Mount Cho Oyu Expedition
At 8201 meters, Cho Oyu is the world’s sixth highest peak. Due to its easily accessible peak and uncomplicated terrain, Cho Oyu is the world’s most frequently climbed 8000 meter mountain. The relative ease of ascending to this thrilling elevation makes Cho Oyu an ideal primer to the more demanding 8000’ers like Dhaulagiri or Everest. Taking its name from a Tibetan phrase that translates to “Turquoise Goddess”, this classic peak lying along the Tibetan border was made to be climbed.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Trip preparations
Day 3: Fly to Lukla. Trek to Phakding. Overnight in guesthouse.
Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar. Overnight in guesthouse.
Day 5: Rest day in Namche Bazaar.
Day 6: Trek to Dole. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 7: Trek to Gokyo. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 8: Rest day at Gokyo.
Day 9: Trek to Cho Oyu base camp. Overnight in tents.
Days 10 – 35: Climbing period
Day 36: Trek to Gokyo. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 37: Trek to Dole. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 38: Trek to Namche Bazaar. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 39: Trek to Phakding. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 40: Trek to Lukla. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 41: Fly to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Days 42 – 43: Leisure time in Kathmandu.
Day 44: Depart Kathamandu
- Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff (sirdar, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer).
- Food and fuel at the base camp.
- All camping equipment at the base camp such as tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
- Trek support for climbing members from road head – base camp - road head.
- Porters to carry loads from road head – base camp - road head.
- Royalty and peak permit
- Kathmandu – road head – Kathmandu land transportation
- Airport arrival and departure pickup
- Shared accommodation at 3 or 4 star hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on bed and Breakfast plan
- High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
- Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp (though available at extra cost).
- Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue operation.
- Tips for expedition staff and porters after the trip.