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.
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02/03: Preparation days for the Cho Oyu expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Tibet Border at Kerung / or fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Rest day for acclimatization at Kerung or Lhasa. Today, we will arrange hike / city tour for you. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Drive from Kerung to Old Tingri (4300m) or Lhasa to Shigatse (3900 m.). Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Rest day for acclimatization / Drive to Tingri from Sigatse. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5200m.). Stay overnight in Camp.
Day 09-10: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 11: Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Base Camp (5300 m.). Stay overnight in camp.
Day 12: Trek from Middle Base Camp to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp (5,700m.). Stay overnight in camp.
Day 13-35: Climbing period of Cho Oyu (8201m.) mountain. Stay all nights in camp.
Day 36: Trek from Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp and drive to Tingri. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 37: Drive from Tingri to Kerung takes about 7 hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Kerung.
Day 38: Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 39: Free day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 40: Transfer to airport for final departure.
Backpack, Day pack, Two Sleeping bags, Compression stuff sacks, Sleeping pad, Foam pad, Water bottles, Lightweight steel thermal bottle, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Pack towel, Trekking poles, Swiss army knife/multitool, Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon.
Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabiners, Webbing, Perlon cord, Ascenders, Rappel device, etc.