International Shishapangma Expedition - Lhasa

Spring 2018
Entry: Lhasa Exit: Zhangmu
Fixed Departure: 15 April 2018

Height: 8013m.
Latitude: 28° 21″N
Longitude: 85° 47″E
Trip Duration: 40 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Normal
Grade: Strenuous High
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Lhasa - Shigatse - Shegar - Mt. Shishapangma Base Camp - Advance base Camp

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. Mt. Shishapangma 8013 meter is the youngest among fourteen mountains above 8000m that lies in high Himalayan ranges of between Tibet and Nepal. It 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.

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. 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.

April 12 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff, transfer to Hotel.       
April 13 Day 02: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure
April 14 Day 03: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure & official briefing.
April 15 Day 04: Fly to Lhasa, meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
April 16 Day 05: Sightseeing: Drepung, Sera and Norbu Lingka monasteries.
April 17 Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang and Barkhor market.
April 18 Day 07: Lhasa – Shigatse 3940m. by dive and transfer to Hotel.
April 19 Day 08: Shigatse – Shegar 4050m. by drive then transfer to Hotel.
April 20 Day 09: Drive to Shishapangma Base Camp 4700m. Tented Camp.
April 21-25 Day 10 - 11: Day for acclimatization.
April 22 Day 12: Trek to Advance Base Camp 5,600m. Tented Canp
April 23 Day 13: Preparation day for climbing period.
April 24-May 14 Day 14 – 34: Climbing Period Shishapangma 8,013m.
May 15 Day 35: Base Camp Cleaning and preparation. Tented.
May 16 Day 36: Trek back to Base Camp.
May 17 Day 37: Drive to Nyalam (3750m). Overnight in Guest House.
May 18 Day 38: Drive to Kodari and to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
May 19 Day 39: Free day in Kathmandu.
May 20 Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

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

Expedition Cost in group joining basis;
Expedition cost up to Advance Base Camp: USD 11,500 Per Person.
High Altitude Sherpa: USD 5,200 (If required)

Cost for Trekker those who want to join with Expedition Team
Chinese Base Camp and Advance BC - USD 3999 Per Person.
Maximum 15 Days in Tibet - USD 2700 Per Person.

Expedition cost up to Summit: USD 18,500 Per Person.

Additional Cost if in case via Lhasa Route: USD 1500

Package 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.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Lhasa with airport tax.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Shishapangma.
  • Transportation as per program/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 & 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 & equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • 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.

Package Excludes:

  • 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 & Tibet except above mentioned programs.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for 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.


Note:

  1. 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.
  2. Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.

Package 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.
  • 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 & 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.

Package Excludes:

  • 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 for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for 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: Per Sherpa-USD 500 for over 8000m, USD 8000 USD for up to Summit.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers personal equipment rentals for climber, who have limited cargo allowance with their airfare or, do not wish to purchase expensive expedition grade gear but rent it instead. Climber purchasing Base Camp Services only may choose to hire or, purchase high camp equipment. Please let us know in advance prior to your arrival so that we can meet your needs. The quoted cost are for the duration of the expedition and we provide original North Face, Marmot or, Ozark company brand tent only.

Equipment Rental or Purchase Price List:

Item Rentle Cost in USD Purchase Cost in USD
Expedition Tent USD 150.00 USD 300.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -small) USD 50.00 USD 150.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Large) USD 100.00 USD 300.00
Gas Stove USD 25.00 USD 100.00
Oxygen Bottle USD 350.00 USD 500.00
Oxygen mask and Regulator USD 250.00 USD 900.00
Sleeping Bag USD 100.00 USD 400.00
Down Jacket USD 100.00 USD 300.00
High Camp Goose Down Jacket USD 200.00 USD 500.00

Climbing Sherpa Fee: Per H.A. Sherpa USD 5,200 (if required by client for advance base camp service user)