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Cho Oyu expedition spring 2005

Cho Oyu Expedition Spring 2005


Cho Oyu 8201m  Expedition

Cho Oyu is first climbed by Austrian in 1954. The Indian and German team also climbed this peak in 1958 and 1964 respectively. Till to date many expedition teams have successfully reached on its summit. The year 2004 was regarded as the Golden jubilee of this Cho Oyu Mountain in the field of expedition. The golden jubilee ceremony was organized by Nepal Mountaineering Association with grand fanfare and jubilantly. There was about 400 climbers from different region of the World during this  golden jubilee ceremony and most of them made the summit.

Most of the Cho Oyu expedition teams climb from Tibet side due the easy technique climbing route. Since 1998, our company “Monterosa Treks and Expedition" is also conducting the expedition from Tibet side. We also had Golden jubilee Cho Oyu Expedition in Autum 2004.

Meeting and climbing information:

Expedition begins when you arrive to Kathmandu where you meet the staff of Monterosa Treks & Expedition in the airport and transfer you to hotel. Next day, we have introduction section with other climbing members & Expedition crews. Since then we make your Tibet visa and other necessary document for Cho Oyu Expedition.

After 3 day, we drive you towards Nepal-Tibet border up to the Friendship Bridge through Arnico Highway, where the Chinese liaison officer and Chinese transport meet us. The expedition gears go by truck while we travel by Land cruiser 4wd or with comfortable Minibus. We take time to acclimatize with one night at Zhangmu (2300m) and two nights at Nylam (3750m), which also gives us the chance to trek up high hills for acclimatization. 


Next day we drive to Tingri (4350m) where we spend further two nights acclimatizing. Then we drive Tingri to Base camp 5000m along rough way with jerking & bouncing through grassy plain  leading up to Chinese base camp.

We set up our camp at Chinese Base Camp and stay two nights or more, depending on how everyone feels.  We also make schedules of the yaks by that time. Base camp is a temporary but comfortable affair with Nepali cook and dining tent. Now the two-day walk towards advanced base camp (ABC) begins.

ABC is in the heart of the Himalaya at 5700m; surrounded by celestial peaks. There is also the high pass called Nangpa La nearby which is


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