Cho-Oyu Climb

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Cho-Oyu is one of the easiest of all 8000m mountains rises 8,201m / 26,906 ft. above sea level at 86° 35' 14''E - 28° 09' 14'' N, situated high above the Tibetan plateau on the Tibet/Nepal border. Cho-Oyu is the highest & easiest of the more straightforward 8000m peaks and the sixth highest mountain in the world is an excellent choice for mountaineers wishing to climb their first 8000 metre peak. Historically, expeditions to Cho-Oyu have a higher rate of success than any other 8000 meter peaks, attributed by two key factors- first, access to the mountain is easy, as it is possible to drive all the way to the mountain. This makes logistical planning much easier than for a Himalayan peak where there is a long approach walk using porters. Secondly, the route is fairly easy and has minimal objective danger. The first camp on the mountain can normally be reached wearing only trekking boots. Above this the technical sections are short and are all fixed ropes. From base camp at 5700m steep moraines lead to a shoulder at 6400m, the normal site of Camp 1. Above this camp lies the technical crux of the climb, a 50-metre high serac barrier split by a ramp. Climbers jumar this short section on fixed ropes. Above this Camp 2 is situated at about 7000m. The climbing angle eases slightly towards the highest Camp 3 at about 7500m on the North West Face. On summit day the route ascends through a steep rock barrier before easier-angled snow.

Why should you choose Mountain Climb for your Cho-Oyu Expedition

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Cho-Oyu Climb fixed departure expedition 2018/19
Days Spring Autumn Outlined itinerary Overnight
1 9-Apr 8-Sep Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.  Hotel
2 10-Apr 9-Sep Stay in Kathmandu for administrative formalities.   Hotel
3 11-Apr 10-Sep Stay in Kathmandu for the final administrative formalities.   Hotel
4 12-Apr 11-Sep Fly Kathmandu-Lhasa (3657m) Hotel
5 13-Apr 12-Sep Visit in Lhasa/acclimatization day. Hotel
6 14-Apr 13-Sep Drive to Shigatse (3810m). Hotel
7 15-Apr 14-Sep Drive to Thingri (4,500m).  Hotel
8 16-Apr 15-Sep Drive to Shigatse Hotel
9 17-Apr 16-Sep Acclimatization day in Shigatse. Hotel
10 18-Apr 17-Sep Drive to Thingri (4572m). Hotel
11 19-Apr 18-Sep Acclimatization day in Thingri. Hotel
12 20-Apr 19-Sep Drive to Chinese Base Camp. Camp
13 21-Apr 20-Sep Climb Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft.) using 3-4 camps Camp
14 22-Apr 21-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
15 23-Apr 22-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
16 24-Apr 23-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
17 25-Apr 24-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
18 26-Apr 25-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
19 27-Apr 26-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
20 28-Apr 27-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
21 29-Apr 28-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
22 30-Apr 29-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
23 1-May 30-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
24 2-May 1-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
25 3-May 2-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
26 4-May 3-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
27 5-May 4-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
28 6-May 5-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
29 7-May 6-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
30 8-May 7-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
31 9-May 8-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
32 10-May 9-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
33 11-May 10-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
34 12-May 11-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
35 13-May 12-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
36 14-May 13-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
37 15-May 14-Oct Descend to Cho-Oyu Base Camp. Camp
38 16-May 15-Oct Drive to Shigatse Camp
39 17-May 16-Oct Drive to Lhasa Hotel
40 18-May 17-Oct Fly Lhasa-Kathmandu. Hotel
41 19-May 18-Oct At leisure in Kathmandu. Hotel
42 20-May 19-Oct Depart Kathmandu. // // // //

We have noted the following probable points related to Cho-Oyu Climb expedition whether it would help you further prepare the expedition.

Length of Cho-Oyu Climbing Expedition
Our Cho-Oyu Climb Expedition total duration is 43 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu), this duration is planned for the overall expedition including for administrative formalities, approach to Shishapangma Base camp  / fro Base Camp, acclimatization at Base camp, and above Base camp for the summit attempt etc….The daily driving to/fro BC / climbing / ascent duration depends on each camp basis, such as during duration for approach to Cho-Oyu Base camp in average is 5-6 hours drive, whereas from Base camp to diffe)rent camps is 5-7 hours in average. We set up 4 Camps above Base Camp and from Camp 4 we ascend to the Cho-Oyu Summit and return back to Base Camp or Camp one and the duration is 9+ hours depending on each climber. The above average duration is just generalized, but the actual climbing duration depends on each climber.

