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Cho Oyu (8201 m) guided climbing expedition

Local IFMGA-certified mountain guide Tshering and his group of guides invite you to climb 8201-meter Cho Oyu Peak, on the Tibetan-Nepalese border. An unforgettable 38-day expedition!




38 Days


Apr, May, Aug - Nov


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  • Climb Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world.
  • Enjoy a unique mountaineering adventure on the Tibet-Nepal border.
  • Discover the amazing mountain culture of the Himalayas.


Would you like to join an amazing 38-day expedition to the Cho Oyu summit! This stunning mountain lies on the border between Nepal and Tibet and boasts an altitude of 8,188 meters (26,864 ft), making it the 6th highest summit in the world. In addition, it is also considered the most straightforward 8000m peak.

However, as with any mountain of such height, it is a serious climb that requires good preparation as well as an excellent fitness level. We’ll ascend through its northwest face, starting from Tibet. This route takes us up through easy snow slopes. There will be only one steep serac barrier that we must face at an altitude of 6400 meters (20997 ft).

As for the itinerary, we’ll meet up in Kathmandu where we’ll prepare our equipment and fly to Lhasa in Tibet. There, we’ll first do some previous acclimatization treks around Tingri. Our first-night camps will be at altitudes of around 4900m-16,072ft. We will then move to our base camp to finally spend 2 or 3 nights in intermediate campsites at altitudes of around 5400m (17,712ft). That way we will gradually gain altitude until we’re ready for our big goal. You can find a detailed day by day itinerary below.

Although Cho Oyu is a non-technical peak, it will be necessary to have some previous high-altitude climbing experience. And if you are and expert backcountry skier this mountain also gives you the chance of a fantastic ski descent!

Regarding the physical requirements, you will need to be extremely fit with a strong physical resistance. Of course, mental toughness also plays a big role. So you’ll need both a physical and mental preparation.

Want to join me on this real challenge in the Himalayas? Contact me now for further details. It’ll be my pleasure to be your guide!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Local flights

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details

The price is for minimum 2 participants. PRICE INCLUDES Mt. Cho-Oyu peak permit fee. Tibet visa fee.Transfer airport-hotel-airport in Kathmandu and Lhasa. Airfare Kathmandu-Lhasa one way. 3-star hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu for 5 nights.

Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Lhasa, Shigatse, Tingri, and Kyirong on room sharing basis. Sightseeing in Lhasa with guide and transportation. Welcome group dinner in Kathmandu. Member’s personal luggage transfer from BC - ABC - BC. Kitchen equipment, kitchen tent, dining tent with heater, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs & tables. Solar panel at ABC for light and charging small electronics. (Mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras). Food and fuel at BC-ABC during expedition. Spacious single tent with insulated floor and mattress for each member at BC-ABC. Services of one high altitude Sherpa between 2 climbers to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt. Climbing Sherpa climbing and summit bonuses. Insurance for climbing Sherpa including evacuation, hospitalization, medical and life insurance. High altitude tents, food and fuel for all members and climbing Sherpas. Common climbing equipment (Required rope, ice bar, ice screw, etc) fees for rope fixing. 2 oxygen bottles (4Lts) per climber and 1 oxygen bottle for Sherpa with mask and regulator (For use only). Walkie-talkie for each member and Sherpa partnered team. Services of Nepalese cook and kitchen boy.Equipment allowances, daily wages, food, and tents for the cook, kitchen boy, and Chinese Liaison Officer. Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters including emergency evacuation, hospitalization, medical, and life insurance.Satellite phone for emergency available at ABC.High way and conservation charges. Garbage deposit fee.Welcome group dinner in Kathmandu. COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE International flights. Meals at the hotel/lodges in Kathmandu and in Tibet. Personal climbing gears.Personal calls made through satellite phone subject to charges at US$ 3 per minute.Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone US$ 1000.00, communication equipment and commercial filming US$ 20,000.00 payable to CTMA. Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc. Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air/road cargo. Personal solar pack for charging heavy electronics ( laptops, professional camera batteries etc ).Tips/gratitude for cooks and climbing Sherpa at the end of the trip.

