Expedition to Shishapangma (8027m)

Duration: 41 Days 42 Nights

This peak is the 14th highest mountain in the world. However, it is the shortest of all the peaks that are 8,000 metres and above! Despite being only 80 km northeast of Kathmandu, it lies entirely in Tibet. The mountain is hidden from Nepal, tucked behind the Langtang Himal and the main Himalayan chain. It has two summits: the commonly climbed lower summit is 8012m, while the true summit is higher, at 8027m – the point that our expedition guide really wants to reach!


Itinerary & Map

  • Day 01
    Arrive Kathmandu and check into hotel 

  • Day 02 - 03
    Preparation day for expedition 

  • Day 04
    Drive to Kodari, cross the border and enter Zhangmu. Overnight at hotel 

  • Day 05
    Drive Zhangmu to Nyalam (3750m). Overnight at hotel 

  • Day 06
    Rest day for acclimatization at Nyalam. Overnight at hotel 

  • Day 07
    Hiking at Nyalam for further acclimatization. Overnight at tented camp 

  • Day 08
    Drive Zhangmu to Chinese BC (5000m). Overnight at BC 

  • Day 09
    Rest day for yet more acclimatization. Overnight at tented camp 

  • Day 10
    Load preparation for advanced BC 

  • Day 11
    Trek to Middle BC 

  • Day 12
    Trek to Advanced Base Camp (5400m) 

  • Day 13 - 37
    Duration of the ascent of Shishapangma (8,035m). Stay all through at tented camp
  • Day 38
    Trek back to Chinese BC. Overnight there

  • Day 39
    Drive Chinese BC to Nyalam. Overnight at hotel 

  • Day 40
    Drive to Zhangmu and continue to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel 

  • Day 41
    Leisure day in Kathmandu 

  • Day 42
    Depart Kathmandu