Shishapangma Southwest Face Expedition

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 40
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max Altitude: 8027
  • Min Altitude: 1335
  • Walking per day: 5-6 hrs
  • Accomodation: Hotel / camping
  • Trek Nature: Expedition
  • Best Season: Spring / Autumn
  • Group Size: 2+

Trip Overview

Shishapangma 8027m also called Gosainath is the fourteen highest mountain in the world at 8027 meter high. It

Shishapangma Expedition
Shishapangma 8027m Expedition Southwest Face.Photo by Tshering Dorji 2009.

was the last 8000-meter peak to be climbed, due to its location entirely within Tibet and restriction on the visit by foreign travelers to the region imposed by authorities of the government of China.

Shishapangma is located in Southcentral Tibet five kilometer from the border with Nepal. It is the only eight thousand meter peak located entirely within the Chinese territory. It is also the highest peak in the Jugal Himal which is continuous with and often considered part of Langtang Himal. The Jugal Langtang Himal straddles the Tibet Nepal border. Since Shishapangma is on the dry north side of the Himalaya crest further from further from the lower terrain of Nepal it has dramatic vertical relief than most major Himalayan peaks. Shishapangma was first climbed via the northern route on May 2, 1964, by Chinese expedition led by Xu Xiang.

Himalayan alpine Adventure Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. organizes and provide very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to Shishapangma base camp and during the climb. Our main objectives are to provide an international standard stress-free and comprehensive services to maximize Mt Shishapangma successful and safe climbing opportunities. We offer a wide range of services from Shishapangma base camp to the fully guided climb with individual Sherpa guide helping their client to achieve the summit. Mt Shishapangma climbing requires not only a set of climbing skills and physical fitness level but also the ability to cope with high elevation condition affecting the ability to function at the same extent at sea level where most of the International climbers are living. Our philosophy is to support the climber using the climbing skills and the inherent high altitude ability to climb Sherpa whose family have lived at the higher elevation for the generation. To climb the Mt Shishapangma 8027m. peak requires the setting up of 2-3 higher camps where the climbing gear food and fuel have to be carried. No matter how physically fitness one is at the sea level, at this altitude, your physical efficiency drops considerably and the team of climbing Sherpa pooled from all clients will set up the climbing route and allow you to summit. having personal Sherpa Guide during climbing eliminates the need for the leader, to decide who will get limited climbing support on the summit day. In the emergency situation, the typical expedition leader has the responsibility for a number for the number of people including themselves, who have impaired physical ability due to being at high altitude. With the Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. climbing Sherpa just have the responsibility for their own client. our climbing Sherpa/Guide is highly experienced and advanced level trained climbers doing high elevation climb in Himalaya Nepal, Tibet and Pakistan season after season.

We believe that our philosophy of an expedition with base camp leader coordinator and the team of climbing Sherpa/Guide assigned to the individual climber is by far the most efficient and safest way to achieve the successful and safe summit of Shishapangma 8027 m. Our base camp cook and the helper will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hours a day at the base camp. We provide spacious Expedition quality V25 size personal north face tent, dining tent, kitchen, store tent, shower tent, and toilet tent facilities and tent accommodation for the Sherpa, cook team and the porters.

We provide access to communication including satellite phone Solar panel and its battery for the light and to charge the camera’s battery and mobile phone and radio set for the communication between base camp and higher camp during the climbing.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu and free day.

Day 2: Prepare for the expedition checking all the climbing equipment.

Day 3: Final expedition preparation.

Day 4: Drive Kathmandu to Timure Nepal China Border.

Day5: Cross the China border meet with Chinese liaison officer and drive to Kerung 1962m.

Day 6: Kerung to Thingri drive 4300m.

Day 7: Acclimatization day at Thingri.

Day 8: Drive to Shishapangma Chinese base camp.

Day 9: Rest day at Chinese base camp.

Day 10: Trek to Shishapangma advance base camp.

Day 11 to 14: fixed the base camp and prepare for the climbing.

Day 14 to 34 Shishapangma climbing time.

Day 35: Packing the expedition equipment.

Day 36: Trek back to Chinese basecamp.

Day 37: Drive to Kerung.

Day 38: Cross the Nepal border and drive to Kathmandu.

Day 39: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 40: International flight.

Date & Cost

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Season Price Status
13 April 2019 22 May 2019 Spring 14000 Available Book Now

Cost Included

  • Five-night hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Airport to Hotel and airport transfer by jeep.
  • Kathmandu to Timure China border transport by bus.
  • Shishpangma climbing permit.
  • Kerung to Shishapangma Chinese base camp transport by jeep.
  • Kerung to Shishapangma Chinese base camp expedition equipment transport by truck.
  • Yak to carry the expedition equipment from Chinese base camp to advance base camp.
  • Climbing guide /Sherpa   2:1 ratio.
  • Basecamp cook team.
  • All the necessary camping and kitchen cooking equipment at base camp.
  • Dining tent, Kitchen tent, Store tent, Toilet tent, shower tent, and personal tent at base camp.
  • High altitude food and drinks with cooking material and fuel to cook food.
  • Oxygen and regulator musk set for medical purpose only.
  • Medical and accidental insurance of Guide, base camp cook team and porters.
  •  Hotel and foods on a full board basis during Kerung to Chinese base camp drive in China.
  • Wages and equipment of the Chinese liaison officer.
  • Environment protection fee.
  • Porters wages at Timure.
  • China group visa charge.

Cost not Include

  • International air ticket.
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Emergency rescue jeep cost from Shisapangma basecamp to Kathmandu.
  • Meal during Kathmandu Hotel stay.
  • Telephone, laundry, and alcohol and tips to the worker.
  • Successful summit bonus to the  Sherpa/guide.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.

Equipment List

  • Rucksack 65 liter.
  • Climbing boot.
  • Crampons.
  • Down suit.
  • Down jacket.
  • Down trouser.
  • Windproof jacket and trouser.
  • Goves for the summit.
  • Ordinary gloves.
  • Sunglass.
  • Headlamp with the extra battery.
  • Harness.
  • Jumar. (Ascender)
  • Eight ring. (Descender)
  • Halmet.
  • Hat.
  • Ice ax.
  • Waterbottle.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • walking pole.
  • Knife.
  • Mattress.
  • Sleeping bag 2 one for base camp and another for the climbing purpose.
  • Carabineer.
  • Sling.
  • High neck.
  • Sun cream.
  • Lighter.

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