Shisapangma Expedition

Introduction

Shisapangma Expedition  | Outdoor Himalayan Treks

Shisapangma (8013m), the highest in the Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges that lie directly to the north of Kathmandu along Nepal-China border, is a spectacular peak located inside the Tibet. A vertically standing spire towering towards the sky, its majesty has caught the fancy of mountaineers from around the world. Although referred to as an easy climb among the world’s venerated 8000 meter peaks, Shisapangma has seen a number of fatalities. Outdoor Himalayan Treks organizes fully equipped, careful and safe Shisapangma climbing expeditions with experienced Sherpa climbing guides.

Although Shisapanma is in Tibet, it is perhaps the most accessible mountain from Kathmandu, reachable within a day’s drive from here.  The base camp is set at an altitude of 5,000 meters, and the Advanced Base Camp is established at about 5400 meters. Yak support is available from base camp to Advanced Base Camp. After the Advanced Base Camp, three other higher camps are established before attempting the summit. Onwards from the second higher camp, the route gets quite challenging, requiring you to climb through deep ditch in a vertical plane. After the third higher camp, climbers need to climb very sharp, knife-edged ridge to reach the summit. Once you stand at the summit, the panorama is heavenly: you see the entire Langtang and Jugal range peaks glitter in their stark Himalayan beauty.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 33 nights and 34 days

Climbing Grade: Strenuous

Minimum Altitude: 1300 m, Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 8013 m, Shisapangma summit

Itinerary Outline

Day 1:  Arrival Kathmandu

Day 2: Preparation in Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Zangmu (2300m)

Day 4: Drive from Zangmu to Nyalam (3750m)

Day 5: Acclimatization day at Nyalam

Day 6: Drive from Nyalam to Shisapangma Base Camp (5000m)

Day 7: From Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (5400m)

Days 8-30: Climbing period

Day 31: Return to Base Camp

Day 32: Drive to Nyalam

Day 33: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 34: International Departure

Itinerary Details

Day 1:  Arrival Kathmandu

Day 2: Preparation in Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Zangmu (2300m)

Day 4: Drive from Zangmu to Nyalam (3750m)

Day 5: Acclimatization day at Nyalam

Day 6: Drive from Nyalam to Shisapangma Base Camp (5000m)

Day 7: From Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (5400m)

Days 8-30: Climbing period

Day 31: Return to Base Camp

Day 32: Drive to Nyalam

Day 33: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 34: International Departure

Guidelines

Fitness Level:

This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So we recommend thorough medical check-up before embarking on the expedition.

Skills:

You need to have previous climbing experience.

Travel Insurance:

  • Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.

Required Equipments/Gears:

  • All climbing gears
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Full fingers gloves
  • Socks
  • Thermal cap
  • Fleece
  • Sunscreen

Notes:

  • You can choose to bring these equipments yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
  • We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
  • We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required:

  • Visa
  • Climbing Permit
  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • Travel insurance

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