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International Mount Cho Oyu 8201m. Expedition

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 45 Days
Destination Tibet
Trip Grade Mountaineering
Activity Expedition
Max. Altitude 8,201m.
Accomodation Lodge + Camping
Transportation Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Best Season Spring & Autumn
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Mount Cho Oyu (Mt. Qowowuyag) is the world’s sixth highest most popular mountain located between Nepal and Tibet (China). The mountain 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. Mt. Cho Oyu climbing has the higher rate of success than any other 8000 meter peak climbing in Nepal and Tibet. The mountain was first climbed by Hebert Tichy in 1954. We arrange both the logistic support to Advance BC and fully guided Cho Oyu expedition.

According to the expedition program our expedition team will drive towards Pasang Lhamu highway to Friendship Bridge at Timure. At the friendship bridge staff from Tibet Mountaineering Association will be waiting for our expedition group. Expedition team members will drive by 4WD land cruiser and expedition equipments will be carried by truck. After driving 2 days we will have 2 Nights in Tingri as a acclimatization and next day we will reach Cho-Oyu Base camp. Chinese call it Chinese Base Camp. Cho-Oyu base camp is situated at altitude of (4,700m.) We will set camp here in BC for 2 days to acclimatize as well as check expedition equipments once more. 2 days walk take us Cho-Oyu advance base camp. It is situated at altitude of (5,700m.).

Climbing History of Mount Cho Oyu
a) First ascent in 1954 (Austrian).
b) 1959: First women's Himalayan expedition to an (8,000m.) peak. (Two of the women and one Sherpa were killed in two separate avalanches.)
c) Approximately 465 people summit prior to spring, 1995.
d) Approximately two thirds of prior expeditions put at least one person on top.
e) Approximately 17 people killed on the mountain (making it by far the safest of the 8,000m peaks).

Mount Cho Oyu short note about climbing route:
Camp 1 is at altitude of (6,400m.) To reach at Camp 1 we have to walk for about 4-6 hours from advance base camp via an initial walk up the Gyabrag Glacier, up steep screc to a broad snow shoulder.

Camp 2 is at altitude of (7,150m.)  We have to follow the snow ridge out of Camp 1 to a steep 50 meter ice wall, which provides most challenging climbing on this route. To make this ascent fixed ropes are necessary.

Camp 3 is located at altitude of (7,500m.) After 4/5 hours walk from Camp 2 we can reach camp 3. At this altitude there is a tremendous sense of effort to gain further height. The final summit push will be made from this camp and takes about 6-9 hours.

Note:

  • If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  • If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

Itinerary:

    April 08 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff, transfer to Hotel.
    April 09 Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.
    April 10 Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
    April 11 Day 04: Drive to Syabrubesi/Timure (1,742m.) - O/N at Lodge. O/N At Hotel
    April 12 Day 05: Immigration formality/drive to Kyirong Bazar (2,700m.) O/N At Hotel
    April 13 Day 06: Drive to Tingri (4,300m.-13760ft). O/N at Hotel.
    April 14 Day 07: Day for acclimatization in Tingri. O/N at Hotel.
    April 15 Day 08: Drive Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,200m.-6hrs.) Tented Camp.
    April 16 Day 09: Acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp.
    April 17 Day 10: Rest, allimatization and preparation load for Yak to Advance BC.
    April 18 Day 11: Drive Chinese BC to Middle Camp (5,300m.) - Aadvance BC (5,700m.) Camp.
    April 19-May-17 May: Day 12-40: Climbing, Summit of Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m.).
    May 18 Day 41: Clean Advance BC, drive to Chinese BC, drive to Tingri. O/N at Hotel.
    May 19 Day 42: Drive to Kyirong Bazar. O/N At Hotel.
    May 20 Day 43: Kyirong - Timure by drive, complete visa formality, drive to Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel.
    May 21 Day 44: Rest/leisure day in Kathmandu.
    May 22 Day 45: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Detail Itinerary

Departure Detail

Departure Detail
Spring Season:
Kathmandu Arrival Date: April 08, 2020
Expedition Fixed Departure Date: April 11, 2020
Autumn Season:
Kathmandu Arrival Date:  September 01, 2019
Expedition Fixed Departure Date: September 04, 2019
High Altitude Sherpa: USD 6,200 (If required)

Summit Bonus for climbing Sherpa must pay by climber: Per Sherpa-USD 500 for over 8000m, + USD 500 USD for up to Summit.

