What is the CHO OYU?
NEPAL, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country in the Himalayas, bordered by China to the north and India to the south. The country has a wide variety of landscapes in a palette ranging from mountains to the highest peaks in the world, hills and the TERRAI region to the south. The altitude varies from 60 m in the south to 8849 m with the EVEREST, first seen in 1847, which remains the highest peak in the world.
This country radiates a special attraction for mountaineers from all over the world. Among the 14 highest peaks of this Himalayan range is the CHO OYU, a peak at 8 201m, on the Nepal-TIBET (China) border, which makes it the six highest peak in the Himalayan range.
Etymologically, CHO YU comes from the Tibetan chomo which means goddess and from yu: turquoise, hence the name of Goddess Turquoise. Numerous expeditions were made, including one by a 7O year old man who said “I am the happiest man in the world, I have just climbed a beautiful mountain…”.