Trip Details

  • Destination: Tibet
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Summit
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: 8201m

Highlights

  • Cho Oyu – World`s Sixth Highest and Most Accessible 8000 Meters Peak
  • One base camp and three additional higher Camps to summit
  • Least visited – and waiting to rediscover
  • The Expedition includes an exotic and historical tour in Tibet

Description

Not exactly a walk in the park, but Cho Oyu (8188m/18,753ft), the 6th highest mountain in the world is claimed to be the easiest of the 8000m peaks to climb. Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan and is located in the Khumbu Himal, a subsection of the greater Mahalangur Himalayas, and Cho Oyu is just 20 km to the west of Mount Everest. Mahalangur also includes three of the world’s highest peaks: Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. Cho Oyo sits right on the Chinese and Nepali border in the northeast of Nepal. Despite Cho Oyo being the easiest of the 8000m plus peaks to climb, it does however still require a high level of high altitude climbing expertise and toughness that comes from previous climbing experience. Like all mountains, it exists to be climbed and enjoyed by adventure seekers.

Only a few kilometers to the west of Cho Oyu lies the Nangpa La Pass (5,716m/18,753 ft) glacier which is the main trading route connecting Tibet and the Khumbu Sherpas of Nepal. This pass lies between the Khumbu and Rolwaling Himalayas. The main reason Cho Oyu is considered easier than other 8000m peaks is due to its more moderate faces as you climb the usual northwest route to the summit. Nevertheless, it still requires planning and logistical support in order to safely reach the summit and alleviate altitude sickness. Preparation is everything, and Mount Mania will leave nothing to chance. They are experts in this field.

A number of base camps will be established at varying altitudes which we will climb up and back in order to better acclimatize. Altitude sickness is probably the main reason many climbers fail to reach the summit. To better acclimatize we have allowed enough time to be better prepared for the higher altitudes.
 
Mount Mania's Sherpa guides (well known for their climbing skills) will do everything within their power to lead you safely to the summit. Our guides are government certified and experienced climbers. We take no chances with your well-being and hence have allowed several days to make up for unforeseen circumstances, such as adjusting to higher altitudes and the possibility of altitude sickness.

Itinerary

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  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Kerung
  • Altitude: 1960m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Thingri
  • Altitude: 4300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Thingri
  • Altitude: 4300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Base camp
  • Altitude: 4900m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Base camp
  • Altitude: 4900m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Base camp
  • Altitude: 4900m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Intermediate Camp
  • Altitude: 5400m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Advance Base camp
  • Altitude: 5700m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Climbing Period
  • Altitude: 8,201m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Base camp
  • Altitude: 4900m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Thingri
  • Altitude: 4300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
  • Place: Kerung
  • Altitude: 1960m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from the international airport with other necessary surface transportation as per itinerary
  • Assistance at the international airport by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representative on arrival and departure
  • 5-night request star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Truck for expedition equipment from Kathmandu-Kerung-Kathmandu
  • Land Transportation from KTM-KERUNG-KTM for Climbing members and Staff
  • Chinese custom clearances at the border
  • Chinese Government Royalty for Cho-Oyu Expedition for a group and climbing Sherpa guide
  • Chinese visa for a climbing period, both Base Camp staff, Sherpa and group
  • 1:1 Climbing Sherpa guide each member and leader will be included
  • TMA or CTMA selected English speaking Chinese liaison officer and interpreter
  • All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp
  • Full Board hotel in route in Tibet: Lhasa, Tingri (B/L/D) Provided by China Tibet Mountaineering Association (CTMA)
  • Food during expedition period for expedition members and staff
  • Tibet Visa and Travel Permit for expedition crew
  • Expedition Permit to climbing Cho Oyu along northwest ridge route
  • Permanent kitchen facilities at advance base camp
  • All staff during Expedition period with an experienced guide (Base Camp Manager) as per group size
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary
  • Cargo clearance & duties assistance service free
  • Daily wages, equipment allowance & insurance for expedition staff
  • Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group
  • Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members
  • Quality personal tent at base camp and advance base camp
  • Permanent kitchen and dining facilities at advance base camp
  • Shower facility at base camp and advance base camp
  • All necessary climbing hardware and ropes
  • Preferable meals at BC, ABC, higher camps, Hot drinks, and beverages, freeze-dried food during an expedition
  • 24 hours hot drinks and beverage during the expedition
  • Quality high altitude freeze-dried food for Sherpa and staff
  • 2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators (if requested by client)
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance
  • Icefalls charges, all high-quality tent for  higher camps 1, 2, 3
  • EPI gas and burners  for cooking food above base camp
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for the cook, climbing Sherpa guide, and base camp staff
  • All necessary camping equipment's like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, kitchen tent, shower, toilet tents, etc
  • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up and down carrying by Yak
  • The truck will be provided at Kerung border -Chinese base camp and return Kerung for loads
  • Yaks carry the loads from Chinese base camp to middle camp to advance base camp and return
  • Required experienced, trained and Government Licensed climbing guide(s) during climbing period per person as per requirements
  • First Aid medical kits for the group and the staff
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required
  • Emergency oxygen and mask regulator
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure
  • Mount Mania special gift
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section 
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Climbing Guides, Porters,Kitchen staff and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
31 Aug, 2022 - 11 Oct, 2022GuaranteedUS$25000

Useful Information

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Text Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Wind Proof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • Light Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Under Wear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Water Proof Pant. (1)

Head

  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)

Hands

  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag - 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag - 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Bag Packs

  • Rucksacks 45L - 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)

Toiletries

  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl

Medical

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / Rain Coat