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Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition 2024

Trip Facts


42 Days


8201 M



Trip Start From


Trip Ends At


Climbing Route

North West Ridge normal route






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.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 2-4:
    In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing.
  • Day 5:
    Drive: Kathmandu to Timure (1820m) O/N hotel.
  • Day 6:
    Cross border to Tibet. Drive to Kyirong (2700m-8,856ft) O/N hotel.
  • Day 7:
    In Kyirong for acclimatization.
  • Day 8:
    Drive to Thingri (4350m)- O/N Hotel.
  • Day 9:
    Rest day in Thingri.
  • Day 10:
    Drive to Cho-Oyu BC (4900mft).
  • Day 11-12:
    At BC to acclimatize and preparing loads to ABC.
  • Day 13:
    Trek to Intermediate camp (5400m).
  • Day 14:
    Arrive at ABC (5600m).
  • Day 15:
    At ABC for puja ceremony, acclimatization and climbing preparations.
  • Day 16-37:
    Climbing period.
  • Day 38:
    Trek back to Thingri.
  • Day 39:
    Drive to Kyirong border (2700m)- O/N Hotel.
  • Day 40:
    Drive to Rasuwagadhi border and after immigration formalities drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 41:
    In Kathmandu.
  • Day 42:
    International departure.

Expedition Schedule

  • 01 SEP – 12 OCT


  • Strenuous climbing
  • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
  • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
  • Intermediate to advance terrain
  • Nights are spent in tents
  • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
  • Travel in remote areas
  • Usually expedition duration above four weeks

Package Details

Cost Includes:

  • 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 breakfast in Thingri and Kyirong on room sharing basis.
  • Welcome group dinner in Kathmandu.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Cost Excludes:

  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, which can be obtained at the airport upon arrival and reentry visa for Nepal.
  • Meals in Kathmandu. Hotel after 5 nights stay 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.
  • Extra transportation (jeeps, yaks, porters) required outside of the itinerary.
  • Personal solar pack for charging heavy electronics at middle camp and ABC (laptops, professional camera batteries etc.)
  • 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.
  • Tips/gratitude for climbing Sherpa and cook staffs at the end of expedition.

Trip Inquiry

Choose from our pre-designed itinerary and schedule your preferred departure or discuss with our team to create a customized one.

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