Cholatse Peak Climbing

Trip Duration 22
Max Altitude 6440m
Group Size 2-30
Best Time for Visit March to May, October to December

Trip Overview


Cholatse Peak, standing at an impressive altitude of 6,440 meters, offers an exhilarating climbing adventure in the heart of the Khumbu region in Nepal. Renowned for its technical difficulty and breathtaking beauty, Cholatse Peak also attracts seasoned mountaineers from around the globe. The Cholatse Peak climbing expedition typically begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through picturesque Sherpa villages and lush rhododendron forests. As we ascend further, the trail leads us to the renowned Everest Base Camp, where we acclimatize and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan giants. From Everest Base Camp, we embark on a challenging trek towards Cholatse Base Camp, navigating rugged terrains, icy glaciers, and towering seracs. The route also demands technical skills, including the use of crampons, ice axes, and ropes, as we traverse steep ice walls and negotiate crevasses.

Conquering Cholatse: A Test of Perseverance, Adventure, and Reward

Upon reaching Cholatse Base Camp, we establish our high-altitude camp and begin the preparations for the summit push. The final ascent requires advanced mountaineering techniques, with sections of mixed rock and ice climbing. The reward, however, is immeasurable. Standing on the summit of Cholatse also offers awe-inspiring panoramic views of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, and countless other peaks, rewarding us for our physical and mental perseverance. Safety is paramount throughout the entire expedition, and our team of experienced guides ensures that we follow proper acclimatization protocols and employ the necessary safety measures. They provide essential training on mountaineering techniques and continuously assess the weather and route conditions, ensuring a secure and enjoyable climbing experience. The Cholatse Peak climbing trip demands a high level of physical fitness, previous mountaineering experience, and the ability to withstand the extreme challenges of high altitude. It is an adventure that pushes our limits, tests our resilience, and rewards us with an indescribable sense of achievement.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Cholatse Peak climbing trip is an unforgettable journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of the Khumbu region. It offers a thrilling blend of technical climbing, stunning natural beauty, and the rich cultural heritage of the Sherpa people. This expedition is a true testament to the human spirit of adventure and exploration, leaving climbers with lifelong memories and a profound appreciation for the majestic Himalayas.

 Trip Highlight

  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla
  • World’s Dangerous Airport in Nepal: Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla
  • Visit World’s Highest Airport of Nepal: Syangboche Airport
  • Climb a more challenging peak in the Himalayas at 6335 meters.
  • Experience the most thrilling form of adrenaline rush through the summit of Cholatse Peak
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal: Sagarmatha National Park
  • Explore the pretty villages like the village of Thame in the Khumbu region
  • Get close encounters with the magical beauty of Gokyo lakes
  • Panoramic Views of Sunrise from Everest View Hotel
  • Traverse glaciers, moraines, ice, and snow.
  • Climb Gokyo Ri (4750m) for a warm-up & acclimatization.
  • Visit Schools and Hospitals founded by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sir Tenzing Norgay Sherpa.
  • Camp on the mountain at high altitudes before climbing the peak between 5355m and the peak
  • Absolutely stunning views in every direction of many snow-covered colossal peaks.
  • Expand your knowledge of cultures and lifestyles through encounters with local people
  • Enjoy the harmonious visits to monasteries
  • Be humbled by the gracious existence of wildlife like Himalayan Tahr, Musk deer, and some other wildlife in the Everest region
  • The package includes traversing the Cho La Pass, a challenging high-altitude pass requiring expert climbing abilities.
  •  Largest glacier in the Himalayas, The Ngozumpa Glacier, a magnificent sight.
  • Understand the lives of Tibetan Buddhists and culture.


Welcome to Kathmandu, a city full of vibrant markets, bustling streets, colorful temples and grand pagodas. Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to our hotel. The remainder of the day you will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the shopping areas closest to your hotel and catch up on shopping for equipment. In the evening, our tour guide will give you a brief introduction and provide valuable information about the trek.

