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Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Ang Rita Trek & Expedition as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip will be arranged at a convenient time.

Day 02:  Kathmandu - Lukla - Phakding (2,652m/8,700ft): 3 - 4 hrs.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186ft), a gateway for Everest. After an adventurous 35 minute flight with spectacular views of breathtaking Himalalays, we land at Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. Upon arrival at Lukla, the trekking guide will arrange the loads for the porters to carry and commence the trek. We take easy walk to Phakding for three hours and spend the night there to help acclimatize. You can make a small side trips in Phakding if you are not so tired and the time permits.

Day 03:  Phakding - Namche Bazaar (3440 m): 5 - 6 hrs
We walk through beautiful pine forest passing Dhudhkosi River crossing several suspension bridges. We Walk through the busy trail and view the tantalizing glimpses of Kusum Kangru (6,369 m),  Everest (8,848 m.) and Nuptse (7,879 m ). Arrive at Namche Bazar (3,440 m ). a gateway to Mt. Everest and main trading centre of this region. Tibetans cross the nearby boarder and trade their goods, mainly handicrafts in the local market. The views of Kangtega and Thamserku is superb from Namche.

Day 04:  Acclimatization Day at  Namche Bazaar
A pleasant day can be spent exploring the village, talking to the Sherpas and marveling at the incredible scenery. You can make a side trip to Thame, another Sherpa town north – west of Namche for acclimatization. Another option could be a day hike to Khumjung and Everest View Hotel for a good view of Everest. Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Kangtega, Thamserku, Tawoche and other high Himalayas.

Day 05:  Namche Bazzar to Phortse Thanga  (3,500m) - 5 - 6 hrs walk.
We further follow Khumbu Valley, the main Everest trekking trail until we arrive at Sanasa. This path traverses the hillside to a prominent Stupa on the Mong La that offers superb views of Ama Dablam. We descend steeply in places into rhododendron forests and arrive at Phortse Thanga.

Day 06: Phortse Thanga – Machhermo ( 4410m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
The trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest and juniper and large conifers appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in Spring. The trail passes through kharkas and summer settlements to Dole (4,200m). The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. We make steep climbs in most of the places and through kharkas where there are flat spots to reach Machhermo (4,410m).

Day 07: Machhermo – Gokyo ( 4750m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
The trail climbs a ridge for an excellent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and descend to a river and again climbs steep to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpa glacier. A few lakes appear on the trail and finally reaches to Gokyo (4,750m) which is a collection of stone houses and walled pastures on the shores of large lake. The mountain views in the Gokyo region are spectacular.

Day 08: Gokyo – Gokyo Ri  ( 5483m. ) – Gokyo ( 4750m. ); 5 hrs.
Early in the morning we steeply climb up for 3 to 4 hours and reach the top of to Gokyo Ri, the best view point in Everest region. The views of the sun rays gradually shedding light on Everest and the breathtaking panorama of the Himalalays including Kusum Kanguru, Thamserku, K 43, Kangtega, Taboche, Cholatse, Makalu, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse, and Pumori prove the best vantage point in Khumbu region. We descend to Gokyo.

Day 09: Gokyo – Renjo La ( 5,340m. ) – Lungden  ( 4060m. ): 7 – 8 hrs.
Today is the day we cross another high pass. We leave the main trail from Gokyo and move ahead to north – west following glaciers and moraine. As we arrive at Renjo pass the views of the great Himalayas (Everest, Lhotse, Cholatse,  Taboche ) give warm welcome. The trail winds down through a stone staircase and then scramble over loose scree and pass Renjo Lake. We further descend and arrive at Lungden.

Day 10: Lungden – Thame  ( 3820m. ); 4  – 5 hrs.
We follow the traditional trading route used by Tibetan traders for centuries. We gradually descend following the bank of Bhotekoshi River and arrive at Marlung. We cross the river and slowly descend passing yak pasture lands, stone walled fields and small settlements and arrive at Thame, a well known Sherpa village of famous climbers.

Day 11: Thame – Mende ( 3740m. ); 3 – 4 hours
We hike on an easy trail and descend to Bhotekoshi River, cross it and gradually climb up to Samde village. We again descend and leave the main trail and gradually climb up to Mende.

Day 12: Mende – Base Camp ( 4550m. ); 4 – 5 hrs.
We leave the main trail and follow Yak herder's trail that crosses a couple of cols to eventually arrive at base camp, a flat meadow for yak grazing during the summer.