Administrative Formality / climbing permit

There are some formalities for obtaining the Cho-Oyu Climbing permit from CTMA (China Tibet Mountaineering Association), and as a professional Mountaineering expedition organizer company we take every administrative formalities for Climbing Cho-Oyu Climbing seriously so that the member/client could enjoy a hassle free Climbing. We process the permits 3 months in advance, therefore you are requested to send the relevant documents (please print them, fill up, scan them & send us by e-mail along with a scan passport photograph). We also need to obtain a separate visa for Tibet through the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal.
If you are a member of the Cho-Oyu Climb Expedition 
userfiles/Member Bio-data.doc
Tibet Visa form for each Cho-Oyu Climb member 
userfiles/Chinese visa application form.pdf

Risk & Release for each Cho-Oyu Climb expedition member
userfiles/Assumption of Risk & Release.doc

You also need a multiple entry visa for Nepal which you can either obtain through the Nepalese conulate / embassy in your country or it can also be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu airport and for quick processing please download this form and bring along with a passport size photograph with you.
userfiles/tourist visa application.pdf

Difficulty of Cho-Oyu Climb

This is another major question frequently asked. And the answer to this is rather simple; the difficulty of any mountaineering depends on your previous climbing experience, physical fitness, mental preparedness etc… As all climbers say that Cho-Oyu is the easiest of all 8000m mountain climbs, and we also assume that Cho-Oyu is easiest climbing of all eight thousand meter mountains from technical point of view, but still due to its harsh weather conditions, altitudes etc, can affect the climber, and well acclimatization process and adaption to the mountain weather, well planned itinerary makes our Cho-Oyu Climb a success. You are also advised to have some previous climbing experience or use of technical climbing equipments and do some training before you come on the expedition such as jogging, running, long walking, cardio vascular exercises etc. It is also important that you have general check up with your doctor before coming on the expedition.

At an Emergency

MOUNTAIN CLIMB prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation. Our guides / Sirdars are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with the Cho-Oyu Climbing / mountaineering. When a serious emergency does occur, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every climber should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming on the expedition. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expeditions. There is no quick helicopter rescue evacuation in Tibet, so, in real emergency situation fast overland drive to the border is only the option and then either by helicopter or overland drive back to Kathmandu.

Food safety & the types of food

Food safety to keep our expedition members is always a priority for us, therefore we brief you about the food safety before departure on an expedition. All food we take for Base camp use are freshly bought from the market, properly checked the date validity or freshness before we dispatch for the expedition and all our cooks and kitchen staffs are trained in cooking varieties of hygienically prepared foods and good taste.

During approach to/fro Base camp your meal and accommodation will be at Guest houses / hotels en route, whereas at Base camp stay our well trained and experienced cook will prepare fresh and tasty meals and snacks. We will have plenty of food including the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils), noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup and Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. There will be also various types of snacks such as biscuits, chocolates, nuts etc also special cakes prepared by our cook with plenty of drinks such as tea, hot chocolates, coffee, juice etc… And for the Full board expedition service food for higher camps above base camp will be various types of light / energy foods such as chocolate bars, dry fruits, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, whole meal packed food etc….

Drinking water during expedition

During approach from the border to Base camp and Back plenty of mineral water is available and at Base camp the water source is either from a small stream or snow melting that our cooks boil and 100% safe to drink or cooking. Above Base camp in the mountains the water source is from snow melting which is safe for drinking as well.

Equipment you should bring

Choosing the right equipment is very important especially for climbing. All group climbing equipments such as ropes, tents, snow bars, ice-screws, shovel, cooking pots are provided from Mountain Climb for full board expedition service, whereas you need to have enough personal clothes to stay warm and good gears for climbing or cool yet not over packed. Usually you will have warm days and very cold nights. Detailed information about the personal gear are available on request or briefly explained about the gear list section of the page.

Extra money to bring

Without knowing your proper service selection of the expedition either Full Board expedition service, Base camp service or any other services, it is next to impossible to justify the correct amount you would need to bring, but there will be always only little money that you can bring for personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, personal equipment etc... Therefore, we advise you on this after your chosen expedition service.

Experience of our guides / staffs

MOUNTAIN CLIMB has some of the most dependable and experienced guides / Climbing Sherpas. All of our guides / Climbing Sherpas have spent years climbing mountains and Cho-Oyu Climbing experience with many several times to the Summit, so you can be confident in our staffs.

