Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing in Nepal
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Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing


Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Kyajo Ri at 6,186 meters
  • Magnificent views of world’s towering peaks including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, Pumori, the majestic Ama Dablam and other fascinating peaks in Khumbu region.
  • Explore the authentic Sherpa Culture and experience their way of living.
  • Scenic flight: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu

Trip Introduction;
Kyajo Ri is an fascinating and attractive peak that is situated in the Khumbu and Everest region of Nepal. It is the highest summit on the southern flanks of the Khumbu Himal range that runs north of Namche Bazaar. The climbing of this challenging and physically demanding peak was permitted only after 2002 by the Nepalese Ministry of Tourism. The first ascent of the peak was made by a British and French expedition team in the same year. The climb to the summit of Kyajo Ri Peak is the combination of moderate rock climbing and steep alpine ice that provides adventure filled challenges and breathtaking views of peaks over 8000 meters including Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m, Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m and other spectacular high peaks in the Khumbu Himal range.

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing at Kathmandu valley we will take a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu towards the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region of Nepal. Our trek starts from Lukla, we follow the trail that goes along the Dudh Koshi river through dense forest filled with Rhododendron and Oak trees towards the Sherpa Capital – Namche Bazaar. After spending an acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar we will follow the trail that is a gradual ascent all the way to Kyajo Ri Base Camp. With additional days of acclimatization we head further high towards Camp I and then to Camp II. Our Sherpa crew will make necessary checks on our climbing gears and health conditions before heading towards the Kyajo Ri Peak summit.

Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts, we start early with the aim to reach the peak summit before midday as the strong winds after noon can create obstacles in climbing the peak summit. We will overcome several technical sections and head towards the well defined summit of Kyajo-Ri Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with panoramic views of towering mountains of Khumbu region including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding chain of high peaks. After spending short quality time at the summit we will descend following the same route back to base camp. For our return journey we will retrace our footsteps and follow the trail that leads us back through Namche Bazaar and towards Lukla. Our adventurous and challenging Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a sweeping flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel at the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will assist you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or visit NGT’s office for collecting information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Preparations for Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing.
It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla [2800m/9184ft] & Trek to Phakding [2640m/8659ft][45m fly & 4 Hrs Trek]
After having our breakfast at the hotel, we will be transferred to domestic airport for an early morning scenic mountain flight to Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. After landing at Lukla we start our trek passing through beautiful Sherpa villages  and dense rhododendron forest along the left bank of Dudh Koshi river. Our trek goes through pine forest and painted mani walls as we head towards Phakding, where we make a stop for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar [3440m/11283ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
From Phakding we begin our trek by crossing a long suspension bridge and then follow the trail that pass through the small village of Benkar before crossing the Dudh Koshi river once again. After crossing the river we will follow the trail that climbs to the village of Monjo. Our uphill trekking through densely forested area continues as we arrive at Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park entry post where we must register before heading further. We continue our trek from there by descending over stone steps to another suspension bridge. We cross the bridge and make a final climb to arrive at Namche Bazaar – The Sherpa Capital.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: A day for rest at Namche Bazaar – for acclimatization.
By now we are technically over 3000 meters above the sea level. So, acclimatization is very crucial to avoid mental and physical illness and to ensure our successful summit climb of Kyajo-Ri Peak. Hence, today we will take a day rest at Namche Bazaar for exploration and acclimatization. Namche is an extensive market town where there always things to see and places to explore. Besides, Namche offers some good hikes options for best acclimatization. We can hike upto Khunde Hospital which was set up by Sir Edmund Hillary, or make an hours’ hike to Syangboche for magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru and the majestic Ama Dablam.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Mende [3736m/12255ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After spending a good day rest and exploring around Namche Bazaar we follow the trail that heads west as we trek up the Bhote Khosi Valley, once a popular trading route into Tibet. We will have great views of Kwangde Peak to our left and trek along cascading waterfalls. Our trek goes passing through dense rhododendron forest and take a path to the right just before the village of Thamo. We will climb steeply for about an hour towards the hamlet of Mende, where we spend our overnight.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Mende to Kyajo Ri Base Camp [4550m/14925ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Mende we will follow a faint Yak trail over a couple of passes to enter Kyajo Drangka which is an isolated broad valley located south of Kyajo Ri. During our trek today, we will have great views of Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde Peak, Parchamo Peak and other surrounding snow capped peaks. After few hours of uphill trekking we will arrive at the summer yak pasture ground where we will set up our base camp. Our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and make necessary preparations for setting up camps at higher altitudes and start making checks on our climbing gears.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Rest day at Kyajo Ri Base Camp
We have reached over 4500 meters above sea level by now, so in order to avoid altitude sickness we will take a rest day for acclimatization at the base camp. Besides, we will have great views of surrounding peaks and mountain valleys from the base camp. For acclimatization we can hike following the fascinating trails that offers magnificent views of snow capped mountains. While we spend our day exploring around base camp, our Sherpa crew will make necessary checks and preparations of our climbing gears needed for Kyajo Ri Peak climbing.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Ascend from Kyajo Ri Base Camp to Camp I [5200m/17056ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After spending a full day rest at the Base Camp, we continue on our uphill trekking to higher altitudes. We will make a climb over grassy spurs and boulders before following a steep rocky trail upwards to reach a good camping site at 5,200 meters where we will set up our Camp I. We will have magnificent views of Kyajo Ri Peak and pristine glacial lakes. We will camp here at Camp I before heading up to higher altitudes.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Acclimatization and rest at Camp I
Another day’s rest for acclimatization is a must to ensure successful summit climb and to avoid mental and physical sickness that may arise due to altitude sickness. Hence, today we will take a rest at Camp I and indulge ourselves in some good hikes that offers good acclimatization options with best views of surrounding high peaks. Our crew will make necessary checks on our health conditions and other climbing equipments required for successful Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Ascend from Camp I to Camp II [5700m/18,700ft] [3-5 hrs Ascend]
After spending a good acclimatization day at Camp I we head further into higher altitudes. Today’s climb includes technical climbing over rocks and glaciers so we need to make use of fixed ropes and crampons. After few hours of tiring climb we will arrive at a good camping site near a big glacial lake at an altitude of 5,700 meters. Once we reach our campsite, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and start making necessary preparations for the final summit climb, the following day.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Summit Kyajo Ri Peak [6186m/20290ft] and back to Camp II [7-8 hrs]
Today is day we were desperately waiting for as we will make a final climb to the summit. Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we start early with the vision to reach the summit before noon as the strong winds after midday can create barriers making it impossible to reach the summit. Following the instructions and guidance of our experienced climbing experts we will overcome several technical sections and head towards the sharp summit of Kyajo Ri Peak. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with splendid views of world’s towering mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks. We will spend short quality time at the top before descending down following the same route and head back to Camp II.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Descend back to Base Camp [4-5 hrs]
After successfully accomplishing the summit of Kyajo Ri Peak, we will take it easy and after having breakfast we start to retrace our steps back from Camp II and follow the same trail back that descends down passing through Camp I. We continue to descend vigorously downhill to finally arrive at the base camp for our overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek from Base Camp to Namche Bazaar [3,450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving our camping site at the Base camp, we will continue to retrace our steps that leads back through Mende. We will leave the alpine vegetation and enter into the sub tropical forested area filled with rhododendron trees. A rather easy trek will lead us back to Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla [2,800m/9184ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today is the last day of our trek. Leaving Namche Bazaar our trek is a pleasant walk that passes along dense rhododendron forest, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to Bhote Koshi river – crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of about forty five minutes will bring us back to Lukla. After arriving at Lukla we will celebrate the successful completion of our Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing together with our team members.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will take an early morning scenic mountain flight from Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at Kathmandu airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or instead visit sites (world heritage sites of UNESCO) that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. Also, walking around the market streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. In the evening we will have a final meal together for celebrating the completion of the trip.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 17: Transfer to International Airport for departure.
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

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Your Program Duration = 17 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 3 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Climbing permit for Kyajo Ri Peak
  • All required Trekking permits and national park fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.


Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.


  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner


  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)


  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.


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Feeling great after summiting ' Kyajo-Ri '

Our climbing journey of Kyajo-Ri Peak was full of adventure and mind blowing exploration of natural and cultural wonders. We want to extend our deep gratitude to everyone from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition, who contributed with their best efforts for the successful summit climb of Kyajo Ri Peak. Our guide – Sonam Sherpa was very talented, we learned a lot from him.

Overcoming technical sections was the best part of the trip. Besides, everything from camping to good meals were best arranged. We loved every part of this wonderful trip.

Many thanks once again to Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition !! We trusted you and in return we got very inspiring service. We will come back and do more climbing with you in the future.

Highly Recommended !!!

Emiliano and Roberto from Italy   

Awesome Trek & Climb – Kyajo Ri!!!

Loads of Thanks to Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for great arrangement to Kyajo Ri Peak Climb.

Dawa Sherpa, our guide was expert and experienced climber. He always took right decisions and care for everyone in the group.

Our Pre-climbing trek also was wonderful. We explore beautiful mountains, amazing Sherpa culture and experienced several memorable things in Everest region. We do not have any single word to express about our dream experience with such professional service.
Highly Recommended Nepal Guide Treks!!
Martin & Group – Canada

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