16 +
Age
Nepal
Country
March to Nov
Dates
46 Days
Duration
Climbing
Activities

Mount Cho Oyu Expedition from Nepal side:
For anyone who has ever dreamed of climbing one of the world’s highest 8000er mountains, Cho Oyu offers relatively easy access. Despite being the 6th highest mountain on the planet, Cho Oyu has the highest success rate among the world’s fourteen 8,000er Himalayan peaks. The ascent to the summit is short and direct with a few small technical sections which can be climbed safely using fixed lines. The normal route may not be called a technically difficult climb. The access becomes easier also because of the fact that the mountain can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicle and one can walk to the Camp 1 in hiking boots. However, climbing Cho Oyu is still a demanding undertaking, the mountain being one of the highest on earth.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
JOIN GROUP 3 before departure from Kathmandu for Lukla.
SERVICE INCLUDES
All arrival and departure transfer services to and from international airport with other necessary surface transportation as per itinerary.
4 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after the expedition).
Scheduled flight KTM/Lukla/KTM for member, Liaison officer & Expedition staffs.
Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp, up to summit and back.
All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC.
BC single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison officer.
Food and fuel at Base Camp.
Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
Service of Government Liaison officer.
Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boy and Liaison officer.
Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters.
Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Cho Oyu.
Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
1 High altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food & gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb & summit attempt.
Common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc.
It is full board services to the summit and till you return to KTM including high altitude climbing food, High altitude fuel, and high altitude tents. If you wish to take your own tents of course we encourage however Nature Trail climbing leader make sure that you have the right tent
Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels allowed for expedition till Base Camp.
Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or, barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
2 Expedition duffel bag or Barrel for each member.
Generator or, Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
Emergency medical oxygen at Base Camp.
24 hours hot drinks and beverage during expedition
Quality high altitude freeze dried food for Sherpa and staff
2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators (if requested by client)
Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
Ice falls charges, all high quality tent for higher camps 1, 2, 3
EPI gas and burners for cooking food above base camp up to Summit and return to the Base camp
All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for cook, climbing Sherap guide and base camp staff
All necessary camping equipment’s like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, kitchen tent, shower, toilet tents etc.
Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up and down carrying by Yak or Porters
Visa extension fee.
Required experienced, trained and Government Licensed climbing guide(s) during climbing period per person as per requirements.
First Aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 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.
Nature Trail Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)
Nature Trail service charge
SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
Extra transportation then display in itinerary program.
Any additional staff other than specified.
Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
Wallie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera or walkies-talkies).
Personal climbing gears;
Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minimum US$ 1000.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
Airfare of international flights.
Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any other item not included in “COST INCLUDES” section.

Cho Oyu lies about 20km west of Mt. Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border. The mountain is also known as Mt. Qowowuyag and is situated in the middle section of the Himalayas. An Austrian team first climbed Cho Oyu in 1954 followed by the Indian and German teams in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Cho Oyu consists mainly of five ridges – Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and West with the Jabula Glacier on the north, Lanba Glacier on the south, and Gecongba Glacier.

Outline Itinersry:

Day 01: International Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02-03: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation for Cho Oyu Expedition

Day 04: Kathmandu- Lukla-Phakding (2640 meters)

Day 05: Namche Bazaar (3446 meters)

Day 06: Acclimatization in Namche.

Day 07: Trek to Dole (4200 meters)

Day 08: Trek to Machermo (4410 meters)

Day 09: Trek to Gokyo Lake (4750 meters)

Day 10: Gokyo – Gyazumba-Tsho Lake

Day 11: Gyazumba-Tsho-Cho Oyo South Face Base Camp

Day 12-38: Climbing Period of Cho Oyu Expedition

Day 39: Cho Oyu Base camp – Gokyo Lake

Day 40: Gokyo Lake – Dole

Day 41: Dole – Namche Bazaar

Day 42: Trek to Lukla (2800 meters)

Day 43: Flight back to Kathmandu

Day 44-45: 2 Reserve days in Kathmandu.

Day 46: Departure from Kathmandu.

1

International Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport, representative from Nature Trail Travels & Tours will welcome us. The representative will assist us to escort into our hotel in downtown Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, we may relax or go around for shopping. In the evening, Nature Trail Travels & Tours will organize welcome dinner for us in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu. Meanwhile we will have briefing about our adventurous trip in the nearest forthcoming days.
2-3

Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation for Cho Oyu Expedition

Today, we are making preparation for Everest Expedition and sightseeing. While the leader attends a formal briefing in the Ministry of Tourism, we will explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu. We will visit famous Stupa, Boudhnath and the popular Hindu pilgrimage site, Pashupatinath Temple. In the late afternoon, the leader will check everyone’s equipment before flying to Lhasa. Chinese Visas for entering Tibet will be acquired from the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. We will also get introduced with fellow expedition members and guides.
4

Kathmandu- Lukla-Phakding (2640 meters)

Early morning fly to Lukla Tenzing Hillary Airpot (the hub of Khumbu) take short time to finalize packing for porterts/yaks. Tea/Coffee. Trek to Phakding (2640m) for first night stay.
5

Namche Bazaar (3446 meters)

After breakfast trek start from Phakding. Enter Sagarmatha National Park and trek to Namche Bazaar (3446 meters). It will take you around 6 hrs
6

Acclimatization in Namche.

