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Mt. Cho Oyu Expedition

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42 days

Max. Elevation


Group size

Min 4 pax

All ground transportation and flight from Kathmandu-Lhasa as per itinerary
Best Season
Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea House / Lodge during the expedition
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the expedition
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Trip Route
Kathmandu-Lhasa-Shigatse-Xegar-Chinese B.C.-Cho-oyu B.C.-Summit-Lhasa-Kathmandu


  • Climb one of the easiest and least-technical peaks of Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest peak among the fourteen Eight-thousander peaks in Nepal. The north route of Cho Oyu goes through Tibet.
  • Enjoy an exciting tour of Lhasa and visit some of the most sought-after places such as Potala Palace, Sera Monastery, and Jokhang Temple..
  • Enjoy a scenic 500km long road journey through the harsh terrain of Tibet. Drive along the longest river of Tsang Po in Tibet.
  • Visit Rongbuk Monastery, one of the highest monasteries in the world.
  • Catch the natural sights of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga.
Cho Oyu (8188m) is the sixth highest mountain on Earth. It lies 20km west of Everest at the border of Nepal and Tibet. For ease of access, it is generally climbed through the Northern side (Tibet). Mt. Cho Oyu Expedition encounters a strenuous climb. Although the most accessible Eight-Thousander peak, you must be physically fit to climb Cho Oyu Peak.

Cho Oyu is a Tibetan phrase that stands for “Turquoise Goddess.” It is a part of the vast Himalayan range, Mahalangur Himal, which comprises of pristine peaks like Mount Everest (8848m), Kanchenjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), and Ama Dablam (6812m). The Tibetan route offers moderate slopes during the climb. The ease of access until the Chinese Base Camp (5150m) makes it one of the most sought after climbing peaks. Observe the fantastic landscape, culture, and rich tradition of Tibet. Known as “Roof of the world,” Tibet lies at the average altitude of 4,500 meters, making it the highest inhabited region in the world.

Cho Oyu Expedition begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu. After preparing your Chinese Visa and climb permits, you’ll embark on a scenic trans-Himalayan flight to Lhasa. The capital of Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Lhasa, is home to a UNESCO designated site of Potala Palace. Enjoy a beautiful tour inside Lhasa and visit some of the most sought-after destinations such as Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, and Drepung and Sera Monastery. Embark on an adventurous drive along the harsh Tibetan landscape. Xegar lies 505km southwest of Lhasa and goes past beautiful Shigatse Province. From here, you’ll take a Yak caravan and approach the Chinese Base Camp and then Cho Oyu Base Camp (5650m).

The following twenty-five days will indulge in climb preparation, training, acclimatization, and brief ascents. A short trek will take you up to Advanced Base Camp. From here, you’ll approach Camp I. The trail in-between Camp 1 and Camp 2 is the most difficult. Tackle the icefall and technical ridges to reach Camp 3 (7600m). You can use Camp 2 as the Launchpad for the summit, which only takes 7-10hr of climbing. Once at the peak of Cho Oyu, you can catch the panoramic view of the Tibetan landscape in the backdrop. To your left, you will get the scenic view of the majestic Mount Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu.

Embark on an adventurous expedition to the mighty Eight-Thousander peak with Everest Extreme Adventure. We specialize in expedition and peak climbing around Nepal and Tibet. Join our fixed departures at a reasonable cost and enjoy one of the most experienced services

Trip Itinerary



You'll meet our representative upon your arrival. He'll receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy the scene of bustling Kathmandu city en route to the hotel. Enjoy quality accommodation at one of the most beautiful hotels in the city. Spend the evening enjoying the lively atmosphere of Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.



You will visit our office and meet your Sherpa guide. He will brief you on everything about the expedition. After exchanging necessary documents, he’ll begin preparing your Visa and permits.You will need a Chinese Visa, Cho Oyu Expedition permit, liaison permit, and deposits to cover waste disposal. In the meantime, you will embark on a scenic sightseeing tour of the historical city. You will find seven different UNESCO World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu valley. Some of the most visited UNESCO sites are Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. If you have ample time in hand, you can explore three other UNESCO sites as well, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan. Visit the local gear shops at Thamel to buy or rent necessary climb gears and equipment.



Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel and then embark on a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. A trans-Himalayan flight will take you over the beautiful Himalayas to Tibet. Lhasa lies almost 600km northeast from Kathmandu. Although a long journey, you will complete the tour in only 1.5hr. Upon arrival, you can enjoy an afternoon stroll around the central market overlooking the majestic Potala Palace. Overnight in Lhasa.



The day begins with a scenic tour of Potala Palace. A 16th -century fort built by the then Dalai Lama. It served as the residence of consecutive Dalai Lamas until the 1950s. Visit the Winter Residence of the former Dalai Lama and explore the inner courtyard, prayer room, and old imperial office. From here, you'll head towards the Jokhang monastery or Jokhang Temple. The 3rd Century site lies at the center of Barkhor Street. One of the most revered sites, thousands of Buddhist pilgrims circumambulate the temple every day. Explore the historic Barkhor Street as you enjoy delicious Tibetan cuisine. The tour ends with a visit to Sera Monastery. Sera is one of the Three Gelug university monasteries in Tibet. It is home to over 5000 monks. Overnight in Lhasa.