Note:

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food and fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.
Start Date End Date Price Season Status Booking
04 September, 2019 15 October, 2019 US$11,600 ( Upto Basecamp )
US$ 16,700 ( Upto Summit )
Autumn Available Book Now
11 April, 2020 22 May, 2020 US$ 11,600 ( Upto Basecamp )
US$ 16,700 ( Upto Summit )
Spring Available Book Now

Expedition Service up to Advance Base Camp Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Hiace or Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Cho Oyu.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and Advance BC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances and daily salary of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Insurance of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Air ticket: Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu (If via Lhasa).
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC and Advance BC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and Advance BC.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC and back.
  • 2 Expedition barrel for or, barrel each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen Mask and regulator at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s and simple medical service for members till Advance BC.
  • Agency Service charge.

Expedition Service up to Advance Base Camp Cost Doesn't Include:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry and Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Tents above advance base camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Oxygen and Mask and regulator (available on request).
  • Personal local transportation in Kathmandu and Tibet except above mentioned programs.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.

Expedition Service up to Summit Cost Includes: (Full Board Basis)

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Hiace or Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt Cho Oyu.
  • Road permit and travel permit
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa per climbing member.
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • All common climbing equipments such as fixed ropes, main ropes, snow bars, ice screws, pitons etc.
  • High altitude tents.
  • High altitude food and fuel.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and Advance BC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances and daily salary of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Insurance of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Air ticket: Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu (If via Lhasa).
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC and Advance BC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and Advance BC.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC and back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • 2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators (Optional)- If no oxygen needed than less USD 800 in total package.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s & simple medical service for members till Advance BC.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Agency Service charge.

Expedition Service up to Summit Cost Doesn't Include:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry and Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen bottles, mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.

Spring Itinerary

Via Kyirong Border
Height: 8,201m.
Latitude: 28° 06′″N
Longitude: 86° 39′″E
Trip Duration: 45 Days
Extry/Exit: Kyirong Border
Normal Ascent Route: Normal
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Kathmandu-Kyirong border-Tingri-Cho Oyu Base Camp

April 08 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff, transfer to Hotel.
April 09 Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.
April 10 Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
April 11 Day 04: Drive to Syabrubesi/Timure (1,742m.) - O/N at Lodge. O/N At Hotel
April 12 Day 05: Immigration formality/drive to Kyirong Bazar (2,700m.) O/N At Hotel
April 13 Day 06: Drive to Tingri (4,300m.-13760ft). O/N at Hotel.
April 14 Day 07: Day for acclimatization in Tingri. O/N at Hotel.
April 15 Day 08: Drive Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,200m.-6hrs.) Tented Camp.
April 16 Day 09: Acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp.
April 17 Day 10: Rest, allimatization and preparation load for Yak to Advance BC.
April 18 Day 11: Drive Chinese BC to Middle Camp (5,300m.) - Aadvance BC (5,700m.) Camp.
April 19-May-17 May: Day 12-40: Climbing, Summit of Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m.).
May 18 Day 41: Clean Advance BC, drive to Chinese BC, drive to Tingri. O/N at Hotel.
May 19 Day 42: Drive to Kyirong Bazar. O/N At Hotel.
May 20 Day 43: Kyirong - Timure by drive, complete visa formality, drive to Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel.
May 21 Day 44: Rest/leisure day in Kathmandu.
May 22 Day 45: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Via Lhasa
Height: 8201m.
Latitude: 28° 06′″N
Longitude: 86° 39′″E
Trip Duration: 45 Days
Entry/Exit: Lhasa
Normal Ascent Route: Normal
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Kathmandu-Lhasa-Shigatse-Shegar-Tingri-Cho Oyu Base Camp

