The Cholatse peak climbing itinerary covers the most highlights of Khumbu high passes, glacial lakes, and glaciers. Adventure cholatse expedition is a popular but a tough climbing peaks that is situated at Mahalangur Himalayan range in Everest region at Solukhumbu District, Nepal.
The Cholatse Peak climbing is equally popular as a Jobo Lhaptshan. Mount cholatse, is opened 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.
Comparatively Cholatse Peak is very hard to climb rather than other climbing peaks in Nepal. Mount Cholatse is technically difficult as we need to be careful 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 however 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 have 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 itinerary as per your demand and duration of holidays.
The Cholatse peak climbing itinerary details
Our Cholatse peak climbing 16 days itinerary is a sample plan. Climbing travelers, who wish to climb with ebc 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 with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu valley. The sightseeing includes the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world’s biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with the temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
Take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport (2,860m/9,381 feet), seat at north side to get better view. Upon arrival at Lukla bazaar, meet our entire crew, have breakfast, and go. As you hike from Lukla to Phakding (2640 m), 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 Dudh Koshi river. Passing several Sherpa localities, we reach Bengkar village.
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 to pay. 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 would 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 gears and other necessary goods.
We start with a steep one-hour climb to the Sengboche airstrip (3790m), 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, Kwangde, and much other snow-capped mountains within 360 deg angle. We walk further to Khumjung village which is the largest village in Khumbu, at the foothill of the sacred peak Khumbila. We can also visit the Khumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community.
The trail ascends up to Mongla (4000m) ridgeline. A short stop for photography rest because Mong la hill station offers an excellent mountain view of several tallest mountains. You trek steeply descend passing through Phortse Tenga and from there, the trail climbs steeply to Dole, through rhododendron and birch forest festooned with hanging mosses and lichens.
After Dole, 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.
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 inclined 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 (5,420m.). The third lake is 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.
Gokyo Ridgeline is situated by the side of Ngozumpa glacier, the biggest glacier of Nepal. We walk to the glacial Gokyo lakes. An optional trip will be to discover 5th lake on your day trip but if you are only physically feet. You can also Gokyo ridge hike to get the splendid view of the tallest Himalayas within 360 deg angle.
Leave Tagnag following the path alongside the stream through the yak pastures. On the way, we can see Cho La Pass locating at 5,420m/17,778 feet above the sea. Ascend to make our attempt to the Cho La (5,420m.) Nepal top and descend down at Dzongla lodge.
There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather while on climbing. So this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to get 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 in 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.
Today on our journey, climbers can look 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 its popularity for highest settlement on earth.
A long day walk to get Monjo village passing sherpa settlements such as Lagusasa, Namche Bazaar, Joresalle…etc.
We trek to Lukla with the same trail like we use on ascend. It is the last day of our trekking. Upon arrival at Lukla, we would get refreshed and take rest.
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 for shopping or request us to discover Kathmandu as a guided trip on additional cost.
Drop you in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much does Cholatse peak climbing cost?
The Cholatse peak climbing cost USD 2,898 is standard trek price on a double occupancy basis. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with the attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Cholatse peak climbing cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport picks up on your arrival in TIA by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- Government license holder – Professional Trekking Guide for complete trip
- Professional Mountain (NMA REGISTERED GUIDES) Climbing Guide for Cholatse peak climbing (2 nights 3 days).
- Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu round trip with applicable airport taxes
- All land transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
- 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trekking and climbing days
- lodge accommodation during the trekking
- Required number of porters during the trek.(one porter = two guest basis) because our porter can carry maximum 25 kg of your bag pack.
- Cholatse peak climbing permits fees, Climbing guide bonus and climbing guide’s insurance
- Tent accommodation with unlimited climbing foods while on peak climbing time
- Well paid salary, food, accommodation and insurances of Nepalese staffs.
- Sagarmatha National Park entries permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
Cholatse peak climbing cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- trekking and climbing equipment (personal) and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Cholatse peak climbing starting at 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 your flight details and request for pickup. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience for Cholatse peak climbing?
Answer: This trip is suitable for experienced trekkers who can walk roughly about 4 or 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. If you have some walking experience something above 3000 meters, you can do this trip..
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Cholatse peak climbing?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking normal but the rooms are a clean cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in Cholatse peak climbing?
Answer: All the lodges along the trek routes they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going. However, for climbing days you will have climbing food hot drinks.
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 Cholatse peak climbing?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We recommend you to bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in 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 for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Cholatse peak climbing?
Answer: In this trek route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger cities or in luxury hotels.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments 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 last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit 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 carry maximum 25 kilo 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 a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Where can I organize my person climbing gears?
Answer: If you have those climbing gears at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent it 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 trek.
Cholatse peak climbing highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view in 360 deg angle 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, ancient monastery, Local sherpa and their life styles.
Cholatse peak climbing Note:
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template that we provide you, however, the trip can be customized 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. Where 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 adventure peak 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. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, 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 helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Trip Price : USD 2,898 Per Person
- Duration: 20 Days
- Altitude: 6,119m/20,075 feet
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-10 People
- Best Time: Oct – May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transport: Car/Plane/bus
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