Accommodations & toilet facility

We provide a single twin sharing room en route to Base Camp and back and at Base camp you will be provided a single tent with thick mattress and pillow to make your sleep comfortable and at Camp I and above you need to share tent with another member which will be also warmer. There will be also a separate toilet and shower tent facility at Base Camp.

Environmental Responsibility

Our approach is to raise environmental awareness among Climbers making the Cho-Oyu Climb expedition an Eco-Cho-Oyu Expedition. We also give information to our valued clients on how to minimize maximum damage on the environment. We clean up and bring all our garbage back from Cho-Oyu Base Camp and from the mountain as far as possible produced during the expedition. Yearly we invest 3% of our net profit for the above purpose and furthermore, in participating in various social works in Nepal. We always heartily welcome and enchant your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environment and nature.

Apart from above if you have any further comments or suggestion, please write us:
info@mountain-climbs.com



TIBET GENERAL INFORMATION

A land veiled in secrecy, closed to foreigners for hundreds of years, the roof of the world with its mystery, grandeur and overwhelming sights is now open to visitors for mountaineering / climbing or simply visiting to different attractions and Shishapangma Base camps and Advanced Base camp.

Our expeditions to Tibet takes you to extraordinary places of religious and cultural interest; introduce you to the pious monks and the nomadic herdsmen of the Tibetan plains and exciting Climbs.

We offer limited but very exciting expeditions to Tibet. Mountain Climb organizes expeditions either entry Zhangmu or optionally Lhasa as well or in some exceptional cases entry from Beijing as well.

ABOUT THE EXPEDITION

Cho-Oyu Climb expedition is usually operated on private group and organized basis. Fixed Departure dates are also available for the expeditions. We need a minimum of four people for an expedition, however a private expedition for 2-3 people can be organized also with an extra supplement. The prices given are on a twin share basis for a group size above 4 pax, although a single supplement is available.

CONDITIONS
Throughout your expedition in Tibet you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable Tibetan Liaison officer who will not only act as an interpreter, looking after the security of the group, but will also provide a valuable insight into the Tibetan way of life.

During your expedition in Tibet approach to/from Cho-Oyu Base Camp, accommodation will be in the best available hotels and lodges. Meals will either be in the hotel or at a restaurant of your choice (where available). Whilst on the road, lunch will be at one of the many Chinese teashops along the way, which generally serve a variety of noodle and vegetable dishes and meat where available.

For group entry in Lhasa will usually be at the Lhasa hotel or Himalaya hotel or Shongbala / Dhoodgu, which are all renowned for their hospitality and warm Tibetan atmosphere. If you wish to stay at the Lhasa Hotel it can also be provided for an extra supplement. Meals will either be in the hotel or at a restaurant of your choice during approach to /from Base camp.

CLIMATE

Despite the high altitude of the Tibetan Plateau, the daytime temperatures are actually quite mild. Between April and November the average temperature ranges from 15 - 25 degrees Celsius and the skies are generally clear and blue. From July to August, though, a brief shower can be expected during the day. The nights, however, can become very cold with temperatures dropping below 0 degrees Celsius. During the day, a light shirt or jumper and light pants will be suitable, but a warm fleece or down jacket is suggested for nighttime wear.
 
VISA REQUIREMENTS

For the Tibet expeditions / trip you will need a double or multiple entry visa for Nepal which can be obtained either from your nearest Nepalese consulate or on arrival in Nepal. For Tibet, we will organise a group visa and expedition permits;  and in order to do this we will need a copy of your passport at least 15 days prior to the commencement of your expedition, followed by your actual passport 3 days before the trip with 3 sets of passport size photographs. If this is not possible, a group visa can be arranged in 1 day (excluding Saturday and Sunday), but this service incurs an extra charge of US$40 per person.
 
ENTRY POINTS

Our Cho-Oyu Climb expedition is based on entry and exit from Kathmandu. However, you can also enter from parts of Mainland China, i.e. Beijing, Chengdu etc. A separate shall apply subject to change in these entry/exit points.
 
HEALTH

Vaccination requirements change frequently, so we suggest you to consult your doctor at least 2 months prior to your trip. We also recommend that each person carry a basic first aid kit.
 
The main health consideration in Tibet is altitude related illness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). You may experience some mild symptoms initially, such as headache, lethargy, nausea and difficulty sleeping, but these should lessen within a few days.

Hotels in Lhasa are equipped with oxygen. Doctors will also be available on call basis. Outside Lhasa we carry a supply of bottled oxygen in the vehicles at all times should it be required.

