NEPAL Cho Oyu Climb

Trip type: High altitude mountaineering
Duration: 40 days
Height: 8201 m
Country/Region: Nepal, border region China/Tibet
Price: onr request/p. P.
Participants: 2-6
Dates: on request

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. The Tibetan word means “turquoise goddess”, and after sunset it becomes a breathtaking turquoise-colored peak.


Island Peak trekking in Nepal


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Extremely strenuous

Wild Camping

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Experience necessary


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Necessary. Here adventurers are needed!


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High fitness level needed

Cho Oyu Climb 8201 m – your expedition on the sixth highest mountain worldwide

Cho Oyu lies in the heart of the Solukhumbu district, 20 km west of Mount Everest, along the border of Nepal and China’s Tibet.

Among the 8000ers, Cho Oyu has the lowest death rate and the highest success rate. It is also the second most frequently climbed 8000-meter peak after Everest. History: The first ascent of Cho Oyu was made by an Austrian expedition led by Dr. Herbert Tichy in 1954, when Tichy, Jochler and Pasang Dawa reached the summit. However, the first attempt took place somewhat earlier: In 1952, a British group, led by Eric Shipton, made the first attempt to climb Cho Oyu. Among the members of the expedition was Ed Hillary, who unfortunately did not make it past 6600 m during the ascent.

The ascent of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, is an impressive and challenging undertaking. The route to climb this majestic peak leads through spectacular landscapes and requires both physical fitness and technical skills. While the ascent from the Nepalese side is considered extremely challenging, the variant we offer from the Chinese side is known to be more accessible and somewhat “easier”.

Together on the Cho Oyu, 8201 m

The Cho Oyu rises majestically in the Himalayas and, with its imposing height of 8201 m, is one of the most outstanding peaks in the world. As the sixth highest mountain on earth, it exerts a strong attraction on adventurers and mountaineers from all over the world. Its striking pyramid shape and snow-covered slopes give it an impressive and imposing presence. Will you join us on this unique expedition?

Your benefits with Exped Tribe:


Local and multilingual mountain guide


Support member

who will document the trip with professional recordings and look after your well-being. You will receive drone videos, photos and much more as a souvenir of your adventure.


Small groups

of max. 8 participants. Increased flexibility, familiar atmosphere and harmonious get-together. We do our best to ensure that all participants have an incredible adventure! We conduct expectation phone calls and pool participants who have similar expectations and abilities. We are happy to accept special requests!


Vegetarian friendly

We offer Alpine gourmet cuisine, completely without meat/fish!


Co2 compensation

Planting of several trees per participant. You will receive a certificate of your trees and will be able to follow their growth.


Rental materials

Cost-effective rental materials such as sleeping bags, climbing equipment and much more are available.

Island Peak trekking

Planned schedule of the Cho Oyu climb

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Dazy 1

Nepal, we’re  coming!

Arrival from Zurich or Milan by plane. We are happy to organize an alternative journey if desired.


Day 2 – 4

Visa preparation and city tour in Kathmandu

Once we arrive in Kathmandu, we organize the last pieces of equipment, explore the city and experience how the locals live their daily lives.

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Day 5

Drive to Kerung (2774 m)

Kerung is a village in Nepal, located near the Tibetan border. It is an important border crossing for trade and travel between Nepal and China (Tibet). The landscape in Kerung is characterized by high mountains and green valleys.

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Day 6

Acclimatization and exploration of the city of Kerung

Traditional Nepalese architecture and culture have been well preserved here. A good reason to explore this picturesque village!

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Day 7

Drive to Tingri (4348 m)

Tingri, also known as Shegar, is a picturesque town in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. It is located near the border with Nepal and is known for its strategic location on the way to Mount Everest and other major peaks in the Himalayas.

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Day 8

Acclimatization  day in Tingri (4348 m)

We acclimatize together in this picturesque village.

The architecture of Tingri is typical of the Tibetan region, with traditional buildings made of stone and wood that are harmoniously embedded in the natural surroundings. Tibetan culture is alive and present here and you will experience the hospitality of the locals as you linger in a cozy teahouse.

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Day 9

Drive to the chinese Base Camp (4800 m)


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Day 10

Acclimatization and recovery at Chinese Base Camp (4800 m)

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Day 11 – 12

Hike to the Cho Oyu base camp (5700 m)

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Day 13 – 37

Climbing period on Cho Oyu

Now it’s time to get down to business! We climb this giant and need several full days and camps along the way. It will definitely be an adventure!

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Day 38

Back to Cho Oyu Base Camp

Hopefully we were able to reach the summit of the sixth highest mountain in the world! Now it’s time to head back to base camp to recover from the exertions.


Day 39-40

Drive back to Kerung and Kathmandu 

Here we are picked up and taken back to the hotel. Arrival times in Kathmandu vary, but it is usual for us to arrive back at our hotel by early afternoon.

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Last day

See you soon Nepal, Namaste! Buffer day

Transfer from the hotel to the airport, return flight home. See you soon for the next adventure together!

Important info about your Cho Oyu expedition & FAQ

What is the best time to climb Cho Oyu?

The best time to climb Cho Oyu is during the Fall period, between September and October. The second best time to climb is in spring, in the months of  April-Mai.

How hard is it to climb Cho Oyu?

Climbing Cho Oyu is a challenging endeavor that requires a high level of mountaineering skill, physical fitness, and mental toughness. While Cho Oyu is considered one of the more accessible 8,000-meter peaks, it is by no means an easy climb. Some factors that contribute to the difficulty of climbing Cho Oyu:

Altitude: Altitude-related challenges are significant. Climbers must acclimatize properly to reduce the risk of altitude sickness, and ascending at a slow and steady pace is crucial.

Weather Conditions: The weather can be harsh and unpredictable, even during the more favorable climbing seasons. Extreme cold, high winds, and snowstorms are common at higher elevations, adding to the difficulty of the climb.

Technical Challenges: While Cho Oyu is considered less technical than some other 8000-meter peaks, it still involves challenging sections, including steep slopes, crevasses, and icy terrain. Climbers should be proficient in the use of technical equipment like ice axes, crampons, and ropes.

Duration of the Expedition: Climbing Cho Oyu typically involves several weeks of expedition time, including acclimatization rotations, rest days, and the final push to the summit. Endurance and mental resilience are crucial for the extended duration of the climb.

How long does it take to climb Cho Oyu?

Our Cho Oyu expedition trip lasts 40 days. On request it is possible to extend the expedition by some days, in case of unfavourable weather or acclimatization conditions.


You will receive all information in an expedition dossier after contacting us


You will receive all information in an expedition dossier after contacting us

Clothing, technical equipment, miscellaneous

Detailed list follows per pdf

  • Snack (not included, serves to replenish energy levels): This is eaten between breakfast and dinner and taken with you for the appropriate number of days. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars are all suitable. Remember that your rucksack should not be too heavy.
  • Full board (included): Out of commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat on our tours. Nevertheless, you can of course order what you like best at the local restaurants, be it vegetarian or animal-based. You are also welcome to bring and eat your own food of animal origin at any time.
Rental material

Detailed list follows per pdf


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