Cho Oyu Expedition

Cho Oyu, also known as the “Turquoise God” is the sixth tallest mountain in the world. It stands tall at the elevation of 8201 meters and is a part of the Greater Himalayas of Nepal where the central Asia plateau meets the Indian subcontinent. Because of its ease of access, ABC is often crowded with a large number of expeditions. Just west of Cho Oyu is the Nangpa La, the old trade route between the Khumbu's Sherpas and Tibet which separates the Khumbu and Rolwaling Himalayas . There’s a quite fascinating story behind the Cho Oyu facing opposite to Everest. Legend say, The Turquoise God fell in love with Chomolungma (Everest) but she instead married her near neighbor to the southeast, Makalu. The dejected Cho-Oyu never wed and now he faces opposite to avoid looking at Chomolungma. Cho-Oyu, being relatively easier to climb than its 8,000 meter family, is ideal for those mountaineers with no experience of climbing mountains above 8000m . The climbing route features devoid of undue hazard with only a few short technical sections. Hence, it is the best option for the debutantes who wants to experience the thrill to summit one the highest mountains in the world.
Trip Code: COE22
Starts: Chinese Base Camp
Finishes: Chinese Base Camp
Duration: 45 Days
Difficulty: Severe
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Sep-Nov
Elevation: 8201m/ 26906.2ft
Trip Views: 447
Activities: Mountaineering
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Travel Style: Original/ Comfortable/ Luxury


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Trip Facts

  • Mount Cho Oyu was first climbed on October 19, 1954 via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of Austrian Expedition.
  • Until the ascent of Mount Everst by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler in 1978, this was the highest peak climber with out supplemental oxygen.
  • The breathtaking view from the summit plateau includes the entire panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Ama Dablam and other peaks of Khumbu.
  • This Cho Oyu massif is arguably the most technically straightforward, accessible and safe to climb.

Trip Inclusions


Breakfast: 21
Lunch: 17
Dinner: 16

Jeep
Bus
Flights
Hotel: 11 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 8 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 2 Night(s)
Yes (Included)

Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit
  • • 5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in Everest region.

Why this Trip

  • Cho Oyu consists of five main ridges: Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and West with the Jabula Glacier on the north and the Lanba Glacier on the south that rewards you with a great chance to encounter with the vast Tibetan Plateau and great views of the surrounding Himalayan Giants, Everest, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma

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FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to receive you at the airport and you will be directly transferred to your hotel.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, we will invite you for dinner in a cultural restaurant on the night of your arrival for briefing the itinerary and small orientation program will be held by the tour leader and guides before we embark on our adventure.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, as per their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. How do you rate the difficulty for this mountain, on a scale of 1 to 10, compared to other over 8000m high mountains ?
    This is certainly one of the highest mountains in the world. In terms of technical difficulty, we'd rate “Cho Oyu” as 7.
  • 6. Who can climb Cho Oyu ?
    Only mountaineers who have adept mountaineering skills, adequate strength and previous experience in high mountains can climb this mountain.
  • 7. What about security during climbing ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the Guide’s/Sherpa’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 8. What sort of food can I expect during this expedition ?
    During camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
  • 9. Can we get drinking water during climbing ?
    Yes, you will get purified, filtered water in many tea houses. You can also get a hot water during camping.
  • 10. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use a private vehicle for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley and to drive towards Tibet, come back to Kathmandu
  • 11. What is the best season for Cho Oyu Expedition ?
    August to November and March to May are the two climbing seasons for Cho Oyu Expedition.
  • 12. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are totally insured. In case of emergencies like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions, let your guide know about your problem and subsequently. As soon as we are informed of a situation, we will send emergency helicopter rescue team. You will be then transferred to the hospital for the treatment.
  • 13. What are the appropriate outfits we should possess ?
    Climbing is a hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement, so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for climbing in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
  • 14. Is it possible to alternate or change the trip days ?
    Most of the time, it is not possible. But in emergency cases, you can. Still, we customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide and company.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 16. Are your Sherpas reliable and certified ?
    Yes, our Sherpas are trekking experts and also authorized license holders from Nepal Government. The Sherpas know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 17. Do I need climbing permit ?
    Yes, you need climbing permit. It is not legal to climb without it.
  • 18. Is there any possibility of telephonic communication while we are on this expedition ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it is possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying certain amount directly. For higher altitude climbing, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trips ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 20. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of minimum of 15% of total trip amount is required, which can be made by bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or card.
  • 22. Can we use credit card during the climbing ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the climbing. You have to exchange the money in Nepali Rupees before you start the trip. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu.

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