You begin Cho Oyu Expedition by climbing the glacier, as well as by heading off to Camp 1, which is set up at an altitude of 6,400 meters, and you will take 6 – 8 hours to reach this camp. The climbing route is steep and has scree and leads you to a ridge. Camp 2 is set up at an altitude of 7,000m. You will take 6-8 hours. Camp 3 is set up at an altitude of 7400 m, and you will need 4 hours to reach this camp. This camp is located beneath a rock band that cuts off the snow slopes of the upper basin. From this camp, you see the mountains of Nepal, as well as the arid region of the Tibetan plateau. From Camp 3, you will need 6-8 hours to reach the summit. . From the base camp to the summit, there are crevasses, rock ledges, slope relents, ice cliffs, steep ice, and broad swept.
Getting to the Base Camp and The Climb:
To begin our expedition, we meet with in Kathmandu and drive on the Kathmandu – Lhasa highway to arrive at the Cho-Oyu base camp situated at 4,909m/16,100ft. We take six days to arrive base camp getting well acclimatized with a night in the border town Zhangmu ( on the Tibet side) , two nights at Nyalam 3,750m/ 12,300ft. and two nights in Old Thingri 4,300m/14,107ft. We rest one more day at the base camp in-order to get well acclimatized for the 2 day trek to the Advance Base Camp with an interim camp at 5,350m/17,584ft. We place the ABC on the Gyabrakg Glacier 5,600m/18,368ft – next to the historic trading pass on the Nepal – Tibet frontier. During our stay at the ABC, we meet traders from Tibet crossing the pass for the Saturday market in Namche Bazar, with their yaks laden with readymade Chinese goods.
Arriving at the ABC, we take a few more days to get settled and prepare ourselves for the climb ahead. our climbing route will be the North West Ridge – the route followed by the Austrian team in 1954. Above ABC, we put 3 higher camps – at 6000m/19,680ft , 6,500m/21,320ft. and at 7,400m / 24,272ft.) for our attempt on the summit. The summit of offers the best views of Mt. Everest with its impressive North face and many more mountains.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive to Zhangmu
Day 4: Drive Zhangmu to Nyalam
Day 5: Acclimatization day in Nyalam
Day 6: Drive to Old Thingri
Day 7: Acclimatize around Old Thingri
Day 8: Drive to BC
Day 9: Acclimatize around BC
Day 10~11: Trek to ABC
Day 12~ 36: Climbing;
Day 37: Clean up at the BC
Day 38: Drive to Zhangmu
Day 39: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 40: trip ends
Airport – Hotel – Airport transfer
Hotel in Kathmandu 3 star standard for 3 nights in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
Sherpa support (1 climbing Sherpa per climber), cook, kitchen boy
3 yaks BC to ABC and 2 yaks ABC to BC per climber
Guest House accommodation in full board on the approach to base camp and return from Zhangmu , food for trek, BC and climb
Group equipment for the climb, Camping Service including tents for BC and climb, kitchen/dinning tent, toilet tent, chair/tables
Oxygen (3 cylinders for climber and 1 cylinder for climbing Sherpa)
All permit fees, wages / allowances, personal insurance coverage for climbing Sherpas, kitchen staff and porters.
Cost does not included
Main meals in Kathamndu
personal insurance including emergency evacuation
visa fee and airport tax
other services than those mentioned in the service inclusion.