Kyajo Ri peak climbing

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

Summit the least explored and climbed peak

25 Days [6,186m/20,296ft]
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Quick Facts

Trip Duration 25 Days Trip Grading Strenuous
Max Altitude [6,186m/20,296ft] Best TimeApr-May
Oct-Nov
Trip ModeLodge/Camping Group SizeMin 1 Max 12
Overview

Trip Highlights

  • 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 Overview

Kyajo Ri peak climbing is more technical than other popular peaks like Island Peak and Lobuche Peak in Nepal. Kyajo Ri stands tall at 6,186m height in Everest region. This region alone holds four out of six tallest mountains in the world. Kyajo Ri peak separates Gokyo valley with Thame valley.

Opened to climbing in 2002, Kyajo Ri was climbed for the first time by Franco/ British team. Commercial Kyajo Ri climbing route is through south west ridge. Southeast ridge is more challenging while it can also be attempted from northeast face. People with normal fitness can attempt Kyajo Ri peak climb. Our itinerary includes acclimatization ascent of Gokyo Ri (5,357m/17,575ft) and trek over Renjo la Pass (5,340m/17,520ft) before we reach Kyajo Ri base camp for our actual climb. We will be climbing mostly 55 degree to 60 degree slope of snow and ice. It is still one of the least explored peaks. Spring and Autumn are best season for Kyajo Ri peak climb.

Kyajo Ri Climbing Route

Trek to Kyajo Ri begins from Lukla. We will leave 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. We will attempt climbing Kyajo Ri from southwest ridge. There will be two High Camps above Base Camp before we reach to the summit. Camp I will be at 5350m while Camp II will be at 5700m altitude.

Why climb with us?

At Highland Expeditions we always believe in ‘Safety first and Service paramount’. The success of any climb depends largely on carefully planned itinerary and best logistics and these are what we offer. We are committed in maintaining the climb safe and success with 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.

We are dedicated for providing highest professionalism throughout the climb by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed.

We provide all required personal climbing gears for the climb

[Mountaineering Boots, Harness, Crampons, Helmet, Ascender , Rope, Ice Axe, Screwgate Carabiners (Lock & Unlock), Prusik Loop)

Is this trip for you?

  Grade   Strenuous
  Physical Rating   7-8
  Total Duration   24N/25 Days
  Trekking Duration   16N/17 Days
  Climbing Duration   2N/3Days
  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.  However previous experience of trekking/climbing at 5000m+ elevation will be beneficial.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 02 : Exploration of Kathmandu and climb preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 03 : Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]
  • Day 04 : Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]
  • Day 05 : Rest and Acclimatization day [3,450m/11,319ft]
  • Day 06 : Trek to Dole [4,040m/13,255ft]
  • Day 07 : Trek to Machhermo [4,470m/14,665ft]
  • Day 08 : Trek to Gokyo [4,800m/15,750ft]
  • Day 09 : Hike up to Gokyo Ri [5,357m/17,575ft] and overnight at Gokyo [4,800m/15,750ft]
  • Day 10 : Trek to Lungden [4,500m/14,764ft] via Renjo La Pass [5,340m/17,520ft]
  • Day 11 : Trek to Thame [3,800m/12,468ft]
  • Day 12 : Trek to Mende [3,740m/12,271ft]
  • Day 13 : Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp [4,550m/14,928ft]
  • Day 14 : Rest and get organized at base camp [4,550m/14,928ft]
  • Day 15 : Move up to Camp 1 [5,300m/17,389ft]
  • Day 16 : Rest and Acclimatization Day
  • Day 17 : Move up to Camp 2 [5,700m/18,701ft]
  • Day 18 : Summit Kyajo Ri [6,186m/20,296ft] and descend to Camp 2
  • Day 19 : Contingency day for any delays
  • Day 20 : Descend to Base Camp [4,550m/14,928ft]
  • Day 21 : Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]
  • Day 22 : Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]
  • Day 23 : Fly to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 24 : In Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
  • Day 25 : International departure

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling 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 or 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.

