Cholatse Peak climbing: 24 Days

"A Superb Exciting Adventure within High Remote Corners of Scenic Khumbu Valley’
Good to Know
  • Duration 24 Days
  • Difficulty Level Difficult
  • Max. Altitude 6440.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private
  • Activities Trekking, Climbing And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season April to May and September to November


  • The package includes traversing the Cho La Pass, a challenging high-altitude pass requiring expert climbing abilities.
  • The main highlight of this trek is climbing Cholatse Peak, a technical climb, and reaching the summit is a significant achievement for any mountaineer.
  • The trail also allows you to explore various Sherpa villages and learn about the Sherpa way of life and culture.
  • The Cholatse climb starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, which provides spectacular views of the Himalayas.
  • The walk passes via the famous Everest Base Camp, where you may get a small glimpse of the highest mountain in the world.
  • Trekkers will also trek to Kalapatthar, which offers the best panoramic views of Mount Everest and the surrounding peaks.
  • The trail of Cholatse peak leads you through the largest glacier in the Himalayas, the Ngozumpa Glacier, a magnificent sight.
  • Sagarmatha National Park, home to numerous rare and endangered animal species,like the snow leopard and the Himalayan black bear.
  • Picturesque Gokyo Valley, which is less crowded trail and provides some of the most spectacular Himalayan views, such as Mount Everest (8,848.86 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,481 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), and Ama Dablam (6,812 m).

Introduction: Cholatse Peak Climbing

Cholatse Peak Climbing takes you on top 6,335 m high facing stunning panorama of world highest mountains in the shade of might Mt. Everest and other giant peaks. Mt. Cholatseis one of the most daring and exciting mountain to climb than other Trekking Peaks of Nepal Himalaya a sheer challenge to reach its summit top from the northern or at any sides of Cholatse peak, where our short mountaineering expedition allows you with enough to time to overcome with this technical  challenge with great successful climb.

The Peak Climbing leads you to high Khumbu valley where our itinerary days helps and supports climbers with much exercise to cope with high altitude as our adventure takes you to beautiful Gokyo valley and its glacial lakes, with time for hike on top Gokyo-Ri facing world’s four highest mountains Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Cho-Oyu with Makalu and array of peaks including Cholatse.

After a pleasant time adventure leads you over scenic and exciting Cho-la pass where you can have good views of Cholatse peak then descend to other side of Khumbu valley heading towards Mount Everest Base Camp within close to massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers with climb of Kalapathar view top for alluring views of Everest at its nearest.

Enjoying grand times on walks visiting both best sides of Everest around Gokyo and Everest Base Camp then heading towards our actual main adventure Cholatse Peak Climbing that leads you to its base camp right on the bottom of the peaks near to the pond (as Cho/Tsho means lake or pond in Sherpa of Tibetan origin).

The climb for Cholatse peak we have used grading from popularly French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification from PD ‘Per Difficule’ to TD ‘Technical Difficulty’ which means a peak of great challenging technical difficulty to negotiate in some sections of the climb to its summit top.

Cholatse also calls by native name as Jobo Lhaptshan located close to Taboche peak which rises at 6,501 m much higher than Cholatse, at base camp planning with final preparation for the tough and technical climb to reach the summit top, where we have spared two more camps after base camp to make the climb a huge success that leads you to victory and glory.

After taking a tough challenge on top of Cholatse peak then head back to Lukla for scenic short flight to Kathmandu, where our fantastic and overwhelming adventure completes with great experience on Cholatse Peak Climbing.

Speciality about Cholatse Peak Climbing?

