For anyone who has ever dreamed of climbing one of the world's highest 8000er mountains, Cho Oyu offers relatively easy access. Despite being the 6th highest mountain on the planet, Cho Oyu has the highest success rate among the world's fourteen 8,000er Himalayan peaks. The ascent to the summit is short and direct with a few small technical sections which can be climbed safely using fixed lines. The normal route may not be called a technically difficult climb. The access becomes easier also because of the fact that the mountain can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle and one can walk to the Camp 1 in hiking boots. However, climbing Cho Oyu is still a demanding undertaking, the mountain being one of the highest on earth.
Cho Oyu lies about 20km west of Mt. Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border. The mountain is also known as Mt. Qowowuyag and is situated in the middle section of the Himalayas. An Austrian team first climbed Cho Oyu in 1954 followed by the Indian and German teams in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Cho Oyu consists mainly of five ridges - Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West with the Jabula Glacier on the north, Lanba Glacier on the south, and Gecongba Glacier.It was the third such peak climbed, and the first climbed by light expedition and in Autumn. 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 is sixth 8000 meters peak to be climbed, after Annapurna in June 1950, Mount Everest, Nanga Parbat and K2.
Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at (8,201 meters/26,906 feet). Cho Oyu is known as being one of the easiest of the 8,000 meter peaks due to its straight forward approach and lack of objective dangers. Cho Oyu means “Goddess of Turquoise”, as its stark shadows appear this color in the light of the setting sun when viewed from Tibet. Cho Oyu It is located about 30 kilometers west of Mt Everest and straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet. Mount Cho-Oyu was first climbed on on October 19, 1954 by Austrian Joseph Joechler, Herbert Tichy, Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepal).There are two climbing routes, one from the south (Nepal side) and another from the north, which is the west ridge and commonly referred to as the normal route. The mountain is semi-technical with short ice cliffs a rock band and several crevasses. We provide both full board and base camp logistic services on Cho Oyu.We recommend using the full board services for safety, a secure mountaineering experience and your best opportunity to reach the summit. However, some experienced climbers may opt for climbing without support above base camp from a guide or Sherpa.
DAY1:ARRIVAL TRIVUBAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT KATHMANDU,AND DIRECT TRANSFER TO HOTEL BY PRIVATE VEHICLES OR BY TOURIST BUS
DAY2:EXTRA DAY IN KATHMANDU AND PREPARING /CHECKING EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT,OTHER NECCEERY THINGS
DAY3:EXTRA DAY IN KATHMANDU TIBET VISA ISSUE AND EXPEDITION BREAFING/ FINAL PREPARATION
DAY4:DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO TIMURE 6 HOURS (THE PLACE NEAR NEPAL AND CHINA BORDER WHICH IS IN NEPAL SIDE)
DAY5:CROSS THE BORDER OF NEPAL/CHINA AND DRIVE TO KERUNG (1,970M)
DAY6:DRIVE FROM KERUNG TO OLD THINGRI (4,300M)
DAY7:REST DAY ACCLIMATIZATION DAY/ HIKING DAY
DAY8:DRIVE FROM THINGRI TO CHINES BASECAMP OF CHO OYU (5,100M) VIA ROMBUK MONASTREY
DAY9-DAY11: STAY 2 OVERNIGHT IN CHINES BASE CAMP FOR WELL ACCLIMATIZATION
DAY12:TREK TO INTERMIDIAT CAMP (5,400M) FROM CHINESE BASE CAMP
DAY13:TREK TO ADVANCE BASE CAMP (5,700M) FROM INTERMIDIAT CAMP
DAY14-DAY38:CLIMBING PERIOD OF MOUNT CHO OYU (8,188M) SUMMIT AND RETURN TO ADVANCE BASE CAMP
DAY39:ADVANCE BASE CAMP TO CHINESE BASE CAMP
DAY40:DRIVE TO THINGRI FROM CHINESE BASE CAMP
DAY41:DRIVE TO KERUNG FROM THINGRI
DAY42:CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER AND DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU/TRANSFER TO HOTEL
DAY43:SPARE DAY IN KATHMANDU
DAY44:EXTRA DAY IN KATHMANDU
DAY45: DEPARTURE TO HOME ,TRANSFER TO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
