Kyazo Ri Peak Climbing

Kyazo Ri Peak lies just north of Namche Bazaar and stays in Khumbu Himal in Mahalangur range. It stands in the middle of a long line of peaks sandwiching between Thame and Gokyo Valley from the west to the east which is highest summit on the southern part of this ridge. This beautiful mountain (with sharp defined summit) has different routes to climb and is challengeable commands no less respect and preparation. The South-East ridge is protected by steep towers and has more chances whereas North-East face has hanging glacier below the face is exposed hence more technical to summit the apex.

Overview

Kyazo Ri Peak Climbing Highlights Include:

  • Beautiful Mountain with a sharp defined summit, and is the highest peak in its immediate vicinity
  • At almost 6200 meters, it isb high, but not too high. Higher peaks take more time for acclimatization and lower peaks are simply dwarfed by the giants all around.
  • The route actually ends on the highest magnificent pointed summit, unlike Lobuche East, or Island Peak (at least they are commonly climbed, stopping on lower fore-summts, shy of the benultimate point).
  • Situated in the middle of the Khumbu and surrounded by impressive summits and has fantastic views, including lots of 8000ers.
  • Not crowded, technical without being extreme.
  • The route is free of fixed rope and anchors, retaining its pristine, wild condition.
  • The route faces south towerds the sun and warmth.
  • Beautiful, comfortable and quiiet bae camp, located in a wonderful isolated Kyajo Drangka valley.
  • Classifie as a "Trekking Peak", less expensive permit and less complicated expedition.


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OUTLINES OF ITINERARY:

DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU( 1300M/4265FT) (A)

DAY 02: PERMIT PREPARATION, SHOPPING & PACKING (A,B)

DAY 03: FLY TO LUKLA (2840M/9315FT), TREK TO JORSALLE (2805M/9200FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 04: TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440M/11223FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 05: TREK TO KHUMJUNG (3790M) & KHUNDE (3840M/12598FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 06: REST, ACCLIMATIZATION AND EXPLORATION DAY (A,B,L,D)

DAY 07: TREK TO MENDE (3736M/12255FT) 4-5 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 08: TREK TO KYAJO RI BASE CAMP (4550M/14925FT) 7-8 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 09: ACCLIMATIZATION, EXPLORATION & CLIMBING PREPARATION (A,B,L,D)

DAY 10: TREK TO CAMP I (5350M/17548FT) 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 11: TREK TO CAMP II (5700M/18696FT) 4-5 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 12: SUMMIT KYAJO RI PEAK & BACK TO CAMP I (5350M/17548FT) 8-9 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 13: RESERVE DAY (A,B,L,D)

DAY 14: TREK TO CHUMA (2805M/9200FT) 6-7 HRS (A,B,L,D)

DAY 15: TREK TO LUKLA (2840M/9315FT) 4-5 HRS

DAY 16: FLY TO KATHMANDU (A,B)

DAY 17: ONWARD DESTINATION (B)

(Abbreviation: A-Accommodation, B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Welcome at KTM Airport, airport pick up service & transfer to the hotel
  • KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
  • Walking tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and local markets of south of Thamel for 3 hrs.
  • All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit & conservation permit
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Permit fee
  • Trekking Permit (TIMS) fee
  • Everest region experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide (Get your own guide)
  • A local porter for each four of you
  • Local people operated room in lodges
  • All hot meals on trek as per itinerary order with our hygienic Eco-friendly Outdoor Menu
  • Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
  • Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
  • Guide staff/porter foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
  • All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
  • KTM-LUA-KTM round way internal flights
  • KTM & Lukla domestic airport tax
  • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
  • Hotel Domestic airport/bus park-hotel transfers service
  • Travel and rescue arrangement support
  • Trip crew medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • Trip success certificate (case of trip success)
  • Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trip


THE PRICE DOESN'T EXCLUDES:

