Cho Oyu Expedition

Cho Oyu (8201m), on the border of Nepal and Tibet, is the sixth highest mountain in the world and often regarded as the most straightforward of the 8000m peaks. We climb from north west face of Cho Oyu, climbed from Tibet.

Cho Oyu (8201m), on the border of Nepal and Tibet, is the sixth highest mountain in the world and often regarded as the most straightforward of the 8000m peaks. The north west face of Cho Oyu, climbed from Tibet, takes us up easy angled snow slopes with one steep serac barrier to pass at around 6400m.

The itinerary

The Cho oyu expedition takes 38 days. After a couple of days preparation, we fly to Lhasa in Tibet. We spend a couple of days acclimatizing and sightseeing before we drive to Cho Oyu base camp. The drive takes us through Shigatse and Shegar, where we stop for a walk up an old hill fort. We arrive in base camp around day 9 and begin trekking in the area, up to 6500 m, to acclimatize. By day 19 we are trekking up to advanced base camp, then the main climbing starts from day 21. We drive back to Kathmandu on day 38.

Is this trip suitable for you?

Previous mountaineering experience is required to at least 6000m. You will also need to be very determined. Cho Oyu is a non-technical peak with the possibility of a ski descent for very strong skiers. Ski touring in the area near ABC is also possible (and a fun way to acclimatise).

In brief

Cho Oyu Expedition
Altitude: 8,201m
Duration: 38 days
Season: Apr - May & Aug - Sep
Level: serious high altitude climbing

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