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Autumn : September, October
Spring : April , May

The sixth highest peak in the world and, of the 14 peaks over 8000 meters, has the highest success rate. Because it is perhaps the easiest of the 8000 meter summits, it is quite popular and there can be many expeditions on the mountain at one time. The normal (Tichy) route climbs from the Tibetan side. The peak is commonly climbed in both the pre and post-monsoon season. Most expeditions allow about 6 weeks, Kathmandu to Kathmandu. The spring season schedule normally has climbers beginning their expedition in the first 2 weeks of April, and finishing it in the last 2 weeks of May. The fall season starts in early September and runs to mid-October. Success rates are similar in either season.


The trip begins in Kathmandu. After a rest sightseeing day there we begin our drive into Tibet. We take a rest day in Nylam to acclimate then continue to the old Chinese Base Camp in two more days. This camp is about 15 miles from Advance Base Camp (ABC) which is reached in two days of trekking. We establish 3 camps above ABC. Camp 1 (21,000') is reached by trail in dirt and screen. Normally, trekking shoes are the only footwear needed for this section. Camp 2 (23,000') is on the upper glacier plateau. Between 1 and 2 is a section known as the Ice Cliff. This steep ice climbing part is equipped with fixed rope and requires some steep front pointing. Camp 3 is at about 24,400' and located on a gentle slope. Above the summit day climbs through some easy rock bands (normally fixed) to the broad summit.

Itinerary"A" from Nepal Side

Day 01 : Trip commences in Kathmandu, introductions and formalities
Height : 1336m

Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

Day 03-04 : Official briefing preparation for the expedition.

Day 05 : Lukla by flight (2800m). then walk to Phakding.
Height : 2652m

Day 06 : Namche Bazaar
Height : 3440m

Day 07 : Namche Bazaar rest for acclimatisation & exploration.

Day 08 : Dole
Height :

Day 09 : Machherma
Height : 4410m

Day 10 : Gokyo
Height : 4750m

Day 11 : Cho O Yu Base Camp & Base Camp preparation work.
Height : 5000m

Day 12 : Cho O Yu B.C. Base Camp preparation work & rest for the Expedition.

Day 13-37 : Climbing period for Mt. Cho OYu and return to BC
Height : 8153m

Day 38 : Gokyo
Height : 4750m

Day 40 : Khumjung village
Height : 3770m

Day 41 : Phakding
Height : 2780m

Day 42 : Lukla & free for back packing

Day 43 : Kathmandu by flight & transfer to Hotel

Day 44 : Day in Kathmandu - sightseeing/shopping/optional rock-climbing

Day 45 : Trip concludes in Kathmandu

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Itinerary"B" from Nepal Side

Day 01 : Trip commences in Kathmandu, introductions and formalities
Height : 1336m

Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

Day 03-04 : Official briefing preparation for the expedition.

Day 05 : Kodari by land drive then transfer to Zangmu at Hotel

Day 06 : Nylam by drive and overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Tengri by drive and overnight at hotel

Day 08 : Tengri - Rest day for acclimatization & explore the Tibet view

Day 09-10 : Start trek from Tengri to Chinese Base Camp of Mt. Cho OYu. (Advance BC.)

Day 11-29 : Climbing period of Mt. Cho OYu
Height : 8201m

Day 30 : Drive from Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp

Day 31 : Tingri by drive

Day 32 : Zhangmu by drive

Day 33 : Kathmandu by drive & transfer to Hotel

Day 34 : Day in Kathmandu - sightseeing/shopping/optional rock-climbing

Day 35 : Trip concludes in Kathmandu

Day 35 : Day in Kathmandu - debriefing/sightseeing/shopping/optional rock-climbing

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Cost included :
Royalty of Baruntse Expedition 2003
Maximum 5 nights 3 *** Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast basis
Flight Kathmandu- Lukla- Kathmandu, 
1 Government Liaison officer
1 Base Camp Guide & 1Cook, 2 Kitchen boy, Necessary porters or Yaks
Base Camp food, trekking food for Expedition period
Base camp tent, mattresses, tables & Chairs, toilet tent, dining tent, Kitchen tent, shower tent in Base camp, Store tent
National park fee, Domestic airport tax, Per Person 50 Maximum KG cargo of equipment
Nepali staffs insurance and all airport transfers.
Airport- hotel- airport transfer
Expedition Crews Kathmandu-Lukla-Kath. flight
Good bye dinner
Our Service Charge 

Cost not included :
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Personal climbing equipment & insurance for Expedition
High altitude equipment, Gas and food
High risk medical insurance
Emergency rescue evacuation if required
Climbing Sherpa & Altitude porter
International airport taxes
Personal nature expenses
Oxygen, Gas other necessary climbing equipment.

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