Cho Oyu Expedition

Cho Oyu Expedition

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world having an altitude of 8,188 meters above sea level. It lies in the border between Nepal and China. Among all the highest 8 thousanders peaks of the word the Cho Oyu Mountain is the mountain having highest success rate and lowest death rate. This mountain is the second most climbed mountain after Everest. The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954 by Herbert Tichy and Pasang Dawa Lama via the north-west ridge. The first winter ascent was done by Maciej Berbeka and Maciej Pawlikowski on February 12, 1985.

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Introduction & Overview of Cho Oyu Expedition

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world having an altitude of 8,188 meters above sea level. It lies in the border between Nepal and China. Among all the highest 8 thousanders peaks of the word the Cho Oyu Mountain is the mountain having highest success rate and lowest death rate. This mountain is the second most climbed mountain after Everest. The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954 by Herbert Tichy and Pasang Dawa Lama via the north-west ridge. The first winter ascent was done by Maciej Berbeka and Maciej Pawlikowski on February 12, 1985.

Mount Cho Oyu Expedition is the best for anyone searching for a mountain with easy trials. Cho Oyu Expedition is also suitable for beginner mountaineers. Because of its easier trials Cho Oyu also marked as a ‘Trekking Peak’ available for climbers with low mountaineering experience. The death rate of the climbers during the summit of the mountain is only 1.4%. The mountain climbing will be even easier by the team of experienced guides and porters that we provide who will give their best to make your dream come true. 

Include/Exclude

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from international airport with other necessary surface transportation as per itinerary by representative of Actual Adventure.
  •  5 night request star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  •  International flight Kathmandu- Lhasa
  •  Truck for expedition equipment from Kathmandu-Kerung-Kathmandu.
  •  Land Transportation from KTM-KERUNG-KTM for Climbing members and Staff.
  •  Chinese custom clearances at the border
  •  Chinese Government Royalty for Cho-Oyu Expedition for group and climbing Sherpa guide.
  •  Chinese visa for climbing period, both Base Camp staff, Sherpa and group;
  •  1:1 Climbing Sherpa guide each member and leaders will be included.
  •  TMA or CTMA selected English speaking Chinese liaison officer and interpreter
  •  All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp;
  •  Full Board hotel in route in Tibet:Lhasa,Tingri (B/L/D) (provided by CTMA);
  •  Food during expedition period for expedition members and staff;
  •  Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew;
  •  Expedition Permit to climbing Cho Oyu along northwest ridge route;
  •  Permanent kitchen facilities at advance base camp.
  •  All staff during Expedition period with experienced guide (Base Camp Manager) as per group size.
  •  Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;
  •  Cargo clearance & duties assistance service free;
  •  Daily wages, equipment allowance & insurance for expedition staff;
  •  Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group;
  •  Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members;
  •  Quality personal tent at base camp and advance base camp
  •  Permanent kitchen and dining facilities at advance base camp
  •  Shower facility at base camp and advance base camp
  •  All necessary climbing hardware and ropes.
  •  Preferable meals at BC, ABC, higher camps, Hot drinks and beverages, freeze dried food during expedition
  •  24 hours hot drinks and beverage during expedition
  •  Quality high altitude freeze dried food for Sherpa and staff;
  •  2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators (if requested by client)
  •  All expenses of Climbing Sherpa including Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  •  Ice falls charges, all high quality tent for  higher camps 1, 2, 3 •
  •  EPI gas and burners  for cooking food above base camp;
  •  All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for cook, climbing Sherap guide and base camp staff.
  •  All necessary camping equipment's like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, kitchen tent, shower, toilet tents etc.
  •  Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up and down carrying by Yak;
  •  Truck will be provided at Kerung boarder -Chinese base camp and return Kerung for loads;
  •  Yaks curry the loads from Chinese base camp to middle camp to advance base camp and return;
  •  Required experienced, trained and Government Licensed climbing guide(s) during climbing period per person as per requirements.
  •  First Aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  •  Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  •  Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  •  Emergency oxygen and mask regulator.
  •  All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
  •  Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  •  Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  •  Actual Adventure Special Gifts as souvenir. 
  •  Office service charges
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation then display in itinerary program.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Wallie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera or walkies-talkies).
  • Personal climbing gears;
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minimum US$ 1000.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa guide, minimum US$ 1000.00 per climbing Sherpa guide. 
  • Nepal entry and re-entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “COST INCLUDES” section. 

Additional Information

Highest access:8,201m (26,906ft)

First Ascent: Austrian Joseph Joechler, Herbert Tichy (Italy), Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepal), October 19, 1954

Duration:45 (typically) Days

Group Size:01-10person per Group

Co-ordinates:28°05'37''N, 86°39'43''E

Location:Nepal/Tibet border, 30km west of Everest

Country:Tibet, China

Airport:Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: Moderate Climb (PD++)

Accommodation:Three star to five stars as request

Meals’/B plan in Kathmandu & B, L, and D in during Driving and climbing period

Transportation:Car, Jeep, Mini Bus

Best season:Late spring and autumn

Major Activity:trekking/climbing

Include Activity: Zhangbu, Naylam and Tingri tour

Culture:Tibeten and Sherpa

Mode of Travel:Hotel/Guest house on route, camping during Climbing period

Climbing route:North-west Ridge

Himalayan sights:Friendship peak, Everest, Lhotse, Shishapangma

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