the world's 6th highest mountain at 8,201m
- Cho Oyu, the world's sixth highest mountain at 8,201m, is located just west
of Everest and Lhotse along the Nepali-Tibetan border. Cho Oyu is a
straightforward climb and not technically demanding, an excellent mountain for
climbers wanting to scale their first 8,000m peak.
Flying from Kathmandu
(1,280m) over the spectacular Himalayan mountain chain, we'll arrive just
outside Lhasa, the heart and soul of Tibetan Buddhism, at almost 3,600m. We'll
spend our first night in Tibet relaxing and acclimatizing to the significant
increase in altitude. While in Lhasa, we'll tour the former winter residence
of the Dalai Lama, the Potala Palace, and his summer residence, Norbulingka
Palace. We'll visit other notable sites such as Jokhang Monastery, barter for
goods at Barkhor Market, and travel just beyond the city limits to watch the
scriptural debates at Sera Monastery.
Update 8/21/2004: Gary has left for KTM, this
would be the second 8000 meter peak for Gary, who only has one arm....
|39 days, Kathmandu - Kathmandu
||Arrival Kathmandu (1,280m);
transfer to hotel; rest; overnight; expedition preparations - organize &
||Fly Kathmandu to Lhasa (3,600m);
acclimatization; final climb preparations
||Drive overland Gyantse - Shigatse - Tingri
||Drive to Chinese Base Camp (4,800m); rest
||Trek to Advanced Base Camp (5,700m)
||Climbing period - Base Camp to Camp 1
(6,400m); Camp 2 (7,000m); Camp 3 (7,500m); summit (8,201m) attempts
||Drive from ABC to Chinese BC
||Drive to Tingri; camp
||Drive to Zhangmu; overnight hotel
||Drive to Kathmandu; transfer to hotel
||Free day Kathmandu; overnight hotel
||*Itinerary subject to change without
Everest summiter, author and motivational
speaker. To book Gary
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