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The meaning of Cho Oyu is ‘Turquoise Goddess’ as per Tibetan Dialects. Austrians are first to climb the sixth highest peak Mount Cho Oyu (8201m) in 1954. Then after Indian and German team also climbed this peak in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Till to date many expedition teams have successfully step on to this peak. Tibet side is the most preferred rout to reach this peak. Cho Oyu is said to be the easiest 8000 meters peak. Since 1998, our Company "Monterosa Treks and Expedition" is conducting the expedition from Tibet side like Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhakpa Ri and others.
Meeting and climbing information: After your arrival to Kathmandu you meet our staffs of Monterosa Treks & Expedition in the airport and they transfer you to hotel. Next day, we organize the introduction section with other Travelers & Expedition crews. Since then we make your Tibet visa and other necessary document for Cho Oyu Expedition. After 3 day, your ultimate expedition begins as we drive you towards Nepal-Tibet border up to the Friendship Bridge through Arnico Highway, where the Chinese liaison officer and Chinese transportation is waiting for us to take our expedition gears by truck and the members by Land cruiser 4wd or by comfortable coach. It is worth spending one night at Zhangmu (2300m) and two nights at Nyalam (3750m) for acclimatization. Next day we drive to Tingri (4350m) where we spend further two nights refreshing ourselves. Then we drive to Base camp 5000m from Tingri along the jerking & bouncing route through grassy plain which leads up to the Everest base camp, also called Chinese base camp. We set up our camp at Chinese Base Camp and stay two nights or more depending upon our member’s choice. Yaks schedule is prepare by that time. Our Nepali cook serves us in the dining tent at Base camp, which is one of the interesting experiences for our travelers. Now the two-day walk towards the Advance Base camp (ABC) (5700m) begins from here which is in the heart of the Himalayas surrounded by Olympian peaks. There is the high pass called Nangpa La nearby which, the ancient trading route between Nepal and Tibet still in use exists.
From ABC, we can see the excellent view of mount Cho Oyu. This is the main base camp where we spend majority of time looking the favorable condition for the expedition. Single tent is given to each individual. We fully serve our member up to ABC and after that the climbers should manage all services by themselves privately. From ABC it is several hours strenuous walk on a 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. The ridge is now considerable and you should climb successive huge steps, several of which probably require fixing a rope up there. You should fix a new rope co-operating with other members on the mountain. One-one rope is used for both ascending and descending in normal. Though it is cleft route, it does not create problem to move ahead.
The panorama of Mount Cho Oyu from Summit Camp 2 is on the edge of a large plateau at 7125m and you can carefully assess to put the rope here. You may attempt the summit from here if you are fit enough 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 you should fix another set of ropes prior to our ascending. Finally, in the early morning you will start for summit from camp 3. The slopes are steep above the rock bands and you may take a line to fix there as per favorable conditions, however once on the crest of this ridge the terrain is straightforward along a long haul to the summit plateau.
One can be amazed by the spectacular view of mountains 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 from here. To the west, there are the Mount Melungtse and Mount Gauri Sankar massifs and to the north, is entire Tibet Area. Descending to Camp 2 from Summit and continue down to Advanced Base Camp is normal.
Climbing Sherpa for Himalayan:
We facilitate highly professional climbing Sherpa guides, very well trained and qualified climbing Sherpas for your expeditions. Many climbers avoid Sherpa guides for the climbing, so because of this, they have been found to facing many hindrances on their way. If willing to take climbing Sherpas guide along with you on the any expedition, they are very useful in your each and every step to support, which makes your climbing easier and comfortable. Most of the groups, who have gone with the Sherpa guides on the expedition, are found to be succeeded for make top as per our past experiences. So we suggest you to operate your expeditions along with the Sherpa guides in climbing Himalayas.
28 Aug. 2017 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu - transfer to hotel
29 Aug. 2017 Day 02: Preparing expedition & apply Tibet visa
30 Aug. 2017 Day 03: Fly to Gonggar and transfer Lhasa -hotel
31 Aug. 2017 Day 04: Sight Potala Palace and Bharkhor bazaar
01 Sept. 2017 Day 05: Drive from Lhasa-Shigatse3900m.-hotel
02 Sept. 2017 Day 06: Drive Shigatse to Tingri4250meter-hotel
03 Sept. 2017 Day 07: Drive-Cho Oyu base camp5000m.- camp
04 Sept. 2017 Day 08: Acclimation Cho Oyu BC 5000m.- camp
05 Sept. 2017 Day 09: Prepared carry load for yak ABC - camp
06 Sept. 2017 Day 10: Base camp-Middle camp with yak -camp
07 Sept. 2017 Day 11: Middle camp-Cho Oyu abc5700m.-camp
08 Sept. – 06 Oct. 2017 Day 12 -40: Climbing Cho Oyu 8201m.
07 Oct. 2017 Day 41: Advance base camp to base camp - camp
08 Oct. 2017 Day 42: Drive from base camp to Zhangmu- hotel
09 Oct. 2017 Day 43: Drive Zhangmu to Kathmandu and hotel
10 Oct. 2017 Day 44: Free day in Kathmandu city, Nepal- hotel
11 Oct. 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)