Mt Cho Oyu Expedition For anyone who has ever dreamed of climbing one of the world’s highest 8000 m. mountains, Cho Oyu offers relatively easy access. Despite being the 6th highest mountain on the planet, Cho Oyu has the highest success rate among the world’s fourteen 8,000 m. Himalayan peaks. The ascent to the summit is short and direct with a few small technical sections which can be climbed safely using fixed lines.
The normal route may not be called a technically difficult climb. The access becomes easier also because of the fact that the mountain can be reached by a four-wheel-drive vehicle and one can walk to Camp 1 in hiking boots. However, climbing Cho Oyu is still a demanding undertaking, the mountain being one of the highest on earth. Everest base camp trek
Cho Oyu lies about 20km west of Mt. Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border. Island Peak Climbing
The mountain is also known as Mt. Qowowuyag and is situated in the middle section of the Himalayas. An Austrian team first climbed Cho Oyu in 1954 followed by the Indian and German teams in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Cho Oyu consists mainly of five ridges – Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West with the Jabula Glacier on the north, Lanba Glacier on the south, and Gecongba Glacier. Kanchenjunga Circuit trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m):
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu international airport, our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you will be transferred to the hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest and relax at the hotel. After short rest, we take you a short Thamel tour which is the main tourist hub in Kathmandu to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changers, supermarkets, gear shops, and other necessary things you might have a need for your trip. After a short exploration, you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in a hotel. If your arrival is late today, this tour and trip briefing will be shifted to tomorrow.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing:
Tour Duration: 4 Hrs. After having breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing. Pashupatinath Temple: It is the most famous Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. One of the most significant temples for the Hindu devotees around the world and the UNESCO site. The golden pagoda-style temple is richly carved with silver doors. On the day of Shivaratri, a big fair is held around the month of February/March. Boudhanath stupa: One of the biggest Stupas in the world is located on the east in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four prime directions, keeping watch for virtuous behavior and human success. King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini had built this remarkable Stupa. The Stupa resembles the Mahayana philosophy. After back from the tour you have some time for rest and prepare your gear and so on. Overnight in a hotel.
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 the expedition, equipment, 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.):
We start our Cho Oyu expedition from the 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).
Today, we drive to Nylam situated at an altitude of 2750 m. 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 (4,340 m.)
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.):
We take our early drive to Chinese Base Camp 5,000 m. 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.):
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 my turn to go to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp from middle Camp. Overnight in the camp.
Day 14-32: Climbing Period:
We take this day to climb the Cho Oyu.
Day 33: Descend to Chinese Base Camp :
We proceed towards the Chinese Base Camp from the 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 in 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: Final Departure to your home.
One of our representatives from Sange Sherpa Adventure Guide/Staff will drive you off to Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will board your plan for another destination or your home country.
Nepal has many other natural and cultural beauties waiting to be explored. We will be always ready to help you travel around this amazing country. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m): Upon your arrival in Kathmandu international airport, our representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you will be transferred to the hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest and relax at the hotel. After short rest, we take you on a short Thamel tour which is the main tourist hub in Kathmandu to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changers, supermarkets, gear shops, and other necessary things you might have a need for your trip. After a short exploration, you will be taken to our office for a trip briefing meeting. Overnight in a hotel. If your arrival is late today, this tour and trip briefing will be shifted to tomorrow.
Expedition Equipment: A Complete List of items you need
Posted on: February 24, 2019, by Dolma Ecotourism
The expedition is already a challenging and risky task, and the lack of correct equipment makes it even more difficult to scale. For your convenience here is a list of necessary equipment for the expedition we recommend. But remember while packing bag, that most of the international and domestic flights have a weight allowance of 20 kg.
-A pair of walking boots (make sure the boots are a good fit and have been worn in).
-Two pairs of walking socks and two pairs of sock liners.
-Two to three comfortable t-shirts. You can also thermal t-shirts.
-Two fleece tops. Or thin layers of clothing with quick-dry fabric that wicks perspiration away from the skin rather than heavy cotton.
-Two suitable walking trousers (not jeans of any kind).
-Comfortable underwear and nightwear.
-Flip-flops, trainers, or sandals for campsite use.
-A warm hat and sun hat.
-One pair of gloves.
-One pair of shorts.
-Waterproof and windproof jacket.
-A pair of gaiters.
-A good quality rucksack.
-Rucksack liner or two strong plastic bags.
-A waterproof bag.
-A sleeping bag and sleeping mat.
-A sleeping bag liner.
-A survival bag.
-Torch with spare batteries (handheld or head torch).
-Personal first aid kit.
-Expedition food packs with emergency rations.
-Water bottle, knife, spoon, fork, small pocket knife, plate, mug, matches and watch.
-Personal hygiene items and towels.
-A notebook and pen/pencil.
-A small quantity of money.
-Camping stove fuel in a safe and appropriate container.
-Food (lightweight and snacks).
-Plastic bags for taking care of trashes.
-Maps, compass, and map cases.
-Stove multidisc (colander/lid/cutting board).
-Pre-packed expedition food.
-Water purifying tablets.
-Emergency light sticks.
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Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
Lunch and Dinner during your travel period in Tibet (Except campsite).
Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips, etc.
Expenses incurred towards usage of any communication means.
Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking/climbing gears.
Any extra services or products or offers or activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations, etc.
Any additional staff other than specified.
Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
Oxygen bottles, masks, and regulators as per demand.
Medical-travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
Airfare of international and domestic flights.
Nepal entry or re-entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at arrival).
Icefall garbage deposit fees (Sharing with other members) if applicable.
Nepal custom duty fees for import of expedition goods.
Emergency/Rescue/Early Jeep cost (US$ 1200 approximately).
Any other item not included in “The cost includes” Secti
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