Mt. Shisapangma & Cho Oyu Expedition

Autumn 2017
Entry/Exit: Zhangmu
Fixed Departure: 13 September, 2017

Height: 8013m. 8201m.
Latitude: 28° 21″N  Cho - Oyu 28° 06′″N
Longitude: 85° 47″E  Cho - Oyu 86° 39′″E
Trip Duration: 48 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Normal
Grade: Strenuous High
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Zhangmu - Nyalam - Shisapangma and Cho Oyu BC - Advance Base Camp

Mt. Shishapangma is one of the beautiful 14th highest mountain in the planet which lies in its autonomous region, known by the Tibetans as “the big grassy field", it is an extremely beautiful and provides awe inspiring vistas along the Himalayan range. Only very few people in the world have an idea about the Shisapangma before Chinese opened Tibet to the western summiteers in 1978 A.D. The Tibetans regard it as the holy mountain. It is the youngest among fourteen mountains above 8000m that lies in high Himalayan ranges of Tibet and Nepal.

It is simultaneous the original route as followed by the first western expedition from the year 1978 despite missing larger technical difficulties stunning adventure can be taken, which lets mounting a 8000 meter expect nevertheless with the necessary weather luck and the support of some experienced Sherpas.

Mt. Shishapangma short information about climbing route:
Camp 01-6,730m. – After 6-7 hours walk we reach in camp 2 through crossing many snow slopes by fixing ropes in the places of crevassed.

Camp 02-7,045m. – After 5-6 hours we reach camp 3 through steep ascent leading to very gentle ground below the North West ridge.

Camp 03-7,400m. – From Camp 3, it takes 9-12 hours to reach on the summit. The situation of the groups/climbers’ progress and the condition of their physical fitness and also the favorable condition of the weather depends the climbing ahead.

The North West normal route to Shisapangma takes us up easy angled snow slopes up to 35 degrees with one steeper section. The necessary lines will be fixed and placed on the steeper or crevassed sections.

Mt. Cho Oyu (Mt. Qowowuyag) is the world’s 6th highest another most popular 8000m. Peak for climbing located between Nepal and Tibet. Shishapangma and the Cho Oyu would be the best choice for the mountaineers who want to stand on the summit of 8000 meter peak due to its straight forward climbing with minimal objective danger and less technically demanding. We are operating a combining expedition logistic support to ABC and fully guided Shisapangma & Cho Oyu expedition since 2002.

Mt. Cho Oyu short information about climbing route:
Camp 01 - is at altitude of 6400m. To reach at Camp 1 we have to walk for about 4-6 hours from advance base camp via an initial walk up the Gyabrag Glacier, up steep screc to a broad snow shoulder.

Camp 02 - is at altitude of 7150m.  We have to follow the snow ridge out of Camp 1 to a steep 50 meter ice wall, which provides most challenging climbing on this route. To make this ascent fixed ropes are necessary.

Camp 03 - is located at altitude of 7500m. After 4/5 hours walk from Camp 2 we can reach camp 3. At this altitude there is a tremendous sense of effort to gain further height. The final summit push will be made from this camp and takes about 6-9 hours.

