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MT. CHO-OYU EXPEDITION (8188M)

Cho-Oyu is the sixth-highest mountain in the world at 8,188m (26,864ft) above sea level. Cho-Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan.

45 Days
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  • Max. Elevation:
    8,188m / 26,863ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    4 - 5 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Autumn/Spring
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Country

China

Peak Name

Mt. Cho-Oyu

Duration

45 Days

Route

NW Face / Northern Ridge

Rank

6

Weather Reports

Report

Range

Mahalangur Range

Trip Overview

Cho Oyu (8201m) is the sixth highest mountain in the world, located a short distance to the west of Everest in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal along the Tibetan border.

There are no technical sections and the objective dangers are close to non-existent. Its relatively easy access makes it an attractive climb for someone with limited time, as it can be attempted in roughly 6 weeks round trip. Base Camp is accessible by jeep and it is possible to reach Kathmandu on a very long day from Base Camp.  

Because of its ease of access, ABC is often crowded with a large number of expeditions. Just west of Cho Oyu is the Nangpa La, the old trade route between the Khumbu Sherpas and Tibet.

It was the third such peak climbed, and the first climbed by light expedition and in autumn. Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler, and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition first climbed the mountain on October 19, 1954, via the northwest ridge.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa Preparation
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 3
    Apply for Tibet Visa and Expedition Briefing
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 4
    Rest in Kathmandu
    B/D
    Hotel

  • Day 5
    Drive from Kathmandu to Timure
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 6
    Cross the border of Nepal and Drive to Kerung (1962m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 7
    Drive from Kerung to Thingri (4,300m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 8
    Acclimatization and Preparation Day in Thingri
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 9
    Drive from Thingri to Cho Oyu Chinese Basecanp (5,100m) via Rombuk Monastery
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 10-12
    2 More Nights rest in Cho Oyu Chinese Basecamp
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 13
    Trek from Cho-Oyu Chinese Basecamp to Intermediate Camp (5,400m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 14
    Ascent from Intermediate Camp to Advanced Basecamp (5,700m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 15-25
    Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) – Basecamp]
    Full Board
    High Camp

  • Day 26-39
    Climbing Period [Adv. Basecamp – Cho Oyu Summit (8,188m) - Adv. Basecamp]
    Full Board
    High Camp

  • Day 40
    Trek from Adv. Basecamp to Chinese Basecamp
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 41
    Drive from Chinese Basecamp to Thingri
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 42
    Drive from Thingri to Kerung Border
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 43
    Cross the border and Drive to Kathmandu
    B/L
    Hotel

  • Day 44
    Leisure Day in Kathmandu
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 45
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Kathmandu Airport - Hotel transfers – Kathmandu Airport (Pick Up and Drop) by private vehicle.
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 6 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office Staff.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and a permit fee of the Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Cho Oyu, Restricted are permit and fee.
  • LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer in Tibet with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • GARBAGE DEPOSIT : Garbage Deposit fees.
  • RUBBISH COLLECTION FEE : $1000 USD Per Climber standard rubbish collection fee.
  • STAFF INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
  • DUFFEL BAG : Seven Summit Treks Duffel Bag for each member.
  • TIBET VISA : Visa arrangement for Tibet including Visa fee.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation (Members/Staffs): On a group basis: drive by Jeep from Kathmandu to Chinese Basecamp via Kerong Border. And while returning Drive by Jeep from the Chinese Basecamp to Kathmandu via Kerong Border. (In case, if a member has to return earlier than the team due to personal reasons, members have to pay their own transportation cost up to Kathmandu).
  • EXPEDITION STUFF TRANSPORTATION : All necessary expedition equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Chinese Basecamp (by Jeep/Truck) - Basecamp to Advance Basecamp (ABC) by Yak. – While returning: Advance Base camp (ABC) to Basecamp (by Yak), Chinese Basecamp to Kathmandu (by Jeep/Truck). Based on the condition, different transportation variants may adopt.
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the expedition period carried by Yaks. If luggage exceeds 60 KG then extra Yak will be required. ($400 USD Per Yak and carry 50 KG).
  • FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tent during the trek and at the Basecamp. Well-managed base camp & ABC set up for members & Staff.
  • YAKS : Yaks for the transportation of member personal luggage (60 Kg maximum) and expeditions stuffs up to the base camp and from the base camp (both ways).
  • BASE CAMP / ADVANCE BC STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp / ABC Cook & Kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP / ABC TENT : Each member will have an individual tent in Chinese Basecamp & Advance Basecamp.
  • BASE CAMP / ABC EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staff, Store tent, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, FOR battery charges, laptop, and other electronic devices.
  • HEATER : Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
  • ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
  • BACK UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2), and (C3). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
  • ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Cho Oyu along with the help of members (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • PERMITS : Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : In per order- an Internet facility (Thuraya Satellite) will be available at the Basecamp & ABC (subject to a charge).
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for the group and staff.
  • SUMMIT CERTIFICATE : Mt. Cho Oyu climbing certificate issued by CMA (after climbing Mt. Cho Oyu successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE : Nepalese Visa Fee is $125 USD for 90 Days. (Apply for Multiple Entry Visa).
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek and expedition.
  • SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for each climbing Sherpa- Minimum $1500 USD.
  • TIPS : Calculate some tips for basecamp and high camp staff – Minimum $ 400 USD.
  • YAKS : Per yak, it's $ 400 USD additional if the required luggage limit exceeds, a, (1 Yak can carry up to 50 KG).
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

Date Status Group Size Action
45 Days
Start Date- 2024-09-07
End Date-2024-10-21
Booking Open Group Size 15 PAX Inquire Now Book Now

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

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