Govt. Regd. #: 2617/075
Group Size
2-12 people
Trip Grade
Tea House / Tent
Max. Elevation
6,186m/ 20,295 ft
B / L / D
Flight / Private Car
Best Season
March - May

Mt. Kyanjo Ri Peak (6186m) is a semi-technical peak situated in the Everest region of Nepal. Since it has not been long since Kyajo Ri was open for climbing, adventure enthusiasts who are looking to submit the mountain can do so without having to deal with a lot of crowds. More importantly, you can enjoy your journey to the summit and back in its full glory.  Trekking through the Everest region offers astounding mountain views and an opportunity to get a glimpse of the lifestyle of the world famous climbers (the Sherpas). Our 16-day journey begins with a spectacular and enthralling mountain flight to Tenzing Hillary airport at Lukla. Kyajo Ri Peak is designed for that adventurer lover who is energetic and physically fit enough for challenging and off-the-beaten-path trekking and climbing experience. The trip continues by trekking in the amazing hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal. Next, we achieve our ultimate objective of summiting Kyajo Ri before heading back to Kathmandu to end an excellent trip to the Himalayas. This is a difficult expedition with significant technical climbing at high altitude.

Trip Outline

Day 01: Fly to Lukla (2,800m/9,184ft) then trek to Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 40 min flight, 3-4 hours trek
Day 02: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft): 5-6 hours
Day 03: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft): Acclimatization Day
Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Mende (3736 m/12,255 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Mende to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4550m/14925 ft): 5-6 hours
Day 06: Rest day at Kyajo Ri Base Camp
Day 07: Kyajo Ri Base Camp to Camp I (5200m/17056 ft): 4-5 hours
Day 08: Acclimatization and rest at Camp I
Day 09: Camp I to Camp II (5700m/18,700ft)
Day 10: Summit Day and Back to Camp II: 7-8 hours
Day 11: Trek back to Base Camp: 4-5 hours
Day 12: Base Camp to Namche Bazaar: 5-6 hours
Day 13: Namche Bazaar to Lukla: 6-7 hours
Day 14: Fly to Kathmandu

Detail itinerary

Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, then trek to Phakding (2652m). The flight to Lukla gives outstanding views of early morning sunrise on the snowcapped mountains. On landing Tenzing-Hillary Airport after a 40 minutes we will be at Lukla then we will reach the gateway to the Himalayas. The trek begins from the airport itself soon after meeting our crew there from where Phakding is a short walk. As this is the first day of the trek, we will rest in Phakding.

We will start trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m): 5-4 Hours Starting early in the morning, the route passes through beautiful pine forests, Dudh Koshi River and views of Mount Thamserku. After passing a few settlements we a check post, the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park. We further walk through the confluence of Dudh Koshi River and Bhote Koshi River, and take a steep ascent to Namche Bazaar where the first sight of marvelous Mount Everest and ridges of Mount Lhotse and Mount Nuptse welcomes us.

Namche: Acclimatization and Rest Day at Namche Bazaar, the biggest settlement in the Khumbu region, is well facilitated with ATMs, Internet cafes, restaurants, bakeries etc. Although it’s rest day for acclimatization, we will go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint (Thame or Khunde) and take a tour of the place including the Tourist Visitor Center where information about Everest climbers, Sherpa people and their culture and flora and fauna of the region are briefed.

Namche Bazaar to Mende (3736 m): 5-6 hours walk to Thame from Namche is relatively easy. The trail follows an almost steady level until we reach the settlement of Thame, a beautiful village with amazing views of the Himalayas. From here the trail makes a short ascent to Mende.

Mende to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4550m): 5-6 hours From Mende we leave the main trails and follow a faint yak trail up over a couple of passes to enter the Kyajo Drangka; the isolated broad valley south of Kyajo Ri. On our way, we enjoy great views of the Himalayas including Thamserku, Khumbila, Kusum Kangaru, Kwangde and Pachharmo. Kyajo Ri Base Camp is set up on a flat surface between the rocky mountain on one side and a small river on the other

Rest day at Kyajo Ri Base Camp This day is set aside for proper acclimatization before summiting the Kyajo Ri peak. However, since it is always wise to stay a little busy during acclimatization, we will be hiking to Camp I and back. Furthermore, we also check our climbing equipments today.

Kyajo Ri Base Camp to Camp I (5200m): 4-5 hours. The ascent to Camp I begins with hiking over a grassy spur and boulders. Next, our trail follows the upward rocky section with a lot of boulders and skid pebbles. We walk for another few hours on a steep trail before reaching Camp I. Our camp will be set on a level ground, with good views and within easy reach of water flowing out from the frozen lake at the foot of the Glacier

Acclimatization and rest at Camp I. This is another day set aside for acclimatization and rest before summiting the Kyajo Ri peak. We will trek to Camp II and come back to Camp I to spend the night. This will also help us to prepare for the next day’s climb. Overnight at Camp I.

Camp I to Camp II (5700m). Today will involves some technical climbing over mixed face slopes up to 55 degrees along with negotiating through a glacier. Camp II lies near the glacier and has sufficient place for camping. From the camp, we can see the climbing route we will be attempting the next day.

Our summit day begins in the early morning, around 3:00 am. After light breakfast we will start to climb through the rocky part with big boulders. Next, we will reach a part of the glacier from where it is a fairly hard climb. Here 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. The sharp summit is a narrow wedge of snow. After spending some time celebrating our success and taking pictures on the summit, we return back to Camp I.

Today we will return back to Kyajo Ri Base Camp and celebrate the successful completion of our trip. The return trip will be relatively easier than the summit day as you will have already known what to expect on your journey back. Upon reaching the Base Camp, we relax for some time and if interested, we may even explore the surrounding area.

Understand that Green Valley strictly follows the ‘leave no trace principles’ whenever it can. We are a team deeply committed to maintaining ecosystems at home and around the world. Therefore, before leaving the base camp, we will clean the area. The mountains are our home and we believe that it is unwise to disregard its value by not preserving it. After cleaning the base camp we return back to Namche Bazaar via Mende and Thame.

Trek from Namche to Phakding and then to Lukla (2800m): 5-6 Hours the last day of the trek will continues with the steep downward trail. Trekkers need to walk really slow very controlled and in a balanced manner on the steep rocky terrain until reaching the suspension bridge over Dudh Koshi, passing through the open plain, rhododendron forest while enjoying distant view of snow covered mountains. Finally Lukla is reached.

What's included?

  • All domestic flights.
  • Climbing Equitments
  • Trekker’s Information Management System(TIMS) card
  • All governmental procedure fees, all permits and local taxes.
  • All meals and accommodation throughout the trek.
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide possessing valid license issued by the government of Nepal.
  • Highly experienced trekking staffs.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.

What's not included?

  • Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Hot and cold shower, battery recharge during the trek.
  • Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters, beverages etc.
  • Personal Everest base camp trekking equipments/gears.
  • Tips for guides, porters
  • All others expenses not mentioned in “Trip Cost Includes” section.
  • Costs incurred due to unforeseen reasons like general strikes, accidents, unavailability of tickets (see Disclaimer above) or any event beyond the control of the company

Elevation Chart & Map