Welcome to Kathmandu, a city full of vibrant markets, bustling streets, colorful temples and grand pagodas.Today we will utilize this day by touring around the beautiful Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the famous heritage sites of the valley and which are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath stupa. Your tour guide will accompany you throughout the Half day about 6 to 7 hours. The remainder of the day you will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the shopping areas closest to your hotel and catch up on shopping for equipment. Our office staff will arrange the climbing permit before going to Everest region for Climbing. We will be fully preparation at Kathmandu including last minutes checklist. In the evening, our tour guide will give you a brief introduction and provide valuable information about the trek.

After an early morning start you will be picked up at the hotel by our guide who will take you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla takes around 35 minutes, time enough to take in the spectacular views of the Himalayas. After landing at Tenzing-Hillary airport you will meet your porter who will carry your luggage. You then begin your journey with a relatively easy trek passing a Kani (ceremonial gatehouse) before the tail descends then leads above Kyangma village with its large Gompa (monastery) and school. We then continue to Cheplung village where the trail passes through community forest within sight of the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the suspension bridge you climb across the ridge to Ghat and then passes a school and complex of Mani walls, Chortens and prayer wheels. After a short walk from Ghat we reach Phakding.

After breakfast the trek of around five to six hours crosses several suspension bridges over the Dudh Kosi River before passing through Tok-Tok, Benkar, and Monjo and then arriving at Sagarmatha National Park entrance gate where you will be required to buy a permit. After following the river bed for a few hours and after the last Hillary suspension bridge, there is a steep uphill trek to Namche Bazaar. Namche has a good selection of restaurants, a cyber café, pubs, post office, ATM and banks. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today is a rest day dedicated to acclimatization in Namche Bazaar. Although we will be taking it easy, it doesn’t mean you’ll be sitting still. Instead, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the vibrant alleys of Namche and allow your body to adjust to the increasing altitude. It’s a great chance to immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this Sherpa market town.

During your time in Namche, we recommend indulging in the delectable treats from the renowned bakeries that dot the town. Savor the flavors of freshly baked goods, such as pastries and bread, which are a popular delight among trekkers.

In addition to strolling through Namche, you will embark on a hike to Sagarmatha National Park and Khumjung, located at an elevation of 3,790 meters. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit Khumjung Monastery, which is believed to house a scalp believed to be from a mythical creature known as the yeti. The monastery is steeped in local legends and offers an intriguing glimpse into the Sherpa culture.

As you continue your hike, you will also come across Hillary’s School, named after Sir Edmund Hillary, and several ancient monasteries that hold spiritual significance for the local community. The trek to Khumjung can be extended to Khunde, where you can explore further and gain insights into the Sherpa way of life.

Another highlight of the day is a visit to Syangboche Airport, one of the highest airports in the world, located at an altitude of 3,780 meters. Witness the remarkable feat of engineering that allows planes to land and take off amidst the challenging terrain of the Himalayas.

For those seeking more panoramic views of Everest, you have the option to trek to Everest View Hotel, which offers breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains, including the majestic Everest itself.

Take your time to soak in the natural beauty, cultural richness, and remarkable landmarks as you explore Namche Bazaar and its surroundings. This rest day not only helps with acclimatization but also offers unique experiences and insights into the Everest region.

The trail from Namche Bazaar to Dole presents a mix of uphill and downhill sections, offering a varied and exciting trekking experience. As you set off from Namche, you will initially descend until you reach the picturesque Mong La Pass at an elevation of 3,957 meters. This scenic spot provides a fantastic vantage point to admire the surrounding landscape.

Continuing on the trail, you will make your way toward Phortse Thenga, crossing through enchanting pine forests teeming with diverse flora and fauna. The vibrant vegetation adds to the beauty of the surroundings, creating a serene and captivating atmosphere. Along the way, you will be treated to awe-inspiring views of iconic peaks such as Mount Amadablam (6,812m) and Mount Khumbila (5,761m), which add a touch of grandeur to the trek.

