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 very strenuous affair. So, climbers have to be physically and mentally fit for the journey. Also, we recommend only climbers with previous climbing experience to go for this challenge. Additional mountaineering skills and training also come in handy on the trip. Similarly, we have plenty of acclimatization schedules on the itinerary. 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, we have many trips that offer unique aspects of trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. We put our special focus on the safety of our clients and the success of the trip. So, we limit the group size to a small number and emphasize quality rather than quantity. For Cho Oyu Expedition, you will by by 12 times Everest summiteer leader and a 1:2 Sherpa to climber ratio. Moreover, we commit to provide best logistics service, food, oxygen and various other services for the expedition.

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

01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,310m)
02-03 Complete documentation & Preparation
04 Drive to Kerung via Timure- Immigration (2,845m)
05 Acclimatization and 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
20/05/2021 - 17/05/2021 Guide: Space 41 $ 25,700
30/08/2021 - 10/10/2021 Guide: Guaranteed 41 $ 25,250

Included

  • Airport pick up drop
  • 4 Nights superior accommodation on a twin share basis in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in lodges/hotels in Tibet as mentioned
  • Tibet travel visa permits fees & entrance fees
  • All transportation for Cho Oyu expedition to/ from Tibet border: Truck, Yak and private jeep
  • Sherpa to climbers 1:1 ratio
  • Single tent for each Member in base camp
  • 1 tent each 2 person sharing basis above base camp
  • High quality expedition’s equipment's (High altitude tents, rope, chair, table mattress)
  • Dining/kitchen/shower/toilet tent, cooking & eating utensils
  • High altitude food & cooking utensils whilst in the mountain
  • 2x 4l oxygen with mask & regulator for members & 1 for Sherpa
  • All Nepali staffs foods, insurance and wages
  • Liaison officer & his expenses
  • Garbage deposit & rope fixing charge
  • Experienced cook & kitchen staffs at base camp
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) whilst in ABC and base camp
  • Full staff support up to the advance base camp
  • Handset radios for the communication in the mountain (if needed)
  • Gamow bag at base camp for emergency rescue purpose
  • Solar panels and Generator for light & charge
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Not Included

  • International flights to/from Nepal
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance & rescue charge
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Extra yaks (if required due to excess luggage)
  • Personal expenses extra drinks and snacks, hot showers, laundry
  • Summit bonus $ 750 per Sherpa & tips for staffs
  • 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: 4-8 People
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge+Camp

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