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International Shishapangma Expedition-Lhasa
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International Shishapangma Expedition-Lhasa

Autumn 2015
Entry: Lhasa Exit: Zhangmu
Fixed Departure: 14 September 2015

Height: 8013m.
Latitude: 28° 21″N
Longitude: 85° 47″E
Trip Duration: 40 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Normal
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Kathmandu-Lhasa- Shigatse-Shegar, Shisapangma BC- ABC

Shishapangma Expedition - Central SummitMt. 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.

It is simultaneous the original route as followed by the first western expedition from the year 1978 despite missing larger technical difficulties stunning adventure can be taken, which lets mounting a 8000 meter expect nevertheless with the necessary weather luck and the support of some experienced Sherpas.

International Shishapangma Expedition - TibetAs 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. All members will drive by 4WD land cruiser and expedition’s equipments will be carried by truck via Kodari border and meet you at 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).

Mt. Shishapangma short note about climbing route:
Camp 01-6,730m. – After 6-7 hours walk we reach in camp 2 through crossing many snow slopes by fixing ropes in the places of crevassed.

Camp 02-7,045m. – After 5-6 hours we reach camp 3 through steep ascent leading to very gentle ground below the North West ridge.

Camp 03-7,400m. – From Camp 3, it takes 9-12 hours to reach on the summit. The situation of the groups/climbers’ progress and the condition of their physical fitness and also the favorable condition of the weather depends the climbing ahead.

The North West normal route to Shishapangma takes us up easy angled snow slopes up to 35 degrees with one steeper section. The necessary lines will be fixed and placed on the steeper or crevassed sections.

Summit of Shishapangma:
The first 7,400 meters is fairly straight forward, little more than a steady push to camp II. The following 700 meters requires commitment as we traverse the North Ridge which gradually leads us to the summit. This climb provides brilliant mountains views especially of the Jugal (Helambu) and Langtang Himal ranges. Some times the extra additional days are also required for acclimatization at different places until climbers succeeds the summit. If the climber succeeds the mountaineering early than the scheduled tenure they may leave the base camp before the prescribed time as well. The next day, we spend cleaning Base Camp (over night) before our return journey to Kathmandu.

  1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

 

Expedition Itinerary:

Sep 11 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff & transfer to Hotel.
Sep 12 Day 02: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure
Sep 13 Day 03: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure & official briefing.
Sep 14 Day 04: Fly to Lhasa, meet our staff & transfer to Hotel.
Sep 15 Day 05: Sightseeing: Lhasa, Drepung, Sera & Norbu Lingka monasteries.
Sep 16 Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang & Barkhor market.
Sep 17 Day 07: Lhasa – Shigatse 3940m. by dive and transfer to Hotel.
Sep 18 Day 08: Shigatse – Shegar 4050m. by drive then transfer to Hotel.
Sep 19 Day 09: Drive to Shishapangma Base Camp 4700m. Tented Camp.
Sep 20 - 21 Day 10 - 11: Day for acclimatization.
Sep 22 Day 12: Trek to Advance Base Camp 5,600m. Tented Canp
Sep 23 Day 13: Preparation day for climbing period.
Sep 24- Oct 14 Day 14 – 34: Climbing Period Shishapangma 8,013m.
Oct 15 Day 35: Base Camp Cleaning and preparation. Tented.
Oct 16 Day 36: Trek back to Base Camp.
Oct 17 Day 37: Drive to Nyalam (3750m). Overnight in Guest House.
Oct 18 Day 38: Drive to Kodari and to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.
Oct 19 Day 39: Free day in Kathmandu.
Oct 20 Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

 

Expedition Cost in group joining basis;
Expedition cost up to Advance Base Camp: USD 9,999 Per Person.
High Altitude Sherpa: USD 4,900 (If required)

Cost for Trekker those who want to join with Expedition Team
Chinese Base Camp and Advance BC: USD 4,999 Per Person.
Maximum 15 Days in Tibet: USD 3,700 Per Person.

Note:
We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp

Expedition Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Hiace or mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lhasa with airport tax.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Shishapangma.
  • Transportation as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Sightseeing in Lhasa.
  • Air ticket: Kathmandu – Lhasa (Gongar airport – one way).
  • Equipment allowances and daily salary of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen Mask & regulator at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s & simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Agency Service charge.

 

Expedition Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Tents above advance base camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (available on request).
  • Personal local transportation in Kathmandu and Tibet except above mentioned programs.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for personal SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.

 

Expedition cost up to Summit: USD 15,777 Per Person.

We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.

 

Expedition Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Hiace or mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Shishapangma.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lhasa with airport tax.
  • Road permit and travel permit
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa per climbing member.
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Transportation as per itinerary.
  • All common climbing equipments such as fixed ropes, main ropes, snow bars, ice screws, pitons etc.
  • High altitude tents.
  • High altitude food and fuel.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Sightseeing in Lhasa.
  • Air ticket: Kathmandu – Lhasa (Gongar airport – one way).
  • Equipment allowances & daily salary of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods & equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s & simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Agency Service charge.

 

Expedition Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen bottles, mask and regulator (Poisk Oxygen System).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for personal SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.

Summit Bonus: 700 USD for Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa.

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