Mount Cholatse Peak Climbing

Trip Highlights

32 days

 Lukla-Namche Bazaar-Gokyo lake-Cholatse Peak-Pangboche-Lukla


4 to 5 hours of walk per day while trekking.

How Hard?

Cholatse peak also known as Jabo Lhaptshan lies in famous Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalaya. Cholatse is connected to Taboche (6,501m) by a long ridge. The Chola glacier descends off the east face. The north and east faces of Cholatse can be seen from Dughla, on the trail to Everest base camp. Cholatse was first climbed via the southwest ridge on April 1982 by Bill O’ Connor and three other climber. The north face was successfully scaled in 1984. The first solo ascent was accomplished on April 15, 2005 by Ueli Steck through the north face.

Our 28 day Cholatse peak expedition combines with famous Everest Gokyo trek. Situated in hidden valley of Khumbu, Gokyo valley is arguable the most dramatic and interesting village of Sherpa. Our climb starts with fascinating flight to Lukla then from Namche we take route to Gokyo valley. From Dzongla we head to Cholatse base-camp, summit the peak and head back to Lukla to fly Kathmandu next day.

  • Day 01 –  Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 – Sightseeing trip / trek preparation
  • Day 03 – Fly to Lukla (28040) and trek to Phakding (2610m) 3 hrs.
  • Day 04 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3441m) 5-6  hrs
  • Day 05 – Acclimatization day
  • Day 06 – Namche Bazaar to Dole (4110m). 6 hrs
  • Day 07 – Dole to Machhermo (4465m). 4-5 hrs
  • Day 08 – Machhermo to Gokyo (4720m). 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09 – Rest day, Option to Hike
  • Day 10 –  Gokyo to Thaknak (4750m) 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 11 –  Thaknak to Cho La (5420m) to Dzongla (4830m) 7 – 8 hrs
  • Day 12 – Dzongla to Cholatse Base Camp
  • Day 13-22 – Climbing Period for Cholatse 6440m. 
  • Day 23 – Cholatse Base camp to Pangboche (3900m) – 4hrs
  • Day 24- Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
  • Day 25 – Namche Bazzar to Phakding to Lukla: 6 – 7 hrs
  • Day 26 – Fly Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Day 27 – Contingency and rest day Kathmandu
  • Day 28 – Trip ends, Farewell and Departure
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 4 nights hotel (3 star) in Kathmandu, bb plan
  • Cholatse peak permit, Sagarmatha National park and necessary permit fee.
  • Scheduled flight : Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • 35 Kg cargo from Kathmandu/lukla per climber
  • Necessary porters and mules for carrying equipment & loads
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge/teahouse while trekking
  • 3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days
  • Common climbing equipment’s like necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws etc
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
  • Dining, Kitchen, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
  • Government liaisons officer
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas.
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 4 nights in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment.
  • Excess personal climber baggage transport Ktm-lua-BC $ 9 per kg one way.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought).
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if your used Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff.
  • All not mentioned in cost include part.
  • 6,440 m

  • 21,130 ft



  • 750 meters

  • 2,460 feet


In 1982

  • Vern Clevenger

  • John Roskelley

  • Galen Rowell

  • Bill O’Conner

  • and Peter Hackett

Climbing Detail

  • Cholatse peak climbing of 6440m height
  • Dramatic and interest valley of Khumbu region : Gokyo and Khumbu valley
  • Jaw dropping scenic flight to and from Lukla
  • Explore culture, villages and lifestyle of Sherpa community
  • Gokyo Ri (5357m) climb to view all 8000m mountain of Khumbu.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and many more
  • Tengboche village and old Monastery visit.

The climb is moderate up to Camp 1

 It gets challenging up along the narrow granite ridge. Negotiating pitches of steep ice and snow slopes, the route gets more technical from Camp 2. 

From Camp 3, skirt around the hanging glacier or the Dablam, cross snow arête (A sharp ridge) and bergschrund (A gap or crevasse at the edge) between ice cliffs, and scale the summit

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