|Country:||China||Peak Name:||Mt. Shisha Pangma|
|Duration:||37 Days||Route:||NE / NW Route|
|Weather Reports:||Report||Range:||Jugal Himal|
Shisha Pangma the 14th highest peak in the world is located almost due north of Kathmandu entirely on the Tibetan side of the Himalayas. The peak is characterized by its long, steep, craggy southern face rising over 2000m, making it an imposing sight to all would-be climbers. The Indian-Nepalese name for the peak is Gosaitan, which denotes “The Holy Place". The Tibetan name for the mountain is Xixapangma. Its name translates to "The mountain overlooking the grassy plains".
Shisha Pangma was the last of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. The first ascent is credited to Hsu Ching and his ten-man Chinese climbing team in 1964. The team was composed of Chang Chun-yen, Wang Fu-zhou, Chen San, Cheng Tien-Liang, Wu Tsung-Yue, Sodnam Doji, Migmar Trashi, Doji, and Yonten. Shisha Pangma was finally opened to foreign teams in 1980. The first U.S. ascent took place in September 1983, via the mountains Northeast Face, by Mike Browning, Chris Pizzo, and Glenn Porzak. By 2003.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the HotelBreakfastHotel
Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa Preparation Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa PreparationBreakfastHotel
Tibet Visa Issue and Expedition briefingBreakfastHotel
Rest in KathmanduB/DHotel
Drive from Kathmandu to TimureB/L/DLodge
Cross the border of Nepal and Drive to Kerong (1,962m)B/L/DLodge
Drive from Old Tingri (4,300m)B/L/DLodge
Acclimatization and Preparation day in Old TingriB/L/DLodge
Drive from Old Tingri to Shisha Pangma Chinese Basecamp (5,220m)B/L/DTent
Acclimatization at Chinese Basecamp (Rest day)B/L/DTent
Chinese Basecamp to Shisha Pangma Advance Basecamp (5,400m)B/L/DTent
Climbing Period [Adv. Basecamp - Summit (8,027m) - Adv. Basecamp]B/L/DTent
Descend from Advance Basecamp to Chinese BasecampB/L/DTent
Drive back from Chinese Basecamp to Old Tingri (4,300m)B/L/DLodge
Drive from Old Tingri to KerongB/L/DLodge
Drive from Kerong, cross the border to Kathmandu, and transfer to the HotelB/L/DHotel
Leisure Day in Kathmandu CityB/LHotel
Transfer to International Airport for final departureBreakfast
- AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Kathmandu Airport - Hotel transfers – Kathmandu Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 6 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3-star category) on BB Plan-Twin Bed Room (sharing basis).
- WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Custom Department, clearance cost is subject to a charge. (*before expedition).
- PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of the Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Shisha Pangma.
- LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer in Tibet with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
- GARBAGE DEPOSIT : Garbage Deposit fees.
- RUBBISH COLLECTION FEE : $1000 USD Per Climber standard rubbish collection fee.
- STAFF INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
- MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
- DUFFEL BAG : Seven Summit Treks Duffel Bag for each member.
- TIBET VISA : Visa arrangement for Tibet including Visa fee.
- MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation (Members/Staffs): In a group drive by Jeep from Kathmandu to Chinese Basecamp via Kerong Border. And while returning Drive by Jeep from Chinese Basecamp to Kathmandu via Kerong Border. (In case, if members have to return earlier than the team due to personal reasons, members have to pay their own transportation costs up to Kathmandu).
- EXPEDITION STUFF TRANSPORTATION : Transportation of All Necessary expedition equipment & Foods for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Chinese Basecamp (by Jeep/Truck) - Basecamp to Advanced Basecamp (ABC) by Yak. – While returning: Advance Base camp (ABC) to Basecamp (by Yak), Chinese Basecamp to Kathmandu (by Jeep/Truck).
- MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the expedition period carried by Yaks. If luggage exceeds 70 KG then extra Yak is will be required. ($300 USD Per Yak and carry 40 KG).
- FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tent (twin sharing basis) during the trail - Single room is subject to a charge. Well-managed base camp & ABC set up for member & Staffs.
- YAKS : Yaks for the transportation of member personal luggage (70 Kg maximum) and expeditions stuffs from Chinese Basecamp – (ABC)Advance Basecamp –Chinese Basecamp.
- BASE CAMP / ADVANCE BC STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base camp / ABC Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
- STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
- BASE CAMP / ABC TENT : Each member will have an individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Chinese Basecamp & Advance Basecamp
- BASE CAMP / ABC EQUIPMENT : Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese basecamp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
- SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
- HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and Government Licensed per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
- CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- BONUS : Carry Bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges.
- OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen cylinder: 2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1-oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
- OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
- BACK UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
- HIGH CAMP SERVICE : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for members, Sherpas, and other crews at (C1) (C2), and (C3). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- ROPE FIXING : The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Shisha Pangma along with the help of members (no extra charge will be applied to members).
- SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
- WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- WALKIE-TALKIE PERMITS : Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
- INTERNET SERVICE : In per order- an Internet facility (Thuraya Satellite) will be available at the Basecamp & ABC (subject to a charge).
- WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
- MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for the group and staff.
- SUMMER CERTIFICATE : MT. Shisha Pangma climbing certificate issued by CMA (after climbing Mt. Shisha Pangma successfully).
- INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee $60USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days $ 120USD).
- LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- INSURANCE : Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
- RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
- PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members at the base camp).
- PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek and expedition.
- SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1400 USD.
- TIPS : Tips for Guide and Basecamp staff.
- YAKS : Per yak, it’s $ 300 if required Extra, (1 Yak can carry up to 40 KG).
- SATELLITE PERMIT : Satellite permits $ 500 / per.
- EXTRA TRANSPORTATION : In case, if a member has to return earlier than the team due to personal reasons, members have to pay their own transportation costs up to Kathmandu.
- EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” Section.