Mt Cho Oyu Expedition

Mt Cho Oyu Expedition
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8201 m


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Major Activity

Trekking & Expedition


Kathamandu - Kathmandu


42 Days

Trip Overview


  • Lifetime memorable Climbing Experience
  • Beautiful trail with loaded beauty
  • Incredible mountain views
  • Local peoples and their great hospitality
  • Scenic travel and great trekking experience

Mt Cho Oyu Expedition (8,201m) is an ideal choice for mountaineers to taste the summit above eight thousand meters. Cho Oyu expedition is an easy mountain expedition in comparison with other peaks about 8000meters. Cho Oyu, the beautiful mountain

Mt Cho Oyu Expedition (8,201m) is an ideal choice for mountaineers to taste the summit above eight thousand meters. Cho Oyu expedition is an easy mountain expedition in comparison with other peaks about 8000meters. Cho Oyu, the beautiful mountain is standing in the high above the Tibetan plains on the Nepal-Tibet border and it is the world’s 6th highest mountain.

Mt. Cho Oyu is taken as the holy mountain for the locals. It was first climbed by S. Moechler, H. Tichy and P. Dawa Lama in 1954. On a clear sky day, you enjoy the breathtaking view from the summit plateau and also get an opportunity to take the entire panoramic view other high mountains like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Ama Dablam and other peaks of the Khumbu Region.

Mt Cho Oyu Expedition is arguably the most technically straightforward, accessible and safe to climb. These days there are more than four different routes on Cho Oyu with the Tibetan north side offering several worthy first ascent possibilities.

Mt Cho Oyu Expedition route goes through the beautiful small villages and forest patches offering the climber best opportunity to enjoy the nature along with cultures and traditions of the local peoples. The magnificent mountain views and mesmerizing landscapes are the attraction of the trip. The local peoples and their great hospitality make the trip lifetime memorable. Mt Cho Oyu Expedition also rewards climbers with astounding views of other giant mountains including the highest mountain in the world – Mt. Everest.

You will enter Tibet via Zhangmu and then drive to Old Tingri, from where the trekking begins. Chinese Base Camp is situated at an altitude of 5000m with the advanced base camp at 5700m and about three miles away from the mountain proper. Base camp is established at the Rongbuk glacier at 5180m though the real climbing starts at camp 1 at an elevation of 7000m.

For successful Cho Oyu Expedition, you should be physically and mentally fit. A person with previous experience of non technical/technical peak climbing and trekking in high altitudes will complete this trip more easily and happily. We have experienced group members who will help you to accomplish your mission successfully. Cho Oyu Expedition has been the lifetime dream of many people’s all around the globe. Life Dream Adventure organizes this Cho Oyu Expedition in Nepal with very safe and successful way. We provide experienced climbing guide, porters and Sherpa. We are flexible in trekking itinerary, package and Cho Oyu Expedition cost. We provide base camp service or full board service during Cho Oyu Expedition.

Mt Cho Oyu Expedition Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu
Meals Included- Dinner
3 star rated Hotel,Overnight in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu. On arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport, you will meet office representative from Life Dream Adventure who will transfer you to the Hotel. You can relax on your remaining leisure time. There will be welcome dinner at evening hosted by Life Dream Adventure.




Day 2 : Kathmandu: Trip Preparation
Meals Included- Breakfast.
3 star rated hotel,

Today we will visit Life Dream Adventures office in the afternoon. There we will meet guides who will check our equipments and make sure that we are redy to go for further trek. We will also have short briefing about the trip which will make us familiar on the days up in the mountain.

Overnight in Kathmandu



Day 3 : Drive to Kodari and transfer to Zhangmu
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Best Lodge available, Overnight in Zhangmu

Today after having breakfast, we will begin our trip from scenic drive to Kodari. On the way we can enjoy the beautiful small villages, rivers and great landscapes. On reaching Kodari we will continue to Zhangmu.




Day 4 : Drive to Nyalam
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Tea house, Overnight in Nylam

We continue our drive from Kodari to Nylam. The great landscapes can be observed in today’s drive too.


Day 5 : Acclimatization at Nyalam
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will take rest in Nylam. Experts believes that resting inactive is not good for our upcoming trek so we will go for short walks around Nylam and also some small hikes if possible.

Overnight in Nylam



Day 6 : Drive to Tingri
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Mountain Lodge,

WE will continue our drive to Tingri. We can enjoy the great landscapes and incredible views of high mountains from our vehicle.

Overnight in Tingri



Day 7 : Drive to Chinese Base Camp
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will again continue our drive to Chinese Base Camp. While driving, we can enjoy the great views of majestic mountains. Beautiful forests and smalls villages make our trip more exciting.

Overnight in Chinese Base Camp



Day 8 : Arrive at Advance Base Camp
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will continue our walk through the beautiful landscapes and enjoying the natural beauties. After 3 days from Chinese Base Camp we will reach Advanced Base Camp.

Overnight in ABC



Day 9 - 37 : Climbing Period of Cho Oyu

We will spend the climbing period staying in a tented camp. Till the camp 2 you will stay in personal tents then after on camp 3; you may have to share the tents. High camp food will be provided from Camp 3 up to summit. After climbing we will be back to advanced base camp.

Day 38 : Trek from Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will retrace our foot steps to Chinese Base Camp. Incredible views of giant snowcapped mountains give us company throughout the walk.

