Mt. Shishapangma expedition | Shishapangma expedition : Himalaya Journey Trekking
Mt. Shishapangma expedition is popular expedition in Tibet. Shishapangma expedition offer beautiful Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Mt. Cho Oyu , Mt. Holy Kailash, Mt. Lhakpa Ri, Mt. Gurla Mandata etc, beautiful landscape, lush valleys, Tibetan monasteries. Mt. Shishapangma 8103m was first climbed by H. Ching and Nine Climbers in 1964. This 'exquisite apparition' is located in central Himalaya and lies totally within Tibet. To the east lies Mount Molamenchen, to the west Mount Xifeng & Mount Nandengri and to the northwest Mount Kangbochen. Shishapangma Sanskrit name is "Gosainthan". Reinhold Messner called it "an exquisite apparition". Indeed, it is Emerging out of the earth-brown Tibetan plateau a solitary snow goddess rearing its not-so-ugly head out to be admired.
Mt. Shishapangma expedition begins at Tibet border Kodari after 5-6 hours drive from Kathmandu. After immigration formalities at Border, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s climbing guide led through beautiful valley of Zhangmu, Nyalam, Chinese base camp and finally reach Shishapangma advance base camp. There are three distinct Mount Shishapangma expedition routes on the Southwest face with several other logical possibilities on the West Ridge and East face. Our route picks up from Nyalam, 33km from the Nepal - Tibet border, up to the Chinese base camp at an altitude of about 5000-5400m. The trek to BC takes about three to five days via the Nyanang Phu Chu valley. Spring season is best time for climbing Shishapangma but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per mountaineers wish and holiday frame.
Mt. Shishapangma expedition itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, Mt. Shishapangma expedition briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu. O/N hotel B/B.
Day 03: Drive to Kodari, transfer to Zhangmu, hotel F/B
Day 04: Drive to Nylam, Guesthouse
Day 05: Acclimatization at Nylam, Guesthouse
Day 06: Drive to Chinese Base Camp
Day 07: Trek towards ABC
Day 08-10: Arrive at Advance Base Camp
Day 11-30: Climbing Period of Shisapangma.
Day 31: Trek from Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp
Day 32: Drive to Nylam Guesthouse
Day 33: Drive to Zhangmu - Kathmandu, hotel B/B
Day 34: After breakfast, Himalaya Journey tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.
Day 35: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.
Trip Cost: USD $18,500 Per person
Expedition Cost 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.
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 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 for climbing Sherpa must pay by Climber: Per Sherpa-USD 500 for over 8000m, USD 8000 USD for up to Summit.
Mt. Shishapangma Expedition Equipments
- Alpine climbing harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing
- 2 locking carabiners Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best, screw gate type recommended
- 3 regular carabiners Light weight BD Hot wire are recommended
- Ice axe w/leash Light weight (ie Grivel Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snow Walker) Under 5’7” use 60cm, 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm, over 6’2” use 70cm
- Plastic Mountaineering boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha) or Leather Double Mountaineering boots (i.e. La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent, must be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
- Crampons Must be fit to plastic boots prior to trip, new-matic type recommended, include a simple repair kit (i.e. Grivel G12, Black Diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Belay\ rappel device (Figure 8 preferred)
- Trekking shoes.
- two cutton t- shirts
- 1 polypropylene t-shirt
- 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirt Lightweight, light colored for sunny days.
- 2 women sports bras Synthetic, no cotton!
- 1 soft shells Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable).
- Down/synthetic sweater or vest Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred, R4 Jacket acceptable.
- Hard Shell jacket with hood Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
- 1 expedition down parka with hood. This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not sewn through seams) and has a thick insulated hood.
Hand wear :
We require two systems; one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten overmitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
- 2 pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene
- 1 pair warm gloves Fleece or wool
- 1 pair expedition shell gloves
- 1 pair modular expedition shell mitts. OR Pro Mitts If they do not have wrist straps consider sewing one on so that you can either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your wrist so that you do not loose your mittens in high winds.
- Warm hat wool or synthetic that cover your ears.
- Face mask
- Shade hat or baseball cap
- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe)*.
- 1 pair extra sunglasses (Also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks)
- 1 ski goggles with UV protection *
If you require prescription glacier glasses, you get your lenses modified to your prescription. Julbo Sherpas glacier glasses works great for prescription lenses. Send the glasses to Opticus along with your PD number with your order. Their number is 1-800-870-5557 get these with your prescription
- 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capilene
- 3 pair light weight trekking socks
- 2 pair med-heavy wool socks check boot fit with liner and wool socks on
- 1 pair nylon shorts
- 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp
- 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms
- 1 pair fleece pants w/ side zipper or “puff-ball pants”
- 1 pair soft shell pants. . (i.e., Patagonia Guide pants or OR Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics)
- 1 pair of hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
- 1 pair gaiters Make sure they will fit over plastic boots. (OR Crocodiles or equivalent)
- 1 pair down booties (optional)
- 1 pair trail shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp.
- 1 pair sandals or tennis shoes for Kathmandu and in camp.
All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large plastic bags
1 light weight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches)
1 daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food and water. The Lowe Alpine Neutrino or Black Diamond Speed 28 are excellent, lightweight (16 oz.) choices.
1 large (7,500+cu.in.) duffel bag for gear, must be durable for use on pack animals, one can be used for storing belongings in Mendoza or Punta del Inca that are not used on the climb
small padlock for duffel bag
1 small duffel bag for luggage storage in Kathmandu
1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dryloft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time)
Sleeping pad full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or ? length Therma-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications
Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck
Sunscreen. At least SPF 40
Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star
3 Water bottles 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle).
Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain-(optional).
1 water bottle insulator
Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
Bowl and spoon Plastic, small Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
Pocket knife small Swiss-army type.
Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag.
3-4 Large plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry
Nylon stuff sacks For food and gear storage (OR has a good selection); large Ziplocs are useful also
1 small stainless steel thermos (optional)
Favorite snack foods (no more than 2 pounds)
Paperback books, cards, Walkman, etc.
Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps)
Camera 1 light weight point & shoot on the mountain, 1 large SLR type is optional for the trek in and base camp
Fanny pack or wallet for travel documents, money & passport
Passport and passport photos
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