Cho Oyu (8201m) is the 6th highest mountain in the world lying at the border of China and Nepal west to the Majestic Mount Everest (8848m). Cho Oyu literally translates to Turquoise Goddess. The first attempt on Cho Oyu ascent which turned out to be successful happened in 1954. Austrian expedition conquered it via the North-west ridge. Among all the 8000 and higher mountains, Cho Oyu is considered technically the easiest climb. It is also the second most climbed mountain after Mount Everest. Cho Oyu Expedition offers mesmerizing vista from the peak which is exhilarating and soul soothing at the same time. Autumn is the best time of the year for Cho Oyu Expedition or any mountain expedition for that matter in the Himalayas. Towards the end of the monsoon, the sky clears up welcoming the autumn which is not as chilly as Himalayan Winter thus making it a great time for mountaineering. (more…)
Amadablam is a beautiful mountain located at south-west of Mount Everest in Khumbu region. With an altitude of 6856m at the peak, Amadablam expedition is one of the popular and technical mountain expeditions in Nepal. Amadablam literally translates to Mother’s Necklace referring to the shape of Mountain and the glacier accompanying it. Mount Amadablam is also known as Matterhorn of Himalaya for its unique pointed structure. It was first conquered in 1961 by New Zealand and the American team.
The expedition is graded as highly difficult and technical hence it demands excellent physical fitness, previous experience in high altitude and extreme weather conditions, and some level of mastery in rock climbing and ice climbing. Generally, the expedition can be completed successfully in about four weeks. (more…)