Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing - 20days

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing is one of our favourite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Kyajo Ri an ideal climbing peak in 6000m located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing is a semi-technical peak, approaches the expedition that follows South ridge which has two more camps above the base camp. British and French expedition team was the first to ascent the Kyajo Ri Peak. Kyajo Ri Climb is the combination of moderate rock climbing and steep alpine ice, offers challenging and breathtaking views over 8000m peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Cho Oyu and other high peaks in the Khumbu Himal range.

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing begins with the scenic mountain flight towards the airstrip of Lukla, the gateway to Khumbu and the entire Everest region of Nepal. We follow the trail goes along the Dudh Koshi River through a dense forest filled with Rhododendron and Oak trees towards the Sherpa capital – Namche Bazaar. Enroute we trek via Dole, Machermo, Gokyo Lake. The trek through Gokyo valley is the combination of lakes, mountains, hiking trails and explore Sherpa community on the route. We cross the Renjo La Pass, a high pass and descend to the village of Thame. Renjo La Pass offers the best view of the Khumbu Himalaya. We follow the trail, gradual ascent all the way to Kyajo Ri Base Camp head further high towards Camp I and Camp II. We admire the panoramic views of snowcapped mountains of the Khumbu region including Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, Ama Dablam and other surrounding high peaks. Spending quality time at the top we will descend the same route back to base camp. We will retrace our footsteps and follow the trail that leads us back through Namche Bazaar and towards Lukla. Our adventurous Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing ends with a scenic flight back to Kathmandu.

We always try to keep our guests happy and satisfied, therefore we manage well-behaving friendly human resources, with the best cook, serving tasty foods to our valuable guests. We are waiting for you to join us for such an exciting and unforgettable trip.

Highlights:

  Climb on Gokyo Ri  and cross of Renjo La pass at 5360m
  Glimpse of the highest beautiful turquoises lakes of Gokyo at 4790m
  Explore the authentic Buddhist culture and traditional Sherpa villages
  Views of the world’s towering peaks: Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Baruntse, Pumori, Ama Dablam and other fascinating peaks in Khumbu region

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 20 days
Max altitude: 1350m - 6186m
Difficulty: Medium
Accommodation: Teahouse & Camping
Season: Mar to May & Sep to Nov
Activities: Trekking, Hiking & Camping
Starting / Ending: Kathmandu
Transport : Domestic flight & Sharing vehicle
Equipment: Trekking & Climbing gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. ), transfer to hotel

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Timepass is so quickly, enjoying the views of marvelous Himalayan ranges along with the world's highest peak Mount Everest while being on this flight. The flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have to visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our company representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Company representative welcomes you by offering the holy Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. It takes around 30min to reach at Thamel from TIA via means of transportation. The scenes of Pashupatinath(sacred Hindu temple), city, full of various vehicles, peoples make our journey more enjoyable and amazing, then we reach the hotel and take rest. Thamel is full of restaurants, shopping centers, and good accommodation. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Welcome drink]
Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Free Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

We recommend you to take an extra day in Kathmandu on the second day of the trip. Due to several hours of flight travel, physical mentally could be exhaust. Therefore it is an ideal idea to stop a day in Kathmandu before starting your Himalayas trip and prepare for the trip. During the free day at Ktm, you can simply stay relax or to make your the day memorable you can do sightseeing tour on world's UNESCO Heritage sites or you can do 1hr Everest Mountain Flight tour or 3h30min Everest Helicopter tour or 1h30min Langtang Helicopter tourrock climbing, etc.
[Included meals: bed and breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Scenic flight to Lukla/Tenzin Hillary (2800m/9186.352 ft.) and trek to Phakding (2610m/8563 ft.), flight 25min+4-5hr walk

