Cho Oyu Expedition

Trip Facts

Starting Price $0.00 per person
  • Trip Duration 25 days
  • Best Time 02nd September – 07th October

Trip Overview

Cho Oyu is the 6th highest peak in the world (8201 meters) and it is located on the Tibet and Nepal border. It was first summited in 1954 by an Austrian and Tibetan Expedition. Cho Oyu is technically easier than most other eight thousand meter peaks. We will climb Cho Oyu via the West Face. Advanced Base Camp will be established at 5800meters, Camp 1 at 6500 meters, Camp 2 at 7100 meters and Camp 3 at 7400 meters.

We offer two types of expedition

  1. Services up to base camp and advance base camp only
  2. Full service expedition

Services up to advance base camp only

  1. Climbing permit for Cho Oyu on a permit sharing basis with other team members, road maintenance permit, Liaison Officer, hotel accommodations in Tibet en route on full board basis, transportation (jeep & truck) from Zangmu – BC – Zangmu, and 3 yaks (BC – ABC) and 2 yaks (ABC – BC).
  2. Transportation from Kathmandu to Zangmu (border town) and return, Customs (cargo clearance) at the border, and porters.
  3. Cho Oyu BASE CAMP services: All meals at base camp (breakfast, lunch, snacks, soup and dinner), kitchen tent, dinning tent, single individual tent, toilet tent, equipment storage tent, mattresses, all kitchen equipment, dinning table and chairs, cooking gas and oven, expedition cook (cook’s expedition fees for Cho Oyu, equipment allowance, wages, insurance and Chinese visa fees), gamo (PAC) bag and oxygen (2 cylinders) at base camp for medical purpose only.
  4. Hotel in Kathmandu (four nights)

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu. Climb High
  • Day 02 : Final preparation in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03 : We drive to Zhangmu (border town). Go through the Chinese immigration and then drive to Nyalam.
  • Day 04 : Rest day at Nyalam.
  • Day 05 : Drive to Tingri.
  • Day 06 : Rest day in Tingri.
  • Day 07 - Day 08 : Cho Oyu Base Camp. We drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp.
  • Day 09 - Day 10 : After breakfast we leave on our two day trek to Advance Base Camp.
  • Day 11 - Day 23 : The strategy of our expedition is to set up two more camps at 6500 meters
  • Day 24 : We descend down to intermediate camp, and drive to Zangmu.
  • Day 25 : Drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu. Climb High

    Representatives will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Sightseeing of Kathmandu (optional).

  • Day 02 : Final preparation in Kathmandu.

  • Day 03 : We drive to Zhangmu (border town). Go through the Chinese immigration and then drive to Nyalam.

  • Day 04 : Rest day at Nyalam.

  • Day 05 : Drive to Tingri.

  • Day 06 : Rest day in Tingri.

  • Day 07 - Day 08 : Cho Oyu Base Camp. We drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp.

    Cho Oyu Base Camp. We drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp. Next morning we will do an acclimatization hike to 17,000/18,000 feet. Return back to Base Camp.

  • Day 09 - Day 10 : After breakfast we leave on our two day trek to Advance Base Camp.

    After breakfast we leave on our two day trek to Advance Base Camp. We will cross the Ra Chuu River and set up intermediate Camp. Next morning we trek toABC which is next to the Nangpa La at 5800 meters.
    (Depending on the condition of the clients, we may stay one extra night in Intermediate camp)

  • Day 11 - Day 23 : The strategy of our expedition is to set up two more camps at 6500 meters

    The strategy of our expedition is to set up two more camps at 6500 meters, 7100 meters while we acclimatize for our summit attempt. After spending night at 7100 meters, we will descend down toABC. At ABC we will rest for approximately 5 days depending on the weather. From ABC we will start our summit push and climb to Camp 1, Camp 2 and then establish Camp 3 at 7400 meters. From Camp 3 we will make our final push to the summit. On summit day we start at 1:00 a.m. We should summit between 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. We will return down to Camp 3 or Camp 2 for the night. Next day we will descend down to ABC.

  • Day 24 : We descend down to intermediate camp, and drive to Zangmu.

  • Day 25 : Drive to Kathmandu.

Additional Service If Required

  • Extra climbing sherpa: US $ 6,000
  • 4 liter Oxygen : US $ 450
  • Lhasa extension : US $ 1,000 per person (including airfare)
  • Rescue jeep: US $ 500 -700

Few Major Points

  • Chinese visa valid for 40 days only
  • The total duration of expedition is 40 days, no refund is made for any unused service
  • All the emergency evacuations will be by Jeep, there is no helicopter service in Tibet, In case of emergency evacuation by jeep, the client need to pay to the Liaison officer at base camp for the service.
  • The group should enter and exit the border at the same time; in case of early departure from base camp, the cost of extra jeep and a small fee should be borne by client himself.

Bookings: Once you confirm that you will take the trip with us, we will send you a reservation form that you need to fill it out and send it to us. We will also require a deposit of US $ 500 to book your space. Upon confirmation, we will send you all the bank details and more trip information.

Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

Equipment

Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

Porter Protection

Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

 Why use Climb High?

  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • Our great local contacts ensure us good deals with the best hotels for trekkers in Kathmandu.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Includes

1.  Base camp and Advance base camp services

  • Cho Oyu permit
  • Liaison officer/ interpreter
  • All transport in Tibet (land cruiser and a truck)
  • All meals at base camp and advance base camp (breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner)
  • All tents and kitchen equipment at base camp and advance base camp
  • Single individual tent
  • Cook and kitchen boy at base camp and advance base camp
  • 3 yaks per client from base camp to advance base and two yaks from Advance base camp to base camp
  • 4 nights hotel in Katmandu
  • All airport pick up and drop
  • Border transport (Katmandu to Zangmu and return)
  • Hotel in Tibet en route to base camp and return
  • Staff’s insurance

2. Services above advance base camp (camp 1, camp 2 and camp 3):

    • Climbing Sherpa,
    • fuel and oven,
    • two men tent for camp1,
    • camp 2 and camp 3,
    • walkie talkie,
    • group climbing equipment (fixed rope, snow bars and ice screws),
    • tents on sharing basis.

Please note: if you wish to climb with oxygen, please inform us in advance.

Excludes

  • Visa fees for Tibet
  • Medical insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of emergency
  • Emergency evacuation from Cho Oyu Base Camp (US $ 500- 700 net payable to guide directly)
  • Personal climbing equipment and personal high altitude food (of your choice).
  • Medical oxygen (US $ 400) if used.
  • Visa fee for Tibet,
  • High altitude tents,
  • EPI gas and oven.,
  • Insurance,
  • Emergency evacuation or if you want to leave the base camp earlier from Cho Oyu Base Camp (US $ 500-700 net payable to guide directly),
  • Personal and group climbing equipment,
  • Oxygen and mask,
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee,
  • High altitude food,
  • High altitude climbing guide,
  • Walkie talkie radio and extra yaks (US 100 per yak),
  • Medical oxygen (US $ 400) if used.

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