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Tibet Cho-Oyu Expedition

Cho-Oyu ExpeditionCho Oyu - the "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan - is located at the frontier of Tibet and Nepal. At a height of 8201 meters, it belongs to the Himalayan range, about 30 km west of Everest. It is the sixth highest mountain in the world and was first climbed on October 19th 1954 by the Austrian Herbert Tichy, with Sepp Jochler and Pasang Dava Lama.

"Finally, the peak is reached, the infinite hardships are ended. The last nine hours fighting with the mountain; the time in the death zone above 24,000 foot, the weeks of privations and hardships, even the risk of one's life - is this reward itself really? Yes, certainly! Not because of fame but inner satisfaction: To have found the mountain as friend and have been so near to the sky." Sepp Jochler.

The History
1952: First reconnaissance of Cho Oyu's Northwest face by Edmund Hillary and party.

1954: A small Austrian expedition, under the leadership of Herbert Tichy, make a spectacular first ascent without oxygen on the Northwest face. This new style of climbing big mountains with alpine techniques rewrote mountaineering history.

1958: Second ascent by an Indian expedition. Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama, who was part of the first ascent, reached the peak for the second time. First death on Cho Oyu.

1959: Four member of an expedition are killed in an avalanche during a failed international women's expedition.

1964: Controversial third ascent by a German expedition. No proof of reaching the summit. Two mountaineers die in Camp 4 of exhaustion at 7600 m (25,000 foot) height.

1978: The Austrian alpinists, Koblmuller and Furtner, succeeds in a spectacular ascent of the extremely difficult and dangerous southeast face.

1983: Reinhold Messner succeeds on his fourth attempt.

1985: First winter ascent of the South buttress by a Polish expedition. The South Buttress is the most difficult route on Cho Oyu to be completed successfully.

Day    Description
Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu (1350m.) transfer hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu
Day 03 Kathmandu
Day 04 Drive to Kodari and transfer Zhangmu 2300m.
Day 05 Drive Nylam 2750m.
Day 06 Nylam rest for acclimatization
Day 07 Drive Tingri 4340m.
Day 08 Rest of day for acclimatized
Day 09 Drive to Chinese Base Camp 5000m. Camping.
Day 10 Chinese Base Camp
Day 11 Prepared load to Yak for Advance Base Camp.
Day 12 Base Camp - Middle camp with Yaks.
Day 13 Middle Camp - Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp 5700m.
Day 14-39 limbing Period for Cho Oyu 8201m.
Day 40 Advance Base camp - Chinese Base camp
Day 41 drive Base Camp - Zhangmu
Day 42 Drive Zhangmu - Kathmandu
Day 43 Kathmandu
Day 44 Kathmandu
Day 45 Final Departure

Cost: Group joining basis
- Per Person US$ 7,900.00
- Climbing Sherpa, Per Sherpa is US$ 3,300.00 (If required)

Cost includes:

  • - 5 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast (3 star hotel).
  • - Expert professional Nepalese expedition crews like Cook, Kitchen boy, ABC guide and mountaineering gears till to the ABC are provided; and our crews get all expedition facilities from our office itself.
  • Tibet visa and Travel Permit for the expedition crew
  • Full board hotel in route to Tibet side Zhangmu, Nyalam and Tingri (bed and breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
  • Base Camp - Advance Base Camp 1 tent for 1 person (North Face brand)
  • Dining tent, Table, Chairs, toilet tent, Mess tent and Kitchen tent
  • Per person's (40 KG) Load is carried by the Yak till to the from BC-ABC
  • Per person's (30 KG) Load is carried by the Yak on the way back to the ABC to the BC
  • Kathmandu - Zhangmu - Base Camp - Zhangmu (vice versa) are provided the Mini bus/Jeep for the members and Truck for the equipment.
  • Peak permit for Cho Oyu 8201m
  • Tibet Visa and Travel permit
  • Liaison officer and Interpreter
  • Nepalese crew' insurance
  • ABC - Emergency Oxygen, Mask and regulator
  • Satellite phone (Pay call).
  • Farewell dinner

Cost does not include:
  • Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Laundry, postage, telephone calls, and all other items of personal nature.
  • Entry visa and Re-entry visa for Nepal.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Medical and rescue insurance.
  • Personal Climbing equipment.
  • Bar bills and Beverage.
  • Rescue Jeep USD 700.00
  • Medicine and first aid expenses
  • Garbage Deposit USD 500.00 (Sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage.

Extra yak, Per Yak's USD 120.00 will be charge till to 40 KG load. Note: After the Expedition, Tipping system is well come for expedition crews from your generosity if you are happy with the staffs of the company. We wish you a happy and successful climbing.