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Cho-Oyu Expedition (8,201M/26,906ft) - Autumn 2018

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 8,201m (26,906ft)

First Ascent: Austrian Joseph Joechler, Herbert Tichy (Italy), Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepal), October 19, 1954

Duration: 46 (typically) Days

Group Size: 01-10person per Group

Co-ordinates: 28°05'37''N, 86°39'43''E

Location: Nepal/Tibet border, 30km west of Everest

Country: Tibet, China

Airport: Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: Moderate Climb (PD++)

Accommodation: Three star to five stars as request

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus

Best season: Late spring and autumn

Major Activity: trekking/climbing

Include Activity: Zhangbu, Naylam and Tingri tour

Culture: Tibeten and Sherpa

Mode of Travel: Hotel/Guest house on route, camping during Climbing period

Climbing route: North-west Ridge

Himalayan sights: Friendship peak, Everest, Lhotse, Shishapangma

Itinerary Details of Cho-Oyu Expedition

01 Sep/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel (135M/4429ft)

02 Sep/Day 02: Rest and preparation day for assignment & briefing before departure from Kathmandu.

03 Sep/Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Gongkar Airport (3650m/11975ft) Lhasa.Overnight at Hotel

04 Sep/Day 04: Sightseeing around Lhasa with Tibetian English guide, Overnight at Hotel

05 Sep/Day 05:Drive from Lhasa to Gyantse (3,950m/12957ft, 05-06hrs) overnight in hotel.

06 Sep/Day 06: Drive from Gyantse to Shigatse (Xigatse) in an altitude of (3,950m/12957ft, 4hrs) Overnight at Hotel.

07 Sep/Day 07: Drive from Shigatse to Tingri (4,350m/14269ft, 05hrs) Overnight at Hotel.

08 Sep/Day 08:Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization.The climbing Sirdar will take you up to a (5000m/16404ft) hill for acclimatization after breakfast.

09 Sep/Day 09: After breakfast drive from Tingri to the Chinese base camp (4800m/15750ft.) which is about two hour drive.

10 Sep/Day 10: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese base camp (4800m/15750ft). To prepare and arrange yaks to go to advanced base camp via middle camp.

11 Sep/Day 11: Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m/17388ft.) along the 4x4 track

12 Sep/Day 12: Trek from Middle Camp to the ABC (5700m/18700ft) of Cho Oyu

13-07Oct/Day13-39:Climbing Period –Summit Cho-Oyu (8201m/26906ft)

08 Oct/Day 40:Dismantling ABC;trek to middle camp; drive to Tingri (4,348m/14,268 ft)-takes about 04 hours trekking and 06 hours driving; overnight in hotel

09 Oct/Day 41:Drive from Tingri to Shigatse (Xigatse) Overnight at hotel.

10 Oct/Day 42: Early in the morning drive from Sigatse to Lhasa, overnight at hotel

11 Oct/Day 43: Fly from Lhasa to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

12 Oct/Day 44: Free day in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

13 Oct/Day 45: Transfer to airport for final departure