Mount Cho Oyu Expedition


The Mount Cho Oyu Expedition offers an exhilarating and challenging journey for mountaineering enthusiasts. Standing at an awe-inspiring height of 8,188 meters (26,864 feet), Cho Oyu is the sixth highest peak in the world and is located in the majestic Himalayas, straddling the border between Nepal and Tibet.

The expedition typically begins with a scenic flight to Lukla, followed by a trek through the picturesque villages and breathtaking landscapes of the Khumbu region. Trekkers also pass through lush forests, serene rivers, and traditional Sherpa settlements, acclimatizing as they ascend gradually towards the base camp.

Upon reaching the base camp, the real mountaineering adventure begins. Climbers establish higher camps and tackle challenging sections, including ice walls and crevassed glaciers. Experienced guides and Sherpa support teams play a crucial role in ensuring safety and navigating through treacherous terrains.

Cho Oyu demands technical prowess and physical endurance, but the breathtaking panoramic views of Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu from its summit make the journey truly rewarding. The expedition allows climbers to test their limits and fulfill their dreams of standing on top of the world.

The best time for the expedition is during the pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons, in spring and autumn, when the weather is relatively stable, offering clear skies and manageable temperatures. Nevertheless, even during these favorable periods, climbers must remain vigilant about potential weather changes and altitude-related risks.

With its prominent reputation as a less technically challenging 8,000-meter peak, Cho Oyu attracts climbers from around the globe, making it a multicultural and enriching experience. It is crucial for participants to undergo rigorous physical training and be well-equipped with high-quality gear to ensure safety and enhance the chances of summit success.

Conclusion and Summary

The Mount Cho Oyu Expedition is an extraordinary journey, testing the limits of human endurance while providing an opportunity to witness the raw beauty of the Himalayas up close. It is a life-changing experience that leaves participants with a profound sense of accomplishment and memories that will last a lifetime.


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  • DAY 1: Arrival In Kathmandu And Transfer To The Hotel

    Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to obtain Nepal Entry Visa at the counter. After these procedures, one of our representatives will meet and greet you and transfer you to the pre-booked 3-star hotel for you to rest. You can freshen up and enjoy your evening in Thamel.

    Altitude 1400 m

    Meals N/A

    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel

  • DAY 2: Preparation Day

    On the second day, we will fulfill the required documentation and official formalities. We will also obtain the necessary permits. Meanwhile, you may go shopping for personal stuff that you might need during the trekking and Expedition.

    Altitude 1400 m

    Meals Breakfast

    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel

  • DAY 3: Drive From Kathmandu To Timure (1742m )

    Our journey starts early in the morning after a warm and fulfilling breakfast at the hotel. We will drive to Timure, a small village in the Gosaikunda Rural Municipality. The drive will be quite tiring as we travel on bumpy roads up the hills, but nature’s beauty will deviate the pain towards tranquillity and peace.

    Altitude 1742 m

    Meals BLD


  • DAY 4: Drive To Kerung (1962 M)

    After staying overnight in Timure, we will then resume our journey to Kerung. Kerung is a village in the Solukhumbu District and serves as a trading route between Nepal and China. The road leading to Kerung is equally adventurous and bumpy.

    Altitude 1962 m

    Meals BLD

    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge

  • DAY 5-6: Drive To Tingri And Acclimatize (4300m)

    After Kerung, we will then cross the border and enter Tibet, the autonomous state of China. We continuously drive uphill and finally reach Tingri. Tingri is an old settlement in Tibet that used to be an important trading point for farmers in Nepal and Tibet. The beautiful meadows, rivers with fresh water, and picturesque villages make Tingri a beautiful place to stop and acclimatize.

    Altitude 4300 m

    Meals BLD

    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge

  • DAY 7-9: Drive To Chinese Base Camp (5100 M) And Acclimatize

    From Tingri, we drive to Chinese Base Camp for Cho Oyu and stay 2 more days for acclimatization. We must allocate some good time for acclimatization as we will be gaining high altitude within a day as we drive instead of trekking.

    Altitude 5100 m

    Meals BLD

    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service

  • DAY 10: Trek To Intermediate Camp (5400 M)

    We will be driving only to the Chinese Base Camp. After acclimatizing for two more days, we will then trek towards the Intermediate Camp. Our luggage and logistics will be carried by Yaks and Porters till the Intermediate camp. At the altitude of 5400 m, we will set up our intermediate camp with full board tented service.

    Altitude 5400 m

    Meals BLD

    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service

  • DAY 11: Trek To The Advanced Base Camp (5700 M)

    After the intermediate camp, we then climb up to the Advanced base camp set up at 5700 m altitude. We will segregate the gear and equipment required for climbing and prepare for our climb to Cho Oyu summit.

