Sishapangma Expedition – 47 Days

Shishapangma formally Xixiabangma is the fourteenth most elevated mountain on the planet and the least of the eight-thousanders. It was the last 8,000 meter crest to be moved, because of its area completely inside Tibet .

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  • Country
    Nepal, Tibet  
  • Duration
    47 Days  
  • Level
  • Altitude
    8,027 m /26328.56 ft  
  • Starts
  • Ends
  • Activity
    Climbing involve with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking  

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About Sishapangma Expedition – 47 Days

Shishapangma formally Xixiabangma is the fourteenth most elevated mountain on the planet and the least of the eight-thousanders. It was the last 8,000 meter crest to be moved, because of its area completely inside Tibet and the confinements on outside appearance to the locale forced by the Chinese amid the 1950s and later. The mountain has two summits, the ordinarily climbed Central summit that the Chinese say is 8013m (7999m on old maps) which we have achieved four times. Normally, we will intend to move to the higher genuine summit, 8027m (26,335ft), how about we check whether we can arrive! 

Prior to the Chinese opened Tibet to western mountain dwellers in 1978, little was thought about Shishapangma. The main 8,000m top to lie altogether in Tibet, it lies tantalizingly near the Nepalese fringe, covered behind the immense, yet less high, outskirt pinnacles of Langtang. Venturesome people looked for minor looks of it amid the period that other 8,000m pinnacles were getting their first risings! It is maybe not astounding that it was the remainder of the 8,000m crests to be climbed. Not that its rising by the North-West Ridge introduces any awesome trouble. Despite what might be expected, it is currently viewed as a standout amongst the most clear 8,000m trips and its summit is much of the time accomplished. 

Viewed as a 'heavenly' mountain by the nearby Tibetan populace, and lying on the course to Mt. Kailash, Shishapangma keeps on puzzling us. Students of history can't comprehend her names – Shishapangma, Xixabangma, Gosainthan. However, the mountain is maybe the most open of her classification, rising just a couple of miles west of the Kathmandu-Lhasa Highway. It was 16 years before the mountain got its second rising, by a West German group in 1980, and it has been climbed each year since.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01 – Arrive at Kathmandu airplane terminal (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 02 – Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 03 – Official customs and Preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 04 – Final Preparation day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 05 – Fly to Lhasa (3,600meters) from Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 06 and 07 – Sightseeing in Lhasa. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 08 – Drive to Shigatse (3900 meters), 6 hours. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 09 – Drive to Xegar (4000 meters), 6 hours. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 10 – Acclimatization Day. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 11 – Drive to Shishapangma base camp (5000 meters). Overnight at rose camp.

  • Day 12 and 13 – Base camp planning. Overnight at rose camp.

  • Day 14 – Move to Advanced Base Camp (5600 meters). Overnight at rose camp.

  • Day 15 to 40 – Climb time of Shishapangm. Overnight at Tented Camp.

  • Day 41 and 42 – Cleaning the mountain. Overnight at Tented Camp.

  • Day 43 – Packing Advance base camp. Overnight at Tented Camp.

  • Day 44 – Trek Base Camp and drive Zhangmu. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 45 – Drive back to Kathmandu. Its chance for Celeberation. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 46 – At relaxation in Kathmandu. At night, we have our goodbye festivity and endeavor supper. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 47 – Fly from Kathmandu for your last flight.

Trip Details

  • Day 1 - Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345 meters).

    Our airplane terminal delegate will get you at Tribhuvan International air terminal, Kathmandu and s/he will show a Glory Himalayan Club billboard outside the air terminal. You will be then transffered to your particular inn in our private visitor vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.
    (No suppers included)

  • Day 2 - Pre-trip meeting & sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

