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Cho Oyu Expedition

Cho Oyu Expedition

Adventure-pulse offers Cho Oyu Climbing in Spring and Autumn with different choices of services. We organize Cho Oyu Expedition A) Services up To Advance Base Camp and B) Additional Services above Base Camp.

Mt. Cho Oyu, the "Turquoise Goddess" is the sixth highest mountain in the world in Tibet and the second most popular mountain to climb after Everest North Side. It rises 8201m above sea level and is situated in the middle part of the Nepal's Himalaya lying north of Tingri. It is about 30 km west from Everest at the head of the Gokyo valley and considered as the best and easy 8000ers to climb as a pre training climbing before climbing Mt. Everest.

Cho Oyu Expedition History

1952: First reconnaissance of Cho Oyu's Northwest face by Edmund Hillary and his party.

1954: Austrian expedition, under the leadership of Herbert Tichy, makes a spectacular first ascent without oxygen on the Northwest face. This new style of climbing big mountains with alpine techniques rewrote mountaineering history.

1958: Second ascent by an Indian expedition. Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama, who was part of the first ascent, reached the peak for the second time. First death on Cho Oyu.

1959: Four member of an expedition are killed in an avalanche during a failed international women's expedition.

1964: Controversial third ascent by a German expedition. No proof of reaching the summit. Two mountaineers die in Camp 4 of exhaustion at 7600 m (25,000 foot) height.

1978: The Austrian alpinists, Koblmuller and Furtner, succeeds in a spectacular ascent of the extremely difficult and dangerous southeast face.

1983: Reinhold Messner succeeds on his fourth attempt.

1985: First winter ascent of the South buttress by a Polish expedition. The South Buttress is the most difficult route on Cho Oyu to be completed successfully.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfers to hotel.
    Day 02: Preparation Day
    Day 03: Visa Preparation and Documentation
    Day 04: Drive to Zangmu. (2350m).
    Day 05: Drive to Nyalam. (3750m).
    Day 06: Nyalam. acclimatization day.
    Day 07: Drive to Tingri (4342m).
    Day 08: Tingri, acclimatization day.
    Day 09: Drive to Base Camp. (4700m).
    Day 10-12: Stay at the Base Camp.
    Day 13: To the Advanced Base Camp (5200m).
    Day 14: Advanced Base Camp.
    Day 15-37: Climbing Period Mt. Cho Oyu.
    Day 38: Back to Advanced Base Camp.
    Day 39: Return to Base Camp.
    Day 40: Cleaning up Base Camp.
    Day 41: Drive to Zangmu. Overnight in hotel.
    Day42: Drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
    Day 43: Kathmandu Fare well dinner
    Day 44: Kathmandu.
    Day 45: Final Departure

    • Best Season:Spring and Autumn
    • Duration: 40 Days
    • Grade: Streneous
    • Maximum Altitude: 8201m
    • Commences At: Kathmandu
    • Ends At: Kathmandu
    • Code: AP-CE-04
  • Please contact us for the best price.


    A) Services up To Advance Base Camp


    Our services up to advanced base camp include the following: