Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m-26,899ft) is the 6th highest peak in the world (8201 meters) and is part of the Greater Himalaya, located on the Tibet and Nepal border. Cho-Oyu means the “Turquoise God” in Tibetan. The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954, via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and SherpaPasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition.
The normal climbing route is via the North West ridge and the peak is a technically easier peak than most other “8000ers,” It is a highly recommended for those who wish to extend their climbing experience to extreme altitudes or as a stepping-stone to an attempt on Everest. The route is of a reasonable difficulty, with few technical sections and the route has limited objective dangers as compared to other 8,000-meter peaks.
Day 1:Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
Day 2-4:In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing.
Day 5:Fly Kathmandu Lhasa (3650m-11680ft), transfer to Hotel.
Day 6:Lhasa: Sightseeing.
Day 7:Drive to Shigatse (3900m-12480ft)- O/N Hotel.
Day 8:Drive to Thingri (4350m-13,920ft)- O/N Hotel.
Day 9:Rest day in Thingri for acclimatization.
Day 10:Drive to Cho-Oyu BC(4900m-16,072ft).
Day 11-12:At BC to acclimatize and preparing loads to ABC.
Day 13:Trek to Intermediate camp (5400m-17,712ft).
Day 14:Arrive at ABC (5600m-18,368ft).
Day 15-16:At ABC for puja ceremony, acclimatization and climbing preparations.
Day 17-37:Climbing period.
Day 38:Trek to BC and drive to Thingri.
Day 39:Drive to Kyirong border (2700m-8856ft)- O/N Hotel.
Day 40:Short drive to the Nepal-Tibet border and drive to Kathmandu.
Day 41:In Kathmandu.
Day 42:International departure.
- Mt. Cho-Oyu peak permit fee. Tibet visa fee.
- Transfer airport-hotel-airport in Kathmandu.
- 3-star hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu for 5 nights.
- Hotel accommodation with full meals in Kyirong, Thingri on room sharing basis.
- Member’s personal luggage transfer from BC – ABC – BC.
- Kitchen equipment, kitchen tent, dining tent with heater, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs & tables.
- Solar panel at ABC for light and charging small electronics. (Mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras). Food and fuel at BC-ABC during expedition.
- Spacious single tent with insulated floor and mattress for each member at BC-ABC.
- Services of one high altitude Sherpa to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
- Climbing Sherpa climbing and summit bonuses.
- Insurance for climbing Sherpa including evacuation, hospitalization, medical and life insurance.
- Visa processing charges for Kathmandu part and Kodari – Kathmandu private transfer.
- High altitude tents, food and fuel for all members and climbing Sherpas.
- Common climbing equipment (Required rope, ice bar, ice screw, etc) fees for rope fixing.
- 2 oxygen bottles (4Lts) per climber and 1 oxygen bottle for Sherpa with mask and regulator (For use only).
- Walkie-talkie for each member and Sherpa partnered team.
- Services of Nepalese cook and kitchen boy.
- Equipment allowances, daily wages, food and tents for cook, kitchen boy and Chinese Liaison Officer.
- Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters including emergency evacuation, hospitalization, medical and life insurance.
- Satellite phone for emergency available at ABC.
- High way and conservation charges. Garbage deposit fee.
- Welcome group dinner in Kathmandu.
- International flights.
- Meals in Kathmandu. Personal climbing gears.
- Personal calls made through satellite phone subject to charges at US$ 3 per minute.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
- Personal travels outside of the itinerary.
- Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air/road cargo.
- Personal solar pack for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera batteries etc).
- Tips/gratitude for cooks and climbing Sherpa at the end of the trip.