Cho Oyu (8201m)
Scenic flight to tibet and comfortable drive.
Late spring and autumn
The Cho Oyu Expedition is designed to make use of the uniqueness of traveling in a two-person team as well as the main team that will be at your disposal in case of an emergency. Mt. Cho Oyu expedition is one of its kinds and it’s where any climber begins on his attempt to conquer an 8,000m peak. Barely making the cut, Mt. Cho Oyu is the perfect place to begin on the big boys as it is the least technical of the 8,000m club. Although it sports the sixth tallest peak in the entire Himalayan Range, Mt. Cho Oyu is the least technical of the lot and provides a very calm and soulful climbing experience. Typically, hikers traverse the Northwest Ridge to make their way to the summit facing little to no hardships along the way. The greatest advantage of Mt. Cho Oyu is that it is easily accessed by 4-wheel drive from the village of Tingri. Being a mere 30km west of Mt Everest, Cho Oyu rests on the edge of Nepal and Tibet, providing spectacular views of the expansive range and all the majestic peaks. Most mountaineers take the Northwest Ridge from Tibet to the summit as it is the standard route, and it just so happens that was also the route of the first expedition to successfully reach the summit. The peak can also alternatively be approached by the South and Northeast side from Nepal. Cho Oyu also has another advantage, it can be climbed in summer and autumn, making it one of the more flexible peaks in the region.
Mountaineers seeking a solo experience or those requiring special support are provided a Personal Sherpa who will exclusively help you reach the summit. Our Sherpas are veteran mountaineers and have made it to the top of Cho Oyu and Everest, countless times. They have all trained exclusively at the Khumba Sherpa School and are fluent in English. The Sherpa will help carry all your equipment to the higher camps if required. Our expedition also aims to pair you with a climbing partner best suited to your schedule if you desire company on this long, wondrous trek.
Our itinerary includes an Advanced Base Camp, followed by three additional camps prior to our final ascent to the peak (8,201m). With support from our friendly Sherpas and highly skilled guides, you can expect the best time of your life. You will also have your pick from the choicest of mountaineering equipment sourced from around the world