• Destination: Nepal

Highlights:

  • Summit Kyajo Ri
  • Take in the breathtaking views of the nearby peaks
  • Indulge in a combination of rock climbing and steep alpine ice walking
  • Take a breath-taking flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and back.

About Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing in Spring and Autumn

Kyajo Ri Peak climbing in Nepal provides a unique experience of climbing a 6000m trekking peak that is rarely ascended. Climb one of the lesser-known hiking peaks with trained guides, followed by a stronger itinerary that allows for optimal acclimatization and climbing routine.

Kyajo Ri Summit is a semi-technical 6000m peak located between Thame and Gokyo valleys, standing at 6,186m/20,296ft. Kyajo Ri is less popular and unclimbed than the nearby summits, yet it offers the exhilaration of climbing a 6000m peak in a pure expedition style.

Kyajo Ri is a semi-technical peak that is ideal for adventurers who want to climb the mountain without encountering too many people. It was only in 2002 that the Nepalese government opened it to trekkers. The expedition usually takes the SW ridge, which has two more sites above the base camp.

A British and French expedition team made the first ascent of Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing. The Kyajo Ri excursion combines intermediate rock climbing with high alpine ice climbing. Similarly, it provides demanding and breathtaking vistas of summits exceeding 8000 meters, including Mt. Everest (8848 meters), Mt. Lhotse (8516 meters), and Mt. Makalu (8463 meters), Mt. Cho Oyu (8201 meters), and other magnificent high peaks in the Khumbu Himal range.

If you're seeking an adventure on a 6000-meter summit, Kyajo Ri is the place to go. Climbing Kyajo Ri will strengthen your Alpine Mountaineering skills while also providing an exciting Himalayan alpine expedition experience.

Join Outfitter Nepal on your 18-day Kyajo Ri peak ascent experience! We have an itinerary for climbing the Kyajo Ri peak that includes travel to and from Nepal, as well as a day tour of Kathmandu! It covers a wide range of excursions that will undoubtedly provide you with a true feeling of tranquillity alongside action! We provide both group and private departures to Kyajo Ri! We are available to leave the Kyajo Ri summit at any time.

Kyajo Ri Peak Route

First, the route takes you on a short flight to Lukla and then you start your trek to Phakding. From Phakding, you start your journey towards Namche Bazaar and stay there for acclimatization. On consecutive days, you leave for Dole and then Machhermo. You stay at Machhermo for acclimatization yet again. From Machhermo, you head towards Kyajo Ri Base Camp and stay overnight at the tented camp. Then, from Kyajo Ri Base Camp you head towards Camp 1 for an overnight camp stay. Again, from Camp 1 you head to Camp 2 and prepare for your climbing. The next morning, you summit Kyajo Ri Peak and head back to Camp 2 for an overnight stay. The journey is all downhill from here. From Camp 2, you descend to Machhermo, then to Namche Bazaar and then to Lukla. From Lukla, you finally catch your flight to Kathmandu. This way, your 18 days of Kyajo Ri Peak climbing come to an end!

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing Grade

The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) classifies Kyajo Ri as a trekking peak, thus, you can ascend to the peak of the summit without the struggle that high-altitude peaks take.

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing in Autumn (September, October and November)

Climbing Kyajo Ri in the autumn offers trekkers a once-in-a-lifetime experience as well as beautiful views. The cool breeze and magnificent fall foliage in the background, as well as the sound of birds chirping, add to the excitement of the voyage.

Kyajo Ri in September

Autumn arrives in Nepal in September, while it arrives a little earlier in the Himalayas. This could explain why there are fewer people at the beginning of the month. However, as time passes, the trail becomes increasingly congested, as tourists take advantage of the pleasant weather while attempting to reach the summit.

Even though the temperature drops in September, tourists may still feel the warmth in the air. Although the lower hills seem like they're in the middle of summer, the higher elevations are still cold and windy. Hikers can enjoy a wonderful perspective with nearby hills and mountains in the foreground as the fall foliage begins to sneak in.

Kyajo Ri in October

The month isn't very warm, but the temperature rise is a foreshadowing of the upcoming damp and sticky fall. The days are bright and sunny, which allows for better vision, but the evenings and mornings are cold and windy.

