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Chola tse Peak (6440 meters / 21129 feet) is one of the famous peak climbing in nepal, located in the Khumbu Himalayan region of Nepal. Comparatively this peak is very hard to climb than some of other trekking peak and higher mountain in Nepal. Not many climbers have been succeeding to climb this peak. Climbing solo at this level would be impossible without the vast mountaineering ability. This peak is recommended to climb if you skilled ice and rock climber.
Chola tse 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 Tabo che and just south of a 5420 meter pass used by Sherpas and trekkers 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 Chola tse 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.
Through the 1950's 60's and 70's, Everest, Ama Dablam and the other named peaks of the Khumbu were climbed on by one but no permits were granted for Chola tse, so it remained unclimbed until 1982 when it was infact the last named but unclimbed peak in the Khumbu. In that year, Al Read from Mountain Travel secured a permit for the peak. In April 22 of that year, Vern Clevenger, John Roskelley, Galen Rowell and Bill O'Connor reached the summit via the South West Ridge. The climb was described as some twenty pitches of difficult ice climbing. The north face was successfully scaled in 1984.
The north and east faces of Chola tse can be seen from Dzongla and Dughla, on the trail to Mount Everest base camp. We will design the itinerary as your interest and time.
Arrive to Kathmandu, an exciting and memorable experience with the panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.
Independent Himalayan Adventure's Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip. Final checking of your climbing equipments. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley.
An early morning start takes us to Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu for the 35 minute scenic flight to Lukla at 2804meters. On arrival at the airport guide will brief you and introduce our porters before we begin our trek towards Phakding at 2610meters.
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3441 meters) 5.30 hours. Namche Bazaar known as the capital of Khumbu and the Gateway to Everest which is home to many good hotels and lodges here, along the whole Everest trail this is quite a big village.
Namche Bazaar Acclimatization day. We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. As well as a short trek where a museum is celebrating the traditional customs of the Sherpa people. Today we hike up the Syangboche Airport around Everest View Hotel. From this point, we can see rewarding views of the Himalayas with a stunning sunrise and sunset over the panorama of Khumbu peaks.
Trek to Dole 4200 meters
Trek to Machermo 4410m meters
Trek to Gokyo Lake 4750 meters
Visit Gokyo Ri 5360 meters and back to Gokyo
Trek to Thanganak (3867meters). you have to prepare for tomorro's high climbing pass. better drink more liquior/water.
Cross Cho La pass (5420 meters) then trek down to Dzongla (4710 meters) 7 hours. Today is a long trek. Better to start before sunrise at 4 or 5 am to reach the pass by 9 o 10 am. Otwerwise condition of weather will affect your journey to Chola. Cross over altitude of 5420 meters Chola pass ,could be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the high altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. When you reach the top, you rewarded by the magnificent views, then we descend to the Dzongla.
One of the Base Camp can be join from the northwest ridge of Chola tse near Thore. From Thagnag, you can trek to Chola Tse Base Camp after Yak chour.... Our one Expedition to Chola tse was base this side instead of crossing Cho La Pass.
Trek Dzongla to Cholatse Base camp
Climbing Expedition period for Chola tse peak (6440 meters / 21129 feet).
After climbing cleanup your base camp and down trek to Pangboche
Trek Pangboche to Namche
The last day of your trek leads you from Namche Bazaar via Phakding, Monjo to Lukla.
The trek is pleasant, except for few short uphill climbs and then down to the Bhote-Koshi River crossing it three times. The last uphill climb of 45 minutes will bring you to Lukla for your overnight stay. Enjoy your Last day party with your group.
Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
Reserve day. Free Day in Kathmandu.
Lukla airport is mountain side airport. these types of airport some time affected by clouds or bad weather to fly or land aeroplane. so that we are suggesting all of your tourists for extend minimum a day more. this reserve day you may visit around.Kathmandu or you can do shopping or you may go to other extra activities i.e; rafting plus chitwan jungle safari. these extra services cost can be extra.
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu for Final Departure.
US $ 250 (refundable after submit garbage clearance letter by SPCC)
Climbing Permit fee for Group "A" NMA Peaks:
Group size 1 to 7 persons : US$ 500
each additional climbingmember upto 12 person US$ 100
Climbing Permit fee for Group "B" NMA Peaks:
Group size 1 – 4 persons: US$ 350 only
Group size 5 – 8 persons: US$ 350 plus US$ 40 per person
Group size 9 – 12 persons: US $ 510 plus US$ 25 per person
Climbing Guides fee/allowance:
US$ 300 for normal peaks
US$ 500 to 800 for technical peaks