Cho Oyu Expedition

Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201 m/ 26,906 ft) is ranked sixth highest mountain in the world. It lies 20 kms the west from Mt. Everest, at the boarder between Nepal and China (Tibet). Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan.

On the west of Cho Oyu lies “Nangpo La Pass (5500m)” a glacier pass which is the major trade route between Sherpa in the Khumbu region and Tibet. It is claimed by climbers that it is easiest peak as there are no any technical section and objective dangers. It is easy climb and takes 6 weeks for round trip and it suitable for those who have limited time thus attracted many climbers. Due to low risk and good snow condition, Cho Oyu is becoming extremely popular recently among ski mountaineers and snowboarders especially during fall.

Mt. Annapurna I expedition trip itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our office repetitive and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Preparation for Expedition, official formalities work out- Tibet visa procedure stay hotel in BB Basis
Day 03: Official formalities work out for expedition and briefing and preparation
Day 04: Drive to Kodari Tibet boarder & transfer to Zhangmu (2350m) O/N at hotel.
Day 05: Drive Zhangmu (2350m) to Nyalam (3750m.-12000ft) O/N at hotel.
Day 06: Rest day at Nyalam (3750m.-12000ft), acclimatization and explore around
Day 07: Drive Nyalam (3750m.-12000ft) to Tingri (4300m.-13760ft) O/N at hotel.
Day 08: Rest day at Tingri (4300m.-13760ft), acclimatization O/N at hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp (4900m.-15680ft) and O/N at tented Camp
Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization and O/N at tented Camp
Day 11: Rest day for acclimatization and O/N at tented Camp
Day 12: Trek to Middle Base Camp (5400m.-17280ft) and O/N at tented Camp
Day 13: Trek to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp (5600m.-17920ft) and O/N at tented Camp
Day 14-34: Climbing Period of Cho Oyu (8201m) and O/N at tented Camp
Day 35: Reserve day at Advance Base Camp and O/N at tented Camp
Day 36: Trek back to Normal Base Camp and O/N at tented Camp
Day 37: Drive back to Nyalam and overnight at hotel
Day 38: Cross the boarder & drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 39: Free in Kathmandu for personal activities
Day 40: Free in Kathmandu for personal activities
Day 41: Transfer to airport for International departure.

Last Updated: 2014-06-27 by
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Trip Highlights

Cho Oyu Expedition trip highlights

Expedition Duration: 41 days proposal

Climbing Period: 20 days

Height: 8201m

Climbing Route: Normal, Tibet side

Location: Cho Oyu Nepal-Tibet boarder line 

Range: Khumbu, Cho Oyu Himal, Nepal-Tibet

Latitude: 28° 06′″N

Longitude: 86° 39′″E

Expedition Season: Spring & Autumn

Cost Includes/Excludes

Expedition cost: Please contact us for trip cost.

Service cost Includes up to Base Camp

  • Transportation for airport pick up & drop as per program
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 6 nights before & after the expedition
  • Tibet visa fee and travel permit
  • Transfer to BC of Cho Oyu  for member, Liaison officer & expedition staffs
  • Charge of food supply & expedition equipments to Base Camp & back
  • BB basis lodge stay during the overland to base camp and back
  • Single sleeping tent & mattress for each member, BC staffs & Liaison Officer
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs & cooking utensils for BC
  • Necessary foods and fuel supply at Base Camp
  • Government Liaison Officer Service
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp
  • Equipments, allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boys & Liaison officer
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison Officer and porters
  • Expedition Permit fee of Cho Oyu & Ice Fall route fee
  • Cho Oyu region in Tibet side entrance fee
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use

Service cost does not Include

  • International airfare from / to your country
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & on overland journey in Tibet side
  • Personal climbing gear and equipments 
  • High Tents, high altitude foods and fuel above Base Camp
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request)
  • Personal insurance-travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment & commercial filming
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staffs
  • Garbage deposit for expedition
  • Climbing Sherpa charge
Equipement for this trip

Equipment or clothing required for trip

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc


  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand wear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves


  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
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