MONEY MATTERS

The Chinese currency is known as Renminbi (RMB) or 'The People's Money'. The exchange rate for RMB is approximately 10 RMB to 1 US$. You can change money at the hotels in Lhasa and in the Bank of China in Lhasa, Shigatse and Zhangmu. American Express and VISA cards are accepted in the same places.

TIME

Tibet is 8 hours ahead of GMT. Note Tibet is linked to Beijing time so when you cross the border to or from Nepal the time change is considerable. Nepal is 5 hours and 45 minutes ahead of GMT.

SECURITY
Tibetans are generally honest and Hotel staff can be trusted not to walk off with your belongings. Pickpockets are purse and snatchers are virtually unknown and there seem to be no scams aimed at parting you from your money.

More information regarding Cho-Oyu Climb is also available upon booking.


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Trip Facts

Cho-Oyu Climb

World’s 6th highest & easiest of the 8000 metre peaks

Elevation: 8,201m / 26,906ft.
Coordinates: 86° 35' 14''E - 28° 09' 14'' N,      located in Himalaya (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal – Tibet, China border)
Activity: Mountaineering expedition
Duration: 42 days
Grade: 2 (needs high level of physical fitness & climbing experience at least above 7000m)
First Ascent: Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Pasang Dawa Lama  first climbed Cho-Oyu on 19th October 1954
Listing: 
Eight-thousander
Starting from: Lhasa                               Ending at: Lhasa

Cho-Oyu Climbing fixed departure expedition 2018/19
Days Spring Autumn Outlined itinerary Overnight
1 9-Apr 8-Sep Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.  Hotel
2 10-Apr 9-Sep Stay in Kathmandu for administrative formalities.   Hotel
3 11-Apr 10-Sep Stay in Kathmandu for the final administrative formalities.   Hotel
4 12-Apr 11-Sep Fly Kathmandu-Lhasa (3657m) Hotel
5 13-Apr 12-Sep Visit in Lhasa/acclimatization day. Hotel
6 14-Apr 13-Sep Drive to Shigatse (3810m). Hotel
7 15-Apr 14-Sep Drive to Thingri (4,500m).  Hotel
8 16-Apr 15-Sep Drive to Shigatse Hotel
9 17-Apr 16-Sep Acclimatization day in Shigatse. Hotel
10 18-Apr 17-Sep Drive to Thingri (4572m). Hotel
11 19-Apr 18-Sep Acclimatization day in Thingri. Hotel
12 20-Apr 19-Sep Drive to Chinese Base Camp. Camp
13 21-Apr 20-Sep Climb Mt. Cho-Oyu (8,201m/26,906ft.) using 3-4 camps Camp
14 22-Apr 21-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
15 23-Apr 22-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
16 24-Apr 23-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
17 25-Apr 24-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
18 26-Apr 25-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
19 27-Apr 26-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
20 28-Apr 27-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
21 29-Apr 28-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
22 30-Apr 29-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
23 1-May 30-Sep Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
24 2-May 1-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
25 3-May 2-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
26 4-May 3-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
27 5-May 4-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
28 6-May 5-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
29 7-May 6-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
30 8-May 7-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
31 9-May 8-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
32 10-May 9-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
33 11-May 10-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
34 12-May 11-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
35 13-May 12-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
36 14-May 13-Oct Cho-Oyu Climbing Camp
37 15-May 14-Oct Descend to Cho-Oyu Base Camp. Camp
38 16-May 15-Oct Drive to Shigatse Camp
39 17-May 16-Oct Drive to Lhasa Hotel
40 18-May 17-Oct Fly Lhasa-Kathmandu. Hotel
41 19-May 18-Oct At leisure in Kathmandu. Hotel
42 20-May 19-Oct Depart Kathmandu. // // // //

Full Board expedition service includes:
•    5 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on single bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Cho-Oyu Climbing, all other applicable permits and visa fees,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    Border to border transportations and Chinese immigration fees,
•    2 memers:1 One climbing Sherpa backed by full Base Camp cook, kitchen helpers,
•    Advanced Base Camp cook, Chinese liaison officer and interpreter,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food and shelter for above mentioned staffs & liaison officer,
•    Hotels en route on full board basis,
•    Transportation within Nepal and Tibet,
•    All food and fuel for member and staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp & Advanced Base            camp,
•    Base camp & ABC tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    50 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    4 Yak per member from Base Camp to ABC and 3 Yaks per member ABC to Base camp,
•    1 member : 3 Oxygen and 1 climbing Sherpa: 1 Oxygen with mask and regulator,
•    High altitude (above Base camp) food,  fuel for member & climbing Sherpas,
•    High altitude tent, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, fixings, shovel, ice-screws etc…
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Satellite phone, Walkie-Talkies,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes:

•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Extra high altitude Climbing Sherpa if needed,
•    Tibet visa fee US$ 150 per person (Subject to change)
•    Extra yaks US$ 150 per yak (payable at Base camp),
•    Climbing Sherpa summit bonus US$ 895 per Sherpa, US$ 560 per person (those who do not go to summit          due to client reason),
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of members,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion.

