Highlights of Trip
Culture and Mountaineering in the Himalaya
- Introduction of Nepal with its people, culture and tradition before discovering the Tibetan Buddhist culture
- Guided sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and Lhasa
- Drive through the highlands of the Tibetan plateau
- Advanced Base Camp situated close to the world oldest trade route in the Himalaya: Nangpa-La
- Fabulous experience of mountaineering in extreme environment with the climbing of Mount Cho Oyu, 8201 meters above sea level, the fifth highest summit in the world
- Extraordinary views of some of the highest peaks in the world: Everest, Makalu, Lhotse and Shishapangma
- Importance placed on high quality organization, staff, equipment and service to a small team of climbers
Note: You might have the possibility to combine the Cho Oyu Expedition with the Shishapangma Expedition. Please contact WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' office for further information.
Cho Oyu is also known as “Turquoise Goddess”. It was named by the Tibetan. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the World. It stands on the Tibet-Nepal border, 20 kilometers west of Mount Everest and Lhotse. Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain situated in the Khumbu region, along the Tibetan border. Even more on its west, you can see the Nangpa La. Nangpa La was a major pass and trade route between the Khumbu Sherpa, people of Nepal and Tibet from centuries.
CHO OYU EXPEDITION
First of all, we start our expedition with the help of our Guides. Cho Oyu has the reputation to be one of the easier access and safe 8000-meter climbing mountain. Therefore, most of the climbing is in moderate ice and snow slopes up to 50 degrees. Finally, with a few short sections of steeper rock and ice we move on.
Austrian expedition on 19 October 1954 climbed the Mountain via its northwest ridge. It was only the fifth successful expedition to climb an 8000-meter peak.
For the safety, good ambiance and flexibility, we focus on teams of 4 to 6 climbers, as well as:
- Supplementary 4-litre Oxygen bottle with mask and regulator are part of the emergency kit
- Means of communication
- Similarly, good connections with the local rescue Team in high altitude emergency
- Weather updates, in particular for the climbing period of Mount Cho Oyu
- WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ Team consists of highly trained and skilled new generation climbing Sherpas. They are educated and have numerous experiences of high altitude climbing. Furthermore, they are fluent in various languages, friendly and supportive
- 1 Climbing Sherpa per 2 participants for the Summit days
- Finally, we provide warm down sleeping bag and down jacket for the participants for the duration of the Expedition
WHY TO GO FOR AN ADVENTURE?
Wild Yak Expeditions believes an adventure in the outdoors have benefits ranging from physical to mental to spiritual. Himalaya is also the best place where we have enough time to rejuvenate our life by positive well being. It is essential to make some space from the worldly news, social media and busy life to be productive. Beside personal benefits, it contributes to helping the local economy by visiting the areas.
Going on adventures raises your tolerance for uncertainty. Even more, placing yourself in situations where things don’t always go as planned helps you learn in life. And there is no shortage of those adventures in Nepal.
WHY WITH WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS?
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ Team welcomes you in the Himalaya. We commit to organise small groups with with high-quality services and security. These are essential for flexibility, good ambiance and exchanges of cultural tradition with our Team and local guides. Finally, hospitality to our guest and economy to locals are part of our aspirations.
Altitude Chart of Trip