After Phortse Thenga 3650m, the path will lead you further up, gradually ascending towards Dole. As you approach your destination, the scenery becomes increasingly breathtaking, with magnificent vistas unfolding before your eyes. The towering peaks, pristine valleys, and dramatic landscapes create an unforgettable visual spectacle that will leave you in awe. Embrace the challenges and rewards of the trail as you make your way towards Dole, immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the Everest region and relishing the stunning views that accompany your journey.

Today after early morning breakfast we will ascend from Dole, and routinely go up towards Machermo passing by tea shops, a lovely scene yet very little greenery with all-encompassing perspectives on the mountains. The trail climbs an edge for a magnificent view both down the valley to Kengtega and up towards Cho Oyu and slides to a stream and again climbs soak to the terminal moraine of the Ngozumpz icy mass.

Morning walk leads to Gokyo Lake following a scenic trail to Pangka 4,545m, then climb on rocky path into ablation valley passing first lake and then second lakes, to reach a third lake called Dudh Pokhari or Gokyo Lake.

This beautiful area within Gokyo at 4,750 meters high, after lunch short walk around lake with views of Mt. Cho Oyu world’s 06th highest and Gyachung Kang that reflects on emerald Gokyo Lake.

The purpose today is to help you acclimatize before heading to higher elevations. Health professionals suggest staying active, so today we trek for around 6 to 7 hours beginning in the early morning with a steep climb up to the peak of Gokyo Ri (5483m). The stunning views will leave you spellbound and put your camera into overdrive! The magnificent views Gokyo valley, the enormous Ngozumpa Glacier (world’s highest), incredible panoramic views of the entire Khumbu region, including the towering peaks of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Makalu, Cho-Oyu and Gychung Kang (7952m). Trek to the foot of Cho La Pass. Due to its isolation, our accommodation tonight will be in a dormitory.

Starting before dawn with long climb to top of Cho – la pass (actual spelling Tsho -la) over rocky moraine, in snow condition. This 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 for overnight halt.

After having an early morning breakfast, we trek to Cholatse Base Camp. Along the way, we pass through beautiful forests and an amazing all-encompassing perspective of all the Khumbu Himalayas. We will also pass through there. By lunchtime, we will reach Base Camp. After reaching the base camp we will rest for a while and explore the surrounding of Base Camp. Overnight at Base Camp.

Today we will spend our day resting in Base Camp. We will enjoy the beautiful views of the Himalayas from the base camp. In order to be prepared for the upcoming challenges with the change of altitude, we will certainly need some breaks to energize ourselves. But our Sherpa team and Camp fixing team go camping to fix and prepare all the Camps. We will seize this opportunity to explore the places around the base camp.

Today after early morning breakfast we will ascend from Base Camp to Camp I. The whole course is fixed, and climbers will be associated with this rope by means of jumar and sling as they cross fourth and fifth-class rock around gendarmes and up towers. It can prove to be a little tiring but equally worth it. Today our Sherpa team will go to Camping II for further management of camps in Camp II.
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Time:7 hour
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:9km


We will descend back to Base camp from Camp I. Also, the camp fixing team who went camping II for preparation of camp will descend back to the base camp. After arriving at base camp we will rest for a while and explore the surroundings.
  • Max. Altitude: 5680m
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Time:5 hour
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:7km

The day starts with soak climbing directly out of camp II towards the Cholatse Peak. The course crosses right, around certain precipices, and afterward gets together with the 40–60 degree snow rib that prompts the summit. We move along this uncovered snow edge. After summiting the peak we will descend to Camp I.
  • Max. Altitude:6335m
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Time:13 hour
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:13km

After early morning breakfast, today we head back to base camp from camp I. We will take proper rest and enjoy the view around the camp situated at 4595 meters.
  • Max. Altitude:4595m
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Time:6 hour
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:7km

Reserved in case of bad unfavorable weather condition as contingency day if all goes well according to our plan and itinerary days enjoy leisure walk back to Lukla with time to marvel the beauty of high Khumbu valley.

