Shishapangma Expedition

Attraction
Location
Jugal Himalaya
Trip Grade
Level Of Difficulty
advanced
Lodging Level
Duration
37 days
Max Altitude
Max Aaltitude
8,027m/26,335 ft
Max Altitude
Transportation
Flight & Private Vehicle
Max Altitude
Minimum Pax
min 2 pax

TRIP INFORMATION

Shishapangma, the fourteen tallest mountain in the world, stands tall at 8,027m (8.027 km). It falls in the southern part of Tibet and is the tallest peak within the Jugal Himal.

It is believed that 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’ 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. The Shishapangma has two summits, the ‘Central Peak’, standing tall at 8,008m and the ‘Main Peak’.

This mountain has comparatively fewer challenges in its routes and the expedition is also more approachable. Climbing Shishapangma 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 from the central peak to the main peak. This mountain is often used to gather experience of the thin air at high altitude and can be used as a stepping stone for climbing other harder mountains.

Also, the magnificent view seen from its summit is another treat to your eyes and heart. The climb to Mt. Shishapangma provides a heartwarming experience to its climbers and a great escape from their day-to-day hustle. However, the climb becomes a bit difficult

 

Shishapangma Climbing Difficulties

Shishapangma 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 travellers 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 difficult route while moving from the central peak to the main peak.

Besides these, there is also the normal altitude sickness because of the height and other challenges like avalanches which require proper guidance and preparations for a safe climb. 

 

Shishapangma with the best Expedition company

Shishapangma 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 into 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 usually climbed?

Climbing Mt. Shishapangma 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?

 Climbing Shishapangma 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 from the central peak to the main 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?

Climbing Shishapangma 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 takes around 37days. During these 37 days, about 11 days are needed to reach the base camp.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arriving at a hotel in Kathmandu

COST INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES

Cost includes(Full board service)

Transportation: Includes pickups and drop-offs from and to the airport along with 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 on the trip.

A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team to the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.

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.

An additional $1000 is paid per climber for the fee of rubbish collection. Permits for Walkie-talkie will also be provided. Fees will also be paid for the 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 staff and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along 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 sled.

Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from CMA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

Cost includes(Base camp service)

Transportation: Includes pickups and drop-offs from and to the airport along with 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 on the trip.

A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team to 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. An 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 the 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 staff and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along 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 sled.

Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from CMA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

Cost excludes

International flights: The clients have to bear their flight 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 gear 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 traveling 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. 

 

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