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Cho Oyu Expedition South Face Autumn 2015

Mount Cho Oyu is 8201m. Peak was climbed by Austrian team in 1954 A. D. It is about 30 KM west of Everest at the head of the Gokyo valley. The first ascent was made via north-west ridge using route through Tibet from the Nagpa – La – not strictly a legal route.

The approach to the mountain from both Nepal and Tibet is easy, and the ascent through Tibet is not particularly difficult. Of all Nepal’s 8000m. Peaks, Cho Oyu is the second only to Everest in both the number of Expeditions successful ascents for more than 1600 climbers climbed till to spring 2009.

Route follow for trekking: Fly Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding, Namche, dolle, Gokyo Lake and base camp of Cho Oyu.

Cho Oyu was first attempted in 1952 by an expedition organized and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee of Great Britain as preparation for an attempt on Mount Everest the following year. The expedition was led by Eric Shipton and included Tom Bourdillon, but technical difficulties at an ice cliff above 6,650 m (21,820 ft) made them unsuccessful.

The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954 via the north-west ridge by Herbert Itchy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition. Cho Oyu was the fifth 8000 metre peak to be climbed, after Annapurna in June 1950, Mount Everest in May 1953, Nanga Parbat in July 1953 and K2 in July 1954.

Just a few kilometers west of Cho Oyu is Nangpa La (5,716m/18,753 ft), a glaciated pass that serves as the main trading route between the Tibetans and the Khumbu's Sherpas. Due to its proximity to this pass and the generally moderate slopes of the northwest ridge route, some climbers consider Cho Oyu to be the easiest 8,000 metre peak to climb.



02 September 2015

Day 01

Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

03 September 2015

Day 02

Preparation expedition

04 September 2015

Day 03

Final preparation & Briefing in Tourism Ministry

05 September 2015

Day 04

Flight to Lukla & trek to Phakding

06 September 2015

Day 05

Phakding to Namche

07 September 2015

Day 06

Namche rest for acclimatization

08 September 2015

Day 07

Namche - Phortse Tenga

09 September 2015

Day 08

Phortse Tenga - Macharmo

10 September 2015

Day 09

Machermo - Gokyo

11 September 2015

Day 10

Gokyo – Gyazumba Tsho Lake

12 September 2015

Day 11

Gyazumba Tsho Lake - Cho Oyu South Face Expedition

13 Sept. - 06 October 2015

Day 11 - 38

Climbing Period of Cho Oyu Expedition

07 October 2015

Day 39

Cho Oyu Base camp – Gokyo Lake

08 October 2015

Day 40

Gokyo Lake – dole

09 October 2015

Day 41

Dole – Namche Bazaar

10 October 2015

Day 42

Namche - Lukla

11 October 2015

Day 33

Lukla – Kathmandu fly

12 October 2015

Day 44


13 October 2015

Day 45

Final Departure


Cost includes:


  • 5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast (hotel 3 star level )
  • Permit fee of Cho Oyu South Face from Nepal  
  • Food  for Trekking and Expedition period for Cho Oyu expedition
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
  • Porters or Yak porter Lukla to Base camp 60 KG or 2 porters & Base camp to Lukla is 30 KG or one porter. Extra loads, charge extra porter
  • Kathmandu –Lukla – Kathmandu flights with Cargo 60 KG Per member
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew
  • Insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
  • 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face brand in base camp
  • Mattresses, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs
  • Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
  • Oxygen & Mask regulator for emergency, If use, it pay it.
  • Welcome dinner


Cost does not include:


  • PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
  • Personal medical and Insurance of expedition
  • Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Walki Talkie permit & Satellite phone permit
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills & beverage
  • Garbage Deposit and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the climber doesn’t take back their garbage to Namche Bazaar & Kathmandu. 




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