Himalaya Alpine Guides  རླུང

Cholo Ri | 6097m – An exploratory of Nangpa La with 6000m ascent

Cholo Ri is a remote peak in the Gokyo/Nangpa region. We will ascend this 6000m peak in expedition style, fixing ropes where need be with the goal of a successful summit for all participants. We will acclimatize up the Ngozumpa glacier, the largest glacier in the Himalayas. Following our climb, we will cross the Renjo La and go into some wild exploring of the Nangpa La region. The Nangpa La has been a trade artery between the high plateau of Tibet, and the uplands of northern Nepal for centuries. We will explore this area to enjoy its wilderness and see what we see.

Leadership. Luke Smithwick will be guiding this trip working alongside his team of top notch local guides and staff. Cost Effective. Full Service. We will climb with horse and porter support to base camp. Proving Ground. Come and test yourself on a high altitude trek in the spectacular Himalaya, with the guides and resources to keep you safe and informed. Trust. Climbing at 6000 meters is no place to be short on resources. We make the proper advance preparations to ensure that our team will be properly cared for, from airport to summit to airport.

>Spectacular and scenic trek through the Himalaya
>High adventure
>Expedition-style climbing on exposed terrain
>Maximum 6 climbers (likely 3 to 4)


Not currently running in 2018. Enquire Luke.








1 – arrive Kathmandu – Thursday 2 March 2018
2 – fly Lukla, trek Phakding
3 – trek Namche
4 – acclimatize Namche
5 – trek Phortse
6 – acclimatize Phortse
7 – trek Machermo
8 – trek Gokyo
9 – trek Gokyo Lakes
10 – trek Gokyo Lakes
11 – trek Gokyo Lakes
12 – climb Gokyo Ri
13 – trek Cholo Ri BC
14 – Cholo Base Camp prep
15-16 – climbing days
17 – contingency day
18 – trek Lungden
19 – 24 – Nangpa exploratory days
25 – trek Namche
26 – trek Lukla
27 – fly Kathmandu
28 – Kathmandu
29 – depart Kathmandu – Friday 30 March 2018

  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (single supplement included for no charge) Dalai La p: +977 1 4701436  e: info@dalaiboutiquehotel.com
  • All internal flights
  • Cholo Ri permit
  • Sagarmatha National park permit
  • All other accommodation while present on scheduled trip itinerary
  • Ground transportation by private vehicle
  • NMA climbing permit
  • ‘Himalaya Alpine’ expedition style climbing and trekking trip: Delicious meals, french press coffee and herbal teas, all porterage on approach/retreat, local guides and staff, Mountain Hardwear expedition tents, equipped dining tent, experienced western guide (Luke)
  • Solar charging for electronics
  • Trip/medical/rescue insurance
  • International flights
  • Nepal Visa
  • Meals while not on trek (Kathmandu)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Puja cost (allow US$20)
  • Items of a personal nature (laundry, bar bills, gratuities, etc.)

  • Price US$5,500

    29 Days
    Trip deposit: US$1000