Chola Tse Peak Climbing & Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Duration23 Days
  • GradeChallenging
  • Max. Altitude6,423 m
  • AccommodationTea Houses & Camping
  • Best SeasonAutumn
  • Group Size2 - 15

Chola Tse Peak, 6,423 meters is located between the Khumbu and Gokyo Valleys, which is known for its breathtaking scenery and popular peaks. Chola Tse is connected to Taboche, a neighboring peak at 6,501 meters, by a long ridge. You can see Chola Tse's northern and eastern faces when trekking to Mount Everest's base camp, especially near Dughla, a charming town and glacier lake. Chola Tse Peak offers a difficult and challenging climbing experience. Chola Tse summit was successfully climbed for the first time on April 22, 1982 via southwest ridge. Vern Clevenger, a well-known American mountaineer, led the historic climb along with his team members. Their successful ascent was a notable milestone in the mountaineering world. Since then, Chola Tse has attracted climbers who want a challenging adventure and to enjoy the amazing views from the top.

Join Everest Sherpa Expedition on this adventure to Chola Tse Peak, where you can make lifelong memories, push yourself, immerse yourself in the magnificence of the Himalayas, and experience the excitement of reaching new heights.

Mountain Facts

  • Elevation: 6,423 m/ 21,073 ft
  • Basecamp: 5,000 m/ 16,404 ft
  • Location: Khumbu Region, Nepal (Latitude: 27°55'04" N; Longitude: 86°46'00" E)
  • Range: Himalaya range of eastern Nepal
  • Classification: Technical 6000er
  • Standard Climbing Route: South-West Ridge

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 25 days
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Climb Grade: Challenging
  • Best Season: Spring (Apr-May) and autumn (September- November)
  • Activities: Trekking & Mountaineering
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (B/L/D)
  • Accommodation: Tea Houses and Camping
  • Transportation: Fixed Wing Aircraft


Climbing History

1982- The renowned American mountaineer Vern Clevenger and his team led the first successful ascent of Chola Tse's summit.

2005- Ueli Steck achieved the first solo ascent through the north face.

Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1,330 m/ 4,634 ft)

Day 2Trip Preparation and sightseeing

Day 3Fly to Lukla and then start trek to Phakding (2,620 m/ 8,594 ft)

Day 4Trek to Namche bazaar (3,420 m/ 11,218 ft)

Day 5Rest/Acclimatization/Exploration Day at Namche Bazaar

Day 6Trek to Tengboche (3,860 m/ 12,661 ft)

Day 7Trek to Dingboche (4,360 m/ 14,301 ft)

Day 8Rest/Acclimatization/Exploration Day at Dingboche

Day 9Trek to Lobuche (4,715 m/ 15,469 ft)

Day 10Trek to Gorak Shep (5,164 m/ 16,942 ft), visit EBC (5,364 m/ 17,594 ft) and then back to Gorak Shep

Day 11Trek to Dzongla (4,830 m/ 15,846 ft)

Day 12Trek to Chola Tse Base Camp (5,000 m/ 16,404 ft)

Day 13-17Climbing period

Day 18Trek to Phortse (3,840 m/ 12,598 ft)

Day 19Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,420 m/11,218 ft)

Day 20Trek to Lukla (2,860 m/ 9,186 ft)

Day 21Fly to Kathmandu (1,330 m/ 4,634 ft)

Day 22Rest Days in Kathmandu

Day 23International Departure

  • Kathmandu Service includes arrival & departure transfers, domestic airport transfers, and three nights in a Kathmandu hotel with breakfast and a welcome dinner.
  • Government fee climbing permit. Includes all the permit charges to climb Chola Tse Peak, including the garbage deposit fee.
  • Trekking service includes all the necessary arrangements required during the Trek: i.e. domestic flight/transfers, accommodation and three meals a day in local lodges, a trekking guide and portage of personal trekking & climbing gear.
  • Basecamp Service includes three-course meals a day and unlimited hot drinks while at basecamp, a required number of kitchen crew with their wages, transfers and insurance, a personal tent and a toilet tent.
  • High camp Service beyond the base camp; includes the necessary number of tents, high-altitude food, cooking pots, epi gas, gas stove, walkie-talkie and a satellite phone.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa, one Sherpa for two clients, daily wages, load ferry charge, meals, accommodation, flight/transfers and insurance for the expedition duration
  • The price does not include your international airfare, climbing gear, visa fees, evacuation costs, insurance and other personal nature expenses. In addition, the clients are accountable for paying the summit bonus and tips to personal Sherpa once they reach camp IV and tipping for the kitchen staff.


