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Duration: 26 Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 6440 m Walking Per Day: 5 - 6
Nature: lodging,camping Grade:
Best Season: autumn Group Size: minimum 2

Trip Introduction

Cholatse 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 Taboche and just south of a 5420 meter pass used by Sherpas and trekers 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 Cholatse 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 Cholatse, 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 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. Later that same year, a Swiss expedition with Heidi Ludi, Niklause Alpiger and the Nepelese climber Kancha Tamang reached the summit after fixing ropes on much of the South East Ridge. The following year, the startling North East face was climbed by Todd Bibler, Catherine Freer, Penny Jackson and Sandy Stewart. At a slide show, Bibler, who had waltzed up the Eiger's North Face on an earlier European trip implied that the climb was quite scary (VI AI5 5.9 A2). It wasn't until many years later that Tomaz Humar, Aleš Koželj and Janko Oprešnik made the 2nd ascent of the NE face of Cholatse with a new variation on 23 April 2005. Several additional lines have been climbed including the prominent Western Rib of the West Face and the long corniced North West Ridge. During 2005 a number of variations of the North-East and North Face climbs were achieved including the first Winter Ascent of the North Face by the Koreans Park Jung-hun and Choi Kang-sik who were unfortunately both significantly injured by frostbite following an accident on the descent from the summit. Ueli Steck made a solo ascent of the north face including a direct finish in a 37 hour push from base camp with a single bivouac on the face. He reports the difficulty as "rock to F5, ice to 90 degrees, and M6 terrain noting the climb was similar in difficulty to the north face of the Eiger. He was named as one of Europe's three best alpinists by "Climb!" magazine as a result of this climb and that of neighboring Tawoche.

Day

01. Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport  
02. Hotel In Kathmandu  : 4 nights in Katmandu 3 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room                      
03. Domestic flight: 
Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu  flight with personal baggage and  01 Sherpa Guide and necessary Nepalese       Local Staff  with domestic Airport Tax
04. Expedition cargo : Extra Member luggage of Climbing equipment  handled with care from Kathmandu to Lukla to                         Kathmandu by domestic airlines.                    
05. Transportation: 
Necessary Transportation in Kathmandu valley Sightseen.                      
06. Permit : 
Mt. Cholatse Peak  Permit,National Park & TIMS permit.   
07. Garbage Management : 
Stool Shipment Transfer, Garbage Deposit fees ( Deposit by Seven Summit Treks)  
08. Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs    
09. Cargo Clearance : 
International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes  for               cargo clearance
10. COOK : 1 trekking  Cook & and necessary  kitchen Helper on the basis of Member   
11. Porter : 
01 porter for each member to carry their luggage and necessary porter for camping equipment/
12. Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages/equipment/food/clothing with personal life & Medical           Insurance                     
13. Insurance : 
All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance                    
14. Member Luggage : 
40 Kg per member for personal baggage                 
15. Base Tent : 
VE25 North face or Kailas  tents for base camp for per member                  
16. Tents:  
Dinning Tent /Kitchen Tent /Toilet Tent /Hot shower "Bag"  /Tables & chairs, Cooking Utensils
17. Light : Necessary light at Dinning and Kitchen tent.
18. High Altitude Tent: Necessary VE25 Kailash  High Tent for Member and High Altitude Sherpa                                          
19. High camp service  : Necessary cooking gas,  cooking pot  for Member, high food  and fixing gear.
20. Dinner: 01 Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu  with Nepalese Staff 

 

 

01. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & Dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more the 5 nights in Kathmandu Hotel  
02. Insurance : Travel and High Altitude Insurance /Accident/Medical/emergency evacuation  
03. Personal Expenses: 
Telephone,Internate, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages,Personal equipment and shopping      
04. Nepaleses Visa: 
Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 100 days US$ 100)                  
05. Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips : 
Sherpa Summit bonus US$300 ,pls calculate some tips             
06. Extra porter:
 If Extra porter needed more then calculate  US$ 120 for  extra porter up to Base Camp per 30 kgs  
07. High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 
1 Climbing Sherpa for each Member  and Climbing Bonus

Member Personal Equipment

S/No Particular Qty

01. Down suits (dangri) 1
02. Summit shoe 1
03. Walking shoe 1
04. Crampon 1
05. Summit Glove (Mitten) 1
06. Normal gloves 2
07. Summit Snow goggles 1
08. Glacier glasses 1
09. Ice axe 1
10. Harness 1
11. jumer 1
12. Carabiners (normal) 3
13. Sleeping bag (-40C) 1
14. Down filled Mattress 1
15. Summit socks 2
16. Normal socks 3
17. Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1
18. Helmet 1
19. Down jacket 1
20. Down trouser 1
21. 8 finger / descender 1
22. Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1
23. Gore-tex jacket 1
24. Gore-tex trouser 1
25. Fleece jacket 1
26. Fleece trouser 1
27. Fleece liner gloves 3
28. Screw Gate Carabiner 1
29.Balaclava (windstopper) 1
30.Thermos bottle 1
31. Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)
32. Water bottle normal 1

 

Climbing Gears

S/No Particular

01. Ice crews
02. Fix rope
03. snow bars
04. EPI gas
05. Rock piton
06. Carabiners (normal)
07. High tent
08. Summit rope
09. Cooking pot
10. Snow shovel
11. Ice hammer / adge (set)
12. Member high food
13. Oxygen
14. Mask & regulator
15. Quick Draws