Cho Oyu Expedition is one of the easy 8,000 peak in the world On the Tibet-Nepal border lies Cho Oyu 8201m. It makes an ideal first 8000m peak due to its technically straight-forward nature and easy descent. But it is still a Himalayan giant and we treat it with great respect. This expedition is only suitable for climbers with previous altitude experience.
We pick you in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to the three stars Hotel in tourist place in Thame and evening wel come diner. So next day we need original passport to get Tibet visa issued. Perhaps you need two days in Kathmandu and transport to Friendship Bridge at Kodari where our Chinese liaison officers and Chinese transport meet us. From Boarder 15 Km drive and we do custom clear and over night at Zhangmu (2300m).from Zhangmu drive to Nyalam (3700m) and you need rest day for acclimatization.
You cross the Trans Himalayan range over the Lalung La (5150m) to Tingri (4350m) and you spend two nights for acclimatizing. From here we leave the road and bump up a grassy plain leading up to the Nangpa La. We set up at Chinese Base Camp two Nights perhaps more then two night and it is depending on your conditions. Mean time our mail equipments goes to (ABC) (5720m) by Sherpa and Yaks. From here you will have the best view of Cho-Oyu (8201m).
From ABC several walk on the Glacier and after steep walk is Lake Camp (6050m).here you can store your equipments/Gears. Camp 1 is either perched more or less on the ridge at 6430m and the real mountaineering begins from here. The ridge is soft, so easy enough climbing, then it broadens out and we climb successive huge steps, several of which probably require fixing a rope up. Sherpa will fix a new. Although the route is crevassed, normally these pose no problems.
Camp 2 is on the edge of a large plateau at 7130m although we will carefully assess where to put it. For our summit attempt we will establish a light Camp 3 across the plateau and up on a minor ridge at 7560m. Above Camp 3 are two rock steps where we fix another set of ropes prior to our summit bid.
Summit day means a very early start. Above the rock bands the slopes are still reasonably steep and we may take a line to fix there, depending on conditions. However once on the crest of this ridge the terrain is straightforward although it is a long haul to the summit plateau. The panorama is breathtakingly magnificent, including Mt.Everest 8850m, Lhotse 8501m, Nuptse 7879m, Ama Dablam 6856m and other peaks of the Khumbu region to the east and south. To the west are the Shishapangma, Numbur Himal Gauri Sankar massifs and to the north is pure Tibet.
Looking Climbing Partner of Cho Oyu>>
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Extra Service If Required
Cost for a climbing Sherpa or an extra Sherpa is USD 4500. It includes CTMA Royalty fee, Tibet visa fee, equipment allowances, daily wages, insurance, and transportation to BC, accommodation on the way to BC, camping equipment up to ABC, food and fuel. Summit bonus is not included in the cost.