This trip starts by driving all the way to Cho-Oyu Base Camp, crossing the Nepalese border and continuing further via Nyalam and Tingri. The way to Base Camp involves a drive at high altitude and rewards you with powerful views of Cho-Oyu (8,201m) to the north. Further, you will see realms of glaciers surrounded by the unforgettable presence of the world's mightiest mountains. Normally, we set up four camps during the approach excluding the Advanced Base Camp. Thereafter, we start our main attempt to scale the summit (8,201m).
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and permit preparation
Day 3: Shopping day
Day 4: Drive to Kodari (1,230m) and transfer to Zhangmu (2,300m)
Day 5: Drive to Nyalam (2,750m)
Day 6: Rest in Nyalam for acclimation
Day 7: Drive to Tingri (4,340m)
Day 8: Rest of day for acclimation
Day 9: Drive to Chinese Base Camp (4,700m)
Day 10: Chinese Base Camp
Day 11: Prepare load for Yak for Advanced Base Camp
Day 12: Base Camp - Middle Camp with Yaks
Day 13: Middle Camp - Cho Oyu Advanced Base Camp
Day 14 - 38: Climbing Period for Cho Oyu (8,201m), total of 24 days
Day 39: Advanced Base camp - Chinese Base camp
Day 40: Drive from Chinese Base Camp to Tingri
Day 41: Drive from Tingri to Zhangmu
Day 42: Drive from Zhangmu to Kathmandu
Day 43: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 44: Final departure
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