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Map & Itinerary
  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please look out for a placard of Highland Expeditions.
    • Meal : None
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 02 - Exploration of Kathmandu and climb preparation [1,350m/4,430ft]

    After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your exploration tour in Kathmandu, which includes Bouddhanath stupa and Pashupatinath temple. However, sometimes, depending on your flight arrival, if it’s too late into the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you some sleep and rest so that you can get rid of that jetlag before you venture out of the Hotel for our interesting tour. In the evening, you will be briefed by your trek and climb leader about your trekking program the next day. In case you have fallen short of any trek and climb equipment that you may need, this time can be used to arrange for it.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 03 - Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding [2,600m/8,531ft]

    Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Tribhuvan Airport, domestic terminal for Kathmandu to Lukla flight. It takes 30minutes of pleasant flight to take us to Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla. The flight allows panoramic views of many snow-clad peaks and mountains. Lukla is the gateway to Everest Khumbu region. After reaching Lukla, you will be introduced to other crew members. We will take breakfast at one of the lodges. Once porters prepare necessary luggage, we will begin our trek. We will walk through the stone pathway downhill. After few hours, we will meet the straight trail which is decorated with Mani rocks. We can rejoice the striking view of Lukla village. We will finally reach Phakding. After refreshment, you will have short walk to nearby village. If time permits, we will also visit a local monastery. Return to lodge in Phakding for dinner. You will get briefing regarding following day’s trek. Overnight stay in lodge in Phakding.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 04 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    We will continue our journey along Dudhkoshi River which will take us through pine forest. After crossing suspension bridges at several points and passing through small settlements of Zapute, Toktok, Benkar and Chumoa, we will reach Monjo. This is known as the gateway to the Sagarmatha National Park. Lowering down from the park, we will arrive at river. Crossing another suspension bridge, we will proceed towards high Hillary Bridge located at the foot of the hill. Crossing this bridge, we will climb uphill to the Namche Bazaar. We can get view of Thamserku Mountain. If weather is clear, we can also have first view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Kusum Khangru mountains. We will stay overnight in a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6-7 hrs
  • Day 05 - Rest and Acclimatization day [3,450m/11,319ft]

    Namche Bazaar is regarded as gateway to the high Himalayas. It is also the main trading center and a capital of Sherpa land. Rest is recommended in Namche for acclimatization purpose. Short hike will be arranged to the ancient Sherpa village of Thame to observe the rich Sherpa culture. We can also visit nearby Khumjung, Khunde or Khongde villages. Shopping in marketplace of Namche is another fine idea. National Park Head office, Museum and monasteries are other places of interest. The area is clustered with cafes, shops, bakeries and restaurants. The place supports facilities of post office, hospital, government health post. Internet access is also available at Namche so that you can contact your near ones. Overnight stay in a lodge in Namche Bazaar.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 06 - Trek to Dole [4,040m/13,255ft]

    Leaving Namche, we will take four hours of trek to Dole. We will follow classic path to Everest Base Camp till Sanasa from where we will climb uphill to Mongla (4000m) that greets us with breathtaking views of mountains. We will cross Phortse Tenga and climb to Dole via rhododendron forest. Trekking route to Gokyo Lake and Renjo La Pass trek route intersects at Sanasa. Stay overnight in Dole.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6-7 hrs
  • Day 07 - Trek to Machhermo [4,470m/14,665ft]

    We will leave our camp in Dole early in the morning and follow the ascending trail along valley, passing through the juniper forest. We will pass the summer settlement area where we can see yaks grazing on the lush green vegetation. We will enjoy the panoramic views of Cho Oyu Mountain, Kantega Peak and Thamserku Mountain from our campsite. Stay overnight in Machhermo.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 3-4 hrs
  • Day 08 - Trek to Gokyo [4,800m/15,750ft]

