Cho Oyu Expedition from Tibet Side

Cho Oyu Expedition from Tibet Side

Mount Cho Oyu at 8201 metres is the 6th highest mountain in the world. It is standing between Nepal and Tibet (China) boarder. Cho Oyu mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954, via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition.

The Cho Oyu Expedition is technically easier than the others 8000 metres mountains and is thus a good stepping stone to prepare oneself for the serious high altitude demands of Everest or the more technical 8000 metres mountains.

The Cho Oyu Expedition from Tibet side consists of very short but scenic treks to Cho Oyu base camp, intermediate and advanced camp followed by 3 (Camp I, Camp II, Camp III) climbing camps that feature very limited and short steep and technical sections making it perfect to get used to the demands on extremely high altitude.

Camp I - 6,400m: It takes about 5-8 hours of steep climbed to reach camp I from base camp. From here, the route follows steep climbing, which improves as height is gained. Camp I is located on a broad shoulder of snow, which leads up to a ridge above the camp.

Camp II - 7,000m: Follow snow ridge to series of ice cliffs and involves steep 50m ice wall at 6600m. Though straight forward it is hardest climbing in the route. Above the ice cliffs, there are several crevasses giving access to Camp II at 7,000m.

Camp III - 7,400m: it takes around 4 hours to reach camp III. it is located beneath a rock band that cuts off snow slopes of upper basin.

Asian Hiking Team organizes Cho Oyu Expedition from Tibetan side, collect all permits and necessary documents, Tibet visa, all climbing equipments. Our experience climbing Sherpa leader bring you to Summit of Mt Cho Oyu 8201m.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1350m.) transfer hotel.

Day 02 –03: Visa document application, preparation, briefing in ministry.

Day 04: Kathmandu (1310m)  - Kerung Border (2800m) 185Km. 07 – 08 Hours Drives, overnight hotel.

Day 05: Kerung Town (2800m) -  Tengri(4,300m)/ Lhatse(4,350m) 370 Km 05 -06 Hours Drive, overnight hotel.

Day 06: Rest day and explore around.

Day 07: Drive to Chinese Base Camp 5,000m. overnight Camping.

Day 08: Rest and preparetion in Chinese Base Camp, overnight Camping.

Day 09: Prepared load to Yak for ABC, overnight Camping.

Day 10: Chinese Base Camp to Middle camp, overnight Camping.

Day 11: Middle Camp - Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp, overnight Camping.

Day 12-34: Climbing Period for Cho Oyu 8201m., overnight Camping.

Day 35: Advance Base camp - Chinese Base camp, overnight Camping.

Day 36: Chese Base Camp - Drive to Tingri and Zhangmu, overnight Camping.

Day 37: Drive Zhangmu - Kathmandu, overngiht Hotel. 

Day 38-39: Rest and extra days in Kathmandu, overngiht Hotel.

Day 40: Final Departure.