28 days
Trip Level
Group Size
6440 m

Cholatse Peak lies in the Khumbu region and 6440 meters high. It establishes itself as a significant climbing peak. Cholatse Peak Climbing begins from Kathmandu and ends in Lukla as other peaks in the Everest region. A trek leads via Phakding to the Namche Bazaar. Following acclimatizing at Namche, the trekkers ascend into the Gokyo valley.

Before ascending to the Gokyo Ri, you will explore the Gokyo Valley and its beautiful lakes. You will observe a spectacular view from here, including Mt. Everest. After visiting the Gokyo Ri, you will continue to Chola Phedi via Gokyo Valley.

The delightful but arduous adventure takes hikers via the Cho-La pass into Dzongla. It offers spectacular panoramic views of Lhotse and Everest. The path leads to the Cholaste Base Camp, where the camp is put up. Acclimatization and technical training will conduct before attempting to the summit. The hypnotic mountain ranges fire up your adrenaline while you are at the summit. Climbing Cholatse Peak allows climbers to see the breathtaking natural beauty while also learning about the rich culture.

Cholatse provides an outstanding peak climbing experience. Proper acclimatization and good physical condition are essential for this tough climb. So the Cholaste Peak is recommended for a trekker with a superb physique and an enthusiasm for adventure and adrenaline.

Cholatse Peak Climbing: Highlights

Picturesque villages, Ascending the gorgeous Gokyo and Khumbu valley
Hike up to Gokyo Ri, breathtaking views around Everest region

Spectacular scenery, really admirable but a lifetime experience
An excellent combination of challenging Trekking and Peak climbing

Cholatse Peak Climbing Itinerary

Days Itinerary Altitude in Meters Distance
1. Fly to Lukla then trek to Phakding 2650 3h00
2. Phakding to Namche 3440 5h30
3. Acclimatization day
4. Namche to Dole 4220 6h00
5. Dole to Machhermo 4470 5h00
6. Machhermo to Gokyo Lakes 4790 5h00
7. Explore Gokyo Valley
8. Trek to Dragnak 4700 4h00
9. Trek to Dzonglha via Chola Pass (5370 m) 4830 7h00
10. trek to Cholatse Base Camp 5000 6h00
11 – 20 Climbing Periods for Cholatse 6440
21. Pangboche 3900 5h00
22. Namche Bazaar 3440 5h30
23. Lukla 2800 7h00
24. Kathmandu 1350 0h40

It’s a climbing strategy that adapts to the climber’s current condition. So, we don’t plan a daily itinerary for the climbing duration because the Sherpa and members will decide. Before moving above the base camp, the crew will normally spend a few days arranging food, practicing rope skills, and acclimating. Normally, the summit pushes out at midnight so that, that team reached the summit in the early morning. After soaking in the spectacular sunrise and surrounding views, return to base camp before falling to the heat. Finally, we wish you the best of luck in reaching the top.

On 22 April 1982 Vern Clevenger, Galen Rowell, John Roskelley, and Bill O’Connor conquered Cholatse for the first time via the southwest ridge. Ueli Steck made his first solo ascent via the north on 15 April 2005. Cholatse Peak is a really strenuous climb. Cholatse is the technically difficult peak that needs cautious climbing.


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information

Day 3: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652 m) 3h00 walk.

You will be transferred to the airport in the early morning as per flight schedule. 40-minute thrilling flights to an airstrip at Lukla by plane offers a marvelous view of Central and Eastern Himalayas and as well as beautiful landscape and hills. Lukla is a gateway of Everest Region.

Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. (3440 m) 6h00 walk.

This is the second day of the journey. You will head to Namche after the breakfast. The trail leads you the northern valley of the Dudh Koshi River valley passing by several beautiful villages with their vibrant culture, peaceful forests and crossing over several bridges along the trail. Finally, you will get Namche.

Day 5: Acclimatize day!

This is an exploration day in Namche. Hike till Syangboche, a small airport in the region and consider as world’s highest one. Then hike up to 3800 m to see the Mt. Everest and other popular peaks. You will have proper acclimatization. In the afternoon, you may explore the village which is more equipped with modern amenities such as internet, phone, massage and more.