April 07 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff, transfer to Hotel
April 08 Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu, preparing Expedition/visa for Tibet.
April 09 Day 03: Preparing expedition and officially briefing.
April 10 Day 04: Drive to Kodari, Enter Zhangmu (2300M.) O/N Hotel.
April 11 Day 05: Drive Zhangmu – Nyalam 3750m. Overnight at Hotel.
April 12 Day 06: Nyalam rest for acclimatization. Hotel.
April 13 Day 07: Drive Nyalam – Chinese Base Camp. Tented Camp.
April 14 Day 08: Acclimatization day in Chinese Base Camp. Tented Camp.
April 15 Day 09: Prepare load for Advance Base Camp 5000m. Tented Camp.
April 16 Day 10: Trek to Middle Camp. Tented Camp.
April 17 Day 11: Trek to Advance Base Camp 5400m. Tented Camp.
April 18-30 Day 12-24: Climbing Period Shisha Pangma 8,013m.
May 01 Day 25: Trek back to Base Camp. Tented Camp.
May 02 Day 26: Drive Base Camp – Tingri 4340m. – Hotel
May 03 Day 27: Drive to Chinese Base Camp 4700m. Tented Camp.
May 04 Day 28: Chinese Base Camp. Tented Camp.
May 05 Day 29: Prepared load to Yak for ABC. Camping
May 06 Day 30: Base Camp – Middle Camp. Tented Camp.
May 07 Day 31: Middle Camp - Cho Oyu Advance Base Camp. Tented Camp.
May 08 -18 Day 32-42: Climbing Period for Cho Oyu 8201m.
May 09 Day 43: Advance Base camp – Chinese Base camp. Tented Camp.
May 10 Day 44: Chinese Base Camp – Drive to Tingri. Hotel.
May 11 Day 45: Drive Tingri – Zhangmu then transfer to Hotel.
May 12 Day 46: Drive border, back to Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel.
May 13 Day 47: Free day in Kathmandu.
May 14 Day 48: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

  1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

Expedition Cost in group joining basis;
Expedition cost up to Advance Base Camp:
USD 21,900 For 1 Person.
USD 13,800 Per Person. (if 2 person in group)
USD 13,300 Per Person. (if 3 persons in group)
USD 12,999 Per Person. (if 4-6 persons in group)
USD 12,222 Per Person. (if 7-10 persons in group)
USD 11,999 Per Person. (if 11-15 persons in group)
High Altitude Sherpa: USD 4,700+4,700 (If required)

Expedition cost up to Summit:
Expedition Cost in group joining basis;
USD 36,799 For 1 Person.
USD 24,777 Per Person. (if 2 person in group)
USD 24,300 Per Person. (if 3 persons in group)
USD 22,700 Per Person. (if 4-6 persons in group)
USD 22,444 Per Person. (if 7-10 persons in group)
USD 20,900 Per Person. (if 11-15 persons in group)

Package Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Jeep, Hiace or, Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Shisapangma & Cho Oyu.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances & daily salary of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods & equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen Mask & regulator at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s & simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Agency Service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Tents above advance base camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (available on request).
  • Personal local transportation in Kathmandu & Tibet except above mentioned programs.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.


Note:

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.

Package Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Jeep, Hiace or, Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Shisapangma and Cho Oyu.
  • Road permit and travel permit
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa per climbing member.
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • All common climbing equipments such as fixed ropes, main ropes, snow bars, ice screws, pitons etc.
  • High altitude tents.
  • High altitude food and fuel.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances & daily salary of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Food & fuel at base camp & advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s 7 simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Agency Service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen bottles, mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.


Summit Bonus for climbing Sherpa Must pay by Climber: Per Sherpa-USD 700+700 for over 8000m, USD1000+1000 USD for up to Summit.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers personal equipment rentals for climber, who have limited cargo allowance with their airfare or, do not wish to purchase expensive expedition grade gear but rent it instead. Climber purchasing Base Camp Services only may choose to hire or, purchase high camp equipment. Please let us know in advance prior to your arrival so that we can meet your needs. The quoted cost are for the duration of the expedition and we provide original North Face, Marmot or, Ozark company brand tent only.

Equipment Rental or Purchase Price List:

Item Rentle Cost in USD Purchase Cost in USD
Expedition Tent USD 150.00 USD 300.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -small) USD 50.00 USD 150.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Large) USD 100.00 USD 300.00
Gas Stove USD 25.00 USD 100.00
Oxygen Bottle USD 350.00 USD 500.00
Oxygen mask and Regulator USD 250.00 USD 900.00
Sleeping Bag USD 100.00 USD 400.00
Down Jacket USD 100.00 USD 300.00
High Camp Goose Down Jacket USD 200.00 USD 500.00

Climbing Sherpa Fee: Per H.A. Sherpa USD 5,200x2 = 10,400 (if required by client for advance base camp service user)