Cho-Oyu (Mt. Qowowuyag) is the world’s sixth highest mountain. The mountain is considered as one of the easiest to climb and comparatively safe, which enables climbers with determination but not necessarily a high degree of technical expertise to reach an 8,000 m summit. The mountain was first climbed by Hebert Tichy in 1954.

Mount Cho-Oyu expedition begins after your arrival in Kathmandu. Our office representative will welcome you at Tribhuwan International airport and drive to your respective Hotel. Next day we will have a meeting at Adventure ExtremeTrekking  office or in your respective hotel. We will meet our expedition crews and discuss about the expedition and check required expedition equipments for safety purpose

As Adventure Extreme Trekking & Expedition team is working as sale agent of Tibet Mountaineering Association, we will have all expedition permits and required documents in our hand. We will just collect passport from all climbers and make Tibet visa on the same day.

According to the expedition program team will drive to Rashuwa Ghadhi. Next day we will cross the Nepal, Tibet boarder and will drive to Kerung. We will rest in Kyirong (4114 M) for acclimatization. From Kerung we will drive to Tingri. We will again rest one more day in Tingri for acclimatization.

From Tingri we will drive to Cho-Oyu Base camp. Chinese call it Chinese Base Camp. Cho-Oyu base camp is situated at altitude of 4900 m. We will set camp here for 2 days to acclimatize and check expedition equipments once more.

After, we will walk for 2 days to reach Cho-Oyu advance base camp. It is situated at altitude of (5600m). Mount Cho-Oyu Expedition climbing starts from this point.

43 Days

  • Destinantion

    Tibet

  • Region

    Tibet

  • Max Altitude

    8201

  • Activity

    Mountaineering

  • Experience

    Advance Level

  • Accomodation

    Hotel/Lodge/Camping

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu/Kerung/Tingri/BC

  • Trip End

    BC/Kerung/Kathmandu

Expedition's Info

Height: 8201

Location: Tibet

Latitude 28°05'37

Longitude: 86°39'43

  1. Day 1 ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

    On your arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, the representative of Adventure Extreme will welcome you & drive you to the respective Hotel . It’s a free day/evening. You can walk around Thamel for shopping.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  2. Day 2 IN KATHMANDU FOR EXPEDITION PREPARATION

    The expedition leader and our office representatives will see you in the Hotel after your breakfast. The leader will do a final gear check and organise all the necessary equipment for the trek. Similarly, he will help you to rent or buy the lacking equipment if needed. Then you have a free day to explore around beautiful Kathmandu city. Later in the evening we will go for welcome dinner with the staffs.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  3. Day 3 IN KATHMANDU FOR EXPEDITION PREPARATION

    Last minute shopping and office formalities.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  4. Day 4 DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO RASUWA GHADHI

    After breakfast we will meet in the hotel premises. Then we will drive to Rashuwa Dhadi by tourist bus. We will spend a night there in Rashuwa Ghadi.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude1804 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHotel
  5. Day 5 CROSS THE BOARDER AND DRIVE TO KERUNG

    Meet with the representative from China Tibet Mountaineering Association. Finished the immigration formalities then we will drive to Kerung.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4114 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHotel
  6. Day 6 REST AND ACCLIMATISATION DAY AT KERUNG

    We will spend an extra day in Kyirong before moving to higher to allow our bodies to adjust to the lower levels of Oxygen in the air. We will spend our over night in Kerung.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4114 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  7. Day 7 DRIVE TO TINGRI

    We will drive to Tingri from Kerung.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4350
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  8. Day 8 REST DAY IN TINGRI FOR ACCIMATISATION

    We will spend an extra day in Tingri before traveling higher to allow our bodies to adjust to the lower levels of Oxygen in the air.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4350
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  9. Day 9 DRIVE TO MT. CHO-OYU BASE CAMP

    From Tingri we will drive to Mt. Cho-Oyu Base Camp

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4900 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  10. Day 10 REST IN CHO-OYU BASE CAMP

    At base Camp for acclimatisation and to prepare Yak loads to Advance Base Camp

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4900 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  11. Day 11 TREK TO INTERMEDIATE CAMP

    The day hike is from Base camp to Intermediate camp with the Yaks and Yaks herders. We will spend a night at Intermediate camp.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude5400 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  12. Day 12 TREK TO ADVANCE BASE CAMP

    From Intermediate camp we will walk up to Advance Base Camp. This is point where the climbing starts.

