Trip Overview

Departure Detail
Spring Season:
Kathmandu Arrival Date: September 01, 2025
Expedition Fixed Departure Date: September 04, 2025

Mt. Cho Oyu (Mt. Qowowuyag) is the world’s sixth highest most popular mountain located between Nepal and Tibet (China). The mountain would be the best choice for the mountaineers who want to stand on the summit of 8000 meter peak due to its straight forward climbing with minimal objective danger and less technically demanding. Mt. Cho Oyu climbing has the higher rate of success than any other 8000 meter peak climbing in Nepal and Tibet. The mountain was first climbed by Hebert Tichy in 1954. We arrange both the logistic support to Advance BC and fully guided Cho Oyu expedition.

According to the expedition program our expedition team will take flight to Lhasa and Nepali staff will drive towards Pasang Lhamu highway to Friendship Bridge at Timure then Kyirong Bazar. At the friendship bridge staff from Tibet Mountaineering Association will be waiting for our expedition group. Expedition team members will drive by 4WD land cruiser and expedition equipments will be carried by truck. After driving 2 days we will have 2 Nights in Tingri as a acclimatization and next day we will reach Cho-Oyu Base camp. Chinese call it Chinese Base Camp. Cho-Oyu base camp is situated at altitude of (4,700m.) We will set camp here in BC for 2 days to acclimatize as well as check expedition equipments once more. 2 days walk take us Cho-Oyu advance base camp. It is situated at altitude of (5,700m.).

Climbing History of Mt. Cho Oyu
a) First ascent in 1954 (Austrian).
b) 1959: First women's Himalayan expedition to an (8,000m.) peak. (Two of the women and one Sherpa were killed in two separate avalanches.)
c) Approximately 465 people summit prior to spring, 1995.
d) Approximately two thirds of prior expeditions put at least one person on top.
e) Approximately 17 people killed on the mountain (making it by far the safest of the 8,000m peaks).

Mt. Cho Oyu short note about climbing route:
Camp 01 is at altitude of (6,400m.) To reach at Camp 1 we have to walk for about 4-6 hours from advance base camp via an initial walk up the Gyabrag Glacier, up steep screc to a broad snow shoulder.

Camp 02 is at altitude of (7,150m.) We have to follow the snow ridge out of Camp 1 to a steep 50 meter ice wall, which provides most challenging climbing on this route. To make this ascent fixed ropes are necessary.

Camp 03 is located at altitude of (7,500m.) After 4/5 hours walk from Camp 2 we can reach camp 3. At this altitude there is a tremendous sense of effort to gain further height. The final summit push will be made from this camp and takes about 6-9 hours.

Note:
If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

Expedition outline itinerary: Via Lhasa

Sept. 01 - Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff, transfer to Hotel.
Sept. 02 - Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.
Sept. 03 - Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
Sept. 04 - Day 04: Fly to Lhasa (3,600m.) then transfer to Hotel.
Sept. 05 - Day 05: Lhasa City tour. Overnight at Hotel.
Sept. 06 - Day 06: Drive from Lhasa to Shigatse (3,940m.). O/N at Hotel.
Sept. 07 - Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4,300m.-13760ft). O/N at Hotel.
Sept. 08 - Day 08: Drive Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,200m.-6hrs.) Tented Camp
Sept. 09 - Day 09: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp.
Sept. 10 - Day 10: Rest and prepare load for Yak to Advance Base Camp.
Sept. 11 - Day 11: Drive Chinese BC to Middle Camp (5,300m.) trek to Advance BC (5,700m.)
Sept. 12/Oct. 10 - Day 12/40: Climbing Period for Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m). Summit.
Oct. 11 - Day 41: Trek to Middle Camp/Drive to Tingri/Shigatse.
Oct. 12 - Day 42: Drive to Lhasa and transfer to Hotel. O/N at Hotel.
Oct. 13 - Day 43: Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Oct. 14 - Day 44: Free day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner at evening.
Oct. 15 - Day 45: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Expedition outline itinerary: Via Kyirong Border

