Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition Cho Oyu (8,201) is the sixth highest mountain in the world, and stands high above the Tibetan plains on the Nepal/Tibet Border.This Mountain is ideal choice for mountaineers. . Its towering peak stands with Everest well above the surrounding mountains. It became a familiar landmark to climbers ascending Everest’s north face. Just west of Cho Oyu is the Nangpa La, a 19,000-foot glacier pass, and the main trade route between the Khumbu Sherpas and Tibet. Cho Oyu’s proximity to the Nangpa La has earned it the distinction among some climbers as being the easiest 8,000 meter peak.
It was first climbed by S. Moechler, H. Tichy and p. Dawa Lama in 1954. On a good day the view from the summit plateau is breathtaking, in a sweep you take in the entire panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Ama Dablam and other peaks of the Khumbu.The Austrians were the first to step onto the snow-dome summit of Cho Oyu back in 1954. This massif is arguably the most technically straightforward, accessible and safe to climb. These days there are more than four different routes on Cho Oyu with the Tibetan north side offering several worthy first ascent possibilities
|Best time to travel||March to May, October to December|
|Trip Grade||Very Hard|
Day 1: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Day 3: preparation for immigration things and climbing
Day 4: Kathmandu to Zhangmu: Drive to Kodari, do a immigration things and drive to Zhangmu,(2350m) overnight at hotel
Day 5: Zhangmu to Nyalam, (3750m) overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Acclimatization at Nyalam, overnight at hotel
Day 7: Nyalam to Tingri, (4340m), overnight at hotel
Day 8: Drive to Chinese Base Camp, overnight at Camp
Day 9: Stay at the Base camp, overnight at camp
Day 10: Arrive at the Advance Base Camp, overnight at camp
Day 11: Advance Base Camp, overnight at camp
Day 12-35: Climbing Period of Cho Oyu.
Day 36: Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp, overnight at camp
Day 37: Drive back to Nyalam, overnight at hotel
Day 38: Drive back to Zhangmu - Kathmandu, hotel
Day 39 : Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner, hotel
Day 40 : Final departure, transfer to airport