Mount Shishapangma Expedition

Mount Shishapangma Expedition

A Mount Shishapangma expedition offers a thrilling and challenging adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. Located entirely within Tibet, this 8,000-meter peak provides mountaineers with an opportunity to test their skills, endurance, and mental fortitude in a remote and scenic environment.

Scenario Sightseeing During Mount Shishapangma Expedition

The expedition typically spans several weeks, allowing climbers to acclimatize to the high altitudes gradually. The journey begins with a trekking approach, which not only serves as a physical warm-up but also offers glimpses of the region’s unique flora and fauna. As climbers ascend higher, they are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks and vast landscapes.

Climbing Skills and Planning for these Expedition

Reaching the summit of Mount Shishapangma requires technical climbing skills. The mountain offers a variety of challenging routes, including steep ice slopes and exposed ridges. Climbers must navigate these sections carefully, relying on their experience and teamwork.

Cultural Experiences during these expedition

While the physical aspect of the expedition is demanding, it is not the only highlight. The cultural aspect of the trip is equally captivating. Tibet is renowned for its Buddhist heritage, and climbers have the opportunity to explore ancient monasteries and immerse themselves in Tibetan traditions. This cultural exchange adds a deeper dimension to the overall experience.

Safety during these expedition

Safety is paramount during the expedition. Climbers work closely with experienced guides and Sherpas, who provide support and ensure adherence to safety protocols. The weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, so climbers must be prepared for sudden changes and exercise caution.

Journey towards summit of Mount Shishapangma

The journey towards the summit of Mount Shisapangma is a personal one, fostering personal growth and self-discovery. Each step brings a sense of accomplishment and pushes climbers to their limits. The camaraderie among the international climbing team creates a supportive and motivating environment.

Finally, standing atop Mount Shisapangma’s summit is a moment of triumph—a testament to the climbers’ determination, perseverance, and respect for the mountain. The view from the top, surrounded by towering peaks, is a reward that remains etched in the memory forever.

Conclusion and Summary of these expedition

In summary, a Mount Shishapangma expedition offers a combination of physical challenges, cultural exploration, and personal growth. It is an opportunity to experience the beauty and grandeur of the Himalayas while pushing oneself to new heights.


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  • DAY 1: Arrival In Kathmandu And Rest At The Hotel

    Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to obtain Nepal Entry Visa at the counter. After these procedures, one of our representatives will meet and greet you and transfer you to the pre-booked 3-star hotel for you to rest. You can freshen up and enjoy your evening in Thamel.

    Altitude: 1400 m
    Meals: N/A
    Accommodation: 3-5 Star Hotel

  • DAY 2-4: Official Preparations, Obtain Permit And Chinese Visa, Sightseeing In Kathmandu

    Expedition to Sishapangma takes us through Tibet which is why we need to obtain VISA for China and also require permits to climb Sishapangma. Although we do have an incredible logistics team in Tibet, we will still ensure perfect management of each and every aspect during the expedition. In the course of preparation, you will have enough time to go sightseeing around different world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1400 m
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: 3-5 Star Hotel

  • DAY 5: Drive To Timure (1750 M)

    Our journey starts early in the morning after a warm and fulfilling breakfast at the hotel. We will drive to Timure, a small village in the Gosaikunda Rural Municipality. The drive will be quite tiring as we travel on bumpy roads up the hills, but nature’s beauty will deviate the pain towards tranquility and peace.

    Altitude: 1750 m
    Meals: BLD
    Accommodation: Lodge

  • DAY 6:Drive To Kerung (2700 M)

    After staying overnight in Timure, we will then resume our journey to Kerung. Kerung is a village in the Solukhumbu District and serves as a trading route between Nepal and China. The road leading to Kerung is equally adventurous and bumpy.

