HIGHLIGHTS

  • Picturesque view of Mountains and Himalayan Valleys
  • Breathtaking view of Lundrubling
  • Explore the Khangsung village

Overview

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.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Go to Chinese embassy for visa
Day 03: Early morning pressure to Rusuwaghadi
Day 04: Enter Tibet and power to Gyirong
Day 05: Rest & acclimatization in Gyirong
Day 06: Drive to Tingri (4,300 meters)
Day 07: Acclimatization in Tingri
Day 08: Drive to Chinese Base Camp(5,000 metres).
Day 09: Walk midway to superior base camp
Day 10: Rest day at "interim-camp"
Day 11: Walk to superior base camp at 5,400 metres
Day 12: Trek to superior base camp at 5,400 metres
Day 13: Rest and training at advanced base camp
Day 14: Trek to camp 1, 6,200 metres and return to advanced base camp.
Day 15: Rest in advanced base camp
Day 16: Walk to camp 1
Day 17: Trek to Camp at 2, 6,700 metres
Day 18: Rest in Advanced base camp
Day 19: Walk to Camp 1
Day 20: Trek to Camp 2
Day 21: Trek to camp at 37,400 metres
Day 22 - Day 23: Rest in Advanced base camp
Day 24: Trek to camp 1
Day 25: Trek to camp 2
Day 26: Trek to camp 3
Day 27 - Day 31: Summit attempt
Day 32: Descend to advanced base camp, pack, and be ready to depart
Day 33: Trek down to Chinese base camp
Day 34: Early morning pressure to Gyirong
Day 35: Final departure

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