April 08 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350.), meet our staff, transfer to Hotel.
April 09 Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.
April 10 Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
April 11 Day 04: Fly to Lhasa (3,600m.) then transfer to Hotel.
April 12 Day 05: Lhasa city tour visit Potala, Jokhang and Barkhor. O/N Hotel.
April 13 Day 06: Drive to Shigatse (3,940m.). Overnight in Hotel.
April 14 Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4,300m.-13760ft). Overnight in Hotel.
April 15 Day 08: Drive to Cho-Oyu Chinese Base Camp. (5,200m.) Tented Camp
April 16 Day 09: Chinese Base Camp rest and acclimatization.
April 17 Day 10: Rest day, prepare load for Yak for Advance Base Camp.
April 18 Day 11: Drive to Middle Base Camp (5,400m.) - Trek to Advance BC (5,700m.).
April 19-May 17 Day 12-40: Climbing/summit period for Cho-Oyu (8,201m.).
May 18 Day 41: Prepare/drive Chinese BC to Shigatse (3,940m.) O/N at Hotel.
May 19 Day 42: Drive to Lhasa (3,600m.) O/N at Hotel.
May 20 Day 43: Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu by drive then transfer to Hotel.
May 21 Day 44: Free in Kathmandu.
May 22 Day 45: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Autumn Itinerary

Via Kyirong Border
Height: 8,201m.
Latitude: 28° 06′″N
Longitude: 86° 39′″E
Trip Duration: 45 Days
Extry/Exit: Kyirong Border
Normal Ascent Route: Normal
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Kyirong border, Tingri- Cho Oyu Base Camp

Sep. 01 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff, transfer to Hotel.
Sep. 02 Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.
Sep. 03 Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
Sep. 04 Day 04: Drive to Syabrubesi (1462m.)/Timure (1,742m.) - O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
Sep. 05 Day 05: Immigration formality and Drive to Kyirong Bazar (2,700m.)
Sep. 06 Day 06: Drive to Tingri (4,300m.-13760ft). O/N at Hotel.
Sep. 07 Day 07: Acclimatization in Tingri. O/N at Hotel.
Sep. 08 Day 08: Drive Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,200m.-6hrs.) Tented Camp.
Sep. 09 Day 09: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp.
Sep. 10 Day 10: Rest and prepare load for Yak to Advance Base Camp.
Sep. 11 Day 11: Drive to Middle Camp (5,300m.)- trek to Advance BC (5,700m.).
Sep. 12 -Oct. 10 Day 12 - 40: Climbing Period for Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m.). Summit.
Oct. 11 Day 41: Trek back to Chinese Base Camp/drive to Tingri. O/N at Hotel.
Oct. 12 Day 42: Drive to Kyirong Bazar. O/N at Hotel.
Oct. 13 Day 43: Drive Kyirong Bazar to Kathmandu and O/N at Hotel.
Oct. 14 Day 44: Rest and leisure day in Kathmandu.
Oct. 15 Day 45: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Via Lhasa
Height:
8,201m.
Latitude: 28° 06′″N
Longitude: 86° 39′″E
Trip Duration: 45 Days
Extry/Exit: Lhasa
Normal Ascent Route: Normal
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Kathmandu-Lhasa-Shigatse, Shegar-Tingri-Cho Oyu BC

Sep. 01 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff, transfer to Hotel.
Sep. 02 Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.
Sep. 03 Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
Sep. 04 Day 04: Fly to Lhasa (3,600m.) then transfer to Hotel.
Sep. 05 Day 05: Lhasa City tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Sep. 06 Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,940m.). O/N at Hotel.
Sep. 07 Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4,300m.-13760ft). O/N at Hotel.
Sep. 08 Day 08: Drive Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,200m.-6hrs.) Tented Camp
Sep. 09 Day 09: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp.
Sep. 10 Day 10: Rest and prepare load for Yak to Advance Base Camp.
Sep. 11 Day 11: Drive Chinese BC to Middle Camp (5,300m.) trek to Advance BC (5,700m.)
Sep. 12-Oct. 10 Day 12-40: Climbing Period for Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m). Summit.
Oct. 11 Day 41: Trek to Middle Camp/Drive to Tingri/Shigatse.
Oct. 12 Day 42: Drive to Lhasa and transfer to Hotel. O/N at Hotel.
Oct. 13 Day 43: Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Oct. 14 Day 44: Rest and leisure day in Kathmandu.
Oct. 15 Day 45: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Mountain Info

    Height: 8,201m.
    Latitude: 28° 06′″N
    Longitude: 86° 39′″E
    Trip Duration: 45 Days
    Extry/Exit: Kyirong Border
    Normal Ascent Route: Normal
    Grade: Mountaineering
    Caravan Route: Kathmandu-Kyirong border-Tingri-Cho Oyu Base Camp

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