It takes skill and determination to conquer an 8,000-meter giant. And even then high levels of fitness are vital for successful ambitious climbs. Yet some summits are more difficult than others. Cho Oyu requires less technical skill and ability, and as such can be regarded as the ideal introduction to the mountains of the Himalayas, and can be considered the perfect practice ground for attempting Mount Everest.
What's the weather like?
Spring is warm with rain showers, while autumn is cool with clear skies
Nepali, as well as a number of regional languages including Sherpa and Hindi
Best time to visit
Visit in autumn between September and November and spring between March and April for ideal climbing conditions
The mountain of Cho Oyu, which is Tibetan for Turquoise Goddess, is part of the epic Himalayas mountain range, straddling the border between Nepal and China. It is located near important areas of Nepal. It stands only a couple of kilometres away from the mountain pass of Nangpa La, which serves as the number one trading route between Sherpas and Tibetans. And is approximately 20 kilometres away from Mount Everest
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