Conquer one of the rocky giants of the world. Piercing the Nepalese skies at 8,188 meters above sea level, Cho Oyu is a mammoth of a mountain and is the sixth highest in the entire world. Mountain climbing here is a cocktail of high altitude and high rewards. And despite strenuous climbing and great fitness levels, it requires less technical abilities than over summits beyond 8,000 meters. Visit in autumn between September and November and spring between March and April for ideal climbing conditions.
Cho Oyu 6 week Guided Climb
Cho Oyu (8201 m) guided climbing expedition
Cho Oyu, Nepal, 44 Day Guided Ascent
Mount Cho Oyu: guided Tibetan expedition
Ascent to Mount Cho Oyu
What should I know about Mountain Climbing Nepal?
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.
Why should I choose Nepal for my Mountain Climbing adventure?
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.
Rare and wild animals
The territory that surrounds Cho Oyu may be rugged and steep yet it’s rich and diverse when it comes to wildlife. And there are areas of land that are reserved for the purpose of protecting this incredible diversity. They include the Bengal fox and tiger, the snow leopard, the one horned rhinoceros and Tibetan wolf. Some are even unique and rare to the region, such as the spiny babbler bird that is spotted in the Kathmandu Valley.
The collection of traditions and customs of Nepal have been cultivated over the centuries, with them particularly being largely influenced by Indian and Tibetan influences. This is due to the strong historical trends of trade, war, and migration. Yet despite its relatively small size, the state of Nepal is home to a large number of ethnicities, languages and customs.
What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Nepal?
Spring is warm with rain showers, while autumn is cool with clear skies.
Which language is predominantly spoken in the Nepal region?
Nepali, as well as a number of regional languages including Sherpa and Hindi.
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When is the best time to travel to Nepal for Mountain Climbing?
Visit in autumn between September and November and spring between March and April for ideal climbing conditions.
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