Mt. Cho-Oyu is the world’s sixth highest mountain. The mountain is considered as one of the easiest to climb and comparatively safe, which enables climbers with determination but not necessarily a high degree of technical expertise to reach an 8,000 m summit. Mount Cho-Oyu fixed departure confirmed expedition begins after your arrival in Kathmandu. Our team member will welcome you at Kathmandu airport and transfer you to the Hotel. Next day we will have a meeting at Hotel in Kathmandu. We will meet our expedition crews and discuss about the expedition and check required expedition equipments for safety purpose.
As Expedition team is working as sale agent of Tibet Mountaineering Association, we will have all expedition permits and required documents in our hand. We will just collect passport from all climbers and make Tibet visa on the same day. According to the expedition program, team will drive to Zangmu via Aranico highway and Friendship Bridge. At the friendship bridge staff from Tibet Mountaineering Association will be waiting for our expedition group. Expedition team members will drive by 4WD land cruiser and expedition equipments will be carried by truck.
After driving 5 days (1 night in Zangmu, 2 Nights in Nylam and 2 Nights in Tingri) we will reach Cho-Oyu Base camp. Chinese call it Chinese Base Camp. Cho-Oyu base camp is situated at altitude of 4700 m. We will set camp here for 2 days to acclimatize and check expedition equipments once more.
After, we will walk for 2 days to reach Cho-Oyu advance base camp. It is situated at altitude of 5700 m. Mount Cho-Oyu Expedition climbing starts from this point.
Short note about climbing route:
Camp 1 is at altitude of 6400m. To reach at Camp 1 we have to walk for about 4-6 hours from advance base camp via an initial walk up the Gyabrag Glacier, up steep screc to a broad snow shoulder.
Camp 2 is at altitude of 7150 m. We have to follow the snow ridge out of Camp 1 to a steep 50 meter ice wall, which provides most challenging climbing on this route. To make this ascent fixed ropes are necessary.
Camp 3 is located at altitude of 7500m. After 4/5 hours walk from Camp 2 we can reach camp 3. At this altitude there is a tremendous sense of effort to gain further height. The final summit push will be made from this camp and takes about 6-9 hours.
Climbing Sherpa guide:
We facilitate highly professional, well trained and qualified climbing Sherpas for your expeditions. They are very useful in your each and every step of support, which makes your climbing easier to restore your strained energy and it gives you vigorous strength for your next day’s climbing. Most of our Sherpa staffs know the mountain very well.
If you have your private group, please e-mail us to know the price and detail of expedition.
If you are alone and looking for a group to join, visit our fix-departure expedition information.
Kaina: € 8750