In October, autumn is in full flow, with leaves coloured in vibrant hues such as orange and scarlet. As the month passes, the leaves on the trail begin to fall, adding to the forest's natural beauty. Hikers passing through the reserve may encounter wild species such as musk deer and Himalayan Tahr. Because of the great number of hikers, the paths and teahouses are significantly noisier in October.

Kyajo Ri in November

In November, the weather remains surprisingly unpredictable, so hikers should keep an eye on the forecast to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Even though the days are still warm, with temperatures reaching 12 degrees Celsius, the evenings get chilly.

Climbers, on the other hand, reap the benefits of the cold. By trekking the trail at a leisurely pace, you can take advantage of the milder weather. After the mid-season, the foliage on the trees fades, so the views may not be as magnificent as they were in October. The breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains can still be had.

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing in Spring (March, April and May)

At the start of the season, there's a blast of cool air and a light dusting of snow. As time passes, things improve. By the end of March, the winter's lingering effects will be gone, and visitors will be able to enjoy beautiful sunny days once more. The weather in the spring will undoubtedly be noticeably different. The weather is often cold at the start of the season, but by the end of the season, the temperature has risen dramatically.

Kyajo Ri during March

Only at the end of the month can the climber appreciate the weather. From here on out, temperatures will be more consistent, with highs of 17 degrees Celsius expected. After the coldest temperature of -15 degrees Celsius, the nights are cooler and more humid over the region.

Mornings are bright and sunny, and afternoons are cool and breezy. With temperatures ranging from -7 to -14 degrees Celsius in the evenings, the weather in Kyajo Ri is typically very cold. The hikers should be prepared for snowstorms at night.

Kyajo Ri during April

The weather is mostly sunny in April, and temperatures are gradually rising. Evenings and evenings are cool, although not as chilly as they were in March. During the day, temperatures at Kyajo Ri range from 0 to 15 degrees Celsius, making for a comfortable experience.

Climbers will find it easier to hike in April because the weather was good. The temperature rises at the end of the month compared to the beginning. The trail will become increasingly congested as the season develops, and tourists may not be able to walk the full trek alone. This is only up to the conventional EBC route. On the plus side, the month brings warm weather with bright sunshine throughout the day. Climbers can enjoy cool and nice weather in April because the cold winter days are long gone.

Kyajo Ri during May

As the month moves into summer, the temperature rises steadily. The days become warmer as the month continues, but tourists should not expect full-fledged summer weather. At the start of the month, the weather is mild and pleasant.

The humidity level is relatively high this month, thanks to the rising temperatures. For the most part, the weather appears to be balanced and average, with warm mornings and slightly crisp evenings. Temperature changes in high terrains are noticeable, especially when freezing nights give way to warm air. May is a popular climbing month as well.

Kyajo Ri during Monsoon (June – August) and Winter (December – February)

The Kyajo Ri climb can be done at any time of year, although, it is extremely tough during the monsoon and winter. Due to the unpredictable weather pattern and frequent rains, the track gets extremely muddy during the monsoon. However, it is not impossible. Even during the rainy season of June and July, guests of Outfitter Nepal have ascended the peak. You may, however, need to pack additional equipment to secure your safety on the icy hill. Similarly, the winter is harsh and cruel. Piles of snow and bitter cold can make the ascent tough! Thus, spring and autumn are the best reasons for your Kyajo Ri climb in the Himalayas!

Training for Kyajo Ri Ascent

If you do not live in the Himalayas, it will be tough to train your legs for higher elevations. After all, it doesn't get much higher than Nepal. This is why we need to be honest: It will be difficult to thoroughly prepare for your excursion unless you have previously walked at a higher altitude. If that sounds intimidating, know that you don't have to be completely prepared.

Practising is a great way to get into the swing of things. Climbing is the best form of climbing. Because you're interested in a multi-day trekking experience, we assume you enjoy hiking. Keep up the good work! If you live in an area surrounded by hills or even mountains, now is the perfect moment to appreciate them even more. When? If you're new to this, we suggest planning your trip a year ahead of time and climbing for 60 minutes (or two) every day for seven days.

