Peak Climbing in Nepal

Cholatse Peak Climbing - 6440m

Cholatse Peak Climbing Cholatse is a stunning peak with narrow snow and ice ridges and steep faces. It is on the ridge separating the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys, just north of Taboche and just south of a 5420 meter pass used by Sherpas and trekers alike to go between the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys. Interestingly, there is a lake just below this pass to the east, and in Tibetan 'cho' is lake, 'la' is pass, and 'tse' is peak so Cholatse means literally "lake pass peak". Unlike many mountains, there is no easy way to reach or descend from its summit, so any climb of the mountain is a serious mountaineering undertaking.

The mountain has not been climbed by commercial companies and none of the routes to the summit have been ascended more than a few times. The South West Ridge, perhaps the easiest on the peak was only repeated in 1993 then in 2005.

TRIP FACTS

Elevation: 21129 ft / 6440 m
Lat/Lon: 27.91980°N / 86.76418°E
Activities: Mountaineering
Location: Nepal, Asia, Himalaya
Location: Langtang Region, Nepal-
Difficulty: Hard
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
Best months for climbing: March - December
Nearest major airport: Lukla, Namche, Nepal
Trip : 30Days
Minimum pax : 2 persons

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu air port- transfer hotel
Day 02 : Peak permit Preparation and official formalities
( You can use this day for rock climbing course or sightseeing )
Day 03 : flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding Lodge or Camping
Day 04 : Phakding - Namche 3450m. Lodge/Camping
Day 05 : Namche acclimatize/ day hiking Lodge/Camping
Day 06 : Namche - Phortse Tenga - Lodge/Camping
Day 07 : Phortse Tenga - Macharmo - Lodge/Camping
Day 08 : Machermo - Gokyo - Lodge/Camping
Day 09 : Gokyo day hiking - Lodge/Camping
Day 10 : Gokyo - Cho La Phedi - Lodge/Camping
Day 11 : Cho La Phedi - Chola La pass - Jungla (Dzongla) Lodge/Camping
Day 12 : Dzongla - Cholache Base camp - Camping
Day 13 -15 : climbing period for Cholache
Day 16 : BC - Pangboche - Lodge/ Camping
Day 17 : Pangboche - Namche - Lodge/Camping
Day 18 : Namche - Lukla - Lodge/Camping
Day 19 : Lukla - Kathmandu flight & transfer hotel
Day 20 : Free day in Kathmandu or transfer to Nagarkot on hotel
Day 21 : Final Departure.

COST INCLUDES :

  • Welcome in Airport by Garland
  • All ground Transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 to 4 star hotel with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu /Lukla /Kathmandu flight fare for member & Nepali staff
  • Accommodation in lodge or tent during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking & camping
  • High altitude tent, & high food at climbing
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag
  • Trekking map.
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • All cost for a Langtang Ri leader (First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking) and sherpa, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek
  • Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of our staff
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner

COST EXCLUDES :

  • Nepalese l Visa Fee (USD 40 for 30 Days)
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Mountaineering Gear
  • Climbing royalty
  • Garbage deposit
  • Climbing Sherpa fee
  • Travel & Rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Equipments checklists - climbing trips
In addition to the above list of suggested trekking equipment, you should take along with various items of mountaineering tools. For any trip which has crossed by steep, snow-covered ground, or which has included section of glacier travel, it might be necessary for the group roping up as a safety precaution. To facilitate this process of roping up, you will need to maintain a minimum requirement, a climbing harness, a climbing sling and two locking carabineers. Plastic mountaineering boots, a mountaineering ice axe and a pair of crampons with front points are the other items of equipment, which are required for our trekking peak trips. (Please note: Our recommendation that you take no more than 33 pounds of trekking equipment DOES NOT include your plastic boots, ice axe, crampons or harness/carabineers. During the trek, climbing hardware will be carried separately from your personal trek bag in-group bags until needed).

An explanation of the equipment that you will need

Daypacks for climbing trips
3000-4000 cubic inches. For climbing trips, you will be required to carry more warm clothing during the climbs and also your personal climbing gear. For this reason, you will need a slightly bigger daypack than for a trekking-only trip. If you have any questions about gear, please do not hesitate to call our office for advice.

Equipment Rental
In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, we offer a wide range of equipment available for rent for the duration of your trip. All rental equipment can be picked up from your trip leader upon arrival for your trip.

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