- Trip Outline
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Shishapangma, whose name means “God of the Grasslands”, is the world’s 14th highest mountain, and the only 8,000er that lies entirely in Tibet. Cho Oyu, which translates as “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan, straddles the border between Tibet and Nepal but is easiest to climb from the northern, Tibetan side. Among the world’s 8,000m peaks, both are regarded as relatively easy. Tackling these two sacred mountains together is challenging, but possible.
Climb the two sacred mountains :
Despite standing an imposing 8,188m above sea level, Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-highest mountain is actually a relatively straightforward climb. Its flat summit plateau and the relatively gentle slopes approaching it don’t require the same level of technical climbing expertise that, say, Kanchenjunga or Makalu do. Alongside Shishapangma, it’s often the first 8,000m peaks that climbers tackle, and the relative proximity of the two peaks means that climbing them one after the other, in a single expedition, makes perfect sense.
Beginning with Shishapangma, we aim to summit both peaks within 54 days, an objective that’s made feasible not just by the relative ease of the climbs, but by the accessibility of the base camps - both are reachable by motor vehicle, reducing the need for arduous treks in or out. Our expedition plans are based on those successfully implemented by our leaders.
Royal Nepal Group’s approach to expedition planning means that we control every aspect of the trip, from the food provision to the fixing of ropes. We leave nothing to chance, controlling the controllable to ensure that the expedition runs as smoothly as possible. It’s this attention to detail that allows us to move quickly, and to achieve ambitious objectives, like summiting two 8,000m peaks back to back.
While our directors have built their reputations on climbing at speed, they have never once compromised on safety. When working together, they have a 100 percent success record on 8,000m peaks, but also a 100 percent safety record - every member of every one of their teams has returned home, without so much as a single digit lost to frostbite. We operate a guaranteed, 1:1 guide-to-client ratio, with four additional Sherpas on standby, ready to help out in case of emergencies.
Like our leaders, all Royal Nepal Group guides are trained in high-altitude rescue and recovery techniques, and our team has a history of coming to the aid of other expeditions in need. We have helicopters accessible round the clock and evacuation plans in place. Tackling two of the world’s highest mountains back to back is physically demanding. Both in the run-up to the expedition, during the climbs, and between the two summits, we will keep a constant eye on progress, allowing us to all-important decisions around client safety. Simply put, you could not be in safer hands when attempting these two, majestic peaks back to back.
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Staff Introduction; Get Chinese VISA
Preparation day for Expedition/ Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Optional)
Drive to Timure; overstay night in Timure
Drive to and cross Tibetan Border, Overnight in Kyirong
Drive to New Thingri; Overstay night in New Thingri
Acclimatize day in New Thingri; Short acclimatize hike
Drive to Chinese Base Camp
Acclimatize day in Chinese Base Camp; preparation load for Advance base camp
Trek to Middle Camp
Trek to Advance Base Camp
Day 12 - Day 34
Climbing Period Shisapangma
Trek back to Base Camp
Drive from Base Camp to Tingri
Drive to Cho Oyu Base Camp
Expedition Preparation Day
Trek to Intermediate Camp
Trek to Advance Base Camp
Day 41 - Day 49
Trek back to Base Camp
Drive to Kerung
Drive back to Kathmandu
- Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 5 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis- Twin Bedroom
- Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu with the Office’s Staffs
- Permit and Royalty: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government of Chinese Government (CMA/TMA) to climb Mt. Shisapangma
- Visa arrangement for Tibet including Visa fees
- Member transportation: All land transportation with Guide as per itinerary
- Lodging & Food: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek
- Porters or Yaks: Porters up to & back from Basecamp
- Dinner: 1 Warm Farewell Dinner at a standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Nepalese Staff
- Medical Health Checkup in Basecamp
- Hot drinking water: Facility of hot drinking water as per the need
- Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of top Out mask for each member and high-altitude Sherpa
- High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Air Fare: International flights to/from Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry Visa fee
- Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu Hotel stay and hotel cost for more than 5 nights in Kathmandu
- Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu
- In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from the expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Insurance: Travel and High-Altitude Insurance /Accident /Medical /emergency evacuation
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Personal equipment, and shopping
- Sherpa summit Bonus: Minimum USD 1200+
- Please set aside tips for Basecamp staff too.
- Any other item not listed in the "cost includes" section
- No Bottle Beverages.
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