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29 Days$5560USD

  • 25 day trek/mountaineering
  • 21 nights camping
  • 3 nights hotel
  • 4 nights eco lodge
  • 25 Dinners
  • 25 Lunches
  • 28 Breakfasts
Intermediate Mountaineering Expedition
Technical Grading: Intermediate

Trip highlights

  • A rare opportunity to climb Kyajo Ri (6189m)
  • Hike up the Rolwaling Valley and cross the Tashi Labtsa (5760m)
  • Spectacular mountain views deep in the Everest region
  • Climb with a highly experienced team and capture the spirit of adventure, with indelible memories forged among the highest mountains on earth
  • Immerse yourself in Kathmandu

Why Book With Us

  • Fully supported expedition with expert climbing guides and a 1:3 climbing sherpa to climber ratio
  • Proven itinerary with ample acclimatisation and contingency days to maximise summit success
  • Free use of trek pack (quality sleeping bag, down jacket and insulated mat) and Climbing pack (ice, crampons, harness and helmet)
  • Extra luggage allowance (25kg total) on internal domestic flight to Lukla
  • Stay energised with 3 hearty meals freshly prepared by our team of dedicated cooks. All drinking water included
  • Experience and wilderness first aid trained guides equipped with portable altitude chamber, group medical kit and emergency satellite phone

This expedition is an exciting itinerary that takes in the rarely climbed peak of Kyajo Ri (6189m) located in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Our trek into the area helps with our acclimatisation and avoids the busier trails in the Everest region. Our approach from the rarely visited Rolwaling Valley is a great introduction to the hospitable Gurung and Tamang villages of the region. The challenging approach to the glaciated Tashi Labsta Pass (5760m) from Kabug is as magnificent as it is demanding but the effort is rewarded with fantastic mountain vistas. We then head to Thame and make our way towards our basecamp. Kyajo Ri is a semi technical peak, and our climb will be via the south-west ridge. Once base camp is set we will attempt our climb under expert leadership. Participants on this expedition should have basic mountaineering skills, experience at altitude, and a good level of fitness.

Meals included
in the price
Valued at 1250
Trip Code: KJI

You will be met by a representative of World Expeditions and transferred to the Radisson hotel. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given around 4.30-5pm where arrangements will be made for the distribution of your kit bag, sleeping bag and down/fibrefill jacket. This evening we will head out for dinner, this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  Nil

This morning final gear checks will be held and if required, we will travel to Thamel where any necessary items will be hired or purchased. The hotel is centrally located and a short walk from shops, cafes and other features of interest. Overnight: Radisson Hotel

Meals:  B

After an early breakfast our travel day begins with a long drive to the small village of Chhechhet. It is a full day, as it will take approx. 7-8 hours depending on traffic and road conditions. At approx. 1350m, a cluster of houses mark Chechhet and we will cross the river just downstream from the confluence of the Rolwaling Khola. From here we will trek steeply uphill through terraced farm lands for 3-4 hrs before arriving at Simigoan (2050m) where we will camp for the night. We are among temperate forests that are home to ferns, mosses and small orchids, as well as rhesus and langur monkeys that are often seen jumping across the trees. Overnight fully serviced wilderness campsite.

Meals:  B,L,D

The trail this morning is undulating and we will ascend through the forest to Kyache (2760m). This is rugged country off the main trekking trails and a good way to start the acclimatisation process. Overnight fully serviced wilderness campsite.

Meals:  B,L,D

We set off this morning on a trek to the small village of Beding in the remote, stunning Rowling valley which boasts beautiful alpine forest. We'll walk along the river and as we gain height, the views will just get better. We enjoy experiencing unique and traditional Sherpa culture. We will enjoy a rest day here to help with acclimatisation. Overnight fully serviced wilderness campsite.

Meals:  B,L,D

With glorious mountain scenery and eye-opening panoramas, we continue to enjoy trekking in the spectacular Rolwaling Valley, admiring the views and and making our way to Na. This area is isolated with a diversity of culture among the small village farming settlements. The vegetation is mostly small shrubs, grasses and some juniper and birch. Our alpine views span out as we approach camp. Chobuje, Kang Nachugo, Chekigo, Bamongo, Dorje Phagmo, to name a few peaks on the horizon. At 4200 metres, Na is cosily tucked into a valley but inhospitable in winter, so villagers move through in late spring grazing their yak herds. Our campsite is on a pleasant grassy patch, on the higher bank of the rocky riverbed. We take another rest day here before our crossing of the Tashi Labtsa. Overnight fully serviced wilderness campsite.

Meals:  B,L,D

The trail continues to climb today as we make our way to the sandy plateau which will be our campsite at Kabug.

Meals:  B,L,D

We will spend two days on our approach to the Tashi Labsta. Our first night will be spent on the lower stages of the Trakarding Glacier and our second night further up the glacier snout in preparation for our pass crossing. We will be monitoring the weather conditions. Upper Trakarding Glacier camp is set high and puts us in a good position to assess conditions for our Tashi Labsta crossing.

