FROM $8500 45 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS
Highest Access: 8,201m (26,906ft)
Duration: 45 days
Group Size: 02-15 persons
Entry & Exit: Zhangbu
Cost: Group Join Basic Advance Base Camp Services only
Single Person US $ 8,500
02-04 Person US $ 7,500 per person
05-08 Person US $ 6,500 per person
09-12 Person US $ 5,500 per person
12-15 People US $ 4,500 per person
Grade: Moderate Climb (PD++)
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Best season: Spring Season: April-May & Autumn: September-October
International Mt. Cho-Oyu 8201m Expedition. Austrians first climbed Mount Cho Oyu in 1954. The Indian and German team also climbed this peak in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Till to date many expedition teams have successfully reached on its summit. Most of the mount Cho Oyu expedition teams climb from Tibet side due the easy climbing technique route from there. Since 1998, our company also conducting the expedition from Tibet side like Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhakpari and others. Meeting and climbing information: Mount Cho Oyu Expedition begins after your arrival to Kathmandu where you meet our staffs in the airport and transfer you to hotel. Next day, we make introduction section with other climbing members & Expedition crews. Since then we make your Tibet visa and other necessary document for Cho Oyu Expedition.
After 3 day, we drive you towards Nepal-Tibet border up to the Friendship Bridge through Arnico Highway; where the Chinese liaison officer and Chinese transportation meet us there. The expedition gears go by truck but the members there Travel by Land cruiser 4wd or with comfortable Minibus. We take time to acclimatize for one night at Zhangmu (2300m) and two nights at Nyalam (3750m). Next day we drive to Tingri (4340m) where we spend further two nights to acclimatizing. Then we drive Tingri to Base camp 5000m along the rough way with jerking & bouncing experience through grassy plain which leads up to the Chinese base camp.
We set up our camp at Chinese Base Camp and stay two nights or more, which depends on the feeling of our members. We also make schedules of the yaks by that time. Base camp is a temporary but comfortable with our Nepali cook and dining tent. Now the two-day walk towards the advance base camp (ABC) begins. Mount Cho Oyu Summit ABC is in the heart of the Himalayas at 5700m; surrounded by celestial peaks. There is also the high pass called Nangpa La nearby which, an old but still used yak track trading route between Nepal and Tibet exists.
From Advance Base Camp, we can see the superb scene of mount Cho Oyu expedition. This is the main base camp and we plan to stay there for the longer duration also to look the favorable situation for the expedition. Every person gets his or her own tent. Our Service will be full board up to ABC and after that the climbers should manage all services by themselves privately. From ABC it is several hours of tough walking on a vague path over moraine-covered glacier to the start of the mountaineering properly. Camp 1 is either situated on some ridge at 6400m and the real mountaineering starts from here. The ridge is now soft and easy enough for climbing, then it broadens out and you should climb successive huge steps, several of which probably require fixing a rope up there. You should fix a new rope in co-operation with other members on the mountain. Normally one rope is used for ascent and another for descent, although the route is crevassed but normally these create no problem.
Mount Cho Oyu Panorama from Summit Camp 2 is on the edge of a large plateau at 7125m although you can carefully assess to put the rope where. Depending on your conditions and fitness you may attempt the summit from here, or you may establish a light Camp 3 across the plateau and up on a minor ridge at 7550m. Above Camp 3, there are two rocky steps where you should fix another set of ropes prior to our summit ascent.
Finally, you will start early in the morning from camp 3 for summit. Above the rock bands, the slopes are still steep and you may take a line to fix there, depending on conditions, however once on the crest of this ridge the terrain is straightforward along a long haul to the summit plateau.
The panorama is breathtakingly magnificent, including Mount Everest 8848m, mount Lhotse 8501m, mount Nuptse 7855m, mount Chamlang 7319m, mount Ama Dablam 6856m and other peaks of the Everest region to the east and south. To the west, there are the mount Melungtse and mount Gauri Sankar massifs and to the north, there is all Tibet area. It is normal to descend to Camp 2 from summit and to continue down to the ABC. Legend Regarding to the name of this mount Cho Oyu, the legend says, in Tibetan language, Chomo means the goddess and Yu means the turquoise. So adding these two words, it was called Cho Oyu. Also it is called the "Turquoise Goddess" as per the Tibetan dialect. Another derivation of the name to this is called it as the bald god as well.
Climbing History of Mt. Cho Oyu
Mt. Cho Oyu short note about climbing route:
Camp 1 is at altitude of 6400m. 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 7150 m. 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 7500m. 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.
Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer hotel
Rest day at Kathmandu apply Tibet visa and Sightseeing
Rest day at Kathmandu Prepare expedition and briefing
Drive from Kathmandu to Kodari and Zhangmu 2,300m/7,500ft in hotel
Drive from Zhangmu to Nylam 2750m hotel
Rest day at Nylam for acclimatization
Drive from Nylam to Tingri 4340m hotel
Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization hotel
Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp 5000m camp
Rest day at Chinese Base Camp 5000m camp
Prepared load to yak for trek Advance Base Camp 5700m
Advance Base Camp to Middle Base Camp 5700m with yak
Middle Base Camp to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp 5700m
Climbing period of Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m Expedition
Trek from Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp 5000m
Drive from Chinese Base Camp to Zhangmu 2,300m/7,500ft hotel
Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Rest day at Kathmandu for shopping
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Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.