- Picturesque view of Mountains and Himalayan Valleys
- Breathtaking view of Lundrubling
- Explore the Khangsung village
Shisha Pangma is the 14th highest peak of the world, and is considered by many as one of the easiest 8000m mountains to climb. Shisha Pangma is the highest peak in the Langtang Himal and is located almost due north of Kathmandu entirely on the Tibetan side of the Himalaya. The peak is characterized by its long, steep, craggy southern face rising over 2000m making it an imposing sight to all would-be climbers. The Indian-Nepalese name for the peak is Gosaitan, which denotes “The Holy Place”. The Tibetan name for the mountain is Xixapangma. Its name literally translates to “The mountain overlooking the grassy plains”.
Shisha Pangma was the last of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. The first ascent is credited to Hsu Ching and his ten-man Chinese climbing team in 1964. The team was composed of Chang Chun-yen, Wang Fu-zhou, Chen San, Cheng Tien-liang, Wu Tsung-yue, Sodnam Doji, Migmar Trashi, Doji, Yonten. Shisha Pangma was finally opened to foreign teams in 1980. The first U.S. ascent took place in September 1983, via the mountain’s Northeast Face, by Mike Browning, Chris Pizzo and Glenn Porzak. By 2003, Shisha Pangma had only recorded 201 successful ascents (to the main summit) and 19 fatalities. As of January of 2000, over 434 people have successfully made the climb to the Central Summit, but only 165 people have continued to the Main Summit, just over an hours climb away, separated by a knife edge ridge of sometimes very unstable snow.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
After breakfast at your hotel, you may be picked up by using an English-speaking information for a full-day tour of the Kathmandu Valley, travelling three sacred sites: Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square. Return to your lodge in Kathmandu in the late afternoon and meet your trekking information who will go over small print for tomorrow’s adventure.
Day 02: Go to Chinese embassy for visa
Go to Chinese embassy for visa. Orientation meeting, purchasing, packing. Stay at hotel.
Day 03: Early morning pressure to Rusuwaghadi
Early morning pressure to Rusuwaghadi, 2,557 metres (8,389 feet). Stay at hotel.
Day 04: Enter Tibet and power to Gyirong
Enter Tibet and power to Gyirong (2,700 metres) Stay at hotel.
Day 05: Rest & acclimatization in Gyirong
Rest & acclimatization in Gyirong.
Day 06: Drive to Tingri (4,300 meters)
Drive to Tingri (4,300 meters)
Day 07: Acclimatization in Tingri
Acclimatization in Tingri
Day 08: Drive to Chinese Base Camp(5,000 metres).
Drive to Chinese Base Camp(5,000 metres).
Day 09: Walk midway to superior base camp
Walk midway to superior base camp. Camp at 5,200 metres.
Day 10: Rest day at "interim-camp"
Rest day at "interim-camp"
Day 11: Walk to superior base camp at 5,400 metres
Walk to superior base camp at 5,400 metres.
Day 12: Trek to superior base camp at 5,400 metres
Trek to superior base camp at 5,400 metres.
Day 13: Rest and training at advanced base camp
Rest and training at advanced base camp.
Day 14: Trek to camp 1, 6,200 metres and return to advanced base camp.
Trek to camp 1, 6,200 metres and return to advanced base camp.
Day 15: Rest in advanced base camp
Rest in advanced base camp.
Day 16: Walk to camp 1
Walk to camp 1
Day 17: Trek to Camp at 2, 6,700 metres
Trek to Camp at 2, 6,700 metres. Return to advanced base camp.
Day 18: Rest in Advanced base camp
Rest in Advanced base camp.
Day 19: Walk to Camp 1
Walk to Camp 1.
Day 20: Trek to Camp 2
Trek to Camp 2.
Day 21: Trek to camp at 37,400 metres
Trek to camp at 37,400 metres and return to advanced base camp.
Day 22 - Day 23: Rest in Advanced base camp
Rest in Advanced base camp.
Day 24: Trek to camp 1
Trek to camp 1.
Day 25: Trek to camp 2
Trek to camp 2.
Day 26: Trek to camp 3
Trek to camp 3.
Day 27 - Day 31: Summit attempt
Day 32: Descend to advanced base camp, pack, and be ready to depart
Descend to advanced base camp, pack, and be ready to depart.
Day 33: Trek down to Chinese base camp
Trek down to Chinese base camp.
Day 34: Early morning pressure to Gyirong
Early morning pressure to Gyirong. Stay at hotel.
Day 35: Final departure
Early morning force to Kathmandu. Final departure. The trip concludes today.
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