Cho Oyu Expedition
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Trip Highlights
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Best Season:The Autumn season (September to mid-November in Nepal) is best preferred for the Cho Oyu expedition due to better weather conditions. However, if you happen to miss the Autumn, the Spring season (March to mid-May) is also a good time for this expedition journey.


The Expedition to Cho Oyu is an opportunity for people with the trekking skills and knowledge to ascend atop one of the 8000+m mountains of the world with a high probability of reaching the top of Mount Cho Oyu. 

Mount Cho Oyu (or Cho Oyo or monteZhuoaoyou ) is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Cho Oyu is located in the Himalayas, 20 km west of Everest. Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in the Tibetan language. Cho Oyu, like Mount Manaslu, is often considered a training mountain before climbing Mount Everest. The Expedition to Cho Oyu is considered one of the most affordable, and comparatively an easier climb against other 8000+ meters mountains because of its easy trekking trails, better weather conditions. As the trek is long and arduous, anyone attempting the expedition will require prior trekking skills, knowledge, proper gear and above all, the person should be in top physical condition. As a result of this, Cho Oyu flaunts the least fatality rate among 8000+ meters of mountains.

The first successful ascend on Cho Oyu was made by the team of Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama on the 19th of October 1954. Cho Oyu lies at the border between Nepal and Tibet approximately 18 miles West of Mount Everest. Cho Oyu is marketed as a “Trekking mountain” by some as it can be ascended by trekkers with high fitness and low mountaineering experience.

The Cho Oyu expedition starts from a lovely flight to Lhasa, Tibet from Kathmandu. Don’t worry you won’t feel jet-lagged as we take two days rest in Kathmandu to finalize and prepare all the documents. Meanwhile, you get to explore Kathmandu city in your leisure time. Also, you would need to buy any gears or equipment that you may have missed. Legend of Himalaya, we offer a safe expedition complying with all the requirements of the Government of China, as well as the fees imposed by the China Tibet Mountaineering Association.


  • Day 01:

    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

  • Day 02:

    Tibet Visa Application & Preparations (Rest & Equipments)

  • Day 03:

    Pre-Expedition Briefing & Preparations (Rest & Equipments)

  • Day 04:

    Drive to Syafru Besi (7-8 hours)

  • Day 05:

    Drive to Kerung

  • Day 06:

    Drive to Old Tingri

  • Day 07:

    Rest and Acclimatization Day

  • Day 08:

    Drive to Chinese Base Camp

  • Day 09:

    Rest and Acclimatization Day

  • Day 10:

    Trek to Advanced Base Camp

  • Day 11:

    Base Camp to Middle Camp

  • Day 12:

    Middle Camp to Cho Oyu Advanced Base Camp

  • Day 13- 36:

    Cho Oyu Climbing Time

  • Day 37:

    Trek back to Chinese Base Camp

  • Day 38:

    Drive to Kerung

  • Day 39:

    Drive to Syafru Besi

  • Day 40:

    Drive to Kathmandu

  • Day 41:

    Free Day in Kathmandu to explore and Buy Souvenirs

  • Day 42:



Price included

  • All local transportation

    • Cost of hiring a Yak in Tibet to carry the load

      • Cost of hiring a Sherpa

        • Tent

          • Cook and Kitchen Staffs from Tibet (Locals)

            • All climbing Equipment

              • Official documents and trekking pass

                • Meals during the expedition (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

                  • China Visa Fees

                    • Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights

Price does not included

  • Visa and arrival cost to Nepal

  • Personal Equipment

  • Travel Insurance

  • International Phone Call

  • Soft and Hot drinks throughout the expedition

  • Tips to the Staffs

  • Submit bonus to the Sherpa ($1500)

  • Tips for the Cooks ($500)

  • Tips for Kitchen Helpers ($200/person)