Mt. Shishapangma Expedition

  • Trip Duration:
    47 Days
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Mt. Shishapangama (8,130m) is the 14th highest mountain in the world. It is located in south-central Tibet, only a few kilometers away from the Nepal- Tibet ( Kodari) border. It is ideal for those who are interested to climb the straightforward 8000m peak via the North-West Ridge from Tibet side. Since it is on the dry north side of the Himalayan crest and further away from the lower terrain of Nepal, it is less risky and technically less demanding than most other major Himalayan peaks. Similar to Everest’s north side, the motorable road is accessible to the base camp of  Mt. Shishapangama and then the actual trail on foot and yak begins.

It is a comparatively easy route with an access by land transport up to base camp at 5,000 m.  Then we use yaks transport to carry expedition equipment from Base camp to Advanced Base Camp at 5,400m and then further three camps where we fix ropes before we summit Shishapangma peak. The route to southwest face is steeper and technically more challenging and involves 2,250 meters ascent.

Climbing skills & good physical fitness is required for Shishapangma summit attempt. Spring & summer season is the best time for Mount Shishapangma expedition. However, Trek Himalayan arranges climbing expedition to Mount Shishapangma throughout the year as per interest and vacation schedule of the prospective climbers. We can arrange both the logistic support to Advanced Base Camp and fully guided climbing for Shishapangma expedition. For more details, please contact us at info@


  • Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan
    representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you will
    enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu

  • Today the expedition group members will meet up with Trek Himalayan staff for introduction and briefing about the expedition details. There will be 2 days alloted for preparation for the expedition. During the preparation we will work out for visa issuance, equipment checking with guides, shopping personal food for the expedition.

  • After early breakfast we drive through Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and reach Friendship Bridge (i.e. NepalChina border). From here we walk for about 10 minutes to cross Friendship Bridge and meet our Tibetan guide and landcruiser drivers. After all the immigration and custom formalities at the Chinese check post here, our journey continues for another 35 km which can take almost 3 hours through up-winding road to Nyalam with beautiful scenery. Then, you will be transferred to the guest house in Nyalam (3700m). The facilities of the guesthouse are very simple and basic. We stay free and spend overnight here.

  • Today is free for acclimatization. We will be going for a short trek around which helps us to acclimatize fast in higher altitude. Overnight stay at Nyalam guest house

  • Leaving Nyalam, we will drive to the south crossing Pang La pass at 5150m/16890. Along the drive, you can enjoy viewing the splendor of majestic snow capped peaks of Mt. Shishapangma and other adjoining peaks. After driving for 4 hrs, we will eventually reach Chinese Base Camp from where you get spectacular sight of Mt. Shishapangma and Mt. Everest. Upon arrival at the base camp we will explore around and stay overnight in tented camp.

  • We rest at Chinese base camp for one day to reduce the risk and severity of altitude sickness. We hike up around to observe spectacular mountains views including Mt. Everest (north face). Overnight in tented camp

  • Today we check all our climbing equipment and our Sherpa climber give you some training about the climbing to Mt Shishapangma. Overnight in tented camp

  • We prepare loads, yaks and other necessary things and trek towards Shishapangma Advance Base Camp. Depending on fitness, we move up and down the mountain several times, overnight in tented camp

  • After successful summit we return to Base Camp, collect disposed garbage and clean up. Then, we will drive back to Tingri. Overnight in tented camp

  • Today we drive along the Tibet- Nepal Friendship Highway towards Zhangmu. We will cross the high twin passes, Lablung La (5,124m/16, 806ft) and Tong La (5,120m/16,794ft) en route. From the top of Tong La, you will enjoy the views of Mt. Cho Oyu, Everest and Shishapangma. Then, the road drops dramatically towards Nyalam, the last Tibetan town on the way to Zhangmu. If time permits, we will visit Milarepa Cave and then follow the road to Zhangmu-the Chinese frontier town. Overnight in hotel