    Altitude 5700 m

    Meals BLD

    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service

  • DAY 12-37: Climbing Period Of Cho Oyu

    The following three and a half weeks are allocated for the climbing period of Cho Oyu. During this course, we follow an acclimatization schedule of climbing with equipment and rest days. The summit climb requires setting up three higher camps on the upper flanks of the mountain above the base camp.

    Camp 1 is set up at 6400m which is led by the route following the moraine up the main glacier which then turns towards the east to a tributary glacier requiring the climbers to climb steeply up the scree and snow.

    The route to Camp 2 (7000 m) follows a moderate snow and ice ridge before a small ice serac out to a broad plateau.

    After Camp 2, we need to climb up on a 30-degree snow slope to reach Camp 3 at 7400 m.

    On the Summit day, we head towards the Yellow Band, a short but steep wall of rock and ice, technically challenging and demanding. After traversing the Yellow Band, we move up the West Face to the summit plateau. Most climbers stop at a set of prayer flags believing that they have summited the peak but there is still a 15-minute walk across the plateau to reach a point that offers spectacular views of the Gokyo lakes of Nepal, that point is the Summit of Cho Oyu.

    After witnessing the extraordinary views of the mountain ranges including Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Nuptse, and mesmerizing Gokyo Lakes, we slowly retrace our trail to the Advanced Base Camp. The summit day requires 10-12 hours of walking on rocks, ice, and snow.

    Altitude 8188 m

    Meals BLD

    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service

  • DAY 38: Trek Down To Intermediate Camp

    With the joy and feeling of victory, we then trek back to Intermediate Base Camp.

    Altitude 5400 m

    Meals BLD

    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service

  • DAY 39: Drive To Tingri

    After the Intermediate Base Camp, we will take a ride back to Tingri, the old settlement in Tibet.

    Altitude 4300 m

    Meals BLD

    Accommodation Lodge/Camping

  • DAY 40: Drive To Kerung

    After staying overnight in Tingri, we then take a ride to Kerung, the border of Nepal and China, and rest overnight.

    Altitude1962 m

    Meals BLD

    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge

  • DAY 41: Drive To Kathmandu

    Following the same rugged, rocky path that we took earlier, we drive back to Kathmandu and relax in our hotel.

    Altitude 1400 m

    Meals Breakfast And Lunch

    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel

  • DAY 42-43: Sightseeing In Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is a beautiful city with numerous attractive destinations. There are many heritages listed in the World Heritage List as well. You can go sightseeing around Bhaktapur, Patan, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, or even roam around in the streets of Thamel trying some exotic cuisines. You can get beautiful souvenirs in Kathmandu that you can take back home for your loved ones.

    Altitude 1400 m

    Meals Breakfast

    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel

  • DAY 44: Final Departure

    If you have not signed up for any other Add-ons Adventure packages, it’s time to bid you farewell. One of our representatives will drop you off at the airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure.

    Altitude 1400 m

    Meals Breakfast

    Accommodation N/A

Include / Exclude

Cost Includes:

    • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from the international airport with other necessary surface transportation as per itinerary.
    • Assistance at the international airport by Everest Expeditions Nepal  representative on arrival and departure.
    • 5-night request star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
    • Truck for expedition equipment from Kathmandu-Kerung-Kathmandu.
    • Land Transportation from KTM-KERUNG-KTM for Climbing members and Staff.
    • Chinese custom clearances at the border
    • Chinese Government Royalty for Cho-Oyu Expedition for a group and climbing Sherpa guide.
    • Chinese visa for a climbing period, both Base Camp staff, Sherpa and group;
    • 1:1 Climbing Sherpa guide each member and leaders will be included.
    • TMA or CTMA selected English speaking Chinese liaison officer and interpreter
    • All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp;
    • Full Board hotel in route in Tibet: Lhasa, Tingri (B/L/D) (provided by CTMA);
    • Food during expedition period for expedition members and staff;
    • Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew;
    • Expedition Permit to climbing Cho Oyu along northwest ridge route;
    • Permanent kitchen facilities at advance base camp.
    • All staff during Expedition period with an experienced guide (Base Camp Manager) as per group size.
    • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;
    • Cargo clearance & duties assistance service free;
    • Daily wages, equipment allowance & insurance for expedition staff;
    • Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group;
    • Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members;
    • Quality personal tent at base camp and advance base camp
    • Permanent kitchen and dining facilities at advance base camp
    • Shower facility at base camp and advance base camp
    • All necessary climbing hardware and ropes.
    • Preferable meals at BC, ABC, higher camps, Hot drinks, and beverages, freeze-dried food during an expedition
    • 24 hours hot drinks and beverage during expedition
    • Quality high altitude freeze-dried food for Sherpa and staff;
    • 2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators (if requested by client)
    • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
    • Icefalls charges, all high-quality tent for  higher camps 1, 2, 3 ·
    • EPI gas and burners  for cooking food above base camp;
    • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for the cook, climbing Sherpa guide and base camp staff.
    • All necessary camping equipment’s like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, kitchen tent, shower, toilet tents, etc.
    • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up and down carrying by Yak;
    • The truck will be provided at Kerung border -Chinese base camp and return Kerung for loads;
    • Yaks carry the loads from Chinese base camp to middle camp to advance base camp and return;
    • Required experienced, trained and Government Licensed climbing guide(s) during climbing period per person as per requirements.
    • First Aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
    • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
    • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
    • Emergency oxygen and mask regulator.
    • All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
    • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
    • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
    • Everest Expeditions Nepal  special gift

