"The trip was great! The team selection was great and I really enjoyed everyone. I thought the information we received pre-climb was very good and the suggestions for conditioning were right on. The sherpas were really amazing people and I enjoyed all of them. The food was delicious."
Here is what Kurt from Durango, CO says:
"I enjoyed the trip to Cho Oyu. I felt that the leaders were all very effective and that they went above and beyond their duty to facilitate a successful expedition."
Here is what Krzysztof from Warsaw says:
"I very much enjoyed dealing with all the staff. The leader was very professional and helpful. The Leaders in training were also great and trustworthy guys. It is worth mentioning that the expedition is a good value for the price."
Here is what Vik from Seattle says:
"The leader was a fantastic climbing leader and I look forward to climbing with him again. The Sherpas and leaders in training were very helpful at taking us around Kathmandu to acquire last minute gear. The staff did a great job organizing the hotels in Kathmandu.
I was really impressed with the food at ABC. It was good and there was plenty of it, all with good variety. It was great that we ran a ropes course down on the glacier for everyone. I think it was helpful to several people and also was a fun way to spend the day."
Here is what Mor from Israel had to say:
"I had a very good trip, I have nothing but good words about the organization and staff. I especially want to mention Arnold as a quite good and team organizer. I have no doubt I would not have succeeded in the climb if it weren't for him."
Here is what Neil, summiter, says about Cho Oyu:
"Reaching the summit was a fantastic feeling - and made even better by a swift descent to ABC knowing that I would not have to climb the scree hill on the way to Camp 1 again (you will get to know that hill very well during the expedition!). Back in basecamp there were celebrations to be had in ABC and yet another brilliant cake from the cook tent!!
All in all, the Summitclimb expedition was a great experience - so much so that we are heading to Everest north side with them in the spring. Everyone at SummitClimb's enthusiasm, the attention to detail and most importantly the feel that the expeditions are put together with people who enjoy climbing and mountains and the people who work and climb there make Summitclimb a great choice.
Cho Oyu is one hell of a mountain. The feeling as you come up over the summit plateau and Everest pops into view beyond is amazing! Oh and when you see Everest clearly - stop climbing - you are on the summit!"
Here is what Arnold, climber of Cho Oyu says:
"The western leaders are good.
Each member has their own private basecamp tent.
The food is good, with the cooks being skillful and friendly.
Basecamp is a comfortable place to relax.
The sherpas are excellent, strong and helpful.
Cho Oyu is a do-able 8000 metre peak.
Compared with other 8000 metre peaks, this is a short trip.
Within the team, members are very free to climb at their own speed, supported by sherpas and leaders.
Cho Oyu is a nice test if you are thinking of Everest.
The team members are friendly.
Tibet is special.
The cost for Cho Oyu is inexpensive compared to other 8000 metre peaks.
SummitClimb is very experienced."
Mount Cho Oyu Climbing Expedition Questions Section
These photos were taken on our recent successful expedition where we put 6 members and 5 Sherpas on the summit, and the team returned home safely. Photos in slideshow: David Lepagne, Guntis Brands, Phil Crampton, Johan Frankelius, Herve Coron, & Thierry Auberson. For caption information, please visit our Cho Oyu photo gallery .
Full service includes: Sherpas, hotels, drive to basecamp (bc), yaks to advanced basecamp (abc), ropes, good food on trek, in bc, abc, & climb, group climbing equipment, tents, radios, satphones, etcetera.
Leader: Dan Mazur , Everest expert: 9 Everest expeditions.
Dan Mazur : Over 20 years experience leading climbs & treks in Nepal & Tibet.
World's sixth highest & most accessible 8000 metre/26,200 foot peaks. High altitude "easy" snow climb.
A great way to test yourself at a very high elevation in only 38 days.