Shisha Pangma is the fourteenth-highest mountain in the world and, at 8,014 m (26,289 ft), regarded as one of the youngest and lovely mountains.
- Destination: Tibet
- Group size: 02-08
- Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
- Trip Level: Very Strenuous
- Max Altitude: (8014m./26293ft.)
- Activities: Trekking and Climbing
- Transportation: Private Van and Intl flight
Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the tour and expedition
Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and camping basis accommodation during trekking
Shisha Pangma is the fourteenth-highest mountain in the world and, at 8,014 m (26,289 ft), regarded as one of the youngest and lovely mountains. His standard route ascends via the northwest face and northeast ridge and face (“Northern Route”), and boasts relatively easy access, with vehicle travel possible to base camp at 5,000 m. Routes on the steeper southwest face are more technically demanding and involve 2,200 m of ascent on a 50-degree slope, necessary line is fixed and placed on the steeper or crevasses section, expedition start with cultural journey through Zangmu & Nyalam, we fixed our base camp at the altitude of 5000 m and we use yaks to fixed advance base camp at 6300 m. After few days acclimatize and preparing for climbing we fixed Camp I (6730 m), Camp II (7045 m) and we fixed last camp Camp III (7400 m) before ascending to the summit.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu visit / briefing
Day 03-04: Kathmandu for official formalities & expedition preparation.
Day 05: Zangmu / Nylam (3750m)
Day 06: Nylam, acclimatization day
Day 07: Nyalam to Tingri
Day 08: Tingri rest day
Day 09: Shishapangma Base Camp (5000m)
Day 10: Rest & acclimatization
Day 11: Shishapangma ABC (6300m)
Day 12: Sishapangma ABC
Day 13: Excursion Camp I
Day 14: Shishapangma ABC
Day 15: Camp I (6730m)
Day 16: Excursion Camp II
Day 18: Shishapangma ABC
Day 19: Camp I
Day 20: Camp II
Day 21: Excursion Camp III
Day 22: Shishapangma ABC
Day 23: Shishapangma ABC
Day 33: Shishapangma ABC
Day 24: Camp I
Day 25: Camp II
Day 26: Camp III
Day 27: Shishapangma Summit (8014m)
Day 27: Shishapangma Summit (8014m)
Day 28: Shishapangma Summit (8014m)
Day 29: Shishapangma Summit (8014m)
Day 30: Shishapangma Summit (8014m)
Day 31: Camp ABC
Day 32: Shishapangma Base Camp
Day 33: Nyalam
Day 34: Kathmandu
Day 35: Kathmandu
Day 36: Departure
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We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms in Tibet; however, guesthouse at some places only has shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in Tibet regions during the driving tour but while we are climbing there will be staying at tented camp.
In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the driving tour and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on tour, we have breakfast and dinner in the hotel / guesthouse where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. All meals will be provided during climbing prepared by our cook at the camp. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan and continental meals are common choices in the menu in Nepal and while travelling in Tibet and during climbing there will be limited choice.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Shishapangma Expedition is a very strenuous expedition. Climbers who can trek up to 7/8 hours a day on an uphill / downhill trail and vertical climbing in high altitude trail will find this expedition extremely fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Everest North Ridge Expedition by climbing, jogging and exercising regularly at least a few months prior to the start of the expedition. Climbing the Mt. Everest could be done by those who have experience in climbing/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past climbing, hiking experience would be an asset because technical skill (use of zoomer in rope, ice axe, crampon, etc) is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for expedition to Mt. Everest North Ridge is during spring (April to May). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this expedition can be undertaken during autumn (September to October).
Date And Costs
The given cost is per person and excludes international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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- 5 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast tourist standard
- Expert professional Nepalese expedition crews like Cook, Kitchen boy, ABC
- guide & mountaineering gears till to the ABC Dining tent, Table, Chairs,
- toilet tent & Kitchen tent are provided; and our staff get all expedition facilities from our office itself.
- Tibet visa & Travel Permit for the expedition staff
- Full board hotel in route to Tibet side Zhangmu, Nyalam & Tingri (bed & breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
- Base Camp – Advance Base Camp 1 tent for 1 person (North Face brand or similar)
- Per person’s (30 KG) Load is carried by the Yak till to the from BC-ABC
- Per person’s (20 KG) Load is carried by the Yak on the way back to ABC to the BC
- Kathmandu – Zhangmu – Base Camp – Zhangmu (vice versa) are provided the Mini bus or Jeep for the members & Truck for the equipment + expedition food carrying
- Climbing permit for Shishapangma 8014 meter
- If join Trekker or BC – ABC member includes all services
- Cook and Helper permit fee USD 3000 each staff is includes.
- One Senior climbing Guide and supporting climbing Sherpa
- Tibet Visa for member + Nepali staff
- Liaison officer & Interpreter
- Nepalese staff life & medical insurance
- ABC – Oxygen for Emergency but if use and pay it
- Welcome dinner typical Nepali restaurant
Cost Does not includes:
- Air or land travel to and from Kathmandu.
- Laundry, telephone calls, all other items of personal nature.
- Entry visa and Re-entry visa for Nepal.
- Personal Expenses.
- Medical and rescue insurance.
- Personal Climbing equipment,
- Bar bills & Beverage.
- Medicine and first aid expenses
- Personal Oxygen and Mask Regulator
- Tips for Expedition staff
- Emergency rescue jeep incase needed
- Extra yak USD 150 & carrying load 40 KG
- Rescue Jeep Cost
- Any extra expenses
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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.
Your document to travel to Nepal and Tibet:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)
Utmost Adventure will organize your visa, travel permit for Tibet and expedition permit for Mt. Everest North Ridge.
Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Small wash towel
Personal Clothing items.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.