Today we trek from Base camp to Phortse. In transit, one can explore wild creatures like mountain goats, musk deer, and numerous types of Himalayan birds. There are religious communities too at Pangboche and Phortse which were accepted to have been developed during the sixteenth century. The Pangboche town has additionally picked up its fame as the most elevated settlement on earth.

  • Max. Altitude:3750m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hour
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:9km

After breakfast, the trek heads from Phortse to Namche Bazaar at 3440 meters. The path here climbs up steeply for just about one hour to Mongla situated at 4000 meters. From this spot, you can see an all-encompassing perspective on Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaru, Konde-Ri, and Tawache top.
  • Max. Altitude:3440m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hour
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:9km

Today, it’s only a brief walk along the valley before we make the final climb up to the airstrip at Lukla. Lunch is served at our lodge and the afternoon is free for you to wander around, relax or perhaps have a hot shower! In the evening, we’ll have a farewell dinner followed by a few celebratory drinks.
  • Max. Altitude:2804m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:9 hour
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Coffee/tea
  • Walking Distance:13km

Early morning wake up and take a cup of Tea then checking the baggage at the Tenzing Hillary Airport to return Flight to Kathmandu via Ramechhap (Manthali Airport) or take a land transportation direct to Kathmandu, it takes 4 hours drive to reach Hotel in the evening we will have a dinner together

Your last day in Nepal, country of Himalayan wonders and as per your international flight time depart for homeward bound or to next respective connecting destinations.

Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport after a mesmerizing adventure and great experience on Cholatse Peak Climbing Trip.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 2 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu (Ramechhap -Lukla- Ramechhap) flight with private airport transfer and domestic airport tax.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • 3 fresh & hygienic meals a day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served at base camp.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Trekking permit (Sagarmatha national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Climbing permit of Nepal government to Cholaste Peak.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Water Purification Tablet for Safe drinking water
  • Friendship World Trek T-shirt and Cap as Souvenir
  • No single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Farewell dinner with typical Homestays or Nepali restaurant.
  • Friendship World Trek’s Achievement and Appreciation Certificate given after successful Trek
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

Price Excludes

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu – lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Lukla flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

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Introduction: Cholatse Peak Climbing

Cholatse Peak Climbing takes you on top 6,335 m high facing stunning panorama of world highest mountains in the shade of might Mt. Everest and other giant peaks. Mt. Cholatseis one of the most daring and exciting mountain to climb than other Trekking Peaks of Nepal Himalaya a sheer challenge to reach its summit top from the northern or at any sides of Cholatse peak, where our short mountaineering expedition allows you with enough to time to overcome with this technical  challenge with great successful climb.

The Peak Climbing leads you to high Khumbu valley where our itinerary days helps and supports climbers with much exercise to cope with high altitude as our adventure takes you to beautiful Gokyo valley and its glacial lakes, with time for hike on top Gokyo-Ri facing world’s four highest mountains Mt. EverestMt. LhotseMt. Cho-Oyu with Makalu and array of peaks including Cholatse.

After a pleasant time adventure leads you over scenic and exciting Cho-la pass where you can have good views of Cholatse peak then descend to other side of Khumbu valley heading towards Mount Everest Base Camp within close to massive Khumbu Ice-Falls and glaciers with climb of Kalapathar view top for alluring views of Everest at its nearest.

Enjoying grand times on walks visiting both best sides of Everest around Gokyo and Everest Base Camp then heading towards our actual main adventure Cholatse Peak Climbing that leads you to its base camp right on the bottom of the peaks near to the pond (as Cho/Tsho means lake or pond in Sherpa of Tibetan origin).