    We will leave Machhermo and pursue the picturesque path to Pangka. Lowering down from Pangka, we will follow the river that flows to the west of Nepal’s largest Ngozumpa glacial system for brief periods before climbing through the rocky area to reach the holy lake. Moving along the glacier to Cho La (5420m), we will reach second lake. Brief walk from the second lake will take us to the third lake known as Dudhpokhari. Gokyo is located on the eastern edge of Dudhpokhari. Stay overnight in Gokyo.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09 - Hike up to Gokyo Ri [5,357m/17,575ft] and overnight at Gokyo [4,800m/15,750ft]

    This is a rest day which helps us to reduce the stress level. It will also help in proper acclimatization to the changing altitude. Lodges are available in Gokyo. Gokyo Ri and Fifth Lake are the places of interest in Gokyo. Gokyo Ri is in fact one of the best view points in Everest. We will return to our campsite in Gokyo for overnight stay.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 6-7 hrs
  • Day 10 - Trek to Lungden [4,500m/14,764ft] via Renjo La Pass [5,340m/17,520ft]

    Leaving Gokyo early in the morning, we will enter valley and take uphill climb through ice and rock spur to the foot of Renjo La Pass. Climbing Renjo La is a challenging task. 3-4 hrs of difficult climb will take us to the top of Renjo La pass. The summit of Renjo La (5435m) offers one of the finest views in Solukhumbu. We will enjoy the views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cholaste, Tabuche peak and other peaks and mountains from Renjola. Lowering down from the pass, we will follow stone steps to reach glacial lake. Walking through the path along glacial lake, we will reach small settlement of Lungden.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 8-9 hrs
  • Day 11 - Trek to Thame [3,800m/12,468ft]

    After early breakfast in Lungden (4500m), we will follow the path along ancient and walled Sherpa villages. The region is rich in Himalayan wildlife like yak and deer. Following the traditional trade route in between Nepal and Tibet, we will reach Thame. Tibetans cross Nagpa La Pass to make it to Namche Bazaar. We will stay overnight in Thame.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 12 - Trek to Mende [3,740m/12,271ft]

    After breakfast, we head to Mende where we will sleep overnight before heading to Kyajo Ri Base Camp.
    • Meal : (B,L,D)
    • Accommodation : Fully tented camping
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hours
  • Day 13 - Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp [4,550m/14,928ft]

    This is a relatively easy path. We will leave Mende and follow the narrow yak trail to the pass. Crossing the pass, we will reach Kyajo Drangka valley that exists to the south of Kyajo Ri. The path is scenic with views of Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Pacharmo and other peaks and mountains. We will arrive at the flat surface near river where we will set our camp and stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 14 - Rest and get organized at base camp [4,550m/14,928ft]

    We will take rest at Base Camp and prepare ourselves for the challenges of Kyajo Ri. You will receive instructions on Peak climbing techniques. You will also be taught how to use the climbing gears like ice axe, crampons, harness and ascender properly. You will be made aware about the things that you should do should you get trapped in difficult situation.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 15 - Move up to Camp 1 [5,300m/17,389ft]

    After a day of rest and few hours of practice on previous day, we will aim to reach Camp1 on this day. Our journey continues through grassy spur from where we will climb the rocky section through boulders and pebbles to reach Camp1. We will find the flat area for our Camp 1. Our camp site is scenic with panoramic views of surrounding mountains. Stay overnight in Camp 1.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 16 - Rest and Acclimatization Day

    Taking rest on this day helps us in proper acclimatization of our body. Save energy for the final ascend of Kyajo Ri summit. Drink plenty of fluid. Stay overnight in Camp 1.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 17 - Move up to Camp 2 [5,700m/18,701ft]

    Climbing to Camp 2 is more technical than climbing to Camp 1. We need to move through 55 degree slope. The trail is slippery as we walk through glaciers. We will find clear area near glaciated lake for Camp 2. The campsite is scenic with awe-inspiring views of surrounding mountains.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 18 - Summit Kyajo Ri [6,186m/20,296ft] and descend to Camp 2

