Mt. Cho-Oyu Expedition

The sixth highest mountain in the world Cho-Oyu, meaning “Turquoise Goddess” in the Tibetan language, lies 20km west of Everest and forms the boundary wall between Nepal and China. The first attempt on this mountain was made by an expedition led by the Eric Shipton and included mountaineers who one day became very famous Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and Tom Bourdilon. They only made it up to 6,650m before returning back. It as the Austrians, Herbert Tichy and Joseph Jochler accompanied by Pasang Dawa Lama who made the first successful ascent on 19th October 1954, via the north-west ridge. This was the Golden Decade of mountaineering when most of the eight thousanders were climbed. The successful expedition on Cho-Oyu had been triggered by a casual remark made by Pasang Dawa to Tichy the previous year, while climbing another peak “Next year, Cho-Oyu?” it was often the mountaineers themselves who came up with measurements of mountains that decided the height of many of the peaks in the Himalaya. Thus it was Dyhrenfurth and Shipton who measured Cho-Oyu which led to declaring this peak as the sixth highest in the world. Ang Phuri Sherpa became the first Nepali national to summit Cho-Oyu on 29th April 1987.

MAXIMUM : 51 Days
ENTRY : Lukla
EXIT : Lukla

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 Arrivals in Kathmandu transfer to hotel
Day 02 Document apply for Cho-Oyu permit
Day 03 Preparation for expedition in Kathmandu
Day 04 Briefing about the expedition in the Nepal tourism board
Day 05 Flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day 06 Phakding to Namche Bazaar
Day 07 Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization
Day 08 Namche Bazaar to Dole
Day 09 Dole to Machermo
Day 10 Machermo to Gokyo
Day 11 Gokyo to Cho-Oyu Base Camp
Day 12 Rest day at Cho-Oyu BC for preparations
Day 13-42 Climbing periods
Day 43 Cleaning up Base camp
Day 44 Base Camp to Gokyo
Day 45 Gokyo to Dole
Day 46 Dole to Namche Bazaar
Day 47 Namche Bazaar to Phakding
Day 48 Phakding to Lukla
Day 49 Flight from Lukla to Kathmandu
Day 50 Rest day at Kathmandu
Day 51 Departure your destination