Cho Yu Expedition

Cho Yu Expedition
27 days


Cho Yu Expedition provides a perfect entrance into the world of high altitude Himalayan climbing. It is the sixth highest mountain in the world. This mountain is supposed to be a holy mountain for the local people. It has the highest success rate in the world fourteen Himalayan peaks. This expedition offers many peaks and mountaineering expeditions in Nepal and Tibet. Many expedition teams have successfully reached the summit. The expedition lies on the heart of the Tibetan and Nepalese Himalayans peak which offers climbers views of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and hundreds of other Himalayan peaks. Their attitude is a serious undertaking and requires careful preparations and a high level of fitness. There are normally four different routes of 5000 meter. Few peaks and mountains are open for a foreign climber in Tibet in comparison to Nepal. The normal route may not be called a technically difficult climb. Our route is composed of snow slopes with a short section of ice and rock scrambling.

Cho Yu Expedition is also known as the Mt Qowowuyag which is situated in the middle section of the Himalayans. This Cho Yu Expedition exposes the climbers to the ancient culture of Tibet. We will start these expeditions from the Lhasa a mountain fly from Kathmandu. This type of peak climbing is fit for those trekkers who have previous experience of climbing and physically fit and fine. Everest adventure team is confident to offer you this expedition with the first class service let us get it organized for you. The season between Septembers to October is considered as the best season for these expeditions. The feeling to be on the top of the 6th highest mountain in the world is really something insuperable and one of the best experience that you can get.  We climb these climbing expeditions in the classic Himalayan expedition style, employing Sherpa who assists with load carrying and camp preparations.

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu TIA and transfer to hotel

Day 02-03:       Sightseeing Kathmandu and preparation for Everest Expeditions.

Day 04:            Drive to Kodari and continue to Nylam 3,450 m in Tibet via Zhangmu.

Day 05:            Rest day at Nyalam for acclimatization.

Day 06:            Drive to Old Tingri 4, 500 m – 04 hrs.

Day 07:            Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp 4,800 m – 04 hrs.

Day 08:            At Cho Oyu Base Camp rest and preparations.

Day 09:            On route to Advance Base Camp at 5,800m.

Day 10 – 24:     Ascent of Cho-Oyu from North Col (15 days for summit top),

Day 25:            Descend to base camp.

Day 26:            Pack up and cleaning of base camp.

Day 27:            Drive back to Zhangmu 1,700m – 06 hrs journeys.

Day 28:            Drive to Kathmandu via Kodari – 06 hrs.

Day 29-30:       Explore a day in Kathmandu

Day 31:            International Final Departure

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu TIA and transfer to hotel
A delegate will be meet you at the arrival gate of Tribhuwan international airport then you will transfer to the hotel which you have chosen for relax and freshen up. In the evening we will have our welcome dinner with you and your tour operator.

Day 02-03: In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Cho Oyu expeditions.

With free days in Kathmandu for necessary preparations where you will be busy packing and purchasing necessary required equipments for the expeditions, on last final day in Kathmandu with final briefing regarding the climb including do’s and don’ts, where our expert climbing guide will provide much information and items required for the climb.

Day 04: Drive to Nylam 3,450 m via Zhangmu (2,300 m) -168 Kms - 06 hrs.
Starting our adventure overland to Tibet with an interesting drive of four hours to reach the border post at Kodari on Nepal side, with Passport and Visa formalities then heading towards Tibet / China entry points, here our Tibetan guides and driver receives you with short drive to Zhangmu the entry point of Tibet / China.

Day 05: Rest day at Nylam for acclimatization.
A full rest day in Nylam a perfect altitude for acclimatization, here one can take a short hike and excursion visit the old holy cave and monastery of saint Milarepa a popular Buddhist Guru around 11th Century, Nylam a growing town just behind the peaks that straddles Nepal and Tibet near to Mt. Shishapangma base camp.   

Day 06: Drive to Old Tingri 4, 500 m - 06 hrs.

From Nylam where Tibetan plateau starts, our morning drive leads past Tibetan farm villages to reach on top of Lalung-la Pass (5,050m) with views of Mt. Shisapangma (8013m highest within Tibet), after Lalung-la drive leads on vast Tibetan plateau to Old Tingri with first glimpse of Everest and Cho-Oyo peaks, Old Tingri a windswept town with moderate and basic lodge for overnight stop.

Day 07:  Drive to Cho-Oyu Base Camp 4,800 m - 04 hrs.
From windy and busy town, our route leads away from main highway towards South East at Cho-Oyu base camp, as the drive leads on wide windswept valley with super panorama of world highest peaks including Mt. Everest and Cho-Oyu with other adjoining peaks.

From the village of Old Tingri our expedition’s trucks leads off the tarmac road and bumping up around grassy plain leading up to near Nangpa La. 

Day 08: At Cho- Oyu Base Camp rest and preparations.     
Today with final preparation with all climbing gears from the trucks and busy sorting out the equipments and planning with few practices before the final event to the top of world 6th highest peak.

Day 09: Trek and climb to Advance BC at Interim camp 5,800m.
Taking two days trek to Advance Base Camp at the foot of Nangpa La Pass.  All the expedition equipment will be carried on yaks. One overnight or interim camp is needed on route to Advance Base.Advance Base Camp (ABC) at near 5,700 meters grand views of surrounding peaks and towards Nangpa La (which leads to Nepal Khumbu / Everest area), 
for centuries a major trading route between Nepal and Tibet.

