Cho Oyu Expedition

  • 15 Days

Cho Oyu Expedition

Trip At Glance

Duration
36 Days
Elevation
8,201 m
Best Season
Autumn/Spring
Transportation
Land or Flight
Min. Group Size
Min 2 Max 16
Trip Type
Climbing

Overview and Highlights

Mount Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world that stretches 8,201m/26,906ft above the sea level. This mountain is among the ones that are considered the treasure of the country. The name of the mountain is derived from the Tibetan language which means “Turquoise Goddess”. This mountain is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu region that lies 20km west of Mount Everest. This peak lies on the border of Nepal and Tibet.

To the west of Mount Cho Oyu , a few kilometres away lay Nangpa La [5,716m/18,753ft]. It is a high pass made of frozen glaciers that provide trading route to the Tibetans and Sherpa villages. This pass, also separates Khumbu from the Rolwaling Mountain. The moderate ranges of steepness and altitudes make Mt Cho Oyu the easiest peak to conquer.

Mount Cho Oyu was first climbed by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition group through the North-western ridge on 19th of October, 1954. Earlier in 1952, Joint Himalaya Committee organized an attempt to this mountain but did not succeed.

Mount Cho Oyu has still maintained its personality since the first epic journey. Expedition here lists among the challenging and breathtaking adventure among the activities in Nepal Tourism Board.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport [1,338m/4,389ft], transfer to hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath [a UNESCO World Heritage Site] & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Soyambhunath [2000 years old temple] and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2515

Drive from Kathmandu to Kodari [2,515m/8,251ft] and transfer to Zhangmu hotel F/B

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
3750

Drive from Kodari to Nylam [3,750m/12,303ft]. Guesthouse overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House

Acclimatization day in Nylam. Guesthouse overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
4300

Drive from Nylam to Tingri [4,300m/14,107ft]. Guesthouse overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp

Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp. Overnight at camp

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp

Arrive at Advance Base Camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp

Climbing Period of Cho Oyu

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Camp

Trek from Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp. Camp overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House

Drive from Base camp to Nylam Guesthouse. Stay overnight

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2800

Drive from Nylam to Zhangmu [2,800m/9,184ft] and to Kathmandu. Stay overnight in hotel B/B

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel

Free day in Kathmandu. Back to hotel in the evening and stay overnight

Accomodation
Hotel

Leisure day in Kathmandu Valley. Back to hotel and stay overnight

Final departure to the Airport

Cost Includes:

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Fooding, lodging, insurance and other expenses of the staffs
  • Fooding; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner [as per itinerary] and lodging of the clients
  • Necessary National Park fees
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • Camping equipments such as very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping
  • Kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses and other kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles as per the itinerary program
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, cook, assistant leader [4 trekkers: 1 assistance] also a personal Sherpa on request
  • Porter’s Charges [Porter can carry up to 20kg]
  • Tea and coffee during Mountain Climbing
  • Teahouse/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available]
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety]
  • Seasonal fresh fruits such as orange, apple, banana, mango, grape and other Nepali local fruits

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Domestic / international airfares
  • Nepal entry visa fee [Visa fees US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.][ Visa can be easily issued upon the arrival of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos]
  • Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
  • Expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Any extra transportation except in itinerary [we can arrange upon request]
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price
  • Some extra assistance like if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse to came back [if applicable this you have to pay them directly]
  • Tips to staffs. After working everyone expect some Tips. We don’t mention fixed amount, it’s is up to you and up to their service, but generally tourists provide 10% of the total cost
  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu as per your destination
  • Single supplement charges [if required]
  • Departure tax from Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurances
  • Cold drinks and beverages

Altitude Graph

FAQs

We invest in insurance coverage for commercial liability and medical and disability insurance for our guides and Sherpas while participating on our programs. We cannot insure you for your personal needs, but we do expect you to be as fiscally responsible as we are. We strongly recommend that you insure yourself against potentially expensive difficulties that may arise. First, trip cancellation insurance may provide financial relief should you be forced to withdraw from the climb before it even happens. Next, make sure you have adequate traveler's medical and evacuation insurance for coverage should you have a problem during the trip. Medical care and evacuation from Everest can be expensive.

You may spend some additional money on the trek buying drinks and snacks (food is provided for you). If you go down to Pheriche for rest and relaxation, you will need some additional money for this (estimate $35 per day).

No problem, we will organize you a porter and you can hike back to Lukla. The porter will carry your duffel bags. We will provide you a stipend to cover your lodges and meals on the hike out. Our staff at Lukla will meet you, arrange tickets, and assist you to make the flight to Kathmandu.

We will hire porters to carry your duffels back to Lukla, where they will be flown to Kathmandu.

The Sherpas will carry a reasonable amount of your personal gear for you up to the camps. For example — your sleeping bag, down suit, extra high altitude gear, some food and snacks, etc. You should not have to carry a big load at any time on the trip — we want you to be able to move at a reasonable speed. You will need to carry with you the things you require during the day-clothes, snacks, water, camera, etc.

We have a limited number of "extra" shared bags available for upper camps, but most climbers will appreciate having a dedicated bag at Base Camp and then another bag that is used above the Icefall. We don't want to carry bags up and down the Icefall.

Additional oxygen is available delivered to the South Col at $1500 per cylinder (1800 liters). Most climbers do not require extra oxygen, we provide a generous supply (climb at 3 liters/minute above C3, sleep at 1 liter/min at Col).

We can call for rescue with the B3 helicopter from Fishtail Helicopter. The cost is $10,000. This is the only helicopter that is able to safely land at Base Camp.

We suggest that you leave these items with our staff in Kathmandu, so it is easy for them to change your tickets or extend your visa for you while you are climbing.

Additional Information

Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
Travelling time(Season)
Extra services

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

You will get best price after your inquiry We know about value of money and world economy, so fell free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even cheap and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.

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