Day 6: Trek to Dole. (4,200 m) 6h00 walk.

As usual as another day, after the breakfast the trail brings you in the ridge of Namche then an easy walk to Sanasa with spectaculars views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and others peaks. Then the trail leads uphill to Mang-La pass and descends to the river then the trail gradually ascend to Dole.

Day 7: Trek to Machherma. (4,470 m) 5h00 walk.

A short climb from Dole, regularly up towards Machherma passing by tea shops, beautiful landscape but not much greenery having with panoramic views of the mountain to get Machherma for the night.

Day 8: Trek to Gokyo (4,790 m) 5h00 walk.

As usual as other days, your journey begins after a short climb and easy walk to the underneath of rocky hill and continue to climb up passing by few lakes along the trail. Finally, we reach Gokyo Lake.

Day 9: Acclimatize day!

This is a rest day for exploration of Gokyo valley. Hike up to Gokyo Ri in the early morning which offered rewarding mountain scenery which provides us with another proper acclimatization. Then; descend and explore the lake.

Day 10: Trek to Dragnak (4,700 m) 3h00 walk.

The trail leads you downhill in the same trail then takes a left trail from the first lake. This day is an easy and short walk but more interesting walk along the glacier.

Day 11: Trek to Cho-la Pass (5370 m) – Dzonglha (4,830 m) 7h00 walk.

Today is more adventure day to make Cho-La pass at (5420 m) begins pretty steeply to the first ridge and an easy walk up to another ridge. Then; trek short descend to get Base of Cho-la and steep climb up to pass; this part is hardest to walk if there is snow. We highly recommend using crampon for this section. It is an easy downhill to Dzongla.

Day 12: Trek to Cholatse Base Camp

Our adventure starts to Cholatse Base Camp, after having breakfast. The trail goes gradually climb up with stunning views of Pumori, Ama Dablam, Labuche Peak and taking 7 hours to reach Base camp of Cholatse.

Day 13-22: Climbing Period for Cholatse 6440m.

It is a flexible plan for climbing as per the condition of the climber. So, we do not set up a day-to-day itinerary for the climbing period, as the Sherpa and members will determine this. In the normal way, the team will spend a few days at the base camp organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving above the base camp. Summit normally push at midnight. So that team reached at top early in the morning. Catch breathtaking sunrise, and surrounding view then gets back to base camp before getting affected by heat. Finally, we wish for your success to reach in the summit.

Day 23: Cholatse Base camp to Pangboche (3900m) – 4h00 walk

After cleaning up the base camp of Cholatse, we head back to Pangboche village.

Day 24: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Today is easy descending to Dibuche then climb up to Tengboche. It is the largest monastery of the Everest region. The trail goes steeply descend up to the Punki Thana then climb back up to Sanasa where junction the of the trail goes to Gokyo lake, Khumjung village, and Namche. Afterward, easy walk to Namche where encountered several stupas in front and beautiful scenery of mountains are in the background

Day 25:Trek to Lukla

The first part of the trail is steep descend to Dudh Koshi and cross the first suspension bridge. Then, easy walk up to Phakding by exiting the entry permit of Sagarmatha National Park in Manju. Finally get to Lukla for the night.

Day 26: Fly Back to Kathmandu.

Early morning, 40-minute thrilling flights to the airstrip at Lukla by plane offers a marvelous view of Central Himalayas and as well as beautiful landscape and hills.

Day 27: Rest and shopping day.

This is considered as security day in case of flight interruption due to weather. Otherwise, you may have a chance to explore the ancient city of Kathmandu.

Day 28: Final departure.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before the departure of your flight home.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
All domestic flight, Hotel/Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations in tents and all meals during the treks
The necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

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Cholatse Peak Climbing
Cholatse Peak Climbing
Cholatse from Cho-la pass
Glimpse of mountain from Cholatse summit
Cholatse from Gokyo Lake
Cholatse from Lobuche

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