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.
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.
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||–|
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)
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.
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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
|Trip Length||40 days|
|Climb Length||21 days|
|Max. Altitude||8,201 meters (26,907 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges), Camping|
|Meal||Full board on trip|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Domestic Flight|
|Best Month||March, April, May, September, October, November|
|Required (min)||2 Person|