Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek Tibet - 16 Days

Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek Tibet

Trip Info

Trip Duration

16 Days

Max Altitude

Pang La Pass 5,250 m



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Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek Tibet Overview

Cho Oyu Base Camp from Tibet is a 2-week plus-long trip covering Lhasa city tour, Rongbuk monastery, and Everest (Qomolangma) Base Camp visit. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain on earth standing at an elevation of 8,201 m above sea level. This alpine Himalaya is also considered one of the easiest peaks to climb above 8,000 meters and it has the highest success rate as well.  

Our journey towards Cho Oyu begins after the scenic flight from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet. After reaching Tibet, we will explore the cities of Lhasa, where Tibetan Buddhism started. The travelers will get to visit significant Buddhist monasteries like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Norbulinka, and many more. We will then drive towards Cho Oyu Chinese Base Camp through the turquoise Yamdrok Lake, spending the night in Shigatse, then Shegar, and further traveling towards the world’s highest monastery Rongbuk.

 After that, we will wander around the Everest Base Camp (Qomolangma) and spend a night there or in Rongbuk depending on the situation and availability. After that, we will travel towards our beautiful destination Cho Oyu Chinese Base Camp. En route to the base camp lies the glorious view of the crystal-clear lakes, picture-perfect villages, diverse landscape, enchanting woods, exotic flora, and fauna, chain of highest Himalayas, and immense terrains and yak pastures as far as one’s eyes can see. The additional highlights of the tour are Pelkor Monastery, Shakya Monastery, and the majestic view of Mt. Shishapangma, Mt. Everest, Mt. Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, and others.  

The travelers will hike around the base camp observing the distant ascending route, glaciers, snow-dusted paths, close-view of mountains, rocky cliffs and enjoy the precious time in the heavenly wilderness of nature. Furthermore, we will also stay overnight at the ancient Tingri valley experiencing the authentic culture, warm hospitality, and cuisine of the locals. After that, we will return back to Lhasa through the same route. Likewise, this trip is also perfect for travelers who wish to climb Mt. Cho Oyu in the future and are traveling to the base camp for acclimatization and experience gaining purpose. 

Alternatives routes are also available for the Cho Oyu Chinese Base Camp Tour. The travelers can drive from Kathmandu via Trisuli, Dhunche, Rasuwagadi, Kerung/Gerung border, Tingri to the base camp and end the trip by the same route. Similarly, we could also start the trip by flying to Lhasa from Kathmandu and ending by driving from Lhasa to Kathmandu or vice versa. If you are traveling in a standard group, an overland trip could be a better option in terms of affordability. 


Mount Cho Oyu 

Mt. Cho Oyu lies at the Mahalangur Himalayan range, located in the Khumbu region between the Nepal-Tibet border. Cho Oyu means “The Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan owing to the sublime view seen when the golden rays of sunshine blend with the beauty of this snow-capped peak. It was first ascended in 1954 by Pasang Dawa Lama, Herbert Tichy, and Sepp Jochler. This 6th highest mountain is lost heaven. A perfect destination to find your inner peace and harmony. The 360 views seen from the summit of the glittering Himalayas will steal your breath away. 


Acclimatization  during Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek Tibet

The maximum elevation of the trip will be 5,250 m. Altitude sickness would not be an issue for most people but Himalayan Trekkers will schedule the trip accordingly to avoid altitude sickness. For acclimatization purposes, travelers will go for a hike to a nearby hill in Kathmandu. 


Best Time to Visit Cho Oyu Base Camp Trek

The best time to visit Cho Oyu Base Camp is during Summer (May to June) and Autumn (September to November). But it can also be traveled during the months from April-July. The mountain weather is unpredictable but during this time of the year, it is warm and has fewer chances of rainfall and snowfall. 


Travel Insurance for Cho Oyu Base Camp

Travel Insurance is vital to support if anything hapless happens. We advise all travelers to get travel medical insurance because safety is the first priority. Sometimes travelers may, unfortunately, get exposed to different health hazards, bad weather conditions, natural calamities, robbery, delays, and many other ill conditions. It would result in an unpleasant vacation and to make the matters worse, you are in a foreign land. During this condition, travel insurance would be of great help because it not only secures a stress-free trip but also saves your money. 


Guide for Cho Oyu Base Camp Tibet Trek

All the Himalayan Trekkers guide are Government Authorized, having licenses, good communication skills, and experience in the travel industry. They are professional destination expertise who prioritize the interest, convenience, and safety of the clients and are very friendly and cooperative. We assure our clients that our guides without any doubt work following the Tourism Act and Policies. 


Major Attraction of Cho Oyu Trek and Tibet

Mt. Cho Oyu, the easiest eight-thousanders to climb neighbors the world's highest mountain Mt. Everest. One of the highlights of the trip is the mesmerizing view of the highest mountains. The scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa and driving towards Cho Oyu Chinese Base Camp passing through the lush forests, picturesque valleys, diverse landscape, terraced fields and meadows, sparkling lakes and streams, with the backdrop of the majestic Himalayas and the clear blue sky seems to be like a cherry on top.  

Apart from the immense beauty of nature, travelers will visit world-renowned architecture like Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, etc in Kathmandu and Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Norbulinka, etc in Lhasa. They will also get to stroll around the tourist hubs Thamel and Barkhor Street. 

