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Mount Shishapangma

 Tibet Autonomous Region, China
 37 Days
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 07th Jun
$900 / Person

Trip Facts


42 Days

Starts In


Ends In


Maximum Altitude

8,013 m

Expedition Grade

Comparatively Less Strenuous

Best Season

April and May & October and November


Mt. Shishapangma is the 14th highest mountain in the world. Main attraction is the mesmerizing view from the summit.

First Climbed

Shishapangma was first climbed via the Northern Route on 2 May 1964 by a Chinese expedition led by Xǔ Jìng.

Mount Shishapangma

$27500 p/p
Fix Departure 12 April to 05 September 2024




Mt.Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain in the world, stands at an elevation of 8,027 meters (26,335 feet) and is often considered to be the safest and easiest peak among the 8000ers because of its low vertical relief. It is located completely within the Nyalam county of Tibet, China. The mountain is referred to as Gosainthan by the Hindu pilgrims, which means the ‘abode of the gods’, while the Chinese call it Xixabangma. The name Shishapangma means 'crest above the grassy plains.' Its first ascent dates back to May 2, 1964, when an all Chinese team reached the summit.

Shishapangma's summit often draws questions from climbers as the main summit, 8027 m, is seldom climbed since it is located further from the central summit, 8013 m. The fact that the true summit is located at the end of a lengthy, exposed, and frequently heavily overshadowed ridge has led climbers to celebrate their success on the central summit. Shishapangma lies 30 kilometers north of the China-Nepali border in the Langtang Himal range.

Mountain Facts

  • Elevation: 8027 meters; 26,335 ft
  • Basecamp: 4980 meters; 16,339 ft
  • Location: Central Tibet, China (Latitude: 28°21’12”; Longitude: 86°46’42”)
  • Range: Jugal/Langtang Himal
  • Rank: 14th highest mountain in the world
  • Classification: 8000er Ultra (UIAA)
  • Standard Climbing Route: NW-Ridge Route

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 37 days
  • Starts in: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Climb Grade: Challenging
  • Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Dec)
  • Activities: Mountaineering
  • Meal Plan: Full Board (B/L/D)
  • Accommodation: Hotels, Tea Houses and Camping
  • Transportation: Road transportation & Helicopter


Climbing History

  • 1964 – First expedition via Northern Route by a Chinese expedition led by Xǔ Jìng.
  • 1982 – First ascent of “British Route”, southwest face by Doug Scott, Alex Macintyre and Roger Baxter-Jones.
  • 1999 – First Ski descent from central summit by Edmond Joyeusaz.
  • 2005 - First winter ascent by Piotr Morawski and Simone Moro
  • 2013 – Expedition Himalaya’s first commercial team successfully summited Shishapangma.


Our Shishapangma Special

  • Customizable packages from normal to deluxe
  • Highly qualified and experienced climbing guides and supporters’ team
  • Full-proof documentation so you don't have worry a bit
  • Every attempt to make your summit dream come true
  • Sightseeing in Kyirong and around
  • Heli flights from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu after expedition
  • Required numbers of porters and yak for Basecamp to Advance camp logistic shuttle
  • Sustainable and environment-friendly operation module
  • Expedition Himalaya is built on the foundation of social principles; we give back to the Himalayan communities as we make it.


Altitude Profile  

 Screenshot_2023-02-15_at_22416_PM Mount Shishapangma Expedition(8027m) 42 Days


Detail Itinerary

Day 01, 02, 03 & 04 Arrive Kathmandu (1330 m; 4,364 ft) and Rest/Preparation

Our team picks up expedition members at Kathmandu's airport, so you don't have to worry a bit at arrival. Climbers stay in a 5-star hotel (Radisson Hotel) with breakfast for a few nights before we depart for our journey. The days in Kathmandu are also used for pre-trip visa applications and paperworks. After finishing documentation and gears/ equipment preparation, the team can head off to Syabrubesi.

Day 05 Drive to Timure from Kathmandu (1450 m; 4757 ft)

We take a private vehicle from Kathmandu to Timure. The 7-8-hour drive is filled with breathtaking landscapes andenticing Himalayan roadways. You can enjoy the best views of Himalayan giants en route to Timure. You will pass through Lamtang National Park while taking a shuttle to Timure.

Day 06 Drive to Kyirong from Timure (2700 m; 8858 ft)

As soon as you leave your hotel in the morning after breakfast, you'll make a short journey to the "Friendship Bridge" between Nepal and China. After completing immigration procedures, you will travel to Kyirong Valley via the Friendship Bridge. You will have the opportunity to observe Himalayan peaks, as well as amazing landscapes of rugged hills, communities, and agricultural areas filled with a variety of crops, which will make our journey more immersive before we reach our hotel and rest for the night. In Kyirong, you may get Nepali, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines, as well as excellent lodging.

Day 07 Acclimatization and exploration around Kyirong

Because our bodies require sufficient rest in order to adapt to higher altitudes, we will be taking a day to rest and acclimatize in Kyirong. During this time, you will have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area of Kyirong and take in some of the best views that have been viewable from the city of Kyirong.

