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Cho-Oyu Expedition (8,201M/26,906ft) - Itinerary Via Lhasa

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Most of the climbers choose the Lhasa route to reach Cho-Oyu base camp because they want to avoid the cumbersome and arduous route from Kerung Height and have good acclimatization before reaching the Cho-Oyu base camp.Climbers want to feel refreshed by visiting Lhasa before starting climbing or reaching the Cho-Oyu base camp. Cho-Oyu the height of (8201M/26907ft) expedition is one of the best first 8000M expedition for climbers. the climbing route, durations of the expedition are perfect for climbers who have a limited time frame.

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: 44 (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 - Via Lhasa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Day 09:Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp, Camping accommodation.

Day 10:Rest Day at Chinese Base Camp for acclimatization

Day 11:Trek from Chinese base camp to middle Camp (5220m/17125ft.)Camping accommodation.

Day 12:Trek from Middle camp to Cho-Oyu Advance base camp (5400m)Camping accommodation.

Day13-39:Climbing period to summit Cho-Oyu (8,201M/26,906ft) , Camp 1,Camp 2, Camp 3, Summit.

Day 40: Preparation to returning (Clean Base Camp) and trek to Middle camp (5200m17125ft.) and then drive to Tingri (4,348m/14,268 ft).

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

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

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

Day44:Free day in Kathmandu and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 45:Transfer to airport for final departure