Mt. Cho Oyu Expedition

Mt.Cho Oyu, the world's sixth highest mountain at 8,201 meters, lies on the Nepal/Tibet border. Interested in seeing how you do above 8000 meters? There is no better testing ground, ease of access and ease of route means that you can save your energy for the climbing. The North West Face, now considered the normal route, is fairly straight forward, with only a couple hundred meters requiring fixed rope. The success rate on Cho Oyu is higher than any other 8000 meter peak, don't be fooled though, it is still hard - requiring three camps, including one at 7500 meters. Camp one can usually be reached without climbing on snow. Advanced base camp offers a terrific view over the Nangpa La to Nepal and the Khumbu valley.

We have catered the needs of mountaineers climbing Cho Oyu Expedition/Mountaineering in a professional and committed manner. Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m is the most popular 8000 meter peak for climbing in Nepal & Tibet Cho Oyu expedition would be the best choice for the mountaineers who want to stand on the summit of 8000 meter peak due to its straight forward climbing with minimal objective danger and less technically demanding. Climbing on Cho Oyu has the higher rate of success than any other 8000 meter peaks in Nepal & Tibet. We arrange both the logistic support to ABC and fully guided cimbing on Cho Oyu mountaineering . A short sightseeing tour can be arranged before proceeding to the climbing on Cho Oyu.

To complete expedition of Mt. Cho Oyu, we set up the Advanced Base Camp and then three high camps in the mountain. Thereafter starts our main attempt to scale the summit (8201m). The expedition will be supported by very experienced staff and climbing guides. We supply excellent mountaineering tents also for the high camps to our climbers of Mt. Cho Oyu.

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel transfer

Day 2-3: Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities

Day 04: Early morning departure from Kathmandu to Tibetan border at Kadari (720m); border formalities followed by drive to Zhangmu (1600m); overnight in hotel

Day 05: Two hours drive by Jeep from Zhangmu to Naylam (3700m); overnight in hotel

Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization; hike to the hill above the city; overnight in hotel

Day 07: Four hours drive from Naylam to Tingri (4300m); overnight in hotel

Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization; hike to the hill above the city; overnight in hotel

Day 09: After breakfast four hours drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5200m); camp overnight

Day10-11/10-11:Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek

Day 12: Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m) along the 4x4 track

Day 13: Trek from Middle Camp to the ABC (5700m) of Cho Oyu

Day14- 38: Climbing Period – Summit Cho Oyu (8201m)

Day 39: Dismantling ABC; trek to Middle Camp; drive to Tingri; overnight in hotel

Day 40: Six hours drive from Tingri to Zhangmu; overnight in hotel

Day 41: Early morning drive to the border at Kodari; border crossing, immigration formalities, collection of Nepalese visa; drive to Kathmandu

Day 42: Leisure day in Kathmandu(Contingency day)

Day 43: Leisure day, sightseeing in Kathmandu (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath); Fairwell-Celebration dinner

Day 44: Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities


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Trip Highlights

Elevation: 8,201m (26,906ft)

Location: Nepal/Tibet border

Coordinates: 28°06′00″ N 86°39′00″ E

First Ascent: Joseph Joechler, Herbert Tichy (Italy), Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepal), October 19, 1954 

Climbing Season: Late spring and autumn

Duration: 45 days (typically)

Climb duration: 27 days (typically)

Group Size: 02-15 person per Group