Cho Oyu Expedition-45 Days
For anyone who has ever dreamed of climbing one of the world's highest 8000er mountains, Cho Oyu offers relatively easy access. Despite being the 6th highest mountain on the planet, Cho Oyu has the highest success rate among the world's fourteen 8,000er Himalayan peaks. The ascent to the summit is short and direct with a few small technical sections which can be climbed safely using fixed lines. The normal route may not be called a technically difficult climb. The access becomes easier also because of the fact that the mountain can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle and one can walk to the Camp 1 in hiking boots. However, climbing Cho Oyu is still a demanding undertaking, the mountain being one of the highest on earth.
Cho Oyu lies about 20km west of Mt. Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border. The mountain is also known as Mt. Qowowuyag and is situated in the middle section of the Himalayas. An Austrian team first climbed Cho Oyu in 1954 followed by the Indian and German teams in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Cho Oyu consists mainly of five ridges - Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West with the Jabula Glacier on the north, Lanba Glacier on the south, and Gecongba Glacier.
Day to Day Expedition Itinerary
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- Day 1: Arrival KTM & transfer to hotel
- Day 2-3: At leisure in Kathmandu
- Day 4: Fly to Lhasa
- Day 5-6:At leisure in Lhasa
- Day 7: Drive to Shigatse (6 hours)
- Day 8: Drive to Xegar (8 hours)
- Day 9: Acclimatization Day
- Day 10: Arrive Chinese base camp
- Day 11: Organisation at Chinese base camp
- Day 12-15:Trek to Cho Oyu base camp
- Day 16-40:Climbing the north-west face of Cho Oyu
- Day 41: Return trek to road-head
- Day 42: Drive into Nepal
- Day 43: Arrive at Summit Hotel in Kathmandu
- Day 44: At leisure in Kathmandu at the Summit Hotel
- Day 45: Depart Kathmandu.
Per person in Group joing basis $13,800
- Expedition permit fees
- Accommodations in Kathmandu/Lhasa
- All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
- Meals in Kathmandu/Lhasa and while trekking and climbing
- Group equipment for the climb
- Qualified and Experienced guides
- Experienced Climbing Sherpas
- High Altitude Climbing Sherpas
- Airport transfers
- Satellite phone service
- Oxygen (2 4-litre bottles)
What's Not Included:
- International airfare and Nepal Visa
- Personal equipments and extra services
- Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
- Insurance and Trip cancellation
- Airport departure tax
Recommended Previous Experience:
Although Cho Oyu is considered to be less technical than other 8,000ers, it is simply not a piece of cakewalk to climb Cho Oyu. It is also true that getting ...read more »»
Himalayan Glacier provides all camping equipment and gear, including tents, dining, toilet, and kitchen tents. At base camp, we will have a large mess tent equipped with all ...read more »»
Visa and Travel Procedures
Aside from visas for China, travelers to Tibet must also obtain permits from the Tibetan Tourism Bureau. Himalayan Glacier Trekking will organize our Tibet travel permit. For this we have ...read more »»
We are climbing above 7,000 meter. Since such an elevation could cause medical conditions (Acute Mountain Sickness) which could be fatal. There is 40% less oxygen compared to sea level in high-altitudes ...read more »»
A typical trekking day starts at around 6 or 7 am. We enjoy the hearty breakfast and begin trekking. We carry our pack containing personal items we need for the day. The ...read more »»
The climbing itinerary may vary according to the our personal experience. A climbing day involves a steady climbing for 3-4 hours in the morning. After taking lunch, rest and relax, ...read more »»
The Base Camp
( 5,200 m/17,500 feet)
We follow the regime "climb high, sleep low". Being below the snowline at 5700m, the weather at Base Camp is generally ...read more »»
The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the favorable weather for Cho Oyu climbing. However, the weather conditions in high mountains ...read more »»
Our Cho Oyu expeditions are led by experienced and professional mountaineers
who have scaled the mountain several times supported ...read more »»
Team composition is important to ensure safety and comfort of the climbers. Himalayan Glacier pays its high attention to the safety standards of the climbers. Hence for two International Climbers, Himalayan Glacier assigns its accredited climbing leader, high altitudes assistance Sherpa, and cook. For base camp assistance and other necessary trek, Himalayan Glacier comes with crews such as porters, yaks and yak man. Further, to maintain the high safety standard, Himalayan Glacier team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.
Equipments & Check List
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The spring season of March to May and the Autumn season of September to November are considered the best time for Cho Oyu expedition. The months of April and May and then again October and November are the classic climbing period. The summer months of monsoon rains and the winter months from December to February are considered to be the most unfavorable time climbing.
Trip Start Dates & Price
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