Cho Oyu

8,188m

The mountain was first summited on 19th October 1954 by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition. 

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1st September – 9th October 2018

39 Days

$27,000

 

About the mountain

Cho Oyu, which means “The Turquoise Goddess”, is the sixth highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,188m (26,864ft) on the China-Nepal border. It is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya 20km west of Everest, and is generally considered the easiest of the 8,000m to climb, thus often used as a training mountain for Everest.

 

The mountain was first summited on 19th October 1954 by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition.  

Climbing the mountain

The trip runs over 39 days and will start at Kathmandu in Nepal, where we will use the Hyatt hotel as our base to get the team together and prepare for the journey ahead.

 

After we have spent a couple of days in Kathmandu assembling the team, completing kit checks and so on, we will travel by jeep and by foot towards basecamp, passing through many small towns such as Dunche, Singompa, Kerong and Tingri amongst others, with the overall journey taking around 9 days when we will arrive at the Cho Oyu basecamp, below the North West Face. From basecamp the route consists mainly of low-angled snow slopes, up to about 30 degrees, with just one, short but steep section to bypass a serac barrier at 6,400m. It is possible to climb this mountain using only two camps, with camp 1 at 6,400m and camp 2 at 7,000m, although a third camp at 7,400m is possible. The summit push traditionally started from this third camp, however more recently it has become common to summit straight from camp 2, which is a 7-10 hour day. Aiming to summit in early October, we will then trek back to Kerong from where we will drive by jeep directly back to Kathmandu, hopefully to toast our success and then fly out a couple of nights later. 

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2018 ProgrammE
01 Sep – 09 Oct 

 

01 SEP 

Arrive Kathmandu

02 

Kathmandu

03

Drive Kathmandu – Dunche

1960m

04

Dunche – Singompa

3,330m

05

Singompa – Laurebina

3,910m 

06 

Laurebina – Gozainkuda – Laurebina

4200m

07

Laurebina – Thulo Syaphru 

2250m

08

Drive, trek Thulo Syaphru – Syaphurbesi – Kerong 

2425m 

09

Drive Kerong to Tingri

4400m 

10

Tingri

11

Drive Tingri – Cho Oyo BC 

4900m

12

Base Camp

13

Base Camp

14 

Base Camp

15

BC – Advanced Base Camp

16 

Advanced Base Camp

17 – 30 Sep

Climbing 

01 -03 OCT

Climbing

04 OCT

Advanced Base Camp

05 

Base Camp

06 

Drive Base Camp – Kerong

07 

Drive Kerong – Kathmandu 

08

Kathmandu 

09 

Depart Kathmandu