Food and Accommodation during the Ascent

The culinary options in the Everest region will be limited, as is typical of remote regions with limited transit options. As a result, you'll have to compromise with your palate. Tea houses, on the other hand, have a wide range of continental and regional specialties to choose from. Most meals consist of non-perishable goods such as cereals, rice, and grains because the terrain is isolated and all food must be brought up to the several towns on foot.

In most teahouses, the menus are consistent. Breakfast consists of bread, eggs, oatmeal, cereals such as muesli and corn flakes, pancakes, hash browns, fries, chapatis, and other meals. The lunch and dinner menus are identical, with items like spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwiches, soup, momo, and more. The most common companion to the basic cereal is dal, a cooked lentil soup. Dal bhat, Nepal's most famous meal, is served with steamed rice and can be found at every tea house. Another popular dish you may like is garlic soup, which is thought to aid in acclimating to the altitude and preventing altitude sickness!

A modest wooden bed with a mattress or merely a foam pad, a pillow, and a blanket is provided by most tea houses. Almost every teahouse in the Everest region has solar or electric hot showers. For hygiene, bathe in a pail of lukewarm water heated over a wood fire in teahouses on less-travelled trails. Along the established trekking trails, there are western-style restroom facilities. You'll also have access to an adjacent bathroom with hot showers available 24 hours a day. You will also have a few nights of stay in tents, so that’s something worth experiencing as well!

Travel Insurance for Peak Climbing

Travel insurance for Kyajo Ri is necessary. In the event of an emergency, we recommend that you acquire insurance that covers a helicopter evacuation. At 6000 meters, things can go wrong at any time. As a result, you can save money on hospitalization and evacuation by purchasing travel insurance. You can climb at a high altitude without concern of becoming unwell or suffering significant health problems if you have insurance.

Concerns for Altitude Sickness

Wherever there are mountains, altitude sickness is a risk. At heights above 3500 meters, this sort of mountain sickness can occur. From Kathmandu's lowest point of 1400 meters to the highest point of 6,186 meters, altitude sickness during the Kyajo Ri ascent is a concern. Between these two places, you'll be shifting elevations every day.

As a result, anyone who isn't used to high elevations or new environments may develop Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), commonly known as Altitude Sickness.

Kyajo Ri Essential Gear List

These are the list of equipment you need solely for the peak climb:

  • Large duffle bag or rucksack & liner
  • Day pack
  • Expedition Jacket, Primaloft or down
  • Stuff sacks, waterproof, various sizes
  • Gaiters
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers, Gore-Tex
  • Fleece or woolen tops
  • Trekking trousers and shorts, T-shirts, shirts
  • Thin socks and thick socks
  • Base layer tops and bottoms
  • Liner gloves, warm gloves, mitts
  • Warm hat, buff/balaclava, sunhat
  • Wash Kit and first aid, towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Trekking boots
  • Mountaineering boots graded B1 or B2 to accommodate crampons
  • Sleeping bag (comfort temperature -20C) and compression sack
  • Thermosets or thick foam sleeping mats for camping only
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Water bottles
  • Walking poles
  • Crampons
  • Walking axe & leash
  • Mountaineering harness
  • Climbing slings
  • Karabiners
  • Ascender
  • Prussic loop

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathamndu airport and transfer to Hotel.

Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, Evening free and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

    After having Breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.

      Early morning drive to Airport for the 35 minutes scenic flight to the small mountain airport Lukla, after reaching at lukla our guide will introduce with the porters, then start today’s trekking following mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi, it is easy trekking and takes about 3 and half hour to reach at Phakding , Overnight at lodge.

        We continue our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River and crossing it many times and we enter to the park in Jorsale and we will stop there for lunch and again we continue the trekking, after few hours walking Namche Bazar will appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass the plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Duch koshi Koshi. The village is a central hub of the area and food, sundrie and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here, overnight at Lodge.

          Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization we walk up to Khhumjung village through Everest view Hotel in Syangbuche and you will see the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt.Everest . Khhumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community and there is an old monastery as well so, we will visit that as well, and then Return to Namche, Overnight at Lodge.

            After having a day acclimatization day in Namche, we continue our trekking to Dole by following the same route to Base camp until Sanasa then trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m.). From here, you will see panoramic views of various mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens, Overnight at lodge.

              From Dole we will climb steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, which are used when yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku, Overnight at Lodge.