Day 10 - 24: Climbing on top Cho-Oyu from North Col ( 15 days for summit top).

Final assault to the summit where our expedition leader will control daily routine of the expedition, normally establish camp I, at 6,400 meters and camp II, at 7,100 m before returning to Advance Base Camp for rest. 

From Advance Base Camp walk and climb to Camp I at 6,400 meters.  If there’s no snow a steep path leads up to an interminable scree slope which will be much support for the climb. The camp is located on a broad snow field at the foot of the ridge leading up to a serac barrier which is the only real technical section on the route.

High above a serac climb out onto a plateau cut by huge crevasses,  a winding path between to pitch Camp II at about 7,100 meters.

Day 25: Descend to base camp.
This day all climbing party and member including guide and staff should have reached at base camp, to assist packing equipments and checking each member health condition after the great classic climb and to organize departure from Cho-Oyu base camp to Kathmandu.

Everything will be packed in plastic expedition drums for the return journey to Kathmandu. If the road is in good condition it is sometimes possible to go to Kathmandu in one day from the Base Camp. 

Day 26: Pack up and cleaning of base camp.

Start packing climbing gears and disposing garbage in proper sites, where CPPC (China / Chomolungma Pollution Control) will check the camp and depositing the litter to take away from the base camp to disposal sites or back to Kathmandu. Prepare everything for an early departure the next morning.

Day 27:  Drive to Zangmu 1,940 m - 06 hrs.
After superb adventure on top of Mt. Cho-Oyu, morning drive to Zangmu a border town, from Cho-Oyu base camp few hours drives leads at Lhasa / Kathmandu highway at Old Tingri.

After a short break drive continues over Laylung pass at 5,050 m, with excellent views of snowcapped peaks bordering with Nepal and Tibet. From here downhill to Nylam and back in forest area after leaving behind the high and dry Tibetan plateau, drive leads through green forested area with views of beautiful waterfalls, after few hour drive from Nylam reaching Zangmu town for last overnight stop in Tibet.

Day 28:  Drive to Kathmandu via Kodari - 06 hrs.
Morning as per China Beijing Standard Time (of 2:15 minutes ahead than Nepal standard time) after passport and visa formalities, a short drive leads at Friendship Bridge separating Tibet / China with Nepal territory.

At the bridge bidding farewell to our Tibetan guides and driver, then walk into Nepal soil for the drive to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotels with afternoon free for individual activities and shopping

Day 29-30:  In Kathmandu for individual activities.
Two days as spare and free day in case of delay on drive back to Kathmandu depending upon road and weather conditions, on this day busy sorting out climbing equipments, where our leader and guide will submit the expeditions report to concern department.On this free day you can join in our guided tour of interest with culture and heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquakes.

Day 31:  International departure for home ward bound.
We will proudly drop you to the airport to catch your flight back to your home.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus. Hotel in Kathmandu: Two night's tourist standard Hotel in Katmandu with breakfast basis. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals During Trek: Your standard meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Tea or coffee four times a day in cup during the trek
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashipati Temple
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking permit: 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. And Arun Valley National Park Permit
  • Special Permit for Cho Oyu Expedition
  • Garbage Deposited
  • All Necessary Climbing gear
  • All necessary paper works.
  • All Campsite full board.
  • All Transportation
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car or Van.
  • Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, Porters: Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And all Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company. Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge
  • Drop to airport by car/van/Bus

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu). Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight) Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Equipment List

There are many type of multiple trekking routes and selected depend on high altitude and Necessary Equipment. but all list Items area here.


  • Tent (necessary for treks with camping)
  • Sleeping bag (–15° bag will suffice on most treks)*
  • Sleeping pad
  • Silk liner


  • Backpack (size depends on whether or not you have porters)
  • Hiking boots* (break them in beforehand)
  • Camp shoes (your reward after a long day)
  • Wool socks (bring a few pairs of varying thickness)
  • Lightweight trekking pants
  • Trekking shorts
  • T-Shirts (lightweight wool is great)
  • Underwear

Cold Weather

  • Long underwear/Wool thermals
  • Sweater
  • Fleece
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Heavyweight pants for high elevations (also good for camp)
  • Heavy down jacket (can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Winter hat
  • Winter gloves


  • Water purification (pump, tablets, or Steris Pen; bring from home)
  • Water bottles (at least 3 liters total capacity)
  • Baseball cap (the sun is strong at all elevations)
  • Hiking poles (lessen the impact on your joints)
  • Sunglasses (essential when you cross snow line)
  • Head lamp with extra batteries
  • Reading materials (Kindle may be best)
  • Journal and pens
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Day pack (for your rain jacket, snacks, camera, etc.)
  • Heavy-duty duffle bag (preferred by porters)
  • Gators (many people wear them but they are not mandatory)

Personal Supplies

  • Sun screen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Face/body wipes
  • Biodegradable washing liquid
  • Throat lozenges, lip balm
  • Medications (Ibuprofen, others if necessary)


  • Duct tape (fixes just about everything, at least temporarily. To avoid carrying an entire roll wraps the desired amount around a pencil)
  • First aid kit (with moleskin for blisters)
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

Manual Note

According to actual official Itinerary and cost if any thing will adding date or staff, or condition bad weather take helicopter, Rescue about these thing the price will be adding.

If you have any more day extra we will organized different type of Activities as Mountain Flight, Helicopter, Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Bungee Jump, and Many other programs.  

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