Cho Oyu

Cho Oyu Expedition is an enthralling adventure that stretches across the foothills of the towering Himalayas in the Everest region. The venture is regarded as one of the easiest mountaineering expeditions among the 14 eighth thousand in the world. While the astounding display of the Himalayas is certainly a perk of the trip, mountaineers can relish the climb’s challenge as well. All in all, the Cho Oyu is the popular peak for more challenging further mountaineering endeavors.

Mt. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at an altitude of 8,201 meters from the sea level. It is nestled to the western part of the Everest region and the glorious Sagarmatha National Park. There are two prominent trails to scale Mt. Cho Oyu- one lies in Nepal, whereas the second one stretches across Tibet. As such, the Cho Oyu Expedition is one such journey that explores the Tibetan highland before concluding at the top of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m). The trip starts in Nepal and heads to Tibet on a long drive via Kerung. Next, the drive settles at the Cho Oyu Base Camp, where the expedition officially begins.

At the base camp, you spend a couple of days acclimating to the sudden rise in altitude. Then, you ascend to the Advance Base Camp, where you carry out training and practice sessions. From here, the climb lasts for 25 days and takes you on a variety of challenging trails. You will have to use mountaineering equipment like crampons, ice axes, ropes, and ladders on the climb. All these hardships will be rewarded with an enchanting view of the Himalayas and a delightful feeling at the top of the mountain.

Experience Required

Being a mountaineering venture, Cho Oyu Expedition is a technically straightforward to climb with the best safety. If you have previously succeeded any 6000m high altitude expedition then Cho Oyu is suitable for the first time. The climbers require excellent physical and mental fitness, able to carry 27 lbs or more, ice axe technique and experience ascend and descend fixed lines 30-degree slopes with crampons are essential. So, climbers have to be physically and mentally fit for the expedition. Notably, from end of august to October and April to May month is an ideal time to climb Mt. Cho Oyu.

Why climb Cho Oyu with 8000 Expeditions

At 8000 Expeditions, team has extensive experience in organizing and conducting the Cho Oyu expedition. On our expedition, we have a team of people more dedicated to team success. Through our many years of experience, we offer cost-effective, comprehensive services that provide the best value of money includes oxygen to the summit.

• Climb with Everest Summiteers
• Only organize small expedition team with personal high altitude Sherpa
• High-quality Cho Oyu expedition equipments
• Full logistics support with high quality service
• Latest, and enough oxygen support
• Supplemental oxygen for the summit possible
• Avoid low-cost and problematic mountaineering management

Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates or your suitability.

01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,310m) & transfer to hotel
02-03 Complete documentation & preparation
05 Acclimatization & rest day in Kerung
06 Drive to Old Tingri (4,349m)
07 Acclimatization & Rest day in Tingri
08 Drive to Cho Ouy Base Camp (5,150m)
09-10 Acclimatization, arrange yak for Advance base camp
11 Trek to middle camp (5,310m)
12 Trek to Advance Base Camp (5,700m)
13 Acclimatization, training, and organization at ABC
14-34 Climbing Period /Summit Cho Oyu (8,201m)
35 Return to base camp
36 Clear base camp
37 Drive back to Tingri
38 Drive to Kerung (2,700m)
39 Drive to Kathmandu
40 Leisure day in Kathmandu
41 Depart from Kathmandu

Fixed Departure Dates

Start / Finish Availability Days Price Book
30/08/2022 - 09/10/2022 Guide: Guaranteed 40 $ 24,550


  • Airport pick up drop in Kathmandu
  • 4 nights at 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu (Twin sharing, B&B basis)
  • Accommodation in hotels in Tibet as mentioned
  • Tibet travel visa fees, Cho Oyu expedition climbing permit fees & entrance fees
  • 3 Meals Plan: (Breakfast, lunch & dinner) whilst at base camp & ABC for member and staffs
  • All ground transport for Cho Oyu expedition to/ from Tibet border: Truck, Yak and private jeep
  • 4 yaks each member while up ABC & 3 on the way down to BC
  • High altitude Sherpa to climber 1:1 ratio
  • Single tent for each Member in base camp
  • High altitude tent for member & Sherpa above base camp
  • Group climbing equipment's: Member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, staff tent, toilet tent, shower tent, foods, mattress, rope, gas, fuel, chair, table and necessary cooking gears whilst on the mountain
  • High altitude foods & cooking utensils for expedition
  • 2x 4l oxygen with mask & regulator for members & 1 for climbing Sherpa
  • All Nepali staffs foods, insurance and wages
  • Liaison officer & his expenses
  • Garbage deposit & rope fixing charge
  • Experienced cook & kitchen staffs at base camp
  • Full staffs support during climbing period
  • Handset radios for the communication in the mountain (if needed)
  • Gamow bag for emergency rescue purpose
  • Solar panels and Generator for light & charge
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Not Included

  • International airfare to/from KTM
  • Nepal visa fees: Multiple entry 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner while staying in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance & personal medical expenses
  • Personal expenses extra drinks and snacks, hot showers, mineral waters & laundry
  • Summit bonus- Mandatory minimum $ 800 per Sherpa
  • Tips for base camp staff & porters
  • Extra Yak if needed
  • Helicopter rescue evacuation costs – if required
  • Costs related with an expedition finishing early or you leaving an expedition early
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu
Destination: Tibet
Activity level: Challenging
Best Season: Aug-Oct & Apr-May
Max altitude: 8,201m
Group Size: 2-10 People
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge+Camp

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