Kyajo Ri is a wonderful mountain for those looking to progress their Alpine Mountaineering Skills. Situated in the Khumbu region, climbing this mountain offers a real experience of an Alpine Expedition. You will spend up to 5 nights in tented camp as you make your way up the beautiful secluded valley. The hike up to Base Camp is over interesting mixed terrain, and will feel quite challenging when combined with the high altitude. But you are rewarded with a stunning Cwm of towering mountains and camp will be set up next to a freshwater stream.
On day 2, you will head up the valley towards an obvious Col. To make it up to High Camp you will negotiate scree and rocks/boulders over steep terrain to reach the Col. At this point you will again be rewarded with another stunning valley and the summit of Kyajo Ri will be in sight!
After a well-deserved rest day, you will begin your final ascent to Advance High Camp. Again, there is another challenging scramble up to the final Col which is a mix of large rocks and scree. The setting for Advance High Camp is just perfect. Right next to a lake (generally frozen) you will have amazing glacial views and full sight of Kyajo Ri and the route you will take to ascend this technical mountain.
On summit day, you will start around 2am, and make your way around the frozen lake and experience breath-taking views of the glacier as you move over this in the dark (generally with crampons). You will experience a challenging Grade 1 scramble over rocks by head-torch to reach the South East Col before daylight and this is where the real climbing begins! Crampons on, and a good single technical ice axe (suitable for Scottish Grade 2) you will begin to ascend steep snow and ice using a jumar on a line fixed by your Sherpa. You will meet some demanding climbing up a rock wall which can be iced up. This section requires some technical climbing skill and you will use your ice axe in the rock to climb this section successfully. The route to the summit can feel extremely steep and exposed at times (between 60 and 70 degrees), where you are required to front point and use your ice axe for long periods of time, so good physical fitness and determination are required to meet the demands of this beautiful mountain.
Once at the top you are rewarded with the most amazing panoramic views across the whole of the Khumbu. The descent will be a number of abseils, and technical down climbing through rock, and snow in icy conditions, but you are always rewarded by the sweet hot tea waiting to reward you at camp. A truly exhilarating day that will leave you exhausted but very happy. A great challenging experience for the aspiring Alpine Mountaineer!


Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)
  • Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (2652m/8698ft)
  • Trek to Namche (3440m/11283ft)
  • Day Acclimatization in Namche
  • Trek to Mende (3736 m/12,255 ft)
  • Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4550m/ 14924ft)
  • Rest Day at Kyajo Ri Base Camp
  • Trek to Camp I (5200m/17056 ft)
  • Trek to Camp II (5700m/18696 ft)
  • Summit Day & Return to Camp II. 9-10 hours
  • Climbing Reserved Day
  • Camp II to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4550m/ 14924ft) - 7-8 hrs
  • Base Camp to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11283ft)
  • Namche- Lukla
  • Lukla- Kathmandu
  • Departure

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Day 01:

Arrival Day in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

On arrival at Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveller’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you your upcoming Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 02:

Fly to Lukla and Trek to Phakding
35 minute Trans Himalayan flight
Altitude: Lukla at 2800m/9184ft & Phakding (2652m/8698ft)
Distance of walking- Approx of 8 Km- 3 to 4 hours

As per flight time, our Guide will meet you in to your hotel and takes you to the domestic airport to fly in to Lukla. It is scenery flight about 35 minutes, once you get in to the Lukla, breakfast at the lodge and prepare luggage for the Porters then walking starts through the stone paved trails towards Bhaisekharka. It is few up downs to get in to Phakding passing through plenty of prayer Rocks (Mani in local language). After getting in to the lodge at Phakding, fresh up and short walk to the village or hike up to the Gompa to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 03:

Trek to Namche
Altitude: 3440m/11283ft
Distance of walking- 10-12 Km - 5-6 hours

After hot breakfast at your lodge, the trail leads towards the suspension bridge and easy uphill to the Monju from where Sagarmath National Park begins. After short National Park formalities, drop down to the river, cross another suspension bridge and continue walk to the high Hilary Bridge at the bottom of the hill. After the bridge the trail leads uphill to the Namche Bazzar. On the way you will have great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Kusum Khangru and more with beautiful valley. Stay overnight at the Lodge.

Day 04:

Day Acclimatization in Namche
Altitude: 3440m/11283ft
Acclimatization Day​ 

Today you explore the Museum, visit Khumjung village and Khongde village where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Everest and surroundings peaks with Sherpa culture. You can also visit Thame which is old Sherpa village as an option. Remaining of the day you can explore Namche Bazzar where you can use Internet, visit National Park head office, Museum and monastery as per your interest and time.  Stay overnight at Namche.

