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
Day 01: Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
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.
Day 02: Sightseeing and preparation day
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.
Day 03: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding
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.
Day 04: Trek to Namche
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.
Day 05: Acclimatisation day
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.
Day 06: Trek to Dole
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.
Day 07: Trek to Machherma
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.
Day 08: Trek to Gokyo
After having a warm breakfast, you begin trekking towards stunning Gokyo village. The trail offers breath-taking scenery and takes you to Gokyo.
Day 09: Trek to Thagnak
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.
Day 10: Trek to Dzongla via cross the Cho La Pass
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.
Day 11: Trek to Cholatse base camp
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.
Day 12-25: Climbing period
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.
Day 26: Trek to Pangboche
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.
Day 27: Trek to Namche
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.
Day 28: Trek to Lukla
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.
Day 29: Fly back to Kathmandu
Today, you fly back to Kathmandu enjoying the last views of the Himalayas. Upon landing at Kathmandu, you head to the hotel.
Day 30: Leisure time in Kathmandu
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.
Day 31: Final departure from Kathmandu
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.
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
- 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
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
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- 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.
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.
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.