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July 23, 2020

Cholatse peak climbing in Khumbu region

Cholatse Peak (6440m) located in the Khumbu region of Nepal is one of the significant peak for climbing. It is one of the difficult climb so it needs proper acclimatization and strong physical condition on the part of mountaineers long before you could think of attempting this expedition.

So, your previous climbing experience could be advantageous asset for your venture. Cholatse peak climbing, commences from a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. From Lukla, a trek accomplishes to reach Namche Bazaar via Phadking. Then the trekkers ascend upwards into Gokyo valley after acclimatizing at Namche.

The spectacular view of Mt. Lhotse and mammoth Mt Everest can be seen while on the trek to this peak besides encountering fascinating glimpses of ethnic variety of Khumbu region for the trekkers.

Unlike many mountains, the peak had remained unclimbed until the year 1982. There is no easy way to reach or descend from its summit, so any climb of the mountain is a serious mountaineering undertaking. Cholatse is a stunning peak with narrow snow and ice ridges and steep faces

Cholatse peak was first climbed via the southwest ridge on April 22, 1982 by Vern Clevenger, Galen Rowell, John Roskelley and Bill O’Connor. The north face was successfully scaled in 1984. The first solo ascent was accomplished on April 15, 2005 by Ueli Steck through the north face.

The Chola glacier descends off the east face. The north and east faces of Cholatse can be seen from Dughla, on the trail to Mount Everest base camp. Cholatse is also known as Jobo Lhaptshan.

Best seasons are spring and autumn to attempt it. You may also check one of the reputed travel agents in Nepal to fend for your needs to venture to climb this peak.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2,800m)

Day 3: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (2440m)

Day 4: Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar (Hike to Khumjung valley)

Day 5: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole (4,200m)

Day 6: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4450m)

Day 7: Trek from Machhermo to Gokyo (4,750m)

Day 8: Trek from Gokyo to Thagnak (4750m)

Day 9: Trek from Thagnak to Zungla (4620m)

Day 10: Trek from Zungla to Choltse Base Camp (4,590m)

Day 11-24: Climbing period

Day 25: Trek from the Base Camp to Pangboche (3,930m)

Day 26: Trek from Pangboche to Namche Bazaar

Day 27: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 28: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 29: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 30: Final departure

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