Day 13: Rest at the base camp.
We will spend the day making necessary preparation for the expedition or we can explore around.

Day 14: Base Camp – Camp I ( 5350m. ); 4 – 5 hrs.
We hike over a grassy spur and boulders and some upward rocky sections to arrive at a rough ground to set up camp I at 5350m. From here we can see the route of the climbing of the mountain all the way to the summit.

Day 15: Camp I – Camp II ( 5700m. ); 5 – 6 hrs.
The climbing from camp I to Camp II requires some technical climbing on scree and rock boulders, glaciers and snow slopes. The camp II will be set up at the col.

Day 16: Camp II – Summit ( 6186m. ) – Camp I ( 5350m. ); 10 – 11 hrs.
Today we start early in the morning around 3:00am. We climb up gradually steepening snow slopes and then a rock band to the main snow crest. We further climb 55 – 60 degrees snow and ice slopes that lead to a pointy summit that offers the awesome views of Khumbu region. We make several abseils back down to the col. the Camp II to spend the night.

Day 17: Spare Day for Summit.

Day 18: Camp II – Base Camp ( 4550m. )
We retrace to base camp and enjoy our celebration meal.

Day 19: Base Camp – Namche ( 3440m. ): 5 – 6 hours
We gradually descend to arrive Mende  and further descend to Namche.

Day 20:  Namche Bazaar-Lukla (2,800m): 6 - 8 hrs
The trail descends steeply downward. We walk slowly through rocky terrain. We cross suspension bridges over Dhudh Koshi River for server times pass through rhododendron and pine forest, Sherpa villages and arrive at Lukla.

Day 21:  Lukla – Kathmandu
We fly back to Kathmandu. You can rest and relax throughout the day at the hotel after a long mountain journey. We take you for a farewell dinner at one of the finest typical Nepali restaurant with traditional Nepali culture program.

Day 22: Airport transfer for your onward journeys.
We will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.

Note: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even cancelled due to bad weather condition. You should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. We will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may be not possible during the high season. We can arrange flight by helicopter as well with extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter helicopter for you to fly from Kathmandu - Lukla or vice versa.  It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. Ang Rita Trek & Expedition can arrange you cultural / adventure tours (such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari,) with extra cost  if  the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back.

If the flight is delayed and cancelled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions and Ang Rita Trek & Expedition will arrange the alternative trek for you as soon as possible.

Climbing Group Size

We organize climbing on Kyajo Ri for any number of people above two pax..The maximum number of members in the climbing group will be 8 pax. If the group consists of more than 8 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, and necessary number of climbing guides for the group. We arrange one porter between two members to carry the luggage during the trek and provide more porters to take the members climbing equipment and camping equipment directly to Kyajo Ri base camp.  

Experience and Health Requirements

Kyajo Ri peak is a technical peak which requires climbing on 50 – 60 degrees of snow and ice slopes with rocky boulders.  Previous climbing experience on ice and snow is required to climb it. Furthermore the climbing members require good physical fitness, strong will power, ability to tolerate harsh conditions. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking and preparing for the climbing.  It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in hiking on the high altitude and reaching to the summit of the peak. The climbing guide of Ang Rita Trek will make the fixed line on the difficult sections and assist the climbers in every aspects while climbing.  It is highly recommended for the climbers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trip. Team members who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution on this trip.

Travel Insurance

Members need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Ang Rita Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.


Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The members will have to share washing and toilet facilities. Ang Rita Trek can arrange rooms with attached bathroom in some places in the trekking with extra cost for the separate groups. For this kind of arrangement, the request should be made at least four months prior to the trip date. We make camping arrangement at Kyajo Ri base camp and two members of the same sex will have to share a tent.


Members are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner ) during Gokyo – Renjo La trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Sherpa food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Ang Rita Trek allows members to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking. As we make the camping arrangement at Island peak base camp, our cook prepares delicious food for the climbers.


Anyone can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Ang Rita Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekking and preparing for the climbing Kyajo Ri. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ).  If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS.. Trekking to Gokyo – Renjo La Pass serves the best way of acclimation to climb Kyajo Ri.  