Cholatse Peak Climbing Trek is an excellent choice for experienced mountaineers seeking a tough and rewarding Himalayan trip. Here are some of the reasons Trekking Planner Nepal shares with you why you should go on this adventure:

  • Technical Mountaineering Challenges: Cholatse Peak is a technically difficult peak that demands advanced mountaineering abilities to conquer. If you're an experienced climber searching for a new challenge, this journey is a great way to put your talents to the test and push yourself to the limit.
  • Eyecatching Scenery: The trek passes through the magnificent Gokyo Valley, which gives breath-taking views of several highest mountains of the world, including Mount Everest (8,848.86 m), Cho Oyu (8,188 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Makalu (8,481 m), Nuptse (7,861 m), Ama Dablam (6,812 m). The trek also takes you across the Ngozumpa Glacier, the biggest glacier in the Himalayas, and provides a unique opportunity to discover Sherpa culture and way of life.
  • Everest Base Camp: Everest Base Camp is one of the popular destination for many trekkers and mountaineers. The trek to Cholaste Peak offers you visit to Everest Base Camp and also offers you the perfect view of mountains, local culture and tradition, valleys, lakes and so on.
  • Wildlife: The hike takes you through the Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous rare and endangered animal species, including the snow leopard and the Himalayan black bear. If you enjoy wildlife, this walk provides a fantastic opportunity to see these species in their native habitat.

Overall, the Cholatse Peak Expedition is a wonderful choice for experienced mountaineers searching for a challenging and rewarding Himalayan trip with breath-taking scenery, unique cultural experiences, and technical climbing challenge. Trekking Planner Nepal suggest you the trek as best choice if you prefer challenging trek.

Is Cholatse Peak Climbing right for trekkers and climbers?

Cholatse Peak offers a breath-taking mountain peak in Khumbu area of Nepal, standing 6,440 meters (21,126 ft) above sea level. It is a challenging trek that demands technical mountaineering abilities such as rock and ice climbing, crevasse rescue, and high-altitude mountaineering.

Cholatse Peak Climbing expedition normally begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the magnificent Khumbu valley to the Cholatse Peak base camp. The climb then entails establishing an advanced base camp, hiking further up the mountain via steep ice and rock sides, and ultimately reaching the peak's summit.

This ascent requires a high level of physical fitness, including cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility. You must also have a positive mental attitude, which includes determination, concentration, commitment and the capacity to deal with stressful and difficult conditions.

Also, the essential technical abilities and expertise are required for this ascent. You should have prior high-altitude climbing experience, particularly having climbed other high-altitude summits. You should also be knowledgeable with crevasse rescue techniques and have prior experience with mountaineering equipment such as ice axes, crampons, ropes, and harnesses.

Lastly, you should also be mindful of the possible risks and hazards associated with high-altitude mountaineering, such as altitude sickness, frostbite, and avalanches. You must be prepared for crises and have the appropriate equipment and training to deal with them.

In summary, the Cholatse climbing expedition is a challenging still demanding climb that is best suited for experienced mountaineers with the appropriate physical and mental fitness, technical abilities, and expertise. Trekking Planner Nepal informs you that before attempting this climb, beginners or novice climbers are requested to get additional experience and training.

What is the best season or time for Cholaste Expedition?

The Cholatse Peak is located in the Khumbu region, in northeastern Nepal and lies under the Himalayan rain shadow. The weather in this region is mostly influenced by the Indian monsoon system and the westerlies.

  • Autumn Season (September to November): During the autumn season (September to November), the monsoon season has ended, and the skies are clear, making it an ideal time for mountaineering expeditions.  Temperatures are lower than in the spring, making acclimatization to higher altitudes easier. The neighboring mountains provide beautiful vistas, and the route conditions are often dry and steady. This is the peak season for climbing Cholatse Peak, therefore climbers can expect higher competition for permits and hotels. But expedition with Trekking Planner Nepal facilitates with pre booking of hotels as well as permits facilities so you can ensure about the trek.
  • Spring season (March to May): The temperatures are somewhat warmer during the spring season, and the vegetation is in full bloom, making the view more colorful and bright. The sky is mostly clear, and the views of the neighboring mountains are spectacular. It is also a wonderful period for mountaineering adventures since the trail conditions are dry and steady. This season, however, is busier than the autumn season, with more climbers attempting to climb at this time.
  • Winter season (December to February): Due to the extreme weather conditions, climbing is typically not recommended during the winter months. Temperatures can drop below -20°C (-4°F), with heavy snowfall and severe winds possible. The path conditions are also hazardous, making navigation of the peak challenging.
  • Summer season (June to August): Because of the monsoon season, climbing is not suggested during the summer months (June to August). The region gets severe rains, landslides, and generally terrible trail conditions.

