Cholatse peak
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Cholatse peak

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude N/A
  • Grade N/A
  • Duration 14 days
  • Group Size N/A

Overview

Mountain Cholatse, sometimes referred to as Jobo Lhaptshan, is located in Nepal's Khumbu Himalaya. A lengthy ridge connects Cholatse to Taboche (6,501m). Off the east face, the Chola Glacier descended. On the route to Mount Everest base camp, Dughla offers views of Cholatse's north and east faces. The southwest ridge was the first route taken by Vern Clevenger, Galen Rowell, John Roskelley, and Bill O'Connor on April 22, 1982. In 1984, the north face was successfully scaled. Ueli Steckcompleted the first solo ascent through the north side on April 15, 2005. The first step in ascending Mt. Cholatse is to take a flight from Lukla to Dingboche, where climbers can acclimatize before continuing on to Cholatse Base Camp and descending from Photse all the way to Namche and Lukla.

Trip Highlights:
 Summiting Cholatse peak
 Walking around the Khumbu region
 Enjoying spectacular views of the Everest Himalayan Ranges
 Experiencing cultures and traditions of people of Khumbu regions.
 Walking through landmarks of Sagarmatha National Park

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport

In accordance with your flight schedule, a representative from our firm will meet you at the airport, greet you, display a board with your name and our company's emblem, and take you in a private vehicle 30 minutes to a hotel in Kathmandu. That day, refrain from further activities, unwind, and spend the night in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Meal
    Dinner
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 02

Kathmandu to Phakding via Lukla

Early dawn flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes forty minutes (2840m). Introducing our trekking teams. Following breakfast, travel from Lukla to Khumbu, walk north, through a chorten with praying wheels, and in less than an hour, join the main tail at choplung (2696m). From there, they travel north, passing the Thado Khola (2554 m. It takes about 3 and a half hours
from Lukla to go to Phakding (2640m).

  • Max. Altitude
    (2610mtrs/8563ft).
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 03

Phakding to Namche Bazaar walking 5:30 hours.

After breakfast at Phakding, we walk along Dudhkoshi river passing through small villages like tok tok, jorsule. As Jorusale is the last village before Namche, we take our lunch here and proceed towards Namche Bazzar.

  • Max. Altitude
    (3440m/11286ft).
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

Namche Bazzar to Kyanjuma via Khumjung village (3790m/12432ft). Walking 5:30 hours.

After having an wonderful breakfast we proceed towards Kyanjuma while passing through
beautiful Khumjung village. After 5 and half hours of trekking we reach Kyanjuma which will
be our stop for the day.

  • Max. Altitude
    (3490m/11447ft).
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

Kyanjuma to Debuche via Tyanbuche monastery. Walking 5 hours.

The trip for this day is not going to be that difficult because we do not gain more height as we reach towards our destination. While passing by Tengboche we will also visit Tengboche monastery which is the biggest monastery in the Khumbu region.

  • Max. Altitude
    3680m/12070ft 
  • Meal
    Hotel/Tea house
  • Accomodation
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Day 06

Debuche to Dingboche. Walking 5:30 hours

Our itinerary includes yet another challenging day. As you get beyond 4000 meters, the altitude wears you out; even a small increase leaves you gasping for air. At the top, there is a challenging 200-meter climb up a steep slope from the river to Dingboche

  • Max. Altitude
    4410m/14464ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 07

Day hiking up to Nagatsang Ri (5000m/16500ft) and back to Dingboche. Walking 4:25 hours.

Today is the acclimatization day for us. SO, we will be doing a short acclimatization hike to Nagatsang Ri which is 5000m above sea level. After spending some time in Nagatsang Ri we go back to Dingboche where you are free to spend your remaining time doing anything.

  • Max. Altitude
    4410m/14464ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 08

Dingboche to Cholatse peak base camp. Walking 6 hours.

On this day, we will be heading towards Cholatse peak base camp. After breakfast we start heading towards cholatse base camp. While on the way we can enjoy spectacular views of surrounding mountain ranges.

  • Max. Altitude
    5700m/18696ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 09

Rest and acclimatization at Cholatse peak base camp. Walking 6 hours.

On this day we will be resting and acclimatizing in the Cholatse peak base camp. You can also get some information from the sherpas which will be helpful in your summit day.

  • Max. Altitude
    5700m/18696ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 10

Summit Cholatse peak peak (6440m/21124ft) base camp. Walking 7:30 hours.

