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Mount Cho Oyu Via Kerung

Mount Cho Oyu Via Kerung

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest peak of the world (8201m/26906ft). Cho Oyu in Tibetan is “Turquoise God’ which means the turquoise color of the peak in the afternoon sun from the Tibet side of the mountain. But in Nepal it is known as Qowowuyag by the Sherpas. The mountain lies in the Himalayas and is 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the border between China and Nepal. Though the expedition attempt was made by Eric Shipton in1952, an Austrian Herbert Tichy made the first successful ascent of Cho Oyu in 1954 with fellow Austrians Sepp Jochler and Helmut Heuberger.

NORTH WEST FACE CLIMBING DISCRIPTION

Also known as TIchy route, this is the Tibet side normal climbing route used for commercial expedition.

Camp 1 – 6,400m : It takes about 5-8 hours to reach camp 1 from base camp. The camp is reached by a steep climb from the head of the glacier at 6,100m. From here, the route follows steep climbing, which improves as height is gained. Camp 1 is located on a broad shoulder of snow, which leads up to a ridge above the camp.

Camp 2 – 7,000m : Above Camp 1, a snow ridge leads to a series of ice cliffs. The way through these involves climbing a steep 50m ice wall at over 6,600m. Although straightforward, this is the hardest climbing on the route, requiring great effort to climb the steep ice at such an altitude. Improved acclimatization and greater familiarity make the prospect of subsequent climbs through the ice cliffs less daunting, but the challenge remains physically strenuous with each journey to Camp 2. Throughout this section, fixed ropes are placed in conjunction with other teams operating on the mountain at the same time. Above the ice cliffs, there are several large crevasses which we make our way around until they finally give way, giving access to Camp 2 at 7,000m. Depending upon the snow conditions, this can be a very demanding day of six to eight hours.

Camp 3 – 7,400m : Camp 3 is at 7,400m and roughly four hours above Camp 2. This camp is located beneath a rock band that cuts off the snow slopes of the upper basin. As we rise above the beautiful Nangpa Gosum peaks, the mountains of Nepal can be seen to the south, and the arid Tibetan plateau to the north. Although the distance to Camp 3 is short and easy, the high altitude makes the path more demanding.

Once at Camp 3, we must make every effort to prepare for the following day. This means eating, drinking, and resting. To function effectively on Summit Day, it is vital for climbers to drink as much as possible in order to replenish the calories and fluids lost during the climb. This can be a challenge, because the altitude makes even slight physical work difficult, and the task of boiling water slower than usual.


Spring

  • MAXIMUM:

    45 Days
  • ENTRY:

    Kathamndu-Kerung-Tingri(By Road)
  • EXIT:

    Tingri-Kerung-Kathmandu(By Road)
  • FIXED DEPARTURE:

    11th April, 2017

Mount Cho Oyu Via Kerung Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02-03 : Visa document application, preparation, briefing in ministry.
  • 11th April, 2017: Day 04 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syprubesi 1460m
  • 12th April, 2017: Day 05 : Drive from Syprubesi to Kerung border 2000m. Immigration formalities for crossing border and drive to Kerung height 3200m.
  • 13th April, 2017: Day 06 : Drive from Kerung to Tingri 4340m
  • 14th April, 2017: Day 07 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
  • 15th April, 2017: Day 08 : Drive Tingri to Chinese base camp
  • 16th April - 17th April, 2017: Day 09-11 : Rest and preparation day in Chinese base camp
  • 18th April, 2017: Day 12 : Trek Chinese base camp to Middle Camp 5300m
  • 19th April, 2017: Day 13 : Trek Middle camp to Advance base camp 5700m
  • 20th April - 16th May, 2017: Day 14-40 : Climbing Period for Mt. Cho Oyu 8201 m
  • 17th May, 2017: Day 41 : Trek to Middle camp and drive to Tingri
  • 18th May, 2017: Day 42 : Drive from Tingri to Kerung border.
  • 119th May, 2017: Day 43: Immigration formalities in China side. Then drive to Kathmandu. Leave Tibet
  • Day 44 : Rest and shopping day in Kathmandu
  • Day 45 : Transfer for Final Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
We welcome and receive you in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight stay. At evening we will host welcome dinner program in typical Nepali Restaurant. Hotel (BD)

Day 02-03 : Visa document application, preparation, briefing in ministry.
These day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation, visa application, last minute shopping and preparation for departure to expedition. We’ll also introduce to our Nepali crew coming with you for expedition. Hotel. BLD

Day 04 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syprubesi 1460m
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to  Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. Hotel (B,L,D)

Day 05 : Drive from Syprubesi to Kerung border 2000m. Immigration formalities for crossing border and drive to Kerung height 3200m.

