The name Mount Cho Oyu is called 'Goddess of Turquoise'. As goddess is 'chomo' in Tibetan language and turquoise is 'yu'. Hence, 'Chomo Yu' has changed into Cho Oyu in course of changing civilization generation after generation. It is also reported that Cho Oyu is also called 'Mighty Head' meaning 'god's head'. On a clear weather, the view from the summit plateau of Cho Oyu is breathtaking. One can view the entire panorama of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Chamlang, Ama Dablam and other peaks of the Khumbu.
Cho Oyu stands high above the Tibetan plains on the boarder of Nepal with its mighty height 8,201m above the sea level. The expedition is an ideal choice for mountaineers ready to test themselves on the eight thousanders.
Cho Oyu, the world's sixth highest mountain at 8,201m, is located just west of Everest and Lhotse along the Nepal-Tibet border. Cho Oyu is a straightforward climb and not technically demanding, from the Tibetan Side. This is an excellent mountain for climbers wanting to scale their first 8,000m peak.
Our expedition group makes a spectacular flight into Lhasa, from Kathmandu, over the great Himalayan mountain chain. On arrival to Lhasa we will make a sightseeing tour of "Lhasa" in Tibetan means "the land of Gods" including winter and summer residence of Dalai Lama, Jokhang monastery, Sera monastery and Barkhor square. After a 3 days tour in Lhasa we will begin our expedition toward Mount Cho-Oyu thorough Tibet's scenic landscapes crossing several passes and visiting the fortresses of Gyantse and Xigatse, the second largest city of Tibet
The Expedition continues toward Cho-Oyu base through Tingri, which is an old Tibetan settlement with typical clustered Tibetan styled housing at the foot of small hillock. A short exploration in the settlement can expose you a typical remote Tibetan lifestyle. Right from the roadside of Tingri, you can see the Mt. Everest, Makalu, Gyan Kung and Mount Cho-Oyu.
Final expedition preparation including, rope management, final checking of technical equipment, group discussion, rest, acclimatization etc will done in Chines Base camp, before making our accent to advanced base camp at 5700m. After all the preparation advanced base camp will be set and the expedition begins with our climbing Sherpas, most of the rope fixing will be done by our climbing Sherpas. The C3, the base to the summit, will be set at 7500m. on the north-east face. During the period of the setting of the Camp Three, all climbing member will have done up and down several times for a proper acclimatization. Date of the summit will be fixed depending on the condition of physical fitness and weather condition.