Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,188 metres (26,864 ft) above sea level. 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 kilometres west of Cho Oyu is Nangpa La (5,716m/18,753 ft), a glaciatedpass 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 8,000 metre peak to climb.It is a popular objective for professionally guided parties.
Cho Oyu's height was originally measured at 26,750 feet (8,150 m) and at the time of the first ascent was considered the 7th highest mountain on earth, after Dhaulagiri at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft)(Manaslu, now 8,156 metres (26,759 ft), was also estimated lower at 26,658 feet (8,125 m)). A 1984 estimate of 8,201 metres (26,906 ft) made it move up to 6th place. New measurements made in 1996 by the Government of Nepal Survey Department and the Finnish Meteorological Institute in preparation for the Nepal Topographic Maps put the height at 8,188 m,one remarkably similar to the 26,867 feet (8,189 m) used by Edmund Hillary in his 1955 book High Adventure.
Mt Cho Oyu Expedition lies Nangpai Gosum, a big mountain with 3 separate summits and it call another name is Cho Aui is the highest of three 7000m-peaks in the south-western ridge of Cho Oyu (8201m). It is rising in a distance of only 6 kilo meters from the summit of Mount Cho Oyu Expedition. From the Gyabrag-glacier above Cho Oyu-base camp you and can see the impressive north-face of Cho Aui with its white "spider". Nangpai Gosum 7351m was first climbed on the northwest-ridge in autumn of 1996 by a French and Japanese expedition. The name "Pasang Lhamu Peak" was given to it in honor to a Nepalese woman who died descending from Mount Everest 8848meters in 1993.
Day 01: Arrival Kath. & transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Prepare Expedition in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Expedition briefing.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding.
Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 06: Namche rest for acclimatization.
Day 07: Trek to Dole.
Day 08: Trek to Macharmo.
Day 09: Trek to Gokyo.
Day 10: Acclimatization in Gokyo.
Day 11: Trek Ngozumba Lake.
Day 12: Trek to Nagpai Gosum B.C. 5500m.
Day 13-28: Climbing Nagpai Gosum 7351m.
Day 29: Trek to Gokyo Lake.
Day 30: Trek to Dole.
Day 31: Trek to Namche Bazaar.
Day 32: Trek to Phakding & Lukla.
Day 33: Fly to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.
Day 34: Free day in akthmandu.
Day 35: Transfer to airport for final Departure.
The following basic equipment checklist should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment down to a minimum. NB. This is just a check-list. We are not asking you to bring everything on this list; much will depend on personal preference. As a general rule, cyclists will need similar clothing to trekkers. The one additional (essential) item is good quality padded cycling shorts (loose and baggy, as previously discussed).
- Cycling helmet
- Fleece headband (to keep your ears warm)
- Lightweight long sleeved thermal shirt
- Lightweight windproof biking jacket
- T-shirts (3)
- Padded cycling shorts - baggy style
- Underwear (4 pairs)
- Lightweight trekking boots
- Camelback or 2 x 1 liter water bottles & cages
- Sleeping bag
- Small padlock & spare keys
- Fingerless biking gloves
- Waterproof (breathable) jacket
- Fleece jumper (eg Polartec 200)
- Light weight ‘trekking style’ pants
- Warm cycling tights
- Socks (4 pairs)
- Cycling shoes
- Spare laces
- Small towel
- First aid kit (See first Aid medicine above)
- Head lamp eg. Petzl Zoom (spare bulb & battery)
- 4 large plastic bags (for keeping items dry in kitbag)
- In addition to the checklists for general and trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
- Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step-in bindings) with front points.
- Mountaineering harness.
- Mountaineering ice-axe (60-75cms long depending on your height and personal preference.)
- 120cms (4ft) climbing sling and two locking carabineers
- Telescopic ski-sticks (optional)
- Prussik loops
- Climbing helmet (option
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow-covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than 15 kilos (33 pounds) of trekking equipment does not include your plastic boots, ice axe, crampons or harness/carabineers. (During the trek, climbing hardware will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags until needed).