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MT. CHOLATSE PEAK EXPEDITION (6440M)

30 Days
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  • Max. Elevation:
    6,440m / 21,128ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 6 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size:
    2 - 10 PAX

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Country

Nepal

Peak Name

Mt. Cholatse

Duration

30 Days

Route

South-West Ridge

Weather Reports

Report

Range

Khumbu Himal

Trip Overview

Cholatse (also known as Jobo Lhaptshan) is a mountain in the Khumbu region of the Nepalese Himalaya. Cholatse is connected to Taboche (6,501m) by a long ridge. The Cho La glacier descends off the east face. The north and east faces of Cholatse can be seen from Dughla, on the trail to Mount Everest base camp.

Cholatse was first climbed via the southwest ridge on April 22, 1982, by Vern Clevenger, Galen Rowell, John Roskelley, and Bill O'Connor. 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. Mt Cholatse, follows caravan routes after flying to Lukla and trekking to Gokyo, climbing Gokyo Ri for acclimatization, continuing trekking to Cholatse Base Camp, and returning down to Namche and final departure from Lukla.

Comparatively, Cholatse Peak is very hard to climb than other peaks in Nepal. Mt Cholatse is a technically difficult peak it requires careful ascent. We recommended Cholatse peak for those climbers who are experienced in ice and rock climbing. Only a few climbers get success in Cholatse peak climbing. Climbers need a vast mountaineering ability to climb Cholatse peak.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Fly from Kathmandu –to Lukla, and trek to Phakding (2,800m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 3
    Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 4
    Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar: Hike to Khumjung Valley
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 5
    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 6
    Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,450m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 7
    Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 8
    Trek from Gokyo to Thagnak (4,750m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 9
    Trek from Thagnak to Zungla (4,620m) via crossing Cho La Pass (5,330m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 10
    Trek from Zungla to Cholatse Basecamp (4,590m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 11-24
    Climbing Period [Basecamp - High Camp - Summit (6,440m) - Basecamp]
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 25
    Trek from the Base Camp to Pangboche (3,930m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 26
    Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 27
    Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 28
    Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
    B/L
    Hotel

  • Day 29
    Leisure day in Kathmandu City
    B/D
    Hotel

  • Day 30
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 3 nights hotel (3-star category) in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Sharing Twin Bed Room.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Custom Department, clearance cost is subject to a charge. **before the expedition
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Mt. Cholatse, Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipal entry, Sagarmatha National park permit & fee.
  • GARBAGE DEPOSIT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • MAP : Trekking Route Map.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Air Transportation: Fly from Kathmandu – to Lukla and while returning Lukla – to Kathmandu, domestic flight as per itinerary
  • EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : Transportation of expedition equipment of all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters / Yak) – While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters / Yak) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo). Member’s equipment will be transported by air.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg of personal baggage per member during the trek carried by porters or Yaks.
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and BC. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staffs.
  • DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
  • PORTER : Porters per member up to Base camp from Lukla & while returning porters from Base camp to Lukla.
  • BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/HEATER : 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Sherpa per member.
  • ROPE FIXING : The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Mt. Cholatse (no extra charge will be applied to members). Condition Applied*
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for a member, High food for a member, Sherpa, all climbing crew in all high camps. Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required. * Increases the cost
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (subjected to charge).
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : Sets of Summit Oxygen mask & regulator will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
  • SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE PERMIT : Satellite Phone/walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report from the National Weather Forecast authority during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.
  • SUMMIT CERTIFICATE : Mt. Cholatse climbing certificate issued by NMA (after climbing Mt. Cholatse successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is $60 USD per person for 30 days and to be applied for 60 days $120 USD.
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  • RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
  • PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  • ROPE FIXING, GEARS & EQUIPMENT : Mt. Cholaste is a technical and multiday climbing peak, this peak requires route and rope fixing. (Clients need to buy all Necessity gears and equipment if they are taking just basecamp service).
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
  • SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
  • TIPS : Tips for Basecamp and other staff.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

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    USA

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    UK/Bahrain

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