• Country: Nepal
  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Region: Khumbu Region
  • Max Altitude: 6186 meters / 20,300 feet
  • Group Size: 4 to 6 people
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Meals in Kathmandu, All meals during trekking
  • Accommodation: 4* hotels / Lodge / Camp
  • Prime Activity: Climbing
  • Minor Activity: Cultural Tour/Trekking
Trip Price:
USD 5250 per person
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Highlights of Trip

  • Introduction of Nepal, its culture and traditions
  • Sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Breathtaking domestic flight to Lukla, and back to Kathmandu
  • Trekking through the world's famous Everest area: the Khumbu, the land of the Sherpas
  • Acclimatization climb on Gokyo Ri, 5443 meters, and cross of Cho La pass at 5420 meters
  • A fascinating glimpse of the highest beautiful turquoises lakes of Gokyo at 4750 meters
  • Great mountaineering experience on a 6000-meter peak: Kyajo Ri Peak
  • Discovery of the ancient Himalayan settlements
  • Extraordinary views on some giants of the Himalaya: Everest, Ama Dablam "the Swiss    Matterhorn of Nepal", Lhotse (the fifth highest peak), etc.
  • The importance placed on high-quality service and logistics for a small team of climbers.

Trip Overview

Kyajo Ri 6186 meters / 20,300 feet lies northern of Namche Bazar in the famous Mount Everest Region. Also known as Khumbu Region between the hometown valley of Tenzing Sherpa, Thame, and the busy Gokyo.

The mountain was commercially opened for climbing in 2002, the same year a French-British expedition made its first ascent. Compared to the other trekking peaks in the Khumbu Region, the Mountain is very less known and thus less climbed too. The climbing of Kyajo Ri is thus a perfect challenge for those who want to climb a 6000-meter peak. And wants more technical interest and the sensation of climbing in the “Wild Himalaya” than other popular climbing peaks.

Kyajo Ri route to the Base Camp

Our Trip starts with a guided sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Which includes Boudhanath, Patan Darbar Square, and Swayambunath (also known as “Monkey Temple”). After a final check of your climbing material, a breath-taking flight brings us the next morning at the starting point of our Trek: Lukla. From then on, we cover an average hourly rate of 4 to 5 hours and spend the next night 400 to 500 meters higher than the previous one. For better acclimatization, we spend some extra rest days at Namche and Gokyo Lake. We take rest before crossing Renjo La pass at 5360 meters above sea level and descend to the Thame Valley. From Mendi village, we ascend then towards Kyazo Dhankha to approach Kyajo Ri Base Camp.


WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes the climbing of Kyajo Ri via its southwest route. We establish two camps (High Camp and Camp 1) above Base Camp. The summit route consists of short steep ice and rock sections. The WILD YAK technical Sherpa Guides Team will secure the route with fixed ropes above Camp 1 and guide you to the summit.

The summit is a sharp and small place with a magnificent panorama of the Himalayan giants. At this point, you will feel that you are in the center of the Himalaya.


For the safety, good ambiance, and flexibility, we focus on teams of 4 to 6 climbers, as well as:

  • A supplementary Oxygen bottle with mask and regulator and oximeter (Oxygen and pulse measurement device) is part of the emergency kit
  • 24-hrs medical emergency assistance by a doctor specialized in high altitude medicine for emergency situations
  • Means of communication for the Emergency
  • Good connections with rescue airlines in high altitude emergency
  • Weather updates, in particular for the crossing of the high pass, the climbing of Kyajo Ri and in case of change of weather fronts
  • WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS team consists of new generation Sherpa climbers who are highly trained and skilled in Alpine climbing, educated, numerous experiences of high altitude climbing, fluent in various languages and last but not least, kind and helpful
  • Warm down sleeping bag and down jacket are also available for each participant


WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS believe Trekking in the outdoors provides various health benefits ranging from physical to mental to spiritual. Himalaya is also the best place where we can discover oneself and rejuvenate our life by positive wellbeing. It is scientifically proved that it is essential to make some space from busy schedules. Some of them include worldly news, social media, and too much work pressure. Besides personal benefits, it contributes to helping the local economy by visiting the areas.


Wild Yak Expeditions team is privileged to welcome you to the Himalaya. We are committed to organizing small groups with high-quality services and security. That is essential for flexibility, contentment, good ambiance, and precious exchanges of cultures and traditions. Hospitality to our guests and economy to locals is our prime objective.


