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Cho Oyu Expedition

Trip Overview

Cho Oyu Expedition (8,201m)

We have a high success rate on Cho Oyo. Technically, it is a comparatively safe and easy route which enables climbers with determination, but not necessarily a high degree of technical expertise, to reach an 8,000m summit. The safety precautions and logistical preparations are, of course, the same as for Everest and the standard of equipment is equally high. This is an ideal opportunity to experience the world at 8,000m and above with the least possible danger.

Mountain Experience has run expeditions to Cho Oyo since 1996, most of which have seen clients reach the summit. Cho Oyo is relatively easy to climb with minimal objective danger. It is a great opportunity to experience the surreal world of extreme altitude, to train for an Everest climb or to achieve a first 8,000m peak. Along with Everest, we specialise in this classic route and have a very high success rate. Although the challenge is perhaps less than that of the Everest climb, we ensure the same care and attention in the preparation of Base Camp and Advanced Base Camp, the same detailed safety precautions on the mountain and, of course, the same degree of service from your guides and Sherpas.

Route Description

Above Advanced Base Camp (5,800m) we use three camps. Camp 1 (6,600m) is at the top of a long scree slope. From here the route is entirely on snow. We follow a gentle rounded ridge until we hit a short but steep ice cliff. We use a fixed rope to negotiate the cliff (normally about 20m) and then continue across a gentle glacier before we start another slightly steeper slope, again equipped with a fixed rope. Camp 2 (7,100m) is on an easy snow slope.

The day to reach Camp 3 (7,400m) is relatively short, about three to four hours, climbing more gentle snow slopes. From here we can reach the summit in five to seven hours and return to Camp 2 for the evening. This final day consists of climbing intermediate snow slopes until we reach a series of rock bands, which we cross by way of their snow ledges. We come out onto a snow slope leading us to the summit ridge and then, what is often mistaken as the summit. The real summit is still about 400m away on almost flat snow. The retreat is then fairly fast but with time to enjoy the spectacular surrounding scenery.

Trip Includes

Permit and other charge

  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb of Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Cho Oyu.

Arrival and Departure

  • Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).

Visa fee

  • Visa arrangement for Tibet including Visa fee

Hotel Accommodation

  • 3 night hotel accommodation in KATHMANDU at the Yak and Yeti or Hotel Annapurna in BB plan in twin sharing basis
  • 1 night Kerung, 2 night Thingri hotel

Welcome Dinner

  •  Welcome Dinner in member’s standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Mountain Experience Staffs’

Cargo Clearance

  • International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. (before the expedition)

Liaison Officer

  • One Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation.

Garbage Management

  • Garbage Deposit fees.


  • All the group transport in Tibet as per itinerary
  • All the airport pick up and drop
  • Transport by bus or Jeep and Truck necessary all equipment Transportation  for all Member, Staffs and Food From Kathmandu-Kerung (by bus) Kerung to BC by jeep
  • BC to ABC (by yak) ABC to BC  (by Yak) BC to Kerung by Jeep Kerung – Kathmandu(by bus)


  • 1 member 1 Climbing Sherpa
  • Base camp and ABC cook and kitchen helpers.
  • Climbing Sherpa and Cook staffs Salary & Allowance, Equipment, Food & Clothing.


  • For Sherpa, cook and Porters staff insurance, Emergency Evacuation, medical and rescue insurance during the Expedition.

Member Luggage

  • Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters or Yaks.

Food & Fuel

  • Food on the way to BC and Back in Lodge
  • BC and ABC food and fuel
  • High food for C1, C2 & C3 food

Fix rope

  • Rope fee payable to liaison at BC US$ per foreign and Nepali Sherpa.


  • Base camp tent: Each tent per member will have Kailas tent
  • ABC 1 tent per member have Kailas tent
  • High altitude tent: 1 HA tent per 2 members
  • At Base Camp Dinning tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent and Shower tent, staffs tent, and cooking sets for Base Camp, Foam Mattress, Pillow per member, Insulate Mattress, Tables, Chairs and all necessary cooking gears.
  • Heater:Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.


  • 10 bottles oxygen. (7 bottles for member and 3 bottle for Sherpa)
  • 2 set mask and regulators
  • Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator (If used, It will be paid it from user)


  • BC Electricity and ABC Solar panel/generator at base camp for recharging


  • BC Base station 1, Walkie-talkie per member 1

Group Climbing Equipment

  • Epi gas, Epi gas stoves, high cooking pot sets, Insulate Mattress, sleeping bag in mountain etc.
  • Foam Mattress, Pillow per member, Insulate Mattress, Tables, Chairs and all necessary cooking gears.
  • Gammo bag(chamber bag) at base camp for medical propose, medical kits


  • 4 Yaks from Chinese Base camp to Advance Base camp and while descending 2 Yaks from ABC to Base camp.


Trip Excludes

  • Air travel to and from Kathmandu. Air travel to and from Kathmandu and Kathmandu/ Lhasa/ Kathmandu flight.
  • Accommodation, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls, and all other items of personal nature.
  • Entry visa into Nepal.
  • This can be obtained at the airport upon arrival. Re-entry visa for Nepal.
  • Departure tax at Kathmandu airport.
  • Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance
  • Satellite phone permit fee USD 500
  • Personal Climbing equipment.
  • Personal climbing clothing and equipment.
  • Extra Oxygen it cost USD500 per bottle
  • Summit bonus for Sherpa minimums level is USD1,000
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