  • Your all kinds of insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Single supplements except solo trip service
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Bar bills and laundry
  • Optional trips
  • Tips
  • All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above

Details

DETAILS OF ITINERARY:

Kyazo Ri Peak (6186M) in Mahalangur range is difficult expedition which is designed for energetic and physically fitted adventurers who are in quest for a challenging and off the beaten path trekking and climbing experience. South-East route is considerably better to attempt in terms of saving time. This route is free from fixed rope and anchors, retaining its pristine, wild condition, with lesser levels of objective risks. The approach trek to base camp is not overly difficult and suitable for experienced off-trail hikersR in good condition. It is probably comparable to the Cho La route or crossing Renjo La, and perhaps a bit harder than the Kalopathar trek near Everest Base Camp. The Base Camp to first Camp (5350m) is a long way and a hard day over rough, but non-technical terrain. Camp II (5700m) is not so far from Camp I. Then, you are able to move together a short way and soon appears belayed climbing. You will belay, lower and rappel the same route on descent. Dissimilar Lobuche East or Island Peak (physically and technically harder than those), Kyazo Ri climbing route actually ends on the highest magnificient pointed summit and summit day is quite long as well as exhausting. Overall, there is significant technical climbing at high altitude, summit day is very long and tiring and the difficulty is comparable to the summit day on Ama Dablam.

 DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU

Airport representative of Mountain Consultant Treks & Adventure will receive you and transfer by private vehicle to the hotel. Leisure day to adjust with altitude, weather and time difference as well as to take rest from jetlags. to the culture shock of medieval Kathmandu, with its bustling bazaars interspersed with shrines and temples and interesting architecture. In the evening you can either eat in at your hotel or venture out to one of the many restaurants in Thamel. Overnight at hotel

DAY 02: PERMIT PREPARATION, SHOPPING AND PACKING
After breakfast, we host pre-trip meeting at the hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your climbing guide. mean the time, it will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about climbing trip and to introduce you to other participants. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. Representative of Mountain Climbers will help you shopping of your personal climbing gear in Thamel. In the afternoon, you will have enough time to pack your bag without any stress. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03: FLY TO LUKLA, TREK TO JORSALLE (2805M/9200FT) VIA PHAKDING (2610M/8560FT) 5-6 HRS

An early departure from the Kathmandu domestic airport will see us landing in Lukla a mere 35 minutes later, at the start of our journey to the Mount Everest Base Camp. This is one of the most spectacular and one of the 10th extreme flights in the world. As you fly east, the snow line of the Himalayan range to the north, will be on your left, with the rugged foothills of Nepal immediately below and stretching away to the south on your right. Lukla is situated high above the river on a shelf at 2,800m, and arriving there is a one off experience because the runway is on a slope and there is a difference of almost 60 metres between its lower and upper ends which all makes for an interesting landing! On arrival you can have a cup of tea to warm yourself up while your staffs sort out your baggage. Following cup of tea at Lukla, our trek will commence with a moderate walk to the junction of the Jiri trail at Chablung and from here we shall follow the Dudh Koshi River through the village of Ghat, and eventually to Phakding (2610m), three hours to the north. The path leads upstream along the valley, through areas of conifer trees and several more small villages. Another 2-3 hours walking will bring you to Chuma, Monjo and finally to Jorsalle, a picturesque village with several options of lodges, groceries and located below Thamserku Mountain (6,608m) at an altitude of 2805m/9200ft. We are trekking inside Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park the UNESCO listed Natural World Heritage Site already.

