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Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

24 Days

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing offers a distinct experience of climbing a 6000m trekking peak in Nepal that is seldom climbed. Climb one of the least explored and climbed trekking peaks with qualified guides, followed by a better itinerary allowing proper acclimatization and climbing schedule. Standing tall at 6,186m/20,296ft, Kyajo Ri Peak is a semi-technical 6000m peak located in between Thame and Gokyo valley. Less popular and unclimbed as compared to the neighboring peaks, Kyajo Ri provides a thrill of climbing a 6000m peak in a pure expedition style.

Opened to climbing in 2002, Kyajo Ri was climbed for the first time by Franco/ British team. The Commercial Kyajo Ri climbing route is through the southwest ridge. The Southeast Ridge is more challenging while it can also be attempted from the northeast face. In order to maximize the summit chances, our Kyajo Ri peak climbing itinerary includes an acclimatization trek to Gokyo, an ascent of Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575ft) and a trek over Renjo la Pass (5,340m/17,520ft). We will leave the main trail from Namche and walk past Dole and Machhermo to Gokyo valley. Crossing the challenging Renjo La High Pass, we will move to Kyajo Ri Base Camp via Thame and Mende.

Kyajo Ri Climbing Route

This climbing route has fewer hazards such as rockfall or avalanche as compared to other routes. The climb involves mixed climbing of rock, snow, and ice on steep pitches in a few sections. Kyajo Ri summit route is often compared with that of Ama Dablam due to its mixed climbing nature. There will be 2 camps above Base Camp before we reach the summit. Camp I will be at 5,350m while Camp II will be at 5,700m altitude. Our actual climb begins after our final preparation at the base camp. From the base camp to Camp 1, it’s a long and non-technical walk on rough terrain. The climb to camp 2 involves scree and boulders although it is a short distance from Camp 1. From camp 2 to the summit of Kyajo Ri it’s 12 pitches of snow and ice with 2 steep pitches of 60% gradient just below the summit.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 2: Explore Kathmandu and prepare for the climb [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 3: Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft], 3-4 hours
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,440m/11,319ft], 5-6 hours
Day 5: Rest and acclimatization day [3,440 m/11,319ft]
Day 6: Trek to Dole [4,040m/13,255ft], 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek to Machhermo [4,470m/14,665ft], 3-4 hours
Day 8: Trek to Gokyo [4,800m/15,750ft], 5-6 hours
Day 9: Hike to Gokyo Ri [5,357m/17,575ft] and overnight to Gokyo [4,800m/15,750ft], 4-5 hours
Day 10: Trek to Lungde [4,500m/14,764ft] via Renjo La Pass [5,340m/17,520ft], 8-9 hours
Day 11: Trek to Thame [3,800m/12,468ft], 4-5 hours
Day 12: Trek to Mende [3,740m/12,271ft], 5-6 hours
Day 13: Kyajo Ri Base Camp [4,550m/14,928ft], 4-5 hours
Day 14: Rest and regroup at base camp [4,550m/14,928ft]
Day 15: Proceed to Camp 1 [5,300m/17,389ft]
Day 16: Rest and acclimatization day
Day 17: Proceed to Camp 2 [5,700m/18,701ft], 4-5 hours
Day 18: Climb Kyajo Ri [6,186m/20,296ft] summit and descend to Camp 2, 7-8 hours
Day 19: Contingency day for any delay
Day 20: Descend to Base Camp [4,550m/14,928ft], 4-5 hours
Day 21: Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft], 5-6 hours
Day 22: Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft], 6-7 hours
Day 23: Flight to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 24: In Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 25: International Departure

Important Note: Your safety is an imperative concern when traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please note that your leader/guide reserves the right to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary; However, since this adventure travels through remote mountainous areas, we cannot guarantee that it will not be disturbed. Weather and health conditions of group members, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Climb guide will try to ensure that the trip goes as planned, but be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Airport pickup/drop on arrival/departure
  • Airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals and Accommodation at Tea Houses/Lodges during trekking period
  • Meals and mountain tents for during climbing period
  • All required permits for trek
  • Kyajo Ri Peak permit & garbage deposit
  • Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guide
  • National Park Fees & Local fee
  • Porterage of equipment required during trekking and climbing
  • Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances
  • Camping and kitchen equipment cargo (from Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
  • Summit certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with supplementary oxygen system
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)

Cost Exclusion

  • International flight airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses (shopping and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, personal porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and Trekking & Climbing gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment Checklist of Peak climbing

The gear listed below is recommended for this kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops

Clothing and Footwear

— Long-sleeved shirts
— T-Shirts
— Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Under garments
— Warm socks
— Warm Hat, Gloves (Down) and Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Full)
— Snow Gaiter
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)


— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
— Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

[Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin]


— Thermarest or similar sleeping mat
— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottle one (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

— Quick drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit
— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with Liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Personal climbing gears:

— Plastic mountaineering boots
— Mountaineering/Climbing Harness
— Helmet
— Ice Axe
— Crampons
— Ascender/Jumar
— Descender/ 8 figure (Rappelling device)
— Screw gate Karabiners (Lock 2/Unlock 2)
— Prusik loop

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Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing
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Trip Facts

  • 24 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 6,186m/20,296ft at Kyajo Ri
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Lodge/Camping
  • 2 person

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