Cholatse Peak (6440m) climbing is a stunning peak climbing with narrow snow ice ridges and steep faces. The Cholatse ridge separating the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys, just north of Taboche and just south of Cho La pass(5420m ) used by Sherpa and trekkers frequently to go between the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys.
Cholatse peak is the most technical climbing peak in Everest which looks like an unreachable fort from the North face, but we will climb the normal route, the Southwest ridge. The mountain is very easy to reach from the Khumbu valley with only a few days trekking from Lukla. We will start to climb Cholatse peak with acclimatize trek to Gokyo and Cho La pass. I mean that you can gain strength to climb this beautiful mountain which hasn’t had that many summits since climbing permits was started to issue since 2002. Cholatse was first climbed in 1982 from the normal route and in 1984 from the much harder north face.
Cholatse Peak belongs to the group “A” Trekking Peaks. It is a tougher and more technical mountain peak to climb in Everest region. Most climbers normally climb from the Southwest ridge which is seen as the route with the best chance to summit. Cholatse (6500m) Peak climbing has bigger challenge than climbing Island peak and Mera Peak. The previous alpine experience will be beneficial and helpful to climb Cholatse peak.
A good sound physical and mental health is necessary, be prepared to walk 4-6 hours, even longer for some trekking days. Prepare for quick and dramatic changes in the weather. There will be cold nights and snowy, windy days. On lower altitude our days can be hot. Because of those factors it is important to make sure that you have packed enough warm trekking and climbing gear.
You will have very good food during the trek with three-course meal both for lunch and dinner directly made from the teahouses own garden. For the climbing group, you will experience our chef’s skills under the expedition. Please do not forget to pack your favorite snacks.
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Day 1: Kathmandu –Lukla – Phakding.
Get 30 minute scenic flight to Lukla and trek for 3/4 hour to Phakding (2600m)
Day 2: Phakding to Namche (3440m)
Trek 6/7 hours to Namche bazzar. The first part of the trekking is comparatively easier than the last of part of the trekking. Since the last part of the trekking goes steep uphill from the confluence of Bhote Koshi and Dudh koshi to Namche bazaar. In the middle of the uphill we can see the first view of Mt. Everest.
Day 3: In Namche (3440m)
4/5 hours acclimatize hike to Everest view hotel, Khumjung village and Hillary school. In the afternoon spends free time at Namche bazzar for shopping, internet café for email.
Day 4: Trek to Dole (3675m)
Trek 5/6 hours to Dole. The trail is almost uphill, but landscapes are wonderful.
Day 5: Trek to Machhermo (4410m)
Trek 5/6 hours on alpine meadows and grass land. As we trek up, the Himalayas are closer to us.
Day 6: Acclimatize in Machhermo (5100m)
Acclimatize hike or climb small hill on this day as the acclimatize code, go higher and sleep at lower elevation.
Day 7: Trek to Gokyo (4750m)
Trek 5/6 hours on alpine meadows, glacier and moraine to Gokyo Lake.
Day 8: Acclimatize Climb to Gokyo Peak.
Climb to Gokyo peak (5340m) return to Gokyo Village. One of the best climbing peaks in Everest can climb without using any climbing equipment and gear.
Day 9: Gokyo -visit five lake retune to Gokyo (4750m)
Explore the 5th glacier lake in Gokyo Lake.
Day 10: Gokyo / trek to Thagnak (4700m)
Trek for 4/5 hour to Thangnak on glacier trail.
Day 11: Thangnak / trek to Cholatse Base Camp (5200m)
Trek/climb to Cholatse Base Camp. It takes 5/6 hours to bas camp.
Day 12: Climbing day
Climb Cholatse Base camp to high camp.
Day 13: Climbing day
High camp acclimatizes day.
Day 14: Climbing day
Proceed to camp 1 from High camp.
Day 15: Climbing day
Summit Cholatse Peak and back to 1st camp.
Day 16: Climbing day
Climb back to Cholatse base camp
Day 17: Cholatse Base Camp / trek to Thaknak (4700m)
Day 18: Thaknak / trek to Dzongla (4848m)
A long day trek that takes 8/9 hours, crossing Cho La. A long steep uphill walks to Cho La pass and steep downhill walk to Dzongla.
Day 19: Dzongla / trek to Pangboche (3900m)
Trek down to Pangboche for 5/6 hours walk. Catch the beautiful glimpse of Mt. Ama Dablam in front of you while walking down.
Day 20: Pangboche / trek to Namche (3440m)
Trek back to Namche bazzar, it takes 6/7 hours. Stop for while at Tyangboche monastery from there you could have nice photographs of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam and other mountain peaks.
Day 21: Namche free day
Spend free day in Namche bazzar is a good place to spend leisure day. There are shops, restaurant, internet café etc.
Day 22: Namche / trek to Lukla (2800m)
Trek back to Lukla, it is about 7/8 hours walk.
Day 23: Lukla / Kathmandu by flight
Get fly back to Kathmandu and spend free day in Kathmandu.