DAY 04: TREK TO NAMCHE BAZAAR (3,440M/11280FT) 6 HRS
Shortly after leaving Jorsalle, we walk on alongside the river to arrive at the Larcha Dovan -the confluence of the Imja Drangka and the Nangpo Drangpo, which combine to form the Dudh Khosi. Crossing the river on a high bridge you start the steep climb to Namche. Near the halfway point up the hill, we catch our first glimpse of the mighty Mount Everest and Lhotse, away to the northeast. Namche is the largest and most prosperous village in the Khumbu. Thamserku (6,608m) and Kwangde (6,061m) loom to the east and west and the sacred mountain Khumbila (5,707m) dominates the skyline to the north behind the village. The narrow streets at its centre are a mixture of traditional and modern, with Sherpa homes mingled with cafes, handicraft shops and shops selling or renting trekking and climbing equipment, foodstuffs and vegetables, tennis shoes and Tibetan boots. Don't be surprised if, after the exertion of the climb and the rise in elevation, you feel a little tired and head-ache. You will feel better after a cup of tea and a rest. Overnight lodge

DAY 05: TREK TO KHUMJUNG (3790M) & KHUNDE (3840M/12598FT) 5-6 HRS

Wake up early in the morning to catch up the sunrise view from Sagarmatha National Park's headquarter and it's museum over the panoramic views of Mount Nuptse, Mount Everest, Peak 43, Mount Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangru, Kwangde, Khumbila and Taboche. After breakfast, we have leisure walk of 2.5 hours towards Khumjung and another two hours back and forth to Khunde. Overnight lodge 

 DAY 06: REST DAY AND ACCLIMATIZATION DAY

In order to assist with acclimatization, we will spend another day Khumjung. This rest day would be good for acclimatization as you would end up sleeping lower than you have climbed during the day – it is a mantra of good acclimatization to 'climb high, sleep low'. Everest View Hotel is perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea or a hot lemon while looking out at Everest and other Himalayan giants whereas visiting the clinic in Khunde and the Khumjung School to observe Hillary's work (supported by the Himalayan Trust) on Khumbu region is other stuff to do. The picturesque Gompa in Khumjung, set in a grove of trees above the houses of the village, is also well worth a visit which is famous for so-called yeti scalp. It is possible to climb the ridge above Khunde, to 4,238m, to view Mount Everest and Ama Dablam. You could also visit the memorial to Sir Edmund Hillary's wife and daughter who were tragically killed in an air accident. Overnight lodge

DAY 07: TREK TO MENDE (3736M/12255FT) 4-5 HRS

After breakfast, we come out of Khumjung & Khunde. Beautiful views of Kwangde Ri (6187m) on the left, rocky Khumbi Yul La (5765m) on the right and Kusumg Kangru (6373m) is clearly visible behind us. Walking through the forest mostly for an hour, small town of Phurte and Samde is visible further. The trail stretch halfway up a slight slope leading to the bridge over the Bhotekoshi river (3650m) and get in Thamo from where we take eastern route upto Mende village. The trail lead us through the valley; we come across a few lone houses and some small fields, before crossing the river and climbing steeply up the hillside to the village of Mende. We make camp or monastery accommodation in Mende for overnight stay.

DAY 07: TREK TO KYAZO RI BASE CAMP (4550M/14925FT) 7-8 HRS

The yak trail branches off from the main trail when we leave from Mende. It passes up over a couple of passes to enter the Kyazo Drangka; the isolated broad valley south of Kyazo Ri. The view of Mt. Thamserku, Khumbila, Kusum Kangru, Kwangde, Pachharmo and surrounding Himalayan ranges are amazing. The Kyazo Ri Base Camp is set up in a nice place between the rocky mountain with flat ground summer yak pasture in a side of small river, one of the few most base camps of the Himalayan mountains.

DAY 09: ACCLIMATIZATION, EXPLORATION & CLIMBING PREPARATION

Leisure day before starting to climb. Later part of the day is for climbing practice and preparation around the hills which helps in proper acclimatization. Please feel free to ask any queries related to climb using climbing gears with climbing guide. Climbing guide brief you about the climbing requirements, techniques and using climbing gears such as ice axe, climbing boots, harness, jhummer, and how to go up and down using ropes etc. He also give some general clues to fix the ropes and about the knot and gears which double up your confidence and climbing skills thus inreasing the chances of scaling the summit. Overnight at the camp.

