Cho Oyu Expedition, Climbing to Cho-oyu from Tibet

Cho Oyu stands high above the Tibetan plains on the Nepal / Tibet border, and is an ideal choice for mountaineers ready to test themselves on the eight thousand yers. The world's sixth highest mountain is to the locals a holy mountain. It was first climbed by S. Moechler, H. Tichy and p. Dawa Lama in 1954. On a good day the view from the summit plateau is breathtaking, in a sweep you take in the entire panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Ama Dablam and other peaks of the Khumbu.

The Austrians were the first to step onto the snow-dome summit of Cho Oyu back in 1954. This massif is arguably the most technically traightforward, accessible and safe to climb. These days there are more than four different routes on Cho Oyu with the Tibetan north side offering several worthy first ascent possibilities. We enter Tibet via Zhangmu and then drive to Old Tingri, from where the trekking begins. Base Camp, Chinese, is situated at an altitude of 5000m with the advanced base  camp at 5700m and about three miles away from the mountain proper. Base camp is established at Rongbuk glacier at 5180m though the real climbing starts at camp 1 at an elevation of 7000m.


Day 01  Arrival Kathmandu (1350m.) transfer hotel
Day 02     Kathmandu
Day 03     Kathmandu
Day 04     Drive to Kodari & transfer Zhangmu 2300m.
Day 05     Drive Nylam 2750m.
Day 06     Nylam rest for acclimatization
Day 07     Drive Tingri 4340m.
Day 08     Rest of day for acclimatized
Day 09     Drive to Chinese Base Camp 5000m. Camping
Day 10     Chinese Base Camp
Day 11     Prepared load to Yak for Advance Base Camp.
Day 12     Base Camp - Middle camp with Yaks
Day 13     Middle Camp - Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp 5700m.
Day 14-39     Climbing Period for Cho Oyu 8201m.
Day 40     Advance Base camp - Chinese Base camp
Day 41     drive Base Camp - Zhangmu
Day 42     Drive Zhangmu - Kathmandu
Day 43     Kathmandu
Day 44     Kathmandu