The great vicinity of the gigantic Mountains of the world led by Mount Everest consists of many notable peaks and one of them is the sixth largest, “Cho Oyu -Turquoise Goddess”. The Cho Oyu Mountain is located 20 Km away from the Mount Everest in the great Himalayan range and it is considered as the easiest eight-thousander to be climbed for the mountaineers. The Cho Oyu peak is having an elevation of 26,906 feet (8,201 m.) above sea level which was first ascended in 1954 by an Austrian expedition, including Herbert Tichy, Joseph Joechler, and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama.
Cho Oyu which is called Turquoise Goddess in the Tibetan, as narrated earlier, is the easiest mountaineer in the eight thousand category because of its Northwest ridge which is not requiring sophisticated technique for climbing. The base camp for Cho Oyu is also easily accessible through a four wheel drive vehicle. Cho Oyu is also particularly well known for skiers and snowboarders. Being the first choice for the eight thousand ascenders, Cho Oyu is often crowded with adventurers and trekkers.
Easy – But only compared to other eight-thousanders, as Cho Oyu has also become the burial place of more than 50 climbers worldwide. So let’s never take Cho Oyu as a pie!