                Rest day in Machhermo for acclimatization- overnight at lodge.

                  Trek from Machhermo to Kyajo Ri Base Camp- overnight at tented camp.

                    Trek from Kyajo Base Camp to Camp 1, overnight at tented camp.

                      Trek from Camp 1 to Camp 2, overnight at tented camp.

                        Rest in Camp 2 and all preparation for climbing, overnight at tented camp.

                          Summit to Kyajo Ri peak and back to Camp II, overnight at tented camp.

                            Trek back from camp 2 to Machhermo.

                              It takes about five hours. The trail gently descends to Dole and then starts descending steeply to Photse Tenga (3650m.) passing through rhododendron forests. Then the path immediately ascends steeply to Mongla Danda (4000m.) and gently descends up to Kyanjoma (3500m.) following small ups and down to the destination- overnight at lodge.

                                It takes about five hours. The last day of your trek leads from Namche Bazaar via Monjo to Lukla. The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay, overnight at lodge.

                                  You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.

                                    Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

                                      What's Included

                                      • Airport picks up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
                                      • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus as per the above itinerary.
                                      • Three night’s standard accommodation in Two/Three Star category Hotel in including breakfast.
                                      • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking in Lodge. (A cup of Tea/Coffee with Breakfast).
                                      • Tea house/lodge Accommodation during the trekking.
                                      • Accommodation in Camping (Tented Camp) and meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea/coffee during the Climbing cooked by our own cook.
                                      • Collective climbing equipments such as a Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars, Tent, Snow Sawel etc...
                                      • Staff: (Professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters.:
                                      • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guides and all the staffs.
                                      • Insurance for all the Nepalese staff.
                                      • Climbing peak permit and other necessary Permits and fees.
                                      • Flight fare Kathmandu – Lukla- Kathamndu- with domestic airport Tax-
                                      • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                                      • Outfitter Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets if necessary.
                                      • Farewell dinner.
                                      • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                                      • All government taxes.
                                      • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                                      • Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
                                      • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
                                      • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
                                      • Garbage Deposit (US$ 250), refundable after the climbing.
                                      • Personal Climbing equipments.
                                      • Your personal expenses.
                                      • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
                                      • Sweet things like chocolate.
                                      • International airfare and airport departure tax.
                                      • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected But it is not mandatory).
                                      • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
                                         

                                      FAQs

                                      • Q1. Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

                                        Yes, unless you have an Indian passport, you must get a Nepal visa. You can get a visa on arrival right at Kathmandu airport. Additionally, automated visa machines have made visa processing easier in Nepal since 2015! You can get your visa depending on your length of stay. The visa cost varies accordingly!

                                      • When you trek on the designated trail, you can readily fill water at the teahouses. As we go beyond the trekking trail for climbing the peak or for the expedition, you might not have a viable source of water to refill your bottle en route. You can fill up water from a nearby stream or river source. However, we recommend you carry some water purification tablets or SteriPen to purify water bottled from a natural source!

                                      • Our staff must get insured before embarking on climbing or expedition activities!

                                      • Yes!!! Naturally, food is always prepared hygienically, whether in a tent camp or a tea house lodge! The teahouse cooks have years of expertise feeding the visitors and have learned a trick or two to make their food delicious and hygienic! Likewise, at camp accommodation, we only hire the best cooks! So, you do not have to worry. Although, you can carry some water purification tablets if you bottle up water from unclaimed sources!

                                      • As you will be trekking for a few weeks, you are bound to encounter some physical discomfort, or in the worst-case scenario, you might get very sick. Our guides are skilled at first aid treatment of some minor physical issues. However, if your case gets severe, we can either descend to spend a few days in the lower altitude settlements or arrange an emergency helicopter evacuation service. Either way, we value your safety and well-being. So, we will proceed with your consent.

                                      • If you are a frequent visitor to Nepal's Himalayas, you can understand that the difficulty level varies from destination to destination. Likewise, peak climbing also depends on your stamina and the level of exercise you have undertaken before your journey. As we will travel in the high Himalayan sections, it can get stressful at times because of altitude and trekking duration. But, you must have a mental make-up that your journey can sometimes get pretty challenging!

                                      • We provide you with a water-proof duffel bag for your excursion. You can also carry a day pack or rucksack to keep all your essentials, such as energy bars, raincoats, cameras, chargers, and other electronic gadgets.

                                      • Our climbing guides, Sirdars and Sherpa, are highly skilled and professional in their field. They have decades' worth of experience trekking in the Himalayas. They are also trained for emergencies and have undergone first aid training. Likewise, they are also fluent in English, making it easier for you to communicate!

                                      • Every expedition requires significant physical exertion. Whether jogging, weightlifting, yoga, or team sports, give your best in any physical activity. It would help if you prepared for the high-altitude summit. Thus, we also advise you to take some intense training, both technical and material, for a couple of months.

                                      • A climb on a 6000-meter summit needs a certain level of physical and mental effort and some climbing components. It would help if you had excellent core strength and stamina. Thus, dedicate a couple of months to cardio-vascular workouts before climbing. You can also do some physical training. Cycling, jogging, or hiking are some great ways to stay fit. Likewise, participate in technical training, such as rock climbing or wall climbing.

                                      • The best way to acclimate to the changing altitude is to walk slowly. Similarly, keeping plenty of acclimatization days is also an excellent preventative measure. Likewise, while we hike at a higher altitude, we will have an overnight stay at a comparatively lower altitude. It is a traditional way to acclimatize to the altitude. We should also remember to stay hydrated regularly.

                                      • According to our experience, sleeping bags withstanding temperatures between -20 degrees Celsius and -35 degrees Celsius will be sufficient. If you have your own, we suggest bringing it along; if not, Outfitter Nepal will supply it during the trekking and climbing.

                                      • Yes, an Outfitter Nepal Representative will be there to welcome you outside of the Terminal Hall. He will be displaying your name written on Outfitter Nepal Sigh Board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

                                      • You can go on a climbing trek solo and in a group. There’s no particular legality that restrains you from solo climbing in Nepal. However, a climbing guide, in any case, is a must.

                                      • It is better to purchase travel insurance before you depart to Nepal. When you buy your insurance, look for the policies that cover high-altitude helicopter evacuation services. Similarly, it should also cover medical care.

                                      • An excursion to a peak at 6,000 meters or higher will be led by a certified, experienced, and trained climbing Sherpa guide. Depending on the group size, the same climbing Sherpa guide will lead you to most of the trekking summits. Our Sherpa guides are also licensed trekking guides.

                                      • With climbing, you are taking a step higher than just trekking. For trekking, a basic level of fitness suffices. However, climbing or an expedition in the Himalayas takes a lot of will and strength. Especially for the expedition, you must have some summit experiences. It is also essential to carry out some stamina and rigor-building training for a few months (climbing) to even a few years (expedition). Undertaking a climbing or an expedition without previous experience is unsafe and may put you in danger in the Himalayas.

                                      • It is best to carry cash rather than rely on credit cards. They may not work in most cases.

                                      • In some villages, there are internet services readily available. Similarly, some villages also offer international calling. It is better to buy local Ncell or NTC SIM cards. These cards work up until a certain altitude.

                                      • You can charge your digital appliances by paying a small fee at the lodge's reception. Make sure to carry your adapter.

                                      • It's challenging to forecast the weather in the mountains. The days are often warm, and the atmosphere is more laid back at night. Although January and February will be colder, the days can be lovely and amiable if the sun shines. January, February, and December will all have snow. It's also crucial to ensure you can stay dry and comfortable in almost any circumstance. Prepare for the unexpected! The temperature could range from 20 degrees Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius.

                                      • In Nepal, mid-September to early December and mid-February to mid-May is the best times to embark on a climbing and expedition adventure.

                                      • You will be entertained with teahouses on the trekking trail. Similarly, you will have overnights at camping tents beyond trails and towards the summit. One tent is offered to two climbers. We will also install dining and kitchen tents for your food and comfort!

                                      • We offer luxury as well as standard accommodation services as per your choice. The service comes with breakfast. Similarly, during trekking, we provide standard accommodation with basic amenities. Likewise, we can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which you need to return after the trip), but always having your sleeping equipment is a good idea. We usually provide single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory.

                                        Note: Common toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses/ Lodge. On the trekking, Camping Trekking: we provide you Tented Camp Accommodation in Camping Trekking.