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.
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.
At first, we prepare all the necessary things to do for the expedition. After finishing our preparation, we visit famous sites like Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Sawaybhunath temple.
Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3600 m/12000 ft.).
We take an early breakfast and make our way to Lhasa in Tibet. The flight gives access to extraordinary sightseeing of the Himalaya like Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. After landing at Lhasa, our representative picks and take us to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4- Day 5: Acclimatization day and explore Lhasa. `
The expedition takes us to the high altitude. Therefore, we stay at Lhasa for two days and explore the surrounding like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery and other such beautiful monasteries and streets of Lhasa. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 6: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3900m/ 12792 ft.). Duration: 6 hours.
We leave the Lhasa behind and make our way to Shigatse via ride. Shigatse is the second biggest city in Tibet. We drive along the bank of the Tsang Po that is later recognized as Brahmaputra River in India. The drive further goes via stream and turns southwest to the barren desert-like valley. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Drive to Xegar (4000 m/ 13120 ft.) from Shigatse. Duration: 8 hours.
Our drive continues on the Tibetan highway with the unfolding views of Spectacular panorama including Mt. Everest. After reaching Xegar, we visit the downtown of Xegar and the hilltop monastery. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Accommodation day.
Our second acclimatization day at Xegar before heading towards Chinese Base camp. During day time, we visit the main town of Xegar and it’s of attributes. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 9: Trek to Chinese Base Camp (5100 m) from Xegar. Duration: 4-5 hours.
After good acclimatization at Xegar, we start our trek to Chinese Base Camp. The south bumpy track takes us to the Chinese Base Camp. Overnight at the tented house.
Day 10: Preparation at the Chinese Base Camp.
Today, we once again go through all our tools, equipment, and check physical ability before climbing to the Base camp. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 11- Day 14: Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Cho Oyu Base Camp (5600 meters/ 18500 ft.) Duration: 4-5 hours.
As we head to the Choy Base Camp from the Chinese base camp, we spend 4 days in the Base Camp. These days are very important for acclimatization as we hike steep altitude from here. We engage ourselves with the climbing gears like gear, ropes, and others for further expedition. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 15- Day 39: Climbing Period:
Today we ascend to the further higher altitude. Our hike in these days includes: High Camp I at the elevation of 6400 meters. High Camp II at the elevation of 7000 meters. High Camp III at the elevation of 7400 meters. Mount Cho Oyu summit at the elevation of 8188 meters/26864 feet. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 40: Trek to road- head. Duration: 6-7 hours.
After successful attempts at the high camp and the top of the summit, we trek along the road. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 41: Drive to Nepal. Duration: 6 hours.
We drive to Nepal via Zhangmu. We take rest and make ourselves comfortable in the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 42: Advent in Kathmandu.
After a long drive, we finally set our foot in Kathmandu. We celebrate our great achievement in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 43: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
We visit the remaining sites in Kathmandu valley. You can buy a souvenir before departing to your destination.
Day 44: Departure to home.
The great day to the Mount Cho Oyu expedition comes to end. We escort you to Tribhuvan International airport.
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
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)