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Cho Oyu Expedition
Cho Oyu is the world’s sixth highest mountain which lies about 20 west of Mount Everest along the Nepal-Tibet border. It is alo known as Mt. Qowowuyag and is situated in the middle of the Himalayas. This mountain was first climbed by an Australian team in 1958 which was followed by the Indian and German teams in 1958 and 1964 respectively. The North West face of Cho oyu brings easy angled 30 degree snow slopes.
The ascent to the summit is short and direct and require few small technical sections and can be climbed safely. The montain can be reached by four wheeled drive vehicle and the first camp can be reached by walk in hiking boots and this easy access makes it an easy trek. This mountain is a vast bulk of sweeping snow slopes and is a most noble and impressive peak. Accilimation starts by having walk in Nylam and Tigri which will lead to the chineses Base camp from where the exciting preparation to move up to Base camp will begin.
The panorama that can be viewd from the summit of Cho Oyu is breathtakingly magnificent. From here you can view Mount Everest 8848m, mount Lhotse 8501m, mount Nuptse 7855m, mount Chamlang 7319m, mount Ama Dablam 6856m and other peaks of the Everest region to the east and south.
Day 1 – Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345 meters).
You will be received by our airport representative from Tribhuwan International airport and will be taken to the hotel for rest.
Day 2 – Pre-trip meeting & sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
You will be taken in the tour of Kathmandu valley which is also known as the city of tempes. Here you will visit to Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and other monumental places.
Day 3 – Official formalities in Kathmandu.
Some official formalities will be fulfilled by the expedition leaders. They will check that everyone’s equipment is in working order.
Day 4 – Final preparation day in Kathmandu.
Final opportunity for last-minute purchases and preparation for expedition.
Day 5 – Fly to Lhasa.
Today we will take a flight from Kathmandu International Airport for the hour-long flight to Lhasa. During this flight you will see the stunning views across the main Himalayan range, providing magnificent mountain views. Then the trek will land\ at Gonggar Airport and meeting our Tibetan guide, who will transfer you to the hotel for rest.
Days 6 and 7 – Sightseeing around Lhasa.
After breakfast at the hotel, the group will visit the popular and awe-inspiring Potala Palace, Lhasa’s most famous attraction.
Day 8 – Drive to Shigatse.
Today the trek will take a long drive across the Tibetan plateau and will reach the banks of the Tsang Po, which becomes the Brahmaputra River when it enters India. We will also visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, built in 1447
Day 9 – Drive to Xegar.
we wil continue our drive to Xegar which provides a spectacular panorama of peaks, including Mt. Everest. If time allows, we may be able to visit the main town and its hilltop monastery.
Day 10 – Acclimatization day.
This day will be spent as a rest and acclimatization day, in preparation for the high altitude of the Chinese base camp for next day.
Day 11 – Arrival at Chinese base camp.
Today we will complete the drive to the Chinese base camp, leaving Xegar and then we turn south along the bumpy track that leads to the road’s end below Cho Oyu.
Day 12 – Organization at Chinese base camp.
Today we will organize our team for the preparation of the trek from next day. This is a very important day for success of the trek.
Days 13 to 16 – Trek to Cho Oyu base camp.
We will trek to Cho Oyu Base camp and day 16th will be Acclimatization day at the base camp for further hiking. Overnight will be spent at tented camp.
Days 17 to 40 – Climbing the north-west face of Cho Oyu.
From the base camp we climb along the glacier toward the mountain and Camp 1. After climbing Cho Oyu, finally, the team will return to the base camp for a prolonged rest of at least four days before moving up to occupy Camp 3 in preparation for the ultimate climb to the top.
Day 41 – Trek back to road.
After finishing our trek we will descend back to the road and will spend final night in tent.
Day 42 – Drive to Zhangmu.
We will drive although the road from Lhasa to Kathmandu.
Day 43 – Drive to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner.
This will be the final drive to Kathmandu after the expedition.
Day 44 – Leisure day in Kathmandu.
You will spend leisure day in Kathmandu