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Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition (8188 M)

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Duration

43 Nights/ 44 Days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

2-15 people

Overview

At 8188 meters, Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. It is located on the border of Tibet (China) and Nepal about 20 km to the west of Mount Everest. Cho Oyu is translated in Tibetan as “the Turquoise Goddess”, from chomo=godess and yu=turquoise. This derivation of the name is not certain and other “translations” of the name include “Mighty Head” (Tichy) and “God’s Head” (Harrer). Another alternative translation of the name is “bald god”. This makes sense looking at a Tibetan legend, where Cho Oyu, the bald god, has his back turned to Chomolungma, the mother goddess because she refused to marry him.

Some climbers claim that Cho Oyu is the easiest 8000-meter peak if anything over 8000 meters can be called easy! There are no really technical sections and the objective dangers are close to non-existent. Its relatively easy access makes it an attractive climb for someone with limited time, as it can be attempted in roughly 6 weeks round trip. Base Camp is accessible by jeep and it is possible to reach Kathmandu on a very long day from Base Camp. Because of its ease of access, ABC is often crowded with a large number of expeditions. There have been well over 1000 ascents so far.

This mountain has also recently become popular with ski mountaineers and snowboarders due to its relatively low objective risk and good snow conditions, especially in the fall.

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 2-4: Tibet Visa Processing in Kathmandu

Day 5: Drive from kathmandu to Rasuwa ghadi (1804m)

Day 6: Drive from Rasuwa ghadi to Kerung (4114m)

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Kerung

Day 8: Drive from Kerung To Thingri (4350m)

Day 9: Acclimatization Day in Thingri

Day 10: Drive from Thingri to Cho-oyu Chinese Base camp (4900m)

Day 11: Acclimatization Day in Base camp

Day 12: Trek to Intermediate camp (5400m)

Day 13: Trek to Advance Base Camp (5600m)

Day 14-39: Cho-oyu Climbing Period

Day 40: Back to Chinese Base camp

Day 41: Drive from Chinese Base camp to Kerung

Day 42: Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu

Day 43: Free Day in Kathmandu

Day 44: Depart Kathmandu

Included/Excluded

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from International Airport.
  • 6 nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per the category.
  • Kathmandu-Kyarung-Kathmandu transfer for logistics and staff.
  • Tibet travels visas and permits for climbing members and involved staffs.
  • Cho Oyu climbing permit with Chinese Government Royalty (U$7500 per person).
  • 2 bottle oxygen for a member with mask and regulator.
  • Tibetan official Liaison officer for Cho-Oyu Expedition fully paid.
  • Kyarung-Tingri -Chinese Base Camp and VV all accommodation and transportation (BB Plan).
  • All camping equipment in Chinese Base camp and Advance Base Camp.
  • Food during expedition period for expedition members and staff cooked by our cook.
  • Experienced climbing Sherpa guide and base camp staff sharing with the team.
  • Cargo and duties clearing assistance service in Kyarung border.
  • Gamow Bag will be available for the expedition group.
  • Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC.
  • Insurance, wages, meal allowances for private Sherpa and sharing base camp staffs·
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge, and Government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Our service Charges.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Lunch and Dinner during your travel period in Tibet (Except campsite).
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips, etc.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of any communication means.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking/climbing gears.
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
  • Oxygen bottles, masks, and regulators as per demand.
  • Medical-travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Airfare of international and domestic flights.
  • Nepal entry or re-entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Icefall garbage deposit fees (Sharing with other members) if applicable.
  • Nepal custom duty fees for import of expedition goods.
  • Emergency/Rescue/Early Jeep cost (US$ 1200 approximately).
  • Any other item not included in “The cost includes” Section.

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