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Shishapangma is the 14th highest peak of the world with an altitude of 8012m. This mountain is considered as one of the easiest 8000m mountains to climb. Shishapangma is also the highest peak in the Langtang Himal area. The trademark of Shishapangma is a long, steep, craggy southern face rising over 2000m, makes an imposing sight to all world to climb. The Nepalese name of the peak is Gosaitan meaning “The Holy Place”. The Tibetan name is Xixapangma and it means literally "The Mountain overlooking the grassy plains". Shishapangma is only the peak with the height over 8000m which is totally located in Tibet.
Shishapangma was the last 8000m peak to be climbed. It is the closest 8000m Peak for possible Expedition from Kathmandu even though it lies totally in Tibet. Hsu Ching and his ten-man Chinese climbing team in 1964 had made first successful Shishapangma Expedition reaching to the summit via northwest face of Mt. Shishapangma and it was finally opened to foreign teams in 1980.
Shishapangma Expedition can be made from its South and North faces. This expedition is easier and less technical as well better commercial from Mt. Shishapangma’s North face. Due to a massif 2000m face and few challenging lines the South face of Mt. Shishapangma requires a good level of alpine climbing experience. The south face route is not feasible for the beginners of mountain climbing. There are two separate base camps for Shishapangma Expedition. They are to be used for Expedition Base separately from south and North side. The access to both Base Camps is very convenient by SUV from Nyalam, a considerable and rapidly expanding town and two days of hike to the Advanced Base Camp (5800m) of Mt. Shishapangma.
Shisapangma Expedition Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel transfer
Day 02/03: Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities
Day 04: Early morning departure from Kathmandu to Tibetan border at Kadari (720m); border formalities