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Cho Oyu Expedition

The 6th  highest peak in the world Mt. Cho You is standing between Nepal and Tibet and, even though it is regarded as a technically straight forward 8000m peak, its altitude is a serious undertaking and requires careful preparation and a high level of fitness. It is said that Cho Oyu means ‘Goddess of Turquoise’, as its stark shadows appear this colour in the light of the setting sun when viewed fromTibet.It is just west from Cho Oyo is Nangpa-La, the main trade route between the Nepal Namche Bazaar (Khumbu Region) and Tibet. However, Cho Oyu's proximity to the Nangpa La has earned it the distinction among some climbers as being the easiest 8,000m. a beautiful mountain which attract for the every trekkers and climbers. 

The First time Cho Oyu scaled by Mr. Maciej Berbeka from Poland on February 12, 1984 via south east ridge. Early in the morning we transfer to the domestic airport where you will fly to Lukla, meet our rest of support crews and start trek to Phakding to the Cho Oyu Base Camp and end of this trip will be at Lukla then fly out by plane to Kathmandu


Trip Facts

Duration: 38 Days
Grade: Mountaineering.
Food: All the meal and drinks except main meals in Kathmandu.
Accommodation: 6 Nights Kathmandu and 37 Nights Tea-house Lodges/Camping.
Season: Spring & Autumn.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Sight seeing in Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03: Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Kathmandu – Lukla 2860m. by flight and trek to Phakding 2622m.

Day 05: Phakding - Namche Bazaar 3440m.

Day 06: Namche rest for acclimatization.

Day 07: Namche – Dole (4,200m).

Day 08: Dole – Machharmo (4,410m).

Day 09: Machharmo – Gokyo Lake. (4,750m.).

Day 10: Gokyo rest day for acclimatization.

Day 11: Gokyo – Ngozumba Tso.

Day 12: Bgozumba Tso – Cho Oyu Base Camp 5400m.

Day 13 – 35: Climbing period for Cho Oyu 8201m.

Day 36: Cho Oyu Base Camp – Gokyo Lake.

Day 37: Gokyo Lake – Dole.

Day 38: Dole – Namche Bazaar.

Day 39: Namche Bazaar – Phakding.

Day 40: Phakding – Lukla then transfer to Teahouse Lodge.

Day 41: Lukla – Kathmandu by flight and transfer to Hotel.

Day 42: Kathmandu free.

Day 43: Kathmandu free.

Day 44: Last Minute, transfers to airport for your onward journey.

Cost includes:  

All land transportation: Airport /Hotel/Airport, trekking, expedition pick up & drop.
    5 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu at a tourist class Hotel on bed & breakfast plan as per given itinerary.
    Transport as per itinerary for members, staff and Liaison Officer.
    Transportation of all food and climbing equipments to base camp and back.
    Peak permit fee.
    Full board basis during the trekking.
    All kitchen equipments; kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs and tables at the base camp.
    Cook and Kitchen boys at the base camp.
    Base camp tents for members and staff.
    Per Person 50 KG. Equipment’s luggage / barrels allowed till to Base Camp.
    Equipment allowance, wages and insurance for base camp staff and Liaison Officer.
    Airfare: KTM / Lukla / Kathmandu with airport tax & cargo fees.
    Generator or Solar panel at base camp for power supply.
    Gammo bag at the base camp. For use only and sharing
    Visa extension.
    National Park Conservation Fee.
    Satellite phone (Pay calls).
    Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator.
    Helicopter rescue insurance for Nepalese staff.
    Agency service charges.

Cost not include:

    Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
    Airfare from / to your country.
    Nepal entry visa fee. (Can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
    Hotel after 5 nights stay in Kathmandu.
    Service above Base Camp.
    Drinks except tea and coffee.
    Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
    Walki -Takie permit & Satellite phone permit.
    Oxygen & Mask -regulator for climbing.
    Climbing Guide (Sherpa).
    Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
    Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
    Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, etc.
    International airport departure tax & tourist tax.
    Tips and climbing bonus.
    Garbage deposit US $ 4000.00 for a team. After expedition deposit will be refundable.