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.