Level Of Difficultyadvanced
Max Aaltitude8008 m/26,273 ft
TransportationFlight & Private Vehicle
Minimum Paxmin 2 pax
Shishapangma Central is a subsidiary peak of the Shishapangma mountain, measuring 8,008m ( 8.008km) in height. It falls in the southern part of Tibet within the Jugal Himal.
There is a common belief related to the main Shishapangma. Due to heavy snowfall, once the livestock of this area were all dead and the locals had to survive on meats and dregs. Thus the mountain was named ‘Shishapangma Central’, which means ‘dead animals’ meat and dregs of malt’ in the Tibetan language.
The name also represents the ‘tuft that lies above the meadows’ while translating into Tibetan dialect. This mountain is called the ‘Gosainthan’ in Nepal and India, which means the ‘whereabouts of the saints’ in the Sanskrit language.
This mountain has comparatively fewer challenges in its routes, making the expedition more approachable. Climbing Shishapangma Central has no or fewer technical climbing, making it easier to climb than other mountains measuring more than 8,000m. However, the climbers have to go through a difficult route while moving to the central peak.
This mountain is often used to gather experience of the thin air at high altitude. It acts as a stepping stone for climbing other difficult mountains. Also, the magnificent view seen from its summit is another treat to your eyes and heart. The climb to Shishapangma Central provides a heartwarming experience to its climbers.
Shishapangma Central Climbing Difficulties
Shishapangma Central is one of the easier ones to climb compared to other mountains that are more than 8,000m tall. The comparatively less challenging route facilitates its travelers with an easier path. Also, there are no or fewer technical climbing requirements needed to climb this mountain.
However, the climbers have to go through a route with difficulties while moving to the central peak. Besides these, there is also normal altitude sickness because of the height and other challenges like avalanches which require proper guidance and preparations for a safe climb.
Shishapangma Central with the best Expedition company
Shishapangma Central is comparatively easier and less dangerous to climb compared to other mountains but it still can be challenging because of its massive height as well as of avalanches.
So, without proper guidance and preparations, it might even be dangerous. This is where Marvel Trek comes in the picture. The entire team of Marvel Trek works deliberately to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once in a lifetime experience.
Taking care of the basic needs, safety measures and legal formalities to provide satisfactory and convenient services in the best interest of the clients are the main goals of Marvel Trek.
When is Shishapangma Central usually climbed?
Climbing Mt. Shishapangma Central isn’t as hard as climbing other mountains measuring more than 8,000m. It can be easily climbed during spring as well as in autumn.
Even though it is less challenging than others, because of its massive height and other challenges like the weather and chances of avalanches, it can’t be taken lightly even during spring or autumn.
Not much climbing is done during winter as the weather becomes more harsh and unpredictable.
How hard is it to climb Shishapangma Central?
Climbing Shishapangma Central isn’t as hard as climbing other mountains. There is no to fewer technical climbing required for climbing this mountain, making it one of the easier one among the mountains measuring more than 8,000m.
However, the climbers have to go through a difficult route while moving to the central peak. Also, there are other challenges like altitude sickness, chances of avalanches. So, proper guidance and support as well as previous experiences in mountain climbing are required to successfully reach the summit.
How long does it take to climb Shishapangma Central?
Climbing Shishapangma Central might be an adventurous, thrilling and self-refreshing activity yet its massive height makes it dangerous too so making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety.
The overall adventure of climbing Shishapangma Central takes around 37days. During these 37 days, about 11 days are needed to reach the base camp.
Day 1: Arriving at a hotel in Kathmandu
Day 2: Preparing to get a Tibetan Visa
Day 3-4: Issuing the VISA, briefing and preparing for the expedition
Day 5: Driving to Timure
Day 6: Driving to Kerung by crossing the Nepalese border
Day 7: Driving to Old Tingri
Day 8: Rest day at Old Tingri to adjust in the high altitude and low temperature
Day 9: Driving to Shishapangma Chinese Basecamp
Day 10: Rest days at Shishapangma Chinese Basecamp for acclimatization
Day 11: Trekking to Shishapangma Central Advance Basecamp
Day 12-31: Climbing Shishapangma Central and returning back to the Advance Basecamp
Day 32: Trekking back to Shishapangma Chinese Basecamp
Day 33: Driving back to Tingri
Day 34: Driving back to Kerung
Day 35: Driving back to Kathmandu by crossing the border
Day 36: Exploring Kathmandu
Day 37: Returning home
COST INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES
Cost includes(Base camp service)
Transportation: Includes pickups and drop-offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights and jeep rides.
Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 3-star hotel while staying in Kathmandu as well as during different stops in the trip. A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffee.
Permits and fees: The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the Nepalese government on your behalf. The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from the Chinese government Tibetan VISA fees will also be paid. Additional $1000 is paid per climber for the fee of rubbish collection. Permits for Walkie talkie will also be provided for staff members. Fees will also be paid for deposition of garbage
Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff in case of accidents.
Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters. In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.
Liaison Officer, Sherpas and porters: Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter. Also, a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition
Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay. Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm. Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.
Communication: Walkie talkie will be given to each member to communicate in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.
Oxygen masks, bottles and regulators: Every member will be given 2 bottles of oxygen along with summit masks and regulators for their journey. More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sledge.
Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from CMA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.
International flights: The clients have to bear their flights fees while arriving and leaving Nepal.
Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Nepal. You have to pay for your insurance in case of any accidents.
Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gears while joining the expedition. They also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. They have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot bath, laundry etc. They have to pay an extra charge in case they want to shoot videos or capture pictures.
Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can make some tips and bonuses to the hardworking Sherpas and the base camp workers. While giving tips to the Sherpas, you are requested to give them no less than $1400.
Extra services: Extra permit charge of $500 has to be paid if you wish to use a satellite phone and an extra $300 if you have to travel with an extra yak. Also, in case you have to return to Kathmandu and can’t wait for the trip to end then you have to bear all the travelling costs to Kathmandu yourself and also have to pay for extra days that you will spend in Kathmandu. In case you want any other services that are not mentioned above then you have to pay extra from your pocket.