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Mt. Shishapangma Expedition 2024/2025

Trip Facts


42 Days


8027 M



Trip Start From


Trip Ends At


Climbing Route

Normal North Ridge






Mt. Shishapangma is the 14th highest peak in the world, and the only 8,000m peak lying entirely in Tibet. Shisha Pangma, known in Tibetan as “the god of the grasslands”, is the lowest of the world`s fourteen 8000 meter peaks. It was first climbed in 1964 by a Tibetan-Chinese expedition and was opened to foreign climbers in 1978. The Northwest Ridge, our climbing route, offers a direct route to Shishapangma’s Central Summit. A challenging knife-edge ridge connects the slightly lower Central Summit to the mountain’s South Summit at 8,027m -26,335 ft.

The climbing route is straightforward, and the objective hazards of the climb are minimal. Advanced Base Camp (ABC) will be established at 5540m-18,171ft, Camp I at 6200m-20,300 ft, Camp II at 6700m-22,000 ft. and Camp III at 7400m-24,300 ft.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 01:
    Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
  • Day 2-4:
    In Kathmandu for Tibet visa processing.
  • Day 05:
    Drive to Timure (1550m) O/N lodge.
  • Day 06:
    Dive to Rasuwagadhi border and after immigration formalities, enter Tibet and drive to Kyirong (2700m.
  • Day 07:
    Rest day in Kyirong O/N hotel.
  • Day 08:
    Drive to Shishapangma BC(4950m-16,236ft).
  • Day 09-10:
    At BC to acclimatize and preparing loads to ABC.
  • Day 11:
    Trek to Intermediate camp (5100m-16,728ft).
  • Day 12:
    Arrive at ABC (5540m-18,171ft).
  • Day 13-14:
    At ABC for puja ceremony, acclimatization and climbing preparations.
  • Day 15-38:
    Climbing period for Shishapangma.
  • Day 39:
    Drive to Kyirong border 2700m-8856ft)-O/N Hotel.
  • Day 40:
    Drive to Rasuwagadhi border and after immigration formalities drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 41:
    In Kathmandu.
  • Day 42:
    International Departure.

Expedition Schedule

  • 09 Sep to 17 Oct 2024
  • 14 Apr to 25 May 2025


  • Strenuous climbing
  • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
  • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
  • Intermediate to advance terrain
  • Nights are spent in tents
  • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
  • Travel in remote areas
  • Usually expedition duration above four weeks

Package Details

Cost Includes:

  • Mt. Shishapangma peak permit fee. Tibet visa fee.
  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport in Kathmandu and Lhasa.
  • Airfare Kathmandu-Lhasa one way.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu for 5 nights.
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Lhasa, Shigatse, Thingri and Kyirong on room sharing basis.
  • Sightseeing in Lhasa with guide and transportation.
  • Welcome group dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Member’s personal luggage transfer from BC – ABC – BC.
  • Kitchen equipment, kitchen tent, dining tent with heater, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs & tables.
  • Solar panel at ABC for light and charging small electronics. (Mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
  • Food and fuel at BC-ABC during expedition.
  • Spacious single tent with insulated floor and mattress for each member at BC-ABC.
  • Services of one high altitude Sherpa between 2 climbers to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
  • Climbing Sherpa climbing and summit bonuses.
  • Insurance for climbing Sherpa including evacuation, hospitalization, medical and life insurance.
  • High altitude tents, food and fuel for all members and climbing Sherpas.
  • Common climbing equipment (Required rope, ice bar, ice screw, etc) fees for rope fixing.
  • 2 oxygen bottles (4Lts) per climber and 1 oxygen bottle for Sherpa with mask and regulator (For use only).
  • Walkie-talkie for each member and Sherpa partnered team.
  • Services of Nepalese cook and kitchen boy.
  • Equipment allowances, daily wages, food and tents for cook, kitchen boy and Chinese Liaison Officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison officer and porters including emergency evacuation, hospitalization, medical and life insurance.
  • Satellite phone for emergency available at ABC.
  • High way and conservation charges.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Welcome group dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Meals at the hotel/lodges in Kathmandu and in Tibet. Personal climbing gears.
  • Personal calls made through satellite phone subject to charges at US$ 3 per minute.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone US$ 1000.00, communication equipment and commercial filming US$ 20,000.00 payable to CTMA.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone and Email, etc.
  • Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal as air/road cargo.
  • Personal solar pack for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera batteries etc).
  • Tips/gratitude for cooks and climbing Sherpa at the end of the trip.

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