Of the world’s fourteen 8,000 metre peaks, Shishapangma is the lowest at 8013m. The beauty of this climb is the short approach to Base Camp and gentle nature of the ascent; making for one of the most satisfying climbs within a reasonable timeframe.
We operate this expedition in the spring season as it is the safest 8,000m peak to climb in this season as many of the Nepal peaks are beset by heavy snowfalls at this time. We will attempt the normal route (which is not a technically difficult climb) and access to the Base Camp is made by a relatively short trek from the road end at 5000m. It is important to recognise that Shishapangma is still one of the highest peaks on the planet, and as such is a demanding undertaking in even the most ideal conditions.
|2-4||Gear check, Sightseeing in Kathmandu, get Chinese Visas|
|5||Drive to Timure (1,750m/5,740ft)|
|6||Drive to and cross Tibetan Border, overnight in Kyirong (2,700m/8,900ft)|
|7||Drive to New Tingri (4,300m/14,100ft)|
|8||Acclimatisation day in New Tingri|
|9||Drive to Road End Base Camp (5,000m/16,400ft)|
|10-11||Rest/Acclimatisation at Road End|
|12||Trek to Advanced Base Camp (5,550m/18,200ft)|
|13||Rest at ABC/organise equipment|
|14-28||Establish high camps/acclimatise|
|39||Return to Base Camp|
|40||Trek back to Road End|
|41||Drive to Nepalese border|
|42||Drive to Kathmandu|
|43||Depart from Kathmandu|
Adventure Consultants started in 1990 and we have been guiding internationally ever since.
We require you to have insurance for any personal or medical mishaps may occur during the expedition. This should include cover for illness, medical emergency and/or evacuation. We also highly recommend purchasing a comprehensive travel insurance policy to provide cover for trip interruption or cancellation, baggage loss, damage or theft, delayed flights or other such incidents that may occur during your trip.
Yes, it is very important. Many of our expeditions are in remote places with no roads and developing medical services. In the unlikely event that you get sick, you want to get to good medical care ASAP.