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destination Everest
duration 45 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Everest
max altitude 8,201m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Teahouse +Camping
season Autumn - Spring

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 36,000
Pax 2 USD 35,000
Pax 3 USD 34,000
Pax 4 to 6 USD 33,000
Pax 7 to 12 USD 32,000
Pax 13 to 18 USD 31,000
Pax 19 to 24 USD 29,000
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All Inclusive Cost

USD 33,000

Per Person



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 Sherpa Expedition & Trekking 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.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’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.


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Full Board Service Includes

  • 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 leaders 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 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 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 domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking special gift

Full Board Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Extra transportation then displayed in the itinerary program.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phone, and internet expenses
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees or trekking gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per Mountaineering Association rules. Minimum $1000.00USD per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in the Cost Includes section.


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)


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


  • 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)


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

Eating & Drinking

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


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


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


Here are some important things to know about the Cho Oyu Expedition:

1. Location: Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world and is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). It is part of the Himalayas and is situated close to Mount Everest.

2. Difficulty: Cho Oyu is considered one of the more accessible 8,000-meter peaks and is often considered a good introductory mountain for climbers aiming to summit the world's highest peaks. However, it still requires previous mountaineering experience and technical skills.

3. Altitude: Cho Oyu's summit stands at 8,188 meters (26,864 feet) above sea level. Acclimatization is essential to adjust to the high altitude and prevent altitude sickness.

4. Expedition Length: The duration of a Cho Oyu expedition can vary depending on the chosen route and weather conditions. Typically, it takes around 6-8 weeks to complete the expedition, including acclimatization periods.

5. Climbing Routes: The most popular route to climb Cho Oyu is via the Northwest Ridge from the Tibetan side. This route involves challenging sections of steep slopes, ice, and rock. Other routes, such as the Northeast Ridge and the West Ridge, are less frequently climbed and may require more technical skills.

6. Permits: Climbing Cho Oyu requires obtaining a climbing permit from the Tibet Mountaineering Association (TMA) if climbing from the Tibetan side or from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) if climbing from the Nepalese side.

7. Sherpa Support: Many Cho Oyu expeditions rely on the assistance of experienced Sherpas. Sherpas provide support in carrying equipment, setting up camps, and guiding climbers during the ascent.

8. Equipment and Gear: Climbing Cho Oyu requires specialized mountaineering equipment, including ice axes, crampons, harnesses, ropes, and high-altitude clothing. It is essential to have proper gear and clothing suitable for extreme weather conditions.

9. Training and Experience: Prior mountaineering experience and physical fitness are crucial for a Cho Oyu expedition. It is recommended to have previous high-altitude climbing experience and undergo specific training programs to prepare for the challenges of the climb.

10. Safety Measures: Safety is paramount during a Cho Oyu expedition. It is important to follow the guidance of experienced climbers and guides, have proper acclimatization periods, and be prepared for emergencies with necessary medical supplies and evacuation plans.

Remember, climbing Cho Oyu is still a serious undertaking that requires careful planning, preparation, and experience. It is always recommended to consult with professional mountaineering organizations and experienced climbers before attempting the expedition.



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While it is possible to climb Cho Oyu independently, it is highly recommended to have the support of experienced climbers or professional guides. They can provide crucial guidance, assistance, and ensure your safety during the expedition.

In case of illness or injury during the expedition, it is crucial to have a well-prepared evacuation plan in place. Helicopter rescue services are available in the Cho Oyu region, but it is recommended to have appropriate travel insurance that covers high-altitude rescues.

Cho Oyu is often considered a good introductory mountain for climbers aiming to summit 8,000-meter peaks. It is technically less challenging compared to other mountains of similar height, but previous mountaineering experience and high-altitude climbing skills are still necessary.

The cost of a Cho Oyu expedition can vary depending on factors such as the climbing route, duration, support services, and logistical arrangements. On average, the cost can range from $30,000 to $50,000 or more.

The best time to climb Cho Oyu is during the pre-monsoon season (April-May) and post-monsoon season (September-October). These periods generally have more stable weather conditions and lower chances of avalanches.

Yes, you need to obtain a climbing permit from the Tibet Mountaineering Association (TMA) if climbing from the Tibetan side or from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) if climbing from the Nepalese side. The permit can be obtained through a registered trekking agency or a professional mountaineering organization.

The duration to summit Cho Oyu can vary depending on the climbing route, weather conditions, and individual climber's fitness level. On average, it takes around 6-8 weeks from base camp to reach the summit and return.

Fixed ropes are typically installed on certain sections of Cho Oyu's climbing routes to assist climbers. However, the availability and location of fixed ropes can vary from season to season, and it's important to be prepared to navigate the terrain independently if needed.

While it is possible to climb Cho Oyu without supplemental oxygen, the majority of climbers choose to use it due to the extreme altitude and thin air. It is a personal decision that should be based on your experience, fitness level, and acclimatization capabilities.

As of now, thousands of climbers have successfully summited Cho Oyu since the first ascent in 1954. It is one of the more popular 8,000-meter peaks and sees a significant number of climbers each year.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 36,000
Pax 2 USD 35,000
Pax 3 USD 34,000
Pax 4 to 6 USD 33,000
Pax 7 to 12 USD 32,000
Pax 13 to 18 USD 31,000
Pax 19 to 24 USD 29,000
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 33,000

Per Person


Latest Traveller’s Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.


Based On 1 Reviews

Gary Hegland


October 15, 2023

A Remarkable Adventure on Chho Oyu Expedition

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Embarking on my first 8000-meter expedition, I chose the Chho Oyu Expedition, and it exceeded all my expectations. The team I joined was not only skilled and experienced but also incredibly supportive and encouraging. From the moment I joined the group, I felt like I was part of a close-knit family, united in our pursuit of reaching the summit. The camping experience on Chho Oyu Expedition was exceptional. The cook on our team prepared delicious meals that were both nourishing and satisfying. Despite the challenging conditions, we were treated to a variety of flavors that provided the energy we needed for the demanding climb. The cook's expertise and dedication to providing quality meals in such remote locations were truly impressive. The organization and coordination of the Chho Oyu Expedition were top-notch. Every detail was meticulously planned, ensuring a seamless journey from start to finish. The logistics, transportation, and daily schedule were all well-managed, allowing us to focus solely on our climb and immerse ourselves in the breathtaking surroundings. The Sherpa expedition guide on Chho Oyu Expedition was a true gem. Their extensive knowledge of the mountain and mountaineering techniques was evident in their guidance and expertise. They not only ensured our safety but also provided valuable insights and advice, making the climb more enjoyable and fulfilling. Their friendly and approachable nature created a supportive environment that allowed us to overcome challenges and push our limits. The views offered by Chho Oyu Expedition were nothing short of spectacular. From the moment we set foot on the trail, we were greeted by awe-inspiring landscapes, towering peaks, and pristine glaciers. The sight of the majestic Chho Oyu itself left me speechless. The beauty and grandeur of the surroundings served as a constant reminder of the incredible privilege it was to be on this journey. I strongly recommend the Chho Oyu Expedition to anyone seeking an extraordinary adventure. The combination of a supportive team, exceptional camping cuisine, seamless organization, and a knowledgeable guide makes it an unforgettable experience. Whether it's your first 8000-meter expedition or not, Chho Oyu will test your limits, provide you with breathtaking views, and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to conquer new heights and discover the strength within yourself.

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