Sept. 01 - Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff, transfer to Hotel.
Sept. 02 - Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.
Sept. 03 - Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
Sept. 04 - Day 04: Drive to Syabrubesi (1462m.)/Timure (1,742m.) - O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
Sept. 05 - Day 05: Immigration formality and Drive to Kyirong Bazar (2,700m.)
Sept. 06 - Day 06: Drive to Tingri (4,300m.-13760ft). O/N at Hotel.
Sept. 07 - Day 07: Acclimatization in Tingri. O/N at Hotel.
Sept. 08 - Day 08: Drive Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5,200m.-6hrs.) Tented Camp.
Sept. 09 - Day 09: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp.
Sept. 10 - Day 10: Rest and prepare load for Yak to Advance Base Camp.
Sept. 11 - Day 11: Drive to Middle Camp (5,300m.)- trek to Advance BC (5,700m.).
Sept. 12/Oct. 10 - Day 12/40: Climbing Period for Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m.). Summit.
Oct. 11 - Day 41: Trek back to Chinese Base Camp/drive to Tingri. O/N at Hotel.
Oct. 12 - Day 42: Drive to Kyirong Bazar. O/N at Hotel.
Oct. 13 - Day 43: Drive Kyirong Bazar to Kathmandu and O/N at Hotel.
Oct. 14 - Day 44: Free day in Kathmandu and farewell dinner at evening.
Oct. 15 - Day 45: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Service Includes up to Base Camp

  • All land transportation by Van, 4WD Land Cruiser, Toyota Hiace or, Mini Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Cho Oyu.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and Advance BC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances and daily salary of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Insurance of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu. (If expedition via Lhasa/Cho Oyu BC/Lhasa)
  • Sightseeing in Lhasa as per itinerary. (If expedition via Lhasa/Cho Oyu BC/Lhasa)
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC and Advance BC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and Advance BC.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC and back.
  • 2 Expedition barrel for or, barrel each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen bottle, Mask and regulator at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s and simple medical service for members till Advance BC.
  • Agency Service charge.

Service does not include

  • Airfare: To and from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry and Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Tents above advance base camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Oxygen bottle, Mask and regulator (available on request).
  • Personal local transportation in Kathmandu and Tibet except above mentioned programs.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.

Expedition service up to Summit

  • All land transportation by Van, 4WD Land Cruiser, Toyota Hiace or, Mini Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport, expedition pick up and drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt Cho Oyu.
  • Road permit and travel permit
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa per climbing member.
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • All common climbing equipments such as fixed ropes, main ropes, snow bars, ice screws, pitons etc.
  • High altitude tents.
  • High altitude food and fuel.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and Advance BC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances and daily salary of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Insurance of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lhasa/Kathmandu. (If expedition via Lhasa/Cho Oyu BC/Lhasa)
  • Sightseeing in Lhasa as per itinerary. (If expedition via Lhasa/Cho Oyu BC/Lhasa)
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC and Advance BC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and Advance BC.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC and back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • 6 Oxygen bottles per member with mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
  • 4 Oxygen bottles for climbing Sherpa.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen bottle at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s & simple medical service for members till Advance BC.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Agency Service charge.

Expedition service does not include

  • Airfare: To and from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry and Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen bottles, mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.

Hiring High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (Guide): USD 7,400 Per Sherpa (If required by Member)

Cost for Trekker those who want to join with Expedition Team
Chinese Base Camp and Advance BC: USD 5,999 Per Person.
Maximum 15 Days in Tibet: USD 3,700 Per Person.

Note:

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food and fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.
  • Hiring a high altitude Sherpa does cost USD 7,400 includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance,and sleeping tents at up to advance BC etc.

 

Summit Bonus: Camp 8000m. = USD 500 and over 8000m. to summit= USD 500 = 1000 USD extra payable for climbing Sherpa on the spot.

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