August 30, 2013
Ang Jangbu reports that the IMG Cho Oyu team departed Kathmandu at 6am. They have about 4 hours of driving to Kodari, where they depart Nepal. Then, they walk across the Friendship Bridge (over the Bhote Kosi River) where they meet their CMA Chinese Liaison Officer, Li Chengxian. After clearing the Chinese immigration and transferring to Chinese vehicles, it’s time to head up the big hill to Zhangmu. Once they get checked into the hotel, it’s time for a big Chinese lunch in one of the local restaurants.
Then, this afternoon, they can walk it off around Zhangmu and get their first taste of altitude (about 7500 ft). So far so good!