Cholatse Peak Climbing-23 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: natural rock climbing practice, walking in the mountain trail and summit peak
Duration : 23 Days Trip Code : HNCPC023
Trip Grade : Strenuous Max-Altitude : 6501m/21453 ft.
Meals : All Meals during trek Accomodation : Hotels/Teahouses/Camps
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Flights/Private Vehicles
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : KTM-Lukla-Namche-Gokyo-Chola-EBC-Kalapatthar-Cholatse Peak-Lukla-KTM
Departure Dates
Best Season : Spring(March/April/May/early June) and Autumn(September-October-November-early December)
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


 A technically challenging climbing peak in Everest Region, Cholatse Peak Climbing is full of fun & challenges

Technically difficult climbing peak in Everest Region, Cholatse Peak 6440m is also popular as Jobo Lhaptshan among climbers. Climbing Cholatse with us is an extension of scenic Gokyo Cho La Pass Trek. Nestling within Mahalangur Himalayan Range of Everest Region, the peak caters dramatically wonderful vistas of Himalayan giants like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse , and Ama Dablam among others.  

Though Cholatse Peak is just a 6000m plus mountain, it is technically taxing climbing peak and hence is recommended for those climbers who are known to ice and rock climbing along with rope skills. It is absolutely not for beginners.
The highlights of Cholatse Peak Climbing adventure are cultural and natural wonders of Khumbu & Gokyo Valleys. Crossing over Cho La Pass is yet another challenging section of the trip.

Well designed itinerary by expert Sherpa climbers that allows you for enough acclimatization and led by expert climbing guides who are used to with climbing challenges and techniques required will make this Himalayan Expedition fun, safe & successful.

  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02: Rock Climbing Course in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8612 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazar (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06: Trek to Dole (Altitude: 4200 m/13860 ft. Trek 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (Altitude: 4,470 m/14750 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (Altitude: 4,800 m/15840 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09: Morning Excursion to Gokyo Ri, Trek to Thagnak (Altitude: Gokyo Ri: 5483m/18094 ft. Thagnak: 4700 m/15510 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10: Trek to Cho La pass 5,367m to Dzongla (4830 m): 7 - 8 hours (Altitude: Cho-la pass: 5330 m/17589 ft. Dzongla: 4830 m/15939 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11: Trek to Gorekshep, excursion to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorekshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorekshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12: Excursion to Kalapatthar and Trek to Cholatse Base Camp (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Cholatse BC: 5355 m/17670 ft. Trek: 7/8 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13 to Day 15: Preparation Day
  • Day 16 and Day 17 Trek to High Camp
  • Day 18 Summit Cholatse Peak, back to Cholatse Base Camp (Altitude: 6501m/21453 ft. Trek: 7/8 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 19 Trek to Pangboche (Altitude: 3930 m/12970 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 20 Trek to Namche (Altitude: 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 21 Trek to Lukla (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 22 Fly to Kathmandu (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B/D)
  • Day 23 Departure Transfer (Altitude: 1350/4428 ft. Meal: B)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02: Rock Climbing Course in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

Today, you will be taken to natural rock climbing spot. Just driving 3 km away from hotel you stay, you will reach at the spot where you will be taking part in a climbing course before departure to Lukla. A day course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although keeps you physical fitness. After day rock climbing, you will drive back to Hotel. Remaining time, you can involve yourself in personal shopping and make ready your luggage.


Day 03 Fly to Lukla, trek to Phakding (Altitude: 2840/ 9372 ft. Phakding: 2610 m/8612 ft. Flight: 30 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

On a clear bright morning, you will fly over the snowcapped mountains to one of the most electrifying high altitude airports, Lukla at an altitude 2900 m. Your guides and porters will accompany you here for the trek. Hence, the trekking adventure kicks off. Beginning the trek, you will slide down almost 500 meters to Dudh Koshi River. Then, the trek winds along the trial beside the River towards Phakding. Passing several mani-walls and boulders engraved with Buddhist prayers, you will arrive at Phakding where you will spend your first night of your trek.


Day 04 Trek to Namche Bazar (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

The trek chases the northern trial up the Dudh Kosi valley to Monjo. At Monjo the trek officially enters Sagarmatha National Park where you have to issue Sagarmatha National Park Permit Card. Continuing the trial along the steep uphill climb while savoring the first glimpse of Everest, you will arrive at the hub of Sherpa- Namche Bazaar. Spend overnight at lodge.


Day 05 Rest day for acclimatization (Altitude; 3440 m/11352 ft. Meal: BLD)

It is a day to acclimatize you with higher elevation. On this day, you can go for a short hike to Khumjung, a beautiful settlement of Hospitable Sherpas. OR, you can roam around the Namche that offers Internet Cafes, restaurants, ATMs, and colorful markets. Even, you can enjoy the traditional living of mountain dwellers that is getting complimentary by the awe-inspiring surrounding and high altitude flora/fauna. Spend overnight at lodge.


