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Cho Oyu


For the mountaineers who have thought to pie in the sky Mt Cho Oyu Expedition has bear out their dreams. It has the qualities of courageous and thrilling. In contempt of being the 6th lofty peak of the globe though projected asless problematic. Due to that characteristic you can trace the successful attempt of expedition in Cho Oyu. To soar up to the summit it consumes less time and you will not encounter much technicality. Cho Oyu the, ‘Goddess of Turquoise’, is a massive immensity of sweeping snow and glaciated lines, situated 20 kilometer west of Mount Everest. Cho Oyu comprises5 edges and through this unique expedition you will get to experience suitable acclimatization, cultural tour and exploring ancient settlement areas.

Expedition on Cho Oyufrom the North West section brings moderately trouble free angle. Likewise, bringing the discourse of Cho Oyu Expedition itinerary you will use camp I at the altitude of 6,400 meter via the Gyabrag Glacier and Camp II at 7,100 meter, going after the snow rim. For harmless and rigorous ascend we recommend you to make use of fixed ropes. Moreover, for Camp III at 7,500 meter you will sense the stress free but you must have the wonderful courage of moving ahead consuming 6 to 9 hours to get into the summit.

Mt. Cho Oyu Expedition 2016 appear aspicture-perfect beginning to create another achievement by stepping into the Cho Oyu following Cho Oyu normal route. Nepal trekking season for carrying out expedition in Cho Oyu is appropriate in March to May and September to November. October to November is considered as the classic period for mountaineering. Cho Oyu Expedition cost is charged less in contrast to other expedition since it does not ask for additional climbing materials. As a consequence, mountaineers from the world wide prefer Cho Oyu expedition.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Cho-Oyu Expedition.
Day 04: Drive to Nylam 3,450 m via Zhangmu (2,300 m) -168 Kms – 06 hrs.
Day 05: At Nylam free and rest day for acclimatization and local hike.
Day 06: Drive to Cho-Oyu Base Camp 4,800 m – 260 Kms via Old Tingri – 06 hrs.
Day 07-08: At Cho Oyu Base Camp rest and preparations.
Day 09: Climb to Advance Base Camp at 5,800m -05 hrs.
Day 10: Rest and preparation for the climb of Cho-Oyu at 8,201 m / 26,906 ft high.
Day 11 – 25: Ascent of Cho-Oyu from North Col (15 days climb to the summit top)
Day 26-27: Descend to base camp.
Day 28: Pack up and cleaning the base camp.
Day 29: Drive back to Zhangmu 1,700m – 06 hrs journeys.
Day 30: Drive to Kathmandu via Kodari – 06 hrs.
Day 31-32: Free day in Kathmandu to submit expedition report at concern department.
Day 33: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Detail Itinerary

  1. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.

    On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition. The evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

  2. Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Cho-Oyu Expedition.

    We have reserved two full days for Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition preparation and for paper works, on this free day one can join in our optional tour around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur full of interest within World Heritage Sites, rest of the day last day shopping for the adventure to Cho-Oyu in Tibet.

  3. Day 04: Drive to Nylam (3,450 m) via Zhangmu (2,300 m), 6 hrs.

    Morning an early start with an overland drive to reach border town at Kodari on Nepal side, after paper works and departure from Nepal, then enter into Tibet-China near the Kodari (Friendship Bridge) where our Tibetan / Chinese guide and Liaison Officer will receive you and then drive to Zhangmu immigration office. Here with necessary paper works and visa, continue to drive uphill further from Zhangmu town as the ride takes you into the lovely alpine forest following the Bhote Kosi River on winding road, as the drive climbs leaving the river to enter Nylam town for an overnight stop.

  4. Day 05: At Nylam free and rest day for acclimatization and local hike.

    Nylam a small town, but slowly growing into a big one with many good lodge and hotels with guest houses, includes shops and stores and restaurants. Today a necessary rest day to get acclimatize before heading higher, here take a short hike to Milarepa Cave and monastery of 11th Century Tantric and great saint and a Guru.