Day 05:

Trek to Mende 
Altitude: 3736 m/12,255 ft
Distance of walking: 5-6 hours walk

After breakfast at Namche, the trail leads to the old village called Thamo which is easy walk through the valley. Thamo is a small Sherpa village. After exploring the village, the trail leads continue to Mende, a small town at the entrance of the Kyajo Drangka. O/N at Camp.

Day 06:

Trek to Kyajo Ri Base Camp
Altitude: 4550m/ 14924ft
Distance of walking: 3-4 hours

From here our expedition to Kyajo Ri continue on the remote valleys in Khumbu. After breakfast, we will head ahead Mende leave the main trails and follow a faint yak trail up over a couple passes to enter the Kyajo Drangka; which is the isolated broad valley south of our peak. Today is slightly a longer day as it gain a higher altitude in a day. O/N tented camp at Base Camp.

Day 07:

Rest Day at Kyajo Ri Base Camp
Altitude: 4550m/ 14924ft
Acclimatization Day​ 

Today is our day rest and acclimatization in base camp. As our gain to the altitude on previous day hike is longer, it is important to us to get well settled in altitude before pushing ourselves the summit thus this day is essential. We will take a walk around to acclimatize. Evening, checking and preparation of climbing equipment’s, discussion of climbing in your team and get the ideas of climbing in mountains with climbing leader/s. O/N at Base Camp.

Day 08:

Trek to Camp I 
Altitude: 5200m/17056 ft
Distance of walking: 5-6 hours walk

Today, after hot breakfast at your tent, you are prepared for hiking to Camp I. firstly, we will have almost of two hours of hiking over to the grassy spur and boulders, and then short walk follows to the upward rocky section with a lot of boulders and skid pebbles. Another 3 hours steep walk then get to the Camp I for overnight. Now, you will have wonderful scenery of Kyajo Ri and small glacial lakes. O/N at Tented Camp.

Day 09:

Trek to Camp II
Altitude: 5700m/18696 ft
Distance of walking: 5-6 hours walk

This day, the walking mostly involves some of the technical climbing over mixed face slopes up to 40 degrees as well as through the glacier and rock areas. Our camp II would be near by the glacier lake. Final preparation of climbing. Easy evening, early dinner and O/N at Tented Camp.

Day 10:

Summit Day & Return to Camp II
Altitude: 6,186m/20,296ft at summit & 5700m/18696ft at Camp II
Distance of walking: 9-10 hours walk

Early wake up, light breakfast at around 3:00 AM, then prepare for our summit day climbing. Initially climbing through the rocky part with boulders and after a walk reaches at Glacier part from where it's fairly hard to climb further.

Day 11:

Climbing Reserved Day

As you know that climbing in mountains always depends weather conditions and if weather is not favorable on our climbing day as planned on the itinerary, then it would be trouble to head for summit day thus, we would require waiting a day here for good weather condition to summit to Kyajori and return. Thus, this day is planed here as climbing reserve day. 

If weather is favorable, we will summit Kyajo Ri as planned day, but if weather is extremely bad, heavily snowing or if our participant has some trouble of acclimatization etc. then this day is used for this condition. If everything would be fine as days planned, then this day could be used for somewhere in your return to Lukla or in Kathmandu as per your interest.

Day 12:

Camp II to Kyajo Ri Base Camp
Altitude: 4550m/ 14924ft
Distance of walking: 7-8 hrs walk

Well, you have made this dream come true. Simply an easy morning, breakfast then retrace back to Kyajo Ri base Camp. O/N at Tented Camp.

Day 13:

Base Camp to Namche Bazaar
Altitude: 3440m/11283ft
Distance of walking: 5-6 hrs walk

After breakfast at base camp, we will retrace back to Namche, whereas our climbing team would pack up all the gears, tents, mattress, kitchen utensil etc. and return back to Namche till to evening. This day required almost of 5 to 6 hours of hiking hills down to Namche. O/N at Namche.

Day 14:

Namche- Lukla
Altitude: 2,800m/9,184ft 
Distance of walking: 16 Km- 6 to 7 hours

After breakfast, we hike steeply descends to the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then continues walking over several local villages of Jorshale, Manjo & Phkding etc. and most of walking is at Dudh Kosi valley surroundings. It is the last day walking, but slightly long but mostly descent and walking through the villages, farming lands, river valley with crossing suspension bridges. 