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    Du Népal au Bhoutan, ce sont des couleurs, des parfums, des paysages incroyables, une culture riche, une histoire passionnante. Avec ma femme enceinte et nos deux enfants (1.5 et 4.5 ans) nous avons vécu une expérience inoubliable faite de visites culturelles, de  gastronomie locale et de trekking en basse altitude. Wild Yak Expeditions a su nous concocter un programme adapté à toute la famille qui nous a profondément ravis. Bravo !

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 :
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) / Transfer to Hotel Tibet International
Day 2 :
Sightseeing Kathmandu and surroundings / Hotel Tibet International
Day 3 :
Flight to Lukla (2840m), and hike to Phakding (2610m), 3 hrs / Lodge
Day 4 :
Phakding to Namche (3400m), 5 hrs / Lodge
Day 5 :
Namche (acclimatisation day) (3400m) / Lodge
Day 6 :
Namche to Dole (4100m), 6 hrs / Lodge
Day 7 :
Dole to Machhermo (4400m), 5 hrs / Lodge
Day 8 :
Machhermo to Gokyo Lake (4750m), 5 hrs / Lodge
Day 9 :
Goyko (4750m) (optional hike up to Gokyo Ri, 5360m) / Lodge
Day 10 :
Gokyo lake to Lumde (4450m) via Renjo La (5360m), 6 hrs / Lodge
Day 11 :
Lumde to Thame (3820m), 3-4 hrs / Lodge
Day 12 :
Thame to Kyajo Ri Base Camp (4200m), 4-5 hrs / Tent
Day 13 :
Kyajo Ri Base Camp (rest day) / Tent
Day 14 :
Base camp to Kyajo Ri high camp, 4-5 hrs / Tent
Day 15 :
High camp to Camp 1, 4-5 hrs / Tent
Day 16 :
Summit day! Back to Base camp, 9-10 hrs / Tent
Day 17 :
Base camp to Namche (3400m), 5-6 hrs / Lodge
Day 18 :
Namche to Lukla (2840m), 5 hrs / Lodge
Day 19 :
Flight to Kathmandu, 35 minutes / Yak & Yeti Hotel
Day 20 :
Leisure day in Kathmandu / Hotel Yak & Yeti
Day 21 :
Departure international flight

Price Includes

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ philosophy is: as much as possible is included in the quoted price so that participants know the total costs of their adventure trip in advance!

  • All airport/hotel transfers in Nepal
  • Flight Kathmandu-Lukla and back (by airplane), incl. the local taxes
  • Accommodation in superior Hotels in Kathmandu on a sharing basis, including breakfasts (4 nights). Additional charges occur for a single room (upon request)
  • Four dinners in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All entry fees to the World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trekking, on a sharing basis
  • Attached rooms at Namche, Gokyo, and Lukla
  • Major meals during trekking
  • A well-experienced and trained Team: Sherpa Guide, Kitchen Team, porters/yaks, including their salary, insurance, transportation, food, and lodging
  • Tented accommodation, on a sharing basis with all necessary equipment for the climbing period
  • Food for the climbing period
  • Transportation of the luggage and composite material from Kathmandu, and back
  • Lukla personal climbing material cargo up to 20 kg
  • All necessary trekking and climbing permits
  • The technical material to secure the mountain and passes if needed
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Communication means in case of emergency
  • Oxygen, mask, and regulator in case of emergency
  • Warm Sleeping bag, Expeditions warm Jacket, Jumar
  • Medical first aid kit
  • WYE postcards
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Lastly a big Smiley from Wild Yak Expedition Team.

Price Excludes

  • International flight (please contact us for your booking)
  • Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight (except see "included")
  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • Extra night(s) accommodation in Kathmandu or on the way to/from trekking due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the trekking due to any reason which is not related to WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunches in Kathmandu
  • Travel cancellation and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment and climbing equipment
  • Individual beverages and personal expenses
  • Optional trips and sightseeing, if extended
  • Tips
  • Any other expense that is not included in the quoted price.



Your safety is of supreme concern while traveling with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. In the case of emergency, the group has a four (4)-litre oxygen bottle with a mask and regulator, along with a first aid kit and 24-hour medical assistance by a high altitude medical team of doctors.

The Guide is also outfitted with communication means, only to be used in emergencies. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS also works with the national helicopter rescue airlines.

