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International Shishapangma Expedition - Zhangmu
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International Shishapangma Expedition - Zhangmu

Autumn 2015
Entry/Exit: Zhangmu
Fixed Departure: 04 September 2015

 Height: 8013m.
Latitude: 28° 21″N
Longitude: 85° 47″E
Trip Duration: 42 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Normal
Grade: Mountaineering
Caravan Route: Ktm.-Zhangmu-Nyalam, Shishapangma BC- Advance Base Camp

Shisapangma Expedition - Tibet sideMt. Shisha Pangma is one of the beautiful mountain of Tibet, 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 Shisha Pangma 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.

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.

Shishapangma Camp 3Shishapangma Route:
Groups meet in Kathmandu initially where a few days are spent in preparation before commencing the journey along the Kathmandu Lhasa highway to Nyalam the first major settlement in Tibet situated at 3750 meters. We spend two nights under canvass for acclimatization (day hikes to higher altitude). On our third day in Tibet we proceed along the friendship highway for further 2 hours or so crossing the high pass of Lablung-La 5070 m. soon after the pass we turn left and follow a grass track which leads to Shisha Pangma Chinese Base Camp (approximately 4 hours). The following day is spent in preparation for the climb to come. There should time for some day excursions around the Base Camp. The next day, soon after breakfast we head up to our Middle Base Camp and next day advance Base Camp. We will spend either 2 or 3 nights here depending on group needs. The following days are spent attempting the summit and returning to Base Camp.

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 Shisha Pangma 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 Shisha Pangma: The first 7400 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 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:

Sept. 01 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff & transfer to Hotel.
Sept. 02 Day 02: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure.
Sept. 03 Day 03: Preparation for expedition officially trip briefing.
Sept. 04 Day 04: Drive to Kodari, cross Border, Zhangmu. O/N at Hotel.
Sept. 05 Day 05: Drive Zhangmu – Nyalam 3750m. Hotel.
Sept. 06 Day 06: Nyalam rest day for acclimatization. Hotel.
Sept. 07 Day 07: Drive Nyalam – Shishapangma Base Camp 5000m. Tented Camp
Sept. 08 Day 08: Rest day for acclimatization. Tented Camp
Sept. 09 Day 09: Rest day for acclimatization. Tented Camp.
Sept. 10 Day 10: Trek to Advance Base Camp 5400m. Tented Camp
Sept. 11 - Oct. 06 Day 11-36: Climbing Period Shisha Pangma 8,013m.
Oct. 07 Day 37: Reserve day at Advance Base Camp..
Oct. 08 Day 38: Trek back to Base Camp. Tented Camp
Oct. 09 Day 39: Drive to Nyalam and transfer to Hotel.
Oct. 10 Day 40: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Oct. 11 Day 41: Free in Kathmandu.
Oct. 12 Day 42: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

 

Expedition Cost in group joining basis;

Expedition cost up to Advance Base Camp: USD 7,666 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 3,999 Per Person.
Maximum 15 Days in Tibet - USD 2,700 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.
  • 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.
  • Equipment allowances & 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 and 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 and 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 14,400 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.
  • 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 program/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.
  • 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 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 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 for climbing Sherpa must pay by Climber: Per Sherpa-USD 500 for over 8000m, USD 700 USD for up to Summit.

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