  • After completing Chinese customs and immigration formalities at Zhangmu we drive further 5 miles down to the Friendship Bridge where you change your Tibetan guide and vehicle. From here, we drive to Kathmandu, which takes us about 3 ½ hrs to reach the city. Overnight in hotel

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What is included


  • International arrival/departure transfers
  • 05 Nights 4 Stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis – Double Bed Room
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by  a City Guide (any foreign language speaking)
  • Tibet Entry Visa  fee (Passport will be collected upon arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Flight: Kathmandu – Lhasa (Return)
  • Staff Expenses
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Tibet Tour, Trek & Drive

  • 04 Nights 4 Stars hotel in Lhasa on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis – Double Bed Room
  • 02 Nights 4 Stars hotel in Shigatse on BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis – Double Bed Room
  • 03 Nights in Tingir at Guest House/Lodge on Full board (Bed,Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) basis – Double Bed Room
  • 04 Nights in Chinese Base Camp on Full board (during the treks) basis – Twin Sharing Two-Men Tent
  • Monuments entrance fee and other necessary fees in Tibet
  • All Land Transportation according to itinerary
  • English speaking certified tour/trek guide

Tibet Climbing & Summit

  • 28 Nights Full board camping during expedition period, if you have any specific dietary requirement please let us know we will provide accordingly
  • Tibet Expedition/Royalty fee
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)
  • Professional Expedition Guide
  • One to one Climbing Sherpa on summit day
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa equipment & allowance
  • Personal luggage allowed 100Kg. (If excess 100 kgs. Price will be charged extra)
  • High Altitude Nepali/Tibetan staff accidental/ medical/emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator
  • Radio communication set (walkie-talkie) / Satellite phone
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group members
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
  • Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other members)
  • All liable government of China/Tibet administration fees for climbing permits processing

What is Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry/Re-Entry Visa
  • Lunch and dinne in the Kathmandu & Lhasa, Shigatse
  • Monument Entry Fee during the Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Tipping is expected for field staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early arrival, late departure (early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel / Medical/ Trip cancellation insurance and emergency rescue/ evacuation costs
  • Photography charges at monasteries/palaces/sites
  • Any extra cost involved in case of political turmoil, cancellation of flight, illness, and natural disaster
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single supplement
  • Personal specific high altitude climbing food
  • Personal Oxygen use in high altitude ( If required, additional cost is US $ 500 per bottle of 4lts. with mask and regulator US $ 300)
  • Personal climbing gears–clothing, sleeping bags, climbing equipment. Please click ‘equipment check list’
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus
  • Personal Satellite phone permit
  • Filming & video graph permit
  • Extra personal expenses
  • Climbing Sherpa bonus
  • Tips for Nepali/Tibetan staff
  • Tips for local city Guides/Driver/
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes

Mt. Shishapangma Expedition 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Expedition Region: Tibet, PROC
  • Trip Duration: 47 Days
  • Total Trek/Base Camp days: 13 Days
  • Total Climbing period: 28 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 5 Nights
  • Trip Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Trekking + Expedition + Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Flights & Private Comfortable vehicle, as per group size
  • High Seasons: (Autumn)Oct – Nov- Dec & (Spring) Mar – Apr – May
  • Low Seasons: (Winter) Dec-Jan-Feb & (Monsoon) Jun-Jul-Aug
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: 4 Stars Hotels in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Accommodation in Lhasa & Shigatse: 4 Stars Hotels with Breakfast
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Deluxe
  • Expedition grade:  Extreme  Challenging
  • No. of Pax: 1 to 12 (Maximum)
  • Meals during trip:  Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meals during trekking & expeditions
  • Walking hours:  5 – 7 hrs a day
  • Criteria: Basic & Advance mountaineering course or knowledge of Mountain climbing experience
  • Trip Grade: Extreme challenging
  • Health: Physically fit
  • Maximum elevation: 8,130m/26673ft

General Information

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