Mount Sishapangma Expedition

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Trip Overview


The Mount Sishapangma Expedition offers an exhilarating journey for adventure seekers and mountaineering enthusiasts alike. Located in the Tibetan Himalayas, Sishapangma stands as one of the world's highest peaks, soaring to an impressive altitude of 8,013 meters (26,289 feet). This expedition also promises a unique and challenging experience amidst breathtaking natural surroundings. The trip begins in Kathmandu, Nepal, where participants gather for a thorough briefing on the expedition ahead. Accompanied by seasoned mountaineering guides and Sherpas, the team embarks on a scenic drive through the stunning landscapes of Tibet, eventually reaching the base camp of Sishapangma. At base camp, climbers undergo acclimatization routines to adapt to the high altitude. The expedition involves a series of challenging ascents, traversing snowy slopes, icy ridges, and rugged terrain. Along the way, climbers will also encounter diverse weather conditions, requiring resilience and careful planning. As the team ascends the mountain, they establish a series of advanced camps at strategic locations, providing resting points and necessary supplies. The expedition also follows a gradual progression, allowing climbers to acclimate to the altitude and optimize their chances of a successful summit attempt. Summit day is the culmination of weeks of preparation and perseverance. Climbers rise early, equipped with mountaineering gear and oxygen supplies. The final push to the summit demands determination and teamwork as climbers navigate steep slopes and negotiate technical sections. Upon reaching the summit, a profound sense of achievement and awe washes over the climbers, also rewarded with unparalleled panoramic views of the Himalayan range. After celebrating their accomplishment, the descent begins, retracing the same path back to base camp. The expedition concludes with a triumphant return to Kathmandu, where climbers are afforded the opportunity to reflect on their extraordinary feat and revel in the camaraderie forged during the journey.

Conclusion and Summary

The Mount Sishapangma Expedition is an awe-inspiring adventure that demands physical and mental resilience, mountaineering skills, and a deep appreciation for the grandeur of nature. It offers a life-changing experience, allowing participants to test their limits, conquer challenges, and create lifelong memories amidst the majestic Himalayas.

Trip Highlights

Here are some highlights of the Mount Shishapangma Expedition:

  • Stunning Scenery: The climb to the summit of Mount Shishapangma provides stunning views of the Himalayas and surrounding landscapes, including snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and rugged terrain.
  • Easier 8,000-Meter Peak: Mount Shishapangma is considered one of the easier 8,000-meter peaks to climb, making it an attractive option for climbers who are looking to challenge themselves without tackling a more technical or difficult peak.
  • Cultural Experience: The Mount Shishapangma Expedition takes place in Tibet, which provides a unique cultural experience for climbers. They can explore traditional villages, learn about the local customs and traditions, and gain insights into the local way of life.
  • High Altitude: Climbing Mount Shishapangma is a significant physical and mental challenge, and climbers will need to acclimate to high altitude, which adds an extra level of difficulty to the climb.
  • Personal Achievement: Climbing Mount Shishapangma is a significant personal achievement and a test of physical and mental strength. The experience of pushing oneself to the limit and achieving a goal can be incredibly rewarding.

Overall, the Mount Shishapangma Expedition is a challenging climb that offers stunning scenery, a unique cultural experience, and a significant personal achievement. It’s important to choose a reputable and experienced expedition company and to prepare well in advance for the expedition to ensure a safe and successful climb.


Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Arrive at the Tribhuvan International airport of Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel. Rest day with a probability of sightseeing and visiting the three cities of cultural heritage: Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur.

Day 02: Tibet Visa Preparation

Process to obtain Tibet Visa and expedition briefing

Day 03: Visa Issue And Preparation for Shishapangma Expedition

Tibet Visa will be issued and final preparation for the journey to Shishapangma.

Day 04: Drive From Kathmandu To Timure

Beginning of the expedition with an early morning drive from Kathmandu to Timure and overnight stay.