    Toward the beginning of the day, after breakfast, At around 8am, we have a pre-trip meeting at your inn in Kathmandu and present your trek pioneer/direct. It would be ideal if you look for this chance to make inquiries about your trek. We will likewise supply you with our trek Duffel Bag, T-shirt and a Cap. For the gathering, please ensure you bring identification, three duplicates of international ID estimate photographs, and a decipherable duplicate of your movement protection strategy. Amid this gathering, please clear the due adjust, assuming any, and sign the lawfully restricting outing structure and the non-risk disclaimer. It would be ideal if you advise us ahead of time in the event that you will arrive late and accordingly can't go to the pre-trip meeting.
    After the Pre-Trip meeting and breakfast, your touring outing will begin at 9.45 AM toward the beginning of the day. We give a private vehicle and expert visit control. We visit Boudhnath Stupa, one of the greatest Buddhist places of worship on the planet, where we watch Buddhist priests in supplication in the religious communities encompassing the stupa. After Boudhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most celebrated Hindu sanctuary in the nation, situated on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu blessed men (sadhus) contemplating, pioneers washing and once in a while memorial service fires consuming on the ghats. We likewise visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is an accumulation of pagoda and shikhara – style sanctuaries gathered around a fifty-five-window royal residence of block and wood. The fascination of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square are the Lion door, the Golden entryway, the Palace of fifty five windows, workmanship exhibitions, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.
    Whatever remains of our opportunity in Kathmandu is free for assist investigation and some very late shopping in Thamel zone close by your hotel.Overnight at Hotel.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 3 - Official formalities in Kathmandu.

    Formal instructions at the Ministry of Tourism. The endeavor pioneer will watch that everybody's gear is in working request. Overnight at Kathmandu lodging.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 4 - Final preparation day in Kathmandu.

    Last open door for a minute ago buys. Overnight at Kathmandu lodging.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 5 - Fly to Lhasa.

    Early morning exchange to the Kathmandu International Airport for the hour-long flight to Lhasa. This shocking flight takes us specifically over the principle Himalayan range, giving great mountain sees. In the wake of arriving at Gonggar Airport and meeting our Tibetan guide, Lhasa is a further two hour drive. The rest of the day will be left unscheduled for members to rest and change in accordance with Lhasa's higher elevation. Overnight at Lhasa lodging.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 6 - Sightseeing in Lhasa.

    We spend today going by a few of Lhasa's numerous religious communities in the organization of a guide and translator. One of these is the Sera Monastery, extraordinary compared to other safeguarded religious communities in Tibet. A few hundred priests live and think about inside its whitewashed dividers and brilliant rooftops. After lunch we'll visit the Norbulingka, the late spring royal residence of the Dalai Lama, and in addition the Jokhang Temple. This sanctuary is conceivably the most consecrated holy place in Tibet and there is dependably a parade of dedicated Tibetans advancing through the complex. Encompassing the Jokhang is the Barkor, a labyrinth of tight cobbled avenues that is the focal market of Lhasa. Overnight at Lhasa inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 7 - Second day of sightseeing in Lhasa.

    Early in the day, we visit breathtaking Potala Palace, which overwhelms the city of Lhasa. The building filled in as the seat of the Dalai Lama from the seventeenth century until 1959, and contains various terrific state rooms and numerous essential houses of prayer. After lunch we visit the Drepung Monastery, established in the fourteenth century and once the biggest on the planet, with a populace of around 10,000 priests. Nowadays that figure is down to a few hundred, however there is still much at the cloister of intrigue, particularly on the grounds that it was left moderately unscathed amid the Cultural Revolution. Overnight at Lhasa inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 08 - Drive to Shigatse.

    We set off in jeeps for the six hour drive over the Tibetan level. Not long after in the wake of leaving Lhasa, we achieve the banks of the Tsang Po, which turns into the Brahmaputra River when it enters India. We drive upstream for some time before turning southwest through fruitless betray like valleys to achieve Shigatse (3900m), Tibet's second biggest city. Overnight in an inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 09 - Drive to Xegar.

    Today proceeds with an additional six hour drive, along the Tibetan thruway. As we drive the northern edge of the Greater Himalaya comes into see, giving a dynamite display of pinnacles, including Everest. We overnight in an inn 7km outside the principle town of Xegar (4000m). In the event that there is time, we might have the capacity to visit the primary town and its peak religious community. Overnight at Xegar lodging.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 10 - Acclimatization Day.

