Shisha Pangma Expedition : Overview

Shisha Pangma the 14th highest peak of the world is considered as one of the easiest 8000 M mountains to climb by most of the Climber. Shisha Pangma is  is located almost due north of Kathmandu entirely on the Tibetan side of the Himalaya. The peak is characterized by its long, steep, craggy southern face rising over 2000m, making it an imposing sight to all would be climbers. The Indian-Nepalese name for the peak is Gosaitan, which denotes “The Holy Place". The Tibetan name for the mountain is Xixapangma. . It's name literally translates to "The mountain overlooking the grassy plains".

Shisha Pangma was the last of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. The first ascent is credited to Hsu Ching and his ten-man Chinese climbing team in 1964. The team was composed of Chang Chun-yen, Wang Fu-zhou, Chen San, Cheng Tien-liang,Wu Tsung-yue, Sodnam Doji, Migmar Trashi, Doji, Yonten. Shisha Pangma was finally opened to foreign teams in 1980. The first U.S. ascent took place in September 1983, via the mountains Northeast Face, by Mike Browning, Chris Pizzo and Glenn Porzak. By 2003, Shisha Pangma had only recorded 201 successful ascents (to the main summit) and 19 fatalities. As of January of 2000, over 434 people have successfully made the climb to the Central Summit, but only 165 people have continued to the Main Summit, just over an hours climb away, separated by a knife edge ridge of sometimes very unstable snow. This data was collected and published by Jan Kielowski.

Alex Lowe, one of America's strongest and best-known climbers, died on Shisha Pangma after an avalanche struck on 26,291-foot October 5, 1999, also killed in the avalanche was cameraman David Bridges who was filming the ascent for a documentary. World reknown climber and friend of Lowe, Conrad Anker was also caught in the avalanche but survived.

The first winter ascent is credited to Simone Moro and Peter Morawsky who completed the ascent on the 14th of January 2005. Information on this climb can be found here.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. 
Day 2: Free Day and in the evening dinner with all team members
Day 3: Tibet Visa Collection Day and Last minute briefing
Day 4:  Fly to Lhasa (3660m) and transfer to hotel
Day 6: Drive to Shigatse 3900m
Day 7: Drive to Tingri 4200m
Day 8: Acclimatize day in Tingri
Day 09: Drive to Sishapangma Base Camp 
Day 10-37: Climbing Sishapangma
Day 38: Descent to Base Camp 
Day 39: Drive back to Shigatse
Day 40: Drive to Lhasa
Day 41: Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 42: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 43: Fly back to home

(01) Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport   
          

(02) Hotel In Kathmandu  : 4 nights hotel in Katmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room

(03) Flight : Flight from kathmandu to lhasa and 2 nights hotel in lhasa. 

(04) TMA Services : Full Board Service from Lhasa to Shisabangma BC ,Going Up: 03 Yak from Base Camp(BC) to Advance Base Camp (ABC) per Member. Coming Down:  02 yak ABC to Base camp (BC) per member 01 yak for staff.

(05) Transportation: Equipment Transportation of all Member and Staffs  From Kathmandu-Kodari (by bus), Kodari to BC by jeep  –BC to ABC (by yak) ABC to BC  (by Yak) BC to Kodari by Jeep Kodari - Kathmandu(by bus).
                      
(06) Permit :  Mt. Shisapangma expedition permit (From TMA)

(07) Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees 

(08) Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs   
 
(09) Cargo Clearance : International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes 

(10) Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation .
                      
