Kyazo Ri Peak

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Kyazo Ri (6,186 m) is situated in the khumbu Himal just north of namche Bazaar. It is the Highest summit of a long lie of peaks that separate the Thames valley to the west and Gokyo valley to the east and run all the way to Cho Oyu on the Nepal- Tibet Border.This is a classic trekking peak, seldom climbed, with a wonderfully isolated base camp. It’s technically pleasing for experiences climbers and the summit day’s climbing has been compared to that of Ama Dablam, though at only 6,186 m it requires much less acclimatization (and therefore time to do).

The normal route is south-facing, catching them sun, and has few objective hazards such as rockfall or avalanche.Base camp is in a pristine, hidden valley known as the Kyajo Darngka, which requires a long hike to reach it from Mendez, about 4 km from namche Bazaar. See the fourth edition of the guide “Trekking in the Everest Region “for a description.

Reaching Camp 1 from Base Camp is a long day over rough, but non- technical terrain. Camp 2 is a shorter distance from Camp 1 but the terrain includes difficult scree and giant boulders. From camp 2 to the summit is 12 pitches of steep snow and ice, most of which require belaying, with one or two steep pitches of to 65◦ gradient just below the summit.

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