Cho oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan. It stands on the border of Nepal and Tibet. The ascent to the summit is short and direct, with a few small technical sections which can be climbed safely using fixed lines. The access becomes easier also because of the fact that the mountain can be reached by a four-wheel-drive and one can walk to the Camp 1 in hiking boots. However, climbing Cho Oyu is still a demanding undertaking, the mountain being one of the highest on earth. It was first climbed on October 19, 1954 via the north-west ridge by Herbert Tichy, Joseph Jöchler and Sherpa Pasang Dawa Lama of an Austrian expedition. Nangpa La pass, which is just a few kilometers away from Cho Oyu, serves as the main trading routes between the Tibetans and the Khumbu Sherpas.

Itinerary for Cho Oyu mountain:

Day 1      Arrival in Kathmandu.Hotel accommodation.
Day 2-3  Day in Kathmandu. Getting a group Tibetan visa.
Day 4    Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu (2350 m)
Day 5     Drive to Nylam (3750 m)
Day 6     Rest and acclimatization at Nylam
Day 7    Drive to Tingri (4200 m)
Day 8     Rest and acclimatization in Tingri
Day 9     Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp (5100 m)
Day 10    Rest day at Cho-Oyu BC
Day 11     Ascent to Camp 5400m
Day 12    Ascent to Advance Base Camp (5700 m)
Day 13-35     Climbing Cho-Oyu
Day 36     Descent to Base Camp
Day 37    Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 38     Day in Kathmandu (reserve day)
Day 39     Departure from Kathmandu