Meals:  B,L,D

The weather, snow and glacier conditions will play a large part in how difficult the route will be. We climb up steadily through several rock and ice gullies to reach the pass where we are treated with a superb new vista of mountains. Few of these peaks have been climbed, nor do they have a formal name. It is one of the least accessible parts of the Nepal Himalaya. Tengi Ragi Tau and Pachermo tower above and mark the gap to the pass; both are captivating in their form with their sheer ice and rock faces. Pachermo was climbed by a group of World Expeditions climbers on a 2022 expedition. There are several sections that usually require some scrambling on rock and ice, and if necessary we will fix a rope as a handrail. Our staff will work closely with team members to make a safe passage for all. The pass achieved, we enjoy the thrill of where we are, sandwiched between two fabulous regions and mountain ranges. Overnight camp at South Base Bamp

Meals:  B,L,D

We continue our descent through moraine on our way to our camp at Thyanbo Kharka.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks as we walk to the village of Thame with its spectacular monastery. The following day we enjoy a well earned rest day in Thame. Overnight: camp

Meals:  B,L,D

A relatively short walk takes us briefly down the main track towards Namche Bazaar before branching off and climbing steeply up a wooded hillside to the hamlet of Mende where we’ll arrive in time for lunch. Between lunch and tea you may wish to visit the cliff-side gompa, a stiff little climb above the village.

Meals:  B,L,D

Once again we leave habitation to climb steeply up the small path that leading to a minor pass at around 4400m that bypasses the exit gorge of the Kyajo khola before dropping down into its’ hidden valley. Camp will be made on the valley floor near Tesu Kharka. The area offers beautiful views of the summits Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Pacharmo, and other surrounding peaks.

Meals:  B,L,D

After a gently rising walk up valley to warm up, we tackle a steep climb through a rock barrier that may require short sections of fixed rope depending on how icy the path is. This is a typical feature of glaciated valleys where bands of harder rock have better resisted the eroding forces of the ice age glaciers that carved them. Beyond the barrier the valley once more flattens out and we meander up to make our base camp below the Kyajo glacier. Day 19 rest day or optional walk to ferry loads up to an advance base camp. We will also take the opportunity to refresh our rope and snow safety skills.

Meals:  B,L,D

This is a semi technical peak, and we will spend some time setting camps and moving up and down before attempting the summit. Generally there are 2 camps on Kyajo Ri however this is exploratory style climbing so exactly where the camps will be pitched is unknown. We expect some pitches to be fixed and others to be climbed alpine style on main rope. The terrain steepens near the summit (which is quite small) with exposure on all sides. The panoramic views from the top are sensational with all the major peaks in the Everest National park clearly visible. We expect to spend a 2nd night in C2 after our summit and return to BC the following day. Day 20 Move up the glacier to ABC. Camp will ether be on steep moraine or a snow field depending on conditions, either way it’s in a very spectacular setting. Conditions permitting, the crew will use this day to fix ropes up to the summit. Day 21 (or 22 or 23 depending on the weather) An alpine start will ensure that we will enjoy a spectacular sunrise before climbing on to the summit in good time. Most of the route above camp will have been fixed with rope as this is a reasonably steep climb with a couple of short but easy rock steps. Most of the climbing is on snow with good footing perfect for secure cramponing. The views from the summit are unparalleled for the height of the mountain.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we return by the same route to Thesu Kharka and our camp site.

Meals:  B,L,D

Leaving the high mountains after three weeks of climbing and crossing high passes, we walk down the Gokyo valley on the high eastern trail. The climate will be appreciably warmer here after almost three weeks above 4000m. We will enjoy a good nights rest, plenty to eat and drink and time to reflect on our recent achievements in the mountains. Overnight in private eco campsite.

Meals:  B,L,D

We will continue down the valley to our campsite at Monjo and enjoy a last evening with the entire team, celebrating the adventure we have shared. Overnight in private eco campsite.

Meals:  B,L,D

Retracing our steps along the valley, we pass through a variety of settlements and forests before a gentle climb to Lukla. We savour our final mountain sunsets of the trek as we complete this exhilarating journey. Our last evening of the trek is a perfect time to celebrate a successful journey and say thanks to the team, especially the porters who will return to their villages from here. Overnight eco lodge.

Meals:  B,L,D

We start the day with a stunning morning flight over forests and villages to Kathmandu directly or to return via Ramechap. Upon arrival, you be will be transferred back to the Radisson Hotel and have the remainder of the afternoon free. There will be plenty of time to relax or do some last minute shopping/sightseeing. Overnight: Radisson Hotel or similar

Meals:  B

After breakfast arrangements cease unless further arrangements have been made. Those people travelling by aircraft to further destinations will be transferred to the airport.

Meals:  B


  • 28 breakfasts, 25 lunches and 25 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$1250
  • World Expeditions mountaineering leader
  • Fully supported expedition
  • 1:3 climbing sherpa/climber ratio
  • Airport transfers if arriving on day 1 and 26 or if you booked pre/post tour accommodation at the Radisson through World Expeditions
  • Return flights from Lukla included
  • Group medical kit
  • High altitude chamber and satellite phone
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
  • The use of a World Expeditions trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
  • Souvenir World Expeditions kit bag
  • The use of a climbing pack including ice axe, crampons & harness
  • Private transportation
  • All park entrance fees, trekking and climbing permits
  • Porters to carry all group equipment
  • Insurance, protective clothing, food and shelter for porters

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Tips
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance

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  • Meals valued at 1250
Options & Supplements*
  • Single Supplement hotel onlyUSD$140
  • Single Supplement Tent OnlyUSD$440
  • Single SupplementUSD$580
*Prices listed are per person

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