All of the guides on the Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team have local mountaineering certifications and have summited Everest several times. The coordination is carefully supervised every step of the way by some of the top IFMGA guides in the region.

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48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Suggested arrival date.

Day 2 to 3: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing

Day 4: Fly Kathmandu Lhasa (3650m-11680ft), transfer to Hotel

Fixed departure date for Tibet (27/08/2021)

Day 5: Lhasa: Sightseeing

Day 6: Drive to Shigatse (3900m-12480ft)- O/N Hotel

Day 7: Drive to Thingri (4350m-13,920ft)- O/N Hotel

Day 8: Rest day in Thingri for acclimatization

Day 9: Drive to Cho-Oyu BC(4900m-16,072ft)

Day 10 to 11: At BC to acclimatize and preparing loads to ABC

Day 12: Trek to Intermediate camp (5400m-17,712ft)

Day 13: Arrive at ABC (5600m-18,368ft)

Day 14 to 15: At ABC for puja ceremony, acclimatization and climbing preparations

Day 16 to 37: Climbing period

Day 38: Trek to BC and drive to Thingri.

Day 39: Drive to Kyirong border 2700m-8856ft)- O/N Hotel

Day 40: Short drive to the Nepal-Tibet border and drive to Kathmandu.

Day 41: In Kathmandu

Day 42: International departure

About the guide: Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team

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Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team



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Hi! I'm Tshering, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.

I have been climbing since 1996, starting on the 8000m mountains in the Himalaya. I'm one of the few IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guides (Instructor) from south Asia, gaining my qualification from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) & Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA).

I have successfully guided on Mt Everest on multiple occasions, and other 8000m peaks such as Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m) (3 times), Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m) and many more.

I have have also a strong international climbing experience and extensive knowledge of the logistics, planning and group dynamic that are also very crucial to successfully lead adventures in the Himalaya and around the world. I guided in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland, Thailand, Bhutan, Pakistan, India and Tibet. I'm also a rescue expert and a technical trainer for the mountain guides training.

I very much like guiding my clients in remote places, where no tourist goes. I like also discovering new routes and peaks. Please have a look to the different trekking and mountaineering expeditions I propose and contact me if you want to discuss about them. I can of course also guide you in more 'classic' routes, just get in touch with me and let's talk about your wishes!

My team of guides consists of:

Climbing guides:

Chhiring Sonam Lama
Pasang Lama
Dukchung Lama
Pekma Lama
DAWA Chhedar Bhote
Wang Chhedar Bhote
DAWA Phinjo Bhote
Phurpu Thilen Bhote

Cook kitchen crew:
Jusbir Tamang
Sonam Bhote
Tenzing Bhote
Guru Bhote

All climbing guides have summited Everest several times.


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What people are saying about Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team



Very helpful of explore share to reroute my trip to other guide. Very happy with Tshering Bhote guides! Only thing is we pushed to fast to summit. I think that was the reason we did not make it.



I had an amazing experience with Tshering’s experienced and highly qualified team including guide Sonam Shalaka and Sherpa Thomas Vechayba. I really enjoyed the concept of acclimating for Ama Dablam by doing the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes and climbing a number of peaks along the way, including Lobuche, rather than the typical repetitive climbs from base camp. It is always my preference to climb with local guides who intimately know the mountain and local customs and this was a perfect example of the benefits of that rather than going with a large group of westerners. Explore-Share always does a great job of facilitating those connections. This was an outstanding experience all around and I would gladly recommend Tshering and his team for any mountaineering experience in the Himalayas.


Very good acclimatisation program and safe 1:1 climbing as I always was well looked after. Communication regarding weather and conditions were meticulous so we could adapt as we went along, increasing safety.


Tshering prepared and organized the tour very professionally. All about logistic, difficult transport condition due to bad weather, skilled guide and assistant, and overall security was under his control. A good communication and a team spirit made the sucess of the Mera Peak ascent.


It was an absolutely AMAZING experience and Sonam is very professional, friendly and helpful. I will recommend him and Tshering 100%

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