We fly to Lukla. We make an early start to take a spectacular, short mountain flight to Lukla & from here we'll our trek. Watch out for the Langtang, Jugal ranges then the Rolwaling Himal, Gaurisankar & Menlumtse before getting your first glimpse of Everest on the flight. We'll meet our trekking crew at the Lukla airstrip where we’ll spend a few minutes sorting out bags etc. before setting off through this winding village to the trek start properly at the Khumbu ‘gateway’. It’s gently downhill on pitched stone trails through low rhododendron forest, small ‘garden’ farms & old and new hamlets to the banks of the foaming Dudh Koshi River. There will be plenty of shortstops to meet the locals, take photographs and just soak up the scenery & the clear mountain air as we meander along, the undulating trail glimpsing views of 6000m snow-capped peaks high above. Passing the enormous Mani stone at Thado Koshi we meander up through the many chortens & prayer wheels of Sano & along to our destination Phakding. The afternoon is free. For those who wish to, we’ll make a short trip up to the higher village and delightful tiny Gompa perched on the valley side. Gather again for pre-dinner drinks around the dining fire followed by evening meal.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11286ft.), 5-6hr walk

After breakfast at the lodge, we trek to Namche following with the left bank of Dudh Koshi River. While following the level path along the right bank from the resort, Thamserku 6623m looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, we arrive at Banker. Walking on the riverbed on the left bank, through a forest we arrive at Chumow where we can visit the Vegetable Farm. Walking along a path with many ups and downs, crossing a stream you pass by a small village located at 2840m gaining with 230m from Phakding named Monjo. We stop for lunch here. Then from Monjo, descending stone steps you come to a suspension bridge, and, after a short climb, you reach Jorsale.

This is the entrance to the National Park. Walking beside the river, we reach a forested mountainside and pass a rocky area. After crossing a high, winding path, we descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. The river forks here: the right stream is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing another suspension bridge and walking a short distance alongside the Bhote Koshi, we ascend to Top Dhara where we will get the first view of Mount Everest. From here we ascend gradually up to Namche Bazaar (The Sherpa capital).
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Acclimatization walk to Museum, Everest View Point Hotel¸ Khumjung (3780m/ 12401.57ft.), Kunde (3840m/ 12598.43 ft.) & Shyangboche (3790m/12434.38 ft.) & return to Namche, 5hr walk

We climb up to the Sherpa Culture museum with its fine displays, photos, and background information. We continue to climb up to the Everest View Hotel after we visit picturesque Sherpa village Khumjung and Kunde where we visit the Edmund Hillary hospital, and after we return to Namche via Shyangboche where we have a relaxed afternoon. The rewarding hike offers us splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde, Gang Tega & Taboche, the wall of Nuptse, Lhotse, and while to the west and north are Kongde Pharchamo, Teng Ragi Tau, Lamuche RI & Pimu. To the south is the Dudh Koshi valley. Also outside is the Tenzing Memorial, bedecked with flags and an image of the famed climber, the next board has a poem dedicated to Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, written by Ramsey Ullman.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Dole (4110m/13152ft. ), 5-6hr walk

We have a long day ahead with a prolonged up and down over progressively smaller paths. We first follow the Everest trail and then make a sharp left turn to a side valley. After a steep section, we reach the small village of Dole (4200m). From here you will see many Kharkas, summer ‘settlements’ Aused by the Sherpas to graze their yaks.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Trek to Machermo (4470m/14663 ft. ), 4-5hr walk

Today we have a relatively short section ahead in order to moderate the ascent rate. We pass a few small settlements and you’ll notice the landscape become increasingly barren. However great views tosnowcapped peaks to the east and west open up. We soon reach Chortens and fluttering prayer flags on the outskirts of Machermo (4,470m).
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4800m/15744ft. ), 5-6hr walk

After leaving Machermo, a tremendous range of peaks to the north is revealed with Cho Oyu & Gyachung Kang at the heart of it. We continue through Pangar and Na and then climb more steeply through boulder fields. Soon our journey brings us to the impressive and untouched Gokyo Lake.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 09: Climb Gokyo RI (5360m/17585ft. ), 6-7hr walk

We leave the teahouse early in the morning (this time without the heavy backpack) and complete a steep ascent to Gokyo RI (5360m), a small hill to the north-west of the village offering a fantastic panorama. From the top of the hill we’ll have some incredible views of Everest, Lhotse, Makalu,Cholatse, the Ngozumpa Glacier, Taboche, and of course Cho Oyu.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 10: Trek to Lungden (4370m/14337ft. ) over Renjo La (5360m/17585ft. ), 6-7hr walk

