Climbing Cho Oyu

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.

A little bit more about the Climb

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.

Cho Oyu from Base camp The initial route up Cho Oyu Steep slopes of Cho oyu Sunset high on Cho oyu
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.

What people said

“I climbed Cho Oyu with Ian on his first ascent of Cho Oyu, we were well looked after and the team spirit was incredible, the training plan was perfect, the mountain set up and acclimatization was perfectly timed. We had the best Sherpa climbers and staff. I would highly recommend Ian to any friends looking to trek or climb in the Himalaya’s.”
Shane Jenson, Cho Oyu 2013


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.

Day 3

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 for acclimatization. Overnight in Hotel

Day 6

to Tingri (4350m – 14272ft). Overnight in Hotel

Day 7

day for acclimatization. Overnight in Hotel

Day 8

to Cho Oyu Base Camp (4900m – 16,075ft)

Day 9 – 37

Period for Cho Oyu from base camp there are 3 camps placed on the mountain.
Advanced base camp is positioned at 6,400m. Camp 2 is positioned at 7,000m.
Camp 3 is positioned at 7,450m and then the final summit to the summit at

Day 38

to Advanced Base Camp (5800m – 19,030ft)

Day 39

base camp to base Camp

Day 40

Day at Base Camp

Day 41

Base Camp to Tingri

Day 42

from Tingri to Zangmu

Day 43

from Zangmu to Kathmandu and transfer to your Hotel

Day 44

Day at Kathmandu or day that could be used for extra acclimatizaton on the mountain

Day 45

You will be Transferred to the airport For departure or onward journey. 

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.