Cho Oyu stands high above the Tibetan plains on the Nepal / Tibet border, and is an ideal choice for mountaineers ready to test themselves on the eight thousanders. The world's sixth highest mountain is to the locals a holy mountain. S. Moechler, H. Tichy and p. Dawa Lama first climbed it in 1954. On a good day the view from the summit plateau is breathtaking, in a sweep you take in the entire panorama of Everest, Lhotse , Nuptse, Chamlang, Ama Dablam and other peaks of the Khumbu.
The Austrians were the first to step onto the snow-dome summit of Cho Oyu back in 1954. This massif is arguably the most technically straightforward, accessible and safe to climb. These days there are more than four different routes on Cho Oyu with the Tibetan north side offering several worthy first ascent possibilities.
We enter Tibet via Zhangmu and then drive to Old Tingri, from where the trekking begins. Base Camp, Chinese, is situated at an altitude of 5000m with the Advanced base camp at 5700m and about three miles away from the mountain proper.
Base camp is established at Rongbuk glacier at 5180m though the real climbing starts at camp 1 at an elevation of 7000m.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel B/B
Day 02: Kathmandu free day, Hotel B/B
Day 03: Drive to Kodari, transfer to Zhangmu, hotel F/B
Day 04: Drive to Nylam, Guesthouse
Day 05: Acclimatization at Nylam, Guesthouse
Day 06: Drive to Tingri, Guesthouse
Day 07: Drive to Chinese Base Camp, camp
Day 08-10: Arrive at Advance Base Camp
Day 11-30: Climbing Period of Cho Oyu.
Day 31: Trek from Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp
Day 32: Drive to Nylam Guesthouse
Day 33: Drive to Zhangmu - Kathmandu, hotel F/B
Day 34: Kathmandu Free day, hotel B/B
Day 35: Leisure day in Ktm, hotel B/B
Day 36: Final departure
- Trekking guide
- Trekking permit
- Nepal Visa fee
- International Air fare
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