Early morning drive from Syaprubesi to Kerung border. After finishing immigration formalities for crossing the border it is 2 hours jeep drive till Kerung Height. We stay overnight at hotel. BLD

Day 06 : Drive from Kerung to Tingri 4340m
After morning breakfast we drive from Krung to Tingri about three hours.

Day 07 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
Today is the rest day for acclimatization in order to cope our body with heights. Walk in the surrounding hills, hang out around. Overnight at hotel, BLD

Day 08 : Drive Tingri to Chinese base camp
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 09-11 : Rest and preparation day in Chinese base camp
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 12 : Trek Chinese base camp to Middle Camp 5300m
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 13 : Trek Middle camp to Advance base camp 5700m
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 14-40 : Climbing Period for Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m
From this point on, it’s not really possible to detail a climbing plan, because the pace will depend upon the leader and the particular team. 
We set about acclimatizing and learning skills needed for climbing the mountain, such as how to use the oxygen bottles and radios. We will also sort out our equipment and clothing needed for the mountain, setting aside the food we want for the upper camps (as this will be placed there for us ahead of time by the Sherpa). 
From the base camp we climb along the glacier toward the mountain and Camp 1. Because of the high altitude, this first trip up the Gyabrag Glacier and onto the mountain itself is for familiarizing participants with climbing and their equipment. It provides an excellent opportunity to view the route that will be taken and assess the mountain conditions.
Throughout the climb, the leader will use a method that adjusts team members to the ever-increasing altitudes. This will be achieved by "climbing high and sleeping low," until each person feels suitably well-adjusted to make the next move up to a higher camp. At each camp, the team will climb high but then return to the lower camp to sleep.

Summit Day
Summit Day begins early, as it takes several hours to make breakfast, hydrate properly, and fully prepare equipment before embarking. The camp faces west, so there is plenty of time for preparations before we depart as the sun rises. Once on our way, easily navigable snow and rock ledges lead through the short rock band above the camp. Gradually the angle of the slope relents until we emerge onto the broad windswept back of the mountain. Now it is only a matter of putting one foot in front of the other to slowly gain the towering distant summit of Cho Oyu, overshadowed only by Mt. Everest. The magnificent vista surrounding us as we cross the vast summit plateau toward the peak includes Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Menlugtse, Gyachung Kang and Gaurisankar, as well as the peaks of the Khumbu Himal. We reach the summit five to eight hours after leaving Camp 3. For the descent the same route will be followed, with nights spent at Camp 3 and Camp 1.
If we are successful in completing the climb ahead of schedule, we will leave the base early and head back to Kathmandu. However, past experience has shown that we will need all of the allotted days unless mountain conditions and the acclimatization process go exceptionally well.

Day 41 :  Trek to Middle camp and drive to Tingri

Day 42 :  Drive from Tingri to Kerung border.

Day 43:  Immigration formalities in China side. Then drive to Kathmandu. Leave Tibet

Day 44 :  Rest and shopping day in Kathmandu
Today you’ll have free in Kathmandu. You can have sightseeing in the cultural heritage inside Kathmandu, buy souvenirs and thankas to take back home or anything as the day is free and easy. Overnight at hotel (B)

Day 45 : Transfer for Final Departure
We transfer you to the airport for final departure 3 hours before flight schedule. Farewell and departure.

Note:
Due to the Nepal-Tibet border closure from Zhangmu due to 2015 earthquake, the expedition logistic procedure has been shifted to Kerung border at Rasuwagadi.
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements. The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.


