Cho Oyu expeditions – 8000 meter peak climbing in Tibet
Cho Oyu Expeditions 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 then 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 main goal is to help you summit Cho Oyu safely with the greatest amount of personal fulfillment and fun. In order for us to achieve our objective strongly experienced staff supports our Cho Oyu expedition.
The proposed itinerary of 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 trip preparation in Kathmandu for the expedition, we take 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 Nepali cook and 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 longer duration also to look the favorable situation for the expedition.
Camp 1 (6,400m) 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 (7,000m) We follow the snow ridge out of camp 1 to a steep 50 meter ice wall, which provides the hardest climbing on 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 (7,400m) Once again on 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 reaching the sixth highest summit.
- Day 01:
Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02-03:
In Kathmandu / Visa preparation and trip briefing
- Day 04:
Fly to Lhasa and stay at hotel
- Day 05-09:
Drive to Cho Oyu base camp via Guatse, Shigatse and Tingri
- Day 10 -12:
Ascecd Advance base camp of Cho Oyu peak 5700 m
- Day 13-34:
Cho Oyu expedition climbing period
- Day 35:
Decend down to Cho Oyu base camp
- Day 36-37:
Drive back to Lhasa via Shigatse
- Day 38:
Fly to Kathmandu from Lhasa
- Day 39:
Free and rest day in Kathmandu
- Day 40:
Cho Oyu Expedition ends / fly back home