Mount Shishapangma

  • Trip duration 32 Days
  • Trip GradeTechnical
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Overview:

Mount. Shishapangma, is the 14th highest mountain in the world at (8,027 m/6,335 ft) above the sea level. It was the last 8,000 meter peak to be climbed, Geologist Toni Hagen explained the name as meaning a "grassy plain" or "meadow" (pangma) above a "comb" or a "range" (shishaor chisa) in the local Tibetan dialect, thereby signifying the "crest above the grassy plains". Shishapangma is located in south-central Tibet, five kilometers from the border with Nepal. It is the only eight-thousand entirely within Chinese territory. It is also the highest peak in the Jugal Himal which is contiguous with and often considered part of Langtang Himal. The Jugal Himal straddles the Tibet/Nepal border. Since Shishapangma is on the dry north side of the Himalayan crest and further from the lower terrain of Nepal, it has less dramatic vertical relief than most major Himalayan peaks.

On the other hand, Tibetologist Guntram Hazod records a local story that explains the mountain's name in terms of its literal meaning in the Standard Tibetan language: shisha, which means "meat of an animal that died of natural causes" and sbangmawhich means "malt dregs left over from brewing beer". According to the story, one year a heavy snowfall killed most of the animals at pasture. All that the people living near the mountain had to eat was the meat of the dead animals and the malt dregs left over from brewing beer, and so the mountain was named Shisha Pangma (shisha sbangma), signifiying "meat of dead animals and malty dregs".The Sanskrit name of the mountain, Gosainthan, means "place of the saint"

Many people have died while climbing Shishapangma, including Alex Lowe and Dave Bridges (both US) in 1999, and veteran Portuguese climber Bruno Carvalho. Nevertheless, Shishapangma is regarded as one of the easiest eight-thousanders to climb. The most common ascent via the Northern Route ascends via the northwest face and northeast ridge and face, and has relatively easy access, with vehicle travel possible to base camp at 5,000 m (16,400 ft). Routes on the steeper southwest face are more technically demanding and involve 2,200 metres (7,220 ft) of ascent on a 50-degree slope.

The North West normal route to mount Shishapangma takes us up easy angled snow slopes to 35 degrees with one steeper section. The necessary lines will be fixed and placed on the steeper or crevassed sections. Following our acclimatization in Zhangmu & Nyalam, we will arrive at the base camp (5000m.) to make ready our final preparations and acclimatization walks. Yaks transport our expedition gear from Base camp 5000m, to ABC at 5,400m. Three further camps will be placed to go ahead en-route.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Zangmu (2,300 M/7,545ft) or Naylan (3,750 M/12,303ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 02: Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Nyalam (3,750 M/12,303ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 03: Drive from Nyalam to Shishapangma Base Camp (4,700 M/15,419ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Stay, acclimatize and rest day at Base Camp (4,700 M/15,419ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Preparation with loads for Advance Base Camp (4,700 M/15,419ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Trek from Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (5,600 M/18,372ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Preparation for climbing period, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Day 08/29: Climbing period of Mount Shishapangma (8,027 M/26,335ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 30: Reserve day, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 31: Drive from Base Camp to Nyalam (3,750 M/12,303ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 32: Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft), (Hotel + B-L).

Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers,
  • Kathmandu Hotel (3*-4* or 5*) accommodation,
  • All land transfers to Kathmandu-Tibet-Kathmandu,
  • All land transports in Tibet,
  • Expedition Cargo from Kathmandu-Border-Kathmandu,
  • Shishapangma Expedition permit,
  • TMA Climbing Route Fees,
  • Government Liaison officer / Interpreter,
  • Three meals a day for trekking and to Base Camp: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for member & staffs,
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa for member,
  • Base Camp Cook from Nepal and Tibetan Kitchen Boy,
  • For Yaks per member from Base Camp (BC) to Advance Base Camp (ABC) and Yaks per member from ABC to BC,
  • Above mentioned porters to carry members bags and food equipments,
  • All Nepali staffs’ insurance, wages, transportation, equipment & Chinese Visa Fees allowance,
  • 70 KG per member for personal equipments,
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning / Kitchen / Toilet / Store / Hot Shower Tents,
  • All necessary cooking gears, tables-chairs, one gas heater,
  • Solar panel for light, battery charge at Base Camp,
  • High Altitude tents for each members & Sherpa,
  • High Altitude food for member staffs,
  • Epi gas / High Altitude cooking pot stove,
  • Oxygen with mask regulator (each member & Sherpa),
  • All necessary climbing route equipments,
  • International Air Cargo clearance,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX/VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • Sherpa summit & climbing bonus,
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking & expedition equipments,
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Tibet Visa Fees,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned “Trip Includes” section.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Zangmu (2,300 M/7,545ft) or Naylan (3,750 M/12,303ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 02Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Nyalam (3,750 M/12,303ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 03 Drive from Nyalam to Shishapangma Base Camp (4,700 M/15,419ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 04Stay, acclimatize and rest day at Base Camp (4,700 M/15,419ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 05 Preparation with loads for Advance Base Camp (4,700 M/15,419ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 06Trek from Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (5,600 M/18,372ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 07 Preparation for climbing period, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 08Day 08/29: Climbing period of Mount Shishapangma (8,027 M/26,335ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 30 Reserve day, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 31 Drive from Base Camp to Nyalam (3,750 M/12,303ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 32Drive from Nyalam to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft), (Hotel + B-L).

Trip Note

The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.

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