Kyajo Ri Climbing

   16 Days    Trip Id ( 001-A-126)

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Kyajo Ri is a remarkable peak that offers a thrilling opportunity for alpine mountaineers to advance their skills. Nestled in the Khumbu region, climbing this mountain provides a genuine taste of an alpine expedition. You'll spend up to five nights in a tented camp, trekking through a secluded valley with mixed terrain that presents a challenging yet rewarding ascent to Base Camp. Your efforts are rewarded with a breathtaking cwm of towering peaks, and the campsite is conveniently located next to a freshwater stream.

On the second day, you'll head up the valley towards a conspicuous col. Negotiating scree, rocks, and boulders over steep terrain is required to reach High Camp. At this point, you'll be treated to yet another stunning valley and a clear view of the Kyajo Ri summit.

After a well-deserved day of rest, you'll begin your final ascent to Advance High Camp. Another challenging scramble up to the final col, consisting of large rocks and scree, is required. The setting for Advance High Camp is nothing short of perfect. It's situated right next to a lake, which is typically frozen, providing magnificent glacial views, and a full sight of Kyajo Ri and the technical route to ascend this mountain.

On the day of the summit, your ascent will commence at approximately 2 am. You'll navigate around the frozen lake, marveling at the breathtaking views of the glacier as you tread in the dark with the aid of crampons. A challenging Grade 1 scramble over rocks, assisted by a head-torch, is necessary to reach the South East Col before daylight, and this is where the real climbing commences.

Equipped with crampons and a suitable single technical ice axe (suitable for Scottish Grade 2), you'll begin ascending steep snow and ice, utilizing a jumar on a line fixed by your Sherpa. You'll encounter demands climbing over a rock wall that may be iced up. This section necessitates technical climbing skills, and you'll utilize your ice axe on the rock to ascend it successfully. The route to the summit may be incredibly steep and exposed at times, ranging from 60 to 70 degrees, requiring you to front point and use your ice axe for prolonged periods. Therefore, good physical fitness and determination are essential to meet the challenges of this magnificent mountain.

Upon reaching the summit, you'll be rewarded with an incredible panoramic view of the entire Khumbu region. The descent will entail several abseils and technical down-climbing through rock and snow in icy conditions. However, you'll always be rewarded with the sweet hot tea awaiting you at camp. This is a truly exhilarating day that will leave you exhausted but incredibly content. It's an excellent challenging experience for aspiring alpine mountaineers!

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8698ft)

Day 03: Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft)

Day 04: Acclimatization Day

Day 05: Trek to Mende (3736 m/12,255 ft)

Day 06: Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4550m/ 14924ft)

Day 07: Rest Day at Kyajo Ri Base Camp

Day 08: Trek to Camp I (5200m/17056 ft)

Day 09: Trek to Camp II (5700m/18696 ft)

Day 10: Summit Day & Return to Camp II. 9-10 hours

Day 11: Climbing Reserved Day

Day 12: Camp II to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4550m/ 14924ft) - 7-8 hrs

Day 13: Base Camp to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft)

Day 14: Namche- Lukla

Day 15: Lukla- Kathmandu

Day 16: Departure day

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off service upon arrival and departure
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on at  (3 Star Standard Hotel) twin sharing basis with breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at one of the typical Nepalese local restaurants
  • All accommodation during trekking and climbing section (lodge/tea house/tent)
  • Necessary group climbing gears (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew, and snow bar)
  • All breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All meals(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)  during the trek
  • Tea/coffee (3 cups a day)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek
  • Required private transport at Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport taxes, and transfer
  • Everest National Park Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
  • Kyajo Ri Climbing Permit
  • One experienced Climbing guide and 1 assistant Climbing Guide
  • one porter for each climber
  • The cost of camping and trekkers crew/ insurance
  • All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges
  • Garbage deposit fee and all paper works
  • Duffle bag, trekking route map 
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (if required)
  • Basic First Aid Kit with Oximeter

Trip Excludes

  • Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu
  • Your meals at Kathmandu, except provided dinner and breakfast
  • Entire cold and alcoholic beverages on the trip
  • Travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation above 6000 meters 
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Personal climbing gears 
  • Tips to porter, guide, and Sherpas
  • Any extending trips

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

On arrival at Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the  hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you your upcoming Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding

Today is the first day of the trek. We will be escorted in a private vehicle to the Tribhuvan International Airport to board an early morning flight to Lukla. After 30-35 mins the plane will finally land at the Lukla Airport (Tenzing Hillary Airport). On reaching the airport, we will be introduced to other crew members awaiting our arrival. At the same time luggage will also be prepared for the porters. Once everything is ready, the ultimate trek finally begins towards the destination of the day, Phakding, leaving Lukla behind. After four hours of downhill and flat trail experience, we finally reach Phakding. You can freshen up and rest for some time. Then the team leader you will take you for a short walk in the village of Phakding or even a hike to nearby Gompas for acclimatization purpose. The night will be spent at a lodge in Phakding.

