Cho Oyu Expedition

  • Duration: 42 Days


  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous Plus
  • Trip ModeCamping
  • Best TimeCamping
  • Max Altitude8,201 m

Cho Oyu Expeditions - 8000 m Peak Climbing in Tibet

Cho Oyu Expedition is the most popular 8000 meters peak to climb. It is the world's sixth highest mountain, stands astride the Nepal Tibet border, just 70 kilometers west of Everest. Climbing Expedition on Cho Oyu from Tibet side is regarded as one of the most straightforward to climb that has the highest rate of success than any other 8000 meters mountains. The normal route ascends the northwest face from the Tibetan side of the Nangpa La, the old trading route to Nepal.

Despite the relatively non-technical nature of Cho Our climb you MUST have some mountaineering experience and MUST have been to 6000m before like Island, Lobuche, Mera, Chula peaks. Expedition members should be able to ascend and descend fixed lines independently and be proficient with cramponing on steep ice or snow slopes. For an increased chance of success, members should also be in good physical condition.
Mountain Monarch's main goal is to help you summit Cho Oyu safely with the greatest amount of personal fulfillment and fun. For us to achieve our objective strongly experienced staff supports our Cho Oyu expedition.

Cho Oyu Expedition Itinerary from Tibet Side

The proposed itinerary of the Cho Oyu expedition spring 2017 in Tibet side allows enough time for proper acclimatization, rest days, and several returns to base camp, where the kitchen and base camp staff can look after all of your needs, and quell your appetite. After three days of trip preparation in Kathmandu for the expedition, we take a flight in and our to Lhasa to get to Cho Oyu expedition base camp in Spring 2017 as the road transportation between Nepal and Tibet is still not fully operated after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

We set up our camp at Chinese Base Camp and stay two nights or more, which depends on the feeling of our members. Base camp is a temporary but comfortable affair with a dining tent before hiking up towards the advance base camp begins. ABC is in the heart of the Himalayas at 5700m; surrounded by celestial peaks. There is also the high pass called Nangpa La nearby which, an old but still used yak track trading route between Nepal and Tibet exists. From ABC, we can see the superb scene of Cho Oyu. This is the main base camp and we plan to stay there for the whole Cho Oyu expedition to look at the favorable situation for the expedition.

Expedition Summit Camps

Camp 1 (6,400 m) approached in 6-8 hours via an initial walk up the Gyabrag Glacier and then up steep scree to a broad snow shoulder and camp 1.

Camp 2 (7,000 m) We follow the snow ridge out of camp 1 to a steep 50 meters ice wall, which provides the hardest climbing on the route however it is relatively straightforward and we can place fixed ropes. Normally the journey to camp 2 is completed in 7-9 hours.

Camp 3 (7,400 m) Once again on the easy ground the journey to camp 3 takes around 4 hours, but at this altitude real determination is needed to deal with the effects of altitude.

Summit Day It takes 6-8 hours to reach the summit initially up easy snow and rock to the summit plateau at which point it is only altitude, weather, and fitness that will stop you from reaching the sixth highest summit.

Cho Oyu Expedition Itinerary:

  • 1 Day
    Arrival in Kathmandu.
    • 2-3 Day
      In Kathmandu / Visa preparation and trip briefing.
      • 4 Day
        Fly to Lhasa and stay at hotel.
        • 5-9 Day
          Drive to Cho Oyu base camp via Guatse, Shigatse and Tingri.
          • 10-12 Day
            Ascecd Advance base camp of Cho Oyu peak 5,700 m.
            • 13-34 Day
              Cho Oyu expedition climbing period.
              • 35 Day
                Decend down to Cho Oyu base camp.
                • 36-37 Day
                  Drive back to Lhasa via Shigatse.
                  • 38 Day
                    Fly to Kathmandu from Lhasa.
                    • 39 Day
                      Free and rest day in Kathmandu.
                      • 40 Day
                        Cho Oyu Expedition ends / fly back home.

                        Trip Inclusion

                        • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan as mentioned on itinerary.
                        • Tibet Visa and travel permit.
                        • Cho Oyu expedition permit from Tibet side.
                        • Full board meals in Tibet.
                        • All hotel and tented camping expedition accommodation in Tibet.
                        • All Professional Nepali expedition crews like cooking, the group leader with all expenses.
                        • All camping gear including the member tent.
                        • Experienced Climbing Sherpa for the expedition.
                        • Expedition group climbing gears.
                        • All group transportation.
                        • Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew.
                        • Liaison officer & interpreter for Cho Oyu expeditions.
                        • Portable Altitude Chamber and Medical box.
                        • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu.
                        • International Airfare, Nepal Entry visa.
                        • Main meals in Kathmandu.
                        • Travel insurance, Personal climbing gears.
                        • Tips and personal expenses like laundry, phone call, bar bills etc.

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