International Cho Oyu 8201meter Expedition spring 2017

Austrians first conquered Mount Cho Oyu in 1954 followed by The Indian and German team in 1958 and 1964 respectively. After them, many expedition teams have successfully reached on its summit. Tibet side route is most preferred for Mount Cho Oyu expedition due the easy climbing technique route. Since 1998, our company "Monterosa Treks and Expedition, located at thamel Kathmandu is also conducting the Mount Cho Oyu Expedition along with other peaks such as, Shishapangma, Lhakpari, Everest etc.

Meeting and climbing information: Expedition to the sixth highest peak of the world, Mount Cho Oyu (8201m) begins after your arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu. The staffs of Monterosa treks and expedition welcome our guests and transfer to hotel. Next day, we organize introduction session with other climbing members & Expedition crews. Since then we process out for your Tibet visa and other necessary document for Cho Oyu Expedition.

After spending 3 days at Kathmandu, we drive you towards Nepal-Tibet border up to the Friendship Bridge through Prithvi highway, Trisuli Highway and finally Pashang Lamu highway. We will stay one night in Shybrubesi and 4 day drive to Rasuwa Gadi, Kerung Bridge. The Chinese liaison officer and Chinese transportation will be waiting there for us. Loading our expedition gears on truck and getting into Land cruiser 4wd or in comfortable Minibus, we start travelling. Acclimatizing one night at at Zonkha (3000m) next day we drive to Tingri (4340m) for further two nights acclimatizing. Then we drive along the rough road jerking & bouncing through grassy plain which leads up to the Chinese base camp.

Chinese Base Camp will be our 1st camp. Here, we stay two nights or more as per our own wish. Yaks schedule are also prepared by that time. Our Nepali cook will serve tasty food to our climbers at base camp. Then, we need to walk for 2 days to reach Advance Base Camp (ABC) that is the main base camp where we plan to stay for longer duration waiting for favorable situation for Expedition.

Every climber is provided with own tent as our service will be full board up to ABC and after that the climbers should manage all services by themselves personally. From ABC, it is several hours of strenuous walk on a vague path over moraine-covered glacier to the start of the mountaineering properly. Our actual mountaineering starts from Camp 1 (6400m). After that, he ridge is soft and easy enough for climbing. There are successive huge steps, several of which probably require fixing a rope up there for climbing. New rope needed to be fixed in co-operation with other expedition members on the mountain.

Camp 2 is on the edge of a large plateau at 7125m and you may attempt the summit from here if you think you are well prepared for this. Also, you may establish a light Camp 3 across the plateau and up on a minor ridge at 7550m. There are two rocky steps above Camp 3 where you should fix another set of ropes prior to our summit ascent.

Finally, you will begin your step towards summit in the next morning. The slopes are still steep above the rock bands and you may take a line to fix there, depending on conditions, however once on the crest of this ridge the terrain is straight forward along a long haul to the kiss the summit plateau.

The panorama from the summit is breathtakingly beautiful. Silvery peaks such as Mount Everest 8848m, mount Lhotse 8501m, mount Nuptse 7855m, mount Chamlang 7319m, mount Ama Dablam 6856m and many other of the Everest region to the east and south smiles at us from around. In Tibetan language, ‘Chomo’ means ‘the goddess’ and ‘Yu’ means ‘the turquoise’. Hence this peak is also called the "Turquoise Goddess" combining these Tibetan dialects.


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 Shabrubesi over nigh stay hotel
15 April 2017 Day 05: Drive Kerung- Zonkha stay guesthouse
16 April2017 Day 06: Drive to Tingri from Zonkha stay in hotel
17 April 2017 Day 07: Acclimatization/ day hiking uphill - hotel
18 April 2017 Day 08: Drive Cho-Oyu base camp
19 April 2017 Day 09: Rest Cho Oyu base 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: Group joining basis (ABC Service)

Basic package cost per person USD 11,500
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 & breakfast
  • Cho Oyu ExpeditionExpedition staff: cook, kitchen boy & Tibetan kitchen boy  
  • Dining tent, table / chair, toilet tent & cooking equipment
  • Tibet visa, travel  permit  for Mount Cho Oyu  8201meter
  • Meals; Kerung, Zonkha, Tingri (breakfast- lunch - dinner)
  • All accommodation in Kerung, Zonkha &Tingri Tibet city
  • ABC 1 tent - 1 person (north face brand/similar branded)
  • Kathmandu-Nepal Tibet boarder-Kathmandu tourist bus
  • Transfer Kerung -Cho Oyu base camp - Kerung by Jeep
  • Truck carrying for equipment, expedition  food and staffs
  • Solar panel for charging batteries-lights in ABC Cho Oyu
  • Climbing permit Cho Oyu8201meter expedition Tibet city
  • Liaison officer and  Interpreter for expedition from CTMA
  • Life, medical insurance professional Nepali staff - Nepal
  • Advance base camp oxygen for emergency(if use pay it)
  • Extra load - expedition pay all climber cost sharing basis
  • Welcome dinner  with Nepali dance- song in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • Entry visa & re-entry visa for Nepal.
  • Bar, beverage bills, personal expenses
  • Extra yak USD 200, carrying load 40kg
  • Tips for ABC staff , Any extra expenses
  • Medicine and first aid expense, rescue
  • Climbing food, gas, fuel for expedition
  • Fixed rope and charges for expedition

If Service Required

Russian oxygen 4 litters: USD 350 (re-fill)
Mask and regulator: USD 500 (re-used)
Satellite phone: 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

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