Shishapangma Expedition

Shishapangma Expedition Its Sanskrit name is "Gosainthan". Reinhold Messner called it "an exquisite apparition". Indeed, it is emerging out of the earth-brown Tibetan plateau a solitary snow goddess rearing its not-so-ugly head out to be admired. It was first climbed by H. Ching and Nine Climbers in 1664. This 'exquisite apparition' is located in central Himalaya and lies totally within Tibet. To the east lies Mount Molamenchen to the west Mount Xifeng and Mount Nandengri and to the northwest Mount Kangbochen. Shishapabgma, "the range above the grassy plain" was first climbed by the Chinese in 1964.

Shishapangma Expedition have three distinct climbing routes on the Southwest face with several other logical possibilities on the West Ridge and East face. Our route picks up from Nyalam, 33km from the Nepal / Tibet border, up to the Chinese base camp at an altitude of about 5000-5400m. The trek to BC takes about three to five days via the Nyanang Phu Chu valley.

Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu (1350m.) and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02 : Preparing Expedition/visa for Tibet ( Kathmandu).

Day 03 : Preparing expedition (Kathmandu).

Day 04 : Drive to Kodari Border - Zhangmu 1,750m.

Day 05 : Drive Nylam 3750m. Over night at hotel.

Day 06 : Nylam rest for acclimatization.

Day 07 : Nylam rest for Acclimatization.

Day 08 : Drive to Chinese Base camp 5000m.

Day 09 : Acclimatization.

Day 10 : Prepare load for Advance Base Camp.

Day 11 : Trek to Middle Camp.

Day 12 : Trek to Advance Base Camp 5400m.

Day 13-37 : Climbing Period Shishapangma 8,035m.

Day 38 : Trek to Base Camp.

Day 39 : Drive Nyalam.

Day 40 : Drive to Zhangmu & Kathmandu.

Day 41 : At leisure in Kathmandu.

Day 42 : Final Departure.

Cost Includes

1.    Airport picks up & Droop.
2.    All food (Break fast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
3.    Accommodation.
4.    Hot drinks. (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
5.    All transportation.
6.    Trekking permit.
7.    Four nights Hotel with break fast in Kathmandu.
8.    Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley.
9.    All temples Entry Permit in kathamndu.
10.  All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments, all camping gear,
       transport etc for Nepalese staff.
11.  All taxes.
12.  Guide, cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa, porters and other necessary staffs.

Cost Excludes

1.    Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client's personal insurance, and any kind
       of unforeseen & personal expenses
2.    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.

Climbing Gears (Personal)

1.    Ice axe
2.    Crampons
3.    Harness
4.    Tape Slings (2)
5.    Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
6.    Descender/Abseil Device
7.    Plastic Mountaineering Boots
8.    Ascender
9.    Helmet (optional)

Climbing Gears (Group)

1.    Snow bar*
2.    Rope*
3.    Ice Hammer*
4.    Ice Screw*

Clothings (Head)

1.    Sun hat or scarf
2.    Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3.    Sunglasses with UV protection

Clothing (Lower Body)

1.    Under Garments
2.    Hiking shorts
3.    Lightweight cotton long pants
4.    Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
5.    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
6.    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

1.    Thin, lightweight inner socks
2.    Thick, warm wool hiking socks
3.    Hiking boots with spare laces
4.    Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
5.    Gaiters

Upper Body

1.    T-shirts
2.    Light and expedition weight thermal tops
3.    Fleece jacket or pullover
4.    Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
5.    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
6.    Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands

1.    Lightweight gloves
2.    Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories

1.    Sleeping bag rated to -30 degree centigrade and below (depends on season)*
2.    Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3.    Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
4.    Basic First Aid Kit
5.    Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
6.    Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
7.    Trekking Poles
8.    Water bottle (2) or camel bag
9.    Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
10.    Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries

1.    1 medium sized quick drying towel
2.    Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
3.    Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
4.    Deodorants
5.    Nail clippers
6.    Face and body moisturizer
7.    Feminine hygiene products
8.    Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

1.    Wet wipes (baby wipes)
2.    Tissue /toilet roll
3.    Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/Luxuries

1.    Binoculars
2.    Reading book
3.    Trail Map/Guide book
4.    Journal & Pen
5.    Walkman
6.    Pencils and small notebooks
7.    Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
8.    Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)

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