- One of the least explored and climbed peak
- Semi Technical Peak
- Gokyo Ri and Renjo La for Acclimatization
- Full Scale Expedition Climbing Peak
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 peak 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 neighbouring peaks, Kyajo Ri provides a thrill of climbing 6000m peak in a pure expedition style. Opened to climbing in 2002, Kyajo Ri was climbed for the first time by Franco/ British team. Commercial Kyajo Ri climbing route is through the south-west ridge. Southeast ridge is more challenging while it can also be attempted from the northeast face. In order to maximise 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 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 Renjola High Pass, we will move to Kyajo Ri Base Camp via Thame and Mende.
Kyajo Ri Climbing Route
The normal route for Kyajo Ri climb is from the south face. 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 at 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, its 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.
Why climb with us?
At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on a carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed to maintaining the climb safe and success with the quality of service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. You will be guided by highly professional guides who have experience of successfully climbing several national and international peaks. At Highland Expeditions, we provide 1:3 guide to client ratio on summit days.
With over 30 years of experience in High Altitude Expeditions, we are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.
Is this trip for you?
|Total Duration||24N/25 Days|
|Trekking Duration||16N/17 Days|
|Maximum Elevation||6,186m/20,296ft at Kyajo Ri|
Previous experience of climbing at high altitude will be beneficial and you will need a very strong physical stamina level. This grade trip involves usages of climbing equipment (Harness, Crampons, Mountaineering Boots, Ascender). Previous experience is essential and we also provide a climbing course at base camp before the actual climb where your guides will teach you the proper way to use the equipment. Previous experience of trekking/climbing at 5000m+ elevation will be beneficial.
Guaranteed departure: 18th Oct to 11 Nov 2020
Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while travelling with Highland Expeditions. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather and health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. Your leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Dates & Price
Given below are the fixed departure dates for this trip. If the dates don’t match with your schedule, then kindly let us know and we will arrange a private trip customizing the departure dates suitable for you. The cost below is per person on group joining basis excluding the international flights. Group discount is available for booking of two or more than two persons. Kindly contact us if you have a bigger group for the discount.
Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.
- Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guides on 1:3 ratio (Guide to client ratio)
- Meals and Accommodation at Tea Houses/Lodges during trekking period
- Meals and High-quality mountain tents for during climbing period
- Kyajo Ri Peak permit with garbage deposit.
- National Park Fees
- KTM-LUKLA-KTM Airfare
- Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 4 nights with breakfast
- Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
- Comprehensive first aid kit with supplementary oxygen system
- Personal/Group climbing gears
- Porterage of equipment required during trekking and climbing
- Waterproof Duffel bag, Sleeping bag and Down Jacket (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
- Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
- Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances
- International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
- Personal climbing gears
- Meals at Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
- Personal expenses and tips