    This is an imperative day, enabling us to adapt to the considerable tallness increment to Chinese base camp tomorrow. General counsel is to relax, yet a visit the primary town and a delicate climb up to its ridge cloister (4200m) are exceedingly suggested. Overnight at lodging.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 11 - Drive to Shishapangma base camp (5000 meters)

    Radiant perspectives of Shishapangma and numerous different mountains make the present street travel a life-changing one. In the wake of intersection the Thang La (5200m), we kill the Lhasa expressway and travel west along the street to Mount Kailash for a further 25 km. Turning south onto a considerably littler track, we in the long run land at the base camp (5000m). This is arranged near the Yambughangala River, which depletes on the north side of Mt. Shishapangma. Overnight at rose camp.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Days 12 and 13 - Base camp preparation.

    The initial couple of days at the base camp are spent setting up our hardware and sorting out burdens for the yaks to convey up the mountain. These are additionally critical days for our acclimatization, as we will all vibe the impacts of living at 5,000m and should be fit as a fiddle for the long course to the base camp. Overnight at rose camp.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 14 - Hike to advance base camp.

    In the wake of stacking up the yaks with all the hardware, we set off with them on the 20km (12 mile) trek to the propel base camp. At first we take after a jeep track to a level over the waterway, and afterward the west bank of the valley to ABC (propel base camp) close to the nose of the Yambughangala Glacier (5600m). This is in a noteworthy area, with the mammoth white apexes of the icy mass driving up the valley to Shishapangma. Here we empty the yaks and set up camp, which will fill in as the take-off point for the climb. From here the Sherpas will do the greater part of the heap conveying. Overnight at rose camp.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Days 15 to 40 – Climbing Mt. Shishapangma.

    Starting here on, it's not by any stretch of the imagination conceivable to detail a climbing design, on the grounds that the pace will rely on the pioneer and the specific group.
    Over the propel base camp we will put a few camps, contingent upon conditions. The climb begins with a long trek prompting an expansive outdoors territory at 6400m. From here we cross further, picking up the shoulder of the mountain and touching base at Camp 2 (7100m). The greater part of the climbing is on scree or snow and exhibits little trouble. The northwest edge is effortlessly open from Camp 2, despite the fact that it might include snow and ice moving at a steepness of fifty degrees. Settled ropes are set on all lofty/crevassed segments. In the event that a high camp is required, it is put by the overarching conditions. The summit edge is long and more often than not came to by following a rising slanting course over the snow slant underneath to achieve the edge, as near the summit as would be prudent. The west summit (8008m) of Shishapangma is speedier to reach than the primary summit and is the standard point came to by 'summiteers.' Plenty of time is permitted in case of awful climate and moderate acclimatization. We plan to have enough time toward the finish of the campaign to make a total withdrawal from the mountain, evacuating all gear and waste and taking it back to ABC.
    The climb
    The undertaking pioneer, in talk with the colleagues and Sherpas, deals with the everyday running of the endeavor. The Sherpas convey most of the gear to build up the camps, abandoning us to acquaint ourselves with the mountain and develop better acclimatized, a long procedure. There are a few unique techniques to get ready for the summit offer, and the will be examined in detail on the mountain.
    The fundamental arrangement is to burn through three to four days at ABC, at that point take a six to seven day stumble on the mountain, resting as high as Camp 2 (7100m). Strategically, it takes some stable arrangement and association to guarantee every one of the camps are set up with the suitable supplies. At that point we require a window of good climate for the summit endeavor, regularly a cat-and-mouse amusement.
    Summit course alternatives

    Summit day implies a solid start. The best course to the genuine summit is crossing the face, however we judge at the time whether this is sheltered.

    The course goes first to the focal summit, which we should settle with ropes. From that point to the genuine summit is a blade edged edge that is once in a while in great condition for crossing, in spite of the fact that it is just really trying for not as much as a rope length.

