Shishapangma (8013m) climbing - 40 days

Shishapangma (8013m) climbing - 40 days

Shishapangma is the 14th highest mountain on the planet. It is located in central himalaya and lies in Tibet. The route is straightforward climb and not technically demanding. It is the youngest mountain among 8000m peaks. Mt. Shishapangma 8013 m was first climbed by H. Ching and Nine Climbers in 1664.

The journey to the plateau of Tibet is very exciting. It follow the narrow corridor that leads to Nyalam - a trading town very close to the caves of Milereppa, the sage in Tibet whose Tantric Buddhism have left deep impression in Tibet's culture. 

We travel from Kathmandu by road to the Frendship Bridge at the Chinese (Tibet) border near the border town of Zangmu which is known as Khasa in Nepal. Normally the drive is 5 hour to the Kodari border. The waiting transport takes us to the Immigration check post at Zangmu. If the road from Zangmu to the border is damaged you may have to walk up hill to the Immigration check post; it is about 2 hour walk (11 km). From Zhangmu we travel through Nyalamu and to Tingri plain (4340 m) from where you can see the entire Himalayan range from the north. The views of Shishapangma, Cho-Oyu, and Everest are fantastic. From Tingri the rough road cover 70 kilometers to Everest base camp (5,200 m). You drive through dusty road along the Rongbuk Valley which provides spectacular views of the snow caped mountain. Shishapangma is the 14th highest mountain on the planet. It is located in central himalaya and lies in Tibet. The route is straightforward climb and not technically demanding. It is the youngest mountain among 8000m peaks. Mt. Shishapangma 8013 m was first climbed by H. Ching and Nine Climbers in 1664.

Drive to Zangmu via Arniko highway and cross friendship Bridge. At the friendship bridge staff from Tibet Mountaineering Association will be waiting for our expedition group. Expedition team members will drive on 4WD land cruiser and expedition equipments will be carried by truck. After driving 3 days (1 night in Zangmu and 2 Nights in Nylam) we will reach Mount Shishapangma Base camp. Shishapangma base camp is situated at altitude of 4600 m. We will set camp here for 2 days to acclimatize and check expedition equipments once more.

It is a long day trek to reach Shishapangma advance base camp. It is situated at altitude of (5400 m). Mt. Shishapangma Expedition climbing starts from this point.

Camp 1 - 6,730m - After 6-7 hours walk we reach in camp 2 through crossing many snowy slopes by fixing ropes in the places of crevassed.
Camp 2 - 7,045m - After 5-6 hours we reach camp 3 via steep ascent leading to very gentle ground below the northwest ridge.

Camp 3 - 7,400m - From Camp 3, it takes 9-12 hours to reach on the summit. The situation of the groups/climbers' progress and the condition of the physical fitness; and also the favorable condition of the weather depends the climbing ahead.

Sherpa guide for Climbing: 

All our guides are highly professional, well trained and qualified to climb in your expedition. All members are secured to a fixed rope. Sherpa climbers accompany you to the summit and back. After the summit of Lakpa Ri (7045 m) descend to the high base camp, and then to Rongbuk. The return journey travel back to Zangmu through same road. 
Nepalese staffs prepare meals and set up camps at the base camps. Usually accommodation is in lodge with basic facilities on the way to the base camp. At the base camp we have camping facilities with sleeping and dining tent. Our camp staffs accompany you all the way from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.


We facilitate highly professional, well trained and qualified climbing guides and Sherpas for all our expeditions. They are the back bone of your climbing sojourn. All these staffs knows the mountain so well.

Outline Itinerary:

01:  Welcome at Kathmandu airport- transfer to Hotel
02:  In Kathmandu for Tibet visa
03:  In Kathmandu for Tibet visa
04 - 07:  Fly to Lhasa - Drive to Shishapangma Base Camp
08: Rest day for acclimatization
09: Rest day for acclimatization
10:  Trek to Advance Base Camp- O/N Camp
11-34: Climbing Period- Mt. Shishapangma (8013 m)
35: Reserve day
36 -37: Trek back to Base Camp- O/N Camp - Nyalam - Lhasa
38: Fly to Kathmandu- O/N Hotel
39: In Kathmandu
40: Depart Kathmandu

Full package up to summit:US $26955 Per Person

Cost includes:
01. Arrival/departure transfers in Kathmandu
02. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu using 3 star hotel on BB - 5 nights
03. China/Tibet visa fee
04. Shishapangma climbing Permit,road permit and travel permit
05. Service of Liaison officer and interpreter
06. Transportation as per program/itinerary
07. Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
08. Nepalese Sherpa, cook and kitchen staffs at BC and ABC
09. Entrance fee of staffs,equipment allowances and daily wages
10. Accident insurance for staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter
11. Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp
12. Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC and ABC
13. Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC
14. Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC and back
15. Duffel bag for each member
16. Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light and charging
17. Emergency Oxygen at advance base camp (for medical use)
18. Garbage deposit fee 

Cost does not include:
01. Any airfare, Nepal visa fee
02. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
03. Additional night in Kathmandu
04. Personal clothing, climbing gear and equipment above base camp
05. Tents above base camp
06. High altitude food and fuel above base camp
07. Oxygen & Mask and regulator (available on request)
08. Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage
10. Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment and commercial filming
11. Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc. Tips and bonuses.


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  • Price : USD 26955
  • Destinations : Shishapangma (8013m), Tibet
  • Max Elevation : 8013m
  • Weather : Spring
  • Trip Duration : 40 days
  • Trip Grade : Alpine Climbing
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