Cholatse Peak Climbing (6,440m)

Cholatse Peak ClimbingThose who have descended towards Gokyo from Renjo La, or have climbed up Gokyo Ri, will remember the view towards Cholatse on the opposite side of the valley. It’s a stunning, laid-back-looking peak composed of steep faces and narrow snow and ice ridges. Many of the trekking peaks, all routes to its summit involve sustained technical difficulty and for this reason Cholatse has attracted many of the world’s pioneer mountaineers to attempt new, highly challenging routes.

Permits have first issued in spring 1982 and the peak has been first scaled soon after. It was last formally named but unclimbed peak in the Everest region.

The North East Face was successfully scaled 1984 and the first solo ascent was accomplished on April 15th, 2005 by Ueli Steck.

Trip day to day itinerary

Days 1 to 6: Fly to Lukla and trek through Namche to Cholatse base camp. There is plenty of chance to explore the villages and monasteries on a steady acclimatization programmed.

Days 7 to 12: Climbing period.

Days 13 to 16: get back to Lukla and fly to Kathmandu.