To minimize risks, in particular during the crossing of the higher passes and the climbing period of the Peak, weather forecasts are provided to the Guide on a regular basis.

Depending on the difficulty of some climbing route in peak, guide and assistant guide will secure the route using the necessary technical gear, like fixing the rope and assisting the whole group (4-6 persons) all the way to the top and back

Please note that the above-mentioned itinerary information is purely indicative and can likely to modified during the trekking by your Guide, who has the authority to make such changes if it is deemed necessary (due to safety concerns, etc.). Every effort will be done to keep to the scheduled itinerary. However, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain regions and at high altitude, we are not able to fully guarantee it as it is necessary to take into consideration each situation as it occurs and consequently to adapt the program in its best way. Elements such as weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, among others, can all contribute to changes in the scheduled itinerary.

The Guide will try to ensure that the trekking and climbing run according to the foreseen plan to the benefit of all the participants, but we thank you for being prepared for some flexibility and comprehension if so required.

Please check the degrees of difficulty while choosing a trekking/peak climbing Trip with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. The majority of the itineraries proposed in our trekking programs are in remote areas of the Himalaya and at high altitudes, mostly higher than the Alps. A good physical condition is necessary to appreciate the whole richness of this adventure.


The success of this Trekking Peak Trip depends on both the personal status of each participant and the experience of our Team. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' team carefully selected according to their expertise in a particular environment and individual aptitudes. Our team is thus highly experienced, skilled, trained, courteous, and helpful.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' is proud to support our local staff by providing them with a fair salary, encouraging them to take mountaineering workshops, wilderness first aid training, environmental preservation courses, garbage management, team leadership, and language refreshers on a regular basis.

Our Sherpa Guide: is a professional mountaineering guide with experience in conducting high altitude around the Himalaya, including first aid training and in-depth knowledge of the local flora, fauna and general environment preservation. He will help as an interpreter with the local population. He is ensuring your safety and is ensuring that everything is running accordingly to the program. Our Sherpa Guide together with the assistant guide will secure the necessary technical parts of the peak for climbing and support the group while climbing. He plays a vital role in taking care of the participants' needs, supervising the staff and assuring the safety requirements and leading the members all the way through the trekking and during the climbing period, providing you with interesting information about the mountains, the culture, and traditions of this part of Nepal. He also makes sure that the rubbish properly managed, and the route is kept clean throughout the whole Trip. Though WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is in charge of the booking of the majority of the lodges, it is the Guide's responsibility to ensure that the lodges are convenient and the food of good quality. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS will frequently be informed about the progression of the group during the trekking/climbing experience.

Our Climbing Sherpa (assistant guide): Our assistant guide also has a government license but must work as an assistant guide during some time to become a company approved Guide. He assists our Sherpa Guide with all the essential duties, ensuring the safety and checking that the performance of the group runs smoothly, as well during the trekking than during the climbing.

Our Kitchen Team: is composed of a cook and kitchen boys (depending on the number of participants). Its role is to provide excellent food to the members, by respecting the fundamental principles of hygiene and ensure that the campsite is comfortable. The kitchen boy(s) is/are assisting the cook by cleaning the dishes, getting the water, and ensuring that the campground is kept clean. The Cook manages the campsite while the participants are on the mountain.

Our Porters: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS has it, own reliable porters. It is their responsibility to carry your luggage during the trekking with proper handling standards.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is very concerned about the porters. We support and respect the porters' rights and have high standards to make sure that they treated well. We pay them a fair salary, including a bonus and providing them with good food allowances, clothes, shoes, sunglasses, and medical insurances.

In some places where the porters usually replaced by yaks, it is the responsibility of the yak driver ("yak man") to ensure that the transportation of material carried in an appropriate manner.


In Kathmandu: we stay at 5* hotels on a sharing basis, including breakfasts. Depending on availability, single rooms can be booked upon request at an additional cost. All dinners served in excellent restaurants in town where you can enjoy various types of cuisine, from the typical Nepali, Thai, and even steaks and Italian meals. Each restaurant has been screen by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS representatives to ensure that it is of suitable quality for our guests.

During Trekking: we stay in the lodges (small traditional mountain guesthouse) that are recommended by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS as per defined itinerary destination and program. Please be aware that single rooms are not available. Though there are blankets available at the lodges, we recommend bringing your sleeping bag. Showers are available at the majority of the lodges. Please note that majority of the toilets are common in the lodges, except in a few of them where we provide you with attached rooms (if available), in particular during the rest days at Namche and Gokyo to enjoy a warm shower.

