On the Tibet-Nepal border lies Cho Oyu 8201m. It makes an ideal first 8000m peak due toMt.Cho Oyu, blow summit its technically straight-forward nature and easy descent. But it is still a Himalayan giant and we treat it with great respect. This expedition is only suitable for climbers with previous altitude experience.
Using a careful acclimatisation plan and full logistical support we tackle the mountain over 6 weeks from the Tibetan side. Experienced high altitude western and sherpa guides do much of the work on the mountain to give you every chance of success and to maximise safety. We include bottled oxygen, mask and regulator, for one summit bid. Additional oxygen can be purchased if required.
Standing on the summit of Cho Oyu, looking over at Everest only 650m higher will be a memory you will take with you for the rest of your life. It will probably inspire you to go the next 650m too!
On the successful trip in May 2000 we reached the summit on the 31st day of the expedition: we had good weather and conditions. We will allow 6 weeks for the trip and by using the pre-monsoon season (April-May). Another bonus of the Spring season is there is usually less snow, so less chance of avalanche and easier going. And of course it gets warmer and warmer toward summit date as we approach summer (June). We begin our preparation in Kathmandu but have an option to fly to Lhasa(which allows a better acclimatization program and is an interesting city to acclimatize in). We have now added an option to climb Labchi Kang a 7367m high peak near BC which allows us to pre-acclimatizes and then move quickly up the mountain in one push, minimizing repetitive trips to high camps.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel Thamel or Similar
Day 02-03 : In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure
Day 04 : Drive to Tibet boarder, transfer to Zangmu- O/N Hotel
Day 05 : Drive to Nylam (3720m) O/N Guest House
Day 06 : Rest day for acclimatization- O/N Guest House
Day 07 : Drive to Tingri ( 4340m) O/N Guest House
Day 08 : Rest day in Tingri for acclimatization- O/N Guest House
Day 09 : Drive to Cho-Oyu Base camp (4964m) O/N camp
Day 10 : Rest day- O/N Camp
Day 11 : Prepare loads to ABC O/N Camp
Day 12 : Trek to Interim camp- O/N Camp
Day 13 : Arrive at advance base camp (5720m) O/N Camp
Day 14-41 : Climbing period
Day 42 : Trek back to base camp-O/N Camp
Day 43 : Drive to Zangmu- O/N Guest Hotel
Day 44 : Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 45 : Free day in Kathmandu
Day 46 : Final departure