Cho Oyu Expedition (8201m)

Cho Oyu Expedition (8201m)

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Camping

Grade

Strenuous

Altitude

8,201 m

Transportation

Flight

Group Size

1 or more

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Duration

45

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 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 Cho Oyu 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 an 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.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3650

After immigration formalities, you will be driven to hotel in Lhasa (3650 meters).

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3950

Drive to Shigatse through Gyantse (3950m)/ 261 km.
Stay overnight at hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4300

Stay overnight at hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
4300

Stay overnight at hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5100

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5400

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
5700

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
8201

Climbing period of Cho Oyu from north side (Advance Base Camp – Summit (8201m) – Advance Base Camp).
Stay all nights at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp

Stay overnight at camp.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel

Stay overnight at hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel

Stay overnight at hotel.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel

Stay overnight at hotel.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

What Is Included ?

The Price Includes The Following Services:


a) Kathmandu


Pick-up and drop-off service

All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle

Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu

6 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

Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening

Souvenir

 

b) Tibet  


Visa and Tibet Travel permit

China/Tibet visa and Tibet travel permit for climbing members and Nepali staffs

Flight ticket

Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Lhasa

Permit

Expedition royalty and permit fee of Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Cho oyu

Liaison Officer

1 Government Liaison officer in Tibet with full equipments, salary, accommodation and insurance as per government rule

Garbage Deposit Fee

Garbage deposit fee

Garbage Collection Fee

US$1000 per climber as standard garbage (rubbish) collection fee

Insurance

Medical & Emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the entire trip as per government rule

Land Transportation

Entire land transportation for climbing member, guide and other Nepali staffs by private jeep (Other Nepali staffs will go to Everest Base Camp via Kerung border)

Expedition Stuffs Transportation

Transportation of All Necessary expedition equipments & foods for all members and staffs from Kathmandu to Base Camp (by Jeep/Truck) – Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (ABC) by yak

While returning: Advance Base Camp (ABC) to Base Camp by yak and Base Camp to Kathmandu by jeep/truck

Member Luggage

Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the expedition period carrying by yaks (If luggage exceed 70 kgs then extra can be arranged with US$300 per yak and that carries up to 40 kgs)

Food

3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) including tea and coffee during the trek and Base Camp/Advance Base Camp

Accommodation

3 star standards hotel in all places except Base Camp and above as per the itinerary

Well managed Base Camp set up for climbing members & Staff at Base Camp

Yaks

Yak for the transportation of personal luggage from Chinese Base Camp to Advance Base Camp and vice-versa  

Base Camp and Advance Base Camp Staffs

Experienced and well-trained Base Camp / Advance Base Camp Cook & kitchen helpers as per group size

Staff Salary and allowance

All involved Nepalese and Tibetan staffs daily wages, salary, equipments, foods & clothing

Base Camp/Advance Base Camp (ABC) Tent

Each member will have individual tent in Base Camp

Base Camp/ABC 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.

High Camp services

High altitude tents at (C1), (C2), (C3) high altitude appropriate food for member, Sherpa and all climbing and cooking crews

Climbing guide (Sherpa)

An Experienced, Trained, Government licensed holder and 8000 m. summiteers climbing / expedition guide (Sherpa) for each climbing member (1:1)

Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance

Salary, equipments, meals and clothing for climbing guide

Bonus

Carry bonus of Sherpas and route fixing charges

Ropes

All required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing

Rope Fixing Team

The team of experienced Sherpa will fix the route on Cho Oyu (no extra charge will be applied to members)

Oxygen (O2) Bottle

2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1- 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)

Heater

Heater at Base Camp in each Dining and other necessary camp

Solar/Generator

1 Solar panel and generator for lights and battery charge for laptop and other electronic devices at Base Camp  

Walkie-Talkie

Walkie –Talkie for communication from Advance Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Advance Base Camp

Permits

Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permits

Internet Service

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

Certificate for Cho Oyu climbing issued by CMA after climbing Mt. Cho Oyu successfully

Tax and VAT

Tax, VAT and our service charge

 

What Is Excluded?


The Price Does Not Include:


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)

Travel Insurance

Medical and personal high risk travel insurance which should cover helicopter evacuation cost and medical treatment cost incase required

Rescue Evacuation

Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs)

Personal Expenses

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)

Personal Equipments

Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking /climbing Gears

Toiletries

Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and your other personal items used to keep yourself clean

Filming

Permit fee for special filming by using camera or drone

Internet

Internet service is available with extra charge during the trek and Base Camp 

Summit Bonus

Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (Normally US$1200 applies to full board member)

Tips

Tips for Base Camp and other involved staffs including guide

Satellite permit

US$ 500 per phone

Extra Transportation

In case member has to return earlier than the team due to personal reason, member has to pay transportation cost up to Kathmandu on their own

Extra services

Any other services or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

Cho Oyu Expedition (8201m) Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Mountaineering Equipments
Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer  (Asender) , Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

Clothing and Wears
Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

Essential Gears
Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

Gadgets
Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items
Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm,

Medical
First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials
Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

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