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Climbing Cho Oyu from Tibet (Full Board expedition)
Situated at an elevation of 8201 meters, Cho Oyu is the sixth highest peak of the world located on the border of Tibet (China) and Nepal about 20 km west to Mount Everest. Austrians first step on to Mount Cho Oyu in 1954 consequently followed by The Indian and German team in 1958 and 1964. Till to date many expedition teams have successfully reached on its summit. From Tibet side route is preferred by the Expedition teams. Since 1998, our Company "Monterosa Treks and Expedition" is organizing smooth expedition from Tibet Side like to Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhakpari and many others.
Meeting and climbing information: The staffs of Monterosa Treks and Expedition welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu and will take you to hotel. On the next day, we have an orientation program with all our crew and expedition members. Since then we make your Tibet Visa permits and other necessary document for Cho Oyu Expedition.
After 3 day, driving towards Nepal-Tibet border reach to Friendship Bridge through Arnico Highway. The Chinese liaison officer and Chinese transportation meet us there and drive us by Land Cruiser 4wd or comfortable coach while our entire expedition gears are carried by truck. Acclimatizing one night at Zhangmu(2300m) and two nights at Nylam(3750m) is worthy to continue further expedition. Then we drive to Tingri and then move to Base camp 5000m along the rough way with jerking & bouncing experience through grassy plain which leads up to the Everest base camp also called Chinese base camp where we set up our camp and stay two nights or more, which depends on the member’s feeling. Yaks schedule is also prepare by that time. Two days trek expand our journey to advance base camp (ABC). 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 yak track trading route between Nepal and Tibet which is still in use exists. From ABC, we can have the excellent views of Mount Cho Oyu. This is the main base camp and we plan to stay majority of time looking for appropriate for the expedition. Tent is given to each individual traveler. Our Service will be full board only up to ABC and after that the climbers should manage all services themselves. From ABC it is several hours arduous walking on vague path over moraine-covered glacier to the start of the mountaineering properly. Camp 1 is either situated on some ridge at 6400m, from where actual mountaineering begins. Soft and easy climbing is here next which broadens out and you should climb successive huge steps, several of which probably require fixing a rope up there. You should fix a new rope in co-operation with other members in the expedition. Normally one rope is used for ascent and another for descent. The crevassed route does not create any problem in the expedition.
Mount Cho Oyu Panorama from Summit Camp 2 is on the edge of a large plateau at an altitude of 7125m. Rope can be assessing carefully here. You may attempt the summit from here if you think you can, or you may establish a light Camp 3 across the plateau and up on a minor ridge at 7550m. Above Camp 3, there are two rocky steps where another set of ropes should fix prior to our summit ascent. Finally, you will begin trek early in the morning from camp 3 for summit. Above the rock bands, the slopes are still steep and you may take a line to fix there, as per favorable circumstances however once on the crest of this ridge the terrain is straightforward along a long haul to the summit plateau.
The panorama is breathtakingly beautiful including Mount Everest 8848m, mount Lhotse 8501m, mount Nuptse 7855m, mount Chamlang 7319m, mount Ama Dablam 6856m and other peaks of the Everest region to the east and south. Western side is adorned with mount Melungtse and mounts Gauri Sankar massifs and entire Tibet area is to the north. You can easily descend to camp 2 from summit and continue down to ABC.
The legend says, in Tibetan language, ‘Chomo’ means the ‘Goddess’ and ‘Yu’ means the ‘Turquoise’. So adding these two words, it was called Cho Oyu, which combines to meaning "Turquoise Goddess" as per the Tibetan dialect. Another meaning of the name is bald god.
12 April 2017 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - transfer to hotel
13 April 2017 Day 02: Preparing expedition & apply Tibet visa
14 April 2017 Day 03: Fly to Gonggar and transfer Lhasa -hotel
15 April 2017 Day 04: Sight Potala Palace and Bharkhor bazaar
16 April 2017 Day 05: Drive from Lhasa-Shigatse3900m.-hotel
17 April 2017 Day 06: Drive Shigatse to Tingri4250meter-hotel
18 April 2017 Day 07: Drive-Cho Oyu base camp5000m.- camp
19 April 2017 Day 08: Acclimation Cho Oyu BC 5000m.- camp
20 April 2017 Day 09: Prepared carry load for yak ABC - camp
21 April 2017 Day 10: Base camp-Middle camp with yak -camp
22 April 2017 Day 11: Middle camp-Cho Oyu abc5700m.-camp
23 April - 21 May 2017 Day 12 -40: Climbing Cho Oyu 8201m.
22 May 2017 Day 41: Advance base camp to base camp - camp
23 May 2017 Day 42: Drive from base camp to Zhangmu- hotel
24 May 2017 Day 43: Drive Zhangmu to Kathmandu and hotel
25 May 2017 Day 44: Free day in Kathmandu city, Nepal- hotel
26 May 2017 Day 45: Transfer hotel - airport for final departure
Single person USD 18,000 (1 person guided full board up to top)
Per person USD 15,500 (2 Person guided full board up to top)
Trekker (if join with expedition team till to Base Camp or ABC)
Trekking member per person USD 4500
(Maximum 15 days in Tibet) USD 3500 per person
Extra Service Required
Russian oxygen 4 litters: USD 350 (re-fill)
Mask & Regulator: USD 500 USD (re-use)
Satellite phone permit; USD 1500 Per Set
Film Permit: USD 20,000 (small movie camera free)