Mount Cho Oyu at 8201 metres is the 6th highest mountain in the world. It is standing between the Nepal and Tibet (China) border.
Cho Oyu 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.
The Cho Oyu Expedition from Tibet side consists of very short but scenic treks to Cho Oyu base camp, intermediate and advanced camp followed by 3 (Camp I, Camp II, Camp III) climbing camps that feature very limited and short steep and technical sections making it perfect to get used to the demands on extremely high altitude.
Camp I - 6,400m: It takes about 5-8 hours of steep climbing to reach camp I from base camp. From here, the route follows steep climbing, which improves as height is gained. Camp I is located on a broad shoulder of snow, which leads up to a ridge above the camp.
Camp II - 7,000m: Follow a snow ridge to a series of ice cliffs and involve a steep 50m ice wall at 6600m. Though straight forward it is hardest climbing in the route. Above the ice cliffs, there are several crevasses giving access to Camp II at 7,000m.
Camp III - 7,400m: it takes around 4 hours to reach camp III. It is located beneath a rock band that cuts off snow slopes of the upper basin.
Asian Hiking Team organizes Cho Oyu Expedition from Tibetan side, collecting all permits and necessary documents, Tibet visa, and all climbing equipment. Our experience climbing Sherpa leader brings you to Summit of Mt Cho Oyu 8201m.
Day 1: Kathmandu 1340m
Arrival Kathmandu (1350m.) transfer hotel.
Day 2-3: Kathmandu official briefing and final preparation:
Visa document application, preparation, briefing in ministry.
Day 4: Kerung Town
Kathmandu (1310m) - Kerung Border (2800m) 185Km. 07 – 08 Hours Drives, overnight hotel.
Day 5: Tengri (4,300m) / Lhatse (4,350m)
Kerung Town (2800m) - Tengri (4,300m) / Lhatse (4,350m) 370 Km 05 -06 Hours Drive, overnight hotel.
Day 6: Rest day and explore around.
Rest day and explore around.
Day 7: Chinese Base Camp 5000m
Drive to Chinese Base Camp 5000m. Overnight Camping.
Day 8: Rest and preparation in Chinese Base Camp
Rest and preparation in Chinese Base Camp, overnight Camping.
Day 9: Final Prepared day
Prepared load to Yak for ABC, Final check and rest, overnight Camping.
Day 10: Middle Camp
Chinese Base Camp to Middle camp, overnight Camping.
Day 11: Advance Base Camp
Middle Camp - Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp, overnight Camping.
Day 12 to 34: Climbing Period for Cho Oyu 8201m.
Climbing Period for Cho Oyu 8201m., overnight Camping.
Day 35: Chinese Base camp
Advance Base camp - Chinese Base camp, overnight Camping.
Day 36: Tingri or Zhangmu
Chinese Base Camp - Drive to Tingri to Zhangmu, overnight Camping.
Day 37: Kathmandu
Drive Zhangmu - Kathmandu, overnight Hotel.
Day 38 to 39: Rest and extra days in Kathmandu
Rest and extra days in Kathmandu, overnight Hotel.
Day 40: Final Departure.
Final Departure, drop to airport as your flight time.
- All arrival and departure airport transfers with Asian Hiking Team Assistance.
- Hotel in Kathmandu as itinerary with breakfast (3/4 5 star hotel on request).
- Domestic air ticket/land transport to/from trek start/end point for members/ cargo fees as itinerary.
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit fees.
- National Park/ Conservation fees or permits.
- Tibet permit and visa fees.
- Government appointed Liaison Officer.
- Expedition/Mountaineering insurance for Liaison officer, our guide and staffs.
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Guest house / Hotel as itinerary.
- One high altitude Climbing Sherpa per climber to assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
- Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer.
- High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpa’s.
- All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Base camp.
- Major Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) by Guest house /Hotel menus and cooked 3 meals with tea or coffee by professional cook in Base Camp.
- All high food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition.
- Baggage/ Equipment allowance for trekking up and down is maximum 30-40kg per person.
- Base Camp Manager, Base Camp cook, necessary staffs.
- Emergency Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator.
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.).
- Wages, meals, accommodation, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Solar panel/generator at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics (eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
- Rope fixing fee.
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with nominal cost.
- First Aid medical kits.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes.
- Fair well Dinner.
- International airfare from / to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival, re-entry fees).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as itinerary.
- Hotel accommodation beyond itinerary (as per itinerary) stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal trekking and climbing gears.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, email, internet etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- Personal solar pack (if any) for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.).
- Summit bonus (For Everest $2000, For others mountain US$1500) / staffs Tips/ Donation.
- Gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.