Cho Oyu Expedition – 45 Days

The 6th most astounding pinnacle of the world (8201m/26906ft) Cho Oyu remains for' Turquoise God' which implies the turquoise shade of the top toward the evening sun from the Tibet side of the mountain. In any case, in Nepal it is known as Qowowuyag by the Sherpas.

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  • Country
    Nepal, Tibet  
  • Duration
    45 Days  
  • Level
  • Altitude
    8,201 m /26899.28 ft  
  • Starts
  • Ends
  • Activity
    Climbing involve with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking  

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About Cho Oyu Expedition – 45 Days

The 6th most astounding pinnacle of the world (8201m/26906ft) Cho Oyu remains for' Turquoise God' which implies the turquoise shade of the top toward the evening sun from the Tibet side of the mountain. In any case, in Nepal it is known as Qowowuyag by the Sherpas. The mountain lies in the Himalayas and is 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the fringe amongst China and Nepal. Despite the fact that the campaign endeavor was made by Eric Shipton in1952, an Austrian Herbert Tichy made the primary effective rising of Cho Oyu in 1954 with kindred Austrians Sepp Jochler and Helmut Heuberger. 

Our delicately planned 'Pro Cho Oyu Expedition' offers you an amazing open door for the climbers to stretch out their experience to extraordinary elevations and is exceptionally prescribed as an initial 8,000m Peak. Climbing Cho Oyu is a standout amongst other practices for endeavoring the Everest. This is likewise a standout amongst other achievable of the among world's most astounding mountains because of the absence of target perils in contrast with alternate mountains. The territory for this is uncomplicated, which makes the climbing assessable. 

This excursion begins from Kathmandu and finishes in Kathmandu. It will be guided by our completely experienced Sherpa climbing guide. The indigenous Shepras were conceived in the Himalayas, raised in the Himalayas and engaged with climbing and mountaineering occupation. 

To start this excursion we fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and spend a couple of days investigating the antiquated Tibetan capital, setting aside opportunity to give our bodies a chance to adapt, before driving over the Tibetan Plateau to Chinese Base Camp. This is the place from where we stack up Yaks and trek to Cho Oyu base camp, underneath the north-west face. The course above base camp comprises essentially of low-calculated snow inclines up to 30° with one short yet exceptionally soak area to sidestep a sérac hindrance at 6,400meters. We utilize three camps on the mountain; the most noteworthy at 7,500m is the platform for the summit, which is come to in 5 to 8 hours under ordinary conditions.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu air terminal (1345meters).There you will be met by our Airport Representative and exchanged to lodging by private traveler vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 02 – Pre-trip meeting at 9:00 a.m. and Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 03 – Official customs and Preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 04 – Final Preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 05 – Fly to Lhasa. Over night at Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel in Lhasa

  • Days 06 and 07 – Guided touring around Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.

  • Day 08 – Drive to Shigatse. Overnight at inn in Shigatse.

  • Day 09 – Drive to Xegar. Ovenight at inn in Xegar.

  • Day 10 – Arrive at Chinese Base Camp. Overnight at rose camp.

  • Day 11 – Rest and Acclimatization day in Chinese base camp. Overnight at rose camp.

  • Day 12 – Rest and Preparation day in Chinese base camp. Overnight at rose camp.

  • Days 13 to 16 – Trek to Cho Oyu base camp. Overnight at rose camp.

  • Days 17 to 40 – Climbing time of Mt. Cho Oyu. Overnight at Tented Camp.

  • Day 41 – Descend to Cho Yuo Base Camp and drive to Tingri. Overnight at inn in Tingri.

  • Day 42 – Drive Zhangmu. Overnight at inn in Zhangmu.

  • Day 43 – Arrive at Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 44 – Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 45 – Transfer to Int'l airplane terminal for your last flight.

Trip Details

  • Day 1 - Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345 meters).

