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Cho Oyu

Stepping Stone to Everest

Cho Oyu is the 6th high­est peak in the world (26,906 ft / 8201 m) and is part of the Greater Himalaya, where the cen­tral Asia plateau meets the Indi­an sub­con­ti­nent. Locat­ed on the Tibet/​Nepal bor­der, you will have a chance to expe­ri­ence the local Tibetan cul­ture. This is con­sid­ered the best intro­duc­to­ry peak for those aspir­ing to 8000-meter climbs such as Everest.


  • Cho Oyu

    $27,500 – 46 Days / Includes trav­el time

  • Sin­gle Sup­ple­ment (I want my own room) – $625


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Flight Information

The total num­ber of days for your trip includes all trav­el to and from your des­ti­na­tion, with some excep­tions. Dates list­ed on the web­site start with your depar­ture date from the US and include the day you arrive home. 

For this trip you will need to arrive in Kath­man­du, Nepal on Day 3 of the itin­er­ary. You will cross the date line in mid-flight to Asia, thus los­ing a day. If you are trav­el­ing from out­side the US. your itin­er­ary may require less time to reach Kath­man­du, so all that is required is that you arrive on Day 3 of the itin­er­ary, where Moun­tain Mad­ness ser­vices begin. If you arrive ear­ly, we can assist with extra hotel arrange­ments and activ­i­ties. Oth­er­wise, you can arrive at any time on Day 3. You will be met at the air­port by a Moun­tain Mad­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive and trans­ferred to your hotel. 


  • Cho Oyu


    46 Days / Includes trav­el time

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26,906 ft / 8201 m


Nor­mal Route

Guide Ratios

4:1 client to guide ratio, plus 2:1 client to Sher­pa guide ratio


Advanced Intermediate

Climbers should be comfortable climbing on exposed ridges, 45 to 60 degree snow/ice slopes and/or 5.6+ rock and have a well-rounded past history of climbing experience. Depending on the objective, climbers may need only snow/ice skills or only rock skills; and vice-versa. Some climbs may require both skill sets.

Training Climbs For 8,000 Meter Peaks