Mount Cho Oyu Expedition

Trips Highlights

  • 42 Days

Tea House and Camping at Base Camp

  • Spring: April to may

  • Autumn: October to November

4 to 5 hours.

How hard?

Cho Oyu is Tibetan word combination which actually translates Torquoise god but the local Sherpas call it “Qowowuyag”. Its is the sixth highest mountain in the world standing 8188m. It is located at border between Nepal and China.

Mount Cho Oyu is listed in eight thousander peak due to its height and also in Ultra prominent Peak due to its topographical prominence of 2340m.

Cho Oyu mountain lies at the western most part of Mahalangur Himalayan range. To add up the vigor of Cho Oyu, at westernmost lies Mount Everest 8848m and fourth highest peak Lhotse at eastern part. Mountain Cho Oyu was firstly summit-ted in 19th October 1954 by the Austrian Team consisting two Austrians and One Sherpa; Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler and Pasang Dawa Lama respectively.


  • DAY 01  Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • DAY 02-03   Document application, briefing, preparation
  • DAY 04   Fly to Lukla 2860m. & trek to Phakding 2622m/Monjo.
  • DAY 05  Trek from Phakding/Monjo to Namche Bazaar 3440m.
  • DAY 06  Rest at Namche Bazar for acclimatization.
  • DAY 07  Trek from  Namche to Dole 4200m.
  • DAY 08  Trek from Dole to Machharmo 4,410m.
  • DAY 09  Trek from Machharmo  to Gokyo Lake (4,750m).
  • DAY 10  Acclimatization at Gokyo
  • DAY 11  Trek from Gokyo to Ngozumba Tso.
  • DAY 12  Trek from Ngozumba Tso  to Cho Oyu Base Camp 5400m. 
  • DAY 36  Trek Back to Gokyo.
  • DAY 37  Trek from Gokyo lake to Dole.
  • DAY 38 Trek from Dole to Namche Bazar.
  • DAY 39 Trek from Namche Bazar to Lukhla.
  • DAY 40  Flight from Lhukla to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 41   Expedition ends, farewell and departure
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 4 nights hotel (3/4 star) in Kathmandu, bb plan
  • Cho Oyu expedition permit
  • All flight and ground transportation as per itinerary
  • 50 kg weight per climber is allowed for expedition
  • Necessary porters and mules for carrying equipment & loads
  • Twin sharing accommodation in lodge/teahouse while trekking
  • 3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
  • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
  • Government liaisons officer
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at BC (use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
  • Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 3)
  • Welcome dinner
  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas (visa charge USD 40 and 4 passport photographs for the visa).
  • Meals in Kathmandu (allow US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day. )
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • Excess baggage transport
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • All not mentioned in cost include part
  • Full board climbing option: USD 17500 per person
  • Climbing Sherpa: USD 3000 per person
  • Russian oxygen 4 litters: USD 400 (Re-fill)
  • Mask & Regulator per set: USD 600 (Re-use)
  • 8,188m

  • 26,864

6th highest Mountain in the World

2,340 Metre


Border of Nepal and China.

Mahalangur Himalaya Range

In 1954, 19th of October by Austrian Team,

  • Herbert Tichy

  • Joseph Jochler

  • Pasang Dawa Lama as Sherpa

Snow, Ice, Glacier

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