Bank Name: Nepal Investment Mega Bank Limited (NIMB) 

Account Name: Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Swift Code: NIBLNPKT

Account No: 13201100003780

The Trekking Day

The day usually begins between 6.30 am and 7.30 am, with breakfast. During breakfast, the crew members make up the loads for the porters. You often start hiking by 7:30 am, though we wait for the sun to warm the air at higher altitudes.

The pace for the day is set at a lower speed. Instead, you will have time to become aware of everything around you and to enjoy it. Our guides are excellent timekeepers but cannot make you rush over the mountains!

The afternoon walk follows a similar pattern to the morning; it is often shorter, and your lodge is usually reached between 4 pm and 5 pm. There is plenty of time to relax or explore the surrounding area until the evening meal is served at about 6.30 pm. After dinner, there is time to chat, read or enjoy a game of cards with our crew. Most members are asleep by 9 pm.

We provide a highly experienced team of IFMGA/UIAGM guides, assistant guides if required, cook and kitchen staff, rope fixing team, and high-altitude workers. Our team is committed to ensuring your safety and satisfaction during your adventure.

The Company offers a variety of trekking, peak climbing, mountaineering expedition, and tour services through its website (

Our Terms & Conditions contain legal obligations, we encourage you to read them carefully. They form the basis on which bookings are accepted by the Company.

Inquire, Booking & Payment Details

  1. You can make further queries about your desired trip through the “Get a Quote” form available on each trip detail page, we will reply to you within 24 hours with the best possible answer, and the rest of the communication will be through our official mail
  2. To make confirmation of the booking, you need to make a non-refundable deposit prior to your departure date (the prior deposit and amount required to pay will notify you through our official mail because it depends on the season, and the nature of the trip you have chosen).
  3. You can pay non-refundable deposit via wire transfer to our company bank account. Or any payment method that is easy for you. For our banking details see the Bank Details section.
  4. The service charge taken by Bank or service provider during the money transfer whether that is wire transfer or credit card use will be your liability.
  5. The rest amount of the trip needs to pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu before the departure date.
  6. If you are not able to pay the due amount before your trip departure will be treated as the cancellation of the trip.
  7. Unforeseen situations like domestic flight delays, bad weather, and natural disasters causing trip delays are not our responsibilities and additional personal expenses will not be covered by us.

Payment Refunds & Cancellations

  1. If the trip is cancelled 45 days before the trip start, 50% of the deposited amount will be charged, but if the trip is postponed for some other date within 1 year time period, no charge will be made.
  2. If the trip is cancelled two weeks before the departure date, No refund will be made.
  3. If you are not able to continue your trip once it begins because of health or another other situation, no refund will be made.
  4. Trip cancellation because of an unforeseen situation like bad weather, we will assist you to follow other trips because most of the thing required for the trip has already been purchased, and making a refund for such thing is not possible therefore by mutual understanding, a certain percentage of amount will be refunded.

Only Staff Insurance

  1. Our company is responsible to make proper insurance (accident and medical insurance) for all the field staff including guide, cook, Sherpa, kitchen staff, and porters.
  2. We are not responsible for any type of insurance for the clients, therefore, we would like to suggest you to make proper insurance before you travel. If you need to know further about this you can contact us at


  1. Our field leader and guide of the company have full rights to make decisions on changing the trip routes, and walking hours to make your trip comfortable and secure because of bad weather, and health-related issues.
  2. Everest Sherpa Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Can cancel any fixed departure but we will notify you prior to one month. The cancellation of the trip can be because of bad weather, natural disaster, or insufficient group size, all the deposit will be refunded in this case.
  3. It is your responsibility to take care of your valuable belongings in a safe place, if anything went wrong because of your carelessness, we are not responsible for such cases.
  4. Activities like Trekking, peak climbing, and mountaineering in the remote area could have high levels of risk, if anything goes wrong like serious injuries or death (very rare case), the company is not responsible which is beyond anyone’s hands.
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