Cholo Expedition

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  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • A rare opportunity to climb Cholo (6097m)
  • Hike up the Thame valley and cross the Renjo La (5340m)
  • Spectacular mountain views deep in the Everest region
  • Climb with a highly experienced team and capture the spirit of adventure, with indelible memories forged among the highest mountains on earth
  • Immerse yourself in Kathmandu
The "Cholo Expedition" tour starts and ends in Kathmandu. It is a trekking tour that takes 21 days taking you through Kathmandu, Machhermo Peak, Renjo La and 9 other destinations in Nepal. "Cholo Expedition" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A superb expedition to Cholo (6097m/20,003ft), a rarely climbed but highly desirable Himalayan objective, located deep within the Everest region.. In a spectacular corner of the Everest region lies Cholo (6097m/20,003ft), one of the twin peaks of Abi Himal. A mecca for mountaineers, this is a dramatic region where several of the world's highest mountains, including Everest and Cho Oyu, dominate the skyline. Building on our success in 2016, World Expeditions have put together an exciting itinerary to climb Cholo, a rarely climbed peak due to its hidden but highly dramatic location just south of the giant south face of Cho Oyu, at the very northern end of the Gokyo valley. We will access the peak over the dramatically situated Renjo La, with the Gokyo valley stretching out before us and views into Tibet, to the wild upper Bhote Kosi. Cholo sees very few expeditions and it is incredibly unique to have such an off the beaten path experience close to some of the main trekking routes in the Khumbu region. For an experienced and motivated mountaineer, this expedition will push you to new heights in one of the world's premier climbing destinations. This mountain offers the total package in terms of mountaineering in the Nepal Himalaya, with at times technical climbing justly rewarded. The view from the summit is hands down the best mountain view in the Himalaya, with breathtaking vistas spanning 360 degrees to across the whole region. You can gaze upon both the North and South Col of Everest which is very rare, along with Lhotse, Makalu and Cho Oyu. The secret is out and Cholo is set to become one of the most sought after objectives for mountaineers looking to go to the next level. This is a trip which truly captures the spirit of adventure and will leave you with indelible memories of adventure among the highest mountains on earth.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4 - Very Good
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 07 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“Even though I did not summit, the trek to Mt. Cholo was incredible. The logistics was great as were the porters, climbing sherpas and our leader, and well done to The "Snow Ponies".”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Join Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Free day in Kathmandu or drive to Ramechap (approx 5 hours)
  • Day 3 : Fly to Lukla, trek to Ghat (2800m). Walk approx 2-3 hours.
  • Day 4 : Trek to Namche Bazaar (3400m)
  • Day 5 : In Namche Bazaar, rest and acclimatise
  • Day 6 : Trek to Thame (3800m)
  • Day 7 : Trek to Lungden (4400m)
  • Day 8 : In Lungden, rest and acclimatise
  • Day 9 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4900m)
  • Day 10 : Cross the Renjo La (5340m) to Renjo High Camp (5100m)
  • Day 11 : To Abi Himal Base Camp (5340m)
  • Day 12 : Abi Himal Base Camp
  • Day 13 : Cholo high camp (5650m)
  • Day 14-15 : Climb Cholo (6097m)
  • Day 16 : Contingency Day
  • Day 17 : Trek to Phortse
  • Day 18 : Trek to Monjo
  • Day 19 : Return trek to Lukla
  • Day 20 : Fly to Kathmandu or return via Ramechap
  • Day 21 : In Kathmandu, trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Good quality accommodation in Kathmandu
Meals
  • 20 breakfasts, 18 lunches and 18 dinners including all meals on trek valued at US$720
Transport
  • Return flights to/from Lukla included
  • Private transportation
Others
  • Fully supported expedition
  • Group medical kit
  • High altitude chamber and satellite phone
  • The use of a climbing pack including ice axe, crampons & harness (if required)
  • All park entrance fees, trekking and climbing permits
  • Porters to carry all group equipment
  • Insurance, protective clothing, food and shelter for porters
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Bottled water, aerated & alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • International flights
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • Travel Insurance
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Cholo Expedition tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 04 April 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 04 April 2022, a deposit of 1500 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Cholo Expedition tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Cholo Expedition tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

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