(11) Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper
                       
(12) Porter : Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp 

 (13) Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing
                       
(14) Insurance : All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance 
                     
(15) Member Luggage :60 Kg per member for personal baggage
                       
(16) Base Tent : VE25 North face or Kailas  tents for base camp for per member  
                     
(17) Base Base equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears

(18) Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp

(19) Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
 
(20) Dinner:  one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu  with Nepalese Staff

(21) Tibet Visa : Tibet entry Visa Fees as per China Government (Through China Embassy in Nepal)
 
                 * SERVICE 1 - 21 FOR BASE CAMP SERVICE MEMBER  *

(22) Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder: 03 oxygen bottle  for each member and 01 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa

(23) Mask & Regulator : 1 Set of top Out mask / Summit for each member and high altitude Sherpa
 
(24) Permit : Satellite Phone /walkie talkie    Phone if necessary in basis of Member
                 
(25) High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member  
                    
(26) High camp service  : Necessary cooking gas,  cooking pot  for member, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude  tent, high food  and fixing gear  (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4)

         * SERVICE 1 - 26 FOR FULL BOARD SERIVICE MEMEBR *

(01) Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner During stay in Katmandu and hotel more then 4 nights in Kathmandu. 
                      
(02) Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation  
                    
(03) Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping  
                     
(04) Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 100 days (USD$ 100) 
                    
(05) Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips : Sherpa Summit bonus US$1000 , please  calculate some tips for kitchen staffs.
                                         
(07) Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses    

 S.NO.          EQUIPMENT NAME   QUANTITY 
     1  DOWN SUITS ( DANGRI )   1 PIECCE 
     2   SUMMIT SHOES ( CLIMBING BOOT )    1 PAIR 
     3  TREKKING SHOES ( WALKING SHOES )    1 PAIR 
     4  SLEEPING BAGS ( - 40 )   1 PIECE 
     5  CRANPONS  1 PAIR 
     6  SUMMIT SNOW GOGGLES   1 PIECE 
     7  SUMMIT GLOVES ( MITTEN )   1 PAIR 
     8  NORMAL GLOVES   2 PAIR 
     9  GLACIER GLASSES ( SUN GLASS )   1 PIECE 
     10  ICE AXE   1 SET 
     11  HARNESS   1 SET 
     12  JUMAR ( INDEX )   1 PIECE 
     13  CARABINEERS   2 PIECE 
     14  DOWN FILLED MATTRESS ( AIR MATTRESS ) - 38                1 PIECE 
     15  SUMMIT SHOCKS ( 2  PAIRS )   2 PAIR 
     16  CLIMBING BAG ( 40 LTR )   1 PIECE 
     17  CLIMBING HELMET   1 PIECE 
     18  DOWN JACKET   1 PIECE 
     19  DOWN TROUSER   1 PIECE 
     20  FIGURE OF 8 ( DESCENDER )   1 PIECE 
     21  HEAD LAMP ( ICON )   1 PIECE 
     22  GORTEX JACKET   1 PIECE 
     23  GORTEX TROUSER   1 PIECE 
     24  WIND PROOF JACKET   1 PIECE 
     25  FLECE JACKET ( 2 PCS )   1 PIECE 
     26  FLECE TROUSER   1 PIECE 
     27  FLECE INNER GLOVES   1 PAIR 
     28  SCREWGATE CARABINEER ( ROCK LOCK )   1 PIECE 
     29  TERMOS WATTER BOTTLE   1 PIECE 
     30  NORMAL WATER BOTTLE   1 PIECE 
     31  TAPE SLING   1 PIECE 
     32  TREKKING PANTS   2 PIECE 
     33  NECK WARMER   2 PIECE 
     34  HEAD GEAR   1 PIECE 
     35  SUNSCREEN CREAM 50  SPF   1 PIECE 
     36  LIP GUARD   2 PIECE 
     37  DESERT CAP   1 PIECE 
     38  SWISS KNIFE   1 PIECE 
     39  TREKKING POLES   1 PAIR 
     40  DUFFLE BAGS   2 PIECE

Highlights

  • COUNTRY Tibet
  • DURATION 47 Days
  • PRICE USD 0.00
  • Max. Altitude: 8013m./26289ft.
  • Walking Per Day: 5 - 6 Hours Per Day
  • Nature: Lodge + Camping
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
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