Cho Oyu Expedition: Safest 8000 Meters Mountain To Climb

Cho Oyu

Mount Cho Oyu

Expedition of Mount Cho Oyu is the life time experience. Behind the mountain’s name there’s a gorgeous meaning – The Turquoise Goddess, or the Goddess of Turquoise, due to its colours within the setting sun. the height offers views which are equally splendid because the name, standing on the border of Nepal and Tibet. it’s Everest as its neighbour, several dozen kilometres to the east. Cho Oyu’s summit was first reached in 1954 and since then it’s delighted mountaineers from everywhere the planet .

Cho Oyu is that the 6th highest mountain which is 8201 metres, of the world. One among the foremost popular entrances Cho  Oyu is the one. Mountain with such  a high altitude , it certainly  poses a outstanding challenge. This makes it the second most climbed eight-thou-sander within the world, giving ground only to Everest . Climbers also are encouraged by the very fact that the majority attempts end in reaching the summit of Cho Oyu. In fact, it’s the very best success rate of all the 8,000-metre peaks.

The Cho Oyu Expedition is technically easier than the opposite 8,000-metre mountains and is thus an honest stepping stone to organize oneself for the intense high altitude demands of Everest or the more technical 8,000-metre mountains.


Cho oyu mountain
Cho oyu mountain

Expedition Characteristics

The Cho Oyu Expedition consists of very mesmerizing scenery but the trip is short. Cho Oyu basecamp is  intermediate and advanced camp followed by 3 climbing camps. that feature very limited and short steep and technical sections making it perfect to urge wont to the stress on extremely high altitude awaiting the mountaineers on summit day. The avalanche risk on the route is minimal.

The summit itself may be a broad plateau and it offers stunning views of the neighbouring peaks, like Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse or the ever-fascinating Everest . additionally , the better nature of the climb including the time allocated on the mountain ensures more successful ascents on the mountain. For a selected plan of the expedition, see the detailed itinerary below.


Cho oyu mountain
Cho oyu mountain


Who can climb Cho Oyu?

To attempt at reaching the summit of Cho Oyu, good fitness and stamina are required. you would like to be healthy and fit enough to be ready to walk for several hours straight.Actually, while climbing Cho Oyu, you should make required preparation to trek for about 8 hours per day for regular days. As for the a tract of land, Cho Oyu is covered with the huge snow slopes . Despite its quick access and moderate technical difficulty level, the conditions are those of high-altitude mountains and will be taken seriously. Technical mountaineering gear may be a must.

Route to Cho oyu mountain
Route to Cho oyu mountain

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The  mountain

-Mount Cho Oyu,considered safest among all mountains above 8000 meters height.

-It is 8,201 metres in height.

-Ranked 6th highest in the world.

-Ascent Success Rate is high and risk rate is less.


Route to mountain

The Cho Oyu Expedition

Trip time: around 2 months

South West climbing route

Very short treks to: base camp, intermediate and advanced camps.

Minimal accident possibilities

Zero technical difficulties on the ascent

Experienced Sherpas guides helping through the ascent


Climbing The Safest Mountain
The Climb

Why climb Cho Oyu?

This is good starting point for beginners who wish to climb 8000 m mountain.

An excellent combination of moderate technical difficulty and great altitude

Stunning views on the Himalayas, including Everest

Well-organized trip with Asian Trekking with the highest safety standards and environmentally friendly attitude



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