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Shishapangma, 41-day expedition in Tibet

Reach the summit of one of the highest mountains in the world on this 41-day expedition to Shishapangma, in Tibet. Lakpa, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, will be happy to take you there.

Mountain RangeHimalaya
Duration41 days
Offer periodApr, May
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

Looking for a challenging ascent in Tibet? You’ve come to the right place! Discover what the world looks like from the top of Shishapangma, one of the highest peaks in the world.

At 8,013 meters above sea level, Shishapangma is the 14th highest summit in the world and the last of the 8000-meter mountains. It is located in Tibet near the border with Nepal.

First of all, our meeting point for this expedition will be Kathmandu, the capital and biggest city of Nepal. We’ll pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Then, during the first part of our adventure, we will discover the culture of Kathmandu and visit some of its highlights. At the bottom of the page, you will find a detailed description of each day’s activities.

Finally, take into account that this ascent is demanding and challenging. We’ll face low levels of temperature and pressure. The descent from the summit also represents a challenge. During some sections of the climb, we’ll need to put oxygen masks. Therefore, keep in mind that you need some mountaineering experience and a good fitness level to join. 

So, are you ready for a unique experience in Tibet? Then send your request to book this expedition and get ready to reach the summit of the amazing Shishapangma!

If you are interested, I can also take you to the highest summit in the world. Check out this program to Mount Everest.

Accommodation

Hotels in Kathmandu, lodges, and tents.

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

We’ll meet at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu

Today we’ll explore Kathmandu and visit some of its most important stupas, such as Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath.

Day 3: Preparation day

We’ll get ready for the expedition and prepare our equipment.

Day 4: Zhangmu

A 6-hour drive to Zhangmu (2,240 meters) where we’ll get to see the incredible landscapes of the Himalayas. 

Day 5: Nyalam

We’ll drive to Nyalam (3,660 meters) and get to see beautiful forests, trees and, waterfalls on the way. This drive will take us around 4 hours.

Day 6: Acclimatization day in Nyalam

Day 7: Shishapangma base camp

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Shishapangma base camp at an altitude of 4,900 meters. This drive will take us around 4 hours. Then, we’ll have time to explore the surroundings.

Day 8 to 9: Base Camp

Preparation days for the big climb.

Day 10: Advanced base camp

We’ll trek to Advanced base camp at 5,800 meters (4 hours).

Day 11 to 19: Final acclimatization

Final preparation and acclimatization in Advanced base camp. You will have time to practice and improve your techniques during these days.

Day 20 to 35: Shishapangma Summit

When the weather allows it, we’ll start our ascents first to camp I, at 6,700 meters, and then to camp II, at 7,500 meters. The section between both camps is challenging and will require oxygen masks. From the summit of the mountain, we’ll be able to see the amazing surrounding peaks.

Day 36: Base Camp

We’ll leave Advanced base camp and trek to base camp. We’ll celebrate our achievement.

Day 37: Base Camp clean up

We’ll spend the day helping to reduce the trash of the mountain.

Day 38: Zhangmu

On a 6-hour drive, we’ll go to Nyalam and then continue to Zhangmu, where we’ll spend the night.

Day 39: Kathmandu

We’ll drive for 5 hours to Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 40: Extra day in Kathmandu

Day 41: Departure

We’ll transfer you to the airport and say goodbye.


About the guide

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I am an IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide and an instructor guide. I started my career in the mountaineering and adventure sector in 1998 and since then I have been on the continuous journey of learning, training, exploring, and enjoying about the mountains.

I have guided several successful climbing expeditions in the Himalyas including Everest- 4 times, Makalu, Dawalagiri, Manaslu.... and other 7000 and 6000 m peaks. I am among the first batch of IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Nepal.

I'm an expert in high Altitude expeditions (Everest, Cho Oyu, Manaslu...). If one of these mountains is on your dreams' list...please get in touch with me and let's discuss about it together. I strongly believe that being guided by someone who comes from there provides a great added value to the journey.


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