Accommodation: Hotel accommodation + Camping
Transportation: By Flight to Lhasa
Best Season: Autumn and Spring.
Maximum Altitude: 8013 m
Duration: 40 days
Trip Grade: Challenging.
Shishapangma Expedition (8013m) also called Gosainthān, is the fourteenth-highest mountain in the world and, at 8,013 m, the lowest of the eight-thousanders. It was the last 8,000 meter peak to be climbed, due to its location entirely within Tibet and the restrictions on visits by foreigners to the region imposed by Tibetan and Chinese authorities.
According to the story, during a particular year a heavy snowfall killed most of the animals at pasture, and all that the people living near the mountain had to eat was the meat of the dead animals and the malt dregs left over from brewing beer, and so the mountain was named Shisha Pangma (shisha sbangma), signifying "meat of dead animals and malty dregs". The Sanskrit name of the mountain, Gosainthan, means "place of the saint" or "Abode of God".
Shishapangma is one of the easier eight-thousanders to climb. The standard route ascends via the northwest face and northeast ridge and face ("Northern Route"), and boasts relatively easy access, with vehicle travel possible to base camp at 5,000 m.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff, transfer to Hotel. April 13 2016 / Day 02: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure
Day 03: In Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure & official briefing.
Day 04: Fly to Lhasa, meet our staff & transfer to Hotel.
Day 05: Sightseeing: Drepung, Sera and Norbu Lingka monasteries.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang and Barkhor market.
Day 07: Lhasa – Shigatse 3940m. by dive and transfer to Hotel.
Day 08: Shigatse – Shegar 4050m. by drive then transfer to Hotel.
Day 09: Drive to Shishapangma Base Camp 4700m. Tented Camp.
Day 10 - 11: Day for acclimatization.
Day 12: Trek to Advance Base Camp 5,600m. Tented Canp
Day 13: Preparation day for climbing period.
Day 14 – 34: Climbing Period Shishapangma 8,035m.
Day 35: Base Camp Cleaning and preparation. Tented.
Day 36: Trek back to Base Camp.
Day 37: Drive to Nyalam (3750m). Overnight in Guest House.
Day 38: Drive to Kodari & to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 39: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.