Rest day in Namche for acclimatization. This day you can visit up to Syangboche, Khumjung, Khunde, Thamo around.
7

Trek to Dole (4200 meters)

Trek to Dole 4200 meters
8

Trek to Machermo (4410 meters)

Trek to Machermo 4410m meters
9

Trek to Gokyo Lake (4750 meters)

Trek to Gokyo Lake 4750 meters
10

Gokyo - Gyazumba-Tsho Lake

Gokyo – Gyazumba-Tsho Lake
11

Gyazumba-Tsho-Cho Oyo South Face Base Camp

Gyazumba-Tsho-Cho Oyo South Face Base Camp
12-38

Climbing Period of Cho Oyu Expedition

Climbing Period of Cho Oyu Expedition
39

Cho Oyu Base camp - Gokyo Lake

Cho Oyu Base camp – Gokyo Lake
40

Gokyo Lake - Dole

Gokyo Lake – Dole
41

Dole - Namche Bazaar

Dole – Namche Bazaar
42

Trek to Lukla (2800 meters)

Finally we return to Lukla where the trek started, which will seem like a lifetime ago. Enjoying time to reflect on the trek as a group and the personal achievement of all those who took part. Also giving you time to explore the tiny town.
43

Flight back to Kathmandu

Morning flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoying your last glimpse of the mountains you have recently visited for one last time on the 35 minute Scenic flight back to Kathmandu.
44-45

Two reserve days in Kathmandu.

Two reserve days. Free Days in Kathmandu.
Lukla airport is mountain side airport. these types of airport some time affected by clouds or bad weather to fly or land aeroplane. so that we are suggesting all of your tourists for extend minimum 2 days more. these reserve days you may visit around.Kathmandu or you can do shopping or you may go to rafting plus chitwan jungle safari. these extra services cost can be extra.
46

Departure from Kathmandu.

After breakfast; morning is free for shopping or individual activities. Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu for Final Departure.

Cho Oyu – Sixth highest mountain in the world, literally known as the “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan Language is 8201 meters peak and located in Solu Khumbu district and about 30 km west of Mount Everest and Lhotse in to the head of the Gokyo Valley at the frontier of Nepal and Tibet. First climbed on October 19, 1954 by the Austrian team together with Sepp Jochler and Sherpa Pasang Dava through Tibet from the Nagpa La- not strictly a legal route. Cho Oyu was the fifth 8000 metre peak to be climbed, after Annapurna in June 1950, Mount Everest in May 1953, Nanga Parbat in July 1953 and K2 in July 1954.

The approach to the mountain from both Nepal and Tibet is easy, and the ascent through Tibet is not particularly difficult. Of all Nepal’s 8000m peaks, Cho Oyu is the second only to Everest in both the number of Expeditions successful ascents for more than 1600 climbers climbed till to Spring 2009.

Just a few kilometers west of Cho Oyu is Nangpa La (5,716m/18,753 ft), a glaciated pass that serves as the main trading route between the Tibetans and the Sherpas from Khumbu. Due to its proximity to this pass and the generally moderate slopes of the northwest ridge route, some climbers consider Cho Oyu to be the easiest 8000 meter peak to climb.

“Finally, the peak is reached, the infinite hardships are ended. The last nine hours fighting with the mountain; the time in the death zone above 24,000 foot, the weeks of privations and hardships, even the risk of one’s life – is this reward itself really? Yes, certainly! Not because of fame but inner satisfaction: To have found the mountain as friend and have been so near to the sky.” Sepp Jochler-First Summiter of Cho Oyu.

History about Cho Oyu Mountain

1952: First reconnaissance of Cho Oyu’s Northwest face by Edmund Hillary and party.

1954: A small Austrian expedition, under the leadership of Herbert Tichy, make a spectacular first ascent without oxygen on the Northwest face. This new style of climbing big mountains with alpine techniques rewrote mountaineering history.

1958: Second ascent by an Indian expedition. Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama, who was part of the first ascent, reached the peak for the second time. First death on Cho Oyu.

1959: Four member of an expedition are killed in an avalanche during a failed international women’s expedition.

1964: Controversial third ascent by a German expedition. No proof of reaching the summit. Two mountaineers die in Camp 4 of exhaustion at 7600 m (25,000 foot) height.

1978: The Austrian alpinists, Koblmuller and Furtner, succeeds in a spectacular ascent of the extremely difficult and dangerous southeast face.

1983: Reinhold Messner succeeds on his fourth attempt.

1985: First winter ascent of the South buttress by a Polish expedition. The South Buttress is the most difficult route on Cho Oyu to be completed successfully.

Mount Cho Oyu Expedition Nepal side
Mount Cho Oyu Expedition Nepal side
Mount Cho Oyu Expedition Nepal side

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