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Shishapangma Expedtion

Shishapangma Expedtion (8212 m. around 39 Nights / 40 Days)
Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world lies in Tibet near the high peaks of Langtang in Nepalese border. 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". Escalating only a few miles west of the Kathmandu-Lhasa Highway, it is the only 8000m peak to lie entirely in Tibet. But it lies close enough to the Nepalese border, blanketed behind the great peaks of Langtang. Its trademark a long, steep, rocky southern face rising over 2000m, makes an magnificent vision to all would be climbers. Chinese authority opened this peak for the western mountaineers in 1978.
Shishapangma has two summits and the elevation at the peak ranges from 8013m to 8046m. The normally climbed is the Central summit (8013m). The ascent up Shishapangma is moderately safe and straight forward. Climbers regard it as one of the most straight-forward 8,000m climbs and its summit is frequently achieved. The original North West Ridge route is an excellent objectively quite safe, and the terrain offers good camp sites at the Tibetan Plateau. Shisha Pangma was the last of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. The first ascent is credited to Hsu Ching and his ten-man Chinese climbing team in 1964 and it was finally opened to foreign teams in 1980. Best season for climbing is late spring and autumn.

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