    Altitude: 2700 m
    Meals: BLD
    Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouses

  • DAY 7-8: Drive To Tingri And Acclimatize (4300 M)

    After Kerung, we will then cross the border and enter Tibet, the autonomous state of China. We continuously drive uphill and finally reach Tingri. Tingri is an old settlement in Tibet that used to be an important trading point for farmers in Nepal and Tibet. The beautiful meadows, rivers with fresh water, and picturesque villages make Tingri a beautiful place to stop and acclimatize.

    Altitude: 4300 m
    Meals: BLD
    Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouses

  • DAY 9-10: Drive To Sishapangma Base Camp And Acclimatize (5220 M)

    From Tingri, we drive to the Chinese Base Camp for Sishapangma and stay 1 more day for acclimatization. We must allocate some good time for acclimatization as we will be gaining high altitude within a day as we drive instead of trekking.

    Altitude: 5220M
    Meals: BLD
    Accommodation: Camping

  • DAY 11: Trek From Base Camp To Advanced Base Camp (5400 M)

    We will be driving only to the Chinese Base Camp. After acclimatizing for two more days, we will then trek towards the Intermediate Camp. Our luggage and logistics will be carried by Yaks and Porters to the Advanced Base camp. At the altitude of 5400 m, we will set up our Advanced camp with full board tented service.

    Altitude: 5400M
    Meals: BLD
    Accommodation: Camping

  • DAY 12-31: Climbing Period For Sishapangma (8027 M)

    The climbing period will be utilized for proper training and acclimatizing for the summit Push to Sishapangma. We will allocate enough time to train with the climbing equipment. The climb above the advanced base camp follows the glacier on an easy slope where we set up Camp 1 at 6300 m. Then, following the glacier, we reach our campsite at camp 2 at an altitude of 6900 m. Camp 3 will be set up at 7300 m which will help us for the summit push.

    The climb to the summit from camp 3 takes about 12 hours and requires walking on steep snow slopes. Our extraordinary team of Sherpa will facilitate all the required gear and equipment. We will serve hot meals and high-altitude food to keep you in good shape for the climb.
    Upon reaching the summit, climbers will be rewarded with mesmerizing views of Cho Oyu, Mt Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and other giant peaks in Nepal as well as Tibet.
    Then, we descend to the advanced base camp through the higher camps.

    Altitude: 8027M
    Meals: BLD
    Accommodation: Full Board Camp Service

  • DAY 32: Trek Back To Base Camp

    After a glorious victory over the 14th highest peak  of the world, we will descend back to the base camp.

    Altitude: 5220M
    Meals: BLD
    Accommodation: Camping

  • DAY 33: Drive Back To Tingri

    From the Base Camp, we will take a luxurious drive to Tingri, the beautiful old Tibetan town rich in culture and traditions.

    Altitude: 4300M
    Meals: BLD
    Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouses

  • DAY 34: Drive Back To Kerung

    After staying overnight in Tingri, we then take a ride to Kerung, the border of Nepal and China, and rest overnight.

    Altitude: 2700 m
    Meals: BLD
    Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouses

  • DAY 35: Drive Back To Kathmandu And Rest At The Hotel

    Following the same rugged, rocky path that we took earlier, we drive back to Kathmandu and relax in our hotel.

    Altitude: 1400M
    Meals: Breakfast And Lunch
    Accommodation: 3-5 Star Hotel

  • DAY 36: Spare Day In Kathmandu

    Kathmandu is a beautiful city with numerous attractive destinations. There are many heritages listed in the World Heritage List as well. You can go sightseeing around Bhaktapur, Patan, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath Temple, or even roam around in the streets of Thamel trying some exotic cuisines. You can get beautiful souvenirs in Kathmandu that you can take back home for your loved ones.

    Altitude: 1400M
    Meals: Breakfast And Farewell Dinner
    Accommodation: 3-5 Star Hotel

  • DAY 37: Final Departure

    If you have not signed up for any other Add-ons Adventure packages, it’s time to bid you farewell. One of our representatives will drop you off at the airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure.

