Cho-Oyu Expedition

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 40 Days

Highest access: 8201m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Nepal & Tibet

Grade: Strenuous/Adventure

Best season: Spring/Autumn

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Private vehicle/Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

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Mt. Cho Oyu(8,201m) is called as ‘Goddess of Turquoise”. As Chomo is goddess in Tibetan language and ‘Yu’ is turquoise. Thus, ‘Chomo Yu” has changed into Cho Oyu in course of changing civilization of generation after generation. It is also announced that Cho Oyu is also known as ‘Mighty Head’ i.e. ‘God’s head’. It lies at high above the Tibetan prairie on the boarder of Nepal with its mighty altitude 8,201m above the sea level. Mt. Cho Oyu is the world’s 6th highest mountain which was first to pace onto the snow-dome summit were the Australians: S. Moechler, H. Tichy and P. Dawa Lama from Nepal in 1954.

Mt. Cho Oyu(8,201m) is the most well known 8000m peak climbing and it would be the best destination for the all the mountaineers who want to be on the summit of 8000m peak  due to its straight forward climbing with minimal objectives danger as well as it is technically less demanding. It has more than four dissimilar routes on Cho Oyu with the Tibetan North side providing several worthy possibilities. It is one of the most success trails than any other 8000m peaks in Nepal and Tibet. Its Base Camp is located at the Rongbuk Glacier (5,180m). The climbing begins from Camp 1 that is situated at an elevation of 7,000m.

Day 01Arrival Kathmandu 1,400m, Welcome program by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast plan.
Day 02-03Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities
Day 04Early morning departure from Kathmandu to Tibetan border at Kadari (720m); border formalities followed by drive to Zhangmu (1600m); overnight in hotel
Day 05Two hours drive by Jeep from Zhangmu to Naylam (3700m); overnight in hotel
Day 06Rest day for acclimatization; hike to the hill above the city; overnight in hotel
Day 07Four hours drive from Naylam to Tingri (4300m); overnight in hotel
Day 08Rest day for acclimatization; hike to the hill above the city; overnight in hotel
Day 09After breakfast four hours drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5200m); camp overnight
Day 10-11Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek
Day 12Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m) along the 4x4 track
Day 13Climbing Period – Summit Cho Oyu (8,201m)
Day 14-35Dismantling ABC; trek to Middle Camp; drive to Tingri; overnight in hotel
Day 36Six hours drive from Tingri to Zhangmu; overnight in hotel
Day 37Early morning drive to the border at Kodari; border crossing, immigration formalities, collection of Nepalese visa; drive to Kathmandu
Day 38Leisure day in Kathmandu(Contingency day)
Day 39Leisure day, sightseeing in Kathmandu (Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath); Farewell-Celebration dinner
Day 40Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email with your Details to obtain a Quote.

Price Includes:  

  •  Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport             
  • Hotel In Kathmandu  : 4 nights in Katmandu 5 star Hotel on bed & breakfast (Basis-Double Room)
  • Tibet Visa : Tibet visa fees for and documentation.
  • TMA  Serves: Hotel: Jangmu,Nylam, Tingri drive to BC per member 03 yak BC-to-ABC 02 yak ABC-to-BC  base camp member 01 yak and per  staff 01 yak
  • Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation  for all Member and Staffs  From Kathmandu-Kodari (by bus) Kodari to BC by jeep  –BC to ABC (by yak) ABC to BC  (by Yak) BC to Kodari by Jeep Kodari - Kathmandu(by bus) 
  • Permit : Cho-uyo  expedition permit            
  • Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees   
  • Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs     
  • Cargo Clearance : International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes   
  • Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation .                         
  • Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper                         
  • Porter : Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp  
  • Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing                     
  • Insurance : All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance                       
  • Member Luggage :70 Kg per member for personal baggage 
  • Base Tent : VE25 North face or Kailash  tents for base camp for per member 
  • Base Base equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gear
  • Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
  •  Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.  
  • Dinner:  one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu  with Nepalese Staff 
  • (01-20) Base camp service   
  • Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder: 02 oxygen bottle  for each member and 01 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa  
  • Mask & Regulator : 1 Set of top Out mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa  
  • Permit : Satellite Phone /walkie talkie    Phone if necessary in basis of Member
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member  and Climbing Bonus U$800                         
  • High camp service  : Necessary cooking gas,  cooking pot  for member, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude  tent, high food  and fixing gear  (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4) 
  • Walki-Taliki : 1 Walki Talkie for each Member.
  • Full Board  service                                       

Price Excludes:                        

  •  Lunch & Dinner  in Katmandu Hotel stay and more the 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel  
  • Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation
  • Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping  
  • Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100) 
  • Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips : Sherpa Summit bonus US$1000 , please  calculate some tips 
  • Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses 
Member Personal Equipment

S/No Particular Qty
1: Down suits (dangri) 1
2: Summit shoe 1
3: Walking shoe 1
4: Crampon 1
5: Summit Glove (Mitten) 1
6: Normal gloves 2
7: Summit Snow goggles 1
8: Glacier glasses 1
9: Ice axe 1
10: Harness 1
11 jumer 1
12: Carabiners (normal) 3
13: Sleeping bag (-40C) 1
14: Down filled Mattress 1
15: Summit socks 2
16: Normal socks 3
17: Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1
18: Helmet 1
19: Down jacket 1
20: Down trouser 1
21: 8 finger / descender 1
22: Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1
23: Gore-tex jacket 1
24: Gore-tex trouser 1
25: Fleece jacket 1
26: Fleece trouser 1
27: Fleece liner gloves 3
28: Screw Gate Carabiner 1
29: Balaclava (windstopper) 1
30: Thermos bottle 1
31: Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)
32: Water bottle normal 1

Climbing Gears

S/No Particular
1: Ice crews
2: Fix rope
3: snow bars
4: EPI gas
5: Rock piton
6: Carabiners (normal)
7: High tent
8: Summit rope
9: Cooking pot
10: Snow shovel
12: Ice hammer / adge (set)
13 Member high foods
14: Oxygen
15: Mask & regulator
16: Quick Draws