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Lukla Flight Notice

As per Civil Aviation Association of Nepal (CAAN) decision, flights to and from Lukla airport will be operated from MANTHALI airport, Ramechhap. The Civil aviation association of Nepal (CAAN) has acquainted that there is rapid accession of traffic blockage at Kathmandu Airport and the Lukla sector is believed to be the busiest domestic flights sectors of Nepal. Flight to Lukla is one of the most occupied flights during the trekking season in Nepal and to avoid the traffic congestion and minimize the workload of TIA, they’ve drawn a conclusion i.e. all the flights to and from Lukla are rerouted from Kathmandu Airport to Manthali Airport, Ramechhap again.

The Chief of Tribhuwan International Airport, Raj Kumar Chhetri has informed that all the airlines have prepared for their morning flights to Lukla via Ramechhap. So, if you’ve already booked a trek to Everest region with us within the period above mentioned, make sure that you are prepared for a flight to Lukla via Ramechhap (Manthali airport) instead of Kathmandu. So, we would like to request all our admired guests who have confirmed trips in Everest region to have this information updated: We’ve to drive to Manthali Airport from Kathmandu at 2 am (approx.) to catch the flight from Manthali to Lukla. The 137 km drive will take around 4-5 hours.

Another reliable and a bit expensive option is going for a helicopter upgrade and flying to Lukla straight from Kathmandu. The Kathmandu helipad area will not be affected and you can have Helicopter flight to Lukla from 6.30 am onwards. The upgrade could cost you a top up of USD 350-500 per person depending on the payload and availability of the flights.

  • Duration:16 Nights 17 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1 - 10
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 6186m

About Kyajo Ri Climbing Short Version

Kyajo Ri 6186m is a stunning climb in the Khumbu Himalaya. Less climbed, pristine, technically challenging and equally rewarding, Kyajo Ri is a perfect climb for the adventure seekers. The climb involves some serious technical climbing at high altitude and is similar to a small scale expedition. Climbers aiming for this mountain should be in excellent physical shape and have basic rock and ice climbing skills.

Kyajo Ri Climbing Short Version starts with an adventurous flight to Lukla airport, the gateway to the Khumbu region. We follow the classic Everest Base Camp trail that goes along the Dudh Koshi River through a dense Rhododendron forest and Oak trees towards Namche Bazzar, the capital city of Sherpa. We’ll take an extra day in Namche Bazaar to explore the village and for proper acclimatization. We then follow the Thame valley trail reaching Thamo continuing to Mende and then to the remote Kyajo Ri base camp. At base camp, resting and acclimatizing, our Sherpa climbing guides will set higher camps at Camp I and Camp II.

We have the option of doing a longer version of Kyajo Ri Expedition. Depending upon your time period and previous experiences, we have an itinerary that follows through the Gokyo valley trail, exploring Gokyo Lake, Gokyo Ri and then crossing the scenic Renjo La Pass 5388 m, before we descend to Thame valley following the trail of Lungden, Thame, Thamo, Mende and Kyajo Ri base camp.

The best season for Kyajo Ri Climbing is from March to May (Spring) and from September to November (Autumn). However, the winter is also a great time to climb if you are well prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December the views of the mountains are crystal clear and there are fewer tourists around. The duration of the Kyajo Ri Climb can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition will arrange every detail of your Kyajo Ri Expedition; lodge accommodation, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.

Planning to climb Kyajo Ri in 2021 and 2022 !!

Guaranteed Departures  … Please get in touch for further details. 

Highlights of Kyajo Ri Climbing Short Version

  • 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
  • less climbed peak, less crowded trails 
  • trip leaded by our expereinced Sherpa climbing Guides. 
  • well set up logistics and support during camping days
  • it has a beautiful, comfortable and quiet base camp, located in a wonderful isolated valley.
  • shorter route to Kyajo Ri base camp 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Private Tourist Vechile

An early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes only 35 minutes. On your arrival in Lukla airport, one of our guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakdingma.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/tea House
  • 4 hrs
  • 2,610 m/8,560 ft
  • Domestic Flight

Namche Bazaar, widely known as the capital of Khumbu and the gateway to Everest, has many good hotels and lodges. This is the biggest village along the entire Everest region.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/tea House
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft

Trekking back eastwards to the village of Mende, will be relatively relaxing as we are well acclimatized. The full circuit of Kyajo Ri via the Renjo La pass, is ideal for acclimatization. We can relax in the afternoon and prepare for a longer day tomorrow.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 3,740 m/12,267 ft

The trail branches off the main trekking route and follows a Yak herder's trail which crosses a couple of cols and climbs up into the valley of Kyajo Trangka. The base of the valley is a flat meadow, surrounded by impressive overhanging rock walls.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 4,550 m/14,924 ft

We can either relax today or move to Camp I depending on the weather and the physical readiness of the group.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 4,550 m/14,924 ft

Today, we will accompany our mountain guides who will carry some equipment to Camp I at the foot of the glacier. It's a long way over some pretty rough ground. From Camp I, we have a good view of the route to the summit which rises north-ward from Camp I. We will return to base camp in the afternoon.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 5,200 m/17,056 ft

We can either relax today or move to Camp II depending on the weather and the physical fitness of the group.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 5,200 m/17,056 ft

The route to Camp II covers some tricky scrambling over silvery and slightly slippery flat rocks and rock boulders to get up to the glacier and up onto the next flat col.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 5,700 m/18,696