Mount Cho Oyu Via Kerung Cost Detail

  • Contact us for Quotation

Cost Includes

    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
    • 5 nights hotel (4/5 star) in Kathmandu, BB plan
    • Cho Oyu Expedition (North West route) permit, Tibet visa, Travel and road permit.
    • Transportation ; Kathmandu/Zhangmu/Base Camp (and vice versa) by land cruiser/jeep for member & truck for equipment.
    • Full board in route to Tibet side. Twin sharing accommodation and 3 times meal per day (BLD-Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for BC and ABC
    • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed
    • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
    • Liaison officer and Interpreter
    • 50kg weight per climber is allowed
    • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
    • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
    • Generator/solar panel at Advance Base Camp for lighting and Charging.
    • Satellite phone in payable basis (per minute $ 3).
    • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
    • Welcome dinner
    • Office service charge

 


Cost Excludes

  • Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
  • International departure tax.
  • Entry visa and Re-entry visa for Nepal.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Bar bills & Beverage, laundry, postage, telephone calls and all other items of personal nature.
  • Medical and rescue insurance.
  • Personal Climbing equipment.
  • Medicine and first aid expenses
  • Garbage Deposit US$ 500.00 (sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage.
  • Walkie-Talkie
  • Extra yak, per Yak's US$ 100.00 will be charge till to 50 kg load.
  • Climbing Bonus and summit bonus for climbing sherpa (if you use climbing sherpa), Tips
  • All not include in Cost Includes


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Autumn

  • MAXIMUM:

    45 Days
  • ENTRY:

    Kathamndu-Kerung-Tingri(By Road)
  • EXIT:

    Tingri-Kerung-Kathmandu(By Road)
  • FIXED DEPARTURE:

    11th April, 2017

Mount Cho Oyu Via Kerung Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 02-03 : Visa document application, preparation, briefing in ministry.
  • 02nd Sep, 2017: Day 04 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syprubesi 1460m
  • 03rd Sep, 2017: Day 05 : Drive from Syprubesi to Kerung border 2000m. Immigration formalities for crossing border and drive to Kerung height 3200m.
  • 04th Sep, 2017: Day 06 : Drive from Kerung to Tingri 4340m
  • 06th Sep, 2017: Day 07 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
  • 07th Sep, 2017: Day 08 : Drive Tingri to Chinese base camp
  • 08th Sep - 09th Sep, 2017: Day 09-11 : Rest and preparation day in Chinese base camp
  • 10th Sep, 2017: Day 12 : Trek Chinese base camp to Middle Camp 5300m
  • 11th Sep, 2017: Day 13 : Trek Middle camp to Advance base camp 5700m
  • 12th Sep - 08th Oct, 2017: Day 14-40 : Climbing Period for Mt. Cho Oyu 8201 m
  • 09th Oct, 2017: Day 41 : Trek to Middle camp and drive to Tingri
  • 10th Oct, 2017: Day 42 : Drive from Tingri to Kerung border.
  • 11th Oct, 2017: Day 43: Immigration formalities in China side. Then drive to Kathmandu. Leave Tibet
  • Day 44 : Rest and shopping day in Kathmandu
  • Day 45 : Transfer for Final Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
We welcome and receive you in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight stay. At evening we will host welcome dinner program in typical Nepali Restaurant. Hotel (BD)

Day 02-03 : Visa document application, preparation, briefing in ministry.
These day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation, visa application, last minute shopping and preparation for departure to expedition. We’ll also introduce to our Nepali crew coming with you for expedition. Hotel. BLD

Day 04 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syprubesi 1460m
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to  Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. Hotel (B,L,D)

Day 05 : Drive from Syprubesi to Kerung border 2000m. Immigration formalities for crossing border and drive to Kerung height 3200m.

Early morning drive from Syaprubesi to Kerung border. After finishing immigration formalities for crossing the border it is 2 hours jeep drive till Kerung Height. We stay overnight at hotel. BLD

Day 06 : Drive from Kerung to Tingri 4340m
After morning breakfast we drive from Krung to Tingri about three hours.

