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  • Duration:16 Nights 17 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1 - 06
  • 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 2022 and 2023 !!

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 nestled in a wonderful isolated valley.
  • shorter route to Kyajo Ri base camp 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, 1,300 m/4,265 ft

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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 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 (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 date22 May, 2022end date07 Jun, 2022Available$3400

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 06 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 06 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

Kyajo Ri Expedition Packing List:

“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” Alfred Wainwright

Are you planning your dream trip to the Himalaya of Nepal? Make sure you have packed well for your hiking, trekking and climbing experiences in Nepal. The time period of your visit also determines your packing list. The best trekking seasons for beginning your Kyajo Ri Expedition are spring and autumn. During these seasons, maximum flow of trekkers can be witnessed. Weather during spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) are likely to be mild with clear blue sky and outstanding mountain views. But nights can get freezing cold at higher elevation. So, packing appropriate clothing, gear, and equipments for your Kyajo Ri Expedition is a must for lifetime memorable trekking and climbing experience in Everest region of Nepal.

A strategically way of packing will be keeping in mind that your stuffs will be packed in two bags. One will be the daypack that you carry every day on your trek. Pack your daypack as light as possible by carrying only the essentials so that you can relish your moments in wilderness freely. Pack anything you may need each day during your hike in your daypack. Other bag will be your duffle bag which will be carried by your Porter from the very beginning of your trek till the end.

 

Upper Body:

  • Warm beanie hat
  • Tubular Headwear (buff)
  • Sun Hat or Cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
  • Sunscreen with factor 50+
  • Upper Body (Core body):
  • 3 Light and trekking weight thermal tops
  • 3 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  • 1 Fleece Jacket or pull over (Merino, soft shell)
  • 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  • 1 Down Jacket

Lower Body:

  • 2 Thermal base layers (merino or polartec power dry)
  • 2 Pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  • 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
  • 2 Light Hiking shorts
  • 2 Fleece Pants
  • 4 Under wears (merino)

Hands:

  • 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
  • 1 Pair shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
  • 1 Waterproof outer glove

Feet:

  • 3 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
  • 3 Pairs of liner socks
  • 2 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
  • 2 Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  • Trekking Boots (waterproof, ankle support with rigid sole)
  • Lightweight Rubber Shoes / Trainers / Trail Runner to wear at the Tea Houses

Accessories:

  • 1 Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 40 - 50 Liters
  • 2 Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • Large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • A pair of adjustable Trekking Pole
  • Camera with extra battery
  • Sleeping bag (- 15 C depending upon trips)
  • Sleeping Bag liner
  • Ear Plugs
  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Smart Trekking Watch

Personal First Aid Kit:

Please do note that our trekking guides will be too carrying the first aid kit with them especially for the guests and the entire team as a whole. Still, we suggest the following items to be carried with you while trekking in the Himalaya of Nepal.

  • Personal Medication
  • Diarrhea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
  • Paracetamol Tablets
  • Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  • Diamox for altitude (consult your doctor about this)
  • Water Purification tablets or drops
  • Blister kit / Zinc Tape
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dressing Gauze
  • Antibiotic Cream