Cho Oyu (8201m) Expedition
Cho Oyu (8201m) Expedition
Cho Oyu (8201m) Expedition
Cho Oyu (8201m) Expedition

Cho Oyu (8201m) Expedition

  • Duration 40 Days
  • Destination Tibet
  • Ascent Route North East Face
  • Elevation 8,201m
  • Grade Tough
  • Group Size 5-12 Pax
  • Price from USD 13500

ABOUT Cho Oyu (8201m) Expedition

Mount Cho Oyu (Mt. Qowowuyag) is the world’s sixth highest mountain and considered by many as one of the most accessible climbs of the world’s fourteen 8,000 meter peaks. It offers an excellent choice for all mountaineers alike wishing to climb their first 8,000 meter peak. It is technically straightforward climb with a minimal danger and easy decent. Mount Cho Oyu is located between Nepal and Tibet (China). The mountain would be the best choice for the mountaineers who want to stand on the summit of 8000 meter peak due to its straight forward climbing with minimal objective danger and less technically demanding. This mountain was first climbed by Hebert Tichy in 1954.

Trip to climb mount Cho Oyo start from Kathmandu and drive to Zhangmu via Araniko highway and Friendship Bridge or Kerung. Sherpa Shepherds’ guiding approach on Cho-Oyu differs notably from many other guide services as we intentionally keep our team small. Instead of running a large expedition with many climbers, we focus our attention on leading a more personal climbing team, concentrating our resources on each individual to ensure the safest, most enjoyable, and most successful experience possible for each one of our climbers. Our expedition is fully staffed and no extras or add-ons are needed. The smaller team ratio and thoroughly organized expedition facilitates better team dynamics, closer communication, individualized attention, and helps avoid the fragmentation inherent to larger expeditions. We believe this creates and most enjoyable climbing team possible.

Sherpa Shepherds maintain strict standards of safety, climb with small ratios, offer an unparalleled level of service, provide you with the best and most experienced guides, and have an infrastructure that is geared entirely toward your individual safety and success in the Himalayas.  Our Cho-Oyu expeditions are led by veteran Sherpa guides who possess years of climbing experience with numerous summit records. Our familiarity with the mountain and experience combined with the ability to transcend the logistical hurdles, as well as providing excellent base camp facilities, makes the possibility of taking those final steps onto an 8200m summit that much greater.

Trip Itinerary

  1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport, Sherpa Shepherds representative welcome you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, a Sherpa Shepherds tour manager will brief you about trip, check-up climbing gears and fix time for visit at Ministry of Tourism for permit along other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: No

    Altitude of Kathmandu: 1310 meter

    Drive: 20 min  (airport to hotel)

  2. Day 2 Check Up Climbing Gears and Visa Apply

    Today is free day for preparation of Cho Oyu Expedition. You’ll have free time to check climbing gears or explore around Kathmandu while we, Sherpa Shepherds will apply for Tibet visa which will take 1-3 working days (depending on the visa rule system). If you explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, you can visit Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items if anything missed. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

  3. Day 3 Preparation Day

    Today is full free day in Kathmandu. You’ll have free time to explore around Kathmandu. Nepal is a land of many festivals and holidays. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

  4. Day 04 Final Preparation Day

    This day is reserve day in case if previous day is holiday in Ministry of Tourism for climbing permit formalities. Also today you can do last minutes shopping if you missed to buy anything for this expedition. If there is no holiday in previous day, you’ll have free time to rest and explore around Kathmandu valley. In a meantime, we, Sherpa Shepherds will collect your passports and visas from Embassy of China and will do final preparation. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

  5. Day 05 Drive: Kathmandu-Kerung

    After breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, you’ll drive to  Rasuwa Gadi border which will take about 5-6 hours drive. Upon arrival at border, you’ll cross custom and then driver to Kerung.

    Overnight at Guest House.

    Altitude of Kerung: 3800 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  6. Day 06 Drive: Kerung-Peiku Tso

    After first night stay in Tibet, today you’ll have rest day for acclimatization. Today you’ll drive to Peiuko Tso. Overnight at Guest House.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  7. Day 07 Drive: Peiku Tso -Tingri

    Today after breakfast we start our trek with a drive to Tingri. The driving distance to Tingri is approximately 217 km or 134.8 miles and will take around 4 hours to reach Tingri. Overnight at Guest House.

    Altitude of Tingri: 4390 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

     

  8. Day 08 Rest Day in Tingri

    Today we shall rest in Tingri for acclimatization. Overnight at Guest House.

    Altitude of Tingri: 4390 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  9. Day 09 Drive: Tingri - Cho Oyu Base Camp

    After breakfast at Tingri, today you’ll drive to Chinese Everest Base Camp via Rongbuk Base From Tingri, we will drive along a bumpy track south to the end of the road at ]Cho Oyu BC. We will spend the next day adjusting to the altitude and camp, and getting our loads ready for yaks to carry up the next day.