1. ARRIVALS AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL BY THE TOURIST BUS OR PRIVATE VEHICALS.
2. SIX NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN 3 STAR CATORIZED HOTEL IN KATHMANDU.
3. TRIP BRIEFING AND EQUIPMENT CHECK.
4. MOUNTAIN SCENERY TREKS AND EXPEDITION /DUFFLE BAG,TSHIRT AND TREKKING MAP.
5. WELCOME DINNER WITH NEPAL CULTURAL SHOW.
6. ONE DAY KATHMANDU CITY SIGHT SCENE.
7. TRANSPORT TO DOMESTIC AIRPORT TO (lUKLA) AIRFARE KTM/LUKA/KTM.
8. GOVERNMENT LICENCE HOLDER TREKKING GUIDE AND EXPERIENCE CLIMBING SHERPA
9. ALL MEAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, AND TEA, COFFEE , FREE MENU BY MOUNTAIN SCENERY TREKS AND EXPEDITION /DESERT AFTER DINNER/HOTWATER.
10. STAFF EXPENSES
- ALL STAFFS MEDICAL AND EMERGENCY RESQUE INSURANCES DURING THE TRIP.
- ALL STAFF FOODS.
- POTTER WAGES.
- CLIMBING GUIDE WAGES.
- POTTER EQUIPMENT.
11. CLIMBING BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT
- DINING TENT, KITCHEN TENT, TOILET TENT,SHOWER TENT, MEMBER TENT,STAFF TENT.
- KITCHEN UTENSILS.
- NECESSERY HIGH ALTITUDE FOOD , MOUNTAIN FOOD,DRY FOOD.
- CLIMBING ROPES, ICE CREW, SNOW-BA, ICE –TOOLS,ICE HAMER, SOO ON.
- CAMP 1 MEMER AND SHERPA TENT PLUS FOODS.
- CAMP2 MEMBER AND SHERPA TENT PLUS FOODS.
- CAMP3 MEMBER AND SHERPA TENT PLUS FOODS.
- Camp4 Member and SHERPA Tent Plus FOODS
13. ROPE FIXING CHARGE.
12. PAPER WORK
- CLIMBING PERMIT.
- NATIONAL PARK ENTRY FEE.
- MUNICIPALITY CHARGE.
- TIMS CARD FEE.
- ALL GOVERNMENT TAXES.
13. SATELLITE PHONE , INCASE OUT THE COVERGE OF NETWORK.
14. LAST DAY DINNER IN LUKLA WITH ALL INVOLVED STAFFS.
15. WEATHER FORECAST INFORMATION DURING THE CLIMBING PERIOD.
16. FLY BACK TO KTM/FAREWELL DINNER AT THE SAME DAY.
17. DEPARTURE TO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO HOME.
1. LUNCH AND DINNER IN KATHMANDU EXCEPT WELCOME AND FAREWELL DINNER.
2. BOTH WAY INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT AIR-FARE.
3. PERSONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE AND EMERGENCY RESQUE INSURANCE.
4. NEPAL ENTRY VISA FREE.
5. ALCHOLIC BEVERAGES.
6. FILMING PERMIT OF DRONE AND CAMERA DURING CLIMBING.
7. EXTRA NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU IF LATE DEPARTURE.
8. PERSONAL EXPENSES, LAUDRY, WIFI CHARGE…..
9. STAFF TIPS.
10.SUMMIT BONUS TO CLIMBING SHERPA GUIDE
Group Size 1 to 10 people
Max Altitude 8,201M
Duration 45 Days
Walking Days 40 Days
Best Period MAR | APR | MAY | SEP | OCT | NOV
Country Nepal/Tibet China