Cho Oyu Expedition Itinerary: 41 Days of Adventure

Embark on a challenging and unforgettable 41-day expedition to the summit of Cho Oyu (8,201 meters) with Sherpa Tabuche Treks & Expedition!

This detailed itinerary outlines your journey, including acclimatization days in Lhasa, the trek to Cho Oyu Base Camp, the exciting climb itself, and a celebratory farewell in Kathmandu.

Please note: This itinerary is a guideline and can be customized to fit your specific needs and preferences. Don’t hesitate to discuss adjustments with our experienced team!

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal (1,340m). Transfer to your hotel and relax after your international flight.

Days 2 & 3: Prepare for your expedition in Kathmandu. Take care of any last-minute gear purchases and explore the vibrant city at your leisure. Our team will be available to address any questions or concerns.

Day 4: Take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,650 meters), the historical and cultural capital of Tibet.

Days 5 & 6: Spend two crucial days acclimatizing to the higher altitude in Lhasa. Explore the city’s iconic landmarks like the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, all while allowing your body to adjust to the thinner air.

Day 7: Begin your journey towards Cho Oyu by driving from Lhasa to Tingri (4,340 meters), a charming village nestled amidst breathtaking Himalayan scenery. Enjoy a comfortable stay at a hotel.

Day 8: Continue acclimatization with a day hike uphill from Tingri. This helps your body further adapt to the increasing altitude while offering stunning mountain views.

Day 9: Embark on a scenic drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp (5,000 meters). Set up camp and spend the night amidst the awe-inspiring presence of Cho Oyu.

Day 10: Take a well-deserved rest day at Base Camp. This allows your body to recover from the journey and prepare for the challenging climb ahead.

Day 11: Prepare your gear and supplies for the trek to Advanced Base Camp (ABC) with the assistance of yaks. These sturdy animals will carry essential equipment, allowing you to focus on the trek.

Days 12 & 13: Ascend towards Cho Oyu ABC (5,700 meters) with the support of our expert guides and porters. This stage involves trekking with yaks and camping at the Middle Camp before reaching ABC.

Days 14-35: The heart of your adventure begins – climbing Cho Oyu! Following the challenging North West Face route, our experienced Sherpa guides will lead you through this thrilling period. Specific details regarding climbing days, camp locations, and safety procedures will be provided in a separate pre-departure briefing.

Day 36: After reaching the summit (hopefully!) and experiencing the incredible views, begin your descent back to Cho Oyu Base Camp. Celebrate your achievements with your fellow climbers and enjoy a well-earned rest.

Day 37: Take a scenic drive from Base Camp to Zhangmu, a border town on the Nepal-China border. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 38: Enjoy a comfortable drive from Zhangmu back to Kathmandu. Relax and reflect on your incredible expedition.

Day 39: Free day in Kathmandu! Explore the bustling streets, visit historical sites like Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa, or simply relax with your fellow adventurers.

Day 40: Spend your last day in Kathmandu shopping for souvenirs or enjoying a farewell dinner hosted by Sherpa Tabuche Treks & Expedition. Celebrate your successful summit push and the incredible memories you’ve made!

Day 41: Departure from Kathmandu. Take home unforgettable memories of your Cho Oyu expedition!

Ready to embark on this exciting challenge? Contact Sherpa Tabuche Treks & Expedition today to discuss your Cho Oyu expedition!