There are limited technical sections presenting challenges to some climbers: a short ice wall and the Yellow Band at 24,600'. Both are not huge issues but at this high altitude any technical climbing takes its toll on the body. Objective dangers are limited as well, but climbing at this altitude can always be dangerous. Its relatively easy access makes it an attractive 8,000 meter expedition for someone with limited time, as it can be attempted in roughly 6 weeks round trip. Give us a call for all the details and experience needed to climb sixth highest peak in the world!
Interesting fact: Cho Oyu is translated in Tibetan as "the Turquoise Goddess", from chomo=godess and yu=turquoise. This derivation of the name is not certain and other "translations" of the name includes "Mighty Head" (Tichy) and "God's Head" (Harrer). Another alternative translation of the name is "bald god". This makes sense looking at a Tibetan legend, where Cho Oyu, the bald god, has his back turned to Chomolongma, the mother godess, because she refused to marry him.
- Duration: 38 days (approximately 6 weeks)
- Departure city: Katmandu, Nepal
- Group size: limited to 6 climbers/ 4 space left
- Experience Level: climbers in excellent physical condition with mountaineering experience at altitude.
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