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 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.

 Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel

Day 2 : Kathmandu free day hotel
 
Day 3 : Kathamandu Visa & preparation
 
Day 4 : Fly to Lhasa and transfer to Hotel 
 
Day 5 : Drive to Sighatse  3900m. Over night at Hotel
 
Day 6 : Drive to Old Thingri 4300m 
 
Day 7 :  Rest Day for acclimatization 
 
Day 8 :Drive to Chinese Base camp 5000m
 
Day 9 : Prepare load for Advance BaseCamp 
 
Day 10 : Trek to Middle Camp, 
 
Day 11 : Trek to Advance Base Camp 5400m. 
 
Day 12-35 :Climbing Period Shishapangama 8012m. 
 
Day 36 : Trek to Base Camp 
 
Day 37 : Drive Sighatse 
 
Day 38 : Drive to Lhasa and transfer to Hotel 
 
Day 39:  Fly back to Kathmandu
 
Day 40 : Shoping and rest day in Kathmandu 
 
Day 41: Final Departure to your home 

 Price Includes:     

                        
(01) Arrival & Departure : Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport   
          
(02) Hotel In Kathmandu  : 4 nights in Katmandu  Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room
 
(03) 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.
 
(04) 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).
                      
(05) Permit :  Mt. Shisapangma expedition permit (From CTMA)
 
(06) Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees 
 
(07) Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs   
 
(08) Cargo Clearance : International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes 
 
(09) Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation .
                      
(10) Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper
                       
(11) Porter : Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp 
 
 (12) Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing
                       
(13) Insurance : All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance 
                     
(14) Member Luggage :60 Kg per member for personal baggage
                       
(15) Base Tent : VE25 North face or Kailas  tents for base camp for per member  
                     
(16) Base Base equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
 
(17) Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining Tent 
 
(18) Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
 
(19) Dinner:  one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu  with Nepalese Staff
 
(20) Tibet Visa : Tibet entry Visa Fees as per China Government (Through China Embassy in Nepal)
 
 (01-20) Base camp service
 
(21) Oxygen: (O2)-Poisk cylinder: 05 oxygen bottle  for each member and 03 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa
 
(22) Mask & Regulator : 1 Set of top Out mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa
 
(23) Permit : Satellite Phone /walkie talkie    Phone if necessary in basis of Member
                 
(24) High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member   
                    
(25) 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)
 
(01-25) Base camp service                   
                            
Price Excludes:
                           
(01) Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Katmandu Hotel stay and more the 4 nights in Kathmandu Hotel 
                      
(02) Insurance : Travel and high altitude insurance ,accident, medical & emergency evacuation  
                    
(03) Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet,  Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping  
                     
(04) Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days ( to be applied for 100 days (USD$ 100) 
                    
(05) Sherpa summit Bonus & Tips : Sherpa Summit bonus US$1000 , please  calculate some tips    
                                         
(07) Rescue Evacuation : Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature expenses

 Member Personal Equipment

S/No:  Particular.  Qty

(1). : Down suits (dangri) 1

(2)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva Olympus monts Evo 1

(3)  : Walking/ Hikking  shoe 1 & Trekking boot 1

(4)  : Crampon 1

(5)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) 1

(6)  : Normal gloves 2

(7)  : Summit Snow goggles 1

(8)  : Glacier glasses 1

(9)  : Ice axe 1

(10) : Harness & tapsling  1

(11) : Jumer 1

(12) :  Carabiners (normal) 3

(13) : Sleeping bag (-40C) 1

(14) : Down filled Mattress 1

(15) : Summit socks 2

(16) : Normal socks 6 

(17) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1

(18) : Helmet 1

(19) : Down jacket 1

(20) : Down trouser 1

(21) : 8 finger / descender 1

(22) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1

(23) : Gore-tex jacket 1

(24) : Gore-tex trouser 1

(25) : Fleece jacket 3

(26) : Fleece trouser 2

(27) : Fleece liner gloves 3

(28) : Screw Gate Carabiner 2

(29) : Balaclava (windstopper) 1

(30) : Thermos bottle 1

(31) : Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)

(32) : Water bottle normal 1

(33) : Sun cream 50spf 

(34) : Leap Gurd 30spf 

(35) : Swise Knife  1

 

Climbing Gears wich is Company will manage for the team  

S/No Particular

(1)  : Ice crews 1

(2)  : Fix rope  

(3)  : snow bars

(4)  : EPI gas

(5)  : Rock piton

(6)  : Carabiners (normal)

(7)  : High tent

(8)  : Summit rope

(9)  : Cooking pot

(10) : Snow shovel

(12) : ce hammer / adge (set)

(13) : Member high food

(14) : Oxygen bottle  (O2) 

(15) : Oxygen Mask & regulator 

(16) : Quick Draws