Mount Cho Oyu Expedition 2019

Mount Cho Oyu Expedition 2019

 

 

 

Mount Cho Oyu, Tibet

 

 

Mount Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,188 meter (26,864 ft) above sea level. Mount Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. The mountain is the westernmost major peak of the Khumbu sub-section of the Mahalangur Himalaya, 20 km west of Mount Everest. The mountain stands on the China-Nepal border.

Just a few kilometers west of Cho Oyu is Nangpa La (5,716m/18,753 ft), a glaciated pass that serves as the main trading route between the Tibetans and the Khumbu’s Sherpas. This pass separates the Khumbu and Rolwaling Himalayas. Due to its proximity to this pass and the generally moderate slopes of the standard northwest ridge route, Cho Oyu is considered the easiest 8000 meter peak to climb. It is a popular objective for professionally guided parties.