Cholatse Expedition

Duration: 30 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Streneous
  • Trip Style: Peak Climbing
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge and camping
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax.
  • Max Elevation: 6,440 m


  • Thrilling flight to Lukla
  • Trek through Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore Namche Bazar
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle of Sherpas
  • Adventurous and difficult trail
  • Reach the summit of Cholatse Peak
  • Walk over gorges, snowy, steep, glacier, and rocky paths
  • Witness stunning landscape and panoramic views of the Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lobuche, Mt. Kongde, etc

About Cholatse Expedition

Cholatse Peak Climbing is a very difficult adventurous venture in the Khumbu region. Situated in the Mahalangur Himalayan range amidst Khumbu and Gokyo valleys, Cholatse Peak stands 6,440 meters from the sea level. A long ridge attaches Cholatse Peak with Taboche Peak (6,501 m). During the Everest Base Camp Trek, you reach a place called Dughla from where you can see the striking north face and east face of the Cholatse Peak. This peak was first climbed in 1982 via the southwest ridge, whereas the first solo summit was done in 2005 via the north face. 
Climbing Cholatse Peak is a fantastic and challenging activity that involves walking on steep narrow snow-covered paths, icy ridge, and many tough technical sections. That means, you have to be in good shape and physical fitness to go on Cholatse Peak Climbing. The trail is demanding and professional expertise is needed to reach the summit. With us Ascent Trails, you will get solid support of the active climbers who will safely take you to the top of the peak and return to the base camp. 
The interesting fact about this peak is its name is made from the Tibetan words Cho-Lake, La-Pass, and Tse-Peak, Cholatse. Not many climbers have reached the top of Cholatse Peak because of all the difficulties that needed to be overcome on the way. Regardless of all the challenges, Cholatse Peak Climbing offers mesmerizing landscape views along with stunning Himalayan mountains. The trail passes through beautiful villages, where you get to see the rich culture and tradition of Sherpa   


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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our team members will pick you, and take you to the hotel. Everything for your trip with us has been booked in advance. Rest for a few hours, and in the evening, join welcome dinner organized by the company. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the hotel

Have a delicious breakfast and go on a guided sightseeing tour. Visit monuments like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, PatanDurbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All of these places are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Later, in the day, you will prepare for Chulu West Peak Climbing. 

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Overnight in the hotel

Lukla is the starting point of our trek. To reach here, you will take a short thrilling flight. The flight offers distant views of Himalayas. Upon landing at Lukla, you meet with other team members and head towards Phakding. From Lukla, the trail descends along with a stream and passes through Cheplung village before reaching Phakding.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

Crossing Dudh Koshi River multiple times over bridges, you reach Benkar village. Further, you cross more bridges and reach Monjo village. The trail from here goes through Sagarmatha National Park, which is the habitat of numerous flora and fauna. The trail from the park is steep and difficult. Namche Bazar will welcome you with a stunning view of Lhotse, Everest, Tawache, and other mountains. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

This is an acclimatization day. The day is designed to let your body adjust with the increasing altitude. You will explore Namche Bazar and visit places like the Sherpa Culture Museum and Everest Photo Gallery. You will also go on short excursions to nearby places like Everest View Hotel or Khumjung village. There are so many things to do and look around in Namche Bazar. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

The trail steeply ascends through a lush forest of rhododendron, juniper, and conifer forests. Passing through Yak Kharka and a few summer settlement areas, you reach Dole. The trail offers wonderful views of Mt. Tawache and other mountains.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

Leaving Dole behind, the trail heads to Machherma. You climb to a ridge offering fantastic views of Mt. Kantega and Mt. Cho Oyu. The trail then descends to a river and ascends steeply to the terminal moraine of Ngozumpa glacier. From here, the trail leads you to Machherma.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

After having a warm breakfast, you begin trekking towards stunning Gokyo village. The trail offers breath-taking scenery and takes you to Gokyo.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

The day begins early in the morning and you hike to Gokyo Ri. After that, you trek towards Thagnak. Trekking across Nogzumpa glacier, you walk along another side of the Gokyo Valley to reach Thagnak.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

It is going to be a long trekking day. The trail ascends to the Cho La Pass. The path will be steep and technical. From the top of the pass, you get to see wonderful views of the Himalayan mountains. Further, you descend to Dzongla for a night stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

You will hike up to Kala Patthar early in the morning to witness gorgeous sunrise. This hike will help you with acclimatization. Later, you trek to Cholatse Base Camp walking on the rocky and snow-covered path. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a camp

From this day onwards, the climbing periods begin towards the top of Mt. Cholatse. You will be setting different camps as per the guidelines of your team leader. Your team leader also gives you short training on how to use gears accurately. The climb to the summit will be strenuous and involves rocky ascend.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a camp

The trail descends to Pangboche. Trekking through Imja River Valley, you reach Pangboche. Here, you will visit the Pangboche monastery, where you will get to see the head of the Yeti and ancient paintings, statues, etc. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

Leaving Pangboche behind, you descend through loverly forests of juniper and rhododendron. Crossing a suspension bridge, you reach Tengboche. Visiting the oldest monastery of the Khumbu region, you walk through dense forests to reach Namche.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

After having breakfast, you begin descending through the national park. Crossing several small villages and streams, you reach Phakding and head towards Lukla for night stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a teahouse

Today, you fly back to Kathmandu enjoying the last views of the Himalayas. Upon landing at Kathmandu, you head to the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel

It is a rest day for you in Kathmandu. You can relax for the day and do shopping. If you want, we will arrange a guided sightseeing tour for you.

