The Kyajo Ri is newly opened Trekking Peak by the Ministry of Tourism, in 2002. Kyajo Ri is a beautiful mountain it is North of Namche Bazaar is a long line of small rocky peaks continuing all the way to Cho Oyu on the Nepal -Tibetan border, and the 6,186 m. Kyajo Ri is the highest summit on this ridge. Although a 6000er, or a trekking peak, Kyajo Ri commands no less respect and preparation from the adventurers. an you will get opportunity to take a glimpse into the life of world famous Sherpa climbers , a chance to survey around a world heritage site (Sagarmatha National Park) that hosts a variety of Himalayan floras and faunas, and an opportunity to explore the highest Buddhist monasteries in the world too.
And the first (official) ascent was made that year by a Franco/British team. They approached from Machhermo, traversed the Kyajo Glacier and climbed via the Southwest Ridge. The same route was repeated in 2003 by a French team as an acclimatization outing in preparation for the difficult North Face of Machhermo peak, which they then climbed (Bonfire of the Vanities). Also in 2003, a Dutch team climbed the Southwest Ridge route after failing on an attempt of the east face.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, We will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sightseeing in Some of landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of (Pashupati Nath), the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,800 m) – Phakding (2,652 m), 35 min flight, 3 hours trek
Early morning after breakfast, we get transferred to domestic airport and fly to Lukla. After an adventurous 40 minutes flight above breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. At the airport, we meet our other crew members. We get time to stroll around while the guide divides and manages baggage to be carried by porters. We start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities, take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight at Lodge on full board.
Day 04: Phakding -Namche Bazaar (3,440 m), 6 hrs
Trek starts in the morning after breakfast. The walk today is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608 m) from the Benkar village. Cross some more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains are viewed closer, we stop at the Chautara here to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region. Overnight at Lodge on full board.
Day 05: Namche Bazaar Acclimatization Day
This is first scheduled ‘acclimatization’ day for this trek. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest day too instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Thame or visiting Khunde or carry out relaxed exploration of Namche Bazaar itself. Namche Bazzar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Visit the Tourist Visitor Center near the Sagarmatha National Park headquarters and observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. The Khumjung valley surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kongde and Thamserku and the sacred peak of Khumbila hosts a well known monastery that houses a yeti scalp. Visit Hillary School which is at the same site. After having lunch and spending some time in Khumjung, walk back down to Namche. Overnight at Lodge on full board.
Day 06: Namche to Tengboche Monastery – 5/6 Hours
From Namche, the well-worn Everest trail contours around the side of the valley high above the Dudh Kosi. As we follow the path, we will get even better views of the great peaks of the Khumbu: Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse and Ama Dablam. Passing by several villages and numerous tea shops, we will cross the Dudh Kosi River and make a steep climb to Thyangboche, home of the famous and recently rebuilt monastery. We have plenty of time to look around Thyangboche, the monastery and have a cake at the bakery before dropping down to the river and the village of Deboche (3,700m/12,135ft) a little further along the trail, where we will stay in a relaxing lodge.
Overnight at Lodge on full board.
Day 07: Tengboche trek to Dengboche (4320m), 5 hrs
Descend form Tengboche and again cross the Imja Khola, then side-hill gradually to Pangboche, an interesting gompa site above the main village. The trekkers are in the midst of the Himalayas here with spectacular views all around. For acclimatization, there is a need to spend two nights around the 1400’/4268m level and Dingboche lying in a shelter spot above the Imja Khola is generally more attractive than Pheriche. It is however of note that the Himalayan Rescue Association have their aid post at Pheriche. Overnight at Lodge on full board.
Day 08: Rest Day at Dingboche
The Dingboche village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. Overnight in lodge on full board.
Day 09: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,930 m) 5 hours
The route past Pheriche slants over a ridge and stays above the village. It joins the trial below Thugla. Beautiful views of Cholatse (6,440 m) across the valley. After another steep ascent the trial climbs up and over the terminal moraine of Khumbu Glacier. Up and along the west lateral moraine of glacier the trial is rough in parts. Camp-site at Lobuche a wind-swept collections of huts tucked in a narrow meadow between the glacier and the Lobuche Peak (6,145 m). Tawoche and Nuptse are particularly spectacular from Lobuche, towering almost 2 km directly overhead. Overnight in lodge on full board
Day 10:Lobuche (4900m.) to Gorakshep (5180m). 03-04 hours.
we will take our lunch at Gorakshep, take rest in your own room and if the trekker feels fine, the participants can walk to Everest Base Camp (5364m.) You will spend about 4 hours trek up to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorakshep. The trek is on glacier and snow capped rocks. You can also see many small frozen lakes around the Everest Base Camp and return back to Gorakshep. Overnight in lodge on full board
Day 11:Gorakshep to Kala Patthar (5545m.) & back to Dzongla (4830m).5 hours.
Early morning climb to Kala Patthar (5545m.) to enjoy the view of sunrise. From Kala Patthar you can have a panoramic view of Mt. Everest and many other mountain peaks like Mt. Pumori, Mt. Lingtren, Mt. Khumbetse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Thamserku and many more. Overnight in lodge on full board
Day 12: Dzongla trek to Gokyo (4750m)7 hours.
