Cholatse Peak Climbing


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Climbing Cholatse Trip Summary

    1. Climb Cholatse Duration: 20 Days
    2. Climbing Difficulty: Moderate adventure
    3. Summit Altitude: 6,119m/20,075 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours
    5. Group-Size: 2 – 6 People
    6. Best Time: May to October
    7. Trip Mode: Lodge + Tent Camp
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus


The Cholatse peak climbing itinerary covers the highlights of Khumbu high passes, glacial lakes, and glaciers. Adventure cholatse expedition is a popular but tough climbing peak that is situated at Mahalangur Himalayan range in the Everest region at Solukhumbu District, Nepal.

The Cholatse Peak climbing is equally popular as Jobo Lhaptshan. Mount cholatse, is open for climbing under the mountaineering association of Nepal, declared in group A category climbing peaks. Cholatse summit offers an excellent view of Everest (8,850m), Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (9,501m), Lhotse Shar (8,383m), Makalu (8,475m), Baruntse (7,720m), and Ama Dablam (6,856m) Thamserku, Cho-Oyu, etc.

trek to Everest

Comparatively Cholatse Peak is very hard to climb rather to other climbing peaks in Nepal. Mount Cholatse is technically difficult as we need to be careful in ascent. We recommended cholatse peak for those climbers who are experienced in ice and rock climbing. Only a few climbers got success in cholatse peak climbing in history. The death rates are very very low nevertheless climbers need a vast mountaineering talent to climb Cholatse Peak. The peak is connected with Taboche (6,501m) on a long ridge.

According to our past climbers, we design the Cholatse peak climbing itinerary carefully to allow for gradual ascend and proper acclimatization. The best season to climb the peak is either March to May or September to November months. If the itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another climbing itinerary as per your demand and the duration of the holidays.

How much does Cholatse Peak Climb Package Cost/Price?

The cost of the Cholatse peak climbing package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (local climbing operator agency in Nepal) ranges between US$ 2825 to 3990. Generally, the climbing cost will change as per the group size you are coming with.

It’s a standard trip package price for 20 days climb. If you are 2 climbers Cholatse mountain climb cost US$ 3598 for 3 weeks of summit climbing as per the given climbing plan. We can modify the climbing itinerary and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for the Cholatse peak treks.

Price Per Person for 20 days for Cholatse expedition.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 3990
2 PersonUS$ 3598
3 PersonUS$ 3595
4 to 6 personUS$ 3525
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 3450
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 2825

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


The Cholatse peak climbing itinerary details

Our Cholatse peak climbing or expedition for 19 nights 20 days itinerary is a sample plan. Climbing travelers, who wish to climb with each trek with a more relaxing plan or want to have a private customized plan, email us your thoughts.

01 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Our representative will brief you Cholatse climbing trip and information about further programs.

02 DayThe World Heritage site of Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, 7 hours.

After breakfast the day will start with our guided trip to the UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing includes the pilgrimage sites of Hindu Pashupatinath temple, the world’s biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as the monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with the temple, unique architecture, and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduction with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.

Kathmandu holiday tour guide
03 Day Early morning, Kathmandu to Lukla airport flight. Hike to Bengkar village (2,630m/8,629 feet), 5/6 hours

Take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, seat at the north side to get a better view. Upon arrival at Lukla Bazaar, meet our entire crew, have breakfast, and go. As you hike from Lukla to Phakding, the trail is one of the easiest parts as the landscapes go simply up in ascending order. The journey goes further with a gentle climb up the mountainside of the Dudh Koshi River. Passing several Sherpa localities, we reach Bengkar village.

Lukla airport

04 Day Namche Bazaar hikes (3,440m/11,286 feet.), 6 hours

The trail ascends through the Koshi riverbank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. We continue along the trail with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Monjo village. We come to the Sagarmatha National Park office where a park entrance fee is paid. We follow a short walk along the riverbed of this valley where the major river meets each other. Crossing over the Hillary Bridge, the trek begins the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. On the way, we have excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.). Surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges, Namche Bazaar is a central hub of the area for food, trekking gear, and other necessary goods.

