"In life, there's always a mountain to conquer." Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

Cho-Oyu Expedition – Tibet

Duration:  40 Days
Group Size: 5-12 pax
Trekking Duration:  3 Days
Climbing Duration:  21 Days
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
Max Altitude:  Cho Oyu -Tibet, 8201m

This Cho Oyu expedition require a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience of 7000m, 5+ rock and Ice climbing experience, capable of 6/7 hour walk a day and for the Summit day 8/10 hours walk.

Excellent physical and mentally condition are required for this Expedition. Basic recommendation for the training with National mountaineering climbing institute or with professional mountain guide.

Cho Oyu is the 6th highest peak in the world (8201 meters) and is part of the Greater Himalaya, where the central Asia plateau meets the Indian subcontinent. Locates a short distance to the west from Everest and Lhotse in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal along the Tibetan border, you will have a chance to experience the local Tibetan culture. It became a familiar landmark to climbers ascending Everest’s north face. West from Cho Oyu is Nangpa La, the main trading route between Solu Khumbu and Tibet.


First summated in 1954 by a small Austrian/ Tibetan expedition, Cho Oyu is technically easier than most other “8000ers,” making it a great first 8000-meter peak for climbers with previous high altitude climbing experience. We will climb Cho Oyu via the West Ridge/West Face, which has two short technical sections. Advanced Base Camp (ABC) will be established at 5800 meters, Camp I at 6500 meters, Camp II at 7100 meters and Camp III at 7400 meters.

The Tibetan folktale of Cho Oyu (meaning Turquoise God) is that he fell in love with the Goddess Chomolungma (Everest), who later married her closer neighbor to the southeast, Makalu. Cho Oyu never married and he now faces the opposite way of Chomolungma.

Our Cho Oyu expedition will fly to the ancient capital city of Tibet, Lhasa, and overland route back to Kathmandu via Zhangmu.

The expedition will start in Kathmandu, Nepal. We will meet at our Nepal office to get our paperwork together, organize our gear, and enjoy the local customs & culture of Kathmandu before drive to Zhangmu Border with our Nepali staff to the village of Tingri, our final rugged and rural village before Cho Oyu base camp. We spend two nights at base camp before we hire yaks to transport our expedition supplies to ABC. On this two day journey we will cross rivers, and hike over rocky moraine before we arrive at ABC, “our base camp” for 4 weeks.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1310m), transfer to hotel 
Day 02: Kathmandu (1310m) - Free day hotel 
Day 03: Kathmandu (1310m)– Tibet Visa Proceeds, hotel 
Day 04: Drive: KTM - Zhangmu (2500m), hotel 
Day 05: Drive to Nyalam, Guesthouse 
Day 06: Nyalam – Acclimatize, Guesthouse 
Day 07: Drive to Tingri 
Day 08: Tingri - Acclimatize 
Day 09: Drive to Chinese Base Camp 
Day 10: Rest day at Chinese Base Camp 
Day 11: Trek to Cho Oyu Middle camp and toward Advance Base Camp 
Day 13-34: Climbing period of Cho Oyu 
Day 36: Trek down to Chinese Base Camp 
Day 37: Drive to Nyalam , guesthouse 
Day 38: Nyalam - Zhangmu – Katmandu, Marshyangdi on BB 
Day 39: Kathmandu – Free day, hotel Marshyangdi 
Day 40: Final Departure, transfer to Airport m- Zhangmu (2500m), hotel 

Full Service:

Cost Included

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers
  • 5 nights in KTM Hotel
  • Flight: KTM – Lhasa-KTM for members & Lhasa Tour as per program
  • Transport: Border/Kathmandu for member & staffs
  • Expedition Cargo: KTM-Border-KTM
  • Expedition Permit, TMA Climbing route Fee
  • 1 Government Liaison officer/ Interpreter
  • Food - Trekking & Base Camp for member & staffs
  • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa for two members
  • 1 Base Camp Cook from Nepal and 1 Tibetan Kitchen Boy
  • All Nepali staffs Insurance/ daily allowance/Chinese Visa fees
  • 4 Yak per member CBC to ABC and 2 Yaks per member ABC to CBC
  • Above mentioned Yaks to carry members bags and I AM Food & Equipments
  • 50 kegs per member for personal equipments
  • One  tent per member for base camp
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen//Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent,
  • Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears,
  • 1 Gas Heater for Dinning /1 Solar Pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp
  • 2 High Altitude Tent for member & Sherpa
  • High Altitude food for member & staffs,
  • EPI gas, High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove,
  • 2 bottle oxygen with mask & Regulator for member & Sherpa
  • International Air Cargo clearance & Government tax fee
  • Emergency Rescue Deposit Fee

Cost not included

  • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
  • Airport departure tax, Telephone & Laundry, Alcoholic beverages
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 Per person
  • Tibet Visa fee US$ 115 Per person - subject to be change
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus & Non Summit Bonus
  • Extra Yak US$ 150 Per Yak which can be paid at Base Camp
All other personal nature expenses.