KYOJO RI (6,186 m / 20,290 ft.)

KYOJO RI (6,186 m / 20,290 ft.)

Peak Climbing & Expeditions
Everest Region
21 Days

Kyajo Ri 6,186 meters / 20,300 feet lies north of Namche Bazaar, is a prominent mountain located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, which is also home to Mount Everest. This was opened for commercial climbing in 2002. Compared to the other trekking peaks in the Khumbu Region, the Mountain is very less known and thus less climbed too. Kyajo Ri presents a challenging ascent due to its technical climbing sections and unpredictable weather conditions. It requires mountaineers to have experience with ice and rock-climbing techniques. The most common approach to Kyajo Ri begins with a trek from Lukla to Gokyo, and over beautiful Renjo la (pass) to Thame valley followed by acclimatization hikes and establishing a base camp. The standard climbing route involves ascending via the northwest face and then traversing to the summit. Kyajo Ri is also considered as a training peak for those who are dreaming for any 8,000 m Expedition in the Himalayas.
Asiatic Roads proposes the climbing of Kyajo Ri via its southwest route. We establish two camps (High Camp and Camp 1)above Base Camp. The summit route consists of short steep ice and rock sections. The Asiatic Roads technical Sherpa Guides Team will secure the route with fixed ropes above Camp I and guide you to the summit. The summit is a sharp and small place with a magnificent panorama of the Himalayan giants. At this point, you will feel that you are in the center of the Himalaya.

Itinerary In Detail

  • 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,592 ft.)

    Upon arrival in Katmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, meet, assist and transfer to hotel. After welcome refreshments
    and room check in the hotel, there will be a short briefing and orientation about the trip. Rest of the day is free for rest and
    Overnight at hotel.

  • 2: Climbing preparation and sightseeing day in Kathmandu.

    Am: After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City. It includes visit to the Bouddhanath Stupa, the
    biggest stupa in Nepal. This is also called by many as Khasti Chitya, is one of the oldest stupas in the country. The stupa, a
    well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site, is included in World Heritage Cultural site list by UNESCO. With diameter of about
    100m and 40m height, Buddhanath holds its place among the largest Stupa in the world!
    Later proceed to Pashupatinath Temple, with its astonishing architectural beauty, stands as a symbol of faith, religion,
    culture and tradition. Regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world, Pashupatinath Temple's
    existence dates back to 400 A.D. The richly-ornamented pagoda houses the sacred linga or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva.
    Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world come to pay homage to this temple that is also known as 'The Temple of Living
    Beings', which is listed UNESCO world heritage Site. Later transfer back to hotel for some rest and refreshment.
    After visiting Pashupatinath Temple proceed for sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Listed as one of the eight
    Cultural World Heritage site by UNESCO, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and
    streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. The square is known to be the social, religious and urban focal point of
    the Capital City. The Palace Complex was the royal Nepalese residence until the 19th century and was the site of important
    ceremonies, such as the coronation of the Nepalese monarch. We can also visit Temple of Living Goddess “Kumari”, and the
    Kasthamandap Temple, which is believed to be constructed from the wood of a single tree from which Kathmandu derives its
    Pm: Free for trek / climbing preparation – briefing and orientation etc.
    Eve: Traditional Welcome dinner followed by Nepali Cultural program.
    Overnight at hotel.

  • 3: Fly To Lukla & start Trek to Phakding (2,652m / 8,700 ft.) – 3 hrs.

    Early morning transfer to the airport to fly to Lukla (2880m). This 45-minute flight provides a magnificent entry to the trek. It
    highlights the snowline of the Himalayan Range in the north and the rugged landing at the Lukla airport, which is said to be
    one of the most spectacular flights in the world. Upon arrival the guide will arrange the porters at the nearby lodge. During
    this break, the guests are welcome to explore this bustling town on top of a hill with rows of houses, hotels and shops lining
    both sides of the traditional cobbled street.
    The trek starts by following the trail leading to the northwest direction through the narrow street, which immediately
    descends from the end of the village on a trail through the open hillside. The trail is well defined and there are many shops
    and lodges catering to the trekkers. This day’s trek is an easy one and ultimately descends to the river at Phakding (2,652m).
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,447m / 11,300 ft) – 5~6 Hrs

    Leave the main village and the follow the trail on the left bank of the Dudh Kosi River. It is a pleasant walk for the first half of
    the day as one passes through agricultural countryside and small wayside villages. Just before lunch, there is a steep climb of
    about 20 minutes to arrive at Monjo for Lunch. After lunch, trek up to the check post to check the permits and enter into the

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    Sagarmatha National Park. Descend for 10 minute and then cross a suspension bridge to arrive at Jorsale (2,800m). Pass
    through several small villages and beautiful pine forest. This is a busy trail with plenty of human interest.
    Our first good views are of west ridge of Kusum Kangru (6,339m). Follow the Dudh Kosi River, crossing a rickety suspension
    bridge, which is in a dilapidated condition, and then slowly climb up a very steep trail to Namche Bazaar. Near half
    waypoint, we enjoy our first views of Mt. Everest (8,848m), Nuptse (7,879m) and Lhotse (8,383m) – the big three. The climb
    is for nearly 3 hours as one gain in altitude making breathing difficult due to rarified air. Arrive at a gate with a sign saying,
    "Welcome to Namche Bazaar" but it is very misleading as it takes another 20 minutes to arrive at the main town.
    This prosperous town is the largest in Khumbu. Mt. Thamserku (6,648 m) and Kwangde Ri (6,624 m) loom along the east
    and west of the village. The sacred mountain Khumbila (5,707 m) dominates the skyline along the west.
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 5: Trek to Kyumjuma via Shyangboche & Khumjung (3,600 m / 11,808 ft) – 4 hours.

