Shishapangma South West Face

Spring 2018
Entry/Exit Zhangmu
Fixed Departure: April 15, 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 - Zhangmu – Nyalam - Shishapangma South West Face Base Camp - Advance Base Camp

Mt. Shishapangma South West Face is the 14th highest mountains on the planet. It is called Gosainthan in Nepali. It is located in central Himalaya and lies totally in Tibet. Mt Shishapangma 8013 meter was first climbed by H. Ching and Nine Climbers in 1664 and Mt. Shishapangma south west face is certainly located in the Himalayan range like the best place of the World. The Annapurna and Manaslu is located on its west, The Jugal, Langtang, Ganesh Himal in the South, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Everest and Makalu in the East and vast Tibetan plateau with the holy Mt. Kailash is situated directly on its North. Shishapangma climbing is really a magnificent and wonderful which reminiscences will last you forever. On your way back you are suggested to descend via your own previous climbing routes as well. Mainly our expedition start from Kathmandu to Zhangmu at Tibet. After arrival in Kathmandu we will spend two days in Kathmandu for expedition preparation and Tibet visa procedure. After completing these procedures we will drive to Kodari and to Zhangmu by Bus.

Camp 01-6400m.- After hard climbing you can reach to Punngpa Ri, which can be said the camp 1. The surface is 55- 60 % vertical ice slop elevation here. Some times it becomes very hard situation here because of heavy snows-rock fall for which you have to use helmet for the protection. It’s starting to climb about 2 AM in night for secure rock and snow falling. The rock and snow falling part is from Base camp to Camp 1.

Camp 02-7000m.- After many hours continuous climbing you reach in the behind the second narrow rocky tower, which can be call camp two for your rest. This camp situated little bit in a dangerous place because it is under a serac. So is up to you where the fix your camp or further ahead.

Camp 03–7500m.- Camp 2 it is easier climbing to reach camp 3 which is approximately at altitude of 7500m. And if the day is clear and sunny you can feel very warm though you are on the snowy mountain at Shishapangma.

Day of Mt. Shishapangma South West Face Summit
From Camp 3 in the mid night you should start the climbing by the morning you can reach on the summit of Shishapangma. This day is little bit difficult then the previous two days but you will feel the experience of unknown from where you are coming. There are many glaciers on your way to up as well as down. After reaching on the summit, you feel very romantic and will have exciting itself by looking down the enchanted sceneries around the places. It really awful and assume.

Climbing Sherpa for Shishapangma:
We will serve highly professional, well trained and qualified expert climbing Sherpas for the your expeditions. Many climbers avoid Sherpa guides for the climbing and would like to climb Alpine style but they have been found to facing many hindrances on their way. If you take Sherpas along with you on the expedition, they are very useful in your each and every step of support, which makes your climbing easier to restore your strained energy and it gives you vigorous strength for your next day’s climbing and make it successful trip. Most of the groups, who have gone with the Sherpa guides on the expedition, are found to be succeeding as per our past experiences. So we suggest you to operate your expeditions along with the climbing guides (Sherpa).

April 12 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff, transfer to Hotel.
April 13 Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.
April 14 Day 03: Preparation for expedition officially trip briefing.
April 15 Day 04: Drive to Kodari, cross border. O/N Zhangmu.
April 16 Day 05: Drive Nyalam 3750m. Overnight at Hotel.
April 17 Day 06: Nyalam rest for acclimatization.
April 18 Day 07: Nyalam start Trekking. Overnight at tented camp.
April 19 Day 08: Arrive to Base Camp and set up the tents.
April 20 Day 09: Preparation day for climbing Shishapangma.
April 21-May 14 Day 10-34: Climbing Period for Shishapangma 8013m.
May 15 Day 35: Reserve day at Base Camp.
May 16 Day 36: Arrive in Nyalam and overnight at Hotel.
May 17 Day 37: Drive to Nepal border & Kathmandu. O/N at Hotel.
May 18 Day 38: Free Day in Kathmandu.
May 19 Day 39: Free Day in Kathmandu.
May 20 Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

Note:

  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 Cost in group joining basis; (Group size minimum 4 persons)
Expedition cost up to Advance Base Camp: USD 11,700 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 3,999 Per Person.
Maximum 15 Days in Tibet - USD 2,700 Per Person.

Expedition cost up to Summit: USD 18,555 Per Person.

Package Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Jeep, Hiace or Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 6 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Shishapangma south face.
  • 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 & 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 & 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.

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 6 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 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.

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, Jeep, Hiace or Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 6 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Shishapangma south face.
  • 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 and 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 6 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 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: 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)