About Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing is an adventurous and strenuous climbing peak in the Everest region. Kyajo Ri Peak is the highest summit on the southern flanks of the Khumbu Himal that officially opened in 2002 for climbing by the Nepal Ministry of Tourism. Climbing Kyajo Ri Peak requires a well-planned itinerary and professional guidance to reach the summit. As the route includes many technical sections, it is very important to have a strong team that will assist you to reach the top. With Dream Peak Adventure, you will find a professional team leader who has climbed this and many other peaks in the Himalayas.

The trail is not crowded like other climbing peaks and offers irresistible beauty of the Himalayas. During Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing, you will get to see fantastic landscape views along with numerous Himalayan mountains like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Ama Dablam (6,812 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Makalu (8,481 m), etc. We will approach the summit from the southwest ridge that needs to set two camps before reaching the top. While climbing with us, you will get to experience the best service and support from the team. Get in touch with us to know more about the trip.

Highlights of Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

  • Scenic flight to Lukla
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore the famous Namche Bazar
  • Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of Sherpa people
  • See excellent beauty of Gokyo Valley
  • Spend the night in picturesque Gokyo village
  • Hike to Gokyo Ri to witness spectacular views
  • Reach the top of Kyajo Ri Peak
  • Witness stunning views of Himalayan mountains like Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, etc


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Do your visa process after landing at the Airport. You meet with one of our representatives at the airport terminal gate holding your nameplate. He will welcome us on behalf of us and take you to the hotel. Rest for a few hours and later meet other team members over traditional welcome dinner.  

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

This day is solely dedicated to preparation for the climbing. You wake up early and go on a short guided sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Swayambhunath. Later, in the day, you will arrange all the gears and pack your bags for the trip. Make sure to put all the necessary things and talk to your guide before finalizing the packing. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you fly to Lukla airstrip, the starting point of the trek. The light will be short, thrilling, and scenic. Upon landing at Lukla, you meet with other team members and begin trekking towards Monjo. The trail descends along a stream through the forested path. Passing through Phakding, you ascend and reach Monjo. It is also the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

The trail passes through Sagarmatha National Park. You will cross the confluence of Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi. After that, the trail steeply ascends towards Namche Bazaar through dense forests. Namche Bazaar will welcome you with stunning views of the Himalayas. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Today is a rest day at Namche Bazaar. We have included a short hike to nearby places that will not only offer you striking views but also acclimatize your body. After having war breakfast, you can choose to go on a short excursion to either Everest View Hotel or Pangboche monastery.

Both of these places are famous for their wonderful views. Moreover, in one of the monasteries in Pangboche village, you will get to see the head of the Yeti. Yes, you heard us right. Later, in the day, you will have enough time to stroll around the village and visit the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Over the next three days, you will be gradually ascending towards Gokyo village. The trail passes through villages like Dole and Machhermo. On the way, you get to see stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and superb scenery. Along the trail, you also pass by ancient stupas and chortens. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

On day 10, you spend a whole day in Gokyo exploring around the village. You will go on a short excursion to Gokyo Ri from where you can see wonderful views of the Himalayas and stunning Gokyo Lakes. You will have a good chance to interact with locals and see their culture & daily lifestyle.

In the next couple of days, you will cross Renjo La Pass and descend to Thame. The trail to the pass is a bit challenging and includes steep rocky climbing. From the top of the pass, you can see a beautiful landscape view. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Leaving Thame behind, the trail moves to Mende (3,740 m). The trail to Mende passes through small villages and lush forests. Spending a night at Mende, you will leave the main trail and trek along vague yak herder's trail that leads to Kyajo Drangka Valley. The base of the valley is a flat meadow, surrounded by impressive rock walls. The trail offers striking views of Kusum Kangaru, Parchamo Peak, Thamserku, Kwangde Peak, and many others. 

  • Lodge/Camp
  • BLD

To avoid altitude sickness, you will spend a day at base camp. During your stay here, you will prepare for climbing. You will go on a short hike to nearby places. Later, in the day, your guide will brief you about the proper uses of gears like rope, ice-ax, harness, etc. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

Leaving base camp behind, you slowly push towards the summit. You will establish camps at different altitudes to spend the night. On the main climbing day, you will wake up super early in the morning and move towards the summit.

Before reaching the top of the Kyajo Ri Peak, you will pass by many technical sections with the help of your guide. From the summit, you get to see heavenly views. The trail then descends back to the base camp following the same trail. Leaving base camp behind, you slowly push towards the summit. You will establish different camps on. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

It is an extra day, which can be utilized in case of bad weather or flight delays. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Passing through different villages and lush forests, the trail moves back to Namche Bazar. From here, you descend through dense forests crossing several streams and reach Phakding. Spend a night here, and ascend along the forested path to Lukla.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

After having light breakfast, you take a short 35 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu. During the flight, you get to witness the last views of the Himalayas at far distant. Land at the airport and drive to the hotel. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you have a full day to yourself. You can visit the monuments that you missed last time. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel and shop souvenirs to take back with yourself. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You will check-out of the hotel, and one of our team members will drop you at the Airport as per your flight departure time. 