Namche bazaar
05 DayKhumjung trek (3,780m/12,402 feet). Sengboche hill hikes, 3 hours

We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3,720m), from where we will slowly ascent towards Khunde passing numerous chorten (stone Buddhist monuments) and hill station. We go to a hill station to have an excellent view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche, Kongde, and many other snow-capped mountains at 360 deg angles. We walk further to Khumjung village which is the largest village in Khumbu, at the foothill of the sacred peak of Khumbila. We can also visit the Khumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community.

Khumjung village tour
06 DayKhumjung village to Dhole trekking (4,110m/13,485 feet), 6 hours

The trail ascends to Mongla ridgeline at an altitude on four thousand meters. A short stop for photography rest because Mong la hill station offers an splendid mountains view of several tallest mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and climbs steeply to Dhole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens.

07 DayTrek to Machherma village (4,470m/14,666 feet), 4 hours

After Dhole, the trek leads steadily along the side of the valley, where the small and thorny bushes give way to scrub juniper as the altitude increases. The trail passes many summer settlements, yaks are taken to these pastures to graze in the summer months. Ahead of you are excellent views of Cho Oyu, while back down the valley are the peaks of Kantega and Thamserku.

08 DayGokyo lakes trek (4,790m/15,716 feet), 4 hours

After Machhermo, the trek leads over a very scenic path to Pangka, descend slightly, following one of the melt-water Rivers which flow down the west side of the Ngozumpa Glacier. We climb a steep rocky incline into the valley by the side of the glacier, passing the first of the holy lakes. We soon arrive at the second lake, crossing the path which heads across the glacier to Cho La. The third lake known as Dudh Pokhari will appear and on its eastern shore is the settlement of Gokyo. Walk along with the Gokyo Lake corner, you can reach the Gokyo resorts.

09 DayGokyo RI Excursion (5,357m/17,576 feet) and Gokyo lakes day tour.

Gokyo Ridgeline is situated by the side of Ngozumpa Glacier, the biggest glacier in Nepal. We walk to the glacial Gokyo lakes. An optional trip will be to discover the 5th lake on your day trip but if you are only physically fit. You can also Gokyo ridge hike to get a splendid view of the tallest Himalayas at 360 deg angle.

Gokyo lake
10 DayGokyo to Dragnag (4,700m/15,421 feet), 4 hours
We trek down from the Gokyo Valley to Thagnak. Along the way, we experience the Himalayan culture and life. We cross the Crevasses glacier and reach the lateral moraine at a far. The village is just below a small cliff.

11 DayTrek to Dzonglha (4,830m/15,847 feet) via Cho La Pass, 6 hours

Leave Tagnag following the path alongside the stream through the yak pastures. On the way, we can see Cho La Pass located at 5,420m/17,778 feet above the sea. Ascend to make our attempt to the Cho La top and descend down at Dzongla lodges.

cho la pass
12 DayDzongla to Cholatse Base Camp (4,930m/16,175 feet), 6 hours

Our off the beaten path adventure starts to Cholatse Base Camp after having breakfast. The rocky trail goes gradually climbs up with stunning views of Ama Dablam, Labuche Peak, and Pumori Mountain. The journey takes roughly six hours to reach Cholatse base camp with a climbing crew.

13 – 15 DayCholatse Peak Climbing. Cholatse Expedition periods.

It’s anything but an adaptable arrangement for moving according to the state of the climber. Along these lines, the Mountain Sherpa and individuals will decide where to set up an everyday schedule for the climbing time frame. In a typical manner, the group will put in a couple of days at the base camp arranging food and climbing gear. The highest point ordinarily pushes at 12 PM. So that group came to at top promptly in the first part of the day. Find stunning dawn, and encompassing perspective then, at that point hike down to base camp prior to getting influenced by heat. At long last, we wish for your prosperity to reach the summit.

16 DayReserve day for weather contingency.

There is no such guarantee that we can get quite favorable weather while climbing. So this day is used as a contingency in case we are unable to get the summit on an earlier day. If the weather gets exceptionally unfavorable, we wisely have to postpone the program. Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day.

17 DayPheriche to Phortse village (3,810m/12,500 feet), 7 hours.

Today on our journey, climbers can look at some of the wild animals like a mountain goat, musk deer, and many species of Himalayan birds. There are monasteries as well at Pangboche and Phortse which were believed to have been constructed during the 16th century. The Pangboche village has also gained popularity as the highest settlement on earth.

18 DayDescend to Monjo village (2,835m/9,302 feet), 7 hours.

A long day walk to get to Monjo village passing sherpa settlements such as Lagusasa, Namche Bazaar, Jorsale..etc.

