Dates: 29 August - 5 October, 2019 or 5 April to 12 May 2020 Or 30 August, 2020 - 6 October, 2020 (ask about flexible start dates) . 38 days in Tibet and Nepal.
Full Service Cost: $24,450, £18,550, €21,550; Basic Climb Cost: $17,150, £12,950, €15,050. (Price fixed in $USD. £GBP and €EUR price for convenience only, converted March 03, 2019)
Our most recent expeditions got 8 members to the summit (4 with supplemental oxygen and 4 without)
Combine Shishapangma with Cho Oyu and earn a 20% discount.
Add an exotic and historical trip to the ancient Tibetan city of Lhasa. $2,450
At 8,201 metres (26,906 feet), Cho-Oyu is the 6th highest mountain on the planet. It is considered to be one of the easiest and most accessible 8,000m peaks. Cho-Oyu is an excellent choice for people looking to climb there first 8,000m peak or to prepare for Mt. Everest. The amazing views, Tibetan culture, and easy climbing on Cho-Oyu make for a perfect big mountain objective.
Our full-service expedition includes:
What is not included?
Our basic service expedition includes:
Add on High Attitude Support : Click here for prices
Oxygen: You should consider whether or not you wish to use supplemental oxygen, which is optional on Cho-Oyu. Approximately half of our member choose to use oxygen. Click here for prices
We recommend a three bottle set for Cho-Oyu. The price includes three large 4 litre Russian Oxygen bottles, mask, regulator, hoses, as well as carriage to the high camps by porters. Extra bottles are available for an additional fee. We have a 30% buy-back policy on masks, regulators, and unused oxygen bottles in good condition.
Oxygen supplies may be purchased separately. The same buy-back policy applies.The following may be purchased individually:
1) Arrive in Kathmandu, 1,350 metres (4,429 feet). Our staff will meet you at the airport. Stay at hotel.
2) Take passport to Chinese embassy for visa. Complete final logistics, orientation, purchasing, and packing. Stay at hotel.
3) Early morning drive to Rusuwaghadi at 2,557 metres(8,389 feet). Stay at hotel.
Lhasa option: Fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa or if you are coming from a city in China, arrive in Lhasa on this day.
4) Enter Tibet, drive to Gyirong at 2,700 metres (8,858 feet). Stay at hotel.
Lhasa option: Rest in Lhasa, tour Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.
5) Rest & acclimatization in Gyirong. Walk around the local hills. Stay in hotel.
Lhasa option: Drive to Shigatse. Rest and acclimate, Visit the 15th century Tashilunpo Monastery.
6) Drive to Tingri, 4,300 meters (14,107 feet). Stay at hotel.
7) Rest and acclimatization in Tingri. Stay at hotel.
8) Drive to Chinese Base, 4,900 metres (16,076 feet). Camp.
9) Rest and acclimatization in Chinese base. Organize equipment and supplies. Camp
10) Walk to interim-camp at 5,100 metres (16,732 feet).
11) Walk to advanced base camp at 5,600 metres (18,373 feet).
12) Rest and Acclimatization, training, and organization at advanced base camp
13) Walk to camp 1 at 6,200 metres (20,341 feet), return to advanced base camp.
14) Rest in advanced base camp
15) Walk to camp 1.
16) Walk to Camp 2 at 6,700 metres (21,982 feet). Return to advanced base camp.
17) Rest in advanced base camp.
18) Rest in advanced base camp.
19) Walk to camp 1.
20) Walk to camp 2.
21) Walk to camp 3 at 7,400 metres (24,278 feet), then return to advanced base camp.
22) Rest in advanced base camp
23) Rest in advanced base camp
24) Rest in advanced base camp
25) Walk to camp 1
26) Walk to camp 2
27) Walk to camp 3
28) Summit attempt
29) Summit attempt
30) Summit attempt
31) Summit attempt
At the summit of Cho Oyu. Photo Wayne
32) Summit attempt, descend to camp 2
33) Descend to advanced base camp, pack and prepare to depart.
34) Yaks transport equipment, supplies and rubbish to Chinese base. Members walk down.
35) Drive to Gyirong. Stay at hotel.
36) Drive to Kathmandu. Stay at hotel.
37) Finish packing, celebration, saying goodbye to new friends. Stay at hotel
38) Fly home. Thank you for joining our Cho Oyu Expedition
Rucksack and Travel Bags:
A 5 bottle set of oxygen is included in the cost of our full service Everest, K2, and Lhotse expeditions. It may be purchased for Broad Peak, Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu. Click here for pricing
We provide group gear, equipment, and supplies including: rope, ice, rock, and snow anchor protection, tents; stoves, fuel, walkie-talkie radios, bamboo marker wands, etcetera. A personal tent will be provided for each member at base camp. On the upper mountain, team members will share tents. In base camp, a shower, toilet, solar charger, and a dining tent will be provided.
Cho Oyu Wall
Leadership: Dan Mazur is a relaxed, friendly, well organised, and highly skilled professional with over 20 years of experience leading people to the summits of Everest, K2, Broad Peak, Gasherbrum, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, Manaslu, and Shishapangma. With expedition leaders Dani Fullier and Don Wargowsky (add links to leader’s pages) you will have an excellent experience on Cho-Oyu.
Sherpas: We employ some of Nepal, Tibet, and the Karakorum’s best local mountaineers and Sherpas to assist team members in realizing their summit goals. Our friendly and loyal high altitude climbing staff has supported teams to the summits of more than ten of the highest peaks in the Himalaya.
Winter snow walking experience and experience at high altitude is highly recommended. The trip includes brief climbing clinics. We will teach you everything you need to know on glacier near basecamp. To be successful, proper conditioning is critical to your success on Cho-Oyu. Team members are expected to be very fit and in good health. Proper training with a focus on long hikes carrying a backpack is essential.
Please fill out an application and return it to us with your refundable ten-percent deposit to hold your place on the team.
In addition to your application, we will need the following at least two months before the trip begins:
Please contact us with any questions you may have.
Cho Oyu High Camp
Here is what Rick from Iowa, USA says:
"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:
Dear SummitClimb, thank you for engaging our excellent team leader for this Cho Oyu autumn ascent. The leader you chose was perfect in guiding us on the mountain. I appreciated very much his: - Advice on how to get along with high altitude - Support in medical Issues - Spreading good mood - Clear announcements and recommendations - Support in the high camps - Guiding of the sherpas - Listening to our problems and questions . Therefore he was a lot responsible for my success on the mountain. Please tell him this. Best greetings, Roland
It was a great trip, the leader was really good to be with on the mountain and the Sherpas were great as usual. Thanks, Sam