Day 03: Trek to Namche

After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Day 04: Acclimatization

Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time.  Stay overnight at Namche.

Day 05: Trek to Mende

After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Mende, a small town at the entrance of the Kyajo Drangka. O/N at Camp.

Day 06: Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp

From here our expedition to Kyajo Ri continue on the remote valleys in Khumbu. After breakfast, we will head ahead Mende leave the main trails and follow a faint yak trail up over a couple passes to enter the Kyajo Drangka; which is the isolated broad valley south of our peak. Today is slightly a longer day as it gain a higher altitude in a day. O/N tented camp at Base Camp.

Day 07: Rest Day at Kyajo Ri Base Camp

Today is our day rest and acclimatization in base camp. As our gain to the altitude on previous day hike is longer, it is important to us to get well settled in altitude before pushing ourselves the summit thus this day is essential. We will take a walk around to acclimatize. Evening, checking and preparation of climbing equipment’s, discussion of climbing in your team and get the ideas of climbing in mountains with climbing leader/s. O/N at Base Camp.

Day 08: Trek to Camp I

Today, after hot breakfast at your tent, you are prepared for hiking to Camp I. firstly, we will have almost of two hours of hiking over to the grassy spur and boulders, and then short walk follows to the upward rocky section with a lot of boulders and skid pebbles. Another 3 hours steep walk then get to the Camp I for overnight. Now, you will have wonderful scenery of Kyajo Ri and small glacial lakes. O/N at Tented Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Camp II

This day, the walking mostly involves some of the technical climbing over mixed face slopes up to 40 degrees as well as through the glacier and rock areas. Our camp II would be near by the glacier lake. Final preparation of climbing. Easy evening, early dinner and O/N at Tented Camp.

Day 10: Summit Day & Return to Camp II

Early wake up, light breakfast at around 3:00 AM, then prepare for our summit day climbing. Initially climbing through the rocky part with boulders and after a walk reaches at Glacier part from where it's fairly hard to climb further.

Day 11: Climbing Reserved Day

As you know that climbing in mountains always depends weather conditions and if weather is not favorable on our climbing day as planned on the itinerary, then it would be trouble to head for summit day thus, we would require waiting a day here for good weather condition to summit to Kyajori and return. Thus, this day is planed here as climbing reserve day. 

If weather is favorable, we will summit Kyajo Ri as planned day, but if weather is extremely bad, heavily snowing or if our participant has some trouble of acclimatization etc. then this day is used for this condition. If everything would be fine as days planned, then this day could be used for somewhere in your return to Lukla or in Kathmandu as per your interest.

Day 12: Camp II to Kyajo Ri Base Camp

Well, you have made this dream come true. Simply an easy morning, breakfast then retrace back to Kyajo Ri base Camp. O/N at Tented Camp.

Day 13: Base Camp to Namche Bazaar

After breakfast at base camp, we will retrace back to Namche, whereas our climbing team would pack up all the gears, tents, mattress, kitchen utensil etc. and return back to Namche till to evening. This day required almost of 5 to 6 hours of hiking hills down to Namche. O/N at Namche.

Day 14: Namche- Lukla

After breakfast, we hike steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues walking over several local villages of Jorshale, Manjo & Phkding etc. and most of walking is at Dudh Kosi valley surroundings. It is the last day walking, but slightly long but mostly descent and walking through the villages, farming lands, river valley with crossing suspension bridges. 

Upon reaching to Lukla, refreshed up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of Everest Base Camp Trek and the last night overnight at mountain. O/N at Lukla.

Day 15: Lukla- Kathmandu

Our flights are in the morning for Kathmandu. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your board to fly Kathmandu. (Depending on the weather conditions and visibility, the flight may get delayed.)

Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, refreshed up and rest. Evening, we will meet you again, take a feedback of your trekking and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in town. O/N Ktm.

Day 16: Departure

It is your final day on your trip with us. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then your free for your personal shopping at the Kathmandu shopping paradise at Thamel. As per your flight departing, we will transfer you to airport on time and your trip ends now.

Kyajo Ri Climbing Review(s)

4.9 out of 5 Based on 1 user reviews.

Best experience climbing a reasonably unknown peak


This was my second time booking with Amigo and my experience was even better this time round (didn't think it was possible). From the moment I reached out to Niti (customer service agent) I was looked after. The booking process was smooth, super quick (turned it around in less than 48 hours) and provided me all the information.
On arrival in Kathmandu I was greeted by my head guide Phurba Sherpa and what a lovely greeting it was.
The expedition to climb Kayjo Ri was nothing but spectacular and with some amazing mountaineer guides. I couldn't have been more pleased with the overall experience. Safety and caring for the client (me) was always front of mind which is put my mind at easy going into an activity of this kind.
Not only have would I recommend climbing this mountain but I would highly recommend Amigo. I will certainly be back again and will be booking with them.
Amazing trip made so much more enjoyable by my friends at Amigo.

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