DAY 10: TREK TO CAMP I (5350M/17548FT) 6-7 HRS

It involves a 2-hour hike over the grassy spur and boulers. After half an hour, the trail follows upward the rocky section with a lot of boulders and skid pebbles. Three more hours walking on steep ascent, we get to the Camp I to enjoy the scenery of Kyazo Ri and small glacial lake. We set up our camp here for the overnight stay.

DAY 10: CLIMB TO CAMP II (5700M/18696FT) 4-5 HRS

Climbing from Camp I to Camp II involves some technical climbing over mixed face slopes up to 55 degrees as well as negotiating through the glacier. The Camp II sets up near the glacier lake with sufficient place for campint. If weather clear, we'll have nice and sunny day with climbing route visible for the next day. Overnight at camp.

DAY 12: SUMMIT KYAZO RI PEAK & BACK TO CAMP I (5350M/17548FT) 8-9 HRS

After having light and quick breakfast, begin our climb as early as 03:00AM. We start to climb through the rocky part with big boulders and after a walk, reach at Glacier part from where it's fairly hard to climb. The ground steepens, and we climb snow and ice on the Southwest Ridge. There is one short rock section but primarily the climbing is on snow and ice. We get in ytop of the sharp summit of the peak. After spendin some time in celebrations and taking pictures on the summit, we return back to Camp I (or further down to Base Camp). 

DAY 13: RESERVE DAY

The extra day is used if our plan disrupts for summit due to the bad weather or one/few of members in the group have problem in acclimatizing during the summit.

DAY 14: TREK TO CHUMA (2805M/9200FT) 6-7 HRS

Bravo! The trip is done!! We made it!!! Today we return back to Kyazo Ri Base Camp and down to Namche Bazaar to have good lunch. After lunch, trek down to Chuma to make our last day shorter.

DAY 15: TREK TO LUKLA (2840M/9315FT) 5-6 HRS

Most people head towards Lukla with a heavy heart. The trail to Lukla fwollows the upward route as far as Chablung, and then turns off above the village of Chaunrikharka towards Lukla. The trail leading uphill to the left, climbs steadily past a few Bhattis (small restaurant and local liquor shop) and the school. After a final steep climb there is a collection of houses and Bhattis in Tamang Tole, a new settlement near Lukla. As you approach the airstrip the houses and hotels rapidly proliferate. On arrival you can finally relax and enjoy a last night in the Himalaya with plenty of celebratory beers at one of the several Irish/Scotish pubs in Lukla at the same place at where you had enjoyed cups of Starbucks and/or illy coffee. Overnight Lodge

DAY 16: FLY TO KATHMANDU
Another chance to enjoy this adrenaline flight. Please note that flights into Lukla are sometimes delayed due to weather conditions either in fog-bound Kathmandu or Lukla; be reassured that our staff in Lukla and in Kathmandu will be doing everything possible to minimize the inconvenience caused if this happens. Your patience in the trying circumstances, which can occur, will be greatly appreciated. On arrival in Kathmandu you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

DAY 17: ONWARD DESTINATION

Breakfast at hotel in the morning. We will serve you appropriate vehicle to transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward destination.

Price

PRICE:

Package Price (Per Person US$)

Solo

02-04

05-08

09-12

13-16

Single Supplementary

Economic Trekking Service

1340

1156

954

908

890

Not Applicable

Standard Trekking Service

1736

1472

1174

1126

1108

Not Applicable

Deluxe Trekking Service

2098

1794

1409

1348

1324

Not Applicable

* Price is subject to change according to the service you select from our package.

Non Package (Per Person US$)

Solo

02-04

05-08

09-12

13-16

Single Supplementary

Bed & Breakfast Basis

Guiding Hiring Service

Guide-cum-Porter Hiring Service

Porter Hiring Service

Departure Dates

Departure Dates Here