Cho oyu Expedition Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel (1350m).
Day 02-03: Rest, preparation, visa collection, assignment & briefing.
Day 04: Fly to Lhasa; overnight hotel (BB Plan)
Day 05: Lhasa rest and City tour; overnight hotel (BB Plan)
Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse; overnight hotel (BB Plan)
Day 07: Drive to Tingri, overnight hotel (BB Plan)
Day 08: Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5200m) six hours; Camp.
Day 09-10: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek.
Day 11: Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m) along the 4x4 track, camp.
Day 12: Trek from Middle Camp to the ABC (5700m) of Cho-Oyu, camp.
Day 13-37: Climbing Period – Summit Cho-Oyu (8201m).
Day 38: Dismantling ABC; trek to Chinese BC; drive to Tingri (4200m); overnight Hotel.
Day 40: Drive to Lhasa; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
Day 41: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu; overnight hotel (BB Plan)
Day 42: Rest and leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 43: Final departure to your port of destination.
Note: B = Breakfast, B.B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
Photos of the Trip
Cho Oyu Expedition
Standing 20 km. to the west of Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border, Cho Oyu is a true Himalayan giant. At 8,201 m. it is the 6th highest peak in the world and an excellent objective, be it for your once-in-a-lifetime 8,000 m peak, or as your final preparation before attempting Mount Everest. We tackle the mountain via the NW ridge, which is the original route used by the Austrian team who were the first to climb the mountain in 1952. Access to the mountain is notoriously easy, as we drive from Kathmandu, cross the Himalaya and after some acclimatization stops and day hikes, arrive at Chinese Base Camp. A two day trek brings us to Advance Base Camp, from where we tackle the mountain via the placement of three camps. The climbing on the mountain is relatively straight-forward, with the two cruxes being a short but steep ice-cliff between Camps 1 and 2, and a prolonged, steep rock band directly above Camp 3.Given the extreme altitude, the mountain is a very serious objective and neither the climb nor your preparation for the climb should be taken lightly. Youâ€™ll need to be as fit as you can possibly be, and when youâ€™re climbing through the rock band above Camp 3 on your summit push, youâ€™ll understand why! Once we reach the cusp of the summit plateau in the early hours of the morning, youâ€™ll have to summon the energy to cross the wide plateau at over 8,100m. before finally standing on the main summit. If the weather is clear, once you are on the summit the spectacular panorama will make it all worth it. From the top youâ€™ll be able to see Shishapangma, Gyachung Kang, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, and of course, mount Everest!
WHY SUCCESS TREKS?
Himalayan Success Treks has been guiding on Cho Oyu since 20011 and we possess both the technical expertise and logistical know-how to make this a fantastic expedition experience for you. Out of all the 8000 m. peaks, Cho Oyu is the one with the highest rate of success, and is thus an excellent option both for climbers looking to extend their experience to higher altitudes and for those training for larger objectives. Weâ€™ll take care of all the logistical hurdles of crossing the Chinese border and getting you to our comfortable base camp, while you can focus on the climb ahead of you. Once on the mountain, our experienced guides will provide you with the support you need for your best chance of success.