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International Cho Oyu Expedition-Zhangmu
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International Cho Oyu Expedition-Zhangmu

Spring 2015
Entry/Exit: Zhangmu
Fixed Departure: 10 April 2015

 

Height: 8201m.
Latitude: 28° 06′″N
Longitude: 86° 39′″E
Trip Duration: 40 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Normal
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Kathmandu-Zhangmu-Nyalam-Tingri-Cho Oyu Base Camp

International Cho Oyu Expedition from Tibet sideMt. Cho-Oyu (Mt. Qowowuyag) is the world’s sixth highest most popular mountain located between Nepal and Tibet (China). The mountain would be the best choice for the mountaineers who want to stand on the summit of 8000 meter peak due to its straight forward climbing with minimal objective danger and less technically demanding. Cho Oyu climbing has the higher rate of success than any other 8000 meter peak climbing in Nepal and Tibet. The mountain was first climbed by Hebert Tichy in 1954. We arrange both the logistic support to ABC and fully guided Cho Oyu expedition.

Cho Oyu Advance Base CampAccording to the expedition program our expedition team will drive to Zhangmu via Araniko highway and Friendship Bridge. At the friendship bridge staff from Tibet Mountaineering Association will be waiting for our expedition group. Expedition team members will drive by 4WD land cruiser and expedition equipments will be carried by truck.

After driving 5 days  we will have 1 overnight night in Zhangmu, 2 Nights in Nyalam and 2 Nights in Tingri) we will reach Cho-Oyu Base camp. Chinese call it Chinese Base Camp. Cho-Oyu base camp is situated at altitude of 4700 m. We will set camp here in BC for 2 days to acclimatize as well as check expedition equipments once more. 2 days walk take us Cho-Oyu advance base camp. It is situated at altitude of 5700 m.
 
Climbing History of Mt. Cho Oyo

a) First ascent in 1954 (Austrian).
b) 1959: First women's Himalayan expedition to an 8,000m peak. (Two of the women and one Sherpa were killed in two separate avalanches.)
c) Approximately 465 people summit prior to spring, 1995.
d) Approximately two thirds of prior expeditions put at least one person on top.
e) Approximately 17 people killed on the mountain (making it by far the safest of the 8,000m peaks).

Cho Oyu climbing - TibetMt. Cho Oyu short note about climbing route:

Camp 1 is at altitude of 6400m. To reach at Camp 1 we have to walk for about 4-6 hours from advance base camp via an initial walk up the Gyabrag Glacier, up steep screc to a broad snow shoulder.

Camp 2 is at altitude of 7150 m.  We have to follow the snow ridge out of Camp 1 to a steep 50 meter ice wall, which provides most challenging climbing on this route. To make this ascent fixed ropes are necessary.

Camp 3 is located at altitude of 7500m. After 4/5 hours walk from Camp 2 we can reach camp 3. At this altitude there is a tremendous sense of effort to gain further height. The final summit push will be made from this camp and takes about 6-9 hours.

Note:

  1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

 

Expedition Itinerary:

April 07 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff, transfer to Hotel..
April 08 Day 02: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure.
April 09 Day 03: Preparation for expedition and official trip briefing.
April 10 Day 04: Drive to Kodari & transfer to Zhangmu (2350m.) O/N.
April 11 Day 05: Drive to Nyalam (3750m.-12,000ft) Hotel.
April 12 Day 06: Rest day for acclimatization.
April 13 Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4300m.-13760ft) Hotel.
April 14 Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization. - Hotel.
April 15 Day 09: Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp (4900m.-15680ft).
April 16 Day 10: Rest day for acclimatization. Tented Camp
April 17 Day 11: Rest day for acclimatization. Tented Camp
April 18 Day 12: Trek to Middle Base Camp (5400m.-17,280ft). Tented Camp
April 19 Day 13: Trek to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp (5600m.-17,920ft).
April 20 - May 10 Day 14-34: Climbing Period for Cho Oyu (8201m.)
May 11 Day 35: Reserve day at Advance Base Camp. Tented Camp
May 12 Day 36: Trek back to Base Camp. Tented Camp
May 13 Day 37: Drive back to Nyalam. Hotel.
May 14 Day 38: Nyalam – Kathmandu by drive then transfer to Hotel.
May 15 Day 39: Free in Kathmandu.
May 16 Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Expedition Cost in group joining basis;
Expedition cost up to Advance Base Camp: USD 10,770 Per Person.
High Altitude Sherpa: USD 5,700 (If required)

 
Note:

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp

 

Expedition Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Hiace or Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Cho Oyu.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances & daily salary of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition barrel for or, barrel each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen Mask & regulator at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s & simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Agency Service charge.

 

Expedition Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Tents above advance base camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (available on request).
  • Personal local transportation in Kathmandu & Tibet except above mentioned programs.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.

 

Expedition cost up to Summit: USD 16,999 Per Person.

We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.

 

Expedition Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Hiace or Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt Cho Oyu.
  • Road permit and travel permit
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa per climbing member.
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • All common climbing equipments such as fixed ropes, main ropes, snow bars, ice screws, pitons etc.
  • High altitude tents.
  • High altitude food and fuel.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances & daily salary of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods & equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s & simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Agency Service charge.

 

Expedition Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • oxygen bottles, mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.

Summit Bonus for climbing Sherpa must pay by Climber: Per Sherpa-USD 500 for over 8000m, USD 8000 USD for up to Summit.

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