International Cho Oyu 8201meter Expedition autumn 2017 from Lhasa

Austrian first climbs mount Cho Oyu in 1954. The Indian and German team also climbed this peak in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Till to date many expedition teams have successfully reached on its summit. The year 2004 was regarded as the Golden jubilee of this Cho Oyu Mountain in the field of expedition. The golden jubilee ceremony was organized by Nepal Mountaineering Association with grand fanfare and jubilantly. There were about 400 climbers from different region of the World during this golden jubilee ceremony and most of them made the summit.

Most of the mount Cho Oyu expedition teams climb from Tibet side due the easy technique-climbing route from there. Since 1998, our company "Monterosa Treks and Expedition" is also conducting the expedition from Tibet side.

Meeting and climbing information:
Mount Cho Oyu expedition begins when you arrive to Kathmandu where you meet our staffs of Monterosa Treks & Expedition in the airport and transfer you to hotel. Next day, we make introduction section with other climbing members & Expedition crews. Since then we make your Tibet visa and other necessary document for mount Cho Oyu Expedition.

This Expedition groups fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu, but the expedition staff travel by automobile to Zhangmu, Nyalam, Tingri, Cho Oyu base camp and hole climbing equipments of the member are carried by the by truck with care of the staff. & all of your Expedition staff will be meeting there in the base camp itself.

KATHMANDU - Lhasa (12:10 P.M. you will be heading to the Kathmandu airport 8 KM far from down town of City. To fly for Lhasa, This must be perhaps the most beautiful flight in the world from Kathmandu to Lhasa crossing above the world highest peak mount Everest and the other charismatic Himalayan rages. After one hour 10 minutes, you can reach Gongar airport in Tibet, from airport to Lhasa city, It is 90km far way. You will go there either by bus or Jeep; and reach in the hotel and to take rest for the acclimatization.

LHASA: One day will be Sightseeing time frame and excursions to POTALA PALACE, NORBULINKA, THE JOKHANG and the surrounding BAKHOR market, DREPUNG & SERA MONASTERIES. Lhasa to Shigatse: The morning is for you to explore the Tibet's second largest city including the world famous Tashilumpo Monastery.

Shigatse to Tingri: crossing the Maphu La pass 5220m; you reach to Shegar city and after that the Tingri is ahead on your way where your night halt will be settled. The staff's and members traveled by automobile, and the members traveled by flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa will conjugate here at this Tingri. This is the conjugation point of all the members and the crews, and after that next day all of them should travel to Cho Oyu Base camp.

Camp 1 is either situated more or less on the ridge at 6400m and the real mountaineering starts from here. The ridge is now soft and easy enough for climbing, then it broadens out and you should climb successive huge steps, several of which probably require fixing a rope up there. You should fix a new rope in co-operation with other members on the mountain. Normally one rope is used for ascent and another for descent. Although the route is crevassed but normally these create no problems

Camp 2 is on the edge of a large plateau at 7125m although you can carefully assess where to put the rope. Depending on conditions and fitness you may attempt the summit from here, or you may establish a light Camp 3 across the plateau and up on a minor ridge at 7550m. Above Camp 3, there are two rocky steps where you fix another set of ropes prior to our summit ascent.

Finally, you will start early in the morning from camp 3 for summit. Above the rock bands, the slopes are still steep and you may take a line to fix there, depending on conditions, however once on the crest of this ridge the terrain is straightforward although it is a long haul to the summit plateau. Legend: regarding to the name of this Cho Oyu, the legend says, in Tibetan language, Chomo means the goddess and Yu means the turquoise. So adding these two words, it was called Cho Oyu, also it is called the "Turquoise Goddess" as per the Tibetan dialect. Another derivation of the name is called it as the bald god as well.

