Cho Oyu Nepal Expedition

  • 09/02/2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 10/13/2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Nepal
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Join MAA members to climb Cho Oyu, the 6th highest mountain in the world. Considered one of the easiest 8,000 meter peaks, Cho Oyu is still a world-class achievement and a serious understaking. This expedition features classic expedition mountaineering and the experience of a lifetime with your MAA team. Participants must be experienced climbers with high altitude experience and independently proficient in cold-weather, high altitude climbing, and glacier travel and crevasse rescue. Loaner gear will be available. We have room for 8 participants. 

SCREENED EVENT: Please join the waitlist. Attendees will be selected based on skill proficiency and experience. Those registered will be notified by email. Thank you! 



  • March 20th Nepal Expeditions Conference Call recording here.
  • Participant Expedition Fees: TBD. Estimated to be between $18,000 - $20,000 per person. Price will officially be determined when info is received on China climbing permit costs. This covers our costs with our excellent in-country partner Top Himalayan Guides, which provides all our accommodations and food for the treks and the climb of both mountains, Sherpa trekking and on-mountain support, flights to Lukla, Nepal permits, MAA operations fee, MAA gear, a portion of EL flights and participant fees, and costs for offering prior training dates with the team. A minimum of 4 participants is required to make the expedition feasible. Fee must be paid to confirm registration, and can be paid in portions, if requested.
  • Participant Expedition Fees do not cover round-trip flight to Kathmandu, summit day food, summit day bonus, and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Refund Policy: Full refund outside of 120 days, 50% refund 120-90 days, no refund closer than 90 days from departure.
  • Event Leaders: Paul Shaughnessy, Todd Martin, 
  • Minimum / maximum participants: 4/8
  • Nepal partner: Top Himalayan Guides will be assisting with logistics, permits, certified personnel and general expedition support.
  • Special note on travel: The exact itinerary is dependent upon a number of factors such as weather, mountain conditions, and team dynamics which may affect the actual day we are back in Kathmandu by several days. Recommend to not schedule flights home until we return to Kathmandu. If you do schedule a return flight, it likely may get changed - moved up or back. 
  • What to bring: Comprehensive list will be supplied to the confirmed team. You will need warm double boots, mittens and all cold weather technical mountaineering climbing and camping equipment, as well as trekking clothes and gear, and travel clothes. We will have sherpa support. Shelter and meals will be supplied by Top Himalayan Guides.
  • Travel and gear coordination: Group spreadsheet on G-Drive will be shared with confirmed participants.
  • Medical: If you have any medical conditions pertinent to your participation on this event, please inform the event leaders after registration.


Prior: One of two weekday evening conference call(s), TBD. Confirmed team members will be notified of exact day and time.
Prior: One or two t
raining climbs in CA in spring and summer, TBD


  • In order to register you must be a Base, Peak, or Apex member.
  • Event leaders are experienced volunteers, but may not be certified guides.
  • Participant safety is our top priority. The itinerary described is the plan; however, circumstances beyond the leader's control may necessitate changes.
  • MAA event leaders carry communication devices and a medical kit; The primary event leader has current wilderness first aid and CPR training as well as MAA policy training.

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