The sixth highest peak of the world (8201m/26906ft) Cho Oyu stands for' Turquoise God’ which means the turquoise color of the peak in the afternoon sun from the Tibet side of the mountain. But in Nepal it is known as Qowowuyag by the Sherpas. The mountain lies in the Himalayas and is 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the border between China and Nepal. Though the expedition attempt was made by Eric Shipton in1952, an Austrian Herbert Tichy made the first successful ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954 with fellow Austrians Sepp Jochler and Helmut Heuberger.
Our sensitively designed 'Ace Cho Oyu Expedition' offers you an excellent opportunity for the climbers to extend their experience to extreme altitudes and is highly recommended as a first 8,000m Peak. Climbing Cho Oyu is one of the best practices for attempting the Everest. This is also one of the best attainable of the among world's highest mountains due to the lack of objective dangers in comparison to the other mountains. The terrain for this is uncomplicated, which makes the climbing assessable.
This trip starts from Kathmandu and ends in Kathmandu. It will be guided by our fully experienced Sherpa climbing guide. The indigenous Shepras were born in the Himalayas, reared in the Himalayas and involved in climbing and mountaineering occupation.
To begin this trip we fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and spend a few days exploring the ancient Tibetan capital, taking time to let our bodies acclimatize, before driving across the Tibetan Plateau to Chinese Base Camp. This is the place from where we load up Yaks and trek to Cho Oyu base camp, below the north-west face. The route above base camp consists mainly of low-angled snow slopes up to 30° with one short but very steep section to bypass a sérac barrier at 6,400meters. We use three camps on the mountain; the highest at 7,500m is the launch pad for the summit, which is reached in 5 to 8 hours under normal conditions.
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02- Pre-trip meeting at 9:00 a.m. & Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03- Official formalities and Preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04- Final Preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05- Fly to Lhasa. Over night at Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel in Lhasa
Day 06 and 07- Guided sightseeing around Lhasa. Overnight at Hotel in Lhasa.
Day 08 - Drive to Shigatse. Overnight at hotel in Shigatse.
Day 09- Drive to Xegar. Ovenight at hotel
Day 10- Arrive at Chinese Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11- Rest and Acclimatization day in Chinese base camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12- Rest and Preparation day in Chinese base camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13 to 16 Trek to Cho Oyu base camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17 to 40- Climbing period of Mt. Cho Oyu.
Day 41- Descend to Cho Yuo Base Camp and drive to Tingri. Overnight at hotel.
Day 42- Drive Zhangmu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 43- Arrive at Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 44- Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 45- Transfer to Int'l air port for your final departure.