KYAJO-RI PEAK CLIMBING
Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing (6186m)
Kyazo Ri ( Gya-CHO) is a climbing peak, situated in the Khumbu Himal just north of Namche Bazaar, is a long line of peaks continuing all the way to Cho Oyu on the Nepalese Tibetan border. With the Thame valley to the west and Gokyo valley to the east the 6186m high Kyazo Ri is the highest summit on the southern part of this ridge.
The Kyajo Ri peak was officially opened to climbing by the Nepalese Ministry of Tourism in 2002 and listed on group 'A' climbing peak by Nepal Mountaineering Association. The first ascent was made that year by a French/British team. The good route to climb the Kyajo Ri peak is from Mende, (the village in Thame side from Namche) and the other route is from Machhermo side, in the Gokyo valley.
Kyajo Ri is a spectacular, and very beautiful mountain.
The standard ascent of Kyajo Ri from base camp at around 4,600 metres to Camp 1 at over 5200 metres involves a 2 hour hike over a grassy spur and boulders. Camp 1 to Camp 2 involves some technical climbing. It is a difficult expedition among the listed trekking peaks by Nepal mountaineers Association. There is significant technical climbing at high altitude. Though the technical challenges are there, it is less complicated compared to other higher expedition and cheaper when it comes to climbing permits because Kyajo Ri has been classified as a "Trekking Peak".
Max. Altitude: 6186 m.
Trip Duration: 22 days
Trek Grade: Strenuous Plus Technical
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
Best Time: Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
Per day Hiking: 5 to 7 hours
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Free day in Kathmandu (preparation for climbinggears)
Day 3 Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2,652m)
Day 4 Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Day 5 Namche, hike to Khumjung ( 3780m. ) for acclimatization & back
Day 6 Namche to Thame village (3,800m)
Day 7 for acclimatization & back to Thame
Day 8 Thame to Kyajo Kharka (3,900m)
Day 9 Kyajo Kharka to Kyajo Ri base camp (4550 m.)
Day 10 Rest day at base camp (4550 m.)
Day 11 Trek to high camp (5350 m.)
Day 12 - 16 Climbing period
Day 17 Trek back to base camp
Day 18 Base camp to Namche
Day 19 Namche to Phakding
Day 20 Phakding to Lukla
Day 21 Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 22 Departure
Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary including domestic flights.
3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 nights before the trip and 1 night after).
Domestic flight KTM-LUK-KTM.
All three-time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking and camping facilities during climbing.
An Experienced trekking Guide and necessary porters for the trekking part.
An Experienced Sherpa climbing guide to support during climbing Kyajo Ri.
Common climbing gears like ropes, snow bars, ice screws, Carabineers etc. provided.
All staff wages.
Insurance of the trekking and climbing staffs.
All necessary tents for members and staff.
All necessary kitchen utensils and equipment.
National Park fee.
Peak Permit Fee and Trekking permit.
SKA T-Shirt and (Duffel bag for use).
Farewell Dinner with cultural show.
Nepal visa fee.
Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
Extra nights hotel in Kathmandu.
Personal equipment (your personal clothing and climbing gears.
Medical insurance (high altitude coverage and emergency evacuation) and Travel insurance.
All kind of bottle beverages & telephone calls and internet usage.
Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
Kathmandu Heritage site entrance fee during Sightseeing.
Tips to the staffs.