Accommodation: Hotel accommodation + Camping
Transportation: By drive to Zhangmu via Kodari
Best Season: Autumn and Spring.
Maximum Altitude: 8012 m
Duration: 47 days
Trip Grade: Challenging.
Shishapangma and Cho Oyu Expedition first climbed by H, Ching and nine other climbers via Tibet route in 1964, was opened to foreign climbers only in 1978. Shisapangma is one of the easiest to climb among the other 8,000 meter high mountains and it also has the high rate of successful ascends. The mountain is located in central Himalaya and lies totally within Tibet. When the mountaineers think of Himalaya expedition with the objective of reaching the top of 8000 meter peak with comparatively little efforts, Shishapangma in Tibet would be a good choice for climbing.
If you’re thinking of attempting the top of 8,000 peaks with comparatively less effort, then we advise you to ascend ‘Shishapangma’ from the Tibet side, as its relatively easy to climb. Our route picks up from Nyalam, 33km from the Nepal - Tibet border, up to the Chinese base camp at an altitude of about 5000-5400m.
Cho Oyu, first attempted by the Austrian team of mountaineers via Tibet route in 1954, has only been gaining popularity since recently. Cho Oyu (8201 meters), the sixth highest mountain in the world is one of the easiest to climb among the other 8,000 meter high mountains. The south face of Cho Oyu, facing Nepal is steep and challenging, hence it’s rarely attempted. While, the north side of the mountain from Tibet side is relatively moderate, and has a safe route to the mountain as well. As a result, most of the Cho Oyu expedition is made via Tibet side due to the easier access and technique as discussed earlier.
We at Skyline Treks are fully organized to make available any logical support for any sort of expeditions. Cho Oyu expedition allows you to sharpen your skills to climb and stay healthy at extreme altitude by earning about techniques to climb with an oxygen system. While you decide to choose us as your health and security as our foremost priority. We also do other great Himalayan treks, that don’t even require technical climbing skills. To learn more about them, please make sure to follow through the ‘trekking’ section of website.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & Trasfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu & Prepare expedition
Day 03: Katmandu
Day 04: Drive Kodari – Zhangmu – hotel
Day 05: Drive to Nyalam
Day 06: Drive to Base camp
Day 07: Prepare for Advance base camp
Day 08: Trekking to Middle camp
Day 09: Trekking to advance Base camp
Day 10-24: Climbing Peried of Shishapangma 8012m.
Day 25: ABC - Chinese base camp
Day 26: Drive to Tingri
Day 27: Drive to Base camp
Day 28: Base camp to ABC
Day 29 - 42 Climbing Peried of Cho Oyu 8201m.
Day 43: ABC to Base camp
Day 44: Base camp to Zhangmu
Day 45: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 46: Kathmandu
Day 47: Final departure