Mount Cho Oyu (8,201m) on Tibet side is regarded as the world’s 6th highest peak situated 20 km to the west of Mt. Everest along the Nepal – Tibet (China) border. The south –west ridge belongs to Nepal & north –west ridge belongs to Tibet (China).This mountain from Tibet side is not technically demanding and the climbers can attempt it without taking much risk. But, Cho-Oyu is still unclimbed from southwest ridge due to its technical difficulties. Mt. Cho Oyu on Tibet side is fairly plain.
Mt. Cho Oyu was first attempted in 1952 by an expedition team organized by the Joint Himalayan Committee of Great Britain as preparation for an attempt on Mount Everest on October 19, 1954, via the northwest ridge by Herbert Tichy and the Austrian expedition team.
It requires an extra push to reach the true summit peak on the far end of the high snowfield. Summit day, though long and arduous, is well worth. We rest and acclimatize at Chinese Base Camp and make the necessary climb preparation before making our ascent to advanced base camp at 5,700m. Then we establish Camp 1 at 6,400m, Camp 2 at 7,000m, Camp 3 at 7,500m and the following day attempt for the summit.
Trek Himalayan will arrange all necessary infrastructures for Mount Cho Oyu climb and summit in Tibet, China. We provide all necessary paper works for expedition permit, organize all logistics during the expedition such as camp facilities, transport luggage, set up high camps, fix ropes, provide food, high-quality tents, porters, professional Climbing Sherpas, oxygen, satellite telephone, Waki Talkie set, counseling and assistance. For more details, please contact us at info@ trekhimalayan.com.np
Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you will enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu
Today the expedition group members will meet up with Trek Himalayan staff for introduction and briefing about the expedition details. There will be 2 days alloted for preparation for the expedition. During the preparation we will work out for visa issuance, equipment checking with guides, shopping
personal food for the expedition.
After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge (i.e. NepalChina border). From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and landcruiser drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post here, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (2700m). The acilities of the guesthouse are very simple and basic. We stay free and spend overnight here.
Today is free for acclimatization. We will be going for a short trek around which helps us to acclimatize fast in higher altitude. Overnight stay at Nyalam guest house
Leaving Nyalam, we drive to Tingri through the lush, green lower hills up the dry, arid landscape of the Tibetan Plateau. We cross several high passes including the Lalung La at 5050m. If weather permits you will have a glimpse of a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan range including Mt Everest, Mt. Shishapangma and Mt. Cho Oyu at the backdrop. We spend the night in Tingri.
Leaving Nyalam, we will drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m/16890. Along the drive, you can enjoy viewing the splendor of majestic snowcapped peaks of Mt. Shishapangma and other adjoining peaks. After driving for 4 hrs, we will eventually reach Chinese Base Camp from where you get spectacular sight of Mt. Shishapangma and Mt. Everest. Upon arrival at the base camp we will explore around and stay overnight in tented camp.
We rest at Chinese base camp for one day to reduce the risk and severity of altitude sickness. We hike up around to observe spectacular mountains views including Mt. Everest (north face). Overnight in tented camp
Today we check all our climbing equipment and our Sherpa climber give you some training about the climbing to Mt Shishapangma. Overnight in tented camp
We prepare loads, yaks and other necessary things and trek towards Advance Base Camp. Depending on fitness, we move up and down the mountain several times, Overnight in tented camp
After successful summit we return to Base Camp, collect disposed garbage and clean up. Then, we will drive back to Zhangmu. Overnight in tented camp
Today we drive along the Tibet- Nepal Friendship Highway towards Zhangmu. We will cross the high twin passes, Lablung La (5,124m/16, 806ft) and Tong La (5,120m/16,794ft) en route. From the top of Tong La, you will enjoy the views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest and Shishapangma. Then, the road drops dramatically towards Nyalam, the last Tibetan town on the way to Zhangmu. If time permits, we will visit Milarepa Cave and then follow the road to Zhangmu-the Chinese frontier town. Overnight in hotel
After completing Chinese customs and immigration formalities at Zhangmu we drive further 5 miles down to the Friendship Bridge where you change your Tibetan guide and vehicle. From here, we drive to Kathmandu, which takes us about 3 ½ hrs to reach the city. Overnight in hotel
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