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Mount Cho Oyu (8,201m)
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Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth highest mountain at 8,201 meters, lies on the Nepal/Tibet border. Interested in seeing how you do above 8000 meters? There is no better testing ground, ease of access and ease of route means that you can save your energy for the climbing. The North West Face, now considered the normal route, is fairly straight forward, with only a couple hundred meters requiring fixed rope.

The success rate on Cho Oyu is higher than any other 8000 meter peak, don’t be fooled though, it is still hard - requiring three camps, including one at 7500 meters. Camp one can usually be reached without climbing on snow. Advanced base camp offers a terrific view over the Nangpa La to Nepal and the Khumbu valley.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel. O/N Hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation. O/N Hotel.
Day 03: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation. O/N Hotel.
Day 04: Drive Kathmandu / Zhangmu. O/N Hotel.
Day 05: Drive to Nyalam. O/N Lodge.
Day 06: Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization. O/N Lodge.
Day 07: Drive to Tingri. O/N Lodge.
Day 08: Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization. O/N Lodge.
Day 09: Drive to Base Camp. O/N Camp.
Day 10: At Cho Oyu Base Camp. O/N Camp.
Day 11: At Cho Oyu Base Camp. O/N Camp.
Day 12: At Cho Oyu Base Camp. O/N Camp.
Day 13: Trek to Advanced Base Camp. O/N Camp.
Day 14: At Advance Base Camp. O/N Camp.
Day 15:  
To Climbing Period.
Day 39:  
Day 40: Return to Advance Base Camp. O/N Camp.
Day 41: Return to Base Camp. O/N Camp.
Day 42: Cleaning up Base Camp. O/N Camp.
Day 43: Drive back to Zhangmu. O/N Lodge.
Day 44: Drive back to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.
Day 45: Free day in Kathmandu for independent activities. O/N Hotel.
Day 46: Transfer to airport for departure.
 Departure Dates  Availability
 24 Aug-08 Oct  Available
Day 01:

Arrive Kathmandu.1,300m. via respective airlines. O/N Hotel.

  On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and escort you to the Hotel, where one of our leader or a Sherpa guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trek/Camping, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal / Tibet.
   
Day 02-03:

Free day in Kathmandu preparation for the expedition. O/N Hotel.

  After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest on request. Rest of the day is required in Kathmandu, checking on expedition's equipment and paper works. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it's late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice sleep and rest before you venture out of the Hotel for our interesting tour.
   
Day 04:

Kathmandu -Zhangmu (2,300 m)-123 Kms.

  Departure early morning from Kathmandu, drive towards Kodari (Tibet/Nepal border) through scenic countryside via Dhulikhel. After completion of immigration formalities at Kodari/ Zhangmu, we check in at hotel in Zhangmu. Overnight in hotel/guest house.
   
Day 05:

Zhangmu to Nylam 3,800m. 35 km. O/N Hotel / Guesthouse.

  Today's drive is shorter, drive leads up towards the long winding road passing through Zhangmu town, once off the town suburb the traffic gets better. The journey continues on the winding road with striking scenery of the surrounding landscapes and its verdant forest of pines, hemlock, oaks and rhododendrons trees the drive slowly enters the gorge with beautiful waterfalls looking down the Bhote Kosi river way down below once out of the tree line, the road leads up to Nylam town, a small town gradually growing every year. On arrival we will check in the best available Guest house or at Lodge in Nylam.
   
Day 06:

At Nylam for acclimatisation. O/N Lodge / Guest house.

  A necessary free day for acclimatisation, whole of Nylam elevation rises from 3,600m to 3,800m. For energetic people one can go for a good hike towards Shisapangma South trail for a few hours walk. The walk leads off the town just from the bridge or one can visit the holy meditation Cave of 11th, century Poet- Saint Guru Milerappa just few hours walk to and from the main Nylam town.
   
Day 07:

Drive to Old Tingri (4, 350 m)-205 Kms. O/N Hotel / Guesthouse.

  From Nylam, the drive passes through traditional Tibetan farm villages to Lalung-la Pass (5,050m) with outstanding view of Mt. Shisapangma (8013m highest within Tibet). Continue towards Old Tingri from where you can have a good view of Mt. Everest (8,850m) on a clear fine day. Overnight in Guest House.
   
Day 08:

At Tingri (Old Tingri). O/N Guest House.

  At Tingri for acclimatisation before heading towards Cho Oyu Base Camp and higher elevation.
   
Day 09:

Drive Cho Oyu Base Camp. 4-5 hrs journey. O/N Camp.

  Just few minutes from the main highway our route diverts towards South along the bumpy track that leads to the road head below Cho Oyu.
   
Day 10-12:   

At Cho Oyu Base Camp. O/N Camp.

  At Cho Oyu Base Camp, preparation for the big climb, sorting out the gear and to get fully acclimatised.
   
Day 13:

Trek towards Cho Oyu High Camp.

  After a good rest and preparation at the Base Camp, few hours of strenuous walk up leads you towards the High Camp for acclimatization and preparations for the final long haul to the summit of Cho Oyu.
   
Day 14:

At Cho Oyu high camp.

  A leisure day for the final preparations for the ascent.
   
Day 15-39:

Climbing Period.

  ASCENT OF CHO OYU.
   
Day 40:

Return Advance Base Camp.

  Descend to advance base camp and to organize all the equipments to lower down to  base camp and for the departure from Cho Oyu.
   
Day 41:

Return to Base Camp.

