Shishapangma is the 14th highest peak of the world with an altitude of 8012m. This mountain is considered as one of the easiest 8000m mountains to climb. Shishapangma is also the highest peak in the Langtang Himal area. The trademark of Shishapangma is a long, steep, craggy southern face rising over 2000m, makes an imposing sight to all world to climb. 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”. Shishapangma is only the peak with the height over 8000m which is totally located in Tibet.
Shishapangma was the last 8000m peak to be climbed. It is the closest 8000m Peak for possible Expedition from Kathmandu even though it lies totally in Tibet. Hsu Ching and his ten-man Chinese climbing team in 1964 had made first successful Shishapangma Expedition reaching to the summit via northwest face of Mt. Shishapangma and it was finally opened to foreign teams in 1980.Shishapangma Expedition can be made from its South and North faces. This expedition is easier and less technical as well better commercial from Mt. Shishapangma’s North face. Due to a massif 2000m face and few challenging lines the South face of Mt. Shishapangma requires a good level of alpine climbing experience. The south face route is not feasible for the beginners of mountain climbing. There are two separate base camps for Shishapangma Expedition. They are to be used for Expedition Base separately from south and North side. The access to both Base Camps is very convenient by SUV from Nyalam, a considerable and rapidly expanding town and two days of hike to the Advanced Base Camp (5800m) of Mt. Shishapangma.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Preparing Expedition/visa for Tibet ( Kathmandu)
Day 03: Preparing expedition ( Kathmandu)
Day 04: Drive to Kodari, Transfer to Zhangmu (2300M.) hotel
Day 05: Drive Nylam 3750m. Over night at hotel
Day 06: Nylam rest for acclimatization
Day 07: Nylam rest for Acclimatization
Day 08: Drive to Chinese Base camp
Day 09: Acclimatization
Day 10: Prepare load for Advance Base Camp
Day 11: Trek to Middle Camp
Day 12: Trek to Advance Base Camp
Day 13-37: Climbing Period Shishapangama
Day 38: Trek to Base Camp
Day 39: Drive Nyalam
Day 40: Drive to Zhangmu & Kathmandu
Day 41: Kathmandu
Day 42: Kathmandu
Day 43: Final Departure
6 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (3 star hotel).
Expert professional Nepalese expedition crews like Cook, Kitchen boy, ABC guide and mountaineering gears till to the ABC are provided; and our crews get all expedition facilities from our office itself.
Tibet visa & Travel Permit for the expedition crew.
Full board hotel in route to Tibet side Zhangmu, Nyalam (bed- breakfast, Lunch, dinner).
Base Camp – Advance Base Camp 1 tent for 1 person (North Face brand).
Dining tent, Table, Chairs, toilet tent, Mess tent & Kitchen tent.
Per person’s (40 KG) Load is carried by the Yak till to the from Base Camp to ABC.
Per person’s (30 KG) Load is carried by the Yak on the way back to the ABC to the BC.
Kathmandu – Zhangmu – Base Camp – Zhangmu (vice versa) are provided the Mini bus/Jeep for the members & Truck for the equipment.
Peak permit for Shishapangma 8035m.
Tibet Visa & Travel permit.
Liaison officer & Interpreter.
Nepalese crew’ insurance.
ABC – Oxygen for Emergency but you must pay for its use.
Satellite phone (Pay call).
Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Laundry, postage, telephone calls, and all other items of personal nature.
Entry visa and Re-entry visa for Nepal.
International departure tax.
Medical and rescue insurance.
Personal Climbing equipment.
Bar bills & Beverage.
Garbage Deposit. Deposit fee will be not refund if clients (climber) don’t take back their garbage.
Medicine and first aid expenses.