Shisha Pangma Expedition 42 Days

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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 mountains Northeast Face, by Mike Browning, Chris Pizzo and Glenn Prozac. 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. This data was collected and published by Jan Kieslowski.
Alex Lowe, one of Americas strongest and best-known climbers, died on Shisha Pangma after an avalanche struck on 26,291-foot October 5, 1999, also killed in the avalanche was cameraman David Bridges who was filming the ascent for a documentary. World renown climber and friend of Lowe, Conrad Anker was also caught in the avalanche but survived.

The first winter ascent is credited to Simone Moro and Peter Mora sky who completed the ascent on the
14th of January 2005. Information on this climb can be found here.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,310m, Welcome by Amis Himalaya Adventure member and direct transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 03 : Prepare Tibet visa & expedition over night at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 04 : We Drive to Zangmu 2,350m-7708ft O/N at Hotel.

Day 05 : We Drive to Nyalam 3,750m-12,300ft O/N at Guest House.

Day 06 : Here we take day rest for acclimatization O/N at Guest House.

Day 07 : We drive to Shishapangma Base Camp 4,950m-16,236ft overnight at tent.

Day 08 : We take a day rest at the Base Camp to acclimatize and preparing loads to climbing overnight at tent.

Day 09 : Continue the rest at Base Camp overnight at tent.

Day 10 : Climb up to the advance base camp 5,540m-18,171ft overnight at tent.

Day 11-37 : Climbing Period.

Day 38 : We Trek back to base camp overnight at tent.

Day 39 : We drive to Nyalam. O/N at Guest House.

Day 40 : We drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan.

Day 41 : Free day in Kathmandu and evening farewell dinner in typical Nepali culture.

Day 42 : Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

Cost Include

  • (01) Arrival & Departure: Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport            
  • (02) Hotel In Kathmandu: 5 nights in Katmandu 4 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room
  • (03) TMA Services: Hotel in Zangmu,Nyalam,Tingri and further  drive to Shisapagma  Base Camp. Going Up: 03 Yak from Base Camp (BC) to Advance Base Camp (ABC) per Member. Coming Down:  02 yak ABC to Base camp (BC) per member 01 yak for staff.
  • (04) Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation  for all Member and Staffs  From Kathmandu-Kodari (by bus), Kodari to BC by jeep  –BC to ABC (by yak) ABC to BC  (by Yak) BC to Kodari by Jeep Kodari - Kathmandu(by bus).                     
  • (05) Permit:  Mt. Shisapangma expedition permit (From TMA)
  • (06) Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees
  • (07) Lodging &  Fooling  : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs   
  • (08) Cargo Clearance : International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes
  • (09) Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation .                     
  • (10) Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper                      
  • (11) Porter : Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp
  • (12) Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing                     
  • (13) Insurance : All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance                     
  • (14) Member Luggage :60 Kg per member for personal baggage                      
  • (15) Base Tent : VE25 North face or Kailas  tents for base camp for per member                      
  • (16) Base  equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
  • (17) Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
  • (18) Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • (19) Dinner:  one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu  with Nepalese Staff
  • (20) Tibet Visa : Tibet entry Visa Fees as per China Government (Through China Embassy in Nepal)
  • (01-20) Base camp service
  • (21) Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder: 05 oxygen bottle  for each member and 03 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa
  • (22) Mask & Regulator : 1 Set of top Out mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa
  • (23) Permit : Satellite Phone /walkie talkie    Phone if necessary in basis of Member                
  • (24) High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member  and Climbing Bonus U$1500                      
  • (25) High camp service  : Necessary cooking gas,  cooking pot  for member, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude  tent, high food  and fixing gear  (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4)

Cost Exclude

  • (01) Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more the 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel                      
  • (02) Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation                     
  • (03) Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping                      
  • (04) Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 100 days (USD$ 100)                   
  • (05) Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips : Sherpa Summit bonus US$1000 , please  calculate some tips                                            
  • (06) Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses                      

Fact of Trip

Destiantion: Nepal

Duration: 42 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Strenous

Price: Enquiry

Group Size: 2 - 12 Persons

Maximum Height : (8013m./26289ft.)

Transport: by good vehicle

Starting: Kathmandu

Ending: Kathmandu

Accommodation during trek : 5 Nights B&B plan (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during Expedition: All meals in lodges during Trekking & Camping

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