Cho Oyu (8201m)
Scenic flight to tibet and comfortable drive.
Late spring and autumn
Expedition to Mount Cho Oyu is undoubtedly one of the fascinating mountain expeditions as well as challenging and thrilling. Beside a superb climb, the summit rewards you with bewildering views of the majestic Mt. Everest and the surrounding peaks.
At 8201 m, it will be a memorable experience letting you stand at one of the highest points of the planet.
Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan and is the six highest mountain in the world. It stands with pride in the Nepal-China border. Plus, it is relatively easiest peaks to climb for the professionals.
The most important factor to keep in mind is practice and good preparation is always a key to success in our attempt as higher altitudes have reduced oxygen. As always – on a challenging ride, you have to fight the surroundings and push yourself outside of your comfort zone but at the end, you will be rewarded with the title of conquering Mount Cho Yo.
So we will set up a total of three camps to help you acclimatize well to the rising heights. Our team of Sherpas porters will take the load of carrying food, tents, oxygen and other things required.
Our first base camp is at 4900m and from there we will travel to the advanced base camp at 5800m. Once you are in the Advanced Base Camp, the equipment to be carried needs to be sorted as further in the journey you will get to two other camps.
The highest camp would be set at 7450 m and the camp on your way back at 7150 m. From the highest camp, you will attempt the summit at 8201 m and from there come back to the next camp at 7150 m.
Though the Cho Oyu is a life-changing experience, the staggering elevation and the challenging trail can be life-threatening as well. To be qualified for the climb, you require previous experience of climbing a minimum of 6000 m peaks.
Things to Consider:
There are a lot of things to consider before you plan, as it is very important that you are comfortable with the equipment and their methods. Using fixed lines, climbing with Jumars and abseiling are some really vital things to know. Camping, food preparation, and knowledge of survival and climbing techniques are extremely needed for this journey.
We suggest you come prepared and be proficient at your methods, and the previous experience of attempting a high climb will help you conquer the stupendous beauty of the Cho Oyu Peak.
You are surely going to have a safe and wonderful experience as we always prioritize your safety first.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1350m)
Day 02 - 03: Half Day sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 04: Drive to Kodari (720m), early morning after breakfast we drive from Kathmandu to Kodari (Tibetan Border), complete all formalities and again drive to Zhangmu (1600m), overnight in hotel.
Day 05: Drive to Nyalam (3700m), 2 hours drive by private Jeep, overnight in hotel.
Day 06: Acclimatization Day or Rest Day. Today, we hike to the hillside above the city, overnight in hotel.
Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4300m), 4 hours of drive, overnight in hotel.
Day 08: Acclimatization Day or Rest Day. Today, we hike to the hillside above the city, overnight in hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Chinese Base Camp (5200m), 4 hours drive, overnight in camp.
Day 10 - 11: Acclimatization Day or Rest Day at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek
Day 12: Trek to Middle Camp (5300m) along the 4x4 track
Day 13: Trek to the ABC (5700m) of Cho Oyu
Day 14 - 38: Climbing Period – Summit Cho Oyu (8201m)
Day 39: Dismantle ABC; trek to Middle Camp; drive to Tingri; overnight in a hotel
Day 40: Drive to Zhangmu, 6 hours drive, overnight in hotel.
Day 41: Today, after early breakfast, we drive to the border at Kodari, we cross the border and complete all the formalities and collect Nepalese visa and finally drive to Kathmandu.
Day 42: Contingency day
Day 43: Full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley comprising Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath. At the evening, we will have a cultural program with farewell dinner.
Day 44: Final departure or you can extend your trip.