    Good to Know

    Best time to go Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

    Spring i.e. March to May and Autumn i.e. October to November is the best time to go on Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing. These are the peak time of the year to do climbing in the Himalayas. The weather mostly remains stable with moderate climate and stunning views. Other seasons like winter and monsoon is not a good time to go on Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing due to bad weather and unclear view.

    Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing difficulty

    Climbing Kyajo Ri Peak is difficult as it involves technical climbing and unique terrain. Before reaching the summit, you have to cross the glacier, crevasses, and steep ice wall. On a daily basis, you have to walk for 6 to 7 hours, which requires good health and physical fitness. Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing demands previous trekking experience in high altitude along with strong stamina, determination, and will-power to reach the top of the peak.

    Altitude Sickness Symptoms & Prevention

    Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing takes you above 6,000 meters. Acclimatizing your body with the altitude as you move forward is very important in high altitude journey to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). It is also known as altitude sickness that can happen to anyone. We have added ample rest days in our Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing itinerary to give you enough time to adjust to the altitude.

    Below you can read about symptoms and prevention of altitude sickness:

    Symptoms of altitude sickness:-

    • headache
    • nausea and vomiting
    • dizziness
    • tiredness
    • loss of appetite
    • shortness of breath

    Prevention of altitude sickness:-

    • Include an adequate number of rest days during the trek/climbing
    • Avoid climbing more than 300-500 meters a day
    • Make sure you're drinking enough water
    • Eat a light but high-calorie diet
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Avoid smoking
    • Inform your guide immediately so that he can take proper action on time
    • Drop down to lower altitude and rest for a few days until symptoms getaway

    Food & Water during Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

    You can choose meals from the menu of the lodge. They offer a wide variety of dishes ranging from Nepali, Indian, Tibetan to Continental. Among all the options, dal bhat tarkari is the most filling, delicious, and affordable one. You will find both the veg and non-veg option in it. Other dishes like sandwiches, pizza, pasta, momo, veggies, curries, chapati, porridge, pudding, bread, eggs, etc are also available.

    While staying in camp, the meals will be cooked by our trained porters. We offer delicious and healthy meal options. Drinking water is available everywhere. Make sure to carry a water purification tablet to double purify water. During camping, we will provide you pure drinking water.

    Accommodation during Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing

    The lodge will be the main accommodation while you stay overnight in the village. These lodges are operated by locals that help them earn a living. The facilities in the lodge are basic. You will get a twin sharing room with private/common washrooms. The rooms are not huge in size and are also not properly insulated, therefore we suggest you carry a nice sleeping bag. The dining area is more like a common space where you can have snacks and warm up yourself.

    During climbing, you will stay overnight in tents. We offer very good quality tents for sleeping, dining, and washroom. All the members of the group will get individual tents for sleeping. We will carry the tents and other equipment with us.

    Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing cost

    The climbing cost for Kyajo Ri Peak includes things like accommodation, meals, ground transportation, permits, and expenses of guide & porter. You will find the most comprehensive Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing cost with top-notch service from us. We have designed our Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing itinerary carefully to make sure you are enjoying every bit of the trip. If you are thinking of doing any changes in the itinerary then package cost will also get changed.

    Environmental Practices

    We practice several measures to not damage the environment during our trips. We have planned our trip adopting the best sustainable equipment that we can use for the long term. While returning from the camps, we collect all the garbage and encourage our guests to not leave any waste on the base camps. Likewise, we also suggest our guests use reusable containers for water or any other things. We also work closely with the locals of every region and help them providing earning opportunities.

    Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing Packing List

    We want you to know that you can rent or buy all the gears in Kathmandu. There are several options from medium range brands to high-end brands for all budget types.

    • Clothing
    • Sun hat/scarf
    • Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
    • Waterproof shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket
    • Lightweight gloves/Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
    • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece/wool pants
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
    • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Sunglasses with UV protection


    • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp
    • Trek bag-pack
    • Basic First Aid Kit
    • Daypack
    • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
    • Water bottles

    Climbing gears

    • Climbing harness
    • Ice ax
    • crampons
    • Mountaineering boots
    • AscenderDescender/Abseil device
    • Rope
    • Snow bar
    • Ice hammer
    • Helmet (optional)


    • Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
    • Soap (biodegradable)
    • Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Nail clippers
    • Small mirror
    • Tissue paper/toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial Hand wash


    Trail Map/Guide book


    Reading book

    Journal & Pen

    Pencils and small notebooks

    Camera with extra batteries