• 6,440 m / 21,128 ft
  • Nepal
  • 24 days



Cholatse is one of the most spectacular mountains in the Khumbu valley. It is a hidden gem of the Himalayas and not so many people have climbed it, giving you a real sense of adventure.  The summit ridge is very beautiful with views of the Gokyo and Khumbu valleys as well as Everest, Lhotse, Cho You and Makalu. While climbing Cholatse, you will test your different climbing skills. There is some great rock climbing and scrambling before you get onto the ridge. Once on the snow line there is mix or snow, rock and ice climbing. Base Camp is a very comfortable camp in a yak meadow close to a river.  

Our objective is to put you in the best conditions to reach the summit of Cholatse with the support of a very good team of Sherpas and a superior logistics. World Sherpas will also provide a tracking system for your family, friends and sponsors to follow your progress as well as photo and video coverage of the expedition.

World Sherpas 2022 expedition will be led by the very experienced Furtemba Sherpa, UIAGM guide.


Location Map

Trekking route

Cholatse South-West ridge climbing route

Rotations on the mountain

Itinerary of the expedition

Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1,350 m / 4,430 ft)

Day 2
Preparation day for expedition in Kathmandu

Day 3
Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,317ft) and trek to Monjo (2,835 m / 9,300 ft)

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,340 m / 11,155 ft)

Day 5
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 6
Trek to KhumJung (3,790 m / 12,435 ft)

Day 7
Trek to Dole (4,038 m / 13,248 ft)

Day 8
Acclimatization day in Machermo (4,470 m / 14,665 ft)

Day 9
Trek to Gokyo Lake (4,700 m / 15,419 ft) 

Day 10
Climb Gokyo Ri (5,357 m / 17,575 ft)

Day 11

Trek to Cholatse Base Camp (4,700 m / 15,419 ft)

Day 12
Rest day In Base Camp

Day 13 – 19
Climbing Period for Cholatse

Day 20
Trek to Namche Bazaar

Day 21
Trek to Lukla

Day 22
Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 23
Reserve day at Kathmandu

Day 24
Transfer to airport for departure 


Costs include

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airport (both domestic and international)
  • Return domestic flight tickets Kathmandu / Lukla
  • Transport of up to 2 duffle bags of a maximum total weight of 30 kgs during the trek to Base Camp and on domestic flights
  • 4 nights accommodation at a good quality hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis on a double basis (single option at extra cost)
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Accommodation in spacious individual tents at Base Camp with foam mat
  • On High Camp, accommodation in shared expedition tents
  • Qualified support team including experienced guides, cook, kitchen staff and porters during trekking and climbing
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee) during trek and climbing
  • Climbing permit and all fees and deposits required by the local regulations (e.g. line fixing, garbage deposit)
  • 1:1 Experienced climbing Sherpa per client on summit day (IFMGA Guide/Aspirant Guide)
  • First aid medical kit
  • Satellite phone at Base Camp (available to members as a paying service)
  • Use of a Garmin OutReach two-way satellite messaging system with satellite subscription
  • Solar panel/generator for light and battery charger at Base Camp
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • 2 x World Sherpas Duffle bags
  • Set of quality photos/films taken by our guides

Costs exclude

  • Summit/safety bonus (minimum of 500 US$)
  • Tips for kitchen staff and porters (minimum of 300 US$)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except welcome dinner)
  • Extra hotel charge at Kathmandu (bar bills, laundry, additional nights)
  • Personal expenses in lodges during the trek such as battery charging (cameras, phone, laptops), showers, laundry, beverages, bottled water and snacks in lodges
  • Additional nights in lodges during the trek not planned by us
  • Internet access during the trek and at Base Camp (we can arrange a Nepalese SIM card and top-up card for you at Kathmandu for calls and internet)
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment
  • Personal medical, travel & evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
Price / Date

1 Nov / 24 Nov 2022

Trip facts

Summit altitude
6,440 m / 21,128 ft

South-West Ridge

Nepal, Khumbu Valley region

Type of climb
Fixed line
Snow / Ice, occasionally rock

Altitude of camps
6,440 m
21,128 ft
5,600 m
18,372 ft
Camp 1
4,700 m
15,100 ft
Base Camp
We like
  • One of the hidden gems of the Himalayas
  • A spectacular and comfortable Base Camp located on a yak meadow
  • The most incredible summit ridge you can imagine with amazing views of the Khumbu, Gokyo Valleys and four 8,000 meters peaks
  • An interesting mixed climb with rock and snow/ice sections
  • Great preparation for an 8,000 m peak