Cho Oyu, Nepal, 44 Day Guided Ascent

Join one of our GuideSource guides on an amazing 44 day expedition to the summit of the great Cho Oyu mountain in the Himalayas of Nepal.




Trip Duration

44 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun

Type of Trip



  • Climb to the summit of the amazing Cho Oyu mountain in the Himalayas.

  • Visit several wonderful villages, from Zhangmu to Tingri.

  • Spend several days in the Nepalese capital city of Kathmandu.

Number six on the list of highest mountains in the world, Cho Oyu (8,201m) is an amazing peak. A truly breathtaking mountain, climbing to its summit only adds to its mystique, and on this 44 day expedition that is exactly what you will get to do.

Of all the 8000 meter plus peaks in the Himalayas, Cho Oyu has the highest success rate. It is also considered the easiest of those mountains to climb. However, the term easy should be taken with a grain of salt when it comes to scaling mountains of that magnitude. But with the help of our professional and experienced guides, we are confident you will not only have a successful climb, but also a fun, safe and memorable one.

Beginning in Kathmandu, we will drive to several locations on our way to Cho Oyu. During those drives, and in the villages we will stop and sleep in, including Nyalam and Tingri, you will get to enjoy glorious views of the Himalayas. Just a few examples of the peaks you will get to gaze upon include Shisha pangma (8,013m) and Mount Everest (8,848m).

With plenty of rest days for the purpose of acclimatization during this trip, you will not have to worry about altitude sickness. And with a 21 day climbing period, you will have plenty of time to reach the mountain’s amazing summit by way of its northwest face. And on the final days of the adventure, we will return to Kathmandu, which you can explore and enjoy until your departure home.

Easily one of the most impressive peaks in the world, climbing Cho Oyu is a mesmerizing experience. To participate, all you have to do is send us a request.

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Price includes

  • Guiding fee
 Please contact GuideSource for information on cost and what is included in the price.


  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

    After your arrival at the Kathmandu international airport, a GuideSource guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. After a brief meeting about the trip to come, you will get to explore Kathmandu at your leisure.

  • Day 2Kathmandu sightseeing

    Throughout the day, you will get to explore the city of Kathmandu and gaze at its many highlights including the Pashupati Nath and Swayambhu Nath temples, before returning to your hotel for the night.

  • Day 3Preparation Day
  • Day 4Zhangmu

    We will drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu, where we will spend the night. During the drive we will cross the Chinese border, passing the town of Kodari.

  • Day 5Nyalam

    We will drive from Zhangmu to Nyalam, where we will spend the night in a lodge.

  • Day 6Rest day in Nyalam

    For the purpose of acclimatization, we will spend the day in Nyalam, where you can enjoy some fantastic views of several famed Himalayan peaks.

  • Day 7Tingri

    We will drive from Nyalam to Tingri, where we will spend the night in a lodge. During the drive, we will cross the Lalung Leh Pass. In Tingri, you will be able to see not only Cho Oyu, but also Mount Everest.

  • Day 8Rest day in Tingri
  • Day 9Cho Oyu Base Camp

    We will drive for approximately 2 hours to the Cho Oyu base camp, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 10 to 12Acclimatization in Cho Oyu Base Camp
  • Day 13Advanced Base Camp

    Today, we will trek along the side of the Gyabrag glacier until we reach the advanced base camp, where we will spend the night.

  • Day 14Acclimatization in Advanced Base Camp
  • Day 15 to 36Climbing Period
  • Day 37Return to Advanced Base Camp
  • Day 38Return to Base Camp
  • Day 39Base Camp clean up
  • Day 40Drive back to Zhangmu
  • Day 41Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 42Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 43Extra day in Kathmandu

    You can spend the day exploring Kathmandu, before enjoying a farewell dinner and going to bed in your hotel.

  • Day 44Departure home

    A GuideSource guide will transfer you to the airport, where you can catch your flight home.


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point



Hotel B&B in Kathmandu, as well as assorted lodgings and camp sites during the Cho Oyu ascent and descent.


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