Shishapangma Expedition


Duration
37 Days (Sept - Oct)

Starts from
US $17,500

Elevation
8013 m

Shishapangma Expedition

North West ridge

"This autumn join Lakpa Sherpa on an expedition to the 14th highest mountain (8013m) in Tibet as he attempts to gain his 10th 8000m summit. Shishapangma is considered one of the easier 8000m mountains to climb, making it a good choice as a first 8000er. The adventure begins from Kathmandu, Nepal, with a drive to Tibet along the Friendship highway stopping at a few Tibetan towns, then it’s a one day trek to base camp. On the mountain, we will follow the normal direct North-West ridge route that includes an advanced base camp and 3 higher camps. The most technical part of the route is the exposed knife-edge ridge between the Central summit and the South Summit (8013m). The expedition is just 37 days, a nice compact 8000m adventure! operates small group trips with high Sherpa to client ratios to ensure the safety, enjoyment and success of each individual climber. “

Why ?

has been guiding in Tibet since 2009 and we possess both the technical expertise and logistical know-how to make this a fantastic expedition experience for you. Although Shishapangma is considered technically less challenging than its 8000m peers, the risks on Shishapangma are still great. Using small teams with high Sherpa to client ratios, our experienced guides will closely monitor your safety on the mountain. This will ensure that you get the best possible chance of a successful summit and a safe return, in addition to an awesome adventure. Our team will handle all logistics including transportation between Nepal and Tibet, Chinese permits and visas, provide a comfortable restful basecamp, and all support on the mountain during your climb.

Technical Grading

This 5 ½ week expedition is suited to experienced Himalayan climbers with previous expedition experience to mountains of at least 6,000 m, but preferably 7,000 m.

Highlights

  • Stunning views of Lhotse, Nuptse, cho Oyu, Makalu, Shispangma and Makalu
  • Colourful Buddhist culture and spirited Sherpa people
  • Summiting the highest mountain in the world

The Itinerary

Thirty Seven Days

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2:In Kathmandu
Day 3: Fly to Lhasa
Day 4:In Lhasa acclimatise
Day 5:Drive to Shigatse
Day 6:Drive to Gyantse
Day 7:Drive to Tingri (4,300 m)
Day 8:Acclimatisation in DingDrive to road side Base Camp (4,800 m)
Day 9: Acclimatisation and prepare for higher camp
Day 10:Trek to Advance base camp (5,650 m)
Day 11:Acclimatise and Set up Advance Base Camp
Day 12-22:Acclimatise and set up higher camps
Day 23-30: Summit Shishapangma
Day 31:Contingency days
Day 32: Pack up Advance Base Camp
Day 33: Walk to Chinese Base Camp and drive to Tingri
Day 34: Drive to Shigatse
Day 35: Drive to Lhasa
Day 36: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 37:Depart Kathmandu

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