Upon reaching to Lukla, refreshed up at your hotel and relax. Evening, you could have a party with your trekking crew as it is your celebration of Everest Base Camp Trek and the last night overnight at mountain. O/N at Lukla.

Day 15:

Lukla- Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft
35minute Trans Himalayan flight

Our flights are in the morning for Kathmandu. After breakfast at Lukla hotel, you will check in to the airport and take your board to fly Kathmandu. (Depending on the weather conditions and visibility, the flight may get delayed.)

Transfer to your hotel. You will have free time to relax, refreshed up and rest. Evening, we will meet you again, take a feedback of your trekking and host a farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant in town. O/N Ktm.

Day 16:

Altitude: 1350m/4428ft

It is your final day on your trip with us. Breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then your free for your personal shopping at the Kathmandu shopping paradise at Thamel. As per your flight departing, we will transfer you to airport on time and your trip ends now.

Price: US $3000 per person


• Airport pick up and transfer to hotel

• 3 Star Standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan

• Welcome & Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at one of the typical Nepalese local restaurant
Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu flight, airport taxes and transfer

• 14 Nights/ 15 Days of Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing & Trekking in Khumbu (5 Days on Climbing Excursion with Tented Camp), full board of meals and accommodations.

• Everest National Park Permit/ Kyajo Ri Climbing Permit/ Garbage Deposit fees

• Necessary group Climbing Gears such as climbing rope, ice crew, ice hammer, ice axe, snow bar, rock piton.

• One AA Climbing guide for climbing section & One Advanced Adventures Trek Leader for trekking Section( both leaders are English speaking, first aid trained, Climbing leader is trained & licensed- Our Climbing Leader are licensed from Nepal Mountaineering Association- Rock Climbing and mountaineering trained and has climbing experienced in Everest Summit and other 8000m peaks), the cost of camping and trekkers crew/ insurance/s

• Advanced Adventure Duffle Bag & T- shirts, Adventure Certificate

• Medical kit Bag, sleeping Bags

• All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges

• Departure transfer


• Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare in/out Nepal

• Personal Climbing equipment (Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, Zoomer, Descender, Carbines, climbing boots etc.

• Travel and rescue Insurance

• Personal nature expenses- phone calls, laundry, hot shower, bar bills, cold beverages, personal tipping

• Cost of any extending trips

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

Please Check Available Dates for The Year of
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Wed 13 Dec Thu 28 Dec
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Sat 16 Dec Sun 31 Dec
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Mon 18 Dec Tue 2 Jan
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Thu 21 Dec Fri 5 Jan
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Tue 26 Dec Wed 10 Jan
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Sun 31 Dec Mon 15 Jan
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Important Trip Notes & Activities
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for this adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa. 

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453, 

Download visa form-:

Group Size
In this Island Peak Climbing trip, the minimum group size would be 2 and maximum group size is 8. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date. 

Our Guides, trip and safety
Because this hikes/Climbing to Island Peak takes you on the remote high Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader/ Climbing Leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek/Climbing- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags. 

Meals and Accommodations
While in Kathmandu and any other cities, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable.

While Island Peak Climbing Excursion, your accommodation is on tented camp

Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200. 

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. 

Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.

While in Climbing Excursion, you would be provided a freshly cooked hygienic food from our cook who would be accompany your climbing days. During climbing, we do also provide you boiled drinking water-3 lts each person/ per day.

(Upgrade hotel to 4 stars or 5 stars is possible in Kathmandu, please write us if you interested) 

Climbing Seasons
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek/climbing to Island Peak. As this trip is a big trip to you, we always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible. 

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to attempt Island Peak. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Recommended time to attempt this Island Peak Climbing 

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. Summit to the Top is Pretty Cold.

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the climbing at this time.

Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling. 

Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal. 

Caring Porter
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. 

The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.

Communication facilities on this Trek/Climb
These days, there are enough communication facilities on this trek, most of the local villages has local telephone booth phone thus if required, you can easily communicate with your friends and family however the cost is slightly expensive, 2 to 3 dlr per minute. Nowadays, during the clear days, reception of Nepalese cell phones is on throughout the trail, your guide will have Cell phone on the trip.

At Lukla & Namche, there are internet facilities so if required you can use email and internet at these villages. 

To Book
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us.

Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

Notation: Airport Stops Route


It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection


Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer


Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this


Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Small wash towel

Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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