Fixed Depature Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition Tibet
|Austrian first climbs Cho Oyu in 1954. The Indian and German team also climbed this peak in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Till to date many expedition teams have successfully reached on its summit. The year 2004 was regarded as the Golden jubilee of this Cho Oyu Mountain in the field of expedition. The golden jubilee ceremony was organized by Nepal Mountaineering Association with grand fanfare and jubilantly. There were about 400 climbers from different region of the World during this golden jubilee ceremony and most of them made the summit.Most of the Cho Oyu expedition teams climb from Tibet side due the easy technique-climbing route. Alpine Adventure Team is also conducting the expedition from Tibet side. We also had Golden jubilee Cho Oyu Expedition in autumn 2004.
Meeting and climbing information:
Expedition begins when you arrive to Kathmandu where you meet the staff of Alpine Adventure Team in the airport and transfer you to hotel. Next day, we have introduction section with other climbing members & Expedition crews. Since then we make your Tibet visa and other necessary document for Cho Oyu Expedition.After 3 day, we drive you towards Nepal-Tibet border up to the Friendship Bridge through Arnico Highway, where the Chinese liaison officer and Chinese transport meet us. The expedition gears go by truck while we travel by Land cruiser 4wd or with comfortable Minibus. We take time to acclimatize with one night at Zhangmu (2300m) and two nights at Nylam (3750m), which also gives us the chance to trek up high hills for acclimatization.Next day we drive to Tingri (4350m) where we spend further two nights acclimatizing. Then we drive Tingri to Base camp 5000m along rough way with jerking & bouncing through grassy plain leading up to Chinese base camp.We set up our camp at Chinese Base Camp and stay two nights or more, depending on how everyone feels. We also make schedules of the yaks by that time. Base camp is a temporary but comfortable affair with Nepali cook and dining tent. Now the two-day walk towards advanced base camp (ABC) begins.ABC is in the heart of the Himalaya at 5700m; surrounded by celestial peaks. There is also the high pass called Nangpa La nearby which is an old but still used yak track trading route between Nepal and Tibet.From ABC, we can see the superb scene of Cho Oyu. This is the main base camp and we plan to stay here for the longer duration to look the favorable situation for the expedition. Every person gets his or her own tent. Our Service will be full board up to ABC and after that the climbers should manage all services by themselves.From ABC it is several hours of tough walking on a vague path over moraine-covered glacier to the start of the mountaineering properly.Camp 1 is either perched more or less on the ridge at 6400m and the real mountaineering starts from here. The ridge is now soft and easy enough for climbing, then it broadens out and we climb successive huge steps, several of which probably require fixing a rope up. We should fix a new rope in co-operation with other expeditions on the mountain. Normally one rope is used for ascent and another for descent. Although the route is crevassed but normally these creates no problems.Camp 2 is on the edge of a large plateau at 7125m although you will carefully assess where to put the rope. Depending on conditions and fitness you may attempt the summit from here, or you may establish a light Camp 3 across the plateau and up on a minor ridge at 7550m. Above Camp 3 are two rocky steps where you fix another set of ropes prior to our summit ascent.Finally, you will start early in the morning from camp 3 for summit. Above the rock bands the slopes are still reasonably steep and you may take a line to fix there, depending on conditions. However once on the crest of this ridge the terrain is straightforward although it is a long haul to the summit plateau. The panorama is breathtakingly magnificent, including Everest 8848m, Lhotse 8501m, Nuptse 7855m, Chamlang 7319m, Ama Dablam 6856m and other peaks of the Everest region to the east and south. To the west are the Melungtse and Gauri Sankar massifs and to the north is pure Tibet. It is normal to descend to Camp 2 from summit and continue down.
MAXIMUM: 45 Days
Fixed Departure Date:
Spring: 12 April 2014 / 17 April 2014
Autumn: 30 August 2014 / 06 September 2014
Group Require: 10-15
Details itinerary of Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu transfer hotel
Day 02 Stay Kathmandu for Tibet Visa processing
Day 03 Stay Kathmandu for Tibet Visa processing
Day 04 Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu 2300m
Day 05 Drive from Zhangmu to Nyalam (2750m)
Day 06 Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization
Day 07 Drive from Nyalam to Tingri (4340m)
Day 08 Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
Day 09 Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5000m)
Day 10 Chinese Base Camp
Day 11 Prepared load to Yak for Advance Base Camp
Day 12 Base Camp to Middle Camp with yaks
Day 13 Middle Camp to Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp (5700m)
Day 14-39 Climbing Period for Mt. Cho-Oyu (8201m)
Day40 Advance Base camp to Chinese Base camp
Day41 Drive from Base Camp to Zhangmu
Day42 Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu
Day43 Rest day at Kathmandu
Day44 Departure to your next destination
Mera Peak +Ama Dablam 6,812m Fixed- Departure- Expedition
Cost Advance Base Camp Service only:
01-02 Person: US$ 6'400.00 per person
03-04 Person: US$ 6'200.00 per person
05-06 Person: US$ 6'000.00 per person
07-08 Person: US$ 5'800.00 per person
09-10 Person: US$ 5'600.00 per person
High Altitude Sherpa: US $ 3'500.00 (If required): Please note that this cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing and summit bonus above advance base camp.
Advance Base Camp Service Cost included
- 6 nights 3 star standard hotels in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
- Mt. Cho-Oyu expedition permit fee
- Tibet Visa and Travel permit fee
- Liaison officer and Interpreter
- Full board hotel in route to Tibet side Zhangmu, Nyalam and Tingri (bed and breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
- Emergency Oxygen, Mask and regulator for Advance Base Camp
- Satellite phone in payable basis (per minute $ 5)
- We provide 3 Yak Per person's (40 KG) Load is carried by the Yak till to from CBC to ABC
- We provide 2 Yak Per person's (35 KG) Load is carried by the Yak on the way back to the ABC to CBC
- We provide 1 Yak for each high altitude Sherpa CBC to ABC to CBC
- We provide 1 Yak for each ABC member and CBC member
- Expert professional Nepalese expedition crews like Cook, Kitchen boy, ABC guide and mountaineering gears till to the ABC are provided; and our crews get all expedition facilities from our office itself
- Base Camp to Advance Base Camp 1 tent for 2 person provide North Face or same qualities
- Dining tent, Table, Chairs, Toilet tent, Mess tent and Kitchen tent
- Transportation: Kathmandu to Zhangmu to Chinese Base Camp to Zhangmu provided the Mini bus/Jeep for the members & Truck for the equipment
- Road and travel permit
- Nepalese crew' insurance
- Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Laundry, postage, telephone calls and all other items of personal nature.
- Entry visa and Re-entry for Nepal.
- International departure tax.
- Personal Expenses.
- Medical and rescue insurance.
- Personal Climbing equipment
- Bar Bills and beverage
- Rescue Jeep US$ 700.00
- Medicine and first aid expenses
- Garbage Deposit US$ 500.00 (sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage.
- Extra yak, per Yak's US$ 100.00 will be charge till to 50 kg load.
- Climbing Bonus and summit bonus for climbing guides (if you use climbing guid