Climbing Cho Oyu – The 6th Highest Mountain On Earth

Challenging, rewarding and humbling. That’s what climbing Cho Oyu will be like.
Climbing one of the world’s highest mountains brings it’s rewards and if you are lucky enough to stand on summit you will be granted the most impressive view of Mt. Everest and surrounding Himalaya’s. Cho Oyu stands at 8,201m/ 26,906 ft. and offering you the chance to stand on one of the highest point’s on the planet.
Climbing Cho Oyu 8201m/ 26,906 ft. is not easy and climbing into the death zone brings it’s own challenges. With the right preparation, training and experience. Cho Oyu is achievable. We set up three camps on the mountain giving us the right acclimatization along with getting our bodies used to the low levels of oxygen. We will have world class climbing Sherpa’s carrying food, tents, oxygen and all equipment needed for the climb.

From Base Camp at 4,900m/ 16,075 ft. we will move to an advanced base camp at 5,800m/ 19,030 ft. From there we divide up all our equipment to be moved onto the mountain. We will establish three further camps with the highest camp at 7,450m/ 24,442 ft. before making our summit push up to 8,201m/ 26,906 ft. and back to Camp 2 at 7,150m/ 23,458 ft.

Daily Distances

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the Thamel district of Kathmandu. You can explore Kathmandu and pick up any last minute items needed for the climb.

Day 2

Today will be spend hydrating, resting and going through all the kit needed for the expedition, we will establish this before the trip but we will make sure you have everything needed for an attempt on the summit of Cho Oyu. Make sure visa’s are in order.

Day 3

Additional day for visa application. If everything is good, today we move to Kodari, and then drive to Zhangmu 2,350m/ 7,710 ft. and then overnight at a local hotel.

Day 4

Drive to Nyalam 3,750m/ 12,304 ft. and overnight in a local hotel.

Day 5

Rest day in Nyalam. We will go for an acclimatization hike and stay overnight in Nyalam.

Day 6

Nyalam Drive to Tingri 4,350m/ 14,272 feet Overnight in a hotel

Day 7

Rest day in Tingri. Go for an acclimatization hike and over night in hotel

Day 8

Tingri to Cho Oyu Base Camp 4,900m/ 16,075 feet.

Day 9 - 37

Time to prepare and climb. This will be our time to acclimatize plan and prepare to move higher. We will move gear and food up the mountain. From Cho Oyu base camp there are 3 camps placed on the mountain. Advanced base camp is positioned at 6,400m/ 21,000 feet. Camp 2 is positioned at 7,000m/ 22,966 feet. Camp 3 is positioned at 7,450m/ 24,442 feet. From there we will make our final push for the summit at 8,201m/ 26,906 feet.

Day 38

Decent to Advanced base camp 5,800m/ 19,030 feet.

Day 39

Nyalam Head back down to Cho Oyu Base Camp.

Day 40

Nyalam Pack up everything in Cho Oyu Base Camp.

Day 41

Move from Base Camp to Tingri

Day 42

Drive from Tingri back to Zangmu

Day 43

Drive from Zangmu to Kathmandu and back to our hotel

Day 44

Rest day in Kathmandu or this day could be used for acclimatization on the mountain.

Day 45

Nyalam Today we say good bye. You will be transferred back to the airport for your flight home.

  • A little bit more about the Climb

    You need to have experience climbing at altitudes with a minimum of 6,000m/ 20,000 ft. climbing experience, preferably with us. You need to be proficient at using fixed lines, abseiling, climbing using a Jumar, and have spent a lot of time camping, preparing food, and understand survival and climbing techniques. Coming as self sufficient as possible will greatly aid your experience and success on the mountain. You will need to come fully experienced for this climb. We can help you with the physical training, winter skills courses and 6,000m peaks. Get in touch and find out more information about this exciting climb. The price is $27,000.

Ready to go?

You have put in the hard years of training and preparing for something big. If you want to make the step up to climbing an 8,000m peak and climbing Cho Oyu is the climb for you.

Get in touch with us today and take the first step on the road to standing on top of the 6th highest mountain in the world.

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