FROM $8500 45 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS
Highest Access: 8012m
Duration: 45 days (typically) Days
Group Size: 02-15 persons
Entry & Exit: Zhangmu
Cost: ABC Group Join Basis Services only
Single Person US $ 8,500
02-04 Person US $ 7,900 per person
05-08 Person US $ 7,500 per person
09-12 Person US $ 6,500 per person
12-15 People US $ 5,500 per person
Grade: mixed Alpine AD
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Best season: spring: April-May and autumn: September-October
Mount Shishapangm is one of the very lovely mountain of China, which lies in the autonomous region of China called the Tibet, Only a very few people in the world had idea about the mount Shishapangma before the Chinese opened Tibet to the western summiteers in 1978. The Tibetans regard it as the very holy mountain. It is the youngest mountain among the peaks situated above the height of 8000m; and there are only fourteen mountains above the 8000m high Himalayan ranges. Till to date many climbers have succeeded to approach on its apex.
Shisapangma Expedition Route: The North West normal route to mount Shishapangma takes us up easy angled snow slopes 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 the base camp 5000m to make ready our final preparations and acclimatization walks. Yaks transport our expedition gear from Base camp 5000m; to ABC at 5,400m three further camps will be placed to go ahead en-route.
Camp 1 - 6,730m – After 6-7 hours walk we reach in camp 2 through crossing many snowy slopes by fixing ropes in the places of crevassed.
Camp 2 - 7,045m – After 5-6 hours we reach camp 3 via steep ascent leading to very gentle ground below the northwest ridge.
Camp 3 - 7,400m – From Camp 3, it takes 9-12 hours to reach on the summit. The situation of the groups/climbers physical fitness; and also the favorable condition of the weather depends the climbing ahead.
Sometimes the extra additional days are also required for acclimatization at different places until climbers succeed the summit. If the climber succeeds the mountaineering early than the scheduled tenure they may leave the base camp before the prescribed time as well.
After the flight and getting refreshed in respective hotels, a rendezvous in Kathmandu with other trekking members for trip orientation, where our guide / leader will inform and brief regarding Tibet, expeditions, hotels, do and don’ts with evening group dinner.
Todays individual activities preparations for Apply to Tibet Visa and Mt. Shishapangma Expedition Permit and heritage site city sightseeing in Kathmandu valliy.
Prepare expedition - expedition briefing
Early morning heading towards Kodari on the Kathmandu / Lhasa Friendship highway, after necessary visa formalities at Nepal border in Kodari and across the Friendship Bridge into Tibet a Zhangmu where our Tibetan guide from CTMA (China, Tibet Mountaineering Association) will receive with necessary papers for entry into Tibetan soil.
From here another 2 hours drive leading in a gorge following the Bhote Kosi river upstream through beautiful woodlands and waterfalls, and then climb up on the winding road to Nylam town for overnight and first night in Tibet. Overnight in a guesthouse or lodge and having meals across the road restaurant where there are Chinese, Nepali and Tibetan foods can be found.
After a long drive and hectic time through immigration on both side of the border, two days at leisure and necessary spare and rest day for acclimatization in Nylam, where tree lines disappears from here onwards, starting and end point of Tibetan plateau, which is world’s highest and largest windswept and arid plateau. In Nylam there are few places where one can take a short walk the best is visit the Milereppa cave and its monastery just an hour walk on route Laylung pass, Milereppa 11th Century saint known for his good preaching, poet, folk songs and miracles performance.
Morning after breakfast at Nylam, drive continues which will be shorter than other day but much higher elevation, leading past Tibetan villages and farms with Yaks, Sheep and goats grazing over the yonder.
After an hour drive climbs to Laylung – la at 5,050 meters high pass with super panorama of mountains towards south, looking at Numbur, Gaurishanker, Melung tse, massive bulk of Mt. Shisapangma (last 14th world highest mountain) Dorji Lakpa with Langtang range all these peaks bordering with Nepal / Tibet.
Grand views of Mt. Shishapangma and many other mountains make today’s road journey an unforgettable one.
