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Overview

Mount Cho Oyu is probably the first and favorite eight-thousand meters climb for most expedition experts. Due to its considerably accessible routes and easier climbs, It is favored by many early climbers and beginners. Majority of expeditioners in this world knows about Cho Oyu Mountain more than anything. It is their lifelong dream. Many travelled here for this very reason. We all know that Cho Oyu is more than a regular mountain. It is a Turquoise Goddess as told in Tibetan society. Lying at the elevation of 8188m above sea level, Cho Oyu has placed itself as 6th highest mountain in the world. The mountain lies prominently in the westernmost province of Khumbu sub-section of Mahalangur Himalaya range, 20 km west from the almighty Mount Everest. The mountain stretches between the Tibetan-Nepal border.

Nangpa La pass is a glaciated pass that separates the Khumbu region from the Rolwaling Himalayan range. This pass is a major trading route for Tibetans as well as Khumbu Sherpas. Due to its propinquity to the Nangpa La pass and relatively easier slopes, Cho Oyu is contemplated as the easiest 8000m mountain to climb upon. It is considered as the easiest 8000m peak with lowest accident ratio. It lags just behind Mount Everest as the most climbed 8000m mountainous peak. It is even preferred by climbers with low mountaineering experience but high fitness level is required nonetheless. The peak can be climbed from both South face and North face. The South and North-east ridge routes begins from Nepal and North-west ridge route begins from Tibet. Typically, Northern approach is more preferred over other routes due to its convenience and standardization. This route was also used during the first summit attempt in Cho Oyu. Cho Oyu can be climbed during both autumn and spring seasons. Most of the climbing is done on ice and snow slopes which doesn’t exceed 50 degrees angle with comparatively smaller sections of steep rocks and ice. Even the highest technical section to be climbed is just over 6m high and can be easily attempted with fixed ropes. The first successful expedition to the top of summit was attempted in October 19, 1954 via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jochler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of Austrian expedition team. Hence, Cho Oyu is an amazing mountain to ascend to the top and Amazing Nepal Holidays can be your perfect partner to fulfill your lifelong dream of ascending the mighty Cho Oyu.

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