Mt. Cho Oyu (8201m-26,899ft) is the 6th highest peak in the world (8201 meters) and is part of the Greater Himalaya, located on the Tibet and Nepal border. Cho-Oyu means the “Turquoise God” in Tibetan. The mountain was first climbed on October 19, 1954, via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and SherpaPasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition.
The normal climbing route is via the North West ridge and the peak is a technically easier peak than most other “8000ers,” It is a highly recommended for those who wish to extend their climbing experience to extreme altitudes or as a stepping-stone to an attempt on Everest. The route is of a reasonable difficulty, with few technical sections and the route has limited objective dangers as compared to other 8,000-meter peaks.