Still, Trekking Planner Nepal suggest you spring season (March to May) as the peak season and best period for Peak climbing in Nepal. Beside autumn season (September to November) is also considered as ideal period for trekking in Nepal.

Climate and Weather during cholatse peak climbing

Cholatse Peak is located in Khumbu area of Nepal, which lies in the eastern half near Mount Everest. The Himalayan Mountains and the monsoon season have a great impact on the climate and weather of the area.

Cholatse Peak is best climbed in the spring (April to May) or autumn (September to November), when the weather is usually dry and steady. Temperatures are normally temperate throughout these months, with bright sky, making for ideal climbing conditions.

However, it is important to keep in mind that weather in the Himalayas may be unpredictable, and circumstances can shift fast. It's essential to be prepared for a variety of weather situations, including freezing temperatures, wind, and snow. Furthermore, from June to August, the monsoon season can bring heavy rain and snow, making climbing conditions difficult and dangerous.
Ultimately, it is important to correctly plan your climb and contact with local experts for the most up-to-date information on the climate and meteorological conditions in the region.

Local Culture and Tradition Around cholatse and everest region

Cholatse Peak is a picturesque and challenging still demanding peak in Khumbu area, the eastern part of Nepal. This history and heritage of the region are profoundly connected with Buddhist practice, and the mountain itself carries tremendous spiritual and cultural importance for the local Sherpa people.

You will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Khumbu culture and history during the 24 Day Cholatse Peak climbing adventure. These are some examples of Trekking Planner Nepal shares about the local culture and custom that you may meet when climbing:

  • Sherpa Culture: The Sherpa people have a rich cultural past and live in the Khumbu area. Sherpas are well-known mountaineers who are frequently used as guides and porters on Himalayan treks. You will get the opportunity to learn about Sherpa culture, including traditional attire, cuisine, and religious beliefs, throughout your climb.
  • Buddhist Traditions: Buddhism is the prevalent religion in the Khumbu area, and you will visit several Buddhist temples and monasteries along the trip. You could also be able to take part in Buddhist rites and ceremonies such as prayer flag ceremonies and butter lamp offerings.
  • Tea Houses: Tea houses are traditional lodges maintained by local families that you will stay in while trekking. Tea houses provide an exceptional opportunity to experience local culture and hospitality, as well as to sample traditional Sherpa dishes and learn about their way of life.
  • Festivals: If you happen to be in the Khumbu region during a festival, you will be able to experience traditional dances and festivities. One of the most important celebrations in the region is the Mani Rimdu Festival, which takes place in the Tengboche Monastery in October or November.

Overall, the Cholatse Peak provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in Khumbu culture and customs. You will get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural history of this spectacular alpine area, from Sherpa culture to Buddhist traditions.

Is travel insurance required for Cholatse Peak climbing?

If you intend to climb Cholatse Peak in Nepal, you must have enough travel insurance that covers climbing activities. Mountaineering is a high-risk exercise, and even expert climbers can get injured. Trekking Planner Nepal strictly ask you to get travel insurance as, it covers all medical bills, emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellation, and other unanticipated events in the case of an accident or emergency.

Trekking Planner Nepal discusses a few key factors to consider while getting travel insurance for climbing Cholatse Peak.

  • Check If the Insurance Covers Climbing Activities: Mountaineering and high-altitude treks are not covered by all travel insurance policies. It is very important to select an insurance that covers mountaineering and high-altitude trekking specifically, preferably up to the altitude you would be ascending.
  • Evaluate the Coverage Limits: Check that the insurance policy provides adequate coverage for medical expenditures, emergency medical evacuation, and trip cancellation. The coverage limits should be adequate to cover any emergency medical care, helicopter or plane evacuation, and any potential expenditures involved with climbing Cholatse Peak.
  • Check that the policy is valid in Nepal: As not all travel insurance policies are valid in Nepal, it is important to verify with the insurance provider to ensure that the coverage is valid in the nation where you will be climbing.
  • Read the policy carefully: It is important to carefully read the policy and understand the terms and conditions, including any exclusions or limits.
  • Get the necessary documentation: Make sure to have a copy of the insurance policy and emergency contact information with you at all times during the climb.

