Cho Oyu Expedition (8201m) is the sixth highest mountain in the world, located at short distance to the west from Everest in the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal along the Tibetan border. There's no really technical sections and the objective dangers are close to non-existent. Its relatively easy access makes it an attractive climb for someone with limited time, as it can be attempted in roughly 6 weeks round trip.
Base Camp is accessible by jeep and it is possible to reach Kathmandu in a very long day from Base Camp. Because of it's ease of access, ABC is often crowded with a large number of expeditions. Just west of Cho Oyu is the Nangpa La, the old trade route between the Khumbu Sherpas and Tibet.
It was the third such peak climbed, and the first climbed by light expedition and in Autumn. The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954 via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition. Cho Oyu is sixth 8000 meters peak to be climbed, after Annapurna in June 1950, Mount Everest, Nanga Parbat and K2.
11 April: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel (1350m).
12-13 April: Day 02-03:Rest, preparation, visa collection, assignment & briefing.
14 April: Day 04: Drive to Timure-overnight lodge; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
15 April: Day 05: Immigration formality and Drive to Kyarung; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
16 April: Day 06: Acclimatization at Kyarung; overnight hotel (BB Plan)
17 April: Day 07: Drive to Tingri; overnight hotel (BB Plan)
18 April: Day 08: Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5200m) six hours; Camp.
19-20 April: Day 09-10: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek.
21 April: Day 11: Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m) along the 4x4 track, camp.
22 April: Day 12: Trek from Middle Camp to the ABC (5700m) of Cho-Oyu, camp.
20 April-16 May: Day 13-46: Climbing Period – Summit Cho-Oyu (8201m).
17 May: Day 37: Dismantling ABC; drive to Chinese BC; drive to Tingri; Hotel.
18 May: Day 38: Drive to Kyarung; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
19 May: Day 39: Drive from Kyarung to Kathmandu; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
20 May: Day 40: Rest and leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu.
21 May: Day 41:Final departure to your port of destination.
01 Sep: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel (1350m).
02-03 Sep: Day 02-03: Rest, preparation, visa collection, assignment & briefing.
04 Sep: Day 04: Drive to Timure-overnight lodge/Fly to Lhasa; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
05 Sep: Day 05: Immigration formality and Drive to Kyarong/Lhasa City tour; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
06 Sep: Day 06: Drive to Tingri/Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse; overnight hotel (BB Plan)
07 Sep: Day 07: Acclimatization in Tingri/Drive to Tingri; overnight hotel (BB Plan)
08 Sep: Day 08: Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5200m-6 Hrs.); Camp.
09-10 Sep: Day 09-10: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek.
11 Sep: Day 11: Drive from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m) and trek to ABC (5700m), camp.
12 Sep-10 Oct: Day 12-40: Climbing Period – Summit Cho-Oyu (8201m). 11 Oct: Day 41: Dismantling ABC; drive to Chinese BC; drive to Tingri/Shigatse via Tingri (4200m); Hotel.
12 Oct: Day 42: Drive to Kyarong/Lhasa; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
13 Oct: Day 43: Drive/Fly from Kyarong/Lhasa to Kathmandu; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
14 Oct: Day 44: Rest and leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu.
15 Oct: Day 45: Final departure to your port of destination.
- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from International Airport.
- 5 nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per category.
- Kathmandu-Kyarung-Kathmandu transfer for logistics and staffs.
- Tibet travel visa and permit for climbing member and involved staffs.
- Cho Oyu climbing permit with Chinese Government Royalty (U$7500 per person).
- Tibetan official Liaison officer for Cho-Oyu Expedition fully paid.
- Kyarung - Tingri - Chinese Base Camp and VV all accommodation and transportation (BB Plan).
- All camping equipment in Chinese Base camp and Advance Base Camp.
- Food during expedition period for expedition members and staff cooked by our cook.
- 1:1 experienced climbing Sherpa guide and base camp staffs sharing with team.
- Cargo and duties clearing assistance service in Kyarung border.
- Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group.
- Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members.
- Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC.
- Insurance, wages, meal allowances for private Sherpa and sharing base camp staffs·
- Icefall charges and all tent for camp 1, 2, 3 sharing with private Sherpa·
- High altitude food for Sherpa and climbing member.
- Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
- Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
- All necessary paper works, office service charge and Government taxes levied in Nepal.
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure assistance services (if necessary).
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
- Adventure High Mountain Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.).
- Our service Charges.
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
- Lunch and Dinner during your travel period in Tibet (Except camp site).
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips etc.
- Expenses incurred towards usage of any communication means.
- Clothing, packing Items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking/climbing gears.
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations etc.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
- Oxygen bottles, mask and regulators as per demand.
- Medical-travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Airfare of international and domestic flights.
- Nepal entry or re-entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
- Icefall garbage deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
- Nepal custom duty fees for import of expedition goods.
- Emergency/Rescue/Early Jeep cost (US$ 1200 approximately).
- Summit bonus for the climbing Sherpa (US$ 1000.00 is minimum base.)
- Tips for Base Camp Staffs shall be mandatory minimum US$ 200.00 per member.
- Any other item not included in “The cost includes” Section.