    This is going to be a long and tiring day but the views and experience make our trek rewarding. We will start the trek early in the morning before sunrise. After hurried breakfast, we will move through boulders and glacier and arrive at Southwestern ridge. We will climb through snow and ice and small rock section to Kyajo Ri summit. We will spend some time on summit for photo shooting and then we will lower down to Camp 2 where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 7-8 hrs
  • Day 19 - Contingency day for any delays

    This is a free day which has been allocated in itinerary to ensure that our schedule will go on smoothly without interruption even if their occur complications during climbing peaks. The successful adventure depends on multiple factors like weather condition and fitness of our fellow crew members. In such case, the contingency day will be useful for sticking up to the plan.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
  • Day 20 - Descend to Base Camp [4,550m/14,928ft]

    From Camp 2, we will descend to Base Camp of Kyajo Ri. We will celebrate the successful Kyajo Ri climb. Stay overnight in Base Camp.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Fully Tented Camping
    • Trekking Hours : 4-5 hrs
  • Day 21 - Trek to Namche Bazar [3,450m/11,319ft]

    Leaving Kyajo Ri Base Camp, we will make return trip back to Namche Bazaar. The path is easy where we will be pursuing the descending trail for most part of the trek. We will pass through rhododendron forest and small Sherpa settlements to Namche where we will stay overnight.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : [3,450m/11,319ft]
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 22 - Trek to Lukla [2,800m/9187ft]

    We will take the downhill walk from Namche that leads us to the bridge over Dudh Koshi River. Moving further, we will arrive at Monjo where we need to fulfill the official formalities at the check post of Sagarmatha National Park. We will retrace the route back to Phakding where we will take lunch before moving to Lukla. The trail is easy and colorful marked by prayer stones and prayer flags. We will stay overnight in a lodge in Lukla. Later we celebrate our successful completion of trek with our Sherpa guides and porters who we’ve got to know so well & are now good friends.
    • Meal : (B, L, D)
    • Accommodation : Teahouse/Lodge
    • Trekking Hours : 5-6 hrs
  • Day 23 - Fly to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    We get up early in the morning, enjoy our b/fast & get ready for the arrival of our aircraft for the flight back to Kathmandu. On our touchdown at the Kathmandu airport, we will be met by our office reps and transferred to your hotel. Rest of your day is free to do your own things.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 24 - In Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

    Enjoy a leisure day. You are on your own. Participating in a day tour in Kathmandu is a pleasant plan. You can also go for shopping in Thamel, a tourist hub where you can buy souvenir items like handicrafts and arts to your family. At eventide, we will relish a farewell dinner to celebrate our successful climb. While enjoying our supper, we will also be entertained to a scintillating cultural dance performed by the local belles Please do not hesitate to let us know if you would like to extend your stay. Kindly email us for more details on extensions.
    • Meal : (B, D)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours : 0
  • Day 25 - International departure

    Finally, the undeniable day of departure arrives. Thank you for joining us on this climb and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.
    • Meal : (B)
    • Accommodation : Hotel
    • Trekking Hours :
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.

2019 Departures
Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price
20 Apr, 2019 14 May, 2019 USD 3,800 Available Book Now
20 Oct, 2019 13 Nov, 2019 USD 3,800 Available Book Now
03 Nov, 2019 27 Nov, 2019 USD 3,800 Available Book Now
Trip Info
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Cost Inclusion

  • 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

Cost Exclusion

  • 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

Optional Add Ons

  • Single supplement
  • Hotel upgrade

Important note

The day-to-day program is subject to weather, conditions and the progress and wishes of the group. Most importantly, the leaders will be making daily decisions, for example, about exactly how far or which way we go, and will be thinking ultimately about the safety and health of all in the party, as well as the enjoyment of the group and success in the outcome of the trek and climb. We ensure liability as per indicated itinerary and list of services. If the holiday is cut short or completed earlier than the projected period upon client’s wish, we shall not be responsible or make refund against unutilized days or services. Clients need to pay extra for Hotels/services incurred in Kathmandu or elsewhere in such cases.

