Peak is a semi technical peak situated in the Khumbu region, Nepal. Kyajo Ri is lies in the Mahalangur Range among a long line of peaks continuing all the way to Cho Oyu border between Nepal and Tibet. With the Thame valley to the west and the Gokyo valley to the east the high Kyajo Ri is the highest summit on the southern part of this ridge. 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 19-day journey begins with a spectacular and an enthralling mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla. The trip continues 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 Khumbu Himalayas.

The peak was opened to climbing by the Nepalese Ministry of Tourism, in 2002 and the first (official) ascent was made that year by a Franco/British team. They approached from Machhermo, traversed the Kyajo Glacier and climbed via the Southwest Ridge. The same route was repeated in 2003 by a French team as an acclimatization outing in preparation for the difficult North Face of Machharmo peak, which they then climbed (Bonfire of the Vanities). Also in 2003, a Dutch team climbed the Southwest Ridge route after failing on an attempt of the east face. In 2005 an American team climbed the more difficult Southeast Ridge establishing only the second route on the peak. There have been a few other attempts on the mountain – an Australian in 2005 and an American in the spring of 2006, a Korean (perhaps), and possibly others.

There is significant technical climbing at high altitude. Summit day is very long and tiring. The approach trek to base Camp is not overly difficult and is suitable for experienced off-trail hikers in good condition. In difficulty it is probably comparable to the Cho La route, or to treks that cross the Renjo La, and perhaps a bit harder than the Kala Patar trek near Everest Base Camp.

Base Camp to Camp - 1 is a long way, and a hard day over rough, but non-technical terrain. Camp 2 is not so far from Camp 1 but the intervening climbing is occasionally over difficult tall us and giant boulders.

Camp - 2 We are able to move together a short way, then soon begin belayed climbing. We climb about 12 pitches of steep snow and ice, to perhaps 65° in steepness for one or two pitches just below the summit. We will belay, lower and rappel the same route on descent. Overall, the difficulty is comparable to the summit day on Ama Dablam. Kyajo Ri is significantly harder physically and technically than Lobuche West - East or Island Peak.

Outline Peak Climbing Itinerary: A - Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Free day for preparation and official briefing.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m.), trek to Phakding, (2,652m.) Teahouse Lodge.
Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazar, (3,440m.)
Day 05: Acclimatization and ascent to Everest View Hotel.
Day 06: Namche Bazar – Thame (3,800m.)
Day 07: Thame - Mende (3,740m.- 12,270ft).
Day 08: Mende- Kyazo Ri Peak Base Camp (4,550m.-14,900ft).
Day 09: Preparation day at Base Camp.
Day 10 -13: Set up High Camp at (5,350m. - 17,550ft.). climbing Period.
Day 14: Ascent to Kyazo Ri Peak (6151m.) summit and return to Base Camp.
Day 15: Clean the Base Camp and trek back to Namche Bazar.
Day 16: Namche Bazar – Lukla and transfer to Tea House Lodge.
Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 18: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
Day 19: Last minute, transfers to airport for your onward journey.

Outline Peak Climbing Itinerary: B - Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Free day for preparation and official briefing.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m.) and trek to Phakding (2,652m.) Teahouse Lodge.
Day 04: Phakding - Namche Bazar (3,440 m.-11,283 ft): 5-6 hrs.
Day 05: Namche Bazar acclimatization.
Day 06: Namche Bazar - Dole (4,110 m.-13,152 ft): 5-6 hrs.
Day 07: Dole - Machhermo (4,470 m.-14,663 ft): 4-5 hrs.
Day 08: Machharmo - Gokyo Lake (4,800m.-15,744 ft): 3-4 hrs.
Day 09: Gokyo-Lungden (4,600m.-15,088ft, Renjo-La Pass (5,435.- 17,827ft.)
Day 10: Trek down to Thame and Mende (3736 m.-12,255 ft): 5-6 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Kyazo Ri Base Camp (4550m.-14925 ft): 5-6 hrs.
Day 12: Preparation day at Base Camp.
Day 13: Trek to Camp I (5,200m.-17056 ft): 4-5 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Camp II (5,700m.-18696 ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 15: Summit Kyazo Ri (6151m.) and back to Camp 2: 10-12 hrs.
Day 16: Contingency day if incase of bad weather.
Day 17: Kyazo Ri Base Camp - Namche Bazar. 7 hrs.
Day 18: Namche Bazar – Lukla and transfer to Tea House Lodge.
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 20: Kathmandu free for D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening.
Day 21: Last minute, transfers to airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • Land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace or, tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, trekking pick up and drop).
  • 4 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed and breakfast basis.
  • 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge during the trek en-route.
  • Full board basis services while in Kyazo Ri Peak in tented camp.
  • All kitchen equipments; kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent at the Base Camp.
  • 1 Trekking + Climbing guide, Cook, Kitchen boys and necessary Porter. (1 Porter between two member)
  • Equipment charges for climbing guide.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking, Kyajo Ri Peak Permit, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality entrance fees, Sagarmatha National Park permit and garbage deposit.
  • Snow bars and enough rope for the climbing as well as tented camp while on climbing to Kyazo Ri Peak.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu with domestic airport tax and cargo fees. 
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Airfare from/to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. (Can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Hotel after 5 nights stay in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks except tea and coffee. (Hot water, mineral water and cold drinks is not included)
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • Walki -Takie permit & Satellite phone permit.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, etc.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Tips and climbing bonus.


Related Trips

Yubra Himal Peak 18 Days

Yubra Himal Peak

Read more
Ombigaichen Peak Climb 21 Days

Ombigaichen Peak Climb

Read more
Lobuche West Peak Climbing 19 Days

Lobuche West Peak Climbing

Read more
Langsisa Ri Peak Climbing 19 Days

Langsisa Ri Peak Climbing

Read more
Kwangde Peak Climbing 16 Days

Kwangde Peak Climbing

Read more
Kusum Kanguru Peak 23 Days

Kusum Kanguru Peak

Read more
Khongma Tse Peak (Mehra) Climbing 19 Days

Khongma Tse Peak (Mehra) Climbing

Read more
Cholatse Peak Expedition 30 Days

Cholatse Peak Expedition

Read more
Chekigo Peak Climbing 22 Days

Chekigo Peak Climbing

Read more
Bokta Peak Climbing 23, 32 Days

Bokta Peak Climbing

Read more

We are recognized by & affilited to: