Highlight of Lukla - Namchebazar - Gokyo - Cholapass - kalapather - Cholatse Sumit - Lukla
|Type of Trek
|Tea house/ Camping
|Trekking, Peak climbing Culture Tours
|No of Pax
|2 to 15
|Mode of travel
|Land and flight Transportation
|September, October, November, March, April, May
Cholatse is a stunning peak with narrow snow and ice ridges and steep faces. It is on the ridge separating the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys, just north of Taboche and just south of a 5420 meter pass used by Sherpa’s and trekkers alike to go between the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys. Interestingly, there is a lake just below this pass to the east, and in Tibetan 'cho' is lake, 'la' is pass, and 'tse' is peak so Cholatse means literally "lake pass peak". Unlike many mountains, there is no easy way to reach or descend from its summit, so any climb of the mountain is a serious mountaineering undertaking.
The mountain has not been climbed by commercial companies and none of the routes to the summit have been ascended more than a few times. The South West Ridge, perhaps the easiest on the peak was only repeated in 1993 than in 2005.
During our Cholatse peak climbing ; we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served from the tea house or lodge menu where we spent the night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner and breakfast will be served at the tea house where you spend the night.
All accommodations for Cholatse peak climbing are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc. There are two styles of accommodations during the trip. We will spend 23 nights in standard tea house or lodge or Tent hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. I will try to provide Best Tea house as much as possible, however tea houses or lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities
Health and Experience Requirements
Cholatse peak climbing is a difficult trip suitable for passionate adventurers who have ability to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light day pack. In some days we might even need to walk more hours. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, those in excellent physical condition with above average fitness and some hiking experience can do this trek. Positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination are things that aid to accomplish trip successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip are good idea to enhance strength and stability.
It is a condition upon trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.
'During Cholatse peak climbing itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. Itineraries generally allow sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of AMS.
Upon Arrival in Kathmandu Airport you will be expected to complete your custom formalities (Visa etc.) We suggest you to look for our representative who will be waiting for you at the arrival gate with netra magar you will then be transferred to hotel 3 star category. Briefing about Trekking.Include B/B.
Completion of required official procedures and taking a cultural tour of Kathmandu before the actual Trekking will be the main agenda of this day. After Breakfast there will be cultural tours to world heritage sites in Kathmandu which include Kathmandu Durbar square, Pashupatinath Hindu Temple, Swayambhunath and boudhanath during the afternoon, you will be meeting with the Trekking program along with your guide at EVT office for a pre-Trips Briefing discussion Include B/B.
30 minutes flight, 3 - 4 hrs treks from domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for an early morning flight to Lukla (2,800m/9,186 ft), a gateway destination from where our trek begins. After an adventurous 40 minute flight above the breathtaking green and white mountains, we reach the Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla. This is one of the most beautiful air routes in the world culminating in a dramatic landing on a hillside surrounded by high mountains peaks. Upon arrival at Lukla, we meet our other crew members and after some packing and arrangements, we start our trek through the prosperous village of Lukla until we reach Phakding. To assist in acclimatization, we only have a short hike today. However, if interested in additional activities we can take a side trip to a nearby monastery. Overnight at Guest house Include meal B/L/D.
Today's trek: Our trek starts in the morning after breakfast. The walk today is pleasant with few short uphill and downhill with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi River and magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (6,608m/21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We cross more bridges and reach entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo, where our trekking permits are checked in order to keep record of trekkers and local trekking staffs as well. A descend and a gradual walk brings us to Jorsale, the last village until Namche Bazaar. The walk is enjoyable through the river bed and we reach Hillary Suspension Bridge. Now, as we climb up hill towards Namche Bazzar, closer and magnificent sight of Kwangde Peak, its sister peaks, Kusum Kangaru, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Tawache, and many other fabulous mountains will be viewed closely. We stop at Chautara to admire the view. Finally, we reach the colorful village of Namche Bazzar, the main gateway of Khumbu region. Overnight at guest house Include meal B/L/D.
Namche Bazaar. This is the first of the three scheduled "acclimatization" days. Health experts always recommend us to stay active and moving during the rest days instead of being idle. We either spend the day taking a day hike to Khumjung visiting Khunde or relaxing and exploring Namche Bazaar itself. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Your guides will take us to the Tourist Visitor Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn about the various plant and animal life of the Everest region. Namche Bazzar is the main center of the Everest (Khumbu) region and has government offices, ATMs, Internet cafes, shops, restaurants, a bakery and a colorful market each Friday evening and Saturday. If we trek a few hundred vertical feet during the day, it will help us to properly acclimatize. Overnight at guest house Include meal B/L/D.
From Namche Bazaar Our Trail Climb to pass through a Village Khumjung a Rhododendron forest and beautiful southern slope of Khumbila. We enjoy the outstanding view of the panorama of Mt Amadablam, Mt Kangtaga and Mt Thamserku from the Mongla Pass. Enjoying the peak of Thamserku Looming in the near background. Overnight at guest house Include meal B/L/D.
From Dole with an ascent through a scenic offering us splendid views of Cho Oyu and Thamserku.the trail pass through a small settlement at Luza (4340 m) as we continue our walk along the hillside above the roaring Dudh Koshi river. Overnight at guest house Include meal B/L/D.
We start our trek by climbing a ridge which will reward us with a beautiful view of both down the valley and of Thamserku. Mt Kangetega Cho Oyu (8153m).The Trail Drops Briefly to Climb a Large Cave Known a Nilibuk. We Climb Steep stairs along a narrow trail to cross a wooden bridge which leads us to the first lake Longponga. Gokyo Village is a collection of stone house and walled pastures on the shores of a large lake called Dudh Pokhari. The Gokyo Village sets a Spectacular sight as it stands by the Stunning Lakes and Cho Oyu Mountain in the Background. Overnight at guest house Include meal B/L/D.
Gokyo is Famous for its marvelous views and Beautiful Shimmering High Altitude Lakes. The Acclimatization at Gokyo is an ideal day to enjoy the outstanding beauty of the Gokyo Valley. We take a steep climb up to the top of Gokyo RI (5483m) Which REWARDS US WITH Stunning Views whole Khumbu Himalayas including the Everest, Lhotse Nuptse, Makalu, Cho Oyo, and Gychung Kang.Gokyo Valley has 6 Beautiful Lakes. After enjoying the views, we will return to Gokyo Village. And We leave the gokyo valley as we descend to Dragnag which is the is the gateway to the chola pass. Overnight at guest house Include meal B/L/D.
Today, we trek to the Cho La Pass. ChoLa pass is also another show up of this trip. Today is going to be one of the toughest days. The pass is not itself difficult but it is steep and involves a glacier traverse on the eastern side. We need to be careful as the trail is vertical and the rocks glazed by ice add trouble to the trekkers making the trail slippery. Our trail climbs through a ravine and a rocky trail. So, we climb up continuously up from Phedi. We trek through the side of a frozen lake while we come to the top of the pass decorated with prayer flags. We need to pass through some crevasses before we reach Dzongla, another beautiful place with a complete view of Mt. Cholatse, Mt. Ama Dablam, Lobuche peak and the Pheriche village far below. Overnight at guest house Include meal B/L/D.
Today, we head for Lobuche. We climb down from Dzongla. Upon crossing a bridge, we transverse through grassy trail. Enjoying the view of Lobuche Peak we stretch up eventually through a ridge. The mountains of Ama Dablam, Kangtega, Thamserku Taboche are seen looming prominently. Curving round through the wide gravelly river bed, we reach Lobuche. Overnight at guest house Include meal B/L/D.
16,961ft - Everest Base Camp [5364 m/17,594 ft] - Gorak Shep: 8 - 9 hrs The trail to Gorak Shep goes ahead through the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. We pass through the pyramid sign post. Ahead on the trail we see crest of north ridge of Everest along with Mt. Pumori, Mt. Mahalangur, Mt. Lingtern, Mt. Khumbutse, Mt. Nuptse, etc. A small ascent would take us to Thangma Riju from where we perceive 360 degree vista of snowy mountains. Climbing steeply up to the top through the torrent of Changri Glacier, we catch our first glimpse of Kala Patthar, a grey-green knoll beneath the Mt. Pumori. As we reach Gorak Shep, we will find snow-capped mountains looming all around us including the top of the world - Mt. Everest. After a brief lunch and rest, we take the trail to Everest Base Camp through the once vast Gorak Shep Lake. Continuing straight ahead, we come through the Indian army mountaineers' memorials. Only upon reaching the Everest Base Camp do we really appreciate the Everest climbers who brave the hazardous route through the Khumbu icefall. Mountaineer's tents stand out in bright colors against the monotony of gray surroundings (especially in the Spring). Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori are the mountains we can view from the base camp. Everest actually is not visible from here. By now we have met the ultimate objective of our trip.However, the sunset view from Kala Patthar is more admirable than the sunrise view, so it is suggested to visit Kala Patthar today during sunset. As the setting sun's rays strike the snowcapped mountains the resulting scenery is indescribable. For those trekkers who wish to continue to Kala Patthar, our guides and Sherpas coordinate in hiking to Kala Patthar for amazing sunset view today rather than waiting until the next day. Overnight at guest house Include meal B/L/D.
