The mountain was first summited on 19 October, 1954 via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama, members of an Austrian expedition. The Nangpa La, a 19,000-foot glacier pass which lies west of Cho Oyu makes it easier for climbers to approach the mountain. Other than the challenge of the climb itself, an expedition to this mountain offers climbers spectacular views of Everest (8,848m), Lhotse (8,516m), Ama Dablam (6,856m) and other Himalayan peaks.
Mt. Cho Oyu Expedition ( 8,201m)
Mt. Cho Oyu Expedition
Cho Oyu, meaning ‘Turquoise Goddess’ in Tibetan, is situated 20kms west of Mt. Everest, straddling the border between China & Nepal. Rising to an elevation of 8,201m, Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world.
- Trek Starts: Kathmandu
- Trek Ends: Kathmandu
- Length: 42 Days
- Maximum Altitude: 8,201m
- Grade: Comparatively Less Strenuous
- Trekking Type: Expedition
- Best season: April and May & October and November
- Attractions: Mt. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Cho Oyu massif is technically straightforward and relatively safe to climb and the peak offers a fantastic panoramic view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Ama Dablam etc.