Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world with an altitude at 8,201 meters (26,906 ft) above sea level. The Tibetan meaning of ‘Cho Oyu’ is the Goddess of Turquoise. The mountain is part of the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, which also consist of Mount Everest. It is located between Tibet-Nepal border, hence expeditions are often mounted from Tibetan side.
Cho Oyu is regarded as the easiest mountain to climb among 8000m club because of technically straightforward route. It has moderate slopes on northwest ridge approach with sweeping sights of vast snow slopes. Despite its ease, climbers are required to have satisfactory mental and physical preparation as a necessary precondition. The first attempts to climb Cho Oyu were made around 1952 by the famous climbers Eric Shipton, Edmund Hillary and Tom Bourdillion. However, it wasn’t until 1954 when a Austrian team of Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler, Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama successfully scaled it via northwest ride. It was fourth 8000m mountain to be climbed after Annapurna, Everest and K2. Ever since, Cho Oyu has become popular for climbers from all over the world.
Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Preparation days for the Cho Oyu expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Tibet Border at Kerung / or fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Stay overnight at hotel.
Rest day for acclimatization at Kerung or Lhasa. Today, we will arrange hike / city tour for you. Stay overnight at hotel.
Drive from Kerung to Old Tingri (4300m) or Lhasa to Shigatse (3900 m.). Stay overnight at hotel.
Rest day for acclimatization / Drive to Tingri from Sigatse. Stay overnight at hotel.
Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5200m.). Stay overnight in Camp.
Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Base Camp (5300 m.). Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Middle Base Camp to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp (5,700m.). Stay overnight in camp.
Climbing period of Cho Oyu (8201m.) mountain. Stay all nights in camp.
Trek from Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp and drive to Tingri. Stay overnight at hotel.
Drive from Tingri to Kerung takes about 7 hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Kerung.
Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Transfer to airport for final departure.
Pick-up and drop-off service
All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
5 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 5 star standards hotel
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
Expedition royalty and permit from Government of Nepal to climb Mt. Cho Oyu, entry permit for Sagarmatha National Park, TIMS card and Local government entrance fee
Khumbu Ice Fall charge
Climbing charge to Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC)
1 Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, transportation, accommodation and insurance (US$2500) as per government rule
Garbage Management Fee
Garbage transfer & garbage disposal fees
Medical & Emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the entire trip as per government rule
Expedition Stuffs Transportation
All necessary equipments transportation for all climbing members and staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu by air cargo, Lukla to Base Camp and back to Lukla by porters / yaks
Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters /yaks
3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including tea and coffee during the trek and Base Camp, appropriate foods for high altitude to all climbing crews at Base Camp and above
Lodge based accommodation during the trek, and well-managed Base Camp set up for climbing members & Staff at Base Camp
Porter per member up to Base Camp from Lukla and from Base Camp to Lukla
Base Camp Staffs
Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen helpers as per group size
Staff Salary and allowance
All involved Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipments, foods & clothing
Base Camp Tent
Each member will have individual tent in Base Camp
Base Camp equipments
Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning tent, 1 Kitchen tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower tents, 1 Staffs tent, 1 tent for Nepalese Base Camp staffs, store tents, Tables, chairs & all necessary cooking gears like Epi gas, high pots, stove, etc.
Tents for High Camps
All tents for Camp 1, 2, 3 and 4
Heater at Base Camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
1 Solar panel and generator for lights and battery charge for laptop and other electronic devices at Base Camp
Ice Wall and Ladder Training
Ice wall and Ladder training at base camp by climbing guide
High Altitude Climbing Sherpa
Personal climbing guide/Sherpa (1 climbing member will have 1 climbing guide who is trained, experienced and Government license holder)
Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance
Salary, equipments, meals and clothing for climbing guide
Carry bonus of Sherpas and route fixing charges
Oxygen (O2) Bottle
5 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 3-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa
Oxygen Mask & Regulator
1 Set of Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa
Back up Sets
Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate additional charge)
1 Rescued sled (Gamow bag) for emergency
High camp service
High Altitude Tents, EPI gas, cooking pots, High altitude food for member, Sherpa and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4)
All required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing
Rope Fixing Team
The team of experienced Sherpa will fix the route in Everest (no extra charge will be applied to members)
Satellite Phone for emergency communication available for members with appropriate charge
Walkie –Talkie for communication from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp
Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permits
Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp with additional charge
First Aid Kit
Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs
Certificate (Everest climbing certificate issued by Tourism Ministry after climbing Mt. Everest successfully)
Tax and VAT
Tax, VAT and our service charge
Lunch & Dinner
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from trekking / expedition than the scheduled itinerary)
Extra night in Kathmandu
Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking / expedition due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary)
Medical and personal high risk travel insurance which should cover helicopter evacuation cost and medical treatment cost incase required
Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs)
Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages (However we will provide soft drinks for members at base camp)
Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking /climbing Gears
Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and your other personal items used to keep yourself clean
Permit fee for special filming by using camera or drone
Internet service is available with extra charge during the trek and Base Camp
Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (Normally US$1500 applies to full board member)
Tips for Base Camp and other involved staffs
Service Above Base Camp
If you are taking just Base Camp services, then there will be zero service from company above base camp
The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition will apply to base camp service users
Any other services or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
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