  5. Day 06: Drive to Cho-Oyu Base Camp (4,800 m) via Old Tingri, 6 hrs.

    Morning drive leads towards high Lalung-Pass at above (5,050 m) offers a grand panorama of Mt. Shisapangma with Himalayan peaks that borders with Nepal / Tibet extends towards Langtang in the west and Gaurishankar towards eastern direction. From here downhill on the good road driving past many farmland and villages within world's highest and largest plateau in Tibet with wonderful views, then slowly reaching at Old Tingri town on the roadside with views of Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu peaks, after a rest here continue to drive to Cho-Oyu base camp heading towards east. After a great scenic ride reaching a wide field just below towering Mt. Cho-Oyu for the expeditions, with our first camping where our climb starts from here.

  6. Day 07-08: At Cho Oyu Base Camp rest and preparations.

    We have set two spare and free days at base camp which is very necessary and important for the climbers to get fully acclimatized and as well as planning for the climb. Rest of the day relax and sorting gears and foods for the next day adventure towards Mt. Cho-Oyu summit covered within snow and ice.

  7. Day 09: Climb to Advance Base Camp at (5,800 m), 5 hrs.

    Morning leads to a climb westwards to reach our advance camp, below Cho-Oyu as the altitude gains slowly, taking time with few stops walk follows a faint path which climbs an ablation valley towards the east side of the glacier. As our climb follows along the valley onto glacier making our way over a boulder-strewn area of ice and snow to advance base camp beneath towering Mt. Cho-Oyu. Our strenuous climb on a glacier to Advance Camp rewards you with unique views of Mt. Everest and Melung Tse with Gaurishankar and Numbur peaks.

  8. Day 10: Rest and preparation for the climb of Cho-Oyu at (8,201 m/26,906 ft) high.

    A necessary spare and contingency day for proper acclimatization and preparation for the climb to Mt. Cho-Oyu summit, on this day where you will be busy sorting out the gear and foods for the climb and then final checking of the equipment, where our expert guides scouts possible and safe route for the climb.

  9. Day 11 - 25: Ascent of Cho-Oyu from North Col (15 days climb to the summit top).

    Fifteen days of maximum duration for the final assault and climb which provides enough time to get acclimatize with some practice on rocks and ice, before heading for the final bid towards summit top. 15 days includes a climb to the summit, where our expert guides and team members will be busy ferrying loads to respective high camps. Cho-Oyu one of the stunning mountains where technical skill required with maximum 3 camps needed. Our team of climbing guides will set camp III, at above (7,200 m) where members will sleep only one night at this top camp before heading to the top. After full preparation at ABC climb through moraine covered in glacier and then head towards Camp I at (5,350 m), after climbing on boulders of rocks and ice within scree slope to reach the required Camp I. The camp is located on a broad snow field at the foot of the ridge leading up to a serac barrier which is one of the few technical sections on the route. At about (7,200 m) the ridge is a line of ice cliffs here fixing ropes and snow bars. Normally we will have one rope for the ascent and another for a descent on this pitch, which is about 80 m high. This is the toughest part of the climb but with some difficulty, high above the serac climb out onto a plateau cut by huge crevasses, a winding path between to pitch Camp II at about (6,800 m). Above Camp II broad snow slopes lead more easily to Camp III at (7,600 m). This is the highest camp and makes the summit bid from here. Summit day as always involves an early start. Depending on snow conditions might encounter some easy scrambling as the climb gets in progress making way up and across the low angled South East Face. The top of the summit a small plateau offering views of Everest-Lhotse-Pumori Himal with adjoining peaks and as far towards massive and world's 14th highest Mt. Shisapangma. After feeling in high spirit with successful climb head back to Advance and Base Camp after a tough adventure to reach world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu summit at above (8,201 m/26,906 ft) high.