From Camp II, the trail steadily becomes steeper with snowy slopes and outcroppings of rock. Depending on weather conditions, we can expect about 500m of technically difficult climbing before we are standing firm on the snow crested summit. In dry and cold weather there can be hard blue ice which presents a greater challenge. The pointed summit of Kyajo Ri is small, with amazing views of the entire Khumbu Region. We make multiple abseils during the descent from the summit, and reach the col of Camp I, where we will spend the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 10-11 hr
  • 5,200 m/17,056 ft

Since we cannot guarantee favorable weather for the scheduled summit day, we have allowed an extra day in the schedule. If we are unable to summit the Kyajo Ri on due to bad weather or some other reason, such as someone in the group having acclimatization problems, it is useful to have an extra day. If the trip goes smoothly, and we do not need this spare day, we will continue our return journey to Lukla. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

Return back to base camp and celebrate our successful climb to the summit of Kyajo Ri. We will stay overnight at Base Camp.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 4,550 m/14,924 ft

We return back on the same trail that we went on. One long day of trekking will take us all the way to Namche where we will stay overnight.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 3,441 m/11,289 ft

Boosted by all our new red blood cells, we rush down the footpath toward Sagarmatha National Park gate, in Jorsale. Later, Lukla's footpath leads us back to the first villages we saw two weeks ago: Gumila, Phakdingma, and Choplung. The high peaks disappear behind the hills. In Lukla, this last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with your sherpa guides and porters, and a good chance to sample some chhang, try Nepali and Sherpa dance and look back on the memorable trekking experiences. The staff will be hoping for some precious and well deserved tips. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/tea House
  • 7-8 hrs
  • 2,810 m/9,219 ft

You take an early morning flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Domestic Flight

After breakfast, there will be free time for souvenir shopping and other independent activities. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. 

  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vechile

What's included

  • Transfer from Hotel – Airport- Hotel Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Three  nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 5 nights (twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; Meals during 8 nights camping  (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
  • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gears 
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Necessary  support staff while on Kyajo Ri Expedition
  • Porters: One porter for One Trekker basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill's Tshirt
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Kyajo Ri Permit
  • Sagarmatha National Park Fee, Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality fee & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Round-Trip airfare between Kathmandu and Lukla (Airport Tax Included)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Kyajo Ri Expedition climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
     

Personal Climbing Gears includes:

  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Crampons
  • Harness 
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Tape slings
  • 2 x Screwgate Karabiners
  • Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • Helmet

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date30 Sep, 2020end date16 Oct, 2020Guaranteed$2700

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 
 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


We have set dates for departure to the Kyajo Ri Climbing Short Version. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 10 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 10 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Kyajo Ri Climbing Short Version is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

Why Climb Kyajo Ri with Annapurna Foothills Treks?

Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices. Our team of mountaineering guides is dynamic, professional, and qualified as instructors.

Why Climb with a Sherpa?

Annapurna Foothills Treks is here to save you the unnecessary expense of going with an expatriate company and an expatriate guide. Our qualified and experienced guides are well able to guide your expedition safely and can provide an accurate cultural perspective as well. Additionally, when you book with Annapurna Foothills Treks, you are supporting the Sherpa community who are dependent on the trekking/climbing industry for their livelihood.

Our climbing guides are dedicated mountaineers and license-holders who always put your safety first. They use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.

While some people spend unnecessarily to go with a foreign company, others risk their lives to save money by going without a guide. We encourage you to play it safe, and climb with our experienced guides. Our packages are reasonably priced and afford the safety of an experienced guide who will allow you the independence you desire.

To be safe, you dont need shops worth of Karabiners, ice-screws, snow stakes and rock racks- You need a Sherpa guide as a partner, some rope, a few bits of protection, good weather and overriding urge to die of old age.

The routes we suggest are almost always the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.

Sherpa Support Staff:

Even our support staff are well experienced, so you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.

Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)

Logistics for Kyajo Ri:

You can fully enjoy the world of mountains unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Annapurna Foothills Treks provides a wide variety of quality meals to keep climbers healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from the Kathmandu.

Environmental Responsibility:

Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives. Annapurna Foothills Treks believe that given the proper information most people will do all they can to help protect and maintain the environment.

Altitude Advice:

It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000m is harder than you think. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness. We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.

Safety for Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing:

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility.  While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority.  Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.

Kyajo Ri Trip Accommodation:

Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay. Accommodation is included in the cost of your package.

Our clients enjoy four nights in the Holy Himalaya , in Kathmandu, before heading into the remote regions and after returning trip. During the trek, eleven nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses/lodges.

Travel Insurance:

Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends that you are adequately protected in terms of insurance. You will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. We recommend a complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing.

If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.

If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.          

Flight Delay/Cancellation :

Domestic flights to mountain regions can be delayed or cancelled due to bad weather. Be aware that you may have long waits in the airports. From our side, if a flight is cancelled we make sure you get on the next earliest possible flight 

If flight cancellations at the start of your trek delay your trek to the point of disturbing your onward travel schedule, you will be free to choose an alternative trip; there are many excellent options in the Annapurna, Langtang and other regions. If you do not wish to take an alternative trek, and wait in Kathmandu for the flight to Lukla, your original trek may be shortened due to the days lost in waiting. In such case, the client will be responsible to bear all additional expenses including food and accommodation.

If the client wishes to make an alternative arrangement such as a helicopter flight, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions will assist in making the booking, but will not cover the cost of the alternative arrangement. The refunded money of the unused flight ticket would be credited to the concerned client, however.

There will be no refund for the days of the trek that are missed. You will not be entitled to any refund for services in the package (ie hotel, transport, flight) that you did not use due to the cancellation.

It is advisable to allow one or two extra days at the end of your trip to allow for flight delay/cancellation.