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Cho Oyo Expedition

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 38 day(s)
Group Size: 6 people
Destination(s): Tibet  
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing  
Season: September - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 16950 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 16950 US Dollar (USD)

Cho Oyu is located on the border of Tibet (China) and Nepal about 20 km to the west of Mount Everest. Just west of Cho Oyo, at about the location of ABC (advanced base camp), is the Nangpa La, a 5500 meter glacier pass which is a major trade route between the Khumbu Sherpas and Tibet. Long caravans with yaks can be seen here at all times of the year. Some climbers claim that Cho Oyu is the easiest 8000 meter peak, if any 8000 meter peak can be called easy!

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.

- Dates:
- September/October

- 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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.