Cho-Oyu Climb Base camp service includes:
•    5 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on single bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Cho-Oyu Climbing, all other applicable permits and visa fees,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    Border to border transportations and Chinese immigration fees,
•    1 Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    Advanced Base Camp cook, Chinese liaison officer and interpreter,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food and shelter for above mentioned staffs & liaison officer,
•    Hotels en route on full board basis,
•    Transportation within Nepal and Tibet,
•    All food and fuel for member and staffs throughout the expedition period at Base Camp & Advanced Base camp,
•    Base camp & ABC tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    50 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    4 Yak per member from Base Camp to ABC and 3 Yaks per member ABC to Base camp,
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes:
•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Tibet visa fee US$ 150 per person (Subject to change)
•    Extra yaks US$ 150 per yak (payable at Base camp),
•    Any service above Advanced Base camp
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of members,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra service not mentioned herein cost inclusion

Cho-Oyu Climb Gear list

Cho-Oyu Climbing Group equipment, including fuel, stoves, ropes, fixings, tents, snow bars is supplied from Mountain Climb for Full Board expedition service, whereas Climbers will need to provide their own personal equipment.

Suggested Personal Gear List for Cho-Oyu Climb Expedition

 TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

•    1 Climbing Harness
•    1 pair of climbing boot.
•    1 pair of Gaiter
•    1 pair of Strong Crampon
•    Perlon. 6 mm, 40ft long.
•    1 pair of Ski or trekking pole
•    1 Daypack (approx 50 lit)
•    1 Backpack (approx 100 lit).
•    1 Ice-Axe with leash (60 cm)
•    2 Jumar (Ascender)
•    1 Belay device: ATC or figure 8.
•    Carabiners: 4 Screw-gate (locking) and 6 regular twist-lock.

FOR SLEEPING

•    1 High Altitude Sleeping Bag (Expedition quality minus 20° C)
•    1 B.C. Sleeping Bag (minus 20° C)
•    1 Therma-Rest foam pad.
•    1 Foam pad

FOR HEAD

•    1 Woolen warm hat that fully covers your ears
•    1 Good sun hat or baseball cap
•    2 Bandanas or Neck gaiter
•    Thick balaclava, very thin balaclava or face mask
•    Sun cream (2 small tubes).
•    Balaclava: 1 heavyweight & 1 lightweight
•    Lips cream (2 sticks).

FOR HAND

•    1 pr polypro gloves.
•    1 pr heavy wool mitts.
•    1 pr over mitts (Gore-tex) double liners
•    1 pair of fleece/ wind stopper glove

CLOTHES

•    1 Thick fleece pant
•    1 Fleece jacket
•    4 T-shirts
•    2 Cotton pants or trekking pants
•    2 expedition T-shirts
•    1 wind proof jacket (Gore-tex)
•    1 Pile jacket: 1 Heavyweight pile
•    1 Pile pant
•    3-4 pieces of regular lightweight underwear. Synthetic or wool, but no cotton!
•    2 expedition weight underwear
•    1 Long underwear
•    1 Long-sleeved shirts
•    1 Down Suit
•    1 Down Jacket
•    1 Down Pant.
•    1 Down parka
•    Down suit if you do not have thick down jacket and down pants.
•    Gore-Tex Shell Pants & Shell Jacket with hood.

