Thamserku Trekking Pvt. ltd.

P.O. Box 3022, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4413842

Cho Oyu

Extreme

30 Days 29 Nights
from USD 19555


Trip Facts

  • Duration:
    30 Days 29 Nights
  • Dificulty Level:
    Extreme
  • Activity:
    Expedition
  • Max. Altitude:
    8,188 m
  • Destination:
    Tibet

Difficulty

Extreme

Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.


Trip Includes

  • Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers
  • 5 nights in Kathmandu  Hotel Gokarna on BB
  • Flight Kathmandu- Lhasa for member
  • Bus Transfer from KTMBC to Kerong & to Kathmandu for member & staffs
  • Everest Expedition Permit, 1  Tibetan Government Liaison officer/ Interpreter
  • Food  for Trekking to  ABC and for Base Camp for member & staffs
  • 1 High altitude climbing Sherpa for two Expedition  member
  • 1 Bottle oxygen  with Mask & Regulator for member
  • High Altitude climbing Equipments & Food for member & Sherpa
  • 15  EPI  high altitude  cooking Gas  each pax , High cooking  stove  and  cooking  pots 
  • 1  Cook  & Kitchen Helper  for Base Camp   
  • 6 Yaks  per Climbing  member  CBC to ABC
  • 3 Yaks for Climbing member from ABC to DBC
  • 50 Kgs personal equipment Per Climbing member
  • Full Camping services for Base Camp  with 1 VE 25 North Face  Tent  per Climbing member
  • Climbing route Fixing rope fee for  Climbing member  and  Sherpa
  • Environment Mountain  protection fee  for member and Sherpa
  • 1 solar pannel  electricity  supply for light and battery charge for Base Camp
  • 1 Gas Heater for Dinning tent  for Base Camp
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu 

Trip Excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
  • Nepal  double entry Visa  30 days   Double entry and pay US$ 40 to pay  at KTM Airport
  • Mountain Garbage  deposit fee  of US$ 5000  for a group Later  refunded after  submit of  Garbage
  • If the climbing Sherpa make the summit then US$ 800 as his summit  Bonus 
  • If  the Sherpa  not  make  up to summit  then only US$ 550   as  his  climbing Bonus
  • For  any  Extra Yak requirement  then  US$ 350 Per Yak,  to  be paid at  Base Camp
  • Emergency rescue evacuation cost if needed  
  • All other personal nature expenses

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Tibet Visa Preparation for Exp.
Day 3: Kathmandu preparation for Expedition.
Day 4: Early morning drive to Nepal/Tibet Border & stay in Syabru,1900m
Day 5: Cross the Nepal / Tibet border, clear the immigration formalities and then drive to Kerong
Day 6: Drive to Tingri 4350m; Approx. 6 hrs drive
Day 7: Drive to Chinese Base Camp 4900m
Day 8: Rest day at Chinese Base Camp
Day 9: Trek towards Advance BC - Mid camp 5400m
Day 10: Trek arrival At Advance Base Camp 5700 m
Day 11 - 25: Climbing period of Mount Cho- Oyu-8201m
Day 26: Back to Chinese Base Camp
Day 27: Drive to Kerong Border; Approx. 6 hrs drive
Day 28: This morning clear the immigration formalities and cross the border. Drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 29: Kathmandu – Free day, hotel
Day 30: Final Departure, transfer to Airport

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu Tibet Visa Preparation for Exp.

Kathmandu Tibet Visa Preparation for Exp.

Day 3: Kathmandu preparation for Expedition.

Kathmandu preparation for Expedition.

Day 4: Early morning drive to Nepal/Tibet Border & stay in Syabru,1900m

Early morning drive to Nepal/Tibet Border & stay in Syabru,1900m, Approx. 7/8 hrs drive

Day 5: Cross the Nepal / Tibet border, clear the immigration formalities and then drive to Kerong

Cross the Nepal / Tibet border, clear the immigration formalities and
then drive to Kerong 2250 m; Approx. 2/3 hrs drive

Day 6: Drive to Tingri 4350m; Approx. 6 hrs drive

Drive to Tingri 4350m; Approx. 6 hrs drive

Day 7: Drive to Chinese Base Camp 4900m

Drive to Chinese Base Camp 4900m: Approx. 6 hrs drive

Day 8: Rest day at Chinese Base Camp

Rest day at Chinese Base Camp

Day 9: Trek towards Advance BC - Mid camp 5400m

Trek towards Advance BC - Mid camp 5400m

Day 10: Trek arrival At Advance Base Camp 5700 m

Trek arrival At Advance Base Camp 5700 m

Day 11 - 25: Climbing period of Mount Cho- Oyu-8201m

Climbing period of Mount Cho- Oyu-8201m

Day 26: Back to Chinese Base Camp

Back to Chinese Base Camp

Day 27: Drive to Kerong Border; Approx. 6 hrs drive

Drive to Kerong Border; Approx. 6 hrs drive

Day 28: This morning clear the immigration formalities and cross the border. Drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

This morning clear the immigration formalities and cross the border.
Drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Approx. 7/8 hrs drive

Day 29: Kathmandu – Free day, hotel

Kathmandu – Free day, hotel

Day 30: Final Departure, transfer to Airport

Final Departure, transfer to Airport

Essential Info

Visa

Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Non UK nationals should check requirements with their nearest embassy (a few nationalities are not permitted visas on arrival).

Vaccinations

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatise to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected. Please refer to the TRIP NOTES for complete advice on AMS.


Eating & Drinking

Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

Drinking Water

Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.