We follow Gokyo RI trail and further turn south. Heading close to the lakeshores, the route is soon marked by cairns. It’s not excessively steep,later beyond steeper rocky terrain the final push is tiring. Views from the Renjo La are unreal with Everest dominating the panorama. From here we follow descend trail & passing several Yak Kharkas and reach at Lungden.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 11: Trek to Thame (3820m/12533ft. ), 4-5hr walk

Trek commence with descends to Marulung (4210m) continuing down the west side of the valley, our trail crosses the Langmuche Khola that drains from the Dig Tso. After we follow Bhote Koshi and climb to Thame. In Thame we visit monastery and surrounding en route. The day we can stop Namche rather Thame but we might miss beautiful monastery. Thame is a very traditional.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 12: Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4550m/14925ft. ), 5-6 hr walk

Leaving Thame 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, we will have great views of Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde Peak, Parchamo Peak and other surrounding snow-capped peaks. After a few hours of uphill trekking, we will arrive at the summer yak pasture ground where we will set up our base camp. 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. Our Sherpa crew will check our climbing gears.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 13: Rest day at Base Camp

In order to avoid altitude sickness, we will take a rest for acclimatization at the base camp. Besides, we will have great views of surrounding peaks and mountain valleys. For acclimatization, we hike following the fascinating trails that offer magnificent views of snow-capped mountains. We spend our day exploring around base camp, Sherpa crew will check our climbing gears needed for Kyajo Ri Peak climbing. 
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 14: Trek to Camp I (5200m/17056ft. ), 4-5hr walk

After full day rest at the Base Camp, we continue our uphill trekking to higher altitudes. We will make a climb over grassy spurs and boulders before following a steep rocky trail upwards rocky section with a lot of boulders and skid pebbles 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.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 15: Trek to Camp II (5700m/18700ft. ), 4-5hr walk

We head further into higher altitudes. Our climb to Camp II gets much more technical 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. After a few hours of the 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.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 16: Summit and back to base camp, 7-8hr walk

We will make a final climb to the summit. 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. 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. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with splendid views of the 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 base camp.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 17: Trek to Namche (3400m/11154ft. ), 5-6hr walk

Leaving our camping site at the Base camp, we will continue to retrace our steps that leads back through Mende. We will pass through 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.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 18: Trek return to Lukla (2840/9318ft. ), 7-8hr walk

After overnight at Namche, early morning we will descend back to Lukla. The trekking though the trail will be exciting as well as easier as it will go through the forest of rhododendron and pines. We will pass Monjo after a short walk and then to Phakding. We stay on the same trail and advance towards Nurning and approximately 7-8hr of the trek we will finally be reaching Lukla.
[Included meals: breakfast+lunch+dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 19: Scenic flight back to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport & transfer to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft. ), fly 15min+4-5hrdrive

We fly back to Manthali (Ramechhap) airport and transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. At this time of day there can be heavy traffic, especially coming into Kathmandu itself, and the drive is likely to take 5 hours or more.
[Included meals: breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 20: Final departure, transfer to Airport

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
[Included meal: Breakfast]

Our Offer

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed, ministry of tourism & Nepal Mountaineering Association trained trekking guide & Sherpa Climbing Guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurances

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP) with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek and camp

Domestic flight & Sharing vehicle

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing Permit for all members and & Garbage Deposit

+ Everest National Park Entry Permit

Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality Entry Permit

+ Complete camping setup with dining & kitchen tents

Supplementary climbing oxygen, mask and regulator

+ Climbing rope Snow bars

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide and climbing rope, snow bars

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family

Personal gears:

- Crampons
- Harness
- Ice Axe
- 2 x Tape slings
- 2 x Screw Gate Karabiners
- Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
- Prussic Loops
- Helmet

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Expenses by usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and Internet

- Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, or personal climbing gears

- Rescue, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses of the member

- Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera

- Gratuity for Guide & Porter

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.



Eating & Drinking

We do not include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

Although meat is available in the tea houses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

Excluded Services

  • Nepal Visa Fee

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Insurance

Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure(IHSA)

  You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m.

  Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price.

  At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not.

  IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.


+Additional porter

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max). They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category


Nepal Visas

Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

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Duration

20 days

Season

Mar-May & Sept-Nov

Region

Khumbu Region

Grade

Medium to Hard

Altitude

6186m

Walking

5-6hr

Accommodation

Teahouse & Camping