Climate

The best seasons for Kyajo Ri Peak Climb are Autumn (from October till end of November) and Spring (April to mid-May). Temperatures will drop considerably as you ascend higher every day. The nights are cold (between -20C to -5C) and the days are sunny and hot (between 10C to 20C).  Mornings are usually clear, with clouds building up in the afternoon and disappearing at night. Trekking and climbing during the monsoon seasons and winters are not recommended as the visibility is poor and limited whilst upper parts and high passes could be covered with snow.

March, April, October and November are the favoured months. Please choose the date that is convenient for you.

TRIP GRADE – Strenuous

Kyajo Ri Peak is a full scale expedition climbing peak which suggests it to be a challenging climb. Previous climbing experience will be much more beneficial and use of climbing equipment is a must to climb these slopes. Also you will be receiving a full day pre-climb training, where you can learn mountaineering skills and know the correct way of using climbing gears. It would be beneficial to prepare yourself for the climb with some regular training including running, cycling or gym work. Be prepared to walk for 6-7 hrs per day on average.

A Typical Day

Daily wake up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on trek.  You will be served a hot cup of tea/coffee at your tent followed by a small basin of hot water to wash up. Before breakfast you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter during  breakfast. We will have our lunch break after few hours of trek and  ample time to rest and perhaps some reading during that break. Trek after lunch will be generally shorter enabling us to reach camp. Tea and coffee awaits you at the campsite and your tents will be set up before you arrive.  Hot water will be given for wash up before dinner is served usually at 6.00 pm. Please bring your flask and/or water bottles for refill of hot water/drinking water for personal use at night. After dinner, the evening is free to play cards and recall the day's adventures, before heading off to bed for a well-earned sleep.

Meals

We will have a full crew comprises of a Leader, a Sirdar,  a Cook, an Assitant guide, Helpers and Porters on our camping treks.  A tent will be provided for every 2 persons, however a single tent will  be provided upon request at a cost for a single supplement  cost which is stated in  trip costing. We consider hearty and delicious meals as a key component to the overall success of our trip. Our Chef will prepare exceptional meals and ensure its quality preparation. He will be with us and is responsible for all meals during our trekking days. You can and is encouraged to bring along comfort food which you enjoy eating - chocolates, power bars, dry fruits, candies, other snacks etc.

Accommodation

In Kathmandu we stay at Kathmandu Guest House, a well-known hotel where many famous celebrities like Beatles, Ricky Martin, Jeremy Irons and others have stayed. Centrally located in Thamel, the hotel also boasts of a beautiful garden where you can relax and enjoy the greenery.  Breakfast will be provided in the hotel and your accommodation will be on twin sharing basis and if you would like to have single room, upon request you are required to pay single supplement price as stated in the trip costing.

On Camping Trek

For every 2 persons, a tent is provided together with a sleeping bag, mattress, pillow and other for comfort.  You may consider to bring along an extra mattress or inflatable mat. We will have a team full crew that comprise of senior guide, assistant guide, cook, kitchen staff, helpers and porters on camping trip. For your comfort, there will be a member tent for every 2 person, warm dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent with commode, table and chairs.

Group size

Group size: Our emphasis is always on maintaining the small group so that it will be easy to coordinate and cooperate with each other. Our group size is small and we only take up to 12 pax in one group. If you opt to join our ‘fixed departure trip’, you are likely to be joining people from different countries of any age group except minors. The size of group varies, minimum no of persons required to operate a trip is 2 the maximum is 12 people.

Travel Insurance

It’s mandatory and highly recommended to get  travel insurance before embarking on any adventurous trips in Nepal. We advise all our clients to get a travel insurance that covers up emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness)  in high altitudes where there are no other means of transporation available. Medical expenses, Baggage lost, Delays and Cancellation, Death & Repatriation are also another important factor to include when purchasing your Insurance. It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision.

