Full board ChoOyu 8201meter Expedition spring 2017

Monterosa treks and Expedition has been organizing Expedition to the mountains like, Everest, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, Lhakpari and others from Tibet side since 1998. Mount Cho Oyu was first climbed by Austrians in 1954 followed by Indian and German. Mostly, mount Cho Oyu expedition is done from Tibet side due the easy climbing technique route.

Meeting and climbing information: After your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our staffs will welcome you and guide you to hotel. On the next day, we organize an introduction program about mount Cho Oyu Expedition with other climbing members & Expedition crews. Since then we work on processing your necessary documents and Tibet visa.

After 3 day of your arrival, you will be driven towards Nepal Tibet border. We stay one night in Shybrubesi and 4 day drive takes us to Rasuwa Gadi, Kerung Bridge where the Chinese liaison officer and Chinese transportation will be waiting for us. Loading all our expedition gears on truck, we drive via Land cruiser 4wd or with comfortable Minibus to reach Zonkha (3000m) where we spend one night. Next day, we drive to Tingri (4340m) where we spend further two nights acclimatizing. From Tingri, we drive to Base camp (5000m) along the bumpy rough way.

We set up our camp at Chinese Base Camp and stay two or more nights as per our choice. We also arrange Yak schedules by that time. Base camp is a temporary but comfortable camp with tasty food served by our Nepali cook. From there, we walk for two days to reach Advance Base Camp (ABC). There is the high pass called Nangpa La, an old but still used yak track trading route between Nepal and Tibet.

ABC is the major base camp and we plan to stay there for the longer duration also to wait for the favorable situation to move on. We provide single tent to every climbers till here but after this you should manage all services at your own.

Our real mountaineering begins from camp 1 Camp 1 (6400m). 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 in cooperation with other expedition members at the mountain.

Mount Cho Oyu Panorama from Summit Camp 2 is on the edge of a large plateau at 7125m although you can carefully assess to put the rope where. You may approach peak from here if you think you are well prepared or you may establish a light Camp 3 across the plateau and up on a minor ridge at 7550m.

You should 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 you are on the crest of this ridge the terrain is straightforward to the summit plateau. Now, you are atop of Mount Cho Oyu.

The scenery of Mount Everest 8848m, mount Lhotse 8501m, mount Nuptse 7855m, mount Chamlang 7319m, mount Ama Dablam 6856m and other peaks of the Everest region to the east and south are amazing from the peak of Mount Cho Oyu. To the west, there is the mount Melungtse and mount Gauri Sankar massifs and to the north is all Tibet area. To descend down is via the same normal route down to ABC. It is normal to descend to Camp 2 from summit and to continue down to the ABC. The legend says that in Tibetan language, ‘Chomo’ means the ‘goddess’ and ‘Yu’ means the ‘turquoise’ hence the meaning of this mountain becomes Turquoise Goddess.

Itinerary

Cho Oyu Expedition11 April 2017 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer hotel
12 April 2017 Day 02: Preparing expedition & apply Tibet visa
13 April 2017 Day 03: Prepare expedition - expedition briefing
14 April 2017 Day 04: Drive to Shabru Besi -over nigh in hotel
15 April 2017 Day 05: Drive Kerung- Zoakha stay guesthouse
16 April2017 Day 06: Drive to Tingri from Zoakha-stay in hotel
17 April 2017 Day 07: Acclimatization/ day hiking uphill - hotel
18 April 2017 Day 08: Drive Cho-Oyu base camp5000m.camp
19 April 2017 Day 09: Rest Cho Oyu base camp5000m. camp
20 April 2017 Day 10: Prepared load to yak for trek abc- camp
21 April 2017 Day 11: Base camp-Middle camp with yak-camp
22 April 2017 Day 12: Middle.. –Cho Oyu A.B.C5700m.- camp
23 April–20 May 2017 Day 13-40 Climbing Mt. Cho Oyu8201m.
21 May 2017 Day 41: Trek Cho Oyu ABC - base camp-camp
22 May 2017 Day 42: Drive from base camp to Kerung -hotel
23 May 2017 Day 43: Drive from Kerung to Kathmandu-hotel
24 May 2017 Day 44: Free day Kathmandu city- Nepal - hotel
25 May 2017 Day 45: Transfer hotel to airport final departure

Cost: joining basis (ABC Service from Lhasa)

Single climber, per person USD 16,500 (Guided full board till to top)
Per person USD 13,500 (Two climbers guided full board till to top)

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
  • Expedition Nepali staff 1 ABC guide-cook & kitchen helper
  • A.B.C Dining and toilet tent, shower, store tent, table, chair   
  • Cho Oyu ExpeditionTibet visa-travel Permit for expedition climber- Nepali staff
  • Meals; Shybrubesi, Zonkha Tingri breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation hotel Lhasa-Shigatse -Tingri- back Lhasa
  • Advance base camp1 tent-1 climber north face tent/similar
  • Per person 40kg load is carry by yak from base camp-ABC
  • Per person 30kg load is carry by yak from ABC-case camp
  • Kathmandu-Nepal Tibet boarder-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Climbing food, cooking gas, fuel & cooking pot above ABC
  • Fixed rope charges - Cho Oyu 8201meter expedition-Tibet
  • Camp1, 2,3climbing tent for climbing climber-Sherpa guide
  • 1 climber 1climbing guide-two climbers get climbing guide
  • Transfer Kerung – Cho Oyu base camp to Kerung by Jeep
  • Truck for carrying expedition equipment and food for A.B.C
  • Climbing permit for Cho Oyu8201meter expedition  - Tibet
  • Liaison officer and Interpreter for Expedition from C.T.M.A
  • Solar panel for charging batteries & lights in Advance B.C.
  • Life and medical insurance for professional expedition staff
  • Welcome dinner with Nepali songs & dance 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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