Kyazo Ri 6186m Climb

Kyajo Ri peak with a sharp definite summit is an outstanding climbing peak among the climbing / trekking peaks of the Nepal Himalaya. It is situated in the Khumbu Himalaya to the north of Namche. Here there is a long line of small rocky peaks that continue all the way to Cho Oyu on the Nepalese -Tibetan border, at 6,186 meters (20,290 feet) Kyajo Ri is the highest summit on this ridge. Although a 6000er, or a trekking peak, Kyajo Ri commands no less respect and preparation than peaks much higher. The peak can be attempted via different routes. Unlike Lobuche East or Island Peak, Kyajo Ri’s climbing route actually ends on a magnificent pointed summit. The Everest region offers outstanding mountain views,and a climb of this peak is not only challenging but it will also put you in contact with the lives of Nepals world famous climbers (the Sherpas). The peak is situaterd in the heart of (Sagarmatha National Park) a region that hosts a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas along with the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world.

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Day 03 : Fly to Lukla (2840m) and trek to Phakding. Overnight Phakding (2640m)

Day 04 : Phakding (2640m) to Namche Bazaar (3420m)

Day 05 : Namche Bazaar – rest day for acclimatization , visit Buddhist monastery, museum and or short hiking.

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar to Dole(4040 m).

Day 07 : Dole to Machhermo (4410m)

Day 08 : Machhermo – Gokyo (4750m, 5 hrs)

 Day 09: Gokyo  to Lungden (4,600m/15,088ft) via Renjo La pass (5,435m)
A complicated day crossing via Renjo La pass. From Gokyo, we head west crossing the high pass of the Renjo La at (5411m). After early breakfast we head towards the lake then climb up to the top of Renjo la. We continue down the west side of the pass, descending all the way down to Lungden at (4500m). There are some fantastic views along the way before arriving at Lungden for overnight.
Day 10: Trek down to Thame & Mende (3736 m):
Today, we make a short walk of about 2 hrs descending to Thame village one of the most beautiful Sherpa villages in the western part of Khumbu and the adjoining Rolwaling Himalayan ranges. Thame is popular town for Sherpa Climbers with a beautiful Monastery as well some fantastic  views of Himalayan Ranges. From Thame we turn east, heading back in the direction of Namche Bazar and almost completing an entire circumnavigation of Kyajo Ri. We camp in Mende (3740m/12,270 ft) a small town at the entrance of the Kyajo Drangka.
 Day 11: Trek to Kyajo Ri base camp (4550m):
Above Mende we leave the main trails and follow a faint yak trail up over a couple of passes to enter the Kyajo Drangka an isolated broad valley south of Kyajo Ri. Great views of  Mt. Thamserku, Khumbila, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde, Pachharmo and surrounding Himalayan ranges. Kyajo Ri Base Camp is set up between the rocky mountain with flat ground at the side of small river. This is a summer yak pasture and a nice place to set up camp.
Day 12: Trek to Camp I (5200m):
The ascent to Camp 1 at over 5200 meters from base camp at around 4,600 meters involves a 2 hour hike over a grassy spur and boulders. After half an hour the trail follows an upward rocky section with a lot of boulders and skiddy pebbles. Another 3 hours steep trek to  Camp 1. great scenery Kyajo Ri and small glacial lakes.
Day 13: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I
This is an important phase of the expedition. Proper acclimatization is essential before the summit push. Some climbing practice towards Camp 2, and then back to Camp 1. We do this with the aim of providing gradual acclimatization. There may also be the need for rope fixing between Camp 1 and Camp 2, and this is a good day for that. overnight at Camp I.
Day 14: Trek to Camp 2 [5700m/18696 ft]:
Camp 1 to Camp 2 involves some technical climbing over mixed face slopes up to 55 degrees as well as negotiating a glacier. Camp 2 lies near the glacier and has sufficient space for camping. The climbing route we will attempt the next day is clearly visable / camp near a glacial lake. Camp 2 is located at about 5700m, 18,700ft. Overnight at Camp 2.
Day 15: Summit Day and Back to Camp 2:
Our summit day begins in the early morning, at about 3:00 am. After breakfast we start to climb though rocks and big boulders up to a glacier which is fairly hard to negotiate. From here the ascent gets steeper as we climb on snow and ice and eventually on to the Southwest Ridge. There is one short rock section but primarily the climbing is on snow and ice. The sharp summit is a narrow wedge of snow. After spending some time in celebration and taking pictures on the summit, we return back to Camp I.
Day 16: Contingency Day
There is no guarantee that we get favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. So we keep this day as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit as planned.
Day 17: Trek back to Base Camp:
We have made it! Today we return back to Kyajo Ri Base Camp, and celebrate the success of our trip. Overnight at camp.(B,L,D)
Day 18: Base Camp to Namche:
Clean up anything at Base Camp before trekking back to Namche bazaar / 5/6 hours /  overnight at NamcheDay 19: Namche Bazaar- Lukla:Day 20: Lukla- Kathmandu
An early morning flight to Kathmandu  / pick up and transfer to hotel / pm at leisureDay 21: Departure Day. Transfer to airport for onward destination

 

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