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Cholaste Peak

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Everest Region
25+ booked
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Duration
30 days
Highest Elevation
6,440 m / 21,129 ft
Ages
0 yrs
Season
Spring/Autumn

Tour Overview

Nestled in the breathtaking Khumbu region of Nepal, Cholatse Peak stands as a majestic and challenging Himalayan summit, reaching an impressive altitude of 6,440 meters (21,129 feet). With its striking pyramid-shaped peak, Cholatse offers a thrilling and technical climbing experience for experienced mountaineers. Interesting fact: Cholatse means "Tainted with Turquoise" in the local Sherpa language, referring to the stunning turquoise glacial lakes that surround the peak.

The journey to Cholatse Peak takes you through picturesque landscapes, including Sherpa villages, serene valleys, and glacial moraines. Along the way, you'll immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture, witnessing their warm hospitality and experiencing their ancient traditions. Interesting fact: Cholatse is deeply intertwined with Sherpa folklore and is regarded as a sacred mountain by the local community, adding a sense of spiritual significance to the climb.

 

Cholatse Peak has a storied mountaineering history. It was first summited in 1982 by a team led by Vern Clevenger, making it a relatively recent conquest. Since then, it has attracted adventurous climbers from around the world, drawn to the technical challenges it presents. Interesting fact: Cholatse Peak gained global recognition when it featured prominently in the 2007 film "The Wildest Dream," which documented the attempt to retrace the footsteps of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine on Everest.

Conquering Cholatse Peak requires technical climbing skills, including navigating steep ice slopes, exposed rock faces, and knife-edge ridges. The reward for your efforts is the awe-inspiring panoramic views from the summit, encompassing iconic Himalayan peaks like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam. The Cholatse Peak climbing expedition offers not only a thrilling adventure but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in Sherpa culture, witness breathtaking natural beauty, and add your name to the mountaineering history of this captivating peak.

 

 

Tour Highlights

  • Cholatse Peak, at an altitude of 6,440 meters (21,129 feet), offers a thrilling and technical climbing experience in the Khumbu region of Nepal.
  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants, including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and more, from the summit of Cholatse Peak.
  • Trek through picturesque landscapes, passing through Sherpa villages and experiencing their warm hospitality and rich cultural traditions.
  • Challenge yourself with technical climbing sections, including steep ice slopes, rock faces, and knife-edge ridges, making it a perfect peak for experienced mountaineers seeking a thrilling adventure.
  • Explore the beautiful Gokyo Valley and the renowned Everest Base Camp trail, immersing yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the Khumbu region.
  • Celebrate your accomplishment as you reach the summit of Cholatse Peak, knowing that you have conquered one of the most challenging and iconic peaks in the Everest region.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer To The Hotel
Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you're enveloped by the city's vibrant atmosphere. You'll be transported to your hotel, offering a chance to relax and prepare for the forthcoming adventure that will lead you to the formidable Cholaste Peak.
Day 2: Fly From Kathmandu/Ramechhap To Lukla (2840m) & Trek To Phakding (2800m)
The journey kicks off with a flight to Lukla, followed by a trek to Phakding. The scenic flight showcases Nepal's terrain, while the trek through charming villages and along rivers introduces you to the region's beauty.
Day 3: Trek From Phakding To Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
Treading the trails to Namche Bazaar, you'll experience the transition into higher altitudes. The town, nestled amidst towering peaks, provides a blend of culture and mountain charm.
Day 4: Acclimatization At Namche Bazaar: Hike To Khumjung Valley
A day of acclimatization in Namche Bazaar is vital for adapting to the altitude. Hiking to Khumjung Valley offers stunning panoramic views and insights into the local Sherpa culture.
Day 5: Trek From Namche Bazaar To Dole (4,200m)
Continuing your ascent, the landscapes evolve, revealing alpine beauty and rugged terrains. The air gets crisper as you approach higher elevations.
Day 6: Trek From Dole To Machhermo (4,450m)
The journey to Machhermo takes you deeper into the mountains. As you ascend, the views become more captivating, offering a glimpse of the grandeur of the Himalayas.
Day 7: Trek From Machhermo To Gokyo (4,750m)
As you make your way to Gokyo, you'll encounter glacial lakes and breathtaking panoramas. Gokyo, surrounded by towering peaks, provides a sense of awe and accomplishment.
Day 8: Trek From Gokyo To Thagnak (4,750m)
Continuing your trek, you'll reach Thagnak. The isolation and dramatic landscapes contribute to a unique sense of adventure as you get closer to your ultimate goal.
Day 9: Trek From Thagnak To Zungla (4,620m) Via Crossing Cho La Pass (5,330m)
One of the most challenging days awaits as you cross the formidable Cho La Pass. The panoramic views from the pass and the sense of accomplishment are indescribable.
Day 10: Trek From Zungla To Cholatse Basecamp (4,590m)
As you approach Cholatse Basecamp, the towering peaks are a constant reminder of the adventure you're undertaking. The anticipation of the climb grows with each step.
Day 11-24: Climbing Period [Basecamp - High Camp - Summit (6,440m) - Basecamp]
The climbing period commences as you work your way from Basecamp to High Camp, and finally to the summit of Cholaste Peak. The challenges of the climb are matched only by the sense of achievement when you stand at the summit.
Day 25: Trek From The Base Camp To Pangboche (3,930m)
Descending from the heights, the journey takes you back to Pangboche. The familiarity of the surroundings provides a moment to reflect on the accomplishments.
Day 26: Trek From Pangboche To Namche Bazaar
Retracing your steps, you'll pass through Pangboche and head back to Namche Bazaar. The camaraderie of fellow trekkers and the sights of the region accompany you on your return.
Day 27: Trek From Namche Bazaar To Lukla
The final leg of your trek leads you back to Lukla, where the journey began. The sense of accomplishment and the memories of the adventure linger in the air.
Day 28: Fly From Lukla To Kathmandu & Transfer To The Hotel
As you fly back to Kathmandu, the city's sights offer a sense of coming full circle. You'll have a chance to reflect on the transformative journey you've undertaken.
Day 29: Leisure Day In Kathmandu City
A leisure day in Kathmandu allows you to explore more of the city's cultural treasures, from historic sites to bustling markets. It's a time to unwind and reflect on your journey.
Day 30: Transfer To International Airport For Final Departure
As your Cholaste Peak adventure comes to a close, you'll carry with you memories of the mountains, the challenges overcome, and the personal growth that comes with such a significant achievement. Depart from Nepal with a heart full of experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

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