In summary, it is important to have proper travel insurance when climbing Cholatse Peak or any other mountain in Nepal. Trekking Planner Nepal, thereby ask you to be careful while getting the travel insurance and make sure that your insurance covers all the formalities and requirements that may needed during trek.

Washing and Toilets during cholatse Peak climb

You will stay in tea houses and tent at high elevations throughout the Cholatse Peak adventure. The toilet and laundry facilities differ depending on where you stay.


  • Tea Houses: You will stay in tea houses, which are traditional lodges managed by local families, along the hiking path. Most tea establishments feature common restrooms and toilets placed outside the main structure. The facilities are frequently squat toilets, and toilet paper is not always provided, so carrying extra papers makes you easier. Certain tea houses may also provide hot showers, however they may charge an additional price for the usage of hot water. Cold water can also be used to wash in the basin.
  • Camping:  During the trek, you will also spend several nights sleeping at high elevations while climbing. The restrooms will be basic, and you may have to use a portable toilet. These toilets, which are simply little tents with a portable toilet inside, are set up at each campsite. To reduce the environmental effect, it is important to follow the rules supplied by your guides for the correct usage and disposal of human waste.
  • Washing : Washing facilities in tea houses and campsites will be basic, and you may have to wash with cold water in a basin or bucket. It is a good idea to carry a small towel and biodegradable soap or wet wipes for washing. You can also clean your hands with hand sanitizer or alcohol-based wipes.

Generally, the restroom and washing facilities on the Cholatse Peak climbing adventure will be basic, and you should be prepared for this. To avoid sickness and reduce environmental damage, it is important to practice appropriate hygiene. It is also important to respect the local culture and follow to the trash management standards offered by your guides.

Accommodation Facilities during cholatse peak climbing

During the Cholaste Peak climbing expedition, you will stay both in tea houses and camping sites.

  • Tea House: You will stay in tea houses, which are traditional lodges managed by local families, along the trekking path. Tea houses are simple and basic, yet comfortable lodgings with rooms for two to three persons. Bedding is furnished in the rooms, which normally contain two single beds or a double bed. It is, however, advised that you bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort. If you lack sleeping bags and jackets, Trekking Planner Nepal facilitates you with extra down jackets and sleeping bags.  Some tea establishments have attached restrooms, whilst others have common baths and toilets outside the main structure. Certain tea rooms may provide electricity and hot showers, however they may charge a fee for the usage of hot water.
  • Camping: You will also spend several nights sleeping at high elevations while climbing. Tents are frequently used as camping accommodations and are set up at each campground. The tents are normally for two people, and we provide your own sleeping bag and sleeping mat. Trekking Planner Nepal will offer all camping equipment, including tents, dining tents, and cooking equipment. Your guides and porters will set up and take down the tents, as well as prepare and serve meals.

Overall, the accommodation during the Cholatse Peak climbing expedition will be basic, but comfortable. It is important to note that at high altitudes, the tea houses and camping sites may have limited amenities due to the harsh environment. A warm sleeping bag, comfortable clothing, and appropriate gear for the trek is recommended.

Why Trekking Planner Nepal for Cholatse peak climbing?

Trekking Planner Nepal is a government-registered company that is actively involved in providing and enriching experiences for travelers seeking a lifetime adventure. We have a fleet of devoted personnel and guides with over 20 years of flawless tourist expertise.

