Mt. Shishapangma Expedition

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Mt. Shishapangma Expedition 

Trip Facts

Name of the Peak: Mt.Shishapangma
Trip Duration: 39 Days,   Grade: Challenging Grade,Starts and Ends in: Kathmandu – Kathmandu
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus, Maximum Altitude: 8046 m
Season: Spring and autumn,  Group Size: Min – 5/ 10

Mt. Shishapangma Expedition.  Mount Shishapangma 8046 m is the fourteenth highest mountain in the world. Also, it is the lowest of the 8000 meter peaks. Furthermore, Mt. Shishapangma was first climbed by G.Band, Evans and J. Brown in 1955 m. Moreover, Shishapangma is Sanskrit name is Gosai than. 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. Hence, this ‘exquisite apparition’ is located in central Himalaya and lies totally within Tibet.

Mt. Shishapangma Expedition (8046 m).

Mount Shisapangma is massive peak with a long, steep, craggy Tibet side expedition. Mt Shishapangma is one of the easiest eight-thou sanders to climb. Normally three camps will be set up in the approach of the mountain above the advance base camp. We arrange both the logistic support to ABC and fully guided Mount Shishapangma expedition . There are four different routes to the mountain peak with both its south and east side providing opportunities for new routes.

It is believed that the east flank of the South Summit is by far the most difficult face route. Therefore, we will arrange the Mount Shishapangma expedition according to clients holiday duration and wish. Mt. Shishapangma Expedition (8046 m).

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1. Never trek alone. So, hire a guide if you can’t find companion.

2. Choose trekking companies/guides with eco friendly concepts.

3. Become informed about high altitude sickness.

4. Also, always carry a good medicine kit.

5. Hence, watch where you are walking. And don’t step backward blindly while taking photos.

6. Therefore, time your trek generously. Taking rest while trekking is not a sign of weakness.


Available departures

  • ITINERARY   2023/2024
  • Day 01:Arrival In Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350 m) 
  • Day 02: Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa Preparation Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa Preparation
  • Day 03: Tibet Visa Issue and Expedition briefing Tibet Visa Issue and Expedition briefing
  • Day 04: Rest In Kathmandu
  • Day 05: Drive from Kathmandu to Timure
  • Day 06: Cross the border of Nepal and Drive to Kerung (1962 m)
  • Day 07: Drive from Kerung in Old Thingri (4,300 m)
  • Day 08: Acclimatization and Preparation day in Old Thingri
  • Day 09: Drive from Old Thingri to Shisha Pangma Chinese Base camp (5,220 m)
  • Day 10: Acclimatization at Chinese Base camp (rest day)
  • Day 11: Chinese Base camp to Shisha Pangma Advance Base camp (5,400 m)
  • Day 12 - Day 33: Climbing Period [Adv. Base camp - Summit (8,027 m) - Adv. Base camp]
  • Day 34: Descend from Advance Base camp to Chinese Base camp
  • Day 35: Drive back from Chinese Base camp to Thingri
  • Day 36: Drive from Thingri to Kerung
  • Day 37: Cross the border and drive to Kathmandu (Overnight stay at Hotel)
  • Day 38: Leisure day in Kathmandu City
  • Day 39: Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure
  • DAY 01: Depart your country / Arrive Kathmandu. Transfer To Hotel.
  • DAY 0 2-04: Guided Sightseeing In Kathmandu. Preparations for VISA and Expedition.
  • DAY 05 : Drive from Kathmandu to Zhangmu.
  • DAY 06: Zhangmu to Nyalam.
  • DAY 07: Nyalam to Tingri.
  • DAY 08: Tingri to Dopzang La (5135 m).
  • DAY 09: Acclimatization Day.
  • DAY 10: Base Camp to Advanced Base Camp.
  • DAY 11: Acclimatization (Advanced Base Camp).
  • DAY 12-37: Climbing Period.
  • DAY 38: Return To Advanced Base Camp.
  • DAY 39: Return to Base Camp.
  • DAY 40: Continue to Zangmu.
  • DAY 41: Zangmu to Kathmandu.
  • DAY 42-43: Free day at Kathmandu
  • DAY 44: Free day at Kathmandu
  • DAY 45: Final Departure
  1. All arrival & departure transfer services to and from International Kathmandu airport
  2. 5 nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu bed & breakfast plan as per category
  3. Kathmandu-­ Rasuwagadi Tibet boarder -­ Kathmandu transfer for logistics and staffs
  4. Tibet travel visa and Road / climbing permit for climbing member and involved staffs
  5. Shishapangma climbing permit fee from Chinese Government Per Person USD 9300
  6. Shishapangma climbing permit fee Chinese Government USD 4000 per climbing guide
  7. Shishapangma ABC permits sharing in group USD 4000 per person for ABC cook staff
  8. Tibetan Governments official Liaison officer for Mt. Shishapangma expedition fully paid
  9. Kyarong -­‐Chinese Base Camp and back transportation by group sharing mini bus
  10. All camping equipment in Chinese Base camp & Advance Base Camp for Shishapangma
  11. Food during expedition period for expedition member & staff cook by our cook in ABC
  12. 1:1 experienced climbing Sherpa mount guide and base camp staffs sharing with team
  13. Cargo and duties clearing assistance service in Kyarong border on both way go & back
  14. Gamow bag available for expedition group Advance Base camp for emergency rescue
  15. Solar panel for lighting and battery charge available for expedition all members at ABC
  16. Each expedition member gets an individual 1 tent in the BC and advance base camp
  17. Insurance, wages, meal allowances for private Sherpa and sharing base camp staffs
  18. Icefall, garbage & environmental charge where applicable fee are includes in package
  19. Climbing tent for C 1, C 2 and C 3 sharing with private Sherpa and related member
  20. High altitude food for Sherpa and climbing member for Camp 1, Camp 2 and Camp 3
  21. Per person 50 kg personal baggage allowance carrying by Yak BC Middle camp-ABC
  22. First Aid medical kits for the Group & the staffs at advance base camp & base camp
  23. Satellite phone for communication available members with cost of US$ 5 per minute
  24. All necessary paper works, office service charge & Government taxes levied in Nepal
  25. Complete departure information, visa extension procedure assistance (if necessary)
  26. Farewell Dinner a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Lunch and Dinner during your travel period in Nepal and Tibet route
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips etc for all climbing
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of any communication means
  • Clothing, packing Items or bags, personal medical kit, personal climbing gear
  • Any extra services, products or offers or activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural
  • Calamities, landslide, political disturbances, strikes, change in Gov. regulations
  • Any additional staff other than specified, you have to pay it all expenses
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Oxygen bottles, mask and regulators as per demand or requirements
  • Medical-­‐travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Airfare of international and domestic flights for all climber expedition member
  • Nepal entry or re-­‐entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Nepal custom duty fees for import of expedition goods if needed.
  • Emergency/Rescue/Early Jeep cost (US$ 1200 approximately) if early depart
  • Summit Bonus to the Personal Climbing Sherpa guide for mount Shishapangma
  • (Beginning from minimum US$ 1000 per Summit per Sherpa).
  • Tips to BC Staffs per climber (Per member beginning from Minimum US$ 200.
  • Extra Service if required:
  • Russian Poise oxygen 4 litters: USD 400 (re-fill)
  • Mask and Regulator: USD 500 (re-used)
  • Mask and Regulator: Renting USD 300 (re-used)
  • Satellite phone permit: USD 1500 (personal use)
  • Film Permit: USD 20,000 (small movie camera free)



