Kyajo Ri Expedition

Kyajo Ri Expedition

From £3,750
Altitude 6,186m Grade: 3C

Our Kyajo Ri expeditions begins with the trekking stage at Lukla and take two days over the spectacular walk up to Namche Bazaar. Breathtaking views and a fantastic sense of achievement awaits our arrival on this rarely climbed summit.

Kyajo Ri is a more technical 6000m peak suitable for those who have climbed Scottish grade I/II or Alpine PD+ The summit day is described as “Starting at first light we make our way to the foot of the fixed ropes and make the exhilarating climb up a great series of snow ridges which finish perfectly on the summit. Breathtaking views and a fantastic sense of achievement await our arrival on this rarely climbed summit”.

We will spend two nights at Namche Bazaar to allow time to acclimatise and enjoy the sights of this vibrant Sherpa village. Next we head up to Khumjung and then leave the main trekking routes behind as we climb up on smaller paths into the hidden Thesebu Khola valley at 4470m. Here we will have our Kyajo Ri basecamp and spend a further day acclimatising in a truly awe inspiring setting.

Next we climb to the upper valley and its lovely Alpine lake followed the next day by a climb up to the Kyajo Glacier which lies just below the peak's South Col.

After a rest day we climb the rocky couloir with its boulders and rock steps and arrive on the pristine South Col. Starting at first light we make our way to the foot of the fixed ropes and make the exhilarating climb up the majestic series of snow ridges which finish perfectly on the summit. Breathtaking views and a fantastic sense of achievement await our arrival on Kyajo Ri this rarely climbed summit.

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* A deposit of £400 will be required at checkout.


Extras can be added per-person when you book onto a date

Everest from the Air £295
Chitwan Safari at Tigerland Resort (+4 days) £550+4 days
Chitwan Safari at Parkland Resort (+4 days) £450+4 days

* A deposit of £200 (or the full extra price, whichever is lower) will be required at checkout for each extra added per-person on this trip

What's Included

  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader. Small groups may use a local leader.
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 - 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchased from Adventure Peaks shop

What's Excluded

  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Travel to and from UK airport (unless otherwise specified).
  • Transfers to and from the in-country airport if flights NOT booked with Adventure Peaks
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides.
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.


Days 1 - 2

International flights depart and arrive in Kathmandu the following evening. Transfer to hotel close to the famous bustling, Thamel district of Kathmandu and within easy walking distance of the Monkey temple, with lovely gardens where one can relax.

Day 3

Day enjoying Kathmandu. Sightseeing tours can be arranged and would include visiting the temples of Bodnath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Durbar Square. Simply wandering around the huge array of shops, markets, cafes, bars and restaurants in Thamel is a fascinating experience. Please note if the weather is good we may fly to Lukla on this day, and enjoy the sites on your return to Kathmandu.

Day 4

A spectacular short internal flight takes us to the tiny airstrip town of Lukla and the gateway to the Sherpa Kingdom. After lunch we walk along the typically stony path that descends from the forested terraces of Lukla right into the Dudh Kosi valley and the brightly painted lodges of Phakding. Good views of Kusum Kanguru's North Face (6367m). 2 hours walking.

Day 5

Into the Sherpa capital and heart of the Khumbu. You will now be becoming familiar with local protocol for passing chortens, mani stones, Yaks, spinning prayer wheels etc. and enjoying the hustle and bustle of trekking and everyday life that exists on the 'Everest Trail'. At Monjo we enter Sagarmartha National Park. 5 to 6 hours walking.

Day 6

An acclimatisation day and an opportunity for a short walk to a nearby viewpoint with fantastic views of Everest. Visit the bustling Sherpa market or sample a cake at the bakery. 2-3 hours walking.

Day 7

This is a short walk in distance up to the scenic village of Khunde, but involves a height gain of 400m so it is important to do this slowly to aid acclimatisation. 2 to 3 hours walking.

Day 8

Leaving the main trails behind, we head on smaller paths into some wilder mountain terrain, initially climbing a lovely ridge above the village before traversing below spectacular cliffs and waterfalls and then climbing up to the hidden valley of the Thesebu Khola. 6 to 7 hours walking.

Day 9

Acclimatisation walk up to the Alpine lake and around 5000m. A great chance to take in the spectacular scenery. 3 to 4 hours walking.

Day 10

Ascend to Lake camp in the upper valley. 2 to 3 hours walking.

Day 11

Climb the back wall of the upper valley via a cunning route up some easy angled moraine and onto the remote Kyajo Glacier. We cross a frozen lake in a spectacular setting to gain access to Glacier camp near the foot of the col 4 to 5 hours walking.

Day 12

Rest day.

Day 13

Today we make the rocky ascent to the South Col. This involves weaving between large boulders and exciting scrambling on lovely rock – protected by a rope if necessary. 3 to 4 hours walking.

Day 14

The majestic South Ridge. Leaving the col the route climbs (with the use of fixed ropes) an immaculate band of perfect granite at around UK ‘severe’ grade. Having gained the snow and ice above, we then follow a line of curving ridges to the summit climbed at around grade II. The views are breathtaking making all the effort of the climb well worth it. 5 or 8 hours climbing and descending.

Days 15 - 16

Spare summit days.

Day 17

Descend to basecamp

Day 18

Descend to Namche Bazaar

Day 19

Trek back to Lukla

Day 20

Fly Lukla to Kathmandu. Back to the comforts of our hotel in Thamel and the enjoyable hustle and bustle. This is a good time to buy souvenirs and try your hand at haggling with the local shopkeepers. Expedition celebrations.

Day 21

Sightseeing and adventure activities options.

Day 22

Flight home.

Day 23

Arrive home.


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  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

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