    After breakfast start climb to famed Hotel Everest View hotel in Shyangboche at an altitude of 3,880m. After a short break
    start descend down to Khumjung Village for lunch. After lunch visit Khumjung Village which is one of the largest Sherpa
    Village in Khumbu region, you can also visit the school built by Sir Edmond Hillary. Shortly afterwards descend down to
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 6: Trek to Dole (4,040 m / 13,251 ft.) – 6/7 hours.

    The trail leads along the hillside trail with views of Amadablam and Thamserku before descending into the rhododendron
    forest and then towards an impregnable looking rock wall on the north side of the valley. A giant's causeway of the granite
    step makes an incredible route up the face before the trail emerges the high grazing ground. One hour further is a charming
    chorten, from here you can get a magnificient view of the Amadablam (6856m), Kangtega (6685m) and Thamserku (6648m)
    standing high above the meadows of Thyangboche monastery. The trail drops quickly nearly all the way to the Dodh Kosi
    before leaving the route to Phortse. There is a good lunch spot set among birch and rhododendron. The camp spot at Dole is
    reached after a stiff but attractive climb.
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 7: Trek to Phanga (4,400 m / 14,432 ft.) – 5/6 hours.

    The first hour involves steady climbing before the trail contours to Luza (4,370 m), a small grazing spot with potato fields.
    Phanga village is reached after a short climb.
    Note: If you start feeling the effects of the altitude, you may break journey at Machhermo (4,450m) which has a very nice
    trekkers lodge.
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 8: Trek to Gokyo Lakes (4,750m / 15,580 ft).

    A steady plod soon leads to the first of the Gokyo Lakes and then to the main lake before reaching the camping ground for

    Note: Both the fifth and sixth days are short trek days in order to get acclimatized with the altitude one is gaining.
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 9: Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m / 17,570 ft).

    Climb Gokyo Ri and return to camp. Unlike the Kalapatthar hill from Lobuche, the foot of Gokyo Ri lies five minutes away
    from the stream that feeds the Gokyo Lake. After two to three hours of "huff and puff" you reach the summit not to be
    disappointed for your effort at all, as the views from here are well worth the effort you put in. Everest (8848m), showing
    more of its northern flank than from Kala Pattar, with Makalu (8475m) further to the east and Cho Oyu (8153m) towards the
    north make a mesmerizing view to watch.
    Return back to Gokyo Ri after spending a wonderful break at the summit.
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 10: Trek over Renjo la pass (5,340m / 17,512 ft.) to Lungden – 7/8 hours.

    After very early breakfast start your climb towards Ranjo la pass. You begin walking along the Gokyo lake for an hour. From
    the edge of Lake Gokyo start steep climb mostly through the rocky train until you reach on top of Renjo la pass at an altitude
    of 5,360m. From the pass you can have a breathtaking view of Gokyo lakes and panoramic view of Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest
    and other giant peak in Everest region. Shortly afterwards, start descends down to Lungden (4,300 m) in Bhotekoshi Valley.
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 11: Trek to Mande (3,900 m / 12,792 ft.) – 3~4 hours.

    Start another long day trek to Namche Bazaar. You begin walking through the Bhote Koshi Valley until you reach to Thame
    Village for lunch. After a lunch walk down to Bhote Koshi River. Cross Bhotekoshi River on suspension bridge and start
    pleasant walk mostly through the Rhododendron, Pine and Juniper forest.
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 12: Rest day in Mande.

    Spend a rest day in Mande before heading to Kyajo Ri Base Camp.
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 13: Trek to Base Camp (4.200 m / 13,776 ft.) – 3~4 hrs.

    Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp.
    Dinner and overnight at Camp.

  • 14: Climb to Kyajo Ri High Camp (5,351 m / 17,551 ft.) – 6~7 hrs.

    Climb Kyajo Ri High Camp at an altitude of 5,351 m / 17,551 ft.

  • 15: Climb to Camp I (5,700 m / 18,696 ft.) – 6~7 hrs.

    Climb to Camp I at an altitude of 5,700 m / 18, 696 ft.
    Dinner and overnight at Camp.

  • 16: Summit Kyajo Ri (6,186 m / 20,290 ft.) & Return to Base Camp.

    Summit Kyajo Ri and return back to Base Camp.
    Dinner and overnight at Camp.

  • 17: Trek to Namche Bazaar.

    After breakfast trek to Namche Bazaar for lunch and Rest.
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 18: Backtrack to Lukla – 6~7 hours.

    After breakfast start backtrack to Lukla.
    Dinner and overnight at teahouse lodge.

  • 19: Fly to Kathmandu (30 min) & transfer to hotel.

    Early morning, fly from Lukla to Katmandu. Upon arrival, meet, assist and transfer to hotel.
    Rest of the day is free for shopping and personal activities.
    Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • 20: Contingency & Sightseeing day in Kathmandu.

    Free day in Kathmandu in case of delay, it is strongly recommend to have an additional day in Kathmandu as contingency.
    The flight to Lukla and back is weather permitting, there is an occasional chance of flight getting cancel or delayed in the
    event of bad weather.
    Eve: Group Farewell dinner at nice restaurant in Kathmandu.
    Overnight at hotel.

  • 21: Final departure.

    Final departure.

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In my 2 week stay, John was very professional and took me around to experience all that Kathmandu and surrounding areas has to offer. Sites were seen and many locals were met through John’s network.

Steven Stone

Steven Stone


In my 2 week stay, John was very professional and took me around to experience all that Kathmandu and surrounding areas has to offer. Sites were seen and many locals were met through John’s network.

Steven Stone

Steven Stone

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