Kyajo Ri expedition
Kyajo Ri expedition (6183m) is one of the technical peak climbing trips in the Nepal Everest region. Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing offers beautiful Himalayan views of 4 above 8000m mountains of Everest region ( Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m & Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m) included 23 snowy capped trekking peaks in the Everest region. Kyajo Ri expedition was opened in 2002 for the mountaineers. Since Kya jo RI peak climbing has been open, we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange numerous groups and successfully summit the peak. Spring & Autumn season is the best time climbing Kyajo Ri and a minimum of two weeks' holidays are required to attempt the Kyajo RI Expedition. We have mentioned only the Kyajo RI peak climbing itinerary but travelers may extend their journey to Gokyo Renjo la pass trekking or Gokyo Cho la pass Everest base camp trekking as per their time frame.
Kyajo Ri peak climbing commences at Lukla after 35 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu. After land at Lukla Hilary airport, our guide led you through the beautiful sherpa valley via Phakding Monjo Namche bazaar, Thame, and finally reach Kyajo RI peak base camp. Our guide will make a short briefing about climbing with technical parts and short training for how to blay or fix the rope, ascend and descend then ready for next morning ascend to Kyajo Ri. After successfully climbing the Kyajo Ri back to Lukla then fly back to Kathmandu for onward journeys or next trip in Nepal.
Kyajo Ri Expedition itinerary :
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel . overnight at Kathmandu
Day 02: After breakfast, Kyajo Ri peak climbing / Expedition briefing with officially arrangements & prepare for Kyajo ri peak climbing. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
After breakfast, we will be taken to the domestic terminal of TIA for an early morning flight to Lukla. After a flying above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains. Upon our arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight in Phakding.
Day 04: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
After breakfast we walk through beautiful pine forests and then along Dudh Koshi River ending our nature-filled journey at Namche Bazaar. After walking for almost over an hour, we come across the glistening Mt. Thamserku (6,608m) on our right and also experience the serenity of pine, fir and juniper forests throughout our journey. If the weather is clear, we may even catch a glimpse of Mt. Everest peering over the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. We continue walking until we reach the entrance to Sagarmatha National Park, Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. This day we cross five suspension bridges, the last one also known as the Hillary Bridge being the highest. It is an uphill walk from Hillary Bridge to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
This is the day set aside for acclimatization. Health experts recommend that we stay active and move around even during the rest day instead of being idle. There are a few options set aside for this day. We can either stroll around Namche’s quaint villages or come in contact with the Sherpa people and their rich culture, or we can hike up to the Everest View Hotel and enjoy an up-close view of the mighty Everest. While in the Namche village or upon returning from the hike to the Everest View Hotel, trekkers may also visit the local museum containing exhibits displaying the area’s native flora and fauna as well as the history of the Mount Everest region.
For trekkers who want to hike for a little longer, a hike to Khumjung village (5-6 hours) may also be an option. While in the village we can visit the Edmund Hillary School and Khumjung Monastery (a monastery famous for housing the head of the Yeti!). Overnight in Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Namche Bazaar to Mende (3736 m/12,255 ft): 5-6 hours
The walk to Thame from Namche is relatively easy. The trail follows an almost steady level until we reach the settlement of Thame, a beautiful village with amazing views of the Himalayas. From here the trail makes a short ascent to Mende. Overnight in Mende.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 07: Mende to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4550m/14925 ft): 5-6 hours
From Mende we leave the main trails and follow a faint yak trail up over a couple of passes to enter the Kyajo Drangka; the isolated broad valley south of Kyajo Ri. On our way, we enjoy great views of the Himalayas including Thamserku, Khumbila, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde and Pachharmo. Kyajo Ri Base Camp is set up on a flat surface between the rocky mountain on one side and a small river on the other. Overnight in Kyajo Ri Base Camp.
Day 08: Rest day at Kyajo Ri Base Camp
This day is set aside for proper acclimatization before summiting the Kyajo Ri peak. However, since it is always wise to stay a little busy during acclimatization, we will be hiking to Camp I and back. Furthermore, we also check our climbing equipments today. Overnight at the Kyajo Ri Base Camp.
Day 09: Kyajo Ri Base Camp to Camp I (5200m/17056 ft): 4-5 hours
The ascent to Camp I begins with hiking over a grassy spur and boulders. Next, our trail follows the upward rocky section with a lot of boulders and skid pebbles. We walk for another few hours on a steep trail before reaching Camp I. Our camp will be set on a level ground, with good views and within easy reach of water flowing out from the frozen lake at the foot of the Glacier. Overnight camping at Camp I.