    Our air terminal agent will get you at Tribhuvan International air terminal, Kathmandu and s/he will show a Glory Himalayan Club billboard outside the air terminal. You will be then transffered to your separate inn in our private visitor vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.
    (No suppers included)

  • Day 2 - Pre-trip meeting & sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

    Toward the beginning of the day, after breakfast, At around 8am, we have a pre-trip meeting at your lodging in Kathmandu and present your trek pioneer/direct. If you don't mind look for this chance to make inquiries about your trek. We will likewise supply you with our trek Duffel Bag, T-shirt and a Cap. For the gathering, please ensure you bring international ID, three duplicates of identification measure photographs, and an intelligible duplicate of your movement protection arrangement. Amid this gathering, please clear the due adjust, assuming any, and sign the lawfully restricting trek frame and in addition the non-risk disclaimer. If it's not too much trouble illuminate us ahead of time on the off chance that you will arrive late and accordingly can't go to the pre-trip meeting.
    After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your touring trek will begin at 9.45 AM toward the beginning of the day. We give a private vehicle and expert visit control. We visit Boudhnath Stupa, one of the greatest Buddhist places of worship on the planet, where we watch Buddhist priests in petition in the religious communities encompassing the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most well known Hindu sanctuary in the nation, situated on the banks of the heavenly Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu blessed men (sadhus) reflecting, explorers showering and incidentally memorial service fires consuming on the ghats. We likewise visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is an accumulation of pagoda and shikhara – style sanctuaries gathered around a fifty-five-window castle of block and wood. The fascination of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion entryway, the Golden door, the Palace of fifty five windows, workmanship exhibitions, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla. Whatever remains of our opportunity in Kathmandu is free for assist investigation and some very late shopping in Thamel zone close by your lodging. Overnight at Hotel.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 3 - Official formalities in Kathmandu.

    Formal instructions at the Ministry of Tourism. The endeavor pioneer will watch that everybody's hardware is in working request. Overnight at lodging.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 4 - Final preparation day in Kathmandu.

    Last open door for a minute ago buys. Overnight at inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 5 - Fly to Lhasa.

    Early morning exchange to the Kathmandu International Airport for the hour-long flight to Lhasa. This shocking flight takes us straightforwardly over the fundamental Himalayan range, giving great mountain sees. In the wake of arriving at Gonggar Airport and meeting our Tibetan guide, Lhasa is a further two hour drive. The rest of the day will be left unscheduled for members to rest and acclimate to Lhasa's higher height. Overnight at inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Days 6 and 7 - Sightseeing around Lhasa.

    After breakfast at the lodging, the gathering will visit the prominent and amazing Potala Palace, Lhasa's most renowned fascination. From its development in 1694 the Potala was the seat of the Dalai Lama until 1959, and fills in as the last resting place for a large number of them. Today it is a historical center and UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will likewise visit the Jokhang Temple, the most regarded religious structure in Tibet. We may likewise observe Norbulingka Palace, the late spring home of the Dalai Lamas, and Drepung religious community. Overnight at  hotel.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 8 - Drive to Shigatse.

    Today incorporates a lengthy drive over the Tibetan level. Not long after in the wake of leaving Lhasa, we achieve the banks of the Tsang Po, which turns into the Brahmaputra River when it enters India. There we will visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, worked in 1447. This is the living arrangement of the Panchan Lama, the second most powerful religious figure in Tibet. Overnight at inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 9 - Drive to Xegar.

    As we proceed with our drive along the Tibetan roadway, the northern edge of the Greater Himalaya comes into see, giving a terrific scene of pinnacles, including Mt. Everest. In the event that time permits, we might have the capacity to visit the principle town and its ridge religious community. Overnight at lodging.

  • Day 10 - Acclimatization day.

    This day will be spent as a rest and acclimatization day, in arrangement for the high height of the Chinese base camp we will achieve tomorrow. Members are encouraged to maintain a strategic distance from overexertion, however a visit to the principle town and the delicate climb up to its ridge religious community (4,200m) are exceptionally suggested. Overnight at inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 11 - Arrival at Chinese base camp.

    Today we finish the drive to the Chinese base camp. Leaving Xegar, we turn south along the uneven track that prompts the street's end beneath Cho Oyu. Overnight at rose camp.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 12 - Organization at Chinese base camp.

    This will be a critical day of planning for the trek. Burdens will be dealt with and prepared for transportation, and the yaks that will convey them will touch base toward the evening. Overnight at rose camp.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Days 13 to 16 - Trek to Cho Oyu base camp.

