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Cho Oyu (8201 m) guided climbing expedition

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

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration38 days
Offer periodApr, May, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelAdvanced
Fitness LevelExtremely Fit
Type of tripNot specified


Welcome to an amazing 38-day expedition to the Cho Oyu Peak! It is a 8201-meter mountain lying on the border between Nepal and Tibet. Due to its altitude is the 6th highest summit in the world. In addition it’s also considered the most straight forward ascent over 8000 meters.

However, as any peak of such a height, it is a serious climb which requires a good preparation as well as an excellent fitness level. We’ll ascend it 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 6400 meters of altitude.

As for the itinerary we’ll meet up in Kathmandu where we’ll prepare our equipment and fly to Lukla in Tibet. Here we’ll first do some previous acclimatization treks around Tingri and Nyalam. Our first night camps will be at around 4900 meters. We will then move to our base camp (5700 m) to finally spend 2 or 3 nights in intermediate campsites at 5200-5500 meters high. That way we will gradually gain altitude until we’re ready for our big goal.

Now it’s time to drive to the Cho Oyu Base Camp. We’ll arrive there by the 9th day of expedition. There will be other warm up treks in the area but this time up to 6500 meters of altitude. On day 19 we’ll hike to the Advanced Base Camp in order to start the main climb up to the Cho Oyu’s summit. After achieving our great objetive we’ll trek down to the Base Camp again. Finally we’ll drive back to Kathmandu, arriving there on day 38.

Although Cho Oyu is a non-technical peak it’ll 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 that 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 Himalaya? So contact me now for further details. It’ll be my pleasure to be your guide!

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About the guide

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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!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 23557 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• The price doesn't include: international airfares, visas, transfer fees, departure taxes, excess baggage, tips to trek staff, hotels etc., personal travel insurance, lunch and dinner in KTM, personal expenses (such as gifts, phone calls, laundry and alcohol) and personal equipment.

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