Kyajo Ri, 6186m, is a full-scale expedition climbing peak. It is significantly harder physically and technically than popular trekking peaks like Island Peak or Lobuje East, both of which are a simple one-day ascent to the summit.
Kyajo Ri is the highest summit in the southern part of the Khumbu Himal ridge that runs north of Namche Bazaar. The Government of Nepal only opened Kyajo Ri peak for trekking in 2002. Until now, this amazing peak has attracted little attention and still has the feel of an unexplored peak as the route is free of fixed rope and anchors.
The trek into base camp is a pleasure in itself while at the same time providing the necessary acclimatization for the climb. The Kyajo Ri expedition starts with a flight to Lukla. It follows the main “Everest Base Camp Route” as far as Namche Baazar. The trek to base camp is not overly difficult for fit and experienced trekkers, perhaps a bit harder than the Kala Patar trek near Everest Base Camp.
- 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
- Rarely climbed peak
- Less expensive permit than similar peaks classified as ‘climbing.
- It has a beautiful, comfortable and quiet base camp, located in a wonderful isolated valley.
Trekking, Climbing & Sightseeing
March, April, May, September, October & November
Lukla- Namche- Thame- Kyojo Ri Base Camp- High Camp- Summit
|INCLUDED||All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights including breakfast.
Transportation for, full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Entry fee during sightseeing in Kathmandu.Professional English speaking tour guide and his/her salary.
Flight fare from Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathmandu for members.
Flight fare from Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu for guides.
Everest National Park entrance fees.
Tea house trek including food and accommodation in Tents.
Climbing Guide, porters and necessary staffs during the trek.
Kyojo Ri Peak climbing Permit fee.
Food, Tents and Kitchen equipment for climbing period.
Boiled water, tea and coffee.
Group climbing equipment such as rope, ice screws, snow pickets, etc…
Climbing Guide, his equipment allowance and salary.
Additional porters for carrying climbing gears.
Salary and Insurance for all Nepali staffs
Insurance for Nepali staffs.
First aid kit.
|NOT INCLUDED||Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner).
Entrance tickets during city tour.
Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek.
Personal climbing equipment.
All personal expenses.
Personal medical and evacuation insurance.
All other additional charges for additional services.
ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
SIGHTSEEING AND PREPARATION DAY
In the morning after having breakfast we will begin a tour around Kathmandu with our English speaking guide. During the day you will cover some of the historical and religious, world heritage sites.
Swoyambhunath –“the Self Existing One’. The oldest Buddhist stupa of Nepal situated in the small hill, from where you can see the nice view of Kathmandu valley. Historians believe that this area has the oldest history of Kathmandu. No sooner than you enter the periphery of Swoyambhunath, you will see the monks chanting religious words and monkeys chattering and hanging around the different temple and trees. It is also known as the monkey temple, a name given by the tourist.
Boudhanath Stupa: the ancient stupa of Boudhanath is one of the biggest Buddhist stupa of Nepal, situated in the northern part of Kathmandu valley, which is one of the trading routes of Nepal with Tibet in ancient time. Tibetan merchants used to take rest and offer prayers in this place during their trading time. Later when Tibetan refugees entered Nepal in the 1950s, most of them decided to stay. Even now most of the monks in Boudhanath are from Tibet. Around the stupa, you can see Buddhist painting schools of traditional paints “Thanka”.
Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath the national deity of Nepal is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River in the eastern part of Kathmandu. The word Pashupatinath is derived from three Sanskrit words: “pashu” means “organism”, “pati” means “protector,” and “Nath” means “Lord.” Hence in Hindu mythology Pashupatinath means protector and Lord of all living things. The bank of Bagmati River is the cremation center of Hindu dead. Where you can see the cremation process of the Hindu people. You can also see the colorful sadhu ‘the holy devotee of Lord Shiva’ around the periphery of the temple. After sightseeing, you will return and prepare for the trekking adventure. Your trekking guide will meet you and give you instructions for the next day.
FLY TO LUKLA (2840M/9448FT) AND TREK TO PHAKDING (2610M/8562FT)
TREK TO NAMCHE (3440M/ 11286FT) – 6 HOURS WALKING
NAMCHE – ACCLIMATIZATION DAY- HIKE TO KHUMJUNG (3780M/12401FT) AND BACK DOWN TO NAMCHE
NAMCHE BAZAAR TO MENDE VIA THAME (3736 M/12,255 FT.)
MENDE TO KYAJO RI BASE CAMP (4550M/14925 FT.)
ACCLIMATIZATION DAY AT KYAJO RI BASE CAMP
KYAJO RI BASE CAMP TO HIGH CAMP (5200M/17056 FT.)
SUMMIT (5700M) KYAJO RI PEAK AND BACK TO HIGH CAMP
TREK BACK TO BASE CAMP
TREK BACK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR FROM BASE CAMP
TREK TO LUKLA: LUNCH @ PHAKDING
FLY TO KATHMANDU 30 MINUTES FLIGHT
KATHMANDU REST DAY/ BUFFER DAY IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER
DEPARTURE FROM KATHMANDU
The Kyajo Ri Climbing trip is considered “basic mountaineering.” But due to the high elevation, it is a challenging mountain requiring preparation and training. A.T. Adventures will offer to climb Kyajo Ri with basic-level climbers – and those who are interested in climbing but are without prior training. Everyone may attempt to climb Kyajo Ri without bottled oxygen. We will have a day training at Kyajo Ri high camp for those who have not climbed or had prior training. They will be training to use ice axes, jumars, ascenders, descenders, crampons, rope fixing, climbing vertically on the ice, belaying and all the techniques of basic ice climbing. The approach to climb Kyajo Ri is an alpine of simple to moderate difficulty, where one will have the opportunity to be trained on proper technique for using climbing mechanisms on high mountains. Kyajo Ri is often taken as pre-preparation for Mt. Everest. These guidelines will help you to be more comfortable while ascending to the peak
Basic Training to attempt Kyajo Ri Peak.
- One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
- One should be able to carry a 35lb backpack.
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