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Shishapangma Expedition

Shishapangma Expedition

Shishapangma Expedition

Shishapangma lies in Tibet near the high peaks of Langtang in Nepalese border. Chinese authority opened this peak for the western mountaineers in 1978. Shishapangma is the last of 8000m to be climbed. Now the peak is considered one of the most straightforward 8000m. climbs via the North-West Ridge and the success of summiting the peak is quite high.

The base camp is situated at 5000m. which offers the spectacular views of the mountain and the ridge. ABC is located at the glacier on the west side of the morarines at 5400m. After crossing snow pinnacles & headwall, Camp 1 is fixed at 6400m. on a broad plateau. After climbing snow slopes and the headwall to the Col. , camp 2 is established at 7000m on a massive plateau.. Climbing a few streaches of steep and mostly easy snow leads to shoulder at 7400m. where Camp 3 can be established at rock-crowned flat buttress. Ascending fairly steep snow slopes and rock ridge to the solid snow reaches to the summit which offers the enchanting view of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and more.


Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu .
Day 02-04 : KTM for official formalities & other preparation.
Day 05 : Drive to Zangmu.
Day 06 : Drive to Nyalam.
Day 07 : Rest at Nyalam.
Day 08 : Drive to Shishapangma base camp.
Day 09-11 :Rest at Base Camp.
Day 12 : Trek to Advance Base Camp.
Day 13 : Rest at Advance Base Camp.
Day 14 - 38:Climbing.
Day 39 : Advance Base Camp.
Day 40 : Base Camp.
Day 41 : Clean up the Base Camp.
Day 42 : Drive from Base Camp to Nyalam
Day 43 : Drive to Kathmandu .
Day 44 : Free day in Kathmandu .
Day 45: Airport transfer for international flight

Expedition Group Size

We organize expedition on Shishapngma for any number of people above two pax. The cost of the expedition for the logistic support and the guided expedition will be high if the group consists of less than four climbing members.

Experience and Health Requirements

Shishapangma is one of the popular mountains and the climbing is moderately technical with high success rates. Weather and snow condition play vital role for the success of climbing on Shishapangma. The climbers must have prior experience of rock and ice climbing. As it is a 8000m. peak, the climbers must feel comfortable with ascending and descending on the fixed lines along the steep technical snow slops and ridges. .It is highly recommended for the climbing members to consult with the doctors before coming for the expedition. Members who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution during the expedition.

Travel Insurance

Climbing members need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents.  Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the climbers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Ang Rita Trek will have accident insurance for the expedition staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the expedition in Kathmandu. Accommodation en route to the base camp in Tibet will be arranged at guest houses on full board. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at tents with fully equipped camping arrangement.

Meals

Members are provided with three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking to base camp. Our trained and experienced expedition cook prepares varieties of fresh and nutritious food from local to continental, Chinese, Indian food at the base camp during the expedition. Our cook will make sure that the members get high energy food required for the climbing. The meals en route in Tibet will be served at the restaurants and it will be mainly Chinese food.

Base Camp Arrangement

We arrange fully equipped base camp setting including spacious dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, member tents, chairs, tables, kitchen equipments including all cooking and catering utensils.   We provide individual member tents at the base camp with mattress for comfort of the members. We provide high tents as required to use above base camp if the arrangement is made for the group for the guided expedition.  Our trained and experienced expedition cook prepares varieties of fresh and nutritious food from local to continental, Chinese, Indian food at the base camp during the expedition. Our cook will make sure that the members get high energy food required for the climbing.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing and climbing gears are necessary for trekking and expedition While choosing the equipment we need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking and climbing gears that you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain.

Clothing

1. Two sets polyprop shirts.
2. Two sets light weight shirts.
3. One heavy weight shirt.
4. One fleece jacket.
5. One wind jacket.
6. One  down jacket.
7. One pair down pants.
8. One pair light weight trousers.
9. One pair heavy weight trousers.
10. One pair fleece trousers.
11. One pair of wind pants.
12. Two sets polprop longjohns.
13. Underwear.
14. One pair shorts.
15. Two pairs light weight gloves.
16. One pair heavy mitts.
17. One pair down mits.
18. One pair ski gloves.
19. One sun hat.
20. One heavy weight warm hat.
21. One head band.
22. 4 pairs light weight walking socks.
23. 6 pairs climbing socks.

Footwear

1. One pair plastic climbing boots.
2. One pair sport boots.
3. One pair gaiters.
4. One pair super gaiters.

Climbing Equipment

1. Harness.
2. Two plain karabiners.
3. Two screw lock karabiners.
4. One descender .
5. One pairs ascenders.
6. Two tape slings.
7. One ice axe.
8. One pair of crampons.
9. One head-lamp with spare bulbs.
10. One pocket knife.
11. A pair of sun glasses.
12. One pair ski goggles.
13. One pee bottle.
14. A large pack.
15. A day pack

Sleeping

1. Two sleeping bags ( one for Base Camp and other for high camps).
2. One foam mat.

Miscellaneous

1. Camera.
2. One repair kit.
3. One personal first aid kit.
4. Two sun and lip creams.
5. Two water bottles.
6. Head lamp batteries.

Trek and Climbing Leader(s) and Staff

Most of the leaders who lead climbing on Shishapangma through Ang Rita Trek are the Sherpas from Khumbu region. Their in-depth knowledge about local culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality contribute to the success of the trip. Although our Sherpa leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. All climbing guides of Ang Rita Trek  are locally employed and are mostly trained by legendary Everest hero, Mr. Ang Rita Sherpa who climbed Everest for ten times without supplemental oxygen. All our climbing guides have gained extensive experience by successfully summiting Everest and other mountains. Safety is the prime concern in the expedition and all our climbing Sherpas give high priority for the safe climbing.

Climbing Season

The best season for climbing Shishapangma is from mid August till the end of September in post monsoon season and from April to end of May in the spring season. This is a 8000m. peak in Tibet which is equally ideal for climbing in both the seasons.

Cost Includes
  1. Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( Guide, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
  2. Food and fuel at the base camp
  3. All camping equipment at the base camp such as, member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
  4. Trek support for climbing members from Darbang - base camp – Jomsom  
  5. Porters to carry loads from Darbang - base camp – Jomsom
  6. Royalty and peak permit
  7. Airport arrival and departure
  8.  land transportation from Kathmandu – Darbang – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  9. Jomsom – Pokhara flight fare
  10. Accommodation at hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on BB plan

Cost Excludes
  1. High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  2. Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp
  3. Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue evacuation
  4. Any additional cost cured due to domestic flight delay or cancellation.
  5. Meals while staying in Kathmandu.
  6.  Gratuity to trekking and expedition staff

 

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