CHO-OYU EXPEDITION
‘an adventure on top of world’s sixth highest peaks from largest Tibetan plateau on earth’

Highlights:

“A scenic and exciting adventure on world highest and largest plateau of Tibet
An exciting and adventurous climb of world sixth highest Mt. Cho-Oyu with tremendous views
Pristine natural surrounding on the least explored areas of Tibetan dry and scenic plateau
Exciting overland drive from Nepal to Tibet and over picturesque passes with awesome views
A mind-blowing experience around traditional Tibetan villages and Nomads areas
Adventure of challenging and classic climb with super panorama of world highest peaks”

Trip Profile:

Trip Mode:                              Hotel and Lodge and camping on route trek and climb.
Trekking grade:                       From adventurous to challenging walks.
Expedition grade:                    Full fledge Mountaineering Expeditions.
Expeditions duration:              24 Nights & 25 Days (Within Tibetan side with drive and climb)
Activities:                                cultural sightseeing tour-scenic flights, trek and climb.
Total Trip:                               30 Nights & 31 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Seasons:                                  April to November including July / August (monsoon period).

Introduction:

Mt. Cho-Oyu stands at 8,201 m / 26,906 ft high straddling its massive range between the border of Tibet / China and Nepal, near Gokyo valley around Everest and Khumbu region, while on Tibetan side located on world largest and highest plateau within South East of Tibet-China.

The mountain which lies close to Melung-Tse and Gaurishanker Himal and west of Mt. Everest,
a striking peak looking from the windswept town at Old Tingri which is on the roadside of Nepal-Lhasa Friendship highway.

Although this mountain can be climbed from both side of the country, where from Nepal will be one of the toughest and hardest climb from near Gokyo 5th Lake, whereas from Tibetan side is much accessible to reach the summit top, where one can drive at its base camp making much easier and shorter of the expeditions duration.

This stunning mountain was first climbed in 19th October 1956 by team of Austrian climbers led by H Tichy, S Jochler with Nepalese climber Pasang Dawa Lama using North West Face route.

From then on expeditions to Mt. Cho-Oyu getting much popular from Tibetan side rather from difficult route of Nepal.

Our adventure to Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition starts from Kathmandu with an exciting and interesting overland journey to reach Nepal and Tibet-China border and in Nepal / Tibet going through visa formalities.

Drive leads along Friendship – Highway to Zhangmu at Tibet frontier town, where our Chinese and Tibetan liaison officer and transportation will be at the border.

Then on bus or jeep loading equipment, heading into Tibet to reach at Nylam for acclimatization before driving over 5,050 m high at Lalung La pass to reach at Old Tingri town.

From here towards high Tibetan plains reaching at base camp after couple of hours drive from Old Tingri town.

Starting from Advance Base Camp which about 9 k.m. and three miles to the start the climb, where a faint and vague path leads through moraine and covered at the foot of Gyabrag glacier.  A good path leads in about two days to Advanced Base Camp.  Staying here throughout the trip and not descending until completion of the long climb to the summit of Mt. Cho Oyu.

After a great ascent with perfect weather for the climb enjoy breathtaking views of mountain range with Mt. Everest at close distance and then on the road back to Kathmandu after completing a marvelous climb on Mt. Cho-Oyu Expeditions with great guidance of Xtreme Climbers.

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02-03:       In Kathmandu optional tour and Cho-Oyu expedition preparation.
Day 04:            Drive to Kodari and continue to Nylam 3,450 m in Tibet via Zhangmu.
Day 05:            Rest day at Nylam for acclimatization.
Day 06:            Drive to Old Tingri 4, 500 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07:            Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp 4,800 m – 04 hrs.
Day 08:            At Cho Oyu Base Camp rest and preparations.
Day 09:            On route to Advance Base Camp at 5,800m.
Day 10 – 24:     Ascent of Cho-Oyu from North Col (15 days for summit top),
Day 25:            Descend to base camp.
Day 26:            Pack up and cleaning of base camp.
Day 27:            Drive back to Zhangmu 1,700m – 06 hrs journeys.
Day 28:            Drive to Kathmandu via Kodari – 06 hrs.
Day 29-30:       In Kathmandu with free days and handing expeditions report.
Day 31:            Transfer to airport for international departure.

Cost and payment details

The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.

 

Full Board Cost Includes:

 

