Mt. Cho Oyu, the world's sixth highest mountain at 8,201m, is located west of Mt. Everest along the Nepali-Tibetan border. A straightforward climb and not technically demanding, an excellent mountain for climbers wanting to scale their first 8,000m peak without taking much risk. Our itinerary that begins by driving into Tibet through Kordari, crossing the Himalaya through gorges of Bhote Koshi. The drive is simply awesome!!full of excitement, we'll arrive on the other side of Himalaya from Kathmandu to Nayalam on first day. We'll spend our nights in Nayalam relaxing and hiking the hills for acclimatizing. From Kerung, we begin our overland travel across the plateau and high passes. We'll continue on to Tingri (4,300m) through fantastic plateau scenery with a stop at the Buddhist monastery Milrepa built around a sacred cave. Along the last few miles into Tingri, views of Makalu, Everest and Cho Oyu remind us why we're here. Tingri itself is made up of old-style mud and stone buildings with an army base. Tibetan nomads use the town as a base during their stay in this desolate part of the plateau. After arrival at Chinese Base Camp, we'll rest, acclimatize and make the necessary climb preparations before making our ascent to advanced base camp at 5,700m. We'll cross through steep moraines to establish Camp 1 at 6,400m, which should take around 4 - 6 hours depending on weather conditions and how we're feeling. We'll traverse a ridge and ascend a 50m headwall to Camp 2 at 7,000m - a hard day taking 6 - 7 hours.  We'll establish Camp 3 at 7,500m on the northwest face, and the following day, set up for the summit. Depending on fitness, we'll be moving up and down the mountain several times, acclimatizing and stocking the higher camps.

 It will require an extra push to reach the true summit peak on the far end of the high snowfield. Summit day, though long and arduous, will be well worth it when the highest peaks in the world are in view. 

Quick Look:


Altitude:8201 m, 26,906 feet

Location: Tibet / Nepal
First ascent: October 19, 1954 by Joseph Joechler, Pasang, Dawa Lama and Herbert Tichy
Expedition: Austrian
Summits/Deaths: 3,171/49

Death Rate after summit: 1.55%

Facts: It is regarded as easiest 8000m peaks so the numbers of climbers on it is very high. It is technically easy but if there get heavy snowfall then it is not that safe from avalanche. In autumn 2010, the avalanche swept away route fixing team twice and nobody reach the summit.


Trip 2021

Quick Introduction :-

Name:           Imagine Nepal Cho Oyu Expedition 2021

Mountain:      Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m)

Country:         Nepal/Tibet

Route:          + + ++ +

Event:             High Altitude Mountaineering

Time:               4th April to 5th October 2021

 Team size:       Max. 10 foreign climber only

Booking:           Till 30th July 2021

Cost: 25,500/- USD - Service till to summit

   Photo of Previous Cho-oyu Expedition

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Itinerary :-

Day01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 2-3:  Visa process and shopping

Day 04: Fly Kathmandu Lhasa

Day 05: Lhasa: Sightseeing

Day 06: Drive to Shigatse

Day 07: Drive to Shegar
Day 08: Drive to Tibetan Base Camp.
Day 09: Rest in Tibetan Base Camp.
Day 10: Rest in Tibetan Base Camp.

Day 11: Drive to Gablung-Middle camp
Day 12: Trek to ABC(advanced base camp)
Day 13: Rest Day
Day 14: Puja at Advance Base camp according to Sherpa Religion
Day 15-29: Climbing Period
Day 30: Back to ABC

Day 31: Packing at ABC
Day 32: Trek to Gablung and drive to Shigatse

Day 33: Drive to Lhasa.

