CHO OYU EXPEDITION | 8000m (8,201m)

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Overview

Overview of the Cho Oyu Expedition 

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.

What can you do before or after your Cho Oyu Expedition 

We at Himalayan Treks allow full customisation for our customers, which is why we also have add-ons and trip extensions which can be perused by interested trekkers. Some popular trip extensions availed by our clients include a day or more exploring the historic sites of KathmanduBhaktapur or why not pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Chitwan National Park. However, if you are looking for a different experience altogether, we can recommend the Annapurna Circuit trek or the  Manaslu Circuit trek.

TRIP ITINERARY

Arrival in Kathmandu

Preparation for the trip and free time in Kathmandu

Preparation for the trip and free time in Kathmandu

Flight to Lhasa (3,650m)

Acclimatisation in Lhasa

Acclimatisation in Lhasa

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

Travel to Base Camp of Cho Oyu and acclimatisation

Travel to Base Camp of Cho Oyu and acclimatisation

Arrive at Base Camp (4,900m)

Acclimatisation walk around the Base Camp of Cho Oyu

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

Trek to Cho Oyu base camp

Trek to Cho Oyu base camp

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Climbing the North West Face of Cho Oyu

Return to Base Camp

Return to Kerung border

Drive back to Kathmandu

Kathmandu – Free day

International departure

Trip Extension

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’

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

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