    With yaks conveying the undertaking's provisions, we trek up the long valley to the base camp. Three evenings will be spent at moderate camps rising separately 5,200 m and 5,450 m before proceeding to the base camp. The advantage of acclimatization will be enormously refreshing when we at long last achieve the camp, our home for the span of the climb. We touch base at the construct ahead of schedule with respect to day 15 and spend the evening sorting out climbing gear. Day sixteenth will be Acclimatization day at the base camp. Overnight at rose camp.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Days 17 to 40 - Climbing the north-west face of Cho Oyu.

    Starting here on, it's not by any stretch of the imagination conceivable to detail a climbing design, in light of the fact that the pace will rely on the pioneer and the specific group.
    We begin acclimatizing and learning abilities required for climbing the mountain, for example, how to utilize the oxygen jugs and radios. We will likewise deal with our hardware and apparel required for the mountain, putting aside the sustenance we need for the upper camps (as this will be set there for us early by the Sherpa).
    From the base camp we move along the icy mass toward the mountain and Camp 1. In view of the high elevation, this first outing up the Gyabrag Glacier and onto the mountain itself is for acquainting members with climbing and their gear. It gives an amazing chance to see the course that will be taken and evaluate the mountain conditions.
    Once the undertaking pioneer is content with the group's acclimatization, we start (climate allowing) to climb the mountain decisively. So as to achieve a position from which we can make effective summit offers, Sherpas will ensure that every single camp store and nourishment are dealt with. The campaign pioneer will check to make certain that everybody is healthy and appropriately changed in accordance with the elevation.
    All through the climb, the pioneer will utilize a technique that modifies colleagues to the regularly expanding elevations. This will be accomplished by "moving high and dozing low," until the point that every individual feels reasonably composed to make the following climb to a higher camp. At each camp, the group will move high however then come back to the lower camp to rest. At long last, the group will come back to the base camp for a drawn out rest of no less than four days before climbing to possess Camp 3 in planning for a definitive move to the best. Mountain camps are arranged as takes after:
    Camp 1 – 6,400m

    Camp 1 is at 6,400 meters and five to eight hours from the base camp. The camp is come to by a lofty move from the leader of the ice sheet at 6,100m. From here, the course takes after soak scree, which enhances as tallness is picked up. Camp 1 is situated on a wide shoulder of snow, which paves the way to an edge over the camp.

    Camp 2 – 7,000m

    Above Camp 1, a snow edge prompts a progression of ice bluffs. The route through these includes climbing a precarious 50m ice divider at more than 6,600m. Albeit direct, this is the hardest jumping on the course, requiring extraordinary push to climb the lofty ice at such an elevation. Enhanced acclimatization and more prominent recognition make the possibility of consequent ascensions through the ice bluffs less overwhelming, yet the test remains physically strenuous with each excursion to Camp 2. All through this segment, settled ropes are set in conjunction with different groups working on the mountain in the meantime. Over the ice precipices, there are a few vast chasms which we advance around until the point that they at long last give way, offering access to Camp 2 at 7,000m. Contingent on the snow conditions, this can be an exceptionally requesting day of six to eight hours.

    Camp 3 – 7,400 meters

    Camp 3 is at 7,400m and around four hours above Camp 2. This camp is situated underneath a musical crew that cuts off the snow inclines of the upper bowl. As we transcend the lovely Nangpa Gosum tops, the mountains of Nepal can be seen toward the south, and the bone-dry Tibetan level toward the north. In spite of the fact that the separation to Camp 3 is short and simple, the high elevation makes the way all the more requesting.

    Once at Camp 3, we should bend over backward to get ready for the next day. This implies eating, drinking, and resting. To work successfully on Summit Day, it is crucial for climbers to drink however much as could reasonably be expected with a specific end goal to recharge the calories and liquids lost amid the climb. This can be a test, in light of the fact that the elevation makes even slight physical work troublesome, and the assignment of bubbling water slower than common.
    Summit Day

    Summit Day starts right on time, as it takes a few hours to influence breakfast, to hydrate appropriately, and completely plan hardware before leaving. The camp faces west, so there is a lot of time for arrangements before we withdraw as the sun rises. Once on our way, effectively safe snow and shake edges lead through the short musical crew over the camp. Steadily the point of the slant yields until the point that we rise onto the expansive desolate back of the mountain. Presently it is just a matter of putting one foot before the other to gradually pick up the transcending far off summit of Cho Oyu, eclipsed just by Mt. Everest. The radiant vista encompassing us as we cross the immense summit level toward the pinnacle incorporates Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Menlugtse, Gyachung Kang and Gaurisankar, and also the pinnacles of the Khumbu Himal. We achieve the summit five to eight hours in the wake of leaving Camp 3.

