Overview of Mt. Cho Oyu Expedition 8201m Tibet site
At 8,201m (26,906 ft), Cho Oyu is the 6th highest himalayan peak out of 14th highest peaks in the world. It is considered to be one of the easiest and most accessible 8,000m peaks. It lies about 20km west off Mt. Everest on the Nepal- Tibet border. Cho- Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan language. In 1954, 19th Oct, an Austrian expedition group had conquered to reach on the top of Mt. Cho Oyu for the first time. It is an excellent choice for the people looking to climb their first 8,000m peak or to prepare for Mt. Everest. It is one of the prominent Himalayan peaks for mountaineering expeditions.
Cho Oyu is considered as a straightforward climb and not technically demanding and excellent mountain for climbers wanting to scale the first 8,000m peak without taking much risk. For anyone who has ever dreamed of climbing one of the world’s highest 8000m mountains, Cho Oyu offers relatively easy access. Despite being the 6th highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu has the highest success rate among the world’s fourteen 8,000m Himalayan peaks.The journey to Cho Oyu base camp can be done either via flight to Lhasa or via land through Rasuwagadhi border. It offers beautiful Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Shishapangma with more than two dozen mountains of Nepal and Tibet. The ascent to the summit is short and direct with a few small technical sections which can be climbed safely using fixed lines.
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