The climb for Cholatse peak we have used grading from popularly French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification from PD ‘Per Difficule’ to TD ‘Technical Difficulty’ which means a peak of great challenging technical difficulty to negotiate in some sections of the climb to its summit top.

Cholatse also calls by native name as Jobo Lhaptshan located close to Taboche peak which rises at 6,501 m much higher than Cholatse, at base camp planning with final preparation for the tough and technical climb to reach the summit top, where we have spared two more camps after base camp to make the climb a huge success that leads you to victory and glory.

After taking a tough challenge on top of Cholatse peak then head back to Lukla for scenic short flight to Kathmandu, where our fantastic and overwhelming adventure completes with great experience on Cholatse Peak Climbing.

Speciality About Cholatse Peak Climbing?

Cholatse Peak Climbing Trek is an excellent choice for experienced mountaineers seeking a tough and rewarding Himalayan trip. Here are some of the reasons Friendship World Trek shares with you why you should go on this adventure:

  • Technical Mountaineering Challenges: Cholatse Peak is a technically difficult peak that demands advanced mountaineering abilities to conquer. If you’re an experienced climber searching for a new challenge, this journey is a great way to put your talents to the test and push yourself to the limit.
  • Eyecatching Scenery: The trek passes through the magnificent Gokyo Valley, which gives breath-taking views of several highest mountains of the world, including Mount Everest (8,848.86 m)Cho Oyu (8,188 m)Lhotse (8,516 m)Makalu (8,481 m)Nuptse (7,861 m)Ama Dablam (6,812 m). The trek also takes you across the Ngozumpa Glacier, the biggest glacier in the Himalayas, and provides a unique opportunity to discover Sherpa culture and way of life.
  • Everest Base Camp: Everest Base Camp is one of the popular destination for many trekkers and mountaineers. The trek to Cholaste Peak offers you visit to Everest Base Camp and also offers you the perfect view of mountains, local culture and tradition, valleys, lakes and so on.
  • Wildlife: The hike takes you through the Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to numerous rare and endangered animal species, including the snow leopard and the Himalayan black bear. If you enjoy wildlife, this walk provides a fantastic opportunity to see these species in their native habitat.

Overall, the Cholatse Peak Expedition is a wonderful choice for experienced mountaineers searching for a challenging and rewarding Himalayan trip with breath-taking scenery, unique cultural experiences, and technical climbing challenge. Friendship World Trek suggest you the trek as best choice if you prefer challenging trek.

Is Cholatse Peak Climbing Right For Trekkers And Climbers?

Cholatse Peak offers a breath-taking mountain peak in Khumbu area of Nepal, standing 6,440 meters (21,126 ft) above sea level. It is a challenging trek that demands technical mountaineering abilities such as rock and ice climbing, crevasse rescue, and high-altitude mountaineering.

Cholatse Peak Climbing expedition normally begins with a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the magnificent Khumbu valley to the Cholatse Peak base camp. The climb then entails establishing an advanced base camp, hiking further up the mountain via steep ice and rock sides, and ultimately reaching the peak’s summit.

This ascent requires a high level of physical fitness, including cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility. You must also have a positive mental attitude, which includes determination, concentration, commitment and the capacity to deal with stressful and difficult conditions.

Also, the essential technical abilities and expertise are required for this ascent. You should have prior high-altitude climbing experience, particularly having climbed other high-altitude summits. You should also be knowledgeable with crevasse rescue techniques and have prior experience with mountaineering equipment such as ice axes, crampons, ropes, and harnesses.

Lastly, you should also be mindful of the possible risks and hazards associated with high-altitude mountaineering, such as altitude sickness, frostbite, and avalanches. You must be prepared for crises and have the appropriate equipment and training to deal with them.

In summary, the Cholatse climbing expedition is a challenging still demanding climb that is best suited for experienced mountaineers with the appropriate physical and mental fitness, technical abilities, and expertise. Friendship World Trek informs you that before attempting this climb, beginners or novice climbers are requested to get additional experience and training.

