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Cho Oyu Expedition 8,188m

45 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Excellent preliminary peak for Everest
  • Easiest of the fourteen 8,000m peaks
  • Fully guided expedition with highest success rate
  • 6th highest mountain in the world

Cho Oyu Expedition – Climb the 6th highest mountain in the world

Cho Oyu is the Tibetan term which means The Turquoise God. Cho Oyu Expedition takes us to the top of the world’s sixth-highest mountain which stands tall at 8,201m height. Cho Oyu Mountain receives more visitors in comparison to most of the other eight-thousanders due to the easy access. Cho Oyu is located 70km west of Everest.

Cho Oyu Expeditions begins with a flight to Lhasa instead of the drive via the Nepal-Tibet Border. Upon arrival in Lhasa until reach our home for a few weeks, Cho Oyu Base Camp, we kept rest and acclimatization to ensure our bodies are well adapted to the high altitude. We will spend a few days at Cho Oyu Base Camp where pre-climb training will be organized. For maximum chances of a successful climb, we will follow the rotation of higher camps technique. There will be one advanced base camp and three High Camps before climbing to the summit. We will follow the route through the northwest ridge to the summit of Cho Oyu. We provide 1:1 Sherpa to a client and a 1:4 climbing leader-to-client ratio. Compared to the facilities we provide; you will find our Cho Oyu Expedition cost to be very reasonable. We have no hidden fee. What you pay in the beginning is the final payment. We are dedicated to providing the highest professionalism throughout the expedition by taking utmost care of all the logistics needed for our Cho Oyu Expedition.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 2- 3: Official formalities and climb preparation
Day 04: Fly to Lhasa [3,650m/11,975ft]
Day 05: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Lhasa [3,650m/11,975ft]
Day 06: Drive – Shigatse [3,800m/12,470ft]
Day 07: Drive – Tingri [4,350m/14,270ft]
Day 08: Rest and acclimatization Day
Day 09: Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp [4900m/16,072ft]
Day 10: Rest and Acclimatization Day
Day 11: Prepare loads/equipments for Interim/Advance Base Camp
Day 12: Trek to Interim Camp [5400m/17,712ft]
Day 13: Trek to Advance Base Camp [5600m/18,368ft]
Day 14- 38: Climbing Period of Mt. Cho Oyu
Day 39: Depart Advance Base Camp and overnight at Base Camp
Day 40: Drive to Tingri [4,348m/14,268ft]
Day 41: Drive to Kyirong [2,700m/8,900ft]
Day 42: Drive to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 43- 44: In Kathmandu/Extra Contingencies Day
Day 45: International Departure

Important Note:

  • Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling. Please take care to note that your leader/guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Trek & Climb leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Details Itinerary

Full Board Package

Cost Inclusion

  • Chinese government royalty fees for Cho Oyu
  • All expedition organizational requirements
  • 6 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing
  • All airport/land transfers as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa Airfare
  • 1:1 Sherpa to Climber and 1:4 Leader to Climber ratio to assist during summit push
  • 3 bottled oxygen with use of mask and regulator
  • Service of base camp manager and climbing sirdars
  • Satellite communication system at base camp for Emergency
  • Radio set for communication between camps
  • Meals at base camp and higher camps during expedition
  • Member’s personal luggage transfer from base camp to advance base camp and from advance base camp to base camp (Maximum 40kg).
  • Accommodation and meals during travelling to base camp and back to Kathmandu after expedition
  • All kitchen tents, dining tents, shower tents, toilet tents, store tents and cooking utensils
  • Staffs wages, allowances with their insurance
  • Common climbing equipment
  • liaison Officer Fee and Garbage Deposit

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare to and from KTM
  • Personal Insurance and Visa Fee
  • Custom for bringing any expedition goods
  • Personal clothing and climbing equipment
  • Summit bonus US $1000 for climbers
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Gratuities for staffs

Equipment List

The gear listed below is required for the expedition. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.
* Warm Hat and Bandana/Scarf
* Baseball cap
* Thermal Balaclava / Buff
* Sunglasses with UV protection
* Ski goggles (Anti-fog and good ventilation)
* Headlight X 2 with spare batteries
Upper body:
* Long-sleeved shirts
* T-Shirts
* Baselayers
* Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
* Waterproof jackets
* Down Jacket with hood (800m fill)
* Primaloft or light down jacket
* Down Suit (Lightweight, comfortable fit and 800m fill) (For Summit Climb Only)
Lower body:
* Thermal
* Inner wears / Baselayers
* Undergarments
* Waterproof trousers
* Trekking trousers
* Down or Primaloft pants
* Warm socks (4 pair thin socks and 4 pair thick socks)
* Trekking shoes (Preferably full to protect/support your ankle)
* 8000m Mountaineering boots (Lightweight and comfortable size)
* Camp Shoes
* Gaiters
* Down shoe
* Gloves
* Primaloft Mitten
* Down Mitten
Climbing equipment:
* Climbing helmet
* Backpack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)
* Backpack 60-70 litres for climbing
* A pair of trekking poles
* Harness
* Ascender/Jumar (Large handle)
* Descender /Figure 8
* ATC Guide
* Carabiners (4 screw gate and 4 snap gate)
* Prussik cord X 2
* Slings X 2
* Ice Axe
* 12-points steel crampons
* Inflatable sleeping mattress
* Sleeping bag X 2 (One for base camp and one for higher camps)
* Trekking poles
* Water bottle one (1) litre X 2 with an insulated cover
* Thermos
* Multi-tool knife
* Pee bottle
* Laundry bag to keep dirty clothes
* Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
* Padlock
* Binoculars
* Sewing kit
* Duct tape
* Reading materials, notebooks and pens
* Camera with charger or spare batteries
Toiletries and hygiene
* Quick-drying towel
* Small face towel
* Toothbrush &Toothpaste
* Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
* Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
* Hand sanitiser/Antiseptic wipes
* Hygiene products
* Basic first aid kit
* Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
* 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
* Flight tickets
* Credit cards in case of emergencies
* Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

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Cho Oyu Expedition 8,188m
From $29,800.00
/ per person

Trip Facts

  • 44 Nights, 45 Days
  • Strenuous+
  • 8,188m/26,863ft
  • Autumn (September to November & (Spring) March to May
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Private Car, Flight or Tourist Bus
  • 4 star hotel & Camping
  • 1 - Maximum 12

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