BOOK YOUR NEXT TRIP | 206.378.1927

Price & Schedule

Price

$30,000.00

Payments

  • $5,000.00 deposit, due with application
  • $25,000.00 payment due 120 days prior to departure
  • Please note: if you would like to pay the balance with a credit card, a
    3% surcharge will be added to your balance.
  • We also offer an extra oxygen and Sherpa support package. Contact us for details.

Price Includes

  • Hotels in Kathmandu (three nights at beginning of expedition, one night at end. Note: there is one extra day built into climb)
  • Transport to Tibet (round-trip) from Kathmandu
  • Hotels in Lhasa (one night), Zhangmu, Nylam, and Tingri
  • All ground transport to Base Camp
  • All group camp supplies, such as tents, stoves, etc.
  • All group climbing gear including minimum of 2.5 bottles of oxygen per climber
  • All meals while trekking and climbing
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Climbing and trekking permits
  • Guides, Sherpa, yaks, porters, and support staff (approximately  4:1 climber-to-guide ratio)

Price Does Not Include

  • $25 wire transfer fee (if applicable)
  • International round-trip airfare USA-Kathmandu ( one night lodging in Kathmandu after expedition)
  • Meals in Kathmandu, except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Personal gear (see Gear List)
  • Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
  • Personal expenses (i.e., laundry, mail, telecommunications)
  • Trip cancellation insurance (highly recommended)
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Alpine Ascents
  • Visas – China and Nepal (2016 cost was $200)
  • Flight to Lhasa (extra flight fee may be incurred if we have to fly)
  • Evacuation fee for early departure (approximately $1500.00)

2018 Schedule

8/26 – 10/8/18 – Register
Arrive Kathmandu 8/28. Depart Kathmandu 10/7.
Lead Guide: Ben Jones

  • All schedules account for round trip travel from home country.
  • Please contact our office for the most up to date availability for each departure.
  • All land prices listed below, round trip international airfare not included.
  • All land prices are per person, based on double occupancy. SRS available for an additional charge.
  • Dates & Prices are subject to change.
  • Please purchase trip cancellation insurance within 21 days of booking your trip.
  • Please contact us with any questions as we look to provide excellent customer service answering your climb and gear questions.

Cho Oyu Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Each $5,000.00 deposit is nonrefundable.
  • All balances are due 120 days prior to departure date unless otherwise specified and can be paid by check, wire transfer, ACH or by credit card with a surcharge of 3%. Payment details will be in your billing statement.
  • Full refunds, less deposit, will be provided 120 days prior to departure date.
  • We will provide 50% refunds 90-119 days prior to departure date.
  • No refunds will be provided 89 days prior to departure date.
  • All refund requests must be made in writing and be received in our office within the deadlines stated above.
  • Participants whose balances are not received by the 120th day deadline as stated above risk forfeiture of their place on the expedition.
Note: Alpine Ascents reserves the right to waive any fees. As we offer personalized service, we will attempt to accommodate changes and cancellations when necessary, waiving certain fees when feasible.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

As there are many unforeseen circumstances that may occur during or leading up to the trip, we highly recommend trip cancellation insurance.

In many situations, this may be the only way to receive a refund for unused services.

In brief, trip cancellation insurance may allow you to get reimbursement if you need to cancel your expedition when you are not entitled to a refund from Alpine Ascents.

Alpine Ascents International offers a plan in conjunction with our travel insurance partner.

It was a perfect ’10’

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

  • Guide Spotlight: Dawa Yangzum Sherpa

    While Alpine Ascents is fortunate to work with dozens of world-class guides and climbers, we are especially grateful to work with Dawa Yangzum Sherpa. Hailing from Nepal’s Rolwaling Himal, Dawa’s resume includes numerous 8000m ascents (Everest, Cho Oyu, K2), successful entries in high-altitude ultra-marathons, time spent as a climbing ranger on Mount Rainier, and instructorship […]

  • What should I bring on Mount Rainier?

    We are often asked what gear is necessary to climb Mount Rainier. If you’re curious to know what we use, check out this video, in which our Operations Manager Matt Miller talks through our entire gear list. Climb on!

  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

Partners & Accreditations

Alpine Ascents International is an authorized mountain guide service of Denali National Park and Preserve and Mount Rainier National Park.
© Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved. Alpine Ascents International