Cho Oyu Expedition

About cho oyu
Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 metres (26,906 ft) above sea level. Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan. The mountain is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya 20 km west of Mount Everest. The mountain stands on the Tibet-Nepal border.Just a few kilometres 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 Khumbu's Sherpas. This pass separates the Khumbu and Rolwaling Himalayas. Due to its proximity to this pass and the generally moderate slopes of the standard northwest ridge route, Cho Oyu is considered the easiest 8,000 metre peak to climb,.[1] It is a popular objective for professionally guided parties.

Climbing history
Cho Oyu was first attempted in 1952 by an expedition organised and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee of Great Britain as preparation for an attempt on Mount Everest the following year. The expedition was led by Eric Shipton and included Edmund Hillary & Tom Bourdillon.A foray by Hillary and George Lowe was stopped due to technical difficulties and avalanche danger at an ice cliff above 6,650 m (21,820 ft) and a report of Chinese troops a short distance across the border influenced Shipton to retreat from the mountain rather than continue to attempt to summit.The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954, via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition.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.

General notice
If anyone has ever dreamed of climbing one of the world's highest 8000er mountain, 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. Cho Oyu lies about 20km west of Mt. Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border.

Point to be noted
Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary Details Of Cho-Oyu Expedition

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel (1350m)

Day 2-4: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.

Day 05: Early in the morning drive from Kathmandu to kodari Border (720m) after immigration formalities you may cross border and then Drive to Zhangmu(1600m), over night in Hotel.

Day 06: Drive from Zhangmu to Naylam(3700m) which takes two hours drive by land coursers jeep over night in Hotel.

Day 07: Rest Day in Naylam for Acclimatization
Day 08: Drive from Naylam to Tingri (4300m) which takes about four hours over night in hotel.
Day 09: Rest Day at Tingri for Acclimatization

Day 10: After breakfast drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp(5000m) which takes about four hours drive. Overnight in Camp.

Day11-12: Rest and acclimatization in Chinese Base Camp (5200m).to prepare and arrange yaks to go to Advance base camp.

Day 13: Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m) which takes about five hours. Overnight in Camp.

Day 14: Trek from Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp of Cho-Oyu(5700m.),Which takes about four hours. Prepare camp overnight in Camp

Day15-39: Climbing Period (summit Period of Mt Cho Oyu 8201m)

Day 40: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) and trek to Middle camp (5300m) and then drive to Tingri(4300m)

Day 41: Drive from Tingri to Zhanmu(1600m) which takes about six hours over night in hotel.

Day 42: Early in the morning Drive from Zhanmu to Kodari Border and after immigration formalities from         china side, we may collect Nepal visa from immigration office and then drive to Kathmandu transfer to hotel.

Expedition in Nepal

Expedition in Tibet

Trip Facts

Trip length: 45 Days

Grade: Strenuous (Mountaineering expedition)

Starts in: Kathmandu

Ends in: Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel, guest houses/Lodges and camping

Transportation: 4WD Land cruiser

Maximum altitude: 8201m