Day 06: Trek to Dole (Altitude: 4200 m/13860 ft. Trek 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will climb the Khumjung hill and descend to the east of the village down the broad valley leading to the Dudh Koshi from where the route turns north. Treading to the ridge top that stretches down from Mt. Khumbila, which is manifested by a beautiful “Chorten”, you will begin to explore Mohang. It is the birth place of the reincarnated revered monk of Rongbuk Monastery of Tibet, who has flourish Tibetan Buddhism in Khumbu and neighboring regions.  Beyond, Mohang, you will slide down along the series sheer switchbacks on sandy slope to Dush Koshi Riverbed. Crossing a Dole Check Post of National Park at Tenga, you will reach to Dole, a small village that lies at the riverside. Spend overnight at lodge.


Day 07: Trek to Machhermo (Altitude: 4,470 m/14750 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Your trek from Dole begins with a steep uphill climb to Machhermo. The trail today passes beautiful villages- Labarma and Luza, then the trail gets easier passing through small other villages and summer settlements. Following the valley above the Dudh Koshi, you will enter to the small settlements with few tea- houses called as Macchermo. Spend overnight at Lodge.


Day 08: Trek to Gokyo (Altitude: 4,800 m/15840 ft. Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today the trek begins with uphill walk to a ridge that caters fantastic view. From the ridge top, the deep valley Kantega down and towering Cho Oyu 8153m above are eye-feasting sights. From the ridge top you tread along the widened valley and cross Phangga- pass, where 40 people during 1995 avalanche lost their lives. Sliding down to the riverbed and then chasing along the steep trail via the terminal moraine of the Ngazumpa Glacier, arrive to a stream. Crossing the stream on a small iron bridge, tread along the leveled trail and arrive to first Lake Longpongo, at 4690 m. Soon you will sight the second lake Taujung Tsho. A short walk from second lake brings to the third lake called Gokyo Tsho. The famous village of Gokyo sits just above the lake with an amazing backdrop of Mt. Cho-Oyu. You will have lunch & post lunch set out to explore Dudh Pokhari. Overnight in lodge.


Day 09: Morning Excursion to Gokyo Ri, Trek to Thagnak (Altitude: Gokyo Ri: 5483m/18094 ft. Thagnak: 4700 m/15510 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will begins your journey early morning to Gokyo-Ri, an ideal vantage point to sight extremely the beautiful vistas of Everest and its closest neighbor. Spending some valuable time, retrace back to Gokyo to trek to next spot. You trek across the Ngazumpa Glacier to the mountain on the other side of Gokyo Valley. Then, walking along the ridge of the mountain you will enter into Thagnak. Spend overnight at lodge.


Day 10: Trek to Cho La pass 5,367m to Dzongla (4830 m): 7 - 8 hours (Altitude: Cho-la pass: 5330 m/17589 ft. Dzongla: 4830 m/15939 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today will be a long day of your trek and required a bit technical, as you will be crossing the pass. The presence of steep glacial section on the east makes this pass a technically demanding walk. Ice covered rocks make day’s trek tricky with slippery attributes. Beginning the trek, we walk through rocky ravine to the top of the pass, which is marked by fluttering prayer flags and chortens. The pointed Ama Dablam along with Cholatse soars Lobuche East and Baruntse are extremely beautiful vistas from the top. Now traversing across some crevasses we arrive to Dzongla Village. Spend overnight at lodge.


Day 11: Trek to Gorekshep, excursion to Everest Base Camp and back to Gorekshep (Altitude: EBC: 5357m/17678 ft. Gorekshep: 5140 m/16960 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

It is the most interesting and challenging day of this trip as day starts with a mixture of excitement and anxiety. Today, you will hike up to the Everest base camp at an altitude of 5364 m. You will headed through the horizontal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. On the way to Gorekshep, you will witness the north ridge of Mt. Everest, Mt. pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Nuptse and many more. Further climbing through the Changri Glacier, you can have first glimpse of Kalapatthar. You will stop at Gorekshep for a lunch; then continue to walk for your ultimate destination- the Everest Base Camp. The splendid views of the mountains and scenarios makes the journey livelier, even snubbing all the tiresome walk in the steep route. The trail will last for approximately 3 hours from Gorekshep. Once you reach at base camp, you can actually see the deadliest route to the Everest that make the journey more adventurous. You will get to spend quality time exploring the base camp and surrounding areas and return to Gorak Shep to spend the night.


Day 12: Excursion to Kalapatthar and Trek to Cholatse Base Camp (Altitude: Kalapatthar: 5550 m/18315 ft. Cholatse BC: 5355 m/17670 ft. Trek: 7/8 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Next to Everest Base camp, this day is too exciting and adventurous hiking to Kalapatthar. You will get an early morning call from our guide to get ready to hike first at Kalapatthar. The reason is to catch the sparkling yellowish snowcapped over the mountains especially Mt. Everest by the strike of every rays during sunrise. Every second become an exciting moments of lifetime; well, don’t forget to capture in camera. Explore and experience the extreme elevation and retrace your path back to Cholatse Base Camp. Spend overnight at Camp.