  • Local expertise: Trekking Planner Nepal is a locally owned and run trekking service in Nepal, and our crew has vast knowledge and experience climbing Cholatse Peak. Our guides and porters have been trained and licensed by the Nepalese government, guaranteeing that you are in safe hands throughout the walk.
  • Customizable itineraries: We provide customizable itineraries to match the needs and tastes of each customer. According on your fitness level and preferences, we can modify the program to incorporate additional acclimatization days or alternate routes on your demand, choice and budget.
  • Safety measures: Trekking Planner Nepal prioritizes safety and offers all required safety equipment for the journey, such as first aid kits, oxygen cylinders, and satellite phones. Our guides are skilled in first aid and altitude sickness management, and we monitor our customers' health during the walk.
  • Accommodation and meals: Trekking Planner Nepal guarantees comfortable accommodations and sanitary food along the journey. We employ the greatest tea rooms and camping equipment available, and our expert cooks produce nutritious and tasty meals from fresh ingredients. During the peak season, we facilitates with pre booking of the lodges, so you don’t need to worry during the trek.
  • Sustainable and responsible tourism: Trekking Planner Nepal is committed to environmentally friendly and responsible tourist operations. We operate in an environmentally conscious manner, limiting the trek's environmental effect and helping the local population by utilizing local guides and porters.

To summarize, Trekking Planner Nepal is a trustworthy and experienced trekking company that can organize a safe and enjoyable Cholatse Peak climbing adventure in Nepal. We can provide a wonderful and responsible trekking experience with our local expertise, personalized itineraries, safety precautions, pleasant housing and meals, and dedication to sustainable tourism.

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    On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

    After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups for briefing on Cholatse Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lake to Everest Base Camp Trekking, our guide offers you with useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.

    Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

      In Kathmandu preparation for the climb of Cholatse and trekking arranging necessary gear and equipment for the adventure, with rest or join in for short optional tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.

        Starting early morning transfer to domestic airport for short and scenic flight to Lukla, taking a smaller aircraft (Twin Otter or Dornier) during 30 minutes on air with amazing panorama of Himalayan series of peaks with Mt. Everest, as the plane lands on its unique uphill runways reaching at Tenzing & Hillary airport in Lukla.

        From here a slow start with few hours of walks on downhill past many Sherpa farm villages with well tended crops and vegetable fields and terraces with occasional views of snow capped peaks of Kwangde and Kusum Khanguru, and then reaching our first overnight stop of the trek at Phakding in the comfort of nice and cozy lodge located by the raging Dudh Kosi River.

          Today with long uphill walk to reach at famous Namche Bazaar, starting with gradual walk following Dudh Kosi River upstream crossing few bridges to reach Sagarmatha National Park entrance near Monjo village.

          Sagarmatha for Everest in Nepalese while Sherpa calls Chomolungma (of Tibetan origin) in both languages means 'Great Mother', from here a pleasant walk on river bed then climb for few hours into forested trail with views of snow capped peaks, as this scenic walk reaches you at exciting Namche Bazaar.

            A rest day at Namche Bazaar for necessary acclimatization, before heading higher area an ideal spot for free day at this height above 3,440 m high.

            In Namche spend the day with scenic hike to view points on top Namche facing Mt. Everest-Ama Dablam and other range of peaks, afternoon explore the streets and shops, Namche holds a colorful and busy Saturday Market once a week.

              From Namche walk leads on gradual scenic path with uphill to reach at Mong Hill with few houses serving as Tea-House and Lodge with fantastic views of peaks, from here downhill to Phortse Tenga near Dudh Kosi within forested area.

              With possible lunch stop, afternoon walk leads to a climb into rhododendron, pines, fir forest with grand views of snow-capped peaks.

              After few hours climb reaching at Dole at 4,110 m high a moderate size settlement with good lodges to stay.

                After Dole, walk on high trail for an hour to Lhabarma Kharka at 4,325 m and Luza at 4,390m; then skirting around a ridge with views of Machherma, situated below on a small valley, walk downhill to Machherma for lunch and overnight stop.

                Here after lunch rest of the afternoon free for acclimatization and short hike with views of Mt. Cho Oyo 8,210m and other mountains flanking above Ngozumba Glacier.

