Cho - Oyu Expedition


Cho Oyu (8201m) was first climbed by Austrians in 1954. It is about 30km west of Everest at the head of the Gokyo valley. The mountain was reconnoitered during the 1951 Everest reconnaissance, and a British team led by Eric Shipton attempted the peak in 1952. The first ascent was made via the north-west ridge using a route through Tibet from the Nangpa La - not strictly a legal route. An Indian expedition made the second ascent in 1958 and a German ski expedition made the third ascent in 1964. By 2011 a total of 146 expeditions had been made on Cho Oyu.

Short Information of Trip: (Tibet Part)

Best months of Expedition: April- May / October – November
Accommodation: Hotel/Tented camp/ Guest House
Group size: 2 and above
Meal Plan: Full Board in trekking /Bed & breakfast in Kathmandu
Guide:  English speaking climbing guide with Assistance Sherpa, Cook with all Kitchen / Camping
            crew/ English
speaking Tibetan tour guide
Transportation: Tourist Bus / Private vehicle as per group size
Departure Dates: Upon request
Cost: As per arrangement (Up to Base Camp Service / Up to Summit)
Trip Starts – Zhangmu (Tibet)
Trip Ends – Zhangmu (Tibet)


 Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1350m.) transfer hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu (Sightseeing / Permit formality)
Day 03: Kathmandu (Preparation for Expedition)
Day 04: Drive to Kodari & transfer Zhangmu 2300m.-Hotel
Day 05: Drive Nylam 2750m. - Hotel
Day 06: Nylam rest for acclimatization
Day 07: Drive Tingri 4340m. - Hotel
Day 08: Rest of day for acclimatized
Day 09: Drive to Chinese Base Camp 4700m. Camping
Day 10: Chinese Base Camp
Day 11: Prepared load to Yak for ABC. Camping
Day 12: Base Camp - Middle camp with Yaks
Day 13: Middle Camp - Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp
Day 13-37: Climbing Period for Cho Oyu 8201m.
Day 38: Advance Base camp - Chinese Base camp
Day 39: Base Camp - Drive to Tingri
Day 40: Drive Tingri - Zhangmu
Day 41: Drive Zhangmu - Kathmandu
Day 42: Kathmandu
Day 43: Kathmandu
Day 44: Final Departure


  •   Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis ( 4 star hotel) as per program
  • All Meals in Trekking & Base camp
  • Guest House accommodation in Tibet till base camp
  • Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition permit fees
  • Experience Guide, cook, helper & porters as per program
  • Tibetan guide & Tibet Travel permit
  • Equipments & Daily allowance for Trekking & Climbing staffs
  • Insurance of all staffs from Nepali Insurance company
  •  Extra tents for climbing period ( If necessary)
  • All transportation as per program
  • Member Tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table , Chair & store tent for base camp
  • Oxygen Cylinders, Mask & regulator ( If necessary) 
  • Welcome / Farewell Dinner
  • First aid & Medicine kit ( Normal)
  • Kathmandu – Border – Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
  • All applicable Government tax


  •   Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu
  • Essential Personal Equipments  for climbing & trekking
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation ( If necessary)
  • Climbing meals, Gas , stove etc for climbing period ( Above Base camp)
  • Personal communication equipments/ permits for any extra personal equipments
  • Extra Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • Personal insurance & all types of  personal nature cost
  • All types of Beverages & Drinks
  • Garbage Deposit  fees
  • Personal Tips/bonus  to trekking & Expedition staffs
  • Any extra cost due to extension of program, delay arrival, sickness or other unavoidable circumstances.
  • Extra cargo charge if any.


Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 44 Days
  • Best Time:
  • Difficulty: Very Hard