    Altitude: 1400M
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: N/A

Include / Exclude

Cost Includes:

    • Airport transfer costs (Pickup and Drop-off)
    • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast
    • Land transportation and cargo from Kathmandu to Chinese Camp and back to Kathmandu
    • Tibet Entry Visa Fee and Sishapangma Climbing Permit
    • Charges for Highway and Conservation Areas
    • Transportation and cargo for all members and staff
    • Carriage cost for Yaks from Base Camp to the Advance Base Camp and back.
    • 3-time full course meal with hot soups and drinks during the journey.
    • High Foods during trekking and Expedition
    • 1 professional Climbing Sherpa Guide
    • Professional and experienced Cook and Kitchen Helpers
    • Daily wages, equipment, allowances, and logistics for all members including Sherpa Guide, Cook, and Porters
    • Medical Insurance for involved Nepali Staff during the expedition
    • Branded individual tent for each expedition member
    • Branded tents for Dining, Kitchen, Toilet, Hot Shower, Communication Room as well as comfortable mattresses, pillows, tables, chairs, and other necessary logistics at the Base Camp and upper Camps
    • The facility of Generators or Solar Panels for charging batteries and other Electronic devices
    • 3 bottles of Oxygen (4ltrs) for climbing members and 2 bottles for climbing Sherpa
    • Top Out or Summit Mask and Regulator for each member and Climbing Sherpa
    • Reserve of Oxygen Bottles and Masks Regulators available at base camp ($550 extra per bottle if required)
    • Logistics and equipment like EPI Gas and Gas Burner, Dynamic Climbing Rope, Ice Screws, Snow Shovel, Snow Bars, Carabiners, etc.
    • Walkie-talkie per member and climbing Sherpa
    • Availability of Satellite Phones for emergency (Extra Cost Applicable)
    • Service of Daily Weather Forecast during the entire Expedition
    • Garbage Disposal Fee
    • Government Taxes and Company Service Charge
    • Farewell Dinner at a Typical Restaurant with Cultural Show

Cost Excludes:

  • International Flight Tickets
  • Nepal Entry and Re-entry Visa Fees
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal, medical, and Travel Insurance for you during the expedition
  • Customs Duty and Import Duty fees for Expedition equipment and stuff in Nepal by Air/Road
  • Expenses of personal nature like phone calls, Internet Usage, Battery Recharge, Mineral Water, Hot Shower, Laundry, Alcoholic beverages,
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears,
  • Drone ad special filming permit,
  • Internet and Data Service during the Trek and Expedition
  • Permit for Satellite phone if required at $500 per set
  • Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa $1000 (Mandatory)
  • Tips and Gratuities for General Staffs $200 (Mandatory)
  • Any service not mentioned in the Cost Inclusions section

Price per person

Usefull Information

Best season for Shishapangma Expedition

The best season for the expedition to Sishapangma is Spring and Autumn as the weather is favorable and nature is at its best. The roads that lead to the base camp are uninterrupted during these seasons.

Please do remember these things.
  • We also offer tailor-made options in our expeditions according to your time availability.
  • If the member decides to depart earlier than the itinerary schedule, the member shall bear all the expenses for transportation from Sishapngma Base Camp to Kathmandu.
  • In case the Chinese Government closes the entrance, we need to take a flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa to Kathmandu which will come up with an extra cost of $1000 USD including a 2-night stay in Lhasa

Cost of Expedition

Expedition costs vary depending on factors including: group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, numbers of Sherpa’s allocated and equipment, type of arrangement and package customization. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Everest Expeditions Nepal for any information about in your selected package.

Thank you for joining us on our Expedition.

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    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons March to May, September to November
  • Group Size 1-15
  • Duration 37 DAYS BOOKING OPEN FOR 2024
  • Maximum Altitude 8027M
  • Trek Difficulty Very Hard

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