  Descent and trek back to Base Camp with all the remaining equipments for the final departure
   
Day 42:

At Cho Oyu Base Camp for clean up of all the unnecessary waste / garbage.

  At Cho Oyu Base Camp clean up and packing, rubbish to be dump at designated  dumping site, rest to be brought back to Kathmandu for proper Disposal.
   
Day 43:

Drive back to Zhangmu via Nyalam.

  Retrace the journey via Old Tingri and Nyalam for the drive back to Zhangmu the frontier town of Tibet - China.
   
Day 44:

Drive back to Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.

  Retrace the driving journey back to Kathmandu with the morning visa exit clearance formalities at Zhangmu immigration post, and then a short drive leads towards the Nepal-China Friendship Bridge over the torrent Bhote Kosi River and back to Nepal frontier post at Kodari for another passport and visa formalities and then 4-5 hrs of scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
   
Day 45:

In Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.

  A free day in Kathmandu for rest and independent activities.
   
Day 46:

Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

  Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, departure tax (in local currency) and your passport handy. Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure.
The price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin room at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu & Lhasa.
 3.  Guided sightseeing tour as per itinerary with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Hotel / Guest House accommodation in Tibet as per itinerary on full board basis.
 5.  Transportation by private vehicle.
 6.  English speaking Tibetan Guide throughout the trip in Tibet.
 7.  Camping arrangement as per itinerary backed by Nepali Crew at Everest BC, Interim Camp, ABC and Higher Camps on full board basis.
 8.  All applicable Climbing Permit and Entry Fees.
 9.  Yak & Yakmen to carry loads between BC-ABC-BC.
 10. Transportation Kathmandu – Tibet Border – Kathmandu by private non AC Vehicle.
 11. Service of Nepalese Climbing Sherpas with their equipment allowance, daily wages and insurance.
 12. Royalty payable to Tibet Government for Nepalese staff.
 13. High Altitude Tents, Rations, EPI Gases, Pots and Pans for High Altitude Camps.
 14. Walkie Talkie for communication purpose.
 15. Supply of Satellite Phone for emergency use.
 16. Supply of Medical Kit for emergency use.
 17. Tibet Visa Fees.
 
However our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.
 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.
 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 5.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 6.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 7.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
 8.  Personal clothing and all sorts of personal climbing gear.
Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park:

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies. ...(More)

 

Bardia National Park:

The far west Nepal is one of the least explored regions of the Himalayas. Within this region is a seldom visited National Park, which still offers challenging adventure. Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq kms and remains a very much untouched wilderness which appeals to the nature lovers. The park situated in Nepal’s Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems ...(More)

 

Kathmandu:

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites. ...(More)

 

Pokhara:
Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and ...(More)

 

Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. ...(More)

 

Tibet:

Encircled within Himalayan fortress, the image of Tibet has portrayed as “Shangr-la” in the western world. A ‘Land of Snows’ and the ‘Roof of the World’ is mysterious in a way that few other places are. Following virtual closure after the Chinese annexation of the Buddhist Kingdom, Tibet was opened to foreign tourism in 1984. Tibet has become dream adventure destination for the people living in the most sophisticated silicon cities. ...(More)

 

India:
The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape  ...(More)

 

Bhutan:

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values ...(More)

 

River Rafting:

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides. ...(More)

 

Mount Everest Flight:
Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty ...(More)

 

Bungy Jumping:

(Jumping beyond imagination): Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border. ...(More)

 

Paragliding:

(Flying like a bird): Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. ...(More)

 

Ultralight Flight:

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has an unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience. ...(More)

 

Hotels:

We have allowed our packages with just right number of nights of hotel accommodations which enables you to spend nights with quick visits of local market or monuments in the area. However if you have some extra days before or after your main package holiday, you can spend extra nights in Kathmandu or nearby destinations so that you can cover the interesting sights or just relax while you are here. ...(More)

 

Hotel Yak & Yeti:

The Hotel Yak & Yeti with the historic character, suitable for both short or long stay, is fashioned as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. This exceptional city centre hotel is located minutes away from both domestic and international airport. It continues to be the city's leading luxury hotel for business and leisure. ...(More)

 

Hotel Shanker:

Shanker Hotel is housed in a palace built at the turn of the 19th century by a Rana Maharajah with a penchant for French architecture, international cuisine and Eastern hospitality. It was converted into a hotel in 1964. The façade and traditions were kept intact but the interior was redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they would expect of a world class hotel. You will live in palace when you live at Hotel Shanker. ...(More)

 

Hotel Malla:
Superbly located between the Royal Palace and Kathmandu's fashionable tourist district, Thamel, in the heart of the city. The Malla Hotel is only a 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu's International airport. Besides excellent accommodation and Central location the Malla Hotel is Offering a well equipped business center, extensive meeting and conference facilities, a health club with the latest work out equipment, sauna, massage, steambath and jacuzzi. ...(More)

 

Hotel Marshyangdi:

Hotel Marshyangdi situated in the heart of Thamel is the best choice for those who want to be in the main tourist hub of Kathmandu. Because of its friendly & professional staff, home like atmosphere, Marshyangdi has been a popular name and home away from home for most of the repeated visitors. The hotel now has 50 deluxe and 5 mini suite rooms besides the regular standard rooms. ...(More)

Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Mount Cho Oyu (8,201m)
  • Trip Duration : 46 Days
  • Trip Grade : Challenging
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Climbing Trips
  • Highest Altitude : 8201 m
  • Month : Sep-Oct

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