Cho Oyu Expedition

    What's Included?

  • All airport transfers.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Himalayan Wonders's representative.
  • Chinese Government Royalty (U$5200).
  • 6 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew.
  • Expedition Permit to climb Cho Oyu along Northwest ridge route.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • All staff during Expedition period with experienced Guide.
  • All trekking and camping equipments i.e. camp furniture, kitchenware, dining and guest tents.
  • Full Board basis while trekking and climbing.
  • 40kg baggage allowance during ascending and 30kg baggage allowance descending.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by our Guide and available for members cost of US$ 4 per minute.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and kitchen crew up to base camp.
  • All necessary paper work, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight reconfirmation and visa extension (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.

The sixth highest mountain in the world is Cho Oyu (8201m). Cho Oyu Expedition is a classic Himalayan climb and considered the easiest 8000m peak to climb via its Northwest Ridge, with no technical climbing, big snowfields, and little objective danger. Mt. Cho Oyu is easily accessed by 4-wheel-drive vehicle from Tingri, often guided, and is the first 8,000-meter peak for most climbers. Cho Oyu is located 30km west of Mt Everest and straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet. The peak can be climbed from both Nepalese side up on south face and north-east ridge routes and Tibetan side along the Northwest ridge route with North approach being an easier and a standard route, which was also the route of the first summit. The mountain Cho Oyu is climbable during both spring and autumn seasons.

Apr 8 - Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu Airporty & transfer to hotel(1350m)

Apr 9 - Day 2-3

Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

Apr 11 - Day 4

Early in the morning drive from Kathmandu to kodari Border (720m) after immigration formalities you may cross border and then Drive to Zhangmu(1600m), over night in Hotel.

Apr 12 - Day 5

Drive from Zhangmu to Naylam(3700m) which takes two hours drive by land coursers jeep over night in Hotel.

Apr 13 - Day 6

Rest Day in Naylam for Acclimatization.

Apr 14 - Day 7

Drive from Naylam to Tingri (4300m) which takes about four hours over night in hotel.

Apr 15 - Day 8

Rest Day at Tingri for Acclimatization.

Apr 16 - Day 9

After break fast drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp(5000m) which takes about four hours drive. Over night in Camp.

Apr 17 - Day 10-11

Rest and acclimatization in Chinese Base Camp (5200m).to prepare and arrange yaks to go to Advance base camp.

Apr19 - Day 12

Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m) which takes about five hours. Over night in Camp.

Apr 20 - Day 13

Trek from Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp of Cho-Oyu(5700m.), Which takes about four hours. Prepare camp overnight in Camp

Apr 21 - Day 14-38

Climbing Period (summit Period of Mt Cho Oyu 8201m).

May15 - Day 39

Preparation to returning(Clean Base Camp) and trek to Middle camp(5300m) and then drive to Tingri(4300m).

May 16 - Day 40

Drive from Tingri to Zhanmu(1600m) which takes about six hours over night in hotel.

May 17 - Day 41

Early in the morning Drive from Zhanmu to Kodari Border and after immigration formalities from china side, we may collect Nepal visa from immigration office and then drive to Kathmandu transfer to hotel.

May 18 - Day 42

Leisure Day and shopping in Kathmandu. May19/Day 43: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (DurbarSquare, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath) and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

May 20 - Day 44

Final departure, or alternative Join other activities.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Laundry Expenses.
  • Expenses incurred towards phone calls and Internet expenses.
  • Clothing, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gear.
  • Extra services, products or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses out of unforeseen situations i.e. landslides, strikes etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines and Medical expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Walkie talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in "The Inclusions" Section.
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   What is the physical conditioning level needed for this climb?
Climbers must be in excellent physical condition. This is a long expedition requiring patience, stamina, mental fortitude, and strong willpower. Summit day can be 20 hours long.
   What is the skill level of this climb?
To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length. For Everest we strongly recommend previous high altitude climb.
   Any tips on how a climber can maximize their chances of success?
Along with the required climbing skills, review cardio training. We strongly recommend following the advice of our guides to acclimatize properly.
   What is the best time to climb?
Spring, April - May.
   Will I be sharing a tent or a room?
During the trek we will be lodging in teahouses. Climbers will be either sharing a teahouse room or may have a private room each climber will have their own tent in Base Camp. Above BC in camps I-IV, climbers will be sharing tents.
   How much will my pack weigh?
While trekking our team members will only be carrying their personal belongings . At no point do we carry camping gear or equipment for overnight during the trek. Daypacks will weigh no more than 20 lbs. However, when higher than BC you be carrying packs that weigh 20 - 30 lbs.
   What gear will I need?
Please review tour equipment list section
   Any further advice on gear and using your gear list?
While all items are required there may be times when some of the items on the gear list may not be used (such as warm weather or changing conditions). The gear lists are created by the guides to assist in having climbers be prepared to summit in any conditions. We look to work with each climber individually.
   How is drinking water treated?
On our expeditions bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.
   What will the meals on the expedition be like?
While trekking we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups, pastas and noodles and rice dishes. While in Base Camp, Meals in the mountains consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates, as our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations and to compensate the increase in caloric need that high altitude climbing involves. We try to make meals varied and as normal as possible.
   Is there any communication while we are on the mountain?
In Kathmandu telephones and internet access are readily available. Our guides will carry satellite phones in the mountains. The quality of the reception varies from location to location. Our Everest expedition generally has email access as well. In remote communication areas the only option would be a satellite phone.
   How much should I tip my guide and staff?
More information about tipping will be sent as we get closer to departure.