Cho Oyu

Trip Facts

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Located just over 10 km from Everest, Cho Oyu is the sixth highest peak on the planet. Its access is through Tibet that we will join by the road of friendship that joins the great Tibetan west.

We will spend one day of acclimatization in Nyalam then another in Tingri.

Two cities of Tibet.

We will set up 3 altitude camps for the ascent. Then camp 3 at the top is a big slope with some passages at 40 °. Very nice view during the climb on all Tibetan plateaus.

By cons, the base camp is a bit high, but it is the only place where there is water not too far.

Cho Oyu Expedition Camps
Base camp at 5700 m (it’s high – but no other solutions)

Camp 1 at 6300 m – flat location with views all the way to the summit. Access to the C1 from the CB starts on a moraine little slope and then we reach 6000 m where we access the C1 by a steeper slope with a good trail when there is no snow. During the first climb to C1 still poorly acclimated we put about 6 hours and then during other climbs once acclimated

in 3 hours we arrive at C1.

Camp 2 at 7100 m – from C1 we follow the obvious snow ridge, we pass a first ice full then the slope is softened until C2 – but the altitude is felt. The location of C2 is limited after a heavy snowfall.

Camp 3 at 7400 m – some groups do not make C3. Little room at camp 3.

Summit 8200 m arrived by an endless “dish”.


Trip Itinerary

Days 1 and 3 Kathmandu and departure by bus. Direction the Chinese border.
Days 4 and 5 Nyalam at 3800 m where we will do 1 day of acclimatization.
Days 6 and 8 Direction in 4X4 in Tingri (acclimatization 1 day) and the Chinese base camp at 5000 m and a day of acclimatization.
Days 9 Climb on foot and with yaks to Cho Oyu Base Camp at 5700 m.
Day 10 to 32 Ascension
Day 33 to 36 Return Kathmandu.

Service Includes

4 nights in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast

1 cook and his help

1 altitude Sherpa with equipment for 2 clients and 1 sirdar who is one of the altitude Sherpas

Hyper bar box

A satellite phone

Bus and 4X4 between Kathmandu and CB Chinese A / R and Kathmandu

The transport of loads in the CB

Food at base camp and in high altitude camps

Solar panels for bass camp

The tents of the base camp and the camps of altitude

Insurance for the Nepalese team

Hotel-airport transportation

The royalties of the summit, Permit of ascension, Chinese license including for the local team

The Liaison Officer and his equipment

End of experience pot taken together in Kathmandu

Service Excludes

Personal insurance Repatriation assistance

Your mountain gear (harness, crampons, sleeping bags, etc.) Race food

Bonus summit for Sherpas (left at your initiative)

Extra Sherpa

Airport and Visa Fees (Nepal – China)

Telephone, walkie-talkie, alcoholic drinks and soda

The plane A / R Paris

meals lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

the double entry visa


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