    Altitude of Base Camp: 4800 meter

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

     

  10. Day 10 Preparation for Advance Base Camp

    You’ll rest at Cho Oyu Base Camp for acclimatization and also will prepare to move to Advance Base Camp. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  11. Day 11 Trek: Cho Oyu Base Camp - Advance Base Camp (5650m)

    Today, from Cho Oyu Base Camp you’ll trek to Advance Base Camp of Cho Oyu. The route will be followed by a train of yaks carrying the expedition’s supplies, we will trek up a long valley to Advance Base Camp. This is when the time we have taken to acclimatize will really pay off. We will break the journey over 2 days and spend these nights in intermediate camps. . Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  12. Day 12-16 Rest at ABC and Pooja Ceremony

    During these you’ll settle at the base camp which will be your home for next few days. During these days you’ll rest and hike around to acclimatize your body. Also this is a time for conducting final gear checks and inspecting equipment. Our Sherpas  guides/HA Sherpas  will be establishing camps higher on the mountain in preparation for our climb rotations. Tibetan locals and our Sherpa guides have a strong spiritual relationship with the mountains, so in respect and to honor Cho Oyu, a local lama will perform a puja to wish us success and safety. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  13. Day 16-33 Mount Cho Oyu Climbing Period

    Day 16 – 24: Rotations to Camp I (6400m) and Camp II (7000m)

    During these days, you’ll start to begin your first forays on the mountain with a series of climbs: half way to Camp I, then to Camp II. Between climbs you will return to base camp to rest or we will sleep at the higher camps to continue improving your acclimatization physiology. The route between ABC and Camp I is a steep climb from the terminal moraine of the glacier, then up on the moraine to a snow shoulder. The next section, Camp I to II, is the hardest on the mountain. We will follow the snow ridge to ice cliffs and climb up a steep 50m ice cliff at 6600m. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 25 – 26: Rest at Advance Base Camp

    After some practice and acclimatize in higher camps, now you’ll rest at advance for 2 days. It is important to rest at a lower altitude before your final push to Camp III and the summit of Mount Cho Oyu. This allows your muscles to recover with higher oxygen levels and improved nutrition from the base camp kitchen. Also relax your mind; climbing a mountain is both a physical and mental challenge. Take this time to reset your mind to prepare you for the mental challenges ahead above 8000m. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

    Day 27 – 33: Climb to Camp III (7400m) and Summit Cho Oyu (8201m)

    After several climbs to Camp I, Camp II and acclimatize these camps, depending on weather and participants’ fitness, you’ll attempt summit during these days. When the conditions are right you will start moving towards higher camps such as sleeping at Camp I and II before finally pushing up to Camp III.  Camp III is located just below a rock band a short distance from Camp II, the route to Camp III is relatively straight forward. However, with increasing altitude each step is an effort. Camp III overlooks the Tibetan plateau to the north and the peaks of Nepal to the south. Summit day starts early climbing first up the rock band and then the summit’s back slopes. You’ll climb up the 40 degree slope to the summit, when conditions are good, the last stage climb can take 2 hr to reach summit glory! From the top, you’ll view a wonderful vista including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam and Gaurishankar. On your descent we will drop back to Camp III for the night, and then Camp 1 before reaching base camp. Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  14. Day 34 Clean up and Close camp at Advance Base camp

    After successful summit, today we shall clean and close camps we had in advance base camp and prepare for the descent.

    Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  15. Day 35 Trek: Advance Base camp - Cho Oyu Base Camp

    From Advance Base Camp, you’ll trek to Cho Oyu Base Camp Overnight at Tented Camp.

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  16. Day 36 Drive: Cho Oyu Base Camp-TingriCho Oyu Base Camp - Tingri

    From Cho Oyu Base Camp, you’ll drive to Tingri. Overnight at Guest House

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

     

  17. Day 37 Drive: Tingri - Kerung

    Today you’ll drive to Kerung. Overnight at Guest House

    Included Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

     

  18. Day 38 Drive: Kerung-Rasuwa Gadi Border and drive to Kathmandu

    After breakfast at Kerung, you’ll drive to Rasuwa Gadi Border. You’ll cross the border through immigration and drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

     

  19. Day 39 Kathmandu Free Day

    Today you’ll have fully free day in Kathmandu. You can relax at hotel or visit around Kathmandu, do shopping etc. IN the evening Sherpa Shepherds will organize a farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***.

