Kyajo Ri is a small peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is surrounded by the counterparts, namely; Island Peak, Lobuche and Mera Peak. A technical peak, it requires a good crampon and ice-axing skills. The climb is a concoction of the mixed terrains, and will feel quite challenging when combined with the sheer altitude.
The trek being from Lukla until Namche Bazaar when you reroute the trail towards Mende village. You may have to stay in a tent for over 4 days during this trip; twice at the Base Camp and Camp II and once at Camp I.
On summit day, you will waken up at 3 am, and start making you way towards the summit through the frozen lake and glaciers. You may experience a challenging Grade I scrambled over-rocks to reach the South East Col before daylight. This is where the real climbing begins! You will encounter some demanding climb up the rock wall which can be iced up. This section further up requires technical climbing skill. The route to the summit can feel extremely steep and exposed at times (between 60 and 70 degrees), where you are required to front point and use your ice-ax for long periods of time.
Sagarmatha National Park and Namche Bazaar are the highlights of this trip. You will get to experience the Sherpa lifestyle, culture and meals along with climbing one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal.
Note: Keep a grace day to ensure you climb the summit even if you fail to do so the first day because of bad weather.
Requires prior experience of high-altitude trekking. The altitude may get over 6000 m and may require some climbing skills, such as; cramponing, ice-axing etc.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu/Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding 2610 m||6 hours|
|Day 3||Trek to Namche 3,440 m||5 hours|
|Day 4||Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar||–|
|Day 5||Trek to Mende 3,736 m||5-6 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp 4,550 m||3-4 hours|
|Day 7||Acclimatization Day||–|
|Day 8||Trek to Camp I 5,200 m||5-6 hours|
|Day 9||Trek to Camp II 5,700 m||5-6 hours|
|Day 10||Summit Kyajo Ri 6,186 m & Climb back to Camp II||9 hours|
|Day 11||Grace Day for Climbing||–|
|Day 12||Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp 4,550 m||7-8 hours|
|Day 13||Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m||4-5 hours|
|Day 14||Trek to Lukla||4-5 hours|
|Day 15||Fly back to Kathmandu||–|
|Day 16||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
Great experience!! I did the Island Peak Climb, everything was very well organised and our climbing guide was one of the most experienced! They reply very promptly and give competent answers! ~Olivia Hoffman (Switzerland)
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|Trip Length||16 days|
|Climb Length||01 days|
|Max. Altitude||6,186 meters (20,296 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges), Camping|
|Meal||Full board on trip|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, September, October, November|
|Required (Min)||2 Person|