“Team Snowy Horizon Expedition invites you to join and experience one of the easiest 8000m high peak climbing within the limited holiday, from Tibet side, with the devoted expert expedition teams.”
Cho-Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8201m. Mt. Cho Oyu Expedition is a classic Himalayan climb and considered the easiest 8000m-peak climb via its Northwest Ridge, with no technical climbing, big snowfields, and little objective danger. Mt. Cho Oyu is easily accessed by a 4-wheel-drive vehicle from Tingri, often guided, and is the first 8,000-meter peak for most climbers. Mt. Cho Oyu is located 30km west of Mt Everest and straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet. The peak can be climbed from both Nepalese sides up on the south face and northeast ridge routes and Tibetan side along the Northwest ridge route with the North approach being an easier and a standard route, which was also the route of the first summit. The mountain Cho Oyu is climbable during both the spring and autumn seasons.
For climbers that want additional support for Cho Oyu Expedition, Snowy Horizon Expeditions offers a personal Sherpa option to you. Since 2019 the Chinese authority applied the term that each climber needs to hire a personal Sherpa. Hence we will assign exclusively to you one of our very best Sherpa, who has reached the summit of Mt. Cho Oyu and Mt. Everest many times. Who has been trained through the Khumbu Sherpa climbing school, and who speaks English well. In Cho Oyu Expedition is a small, two-person team (you and your Sherpa), you will be able to take advantage of the "best of both worlds" with all the "horsepower" of the main Snowy Horizon team at your disposal in case of emergency. However, Snowy Horizon will also have the additional flexibility afforded by a climbing partner who is committed to climbing exclusively on your own schedule, when you want to. Your personal Sherpa will also be available to help carry your personal gear to the higher camps, and if desired, additional oxygen for Cho Oyu Expedition.
To complete the expedition of Mt. Cho Oyu, we set up the Advanced Base Camp and then three high camps on the mountain. Thereafter starts our main attempt to scale the summit (8201m). The expedition will be supported by very experienced staffs and climbing guides. We supply excellent mountaineering tents also for the high camps to our climbers of Mt. Cho Oyu. Our camp will be full of camping amenities in the 21st Era for your safety and comfort during climbing.
Cho Oyu has three main ridges: the Northwest, the Northeast, and the Southwest and the impressive Southwest face rising 3000m from the ABC.
31 Aug: Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel (1350m).
01-02 Sep: Day 02-03: Rest, preparation, visa collection, assignment & briefing.
03 Sep: Day 04: Drive (8 Hrs.) to Kerung Town via Timure-immigration formality; hotel.
04 Sep: Day 05: Rest and Acclimatize day in Kerung Town (2850m); hotel.
05 Sep: Day 06: Drive via Kerung pass (5200m) to Old Tingri (4300m-7 Hrs.); hotel.
06 Sep: Day 07: Rest, acclimatization and last shopping day at Old Tingri.
07 Sep: Day 08: Drive from Old Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (5100m-4 Hrs.); camping.
08-09 Sep: Day 09-10: Acclimatization days; arrange Yaks for Advance Base Camp (ABC).
10 Sep: Day 11: Trek to Middle Camp (MC-5400m-4 Hrs.); Camping.
11 Sep: Day 12: Trek to Advance Base Camp (ABC-5700m-4 Hrs.); full camping.
12 Sep-05 Oct: Day 13-36: Climbing Period (ABC-Summit Cho-Oyu, 8201m-ABC).
06 Oct: Day 37: Dismantling ABC, prepare for departure, trek & drive to Old Tingri; hotel.
07 Oct: Day 38: Drive from Old Tingri to Kerung Town (7 Hrs.); hotel.
08 Oct: Day 39: Drive via Timure (Immigration formality) to Kathmandu (8 Hrs.); hotel.
09 Oct: Day 40: Rest, leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu; farewell dinner.
10 Oct: Day 41: Final departure to your port of destination.
06 April: Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport & transfer to hotel (1350m).
07-08 April: Day 02-03: Rest, preparation, visa collection, assignment & briefing.
09 April: Day 04: Drive to Timure- Immigration formality and Drive to Kyarong, overnight hotel (BB Plan).
10 April: Day 05: Rest and Acclimatization in Kyarong (2850m), overnight hotel (BB Plan).
11 April: Day 06: Drive to Old Tingri (4390m); overnight hotel (BB Plan).
12 April: Day 07: Acclimatization at Old Tingri; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
13 April: Day 08: Drive from Tingri to Chinese Base Camp (4700m-3-4 Hrs.); Snowy camping.
14-15 April: Day 09-10: Rest and acclimatization at Chinese Base Camp; Provision of Yaks and preparation for Advance Base Camp (ABC) trek.
16 April: Day 11: Trek from Chinese Base Camp to Middle Camp (5300m) along the 4x4 track, Snowy camp.
17 April: Day 12: Trek from Middle Camp to the ABC (5700m) of Cho-Oyu, Main camping.
18 April-11 May: Day 13-36: Climbing Period – Summit Cho-Oyu (8201m).
12 May: Day 37: Dismantling ABC; prepare for departure.
13 May: Day 38: Drive via Tingri to Kyarong (8 Hrs.); overnight hotel (BB Plan).
14 May: Day 39: Drive from Kyarong to Kathmandu; overnight hotel (BB Plan).
15 May: Day 40: Rest and leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu.
16 May: Day 41: Final departure to your port of destination.