Cho Oyu Expedition
Duration: 41 Nights / 42 Days
Altitude: 8,201m
Location: Tibet

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world and, even though it is regarded as a technically straightforward 8000m peak, its altitude is a serious undertaking and requires careful preparation and a high level of fitness. It is said that Cho Oyu means ‘Goddess of Turquoise’, as its stark shadows appear this colour in the light of the setting sun when viewed from Tibet. This mountain is a vast bulk of sweeping snow slopes and clean glaciated lines; a most noble and impressive first 8000m peak.

Guide Pemba set up Cho Oyu base camp at 4800 meter which is our base station for the summit push and acclimation climbing training. Like in base camp each members have personal private tent. Dining tent with comfortable chair and table, heated, carpeted and lit by solar electricity give you required comfort on your stay there. We have full-time kitchen crew throughout the duration of the Cho Oyu Expedition. Cho Oyu Expedition cook have long experienced and trained in food preparation and strict hygiene standards who prepare varied and nutritious western and Nepali meals.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02-03: Rest Day/visa process in Chinese embassy in Kathmandu
Day 04: Fly to Lhasa, 12,000 feet
Day 05: Lhasa tour
Day 06: Drive to Shigatse, 12,500 feet
Day 07: Overnight Shigatse and acclimatization hike
Day 08: Drive to Tingri, 15,000 feet
Day 09: Overnight Tingri
Day 10: Drive to Chinese Base Camp
Day 11: At Chinese Base Camp
Day 12: At Chinese Base Camp
Day 13: Travel to Intermediate Camp at 17,000 feet with Yak support
Day 14: Trek towards Advanced Base Camp – Mid Camp (18,700 ft.)
Day 15: Base Camp set up and organization
Day 16: Rest Day and short hikes
Day 17: Rest Day
Day 18: Climb to Camp I at 21,000 feet, return to BC
Day 19: Rest Day and short hikes
Day 20: Rest Day
Day 21: Carry and sleep at Camp I
Day 22: Climb to Cliff Ice and return to Camp I
Day 23: Rest in Camp I
Day 24: Carry to 1.5 camp at 22,500 feet
Day 25: Carry to Camp II 23,400 feet
Day 26: Descend to ABC
Day 27: Rest in ABC
Day 28: Rest in ABC
Day 29: Rest in ABC
Day 30: Carry to Camp I – Overnight
Day 31: Carry to Camp II – Overnight
Day 32: Move to Camp III 24,800 feet
Day 33: Summit Attempt
Day 34: Extra Day
Day 35: Extra Day
Day 36: Extra Day
Day 37: Return to ABC
Day 38: Trek to Intermediate Camp and Drive Tingri
Day 39: Drive to Shigatse
Day 40: Drive to Lhasa
Day 41: Fly to KTM
Day 42: Fly KTM Home Country
  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers
  • 5 nights in KTM Hotel on BB – Twin Sharing Room
  • Flight: Ktm- Lhsa for members & Lhasa Tour as per program
  • Transport: Border/Kathmandu for member & staffs
  • Expedition Permit, TMA Climbing Route Fee
  • 1 Government Liaison officer/ Interpreter
  • Food - Trekking & Base Camp for member & staffs
  • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa every 4 members
  • 1 Base Camp Cook from Nepal and 1 Tibetan Kitchen Helper
  • All Nepali Staffs Insurance/daily allowance/ Chinese Visa Fees
  • 3 Yak per member CBC to ABC and 2 Yaks per member ABC to CBC
  • 35 kgs per member for personal equipments
  • 1 VE 25 North Face tent per member for base camp
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen//Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent
  • Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears
  • 1 Gas Heater for Heat /1 Solar Pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp
  • 1 VE 25 North Face High Altitude Tent for member & Sherpa
  • High Altitude food for member & Sherpa
  • Epi gas / High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove, 1 bottle oxygnen with mask & Regulator for medical use
  • All necessary Climbing route equipments
  • International Air Cargo clearance & Government tax fee
  • Emergency Rescue Deposit Fee
  • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 Per person
  • Tibet Visa fee US$ 115 Per person
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus US$ 500 & Climbing Bonus US$ 250 Per Sherpa
  • Emergency rescue evacuation cost if needed
  • International flight fares
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee (See Trip Note for Details)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single supplement
  • Personal specific high altitude climbing food
  • Personal climbing gears–clothing, sleeping bags, climbing equipment. Please click ‘equipment check list’
  • Personal Travel/Medical/Accident/Emergency evacuation insurance
  • International cargo custom clearance fee
  • Alcoholic beverage & bottle drinks
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus
  • Personal Satellite phone permit
  • Filming & Videography
  • Extra personal expenses
  • Climbing Sherpa bonus
  • Tips for Nepali staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • If scheduled flight gets cancelled due to bad weather from Lukla to Kathmandu on return. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter which costs US $ 450 per person. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients to get outbound flight on scheduled time.
  • Any changes incurred as a result of delay beyond the control of ‘Guide Pemba’
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail, internet between Nepal and your home country)
  • Medical evacuation insurance policy is mandatory
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost Includes’

USD 3850 - For Minimum 3 Climber.

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