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Cho Oyu Expedition 2020


Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

Day 02-03 - Official formalities and climb preparation

Day 04 - Fly to Lhasa [3,650m/11,975ft]

Day 05 - Rest and Acclimatization Day at Lhasa [3,650m/11,975ft]

Day 06 - Drive to Shigatse [3,800m/12,470ft]

Day 07 - Drive to Tingri [4,350m/14,270ft]

Day 08 - Rest and acclimatization Day

Day 09 - Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp [4900m/16,072ft]

Day 10 - Rest and Acclimatization Day

Day 11 - Prepare loads/equipments for Interim/Advance Base Camp

Day 12 - Trek to Interim Camp [5400m/17,712ft]

Day 13 - Trek to Advance Base Camp [5600m/18,368ft]

Day 14-38 - Climbing Period of Mt. Cho Oyu

We will practice rotation of High Camps few times before actually making attempt to the summit. We will make climb to High camps and lower down to camps at less altitude for proper acclimatization. We will climb from base camp to camp III. Weather in mountain is unpredictable. We might need to stay in Base Camp for days to wait for favorable weather. There will be one Advanced Base Camp and three high camps before summit. Camp I will be located at 6,400 m Camp II will be located at 7,010 m and Camp III will be located at 7,437 m. It requires skill and strength to reach Camp II from Camp I. We need to fix ropes and conquer ice cliffs. Camp II will be located at the top of glacier plateau. Oxygen will be quite low after Camp II. We will climb to the summit and enjoy the epic views before descending to Advanced Base Camp where we will stay overnight

Day 39 - Depart Advance Base Camp and overnight at Base Camp

Day 40 - Drive to Tingri

Day 41 - Drive to Kyirong

Day 42 - Drive to Kathmandu

Day 43-44 - In Kathmandu/Extra Contingencies Day

Day 45 - International Departure

Trip Includes

  • Chinese government royalty fees for Cho Oyu
  • All expedition organizational requirements
  • 6 nights accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with Breakfast.
  • All airport/land transfers as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Kathmandu – Lhasa Airfare
  • 1:1 Sherpa to Climber and 1:4 Leader to Climber ratio to assist during summit push
  • 3 bottled oxygen with use of mask and regulator
  • Service of base camp manager and climbing sirdars
  • Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use
  • Radio set for communication between camps
  • Meals at base camp and higher camps during expedition
  • Member’s personal luggage transfer from base camp to advance base camp and from advance base camp to base camp (Maximum 40kg).
  • Accommodation and meals during travelling to base camp and back to Kathmandu after expedition
  • All kitchen tents, dining tents, shower tents, toilet tents, store tents and cooking utensils
  • Staffs wages, allowances with their insurance
  • Common climbing equipment
  • liaison Officer Fee and Garbage Deposit
  • 2 waterproof duffel bags

Trip Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance and Visa Fee
  • Custom for bringing any expedition goods
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Summit bonus USD 1000
  • Gratuities