Cho Oyu Overview

Peak ID





8201 M / 26906 FT


86º 39' 48




1st ascent on

Oct 19,1954

1st ascent by

Herbert Tichy,
Sepp Jeochler,
Pasang Dawa Lama,

Mount Cho Oyu is the world’s sixth highest mountain. In the Tibetan language Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess”. This is the westernmost major peak in the Khumbu Sub region along the Mahalangur range. Cho Oyu stands on the border between Nepal and China. The peak lies in the Mahalangur sub range of the Nepal Himalayas. It is located in the Khumjung Village Development Committees under Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality in the Solukhumbu District of Eastern Nepal. It elevates to a height of 8,201 m or 26,906 feet. The latitude and longitude of the peak are 28.0936 in the North and 86.6634 in the East respectively. The peak is open for expeditions and it takes approximately 56 days to ascent the peak successfully. The caravan route for Cho Oyu begins from Lukla to Nurning to Jorsalle to Namche to Khumjung to Machherma to Gokyo and finally to the Base Camp. The total distance of the caravan route through Gokyo is 39.2 km. The total climbing route length is 17.5 km. The nearest settlement to Mount Cho Oyu is in Gokyo. The nearest army, police and health posts to the peak are in Namche which is at a distance of 22.0 km. The nearest tourist post from the peak is in Lukla whichis 39.2 km away.


  • Province:

    Province 1
  • Mountain Range:

  • District:

  • Municipality/Rural Municipality:

    Khumbu Pasang Lhamu/NC

Nearest help center

( from the basecamp along
the caravan route )
  • Police post:

    Namche 22KM
  • Army post:

    Namche 22KM
  • Health centre/post:

    Namche 22KM
  • Tourist police post:

    Lukla 39.2KM
  • Nearest settlement :


Royalty Fees

  • Nepalese (NRs):

    Sp 10000, Au 5000, Wi/Su 2500
  • Foreigners (USD):

    Sp 1800, Au 900, Wi/Su 450

How to get there

  • From Kathmandu:

    Flight to Lukla
  • Caravan route:

  • Caravan route

    39.2KM through Gokyo
  • Climbing route

  • Duration:

    56 Days


Four Faces

Cho Oyu (South face from Machhermo)