Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Transfer to hotel. (H).
Days 2: Kathmandu sighseeing tour. (H,B, D)
Full day sightseeing tour, and enjoy the welcome dinner with live Nepali
cultural show in the evening. The next day is free.
Day 3: Drive to Tibet, Cross the border (H,B,L,D).
Day 4-5: Drive to Nyalam and stay additional night for acclimatization
Day 6-7: Drive across Lalung La pass (5050m) to Tingri and stay
Day 8-9: Drive to Chinese Base Camp 4900m with good views of Everest
We will also have one rest day before starting our trek to ABC. Our Yaks
should arrive in the evening or early the next morning. (C,B,L,D).
Day 10: Trek to the intermediate camp before the base camp of Cho Oyu.
It is further 4 hours of walk and the altitude at this point is 5150m just
above the terminal moraine of the Gyabrag Glacier. (C,B,L,D).
Day 11: Trek further up and arrive at the Advanced Base Camp of Cho Oyu
The walk takes about 7 hours. (C,B,L,D).
Day 12-14: Rest days.
Day 15: Acclimatisation walk to Lake Camp at 6000m.
This day will allow the team to explore the route out across the glacier
from ABC to the beginning of the scree slope, which is the start of our
climb on Cho Oyu. (C,B,L,D)
Day 16-20: Set up Camp 1 at 6400m (frequent moves between the high
camp and base camp)
Everyone in the group transfers the essentials to higher camps. The climb
from base camp to high camp normally takes 4-6 hours and offers a fairly
stiff climb at above 6000m. (C,B,L,D).
Day 21-23: Camp 2 at 7100m
The journey up to camp 2 at 7100m involves climbing a steep 60 metre ice
wall at around 6800m. With fixed lines this is a relatively straightforward
task. Normally the journey takes 6-8 hours. (C,B,L,D).
Day 24: Rest day at ABC.
Day 25-27: Advance higher up to Camp 3 at 7500m
We ascend to Camp 2, this time to spend a night or two above 7000 metres. It
is also possible to climb up to Camp 3 at 7500m. After this, members may
wish to spend a number of days at base camp resting and building strength
prior to making their summit bid. (C,B,L,D).
Day 28-29: Rest Day.
Day 30-10: Summit Days
It takes 8-10 hours to reach the summit. Initially we ascend up easy snow
and rock to the summit plateau at which point it is only altitude, weather
and fitness that will stop you reaching the sixth highest summit. The views
across the summit plateau will include the other Himalayan giants: Everest,
Lhotse, Nuptse, Menlugste and the beautiful Ama Dablam. If we are successful
in climbing the mountain early then we will leave base camp early. (C,B,L,D).
Day 41-42: Return to Kathmandu.
(In Tibet H,B,L,D, In Nepal H,B)
Day 43-44: At leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 45: Fly home.
Departure 2013: 100% guaranteed departure
10 April to 24 May 2013( few seats are available)
05 Sep to 12 Oct 2013
( 6 seats are available)
Expedition Price: USD
6500 per person
for more details
guide (recommended): USD 4200 per guide on Sharing basis
TMA permits, visas, wages, insurance and proper equipment)
Cost Includes -
- Airport pickup/drop
- Eco-friendly boutique hotel Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu (total 4
nights, twin sharing, BB)
- Private transportation to/from Tibet border
- Tibet Travel Permit, Expedition Permits & other entrance fees
- Transportation in Tibet by private land cruiser (1 for every 4 people)
- Support Truck to transport luggage, equipment and expedition logistics
- Liaison Officer and Interpreter
- Accommodation on lodges/hotels as mentioned (twin sharing, full board)
- Sightseeing tours, entrance fees at monuments, guide
- World class camping equipment (HA tents, inner sheet, table, chairs etc)
- Kitchen and Dinning equipment, Eating utensils
- 3 Yaks for each member on way up, 2 Yaks on way down
[1 'yak load' means 40kg in spring and 50kg in autumn]
- Full staff support up to the Advance BC
- Daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while staying at ABC and lower
- Insurance of support staff
- Basic First Aid Supply for support staff
- Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)
- Satellite mobile telephone (pay call)
- Petrol Generator
- Solar Panel
Complimentary that we offer –
- Kit bag for your equipment
- Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural show
- International flights, airport taxes, excess baggage charges
- Visa Fees
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- HA food above ABC
- Garbage deposit (non-refundable if climbers don’t bring their wastage back
- Personal climbing gears, ropes, carabiners, ice screw, snowbar etc
- Radio for climbers
- Extra yak (if required for climbers’ excess luggage)
- Personal expenses like bar bill, laundry, telephone etc
- Personal medical and travel insurance
- Extra permits that may be required for activities like filming etc
- Summit bonus (only for successful climb), Tips etc