Cholatse Peak Expedition

Scaling the Majesty of the Himalayas

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Trip Overview

Cholatse Peak stands as one of the challenging 6000-meter peaks nestled between the Khumbu and Gokyo Valley. With its steep and soaring lines, coupled with a formidable southwest ridge, Mt. Cholatse presents a significant challenge, making it an enticing prospect for Himalayan alpinists with prior climbing experience. The rewards offered by the summit are indeed precious in light of the difficulties faced.

The peak was first conquered in 1982 by Vern Clevenger, Galen Rowell, John Roskelley, and Bill O’Connor via the southwest ridge, a route followed by climbers ever since.

Cholatse Peak Climbing provides an exceptional opportunity to test one’s endurance in the serene and secluded surroundings of the Everest region. As a preference for experienced climbers, the crowd is considerably less compared to other popular peaks like Mera Peak and Island Peak.

The trek to the base camp commences with a domestic flight to Lukla, leading through Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Dole, Machherma, Gokyo, Thagnak, Base Camp, and finally reaching the summit. The return journey retraces the path back to Lukla, culminating in a flight back to Kathmandu.

A highlight of the trek is the enchanting Namche Bazaar, inhabited by Sherpas with rich local culture and traditions. The exploration of Gokyo Valley reveals its pristine beauty, and an adventure to Gokyo Ri for acclimatization offers serene views of the mystical Gokyo lakes.

Embark on this unparalleled adventure to the remote and isolated Cholatse Peak, test your mountaineering skills, and add another remarkable achievement to your list.

  • Season
    Summer, Spring, Autumn
  • Destination
    Everest Region
  • Duration
    21 Days
  • Altitude
    6440 m
  • Groups
    8-15 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5-6 Hours


Upon landing at TIA, our representative warmly welcomes you. After a meet and greet, transfer to the hotel for relaxation. Take a stroll through Thamel's streets for a refreshing experience.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

This day involves fulfilling official procedures, obtaining permits, and preparing for the trek. Pack your bags, shop for essentials, and participate in briefings about the expedition. Use the opportunity to meet fellow climbers and teammates.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

An early morning flight to Lukla provides stunning aerial views. Trek to Phakding, passing through settlements, suspension bridges, and alongside the Dudh Koshi river. Enjoy the day in Phakding.

  • Altitude 2610 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Head to Namche Bazaar through lush forests, animal-spotting in Sagarmatha National Park, and climbing stairs. Rest in Namche, exploring the village and experiencing Sherpa culture the next day.

  • Altitude 3440 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

After acclimatizing in Namche, trek to Dole. The trail exits the valley through dense forests, leaving the tree line behind, and entering pasture lands with small settlements. Rest overnight in a lodge.

  • Altitude 4260 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Leave Dole early, climbing on the ridge with views of Kangtega, Cho Oyu, and other peaks. Reach Machherma after ascending and descending, resting overnight.

  • Altitude 4470 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Trek to the beautiful Gokyo Valley, famous for turquoise lakes and dramatic landscapes. Spend a day acclimatizing, hiking to Gokyo Ri for panoramic views.

  • Altitude 4790 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Teahouses/Camping

Move towards Thangna, getting closer to the Cholatse base camp.

  • Altitude 4700 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Teahouses/Camping

Trek from Thangna to the base camp for Cholatse Peak.

  • Altitude 5355 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

A 5-day period for training and climbing Cholatse Peak. Establish two more camps above the base camp, and ascend using fixed ropes. Enjoy panoramic views from the summit.

  • Altitude 6440 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

After cleaning up the base camp, trek to Pangboche for an overnight stay in a lodge.

  • Altitude 3930 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Head to Namche Bazaar, enjoy a delicious dinner, and rest in a cozy hotel after a day's rest in Pangboche.

  • Altitude 3440 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge

Follow the same route back to Lukla, stopping at Phakding for lunch, covering a distance of 19km in 7-8 hours.

  • Altitude 2840 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Hotel

Take a short flight back to Kathmandu, relax in Thamel, and join a farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Bid farewell and good luck. Our representative will drop you at TIA 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Expenses for airport transfers (pick-up and drop-off).
  • Three-night accommodation in a hotel inclusive of breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu.
  • Lodge or teahouse lodging arrangements throughout the trek, based on twin bed-sharing or single rooms.
  • Provision of three full-course meals per day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Selection of one item from each of the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.
  • Availability of hot beverages three times a day.
  • Flight tickets and associated airport taxes for travel to and from Lukla.
  • Covering all costs for an experienced English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Inclusive of necessary permit charges such as National Park Entry Fee and Entrance Fee at Lukla.
  • A comprehensive medical kit provided.
  • Access to filtered water during the trek.
  • Provision of a 3-liter Oxygen Bottle for emergency situations (additional charge applies).
  • Helicopter standby available for rescue situations (with a nominal charge).
  • Issuance of a Peak Climbing Certificate upon completion.
  • Arrangement of a farewell dinner.
  • Inclusive of all taxes mandated by the Government of Nepal.


  • Fee for Nepal Entry Visa upon arrival.
  • Expenses related to international flights.
  • Charges incurred for excess luggage during the journey.
  • Lunch and dinner expenses in Kathmandu, including situations where the return is earlier than scheduled in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, alcoholic beverages, satellite phone usage, internet packages, purchasing mineral water, additional meals beyond the provided breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Coverage for travel and rescue insurance.
  • Additional accommodation in Kathmandu for extra nights due to early arrival, late departure, or an early return from the trip.
  • Gratuities for guides and porters.
  • Any expenses not explicitly included in the cost inclusions section.

Trip Notes

Climbers are advised to adequately prepare and train both their bodies and minds to adapt to the remoteness, high altitude, and separation from their families. It is recommended to carry limited valuable belongings. Pack both cotton clothes for your stay in Kathmandu and warm ones for the Himalayas. Always carry a copy of your passport and photos with you.

Trekking and mountain climbing in the Everest Region are significantly influenced by weather conditions. While we aim to schedule our trips at the most favorable times, in extreme scenarios, domestic flights to Lukla may experience delays or cancellations. In such cases, please note that expenses for additional days, beyond the total mentioned in the itinerary section, will be borne by the client. However, Taktok Brothers will make necessary arrangements for the accommodation of porters and guides. If you prefer alternative arrangements, such as a helicopter flight to avoid delays, we can organize it at a nominal extra charge.

Taktok Brothers shall not be liable for any compensation for losses due to missed international flights, but we will assist in making necessary arrangements to minimize your loss. To avoid missing flights, we recommend maintaining flexible time frames before trip departure and after trip completion.

Please be aware that as we will be traveling in remote areas with extreme climatic conditions and challenging geography, where trails may be distorted, we might need to adjust our itineraries as required. Rest assured that the quality of service will not be compromised at any cost.

Cost of Expedition

Expedition costs vary based on factors such as group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, the number of Sherpas allocated, equipment, and the type of arrangement and package customization. We prefer discussing with our clients before providing the cost. Please feel free to contact Taktok Brothers for information on your selected package.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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