We start early in the morning to catch the dramatic views from Kala Patthar witnessing the first light of day shining on Mt. Everest. However, we need to get prepared for an early morning, dark and cold temperature (-10 to -14 C) departure beforehand. Further, there is always the potential of chilly winds which are quite common. Familiar peaks such as Lingtren, Khumbutse, Changtse tower to the east even as Everest begins to reveal itself emerging between the west shoulder crest and Nuptse. During the ascent to Kala Patthar we can pause to catch our breath at several outstanding viewpoints to snap pictures. After several hours of ascent, we will be Kala Patthar. From this juncture, we scramble to climb the rocky outcrop near to the summit marked by cairns and prayer flags. As we reach the top, we sit on the Kala Patthar where our eyes rook taking in the unbelievable Himalayan Panorama, wandering from one mighty massif to another. We take as many pictures as we can and take the in view with our mind's eye to last lifetime. On being back to Gorak Shep, we have breakfast then we will trek to Descend down to Cholatse Base camp Overnight Tent Camp Include meal B/L/D.
with Everest View treks And Expedition climbing Guide will teach /short Training how to fixed or blay the rope whiling climbing the Cholastse peak. Overnight tent camp include meal B/L/D.
Climb from Base Camp to Camp I, stay overnight at tented Camp.
Day 16 to 19 Climbing period Climb to camp 1 Today we walk steep climbing up cholatse we Climb 4 to 5 hour we have pack lunch Overnight tent camp include meal B/L/D.
After break fast we Descend to thukla then down hill till pheriche from pheriche we walk flat up the gradual down hill to pangboche village Overnight at Basic Lodge Include meal B/L/D.
We retrace the original steps of our ascent as we make our way back down the mountain again. The fascinating culture of the Sherpa’s is on display once more – don’t miss a peak at the yak-herding namche mainly downhill, although it does, counter intuitively, require an hour scaling a hill. We’ll be in Namche by late afternoon and off to bed before our second last day on the mountain Overnight at Guest house Include meal B/L/D.
After breakfast, we trek toward the Hillary Suspension Bridge and then pass through several local villages. Our arrival in Lukla brings an evening in a proper hotel and, traditionally, a party with your trekking crew: you made it! Thanks to great teamwork and perseverance, you’ve accomplished a physical feat of which others only dream. This is your last night on the mountain, which can be bittersweet Overnight at Guest house Include meal B/L/D.
In the morning, you’ll hop a brief flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, where your journey both began and ends. You’ll transfer to your hotel upon landing for some much-needed solo rest and reflection after your trek conquering the Himalayas. We’ll reunite in the evening for a farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants in town, where we’ll be eager to hear your feedback on the trip. Overnight at Hotel include B/B.
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost. We can assist you to visit some other places of interest in the valley like patan, Bhaktapur and famous streets. At the evening you can have last in Nepal enjoying the Nepalese cultural dinner show exchanging greeting among friends and with all Nepalese people. overnight hotel include B/B/D Nepali farewell Dinner.
You are saying goodbye to the mountains as your journey to Nepal. Comes to an end today we hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you will be back in your trip somewhere in the Himalayan again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from EVT will transfer you to the airport on your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next Adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal
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2. Kathmandu Hotel four nights with breakfast and bed and breakfast plan.
3. Flight Kathmandu Lukla kathamndu for clients & guide only 15 kg luggage allowed.(10 kg big bag and 5 kg hand bag)
4. Best available lodge tea house and tent accommodation during the trek.
5. All food ; Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the trekking.
6. Domestic flight and exit taxes.
7. All necessary national park fees, Cholatse peak climbing permit and Sagarmatha national park fees.
8. Entire administration and local Taxes
9. One guide and porter Climbing supporter salary insurgence, food, transportation, staff equipments and gov. taxes.
10. Fresh Fruit after dinner everyday
11. 1 pc snickers or chocolate bar each person every day.
12. all camping Gear kitchen Equipment.
13. climbing guide during the cholatse peak climbing 4 trekkers 1 climbing guide
14. Climbing guide Salary+ accommodation+ food+climbing Bonus+insurance
15. cholatse peak Map
16. complementary trekking kit Bag
17. medical kit.
18. all service charge
19. cholatse peak summit certificate
20. Well come dinner and Fare well Dinner
1 Nepal Visa fees on your airport arrival (You should bring accurate USD cash and two passport size picture)
2. Personal expenses (Shopping, Laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, mineral water or boiled water, Phone calls, hot shower etc)
3. Your Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu (This apply only on early come back from trek then the fixed itinerary)
4. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu than above itinerary.
5. International fare/arrival taxes/departure taxes to and from Kathmandu
6. Tips for guides and porters.
7. Rescue incase emergency