Cho Oyu Expedition (8201m)

  • Cho Oyu Expedition (8201m)

Overview

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest Himalayan peak and one of the most beautiful mountains of the world, which means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. It is one of the prominent Himalayan peaks for mountaineering expeditions. It has a great history of mountaineering right from the time when many mountaineers were trying their luck for Mt. Everest. The date was on 19th October, 1954 Herbert Tichy, Sepp Jocher and Pasang Dawa Sherpa Lama (Austrian Expedition) had conquered to reach on top of Mt. Cho Oyu. There was an interesting fact about the expedition that bottled oxygen was not used. From that time onwards, more that 500 mountaineers have conquered successfully on top. Most of them have climbed from the Tibet side because the mountain is steep on the Nepal side but it looks fairly plain towards the Tibet side. The mountain was also endeavored by the well-known mountaineer Shipton in 1952.

Cho Oyu is one of the easier peaks to climb among the world's highest fourteen 8.000 m peaks since the climb to the summit is direct and short, with only few technical sections. Mountain Cho Oyu would be the best pick for the peak climbing enthusiasts who want to arrive at the summit through a straight forward mountaineering with least danger and less technically demanding trails. That is the reason Cho Oyu has the higher chance of success than any other peaks having an altitude of 8000 meter. The expedition offers an ideal access into the world of high elevated Himalayan mountaineering.

The Climb

Our Cho Oyu expedition will take you through normal route. We drive to Chinese Base Camp where few days will be spend for the acclimatize purpose. Acclimatization is very important. We then move to Advance Base Camp (5700meter) and set the camp there. ABC is our main camp for entire climbing period. The climb then will be following through Camp I (6400meter), Camp II (7125meter), Camp III (7550meter) and on to summit (8201meter).

Sort of days will spend moving up and down between Advance Base Camp, Camp I and Camp II to acclimatize you properly. Once we are acclimatized then push on up to Camp III where a night will be spending. After a night spends at Camp III then we continue our attempt to summit.

 

Necessary Gears

Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife

Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores of Kathmandu.

Itinerary Accuracy

Unique Adventure International always efforts to operate the itinerary as per the negotiation made. Not always, but extreme adventure activities being operated in remote mountain regions, bears high risk and needs to be flexible. Unpredictable incidents, accident, weather conditions or flight schedule may be the reason that forces us to make slight changes in our scheduled programs. We expect your patience and cooperation in such circumstances.

 

Itinerary Details

DAY 01: Departure from your home conuntry

DAY 02: Arrival at Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

DAY 03 - 04: Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing, overnight at hotel

DAY 05: Fly Kathmandu Lhasa (3650m), transfer to Hotel

DAY 06: Lhasa sightseeing: Tour of Drepung, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Market, overnight at Hotel.

DAY 07: Lhasa sightseeing: Tour of Potala Palace, Jokhang & Norbulingka summer palace, overnight at Hotel

DAY 08: Drive to Shigatse (3900m). Tour of Tashilhunpo Monastery, overnight at Hotel.

DAY 09: Drive to Shegar (4350m), overnight at Hotel.

DAY 10: Drive to Rongbuk, Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 11: Day to acclimatize (Day of rest, visit Everest base camp), overnight at EBC.

DAY 12: Day to acclimatize (Rise to 5600m altitude meters), overnight at EBC.

DAY 13: Day to acclimatize (Rise to 5600 altitude meters), overnight at Hotel.

DAY 14: Day to acclimatize (Day of rest), overnight at Hotel.

DAY 15: Drive to Cho-Oyu base camp (4900m), overnight at Camp.

DAY 16: Day of rest and preparing loads to advance base camp, overnight at Camp.

DAY 17: Trek to intermediate camp (5400m), overnight at Camp.

DAY 18: Arrive at advance base camp (5600m), overnight at Camp.

DAY 19 - 33: Climbing Period, overnight at Camp.

DAY 34: Trek back to base camp, overnight at Camp.

DAY 35: Drive to Kyirung border, overnight at Guest House.

DAY 36: Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel, Kathmandu

DAY 37: Free Day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel, Kathmandu

DAY 38: Departure from Kathmandu to home country Arrival in at home

 

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both).
  •  Press conference arrangement.
  •  4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel accommodation in Lhasa, Shigatse and Shegar. 
  • Climbing Permit fee of Cho Oyu expedition.
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
  • Expert climbing Guide and porter.
  • North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
  • 4/4 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask & regulator.
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
  • Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
  • Flight fare for member and staff (Kathmandu - Lhasa).
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
  •  All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • First Aid kit bag and trekking map & duffel bag.
  • Solar panel at the base camp.
  • Restop toilet bag.
  • Satalite phone (Pay Call).
  • Walkie Talkie for each staff and member.
  • Mountain cans cleaning at high camps.
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to beni and back from Jomsom.
  •  All ground transportation
  • Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.

What is not included?

  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Your international flight. 
  • Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 4 nights).
  • Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter.
  • Visa Fee.
  • Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
  • Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills..
  • Custom clearances in Kathmandu airport.
  • Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.

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Hightlight of Expedition

Explore Tibetan custom, way of life, exploring Buddhists monastery, large numbers of panoramic Himalayan sights as well as and wide-open Tibetan plateau.

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Trip Price

US $ 9,890 per person

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 38 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : China
  • Min Altitude : 3650
  • Max Altitude : 8201m
  • Trip starts : Lhasa
  • Trip ends : Kyirung
  • Group size : Min - 1

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