Cho Oyu is the 6th highest peak in the world (8201 meters) and is part of the Greater Himalaya, where the central Asia plateau meets the Indian subcontinent. Located on the Tibet and Nepal border, you will have a chance to experience the local Tibetan culture. It is said that Cho Oyu means ‘Goddess of Turquoise’, as its stark shadows appear this color in the light of the setting sun when viewed from Tibet. This mountain is a vast bulk of sweeping snow slopes and clean glaciated lines; a most noble and impressive first 8000m peak.
The elegant North West face of Cho Oyu brings us up fairly easy angled 30 degree snow slopes. There is one steep serac barrier to negotiate at 6800m. Where necessary, fixed lines will be placed to aid us on steeper sections. Following our acclimatization walks in Nylam and Tingri, we will arrive at the Chinese Base camp where we begin our exciting preparations to move up to Base camp at 5700m via an Intermediate camp at around 5400m, to aid acclimation.
Cho Oyu Expedition Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02/3: Kathmandu - Preparation for Expedition & Briefing.
Day 4: Drive to Zangmu(2350m).Overnight in hotel
Day 5: Drive to Nyalam(3750m).Overnight in hotel
Day 6 : Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization.
Day 7 : Drive to Tingri (4342m).Overnight in hotel .
Day 8 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization.
Day 9 : Drive to cho oyu Base Camp (4700m).
Day 10-12 : Stay at the base camp .
Day 13: Move to the Advanced Base camp (5200m).
Day 14: Stay at the Advanced Base Camp . Day 15-39 : Climbing period .
Day 40 : Back to the Advanced Base Camp