Cho Oyu Expedition

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International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
Nepal Mountaineering Association
Nepal Mountaineering Association
Himalayan Rescue Association
Himalayan Rescue Association
The Union Of Asian Alpine Association
The Union Of Asian Alpine Association

Awards

International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee

We Have Worked With

National Geographic
CNN
Discovery Chhanel
History Channel

Associated With

International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
Nepal Mountaineering Association
Nepal Mountaineering Association
Himalayan Rescue Association
Himalayan Rescue Association
The Union Of Asian Alpine Association
The Union Of Asian Alpine Association

Awards

International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee

We Have Worked With

National Geographic
CNN
Discovery Chhanel
History Channel
  • Very Hard

    42 Days 41 Nights

    Trip Code: ATT-157

  • Destination

    Tibet

  • Max Altitude

    8201 m

  • Activity

    Mountaineering Expedition

  • Technical Experience

    Advanced Skill

  • Accomodation

    Hotel/Lodge

  • Region

    Khumbu

  • Trip Starts

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends

    Kathmandu

  • Mount Cho-oyu
  • Mount Cho-oyu peak
  • Mount Cho-oyu
  • Mount Cho-oyu peak
  • Mount Cho-oyu mountain range
  • Mount Cho-oyu mountain range
  • Mount Cho-oyu
  • Mount Cho-oyu peak
  • Mount Cho-oyu
  • Mount Cho-oyu peak
  • Mount Cho-oyu mountain range
  • Mount Cho-oyu mountain range

At 8201 metres, Cho Oyu is the 6th highest mountain in the world and one of the most popular entrances into the realm of the 8000 metre mountains. The Cho Oyu Expedition is technically easier than the other 8000 metre mountains and is thus a good stepping stone to prepare oneself for the serious high altitude demands of Everest or the more technical 8000 metre mountains.

The Cho Oyu Expedition lasts about 10 weeks starting and ending in Kathmandu. Since Mount Cho Oyu is situated between Nepal and Tibet, the Cho Oyu Expedition starts in Kathmandu with days allocated for the necessary paperwork and permits before heading into Tibet. The journey to Cho Oyu basecamp can be done either via flights to Lhasa or via land through Rasuwagadhi border.

The Cho Oyu Expedition consists of very short but scenic treks to Cho Oyu basecamp, intermediate and advanced camp followed by 3 climbing camps that feature very limited and short steep and technical sections making it perfect to get used to the demands on extremely high altitude. In addition, the easier nature of the climb coupled with the time allocated on the mountain ensures more successful ascents on the mountain.


Mountain info

  • Height: 8,201 m , 26,906 ft
  • Location: Khumbu
  • Range: Mahalangur Himal
  • Rank: 6th Highest Mountain in the world
  • AKA: Mt. Qowowuyag
  • Climbing Route: South West
  • Latitude: 28°05'37
  • Longitude: 86°39'43
Difficulty Level

Very Hard

You need to be in good physical condition; be ready to walk up to 8 hours a day for consecutive days on rocky and icy terrain. Technical climbing Equipment is required.

Detailed Itinerary (Kyirong-Kyirong)

1Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
2Day 2 - 3
In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing
In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing.
4Day 4
Drive from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Ghadhi (1804m/5918ft)
Drive from Kathmandu to Rasuwa Ghadhi (1804m/5918ft)-O/N Guest House
5Day 5
Cross Border–Immigration and Custom formalities–drive to Kyirong (4114m-13498ft)
Cross Border–Immigration and Custom formalities–drive to Kyirong (4114m-13498ft)-O/N Guest House
6Day 6
Rest day in Kyirong for acclimatization
Rest day in Kyirong for acclimatization-O/N Guest House
7Day 7
Drive to Thingri (4350m-14,268ft)
Drive to Thingri (4350m-14,268ft)-O/N Guest House
8Day 8
Rest day in Thingri for acclimatization
Rest day in Thingri for acclimatization-O/N Guest House
9Day 9
Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp (4900m-16,072ft)
Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp (4900m-16,072ft)
10Day 10
At the base camp to acclimatize and preparing loads to advance base camp
At the base camp to acclimatize and preparing loads to advance base camp
11Day 11
Trek to Intermediate Camp (5400m-17,712ft)
Trek to Intermediate Camp (5400m-17,712ft).
12Day 12
Arrive at Advance Base Camp (5600m-18,368ft)
Arrive at Advance Base Camp (5600m-18,368ft).
38Day 38
Trek back to Base Camp
Trek back to Base Camp.
39Day 39
Drive to Kyirong
Drive to Kyirong
40Day 40
Arrive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Arrive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
41Day 41
Free day in Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu
42Day 42
Final departure
Final departure

