Cholatse Peak Climbing


Cholatse Peak Climbing

Cholatse 6,440m (21,129ft)also known as Jobo Lhaptshan is a Nepalese Himalayan Mountain in the Khumbu region. Mt Cholatse is linked by a long ridge to Taboche (6,501m) and Chola glacier descends from the east face. Cholatse's north and east faces can be seen from Dughla along the path to Everest base camp. On 22 April 1982, Vern Clevenger, Galen Rowell, John Roskelley and Bill O'Connor ascended Cholatse for the first time from the southwest ridge. The north face was scaled in 1984 with results. Ueli Steck completed the first solo climb across the north face on April 15, 2005. Cholatse Peak Climbing starts from a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, a trek is made to reach Namche Bazaar's trading spot via Phakding. After acclimatizing at Namche, the trekkers then climb up into the Gokyo valley. Then, the trail takes the trekkers to the Cho-La Pass in Dzongla, with panoramic views of Mount Lhotse and the mighty Mount Everest. Ascending from Dzongla carries you to the Cholaste Base Camp. Compared to other peaks in Nepal, Mt Cholatse Mountain is physically challenging and requires cautious ascent. For those climbers who are experienced in ice and rock climbing, we suggest the cholatse peak climbing.


Trip Code WPP-005-CPC
Destination Nepal
Altitude 6440m
Region Everest Region
Season Spring and Autumn
Difficulty Hard
Accomodation Hotel, Tea House & Tent
Duration 31 Days


Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley, the capital city

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour. A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets. Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Day 3: Expedition Preparation Day

We spend a day preparing the final documents, gears & equipment check and so on. You can go for final shopping if something is missed before leaving out for the mountain.

Day 4: Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla & trek to Phakding (2650m/8,692ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 5: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)

5-6 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 6: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200m/13,776ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 7: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4,450m/14,596ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 8: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750m/15,580ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 9: Trek from Gokyo to Thangnak Kharka (4,750m/15,580ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Thangnak Kharka to Zungla (4,620m) via crossing Cho La Pass (5,330m)

5-6 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Zungla to Cholatse Basecamp (4,590m/15,055ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight Camping.

Day 12 - 25: Climbing Period [Basecamp - High Camp - Summit (6,440m/21,123ft) - Basecamp]

Overnight Camping.

Day 26: Trek from the Base Camp to Pangboche (3,930m/12,890ft)

4-5 hrs descend. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 27: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 28: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2,840m/9,315ft)

4-5 hrs trek. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 29: Fly back to Kathamandu

After having breakfast we head toward airport for our flights. The terminal building is extremely cold; drinks and snacks are limited. The flight is exciting – once you have taken after off hurtling down into the void. After the plane has missed the hillside below Number Peak and dodged over the lamjura pass , it’s on to Kathmandu. Then you will be picked by Wongchhu Peak Promotion representatives at Domestic airport. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 30: Leisure day at Kathmandu

Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.

Day 31: Departure

Finally it’s SEE OFF TIME. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport with a hope to see you again.


  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle,
  • Domestic flights,
  • Ground Transportation,
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast,
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle,
  • Government license holder experienced, climbing & trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid & Altitude Sickness), porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis), cook, helpers with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine,
  • Local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek by Tourist bus/Private Car/Van and Flights depends on clients requirement and budget,
  • Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking,
  • Daily Meals for trekking and camping (breakfast, lunch and dinner),
  • All camping gears (waterproof dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent, etc.),
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas, etc.,
  • Permits for Expedition,
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available),
  • Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag,
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers,
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu,
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and all Government taxes.


  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
  • If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Lukla due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients,
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear,
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner),
  • Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing season,
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.),
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs.


1.0 Travel Documents

  • Valid passport
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Passport size photo (6 pieces)
  • Insurance paper and contact address
  • Family contact number

2.0 Upper Body Wear

  • Expedition down jacket
  • Basecamp down jacket
  • Lightweight fleece top
  • Wind shirt
  • Gore-Tex jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Base layers tops
  • Trekking cloths
  • Casual wear

3.0 Lower Body Wear

  • Thermal bottom base layer (2-3 pcs)
  • Fleece trousers (2-3 pcs)
  • Gore-Tex pants (1 pcs)
  • Mid-weight pants (1-2 pcs)
  • Lightweight quick dry trekking pants (2-3 pcs)
  • Gaiters for trekking boots
  • Down pant Underwear (4-6 pcs)

4.0 Headwear

  • Sun cap
  • Desert cap
  • Balaclava
  • Banadana or Buff
  • Fleece hat
  • Neoprene face mask
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunglass
  • Ski goggles

5.0 Handwear

  • Thin fleece gloves (2 pairs)
  • Liner gloves (2 pairs)
  • Wind stopper/screen tap gloves (2 pairs)
  • Mountaineering gloves with removable liners
  • Summit gloves-6000m

6.0 Footwear

  • Socks (6 pairs)
  • Lightweight shoes/sandals
  • Trekking boots
  • 6000m mountaineering boots
  • Save gaiters
  • Down bivvy boots
  • Camp boots
  • Foot-wearing system

7.0 Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
  • Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
  • Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
  • Down Matteres (Inflatable)
  • Sleeping bag Liner
  • Inflatable Pillow

8.0 Climbing Equipment

  • Power Bank
  • Pee Bottle
  • Altimeter watch
  • Pocket Knife
  • Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
  • Satellite Phone with credit
  • Battery
  • Headlight 500-700Lumens
  • Spare Snow Goggles
  • Tape Slings/240cm
  • Unlock Carabiner (2pcs)
  • Lock Carabiner (3pcs)
  • Climbing Helmet
  • Summit Down Suit – 6000m
  • Jumar / Ascender
  • Belay Devices / Figure of 8/ATC guide
  • Harness
  • Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector
  • Crampons (fit with boot)/ Packing cover

9.0 Bag packs

  • Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
  • Duffle Bag 120 L – 150 L (2pcs)
  • Laundry / Garbage Bag (Large)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks / Dry Bag –small/medium / Large (3-4)pcs)

10.0 Sun stuff

  • Banana Boat/Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50SPF)
  • Lip Guard - 30 to -50 (SPF)
  • Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection)
  • Moisturizer / Lotion

11.0 Toiletries (Personal)

  • Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Towel
  • Garbage Bag

12.0 Eating & Drinkings

  • 1 ltr. Water Bottle
  • 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
  • Spoon / Fork (opt.)
  • Bowl (opt.)

13.0 Medical / First Aid

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine
  • Ondem
  • Cetirizine
  • Electrolyte
  • Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
  • Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
  • Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
  • Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
  • Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
  • Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
  • Menstrual Products

14.0 Miscellaneous

  • Nail cutter
  • Umbrella /Raincoat
  • Hot water bag
  • Tenacious Tape
  • Repair Kits
  • Camera
  • GPS Tracker (Recommended)
  • Hand & Toe Warmer

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