Cholatse (6,440 m) was the last formally named but unclimbed peak. The name is derived from the Tibetan word, ‘Cho’ means Lake, ‘La’ means pass and ‘tse’ means peak. This dramatic mountain lies in the Mahalangur Himalayan range at the Khumbu region of Nepal, connected to Taboche (6,501 meters) by a long ridge. Interestingly, on the trail to Mount Everest base camp, the north and the east faces of the peak can be seen from Dugla. And its glacier descends off the east face. This peak lies on the ridge separating the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys, just north of Taboche.
This peak offers you the breath-taking panoramic views of the Himalayas such as Everest (8,850 m), Nuptse (7,879 m), Makalu (8,475 m), Lhotse (8,516 m), Baruntse (7,720 m), Lhotse Shar (8,383 m), and Ama Dablam (6,856 m), etc. The best season for this peak is March to May and September to December. Generally, it is recommended for the skilled climbers or the climbers should get mountaineering, ice, and rock climbing courses in order to ascent Cholatse.
This beautiful peak is rated to category ‘A’ by Mountaineering Association of Nepal. It is one of the technically difficult and challenging peaks around. This peak requires careful ascent. Verb Clevenger, Galen Rowell, John Roskelley, and Bill O’ Connor were the first climbers of Cholatse via southwest ridge on April 22, 1982. The easiest route on the peak would be the southwest ridge but was only repeated in 1993, again in 2005 and rarely since then. Before that in 1984 the north face was successfully scaled. Only then, on April 15, 2005, the first solo ascent was accomplished by Ueli Steck via the north face.
One of our team representatives will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for the overnight stay. We will have a brief discussion about our tour.
Our team will assist you in preparing legal documents and collecting necessary official permits which are required for trekking in Nepal.
We will take an early flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (2,860 m). After meeting with our crew members we will begin our walking trail through beautiful forests towards Phakding Village which is located at an elevation of 2,610 meters.
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The route goes through the beautiful forest of Sagarmatha National Park. The reserved area is home for numerous flora and Fauna.
We will hike up to Everest View Hotel to watch the beautiful scenery of Mt. Everest. In the daytime, we will explore the Sherpa Museum.
We will walk through the path that leads on gradual scenic path with uphill to reach at Mong Hill with few houses serving as Tea-House and Lodge with fantastic views of peaks, from here downhill to Phortse Tenga near Dudh Kosi within forested area.
We will cross the Dole Village earlier then walk for 1 hour more to Lhabarma Kharka (4,325 m) then walk aroun the ridge of cliffs which offers the great view of Machhermo.
We will walk for 4 hours to reach Gokyo Valley passing through two different snow-covered ponds to reach Gokyo Lake also called Dudh Pokhari.
We will hike around Gokyo -Ri (5,357 m) early in the morning. The peak offers stunning views of Mount Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, Taweche and Cholatse. We will have short walk to Thangnag beneath the Ngozumba Glacier.
The route goes dscending and ascending towards Cho La Phedi. We will stay here before crossing Cho La Pass.
It will be tough to find the right path in snow and ice, walking on rubble of moraine reaching at the top enclosed by Cholatse, Nirekha and Taboche peaks, after a hard climb to the top, descend to a small valley at Dzong-la. We will follow the footstep of our guides.
We will trek towards Cholatse Base Camp through the steeply climbing rocky ridges.
We will begin the trek in the early dawn before sunrise to escape from high strong wind as well with wind-chill factor that adds much cold, as climb heeds higher encountering some technical side to overcome and then step on top of the summit. We will spend sometime enjoying stunning views of Himalayas then descend to Base Camp.
We will walk downhill through the Thugla and Pheriche Village to reach Pangboche Village.
The route traverses through Tengboche Village where we will explore the Tengboche Monastery which is considered to be the oldest Monastery of the Khumbu Region. Then descend slowly through the forestes landscape to reach Namche Bazaar.
The trekking trail starts with long descend towards Sagarmatha National Park entrance at Monjo village and then crossing a long bridge to reach at Phakding. Then descend for one hour to reach Lukla Airport.
We will take early flight from the Lukla Airport to return back to the Kathmandu Valley.
We will transfer you to the airport from where you can depart to your home town.
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