    For the drop a similar course will be taken after, with evenings spent at Camp 3 and Camp 1.

    On day 40 all climbers ought to be back at the base camp with assets and gear. Pressing up the base camp is dependably tedious, and everybody should help guarantee that we leave no hint of our passing.

    On the off chance that we are fruitful in finishing the move in front of timetable, we will leave the base early and make a beeline for Kathmandu. Be that as it may, past experience has demonstrated that we will require the greater part of the allocated days unless mountain conditions and the acclimatization procedure go incredibly well.

    (Superb Camping Tents will be given in each camp)

    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 41 - Trek back to road.

    In the wake of completing our trek we will slide back to the street head with yaks conveying our hardware. Our street transport will sit tight for us. Last night spent in tent. Overnight at Tented Camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 42 - Drive to Zhangmu.

    In spite of the fact that the street from Lhasa to Kathmandu is in great condition, we have broken the fourteen hour crash into two days. Overnight at inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 43 - Drive to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner.

    Once back in Kathmandu, Glory Himalayan Club will have a night grill as an opportunity to commend the endeavor, say goodbye, and thank the Sherpas and colleagues for their help and kinship all through the outing. Overnight at lodging.
    (Breakfast and Farewell Dinner Included)

  • Day 44 - Leisure day in Kathmandu.

    Relaxation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 45 - Transfer to airport for flight departure.

    An Glory air terminal delegate will escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight takeoff from Nepal.
    (Breakfast Included)

Our Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by Tourist Vehicle.

  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (6 nights)

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by Tourist Vehicle.

  • Two star hotel accommodation in Lhasa and Gyantse with basic guesthouse accommodation in Shegar and Zangmu including Breakfast.

  • Full board meal during the trek, camping at base camp and advance base camp, prepared by our cook with hot Tea & coffee.

  • All base camp and Advance base camp camping gears (We will provide fully water proof dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent at the base camp)

  • High quality tents for all camps.

  • Insurance for all Nepali staffs and porters including helicopter rescue provision.

  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek and at base camp.

  • Expedition permits

  • Liaison officer and his round trip flight, insurance, wages, expedition equipments etc.

  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)

  • Guide, cook, porters, helpers up to base camp

  • Climbing Sherpas (1 member = 1 Sherpa Ratio on climbing day)

  • A well stocked first aid and medical kit sufficient to counter any possible mountaineering ailments, from headache to serious injury.

  • Oxygen from Camp two and above (2 bottles in each camp - camp 2 and camp 3).

  • Extra Oxygen equipment for medical use only.

  • A portable hyperbaric chamber (Gamow bag)

  • Emergency communications on the mountain and satellite communications link for helicopter evacuation.

  • Mask regulator

  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees for entire trip.

  • Power supply at Base Camp for charging electronics (solar backup)

  • Flight cost from Kathmandu - Lhasa including airport departure tax.

  • Chinese visa and permit. (We handle all the paperwork for the Chinese visa and all the Tibet travel and climbing permits)

  • All our government taxes and vat.

  • Farewell dinner party in Kathmandu.

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and while staying in hotel/guesthouse in Tibet.

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)

  • International airfare and airport departure tax.

  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.

  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected, see info below).

  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

  • Recommended tipping and sherpa bonuses are as follow:

  • Allow $80-150 for general non-sherpa crew who stay at base camp.

  • Allow $150-250 for sherpas who go up to the base camp.

  • Summit climbing Sherpa US$ 400 – 600 per Sherpa.


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The 6th most astounding pinnacle of the world (8201m/26906ft) Cho Oyu remains for' Turquoise God' which implies the turquoise shade of the top toward the evening sun from the Tibet side of the mountain. In any case, in Nepal it is known as Qowowuyag by the Sherpas.

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