Shishapangma

MAP

ITINERARY

Day 1

  

Arrive Kathmandu   

2

 

Sightseeing in Kathmandu, get Chinese Visas  

3

    

Drive to Timure (1,750m)

4

 

Drive to Kyirong (2,700m)

5

 

Drive to New Tingri (4,300m)

6

 

Acclimatisation day in New Tingri

7

 

Drive to road end Base Camp

8

 

Rest / acclimatisation at road end (5,000m)  

9

 

Rest / acclimatisation at road end 

10

 

Trek to Advanced Base Camp  (5,550m)

11

 

Rest at ABC / organise equipment 

12-27

 

Establish high camps / acclimatise

28-37

 

Summit climb

38

 

Return to Base Camp  

39

 

Trek back to road end  

40

 

Drive to Nepalese border  

41

 

Drive to Kathmandu  

42

 

Depart from Kathmandu

THE ROUTE

The expedition commences from Kathmandu – Nepal. We then travel by bus to the Chinese border and meet the staff from the Tibetan Mountaineering Association.  We transfer to Chinese vehicles for the journey overland to the mountain and along the way we will stop for a few nights to assist acclimatisation and stretch the legs on some day hikes. The vehicles ultimately take us to 5,000m metres where the trek to Base Camp begins.  We utilise yaks to transport the luggage and we are free to travel with just a daypack.

The route to Camp One (6,300m) follows the main glacier on easy angled terrain. From Camp One, the route follows the glacier to Camp Two at 6,900m and on to Camp Three (7,300m), which will be set within reach of the summit.

The summit climb from Camp 3 will take around 12 hours return for most members and involves climbing steeper snow slopes through to the summit. We are intending to climb the true summit of Shishapangma, which is the East peak. The lower West (Central) summit is the most often climbed due to the access being easier and the fact that snow conditions do often exclude the higher peak

A small team of Sherpas will accompany the expedition to provide the real ‘carrying power’ and ensure the high camps are well stocked for the summit climb.

The climbing plan involves several trips up the mountain as far as Camp Two for acclimatisation, punctuated by some rest days at Base Camp.

Two bottles of oxygen will be available for each member for the summit climb.  All members will be accompanied by guides and Sherpas during the summit day.

 

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