Likewise, spending a night in the beautiful ancient town of Tingri is another amazing opportunity. While in Kathmandu, travelers will hike up to the serene hill of Champadevi, located in slightly elevation land of 2,278 m above sea level. Similarly, en route lies the turquoise Yamdrok Lake where the travelers will stop by to enjoy the tranquil environment and capture its beauty. 

This remarkable journey features pristine nature perfectly blended with unique religion and culture.  



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US$ 3,749 P/P

US$ 3,749.00

US$ 168.71


Note: This expense includes bank charge of 4.5%

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Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
30 mins
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

After your arrival, you will be escorted for hotel check-in by one of our representative after the airport formalities.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 2: Chinese Visa Apply & trip preparation
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

You may roam around the streets of Thamel and buy the equipment and checklist for your trip, till we visit the Chinese Embassy for Visa Application Process.

Later on, the representative of Himalayan trekkers will brief you about the trip.

Evening you are free on your own. Overnight.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 3: Full-day Kathmandu sightseeing
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

After breakfast, you are taken for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. You will be taken mostly to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 4: Chinese Visa Collection, guided trip on foot & final trip briefing
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

After breakfast, you will be taken for a trip around the Thamel at Kathe Swoyambhu, Ason, Indrachowk and other typical streets on the way.

After we collect Visa from the Chinese Embassy, we will do the final briefing to you about the trip.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 5: Scenic flight to Lhasa
1 hr+ flight & 1/2 hr drive
Max Altitude: 3,660 m

After breakfast, you fly to Lhasa via Tribhuvan International Airport. You are transferred to Lhasa after airport procedure meeting representative of Himalayan trekkers.

Overnight at Lhasa.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel
Day 6: Full-day Lhasa sightseeing
Max Altitude: 3,660 m

After Breakfast, you are taken for the sightseeing in Barkhor Street and popular monasteries like Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery.


Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel
Day 7: Lhasa tour day 2
Max Altitude: 3,660 m

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the Palace of the Dalai Lama. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of unity of the Tibetans. This palace was built by King Soongtsan Gampo, who was married to Princess Wen Cheng Tang in 641 A.D. It has got 999 houses built on Hongshan Hill with a red building on top. It is one of the grandest palaces in the world to date.

 we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa. Overnight.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel
Day 8: Drive to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake & Karola Glacier
7-8 hrs
Max Altitude: 3,800 m

Today you will be driven to Shigatse. On the way, you will explore the amazingly beautiful glacial lake; Yamdrok Lake and other small glacial lakes and mountains.


Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel
Day 9: Morning visit Tashilhunpo Monastery & drive to Shergar /New Tingri
6-7 hrs
Max Altitude: 4,330 m

After breakfast, you will explore the Tashihunpo Monastery and enjoy the scenic drive to Tingri. Overnight.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: Hotel/guest house/ local lodges
Day 10: Drive to Everest Base Camp-Rongbuk Monastery via Pang la Pass
3-4 hrs
Max Altitude: 5,250 m

After a delicious breakfast, we will further drive to Everest base camp (northern side) via Pang la pass (5250m) where we will be staying overnight.

On the way, to Everest base camp, we will explore Rongbuk Monastery too.  Overnight at base camp.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ tented camp
Day 11: Explore Everest Base Camp & continue drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp
5-6 hrs
Max Altitude: 5,200 m

We will explore Everest base camp, take some photographs for memories and return back to our place where we spent our overnight.

After breakfast, we will further enjoy scenic drive towards Cho Oyu base camp. Overnight stay.   

Meals: BB
Accommodation: Temporary tea house/tented camp
Day 12: Explore base camp & free day at base camp
Max Altitude: 5,200 m

you can explore around base camp, capture amazing photographs for memories and also interact with the expedition members who will be there on the major climbing season.


Meals: BB
Accommodation: Temporary tea house/tented camp
Day 13: Scenic drive to Kayrong
7-8 hrs
Max Altitude: 2,700 m

With a delicious breakfast, we will drive towards Kayrong where we will stay overnight. 

Meals: BB
Accommodation: Hotel/tea house/lodge
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu via Nepal-China (kayrong) border
7-8 hrs
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

We ahead towards Kathmandu today which is 130 km from here. We will cross 3 high passes Tingri Lalung La passes at (5124 m), Shung La Pass at (5200 m/ 17056 ft), Nyalam Pass (3800m) along the high way that offers a majestic view of some of the highest mountains on earth.

Upon reaching the Nepal-China border (at Kayrong) representative from Himalayan trekkers will drive you to Kathmandu via the famous Langtang national park, Syabru Besi and will experience the highway by enjoying the scenic views of green hills, rivers, and smiling people. Free time for rest in the afternoon.

Meals: BB
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 15: Spare/ free day in Kathmandu
Max Altitude: 1,350 m

You can use this day by exploring landmarks of Kathmandu valley or you can enjoy the hike around Kathmandu valley too. 

In the evening, you will be joining the team of Himalayan trekkers for farewell dinner with a cultural show.  


Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM
Day 16: Final Departure
30 mins

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will be there at the hotel to assist and transfer you to the airport. You can provide your feedback and suggestion which could be very useful in the service industry. 

Have a safe journey and please do visit again on your next holidays!!

Meals: Breakfast

What is included / not included


  • Airport Pick-up and Drop
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter
  • Accommodation and Meals as per itinerary
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All applicable government taxes & official expenses


  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25/40/100- 15/30/100 Days, Cash On Arrival)
  • Tibet/ China Visa Fee
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, and others
  • Beverage expenses
  • Tips to Guide and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the includes section


Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Lhasa, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.


Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!
On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome and Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.

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