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude5600 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  13. Day 13 REST, ORGANIZATION AND TRAING AT ADVANCE BASE CAMP

    Rest, Organisation and Training at Advance Base Camp

    • local_dining FoodsB/L/D
    • terrain Altitude5600 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  14. Day 14 REST, ORGANIZATION AND TRAING AT ADVANCE BASE CAMP

    Rest, Organisation and Training at Advance Base Camp

    • local_dining FoodsB/L/D
    • terrain Altitude5600 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  15. Day 15-37 CLIMBING PERIOD- MT. CHO-OYU- 8201 M

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude8201 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  16. Day 38 RESERVE DAY AT ADVANCE BASE CAMP

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude5600 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  17. Day 39 TREK BACK TO BASE CAMP

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude5400 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationCAMPING
  18. Day 40 DRIVE BACK YO KERUNG

    • local_dining FoodsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • terrain Altitude4114 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHotel
  19. Day 41 DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU

    Drive back to Kathmandu and check in to your respective hotel

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHOTEL
  20. Day 42 FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU

    Free day in Kathmandu. You can walk through Thamel for last minute shopping. Later in the evening we will have celebration dinner with the staffs.

    • local_dining FoodsBREAKFAST
    • terrain Altitude1340 M
    • local_hotel AccomodationHotel
  21. Day 43 DEPARTURE

    Depending on your flight time we will drop you in Tribhuwan International airport for your final departure to your destination.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  1. All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transportation as per itinerary.
  2. Assistance at KTM international airport by our office representatives during your arrival and departure.
  3. 5 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast basis (3 Star category Hotel).
  4. Expedition Royalty and permit from China Tibet Mountaineering Association to climb Mt. Cho-Oyu.
  5. The  Liaison Officer at Base Camp from Chinese Government
  6. Tibet visa documentation and procedure
  7. Tibet visa Fee
  8. Experienced, trained, government licensed climbing guide (Sherpa) .1 Climbing Sherpa for 2 climbing members.
  9. Oxygen cylinders 2  per member with Top out mask and regulator
  10. Oxygen cylinders 1  per Sherpa with Top out mask and regulator
  11. High altitude tents for all camps
  12. High altitude food and fuel
  13. Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bars.
  14. Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  15. 50kg baggage allowance per person. This will be carried by porters/Yaks
  16. Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camp during your travel for base camp and back..
  17. Services of chef and kitchen assistant at base camp.
  18. 3 meals a day during traveling and expedition: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee. Fresh fruits are provided.
  19. All facilities including: kitchen tent, storage tent, frame dining tent, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
  20. Sleeping tent at base camp. 1 tent for 1 member
  21. Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen assistant and liaison officer.
  22. Medical and accident insurances for all involved staff during the trekking and climbing period.
  23. Comprehensive Medical kit.
  24. Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  25. Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  26. Solar panels or Generator at Base Camp for light and for charging electric devices.
  27. Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  28. Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  29. Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal & China.
  30. Complete pre-departure information.
  31. Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  32.  Mt. Cho Oyu climbing certificate issued by CTMA (after climbing Cho Oyu successfully).
  33. Farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu before departure.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  1. Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  2. Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  3. Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet.
  4. Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  5. Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  6. Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be appropriately charged.
  7. Any additional staff other than specified.
  8. Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  9. Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  10. Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  11. Personal climbing gear.
  12. Summit bonus $500.00USD minimum for each climbing Sherpa guide. 
  13. Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  14. Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  15. Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  16. Airfare of international flights.
  17. Nepal entry visa fee (Visa's easy to acquire upon arrival).
  18. Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  19. Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.

According to the expedition program team will drive to Rashuwa Ghadhi. Next day we will cross the Nepal Tibet boarder and will drive to Kyirong. We will rest in Kyirong (4114 M) for acclimatization. From Kyirong we will drive to Tingri. We will again rest one more day in Tingri for acclimatization.

From Tingri we will drive to Cho-Oyu Base camp. Chinese call it Chinese Base Camp. Cho-Oyu base camp is situated at altitude of 4900 m. We will set camp here for 2 days to acclimatize and check expedition equipments once more.

After, we will walk for 2 days to reach Cho-Oyu advance base camp. It is situated at altitude of (5600m). Mount Cho-Oyu Expedition climbing starts from this point.

Short note about climbing route:

Camp 1 is at altitude of 6400m. To reach at Camp 1 we have to walk for about 4-6 hours from advance base camp via an initial walk up the Gyabrag Glacier, up steep screed to a broad snow shoulder.

