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Cholatse Peak Climbing -23 days

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Cholatse is a beautiful and famous peak climbing at the altitude of 6440m in Everest Region of Nepal. It is also known as Jobo Lhaptshan and connected with Taboche (6,501m), a long ridge. From this peak climbing you will sight panoramic views of Himalayan peaks. This peak is difficult to climbing than other peaks of Nepal. Also you will need technical skill and be careful in ascent part.

This peak climbing can particiapte those who has experience climber before in ice and rock climbing. For climbing this peak you have need great energetic and ability because of it is one of top vast mountaineering. Only few of participator climber will get success to climb this peak. And you will climb this peak on the month of September-October and April-May. This is the best season as weather and temperature is suitable and clear at that time.

You will view the mountain ranges like Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Makalu, Baruntse,Ama Dablam, Thamserku,and Cho-oyu etc. Climber can reach this beautiful peak within few days of trekking from Khumbhu valley main entrace. You will start the journey from lukla with acclimatization days to climb Cholatse.  Thus you will gain more energy to climb this beautiful summit. Since the climbing permit is opened to issue from 2002.

Before 1982 it is already climb up this peak in easy route later in 1984 it is harder to climb from the north face. Most of peak climbing require technically Skill and ability source. So this one is one of tougher peak climb in everest region. Hence most of climber will climb to the summit from southwest ridge because the route can see easily from there.

Thus,a climber must have a good physical and mental health as walk around 6-7 hour during trekking and climbing days. And as per ascending the trekking days, there will cold nights and snowy, windy days. Only descend route you will get warm temperature. Because of these factor,you will consider about to pack enough warm trekking and climbing gear.

Trip Itinerary

Get 30 minute scenic flight to Lukla and trek for 3/4 hour to Phakding (2600m)

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.

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.

Trek 5/6 hours to Dole. The trail is almost uphill, but landscapes are wonderful.

Trek 5/6 hours on alpine meadows and grass land. As we trek up, the Himalayas are closer to us.

Acclimatize hike or climb small hill on this day as the acclimatize code, go higher and sleep at lower elevation.

Trek 5/6 hours on alpine meadows, glacier and moraine to Gokyo Lake.

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.

Explore the 5th glacier lake in Gokyo Lake.

Trek for 4/5 hour to Thangnak on glacier trail.

Trek/climb to Cholatse Base Camp. It takes 5/6 hours to base camp.

Climb Cholatse Base camp to high camp

High camp acclimatizes day.

Proceed to camp 1 from High camp.

Summit Cholatse Peak and back to 1st camp.

Climb back to Cholatse base camp

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.

Trek down to Pangboche for 5/6 hours walk. Catch the beautiful glimpse of Mt. Ama Dablam in front of you while walking down.

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.

Spend free day in Namche bazzar is a good place to spend leisure day. There are shops, restaurant, internet café etc.

Trek back to Lukla, it is about 7/8 hours walk.

Get fly back to Kathmandu and spend free day in Kathmandu.

What's included?

Full fledged

  • Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
  • Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu before and after trek we can book as per your request.

Elementary Cost

  • Round Trip Flight cost - Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu of client and guide.
  • Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like flight, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
  • All Trekking permit - Sagarmatha National Park Fee, Local government tax and TIMS card.
  • All government taxes, vat, company service charge.

What's not included?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication.
  • Nepal visa fee
  • All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
  • All personal trekking equipmenets like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
  • Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee
  • Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom.
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Trip Information

Cholatse Peak Climbing

Cholatse Peak Climbing Trek accommodation will be basic tea houses for boarding/lodging.This is the most popular style of trekking to Cholatse Peak Climbing and simply involves trekking from teahouse to teahouse. Teahouses are essentially small hotels find in local villages that offer both a place to sleep as well as home cooked meals. Rooms are typically shared with 2 trekkers in a room. Bathrooms are shared as well and in the Cholatse Peak Climbing Trek, the lodges usually have running cold water and western style toilets. Also the hot shower is also available but it need to pay extra cost for it.

In some of the villages on the trek, it may be possible to have a private room with an extra cost and we will do our best to arrange that. However, during busy times of the year there is a limited amount of lodging available in some of the villages so it's generally impossible to arrange private rooms. This is the case even if you're willing to pay extra since the tea house owners will not give out a private room if it means someone else goes without a room.

Cholatse Peak Climbing​ Trek Meals/Food

Trekkers can choose a meal/food from the menus at the tea houses. Typical meals during Chhukung RI Peak Climbing on trek includes omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, momo, vegetarian curries, pizza or chow mein. The traditional Nepali Dal Bhat which consists of rice, lentils, and a vegetable is all you can eat and always a good choice. Meat on the mountain is not hygienic and we suggest trekkers stick with vegetarian options.

There is not a problem for vegetarian food and in fact we recommend that everyone stick with a vegetarian diet on the trek as the local meat is not refrigerated properly. If you have special dietary requirements just let us know and we will make sure to assist with the proper menu.

Cholatse Peak Climbing​ Trek Weather/Temperature

Weather/Temperature in Summer Cholatse Climbing trek in June, July, and August have the hottest temperature.The temperature in the daytime in Everest is between 20 to 25 degree centigrade. The maximum temperature is found in the month of June and July. The nighttime temperatures in Everest during the summer is high too. The lowest that the temperature gets in the night time is -3 degree centigrade and a maximum of 5 degrees. The temperature in the months of June and July are pretty similar.

Weather/Temperature in Autumn in Cholatse Peak ClimbingTrek lasts from the end of September to the November. This is the part of the year when the cold starts to set in the Everest. The maximum daytime temperature starts to go down from 20 degrees in September and falls to 12 degrees in November. The sun will not be as warm as that in the summers, but that is expected. In September the average nighttime temperature is almost 3 degrees. This starts to fall down and reach in between -7 to - 15 degrees in November.

Weather/Temperature in Winter Cholatse Peak Climbing Trek in December, January and February.The coldest of all the months throughout the year, winter at Everest is severely cold and poses challenges to the interested people. The average temperature during the daytime in the Everest winters is 8 degree centigrade. There is not a lot of difference in the temperature in December, January as well as February. All three months are equally cold. Nighttime is when the temperature falls down drastically. The nighttime temperatures around -7 degrees but it can go as low as -15 degrees.

Weather/Temperature in Spring March/April/ May a perfect time to enjoy Everest. The daytime temperature in March is around 12 degrees. This temperature goes up to 15-16 degrees in the month of April and peaks to almost 20 degrees in May. Devoid of biting cold and hot and wet summers, this is a glorious time for all Everest lovers.The nighttime temperatures, although sometimes below zero are not alarmingly low. The lowest that nighttime temperatures get is -8 in March. This increases to -5 degrees in April and -3 in May.

Cholatse Peak Climbing​ Equipments

Proper preparation and equipment will give you a great trekking experience. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear at affordable price in Kathmandu Nepal. Below is the recommended trekking equipment list for comfortable Cholatse Peak climbing

Day trek pack
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Headlamp with extra batteries
Favorite Snacks
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Toilet Paper
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Lightweight Gloves
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Gaiters (optional)
Moisture wicking long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Sweatshirt (optional)
Fleece Pants
Trekking Pants (2)
Shorts (optional)
Gore Tex Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Waterproof Pants
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)
Sock Liners (optional)
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sleeping bag stuff sack
Rucksack(Duffel Bag)/Daypacks
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
Dry Bags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
First Aid Kit/Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
Personal Prescriptions
Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
Wet wipes
Panty Liners and Tampons
Sun/Face lotion
Hair brush
Hair ties
Hand warmers
Ear plugs for sleeping
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
Spending Money
One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit
Other Items
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper


Most guests are eligible to get a visa on arrival at the airport and it takes between 20 minutes to an hour depending on the rush. Guests are responsible to check and verify all visa requirements before arriving. Your passport needs to have at least 6 months validity on the date you are entering Nepal.

We use the standard hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu. The price range of the hotel will be USD 45 to USD 50 per/night.

Yes, we will be there to greet you as you step out of the airport. Please look for us with your name on the signboard.

Most of the tea houses have western style flush toilets and cold running water. In almost all cases the bathrooms are shared and not attached to the individual rooms. Some of the higher elevation tea houses have the Asian style toilets which consists of a ceramic basin on the ground (Bathrooms on the Everest Trek).

We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu for medical attention.

All of the water in Nepal needs to be treated before drinking. If you want to avoid treating the water you can buy bottled water on the trek and in Kathmandu. Whether trekking and tour in Kathmandu its best to avoid uncooked vegetables. To be on the safe side make sure all your meals are cooked and avoid meat on the mountain.

The flights between Kathmandu and Lukla are generally reliable but if the weather is not good they can be canceled for the entire day. We do suggest that you schedule a couple of extra additional days in case of delays at the end of your trek. If your flight is delayed in Kathmandu we will rebook your flight for the next day. We may also be able to provide an option for a privately chartered helicopter. If you choose to take the helicopter this can cost an additional $500 or more depending on availability and group size. Extra hotel nights ($40) and meals in Kathmandu are not included when flights are delayed although we will make arrangements for you. If your flight is delayed from Lukla you are responsible for extra accommodation and meals that cost nearly $35.

It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we do not offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have long standing, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

There's no limit on our adventures, as long as participants are healthy and willing! We have had families with kids as young as 7 years do the Everest Base Camp Trek and our eldest trekkers have been in their late 70s. We generally suggest that families schedule a private trek and schedule a few extra days. Don't hesitate to ask us about arrangements.

The teahouse room on Everest Base Camp Trek are all budget and very basic. The room has single/twin beds with mattress and a pillow. No heating and electricity in the room, there will be a small/dim solar light powered not very well. The rooms is small build up by plywood.The teahouse lodge room in the lower parts of the trek are much better than the higher trek in altitude.

Yes , of course you can trek as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 6 to 7 hours a day and are able to endure a few uphill climbs of 2 to 3 hours. No doubt and should not have any issue as long as you go slow to adjust with the altitude.No matter who you are and what your background is a bit of training may be necessary but even that is not 100% essenstial for most.

The main limitation on the weight is the luggage limit on the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla which is 10kg and another 5kg for a carry-on for a total of 15Kg.

They have electricity at the tea houses in the common areas. They do charge an extra cost of $1 to $4 an hour for charging.

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory and obtaining it for the days you are trekking is your responsibility. Please email us your proof of insurance before arriving for the trek. Injury and altitude sickness are far too common on EBC trek. So it is best to pick up insurance World Nomads.

The best time to trek to Everest Base Camp is from mid September to May. October-November is the most popular time for EBC trek since the views are great and the temperature are not too extreme.

Number of trekkers on the trail are lower, and the views are crystal clear if trekking Everest Base Camp in January/February. Also you need to be prepared with the right clothing for a very low temperatures like good quality down jackets, sleeping bags and fleece sleeping bag liners to keep you cosy warm.

Trek Everest Base Camp in March-April, the temperatures are warmer. In April it may be a little more hazy for the views. The closer you get to the rainy season, the more cloud you get. The peaks are clear in the morning, but there might get cloud in the afternoon. In April-May you can see much activity at Everest Base Camp as the big expeditions get ready to summit.

If someone get sick in the group, a fellow trekker in the group has to descend, then a porter/assistant guide would go with them. So the person descending would be well looked after and it would not impact on the rest of the group's experience. Emergencies are dealt with by the guide and depending on the severity. In a serious case evacuation would be by helicopter.

There are between 2 to 12 fellow travellers in the group. The Everest Base Camp trek is a popular trip so most of our groups are fully booked. The groups typically are a mix of individuals, couples or friends travelling together. The ages differ and trekkers can be in thier 20's to 60's. The group comprises of people from all nationalities.

There are no nights at Everest Base Camp on EBC trek. We will stay at Gorak shep from where we walk to Everest Base Camp. To spend night at Everest Base Camp requires special permits which are very expensive. There is no tea houses at Base Camp. So it is better to stay at Gorakshep and trek to Everest Base Camp for a day trip.

All of our guides speak excellent English. They have many years' experience working with guests from all over the world and are very good at connecting with people.

Cash transaction is highly recommended during EBC trek. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you trek to everest base camp. The ATM machine is available only in Namche and relying on it is not a better idea as you never know when things stops working. Also if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates. So changing money from Kathmandu and taking Nepalese cash is a good idea that is recommended.

Everest Base Camp trek is not dangerous at all because trekkers are not going into the danger zones where real climbing is required, and they stay below the most dangerous altitudes - there's little risk involved though on Everest Base Camp Trek.

Yes, there is a good mobile phone reception on the Everest Base Camp Trek.There is good internet coverage in all small villages and stations in Everest/Khumbu Valley though it is expensive. There are a number of internet cafes along the route. Some of the lower elevation tea houses offer wi-fi for an extra charge of $3 to $10. Another option is to get a Nepalese SIM card in Kathmandu for both internet and calls. Even if you have a SIM card data use is mainly limited to lower elevation tea houses. You can also use your guides phone for international calls as long as you reimburse him for the charges which tend to be fairly reasonable.

The lower elevation tea houses have hot showers generally gas whereas the higher elevation tea houses generally provide a bucket of hot water. Tea Houses generally charge an extra $3 to $5 for a hot shower which can be well worth it after a long day on the trail.

Everest Base Camp Trek is challenging, but it is a challenge which most people can rise to with some training and determination. The trek consists of 5 to 8 hours of walking a day. In general, we start trekking around 8 am and reach the destination for the day around 4 pm.

Yes, you can leave any luggage at the hotel during the trek.

While not mandatory, tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks. Tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for the team's hard work and devoted attention to your happiness. We generally suggest a tip of roughly 10% of the cost of the trek divided between guide and porter.

Yes, most of our departures sell out during the peak seasons but during the off season we generally have smaller groups. We guarantee all departures so once you make the deposit you can be assured we will run the trek for you even if you would be alone there at the same group cost.

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