Mt. Cho Oyu, the world's sixt- highest mountain at 8,201m, is located on the west of Mt. Everest along the Nepali-Tibetan border. A straightforward climb and technically easier than most other 8,000m peaks, an excellent mountain for climbers wanting to scale their first 8,000m peak without taking much risk with previous high altitude climbing experience. We will climb the mountain via West Ridge/West face, which has two short technical sections. It will require an extra push to reach the true summit peak on the far end of the high snowfield. Summit day, though long and arduous, will be well worth it when the highest peaks in the world are in view.
The Tibetan folktale of Cho-Oyu (meaning Turquoise God) is that he fell in love with the Goddess Chomolungma (Everest), who later married her closest neighbor to the Southeast, Makalu. Cho-Oyu never married, and he now faces the opposite way of Chomolungma.
After arrival at Base Camp, we'll rest, acclimatize and make the necessary climb preparations before making our ascent to advance base camp at 5,800m.
We'll cross through steep moraines to establish Camp 1 at 6,500m, which should take around 4 - 6 hours depending on weather conditions and how we're feeling.
We'll traverse a ridge and ascend a 50m headwall to Camp 2 at 7,100m - a hard day taking 6 - 7 hours. Our strong Sherpas will fix all the ropes as required. We'll establish Camp 3 at 7,500m on the northwest face, and the following day set off for the summit. Our strong & professional high altitude climbing Sherpas will fix ropes as required. Depending on our fitness, we'll be moving up and down the mountain several times, acclimatizing and stocking the higher camps. This expedition is fully supported by all the base camp & high camp services. Teamwork is important in successfully scaling the summit of Mt Cho-Oyu.
After final preparations in Kathmandu, we will fly to Lhasa then, we spend about 2 nights in Lhasa doing some sight seen tours and acclimatization. From Lhasa, we will take a drive by land cruiser or by bus for Base Camp, spending about 3 nights along the way with some acclimatization trip and this will give us additional opportunity to explore the land of Tibet and visiting ancient cities of Tibet i.e. Gyantse (3990m), Shigatse (3,860m) and Shegar (4050m) etc. On our return trip to Kathmandu, we drive base camp to Tingri and continue the next day to Kyerong staying in a guest houses, and 3rd day we cross the China/Nepal border and drive for KTM.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m), Transfer to hotel
Day 2Briefing, sightseeing, preparation for expedition
Day 3Final Preparation for Expedition
Day 4Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3660m), O/N hotel
Day 5Sightseeing in Lhasa (3,660m)
Day 6Drive to Shigatse (3,900m) 280 km, O/N at Guesthouse
Day 7Drive to Shegar (4,050m) -244km O/N at Guesthouse
Day 8Rest day at Shegar for acclimatizations
Day 9Drive to Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 10-11Base camp preparation
Day 12-35Acclimatization, Load ferries, route opening, summit attempt of the Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m) and descent to the base camp
Day 36Drive to Tingri,
Day 37Drive to Keyrong
Day 38Drive to KTM, transfer to hotel, rest, shower
Day 39Kathmandu, Free day
Day 40Int’l Departure to home
Climbing at and above 8,000 meters is inherently dangerous and is not the place to be learning mountaineering and climbing skills. Any expedition that goes to 8,000m requires a very high level of aerobic fitness. Being fit will certainly improve your chances of reaching your chosen summit. Your resting heart rate should be below 60 but preferably below 50. You should be able to run 50km on flat ground in approximately 6 hours. Endurance and the ability to carry a heavy pack of up to 25kg is more important than sprint ability.
To get ready for this challenge, you need to be trained at least for about 8 to 12 months to prepare yourself as a strong candidate. You can go to the fitness center every morning for about 2 hours, do hiking every weekend with increasing weights on your pack (i.e. 10kg, 15kg, 20 kg, and up to 25kg), manage some time for cycling for a couple of hours for 3 or 4 times a week. On the summit push, extra effort is required walking on ice and climbing up to 10 – 14 hours. On our all-8000m expeditions, we supply excellent logistics; good ratios of climbing support sherpas and a standard quantity of oxygen, which plays a vital role in the success and safe climb of the peak.
Dream Himalaya Adventures strongly suggest that you must climb a number of 6,000m peaks in order to gain mountaineering proficiency and also undertake a trip to one of the 7,000m peak or one of the technically difficult 6000m peak i.e. Mt. Amadablam or similar, where you experience expedition camping, higher altitude, and how to deal with the cold. If you are fit and motivated but lacked technical climbing skills or suitable experience, we have options to keep you safe and get you high. This might be a personal Sherpa or a pre-trip training course.
You must have well knowledge about using mountaineering gears, good with rock climbing and ice climbing, will increase the chances of reaching the summit and also previous mountaineering experiences are mandatory but don’t require any high level of technical experience.
Très bonne organisation de la planification jusqu'au départ. Professionnel. L'équipe au BC est top Merci Dawa. In English translation Very good organization from planning to departure. Professional. The team at BC is great Thanks Dawa.
From the first morning meeting, when Dawa Sherpa Lama (our trip organizer and guide) carefully advised us on what to pack and what to leave in hotel in Kathmandu while we were on our high altitude trek, to the hike from Lukla to Namche Bazaar to the Sherpa village of Thame, to Everest View Hotel and then up to Tengboche Monastery -- and finally back to the city for tourist sites and shopping, we were in the best of hands. We had fun, we felt adventurous and always safe and well accommodated at nice tea houses and lodges. Such an amazingly stunning country! All the special requests I had made for research for my book were met and then some.
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