Shishapangma Expedition - 23 Days

shishapangma-expedition

Mount Shishapangma (8013m/26335ft). is the lowest 8000 meter peak in world among the 14 peaks above the eight thousand. The mountain lies in China, on the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is considered as the easiest peak to climb among the 8000 meters.

Mount Shishapangma Location

Shishapangma is located in southcentral Tibet, five kilometers from the border with Nepal. It is the only eight-thousander entirely within Chinese territory. It lies just behind the Lantang Himalayan range of Nepal. This peak is the highest peak in the Langtang Himal. The Tibetan name is Xixapangma and the Nepalese refer to the peak as Gosaitan meaning “The Holy Place” literally translated it means “The Mountain overlooking the grassy plains”.

Shishapangma Climbing

The peak was first climbed by Joseph Hsu Ching (China) on 2 May, 1964. Now the peak is best for early preparation for climbing Mount Everest and the 8000 meter climbing record holders.

The normal climbing route on Shishapangma is non-technical with big skiable snowfields, spectacular ridge to the summit and little objective danger. Mt. Shishapangma Expedition in spring and autumn are the best time. Private and group joining expeditions are operated in spring season.

You will be reaching Shishapangma Chinese base camp in Tibet (China) after a 5 day overland trip from Kathmandu, along the way we will have an acclimatization stop in the village of Nylam. After 2 nights acclimatization at the Chinese base camp and 1 overnight stop at the Shishapangma middle camp you will be reaching Shishapangma advanced base camp (5500m), here you will spend about 23 days in your climbing period.

From Shishapangma advanced base camp 5600m/18,375ft. To camp one at 6400m/21,000ft it takes about 5 hours. Camp one to camp two at 7100m/23,300ft takes about 4hours. Camp two to camp three at 7500m/24,600fttakes about 4 hours. Camp 4 to the main summit 8,013m 26,289ft and back down to camp two takes around 15 hours. The next day you will be descending to base camp. Then we will clean the base camp and drive back overland to Kathmandu.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel transfer

Day 2
Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping

Day 3
formalities

Day 4
Early morning departure from Kathmandu to Tibetan border at Kadari (720m); border formalities followed by drive to Zhangmu (1600m); overnight in hotel

Day 5
Two hours drive by Jeep from Zhangmu to Naylam (3700m); overnight in hotel

Day 6
Rest day for acclimatization; hike to the hill above the city; overnight in hotel

Day 7
Four hours drive from Naylam to Chinese Camp (4900m)

Day 8
acclimatization in chinese camp

Day 9
camping

Day 10
Hike to the Middle Camp (5200m); camping

Day 11
Hike to Base Camp (5400m) on Shishapangma moraine; camping

Day 12
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 13
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 14
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 15
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 16
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 17
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 18
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 19
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 20
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 21
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 22
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 23
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 24
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 25
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 26
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 27
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 28
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 29
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 30
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 31
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 32
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 33
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 34
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 35
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 36
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 37
Climbing period to summit Shishapangma(8012m)

Day 38
Summit of camp

Day 39
Preparation to return to Kathmandu; Clean Base Camp and trek to Middle camp (5200m) and then drive to Naylam(3700m); overnight in hotel.

Day 40
Six hours drive from Nyalam to Zhangmu; overnight in hotel

Day 41
Early morning drive to the border at Kodari; border crossing, immigration formalities, collection of Nepalese visa; drive to Kathmandu

Day 42
Leisure day in Kathmandu(Contingency day)

Day 43
Leisure day, sightseeing in Kathmandu (Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath); Farewell-Celebration dinner

Day 44
Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities

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