8, Difficult ( technical 3 + altitudinal 5 ) | 42 Days

Shishapangma - Tibet

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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 AD 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. As per the expedition program, our expedition team will drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu.

The expedition will start in Kathmandu, Nepal. We will meet at our Nepal office to get our paper work together, organize our gear, and enjoy the local customs & culture of Kathmandu before driving to Zhangmu. All members will drive and expedition equipments will be carried by truck via Kodari border by our Nepali staffs. We will set camp in the BC for 2 days to acclimatize and check expedition equipments once more. After, we will walk for long day to reach Shishapangma Advance Base Camp. It is situated at altitude of (5400 m).
  • Activities

    Mountaineering, Expeditions

  • Altitude

    8,013 m
  • Group size

    5-8 pax
  • Departure Date

    Apr 13 - May 24 | September 05 - October 16
  • Trip Starts

    Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends

    Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel

Day 2-3 Kathmandu

In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing

Day 4 Drive to Zangmu

Drive to Zangmu (2350m-7708ft) O/N Hotel

Day 5 Drive to Nyalam

Drive to Nyalam (3750m-12,300ft)- O/N Guest House

Day 6 Acclimatization

est day for acclimatization- O/N Guest House

Day 7 Shishapangma Base Camp

Drive to Shishapangma Base Camp (4950m-16,236ft)

Day 8-9 Acclimatization at Base Camp

At the Base Camp to acclimatize and preparing loads to ABC

Day 10 Arrive at advance base camp

Arrive at advance base camp (5540m-18,171ft)

Day 11-37 Climbing period

Climbing period

Day 38 Trek Lobuche

Trek Lobuche to Lhotse Base Camp

Day 39 Drive to Nyalam

Drive to Nyalam- O/N Guest House

Day 40 Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel

Day 41 Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu

Day 42 Departure

Final departure

Fitness Level and Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

Trip Map

Cost Include

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers - Airport / Hotel / Airport.
  • Hotel accommodation twin sharing with breakfast in Kathmandu at a good tourist class hotel for 3 nights before and 2 nights after expedition and full board in Tibet.
  • Transport: Border / Kathmandu for member & staffs.
  • Expedition Permit, 1 Government Liaison officer / Interpreter.
  • 1 Nepalese cook.
  • All Nepali staffs Insurance / daily allowance / Chinese Visa fees.
  • 2 Kitchen workers (Tibetans).
  • Equipment allowances, Daily Wages, Insurance, Food and Tents for cook, Kitchen Boy, Liaison Officer & Interpreter
  • 3 Yaks per member CBC to ABC and 2 Yaks per member ABC to CBC.
  • Tents for Base Camp per each member.
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning / Kitchen // Toilet / Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent.
  • Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears.
  • 1 Solar Panel / 1 Gas Heater / 1 Generator.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp and Advance Base Camp during the expedition.
  • Big Radio Set in Base Camp.

Extra Optional Services

Services of High Altitude Sherpa:
USD 7000
(Include the HA Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents etc… above base camp.)
Not include Sherpa's summit bonus
USD 1000
Poisk Oxygen Bottle 4 Liter:
US$ 450 per bottle
Poisk system mask and regulator:
US $ 650

By air and by land

Transportation from Kathmandu to BC
Meeting and seeing-off in the airports
Necessary transfers in Kathmandu
Bus and truck for the loads to Zhangmu and back to Kathmandu
One jeep (or minivan) for 4 members and truck from Zhangmu to BC and back
Transportation of the loads above BC Yaks carry loads from BC to ABC:
  • One yak (40kg) per member between BC and ABC
  • Yaks carry your personal equipment
  • High-altitude Sherpas help to carry all group equipment above ABC. They help to establish high camps and bring there tents, sleeping bags, foam pads, food, gas cartridges, stoves, kitchen utensils, snow shovels and ropes.

Cost Does not Include

  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee. (Can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)
  • Reentry visa for Nepal. The re-entry visa can be obtained at the immigration office in Kodari.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 nights stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear above Advance Base Camp
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nat ure such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc.
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air / road cargo.
  • Extra yaks.
  • Tips and bonuses.

Costs Exclude (Extra) equipment for ABC and High camps:

  • Walkie-Talkie
  • Epi Gas / Pot & Stoves.
  • Mattress for high camps.
  • High Tent.
  • High foods.

Staff

  • Chinese liaison officer
  • Nepalese cook
  • Tibetan kitchen boys

Weather

As in all high mountains the weather in Shisha-Pangma region is very changeable.
Every day we will get forecasts from Internet and will choose the best period for acclimatization and ascent.

Accomodation

  • Hotel in Kathmandu B&B Basis.
  • All hotels in Tibet: on 2-6 members to a room basis
  • In BC and ABC: one member to a tent

Meals

  • In Kathmandu: breakfasts only
  • In Tibet: three meals a day in restaurants
  • In BC, IBC, ABC: three meals a day, cooked by Nepalese cooks and Tibetan kitchen-boys on gas stoves in special kitchen tents. Any amount of hot water for washing or boiled water for drinking is available. We eat in spacious mess tents equipped with tables and chairs.
  • Food-stuffs for high camps is freeze-dried ones, which you cook (with the help of guides and Sherpas) on gas stoves. Water is melted snow.

Good Advice

Climbing is a potentially dangerous pastime, high-altitude climbing is dangerous at all times. There can be no possible guarantee of your success and safety at the altitudes above BC and especially above 7000 and 8000m. So we strongly recommend you to hire a personal high altitude Sherpa guide-porter, especially if you do not have any experience in high-altitude climbing. This will increase immensely your safety and chances of summiting.

Booking procedure

If your decision to take part in our expedition if firm, please send us e-mail with:
Confirmation (in a form you prefer):

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Necessary travel papers (documents)

  • Tibetan visa: We get a group one climbing permit
  • 4 passport photos - for Visas

Payment procedure

Booking deposit:
1000 USD.
The price increases by 10% if your booking application comes to us later than 30 days prior to the expedition. Balance payment is due not later than 30 days prior to the expedition. Cancellation more than 15 days prior to the expedition – 50% refund. Less than 10 days – no refund is given.

Personal gear

Technical Equipment for the ascent

  • Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12)
  • Rucksack 70-80 liters
  • Rucksack 35-40 liters
  • Harness
  • Prussiks
  • Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items
  • Jumar (ascender)
  • Telescope ski poles
  • Thermos
  • Rappel device
  • Ice Axe
  • Head lamp
  • Photo camera
  • Video camera and assessors
  • Accumulators
  • Personal crockery for high camps

Equipment for body and feet

  • Trekking shoes
  • Boots of "Everest" Millet type
  • Gore-tex jacket with wide hood
  • Gore-tex trousers (better semi-overalls)
  • Windblock jacket
  • Windblock trousers
  • Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 items
  • Warm underwear - 2 sets
  • Personal underwear
  • Polartec gloves – 2 pairs
  • Thinsulate gloves
  • Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs
  • Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs
  • Balaclava
  • Warm hat
  • Windblock face mask
  • UV glasses
  • Ski goggles (preferably)
  • Gaiters

Meet your experts

Mingma Gelu Sherpa

Mingma Gelu Sherpa is a mountaineer and entrepreneur. He has summited Mt. Everest 8 times. He is also the first Nepali to summit Mt. Elbrus in Russia. He has been on the mountains since his youth, coming from the Makalu region, and working on mountain expeditions since the age of 14.

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