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.
As per an itinerary, you will reach Shisha Pangma Chinese basecamp in Tibet after 5 days overland trip from Kathmandu. You will have acclimatization and rest days at Old Tingri. You will have 2 days of acclimatization at Basecamp and a further trek to Advance basecamp (5400m). Puja ceremony will be made for the good luck before we head to the upper camps. Seven Summit Treks will have the best Base Camp will be set with Big Dining, Kitchen, Toilet, Communication & member tent.
Advance Basecamp (5,400m/17,717ft)
Mt. Shisha Pangma climbs via North ridge and is considered the easiest route than other routes. The ABC of Mt Shisha Pangma lies in the beautiful Tibetan plateau from where great views of the Himalayas can be seen. The climber will walk up to ABC 2/3 times for acclimatization.
Camp I (6,400m/20,997ft)
Camp I lie at the altitude of 6400m which is a flat snowfield with big space for camping. From ABC to camp I, it will take about 6 hours. Fist needs to walk in a flat snow field to reach crampons point and need to cross the glacier. Camp is a great location from where you can see the great view of sunrise and sunset. The fixed rope started from Camp I.
Camp II (6,800m/22,310ft)
Camp II lies at about 7100m. From Camp I to Camp II, it takes about 3 to 4 hours, and it's safe climbing through some crevasses need to cross. Once fix rope fixed by climbing Sherpa, the member should follow the same way for safety.
Camp III (7,450m/24,442ft)
Camp III lies at the altitude of 7500m. From camp II to III, it will take 3 to 4 hours for climbing, it's strenuous. You will sleep at camp III twice in the entire expedition. While climbing up to camp III to summit col, you will be sleeping at two men's tents and after resting at camp III will head up to the summit by another early morning for the summit push. Rope fixing up to the summit is the major duty of our climbing Sherpa so we highly admire our Sherpa to fix ropes, breaking trails, and making all the effort to get the group reaches to the summit of Mt. Shisha Pangma.
With the best weather forecast, once we leave Camp III for the summit, it will take about 6-9 hours of climbing to reach the summit. It’s a long walk, challenging, and adventurous so Most of the climbers start their summit push at late night and make the summit in the early morning around 7 to 10 am. We'll summit the main summit of Mt. Shisha Pangma. the view from the summit is tremendous. From the summit of Mt. Shisha Pangma will have a great view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho-Oyu, and many other 8000 and 7000 peaks, and back to camp II the same day after the summit of Mt. Shisha Pangma. Which will take some hours for descending.
Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)BreakfastHotel
Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa Preparation Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa PreparationBreakfastHotel
Apply for Tibet Visa and Expedition BriefingBreakfastHotel
Rest in KathmanduB/DHotel
Drive from Kathmandu to TimureB/L/DLodge
Cross the border of Nepal and Drive to Kerung (1962m)B/L/DLodge
Drive from Kerung to Thingri (4,300m)B/L/DLodge
Acclimatization and Preparation Day in ThingriB/L/DLodge
Drive from Thingri 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
Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II and Camp III) – Basecamp]Full BoardHigh Camp
Climbing Period [Adv. Basecamp - Shisha Pangma Summit (8,027m) - Adv. Basecamp]Full BoardHigh Camp
Descend from Advance Basecamp to Chinese BasecampB/L/DTent
Drive back from Chinese Basecamp to Thingri (4,300m)B/L/DLodge
Drive from Old Thingri to Kerung BorderB/L/DLodge
Cross the border and Drive to KathmanduB/LHotel
Leisure Day in Kathmandu CityBreakfastHotel
Transfer to International Airport for final departure
- ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Kathmandu Airport - Hotel transfers – Kathmandu Airport (Pick Up and Drop) by private vehicle.
- HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 6 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
- WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office Staff.
- CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
- PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and a permit fee of the Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Shisha Pangma, Restricted are permit and fee.
- 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 : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffel Bag.
- TIBET VISA : Visa arrangement for Tibet including Visa fee.
- MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation (Members/Staffs): On a group basis: drive by Jeep from Kathmandu to Chinese Basecamp via Kerong Border. And while returning Drive by Jeep from the 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 cost up to Kathmandu).
- EXPEDITION STUFF TRANSPORTATION : All necessary expedition equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Chinese Basecamp (by Jeep/Truck) - Basecamp to Advance Basecamp (ABC) by Yak. – While returning: Advance Base camp (ABC) to Basecamp (by Yak), Chinese Basecamp to Kathmandu (by Jeep/Truck). Based on the condition, different transportation variants may adopt.
- MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the expedition period carried by Yaks. If luggage exceeds 60 KG then extra Yak will be required. ($400 USD Per Yak and carry 50 KG).
- FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tent during the trek and at the Basecamp. Well-managed base camp & ABC set up for members & Staff.
- YAKS : Yaks for the transportation of member personal luggage (60 Kg maximum) and expeditions stuffs up to the base camp and from the base camp (both ways).
- 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 tent in Chinese Basecamp & Advance Basecamp.
- BASE CAMP / ABC EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, 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 base camp staff, Store tent, 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 : Single Tent, 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 base camp staff, Store tent, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
- ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
- CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
- OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen cylinder: 2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
- OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa. **
- BACK UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (SUBJECT TO A CHARGE).
- HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) and (C3). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
- ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas (including personal Sherpa) will fix the route in Shisha Pangma (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.
- PERMITS : Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
- INTERNET SERVICE : In per-order- Internet facility (Thuraya Satellite) will be available at the Basecamp & ABC (subject to a charge).
- WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
- MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
- SUMMER CERTIFICATE : MT. Shisha Pangma climbing certificate issued by CMA (after climbing Mt. Shisha Pangma successfully).
- AIRFARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEES : Nepalese Visa Fee Is $125 USD for 90 Days. (Apply for Multiple Visa Entry).
- 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 POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
- 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 have soft drinks for members at base camp).
- PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
- 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 each climbing Sherpa- Minimum $1500 USD.
- TIPS : Calculate some tips for basecamp and high camp staff – Minimum $400 USD.
- YAKS : Per yak, it's $ 400 USD additional if the required luggage limit exceeds, a, (1 Yak can carry up to 50 KG).
- EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Highlight Of Trip
Highlight Of Trip
- 25 September 2023 - 08 November 2023
- 14th Highest Mountain in the World
- 1 Climber: 1 Sherpa Guide
- 2 Bottles of Oxygen
- Full Board / Basecamp Service
- Technical and Challenging Mountain
- Stunning views from the Summit
- Experience the unique culture of the region
- Explore the diverse Flora & Fauna