Mount Cho Oyu Expedition
Tea House and Camping at Base Camp
Spring: April to may
Autumn: October to November
4 to 5 hours.
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 13 – 35 CLIMBING PERIOD FOR MOUNT Cho Oyu.
- 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)
6th highest Mountain in the World
Border of Nepal and China.
Mahalangur Himalaya Range
In 1954, 19th of October by Austrian Team,
Pasang Dawa Lama as Sherpa