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Kyajo RI Peak (6186m) is the most disloyal peaks, rises more than 6100m above sea level. The outstanding climbing peak in Nepal has sharp definite summit lies particularly in the Khumbu Himalaya, the north of Namche Bazzar all the way to Cho Oyu on Nepal Tibet border. A trekking peak Kyazo Ri commands no less respect and preparation from the adventurers. Kyazo Ri can be climb through different routes.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Warm pick up at airport and transfer to your hotel. Welcome and climbing trekking briefing.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu sightseeing tour takes you to ancient Durbar Squares and different Buddhist and Hindu Temples which hold significant cultural importance and preparation for trek.
Day 3: Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding. Overnight Phakding (2640m)
You have a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla the trail climbs to Ghat (2590) and again climbs to Phadking. In Phakding you can climb to the gompa to see your first view of the high peaks. Now you will really feeling like you have arrived in the Himalayan State. Overnight Stay in Phakding.
Day 4: Phakding (2640m) to Namche Bazaar (3420m)
We start our trek after having breakfast at Phakding. Trekking takes 6 hours and it passes Monjo and Jorsalle villages, lunch at Jorsale (2830m) and after lunch we trek steep uphill to Namche Bazaar. Overnight Stay in Namche Bazzar.
Day 5: In Namche
Namche Bazaar - rest day for acclimatization, visit Buddhist monastery, museum and or short hiking.
After having breakfast take some sightseeing around Namche Bazaar. Then you can hike to the Everest View Hotel, the ideal place to overview some of the outstanding mountains such as Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Lhotse etc. In Namche above the police check post you will see Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and if you want to look at the visitor centre it is open from 8am to 4pm except Saturday and holidays. Overnight Stay in Namche.
Day 6: Namche Bazaar to Dole (4040 m).
Today we walk from Namche to Dole all uphill trek for 5/6 hours. Overnight Stay in Dole
Day 7: Dole to Machhermo (4410m)
The trail climbs through a huge rock at Lhabarma (4330m) and carries on to Luza (4340m) and then continues to climb to Machhermo (4410m) where you can have good views of the mountains. Overnight Stay in Machhermo.
Day 8: Machhermo - Gokyo (4750m, 5 hrs)
Today, we will be passing through Machhermo; the trail climbs and reaches Pangka (4390m). Beyond Pangka the trail drops and again climbs steeply. From there you can see the massive Ngozmpa Glacier and finally you arrive at Gokyo. Overnight Stay in Gokyo
Day 9: Gokyo to Lungden (4,600m) via Renjo La pass (5,435m)
The complicated day crossing Renjo La passes. From Gokyo, we head west crossing the high pass of the Renjo La (5411m). After early breakfast we head towards the lake back and climb up to the top of Renjo la. We continue down the west side of the pass, descending all the way down to Lungden at (4500m). During the walk can be seen the best view of Himalayan range from way to Renjo la and on descent can be seen the view of Kyajo Ri and arrive at Lungden for overnight.
Day 10: Trek down to Thame & Mende (3736 m)
Today, we make a short walk of about 2 hrs descending to Thame village, the beautiful Sherpa village and adjoining part of Rolwaling Himalayan ranges. Thame is popular town for Sherpa Climbers and the beautiful Monastery as well best view of Himalayan Ranges. From Thame we turn east, heading back in the direction of Namche Bazar and almost completing an entire circumnavigation of Kyajo Ri. We will camp in Mende (3740m) a small town at the entrance of the Kyajo Drangka.
Day 11: Trek to Kyajo Ri base camp (4550m)
Above 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. Enjoy the views of Mt. Thamserku, Khumbila, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde, Pachharmo and surrounding Himalayan ranges. Kyajo Ri Base Camp is set up between the rocky mountain with flat ground in a side of small river. This is one of the summer yak pasture and a nice place to set up camp.
Day 12: Trek to Camp I (5200m)
The ascent to Camp 1 at over 5200 meters from base camp at around 4,600 meters involves a 2 hour hike over a grassy spur and boulders. After half an hour walk the trails follows the upward rocky section with a lot of boulders and skid pebbles. Another 3 hours steep walk then get to the Camp 1. Enjoy the scenery of Kyajo Ri and small glacial lakes.
Day 13: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I
This is an important phase of the expedition. Proper acclimatization is essential before the summit. Make some climbing practices toward Camp 2, and then get back to Camp 1 again. We do this with the aim of providing gradual acclimatization. There may also be the need for rope fixing between Camp 1 and Camp 2, and this is a good day for that. Overnight at Camp I.
Day 14: Trek to Camp 2 (5700m)
Camp 1 to Camp 2 involves some technical climbing over mixed face slopes up to 55 degrees as well as negotiating through the glacier. Camp 2 lies near the glacier and has sufficient place for camping. We can see the climbing route that we will attempt the next day. We pitch our camp near big glacier lake. Camp 2 is located at about 5700m, 18,700ft. If the weather favors us, we may also get pleasing sunlight in the day. Overnight at Camp 2.
Day 15: Summit Day and Back to Camp 2
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 and after a walk reach at Glacier part from where it is fairly hard to 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 in celebrations and taking pictures on the summit, we return back to Camp I. As you know that we are taking south east route and our leader will take you up to the summit and on the return back we should back to camp 2.
Day 16: Contingency Day
There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. So we keep this day as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit the Kyajo Ri. If weather gets exceptionally unfavorable, we would have to wisely postpone the program of summiting the peak on following day. Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day
Day 17: Trek back to Base Camp
We have made it! Today we return back to Kyajo Ri Base Camp, and celebrate the success of our trip. Overnight at camp.
Day 18: Base Camp to Namche
Clean the Base Camp and trek back to Namche bazaar. After a great success we return back the same way via Mende, Thamo to Namche. It takes about 5-6 hrs from BC to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche
Day 19: Namche Bazaar- Lukla
Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural trail. And finally today the trail will lead you back to Lukla (2,800m). On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax, stretch those sore legs and celebrate the completion of your trek.
Day 20: Lukla- Kathmandu
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you will be received from the airport and taken to your hotel
Day 21: Kathmandu airport
Final airport transfers to airport to get flight back to home.