Today we are having Early morning breakfast after breakfast we are heading towards Cho-la pass.The final climb to the Cho La Pass can be a little tricky as the trail curves round a crevasse. The top of the pass is marked by prayer flags and cairns. Scenery of majestic peaks on all directions is breathtaking. Although long, the path leading down to Thangnak is not difficult. Our trail brings us to the edge of the Ngozumpa glacier, which is the longest glacier in Nepal. Reaching the other side of the glacier, we see the second Gokyo Lake on the series of six lakes.Overnight in lodge on full board
Day 13: Gokyo Visit Gokyo Ri (5,330 m)
Early morning, we hike up to the Gokyo Ri (Gokyo Peak). Climb to Gokyo Ri is obviously strenuous as it is steep up and takes about 3 to hours to reach the top, but even from the trail scenery of Gokyo village on the edge of third lake overlooking Cholatse and the broad Nogzumpa Glacier are mind blowing. Enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by panoramic mountains like Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Everest, Changtse, and Pumori. Sight of sun rays kissing the Everest that towers over all surrounding peaks is unlike from Kala Patthar (from Kala Patthar Nuptse seems taller). The climb to Gokyo Ri would surely be one of unforgettable life time memories. Overnight in lodge on full board
Day 14: Gokyo to Lungden via Renjo La pass (5,435), 8 hrs
The complicated day crossing via Renjo La pass. From Gokyo, we head west crossing the high pass of the Renjo La at (5411 m). After early breakfast we head towards the lake back and 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 (4500 m). During the walk can be seen the best view of Himalayan range from way to Renjo la and on descent can be seen the view of Kyajo Ri and arrive at Lungden for Overnight in lodge on full board.
Day 15: Trek down to Thame (3820m)3/4 hours
Today, we make a short walk of about 3/4 hrs descending to Thamel village one of the beautiful Sherpa village western part of Khumbu and adjoining part of Rolwaling Himalayan ranges. Thamel is popular town for Sherpa Climbers and the beautiful Monastery as well best view of Himalayan Ranges. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in lodge on full board
Day 16: Thame to Mende (3736 m), 4 hrs
From Thamel we turn east, heading back in the direction of Namche Bazar and almost completing an entire circumnavigation of Kyajo Ri. We will camp in Mende (3740 m) a small town at the entrance of the Kyajo. Overnight at camp.
Day 17: Trek to Kyajo Ri base camp (4550 m), 5hrs
Above 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. Enjoy the 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 in a side of small river. This is one of the summer yak pasture and a nice place to set up camp. Overnight at camp.
Day 18: Trek to Camp I (5200 m), 5 hrs
The ascent to Camp 1 at over 5200 meters from base camp at around 4,600 meters . After half an hour walk the trails follows the upward rocky section with a lot of boulders and skid pebbles. Another 3 hours steep walk then get to the Camp 1. Enjoy the scenery of Kyajo Ri and small glacial lakes. Overnight at camp.
Day 19: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I
This is an important phase of the expedition. Proper acclimatization is essential before the summit push. Make some climbing practices toward Camp 2, and then get back to Camp 1 again. 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 20: Trek to Camp 2 (700 m), 4 hrs
Camp 1 to Camp 2 involves some technical climbing over mixed face slopes up to 50 degrees as well as negotiating through the glacier. Camp 2 lies near the glacier and has sufficient place for camping. We can see the climbing route that we will attempt the next day. We pitch our camp near big glacier lake. Camp 2 is located at about 5700 m. Overnight at Camp 2.
Day 21: Summit Kyajo Ri back to camp 2, 7 hrs
Our summit day begins in the early morning, at about 400 am. After light breakfast we start to climb though the rocky part with big boulders and after a walk reach at Glacier part from where it’s fairly hard to 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 in celebrations and taking pictures on the summit, we return back to Camp I. As you know that we are taking south east route and our leader will take you up to the summit and on the return back we should back to camp 2. Overnight at camp.
Day 22: Back to Base Camp, 4 hrs
Today we return back to Kyajo Ri Base Camp.
Overnight at camp.
Day 23: Kyajo Ri Base camp to Namche, 6 hrs
Clean the Base Camp and trek back to Namche bazaar. After a great success we return back the same way via Mende, Thamo to Namche. It takes about 6 hrs from Base camp to Namche Bazar. Overnight at Namche Bazar.
Day 24: Namche to Lukal, 7 hrs
Today the trail steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues on an easy natural walk to Phakding. After a lunch, trail will lead you back to Lukla. On arrival in Lukla you will have time to relax, stretch those sore legs and celebrate the completion of your trek. Over night at lodge on full board.
Day 25: Lukla – Kathmandu (1350 m)
After an early morning flight to Kathmandu, you’ll head to your hotel. Today is a well-earned day to put your weary feet and gratefully rediscover all of civilization’s perks. You could catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights missed during your first day in Kathmandu. Finally there’ll be an evening celebration dinner together.
Day 26: Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner. Overnight at Hotel B/B.
Day 27: Departure from Kathmandu
Matterhorn treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport your departure flight to your on wards destination.
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