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Some Austrians first climbed Cho Oyu in 1954. An Indian and a German team have also climbed this peak in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Till date, many expedition teams have successfully reached its summit. The year 2004 was regarded as the Golden Jubilee Year for ‘Cho Oyu Mountain Expedition.’ The ceremony was organized by Nepal Mountaineering Association with grand fanfare and jubilance. This Ceremony was attended by over 400 veteran climbers from different parts of the world.
Most of the Cho Oyu expedition teams climb from the Tibet entry due a relatively comfortable climbing route. Since 1998, our company "Monterosa Treks and Expedition" has also been launching the expedition from the Tibet entry. We also had our teams celebrate the Golden jubilee Cho Oyu Expedition in autumn 2004.
Meeting and Climbing Information
This expedition begins soon after your arrival in Kathmandu where you meet the members of our staff (Monterosa Treks & Expedition) at the airport to escort you to the deluxe hotels. Next day, we introduce you to the Expedition Crew. Then we process and prepare your visa for Tibet and other necessary document for the Cho Oyu Expedition.
After 3 days, we take you to Nepal-Tibet border on the Arniko Highway where the Friendship Bridge is located to the extreme of Arniko Highway; where the Chinese liaison and transportation officers will be waiting for us. The expedition team will then be picked up by Truck and you will have a thrilling 4WD Land Cruiser or comfortable Mini bus drive in to Zhangmu, (2300m) and two nights at Nylam (3750m), which is the first border city to Tibet.
Next day we will drive to Tingri (4350m), where we will spend two more nights getting better acclimatized. We will then drive to Tingri Base camp 5200m along the dry rough track jerking & jolting, through the grassy plains eventually leading you to the long awaited Everest Base Camp. There it is also called the Chinese base camp.
We set up our camp at Chinese Base Camp and stay two nights or more, which depends on the feeling of our members. We also make schedules of the yaks by that time. Base camp is a temporary but comfortable with our Nepali cook and dining tent. Now the two-day walk towards the advance base camp (ABC) begins.
ABC is in the heart of the Himalayas at 5700m surrounded by the celestial peaks. There is also the high pass called Nangpa La nearby which an old but regularly used yak track trading route between Nepal and Tibet exists.
From ABC, we can see the breathtaking scene of Cho Oyu. This is the main base camp where we plan to stay considerably longer to let the weather condition favour our mission. Every person is provided with his or her own tent. Our service will be full board up to ABC and after that the climbers should manage all the required goods and services by themselves.
From ABC, it is several hours walk on a vague path over the moraine-covered glacier to the start of the mountaineering properly.
Camp 1 is situated on the ridge at 6400m altitude from where starts the real mountaineering. The ridge is now soft and easy enough for climbing. Then it widens out where you should take successive huge steps, up several of which probably require fixing a rope up there. You should fix a new rope in co-operation with other members on the expedition. Normally, one rope is used for ascent and another for descent. Although the route faces several crevasses however safety is ensured which hardly poses any threats.
Camp 2 is on the edge of a large plateau at 7125m altitude nevertheless, you can carefully assess as where the rope should be fixed. Depending on your conditions and fitness, you may attempt ascent to the summit from here, or you may establish a light Camp 3 across the plateau and up on a minor ridge at an altitude of 7550m. Above Camp 3, are two rocky steps where you should fix another set of ropes prior to the ascent to the summit.
Eventually, you will have to start early in the morning from Camp 3 for the summit. Above the rock bands, the slopes are still steep and you may take a line to fix there, depending on conditions. However, once you are on the crest of this ridge the terrain is straightforward along a long haul to the summit plateau.
The panorama is breathtakingly magnificent at different altitudes, including Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8501m, Nuptse 7855m, Chamlang 7319m, Ama Dablam 6856m and other peaks of the Everest region to the east and south. To the west, there are the Melungtse and Gauri Shankar massifs and to the north, there is all Tibet area. It is okay to descend to Camp 2 from the summit as far as the ABC.
Cho Oyu Legend
Regarding the name of this Cho Oyu, the legend says, in Tibetan language, ‘Chomo’ means the goddess and ‘Yu’ means the turquoise. Adding these two words, it was called Cho Oyu. Also it is called the "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan dialect. Another derivation of the name to this is called it as the bald god as well.
Himalayan Sherpa Guides/Porters for Climbing
We facilitate and highly professional, well trained and qualified Sherpas climbers for your expeditions. Many climbers either innocently or for financial reasons avoid Sherpa guides in this formidable expedition which makes them suffer much to their expectation all through their mission. If you take the Sherpas along with you on the expedition, they prove instrumental in each and every step of your task. Most expedition teams, who have hired the Sherpa guides, have been sharing the stories of their successful Everest conquest. So we recommend to you to not ignore or avoid the Sherpa guides on your Everest mission.
04 September 2017 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1350m.) transfer hotel
05 September 2017 Day 02: Prepare Tibet visa & expedition
06 September 2017 Day 03: Drive to Kodari & transfer Zhangmu 2300m – hotel
07 September 2017 Day 04: Drive Nylam 2750m. – Hotel
08 September 2017 Day 05: Nylam rest for acclimatization – Hotel
09 September 2017 Day 06: Drive Tingri 4340m. – Hotel
10 September 2017 Day 07: Tingri - rest of day for acclimatized – Hotel
11 September 2017 Day 08: Drive to Chinese Base Camp 5,000m. Camping
12 September 2017 Day 09: Chinese Base Camp –Camping
13 September 2017 Day 10: Prepared load to Yak for ABC. Camping
14 September 2017 Day 11: Base Camp - Middle camp – camping
15 September 2017 Day 12: Middle Camp - Cho Oyu ABC – Camping
16 September - 06 October 2017: Day 13-33: Climbing Period for Cho Oyu 8201m.
07 October 2017 Day 34: Advance Base camp - Chinese Base camp - camping
08 October 2017 Day 35: Base Camp - Drive to Tingri and Zhangmu – camping
09 October 2017 Day 36: Drive Zhangmu - Kathmandu – Hotel
10 October 2017 Day 37: Kathmandu – Hotel
11 October 2017 Day 38: Final Departure
Our basic Package cost Per Person USD 7300
Climbing Sherpa, Per Sherpa is USD 5000 (If required)
Trekker (if anybody join with expedition team till to Base Camp or ABC)
Base Camp & ABC Member USD 4000 per perso
(MAXIMUM 15 Day in Tibet) USD 3000 per person
Extra Service Required
Russian oxygen 4 litters: USD 350
Mask & Regular: USD 500
Satellite phone: USD 1000 per set (Personal use from climber)
Film Permit: USD 20,000 (Small Portable movie camera is free)