Expedition Cholatse peak
Located to the north of spectacular Gokyo Lake and Gokyo Valley at the heart of Everest region, Cholatse climbing becomes both a full-fledged mountaineering expedition and an adventure trek into the Himalayas of Nepal. Take any route to approach and return from the mountain, you will have absorbed much of the wonders and grandeurs of marvelous Himalayan terrains in the Everest region.
As Cholatse lies between the Khumbu and Gokyo valleys, just south of Chola Pass, we can reach there through both these valleys. While the path from Gokyo valley is relatively easier, the one up Khumbu is a much tougher, harder option. Ascents have been made from the South-West, South-East, North-West and North-East Ridges but the South-West Ridge is comparatively easier than the other routes. An award-winning film, titled Light of the Himalaya, was made by an expedition team in 2005 A. D. The film provides detailed pictures of the climbing route from the South-West face of the peak. The following itinerary describes the path to reach its western base camp.
Departure TimeAny time
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeTrekking equipment
IncludedAll taxes and official expensesBasic guesthouse accommodationBreakfast, Lunch, DinnerCity tourDeparture TaxesDomestic flightsHotelLocal staff and portersPermits and TIMS permitPersonal Guide
Not IncludedAlcohol and cold drinksEntry visaInternational flightsMandatory travel insurancePersonal trekking equipmentTips for trekking staff and driver
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu City tour
Day 3: Flight to Lukla, trek to Phakding
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3440 m.
Day 5: Acclimatization day
Day 6: Trek to Dole 3675 m.
Day 7: Trek to Machhermo 4410 m.
Day 8: Acclimatization day in Machhermo 5100 m.
Day 9: Trek to Gokyo 4750 m.
Day 10: Climb Gokyo Peak
Day 11: Gokyo - visit five lake retune to Gokyo 4750 m.
Day 12: Trek to Thagnak 4700 m.
Day 13: Trek to Cholatse Base Camp 5200 m.
Day 14: Climbing day
Day 15: Climbing day
Day 16: Climbing day
Day 17: Climbing day
Day 18: Climbing day
Day 19: Trek to Thaknak 4700 m.
Day 20: Trek to Dzongla 4848 m.
Day 21: Trek to Pangboche 3900 m.
Day 22: Trek to Namche 3440 m.
Day 23: Namche Bazaar free day.
Day 24: Trek to Lukla 2800 m.
Day 25: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 25: Final departure