Tipping and Taxes

Though tipping is not compulsory but gratuity is appreciated. A suggestion of an allocation of USD 8.00-10.00 per day per person for climbing trips – this can be handed to the leader/Sirdar at the end of the trek in the presence of the staff for distribution as gratitude.  You can also give away your trekking equipment such as boots, jackets, trekking poles, head torches to the crew.

On the last day of the trek, we will have a celebration night with all our trekking crew and we suggest the gratuity to   the staff be given only at the end of the trek.

Communication

Telephone facilities in the Everest region is fair. Connection for cell phones is fair throughout the trek in Everest Region. On peak climbing trips, we always provide satellite phone for emergency purpose, with nominal charge you can use it too however If you need to keep in contact with our family or others, kindly request from us in advance a local sim card.

First Aid Kit

We supply a first aid kit with standard medicines prescribed by doctors and Oxygen for emergency purposes.  Besides that, upon request and with additional cost, we can provide for a High Altitude Mountain doctor.  Your trip leader/Guide is experienced and has knowledge in medications. But if you are more comfortable, we suggest that you bring along your own common medication supplies such as pain-killers, for cold, diarrhoea, nausea and fever.  Some nasal ointment and throat-moisturising pills will be of great help for those who are sensitive to chilly or freezing weather conditions.  Age is no barrier to undertake an unforgettable trekking experience.

People And Culture

Sherpas live in the upper regions of SoluKhumbu.  They emigrated from Tibet about 600 years ago. The Khumbu region has provided a strong group of able bodied, hardy and fearless Sherpa porters and guides. Sherpas practice Tibetan Buddhism, which is also known as Lama Buddhism.

Personal Expenses

Everest region is more expensive than the other regions in Nepal, as most of the goods has to be air-flown and then laboriously carried to their final destination by porters. You need cash for table drinks (alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (a few smaller shops are available along the trail in some areas) tips, souvenirs, hot shower (only available in some places).

Itinerary Changes

The itineraries for each trip should be taken as a guideline only. Depending on prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion must coincide with the original itinerary.

You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into a remote mountain region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original program.

Rescue/Evacuations

In case of a serious sickness or a casualty; we undertake to do everything possible to transfer you to the nearest hospital.  Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation, kindly ensure that all expenses are fully covered by your insurance before assigning it or must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu.

Luggage While Trekking

While on the trek, your main luggage will be carried by porters.  You only carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc.  - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek. A trek bag is ideal for your main luggage, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box which is not chargeable in Kathmandu.  Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15kg, excess weight is chargeable at USD1.00   or more per Kilo depending on sectors.

Care For Porters And Staff

Our porters and staff are provided with adequate clothing and equipment for high altitude conditions.  They are also well paid and is well groomed.

Equipment Checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for these 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 from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

Clothing and Footwear                                                                                                         

  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • T-Shirts
  • Trousers
  • Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
  • Waterproof jackets and trousers
  • Thermal
  • Inner wears
  • Under garments
  • Woolen socks – 2 pair for climb
  • Warm socks for trekking days
  • Warm Hat and Bandana/Scarf
  • Down and woolen gloves
  • Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from 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)

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

 

Documents

  • 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 photo copy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

 

 

Others

  • 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, note books and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

  • Quick drying towel
  • Small face towel
  • Toothbrush &Toothpaste
  • Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
  • Face and body moisturizer, Sun screen and lip balm
  • Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
  • Hygiene products
  • Basic first aid kit

The gears listed below will be provided by us for the trek. Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag must be returned after the completion of trek. However, we encourage you to bring your own.

  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping bag with Liner
  • Waterproof Duffel/Kit Bag
  • Group climbing gears (Fixed rope, Climbing rope, Snow bar, Karabiners, Ice Screw)

Trip Extensions

In addition to your trek, we can organize extension trips to both within Nepal and other neighbouring countries. For example, you may want to try water-rafting or a jungle safari in Nepal or even a Nepal Cultural Tours. If time permits, you may even want to include a trip to our neighbouring countries i.e.  Tibet, India or Bhutan.

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