Package Details

Service Cost Includes
  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport in Kathmandu
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner.
  • 5 night accommodation in tourist class hotel in Kathmandu on single room basis includes breakfast.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in guest house in Rasuwa Ghadhi, Kyirong, Thingri as per itinerary in Tibet.
  • Transportation of members, staffs, food supply and equipments from Kathmandu- Base Camp - Kathmandu
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp, advance base camp and higher camps during expedition
  • Member’s personal luggage transfer from base camp to advance base camp and from advance base camp to base camp (Maximum 40kg).
  • 2 bottle oxygen for member with mask and regulator.
  • Common climbing equipment for rope fixing (Required rope, ice bar, ice screw, etc)/rope fixing Fee.
  • High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpa
  • Solar panel at base camp for light and charging small electronics. (Mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
  • Single tent with mattress for each member at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Dining tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs & tables.
  • One high altitude Sherpa to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
  • Equipment allowances, daily wages, insurance, food and tents for cook, kitchen boy, Liaison Officer & Interpreter.
  • Walkie-talkie for each member and Sherpa partnered team with base unit at Advance Base Camp.
  • High way and conservation charges.
  • Garbage deposit.
Service Does Not Include
  • International flights.
  • Hotel accommodation after 5 nights and Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Guest Houses in Rasuwa Ghadhi, Kyirong and Thingri en-route to BC and back.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Reentry visa for Nepal.
  • Personal climbing gear above base camp
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc.
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air/road cargo.
  • Tips and bonuses.

Detailed Itinerary (Lhasa-Kyirong)

1Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu
Transfer to Hotel
2Day 2 - 3
In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing
In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing.
5Day 5
Lhasa sightseeing
Tour of Drepung, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Market.
6Day 6
Lhasa sightseeing
Tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang & Norbulingka summer palace.
7Day 7
Drive to Shigatse (3900m-12,792ft)
Sightseeing of Tashilhunpo Monastery.
9Day 9
Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp (4900m-16,072ft) and meet with the group
Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp (4900m-16,072ft) and meet with the group
10Day 10
Trek to Advance Base Camp (5600m-18,368ft)
Trek to Advance Base Camp (5600m-18,368ft).
38Day 38
Trek back to Base Camp
Trek back to Base Camp.
39Day 39
Drive to Kyirong
Drive to Kyirong
40Day 40
Drive to Kathmandu
Transfer to Hotel.
41Day 41
Free day in Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu
42Day 42
Final departure
Final departure

Package Details

Service Cost Includes
  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner
  • 5 nights stay in tourist class hotel in Kathmandu, includes breakfast.
  • Pick up from Airport and transfer to Hotel in Lhasa.
  • Tibetan English speaking guide during sightseeing and tour while in Tibet with entrance fees at the monasteries/Monuments.
  • Standard hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis, Hotel in Lhasa, route to Shigatse & Thingri as per itinerary in Tibet.
  • All arrival/departure transfers, sightseeing tours by Van or Jeep.
  • Transportation of members, staffs, food supply and equipments from Kathmandu-Base Camp-Kathmandu.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp, advance base camp and higher camps during expedition.
  • Member’s personal luggage transfer from base camp to advance base camp and from advance base camp to base camp. Maximum 40 kg.
  • 2 bottle oxygen for member with mask and regulator.
  • Common climbing equipment for rope fixing (Required rope, ice bar, ice screw, etc)/rope fixing Fee.
  • High altitude tents (North Face or similar quality) for all members and climbing Sherpa
  • Restop toilet bags to bring human waste of the mountain for all members.
  • Generator at base camp for light and charging small electronics. (Mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras). Solar panel at advance base camp.
  • Single tent with padded floor and mattress for each member at base camp (north face or similar) and advance base camp.
  • Dining tent with heater, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, solar panel, chairs & tables.
  • One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
  • Equipment allowances, daily wages, insurance, food and tents for cook, kitchen boy, Liaison Officer & Interpreter.
  • Walkie-talkie for each member and Sherpa partnered team with base unit at Advance Base Camp.
  • Satellite phone for emergency. Personal calls subject to charges at US$ 3.00per minute.
  • High way and conservation charges.
  • Garbage deposit.
Service Does Not Include
  • International flights.
  • Hotel accommodation after 5 nights and Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Guest Houses in Rasuwa Ghadhi, Kyirong and Thingri en-route to BC and back.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Reentry visa for Nepal.
  • Personal climbing gear above base camp.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment and commercialfilming.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc.
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air/road cargo.
  • Tips and bonuses.

Fitness/Ability Requirement

Technical

To join this expedition

  • You must be proficient in climbing in all weather conditions with some experience on snow and ice.
  • You must be able to climb with an alpine pack on your back.
  • Experience with high-altitude conditions and camping is ideal.
  • Previous climbing experience with ascents of 7000 metre peaks strongly advised.
  • You must be in excellent physical condition, having prepared for this expedition for at least half a year prior to the expedition with a rigorous training regimen.

For more information about required levels of fitness, please contact us to discuss further. This is the most important thing you can do to prepare for your expedition and key to your safe success!

Fixed Departures

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