Kyajo Ri Peak Climbing
Trip Code: PKR
Kyajo Ri (6186 m) is the highest trekking peak on the southern ridge between Thame and Gokyo valley. It lies in the Khumbu region, just north of Namche Bazaar. It is a classic & isolated peak in the Mahalangur Himal, among the peaks continuing all through to Mt.Cho Oyu on the Nepal-Tibet border.
The peak was opened to climbing by Ministry of Tourism, government of Nepal in 2002 and the first official ascent was made same year by a joint French-British team. They trekked via Machhermo, traversed the Kyajo Glacier and climbed through the Southwest Ridge. The same route was followed without deviation in 2003 by a French team as an acclimatization outing in preparation for climbing the difficult North Face of Machhermo peak .Also in 2003, a Dutch team climbed the Southwest Ridge route after failing on an attempt of the east face. In 2005 An American team climbed the more difficult Southeast Ridge establishing only the second route on the peak. There have been a few other attempts on the mountain by an Australian team in 2005 and an American team in the spring of 2006 and a Korean team and others.
An isolated peak in the Mahalangur range, the highest peak on the southern part of Thame & Gokyo ridge, Less attempted peak, the normal route to the summit via Namche, Gokyo, Machhermo, the peak was opened to climbing officially in 2002