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2020 SPRING
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Duration: 37 Days Country: China
Max. Altitude: 8,027m / 26,335ft. Walking Per Day: 4 - 6 Hours
Nature: Hotel + Lodge + Camping Grade:
Best Season: Spring / Autumn Group Size: 2 - 15 People

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S.No. Start Date End Date Group Size Available Seats Status Booking
1 Mar 24, 2020 Apr 29, 2020 15 PAX 7 SEATS GUARANTEED Book

Trip Introduction

Shisha Pangma the 14th highest peak of the world is considered as one of the easiest 8000 M mountains to climb to its Central Summit (8013m), though the main summit (8027m) is quite technical and has not been climbed after 2014. Shisha Pangma is  is located almost due north of Kathmandu entirely on the Tibetan side of the Himalaya. 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. . It's name literally 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, 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, Shisha Pangma had only recorded 201 successful ascents (to the main summit) and 19 fatalities. As of January of 2000, over 434 people have successfully made the climb to the Central Summit, but only 165 people have continued to the Main Summit, just over an hours climb away, separated by a knife edge ridge of sometimes very unstable snow. This data was collected and published by Jan Kielowski.

Alex Lowe, one of America's strongest and best-known climbers, died on Shisha Pangma after an avalanche struck on 26,291-foot October 5, 1999, also killed in the avalanche was cameraman David Bridges who was filming the ascent for a documentary. World reknown climber and friend of Lowe, Conrad Anker was also caught in the avalanche but survived.

The first winter ascent is credited to Simone Moro and Peter Morawsky who completed the ascent on the 14th of January 2005. Information on this climb can be found here.

 

Day

Arrival In Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)

Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa PreparationRest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa Preparation

Tibet Visa Issue and Expedition briefing

Rest In Kathmandu

Drive from Kathmandu to Timure

Cross the border of Nepal and Drive to Kerung (1962m)

Drive from Kerung in Old Thingri (4,300m)

Acclimatization and Preparation day in Old Thingri

Drive from Old Thingri to Shisha Pangma Chinese Basecamp (5,220m)

Acclimatisation at Chinese Basecamp (rest day)

Chinese Basecamp to Shisha Pangma Advance Basecamp (5,400m)

Descend from Advance Basecamp to Chinese Basecamp

Drive back from Chinese Basecamp to Thingri

Drive from Thingri to Kerung

Cross the border and drive to Kathmandu (Overnight stay at Hotel)

 Leisure day in Kathmandu City

Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure

  1. Arrival and Departure: Kathmandu Airport - Hotel transfers – Kathmandu Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 6 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3-star category) on BB Plan-Twin Bed Room (sharing basis).
  3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  4. Cargo Clearance:International Air cargo clearance of Member's Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal. (*before expedition).
  5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Chinese Government (CMA / TMA) to climb Mt. Shisha Pangma.
  6. Liaison Officer:1 Government Liaison officer in Tibet with full equipment, salary and accommodation. 
  7. Garbage Management:Garbage Deposit fees.
  8. Rubbish Collection Fee: $1000 USD Per Climber standard rubbish collection fee.
  9. Insurance:Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and expedition.
  10. Map:Trekking and climbing map.
  11. Seven Summit Treks Duffel Bag for each member.
  12. Visa: Visa arrangement for Tibet including Visa fee.
  13. 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 member have to return earlier than the team due to personal reason, member have to pay their own transportation cost up to Kathmandu).
  14. Expedition Stuffs Transportation:Transportation of All Necessary expedition equipment & Foodsfor all Members and Staffs 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). 
  15. Member Luggage:Up to 70 Kg per member for personal baggage during the expedition period carrying by Yaks. If luggage exceed 70 KG then extra Yak is will be required. ($300 USD Per Yak and carry 40 KG).
  16. Food and 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.
  17. Yaks:Yaks for the transportation of member personal luggage (70 Kg maximum) and expeditions stuffs from Chinese Basecamp – (ABC)Advance Basecamp –Chinese Basecamp.
  18. Base Camp / Advance BC Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp / ABC Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  19. Staff Salary and allowance:All Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  20. Base Camp / ABC Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Chinese Basecamp & Advance Basecamp
  21. 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.
  22. Solar/Generator/Light:1 Solar panel and Generator for lights at base camp, battery charge, for laptop and other electronic devices.
  23. High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed per member. (1 Member: 1 Sherpa).
  24. Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance:Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food and Clothing.
  25. Bonus: Carry Bonus of Sherpas and Route Fixing Charges.
  26. 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 return after the expedition. **
  27. Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be return after the expedition. **
  28. Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  29. High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High foodfor members, Sherpas and other crews at (C1) (C2) and (C3). Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  30. 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).
  31. Satellite Phone for emergency communication carrying by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  32. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  33. Permit: Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
  34. Internet Service:In per-order- Internet facility (Thuraya Satellite)will be available at the Basecamp & ABC (subject to a charge).
  35. Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  36. Comprehensive Medical kit for the group and staffs.
  37. Certificate:  Shisha Pangma climbing certificate issued by CMA (after climbing Mt. Shisha Pangma successfully).