Overnight in CBC

Day 39 : Drive to Nyalam
Meals Included- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Chinese Base Camp we will drive to Nyalam in our private vehicle. On the way we will enjoy the great scenarios.

Overnight in Nyalam



Day 40 : Drive to Zhangmu – Kathmandu
Meals Included- Breakfast and Lunch
3 star rated hotel,

We will drive to Zhangmu from Nyalam and then continue to Kathmandu. This wioll be scenic drive that offers us the great views of diverse landscapes and beautiful natural views.

Overnight in Kathmandu



Day 41 : Kathmandu Free day
Meals Included- Breakfast and Dinner
3 star rated hotel,

Shopping around or you can do full day sightseeing of Kathmandu city. Visit the most popular places around Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, and Pashupatinath. Farewell dinner at Nepali culture restaurant.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 42 : Final departure

Today our representative will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

Please Note: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportation
  • Accommodations at 3 Star hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis. (as per itinerary)
  • Climbing guide, porters and other support staffs
  • All trekking and camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during this trip
  • All Accommodation during the trip
  • Per person 50kgs baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing Mt Cho Oyu
  • Mt Cho Oyu Expedition royalty and permit according to the Nepal Government
  • One experienced and trained Government License holder climbing guide with more than 03 times Mt Cho Oyu Expedition
  • All staff wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by the Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance
  • High altitude food for member and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crew
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with Nepalese culture show in Kathmandu before departure
  • Gift and souvenir from Life Dream Adventure

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in main cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra food and drinks not included in the cost include section
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Your travel & medical insurance
  • Expenses incurred towards the usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation is not on a disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section
  • Airfare of international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the best seasons for Cho Oyu Expedition?

Autumn (Sept to Dec) and spring (March – May) is the best time for Mountain climbing in Nepal. The climbing ratio is high in autumn in compare to spring for Cho Oyu expeditions.

I don’t have any climbing experience; can I go for this expedition?

You need to have extensive mountaineering experiences to join Cho Oyu Expedition. Stable health with daily 6-7 hours walking ability is also essential for the trip. One should be mentally and physically fit to accomplish this trip easily and happily. Trekking experience in high altitudes will make this trip easier.

Do I need to be fit for peak climbing?

Yes only a person with good mental and physical condition with stable health can go for this trip.

If you have any health problem we recommend you to consult your doctor before going on this trip to make your trip successful easily and happily.

Where to stay during the night?

You will have enough options of staying in local lodges to tourist standard hotels in some places during the trek. You will have food and accommodation in tea houses. In the busy season you might adjust in kitchen rooms. In the high altitudes we will stay in camps or tents.

What to eat during peak climbing?

You can order from the available menu where you are going to stay. Because of the well-developed trekking route, this area offers continental and local Nepalese food available. While camping, our cook will prepare food for whole team.

Do I need climbing permit?

Yes climbing permit is required to climb any peak over 5000m. Climbing without a permit is illegal.

Is there any means of communication while we are trekking?

It depends on the area you are trekking. Most of the area in trekking route has VHF phones. Some area also gets mobile coverage but in remote communication is not available or very limited so only option would be satellite phone.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes you must have travel insurance which can cover the helicopter rescue and medical fee coverage in case of any kinds of emergency. Sometime altitude sickness makes you in difficult situation and need to airlift to Kathmandu. So the insurance need to cover these expenses.

Do I find ATMs on the way?

The answer is No! You will not find any ATMs on the way to trek. ATMs are available in big cities like Kathmandu.

Note: Everything you buy must be paid in Nepali currency. So, it is wise to exchange money before the trek.

Do I have to carry a backpack?

No, we have porters who carry your heavy gear but you have to carry light day-pack containing water bottle, camera, sunglasses, extra layer of clothing, rain coat or wind breaker and snacks.

What if the guide or porters leaves me alone in the trail?

Don’t worry, we provide only experienced and reliable guides and porters. We guarantee that your guides and porters won’t disappear throughout your trip. In case they did, we will immediately send you new guide or porter to help you.

Additional Information

Additional Information About- Mt Cho Oyu Expedition

Mt. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world, with an elevation of 8,188 meters (26,864 feet). It is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet and is considered one of the easier 8,000-meter peaks to climb, making it a popular choice for mountaineers.

Here are some additional pieces of information about a Cho Oyu expedition:


Climbing Cho Oyu requires a permit from the Chinese government, as it is located on the Tibetan side. The permit costs around $4,000 USD and is typically obtained through a licensed operator.


The most popular route for climbing Cho Oyu is the northwest ridge, which begins on the Tibetan side of the mountain. The route is less technical than other 8,000-meter peaks, but still requires proper acclimatization and climbing skills.


A typical Cho Oyu expedition lasts around 6-7 weeks, including travel to and from the mountain. This allows time for acclimatization and multiple summit attempts, as weather conditions can be unpredictable.


Most expeditions to Cho Oyu provide tents and other necessary camping equipment, as there are no permanent structures on the mountain. Some expeditions may also include stays in guesthouses or hotels in nearby towns before and after the climb.

Fitness requirements:

Climbing Cho Oyu requires a high level of physical fitness and endurance. Mountaineers should be comfortable with carrying heavy loads and hiking for long periods of time at high altitudes.

Safety precautions:

Safety is always a top priority on any mountain expedition. Climbers should be prepared for extreme weather conditions and be familiar with the proper use of climbing gear and equipment. It is also recommended to have experience with high altitude climbing before attempting Cho Oyu.

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