Duration: 15 Days
Shishapangma (8027 m and 26355 ft.) is one of the beautiful and sacred mountains of Tibet which lies in the Himalayan range of Tibet and Nepal. The Buddhist devotees worship this peak. It is the 14th highest peak in the world. It was opened by the Government of China to the western summiteers in 1978 and was first climbed by the Chinese Tibetan expedition in 1964.
Climbing to this peak is said to be somewhat easy but bit challenging. This peak in Nepalese is called as “Gosainthan” and in the Langtang region, this Himal (peak) is one of the highest. There is two base camp to this summit this peak - from the north or south side.
This expedition begins from touring some of the popular and most visited heritage sites of Kathmandu such as the Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath Stupa and the next day we fly to Lhasa, Tibet (Capital of Tibet). Next day we will be visiting the Potala Palace and acclimatize and resting the remaining hours. And next day, we drive to Shigatse and then drive to Xegar, and the following day - we hike up to visit the hilltop monastery.
Next - we drive to Shishapangma Base Camp and we will be acclimatizing and prepare for the summit. Next, we head to the Advanced Base Camp and then start our summit to the Shishapangma peak. After completing the summit, we retrace back to the base camp, and then to Tibet and finally back to Kathmandu.
This 44-day tour and summiting to the Shishapangma will be perfect during April - May, and October - November. We Accent Himalaya will provide you with the best-experienced guides and you don’t need to worry about the altitude as we will be resting and move on adapting the altitude acclimatizing. With being physically and mentally fit, even the novice expeditors can attempt this summit without any prior experience of climbing. If you have any questions regarding this expedition, please feel free to contact or simply email us.
Below we list our itinerary for Shishapangma Expedition:
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Day 01: Arrival KTM & transfer to hotel - 1300m/4264ft
Day 02-03: At leisure in Kathmandu
Day 04: Fly to Lhasa
Day 05-06: Acclimatizing and discovering Lhasa
Day 07: Drive to Shigatse - 3,900m/12792 ft: 6 hrs
Day 08: Drive to Xegar - 4,000m/13120 ft: 8 hrs
Day 09: Acclimatization Day
Day 10-12: Base camp preparation
Day 13: Move to Advanced Base Camp
Day 14-39: The Climb
Day 40: Return to Base Camp
Day 41: Depart Tibet
Day 42: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 43: At leisure in Kathmandu
Day 44: Depart Kathmandu
Includes and Excludes
- Expedition permit fees
- Accommodations in Kathmandu
- Flights from Kathmandu to Lhasa and back including airport transfers
- All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
- Meals in Kathmandu and while trekking and climbing
- Group equipment for the climb
- Qualified and Experienced guides
- Experienced Climbing Sherpas
Not Included in the Cost
- International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (please bring the exact US $ in cash and two passport size photograph)
- Personal equipment and extra services
- Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
- Insurance and Trip cancellation
- Airport departure tax
Accommodation for Shishapangma Expedition
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Shishapangma Expedition, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow.
A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be the good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Shishapangma Expedition
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Luggage/Backpack for Shishapangma Expedition
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Shishapangma Expedition via Tibet Trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek
Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm and book your Shishapangma Expedition with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 44 days for Tibet Shishapangma Expedition trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Tibet Shishapangma Expedition Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (nonrefundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Tibet Shishapangma Expedition Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment. We also accept Pay Pal.