Day 08 Drive to Shishapangma Base Camp (4980 m; 16,339 ft)

The journey proceeds from the Lalung La Pass, which is 4,990 meters in elevation, to the Dopzang La Pass, which is 5,150 meters in elevation. From this point, you will abandon the road and go over the countryside to the Chinese base camp, which is located at an elevation of 4,980 meters.

Day 09 – 10 Rest and Acclimatization at Base Camp (4980 m)

Good meals, comfortable tents, and other essentials can all be found at our camp (heated dining tents, electricity, etc.). As our bodies can continue to acclimatize, we relax and get our gear and logistics in order throughout the day. The second day includes an acclimatization hike above camp, followed by a leisurely afternoon back at the base camp.

Day 11 Puja Ceremony at Basecamp (4980 m)

To ensure a safe passage and successful expedition, a puja ceremony will be held to honor the deities and also establish a bond with a sacred mountain. After the puja, a high-altitude Sherpa professional will show everyone the proper and safe method to utilize the tools and equipment they've brought along.

Day 12 – 30 Climbing period

During the climbing phase, your primary goal will be to reach the summit of the mountain while at the same time acclimatizing your body as effectively as possible. You may reach the top of the mountain in complete safety with the assistance of your experienced high-altitude team, and then head back down. While you are working towards achieving your objective, you will take part in a series of rotations that are designed to help you get used to the new setting. The itineraries will be rearranged in accordance with the forecasts in order to ensure that everyone has the chance to get to thesummit with an adequate amount of rest on their days off.

Before even considering making the ascent to the peak, we rest for at least three days at base camp. We make the descent all the way down to Base Camp so that we can make the most of our time resting and getting ready for the final ascent.

Day 31 Rest, Summit success celebration and final pack up

We'll spend the day after reaching the summit relaxing and celebrating our accomplishment, while also preparing our possessions to be loaded onto jeeps for the drive back down.

Day 32 Drive to Tingri (4300 m; 14,108 ft)

If everything goes as planned, we'll get to visit some amazing sights, buy some unique souvenirs to take home as memories of our trip, and rest at a hotel.

Day 33 Drive to Kyirong (2700 m; 8858 fyt)

We leave Tingri promptly after breakfast and go to Kyirong, where we spend the night in a hotel and get some much-needed rest.

Day 34 Drive to Kerung – Cross border ‘Friendship Bridge’ (1450 m; 4757 ft)

Enjoy breathtaking landscapes and go across the famous Friendship Bridge on the border between Nepal and China.

Day 35 Fly to Kathmandu via Helicopter (1330 m; 4364 ft)

You may take in the vistas of the Himalayan highways and cities as your air shuttle lands at the helipad in Kerung and flies directly to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can freshen up and unwind.

Day 36 Leisure Day in Kathmandu for relaxation and documentation (1330 m; 4364 ft)

You'll have one more day to do any activity you choose in Kathmandu—shop for souvenirs to bring back home, take a stroll through the city, have a massage, or even just rest at a spa. During free time, you'll have to pay for everything yourself. Depending on your specific requirements, Expedition Himalaya may arrange for a personal guide.

Your leisure day will be followed by a farewell meal in an authentic Nepali restaurant, complete with a cultural show.

Day 37 Final Departure

Our employees or an agent will be present to assist you with your departure. You'll be driven to the airport and offered goodbyes in accordance with your flights' departure times.

Before taking off on an international trip, passengers must check in at the airport at least three hours in advance.

Cost Inclusions

  • Departure and arrival shuttle to and from the airport and hotels
  • CTMA climbing permit and other costs, such as Tibet visa and travel permit
  • Applicable local and government taxes
  • Surface transportation on private vehicles both in Nepal & Tibet as per the itinerary
  • Bed and Breakfast for 6 Nights’ Accommodation at 5-Star Hotel (Radisson Hotel) in Kathmandu (Twin sharing basis)
  • Tibet's quality Hotels/Lodges
  • Accommodation on full board (breakfasts, lunches & dinners) during the road transfers.
  • Individual sleeping tent with mattress for base camp accommodation
  • Base camp service (shared with group) includes a cooking tent with a chef and a kitchen boy, a dining tent with tables and chairs, a shower tent, a toilet tent, a storage tent, a gas heater, and solar electricity for battery charging
  • High altitude foods during the climb having high calories
  • 3 oxygen bottles (4l) for each member & 2 oxygen bottles (4l) for climbing sherpa
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing member during the expedition
  • Medical Kit carried by the Guide/ Sardar
  • Walkie-Talkie and Satellite Phone (Charges Per Call)
  • Sherpa's remuneration and load-bearing bonus (this bonus does not include the summit bonus)
  • Required number of porters/yaks to and from base camp and return
  • Climbing equipment, transportation, lodging, food, salary, and insurance for Sherpas and other staff are all provided.
  • Heli flights from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu; you may avoid long, exhausting car rides while still taking in the sights of the charming tiny cities and hamlets you passed by on your route.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at an Authentic Nepali Restaurant.

Cost Exclusions

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking/Climbing gear (also available on hire)
  • Summit Bonus for Sherpa & tips for local staffs ($1200+200)
  • Cost for the daily weather forecast
  • Tips for the staffs as a gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Inclusions’

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