Shishapangma expedition

Overview

Shisha Pangma is the 14th highest peak of the world, and is considered by many as one of the easiest 8000m mountains to climb. Shisha Pangma is the highest peak in the Langtang Himal and is located almost due north of Kathmandu entirely on the Tibetan side of the Himalaya. The peak is characterized by its long, steep, craggy southern face rising over 2000m, making it an imposing sight to all would be climbers. The Indian-Nepalese name for the peak is Gosaitan, which denotes “The Holy Place". The Tibetan name for the mountain is Xixapangma. . It's name literally translates to "The mountain overlooking the grassy plains".
Shisha Pangma was the last of the 8000m peaks to be climbed. The first ascent is credited to Hsu Ching and his ten-man Chinese climbing team in 1964. The team was composed of Chang Chun-yen, Wang Fu-zhou, Chen San, Cheng Tien-liang,Wu Tsung-yue, Sodnam Doji, Migmar Trashi, Doji, Yonten. Shisha Pangma was finally opened to foreign teams in 1980. The first U.S. ascent took place in September 1983, via the mountains Northeast Face, by Mike Browning, Chris Pizzo and Glenn Porzak. By 2003, Shisha Pangma had only recorded 201 successful ascents (to the main summit) and 19 fatalities. As of January of 2000, over 434 people have successfully made the climb to the Central Summit, but only 165 people have continued to the Main Summit, just over an hours climb away, separated by a knife edge ridge of sometimes very unstable snow. This data was collected and published by Jan Kielowski.
Alex Lowe, one of America's strongest and best-known climbers, died on Shisha Pangma after an avalanche struck on 26,291-foot October 5, 1999, also killed in the avalanche was cameraman David Bridges who was filming the ascent for a documentary. World reknown climber and friend of Lowe, Conrad Anker was also caught in the avalanche but survived.
The first winter ascent is credited to Simone Moro and Peter Morawsky who completed the ascent on the 14th of January 2005. Information on this climb can be found here.

ITINERARY
1 Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
2 Kathmandu free day hotel
3 Kathamandu Visa & preparation
4 Drive to Kodari Border & Zhangmu
5 Drive Nylam 3750m. Over night at Hotel
6 Nylam rest for acclimatization
7 Drive to Chinese Base camp 5000m
8 Acclimatization
9 Prepare load for Advance BaseCamp
10 Trek to Middle Camp,
11 Trek to Advance Base Camp 5400m.
12-37 Climbing Period Shishapangama 8012m.
38 Trek to Base Camp
39 Drive Nyalam
40 Drive to Zhangmu & Kathmandu
41 Kathmandu
42 Final Departure

MAP OF SHISHAPANGMA EXPEDITION

Cost Includes/Excludes

Full Board Expedition Cost Includes/Excludes

FULL BOARD SERVICE
PRICE IS INCLUDES:
 Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport            
 Hotel In Kathmandu  : 4 nights in Katmandu 5 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room
 TMA Services : Hotel in Zangmu,Nyalam,Tingri and further  drive to Shisapagma  Base Camp. Going Up: 03 Yak from Base Camp(BC) to Advance Base Camp (ABC) per Member. Coming Down:  02 yak ABC to Base camp (BC) per member 01 yak for staff.
 Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation  for all Member and Staffs  From Kathmandu-Kodari (by bus), Kodari to BC by jeep  –BC to ABC (by yak) ABC to BC  (by Yak) BC to Kodari by Jeep Kodari - Kathmandu(by bus).                     
 Permit :  Mt. Shisapangma expedition permit (From TMA)
 Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees
Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs  
 Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation .
 Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper
 Porter : Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp
  Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing
 Insurance : All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance                     
 Member Luggage :30 Kg per member for personal baggage                      
 Base Tent : VE25 North face or Kailas  tents for base camp for per member                      
 Base Base equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
 Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
 Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
 Dinner:  one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu  with Nepalese Staff
 Tibet Visa : Tibet entry Visa Fees as per China Government (Through China Embassy in Nepal)
Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder:  01 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa
 Mask & Regulator : 1 Set of top Out mask for each high altitude Sherpa
 Satellite Phone /walkie talkie    Phone if necessary in basis of Member
 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member                     
High camp service  : Necessary cooking gas,  cooking pot  for member, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude  tent, high food  and fixing gear  (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4 )  
                        
PRICE EXCLUDES: 
Oxigen and oxigen equipment                         
 Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more the 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel                      
Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation                     
 Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping                      
 Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 100 days (USD$ 100)                    
 Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips : Sherpa Summit bonus US$ 600 ,
 please  calculate some tips                                            
 Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses    
 

Base Camp Services Cost Includes/Excludes

BASE CAMP SERVICE
PRICE INCLUDES
 Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport            
 Hotel In Kathmandu  : 4 nights in Katmandu 5 star Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room
 TMA Services : Hotel in Zangmu,Nyalam,Tingri and further  drive to Shisapagma  Base Camp. Going Up: 03 Yak from Base Camp(BC) to Advance Base Camp (ABC) per Member. Coming Down:  02 yak ABC to Base camp (BC) per member 01 yak for staff.
 Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation  for all Member and Staffs  From Kathmandu-Kodari (by bus), Kodari to BC by jeep  –BC to ABC (by yak) ABC to BC  (by Yak) BC to Kodari by Jeep Kodari - Kathmandu(by bus).                     
 Permit :  Mt. Shisapangma expedition permit (From TMA)
 Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees
 Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs   
 Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation .                     
 Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper                      
  Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing                      
 Insurance : All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance
 Member Luggage :30 Kg per member for personal baggage                      
 Base Tent : VE25 North face or Kailas  tents for base camp for per member                      
 Base Base equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
 Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
 Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
 Tibet Visa : Tibet entry Visa Fees as per China Government (Through China Embassy in Nepal

PRICE EXCLUDES
 Oxygen:
 Mask & Regulatior
 Satellite Phone /walkie talkie                   
 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa                   
 High camp service  : Necessary cooking gas,  cooking pot  for member, high altitude Sherpa, high altitude  tent, high food  and fixing gear  (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4)
Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more the 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel                      
 Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation                     
 Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping                      
 Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 100 days (USD$ 100)                                                             
Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses                       
 

Trip Info

Cost and Dates
Full Board Price : Contact us for best price
Base Camp Services Price : Contact us for best price
Dates : Sep 01 - Oct 05 2015/2016
Trip Facts
Duration : 36 Days
Grade : Medium
Height : 8013 M.
Seasons : Sep & Oct

Cost & Dates

Full Board Price: Contact us for best price
Base Camp Services Price:Contact us for best price
Dates: Sep 01 - Oct 05 2015/2016