Day 10: Camp I to Camp II (5700m/18,700ft)
Today involves some technical climbing over mixed face slopes up to 55 degrees along with negotiating through a glacier. Camp II lies near the glacier and has sufficient place for camping. From the camp, we can see the climbing route we will be attempting the next day. We pitch our camp near a big glacier lake. If the weather is favorable, we get plenty of sunlight during the day. Overnight at Camp 2.
Day 11: Summit Day and Back to Camp II: 7-8 hours
Our summit day begins in the early morning, at about 3:00 am. After light breakfast we start to climb though the rocky part with big boulders. Next, we reach a part of the glacier from where it is a fairly hard climb. Here the ground steepens, and we climb snow and ice on the Southwest Ridge. There is one short rock section but primarily the climbing is on snow and ice. The sharp summit is a narrow wedge of snow. After spending some time celebrating our success and taking pictures on the summit, we return back to Camp I. Overnight in Camp II.
Day 12: Trek back to Base Camp: 4-5 hours
Today we return back to Kyajo Ri Base Camp and celebrate the successful completion of our trip. The return trip will be relatively easier than the summit day as you will have already known what to expect on your journey back. Upon reaching the Base Camp, we relax for some time and if interested, we may even explore the surrounding area.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 13: Base Camp to Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours
Understand that Himalaya Journey Trekking strictly follows the ‘leave no trace principles’ whenever it can. We are a team deeply committed to maintaining ecosystems at home and around the world. Therefore, before leaving the base camp, we clean the area. The mountains are our home and we believe that it is unwise to disregard its value by not preserving it. After cleaning the base camp we return back to Namche Bazaar via Mende and Thame.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 14: Namche Bazaar to Monjo : 4 hours
The trail descends steeply downward so we need to walk cautiously as our shaky legs continuously battle the rocky terrain. Overnight at Monjo
Day 15: After breakfast , crossing the suspension bridges over the fast flowing Dudh Koshi and its tributaries, the trail becomes more level and natural. After our arrival in Lukla, we stretch those sore legs and recall the experiences of the last couple of weeks. Overnight in Lukla.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu
We catch an early morning flight to Kathmandu after our long mountain journey. After reaching Kathmandu, relaxing with your own activities. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 17: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Bhaktapur: you will enjoy with different spectacular Himalayan scenery , old architecture, 55 windows, Pottry farm, king curd and old style primitive houses. Etc
Day 18: After breakfast, relaxing or shopping with own activities then our representative will drip to you Kathmandu International airport forward journeys or As you have time for Nepal will arrange accordingly such as Chitwan jungle safari tour, Lumbini Pokhara Nagarkot tour , Rafting etc.
- Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
- Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
- Experienced climbing guide for Kyajo Ri expedition/ climbing / summit as mentioned in itinerary
- Required Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking. ( two person will get one trekking porter ( 1 porter carry 30 kg as per rule and regulation of Nepal workers Union)
- Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Minibus / Bus to catch Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu Flight .
- Kathmandu to Lukla /Lukla to Kathmandu both way flight ticket (both way flight cost per person $ 380)
- Trekking accomodation Tea house & tented camp as mentioned
- Trekking guide both way flgiht ticket as mentioned in itinerary
- Kyajo Ri peak climbing permit
- Kyajo Ri peak garbage deposit.
- Trekking/Climbing guide both way flight ticket.
- Kyajo Ri peak climbing equipments such as Rope, Snow bar, Snow ice screw etc.
- Trekking equipments such as Two men tent, , toilet tent, Mattress, Kitchen entails (equipments)etc for the two days camping/tented trekking
- Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
- Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
- Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
- Sagarmatha National park permit
- Khumbu pasang lamu rural municipality entry fee
Trekking guide and porters accommodation, fare , meal, equipments and salary.
Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in itinerary
Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private car as mentioned in itinerary
- All program as mentioned in itinerary
- Overland transportation
- Trekking guide both way flight ticket
- Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide, and porters)
- Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
- Airport drop
- Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
- International flight ticket
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
- Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal - approx. US$ 24. al equipments
- High risk medical insurance
- Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
- Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
- Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
- Nepal Visa Fee
- Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
- Purely personal nature expenses
- Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).
Nepal Trekking Equipments
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Trekking Hat, cat
- Trekking woollen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
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Kyajo Ri expedition (6183m) is one of the technical peak climbing trip in Nepal Everest region. Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing offer beautiful Himalayan views of 4 above 8000m mountains of Everest region ( Mt. Everest 8848m, Mt. Lhotse 8516m, Mt. Makalu 8463m & Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m) included 23 snowy capped trekking peaks in Everest region.