Tibet – Mt. Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest mountain at 8,201m, is located west of Mt. Everest along the Nepali-Tibetan border. A straightforward climb and not technically demanding, an excellent mountain for climbers wanting to scale their first 8,000m peak with out taking much risk.

Our itinerary that begin by driving into Tibet through Kordari, crossing the Himalaya through gorges of Bhote Koshi. The drive is simply awesome!! and full of excitement, we’ll arrive on the other side of Himalaya from Kathmandu to Nyalam on first day. We’ll spend our nights in Nyalam relaxing and hiking the hills for acclimatizing. From Nyalam, we begin our overland travel across the plateau and high passes. We’ll continue on to Tingri (4,300m) through fantastic plateau scenery with a stop at  the Buddhist monastery Milrepa built around a sacred cave. Along the last few miles into Tingri, views of Makalu, Everest and Cho Oyu remind us why we’re here. Tingri itself is made up of old-style mud and stone buildings with an army base at its rear. Tibetan nomads use the town as a base during their stay in this desolate part of the plateau.

After arrival at Chinese Base Camp, we’ll rest, acclimatize and make the necessary climb preparations before making our ascent to advanced base camp at 5,700m. We’ll cross through steep moraines to establish Camp 1 at 6,400m, which should take around 4 – 6 hours depending on weather conditions and how we’re feeling. We’ll traverse a ridge and ascend a 50m headwall to Camp 2 at 7,000m – a hard day taking 6 – 7 hours. Our strong Sherpas will fix all ropes as require. We’ll establish Camp 3 at 7,500m on the northwest face, and the following day, set up for the summit. Depending on fitness, we’ll be moving up and down the mountain several times, acclimatizing and stocking the higher camps.

It will require an extra push to reach the true summit peak on the far end of the high snowfield. Summit day, though long and arduous, will be well worth it when the highest peaks in the world are in view.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Challenging

Requires prior experience of high-altitude climbing. The altitude may get over 6500 m and may require great climbing skills, such as; cramponing, ice-axing, harnessing etc.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!


Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 Briefing, sightseeing, preparation for expedition
Day 3 Final Preparation for expedition 6 hours
Day 4 Drive to border, after immigration; drive to Zangmu/Nyalam
Day 5/6 Nyalam. Rest day for acclimatization
Day 7 Drive to Tingri
Day 8 Rest & acclimatize at Tingri
Day 9 Drive to BC
Day 10 Base camp preparation
Day 11/13 Trek to Advance base camp
Day 14/35 Mt. Cho Oyu climbing period
Day 36 Trek to Base camp
Day 37 Drive to Nyalam/Zangmu
Day 38 Cross border drive to Kathmandu
Day 39 Kathmandu, free day
Day 40 Final departure to home

