Cho Oyu Overview

Peak ID

CHOY

Status

Opened

Elevation

8201 M / 26906 FT

Latitude

28.0936

Longitude

86.6633

History

1st ascent on

19/10/1954 AD(03/07/2011 BS)

1st ascent by

Herbert Tichy,
Sepp Jeochler,
Pasang Dawa Lama,

Cho Oyu, world’s sixth highest mountain, mean “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. This is the westernmost major peak in the Khumbu Sub region along the Mahalangur range. Cho Oyu stands in the border between Nepal and China.

Location

  • Province:

    Province 1
  • Mountain Range:

    Mahalangur
  • District:

    Solukhumbu/NC
  • 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 :

    Gokyo

Royalty Fees

  • Nepalese (NRs):

    Rs.2500/- in Summer and Winter, Rs.5000/- in Autumn and seasons and Rs.10000/- in Spring
  • Foreigners (USD):

    $450.00 in Summer and Winter, $900.00 in Autumn and $1800.00 in Spring

How to get there

  • From Kathmandu:

    Flight to Lukla
  • Caravan route:

    Lukla-Nurning-Jorsalle-Namche-Khumjung-Machherma-Gokyo-BC
  • Caravan route
    length:

    39.2KM through Gokyo
  • Climbing route
    length:

    17.5KM
  • Duration:

    56 Days

Maps

Four Faces

Cho Oyu (South face from Machhermo)