Mount Cho-Oyu

  • Trip duration 34 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate + Hard
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Overview:

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at (8,188m/ 26,864 ft) above sea level. Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan. The mountain is the western most major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya 20 km west of Mount Everest. The mountain stands on the China-Nepal border.

Just a few kilometres west of Cho Oyu are Nangpa La (5,716m/18,753 ft), a glaciated pass that serves as the main trading route between the Tibetans and the Khumbu's Sherpa’s. This pass separates the Khumbu and Rolwaling Himalayas. Due to its proximity to this pass and the generally moderate slopes of the standard northwest ridge route, Cho Oyu is considered the easiest 8,000 meter peak to climb.It is a popular objective for professionally guided parties.

Cho -Oyu was first attempted in 1952 by an expedition organized and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee of Great Britain as preparation for an attempt on Mount Everest the following year. The expedition was led by Eric Ship ton and included Edmund Hillary and Tom Bordello. A foray by Hillary and George Lowe was stopped due to technical difficulties and avalanche danger at an ice cliff above (6,650m/21,820 ft) and a report of Chinese troops a short distance across the border influenced Ship ton to retreat from the mountain rather than continue to attempt to summit. The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954, via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition. Cho Oyu was the fifth 8000 meters peak to be climbed, after Annapurna in June 1950, Mount Everest in May 1953, Nanga Parbat in July 1953 and K2 in July 1954. Until the ascent of Mount Everest by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler in 1978, this was the highest peak climbed without supplemental oxygen.

Some climbers claim that Cho Oyu is the easiest 8000 meter peak (if anything over 8000 meters can be called easy!). There are no really technical sections and the objective dangers are close to non-existent. Its relatively easy access makes it an attractive climb for someone with limited time, as it can be attempted in roughly 6 weeks round trip.
This mountain has also recently become popular with ski mountaineers and snowboarders due to its relatively low objective risk and good snow conditions, especially in the fall.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Flight from Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft) to Lhasa (3,650 M/11,975ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 02: Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Lhasa (3,650 M/11,975ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Drive from Lhasa to Gyants (3,900 M/12,795ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Drive from Gyants to Shigatse (3,840 M/12,598ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Drive from Shigase to Shegar (4,300 M/17,388ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Drive from Shegar to Chinese Base Camp (4,350 M/14,271ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Acclimatize and rest day at Chinese Base Camp (4,350 M/14,271ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 10: Trek towards Advance Base Camp to Mid Camp, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 12: Trek back to Advance Base Camp, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 13: Climbing period of Cho-Oyu (8,201 M/26,906ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 32: Trek back to Advance Base Camp, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 33: Drive from Advance Base Camp to Nyalam (3,750 M/12,303ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 34: Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft) via crossing Nepal Border, (Hotel + B-L).

Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers,
  • Kathmandu Hotel (3*or 4* or 5*) accommodation,
  • Flight from Kathmandu-Lhasa (or all land transfers to Kathmandu-Tibet-Kathmandu) for members,
  • Expedition Cargo from Kathmandu-Border-Kathmandu,
  • Cho-Oyu Expedition permit,
  • TMA Climbing Route Fees,
  • One Government Liaison officer / Interpreter,
  • Three meals a day for trekking and to Base Camp: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for member & staffs,
  • One High Altitude Climbing Sherpa for two member,
  • One Base Camp Cook from Nepal and one Tibetan Kitchen Boy,
  • For Yaks per member from Cho-Oyu Base Camp (CBC) to Advance Base Camp (ABC) and two Yaks per member from ABC to CBC,
  • Above mentioned porters to carry members bags and food equipments,
  • All Nepali staffs’ insurance, wages, transportation, equipment & Chinese Visa Fees allowance,
  • 70 KG per member for personal equipments,
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning / Kitchen / Toilet / Store / Hot Shower Tents,
  • All necessary cooking gears, tables-chairs, one gas heater,
  • One solar panel for light, battery charge at Base Camp,
  • Two High Altitude tents for each members & Sherpa,
  • High Altitude food for member staffs,
  • Epi gas / High Altitude cooking pot stove,
  • Two bottle oxygen with mask regulator (each member & Sherpa),
  • All necessary climbing route equipments,
  • International Air Cargo clearance,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical /Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • Sherpa summit & climbing bonus,
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking & expedition equipments,
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Tibet Visa Fees,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned “Trip Includes” section.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01 Flight from Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft) to Lhasa (3,650 M/11,975ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 02Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Lhasa (3,650 M/11,975ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 04Drive from Lhasa to Gyants (3,900 M/12,795ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 05 Drive from Gyants to Shigatse (3,840 M/12,598ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 06Drive from Shigase to Shegar (4,300 M/17,388ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 08Drive from Shegar to Chinese Base Camp (4,350 M/14,271ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 09Acclimatize and rest day at Chinese Base Camp (4,350 M/14,271ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 10 Trek towards Advance Base Camp to Mid Camp, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 12Trek back to Advance Base Camp, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 13Climbing period of Cho-Oyu (8,201 M/26,906ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 32Trek back to Advance Base Camp, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 33 Drive from Advance Base Camp to Nyalam (3,750 M/12,303ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 34 Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft) via crossing Nepal Border, (Hotel + B-L).

Trip Note

The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.

We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.

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