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Cho Oyu Expedition

Cho Oyu Expedition
 
  • Duration: 40 Days
  • Group Size:5/12 Pax
  • Trekking Duration:3
  • Climbing Duration:21
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
  • Max Altitude: Cho Oyu -Tibet, 8201m
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This Cho Oyu expedition require a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience of 7000m, 5+ rock and Ice climbing experience, capable of 6/7 hour walk a day and for the Summit day 8/10 hours walk.

Excellent physical and mentally condition are required for this Expedition. Basic recommendation for the training with National mountaineering climbing institute or with professional mountain guide.

 

Cho Oyu is the 6th highest peak in the world (8201 meters) and is part of the Greater Himalaya, where the central Asia plateau meets the Indian subcontinent. Located on the Tibet and Nepal border, you will have a chance to experience the local Tibetan culture.

First summitted in 1954 by a small Austrian/ Tibetan expedition, Cho Oyu is technically easier than most other “8000ers,” making it a great first 8000-meter peak for climbers with previous high altitude climbing experience. We will climb Cho Oyu via the West Ridge/West Face, which has two short technical sections. Advanced Base Camp (ABC) will be established at 5800 meters, Camp I at 6500 meters, Camp II at 7100 meters and Camp III at 7400 meters.

The Tibetan folktale of Cho Oyu (meaning Turquoise God) is that he fell in love with the Goddess Chomolungma (Everest), who later married her closer neighbor to the southeast, Makalu. Cho Oyu never married and he now faces the opposite way of Chomolungma.

Our Cho Oyu expedition will fly to the ancient capital city of Tibet, Lhasa, and overland route back to Kathmandu via Zhangmu.

The expedition will start in Kathmandu, Nepal. We will meet at our Nepal office to get our paperwork together, organize our gear, and enjoy the local customs & culture of Kathmandu before drive to Zhangmu Border with our Nepali staff to the village of Tingri, our final rugged and rural village before Cho Oyu base camp. We spend two nights at base camp before we hire yaks to transport our expedition supplies to ABC. On this two day journey we will cross rivers, and hike over rocky moraine before we arrive at ABC, “our base camp” for 4 weeks.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel Hotel Yak & Yeti on BB
Day 02: Kathmandu Tibet Visa Preparation for Exp. Hotel Yak & Yeti on BB
Day 03: Kathmandu free day, hotel Hotel Yak & Yeti on BB
Day 04: Flight: Ktm-Lhasa Hotel on FB
Day 05: Lhasa : Visit Hotel on FB
Day 06: Lhasa : Visit Hotel on FB
Day 07: Drive to Gyantse Hotel on FB
Day 08: Drive to Shigatse Hotel on FB
Day 09-10: Drive to Shegar Hotel on FB
Day 11: Drive to Chinese Base Camp Camp on FB
Day 12: Rest day at Chinese Base Camp Camp on FB
Day 13: Trek towards Advance Base Camp - Mid camp Camp on FB
Day 14: Trek arrival At Advance Base Camp Camp on FB
Day 15/34: Climbing period of Cho Oyu Camp on FB
Day 36: Trek arrival At Advance Base Camp Camp on FB
Day 37: Drive to Nyalam Hotel on FB
Day 38: Drive to Zhangmu, cross border to Ktm, hotel Hotel Yak & Yeti on BB
Day 39: Kathmandu free day, hotel Hotel Yak & Yeti on BB
Day 40: Final Departure, tranfer to airport 

 

FULL SERVICE

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers
  • 5 nights in KTM Hotel Yak & Yeti on BB – Twin Sharing Room
  • Flight: Ktm- Lhsa for members & Lhasa Tour as per program
  • Transport: Border/Kathmandu for member & staffs
  • Expedition Cargo: KTM-Border-KTM
  • Expedition Permit, TMA Climbing route Fee
  • 1 Government Liaison officer/ Interpreter
  • Food - Trekking & Base Camp for member & staffs
  • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa for two members
  • 1 Base Camp Cook from Nepal and 1 Tibetan Kitchen Boy
  • All Nepali staffs Insurance/ daily allowance/Chinese Visa fees
  • 4 Yak per member CBC to ABC and 2 Yaks per member ABC to CBC
  • Above mentioned Yaks to carry members bags and Food & Equipments
  • 50 kgs per member for personal equipments
  • 1 VE 25 North Face tent per member for base camp
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen//Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent,
  • Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears,
  • 1 Gas Heater for Dinning /1 Solar Pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp
  • 2 VE 25 North Face High Altitude Tent for member & Sherpa
  • High Altitude food for member & staffs,
  • Epi gas, High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove,
  • 2 bottle oxygnen with mask & Regulator for member & Sherpa
  • International Air Cargo clearance & Government tax fee
  • Emergency Rescue Deposit Fee
  • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
  • Airport departure tax, Telephone & Laundry, Alcoholic beverages
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 Per person
  • Tibet Visa fee US$ 115 Per person - subject to be change
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus US$ 900 & Non Summit Bonus US$ 650 Per Sherpa
  • Extra Yak US$ 150 Per Yak which can be paid at Base Camp
  • All other personal nature expenses.

 BASE CAMP SERVICE

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers
  • 5 nights in KTM Hotel Marshyangdi on BB – Twin Sharing Room
  • Transport: Kathmandu/Border/Kathmandu for member & staffs
  • Expedition Cargo: KTM-Border-KTM
  • Expedition Permit, 1 Government Liaison officer/ Interpreter
  • Food - Trekking & Base Camp for member & staffs
  • 1 Base Camp Nepali Cook with Insurance/daily allowance & Tibet Visa Fees
  • 1 Tibetan Kitchen Helper for Base Camp
  • 4 Yak per member CBC to ABC and 2 Yaks per member ABC to CBC
  • Above mention yaks to carry members bags and food & equipments
  • 50 kgs per member for personal baggage
  • VE 25 North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for base camp for Per member
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen/Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent
  • Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears,
  • 1 solar pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp
  • 1 Gas Heater Heat for Base Camp
  • 1 Bottle Oxygen & 1 Set Mask & Regulator – Medical Use
  • International Air Cargo clearance & Government tax fee
  • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
  • High Altitude Food & Climbing Gears
  • Satellite Telephone & Walkie / Talkie Permit Fee
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 Per person
  • Tibet Visa fee US$ 115 Per person
  • High Altitude Sherpa US$ 5200 Per Sherpa
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus US$ 900 & Non Summit Bonus US$ 650 Per Sherpa
  • Emergency rescue deposit fee US$ 500 each group later refund if no emergency cost
  • TMA climbing route fee US$ 200 per person
  • Extra Yak US$ 115 per Yak which can be paid at base camp
  • All other personal nature expenses.

 

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