All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won’t leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

Weather

The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

Pre-monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

Fitness Level and Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

Equipment Checklist

Head wear

  • 1 - Fleece or woollen hat
  • 1- Face musk
  • 1 - Shaded hat
  • 1 - Balaclava
  • 1- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shield and a hard sided storage case (Julbo or Cebe brand)
  • 1-Sun glasses (also with UV protection and anti fog system)
  • 1-Ski goggles with UV protection and anti fog system

Wash kit

  • 1-Wash bag with zipped
  • 2-Toothpaste 500g
  • 1-Toothbrush
  • 1-Face washes soap in box antibacterial
  • 30-Stick cotton bud
  • 1-Razor
  • 1-Nail clippers
  • 1-Towel

Summit equipment for 8000m.

  • 1-Summit down suit (North face or Mountain Hard Wear brand)
  • 1-Pair summit boot (One sports, La sportive or Millet brand) with single fast zipper system
  • 1-Pair down summit gloves (North face or Mountain Hard Wear brand)

Hand wear

  • 2 pair liner gloves thin wool or thermal
  • 2 pair warm gloves fleece
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves
  • 1 pair Gore-Tex mitten gloves

Lower body wear

  • 3-Under wear
  • 3-Under wear
  • 2-Fleece or Thermal trousers
  • 1-Fleece warm pants wind stopper
  • 1-Gore-Tex pants
  • 1-Down pants
  • 4 pair liner shocks
  • 4 Pair trekking shocks
  • 3 Pair climbing and mountaineering thick shocks
  • 1 Pair sandal

Repair equipment

  • 1-Duck tap enough roll
  • 1-Nylon taps enough roll
  • 1-Sewing needle with enough thread
  • 1-Super glue
  • 1-Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men

Navigation tool

  • 1-Waterproof transparent case for keep your map dry
  • 1-Topographic map 1= 25000 or 1= 50000 scale with 40 meters contour interval,
  • 1-Protractor compass (Silva or Recta brand) with essential feature for mountain navigation
  • 1-Digital wrist watch with Thermometer, barometer and altimeter (Sunto brand)
  • 1-Note book and pencil
  • 1-Binoculars

Upper body wear

  • 2 -Inner vests
  • 3- T-shirt
  • 2-Highneck with long sleeve
  • 1-Fleece Jacket with wind stopper
  • 1-Thermal warm jacket for 3 rd layer
  • 1-Gore –Tex Jacket with hood
  • 1-Down jacket 700+ down filled

Miscellaneous

  • 3-Sun lotion 118ml (SPF 30 to 50)
  • 3-Lip balm 4.8 g (SPF 30)
  • 2-Foot powder antibacterial 75g
  • 2-Head lamp (Petzl Tika-Zipka or Black diamond brand)
  • Enough batteries AAA or AA size 1.5 volts
  • 2-Lighter high performance in cold temperature
  • 1-Diry book for personal memoranda
  • 2-Pen or pencil
  • 3-Water bottle 1000ml (Nalgen or Sigg brand)
  • 1-Pee bottle 1000ml
  • 1-Small stainless steel thermos
  • 1-Pair Ski pole with anti shock system

Sleeping gear

  • 2 –Karimat mattress
  • 1-Thermorest mat (prolite)
  • 1-Sleeping bag liner
  • 1-Down sleeping bag rated -40 or even more

Pack

  • 1-Day pack (Rucksack) 60+15ltr
  • 1-Duffel bag large size (7,500+CU, in)
  • 3-Strong large plastic bag to keep dry your stuff

Footwear

  • 1-Pair Crampon (semi rigid system) with step in or four strap system appropriate for alpine ice1-Pair Crampon (semi rigid system) with step in or four strap system appropriate for alpine iceclimbing and general mountaineering
  • 1-Pair mountaineering boot
  • 1-Pair snow gaiters (supper or over)
  • 1-Pair rock climbing shoes
  • 1 Pair trekking boot

Personal climbing gear list

  • 1-Helmet UIAA tested
  • 1-Harness appropriate for alpine rock, ice climbing and mountaineering
  • 1-Ice Axe (classic 70 or 90 centimetre length with leash)
  • 1-Pair Ice tool for technical ice climbing
  • 1-Chalk powder and bag
  • 8m prusick cord 6mm UIAA tested
  • 1-Double length tap sling 2mUIAA tested
  • 1-Triple length tap sling 3m UIAA tested
  • 1-Ascender device (Jumar) petzl or Black diamond
  • 1-Belay device figure 8 or (Riverso) Petzl or Black diamond
  • 1-Pulley device
  • 4-Non screw gate Karabiners
  • 3-Screw gate Karabiners (HMS)
  • 2-Ice screw different length and diameter 10 to 22 centimetre UIAA tested
  • 2-Rock pitons UIAA tested

Our Specialist

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Mountaineering

Anjan Rai

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+977 9851025628
rai@thamserkutrekking.com
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Trekking

Mingma Sherpa

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+977 9801249349
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Emergency Contact

Yalamber Rai

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+977 9851131344
operation@thamserkutrekking.com

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Let us know which trip you would like to join. For trips that require a certain level of skills and prior experience, we will ask you to provide us with details so that we know the trip is the right one for you.

We will send you a form for you to complete your personal details, medical and fitness information. We will also send you our bank details for you to make payment – we will tell you how much and how to pay.

When you are ready, simply complete the form and send it back to us and let us know once you have deposited the relevant funds into our bank account.

We will send you back a written acknowledgement and other information about your trip such as a gear list and any other relevant information specific to your trip.

Of course, at any time leading up to your trip, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us as we will want to give you as much information as you need so that you can feel comfortable and excited about your forthcoming adventure.

We look forward to having you on an adventure with us!

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  • Address

    P.O. Box 3124, Naxal-5
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Phone

    +977 1 4413842
  • Fax

    +977 1 4415439
  • Email

    info@thamserkutrekking.com
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    +977 9801 249349

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