Day 05: Drive from Timure To Kerung

Early morning drive from Timure to Kerung, which is currently the best road connection between Tibet and Nepal. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06: Drive From Kerung To Old Tingri

The first ascent to a greater height of 4300 m of Old Tingri and nightlong stay at the hotel.

Day 07: Preparation Day In Old Tingri

Spending the day for acclimatization and trip preparation. Short time walking, sightseeing for altitude adaptation.

Day 08: Drive To Shishapangma Chinese Base Camp

The journey continues over the Lalung La Pass (4,990 m) to Dopzang La at 5,150 m. Here you leave the road and drive across the country to the Chinese base camp at 4,980 m.

Day 09: Rest Day In Chinese Base Camp

The altitude of 4,990 m is ideal for further acclimatization, which is why you stay here for a full day and don’t get into the ABC too quickly. Spend the day with short acclimatization hikes to the surrounding peaks while preparing for a further approach.

Day 10: Trek To Advance Base Camp

With the yaks, it’s a long and strenuous journey to the Advanced Basecamp with a stopover at the Intermediate Camp.

Day 11-30: Ascent Of Shisha Pangma (8,027 M)

Building and setting up the Advanced Basecamp. At the depot camp at 5,900 m, deposit your equipment and go to camp I at 6,200 m. The path leads over the Jebokangjale glacier and a moraine valley.

From here follows an approximately 35-degree steep slope that leads into the glacier basin below the ShishaPangma north face—setting up camp II at approximately 6,900 m.

The following part of the ascent route cannot be seen from below and leads flat to the ski depot at 7,100 m. The following 40 degree steep flank leads to the connecting ridge of the ShishaPangma to Camp III at an altitude of 7,350 m.

Depending on the conditions, climb either the pyramid or the central peak of the ShishaPangma on the summit day. Reach the ridge again via a left traverse to the flank of the summit. The most difficult passages have to be mastered on the following part of the ascent. Combined terrain and the 45-degree steep flank require full concentration.

From the summit of the Shisha Pangma, enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the eight-thousanders Everest, Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Lothse if the conditions are good. Descent via the ascent route.


Day 31: Descend To Chinese Base Camp

The day to return to the Shishapangma Chinese base camp and rest day.

Day 32: Drive To Tingri

Return to Tingri and rest day at the hotel.

Day 33: From Tingri To Kerung

Early morning drive from Tingri to Kerung and stay in a hotel.


Day 34: Drive To Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu after early morning breakfast and return to the city.

Day 35: Rest Day In Kathmandu

A rest day to enjoy the quaint views of the city.

Day 36: Final Departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport and return home.

Price Includes

Expedition cost for service up to summit:

Cost includes:
1. Airport Transfers in Kathmandu
2.5 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 star hotel on BB plan (before and after the expedition)
3. Transportation as per the program
4. Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back
5. Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back
6. Base Camp single tent for each member, BC staffs and Liaison Officer
All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table and chairs and cooking utensils for Base Camp
7. Food and fuel at base camp
8. Service of Government Liaison Officer
9. Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp
10. Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boy and Liaison officer
11. Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison Officer and porters
12. Peak Permit fee of Mt. Expedition Mountain.
13. conservation fee and National Park fee
14. One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. 15. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt
16.3 oxygen bottles (4 lts) per member with mask and regulator (for use only) ”
Poisk oxygen system”
17. Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws etc)
18. High altitude food
19. High altitude fuel
20. High altitude tents
21. Walkie-talkies for each member
22.2 Expedition duffel bag per climber
23. Solar panel or Generator at Base Camp for light and charging
24. Emergency medical oxygen at base camp
25. Visa extension fee
26. Agency service charge

Price Excludes

Expedition cost for service up to summit:

Cost does not include:
1. International airfare from / to your country
2. Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)
3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
4. Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
5. Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp
6. Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage
7. Applicable permit fees and customs charges and commercial filming
8. Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
9. Tips and bonuses
11. Garbage deposit fee

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