 

**Note: All expedition stuffs and equipment have to return after the expedition

  1. Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee $60USD per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days $ 120USD).
  3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  4. Extra night 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.
  5. Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, Helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
  6. Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  7. 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).
  8. Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  9. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  10. Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  11. Internet Service: Not included during the trek and expedition.
  12. Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1400 USD.
  13. Tips: Tips for Guide and Basecamp staffs.
  14. Per yak its $ 300if required Extra, (1 Yak can carry up to 40 KG).
  15. Satellite permit $ 500 / per.
  16. Extra Transportation: In case, if member have to return earlier than the team due to personal reason, member have to pay their own transportation cost up to Kathmandu.
  17. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  18. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.

2020 Spring Itinerary

Days

Activities

Remarks

Date

1

Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)

Hotel: B/B

24 March

2

Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa Preparation Rest day in Kathmandu: Tibet Visa Preparation

Hotel: B/B

25 March

3

Tibet Visa Issue and Expedition briefing

Hotel: B/B

26 March

4

Rest in Kathmandu

Hotel: B/D

27 March

5

Drive from Kathmandu to Timure

Lodge: B/L/D

28 March

6

Cross the border of Nepal and Drive to Kerong (1,962m)

Lodge: B/L/D

29 March

7

Drive from Old Thingri (4,300m)

Lodge: B/L/D

30 March

8

Acclimatization and Preparation day in Old Thingri

Lodge: B/L/D

31 March

9

Drive from Old Thingri to Shisha Pangma Chinese Basecamp (5,220m)

Tent: B/L/D

1 April

10

Acclimatization at Chinese Basecamp (rest day)

Tent: B/L/D

2 April

11

Chinese Basecamp to Shisha Pangma Advance Basecamp (5,400m)

Tent: B/L/D

3 April

12-31

Day 12 - Day 31: Climbing Period [Adv. Basecamp - Summit (8,027m) - Adv. Basecamp]

Tent: Full Board

4 April – 23 April

32

Descend from Advance Basecamp to Chinese Basecamp

Tent: B/L/D

24 April

33

Drive back from Chinese Basecamp to Old Thingri (4,300m)

Lodge: B/L/D

25 April

34

Drive from Old Thingri to Kerong

Lodge: B/L/D

26 April

35

Drive from Kerong, crossing border to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel

Lodge: B/L/D

27 April

36

Leisure Day in Kathmandu City

Hotel: B/L

28 April

37

Transfer to International Airport for final departure

Breakfast

29 April

B=Breakfast, L= Lunch and D=Dinner.

Note: Incase Chinese Government close the entrance via land (Khasa/Kerong) then we will change this itinerary via Flight to Lhasa which shall cost 1000USD extra including 2 nights hotel in Lhasa.

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