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Mt. Cholatse Peak Climbing

Trip Highlights

Duration: 18 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Max Altitude: 6,440m

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Flight

Grade: Strenuous

Cholatse is also known as Jobo Lhaptshan and falls in Khumbu region. Cholatse and Taboche (6,501m) are connected and its east face consists of Chola glacier. The south and north face were scaled in 1982 and 1984 respectively. The first solo ascent was accomplished on April 15, 2005 by Ueli Steck through the north face.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) takes approximately five hours.

Day 05: A day for rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours.

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours.

Day 08: Dingboche trek to Dzongla.

Day 09: Dzongla Trek to Cholatse Base Camp.

Day 10: Rest Day at Cholatse Base Camp.

Day 11: Climbing from Cholatse Base Camp to High Camp.

Day 12: High Camp to Summit Cholatse Peak and back to Base camp.

Day 13: Trek from Cholaste Base camp to Pangboche.

Day 14: Trek from Pangboche to Namche.

Day 15: Trek from Namche to Lukla.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 17: Rest day in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking your climbing equipment's, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes.

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the domestic airport terminal. Receive your boarding pass and fly from Kathmandu to Lukla (2886m.) that takes about 35 minutes. The flight offers you up close views of the Himalayas and romantic landscapes of hills, farms and rivers.

On arrival to Lukla, you will begin 3 hours trek to Phakding (2640 m.). You start your trek from Lukla with a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi River. Mt. Nupla (5885m) which can be seen in the distance is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a wonderful valley to your right; and Mt. Kusum Kang (6367m.) to the far end. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) takes approximately five hours.

Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440m) takes approximately five hours. Namche Bazaar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and faces the Bhote Koshi to the South. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: A day for rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization.

A day for rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. It is an ideal place to spend acclimatizing with the high altitude. For acclimatization you walk up to Khumjung where you can visit a monastery. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawoche, and Kwangde and so on. Or you can take an hour's walk up to Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for outstanding views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Tyangboche (3867m.) takes about five hours. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. You continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by the lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3860m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours.

Trek from Tyangboche to Dingboche (4260m.) takes approximately five hours. Dingboche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Dingboche trek to Dzongla.

Dingboche trek to Dzongla. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Dzongla Trek to Cholatse Base Camp.

Dzongla Trek to Cholatse Base Camp. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 10: Rest Day at Cholatse Base Camp.

Rest Day at Cholatse Base Camp. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 11: Climbing from Cholatse Base Camp to High Camp.

Climbing from Cholatse Base Camp to High Camp. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 12: High Camp to Summit Cholatse Peak and back to Base camp.

High Camp to Summit Cholatse Peak and back to Base camp. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 13: Trek from Cholaste Base camp to Pangboche.

Trek from Cholaste Base camp to Pangboche. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Pangboche to Namche.

Trek from Pangboche to Namche. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 15: Trek from Namche to Lukla.

Trek from Namche to Lukla. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 16: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Rest day in Kathmandu.

Rest day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Departure

Transfer to airport for final departure.

The price includes the following services:

  • Peak climbing permit
  • Climbing guide / Sirdar (One climbing guide for 4 climbers)
  • One trekking guide/leader
  • Necessary porters including a cook (some nights will be camping and will require cook and cooking utensils)
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodations in tea-houses (lodges) and some nights for camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping    bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • Entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park
  • All land transportation (from hotel to airport and from airport to hotel)
  • Flight ticket from Kathmandu to Lukla and from Lukla to Kathmandu with domestic airport tax
  • Insurance and equipment for the climbing & trekking staff
  • First Aid kit
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 start standard hotel
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services
  • Farewell dinner on the last day

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • All drinks & beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Battery charges
  • Tips
  • Climbing equipment 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

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