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, you can witness 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. Chinese 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.
|DAY 01||Arrival to Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to hotel. O/N hotel.|
|DAY 02||Free day in Kathmandu, Hotel B/B|
|DAY 03||Drive to Kodari, transfer to Zhangmu, hotel F/B|
|DAY 04||Drive to Nylam, Guesthouse|
|DAY 05||Acclimatization at Nylam, Guesthouse|
|DAY 06||Drive to Tingri, Guesthouse|
|DAY 07||Rest day in Tingri for acclimatiization|
|DAY 08||Drive to Cho-Oyu (Chinese) Base Camp, camp|
|DAY 09-10||Stay at Cho-Oyu BC-prepared loads for Yak|
|DAY 11||Trek to ABC with Yak.|
|DAY 12||At Advance Base Camp|
|DAY 13-37||Climbing Period of Cho Oyu.|
|DAY 38||Trek to Advance Base Camp|
|DAY 39||Trek back to BC|
|DAY 40||Drive to Nylam Guesthouse|
|DAY 41||Drive to Zhangmu – Kathmandu, hotel F/B|
|DAY 42||Kathmandu Free day, hotel B/B|
|DAY 43||Leisure day in Ktm, hotel B/B|
|DAY 44||Final departure|
|Trek Region:||N/A||Starts in/ Ends in:||Kodari/Zhangmu|
|Trek Duration:||44 days (38 days trek)||Type of trek:||Camping|