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Shishapangma was, for a long time, one of the least accessible of the 8,000ers, giving it a certain air of mystery. As the only one of the 14 that’s entirely in Tibet, it was off limits to Western climbers for many years, but it has opened up more recently. Still, there’s something special about ‘the God of the Grasslands’, as the mountain is called in Tibetan. It might be the lowest of the 14 and the last to be climbed, but it’s by no means the least significant challenge.


The 14th-highest peak :

Shishapangma, at 8,027m above sea level, is the world’s 14th highest peak and the last on the list of the 8,000ers. It was also the last to be climbed - the first ascent was made by a Chinese expedition in 1980. The reasons for this delay were more political than technical, however, and these days, Shishapangma is relatively easy to reach, with the base camp accessible by vehicle.

Royal Nepal Group’s Shishapangma expedition is based on the plan successfully implemented by our leaders. The easy access to base camp means we can complete the climb in just 39 days, while still leaving plenty of time for acclimatization and rest days. This makes it one of the shortest of any of our 8,000er expeditions, and a perfect introduction to 8,000m peaks.

If you’re eyeing up Shishapangma as your first 8,000er, you could not be in safer hands. The Royal Nepal Group team are not only record-breaking mountaineers, but they’re also highly trained in altitude rescue and recovery techniques - skills that have been put to test in the most extreme environments on Earth. We have evacuation plans and accessible helicopter rescue in place for emergencies, and we guarantee an industry-leading 1:1 guide-to-client ratio, with four, hugely-experienced Sherpas always kept on standby, just in case.

Shishapangma might be an easy climb, but you don’t want a guiding company that treats it like one. Getting you to the summit and safely down is our number one priority, and from the moment you sign up, to the moment you’re back in Kathmandu, our guides will be with you every step of the way. 


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 02

Staff Introduction; Get Chinese VISA

Day 03

Preparation day for Expedition/ Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Optional)

Day 04

Drive to Timure; overstay night in Timure

Day 05

Drive to and cross Tibetan Border, Overnight in Kyirong

Day 06

Drive to New Thingri; Overstay night in New Thingri

Day 07

Acclimatize day in New Thingri; Short acclimatize hike

Day 08

Drive to Chinese Base Camp

Day 09

Acclimatize day in Chinese Base Camp; preparation load for Advance base camp

Day 10

Trek to Middle Camp

Day 11

Trek to Advance Base Camp

Day 12 - Day 34

Climbing Period Shisapangma

Day 35

Trek to Base Camp

Day 36

Drive Basecamp to Kyirong; overstay night in Kyirong

Day 37

Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 38

Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 39

Final Departure


  • Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 5 nights hotel in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast Basis- Twin Bedroom
  • Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu with the Office’s Staff
  • 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
  • Oxygen for Shishapangma: O2 cylinder: 2 oxygen (O2) cylinders for each Member and 1 oxygen bottle for each High- altitude Sherpa. The extra oxygen will be stored at Basecamp for emergencies
  • High Tent: Necessary VE25 North Face High Tent for Members and High-Altitude Sherpa
  • Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of top Out masks 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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