Mt. Shisha Pangma is considered the 14th highest peak in the world. It is one of the easiest 8,000 m expedition which is preferred by most of the climbers. Shisha Pangma Peak is located in the north of Kathmandu exclusively on the Tibetan side of the Himalayas. It is the long, steep and craggy southern face that is rising over 2,000m. It gives natural sightseeing to the climbers. The Indian-Nepali name for the Mt. Shisha Pagma Peak is Gosaitan which means “The Holy Place”. The Tibetan name for this peak is Xixapangma. This means “The Mountain overlooking the grassy plains”.
The first ascent to this peak is credited to Hsu Ching and his team for climbing the peak in 1964. Mt. Shisha Pangma was opened for foreign climbers in 1980. Mike Browning, Chris Pizzo, and Glenn Porzak climbed the peak in September 1983.
The expedition towards Mt. Shisha Pangma Peak begins after your arrival in Kathmandu. The trek provides you the beautiful view of Jugal and Langtang Himal ranges.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
As soon you arrive in Kathmandu, our staff welcome you to the airport and help you to transfer to a hotel. We’ll discuss the expedition in the evening.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is a beautiful city of temples. We’ll visit various religious and historical places in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath temple, Soyambhunath temple, Bouddhanath temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day 3: Tibet Visa Issue
On this day, you’ll collect your visa for Tibet. We also buy the required equipment for the expedition.
Day 4: Rest day in Kathmandu
We spend a rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 5: Drive to Timure
The next day, we drive towards Timure. It is a small town which is situated in the Rasuwa district of Nepal. It is an entry port between China and Nepal.
Day 6: Drive to Kerung (1,962m)
We’ll cross the Nepal border and drive towards Kerung. Kerung is an entry point of Tibet tour.
Day 7: Drive to Old Thingri (4,300m)
Early in the morning after breakfast, we drive towards Old Thingri. Thingri lies on the G318 National Highway from Lasha to Zhangmu. It is the stopping point for most tours.
Day 8: Acclimatization day in Old Thingri
We spend an acclimatization day in Old Thingri. We’ll walk around the city and captures the beautiful moments in the cameras.
Day 9: Drive to Shisha Pangma Basecamp (5,220 m)
The next day, we drive straight towards Shisha Pangma Chinese Basecamp. The path goes through the nourishing lush meadows and an outstanding display of wildflowers.
Day 10: Acclimatization at Chinese Basecamp
We spend an acclimatization day at Chinese Basecamp. This will help us to adapt to the environment of high altitude along the climb.
Day 11: Trek to Shisha Pagma Advance Basecamp (5,400m)
After an early breakfast, we hike towards Shisha Pagma Advance Basecamp that goes through several ups and downs through the steep landscape.
Day 12 – Day 31: Climbing Period [Summit (8,027m)]
Our climbing journey begins from the 12th day of the expedition. We’ll take the required gears with us in the course of climbing the summit.
Day 32: Trek to Chinese Basecamp
After reaching the summit, we prepare to trek back to the Chinese basecamp.
Day 33: Drive to Thingri
The next day, we drive straight towards Thingri through the highway. We can see the scenes of the beautiful nature along the way.
Day 34: Drive to Kerung
After an early breakfast, we drive towards Kerung. The trace goes through adventurous uphill and beautiful natural scenery.
Day 35: Drive to Kathmandu
We drive back to Kathmandu after enjoying our day in Kerung.
Day 36: Rest day in Kathmandu
We’ll take rest in Kathmandu. In the evening, you can go shopping to buy gifts for your family and friends.
Day 37: Final Departure
Our expedition comes to an end. Our staff will help you to go up to the airport.
Inclusion / Exclusion
Airport pickup and drop
4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B- Twin sharing)
Climbing Permit, Tibet Entry Visa fee, Conservation fee, and Garbage Disposable fee
All essential transportation from Kathmandu to Base camp Kathmandu
Yaks and porter from Base Camp to Advance Base Camp to Base Camp
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner including Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee and Soup) during the trekking and expedition
1 Professional Sherpa
Cook and Kitchen Helpers (Nepalese and Tibetan)
Daily wages, Equipment, allowances, logistic etc. for staff
Insurance for Staff (Accident & Medical)
Branded tent/ each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
Tents (Dining, kitchen, toilet, shower, communication), mattress, pillow, table, chair, and other necessary items for Base Camp
Generator, Heater and Solar panel will be offered
Branded tent from Base Camp to C3
3 bottles oxygen of 4ltr for each Member and 2 bottles for each Sherpa
op Out or Summit Mask and Regulator for each Member and Sherpa
In case of emergencies, enough oxygen and mask regulator available at base camp (Note: US $500.00 per bottle)
Types of equipment’s will be provided (EPI gas and burner, branded climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineers and other)
Available of Satellite phone (costs as per use)
Walkie-talkie will be provided for each Member and staff as required
Availability of the daily weather forecast throughout the complete expedition
Farewell dinner with expedition staff
Nepal entry visa fee
Reentry visa for Nepal. The re-entry visa can be applied at the immigration office in Kodari
Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu
Personal climbing gear and equipment’s
Personal Insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage
Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for Satellite phone, cell phone and commercial filming, drone permit
Personal Expenses such as bar bills, laundry, postage, telephone, battery re-charge during the trek and internet
Valid customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air/land cargo