  1. Arrival and Departure: Kathmandu Airport – Hotel transfers – Kathmandu Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 5 nights *****Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Plan-Double Room (sharing basis).
  3. Hotel in Lasha : 2 Nights Hotel stay in Lasha (twin sharing basis), included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  4. Farewell Dinner in Traditional Nepali restaurant with authentic taste of Nepali food and Dance.
  5. Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member’s Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. (*before expedition).
  6. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Cho You.
  7. Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer in Tibet with full equipment, salary and accommodation.
  8. Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
  9. Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
  10. Map: Trekking and climbing map.
  11. Xtreme Climbers Treks and Expeditions Duffel Bag for each member.
  12. Visa: Visa arrangement for Tibet including Visa fee.
  13. Member transportation:
    • Air Transportation (Members) : International Flight from Kathmandu – Lhasa and while returning Lhasa – Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
    • Air Transportation (1 Guide) : One guide will fly with members from Kathmandu – Lhasa and while returning Lhasa – Kathmandu.
    • Land Transportation (Members) : Drive by Jeep from Lhasa to Chinese Basecamp.
    • Land Transportation (Staffs) : Kathmandu to Kodari (bus)- Kodari to Chinese Basecamp (Jeep) for All Climbing Sherpas and Expeditions Staffs. (At Chinese Basecamp all members and staffs will meet each other)
  14. Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Transportation of All Necessary equipment & Foods for all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu to Kodari (by bus), Kodari to Basecamp (by Jeep/Truck) – Basecamp to Advance Basecamp (ABC) by Yak. – While returning: Advance Base camp(ABC) to Basecamp (by Yak), Basecamp to Kodari (by Jeep/Truck) and Kodari to Kathmandu (by bus).
  15. Member Luggage: Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by Yaks.
  16. Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house  (twin sharing basis) during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp & ABC set up for member & Staffs.
  17. Accommodation (twin bed room on sharing basis) from Lhasa to Chinese basecamp: Single room is subject to a charge.
  18. Yaks: 3 Yaks from Chinese Basecamp to Advance Basecamp and while descending 2 Yaks from ABC to Basecamp.
  19. Base Camp / Advance BC Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp / ABC Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  20. Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  21. Base Camp / ABC Tent: Each member will have individual North-Face VE-25 tent in Chinese Basecamp & Advance Basecamp
  22. Base Camp / ABC equipment: Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dining Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese basecamp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  23. Heater: Heater for each Dining and other necessary camp.
  24. Solar/Generator/Light: 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
  25. High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed per member.
  26. Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food And Clothing.
  27. Bonus: Carry Bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges.
  28. Oxygen Bottle (O2): Poisk O2 cylinder: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1-oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa, which has to be return after the expedition.**
  29. Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa, which has to be return after the expedition.**
  30. Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  31. Gamow Bag: 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency.
  32. High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for member, High food for member, Sherpa, all climbing and cooking crew. (C1) (C2) (C3). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  33. Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  34. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  35. Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
  36. Internet Service: Internet facility (Thuraya Satellite) will be available at the Basecamp & ABC (subject to a charge).
  37. Comprehensive Medical kit for the group and staffs.
  38. Certificate: Mt. Cho Oyu climbing certificate issued by CMA (after climbing Mt. Cho Oyu successfully).

 

Base Camp Service Cost Includes:

 

  1. Arrival and Departure: Kathmandu Airport – Hotel transfers – Kathmandu Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 5 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Plan-Double Room (sharing basis).
  3. Hotel in Lasha : 2 Nights Hotel stay in Lasha (twin sharing basis), included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  4. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Cho You.
  6. Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer in Tibet with full equipment, salary and accommodation.
  7. Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
  8. Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
  9. Map: Trekking and climbing map.
  10. Seven Summit Treks Duffel Bag for each member.
  11. Visa: Visa arrangement for Tibet including Visa fee.
  12. Member transportation:
    • Air Transportation (Members) : International Flight from Kathmandu – Lasha and while returning Lasha – Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
    • Air Transportation (1 Guide) : One guide will fly with members from Kathmandu – Lhasa and while returning Lhasa – Kathmandu.
    • Land Transportation (Members) : Drive by Jeep from Lhasa to Chinese Basecamp.
    • Land Transportation (Staffs) : Kathmandu to Kodari (bus)- Kodari to Chinese Basecamp (Jeep) for All Climbing Sherpas and Expeditions Staffs. (At Chinese Basecamp all members and staffs will meet each other)
  13. Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Transportation of All Necessary equipment & Foods for all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu to Kodari (by bus), Kodari to Basecamp (by Jeep/Truck) – Basecamp to Advance Basecamp (ABC) by Yak. – While returning: Advance Base camp(ABC) to Basecamp (by Yak), Basecamp to Kodari (by Jeep/Truck) and Kodari to Kathmandu (by bus).
  14. Member Luggage: Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by Yaks.
  15. Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house  (twin sharing basis) during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp & ABC set up for member & Staffs.
  16. Accommodation (twin bed room on sharing basis) from Lhasa to Chinese basecamp: Single room is subject to a charge.
  17. Yaks: 3 Yaks from Chinese Basecamp to Advance Basecamp and while descending 2 Yaks from ABC to Basecamp.
  18. Base Camp / Advance BC Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp / ABC Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  19. Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  20. Base Camp / ABC Tent: Each member will have individual North-Face VE-25 tent in Chinese Basecamp & Advance Basecamp
  21. Base Camp / ABC equipment: Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dining Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese basecamp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  22. Heater: Heater for each Dining and other necessary camp.
  23. Solar/Generator/Light: 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
  24. Comprehensive Medical kit for the group and staffs.

Full Board Cost Exclude:

 

  1. Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  4. Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  5. Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  6. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  7. Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve all kinds of beverages for members in base camp), and also Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking / Climbing Gears.
  8. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  9. Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa $1500 usd. (If company offers Full Board Services).
  10. Tips:  Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
  11. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  12. Our Company’s Service will be “Zero” above Base Camp (If company offers just Advance Camp services)
  13. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.

 

Base Camp Service Cost Excludes:

 

  1. Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  4. Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  5. Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  6. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  7. Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve all kinds of beverages for members in base camp), and also Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking / Climbing Gears.
  8. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  9. Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa $1500 USD. (If company offers Full Board Services).
  10. Tips:  Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
  11. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  12. Our Company’s Service will be “Zero” above Base Camp (If company offers just Advance Camp services)
  13. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.