    The other probability is another course: from Camp 3 we slide a little onto a wide level and will presumably need to set up a camp there. The inclines from that point on are direct, despite the fact that there are a couple of precipices.
    Wellbeing and direct of the climb

    Mt. Shishapangma has at this point been moved by numerous, and the mountain and its potential risks merit regard from each one of those endeavoring it. Achieving the summit late in the day would be a genuine slip-up, and the aides will guarantee that fitting planning is clung to. The point of the campaign will be to guarantee that however many colleagues as could be allowed achieve the summit. In any case, this won't be to the disservice of wellbeing. Security will represent all basic leadership on the mountain and will be founded on the sound mountaineering judgment of the profoundly experienced mountain guides. To help the aides on the mountain, Glory Himalayan Club will design the endeavor as altogether and painstakingly as conceivable utilizing background and information of the mountain to most extreme advantage. Eventually, the pioneer will have sole carefulness on the execution of any arrangement to climb the mountain, and he will guarantee that security remains the prime thought.

    The high piles of the Himalayas, Shishapangma specifically, are there for us to climb and appreciate. The need will be to empower all colleagues to satisfy their potential on the mountain, returning home securely and with an existence upgrading knowledge. Regardless of whether endeavor individuals achieve the best, the undertaking ought to be an agreeable and compensating accomplishment that will shape the premise of many since quite a while ago treasured recollections and kinships.

    (Superb Camping Tents will be given in each camp)

    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Days 41 and 42 - Cleaning the mountain.

    It takes a few days to clear every one of the camps, and expel all loss from the mountain. Overnight at Tented Camps.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 43 - Packing advance base camp.

    Additional pressing! Periodically we can mastermind the climbers to leave in front of the campaign pioneer and Sherpas. We judge at the time, as conditions permit. Overnight at Tented Camp.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 44 - Trek to base camp and drive to Zhangmu.

    We trek to the base camp, toward the evening getting a ride to Zhangmu. Overnight at guesthouse.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 45 - Drive back to Kathmandu.

    We ought to land in Kathmandu late evening or night prepared to appreciate the great eateries. Overnight at inn.
    (Breakfast Included)

  • Day 46 - Leisure day in Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner.

    Time for unwinding and shopping. Once back in Kathmandu, Glory Himalayan Club will have a night grill as an opportunity to commend the endeavor, say goodbye, and thank the Sherpas and colleagues for their help and companionship all through the outing. Overnight at lodging.
    (Breakfast and Farewell Dinner Included)

  • Day 47 - Transfer to airport for flight departure.

    A Glory air terminal delegate will escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight takeoff from Nepal.
    (Breakfast Included)

Our Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by Tourist Vehicle.

  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (6 nights).

  • Two star hotel accommodation in Lhasa and Gyantse with basic guesthouse accommodation in Shegar and Zangmu including Breakfast.

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by Tourist Vehicle.

  • Full board meal during camping at base camp, prepared by our cook with hot Tea & coffee.

  • All base camp and Advance base camp camping gears (We will provide fully water proof dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent at the base camp)

  • High quality tents for all camps.

  • Insurance for all Nepali staffs and porters including helicopter rescue provision.

  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek and at base camp.

  • Expedition permits.

  • Liaison officer and his round trip flight, insurance, wages, expedition equipments etc.

  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves).

  • Guide, cook, porters, helpers up to base camp.

  • Climbing Sherpas (1 member = 1 Sherpa Ratio on climbing day).

  • A well stocked first aid and medical kit sufficient to counter any possible mountaineering ailments, from headache to serious injury.

  • Extra Oxygen equipment for medical use and summit (from 7,000m) only.

  • A portable hyperbaric chamber (Gamow bag).

  • Emergency communications on the mountain and satellite communications link for helicopter evacuation.

  • Mask regulator.

  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fee for entire trip.

  • Welcome and farewell dinner for members in Kathmandu.

  • Power supply at Base Camp for charging electronics (solar backup).

  • Flight cost from Kathmandu - Lhasa including airport departure tax.

  • Chinese visa and permit. (We handle all the paperwork for the Chinese visa and all the Tibet travel and climbing permits).

  • All our government taxes and vat.

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and while staying in hotel/guesthouse in Tibet.

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page).

  • International airfare and airport departure tax (see the international flights page).

  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.

  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected, see info below).

  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.


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Shishapangma formally Xixiabangma is the fourteenth most elevated mountain on the planet and the least of the eight-thousanders. It was the last 8,000 meter crest to be moved, because of its area completely inside Tibet .

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