Includes
  •  Royalty of peak, peak registration
  • Chinese visa fee for complete team members
  • Chinese custom clearances at the Nepal/China border
  • 05 nights hotel accommodation in Katmandu with breakfast
  • Private transport from Katmandu to and from Kodari border
  • land cruiser jeep transport from the China Border to and from BC (base camp)
  • Chinese truck to carry expedition loads to and from BC
  •  Full board accommodation en-route to/from BC
  •  Chinese Liaison officer & interpreter
  •  Head Climbing guide/Sardar to look after all the matters
  •  Experienced Cook & kitchen boys as per group size
  • Professional & Experienced High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa between 2 clients)
  • 3 Meals per day at BC & ABC with hot drinks
  • Best quality high altitude tents for the higher camps
  •  Imported High foods for higher camps above ABC (advance base camp)
  • Best quality tent at BC and ABC either single or twin sharing
  •  All necessary kitchen equipments
  •  Dinning tent with gas heater at BC
  •  Comfortable toilet & shower tents at BC
  •  Yaks for BC-ABC-BC to carry loads
  •  Necessary climbing hardware gears with fixed ropes, snow bars etc
  •  EPI gas with burners to use above ABC for cooking purpose
  •  Oxygen with mask regulator set for medical purpose at BC/ABC
  •  Satellite phone for emergency purpose (personal call $ 4 per minute)
  •  Generator/Solar panel with accessories for recharging & power supply purpose at BC
  •  Storage & communication tents  Down jackets/sleeping bags for BC/ABC purpose
  • Gamow/PAC bag at BC/ABC for medical purpose
  • Insurance of all local team members
  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • Celebration meal & pre-briefing.
Excludes
  • Visa & Processing Fee
  • International flight fares
  • Meals other than during the trek and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Mineral water and refreshments during the trek
  • Personal gears and equipment
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping
 Group Climbing Gear- We provide
  •  Personal travel Insurance
  • Nepal visa/re-entry visa fees
  • Major meals in Kathmandu.
  •  Personal climbing gears.
  •  Personal natures expenses
  •  Cost of emergency evacuation
  • Summit bonus & Tips to the local staff
Addition Services
  • ABC Support trekkers : US $ 8500 per person
  • Extra climbing Sherpa : US $  5000 per Sherpa (Includes Sherpa’s daily wages, equipment allowances, insurance, load ferry bonus to the high camps, visa fee, local transportation, food & accommodation and of course TIBET ENTRANCE FEE US$ 3200/- per climbing Sherpa etc) 
  • POISK 4 liter Oxygen : US $ 490 per tube
  • Poisk 4 litter Re fill Oxygen: US$ 330 per tube
  • Mask set : US $ 590 (purchase) USD 380 per set
  • Personal satellite phone : US $ 500 (royalty only)
  • Lhasa extension : US $ 950 per person (including 3 night full board accommodation, KTM – Lhasa airfare, 3 days tour with necessary entrance fees etc)
Few Major Points
  • The maximum total duration of expedition is 40 days, no refund is made for any unused services
  • Summit bonus minimum is USD 500 for one climbing Sherpa
  • If you prefer to climb with personal Sherpa support, US$ 3500 is the additional cost.
  • All the emergency evacuation will be made by Jeep, there is no helicopter service in Tibet, In case of emergency evacuation by jeep from the base camp to nearest hospital or to border, Clients is responsible to pay directly to Liaison officer at base camp for the service of jeep. Each jeep cost $ 750
  • The group should enter and exit from the border at same time, in case of early departure from base camp due to personal reason, emergency evacuation or any other reason, the cost of jeep should be paid by client himself or herself.
  • Expedition member’s personal baggage allowed is maximum of 40 KGS either from BC to ABC or ABC to BC; if the personal baggage is excess than 40 KGS then extra amount is levied.
  • There is no individual visa for the Tourist group. We will obtain a group visa for the entire team. If any expedition member needs to be early departure from base camp due any reason then he/she should pay Chinese currency 165/$35 at the Chinese immigration at the order to cancel his/her name from the visa list and US$ 150/- will be charged for transportation from border to Kathmandu.

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Great experience!! I did the Island Peak Climb, everything was very well organized and our climbing guide was one of the most experienced! They reply very promptly and give competent answers! ~Olivia Hoffman (Switzerland)

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Additional information

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu,

Day 02: Briefing, sightseeing, preparation for expedition

Day 03: Final Preparation for expedition

Day 04: Drive to border, after immigration; drive to Zangmu/Nyalam

Day 05/06: Nyalam. Rest day for acclimatization

Day 07: Drive to Tingri

Day 08: Rest & acclimatize at Tingri

Day 09: Drive to BC

Day 10: Base camp preparation

Day 11/13: Trek to Advance base camp

Day 14-35: Mt. Cho Oyu climbing period

Day 36: Trek to Base camp

Day 37: Drive to Nyalam/Zangmu

Day 38: Cross border drive to Kathmandu

Day 39: Kathmandu, free day

Day 40: Final departure to home

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Mt CHO OYU EXPEDITION – 40 Days

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Trips Details

Grade 5D
Trip Length 40 days
Climb Length 21 days
Activities Trekking, Climbing/Expedition
Max. Altitude 8,201 meters (26,907 ft)
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges), Camping
Meal Full board on trip
Accommodation
★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu)
Standard Tea-House/Camping
Transportation Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight
Best Month March, April, May, September, October, November
Required (min) 2 Person
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