Country: - Nepal
Duration: - 40 Days
Max. Altitude: - (8201 m.)
Walking / Driving Per Day: - Approximately 5-9 hours
Accommodation: - Hotel/Camping
Grade: - Mountaineering
Best Season: - March to May is the best season.
Mount CHO Oyu at 8201 metres is the 6th highest mountain in the world. It is standing between the Nepal and Tibet (China) border. 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 other 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 - 6,400 m: It takes about 5-8 hours of steep climbing 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 - 7,000 m: Follow a snow ridge to a series of ice cliffs and involve a steep 50 m ice wall at 6600 m. Though straight forward, it is the hardest climbing in the route. Above the ice cliffs, there are several crevasses giving access to Camp II at 7,000 m.
Camp III - 7,400 m: it takes around 4 hours to reach camp III. It is located beneath a rock band that cuts off snow slopes of the upper basin.
Asian Hiking Team organizes Cho Oyu Expedition from Tibetan side, collecting all permits and necessary documents, Tibet visa, and all climbing equipment. Our experience climbing Sherpa leader brings you to Summit of Mt Cho Oyu 8201 m.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1350 m.) transfer to hotel.
Day 02 –03: Visa document application, preparation, briefing in ministry.
Day 04: Kathmandu (1310 m) - Kerung Border (2800 m) 185Km. 07 – 08 Hours Drives, overnight hotel.
Day 05: Kerung Town (2800 m) - Tengri(4,300 m)/ Lhatse(4,350 m) 370 Km 05 -06 Hours Drive, overnight hotel.
Day 06: Rest day and explore around.
Day 07: Drive to Chinese Base Camp 5,000 m. Overnight camping.
Day 08: Rest and preparation 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 8201 m., overnight camping.
Day 35: Advance Base camp - Chinese Base camp, overnight camping.
Day 36: Chinese Base Camp - Drive to Tingri to Zhangmu, overnight camping.
Day 37: Drive Zhangmu - Kathmandu, overnight Hotel.
Day 38-39: Rest and extra days in Kathmandu, overnight Hotel.
Day 40: Final Departure.