Cho Oyu Expedition

The name Mount Cho Oyu suggests the meaning as 'Goddess of  Turquoise'. As goddess is 'chomo' in Tibetan language and turquoise is  'yu'. Hence, 'Chomo Yu' has changed into Cho Oyu in course of time. It  is also reported that Cho Oyu is also called 'Mighty Head' meaning  'god's head'. On a clear weather, the view from the summit plateau of  Cho Oyu expedition is breathtaking, One can view the entire panorama of  Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Ama Dablam and other peaks of the  Khumbu.Mount Cho Oyu Expedition stands high above the Tibetan plains on the border of Nepal with its mighty height 8,201m above the sea level. The Mount Cho Oyu Expedition is an ideal choice for mountaineers ready to test themselves on the  eight thou sanders. Cho Oyu, the world's sixth highest mountain and  Australians - S. Moechler, H. Tichy and P. Dawa Lama from Nepal in 1954  were the  first to step onto the snow-dome summit This majestic  Himalaya 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  possibilities. Cho Oyu expedition Base Camp is situated at Rongbuk  glacier at 5,180 m height. The climbing starts from Camp 1 which is  placed at an elevation of 7,000 m.

Day 01 : Arrival KAthmandu and Transfer to the Hotel
Arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. At the airport you will meet our representative and then  transfer to your Hotel.  Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation or the Trip
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temple. Kathmandu Durbar Square is the most popular cultural heritage site in Kathmandu where living Goddess KUMARI lives. There are numbers of temples, palace complex, museum and other interesting places to explore.
Boudhanath is one of the biggest Buddhist stupa in Nepal in terms of its height and expansion. Pashupatinath temple is another most popular Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva ( one of the three major Hindu gods).

Day 03 : Preparation of official documents / Last minute shopping
We take time to prepare and finalize with official formalities of permits and others. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition and meeting with your Guide. You can also make your last minute shopping of personal items or junk items as you will be flying to the Himalayas the next day.

Day 04 : Drive to Kodari & transfer Zhangmu ( 2,300 m. / 7,546 ft.)
We start our Cho Oyu expedition from north face with a scenic drive to Kodari ( Nepal Tibet border town). We cross the border and then drive to Zhangmu.  Overnight stay in the town.

Day 05 : Zhangmu - Nyalam ( 2,750 m. / 9,022 ft.)
Today, we drive to Nylam situated at an altitude of 2750m. Overnight in a local lodge.

Day 06 : Day of acclimatization
We spend the day in Nyalam acclimatizing. Overnight stay in the Hotel.

Day 07 : Drive to Tingri (4,340m / 14,239 ft.)
We drive from Nyalam to Tingri. Overnight in a lodge.

Day 08 : Rest day for acclimatization
Rest day again for acclimatization.

Day 09 : Drive to Chinese Base Camp ( 5,000 m. / 16,404 ft.)
We take our early drive to Chinese Base Camp 5,000m, Overnight in the camp.

Day 10 : In Chinese Base Camp
We move around the Chinese Base Camp to assess the environment of the camp, overnight in the camp.

Day 11 : To Advance Base Camp ( 5,700 m. / 18,700 ft.)
Today, we prepare our boarding and loading to Advance BC.

Day 12 : To Middle Camp
From Base Camp, we proceed towards the middle camp with Yaks. Overnight in the camp.

Day 13 : To Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp
It is the turn to go to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp from middle Camp, Overnight in the camp.

Day 14-32 : Climbing Period
We take this days to climb  the Cho Oyu.

Day 33 : Descend to Chinese Base Camp
We proceed towards Chinese Base Camp from Advance Base camp, Overnight in the camp.

Day 34 : Drive to Zhangmu
Today, we drive to Zhangmu from Chinese Base Camp. Overnight in a local lodge in Zhangmu.

Day 35 : Drive to Kathmandu
We drive to Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu and relax on your own.  Overnight in the hotel.

Day 36-37 : Tour of Kathmandu and free time for Shopping
You will enjoy these 2 days in Kathmandu on your own. Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and then shopping. Farewell dinner party in the evening. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 38 : Departure
We transfer you to the airport for your flight back to your home or other destination.

Cost Includes

1.    Airport pick up & Drop transfers.
2.    All Meals during the trek and climb (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
3.    Accommodation as required in Kathmandu and in trek
4.    Hot drinks. (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
5.    All transportation as required
6.    Trekking permit / climbing permit
7.    Required Hotel accommodation  with breakfast in Kathmandu.
8.    Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
9.    All temples Entry Permit in kathmandu.
10.  Tibet visa and other permits
11.  All climbing gears as necessary ( except the personal gears)
12.  All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments, all camping gear,
       transport etc for Nepalese staff.
13.  All taxes.
14.  Guide, cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa, porters and other necessary staffs.

Cost Excludes

1.    Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, and any expenses caused by the
       unforeseen reason & personal expenses
2.    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
3.    Nepal Visa and International airfare
4.    Tips for Staffs and
5.    Others not mentioned above as inclusion

Boots, Crampons, Gaiters

1.   Light hiking boots
2.   8000m climbing boots
3.   Gaiters
4.   Crampons (step-in bindings preferred)

Climbing Tools

1.   Ice Axe: (standard; around 65-70 cm, depending on height)
2.   Seat harness
3.   Locking carabineers : 6 (Automatic locking type with large pear shape)
4.   2 folding- ski pole

Technical Clothings

1.   Polypro or Capaline long underwear (4sets)
2.   Pile jacket and pants (pants must have full separating side zips)
3.   GoreTex shells (top and bottoms, bottoms must have full separating side zips)
4.   Down jacket (medium & heavy weight)

Mitts & Gloves

1.   Light synthetic gloves - 3pr (Capaline or polypropaline)
2.   Wool (or pile) mitts and Gor-Tex overmitts

Socks

1.   Wool or pile socks (6pr light liners, 4pr heavy liners)
                
Headgear

1.   Head lamp (spare bulbs and batteries)
2.   Glacier - sun glasses
3.   Wool or pile hat

Sleeping

1.   Sleeping bag (expedition quality, rated to  -15 & 40F)
2.   Sleeping pads (2)

Camping

1.   Backpack: Internal frame pack 5,000 cu.in.
2.   Pee bottle (one-liter large mouth)
3.   Water bottles (2 one-liter large mouth)
4.   Sunscreen (maximum block)
5.   Lip sunscreen

Traveling

1.   Large duffel bag for transporting all your gear at airports and on pack animals.
2.   Toiletry bag        
3.   Travel clothes
4.   Personal first aid kit
5.   Small day pack: for trekking days (optional)

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