Cho Oyu Expedition (South)

Group size: 1+ Max-Altitude: 8201m.
Destination: Nepal Fitness level: Moderate to Adventurous 
Arrival on: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Departure from: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and All standard meals (B+L+D) during the Trek and Climb
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Accommodation: Best lodge/Tea house /Camping
Trip Introduction

Cho Oyu Expedition (South) is one of the extreme climb in the world. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world with an altitude at 8,201 meters (26,906 ft) above sea level. The Tibetan meaning of ‘Cho Oyu’ is the Goddess of Turquoise. The mountain is part of the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas, which also consist of Mount Everest. It is located between Tibet-Nepal border, hence expeditions are often mounted from Tibetan side.

Cho Oyu is regarded as the easiest mountain to climb among 8000m club because of technically straightforward route. It has moderate slopes on northwest ridge approach with sweeping sights of vast snow slopes. Despite its ease, climbers are required to have satisfactory mental and physical preparation as a necessary precondition. The first attempts to climb Cho Oyu were made around 1952 by the famous climbers Eric Shipton, Edmund Hillary and Tom Bourdillion. However, it wasn’t until 1954 when a Austrian team of Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler, Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama successfully scaled it via northwest ride. It was fourth 8000m mountain to be climbed after Annapurna, Everest and K2. Ever since, Cho Oyu Expedition (South)  has become popular for climbers from all over the world. To contact us CLICK HERE. For more information, you can CLICK THE LINK.

Outline Itinenary
  • Day 01 :Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02/03: Preparation days for the Cho Oyu expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu :
  • Day 04 :Drive from Kathmandu to Tibet Border at Kerung / or fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 05 :Rest day for acclimatization at Kerung or Lhasa. Today, we will arrange hike / city tour for you. Stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 06 :Drive from Kerung to Old Tingri (4300m) or Lhasa to Shigatse (3900 m.). Stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 07 :Rest day for acclimatization / Drive to Tingri from Sigatse. Stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 08 :Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5200m.). Stay overnight in Camp.
  • Day 09/10: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek. Stay overnight in camp :
  • Day 11 :Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Base Camp (5300 m.). Stay overnight in camp.
  • Day 12 :Trek from Middle Base Camp to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp (5,700m.). Stay overnight in camp.
  • Day 13-35: Climbing period of Cho Oyu (8201m.) mountain. Stay all nights in camp. :
  • Day 36 :Trek from Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp and drive to Tingri. Stay overnight at hotel.
  • Day 37 :Drive from Tingri to Kerung takes about 7 hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Kerung.
  • Day 38 :Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 39 :Free day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Day 40 :Transfer to airport for final departure.

Notes:

  •  All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only.
  • The above data is a guide and standard layout of what we give. Our trek can be customized at your request to suit your particular necessities
  • Your safety is our supreme concern while engaging with Snowy Dream World. Please note that your leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is estimated required due to safety issues. Every determination will be made to keep to the above itinerary; though, since this journey involves travelling in remote mountainous areas, we cannot assurance that we will not suffer from it. Weather conditions, health condition, unexpected natural disasters can all affect in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared for the happening if required.

Day 01:Arrival to Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02/03: Preparation days for the Cho Oyu expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu:

Day 04:Drive from Kathmandu to Tibet Border at Kerung / or fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 05:Rest day for acclimatization at Kerung or Lhasa. Today, we will arrange hike / city tour for you. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 06:Drive from Kerung to Old Tingri (4300m) or Lhasa to Shigatse (3900 m.). Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 07:Rest day for acclimatization / Drive to Tingri from Sigatse. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 08:Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5200m.). Stay overnight in Camp.

Day 09/10: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek. Stay overnight in camp:

Day 11:Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Base Camp (5300 m.). Stay overnight in camp.

Day 12:Trek from Middle Base Camp to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp (5,700m.). Stay overnight in camp.

Day 13-35: Climbing period of Cho Oyu (8201m.) mountain. Stay all nights in camp.:

Day 36:Trek from Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp and drive to Tingri. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 37:Drive from Tingri to Kerung takes about 7 hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Kerung.

Day 38:Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 39:Free day in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 40:Transfer to airport for final departure.

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Full Board Service:
Included in the Cost
  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Snowy Dream representative while arriving and departing.
  • Six nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp.
  • Full Board hotel en route in Tibet: Zhangmu, Naylam, Tingri (B/L/D).
  • Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff
  • Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew.
  • Expedition Permit to climb Cho Oyu along Northwest ridge route.
  • All staff during Expedition period with experienced Guide (Base Camp Manager).
  • Surface transportation will be available as per Itinerary.
  • Cargo clearance & Duties Assistance Service free.
  • Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff.
  • Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group.
  • Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • 2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators (if requested by client).
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • Ice falls charges
  • All tent for camp 1, 2, 3 ·
  • High altitude food for Sherpa and member.
  • All Necessary camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
  • Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing Period per person.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.).
  • Our service Charges.
Not Included in the Cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) and re entry visa fee.
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Emergency/Rescue Jeep.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” Section.
Base Camp Service:
Included in the Cost
  • All arrival and departure transfers with our assistance in airports.
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan in 4/5 Star Hotel category.
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to the climbing member and his guide
  • All camping equipments like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, - shower and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by professional cook in Base Camp
  • Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 40kg: 30kg ratio per person.
  • Everest National Park entry fee (Sagarmatha National Park).
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing Mt. Everest in Spring.
  • Wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for staffs.
  • Required base camp food for climbing member and all involved staffs.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger in Base Camp.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu
  • Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.).
Not Included in the Cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide, high altitude food and tents above ABC (Camp: 1-2-3-4).
  • Ropes, any other climbing gears and services above ABC (Camp:1-2-3-4)
  • Items of personal nature and laundry expenses
  • Expenses of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses for climbers.
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue.
  • Special Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if special camera.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.
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