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Mount Cho Oyu Expedition

destination Mount Cho Oyu
duration 44 Days
grade Difficult
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 8188m
season Spring/Autumn


Traveling has never been a bore and absurd subject. Rather, it’s an issue that enables the climber to go through experiences supporting spiritual growth and acquire mesmerizing momentum in life. The mount Cho Oyu expedition, a journey to 6th world highest mountain is a doable expedition that exhilarates, excites every mountaineer.  

Mount Cho Oyu, 6th highest peak lies at the elevation of 8188 meters/26864 feet. The literal meaning of Cho Oyu according to Tibetan is “Turquoise Goddess”. This gigantic mountain is the westernmost major mountain of the Khumbu subsection that lines in The Mahalangur Himalaya 20 km from Mount Everest. Further, mount Cho Oyu is the pillar that stands on the China-Nepal border. The first expedition to Mount Cho Oyu was successfully attempted by the Herbert Tichy, Joshe Jochler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa lama in 1954 October 19. Mount Cho Oyu is the easiest mountain to expedite among eight thousand summits. To the west of Mount Cho Oyu lies a Nangpa La glacier pass at the elevation of 5716 meters/ 18753 feet. The normal route to Mount Cho Oyu ascends from the northwest face of Tibetan from the Nangpa La Pass. The Base Camp of Mount Cho Oyu lies at the elevation of 5600 meters/ 18500 feet. Beside Base camp, there are other high camps. Camp I lies at the elevation of 6400 meters, Camp II at the elevation of 7000 meters and Camp III at the elevation of 7400 meters. In addition, Mount Cho Oyu consists of five main ridges that are northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West. The ridges encompass Jabula Glacier to the north, Lanba Glacier on the south and Genongba Glacier. The journey to Mount Cho Oyu also gives access to Cho Oyu National Part with its beautiful view around.

The Goal of Frontiertreks is to help you reach the summit successfully. After, the completion of the expedition frontier treks supports you to expedite other challenging mountains that are above 8000 meters. However, though this expedition is technically easy, a climber must be physically fit and have an experience of climbing the high mountains that are above 7000 meters for altitude acclimatization.

Seasonal highlights of Mount Cho Oyu expedition:
  • Spring has longer days and warm temperatures.
  • Autumn is nice and comfortable.
  • Autumn has clear visibility; spring has comparably less visibility than autumn.
  • Both spring and autumn are doable seasons.
  • Winter and monsoon bear unpredictable weather.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the Tibetan lifestyles, religion, and cultures.
  • Spend a night in the base camp and other three high camps that range up to 7400 meters. Cultural tour and know the ancient settlements.
  • Superlative training mount for Everest Expedition 
  • Conquer the 6th highest mountain in the world.


Day 1: Advent in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International airport (1350 m/ 4264 ft.).

The representative from the frontier treks greets you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and leads you to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Preparation for the Cho Oyu Expedition and Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3600 m/12000 ft.).

Day 4- Day 5: Acclimatization day and explore Lhasa. `

Day 6: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m/ 12792 ft.). Duration: 6 hours.

Day 7: Drive to Xegar (4000 m/ 13120 ft.) from Shigatse. Duration: 8 hours.

Day 8: Accommodation day.

Day 9: Trek to Chinese Base Camp (5100 m) from Xegar. Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 10: Preparation at the Chinese Base Camp.

Day 11- Day 14: Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Cho Oyu Base Camp (5600 meters/ 18500 ft.) Duration: 4-5 hours.

Day 15- Day 39: Climbing Period:

Day 40: Trek to road- head. Duration: 6-7 hours.

Day 41: Drive to Nepal. Duration: 6 hours.

Day 42: Advent in Kathmandu.

Day 43: Leisure day in Kathmandu.

Day 44: Departure to home.

Inclusion / Exclusion


  • Airport pickup and drop
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B- Twin sharing)
  • Land Transportation & Cargo from Kathmandu – return to Kathmandu via Chinese camp
  • Climbing Permit, Tibet Entry Visa fee, Conservation fee, and Garbage Disposable fee
  • All essential transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Yaks and porter from Base Camp to Advance Base Camp to Base Camp
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner including Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee and Soup) during the trekking and expedition
  • 1 Professional Sherpa
  • Cook and Kitchen Helpers
  • Daily wages, Equipment, allowances, logistic etc. for staff
  • Insurance for Staff (Accident & Medical)
  • Branded tent/ each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
  • Tents (Dining, kitchen, toilet, shower, communication), mattress, pillow, table, chair, and other necessary items for Base Camp
  • Generator, Heater and Solar panel will be offered
  • Branded tent from Base Camp to C3
  • 3 bottles oxygen of 4ltr for each Member and 3 bottles for each Sherpa
  • Top Out or Summit Mask and Regulator for each Member and Sherpa
  • In case of emergencies, enough oxygen and mask regulator available at base camp (Note: US $500.00 per bottle)
  • Types of equipment’s will be provided (EPI gas and burner, branded climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineers and other)
  • Available of Satellite phone (costs as per use)
  • Walkie-talkie will be provided for each Member and staff as required
  • Availability of the daily weather forecast throughout the complete expedition
  • Farewell dinner with expedition staff


  • International Airfare
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Meal (Lunch & dinner) during stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance (Travel, High-Altitude, Accident, Medical and Emergency Rescue)
  • Customs and import duty charge for Member expedition, equipment, and items in Nepal by air/land
  • Personal expenses (Phone calls, Internet, Battery recharge, Mineral Water, Hot Shower, Laundry, alcohol, and others).
  • Drone, Camera and Special filming permit
  • Internet/ Wi-Fi service during the trek and expedition
  • Personal climbing Gears
  • Satellite phone Permit fee (US $500.00 per set)
  • Bonus after Summit US $1200.00 (Compulsory)
  • Tips for over-all staffs US $150.00 per member (Compulsory)

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