ABI (Cholo Peak) (6097 m) - 21 Days

  • max altitude 6097m
  • Group Type 2 -12
  • Trip grade NA

ABI Peak (Cholo Peak) the mountain is approached from an excellent Base Camp 2km North West of Cho La pass or 4km North East of Dragnag.  There are 2 potential routes, both of which were recce'd up to the summit ridge, the first climbs the lower icefall (as a roped party) and takes the skyline to the West of the Col, this is an excellent route along a tight ridge with sharp drops to each side, it would take approximately 600 metres of rope to fix the whole section or individual 20m lengths in about 15 different places. It is best suited to a small group capable of moving over complex ground either roped up or solo.
The second route takes a winding route up through scree slopes to the West of the main icefall, it is not obvious at first glance but cairns have been put in place to assist navigation.  The route is relatively souless but can be rapidly ascended with a group provided fixed ropes are placed ahead of the group ascent, 450 metres were used to fix this section.
The summit ridge is narrow and can only be climbed in good snow conditions.  In poor conditions 40 plus snow stakes will be required and approx 200m of fixed rope.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Day 03: Early morning fly to Lukla 2850 meter and trek to Phakding 2640m.

Day 04: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Acclimatizing day at Namche Bazaar.

Day 06: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Dole.

Day 07: Trek from Dole to Machhermo (4150m).

Day 08: Trek from Machermo to Gokyo.

Day 09: Trek from Gokyo to Gokyo Ri and return back to Gokyo.

Day 10: Trek from Gokyo to Thangna.

Day 11: Acclimatization at Mt.ABI Base Camp.

Day 12: Acclimatization at Mt.ABI Base Camp.

Day 13: Climb from Mt. ABI Base Camp upto High Camp.

Day 14: Climb from High camp to summit Mt.ABI, return back to High camp.

Day 15: Descent to Mt.ABI. Base camp from High camp.

Day 16: Trek from Mt.ABI Base Camp via Chola Pass to Zongla.

Day 17: Trek from Zongla to pangboche.

Day 18: Trek from Pangboche to Namche.

Day 19: Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukla.

Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Departure

Full Board Service Details

What's included

  • Flight ticket (KTM-LUK-KTM)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide and porter while you are tea house trek.
  • Climbing Guide and supported team while you are peak climbing.
  •  All Foods and accommodation in tent while you are climbing and tea house lodge.
  • Two men tent, form mattress will be provided while you are with our camp.
  • All kitchen equipments, climbing guide and staff their insurance.

      Climbing gears:

  • Rope, Harness, Ice-axe, Carabineers, Crampons, F-8, Jummer, Helmet, Ice-Bar, and Ice-screw.


  •  National park entry permit, Climbing permit, TIMS and all government TAX.

What's not included

  • Sleeping bag(3-4 season) and climbing boots.
  • Your personal warm clothes for Trekking/ climbing.
  • Personal High rescue Medical insurance.
  • Helicopter evacuation if needed any emergency Case.
  • Beverage: coke, beer, Mineral water, bar bills.
  • Foods in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for your trip staff.

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

What is the best season for peak climbing?
March to May, September to November Is the best season for peak climbing.

How difficult is peak climbing?
It depends on the peak you choose to climb, there are easy peaks as well as difficult peaks, and we recommend peak climbing according to your need and your expertise.

What is the success rate of peak climbing?
It depend the peak you choose, climate, weather, health and the peak grade: roughly the success rate of peak climbing is above 95% from our company.

Do you provide equipment, or do we have to rent?
You can hire or buy personal equipment needed for peak climbing, apart from that the major climbing equipment will be provided by HEN.

What problems occur in high altitude?
Lack of oxygen in a body might occur in high altitude which may result in nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, hypothermia even death.

Can I charge my device while peak climbing?
Yes you can charge your device like mobile, camera and chargeable device.

Who will be my guide and what is their qualification and experience?
HEN provides veteran, qualified peak climbing and mountaineering guides.

What kind food and accommodation you provide?
We provide healthy food and comfortable accommodation as available in the region you trek such as tea house or lodge or camps.
Does your company give certificate after successful peak climbing?
Our company provides certificate which is provided by NMA. You have to fill up the form with your detail, summit photo, name of the team leader.

How you rescue if I become sick?
Depending on the seriousness of the accident we provide first aid if not then company can arrange the evacuation operation to the nearest medical facility and in case of any emergency, company could bring you to Kathmandu.

Do I get refund if I become sick before peak climbing?
All the trip cancellations are required to be done officially on our e-mail [email protected] or [email protected] For groups it should be done 45 days and prior while individuals can do at least 30days before. Payment refund will be made as per the foreign currency conversion rate in US$ dollar prevailing at the time of refund. The following cancellation charges will levy.
1. Before 45 days of arrival-5% of the total trekking/expedition/ tour cost
2. From 45 day to 30 days-10% of the Trekking/expedition/ tour cost
3. From 29 days to 15 days-15% of the trekking/expedition/ tour cost
4. From 14 days to 02 days (48 hrs)-20% of the total Trekking/expedition/ tour cost.
5. From 48 hrs to arrival-50% of the total trekking/expedition/ tour cost
6. Less than 48 hrs or no show-No refund
7. If trekking/Expedition/tour is stopped or early arrival due to nature accident likewise weather reasons this case H.E Nepal Treks will not refund.

What permit do I need for peak climbing?
Nepal Mountaineering Association: the authorized government body issue permits which is needed for peak climbing and our company will assist you on getting the permit.

How you manage food accommodation and safe drinking water?
 Water here is drinkable but taking into consideration of our client's health and hygiene we provide mineral water which is purified and filtered. We provide standard and healthy foods. We provide best and comfortable lodging service available in trekking route.

Group Equipment H.E Nepal provides

  • Doman tents and mattress twin sharing basis
  • Kitchen /Dining tents
  • Kitchen equipments
  • Toilet tent
  • Climbing rope: fixed and main rope
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Ice-Axe
  • Karabiners : lock/ unlock
  • Ice-screws
  • Snow Bars
  • Rock piton
  • Helmet
  • Ascender ( Jummer)
  • Descender( F-8)
  • Tapes / slings

Personal Hard ware Gears climber has to manage

  • Climbing boots: plastics boot/or similar quality Need fixed crampons.
  • Long sleeved cotton /woolen shirts
  • Wool long under wear
  • Long cotton hiking shirts
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Light weight fleece
  • Fleece/ wool for climbing
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag (3, 4 session)
  • Sleeping pad (carry mat) or thermo mat
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool climbing socks
  • Light weight thermal/ insulated climbing gloves
  • Head torch /batteries /bulbs
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Down jacket /trousers/vest
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Sun screen
  • Sun hat
  • Gaiters

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