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Cholatse Peak Climbing (6440m) - 21 Days

Cholatse (6440m), is a stunning peak with narrow snow and ice ridges and steep faces, technically difficult peak to climb, situated in the Mahalangur Himalaya between the Khumbu and Gokyo Valleys in the Everest region. Cholatse is connected to Taboche (6,501m) by a long ridge. The Chola glacier descends off the east face. The north and east faces of Cholatse can be visible from Dughla, on the trail to Mount Everest base camp. Some of the routes from the Khumbu side are extremely challenging. Cholatse Peak was first climbed via the southwest ridge on 22nd April 1982 by Bill O’Connor, Vern Clevenger, Galen Rowell and John Roskelley. It is suitable for those climbers who are highly experience in ice and rock climbing. Hike up to Gokyo Ri to enjoy the breathtaking views around Everest region, March to May and September to December are the best seasons for climbing.


All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)

Group Discount: Available

Day 1
Day 01: Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our representative, transfer to hotel.

Day 2
Day02: Kathmandu, equipment-permit preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing, overnight in Kathmandu

Check you equipments, helping our guide and do sightseeing in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the colorful of Nepal, a fascinating blend of rational architecture and symbols of the twentieth century. It’s artistic and cultural heritages is evident where ornately carried balconies mingle with beautiful shrines and temples. If you have time, we recommend that you check out Durbar square, home to the palace of Kumari Devi, considered to be a living goddess. It is also worth the climb to visit Swaymbhunath the monkey temple.

Day 3
Day 03: Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding 3.30 hours, overnight at Lodge.

Early morning, (35 minutes) flight from kathmandu to Lukla (2830m). Meet our trekking crews’. After finish breakfast, to proceed from Lukla to Khumbu, head north, past a Chorten with praying wheels and join the main tail at choplung (2696m) in less than one hour. The proceed from there head north crossing the Thado Koshi (2554m) with the awesome trekking peak Kusum Khanguru (6483m) at its head. To reach Phakding (2640m)

Day 4
Day 04: Trek to Namche 5/6 hours, overnight at Lodge.

To cross the west bank (right) of the Dudh koshi river, Continue through blue pine and rhododendron forests, pass a settlement if Metal worker (Tok Tok), village of Banker (2905m) with small lodge, see view of mt. Thamserko (6856m) 1 hr. In the short while cross to the east (left) bank and climb up through Chumowa, cross the Khansar Khola to reach Mondzo (2835m). Enter sagarmatha national park here. 45 minutes from Banker. Descend in a cleft to the west (right) bank of Dudh Kosi on a suspension bridge to reach Jorsule (2774m) 30 minutes. This is last village before Namche. We take Lunch here & proceed to cross Dudh Kosi (Bhote Kosi) again to the left side & again to cross the main Dudh Kosi, climb up till to Namche Bazaar (3440m), proceed in pine forest. Can see, first view of Mt. Everest between Lhotse & Nuptse reach 2 and half hours from Jorsule.

Day 5
Day 05: Rest day in Namche for Acclimatization, overnight at Lodge.

Today is rest day, however, we should do some activities such as to climb Syangboche airport, visit Sherpa home in khumjung-Khunde or view from Everest view point Hotel 2hr. Namche bazaar has many officials or offices, including army base camp and bank. Namche used to be trading center, where grain from the south was exchanged for salt from Tibet and it’s remains now a trading center. Every Saturday is market day. There is headquarter of Sagarmatha National park & Sagarmatha pollution controlled Project. Here is Sherpa Museum & monasteries too.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Dole 6 hours, overnight at Gouest house.

Trek to Dole (4260 meters) 6 hours. Today, the trail climbs steeply out of valley through rhododendron forest, juniper and large conifers start to appear as the elevation increases making the trekking beautiful in spring. The trail passes through Yak Kharkas and summer settlements. The views of Khumbi La and Tawache are magnificent throughout the day. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Machherma 5 hours, overnight at Guest house.

Trek to Machherma (4470 meters) 5 hours. 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 Ngozumpz glacier. We will reach at Machherma by early noon. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 8
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo 4 hours, overnight at Guest house.

Today the trek takes us at one of our final destination, Gokyo (4790m). We will make this camp our base for 3 nights as we will have couple of sightseeing trips around Gokyo. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 9
Day 09: Acclimatization day in Gokyo, overnight at Guest house.

Trek Gokyo Ri (5483 meters) and then Back to Gokyo 5 hours. Today, early in the morning we have steep climb up to the top of Gokyo Ri at elevation of 5483 meters, ample rewards to one attempts this trip. There are stunning views of the supper Gokyo valley, the massive Ngozumpa Glacier and an incredible panoramic view of the whole Khumbu Himalayas, such as giants as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang can be seen. Those who explore the glacier and Gokyo peak are rewarded. This day we have for acclimatization and after noon back to the camp. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 10
Day 10: Trek to Thangna 4 hours, overnight at Gouest house.

Trek to Thangna (4500 meters) 3 hours. Trekking to the foot of Cho La pass for our overnight stay at Guesthouse

Day 11
Day 11: Trek to Cholatse Base Camp (5355m), overnight tented camp.

Day 12
Day 12: Rest day in Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13
Day 13-14: Base Camp to Camp I. Camp I to Camp II.

Day 14
Day 15: Push Summit Cholatse and return to Camp I or Base Camp.

Day 15
Day 16: Spare day, incase of weather or any cause. End Climbing.

Day 16
Day 17: Trek to Photse 5/6 hours, overnight at Guest house.

After hot camp breakfast we walk down to photse 4/5 hours trekking, overnight in hotel

Day 17
Day 18: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m, overnight at Lodge.

Trek down to Dudhkoshi river crossing steeply climb to Durbin Danda. Continues trek to Khumjung village, visit Hilarry school and trek down to Namche Bazar 4/5 hours treks, overnight in Hotel.

Day 18
Day 19: Trek to Lukla, overnight at Lodge.

Trek to Lukla (3440 meters) 6 hours. Finally we return to Lukla where the trek began, which seems a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day 19
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

After flying for 30 minutes, we arrive in Kathmandu in the morning and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day you can lighten up.

Day 21
Day 21: Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
  • 3Night’s Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Domestic flight Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu.
  • Cholatse peak permit, Sagarmatha National park and necessary permit fee.
  • 35 Kg cargo from Kathmandu/lukla per climber.
  • Necessary porters and mules for carrying equipment and loads.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge - teahouse while trekking.
  • 3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days.
  • Common climbing equipment’s like necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws etc.
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp.
  • Dining, Kitchen, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC.
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC: Base camp, cook, kitchen boy
  • Government liaisons officer.
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp.
  • Farewell dinner second last day of departure.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals at Kathmandu.
  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas
  • Packing Items-Bags, Personal Trekking-Climbing Gears.
  • Summit bonus to climbing Sherpa, above (Minimum USD $ 500.00)
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude tips.

Recommended Gear Lists:
Packing essential gear before Climbing is a must in any situation. These gears can protect you from the harsh conditions you may face during the Peak.

Main rope, Down Sleeping Bag
Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser
Climbing boots, Trekking boot
ICE-axe with Ice hammer
Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness
Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass
ICE Screws, snow Shavel
Carbine Lock & unlock
Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser
Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser
Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover
Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves
Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife

Note : You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu. All Equipments are available.

Group Discount: Available

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Cholatse Peak Climbing (6440m)
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Trip Facts

  • 21 Days
  • Spring & Autumn
  • 6440 Meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
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