Leaving Lhasa, you’ll begin driving towards Shigatse prefecture in southern Tibet. Shigatse lies 271.1km from Lhasa en route to Tingri country. The entire road journey may last almost 5hr and takes you through the historical Tsang province. Drive along the beautiful Tsang Po River, also the longest river in Tibet. As an alternative, you can also embark on a train to Shigatse. En route to Shigatse, you will catch the beautiful sight of Shigatse Dzong, an empty fort. Along the trail lies Tashilunpo Monastery, the official seat of the Panchen Lama. Panchen Lama is the second most revered figure in Tibetan Buddhism after the Dalai Lama. Overnight in Shigatse.



Leaving Shigatse, you’ll embark on another road journey towards Xegar. Xegar lies in Tingri County. A 4hr long journey will take you closer to the mountains in the south. Drive almost 230km to arrive at Xegar. Also known as Shegar, it serves as the administrative center of Tingri Country and is home to Shegar Dzong, an ancient defensive wall with a fort. Catch the beautiful sights of Mt. Everest and Cho Oyu peaks in the distance. Overnight in Xegar.



Wake up to the beautiful view of Mount Everest. Enjoy your breakfast and then embark on a tour to Basum Primary School located at the sheer altitude of 4700 meters. After visiting the school, you'll head towards another landmark in the region, Rongbuk Monastery. Rongbuk Monastery, at 4,980 meters, is the highest monastery in the world. Spend the rest of the day acclimatizing and reviewing your gears. Overnight in Xegar.



Wake up to the beautiful view of Mount Everest or Qomolangma. After breakfast, you’ll embark on a short road journey towards the Chinese Base Camp. A short drive will take you to Everest Base Camp. From here, you’ll head west towards Chinese Base Camp located at 5150 meters. Prepare to stay put and prepare for the upcoming climb. Your Sherpa guide will bring some yaks to carry luggage to higher camps. Overnight at Chinese Base Camp.



You’ll acclimatize along the way to Cho Oyu Base Camp. You’ll make frequent ascents towards Advance Base Camp. For proper acclimatization, you will spend ample time at the intermediate camps located at 5,200 and 5,450 meters before continuing up towards Cho Oyu Base Camp. Explore the beautiful glaciated valley and make short hikes around the valley. Overnight in tented camps.



You have 25 days in hand to summit Cho Oyu Peak and head back to the Chinese Base Camp.Following proper training and acclimatization, you will make frequent ascents towards Camp II (7000m). Spend a few days acclimatizing at Advance Base Camp at (5608m). It is an easy trek until Advance Base Camp. Catch the beautiful sights of Jobo Rabzang (6666m) as you make your way towards Gyabrag Glacier. From here, you’ll begin climbing towards Camp I (6400m). Walk past steep scree, also known as the Horrible Hill. The north-west face of Cho Oyu is less technical. It divides into two-three different camps for ease. From Camp I, you’ll begin climbing towards Camp II. Head back to Advance Base Camp to recuperate and acclimatize, and then

start climbing through Camp I to Camp II. From here, you traverse through a 30-degree snow ascent that heads towards Camp III (7400m). Camp III lies below the summit. You can choose to spend a few days at Camp II and direct approach to the summit, or you can climb up to Camp III and then head towards the summit. The summit takes you through a rock band or Yellow Band towards a couloir. Upon completing the mountain, you'll retrace your path and climb back to Cho Oyu Base Camp.



After having breakfast and clearing the campsite, you will begin trekking back to Chinese Base Camp. Trek along with your yak caravan, enjoying the beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. A full-day trek will take you past Cho Oyu Base Camp towards Chinese Base Camp. From here, you'll embark on a jeep and begin driving south towards Nepal-Tibet Border.



A scenic road journey through the Friendship Highway will take you towards Nepal-Tibet Border. After checking in, you’ll begin driving towards Sindhupalchowk. Enjoy a spectacular view of lush green hills and massive rivers en route to Kathmandu. Drive along the massive Bhote Koshi River and Trishuli River en route.



Drive through Zhangmu country and enter Nepal. Once in Kathmandu, you can visit the nearby massage center to enjoy a trekker’s massage. Spend the rest of the day shopping for souvenirs at Thamel. In the evening, we will take you for a delicious farewell dinner in one of the Nepali restaurants in the city.



Bid adieu to Kathmandu City as you make your way toward the airport. We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport about 2 hours before your flight time. Have a safe journey.



  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan in 3 Star category
  • 1:1 Experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb.
  • 1 Legion Officer from the Government and his insurance, Equipment, salary, food, and accommodation
  • Flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lhasa to the climbing member and his guide.
  • All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Advance Base Camp.
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during the trek, freshly cooked 3 meals, tea or coffee by the Himalayan professional cook in Base Camp.
  • Baggage allowance for trekking up and down is 60kg: 40kg ratio per person.
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing Mt. Cho Oyou
  •  Wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs
  •  Required base camp and high altitude food for climbing member and all involved staffs
  •  Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator upon the requirement of guest with reliable charge
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the ABC.
  • If Needed.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger in Base Camp.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4; Icefall charges First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance.
  •  Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  •  Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)


  • International flight
  • Nepal Visa and cargo clearance
  • Extra porter if needs
  • Alcoholic products during trekking product
  • Emergency rescue services cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Items of personal nature and laundry expenses Expenses of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone, and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for a climber.
  • Summit bonus for the Sherpa after approaching the summit. (Minimum US$ 1000.00)
  • Special Permits for walkie-talkies & filming if a special camera
  • All personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs
  • Any other item not mentioned in the above cost includes


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