Camp 2 is at altitude of 7150 m. We have to follow the snow ridge out of Camp 1 to a steep 50 meter ice wall, which provides most challenging climbing on this route. To make this ascent fixed ropes are necessary.

Camp 3 is located at altitude of 7500m. After 4/5 hours walk from Camp 2 we can reach camp 3. At this altitude there is a tremendous sense of effort to gain further height. The final summit push will be made from this camp and takes about 6-9 hours.

Climbing Sherpa guide:

We facilitate highly professional, well trained and qualified climbing Sherpas for your expeditions. They are very useful in your each and every step of support, which makes your climbing easier to restore your strained energy and it gives you vigorous strength for your next day's climbing. Most of our Sherpa staffs know the mountain very well.

GOOD TO KNOW:

HOW TO SAY HELLO AND THANK YOU IN NEPALI

Many Nepalese know Hello and Thank you, but hearing you speak in their language is still a sweet sound of respect. When saying Hello in Nepal, you say “Namaste” and fold your hands into a prayer.  Thank you is “Danyavad”.

HOW TO GET A NEPAL VISA UPON ARRIVAL

Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.

1st Step. Fill in ' Arrival Card ' ...

2nd Step. Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) ...

3rd Step. Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport.

THE SPOKEN LANGUAGE IN NEPAL IS NEPALI AND THE SECOND LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH

Nepali is an Indo-Aryan language similar to Hindi,  is written in Devanagari script and is the first language of Nepal. Indian travelers should understand enough to get around. English is a secondary language spoken mostly in large cities like Kathmandu. Outside Kathmandu, English is spoken a little less, but getting around is still manageable. Simply smile with a Namaste and the Nepalese will help you in any way they can.

AVOID DRINKING TAP WATER

Tap water is not filtered or purified in Nepal. Thus, tap water is often boiled before consumption. It’s best to buy bottled water. It is relatively inexpensive. Avoid any fruits and veggies foods washed in tap water.

ROADS AND DUST

Roads in Nepal can occasionally be in disrepair, due in part to the earthquake. The government is said to be working on improving them. Still, you’ll find large potholes and a lot of dust, especially in the more urban areas of Kathmandu. You’ll see Nepalese wearing face masks when driving on the road. Women cover their faces with saris or scarves.

SQAT TOILETS ARE COMMON IN NEPAL

While westernized hotels and restaurants and tourist attractions have western toilets, you’ll find more local joints and public restrooms bearing squat toilets. 

AVOID STREET FOOD

Nepalese street food has been known to cause many bold adventurers a case of traveler’s stomach issues. Refrigeration is poor in Nepal so street food isn’t always refrigerated and food can be reused after a day of being out.  Stick to well-maintained and busy restaurants.

BLACK OUT IN NEPAL

In the past, Nepal had regular blackout periods, which meant most of the city would go dark and don lanterns or power generators to keep business flowing. Today, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has turned on the lights, making blackouts a thing of the past. But the newfound electricity has made Nepalese people suspect that the NEA purposely left them in the dark all these years, as a ploy to force them to invest in power generators. 

Kathmandu is fairly lit and most westernized hotels and restaurants have backup power generators for traveler’s convenience. In more remote areas and trekking trips, take a flashlight or head lamp.

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The Pillars of Adventure Extreme

Jiten Shrestha

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR

Founder/Director, Mr. Jiten Shrestha was born in a village called Salleri(2413 m) of Solukhumbu District of Nepal. Solukhumbu is famous in the world for mountain tourism. The main attraction of Solukhumbu is Mt. Everest (8848 m). Jiten Shrestha spent his childhood and studied his lower secondary level in Salleri village. Later Jiten Shrestha was selected by the Government of Nepal to study in Kathmandu at Budhanilkantha School. The school was one of the best and was running by the British Government. He compled his higher secondary school from Budhanikantha School and joined Trichandra College in Kathmandu for further education.

Mr. Durga Shrestha (Kaji)

CO- FOUNDER/ADVISER

Durga Shrestha (Kaji) was born in East of Nepal, Bamti Bhandar, Bamti Bhandar is the trail to Everest region. Durga Shrestha spent his childhood in the village studying and helping his parent to run a  Lodge which was called Buddha Lodge. While running the lodge, he met and interacted with a lot of tourists from all over the world and later moved to Kathmandu to start his trekking career.


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