19 DayDescend to Lukla Bazaar (2,840m/9,318 feet), 7 hours

We trek to Lukla with the same trail as we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trek. Upon arrival at Lukla, check the hotel and take a rest.

20 DayScenic Mountain flight from Lukla to Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu airport. Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport, we arrange a return transfer back to your hotel. In the afternoon, go shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip at an additional cost. In this way, the Cholatse expedition trip ends and we wish you a wonderful journey.

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How much does Cholatse peak climbing price?

The Cholatse peak climbing price US$ 3598 is the standard climbing price on a double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and a Tourist standard accommodation with an attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Cholatse peak climbing price includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicle.
  • 2 nights double bedroom accommodation in a Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
  • Professional Mountain (NMA REGISTERED GUIDES) Climbing Guide [insurance, salary, bonus] for Cholatse peak climbing (2 nights 3 days).
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
  • All land transfers by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) every day during the trekking and climbing days
  • Clean lodge accommodation during the trekking and Tent accommodation with unlimited climbing foods while on peak climbing time
  • Government license holder – Professional Trekking Guide for complete trip
  • Required a number of porters during the trek (one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry a maximum of 25 kilos of your bag pack.
  • Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure, etc.
  • Cholatse peak climbing permits fees and Sagarmatha National Park entrance permits.
  • Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance of Nepalese staff.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity), and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • Certificate of Appreciation after the successful cholatse climb
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check oxygen level and Pulse rate every day to save you from higher risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Cholatse peak climbing price excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • trekking and climbing equipment (personal) and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks (except climbing days), and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for climbing staff [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly]

Group join

We can organize private Cholatse peak climbing starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my excessive luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is this climbing Safe for Female climbers?

Answer: Absolutely yes. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this climbing adventure is perfectly safe for solo female and adventure women climbers. We have been organizing the climbing event for female climbers since its establishment.

Question: What sort of accommodation and Food can I expect this Cholatse expedition?.

Answer: Basically, we serve you a tent accommodation along the entire journey however sometimes you can stay at a guest house below the base camp. As you progress higher especially above the base camp, you’ll likely stay in tented camps set up by our expedition team.

These camps provide basic but comfortable accommodations, usually including sleeping tents, dining tents, and sometimes even shower tents. As you move closer to the summit, you may stay in higher camps that are more Spartan and focused on providing shelter and safety rather than comfort.

Likewise, our professional cook cooks a delicious range of mostly vegetarian meals. They are Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season). However meals are often more varied and substantial, including a mix of local and Western dishes to provide ample energy for the strenuous activity serve with tea/coffee.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with climbing and trekking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on expedition Cholatse Peak?

Answer: During the lodge trekking route, tourists can buy bottled water en route. But, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no rules for disposing of waste plastic. We recommend you bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite along the way.

Question: Can I charge my camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the guest house trekking there will be chances to charge the battery on pay. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Cholatse peak climbing?

Answer: Everest Link is an internet service provider founded in 2014 that provides high-speed internet and Wi-Fi in the Everest Region. It is the only one internet provider at the Cholatse climbing trail, making it the world’s tallest internet service.

If you wish to stay connected with better WIFI to your family, friends, or business, we suggest you buy Everest Link Internet. It’s better than other NETWORK connections and you can buy an Everest link card easily in the shops, hotels or any small lodges in the Everest zone. .

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in bigger cities or in luxury hotels.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate final-moment bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit (not refundable) of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Cholatse peak climbing?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gear?

Answer: If you have those climbing gear at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent them either in Kathmandu or at Name Bazaar.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Cholatse peak climbing highlights

  • Discover the best Himalayan view at 360 deg angles from Renjo la, Klapatthar & Kongma la.
  • Best view of Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Lobuche, Cho Oyu, Thamserku ..etc
  • Challenging Cholatse peak summit offers the best scenery of all Khumbu Himalayas.
  • Sherpa Buddhism, an ancient monastery, Local sherpa, and their lifestyles.

Cholatse peak climbing Note:

The Cholatse peak climbing stated above is just a standard template guideline. But, we can customize your expedition holidays at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If modifications are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Cholatse peak climbing special?

Opportunities for extreme adventure climbing are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. First safety and success is our concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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