What Is The Best Season Or Time For Cholaste Expedition?

The Cholatse Peak is located in the Khumbu region, in northeastern Nepal and lies under the Himalayan rain shadow. The weather in this region is mostly influenced by the Indian monsoon system and the westerlies.

  • Autumn Season (September to November): During the autumn season (September to November), the monsoon season has ended, and the skies are clear, making it an ideal time for mountaineering expeditions.  Temperatures are lower than in the spring, making acclimatization to higher altitudes easier. The neighboring mountains provide beautiful vistas, and the route conditions are often dry and steady. This is the peak season for climbing Cholatse Peak, therefore climbers can expect higher competition for permits and hotels. But expedition with Friendship World Trek facilitates with pre booking of hotels as well as permits facilities so you can ensure about the trek.
  • Spring season (March to May): The temperatures are somewhat warmer during the spring season, and the vegetation is in full bloom, making the view more colorful and bright. The sky is mostly clear, and the views of the neighboring mountains are spectacular. It is also a wonderful period for mountaineering adventures since the trail conditions are dry and steady. This season, however, is busier than the autumn season, with more climbers attempting to climb at this time.
  • Winter season (December to February): Due to the extreme weather conditions, climbing is typically not recommended during the winter months. Temperatures can drop below -20°C (-4°F), with heavy snowfall and severe winds possible. The path conditions are also hazardous, making navigation of the peak challenging.
  • Summer season (June to August): Because of the monsoon season, climbing is not suggested during the summer months (June to August). The region gets severe rains, landslides, and generally terrible trail conditions.

Still, Friendship World Trek suggest you spring season (March to May) as the peak season and best period for Peak climbing in Nepal. Beside autumn season (September to November) is also considered as ideal period for trekking in Nepal.

Climate And Weather During Cholatse Peak Climbing

Cholatse Peak is located in Khumbu area of Nepal, which lies in the eastern half near Mount Everest. The Himalayan Mountains and the monsoon season have a great impact on the climate and weather of the area.

Cholatse Peak is best climbed in the spring (April to May) or autumn (September to November), when the weather is usually dry and steady. Temperatures are normally temperate throughout these months, with bright sky, making for ideal climbing conditions.

However, it is important to keep in mind that weather in the Himalayas may be unpredictable, and circumstances can shift fast. It’s essential to be prepared for a variety of weather situations, including freezing temperatures, wind, and snow. Furthermore, from June to August, the monsoon season can bring heavy rain and snow, making climbing conditions difficult and dangerous.
Ultimately, it is important to correctly plan your climb and contact with local experts for the most up-to-date information on the climate and meteorological conditions in the region.

Local Culture And Tradition Around Cholatse And Everest Region

Cholatse Peak is a picturesque and challenging still demanding peak in Khumbu area, the eastern part of Nepal. This history and heritage of the region are profoundly connected with Buddhist practice, and the mountain itself carries tremendous spiritual and cultural importance for the local Sherpa people.

You will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Khumbu culture and history during the 24 Day Cholatse Peak climbing adventure. These are some examples of Friendship World Trek shares about the local culture and custom that you may meet when climbing:

  • Sherpa Culture: The Sherpa people have a rich cultural past and live in the Khumbu area. Sherpas are well-known mountaineers who are frequently used as guides and porters on Himalayan treks. You will get the opportunity to learn about Sherpa culture, including traditional attire, cuisine, and religious beliefs, throughout your climb.
  • Buddhist Traditions: Buddhism is the prevalent religion in the Khumbu area, and you will visit several Buddhist temples and monasteries along the trip. You could also be able to take part in Buddhist rites and ceremonies such as prayer flag ceremonies and butter lamp offerings.
  • Tea Houses: Tea houses are traditional lodges maintained by local families that you will stay in while trekking. Tea houses provide an exceptional opportunity to experience local culture and hospitality, as well as to sample traditional Sherpa dishes and learn about their way of life.
  • Festivals: If you happen to be in the Khumbu region during a festival, you will be able to experience traditional dances and festivities. One of the most important celebrations in the region is the Mani Rimdu Festival, which takes place in the Tengboche Monastery in October or November.

