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Cho Oyu (8,201m | 26,906ft) is an iconic mountain and the world’s 6th tallest peak.

Standing on the Chinese – Nepalese border, it towers above the high Tibetan plains to the North and the lush green pastures of Nepal to the South, just 30km west of Mount Everest.

While Cho Oyu is a phenomenal goal in her own right, if you have any ambition to climb Mt. Everest or the famed 14 – This expedition is the perfect entry point into the world of 8000m climbing.

Cho Oyu Expedition Highlights:

  • Experience Tibetan culture first hand
  • Opportunity to climb two 8000-meter giants in a single season
  • Tackle the famous "ice cliff" and "Yellow Band"
  • Watch the sunrise over Mt. Everest from the summit of Cho Oyu, hands down the best view of Everest

Why is Cho Oyu the perfect entry point to 8000m Climbing?

  • Comparatively, Cho Oyu has a low objective hazard compared to the other 8000m peaks with low rock and icefall and more predictable avalanche conditions.
  • The climbing route is more moderate and forgiving with a few technical sections, and therefore considered to be the ‘easiest and most achievable’ of the fourteen 8000m peaks.
  • It offers a great, stable environment and benefits from better weather, allowing you more time to climb and more opportunity to get above 8000m and test your body at extreme altitude

Inclusion

  • Leadership, strategy, climbing oversight, including full support for a summit attempt
  • Professional mountain guides, sherpa support staff, base camp support staff, and porters to assist with carrying personal gear
  • Full expedition logistics, weather forecasts, etc
  • Climbing permit for Cho Oyu
  • In-country transport associated with the program itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Nepal and during your climb
  • Welcome dinner, all breakfasts & all meals on the trek and mountain. Please note in town, free time meals in Kathmandu are your responsibility)
  • Access to medical and communications gear
  • Mountain camp infrastructure and logistics, including tents and cooking gear

Exclusions

  • International flights to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Associated travel expenses, including visa, passport, reciprocity fees, vaccination charges, excess baggage
  • Bottled or boiled water for the treks en route to base camp
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary or additional days before or after the scheduled program.
  • Personal climbing equipment, clothing, toiletries, etc.
  • Personal sundries including but not limited to non-team meals while in Kathmandu, personal snacks, specialized high altitude climbing food, alcoholic beverages, laundry services, medical expenses, gratuities, internet, email or phone charges, bottled water, specialty coffees
  • Sherpa tip pool ($500 for climbers/$200 for trekkers)
  • Guide tip (customary but optional)
  • Satellite telephone air charges & 3rd party base camp wifi
  • Costs incurred as a result of events beyond the control of CTSS above and beyond the normal expedition costs
  • Required trip insurance policy (for trip cancellation, interruption, rescue & evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)

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Expedition Information
$33,995
Q3
Cho Oyu 
Mountaineering, 
Trekking, 
Climbing 
Fitness Level
4
Technical Level
4
Group Size
3
Ratio
1:4
Ctss Climbing The Seven Summits
Ctss Climbing The Seven Summits
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Continent:
Asia
Location:
Cho Oyu
Elevation:
8,201 m / 26,906 ft
GPS:
28.0973 N°, 86.6585 E°