Shisapangma Expedition (Zangmu) -44 Days
Ranking 14th among the highest peaks on earth, Mount Shishapangma is one of the easiest 8,000er mountains. Unlike the 8,000ers that lie either in Nepal or Nepal-Tibet Border, Shishapangma is the only 8,000er that completely lies inside Tibet. In fact, the mountain came to limelight only after the Chinese Government opened Tibet to the Western summiteers in 1978. Shishapangma means "the range above the grassy plain" and Tibetans worship the mountain as a holy being. The mountain is also the youngest as well as smallest of its other 8,000er cousins.
The normal route to Shishapangma is the North West Ridge. The route takes us up easy angled snow slopes up to 35 degrees with one steeper section. Sherpas fix the lines on the steeper or crevassed sections. The summit day is the most arduous day in the climb - the summit lying on the far end of the high snowfield. However, all the hard labor gets rewarded on the summit with the magnifiscent views the highest peaks unfolding before your eyes.
Day to Day Expedition Itinerary
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- Day 1: Arrival KTM & transfer to hotel -1300m/4264ft
- Day 2-3: At leisure in Kathmandu
- Day 4: Fly to Lhasa
- Day 5-6: At leisure in Lhasa
- Day 7: Drive to Shigatse (6 hours)
- Day 8: Drive to Xegar (8 hours)
- Day 9: Acclimatisation Day
- Day 10: Drive to Shishapangma base camp
- Day 11-12: Base camp preparation
- Day 13: Move to Advanced Base Camp
- Day 14-39: The Climb
- Day 40: Return to base camp
- Day 41: Depart Tibet
- Day 42: Arrive in Kathmandu
- Day 43: At leisure in Kathmandu.
- Day 44: Depart Kathmandu
- Expedition permit fees
- Accommodations in Kathmandu
- Flights from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar and back including airport transfers
- All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
- Meals in Kathmandu and while trekking and climbing
- Group equipment for the climb
- Qualified and Experienced guides
- Experienced Climbing Sherpas
What's Not Included:
- International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Personal equipments and extra services
- Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
- Insurance and Trip cancellation
- Airport departure tax
Recommended Previous Experience:
A previous high altitude climbing experience is essential. Work together as a team so that all members reach the top safely. Members need to have experience in being part ...read more »»
We provide all camping equipment and gear, including tents, dining, toilet, and Kitchen tents. At base camp we have a large mess tent equipped with all necessary ...read more »»
The climbing itinerary may vary according to the climber’s personal experience. A climbing day involves a steady climbing for 3-4 hours in the morning. After taking lunch rest and ...read more »»
Base Camp to ABC
Base Camp is set up at a place called Chinese Base Camp. Stay at Base Camp for three or four ...read more »»
The springtime from March to May is considered the favorable weather for Shishapangma and other Himalaya climbing. However, the weather conditions in the Himalayas are never fully predictable. In case ...read more »»
Our Shishapangma expeditions are led by experienced and professional mountaineers
who have scaled the mountain several times supported by ...read more »»
Team composition is important to ensure safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign:
HGT Accredited Climbing Leader
High Altitudes Assistance Sherpa
Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such Porters, Yaks and Yak man
Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers
Equipments & Check List
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Trip Start Dates
We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.
The spring season of March to May is considered the best time for Shishapangma expedition. The autumn months of October and November are the also considered favorable. The summer months of monsoon rains and the winter months from December to February are the most unfavorable time for Makalu Expedition. The temperatures can vary from 27°c to - 7°c at lower elevations, and at higher elevations, it can vary from 16°c to -23°c.
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