Itinerary

Cho Oyu Expedition28 Aug. 2017 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer hotel
29 Aug. 2017 Day 02: Preparing expedition & apply Tibet visa
30 Aug. 2017 Day 03: Prepare expedition - expedition briefing
31 Aug. 2017 Day 04: Fly to Gonggar airport & drive to -Lhasa
01 Sept. 2017 Day 05: Full day guided sightseeing - Lhasa city
02 Sept. 2017 Day 06: Drive to Shigatse and overnight in hotel
03 Sept. 2017 Day 07: Drive to Tingri and overnight stay - hotel
04 Sept. 2017 Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization / day hiking
05 Sept. 2017 Day 09: Drive to Cho Oyu B.C.5200m.-camping
06 Sept. 2017 Day 10: Cho Oyu base camp 5000m.- camping
07 Sept. 2017 Day 11: Prepared load to yak trek abc- camping
08 Sept. 2017 Day 12: Base camp -Middle camp-yak-camping
09 Sept. 2017 Day 13: Middle camp-Cho Oyu A.B.C.-camping
10 Sept.- 06 Oct. 2017 Day 14-40 Climbing Mt. Cho Oyu8201m.
07 Oct. 2017 Day 41: Trek Cho Oyu ABC to base camp camping
08 Oct. 2017 Day 42: Drive from base camp to Shigatse in -hotel
09 Oct. 2017 Day 43: Drive Shigatse to Lhasa city & stay in hotel
10 Oct. 2017 Day 44: Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel stay
11 Oct. 2017 Day 45: Hotel -Transfer to airport for final departure

Cost: joining basis (ABC Service from Lhasa)

Basic package cost per person USD 14,000
Including (Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu flight ticket)
Climbing guide, per guide USD 5700 (If required)

Personal Bio Data Expedition Registration/Booking Form Tibet Visa Form 1 Tibet Visa Form 2

Cost Includes

  • 4 Nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast
  • 3 night hotel in Lhasa with double bed room - sharing basis
  • Expedition staff: cook, kitchen boy and Tibetan kitchen boy  
  • Dining tent, table / chair, toilet tent and cooking equipment
  • Cho Oyu ExpeditionTibet visa, travel  permit  for Mount Cho Oyu  8201meters
  • Lhasa, Shigatse, Tingri-expedition (breakfast-lunch-dinner)
  • All accommodation in Lhasa, Shigatse and Tingri in Tibet
  • ABC 1 tent for 1 person (north face brand/similar branded)
  • Transfer Lhasa -Cho Oyu base camp- Lhasa city Jeep/bus
  • Truck carrying for equipment, expedition  food and staffs
  • Solar panel for charging batteries- lights in ABC Cho Oyu
  • Climbing permit for Cho Oyu8201meters expedition Tibet
  • Liaison officer and  Interpreter for expedition from CTMA
  • Life, medical insurance for professional Nepali staff-Nepal
  • Advance base camp oxygen for emergency(if use & pay it)
  • Extra load of expedition -pay all climber cost sharing basis
  • Welcome dinner  with Nepali dance & song in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Entry visa and re-entry visa for Nepal
  • Bar, beverage bills-personal expenses
  • Tips for expedition Nepali ABC staff
  • Extra yak USD 300, carrying 40kg load  
  • Extra expenses for Cho Oyu expedition
  •  Medicine and first aid expense, rescue
  • Climbing food, gas, fuel for expedition
  • Fixed rope and charges for expedition
  • Summit bonus Sherpa guide USD 500
  • A.B.C. staff tips per climbers USD 100
    (Tips pay after expedition complete)

If Service Required

Russian Poisk oxygen 4 litters: USD 350 (re-fill)
Mask and Regulator: USD 500 (re-used)
Satellite phone permit: USD 1500 (personal use)
Film Permit: USD 20,000 (small movie camera free)

Contact Details

Monterosa Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd
P.O.Box: 4483, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Tel: + 977 1 4700348
Fax: + 977 1 4700556
Email: nepalexpedition1993@gmail.com

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