You will climb to the top of the Cholatse during this crucial portion of the journey. To get to the top, you must travel across the difficult, rocky terrain from Camp II. You will traverse the 40–60 degree snow ribs and cliffs.

 

The route will then take you through the exposed snow edge to the peak. At the summit, you may enjoy the magnificent view while taking stunning photos. You will return to Base Camp and recuperate after discovering the summit area.

  • Max. Altitude
    5700m/18696ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 11

Cholatse peak base camp to Kyanjuma. Walking 6 hours.

After a hot break fast at the camp, we start our trek for the day. After walking for around 6 hours we will reach Kyanjuma which will be our rest point of the day.

  • Max. Altitude
    (3490m/11447ft).
  • Meal
    Hotel/Tea house
  • Accomodation
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Day 12

Kyanjuma to Lukla. Walking 6:30 hours.

After breakfast in kyanjuma, we will head towards Lukla. Today will be our last day in the Khumbu region. After around 6 and a half hours of trek through pine and rodhodendron forest we reach Lukla.

  • Max. Altitude
    (2850m/9348ft).
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 13

Lukla To Kathmandu

After breakfast, we take an early morning scenic flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Our team will transfer you to a hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast. And you can do anything you want to spend rest of your time

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 14

Departure

The trip ends in this day as our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal. We suggest you to reach airport 3 hours prior to your departure time.

  • Meal
    Breakfast

Note of above trekking package plan:: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included. B L Plan = Breakfast and Lunch are included.

SEASONS & DEALS
February through May and September through November are the major seasons in Nepal. So, we kindly ask you to confirm your trip as early as possible for the best deal and good travel management.
For the most up–to–date information & latest pricing please contact us.

Trip Info

Difficulty:

This expedition is for climbers who are planning a technical challenge climbing at 6000M – 64000M altitude. Climbers are expected to be exceptionally fit. As the altitude is high, this expedition is for advanced level climbers and not for begineers.

Best time:

Spring and autumn are the best times to visit the stunning Cholatse expedition. The lovely walk in the area is ideal in the spring and fall because of the predictable weather and comfortable temperatures. During these times of year, the region experiences fewer weather-related difficulties. The Cholatse expedition will be a blast for you.  

Weather & temperature:

Spring (March, April, May): The weather is slightly warm in low lying areas and moderate in higher altitudes throughout this time, providing many opportunity for breathtaking views of the mountains and surroundings.

Summer (June, July, and August): In Nepal, it is also monsoon time. The weather is now hot and occasionally rainy. Nearly every day is cloudy with sporadic evening thunderstorms.

Autumn (September, October and November): Due to the arrival of winter and the conclusion of the summer, this period is regarded as the best travel season in Nepal. The views of the mountains and the weather are both very wonderful. The presence of trekkers and adventure groups enhances the beauty of the trekking paths.

Winter (December, January and February): The temperature is chilly, the sky is clear, and there are sporadic snowfalls at high altitude throughout this period. It will be quite challenging to cross high altitude passes as the majority of the lodges close. The morning and evenings can get very chilly, with temperatures occasionally falling below zero, but the days are bright and pleasant.

Permits: 

Trekking permit, Climbing permit, and Sagarmatha National Park permits are required during the trip. These permits will be prepared by us and is included in the cost.

Insurance:

You are required to obtain travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive costs you might incur due to accidents or medical difficulties while visiting Nepal. Travel insurance must, in particular, cover air ambulance, medical expenses, rescue and evacuation costs, product cancellation and reimbursement costs, and airline delay and cancellation costs.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is any experience required?

You must have substantial mountaineering experience to participate in the Peak climbing or expedition. You should also start preparing yourself 3-4 months prior to your trip doing strenuous exercise.

 

  1. What kind of accommodation do we get?

In the base camp we will be staying in the tents set up by the sherpas whereas on the trail we will be staying at tea house with twin room sharing system.

 

  1. What kind of meals are available?

You get good quality and choices of food in the tea house and guest houses. In the base camp, our team sherpas will be making the meals for you.

 

  1. What are the sources of water in the region?

Every teahouse and guesthouse provide boiled water to their guests. You can also buy mineral water bottle. You can also use iodine tablets for water purification.

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft

EQUIPMENTS & GEARS

Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.

Clothing

Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1

Footwear

Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.

Optional

Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

For South-Africa

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za

For Indians

  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm

MAJOR SYMPTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

INITIAL SYMPTOMS

  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

ADVANCE SYMPTOMS

  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

TO PREVENT ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS

  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer

MEDICINE

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.