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation then displayed in the itinerary program.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone, and internet expenses
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minimum $1000.00USD per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in the Cost Includes section.

Price per person

Usefull Information

Trip Notes

Please do remember these things.

    • We also offer tailor-made options in our expeditions according to your time availability.

    • If the member decides to depart earlier than the itinerary schedule, the member shall bear all the expenses for transportation from Cho-Oyu Base Camp to Kathmandu.

  • In case the Chinese Government closes the entrance, we need to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa to Kathmandu which will come up with an extra cost of $1000 USD including a 2-night stay in Lhasa.

Equipment List


Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Text Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Wind Proof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • Light Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Under Wear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Water Proof Pant. (1)


  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)


  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag – 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag – 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Bag Packs

  • Rucksacks 45L – 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)


  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl


  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine


  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / Rain Coat


What level of experience is required?

To join the Peak climb you should have a broad mountaineering background.
Everest Expeditions Nepal staff is qualified, licensed and experienced climbers.

What are the climate and best times for climbing in Nepal?

Nepal has four seasons, for example, autumn  (Sept. Oct. Nov.), winter (Dec. Jan. Feb.) spring (March, April, and May) and storm (June, July, and Aug.). During the fall season, the evenings are cold in the mountains however the splendid sun makes for lovely daytime temperatures. At higher elevations temperature extend from about 20°C down to maybe – 10°C around evening time. Morning is typically clear, and after that mists develop during the evening, vanishing during the evening to uncover staggering starry skies.

Throughout the winter season, high passes, particularly the Thorong-La pass, Dhaulagiri circuit, Tilicho (Musukanta Pass) in Annapurna trekking, Chola Pass, Renjo La Pass, Khongma La Pass, Amalaptse Pass, Rolwaling Pass, Serpent col in Everest region, Lauribina Pass, Ganja Pass, Gosainkunda in Langtang, Larky Pass in Manaslu, are generally shut. Short and simple trek in center slopes is the best on this time. Heavy snow during January, February, and March makes the trails unsafe.

The best time for trekking and climbing in Nepal is spring (March, April, and May) and in September, October and November.. You should be prepared for sudden changes in the weather, hence the need to be prepared.

Climbing Grades:

Evaluation A – “Moderate”
Evaluation B – “Specialized”
Evaluation C – “Specialized Plus”
Evaluation D – “Extreme climbing”

What sort of accommodation during the trek and climb?

Accommodation at lower altitudes is in a guest house, tea house or hotel. At higher altitudes tents are provided.

Meals during the trek & climb.

 In Kathmandu your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. Staple foods of mountain regions are potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpas’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes..

Accidents and rescue incidents.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking is set up for any crisis and your guides are experienced in first aid. In extreme emergencies a helicopter rescue is available
Personal insurance is necessary before heading on this expedition.

Emergency telephone numbers in Nepal.

 For calling from outside Nepal you need to dial international 00+ and country code 977 and then the area code e.g. for Kathmandu it is 1. To call Sherpa Xpedition & Trekking dial 00+ 977 986 600 7038
The cost of the NMA Peak Climbing Royalty.

What documents do we require for Permit?

International ID
Two photographs – passport-style less than six months old.
Home address.
Insurance policy copy
Mountaineering experience.

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your Expedition!

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    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons March to May, September to November
  • Group Size 1-15
  • Duration 50 DAYS BOOKING OPEN FOR 2024
  • Maximum Altitude 8201M
  • Trek Difficulty Very Hard

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