Overall, the Cholatse Peak provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in Khumbu culture and customs. You will get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich cultural history of this spectacular alpine area, from Sherpa culture to Buddhist traditions.

Is Travel Insurance Required For Cholatse Peak Climbing?

If you intend to climb Cholatse Peak in Nepal, you must have enough travel insurance that covers climbing activities. Mountaineering is a high-risk exercise, and even expert climbers can get injured. Friendship World Trek strictly ask you to get travel insurance as, it covers all medical bills, emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellation, and other unanticipated events in the case of an accident or emergency.

Friendship World Trek discusses a few key factors to consider while getting travel insurance for climbing Cholatse Peak.

  • Check If the Insurance Covers Climbing Activities: Mountaineering and high-altitude treks are not covered by all travel insurance policies. It is very important to select an insurance that covers mountaineering and high-altitude trekking specifically, preferably up to the altitude you would be ascending.
  • Evaluate the Coverage Limits: Check that the insurance policy provides adequate coverage for medical expenditures, emergency medical evacuation, and trip cancellation. The coverage limits should be adequate to cover any emergency medical care, helicopter or plane evacuation, and any potential expenditures involved with climbing Cholatse Peak.
  • Check that the policy is valid in Nepal: As not all travel insurance policies are valid in Nepal, it is important to verify with the insurance provider to ensure that the coverage is valid in the nation where you will be climbing.
  • Read the policy carefully: It is important to carefully read the policy and understand the terms and conditions, including any exclusions or limits.
  • Get the necessary documentation: Make sure to have a copy of the insurance policy and emergency contact information with you at all times during the climb.

In summary, it is important to have proper travel insurance when climbing Cholatse Peak or any other mountain in Nepal. Friendship World Trek, thereby ask you to be careful while getting the travel insurance and make sure that your insurance covers all the formalities and requirements that may needed during trek.

Washing And Toilets During Cholatse Peak Climb

You will stay in tea houses and tent at high elevations throughout the Cholatse Peak adventure. The toilet and laundry facilities differ depending on where you stay.


  • Tea Houses: You will stay in tea houses, which are traditional lodges managed by local families, along the hiking path. Most tea establishments feature common restrooms and toilets placed outside the main structure. The facilities are frequently squat toilets, and toilet paper is not always provided, so carrying extra papers makes you easier. Certain tea houses may also provide hot showers, however they may charge an additional price for the usage of hot water. Cold water can also be used to wash in the basin.
  • Camping:  During the trek, you will also spend several nights sleeping at high elevations while climbing. The restrooms will be basic, and you may have to use a portable toilet. These toilets, which are simply little tents with a portable toilet inside, are set up at each campsite. To reduce the environmental effect, it is important to follow the rules supplied by your guides for the correct usage and disposal of human waste.
  • Washing : Washing facilities in tea houses and campsites will be basic, and you may have to wash with cold water in a basin or bucket. It is a good idea to carry a small towel and biodegradable soap or wet wipes for washing. You can also clean your hands with hand sanitizer or alcohol-based wipes.

Generally, the restroom and washing facilities on the Cholatse Peak climbing adventure will be basic, and you should be prepared for this. To avoid sickness and reduce environmental damage, it is important to practice appropriate hygiene. It is also important to respect the local culture and follow to the trash management standards offered by your guides.

Accommodation Facilities During Cholatse Peak Climbing

During the Cholaste Peak climbing expedition, you will stay both in tea houses and camping sites.

