Himalaya, roof of the world, is a magic place where the magnificence of
the world's highest mountains is mirrored in the rugged beauty and
unique culture of the people who live in their shadow.
Oyu, which means "The Turquoise Goddess" is known as the sixth
highest mountain in the world, located a short distance to the west from the
world's highest mountain, the Everest and the fourth highest, the Lhotse in
the Khumbu region of Eastern Nepal along the Tibetan border. Its one of the
towering peak that stands with Everest well above the surrounding mountains.
Cho Oyu became a familiar landmark to climbers ascending Everest's north
Just west of Cho Oyu is the Nangpa La, a 19,000-foot glacier pass, the main
trade route between the Khumbu Sherpas and Tibet. Cho Oyu's proximity to the
Nangpa La has earned it the distinction among some climbers as being the
easiest 8,000 meter peak. It was the third such peak climbed, and the first
climbed in Autumn. It was first climbed on October 19th 1954 by the Austrian
Herbert Tichy, with Sepp Jochler and Pasang Dava Lama.
Cho Oyu Mountaineering Attemps & Expeditions