    Included Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

     

  20. 40 Departure from Kathmandu

    Depending your flight time, Sherpa Shepherds will drop to you airport.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

     

Trip Cost

Base Camp Services USD per person* See Whats Included
Semi Services USD 13500 per person* See Whats Included
Full Services USD 21500 per person* See Whats Included

*Above trip cost is per person and twin sharing basis. The trip cost is for joining basis. Mini-mum participant to run this trip is 5 person. If no. of participants in this trip is less than 5 persons, Sherpa Shepherds reserves right to cancel or postpone the trip. However if you would like to continue trip even if we do not reach minimum number to run this trip, we can run this trip upon your request. But supplemental charge will be applicable.

Semi Services

  • See what's included
    • Ground Transfers:
    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Required ground transfer in Tibet as per program by minivan and mini truck for baggage
    • Kathmandu-Border (Kodari or Rasuwa Gadi) by private vehicle
    • Border (Kodari or Rasuwa Gadi) – Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Baggage Weight:
    • 60 kg per person baggage including personal baggage
    • Accommodations:
    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 7 nights at guest houses as per above program on twin sharing basis
    • 27 nights in tented camps at base camps on single tent basis
    • Meals:
    • 6 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 6 night at guest houses and 27 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances
    • Permits & Fees:
    • Tibet Entry permit
    • Fees for Laison Officer, driver and interpreter, Yak driver
    • Mount Cho Oyu Climbing Permit
    • Supporting Staffs:
    • 1 Tibetan Interpreter/Guide
    • 1 Nepali Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen helpers
    • Required Yaks for Cho Oyu CBC- Advance Base Camp for camping equipments, food and personal baggage
    • Required Yaks for Advance Base Camp – Cho Oyu CBC for camping equipments, food and personal baggage
    • Advance BC Equipments:
    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent, store tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Gas Heater (for dinning tent only)
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Tibet Visa Fee USD 114 per person
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • High Altitude Sherpa USD 7250 per sherpa
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 1000 & Non Summit Bonus USD 700 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus USD 950 per Sherpa
    • Satellite Telephone & Walkie / Talkie Permit Fee
    • Oxygen 4 ltr bottle (New Russian) – USD 550 Per bottle
    • Oxygen 4 ltr. Bottle (Refill in Kathmandu ) – USD 350 per bottle
    • Mask & Regulator (UK –Renting) – USD 450 per set
    • Extra Yak USD 320 Per Yak, which can be paid at Base Camp (if personal baggage is more than 60 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 100 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Full Services

  • See what's included
    • Ground Transfers:
    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Required ground transfer in Tibet as per program by minivan and mini truck for baggage
    • Kathmandu-Border (Kodari or Rasuwa Gadi) by private vehicle
    • Border (Kodari or Rasuwa Gadi) – Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Baggage Weight:
    • 60 kg per person baggage including personal baggage
    • Accommodations:
    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 7 nights at guest houses as per above program on twin sharing basis
    • 27 nights in tented camps at base camps on single tent basis
    • Meals:
    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 7 night at guest houses and 27 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances
    • Permits & Fees:
    • Tibet Entry permit
    • Fees for Laison Officer, driver and interpreter, Yak driver
    • Mount Cho Oyu Climbing Permit
    • Supporting Staffs:
    • 1 Tibetan Interpreter/Guide
    • 1 Nepali Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen helpers
    • Required Yaks for Cho Oyu CBC- Advance Base Camp for camping equipments, food and personal baggage
    • Required Yaks for Advance Base Camp – Cho Oyu CBC for camping equipments, food and personal baggage
    • BC Equipments:
    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent, store tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Gas Heater (for dinning tent only)
    • Supporting Staffs (Above BC, in the mountain)
    • 1 High Altitude Sherpa for every 4 members including their Daily wages, insurance, food and equipment allowance etc.
    • Mountain Equipments:
    • High Tents for both member and HA Sherpas
    • High Altitude Food for members and Sherpas
    • Climbing Gear in the mountains such as fixed rope, main rope, snow bars, snow shovel, carabiners etc.
    • 3 bottles oxygen for every member and 2 bottles oxygen for every HA Sherpa
    • One set of mask & regulator for every members and sherpas
    • 1 Satellite Phone, Walki-talkie
    • Cooking set in the mountain such as Epi gases, gas burner, cooking pots etc for members and sherpas
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Tibet Visa Fee USD 114 per person
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Additional High Altitude Sherpa USD 7250 per sherpa
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 1000 & Non Summit Bonus USD 700 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus USD 950 per Sherpa
    • Extra Yak USD 320 Per Yak, which can be paid at Base Camp (if personal baggage is more than 60 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 100 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Departure Dates

Trip Dates Trip Status Price (PP)  
11 April 2018 -
20 May 2018
Closed
USD 13500
05 September 2018 -
14 October 2018
Booking Available
USD 13500
05 April 2019 -
14 May 2019
Booking Available
USD 13556
05 September 2019 -
14 October 2019
Booking Available
USD 13500
05 April 2020 -
14 May 2020
Booking Available
USD 13500

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