Naila Kiani achieves the historic feat of becoming the first Pakistani female to successfully reach the summit of the sixth highest peak, Cho Oyu
Naila Kiani, a highly accomplished Pakistani climber, has achieved yet another remarkable milestone in her mountaineering journey by becoming the first Pakistani woman to reach the summit of Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-highest peak standing at 8,188 meters.
This extraordinary accomplishment was realized as part of the Imagine Nepal team, which also included Sirbaz Khan. Naila successfully reached the summit of Cho Oyu precisely at 12:30 pm Nepal Time.
This achievement marks her tenth ascent of a peak exceeding 8,000 meters, solidifying her position as the sole Pakistani woman to conquer ten eight-thousanders.
Furthermore, Naila Kiani and Sirbaz Khan have jointly made history by becoming the first Pakistanis to reach the summit of Cho Oyu.
Her remarkable journey in high-altitude mountaineering commenced with her ascent of Gasherbrum II in 2021, followed by the conquest of K2 and Gasherbrum I in 2022.
However, her incredible adventure continued as she scaled Annapurna, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nanga Parbat, Broad Peak, Manaslu, and finally, Cho Oyu, all within a remarkable six-month span since April of this year.