CHO OYO EXPEDITION

Trip Overview

Cho Oyu is the 6th highest peak in the world and is regarded as a classic Himalayan expedition. At an altitude of 8201 meters, it is considered as a stepping stone to prepare for the Everest summit. It is renowned for being the easiest 8000m peak and it is quite convenient to carry out this trek. So, it is an excellent option for intermediate trekkers who wish to attempt an 8000m peak.

 

The technical nature of ascent for this range is moderate. The journey is taken up by a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Various cultural sites such as the Potala Palace can be explored in Lhasa. From there onwards, the trek is carried out till Chinese base camp, traveling across the Tibetan Plateau. From there, a route to Cho Oyu base camp is taken, below the North-west face. It only has one small steep section at an altitude of 6400 meters. Primarily, there are three camps situated at 6400m, 7000m and 7400m. The summit can be reached within 8-10 hours from Camp 2. Due to its rapid ascent and direct trails with few technical sections, it is one of the prominent trek routes.

 

High altitude sherpa a certified trekking company and we provide a safe, well-organized trekking experience at a very decent price.  Our staffs are professionals with years of technical expertise and guiding experience who will ensure your safety and keep your comfort as their top priority. They will also correspond with the authorities and assist you with all the necessary paper works and permits that are required to carry out this expedition.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Climbing /team composition:

1. The expedition leads by English Speaking high altitude Experienced Guide.

2. In a group one member one Climbing Guide during the Climbing.

3. One experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff.

4. Assistants Sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb.

5. Experienced base camp Guide/manager.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

1. Previous rock and ice climbing and high altitude over 6000m experiences will be an asset.

2. Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain.

3.There will also be climbing training for members at the amadablem base camp.

4.The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

5.The day of the summit,will be required to walk 10hrs.

6.The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain.

Equipment List

Member Personal Climbing Equipment

 

S.No:  Particular.  Qty

(1)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1

(2)  : Crampon – 1

(3)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1

(4)  : Normal gloves – 2

(5)  : Summit Snow goggles – 1

(6)  : Glacier glasses – 1

(7)  : Ice axe – 1

(8) : Harness & tapsling – 1

(9) : Jumer – 1

(10) :  Carabiners (normal) – 3

(11) : Down filled Mattress – 1

(12) : Summit socks – 2

(13) : Normal socks – 6

(14) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1

(15) : Helmet – 1

(16) : Down jacket – 1

(17) : Down trouser – 1

(18) : 8 finger / descender – 1

(19) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1

(20) : Gore-tex jacket – 1

(21) : Gore-tex trouser – 1

(22) : Fleece liner gloves – 3

(23) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2

(24) : Balaclava (windstopper) – 1

(25) : Thermos bottle – 1

(26) : Base layer – 2

(27) : Swise Knife -1

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

First Aid Kit:

1. Povidone-iodine cream -1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage –2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid –10.

6. Dressing tape -1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin -1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse oximetry:

1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges -20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic -10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg –3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg -10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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