Many lodges serve a variety of cuisines such as Continental, Indian, Tibetan, and local cooking. Please note that the beverages are on each participant's charge, except the coffee and the selection of teas that served for breakfast and in the afternoon upon your arrival, as well as some special snacks provided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. Lunch packages are also available on some specific days.

Base Camp: According to the present program, we settle campsites at the base camp, installing dining and kitchen tents, and enjoy the meals prepared by our Kitchen Team. Sleeping tents are provided on a sharing basis with a single mattress individually.

To make your stay comfortable in the campsites, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS offers the lighting for the dining and kitchen tents and solar batteries charging facilities.

Transportation: All transportations in Kathmandu by private vehicle. Flight to Lukla and back, by two engines, Otter Aeroplane.


WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Team is constituted with some of the best Sherpa mountain guides in the Himalaya. Its co-founder Norbu Sherpa has himself climbed seven times Mount Everest and is a summiteer of numerous other 8000-meter peaks. The company WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is seriously dedicated and focused on the climbing security features and quality services.

A team of 2-3 qualified and experienced Sherpa guides secures the ascent route by fixing ropes in the technical parts of the mountain, where necessary.

A basic mountaineering exercise is usually conducted at the base camp before climbing. The group is then guided to the summit and way back by a team of 2 / 3 Sherpa guides of WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS.

Weather reports are regularly forwarded during the climbing period and as well while crossing the passes, in the event of the unstable weather situation.


Trekking is good for everyone! A daily walk in a beautiful landscape with a consumption of significant volumes of water. Chatting with local people and understanding the culture, observing your body limits, all combine to make much healthier your body and mind than they ever have been before.

Before your embark for your Kyajo Ri Peak trekking and climbing, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS recommends a regular aerobic exercise. Which including some stretching exercises for a couple of hours per week. Ideally, you should concentrate on cardiovascular fitness, building excellent stamina, and undertake a bit of strength training. It is worth going for at least once a week for a 3 to 4-hour hike. It familiarizes your body to sustain the long-time effort in the Himalaya. The fitter you are, the faster and more easily you will get the trail, acclimatize. And enjoy the trekking days and as well as climbing.


WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes a simple grading system that gives you a first idea of the difficulties of the Trekking. It enables you to determine which is best for you.

KYAJO RI Trekking: Moderate 

A moderate trekking grade takes into account the following factors:

  • An altitude up to 5500 m above sea level
  • An average trail inclination of about 30%-45%; some sections may consist of loose, sandy, gravel ground and boulders
  • An average of 400 to 800 elevation ascent a day (especially when crossing passes)
  • The capacity to walk comfortably on glacier moraines
  • A trail, which may be rough paved, loose dirt, slippery, in landslide area, icy or snowy (in some parts you might be assisted by the guides)
  • The aptitude for walking at least 4-7 hours per day (longer days when crossing the passes 8-9 hrs.)

It requires the following skills from each participant:

  • Good stamina, to be able to walk for several hours at a sustained walking pace in a high altitude environment during several subsequent days
  • You are familiar with assessing obstacles and hazards along the trail, walk confident (depending on the trail conditions, you may need some help in certain sections, especially while crossing the passes)
  • You can carry a small personal backpack up to 4 kg


  • Fitness required good body strength, good stamina, and efficiency at altitude, right mental attitude, and prepared to deal with the demanding situations of the high altitude.
  • Technical Skill: Basic climbing knowledge should be confident in glacier walking with a crampon, abseiling, and ascending devices use, able to walk together in the same rope.
  • Climbing experience: at least 4000-meter peak climbing expertise in the Alps.
  • Strength: Should be able to carry a 3/5kg backpack and climb in the high altitude environment.
  • Climbing distance between Camps: 4/6hrs
  • Summit distance overall: 9/10 hrs from last camp and back to camp.
  • No of Higher Camps: 1 camp
  • Degree of objective: Low
  • Vertical Sections: less and short sections (25/35 degree)
  • Ice climbing: rarely short sections
  • Mix Ice and Rock Climbing: Rarely some sections, but may use hands to cross some boulder.
  • Altitude: 4,500 meters to 6,000 meters elevation
  • Oxygen Level in the body: 59% to 49%

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