Day 07 : Rest day at Tingri for acclimatization
Today is the rest day for acclimatization in order to cope our body with heights. Walk in the surrounding hills, hang out around. Overnight at hotel, BLD

Day 08 : Drive Tingri to Chinese base camp
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 09-11 : Rest and preparation day in Chinese base camp
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 12 : Trek Chinese base camp to Middle Camp 5300m
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 13 : Trek Middle camp to Advance base camp 5700m
Overnight at tented camp BLD

Day 14-40 : Climbing Period for Mt. Cho Oyu 8201m
From this point on, it’s not really possible to detail a climbing plan, because the pace will depend upon the leader and the particular team. We set about acclimatizing and learning skills needed for climbing the mountain, such as how to use the oxygen bottles and radios. We will also sort out our equipment and clothing needed for the mountain, setting aside the food we want for the upper camps (as this will be placed there for us ahead of time by the Sherpa). From the base camp we climb along the glacier toward the mountain and Camp 1. Because of the high altitude, this first trip up the Gyabrag Glacier and onto the mountain itself is for familiarizing participants with climbing and their equipment. It provides an excellent opportunity to view the route that will be taken and assess the mountain conditions. Throughout the climb, the leader will use a method that adjusts team members to the ever-increasing altitudes. This will be achieved by "climbing high and sleeping low," until each person feels suitably well-adjusted to make the next move up to a higher camp. At each camp, the team will climb high but then return to the lower camp to sleep.

Summit Day
Summit Day begins early, as it takes several hours to make breakfast, hydrate properly, and fully prepare equipment before embarking. The camp faces west, so there is plenty of time for preparations before we depart as the sun rises. Once on our way, easily navigable snow and rock ledges lead through the short rock band above the camp. Gradually the angle of the slope relents until we emerge onto the broad windswept back of the mountain. Now it is only a matter of putting one foot in front of the other to slowly gain the towering distant summit of Cho Oyu, overshadowed only by Mt. Everest. The magnificent vista surrounding us as we cross the vast summit plateau toward the peak includes Ama Dablam, Lhotse, Nuptse, Menlugtse, Gyachung Kang and Gaurisankar, as well as the peaks of the Khumbu Himal. We reach the summit five to eight hours after leaving Camp 3. For the descent the same route will be followed, with nights spent at Camp 3 and Camp 1. If we are successful in completing the climb ahead of schedule, we will leave the base early and head back to Kathmandu. However, past experience has shown that we will need all of the allotted days unless mountain conditions and the acclimatization process go exceptionally well.

Day 41 :  Trek to Middle camp and drive to Tingri

Day 42 :  Drive from Tingri to Kerung border.

Day 43:  Immigration formalities in China side. Then drive to Kathmandu. Leave Tibet

Day 44 :  Rest and shopping day in Kathmandu
Today you’ll have free in Kathmandu. You can have sightseeing in the cultural heritage inside Kathmandu, buy souvenirs and thankas to take back home or anything as the day is free and easy. Overnight at hotel (B)

Day 45 : Transfer for Final Departure
We transfer you to the airport for final departure 3 hours before flight schedule. Farewell and departure.

Note:

Due to the Nepal-Tibet border closure from Zhangmu due to 2015 earthquake, the expedition logistic procedure has been shifted to Kerung border at Rasuwagadi. The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements.The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.


Mount Cho Oyu Via Kerung Cost Detail

  • Contact us for Quotation

Cost Includes

    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
    • 5 nights hotel (4/5 star) in Kathmandu, BB plan
    • Cho Oyu Expedition (North West route) permit, Tibet visa, Travel and road permit.
    • Transportation ; Kathmandu/Zhangmu/Base Camp (and vice versa) by land cruiser/jeep for member & truck for equipment.
    • Full board in route to Tibet side. Twin sharing accommodation and 3 times meal per day (BLD-Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for BC and ABC
    • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed
    • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
    • Liaison officer and Interpreter
    • 50kg weight per climber is allowed
    • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
    • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
    • Generator/solar panel at Advance Base Camp for lighting and Charging.
    • Satellite phone in payable basis (per minute $ 3).
    • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
    • Welcome dinner
    • Office service charge

 


Cost Excludes

  • Air travel and international departure tax.
  • Entry visa and Re-entry visa for Nepal.
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu.
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Extra yak, per Yak's US$ 20.00 will be charge till to 40 kg load.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications - equipment (if brought)
  • Garbage Deposit US$ 500.00 (sharing of the total person) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage.
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you used sherpa), Tips for
  • All not include in Cost Includes


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