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for trekking as well as climbing Kyajo Ri. While choosing the equipment one needs give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking and climbing equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing. Weight limit ( 15 kg including the hand carry ) for the flight to Lukla is another aspect to consider

Personal Climbing Gears:

-    Plastic boots
-    Crampons
-    Harness
-    Tape Slings / prussic  ( two )
-    Karabiners ( 2 unlock, 2 lock )
-    Joomer (  Ascender / decender )
-    Gaiters
-    Ice axe
-    Helmet

Group Climbing Gears ( Ang Rita Trek provides group climbing gears )

-    Climbing ropes
-    Snow bars
-    Ice screws
-    Ice hammer


-    T – shirts
-    Hiking shorts
-    Undergarments
-    Full sleeves shirts
-    Long light weight cotton pants
-    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
-    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
-    Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
-    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-    Fleece jacket or pullover
-    Waterproof shell jacket
-    Down jacket
-    Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
-    Sun hat
-    Lightweight gloves.
-    Heavyweight gloves for climbing

Foot Wear

-    Hiking boots
-    Light and comfortable camp shoes
-    Thin, lightweight inner socks.
-    Thick, warm wool hiking socks


-    Down Sleeping bag
-    Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
-    Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
-    Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
-    Water bottle
-    Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
-    Trekking poles
-    Personal medicine box
-    Sunglasses with UV protection.
-    Books, dairy, pen, walkman  and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:

-    Quick drying small towel
-    Toothbrush / paste
-    Soap
-    Face and body moisturizer
-    Sun block for lips
-    Tissues / toilet rolls
-    Wet wipes
-    Feminine hygiene products
-    Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All the climbing guides who lead trekking to Kalapatthar and Island peak climbing through Ang Rita Trek are the Sherpas from Khumbu region. Their in-depth knowledge about Sherpa culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream to stand on the foot of the Everest a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our Sherpa Sherpa leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate climbing trips in the Himalayas. Most of our climbing guides have successfully climbed Everest and other peaks and trained by legendary climber Mr. Ang Rita Sherpa, the chairman of this company.

Porter Care

Ang Rita Trek is firmly believes that roles of porters are significant in arranging the trips smoothly and successfully. We are strongly committed to the porters’ rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.


Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Everest region and Kyajo Ri climbing are Spring ( March – May ) and Autumn ( mid Sept. – mid Dec. ).  Trekking and climbing in Autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December, Flights to Lukla will be frequently disturbed during the monsoon season (June – mid Sept.). However, for those who can afford extra spare days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking and climbing for the flight to Lukla and back can plan their trip in beginning of September as well as the trail will not be so crowded.

Departures Cost
April 12, 2016-May 3, 2016 US $ 3890. For one pax US $ 2540. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 2480. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
April 25, 2016-May 16, 2016 US $ 3890. For one pax US $ 2540. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 2480. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
September 22, 2016-October 13, 2016 US $ 3890. For one pax US $ 2540. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 2480. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 8, 2016-October 29, 2016 US $ 3890. For one pax US $ 2540. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 2480. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
October 28, 2016-November 18, 2016 US $ 3890. For one pax US $ 2540. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 2480. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
November 6, 2016-November 27, 2016 US $ 3890. For one pax US $ 2540. p/p for 2 – 4 pax US $ 2480. p/p for 5 – 10 pax inquiry
Cost Includes
  1. International and domestic airport arrivals and departures
  2. Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan ( as per the choice of the trekkers )
  3. Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight fare including airport tax
  4. All necessary paperwork for permit ( Peak permit, national park entrance ).
  5. Climbing guide’s equipment allowance and wages
  6. Group climbing gears ( ropes, snow bars, ice screws etc. )
  7. High food
  8. Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail and camping arrangement at base camp ( cook. Kitchen boy, tents, mattresses, food, fuel, kitchen and camping equipment )
  9. All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
  10. An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking guide ( 4 trekking members ), and porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and accident insurance.
  11. First aid medical kit
  12. All government and local taxes
  13. Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes
  1. International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  2. Members personal climbing gears
  3. Nepal visa fee
  4. Excess baggage charges for the domestic flight
  5. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  6. Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
  7. Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
  8. Any other expenses of personal nature ( phone calls, laundry, bar bills battery recharge, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking ).
  9. Gratuity for the trekking staffs

Trip Price

USD 2540 Per Person*

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Trip facts

  • Trip Area:: Everest Region
  • Maximum Altitude:: 6186m.
  • Trip Duration:: 22 Days
  • Difficulty Level:: Difficult
  • Best Time:: March – May, Mid Sept. – November
  • Trip Mode:: Lodge Trek & Camping
  • Trip Highlights:: Climbing combined with Gokyo and Renjo Pass trekking for acclimatization and enjoyable trekking. Fabulous technical climbing on rocks, snow and ice slopes to a pointy summit with great views of whole Khumbu.

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