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Cho Oyu, which translates as “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan, straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet at the Western edge of the mountainous Khumbu region, around 20km from Everest. Widely regarded as the easiest of the 8,000m peaks, Cho Oyu is often seen as a stepping stone to further conquests. But this goddess still demands to be treated with respect.

Stepping stone for higher 8000er peaks :

Despite standing an imposing 8,188m above sea level, the world’s sixth highest mountain is actually a relatively straightforward climb - at least when compared to some of the other 8,000ers. Its flat summit plateau, and the relatively gentle slopes approaching it don’t require the same level of technical climbing expertise that, say, Kanchenjunga or Makalu do. It’s often the first 8,000m peak that climbers tackle, and is a popular preparatory peak for people training themselves to climb Mount Everest.

Despite its comparatively mellow reputation, this is still a significant mountaineering challenge, which involves spending long hours in the death zone. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you can skimp on preparation or planning, just because it’s a popular peak. 


Royal Nepal Group’s expert team of highly-trained mountain guides have extensive experience of climbing Cho Oyu, with multiple successful summits between them. We’re well aware of the pitfalls of underestimating this mountain, and will ensure that everyone on this expedition meets the required levels of fitness, and has the ability to make it to the summit and safely back home.

Cho Oyu expedition tackles the conventional route up the mountain’s Northwest Ridge, and the relative accessibility of this peak means it can be completed in 47 days. Our approach to expedition planning means that we control every aspect of the trip, from the food provision to the fixing of ropes. We leave nothing to chance, controlling the controllable to ensure that your expedition experience runs as smoothly as possible.

Our leaders have built their careers on careful planning and stringent safety standards. All our guides are trained in high-altitude rescue and recovery techniques. Nimsdai’s 100 percent summit record when tackling 8,000m peaks speaks for itself, but his and our team’s long history of conducting successful rescue operations - coming to the aid of other expeditions in need - is arguably more important. Simply put, you could not be in safer hands when attempting this 8,000m peak.


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02

Welcome brief, gear check and official formalities in Kathmandu

Day 03

Tibet visa collection day and expedition briefing

Day 04

Fly to lhasa and transfer to hotel

Day 05

Drive to Shigatse

Day 06

Drive to old Thingri

Day 07

Acclimatisation / rest day in old Thingri

Day 08

Drive to Cho Oyu chinese base camp via Rombuk Monastry

Day 09 - Day 11

Chinese base camp

Day 12

Drive to Cho-Oyu base camp

Day 13

Acclimatisation/ rest day at cho-oyu base camp

Day 14

Trek to intermediate camp

Day 15 - Day 41

Climbing period (advance base camp – summit – advance base camp)

Day 42

Descend to cho oyu basecamp

Day 43

Drive back to Shigatse

Day 44

Drive to Lhasa, overnight at hotel

Day 45

Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 46

Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 47

Depart for the country of residence


  • Arrival & Departure: Pick and drop facility-Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • Accommodation: 5 nights stay at hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast Basis-Double Room
  • Welcome dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs
  • Transportation: All required Transportation from Kathmandu/Lasha/Kathmandu for all Staffs and Members
  • Permit Expedition Royalty and permit of Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Cho You
  • Food & Lodging: 3 meals a day in Trekking & at Basecamp for Members & Staffs
  • Porters: Porters up to & back from BC
  • Oxygen: O2 cylinder: 2 oxygen (O2) for each Member and 1 oxygen bottle for each High- altitude Sherpa. Extra oxygen will be stored at Basecamp for emergencies
  • Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of top Out mask for each member and high-altitude Sherpa
  • Warm Farewell Dinner at a standard restaurant with Staff


  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa Charges
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from the expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Insurance: Travel and High-Altitude Insurance / Accident / Medical / emergency evacuation
  • Sherpa summit Bonus: Mandatory – Minimum USD 1,500
  • Tips: Please calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs and porters
  • The full set of Member's personal climbing equipment & clothing
  • Rescue Evacuation: Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other expenses of personal nature
  • Any other item not listed in the "Price Includes" section.

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