Duration : 27 Days

Best Seasons: Spring/Autumn

Accomodations: Hotel, Camping

Grade: Challenging

Max Altitude: 8,201m / 26,906ft


Mount Cho-Oyu is the world’s 6th highest peak at (8,201m/26,906ft) above sea level. It lies 20 km west of Mt. Everest on the border between Tibet ( China) and Nepal. This mountain is considered the easiest among 8,000 meters high Himalayan Mountains for climbing due to non-existent of technical difficulties and objective dangers. According to legends ChoOyu is called ‘Turquoise God’ in Tibetan language and highly regarded in Tibet. Most of the Cho Oyu climbing expeditions are undertaken from Tibet side due to a relatively comfortable climbing route. From Nepal side, it is very difficult to organize the climbing expedition. Pioneer Adventure provides highly professional, well trained and qualified climbing Sherpas for Cho-Oyu expeditions. Many climbers demand Sherpas for the expedition as they are very knowledgeable and helpful in each and every step which makes the climbing easier and successful. Most of our groups who have gone with the Sherpa guides on the Cho-Oyu expedition are found to be successful in our past experiences. So, we highly recommend you to use our Sherpa guides for your upcoming Cho-Oyu expeditions from Tibet. Cho-Oyu expedition will begin after your arrival in Lhasa. Here, we will process all the Cho Oyu expedition official formalities and sightseeing during your 2 days’ stay in Lhasa. Then, we will drive you in Toyota Land Cruiser or comfortable Mini bus to Shigatseand Shegar and ultimately set foot on Chinese Base Camp. This base camp is a temporary but comfortable with our Nepalese cook and dining tents. After Chinese Base Camp you need to walk to the advance base camp (ABC). From the advance base camp it will be some hours of strenuous walking on a wild path along the moraine-clad glacier until we begin the proper Cho-Oyu expedition following Camp I, Camp II to Camp III and then summit the peak. After the summit, we will descend to Camp 2 from the summit and continue further down to advance base camp and Base Camp. From Base Camp, we drive to Tingri and Nyalam and make entry to Kathmandu via. Kung. The best time for Cho-Oyu expedition in Tibet is the end of May to early June and the post-monsoon season from late September to early October.

Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)
Preparation Day
Drive from Kathmandu to Timure.
Drive to Kerung
Drive to Thingri
Acclimatization day in Thingri
Drive to Chinese camp
DAY9 8
DAY 10
Trek to Middle camp
DAY 11
Arrive at Advance base camp.
DAY12 22
Climbing Period
DAY 23
Trek down to Intermediate camp then Drive to Thingri.
DAY 24
Drive to Kerung.
DAY 25
Drive to Kathmandu.
DAY 26
Free day in Kathmandu
DAY 27
Final Departure

Note: Above itinerary might be flexible with the time duration of Expedition Note: Due to member reason, if member have to depart earlier before the expedition ends, member have to bear all the transportation cost from Cho-Oyu Base Camp – Kathmandu If the Chinese government close the land entrance then we have to Fly from Kathmandu – Lhasa and member have to bear extra US $1000.00 including 2 nights in Lhasa

International & Domestic Airport pick up and drop off

4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast in sharing basis

Land Transportation & Cargo from Kathmandu – Chinese Camp and return back to Kathmandu

Climbing Permit of Cho-Oyu Expedition & Tibet Entry Visa fee

High way & Conservation charge

All necessary transportation from Kathmandu to Base Camp and return to Kathmandu for all member & staff

Yaks from Base Camp to Advance Base Camp to Base Camp

Meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) with Hot Drinks/Tea/Coffee and Soup items including high foods during the trekking and expedition

1 Professional Climbing Sherpa Guide

Well trained and experienced Cook and Kitchen Helpers

Daily wages, Equipment, allowances, logistic etc. for Climbing guide, Cook & porter

Accident & Medical Insurance for involved Nepalese Staffs for the expedition

Kailas or The North Face or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp

Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent, mattress, pillow, table, chair and other necessary equipment for Base Camp

Generator or Solar panel will be provided at Base camp for charging battery and other electronic devices

Kailas or any other branded tent from Base Camp to C1, C2 & C3

Oxygen (4ltr.) 3 bottles for Member and 3 bottles for each climbing Sherpa

Top Out or Summit Mask & Regulator for each Member and climbing Sherpa

In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our base camp (Note: US $500.00 per bottle if used)

EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineers etc.

Satellite phone available for emergency communication (chargeable as per use)

Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required

Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition

Garbage Management and Disposal Fee

Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu

International flight tickets.

Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days)

Drone & Special filming permit.

Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)

Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Personal Travel, Medical, and Emergency Rescue Insurances

Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears

Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottled and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks, etc.

Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $ 1500.00

Tips for general staffs US $150.00 per Member (Mandatory)

Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers

Any other service cost which are not included in the Cost Includes