Shisapangma Expedition packages is best trekking selling packages in Nepal. Conquered successfully for the first time in 1964 by Chinese team through northern route, Sisapangma was also attempted from the southern face by British team. Sisapangma has been visited by many aspiring climbers since then. Climbing Sisapangma is relatively easier in comparison to other eight thousanders. Shisapangma is noted especially for being the only 8000+ Meter Mountain that exists totally in Tibet.
It is positioned contrasting to Jugal Himal Range in the south central Tibet. We are currently offering 34days Sisapangma Expedition. We will leave Kathmandu and reach Kodari which neighbors the Tibetan border. We will cross the friendship bridge and reach Nyalam through Zhangmu from where the thrilling journey continues through the Lablungla (5100m) which is the high pass of Nyalam.
Heading west from Loblungla pass, we will reach the base camp of Sisapangma which lies in the meadow nurtured by the river manifested out of the melting Yambukangala glacier. We can have the gratifying sight of Sisapangma Mountain and the enchanting Peiku Lake region before following the slippery trail through the northern edge of the base camp. We will pass through the High Camps at various altitudes before reaching the summit of Sisapangma.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu
You will find our representative ready to greet you as soon as you disembark from the flight. You will be transferred to the hotel where brief orientation about the Pumori Expedition is provided before you enjoy the delicious welcome dinner.
Day 2 – Sightseeing and preparation in Kathmandu
We will take half day guided city tour during which we will explore UNESCO enlisted sites of Kathmandu namely Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. High quality personal gears required for trekking and Personal gear are available in shops in Thamel. You can go shopping in Thamel and buy the accessories that you think might help you in the trek.
Day 3 – Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu
Leaving Kathmandu early in the morning, we will follow the Araniko Highway and reach Kodari which exists in Nepal Tibet border. We will cross the Friendship Bridge and reach Zhangmu. Chinese Immigration formalities are needed to be fulfilled before exploring the Shangrila land of Tibet.
Day 4 – Drive to Nyalam
We will take 35km of drive from Zhangmu to reach the Tibetan town of Nyalam. Nyalam exists 40km far from the Nepal border. Drive continues through the dry valley with views of mountains and peaks to Nyalam.
Day 5 – Acclimatization Day at Nyalam
There is sharp inclination in altitude after Nyalam. A day of rest is recommended at Nyalam for proper acclimatization. We will utilize this opportunity to explore the town and interact with locals.
Day 6 – Drive to Shisapangma Base Camp (5000m)
Sisapangma Base Camp is located about 50km far from Zhangmu. Proceeding further from Nyalam, we will climb Lablungla Pass and head to Shisapangma Pass that allows striking views of Sisapangma Mountain and Peiku region.
Day 7 – Trek from Shisapangma Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp (ABC)
We will take moderately technical route from the base camp to Advance Base Camp. The trail continues along the lake created from Yambukangala glacier to the Advanced Base Camp located at 5400m altitude where we will stay overnight.
Day 8- 30: Climbing Period
These days are allocated for climbing Shisapangma Expedition. We will set the higher camps at three altitudes before conquering the summit. We need to be extra cautious from High Camp II as the route will get more challenging. Langtang Range and Jugal Mountain Range can be viewed from the summit before retracing the route to Advanced Base Camp.
Day 31 – Return to Base Camp
Yaks are available for transport in between Advanced Base Camp and Base Camp of Sisapangma Mountain. We will lower down to Base Camp and stay overnight. The successful ascend of Sisapangma calls for celebration.
Day32 – Drive to Nyalam
Crossing the High Pass of Lablungla, we will retrace our route back to Nyalam.
Day33 – Drive to Kathmandu
The journey continues through the arid plateau to Zhangmu. We will cross the friendship bridge and follow the Araniko Highway back to hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 34 – Departure
You will be assisted in your last moment preparation afterwards which our representative will take you to International Airport from where you will move to your next destination.
The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest, and choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.
In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.
We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.
- For seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
- Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase (We will provide one complimentary ACE duffel bag for you to keep.)
- Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)
Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes
- Shade hat or baseball cap – some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it is place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
- Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
- Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety.
- Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
- Headlamp – Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc. so, don’t go cheap here.
- Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
- A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).
- 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
- 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
- 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).
- T-shirts (2).
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket or pullover.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
- 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
Lower Body – Legs
- 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
- Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
- 2 pairs lightweight long underwear – capilene or other synthetic.
- 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
- 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
- 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
- 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.
- 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
- 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
- 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
- 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
- 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
- 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
- 1 pair sandals (Optional).
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.
Miscellaneous, but Important !
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
- Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
- Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
- Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
- Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
- Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
- 2 bandanas.
- 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
- Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight (Optional).
- 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).
- Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
- A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
- 1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.
Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.