"In life, there's always a mountain to conquer." Pemba Jangbu Sherpa

Shisapangma Expedition

Duration:  40 Days
Group Size: 5-12 pax
Trekking Duration:  3 Days
Climbing Duration:  23 Days
Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
Max Altitude:  Shisapangma, 8024m

This Shisapangma expedition require a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience of 7000m, 5+ rock and Ice climbing experience, capable of 6/7 hour walk a day and for the Summit day 8/10 hours walk.

Excellent physical and mentally condition are required for this Expedition. Basic recommendation for the training with National mountaineering climbing institute or with professional mountain guide.

Mt. Shishapangma is the 14th highest mountain which lies in its autonomous region, known by the Tibetans as “the big grassy field”, it is an extremely beautiful and provides awe inspiring vistas along the Himalayan range. Only very few people in the world have an idea about the Shishapangma before Chinese opened Tibet to the western summiteers in 1978 A.D. The Tibetans regard it as the holy mountain. It is the youngest among fourteen mountains above 8000m that lies in high Himalayan ranges of Tibet and Nepal. Mt. Shishapangma 8013 meter was first climbed by H. Ching and Nine Climbers in 1664.

Its Sanskrit name is “Gosainthan”. Reinhold Messner called it “an exquisite apparition”. Indeed, it is emerging out of the earth-brown Tibetan plateau a solitary snow goddess rearing its not-so-ugly head out to be admired. As per the expedition program our expedition team will fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa and we will have sightseeing around. 3 days drive takes us to Shishapangma Base camp.
Our Shisapangma expedition overland route drive from Tibet Border Zhangmu and return same route from Zhangmu Border (Tatopani) to Kathmandu.

The expedition will start in Kathmandu, Nepal. We will meet at our Nepal office to get our paperwork together, organize our gear, and enjoy the local customs & culture of Kathmandu before drive to Zhangmu Border with our Nepali staff to Nyalam and move to Shishapangma Base camp. We will set camp in the BC for 2 days to acclimatize and check expedition equipments once more. After, we will walk for long day to reach Shishapangma advance base camp. It is situated at altitude of (5400 m).

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1310m), transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu (1310m) - Free day hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu (1310m)– Tibet Visa Proceeds, hotel 
Day 04: Drive: Ktm- Zhangmu (2500m), hotel
Day 05: Drive to Nyalam, Guesthouse
Day 06: Nyalam – Acclimatize, Guesthouse
Day 07: Drive to Shisapangma Chinese Base Camp 
Day 08: Rest day at Chinese Base Camp
Day 09: Trek to Shisapangma Middle camp and toward Advance Base Camp 
Day 10: Advanced Base Camp 
Day 11-35: Climbing period of Shisapangma 
Day 36: Trek down to Chinese Base Camp 
Day 37: Drive to Nyalam , guesthouse
Day 38: Nyalam - Zhangmu – Katmandu, Marshyangdi
Day 39: Kathmandu – Free day, Hotel Marshyangdi 
Day 40: Final Departure, transfer to Airport

Full Service:

  • 5 nights in KTM Hotel
  • Flight: Ktm- Lhsa for members & Lhasa Tour as per program
  • Transport: Border/Kathmandu for member & staffs
  • Expedition Cargo: KTM-Border-KTM
  • Expedition Permit, TMA Climbing route Fee
  • 1 Government Liaison officer/ Interpreter
  • Food - Trekking & Base Camp for member & staffs
  • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa for two members
  • 1 Base Camp Cook from Nepal and 1 Tibetan Kitchen Boy
  • All Nepali staffs Insurance/ daily allowance/Chinese Visa fees
  • 4 Yak per member CBC to ABC and 3 Yaks per member ABC to CBC
  • Above mentioned Yaks to carry members bags and I AM Treks Food & Equipments
  • 50 kegs per member for personal equipments
  • One  tent per member for base camp
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen//Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent,
  • Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears,
  • 1 Gas Heater for Dinning /1 Solar Pannel for light & battery charge at Base Camp
  • 2 High Altitude Tent for member & Sherpa
  • High Altitude food for member & staffs,
  • EPI gas, High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove,
  • 2 bottle oxygen with mask & Regulator for member & Sherpa
  • International Air Cargo clearance & Government tax fee
  • Emergency Rescue Deposit Fee
  • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

Cost excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
  • Airport departure tax, Telephone & Laundry, Alcoholic beverages
  • Nepal Visa fee US$ 40 Per person
  • Tibet Visa fee US$ 115 Per person - subject to be change
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus US$ 1000 & Non Summit Bonus US$ 800 Per Sherpa
  • Extra Yak US$300 Per Yak which can be paid at Base Camp
  • All other personal nature expenses.