Day 34: Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal

Day 35: Transfer to TIA and Final departure to your destination


Cost Includes

  1. Climbing permit fee of 7200/- USD per person
  2.  Nepalese staff cost 3500/- USD per person
  3.  1 member:1Sherpa
  4.   3 bottle oxygen to member and 2 for Sherpa
  5.   Mask Regulator set to each member and sherpa
  6. Chinese visa fee for complete team members
  7. Chinese custom clearances at the Nepal/China border
  8. 04 nights 3 star hotel accommodation in KTM on twin sharing BB basis. Additional 250 USD per person for 5 stars hotel
  9.     Private transport from Katmandu to Kodari and from Kodari border
  10.    Land cruiser jeep transport from the China Border to and from BC (base camp)
  11.     Chinese truck to carry expedition loads to and from BC  
  12.     Full board accommodation en-route to/from Bc
  13.   Chinese Liaison officer & interpreter
  14.    Experienced Cook & kitchen boys as per group size
  15.    Meal and hot drinks as required by clients
  16.   Best quality tent at BC and ABC either single or twin sharing
  17.  All necessary kitchen equipment
  18.   North Face Tents for higher camps
  19.    Food and cooking sets for higher camps
  20.    Dinning tent with gas heater at BC & ABC
  21.    Comfortable toilet & shower tents at BC
  22.   Yaks for BC-ABC-BC to carry load
  23.    Necessary climbing hardware gears with fixed ropes, snow bars etc
  24.   EPI gas with burners to use above ABC for cooking purpose
  25.    Radio walkie-talkie set to each client with base station & necessary accessories items
  26.   Satellite phone for emergency purpose (personal call $ 2 per minute)
  27.     Generator/Solar panel with accessories for recharging & power supply purpose at BC
  28.    Storage & communication tents
  29.   Insurance of all local team memberS
  30.       All airport/hotel transfers. 


Cost Excludes

  • Personal travel Insurance
  • Summit bonus to personal Sherpa of 1000/- USD
  • Nepal visa/re-entry visa fees
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Personal natures expenses
  • Cost of emergency evacuation
  • International airfare
  • Tips to staffs if you like



why Expensive?


  1. Permit: $ 7200 for Foreigners and$ 3500/- for Nepalese staffs
  2. Visa permit: $175 for Americans and $85 for other nationalist.
  3. The maximum total duration of expedition is 40 days, no refund is made for any unused services  
  4. All the emergency evacuation will be made by Jeep, there is no helicopter service in Tibet, In case of emergency evacuation by jeep from the base camp to the nearest hospital or to the border, clients is responsible to pay directly to Liaison officer at base camp for the service of jeep. Drop off or Pick up jeep cost $ 700.00
  5. The group must enter and exit from the border at same time, in case of early departure from base camp due to any reason; the cost of jeep must be paid by client himself or herself.
  6. Expedition member’s personal baggage allowed is maximum of 70 kg either from BC to ABC or ABC to BC; if the personal baggage is excess than 70 kg then extra amount is levied extra by CTMA
  7. If any expedition member needs to be early departure from base camp due any reason then he/she should pay Chinese currency 165 or US$25 at the Chinese immigration to cancel his/her name from the group visa list and US$ 150/- will be charged for transportation from border to Kathmandu.
  8. Environmental fee and charges. 


1.    Passport
2.    Money, Traveler’s Cheques and Credit cards
3.    Personal Travel Insurance

1.    Sunglass Normal-1
2.    Casual Clothing for travel and Kathmandu-1set
3.    Polypropylene shirt or T-Shirt-4-5
4.    Warm fleece inner-2
5.    Fleece jacket    -1
6.     Wind Jacket-1
7.    Down suit-1
8.    Down Jacket-1
9.    Down pant-1
10.    Light weight trouser-1
11.    Heavy weight trousers
12.    Fleece trouser-1
13.    Wind pants-1
14.    Polypropylene long Jons-1
15.    Underwear-5
16.    Light weight-1
17.    Light weight gloves-1
18.    Down Mitts-1
19.    Heavy mitts-1
20.    Ski Gloves-1
21.    Sun Hat-1
22.    Warm Hat-1
23.    Headband/buff-1
24.    Light weight walking shocks-6
25.    Climbing shocks-4
26.    Rain coat or Umbrella for trekking-1

1.    Climbing Boots-1
2.   Plastic/leather boots-1
3.    Trekking boots-1
4.    Gaiter-1

1.     Sun and-1
2.     lip care -1
3.    Personal first aid kit-1
4.    Repair kit like (needle, threat) 
5.    Reading materials 
6.    Diary and Writing material
7.    Camera/video camera

8. Sanitary Pads or Tempons (for woman)


1.    Harness-1
2.    Unlock karabiners -3
3.    Screw/lock karabiners-3
4.    Descender/fig.8/-1
5.    Ascender/Jumor-1
6.    Tape slings-2
7.    Set prussic loops-2
8.    Ice Axe- 1
9.    Retractable poles- 1 set
10.    Crampons-1
11.    Helmet-1
12.    Head Lamp-2
13.    Batteries- 4sets/4times changeable 
14.    Sunglass with UV rays protection-1
15.    Googles-1
16.    Water bottle-1
17.    Pee Bottle-1
18.    Ruck sack- 45-55ltr -1

Sleeping Bag(30°C)- 1 or 2
Thermarest mat-1


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