Mt Shishapangma Expedition





Mt. Shishapangma is the 14th highest mountain which lies in its autonomous region, known by the Tibetans as “the big grassy field”, it is an extremely beautiful and provides awe inspiring vistas along the Himalayan range. Only very few people in the world have an idea about the Shishapangma before Chinese opened Tibet to the western summiteers in 1978 A.D. The Tibetans regard it as the holy mountain. It is the youngest among fourteen mountains above 8000m that lies in high Himalayan ranges of Tibet and Nepal. Mt. Shishapangma 8013 meter was first climbed by H. Ching and Nine Climbers in 1664.

Its Sanskrit name is “Gosainthan”. Reinhold Messner called it “an exquisite apparition”. Indeed, it is emerging out of the earth-brown Tibetan plateau a solitary snow goddess rearing its not-so-ugly head out to be admired. 


Duration: 40 DAYS

Primary activity: Mt. Shisapangma Expedition

Group size: 1 to 15+ Person

Country: China

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Lhasa & Shigatse / Full board food during climbing.

Trip Code: TH-TB-E104

Secondary activity: Kathmandu & Lhasa City Sightseeing

Max-Altitude: 8024m

Departure from: Lhasa

Trip grade: Strenuous / Challenging

Accomodation: 3* Hotels in Kathmandu and touring in Tibet / Camping during Climbing.

Best Season

Spring & Autumn

Outlined Program

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Tibet Visa Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu free day
Day 04: Flight: Ktm-Lhasa
Day 05: Lhasa : Visit
Day 06: Lhasa : Visit
Day 07: Drive to Gyantse
Day 08: Drive to Shigatse
Day 09: Drive to Tingri
Day 10: Drive to Nyalam
Day 11: Drive to Chinese Base Camp
Day 12: Rest day at Chinese Base Camp
Day 13: Trek towards Advance Base Camp - Mid camp
Day 14: Trek arrival At Advance Base Camp
Day 15/34: Climbing period of Shisapangma
Day 36: Trek arrival At Advance Base Camp
Day 37: Drive to Nyalam
Day 38: Drive to Zhangmu, cross border to Ktm
Day 39: Kathmandu free day
Day 40: Final Departure, tranfer to airport

Price Includes:

  • 4 Nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • Expedition staff: cook, kitchen boy & Tibetan kitchen boy  
  • Dining tent, table / chair, toilet tent & cooking equipments
  • Tibet visa, travel  permit.
  • Meals; Zhangmu, Nyalam, Tingri (breakfast-lunch-dinner)
  • All accommodation in Zhangmu, Nyalam and Tingri Tibet
  • ABC 1 tent for 1 person (north face brand/similar branded)
  • Per person 30 kg load carry by Yak from base camp- ABC
  • Per person 20 kg load carry by Yak ABC to the Base camp
  • Kathmandu-Nepal Tibet boarder-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Transfer Zhangmu -Shisapangma Base Camp base camp-Zhangmu by Jeep
  • Truck carrying for the equipment, expedition  food & staff
  • Solar panel for charging batteries- lights in ABC Cho Oyu
  • Necessary Climbing permit for Client and Crews
  • Liaison officer and  Interpreter for expedition from CTMA
  • Life, medical insurance for professional Nepali staff-Nepal
  • Advance base camp oxygen for emergency(if use & pay it)
  • Extra load of expedition -pay all climber cost sharing basis
  • Farewell dinner

Price Excludes:

  • Entry visa & re-entry visa for Nepal.
  • Bar, beverage bills, personal expenses
  • Tips for expedition Nepali ABC staff
  • Extra yak USD 200, carrying 40kg load  
  • Extra expenses for expedition
  •  Medicine and first aid expense, rescue
  • Climbing food, gas, fuel for expedition
  • Fixed rope and charges for expedition

Extra Service Required

  1. Russian Poisk oxygen 4 litters: USD 350 (re-fill) 
  2. Mask and Regulator: USD 500 (re-used) 
  3. Satellite phone permit: USD 1500 (personal use) 
  4. Film Permit: USD 20,000 (small movie camera free)
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