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. Transport: Car/Plane/bus

Overview

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 than 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$ 2625 to 3498. Generally, the climbing cost will change as per the group size you are coming with.

It is the standard trip package price for 20 days climb. If you are 2 climbers Cholatse mountain climb cost US$ 2898 for 3 weeks for 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 Cholatse peak treks.

Price Per Person for 20 days for Cholatse expedition.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 3498
2 PersonUS$ 2898
3 PersonUS$ 2895
4 to 6 personUS$ 2790
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 2725
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 2625

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

Itinerary

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 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 to our guided trip to 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 (2698m/8,852 feet), 5 hours

Take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport, 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 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 (3,789m/12,432 feet). Sengboche hill hikes, 3 hours

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 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 Khumbila. We can also visit the Khumjung monastery. It is a small settlement of Sherpa community.

Khumjung village tour
06 DayTrek to Dole lodge (4,040m/13,255 feet), 6 hours

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.

07 DayTrek to Machhermo village (4,150m/13,616 feet), 4 hours

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.

08 DayGokyo lakes trek (4,750m/15,585 feet) hiking, 5 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 (5,420m.). 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. Gokyo lakes and glacier excursion day tour.

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 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 Thagnak (4,661m/15,292 feet), 5 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 Dzongla (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 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.

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 a favorable weather while on climbing. So this day is used as a contingency in case 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.

17 DayPheriche to Phortse village (3,750m/12,304 feet), 6 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 downhill to Monjo village (2,835m/9,302 feet), 7 hours.

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

speaking
19 DayDescend to Lukla Bazaar (2,860m/9,383 feet), 8 hours

We trek to Lukla with the same trail like 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 on an additional cost. In this way, the Cholatse expedition trip ends and we wish for your a wonderful journey.

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Cost

How much does Cholatse peak climbing cost?

The Cholatse peak climbing cost US$ 2898 is the standard climbing price on a double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add 3-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and a Tourist standard accommodation with the attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

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 transfer by Private vehicle according to programs.
  • 3 meals each day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 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 maximum 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 insurances of Nepalese staffs.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check heart rate, pulse, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude [with guide].
  • In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Agency’s Certificate of appreciations after the successful climbing
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Cholatse peak climbing price exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fees US$ 40.
  • 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 monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for climbing staff [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly]
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

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

FAQ

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 accessive 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 is for free.

Question: Is this climbing Safe for the 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 even for female climbers since its establishment.

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 normally but the rooms are clean cozy beds with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on climbing Cholatse peak?

Answer: All the lodges along the trek routes have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and 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, on climbing days you will have climbing food and 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 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 carry 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 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 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.

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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, 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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5% Off US$ 2898See Group Discount
No. of peoplePrice Per Person
1 USD 3498
2 USD 2898
3 USD 2895
4 - 6 USD 2790
7 - 9 USD 2725
10 + USD 2625
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