The Shishapangma is the only completely eight-thousand-er stretch out on Tibetan soil. It is the 14th highest mountain in the world. Tibetans refer to Shishapangma as “the big grassy field”. The lowest of the world's fourteen 8,000 meter peas is located in Tibet near Everest. This mountain came to the exposure after Chinese open Tibet to the western world 1978 A.D., until then it was unknown to the western mountaineers. Shishapangma is an exquisite mountain that vaunts awe-striking vistas along with the Himalayan range. The mountain has two summits, the commonly climbed Central summit that the Chinese say is 8,013m (7,999m on old maps) and summit 8,027 m (26,335ft). Our Shishapangma Expedition commences with overland route drive from Tibet border Zhangmu and returns the same route from Zhangmu border (Tatopani) to Kathmandu.
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8013 m/ 26289.4ft
Mount Shishapangma is also called Gosainthan which means "Place of the Saint" or "Abode of Shiva".
Mount Shishapangma was first climbed via the Northern Route on 2 May 1964 by Chinese Expedition led by Xu JIng (Joseph Hsu Ching).
The expedition to attempt the mountain from the south was a British Team in 1982.
Shishapangma is the world's 14th highest peak and is the ideal peak as a first eight-thousander.
The expedition to Mount Shishapangma was opened to foreign climbers in 1978.
Proffers the superb Himalayan views of Mount Everest, Mount Cho Oyu, Gurla Mandata, Lhakpa Ri and many other peaks along with the beautiful valleys, Potala Palace and Tibetan monasteries.
Why this Trip
Sishapangma is the lowest of the world's fourteen highest mountains making it easier to climb than it's another family of 8,000 meters. The best part of climbing this mountain is the short approach to Base Camp and gentle nature of the ascent; making for one of the most rewarding climbs within a reasonable timeframe
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit
•5% of the total cost of the package will be allocated for the benefits of local people in the Everest region.
Landing in the city of temples will make you feel definitely delighted. We will pick you up and take you to the hotel where you can relax. About the discussion of the tour, we will do it at the dinner table;
Today our city guide will take you to the important places within the Kathmandu Valley for sightseeing. You’ll be acquainted with historical & cultural places as well as the Hindu and Buddhist shrines. You can also shop for the outfits and gear for the trek;
On the fifth day, we take a break from travelling and rest for a day. The main purpose of taking a day off is to acclimatize our bodies to a higher altitude. Meanwhile, we hike to the hills above the town 4,850m/4.5km and 5,140m/6km. Staying overnight in a guesthouse;
Rest at Base CampDuring these days we rest at the base camp. We spend our time to check all, prepare our equipment and organize loads for the yaks to carry up the mountain. These are also important days for our acclimatization, which will make our body capable enough to survive in higher altitude;
After finishing the loading all equipment for the yaks to carry up to the mountain we resume our walk and hit the trail towards Advances Base Camp. We walk approximately 20km before we reach ABC. Upon reaching the ABC we unload the yaks and set up camp. Staying overnight at tented camp.
It’s time again to take a day off for the rest and acclimatization. The expedition leader and the experts will teach you the skills and techniques required to use the equipment and tools. Today is the perfect day to mentally prepare yourself to embark on a thrilling adventure;
Climbing periodThis is the actual climbing period of Shishapangma and providing detailed plan of day to day wouldn’t be convincing. The Sherpas will carry the needed equipment, food and clothing. The climbing itinerary depends on the expedition leader and the pace of the team, also weather conditions;
Cleaning the mountainIt’s our ethics to clean the mountain and making sure we leave behind footprints not rubbish. Somehow it takes many days to clear all the camps, and remove all waste from the mountain. We spend overnight at Tented Camps for 2 days.
Yes, we will invite you for dinner in a cultural restaurant on the night of your arrival for briefing the itinerary and small orientation program will be held by the tour leader and guides before we embark on our adventure.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek, we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, as per their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the Guide’s/Sherpa’s instruction with utmost care.
During camping, our expert camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for your strenuous climbing. All the cooking materials will be carried by our porters.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are totally insured. In case of emergencies like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions, let your guide know about your problem and subsequently. As soon as we are informed of a situation, we will send emergency helicopter rescue team. You will be then transferred to the hospital for the treatment.
Climbing is a hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement, so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable, so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, good shoes are very important for climbing in rough and snowy terrain, so invest in good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
Most of the time, it is not possible. But in emergency cases, you can. Still, we customize the trip according to your preference, but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide and company.
Yes, our Sherpas are trekking experts and also authorized license holders from Nepal Government. The Sherpas know the climbing route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
Yes, for the first few days, it is possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying certain amount directly. For higher altitude climbing, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complications.
To confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of minimum of 15% of total trip amount is required, which can be made by bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash or card.