24 Days Cholatse Peak climbing

‘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

Highlights

  •  Adventure around beautiful Khumbu high valley with climb of Cholatse peak
  •  Enjoy picturesque landscapes around scenic Everest region with Sherpa culture
  •  Grand scenery of mountains in the shade of high Mt. Everest and other peaks
  •  Within Sagarmatha National Park a World Heritage Sites with exotic flora / fauna
  •  Walk into lovely Sherpa villages interwoven with colorful traditions and custom
  •  Highly technical Cholatse peak of great challenge to negotiate to reach its summit
  •  On less climbed peaks of Nepal Himalaya rewards you awesome mountain views

Trip Introduction: 24 Days Cholatse Peak Climbing

Mt. 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. Cholatse Peak climbing 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.

Mt. Cholatse 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 Everest, Lhotse, 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 Mt. 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.

Itinerary
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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.

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                                                  Inclusions
                                                  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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