  • Tea House: You will stay in tea houses, which are traditional lodges managed by local families, along the trekking path. Tea houses are simple and basic, yet comfortable lodgings with rooms for two to three persons. Bedding is furnished in the rooms, which normally contain two single beds or a double bed. It is, however, advised that you bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort. If you lack sleeping bags and jackets, Friendship World Trek facilitates you with extra down jackets and sleeping bags.  Some tea establishments have attached restrooms, whilst others have common baths and toilets outside the main structure. Certain tea rooms may provide electricity and hot showers, however they may charge a fee for the usage of hot water.
  • Camping: You will also spend several nights sleeping at high elevations while climbing. Tents are frequently used as camping accommodations and are set up at each campground. The tents are normally for two people, and we provide your own sleeping bag and sleeping mat. Friendship World Trek will offer all camping equipment, including tents, dining tents, and cooking equipment. Your guides and porters will set up and take down the tents, as well as prepare and serve meals.

Overall, the accommodation during the Cholatse Peak climbing expedition will be basic, but comfortable. It is important to note that at high altitudes, the tea houses and camping sites may have limited amenities due to the harsh environment. A warm sleeping bag, comfortable clothing, and appropriate gear for the trek is recommended.

Why Friendship World Trek For Cholatse Peak Climbing?

Friendship World Trek is a government-registered company that is actively involved in providing and enriching experiences for travelers seeking a lifetime adventure. We have a fleet of devoted personnel and guides with over 20 years of flawless tourist expertise.

  • Local expertise: Friendship World Trek is a locally owned and run trekking service in Nepal, and our crew has vast knowledge and experience climbing Cholatse Peak. Our guides and porters have been trained and licensed by the Nepalese government, guaranteeing that you are in safe hands throughout the walk.
  • Customizable itineraries: We provide customizable itineraries to match the needs and tastes of each customer. According on your fitness level and preferences, we can modify the program to incorporate additional acclimatization days or alternate routes on your demand, choice and budget.
  • Safety measures: Friendship World Trek prioritizes safety and offers all required safety equipment for the journey, such as first aid kits, oxygen cylinders, and satellite phones. Our guides are skilled in first aid and altitude sickness management, and we monitor our customers’ health during the walk.
  • Accommodation and meals: Friendship World Trek guarantees comfortable accommodations and sanitary food along the journey. We employ the greatest tea rooms and camping equipment available, and our expert cooks produce nutritious and tasty meals from fresh ingredients. During the peak season, we facilitates with pre booking of the lodges, so you don’t need to worry during the trek.
  • Sustainable and responsible tourism: Friendship World Trek is committed to environmentally friendly and responsible tourist operations. We operate in an environmentally conscious manner, limiting the trek’s environmental effect and helping the local population by utilizing local guides and porters.

To summarize, Friendship World Trek is a trustworthy and experienced trekking company that can organize a safe and enjoyable Cholatse Peak climbing adventure in Nepal. We can provide a wonderful and responsible trekking experience with our local expertise, personalized itineraries, safety precautions, pleasant housing and meals, and dedication to sustainable tourism.

Equipment List

Climbing Gears (Personal)

Ice axe



Tape Slings (2)

Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)

Descender/Abseil Device

Plastic Mountaineering Boots


Helmet (optional)

Climbing Gears (Group)

Snow bar


Ice Hammer

Ice Screw

Clothing (Head)

Sun hat or scarf

Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

Sunglasses with UV protection

Clothing (Lower Body)

Under Garments

Hiking shorts

Lightweight cotton long pants

Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


Thin, lightweight inner socks

Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots with spare laces

Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp


Upper Body


Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Fleece jacket or pullover

Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Down vest and/or jacket *


Lightweight gloves

Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)


Sleeping bag rated to -30 degree centigrade and below (depends on season)

Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries

Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *

Basic First Aid Kit

Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag

Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)

Trekking Poles

Water bottle (2) or camel bag

Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)


1 medium sized quick drying towel

Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)


Nail clippers

Face and body moisturizer

Feminine hygiene products

Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras / Luxuries


Reading book

Trail Map/Guide book

Journal & Pen


Pencils and small notebooks

Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Cholatse Peak Climbing Route Map



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