                  Morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m, then climb on rocky path into ablation valley passing first lake and then second lakes, to reach a third lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake.

                  This beautiful area within Gokyo at 4,790 meters high, after lunch short walk around lake with views of Mt. Cho Oyo world’s 06th highest and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald Gokyo Lake.

                    Morning hike to Gokyo-Ri 5,357m, offers panorama of world’s highest peaks from Mt. Cho Oyo, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse with Cholatse, Taweche and to the east rises Mt. Makalu. After a mesmerizing time at Gokyo Ri and then descend to Gokyo for lunch and then short walk to Thagnak beneath Ngozumba Glacier with rest of the afternoon free at leisure to enjoy the surrounding views.

                      Starting before dawn with long climb to top of Cho - la pass (actual spelling Tsho -la) over rocky moraine, in snow condition this will be tough to find the right path in snow and ice, walking on rubble of moraine reaching at the top enclosed by Cholatse, Nirekha and Taboche peaks, after a hard climb to the top, descend to a small valley at Dzong-la for overnight halt.

                        After a nice and pleasant stop at Dzongla after crossing a high pass over Tsho-La / Cho-la, morning walk leads to short steep climb with excellent views of peaks, and then walking on gradual uphill trail to reach on top Thugla, where massive Khumbu glaciers melt into raging rivers.

                        After a break a nice walk leads you to Lobuche for overnight stop with sunset views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.

                          Today our adventure takes you at Everest Base Camp our main goal and highlight of the trip walking for few hours with short steep climb in between glacier and moraine, then reaching at Gorakshep, beneath lofty peak of Pumori and Kalapathar rocky hill.

                          Walk continues towards Everest base camp, at base camp enjoy views of massive Khumbu Ice Fall and glaciers, after an exciting time with experience of a lifetime retrace the journey back to Gorakshep for overnight stop.

                            Early morning climb on top Kalapathar at above 5,545 m, highest spot of the trek offers magnificent views of mountains includes Mt. Everest at close distance, after a great time on top descend back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue walk to Thugla, from here downhill to Lobuche to reach back at Dzongla to set base camp with tents and different unit of kitchen.

                              Enjoy rest at Cholatse base camp as well with full preparation for the climb on top Cholatse, this day allows you to scout the best possible route towards the summit and as well to study the nature of the climb for safe and enjoyable climb.

                                Morning after full preparation climb towards ice and glaciers above a small icy pond surrounded by moraine and rocks, as climb progress higher to reach and find possible flat level area to pitch overnight camp for further climb.

                                  Climb leads straight towards main summit route of Cholatse with some technical know-how and then climb on ice and snow ledge and serac to possible spot to set Camp II just few hours beneath the summit top of Cholatse.

                                    Last day of the climb starting early dawn before sunrise to escape from high strong wind as well with wind-chill factor that adds much cold, as climb heeds higher encountering some technical side to overcome and then step on top of the summit conquering one of most challenging peaks of Nepal Himalaya.

                                    From the top feeling victorious and in high spirit enjoy the beauty of spectacular panorama of amazing landscapes with mountains that lies close includes Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and other giant peaks.

                                      Reserved in case of bad unfavorable weather condition as contingency day if all goes well according to our plan and itinerary days enjoy leisure walk back to Lukla with time to marvel the beauty of high Khumbu valley.

                                        Early morning after clearing the base camp free from litters and garbage walk down to Thughla with more downhill walk to reach at Pheriche windy valley and then leads to scenic pleasant walk to Pheriche for possible lunch stop.

                                        Pheriche houses many lodges with a health post and a station of HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association). From here another few hours of good walk reaches you at Pangboche village for overnight halt.

                                          Walk leads on same route from Pangboche to reach at scenic Thyangboche Monastery, allowing you with more time on this beautiful spot to explore its interesting monastery and observe monks and priest on prayer chanting in the harmony of tranquil surrounding of green woodland and mountain views.

                                          From Thyangboche walk downhill with short up to reach at Namche Bazaar with grand views of Everest and Amadablam includes other close peaks then reaching at Namche for overnight stop after a pleasant walk of short ups and downs.

