Mountain

Cho Oyu (8 188 m / 26 864 ft)

Parent Range: Himalaya
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Summit(s): Cho Oyu (8 188 m /26 864 feet)
Elevation: 8 188 m / 26 864 ft
Cost of climbing: from$ 20 000
Image of Cho Oyu (8 188 m / 26 864 ft)
Credit: Ang Jangbu

Facts

Mountain Name(s): Cho Oyu, Чо-Ойю, चोयु, ཇོ་བོ་དབུ་ཡ, jo bo dbu yag, 卓奧友山, Zhuó'àoyǒu Shān, Чо Ойю
Elevation: 8 188 m / 26 864 ft
Summit(s): Cho Oyu (8 188 m /26 864 feet)
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Location: Asia, Nepal: (Eastern Region), China: (Tibet Autonomous Region)
Starting Point: 28°6'21.109''N
86°41'5.061''E
Parent Range: Himalaya
Range: Mahalangur Himal
First Ascent: 19/10/1954 Joseph Jöchlerand (Austria), Herbert Tichy (Austria), Pasang Dawa Lama (Nepal)
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: 5 000 m / 16 404 ft
Prominence: 2 344 m / 7 690 ft
Isolation: 29 m / 94 ft
Climbing Season(s): 01 Sep-30 Nov;
15 Mar-31 May;
Nearst
Airport(s):
Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA)
Convenience Center(s): Kathmandu, Zhangmu
National
Park(s):
Sagarmāthā

Location

Asia, Nepal: (Eastern Region), China: (Tibet Autonomous Region)

Route

Location: Asia, Nepal: Eastern Region, China: Tibet Autonomous Region

Claimed by: 1 people

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    Climbing is suitable for those who have never climbed the mountain so high, but wants to get this experience. This is the best choice because there are generally moderate slopes, no really technical sections and the objective dangers are close to non-existent. Due to this factors some climbers claim that Cho Oyu is the easiest 8000 meter peak (if anything over 8000 meters can be called easy!). Its relatively easy access makes it an attractive climb for someone with limited time, as it can be attempted in roughly 6 weeks round trip.
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    Pyramidal mountain with four edges. 3 sides of a "pyramid" are located in Tibet, one in Nepal. The classic route is from the Tibetan side. There is also a route from the Nepalese side, used less frequently. The peak is the sixth highest in the world. It’s very popular among the climbers. Many companies organize expeditions here.
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    Located in Khumbu-Himal region, 150 km from Kathmandu, 30 km from Namche-Bazzar, 20 km from Everest. The Nepalese-Tibetan border comes across the peak.
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    Flight with a small plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa. From Lhasa by car to Shigadse (3900) - Shegar – Old Thingry (4200) By car: Kathmandu - Zangmu (2350m) - Nyalam (3750m) - Thingri (4300m) - Cho-Oyu Base Camp (4900m)
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    Permits are required for climbers on both the Nepalese side of the mountain and the Chinese side. You can arrange all the permits via touristic agency. Or in Nepal Mountaineering Association/China Tibet Mountaineering Association office in Nepal.
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    Just west of Cho Oyo, at about the location of Advanced Base Camp, is the Nangpa La, a 5500 meter glacier pass which is the main trading route between the Tibetans and the Khumbu's Sherpas. Nangpa La also is famous for illegal border crossings, but still authorities on both sides most of the time turn the   ... Read more

     

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Last update: Mountain Planet (16 Feb 2016) • History

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