Cho Oyu – 8,201 meters
A guided Cho Oyu climb is the perfect choice for the mountaineer with some experience at altitude who is looking to attempt an 8,000 meter peak. Climbers who have done well on Denali are good candidates to be successful on Cho Oyu. This is a classic Himalayan Giant and a great place to get experience with the extreme altitude found only in the Himalaya. Climbing Cho Oyu is commonly thought of as a prerequisite for the best shot at success on Mt. Everest .
Cho Oyu is on the Tibet/Nepal border and is most commonly climbed from the Tibet side. On the approach to the mountain we will travel across the Tibetan plateau and have an opportunity to experience the unique Tibetan culture. Climbing expeditions have counted on the local Sherpa and Tibetan populations to support their Himalayan aspirations since the beginning. Our local staff is an important part of our success, safety and enjoyment of the trip.
Climbing Cho Oyu is a serious undertaking involving some technical terrain, mostly surmounted with fixed ropes and ascenders, as well as extreme high altitude and potentially harsh weather. We will use oxygen for sleeping at High Camp and for the summit day. The entire expedition takes approximately six weeks, so it involves a high level of commitment, both physically and mentally.