Cho Oyu is the 6th highest mountain in the world. It rises to an elevation of 8201m / 26,906 feet. It sits 20km west of Mt. Everest on the border of Tibet and Nepal. The picture above was taken on the Tibetan side along the road connecting Everest Base Camp with Tingri in southwestern Tibet. The views during the winter time along this route are amazing offering sweeping views of the Himalayan Range (pictured below).
Cho Oyu was first summited in October 1954 by a team from Austria. It was the fifth 8000m mountain to be climbed.
The best way to see this mountain is part of a tour (required in Tibet for all foreigners) that includes going to Everest Base Camp and then out to Old Tingri. Tours that just go to Everest Base camp and then back to Lhasa normally will not pass by Cho Oyu.
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