Tibet:Tourism is one of the emerging businesses in the world now. There were lots of people coming and going in different places. For seeing the natural beauty, understanding the cultural difference, or for a change or relax. Moreover, we call these people as tourists. And, anyone can become tourist, it does not count whether you are rich or not. Therefore, tourist system mainly consists of five elements. They are:

Traveler Generating Regions (TGR )

Transit Routes (TR)

Tourist Destination Regions (TDR )

Tourism Industries and


Let us define what tourism is.

Therefore, tourism may be defined as a business process. Where it counts the in and out of peoples from different locations for a short period of time. Furthermore, it is an upcoming business now. So, it needs much care and dedication for satisfying the customers.

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Pack 1 light weight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches) 1 day  pack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food and water.… Miscellaneous 1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck Sunscreen. At least SPF 40 Headlamp. Petzl My obelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star 3 Water bottles 1… Sleeping Gear 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dry loft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time) Sleeping pad full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or ? length Thermo-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
Hand Wear We require two systems; one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day. 2 pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene 1 pair warm gloves Fleece or wool 1 pair expedition shell gloves 1 pair modular expedition shell… Lower Body 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capelins 3 pair light weight trekking socks 2 pair med-heavy wool socks check boot fit with liner and wool socks on 1 pair nylon shorts 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms 1 pair fleece… Head Gear Warm hat wool or synthetic that cover your ears. Balaclava Face mask Shade hat or baseball cap Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cube). 1 pair extra sunglasses (Also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks) 1 ski…
User Body 2 cotton t-shirts 1 polypropylene t-shirt 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirt Lightweight, light colored for sunny days. 2 women sports bras Synthetic, no cotton! 1 soft shells Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephyr or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable). Down/synthetic sweater or vest Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred,… Personal Use Equipment List For 7000m to 8000m Head wear 1 - Fleece or woolen hat 1- Face musk 1 - Shaded hat 1 - Balaclava 1- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shield and a hard sided storage case (Julbo or Cube brand) 1-Sun glasses (also with UV protection and anti fog system) 1-Ski goggles with Climbing Gear Alpine climbing harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing 2 locking carabineers Large, pear-shaped carabineer is best, screw gate type recommended 3 regular carabineers Light weight BD Hot wire are recommended Ice axe w/leash Light weight (i.e Gravel  Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Char let Moser…