                                            Our last day walk of the great adventure, morning starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach at Phakding.

                                            From Phakding towards Lukla as walk leads ups and downhill with last climb of an hour to reach at Lukla for last overnight stop in Khumbu and Everest region.

                                              From Lukla an early morning flight to Kathmandu with panorama of mountains views all the way to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu domestic airport our staff transfers you back into your hotel with free afternoon to relax after a great and wonderful adventure on Cholatse Peak Climb and Trekking.

                                                Today a free day in Kathmandu reserved as extra day in case of flight delay and cancellation in Lukla, due to unfavorable bad weather conditions which can occur sometimes as Himalaya weather can be unpredictable.

                                                If all goes well as per our guideline set itinerary, one can enjoy this day relaxing or with individual extra activities or book for another exciting tour around Kathmandu at places of great interest.

                                                  Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

                                                  Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing adventure and great experience on Cholatse Peak Climbing with Gokyo Lake and Everest Base Camp Trekking.

                                                  Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

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                                                  Cholatse Peak climbing: 24 Days Map
                                                  What's Included
                                                  •  All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
                                                  •  Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
                                                  •  04 night twin/double shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
                                                  •  Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with privet vehicle (entrance fees are extra)
                                                  •  Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu flight with airport departure tax
                                                  •  National Park entrance fee, Trekking Permit, and Climbing Permit
                                                  •  Climbing Equipment and expenses for climbing days during the climbing time
                                                  •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide/climbing Sherpa. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
                                                  •  02 guests to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment
                                                  •  Your cost includes insurance, wages, food, and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters; they are like family to us.
                                                  •  Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking and tented camp during the climbing
                                                  •  Climbing incentives and equipment for climbing guides
                                                  •  Basic climbing gear like main ropes and warm gear for guide-staff and porters
                                                  •  Basic climbing gear like main ropes and warm gear for guide-staff and porters
                                                  •  Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, and tea/coffee during the trekking
                                                  •  Safe drinking water
                                                  •  All the necessary equipment for climbing
                                                  •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
                                                  •  Trekking Planner’s a sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffel bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
                                                  •  first aid kid box
                                                  •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
                                                  •  Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
                                                  •  One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the trek/climbing
                                                  What's Excluded
                                                  • Your Nepal Visa fees 
                                                  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu 
                                                  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
                                                  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation (Helicopter rescue insurance is highly recommended. If you have any problem and you have to be evacuated, without your insurance you have to pay for the helicopter in cash.)
                                                  • In case of extra nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of the itinerary
                                                  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, phone calls, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water {it will cost between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp).}, extra porter.. etc)
                                                  • Wi-Fi, charging batteries, and hot showers. Wi-Fi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $3 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour.
                                                  • Entrance fees for the day tours in Kathmandu
                                                  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                                                  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions or any event out of our control
                                                  Essential Info

                                                  Suggested Equipment List

                                                  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
                                                  • Day pack
                                                  • Trekking shoes
                                                  • Sports shoes or sandals
                                                  • Sun Hat/cap
                                                  • Warm woolen cap
                                                  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
                                                  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
                                                  • Pullover or warm sweeter
                                                  • Raincoat
                                                  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
                                                  • Hand gloves
                                                  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
                                                  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
                                                  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
                                                  • Sun glasses
                                                  • Water bottle
                                                  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
                                                  •  Flash or Torch light
                                                  • Camera and batteries

                                                  For Climbing

                                                  • Plastic Boot a pair
                                                  • Crampons a pair
                                                  • Ice Axe one
                                                  • Harness one
                                                  • Carabineer or Karabiner two each
                                                  • Snow Gaiters a pair
                                                  • Snow / Sun Glass one each
                                                  • Warm Gloves a pair
                                                  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each
                                                  • Main Ropes 200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen
                                                  • Snow Bar 2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size
                                                  • Ski Pole (optional) one each
                                                  • Ascender
                                                  • Helmet
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