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Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m. Expedition
Autumn
Fixed Departure: 13 October, 2015
Khumbu Himal
Height: 8201m.
Latitude: 28º 05’ 37”. 
Longitude: 86º 39’ 43”. 
Trip Duration: 42 Days
Normal Ascent Route: South East Ridge
Grade: Strenuous High
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazaar - Gokyo Lake - Cho Oyu Base Camp - Lukla - Kathmandu

 

International Cho Oyu Expedition - Zhangmu

Spring 2015

Entry/Exit: Zhangmu

Fixed Departure Date: 10 April 2015

 

Height: 8201m.

Latitude: 28° 06′ N

Longitude: 86° 39′E

Trip Duration: 40 Days

Normal Ascent Route: Normal

Grade: Strenuous High

Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Zhangmu - Nyalam - Tingri - Cho Oyu Base Camp - Cho Oyu Advance BC

 

Mt. Cho-Oyu (Mt. Qowowuyag) is the world’s sixth highest most popular mountain located between Nepal and Tibet (China). The mountain would be the best choice for the mountaineers who want to stand on the summit of 8000 meter peak due to its straight forward climbing with minimal objective danger and less technically demanding. Cho Oyu climbing has the higher rate of success than any other 8000 meter peak climbing in Nepal and Tibet. The mountain was first climbed by Hebert Tichy in 1954. We arrange both the logistic support to ABC and fully guided Cho Oyu expedition.

 

According to the expedition program our expedition team will drive to Zhangmu via Araniko highway and Friendship Bridge. At the friendship bridge staff from Tibet Mountaineering Association will be waiting for our expedition group. Expedition team members will drive by 4WD land cruiser and expedition equipments will be carried by truck.

 

After driving 5 days  we will have 1 overnight night in Zhangmu, 2 Nights in Nyalam and 2 Nights in Tingri) we will reach Cho-Oyu Base camp. Chinese call it Chinese Base Camp. Cho-Oyu base camp is situated at altitude of 4700 m. We will set camp here in BC for 2 days to acclimatize as well as check expedition equipments once more. 2 days walk take us Cho-Oyu advance base camp. It is situated at altitude of 5700m.

 

Climbing History of Mt. Cho Oyo

a) First ascent in 1954 (Austrian).

b) 1959: First women's Himalayan expedition to an 8,000m peak. (Two of the women and one Sherpa were killed in two separate avalanches.)

c) Approximately 465 people summit prior to spring, 1995.

d) Approximately two thirds of prior expeditions put at least one person on top.

e) Approximately 17 people killed on the mountain (making it by far the safest of the 8,000m peaks).

 

Mt. Cho Oyu short note about climbing route:

Camp 1 is at altitude of 6400m. To reach at Camp 1 we have to walk for about 4-6 hours from advance base camp via an initial walk up the Gyabrag Glacier, up steep screc to a broad snow shoulder.

 

Camp 2 is at altitude of 7150m.  We have to follow the snow ridge out of Camp 1 to a steep 50 meter ice wall, which provides most challenging climbing on this route. To make this ascent fixed ropes are necessary.

 

Camp 3 is located at altitude of 7500m. After 4/5 hours walk from Camp 2 we can reach camp 3. At this altitude there is a tremendous sense of effort to gain further height. The final summit push will be made from this camp and takes about 6-9 hours.


 

April 07 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff, transfer to Hotel..
April 08 Day 02: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure.
April 09 Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
April 10 Day 04: Drive to Kodari & transfer to Zhangmu (2350m.) O/N.
April 11 Day 05: Drive to Nyalam (3750m.-12,000ft) Hotel.
April 12 Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization.
April 13 Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4300m.-13760ft) Hotel.
April 14 Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization. - Hotel.
April 15 Day 09: Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp (4900m.-15680ft).
April 16 Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization. Tented Camp
April 17 Day 11: Rest day for acclimatization. Tented Camp
April 18 Day 12: Trek to Middle Base Camp (5400m.-17,280ft). Tented Camp
April 19 Day 13: Trek to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp (5600m.-17,920ft).
April 20 - May 10 Day 14-34: Climbing Period for Cho Oyu (8201m.)
May 11 Day 35: Reserve day at Advance Base Camp. Tented Camp
May 12 Day 36: Trek back to Base Camp. Tented Camp
May 13 Day 37: Drive back to Nyalam. Hotel.
May 14 Day 38: Nyalam – Kathmandu by drive then transfer to Hotel.
May 15 Day 39: Free in Kathmandu.
May 16 Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.
If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.
Note:
We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.
Hiring a high altitude Sherpa does cost USD 3,000. This cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance, flight to and from Kathmandu, sleeping tents at BC etc.

 

April 07 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff, transfer to Hotel..

April 08 Day 02: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure.

April 09 Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.

April 10 Day 04: Drive to Kodari & transfer to Zhangmu (2350m.) O/N.

April 11 Day 05: Drive to Nyalam (3750m.-12,000ft) Hotel.

April 12 Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization.

April 13 Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4300m.-13760ft) Hotel.

April 14 Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization. - Hotel.

April 15 Day 09: Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp (4900m.-15680ft).

April 16 Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization. Tented Camp

April 17 Day 11: Rest day for acclimatization. Tented Camp

April 18 Day 12: Trek to Middle Base Camp (5400m.-17,280ft). Tented Camp

April 19 Day 13: Trek to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp (5600m.-17,920ft).

April 20 - May 10 Day 14-34: Climbing Period for Cho Oyu (8201m.)

May 11 Day 35: Reserve day at Advance Base Camp. Tented Camp

May 12 Day 36: Trek back to Base Camp. Tented Camp

May 13 Day 37: Drive back to Nyalam. Hotel.

May 14 Day 38: Nyalam – Kathmandu by drive then transfer to Hotel.

May 15 Day 39: Free in Kathmandu.

May 16 Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

 

If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.

If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

 

Note:

We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.

Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.

Hiring a high altitude Sherpa does cost USD 3,000. This cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance, flight to and from Kathmandu, sleeping tents at BC etc.


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