  10. Day 26-27: Descend to base camp.

    After grand successful climb taking a maximum of two days to reach base camp with long descend where we need to clear and clean above camps, on these two days all the climbing members and staffs should be at the Base Camp for return journey and packing.

  11. Day 28: Pack up and cleaning the base camp.

    At base camp with final packing and checking each members health, a necessary spare day to clean up the Base Camp and leaving nothing except your footprints and memory.

  12. Day 29: Drive back to Zhangmu (1,700 m), 6 hrs journeys.

    After a most overwhelming with high success on top world 6th highest Mt. Cho-Oyu, morning after packing all the equipment into our Chinese Trucks, and getting into our four wheel drive and then head back to Zhangmu on the same route. Drive leads towards Old Tingri for small stop and then over La-Lung pass with an incredible panorama of peaks as the drive leads past Nylam town and then back into green forested areas to reach at Zhangmu town for last overnight in Tibet / China.

  13. Day 30: Drive to Kathmandu via Kodari, 6 hrs.

    After a wonderful time on high Tibetan plateau and mountains within farm villages, from Zhangmu after going through our passport and visa formalities, then an exciting drive on the road passing past villages with beautiful views of surrounding green hills and peaks, after few hours of drive reaching Kodari. Here bidding farewell to Tibetan and Chinese staff, then on a route towards hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life, back in your hotel with memorable time on Cho-Oyu Expedition.

  14. Day 31-32: Free day in Kathmandu to submit expedition report at concern department.

    We have reserve two days as contingency and a spare day in case of flight delay and cancellation at Tumlingtar due to unpredictable bad weather conditions. As well to submit expeditions report to concern Nepal Government department, on this day you can book for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as the valley, filled with most of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.

  15. Day 33: Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound.

    Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfers you to the airport for your flight homeward bound or to a respective destination with a wonderful experience on Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition.

What's included !

  • 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 Go For Nepal’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • Chinese Government Royalty (U$5200).
  • Five nights request star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp.
  • Full Board hotel en route in Tibet: Zhangmu, Naylam, Tingri (B/L/D).
  • Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff.
  • Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew.
  • Expedition Permit to climb Cho Oyu along Northwest ridge route.
  • All staff during Expedition period with experienced Guide (Base Camp Manager).
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Cargo clearance & Duties Assistance Service free.
  • Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff.
  • Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group.
  • Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the ABC.
  • 2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators.
  • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • Ice falls charges · All tent for camp 1, 2, 3 ·
  • High altitude food for Sherpa and member.
  • All Necessary camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents,
  • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
  • Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 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.
  • Our service Charges.
Offer cost: Hotel category Base in Kathmandu Full board Service including climbing sherpa Three star hotel or similar accommodation US$ 15,500.00 Four star hotel or Similar accommodation US$ 15,800.00 Five star Hotel or similar accommodation US$ 16,700.00

What's not included !

  • 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 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.
  • 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 cost US$800.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” Section.
I would like to inform you that safety and secure mountaineering is our first priority. We always use summiteers, experience and government license holder Climbing Sherpa with friendly and experience cook where you have maximum summit opportunity. We mostly use 1:1 climbing Sherpa guide in our full board operation. Go For Nepal Treks and Expedition is proud to provide high quality service with focus on safety of our customers. We have our climbing safety and logistics assessed and reviewed by experienced European and North American climbers and we are proud of our service. Thank you for your inquiry once again. Please feel free to ask any further questions regarding our service. We hope you choose our company and we are looking forward to provide our services.


The Basics

  1. What is trekking ?

    Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.

  2. Is trekking good for me ?

    In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.

  3. Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?

    You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.

  4. How difficult is trekking and climbing ?

    Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.

  5. Is travel insurance necessary ?

    Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.

  6. What types of permit are required for trekking ?

    It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.

  7. How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?

    During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.

  8. What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?

    Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.

  9. Will I have to carry my own luggage ?

    Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.

  10. Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?

    Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.

  11. What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?

    There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.

  12. Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?

    It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.

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