Cho Oyu Expedition

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Tibet Cho Oyu Expedition

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.


Cho Oyu is the Tibetan term which means The Turquoise God. Cho Oyu Expedition takes us to the top of the world’s sixth-highest mountain that stands tall with 8,201m height. Cho Oyu Mountain receives more visitors in comparison to most of the other eight-thousanders due to the easy access. Many Mountain climbers prefer to begin climbing 8000m+ Mountain with Cho Oyu. It is because this mountain has the highest success rate in comparison to other mountains. Cho Oyu is located 70km west of Everest. The commercial climbing route for Cho Oyu begins from the northwest face.


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.


Climbing permits for peaks in the Nepal Himalayas are issued for all seasons by the mountaineering section of the minisry of culture, tourisem and civil aviation. The requisite official documents must be furnished when seeking permit.


Key features of Cho Oyu Expedition

  • Climbers experience stunning views on the Himalayas, including Everest
  • Climb with the most experienced expedition operator on the mountain
  • Experience high-altitude climbing on the world’s sixth highest peak and prepare yourself for Cho Oyu
  • Visit the vibrant cities of Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 02-03: Sightseeing and Official formalities and climb preparation.

World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, Pasupati Nath, etc. Preparation for the trekking.


Day 04:Drive from Kathmandu to Syprubeshi (1460m).

We start our scenic drive after an early morning breakfast, traveling by local bus out of the valley and along the picturesque highway that heads north The beautiful scenery along the way includes rivers, terraced fields, villages and sights of the snowy mountains on clear days. The initial section of the drive is relatively pleasant to Trishuli Bazaar. The roadthen becomes a bit more rugged as it ascends to Dhunche and dropping back down to Syabrubensi, a bazaar town with much to explore including a riverside hot springs.


Day 05:Drive from Syprubeshi to Kerung Height(3200m).


Day 06:Drive from Kerung height to Tingri (4,348m)


Day 07:Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization.

The climbing Sirdar will take you up to a (5000m) hill for acclimatization after breakfast.


Day 08:After breakfast drive from Tingri to the Chinese base camp (4800m)

which is about two hour drive.


Day 09:Rest and acclimatization at Chinese base camp (4800m).

To prepare and arrange yaks to go to advanced base camp via middle camp.


Day 10:Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m/17388ft.) along the 4x4 track


Day 11:Trek from Middle Camp to the ABC (5700m/18700ft) of Cho Oyu


Day 12-36: Climbing Period of Mt. Cho Oyu

We will practice rotation of High Camps few times before actually making attempt to the summit. We will make climb to High camps and lower down to camps at less altitude for proper acclimatization. We will climb from base camp to camp III. Weather in mountain is unpredictable. We might need to stay in Base Camp for days to wait for favorable weather. There will be one Advanced Base Camp and three high camps before summit. Camp I will be located at 6,400 m Camp II will be located at 7,010 m and Camp III will be located at 7,437 m. It requires skill and strength to reach Camp II from Camp I. We need to fix ropes and conquer ice cliffs. Camp II will be located at the top of glacier plateau. Oxygen will be quite low after Camp II. We will climb to the summit and enjoy the epic views before descending to Advanced Base Camp where we will stay overnight


Day 37: ABC;trek to middle camp; drive to Tingri (4,348m/14,268 ft)


Day 38:Drive from Tingri to Kerung Height(3200m/10499ft)


Day 39:Early in the morning drive from Kerung height to Kerung boarder, finish immigration formalities to cross the boarder and then drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.


Day 40:Free day in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.


Day 41:Transfer to airport for final departure



Note: This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.

Cho Oyu expedition Permit

All arrival and departure transfer services.

5 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary.

Truck for expedition equipment from Kathmandu-Kerung-Kathmandu.

Land Transportation from KTM-KERUNG-KTM for Climbing members and Staff.

Chinese custom clearances at the border

Chinese Government Royalty for Cho-Oyu Expedition for group and climbing Sherpa guide.

Chinese visa for climbing period, both Base Camp staff, Sherpa and group;

1:1 Climbing Sherpa guide each member and leaders will be included.

TMA or CTMA selected English speaking Chinese liaison officer and interpreter

All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp;

Full Board hotel in route in Tibet:KERUNG,Tingri (B/L/D) (provided by CTMA);

Food during expedition period for expedition members and staff;

Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew;

Expedition Permit to climbing Cho Oyu along northwest ridge route;

Permanent kitchen facilities at advance base camp.

All staff during Expedition period with experienced guide (Base Camp Manager) as per group size.

Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;

Cargo clearance & duties assistance service free;

Daily wages, equipment allowance & insurance for expedition staff;

Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group;

Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members;

Quality personal tent at base camp and advance base camp

Permanent kitchen and dining facilities at advance base camp

Shower facility at base camp and advance base camp

All necessary climbing hardware and ropes.

Preferable meals at BC, ABC, higher camps, Hot drinks and beverages, freeze dried food during expedition

24 hours hot drinks and beverage during expedition

Quality high altitude freeze dried food for Sherpa and staff;

2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators (if requested by client)

We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance.

Ice falls charges, all high quality tent for higher camps 1, 2, 3·

EPI gas and burners for cooking food above base camp;

All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for cook, climbing Sherap guide and base camp staff.

All necessary camping equipment's like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, kitchen tent, shower, toilet tents etc.

Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up and down carrying by Yak;

Truck will be provided at Kerung boarder-Chinese base camp and return Kerung for loads;

Yaks curry the loads from Chinese base camp to middle camp to advance base camp and return;

Required experienced, trained and Government Licensed climbing guide(s) during climbing period per person as per requirements.

First Aid medical kits for the group and the staff.

Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.

Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.

Emergency oxygen and mask regulator.

All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal

Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)

Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.

Our service charges

Cho Oyu Summit certificate

International airfare.

Nepal entry visa and airport fees.

Personal equipment and clothing.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)

Personal porter.

Alcoholic and bottled beverages.

Personal Climbing Gears

Drone & Special filming permit

Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $1500.00

Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers

Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.

Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.

All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.

Guide Gratuity - Tip­ping is always a per­son­al choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.

The following booking terms and conditions represent the contract between the customer and Adventure High Mountain. Adventure High Mountain is a government registered tour and trek company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, established with an aim to provide quality travel services.


At the time of booking, you are expected to read all the terms and conditions carefully. The booking confirmation will be given, thinking that you have read all the terms and conditions entitled by the core values of this company. After the booking process, you are completely obliged by the conditions mentioned below.

These booking conditions are only applied to the bookings you have made with this company.


The following terms and conditions apply, however the circumstances and regulations, contractual obligations to suppliers and affairs related to locations, and product type may slightly vary depending upon the situation.


Payment Schedule

$7000 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $3000 non-refundable registration fee.

Balance due 60 days prior to departure.

Payment must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the trek.


Payment Procedure:



Account Number : 0570010151011

Swift Code: MBNLNPKA

Bank Address: Thamel, Saraswati Sadan - 29 Kathmandu Nepal.


We strongly recommend the purchase of travel cancellation insurance to protect you from the unexpected. You aren’t likely to think of it now, but people do get ill, break a bone, have a family emergency or get assigned to a last minute business trip. If you are in remote areas, please note that emergency rescue & evacuation can be very expensive.


We also strongly urge you to consider rescue and evacuation insurance if your own policy does not provide the coverage need­ed. Services available may include, but are not limited to, helicopter evacuation, medical care, etc.


If you choose not to purchase insurance, you assume full responsibility.

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