Cho Oyu Expedition


Mt. Cho Oyu ExpeditionSummit via the normal route in 39 days - Tibet

 

Cho-Oyu at 8201 metres/26,906 feet has only recently become a popular mountain to climb. It is now known to be one of the most accessible of the world’s fourteen 8,000 metre/26,500 foot mountains. This is because the ascent to the summit plateau is short and direct, with a few small technical sections, less than 6 metres/20 feet high, climbed using fixed lines.

Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, has only recently become a popular mountain to climb. It is known to be one of the easer of the world's fourteen 8,000 meter mountain. Cho Oyu sits on both sides of the border of Nepal and Tibet, about 30 km. west of Mount Everest.

It is the sixth highest mountain in the world (8201 meters). Cho Oyu is translated in Tibetan as "the goddess of the turquoise." The south face of Cho Oyu, facing Nepal, is quite steep and difficult, and is rarely climbed.

The north side of the mountain, accessed from Tibet, is more moderate, and there is a relatively safe route to the summit. In the autumn of 1954, an Austrian team made the first ascent via this route. We also include a great trek option for those wanting to experience the beauty and challenge of the Himalaya without requiring any technical climbing skills.

Additionally, the mountain can be easily reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle, and the trail to camp 1 at 6,400 metres/21,100 feet, is basically a steep walk on talus slopes, often done in sturdy leather trekking boots with good ankle support.

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Day 2-3: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing

Day 4: Drive to Zangmu (2350m-7520ft) O/N Hotel

Day 5: Drive to Nyalam (3750m-12,000ft)- O/N Guest House

Day 6: Rest day for acclimatization- O/N Guest House

Day 7: Drive to Thingri (4300m-13760ft)- O/N Guest House

Day 8: Rest day in Thingri for acclimatization- O/N Guest House

Day 9: Drive to Cho-Oyu Base Camp (4900m-15680ft)

Day 10-11: At the base camp to acclimatize and preparing loads to advance base camp

Day 12: Trek to Intermediate camp (5400m-17,280ft)

Day 13: Arrive at advance base camp (5600m-17,920ft)

Day 14-34: Climbing period

Day 35: Trek back to base camp

Day 36: Drive to Zangmu - O/N Guest House

Day 37: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Day 38: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 39: Final departure

 

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