  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Overnight in a hotel

It is time to return home. Our team member will drop you at the airport as per your flight departure time and bid you our last goodbye.

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to both airport as per itinerary

  • Three-star or similar hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast basis

  • Experienced and government-licensed trekking guide during the trekking & climbing period

  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu 

  • walkie talkie per member and climbing staff of per required 

  • Experience and well trained Cook and kitchen assistant at Base Camp

  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea/coffee) during the journey

  • Welcome & farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant 

  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the venture

  •  porters for during the trek 

  • Garbage disposal and management fees

  • All necessary permits

  • All wages, equipment, medicals, and accidental insurances for involved staff

  • Climbing Sherpa and group equipment for climbing 

  • Satellite and cell phone network available at base camp chargeable as per used

  • Emergency sufficient Oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge

  • Each expedition member will have an individual sleeping tent

  • First Aid medical kits

  • Trekking and climbing map 

  • Complete pre-departure information

  • Flight ticket reconfirmation

  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)

  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc

  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc

  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program

  • Any additional staff other than specified

  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses

  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue

  • Filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)

  • Personal climbing gears

  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses

  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods

  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules (minimum US$ 1500.00 per climbing Sherpa guide)

  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff 

  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

 What to expect during Cholatse Peak Climbing?

Cholatse Peak Climbing allows you to explore picturesque Gokyo village and stunning Gokyo Lakes. You get to see panoramic views of the numerous Himalayas like Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Nuptse (7,861 m), Mt. Kangtega (6,782 m), Mt. Kongde (6,187 m), Mt. Pumori (7,161 m), etc. Likewise, on the way, you come across many stupas, monasteries, chortens, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags. Cholatse Peak Climbing offers a perfect balance of adventure, challenges, and experience. 

Why trek to Cholatse Peak Climbing with us?

Our extensive experience and care for our guests during the journey are one of the main reasons, we recommend ourselves to you. We are a team of professional climbers and trekkers who has mapped this trail numerous times. We not only give you the best service but also let you contribute to the environment while traveling with us. We apply many eco-friendly methods on tour trips and also work closely with the locals.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

Climbing Cholatse Peak involves risks of altitude sickness due to high elevation. It is also known as acute mountain sickness, which happens if your body faces a sudden change in elevation and did not adjust with it properly. Therefore, we highly recommend you to add ample rest days in your itinerary a double confirm with your travel agency.

Read below to know more about altitude sickness, its symptoms, and preventive measures:-

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Best time to go on Cholatse Peak Climbing

March to May (Spring) and October to November (Autumn) are the two best seasons to go on Cholatse Peak Climbing. The views are clear and fantastic during this time of the year. Likewise, sunny days, constant weather, and mild climate make the perfect situation for traveling in the Himalayas. Other seasons like winter and monsoon are not a good time to go on Cholatse Peak Climbing 31 Days.

Accommodation during Cholatse Peak Climbing

During Cholatse Peak Climbing, you stay in teahouses and camps. The teahouse will be available in the villages. The rooms usually have twin-sharing beds with less chance of offering single rooms. Still, if you insist on getting a single room on the trail, then do know that it can get costly. Likewise, the services in the teahouse will be very minimum. Washrooms are mostly common and hot showers are available, but you might have to pay a few extra bucks, which comes into your personal expenses. 

While climbing, you stay overnight in tents. We carry all the tents with us to the base camp and above. We will give you a single sleeping tent and shared dining and washroom tents. Our tents are of high-quality and best to use in the harsh environment of the Himalayas. 

Food & Water on Cholatse Peak Climbing

While you stay in the tea house, the food will be served as per the menu of the teahouse. You get three meals a day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will have good options to choose from for your meals. Dishes like bread, milk, eggs, puddings, sandwiches, macaroni, momo, pancakes, curries, veggies, meat, rice, chapati, soups, etc are available. You will also see a few Tibetan dishes on the menu. However, as the elevation increases, the food options will get limited and more expensive. 

Water is available in every teahouse. You can carry water purification tablets for extra safety. Make sure to carry 2L of reusable water bottles that can last you throughout the trail. We highly encourage you not to buy plastic water bottles in the way as it will help to reduce the waste. 

Cholatse Peak Climbing cost

We have designed our Cholatse Peak Climbing package cost-effectively to suit your budget. We have the most genuine price point for all of our packages Of course, we do not compromise in anything while on the field. You can check our cost includes and excludes section to know more in detail about the services that are included in the package. 

Tailor-Made Options

We are always open to tailor-made itinerary options. We do have fixed departure dates, but you can as well create your itinerary as per your requirements. This helps us to provide the best service to our guests as well as meet their requirements. Therefore, feel free to share your queries with us, so that we can arrange the best possible venture for you.

Environmental Practices

We try our best to run sustainable & eco-friendly treks and tours everywhere. As we spend lots of our time in nature, it is very important for us to conserve and protect it. From recommending not to use plastic water bottles on the trail to cleaning the base camps while returning from the journey, these small steps that we are taking do make a difference. Moreover, we try best to reduce wastage on the trail by carrying more eco-friendly things with us.