Tibet Expedition » Cho Oyu Expedition (8,201m)

Pol Goven on cho oyu 2010Cho 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.
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Outline Itinerary

S.No Date Itinerary from To Accommodations Activities
01 29/08/2016 Kathmandu Arrival Hotel 00
02 30/08/2016 Kathmandu perper permint Hotel 00
03 31/08/2016 Kathmandu wel come dinner Hotel 00
04 01/09/2016 Kathmandu Zangmu 2310m Hotel Drive
05 02/09/2016 Zangmu Nylam (3750m) Hotel Drive
06 03/09/2016 Nylam acclimatization Hotel Rest
07 04/09/2016 Nylam Tingri (4340m) Hotel Drive
08 05/09/2016 Tingri Acclimatization Hotel Rest
09 06/09/2016 Tingri Base Camp (4764m) Camp Drive
10 07/09/2016 Base Camp Acclimatization Camp Rest
11 08/09/2016 Base ADV BC Camp Trek
12 09/09/2016 ADV BC Middle Camp Camp Trek
13 10/09/2016 Middle Camp Cho Oyu ADV Camp (5200m) Camp Trek
14 to 39 10/09/2016 Climbing 26 days climbing Camp Climbing
40 07/10/2016 ADV BC Base Camp Camp Trek
41 08/10/2016 Base Camp Tingri Zanmbu Hotel Drive
42 09/10/2016 Zanmbu Kathmandu Hotel Drive
43 10/10/2016 Kathmandu 00 Hotel 00
44 11/10/2016 Flight Back to Home 00

Cost For Cho Oyu Expedition From Tibet Side

  • Cost based on 4 to 6 Pax. USD.............
  • Cost based on 6 to 10 pax Pax .USD ..................
  • Full Board up to summit USD ..................

Cost Includes

  • Airport – hotel – airport transfers.
  • Tibet visa fee & administrative fees.
  • 6 nights accommodation in Kathmandu hotel on B/B
  • Transportation: Kathmandu –Base Camp – Kathmandu by Bus and Latest Model Jeep 4500.
  • Accommodation in Tibet hotels on full board basis.
  • Service of Special Cook & kitchen staffs.
  • CTMA Royalty fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances, daily wages and Insurance of Kitchen staffs.
  • Interpreter, travel permit, road permit.
  • Liaison Officer and Tibetan Guide.
  • Camping equipments such as kitchen tents, Dining tents, toilet tents, shower tents & chairs at BC/ABC
  • Kitchen equipments & all Cooking gears.
  • Full Board ABC Foods, Fresh Veg, Fresh, Meats, etc,
  • Generator or Solar Panel at ABC
  • Dome Sleeping tents per each member at BC/ABC
  • Three Yak per member from BC/ABC and two Yaks  per member from ABC/BC
  • Cho Oyu (8201m) climbing permit fee.
  • Garbage Deposit.
  • Satellite Phone: USD 03 per minute Pay.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic beverages, personal drinks and tips.
  • Personal equipments & insurance.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity on the way.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • satellite phone and walkie-talkies.
  • climbing sherpa & High altitude Tent.
  • Cooking Gas and High altitude food above ABC.
  • Re entry visa for Nepal which can be obtained at Kodari.
  • Tipping for Nepali and Tibet staff.
  • Medicine and first aid expenses.

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.

  • Film Permit Fee: USD 4000 per camera set.
  • Satellite Phone: USD 500 per set.
  • Gammow bag on rent: USD 250 for the whole duration of Expedition.
  • Propane/Butane gas: USD 6.5 Per cartridge (225 g, 7,8 oz)
  • Oxygen: USD 440 per 4 liter bottle.
  • Mask and Regulator: USD 400 per set
  • Risqué jeep USD 600.
  • Climbing food above the base camp.