Govt. Reg: 143047/072/073 Phone: +977-1-4811067 Mobile: +9779818288444 +9779813449810
Govt. Reg: 143047/072/073 Phone: +977-1-4811067 Mobile: +9779818288444 +9779813449810

Mt. Shisha Pangma Expedition

Shishapangma is the world’s 14th highest and one of the youngest mountains above 8000m.It  lies south-central Tibet just 6 kilometres away from the Nepal-Tibet border along the Himalayan range. This mountain is also called by the Tibetans as “the big grassy field”. Only very few climbers have so far scaled Mt. Shishapangma after the Chinese opened Tibet to the western summiteers in 1978 A.D. It is straight forward to climb and less technically demanding. It would be an appropriate mountain for those climbers who want to scale 8,000m peak without taking much risk. It is the only 8,000m peak completely situated within China on the Tibetan plateau.

Climbers can choose anyone of three routes either through the Southwest face or Northwest face or Northeast ridge. The standard route is via the northwest face and North ridge. It is relatively easy route with access by land transport up  to base camp at 5,000 m. We use yaks transport to carry our expedition equipments from Base camp 5,000m, to ABC at 5,400m and then further  three camps we fix before we summit the Shishapangma peak. Route to southwest face is steeper and technically more demanding and involves 2,250 metres ascent.

It was first climbed by a 10-member Chinese expedition team in 1964 led by Xǔjìng successfully. The first U.S. expedition team led by Mike Browning, Chris Pizzo and Glenn Porzak ascended the summit in September, 1983, via Northeast Face.  Until 2000, over 434 people have successfully scaled the summit to Mount Shishapangma. The first winter ascent  was made by Simone Moro and Peter Morawsky.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel
  • Day 2-3: Official formalities in Kathmandu and last minutes shopping
  • Day 4: Drive to Zangmu
  • Day 5: Drive to Nyalam
  • Day 6: Acclimatization
  • Day 7: Shisha Pangma Base Camp
  • Day 8-9: Acclimatization at Base Camp
  • Day 10: Arrive at advance Base Camp
  • Day 11-38: Climbing periods
  • Day 39: ABC to Base Camp
  • Day 40: Drive to Nyalam
  • Day 41: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 42: Kathmandu free day
  • Day 43: Final departure
  • International and domistic airport transfer
  • Expedition permit and Tibet visa fee
  • High way and conservation charges
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 2 nights before and 2 nights after expedition
  • All necessary transportation from Kathmandu to Base Camp and Base Camp to Kathmandu for all member & staff
  • Yaks from Base Camp to Advance Base Camp and Advance Base Camp to Base Camp
  • Nepalese cook and Tibetan kitchen boys
  • Equipment allowances, Daily Wages, Insurance, Food and Tents for expedition staffs
  • VE25 North face or any others branded Tents at Base Camp (C1) (C2) & (C3) for Member and staff
  • Dining tent, Kitchen tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Chairs, Tables & Kitchen equipment
  • 3 bottles of oxygen for member and 2 bottles of oxygen for each Climbing Sherpa. Extra Oxygen for emergencies stored at Base Camp (chargeable as per use)
  • Top out or Summit mask & Regulator for each member and Sherpa
  • Generator and Solar panels at Base Camp for light and any electronic device
  • Food during the expedition 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with tea/coffee
  • Walkie Talkie per member as needed on the basis of Member
  • Weather forecast during the entire expedition
  • 1 Government licensed climbing Sherpa per Member and his summit bonus US $1200
  • High way and conservation charges
  • Weather forecast during the entire expedition
  • Heater for Base Camp
  • Garbage disposal fee
  • International Air flight
  • 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 in Kathmandu more than 4 night stay
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment and commercial filming
  • Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, laundry, postage, telephone, battery re-charge during the trek and internet
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air/road cargo