Mount Cho-Oyu is the world’s 6th highest peak at (8201m/26906ft) above sea level. It lies 20 km west of Mt. Everest on the border between Tibet ( China) and Nepal. This mountain is considered the easiest among 8,000 meters high Himalayan Mountains for climbing due to non-existent of technical difficulties and objective dangers.

According to legends  Cho Oyu is called ‘Turquoise God’ in Tibetan language and highly regarded in Tibet. Most of the Cho Oyu climbing expeditions are undertaken from Tibet side due to a relatively comfortable climbing route. From Nepal side, it is very difficult to organize the climbing expedition.

Pioneer Adventure provides highly professional, well trained and qualified climbing Sherpas for Cho-Oyu expeditions. Many climbers demand Sherpas for the expedition as they are very knowledgeable and helpful in each and every step which makes the climbing easier and successful. Most of our groups who have gone with the Sherpa guides on the Cho-Oyu expedition are found to be successful in our past experiences. So, we highly recommend you to use our Sherpa guides for your upcoming Cho-Oyu expeditions from Tibet.

Cho-Oyu expedition will begin after your arrival in Lhasa. Here, we will process all the Cho Oyu expedition official formalities and sightseeing during your 2 days’ stay in Lhasa. Then, we will drive you in Toyota Land Cruiser or comfortable Mini bus to Shigatse and  Shegar and ultimately set foot on Chinese Base Camp.  This base camp is a temporary but comfortable with our Nepalese cook and dining tents. After Chinese Base Camp you need to walk to the advance base camp (ABC). From the advance base camp it will be some hours of strenuous walking on a wild path along the moraine-clad glacier until we begin the proper Cho-Oyu expedition following Camp 1, Camp 2 to Camp 3 and then summit the peak. After the summit, we will descend to Camp 2 from the summit and continue further down to advance base camp and  Base Camp. From Base Camp, we drive to Tingri and Nyalam and make entry to  Kathmandu via. Kung. The best time for  Cho-Oyu expedition in Tibet is the end of May to early June and the post-monsoon season from late September to early October.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02-03: Expedition preparation
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu
Day 05: Drive to Nyalam
Day 06: Acclimatization at Nyalam
Day 07: Drive to Thingri
Day 08: Thingri Acclimatization
Day 09: Drive to Chinese camp
Day 10: Acclimatization
Day 11: Trek to Middle camp
Day 12: Arrive at Advance base camp
Day 13-35: Climbing Period
Day 36: Trek down to Intermediate camp
Day 37: Drive to Nyalam
Day 38: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 39: Kathmandu Free day
Day 40: Final departure

  • Airport pic up and drop

  • Expedition permit and all necessary documents

  • Garbage deposit fee

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 3 nights before the expedition and 2 nights after the expedition

  • All necessary transportation from Kathmandu-Base camp/Base camp-Kathmandu for member & expedition crew

  • Yaks from Base camp-Advance Base Camp/ Advance Base Camp-Base Camp

  • Nepalese cook and Tibetan kitchen helpers

  • Equipment allowances, daily wages, insurance, food and tents for expedition staffs

  • We will provide branded tent for member and staff as well as each member have an individual tent available at base camp

  • Tents at base camp: Dining, kitchen, toilet, shower and communication

  • 3 oxygen bottle for each member and 2 oxygen bottle for each climbing sherpa

  • Extra oxygen for emergencies stored at Base camp

  • Top out or summit mask & regulator for each member and climbing sherpa

  • Generator or solar panels at Base Camp for light and any electronic device

  • Fresh meals on full board (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee, Soup items, fresh meat and fresh vegetable

  • Satellite phone available during your expedition (chargeable as per use)

  • Walkie-talkie per member and climbing crew as required

  • Weather forecast available during the entire expedition

  • A professional climbing Sherpa per member

  • Heater at base camp for member and staff


  • International Air flight

  • Nepal entry visa fee. (Can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)

  • Meals in Kathmandu

  • Hotel in Kathmandu more than 4 nights

  • Insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation

  • Special filming, camera and drone permit fee

  • Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, postage, telephone, internet etc.

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Note : If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, wishes, itinerary can be customized as per your requirement.
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