Shisha Pangma

Shisha Pangma
Photo by Fred Spicker, all rights reserved.

Shisha Pangma is the fourteenth highest mountain in the world, the lowest of the 8000 meter peaks. It is a massive peak with a long, steep, craggy southern face. It is the high peak of the Langtang Himal, and looms over its much lower satellite peaks. It is located almost due north of Kathmandu, on the Tibet side of the border. First climbed in 1964, Shisha Pangma was the last 8000 meter peak to be climbed.

Elevation (feet): 26,289
Elevation (meters): 8,013
Continent: Asia
Country: China
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 28.35
Longitude: 85.7833
Difficulty: Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing: Apr, May
Year first climbed: 1964 
First successful climber(s): Hsu Ching and his ten-man Chinese
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu, Nepal
Convenient Center: Kathmandu, Nepal

Trip Reports

There is one trip report for Shisha Pangma.

  • Log #21066 - by Gerfried Göschl on Oct 18, 20073.00 stars
    I did lead a group of good friends. I traversed the chinese variant to the main summit. For me it was an acclimatisation climb for Everest, which I did climb alone few weeks later without ox and...