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Cho Oyu Expedition

Cho Oyu Expedition

Submitted by • August 19, 2013 www.simriknepaltreks.com

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8201 meters above sea level. Cho Oyu lies in the Himalayas & is 20 km west of Mount Everest, at the border between Tibet and Nepal. Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan.
Cho Oyu was first attempted in 1952 by an expedition organized and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee of Great Britain as preparation for an attempt on Mount Everest the following year.
The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954 via the north-west ridge. Just a few kilometers west of Cho Oyu is Nangpa La pass Glacier that serves as the main trading route between the Tibetans and the Khumbu's Sherpas. Due to its proximity to this pass and the generally moderate slopes of the standard northwest ridge route, some climbers consider Cho Oyu to be the easiest 8,000 meter peak to climb & it is a popular objective for professionally guided parties.

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