The world's sixth highest mountain, like Everest 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 peaks 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.
Cho Oyu is the sixth highest Himalayan peak out of 14th Highest peaks in the world and one of the most beautiful mountains of the world, it means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan. It is one of the prominent Himalayan peaks for mountaineering expeditions. It has a great history of mountaineering right from the time when many mountaineers were trying their luck of Everest. There was an interesting fact about the expedition that bottled oxygen was not used. From that time onwards, more than 500 mountaineers have conquered successfully on top. Most of them have climbed from the Tibet side because the mountain is steep on the Nepal side but it looks fairly plain towards the Tibet side.
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, Chinese, 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.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel Vaishali or similar 4 stars hotel.
Day 2: In KTM
Day 3: In KTM, Hiking for preparation
Day 4: In KTM, Hiking for preparation. Please be aware of that, these days psychology preparation for mountaineering is extremely important, on the other hand, we will take about 2 days to Obtain the Tibet Group visa, our own Nepal company will obtain the visa and begin the earlier preparation work, like assigning the best Nepalese Sherpa cooks, climbing equipments, etc.
Day 5: Drive Kathmandu to Zhangmu (2350m), border transfer and then picked up by our Tibetan mountaineering staff
Day 6: Drive Zhangmu to Nyalam (3750m)
Day 7: Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization
Day 8: Drive Nyalam to Old Tingri (4342m)
Day 9: Rest Day at Tingri for acclimatization
Day 10: Drive to Cho-Oyu Base Camp (4700m)
Days 11-13: Cho-Oyu Base Camp, rest for acclimatization
Day 14: Base Camp to Advance Base Camp (5200M)
Day 15: At Advanced Base Camp, rest for acclimatization
Days 16-41: Climbing Period
Day 42: At Advanced Base Camp (6500m)
Day 43: Advanced Base Camp to Base Camp
Day 44: Drive Base Camp to Shigatse, overnight at Shigatse Hotel or Shigatse Manasarover Hotel (Best available and Typical Tibetan Style)
Day 45: One free day in Shigatse, Sightseeing Tashilhumpo Monastery
Day 46: Drive-Shigatse-Lhasa via Gyangtse and Lake Yamdrok
Day 47: Lhasa, sightseeing Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple
Day 48: Free day to explore on your own
Day 49: Fly from Lhasa to KTM, airport pick up
Day 50: Fly home.
2-5 pax: US$ 7100 per person
Also see tour packages in:
Asia Tibet Outdoor: Mountain Ranger Mountain/Rock Climbing Camping