After crossing Laylung-la La drive diverts from Lhasa highway towards west along Mount Kailash road further 25 k.m, then heading south onto an even smaller track, arriving at Base Camp close to Yambughangala River which drains from the north side glacier of Shishapangma.
At base camp busy with repacking and reloading gears for the onward climb after preparation, relax and enjoy the views massive bulk of Mt. Shisha Pangma snow ridge line that connect towards its summit top.
Two days at Base Camp preparing and sorting out equipment to load on yaks, at base with time for acclimatization before the climb higher elevation and need to be in good physical, attitude for the long walk and climb to Advance Base Camp.
On completing loading gears on yaks set off early on 12 mile / 20 k.m. trek and climb to Advance Base Camp (ABC), walk follows a jeep track to a plateau above the river and then heading towards west bank of the valley to ABC close to a snout of Yambughangala Glacier at 5,800 m. Here looking at giant white pinnacles of glacier leading up the valley to Shishapangma. On reaching ABC after a great scenic walk with climb on moraine hills, then unload the yaks to establish Advance camp which will be the take-off point for the climb, after ABC carry your own load carrying most of the way to the summit top.
From here Yaks and local herders and nomads will disperse to their own villages till the climb is over, at Advance Base Camp final preparation for the climb, with time to assemble for last minute meeting, our guide and leader will give final briefing regarding the climb with medical advice and climbing technique, lastly to be safe and secure if danger arises, like avalanche and rock falls.
The climb, Trexmount Ventures allocates maximum of 16 days for the Summit bid, from
ABC to ABC, around these 16 days making camps higher and returning back for the final summit bid, above ABC placing two or three camps depending on conditions, climb begins with long crossing glaciers to a large camping area at 6,400m. After pitching Camp I with rest and practice climb on ice and rocks, heading further, gaining height, to reach a shoulder of the mountain to make Camp II at about 6,900 m. Most of the climb is on screen and snow with some difficulty, The North-West Ridge is easily traversed from Camp II, which involves snow and ice climb up to 45 degree steep angles.
Our guide and leader will fix ropes on all steep and crevassed sections for another camp if necessary; it will be made according to existing conditions. To reach the summit ridge is quite long and with rising sloping line across the snow slope below it to reach the ridge as close to the summit as possible, we have allowed enough time for the climb, in case of unfavorable weather conditions as well for slow acclimatization. The final section climb leads to slow pace and finally standing on the top at 8,013 m / 26,289 ft high summit of Mt. Shisha Pangma with 360 degree panorama of snowcapped mountains awaits, after an experience of a life time reaching to our goal feeling high return back to ABC using few camps on route descend.
Return back to Advance base camp for necessary rest. All loads must be carried down at this time, this includes garbage.
All expedition members and equipment will need to be back at Base Camp by this day, ready for the departure next day. Once again, yaks will be used to transport all expedition equipment from ABC to Base Camp, at base camp re-organize all member guides and staff for final departure briefing before drive back to Kathmandu.
On this day busy packing and repacking gears and taking care of garbage which should be handed to Chinese authority, where our local Liaison officer will help you, final preparation and packing in the trucks.
Goodbye to this wonderful spot and great Shisha Pangma, from here driving either on the same route towards Nylam on a short rough road via Laylung -la with last view of Mt. Shisha Pangma and then on the Lhasa / Kathmandu highway all the way reaching frontier town in Zhangmu, as Nepali calls it Khasa and in Tibetan Dramu, this town busy with Chinese and Nepali merchants and traders with full of shops and restaurants, including bars, night club and discotheque.
After a great time in Tibet and climb of Mt. Shisha Pangma, morning after going through immigration and heading towards Friendship and farewell to our Tibetan guide and Liaison officer including land cruiser, truck drivers, at Kodari in Nepal check into immigration and then a scenic drive all the way back to hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu.
This two days reserved in case of delay on climb due to bad weather or on drive back to Kathmandu, on this extra days you can book for sightseeing tour, in our interesting cultural heritage tour around Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan this cities full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake, on this free day with time visiting ministry of tourism to submit the climbing report to respective government department.
Customize Your Peak Climbing Trip: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, for more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.