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  • Duration45 Days
  • Price from$28500/ person
  • Difficulty LevelTechnical Challenging
  • Max Altitude8201 M

Cho Oyu is the 6th highest peak in the world (8201 meters) straddling the Nepal and Tibetan border. Our Cho Oyu expedition begins at the ancient capital city of Tibet, Lhasa. From Lhasa to the village of Tingri, our final rugged and rural village before Cho Oyu base camp. We spent two nights at base camp before we hire yaks to transport our expedition supplies to ABC. On this two day journey, we will cross rivers, and hike over rocky moraine before we arrive at our primary base camp for 4 weeks.

First submitted in 1954 by a small Austrian/Tibetan expedition, Cho Oyu is technically easier than most other 8000ers and has historically had a better safety record than the other 8,000 meter peaks. Our guides have set routes and fixed lines for our climbers, leaving little room for error. This is a great first climb for those looking to break into high altitude climbing.
The climb ascends via the West Ridge/West Face, which has two short technical sections. Advanced Base Camp (ABC) will be established at 5800 meters (19,024 feet), Camp I at 6500 meters, Camp II at 7100 meters (23,288 feet), and Camp III at 7400 meters (24,272 feet).

A fun fact about Cho Oyu is the Tibetan folk tale of Cho Oyu (meaning Turquoise God) is that he fell in love with the Goddess Chomolungma (Everest), who later married her closest neighbor to the southeast, Makalu. Cho Oyu never married and he now faces the opposite way of Chomolungma.

What's Included

  • All arrival and departure transfer as per itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B.
  • Truck for expedition equipment from Kathmandu Tibet (China) Border.
  • KTM-LHASA-KTM for climbers.
  • Chinese custom clearances at the border
  • Chinese Government Royalty for Cho-Oyu Expedition for group and climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Chinese visa for climbing period, both Base Camp staff, Sherpa and group;
  • 1:1 Climbing Sherpa guide each member and leaders will be included.
  • TMA or CTMA selected English speaking Chinese liaison officer and interpreter
  • All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp;
  • Full Board hotel in route in Tibet:Lhasa, Sigatse,Tingri
  • Food during expedition period for expedition members and staff;
  • Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew;
  • Expedition Permit to climbing Cho Oyu along northwest ridge route;
  • Permanent kitchen facilities at advance base camp.
  • All staff during Expedition period with experienced guide.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;
  • Cargo clearance & duties assistance service free;
  • Daily wages, equipment allowance & insurance for expedition staff;
  • Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group;
  • Quality personal tent at base camp and advance base camp
  • Permanent kitchen and dining facilities at advance base camp
  • Shower facility at base camp and advance base camp
  • All necessary climbing hardware and ropes.
  • Preferable meals during expedition
  • 24 hours hot drinks and beverage during expedition
  • Quality high altitude freeze dried food for Sherpa and staff;
  • 2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators.
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • Ice falls charges, all high quality tent for  higher camps 1, 2, 3 ·
  • EPI gas and burners  for cooking food above base camp;
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for cook, climbing Sherpa guide and base camp staff.
  • All necessary camping equipment's like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, kitchen tent, shower, toilet tents etc.
  • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up and down carrying by Yak;
  • Required experienced, trained and Government Licensed climbing guide(s) during climbing period per person as per requirements.
  • First Aid medical kits.
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost extra.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Emergency oxygen and mask regulator.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal

What’s Excluded

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, or Trekking Gears
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minimum US$ 1000.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa guide, minimum US$ 1000.00 per climbing Sherpa guide. 
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu Airport)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.