Another exciting and popular peak in Tibet is Mt. Cho-oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. This 8201m high mountain, standing on the Tibet-Nepal border, could also be climbed from Nepal, through the south face and north–east ridges routes. South side base camp is located at Gokyo lake of Khumbu region, which is known for its stunning views. It was first climbed in 1954 by an Austrian expedition group that crossed over Nangpa La to access it. The group member consisted of HerbertTichy, Joseph Jochler, and PasangDawa Lama. It is considered to be the most accessible mountain among all the eight thousander mountains because the ascent to the summit is short and direct. The base camp can be easily reached by driving from Kathmandu into Tibet.
ITINERARY FOR CHO OYU EXPEDITION:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel(1350m)
Day 2-3: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing.
Day 4: Early in the morning drive from Kathmandu to kodari Border (720m) after immigration formalities you may cross border and then Drive to Zhangmu(1600m), overnight in Hotel.
Day 5: Drive from Zhangmu to Naylam(3700m) which takes two hours drive by land coursers jeep overnight in Hotel.
Day 6: Rest Day in Naylam for Acclimatization
Day 7: Drive from Naylam to Tingri (4300m) which takes about four hours over night in hotel.
Day 8: Rest Day at Tingri for Acclimatization
Day 9: After breakfast drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp(5000m) which takes about four hours’ drive. Overnight in Camp.
Day10-11: Rest and acclimatization in Chinese Base Camp (5200m).to prepare and arrange yaks to go to Advance base camp.
Day 12: Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m) which takes about five hours. Overnight in Camp.
Day 13: Trek from Middle Camp to Advance Base Camp of Cho-Oyu(5700m.),Which takes about four hours. Prepare camp overnight in Camp
Day 14-38: Climbing Period (summit Period of Mt Cho Oyu 8201m)
Day 39 : Preparation to returning(Clean Base Camp) and trek to Middle camp(5300m) and then drive to Tingri(4300m)
Day 40: Drive from Tingri to Zhanmu(1600m) which takes about six hours over night in hotel.
Day 41: Early in the morning Drive from Zhanmu to Kodari Border and after immigration formalities from china side, we may collect Nepal visa from immigration office and then drive to Kathmandu transfer to hotel.
Day 42: Leisure Day and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 43: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (DurbarSquare, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath&Pashupatinath) and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 44: Final departure