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 mountain has a fine steep sweep of rock, almost 1,000 m high, on its East Face. The East Face is one most easily seen facets of the Kyajo Ri from Machhermo village in Gokyo. The SE ridge is protected by steep towers, with stiff rocks, though the rock seems to deteriorate further up.

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.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Challenging

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.

Service Level: Standard

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
Keep a spare day or two to ensure you catch your flight to and from Lukla. The flights to Lukla are known to have often postponed or delayed because of the sudden changing weather conditions. In such a case, you may have to spend an extra night or two in Kathmandu. (The extra day spent in Kathmandu is to be borne by the Client)

  • Arrival airport pick and drop.
  • Dinner in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu before and after the trek.
  • 2 Nights at ★★★ hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Entire land commute during the trip
  • Domestic flight fare, airport tax and domestic transfer.
  • Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek.
  • (B,L,D) Meals during the trek.
  • 1 Climbing Guide (Licensed & First Aid Trained) and Porters
  • Mountain climbing and other permit
  • Personal High-Altitude Tents
  • Kitchen cookware and staffs
  • Duffel Bag
  • Climbers’ Certificate (Issued by Government)
  • Arrangement of Rescue/Medical Helicopter service; covered by your Insurance agency.
  • Visa & Processing Fee
  • International flight fares
  • Meals other than during the trek and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Mineral water and refreshments during the trek
  • Personal gears and equipment
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping
Group Climbing Gear- We probide
  • Rope, Harness, Ice-axe, Carabineers, Crampons
  • F-8, Jumper, Helmet, Ice-Bar, and Ice-screw, Climbing permit
  • Tent, foam mattress, sleeping bags, PAC


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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Additional information

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu At your arrival in Kathmandu, a member of our team will greet and receive you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will brief on your arrival about the trip. The rest of the day is yours. The evening we be spent enjoying complimentary local dinner one of the finest local diner with cultural program.
  2. Fly to Lukla & Trek to Phakding Lukla is the gateway to Everest Base Camp. After a scenic half an houyr flight to Lukla Airport, the journey will begin. The first day of the trek will be more like a warm up. It will take you to Phakding village, just above Lukla. You can spend the rest of the day enjoying the local scenery.
  3. Trek to Namche Bazaar The trek will ascend up to the Dudh Koshi Valley. After a few hours of hike, you will arrive at entrance of Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo. The next and the final stop will be at Namche Bazaar. Namche is the highlight of the trek. The village bustling with people and lodges feels more like a city.
  4. Acclimatization Day Higher the altitude, thinner the air! You need to gain altitude slowly and steadily so that we get enough time to acclimatize en route. Today, you hike to Syangboche village, just above Namche and return back to Namche to spend the rest of the day.
  5. Trek to Mende After a hearty breakfast, you will start trekking towards the old village of Thamo. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village and a brief stop, the trail will continue towards Mende.
  6. Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp Today’s day will end at the Kyajo Ri Base Camp. From Mende, your trek will continue through the remote valleys of Khumbu. Youwill leave the main trail and follow a faint yak trail up over a couple passes to enter the Kyajo Drangka; which is the isolated broad valley south of our peak. After few hours, you will reach the Base Camp.
  7. Acclimatization Day Today is a rest and an essential acclimatization day. Today, you can take a short hike and prepare for the climb, while discussing with your climbing leader.
  8. Trek to Camp I After a hearty breakfast, you can start hiking to the Camp I. Initially, you will have almost two hours of hiking through the grassy spur and boulders, followed by a short walk to the upward rocky section with a lot of boulders and skid pebbles.After a brief stop and another 3 hours of continuous hiking, you will reach Camp I.
  9. Trek to Camp II Today, you will approach Camp II. The trek mostly involves some of the technical climbing over mixed face slopes up to 40 degrees as well as through the glacier and rock areas. The Camp II is located near by the glacier lake. Upon reaching, you can start preparing for the climb for the next morning.
  10. Summit Day & Return to Camp II You will wake up before the dawn, have a light brakfast and prepare to embark on the journey to the summit. Initially, you will start climbing through the rocky terrains with with boulders. After a while, you will reach the Glacier. From here it’s a steep climb and requires cramponing and ice-axing skills.After spending a while at the top, you will start descending towards the Camp II.
  11. Spare Summit Day An extra day is kept to ensure you summit the peak if you are unable to do so the first day.
  12. Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp From here on it’s a continuous descent. Today, you will descend down to the Kyajo Ri Base Camp.
  13. Trek to Namche Bazaar After a hearty breakfast, you will retrace your path back to the Namche Bazaar. The climb staff will get all the stuffs down to the Namche Bazaar till to evening.
  14. Trek to Lukla Lukla will be the final stop of your trek. A final leg of the trip, you might overcome with mixed feelings. It’s a day to throw a small party. The evening and the night will be marked with celebrations that will include a lot of singing and dancing. You will spend the night at Lukla and fly out early morning.
  15. Fly back to Kathmandu You can take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. One of our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Later the evening, we will treat you with a complimentary dinner, a set of exquisite Nepalese cuisines.
  16. Departure from Kathmandu You will be transferred to the Airport to catch your flight back home.
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Trips Details

Trip Length 16 days
Climb Length 01 days
Activities Trekking, Climbing
Max. Altitude 6,186 meters (20,296 ft)
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges), Camping
Meal Full board on trip
★★★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu) Standard BB Lodges on Trail
Transportation Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
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