Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world and, even though it is regarded as a technically straightforward 8000m peak, its altitude is a serious undertaking and requires careful preparation and a high level of fitness. It is said that Cho Oyu means ‘Goddess of Turquoise’, as its stark shadows appear this colour in the light of the setting sun when viewed from Tibet. This mountain is a vast bulk of sweeping snow slopes and clean glaciated lines; a most noble and impressive first 8000m peak. The elegant North West face of Cho Oyu brings us up fairly easy angled 30 degree snow slopes. There is one steep serac barrier to negotiate at 6800m.Where necessary, fixed lines will be placed to aid us on steeper sections.
Following our acclimatisation walks in Nylam and Tingri, we will arrive at the Chinese Base Camp where we begin our exciting preparations to move up to Base Camp at 5700m via an Intermediate Camp at around 5400m, to aid acclimatization.
The expedition is a guided, professionally-led expedition. This means you will have a strong Sherpa climbing guide who has many experience of climbing at high altitude. thus increasing your chance of success but You should have suitable experience to enable you to be relatively self-sufficient unsupervised.
Day 01-02 Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 03-04 Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu. Necessary preparations for the expedition.
Day 05 Kathmandu – Zangbu
Day 06 Zangbu – Nyalam
Day 07 NyalamN – Tingri
Day 08 Tingri – ChO – OYU base camp
Day 09 Acclimatization at base camp.
Day 10 Base Camp – Advanced base camp
Day 11 Acclimatization day
Day 12-37 Climbing Period
Day 38 Return to advanced base camp
Day 39 Return to base camp
Day 40 Drive continue to Zangbu
Day 41 Zangbu to Kathmandu
Day 42 Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 43 Transfer for your final flight departure.
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