Cholatse Peak Climbing
- The best view of the mountains of the Everest Region
- Technical difficulties on the climbing route
- High rate of success while climbing
Whether it is Cholatse Peak Climbing or Cholatse Peak Trekking, they will take you to that part of the Everest Region that is too beautiful to be missed, at the same time, you will be in the remotest region of the world where the trekking trails are not easy, and where the climbing routes are challenging. However, they can be overcome by your desires that want to walk uphill and downhill that want to scale the mountain that want to experience what it is all about trekking and climbing in the Himalayan Region of Nepal which is loved by all the trekkers and climbers of the world.
Cholatse Peak is one of the highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek, and it has been mentioned in the itinerary as well as in the trip overview in all the trips of the Everest Region by the travel writers.
Cholatse Peak Climbing, you can describe it as one of the climbable peaks of Nepal and is away from the eyes of the climbers who are into 7000 and 8000 m climbing activity.
Although Cholatse Peak is climbable, yet you must not assume that things will go according to your climbing desire. Here are some of the reasons.
- It has a narrow ridge and steep face.
- 90 degree steepness that will make climb difficult.
- Both ascending and descending are difficult.
Cholatse Peak Climbing is for those who are experienced in climbing ice and rock that make this trip too technical.
Day 01 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (standard accommodation)
Arrive in Kathmandu on the date that you have planned for or at the most suitable time you have decided. Do not worry about the pick up; we will be waiting for you outside the airport to take you to our office and to the hotel.
Our office remains open from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Kathmandu is known as the city of temples, and it is the most developed city in Nepal as we write these words in this itinerary. You will be staying in Thamel, the main tourist hub in Kathmandu. If you are staying in a 5 star hotel, it will be outside Thamel.
Day 02 Sightseeing with breakfast and climbing preparations (standard accommodation)
Kathmandu is dotted with world heritage sites, and the most famous of them are mentioned below
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
You will visit each of these with our city guide, and they will take you to the past. Those were the glorious days of Nepal. From your guide, hear the myths, the true story, and the significance of the historical monuments from the religious point of view.
During the climbing preparation, we focus on your
- As well as how you can overcome mountaineering challenges.
Day 03 Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Trek to Phakding (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
A short scenic flight of 35 mins shows you the bird’s eye view of the mountains. Most probably, you will catch an early flight to Lukla, the starting point of the Everest Trek. From Lukla, you will head to Phakding, one of the villages of the Sherpa people, located at the edge of the Dudh Kosi River Valley. On the way, you will see the stunning view of the mountain called Kusum Kangaru.
Day 04 From Phakding to Namche Bazaar (four square meals provided, standard accommodation)
Today, you are heading to Monjo, the entrance to the Sagarmatha National Park.The trekking trail takes you to the forest of pine and rhododendron. Although you will walk through small villages, the famous villages are Tok Tok and Jorsale.
Before reaching Namche Bazaar, the largest Sherpa village of Nepal, you will cross the suspension bridge. The trekking trail that you are going to follow goes uphill and makes you tired, but when you reach Namche, you will have enough time to relax yourself.
Day 05 Acclimatization Day (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Being the largest Sherpa village of Nepal, Namche also has interesting places to visit. Its Everest View Hotel is not only famous for unbeatable service, but also for a viewpoint to see the stunning view of the mountains, such as Everest, Thamserku, Kongdi RI, and Ama Dablam. Other interesting places are the Sherpa Culture Museum, Syangboche Airstrip, and the Everest Photo Gallery.
Day 06 From Namche Bazaar to Phortse Thanga (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
The trekking trail goes uphill and downhill in the valley, and there are many switchbacks you will walk. This trail takes you to the Dudh Kosi River. You will come across chorten, see Mt. Khumbila, and visit Mohang. Following a steep trekking trail, you will reach Phortse Thanga.
Day 07 From Phortse Thanga to Machhermo (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Walking uphill, you will be in the forest of rhododendron, where you will see a beautiful waterfall. Following the trail, you will reach a village known as Tongba. There is more uphill you have to walk, and the prominent villages that you come across are Dole, Labarma. and Luza. From Luza, you head to Machhermo.
Day 08 From Machhermo to Gokyo (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
As you climb the ridge, you will see the breath-taking view of Kantaiga and Cho Oyu. As you descend, you will come across the riverbank and walk on the moraine of the Ngozumpa Glacier. Today you will also pass by three lakes like the Longpongo, the Taboche Tsho, and the Dudh Pokhari.
Day 09 Acclimatization in Gokyo (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Today you will acclimatize in Gokyo, and during the acclimatization, you will hike up to the Scoundrels’ viewpoint to see the stunning view of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Makalu. You will also see the stunning view of the Ngozumpa Glacier, one of the biggest glaciers in the world.
Day 10 From Gokyo to Thagnak (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
As you head further, you reach the Ngozumpa Glacier; following the uphill and downhill trekking trails, comprising of rocks, you will reach Thangnak. On the way, you come across the fields and the glacial moraines. Thagnak is an important resting place for the trekkers.
Day 11 From Thagnak to the Cholatse Base Camp (4 meals provided, tented camp)
From the base camp, you might find difficult to find the summit of Cholatse. Overcoming technical difficulties while climbing Cholatse and weather forecasting are undertaken by the Sherpas. There is less vegetation on the base camp.
Day 12 Rest day in the Base Camp (4 meals provided, tented camp)
Your climbing guide or the Lama will perform the puja in the Buddhist style. During the puja, the Lama will light a fire. He will chant mantras from the holy text book.
Day 13-15 From the Base Camp to the summit and the base camp (4 meals provided, tented camp)
There are glacier, icefall, headwall, ice cliffs, rock slabs, seracs, crevasses, and a knife edge snow ridge on the climbing route. There is also a steep section. You will be using a rope and ice axe. To reach the summit, you will have to climb the top of the rock section. From the summit, you will see Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, and so on.
Day 16 From the base camp to Phortse (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
You will retrace the trekking trail to Phortse.
Day 17 From Phortse to Namche Bazaar (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Trek down to Dudhkoshi river crossing steeply climb to Durbin Danda. Continues trek to Khumjung village, visit Hilarry school and trek down to Namche Bazar 4/5 hours treks, overnight in Hotel.
Day 18 From Namche to Lukla (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
As you head to Lukla, you will once again see the colorful Buddhist prayer flags and come across chortens, mani walls, and gompas. Crossing the suspension bridges over the glaciated Dudh Kosi River reminds you of the beginning of your Everest journey. Finally, from Cheplung, you will head to Lukla.
Day 19 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu (breakfast provided, standard accommodation)
Once again, it is time to enjoy the aerial view of the mountains from the window of a plane. After landing at the airport in Kathmandu, you will either be taken to our office or to the hotel.
Day 20 Rest Day in Kathmandu (breakfast provided, standard accommodation)
Visit the interesting places in Thamel, and buy souvenirs for your friends and relatives. We have included this day in your itinerary in case your Kathmandu flight gets cancelled due to bad weather in Lukla.
Day 21 Departure (breakfast provided)
Prior to three hours of your international flight, we will come to pick you at the hotel and take you to Tribhuwan International Airport. Good bye, and we wish you good luck for a safe journey.