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Cho Oyu Expedition

Our route does transverse first driving all the way to Cho-Oyu Base Camp, crossing the Nepalese Border and continuing via Nyalam and Tingri. The way near to Base Camp involves a normal drive at high altitude, but rewards with powerful views of Cho - Oyu (8201m) to the north. Further will be realm of the glaciers, surrounded by the unforgettable presence of the world's mightiest mountains. Normally, we set up four camps in the approach excluding Advanced Base Camp. Thereafter star ts our main attempt to scale the summit (8201m).

Cho Oyu stands high above the Tibetan plains on the Nepal / Tibet border, and is an ideal choice for mountaineers ready to test themselves on the eight thousanders.

The world's sixth highest mountain, is to the locals a holy mountain. It was first climbed by S. Moechler, H. Tichy and p. Dawa Lama in 1954. On a good day the view from the summit plateau is breathtaking, in a sweep you take in the entire panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Ama Dablam and other peaks of the Khumbu.

The Austrians were the first to step onto the snow-dome summit of Cho Oyu back in 1954. This massif is arguably the most technically straightforward, accessible and safe to climb. These days there are more than four different routes on Cho Oyu with the Tibetan north side offering several worthy first ascent possibilities.

We enter Tibet via Zhangmu and then drive to Old Tingri, from where the trekking begins. Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5000m with the Advanced base camp at 5700m and about three miles away from the mountain proper.

Base camp is established at Rongbuk glacier at 5180m though the real climbing starts at camp 1 at an elevation of 7000m.


Itinerary [30 Days]

Day 01: Drive to Kodari Border / about 5-6 hrs & drive to Zhangmu 2300 m.

Day 02: Drive to Nyalam 3750 meters.

Day 03: Nyalam – Tingri 4340 meters.

Day 04: Tingri – Chinese Base Camp 5000 meters.

Day 05 - 06: Advance Base Camp 5700 meters.

Day 07 - 26: Climbing Period to Cho Oyo 8201 meters.

Day 27: Back to Chinese Base Camp.

Day 28: Base Camp - Nyalam.

Day 30: Nyalam – Zhangmu

Day 31: Zhangmu – Kathmandu.