Cho Oyu Expedition


Trip Facts

Duration: 45 Days

Grade: Hard++

Max-Altitude: 8,201m

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Country: Tibet

Trip Price
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Overview

Cho Oyu, is the sixth highest mountain in the world and is considered by many as the easiest of the fourteen 8000m peaks, as per the lack of objective dangers and generally uncomplicated terrain. This is mainly due to the ease of access which is achieved utilising vehicles to the base of the mountain and a two-day trek in to the base camp at 5600m. Cho Oyu lies about 20km West of Mt. Everest, on the Nepal-Tibet border and is situated in the middle section of the Himalayas.

 

Cho Oyu, also known Mt. Qowowuyag, has the highest success rate among the world's fourteen 8,000m Himalayan peaks. This is why it makes it ideal as a first 8,000m peak. The climbing route has only a few short technical sections yet is direct, allowing climbers to gain altitude without covering a lot of distance. However, as with all ascents at high altitude the climbing is strenuous and requires a high standard of fitness and be technically competent. A strong and experienced team of Sherpas will accompany the expedition to provide the carrying power of this trip.

 

Our familiarity with the mountain and our ability to transcend the logistical hurdles, as well as providing excellent base camp food, ample supplies and comfort makes it possible to taking those final steps onto a 8,201m-summit.

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Preparation for the trip and free time in Kathmandu

Day 03: Preparation for the trip and free time in Kathmandu

Day 04: Flight to Lhasa (3,650m)

Day 05: Acclimatisation in Lhasa

Day 06: Acclimatisation in Lhasa

Day 07: Travel to Base Camp of Cho Oyu via Shigatse (3,900m) and Xegar (4,300m)

Day 08: Travel to Base Camp of Cho Oyu and acclimatisation

Day 09: Travel to Base Camp of Cho Oyu and acclimatisation

Day 10: Arrive at Base Camp (4,900m)

Day 11: Acclimatisation walk around the Base Camp of Cho Oyu

Day 12: Trek to Cho Oyu base camp (5,700m)

Day 13: Trek to Cho Oyu base camp

Day 14: Trek to Cho Oyu base camp

Day 15: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 16: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 17: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 18: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 19: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 20: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 21: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 22: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 23: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 24: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 25: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 26: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 27: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 28: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 29: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 30: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 31: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 32: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 33: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 34: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 35: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 36: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 37: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 38: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 39: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 40: Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Day 41: Return to Base Camp 

Day 42: Return to Kerung border

Day 43: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 44: Kathmandu – Free day

Day 45: International departure

 

PLEASE NOTE: The above itinerary is not a fixed programme but is intended to give an indication of the likely events during the expedition. Please note that because of the nature of mountaineering on 8,000m peaks, it will be necessary to have a flexible plan in order to take the best advantage of situ


Insurance:      

Make sure you have a good insurance covering search and rescue, medical expenses and transportation to go back home. You should also consider a Cancellation Policy in case of illness at the time of departure.

Includes

Please contact us for the expedition’s price

The trip cost includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (5 nights)
  • Hotel in Tibet (3 nights)
  • Transportation to Tibet (return) from Kathmandu
  • All ground transport to Base Camp
  • All group camp supplies, such as tents, stoves, etc
  • All group climbing gear including minimum of 2.5 bottles of oxygen per climber
  • All meals while trekking and climbing (B/L/D)
  • Climbing and trekking permits
  • Guides, yaks, porters and support staff. Approximately 4:1 climber to guide ratio

 

The trip cost excludes:

  • International airfares or transfers
  • Visa fee. You can easily obtain your multi-entry visa at the airport at about 100 US$ for 2 months (check on the exact fees as they change overtime) so it is handy if you carry cash on you.
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, soft drinks, alcohol, etc.
  • Tips for local for porters and cooks (about U$ 150 per person Base camp cook and porter
  • Summit Bonus for climbing guide/Sherpa (US$ 500)
  • Extra guide service (optional)
  • If you’re forced to extend your trek due to bad weather or natural disaster circumstances, we are not liable to pay any compensation or otherwise be responsible for any expenses you may incur
  • Anything not mentioned in the ‘includes section’

Equipment List

Departure Dates

Trip Extensions

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath

1-day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath and Bouddha

2-day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath and Kapan monastery

3-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan

4-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan, Nagarkot and Patan

1-day trip to Bhaktapur and Nagarkot
Visit Bakhtapur’s Durbar Square and enjoy the spectacular view over the Himalayas at Nagarkot

4-day sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley and 3-day Chitwan National Park
Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Naranthan, Bouddha, Pashupatinath, Kapan monastery, Bakhtapur and Changu Narayan, Nagarkot and Patan and three days in Chitwan National park (it includes a safari)

3-day Chitwan national park
three days in Chitwan National park (it includes a safari) 

Half day in Sarangkot (from Pokhara)

Done the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and want an extension to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek (from Pokhara)?

 

Contact us for more details: info@himalayan-treks.com