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Mount Cho-Oyu Expedition

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Climbing the sixth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Cho Oyu – 8201m, is done from the Tibetan side of the Himalaya. Climbing this mountain from Nepal side is very difficult, almost impossible as it has happened very rarely. Mt. Cho Oyu is considered as the easiest 8000 meters mountain to climb from Tibetan side. Thus, it’s an ideal mountain to begin with to achieve the goal of climbing 8000 meters mountain.    

Adventure Mountain Nest organizes Cho Oyu expeditions every year. On our Cho Oyu expeditions, our clients fly to Kathmandu, Nepal, first to have the initial introductory and preparatory meeting. Then after we fly to Lhasa in Tibet and take a few days touring around a few places of Tibet for acclimatization before reaching the base camp to set our camps for the expedition. Our Cho Oyu Expeditions are led by professional climbing Sherpa team who has acquired a good deal of experience in climbing the Himalayan peaks. Our team is well experienced and all prepared to make this climb a success. Considering the weather condition in the mountain, our team leader Sherpa will take the most appropriate decision for all to bring this expedition to a success safely. 

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival – 1400 m

Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu. Once you finish the custom and visa process and come outside at the airport in Kathmandu, you will find a person waiting for you with our company sign board. Follow him to the car and you will be driven to your hotel. Check in, relax and spend some leisurely time.

Day 02: Kathmandu. Preparation and Orientation Day

On day 2nd of the trip, we will have a detailed orientation about the whole expedition. From the necessary gear to preparation procedures; from the safety measure to weather condition, we will talk in details so that we are all prepared the historical trip of our life time. Our climbing Sherpa guides, Sherpa supporters, medical team, catering team and other expedition team members will be ready to give you the smoothest service possible during the expeditions. We will be talking about inside out of the trip today.

Day 03: Kathmandu (Nepal)  1400m – Lhasa (Tibet) 3656m

We leave Kathmandu on a wonderful flight over the Himalayan range. The trans-Himalayan flight lets us enjoy the charm of the gigantic mountain peaks that leave their magical impression permanently on our mind and heart. Once we land in Lhasa airport, we will drive to our hotel in Lhasa city and take an easy time at leisure. We need a good easy time to relax and get used to with the sudden and huge change of elevation, from 1400 meters to 3650 meters.

Day 04: Acclimatizing and Exploring Lhasa

We spend our time here in Lhasa today as a part of acclimatization. We will go for exploration of some wonderful sites in Lhasa. We go to visit the amazing Potala palace, the residence of the Dalai Lama. We then go to enjoy Norbulinka, the biggest man made park in Tibet. We will also explore Jhokhang temple and Sera monastery. 

Day 05: Lhasa – Shigatse 3800m

We drive to another Tibetan town of Shigatse today which is situated at the elevation of 3900 meters above sea level. The highway stretch takes us past several towns and beautiful countryside. The real charm of the Tibetan landscape can be enjoyed on this wonderful drive today.

Day 06: Shigatse – Tingri 4348m

A wonderful road journey on the Tibetan mountain road is going to take us through two high mountain passes before reaching Tingri at the elevation of 4000 meters above sea level. We can enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains and Tibetan landscapes on the drive.

Day 07: Acclimatization Day

We take an easy day here at Tingri today. To acclimatize with the high altitude climate here, we can go for some exploration walk around.

Day 08: Tingri – Road End 4800m

Today is the last day of the driving part. We drive up to road end and stay overnight there at the elevation of 4800 meters above sea level.

Day 09: Acclimatization Day

An extra day at road end to go for some acclimatizing exploration around.

Day 10: Road End – Valley Camp 5300m

It’s a trekking day today. We trek to Valley Camp enjoying the wonderful sights along the trekking route. We reach valley camp to stay overnight at the elevation of 5300 meters above sea level.

Day 11: Valley Camp – Base Camp 5650m

The second day of trekking takes us to base camp today where we establish our camp as the base for our climbing expedition. We stay at the elevation of 5650 meters above sea level.

Day 12-30: This is the period when we establish our high camps in the mountain. We execute climbing practice and acclimatize.

Day 31-40: Summit Period. Our team will take on to the final climbing and summit bid and return back to the base camp.

Day 41: Base Camp – Tingri

We trek back to road end and drive back to Tingri.

Day 42: Tingri – Nyalam

It’s another driving day to Nyalam. Nyalam is a small town near the Nepal Tibet border.

Day 43: Nyalam – Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu, Nepal, from Nyalam on a beautiful country road.

Day 44: Kathmandu Sightseeing Day

After the wonderful adventure in Mt. Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, it’s time to see some cultural wonders of Kathmandu. This cultural heritage tour of Kathmandu will take you to the sites like Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath Stupa.

Day 45: Departure Day

We will drive you to airport for your departure flight back home.

Includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and all ground transfer
  • An English speaking guide, cook, porter,Sherpa and helper boy
  • Full board of meals during the trek & camping at base camp, prepared by our cook with hot Tea & coffee.
  • Standard twins sharing accommodation in Kathmandu including BB.
  • Insurance for all Nepali staffs and porters including helicopter rescue provision.
  • Expedition permit, entry fees and Garbage deposits.
    Liaison officer and his round trip flight, insurance, wages, expedition equipment etc.
  • A portable hyperbaric chamber (Gamow bag)
  • Oxygen equipment for medical use only.
  • A well stocked first aid and medical kit sufficient to counter any possible mountaineering ailments, from headache to serious injury.
  • Oxygen from Camp two and above (2 bottles in each camp – camp 2 and camp 3
  • Mask regulator
  • Emergency communications on the mountain and satellite communications link for helicopter evacuation. Personal calls subject to charges at US$ 3 per minute
  • High quality tents for all camps.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek and at base camp.
  • Chinese visa and permit. (We handle all the paperwork for the Chinese visa and all the Tibet travel and climbing permits.)
  • Climbing Sherpas (1 member = 1 Sherpa Ratio on climbing day)
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)
  • All base camp and Advance base camp camping gears
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley including UNESCO heritage sites

Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival {bring 4 copies passport size picture too}
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
  • Alcoholic beverages , bottle mineral water, soft drinks and snack foods
  • Personal climbing gear above advance base camp
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage
  • Overstay in Kathmandu Hotel as per itinerary
  • Tips and Bonus to our staff

First Aid Details

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