Shishapangma is one of the very lovely mountain of China, which lies in its autonomous region Tibet. Only very few people in the world had an idea about the Shishapangma before the Chinese opened Tibet to the western summiteers 1978. It is regarded as the very holy mountain by the Tibetans. It is the youngest mountain among the peaks situated above the height of 8000m, and there are only fourteen mountains above the 8000 m, high Himalayan ranges. Till to date many climbers have succeeded to approach its apex.
The North West normal route to Shishapangma takes us up easy angled snow slopes up to 35 degrees with one steeper section. The necessary lines will be fixed and placed on the steeper or crevassed sections. Following our acclimatization in Zhangmu & Nyalam, we will arrive at base camp 5000m ready to do our final preparations and acclimatization walks. Yaks transport our expedition gear from Base camp to ABC at 6,300m.
Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu
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 2 to 5 Tibet Visa Preparation
Kathmandu, visa process
Day 6: Drive From Kathmandu To Timure
Beginning of the expedition with an early morning drive from Kathmandu to Timure and overnight stay.
Day 7: Drive 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 8: Drive From Kerung to Tingri
The first ascent to a greater height of 4300 m of Old Tingri and nightlong stay at the hotel.
Day 9: Preparation Day in Tingri
Spending the day for acclimatization and trip preparation. Short time walking, sightseeing for altitude adaptation.
Day 10: 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 11: 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 12: Trek to ABC
With the yaks, it’s a long and strenuous journey to the Advanced Basecamp with a stopover at the Intermediate Camp.
Day 13 to Day 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
• All airport-hotel – airport transport
• Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
• 4 (four) nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
• Domestic flight including all taxes
• Excess baggage charge
• Climbing permit fee.
• Necessary number of porters/yak to carry load to & from base camp
• Equipment allowance and insurance of Liaison officer
• Personal climbing Sherpa with wages/equipment allowance/ insurance/high camps load ferry bonus
• Cook and cook boys with their equipment allowance, wages and insurance
• Best quality tents at Base camp with sleeping mattresses
• Best quality dinning tent (Carpeting inside) with heater at Base Camp
• All necessary kitchen & camping equipment at base camp and camp 2 along with table/chairs.
• Shower facility at base camp
• Fresh and organic food and beverages at Base Camp and imported quality high altitude food (individual packet)
• Enough numbers of EPI gases with burner for high camps
• Walkie-talkie and permit fee
• Satellite phone for the emergency purpose (Personal call $ 3 per minutes)
• Solar panel/Generator with accessories at base camp for recharging & power supply
• Necessary climbing hardware gears with fixed ropes except the personal gears
• Required Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator.
• Insurance of local team members
• Rope fixing fee
• Ice fall fee
• Accommodation and meal at tea house/guest house in/out to base camp