Mount Shishapangma Expedition

  • Mount Shishapangma Expedition

38 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 37 Nights / 38 Days
  • Group size: 1-20 Pax
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Departure City: Lhasa
  • Max Altitude: 8024m
  • Activities: Sightseeing Tour / Trekking / Expedition


Trip Information

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. 

Expedition Highlights

  • Experience the 14th highest peak, and technically easy but physiologically challenging climb
  • Stunning views from the summit of some of the highest peaks on earth namely, Everest, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu and Makalu.
  • Accessible 8000m climb Himalayan climb and test of skills and physiology for Everest attempt
  • Experience your first 8000m climb on relatively safe route
  • Experience your first 8000m climb on relatively safe route
  • Interesting experience of Tibetan culture in Tingri
  • Test for mountaineering isolation and psychological endurance

Experience & Physical Fitness

Previous mountaineering experience is required to at least 7000m. You will also need to be very determined. To succeed you will need to be extremely fit and have a high level of endurance. You don't need to be fast but you need to be steady and strong. Mental toughness plays a large role as does the ability to relax and let your body acclimatise. It is not recommended for those who have problem of heart and long. Strong will power is essential to take the trip.

Accommodation and Food

In Kathmandu: We will be staying at the Shanker Hotel (4 star). This charming historic palace has a huge peaceful garden with a pool and is just on the edge of the main tourist area, Thamel.

It is safe and clean and well staffed, and is a safe place to leave your clean town clothes and other gear when you are in the hills. There are many restaurants in Kathmandu catering to western tastes as well as plenty of local Dahl Bhat (rice and lentils) shops at very reasonable prices.

On the Trek: We will enjoy full camping style service (cook, kitchen hands, morning tea to your tent door, camp sherpas to help with equipment, porters, yaks etc). Some of our head cook has been with us since 1995 and has picked up Thai curries, Italian pastas and a whole host of other dishes, which are very welcoming at the end of a good days trekking. We also have cooked breakfasts and cooked lunches where possible.

On the Mountain: We will use specialised mountaineering tents for our brief stays up high. Food will be prepared by your guide and Sherpas and will be more basic than you might expect at home.

Best Season

Autumn season (Sept-Nov) being the best season for climbing, as it offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views, and also best season for peak climbing.Perfect season to climb Mt. Baruntse.

Summer months (June-September) of the year which coincides with monsoon begins in mid-June and drains in mid-September making travel wet and warm. The mountain views may not be at their best as rain clouds and haze over hang the mountains occasionally obscuring the enchanting views. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.

Spring season (March-May) is the expedition season and the best time for climbing the high peaks. It is mildly warm at lower elevations but occasional haze mars beautiful view of mountains. At higher elevations over 4,000 meters the mountain views are excellent and the temperature is quite moderate even at night.

Insurance & Evacuation

Most of our adventures in the Himalaya take us to remote regions of high altitude. We always take our time to acclimatize properly and we allow for additional rest days. While most people may experience minor ill effects from high altitudes, there are some who have persistent symptoms, which require return to a lower altitude or emergency evacuation. Adjusting to a new diet can also take some time.

All clients are required to have travel insurance covering emergency rescue, usually by helicopter. We must stress that this kind of evacuation occurs in a life or death situation only. Rest and/or descent to a lower altitude are the best remedies for most illnesses experienced out on the trail. Circumstances differ, and the head guide with regard to treatment and itinerary will evaluate each situation. Considering the ill person condition, if helicopter evacuation required then just co ordinate with your guide, he can talk to us, we will arrange the fastest evacuation system immediately. We will work with you to accommodate your needs and requests to the best of our ability. There are small, limited health clinics in some areas, hours of operation dependent upon the season. Additional costs incurred in cases of illness are not the responsibility of mine or will be charged as extra cost.


Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Royalty of peaks, peak registration
  • Chinese visa fee for complete team members
  • Chinese custom clearances at the China border
  • 04 nights 3 Star hotel accommodation in Katmandu Single room BB basis 
  • Private transport from Katmandu to Kodari Border & back
  • Land cruiser jeep transport from the China Border to BC & back 
  • Chinese truck to carry equipment and food to BC 
  • Full board accommodation en-route to/from Base camp. 
  • Chinese Liaison officer. 
  • Head guide/Sardar to look after all the matters
  • Necessary numbers of experienced Cook & kitchen boys
  • Professional & experienced High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa per 2 clients) 
  • Meals at BC & ABC 
  • Hot drinks & beverages
  • Best quality high altitude tents
  • Imported High food for higher camps
  • Best quality single tent at BC & ABC (share tent available)
  • All necessary kitchen equipments 
  • Dinning tent with gas heater at BC & ABC. 
  • Comfortable toiletries and shower facilities at BC & ABC 
  • Yaks for BC-ABC-BC to carry expedition loads 
  • Necessary climbing hardware gears & fixed ropes except personal gears
  • EPI gas with burner for the above ABC use 
  • Oxygen with regulator set for medical purpose at BC/ABC
  • Radio walkie-talkie with base station & permit from CMA
  • Satellite phone for emergency call purpose (personal call will be charged US$ 3.00 p/m)
  • Generator or Solar panel system with battery for recharging power supply purpose 
  • Storage & Communication tent at BC/ABC 
  • Gamow bag at ABC for medical purpose 
  • Insurance of all local team members
  • All airport/hotel transfers. 
  • Celebration meal & pre-briefing.

What is not included?

  • 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)

USD 11,490

38 days

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