FOR LEGS

•    1 Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
•    1 pair of sandle or Sport shoes or low top shoes
•    4 pair brand new wool or Pile Climbing socks
•    4 pair brand new liner socks. Thin wool, nylon
•    Vapor barrier socks(Optional)
•    Some lightweight socks

BITS AND PIECES:

•    Plastic bags
•    2 lighters
•    Notebook/pens/pencil
•    Reading material
•    Music player and tapes (if prefer music)
•    2 Locks
•    Games- if you prefer(cards, dice, mastermind, rumicub, uno, frisbee, small ball etc.
•    Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
•    Clothes peg
•    Ear plugs     PRIMARY ESSENTIALS
•    Passport and some copies
•    2x Passport photos
•    Credit card
•    Traveller's cheques
•    $ cash, some in small bills
•    Important addresses and phone numbers
•    Airline Tickets

MISCELLANEUS

•    A good quality small Camera (Optional)
•    1 Water bottle.
•    1 Liter Thermos Flask
•    1 Pee bottle
•    Two sets of high quality Sunglasses (100% UV, IR)
•    1 Ski Goggle. 100% UV & IR.
•    1 Swiss Army knife
•    Compressions stuff sacks
•    1 Headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs
•    2 Large good quality duffle bags with lock.
•    Cup:
•    Bowl
•    Spoon

TOILETRIES

•    Lip salve, Razor, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Shaving cream, Liquid soap (biodegradable). There should be sufficient throughout the duration of your expedition.
•    Small towels (2) Nail clipper, Mirror, Scissors

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS/MEDICINE

Acute Mountain Sickness (if going above 2500m)
Diamox (Acetazolamite) 250mg

Antibiotics

Ciproloxacin 500mg or norfloxacin 400mg

Antibiotic/anti-fungal skin application
Antibiotic (mupirocin 2%) ointment (15gm tube), Antifungal (clotrimazole or miconazole) cream

Allergy Inflammation & Itch

Anti-inflammatory cream/ointment/gel, hydrocortisone cream 1%

Antiseptic

Povi-Iodine (Betadine), Savlon or Dettol soap, burn cream silver sulphadiazine (20 gm tube)

Disinfectant for water

Iodine tabs or iodine solution eg. Lugol's or iodine crystals (25ml with dropper)

Diarrhea

Imodium or Lomotil caps

Eye and Ear infection

Antibiotic drops or ointment for eye and ear

Indigestion

Antacid tabs

Nausea and Vomitting

Maxolon or Stemetil

Painkillers (Analgesics)

Paracetamol, ibuprofen 400mg
Oral Rehydration Solution
Oralyte, Gastrolyte, or Electrobion (2 pacs)

DRESSING AND WOUND CARE

Bandaids, Cotton buds, gauze squares, Sterile non stick dressing 10 cm, small roll of 10 cm adhesive tape bandage, elastic bandage 10 cm, closures eg. Steristrips 6 mm wide

INSTRUMENTS

Tweezers, scissors, sewing needle, safety pins, latex gloves

IMMUNISATION

At least six weeks before the departure you will need to consult your doctor to work out an immunization schedules relevant to the Himalayas. You should normally be immunized against Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Cholera, though you must also contact your doctor for necessary immunization details.

Vaccinations against the following diseases may be useful, although they might be difficult or expensive to obtain. Your doctor will let you know if they are appropriate:
-Rabies.
-Meningitis.
-Japanese Encephalitis.

DENTAL CHECKS

It is most important that you have a through dental examination before the expedition and have any necessary treatment carried out. Dental treatment on the mountain is likely to be drastic and traumatic!

INSURANCE

All our Climbing Sherpas, kitchen staffs and porters are insured through a reputed Insurance company covering accidental, rescue as well as medical whereas All climbing members must be insured before commencing on an Expedition. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expedition.

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Payment to Mountain Climb

An advance of 25% of the total cost is required when booking expedition, to be paid at least three month before departure to Mountain Climb.

The balance must reach us at least two months prior to expedition date to confirm a place/s. It can also be paid in Kathmandu before expedition departure on mutual agreement but on certain special condition only.

Mountain Climb reserve the right not to operate expedition without FULL payment receipt before departure for an expedition.

 We do accept last minute bookings if places are open for any departure (up to three weeks before trip date) in a first come, first served basis.

A group / individual participant must arrive Kathmandu at least two days in advance (4 days for Tibet expedition) in order to process your expedition or Tibet permits.

Mountain Climb Cancellation policy

In event of cancellation of your expedition the following charges will be made:
-More than 7 weeks before departure - Deposit amount
-6 weeks before departure date - 25% of total cost
-4 weeks before departure date - 50% of total cost
-Less than 3 weeks before departure date - No Refund.

Please provide us your bank transferred receipt, after the transfer of payment to our account.

Note!
We regret to inform you that we do not accept personal cheques or credit cards due to complicated bank procedures and delays.

Your Complete Financial Protection
Being a reputed and responsible Climbing Expedition organizer company, you can book your trip with Mountain Climb in complete confidence that all monies you deposit / pay for a trip are fully protected.

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