Photos of the Trip
This autumn join Lakpa Sherpa on an expedition to the 14th highest mountain (8013 m) in Tibet as he attempts to gain his 10th 8000 m summit. Shishapangma is considered one of the easier 8000 m mountains to climb, making it a good choice as a first 8000 m. The adventure begins from Kathmandu, Nepal, with a drive to Tibet along the Friendship highway stopping at a few Tibetan towns, then its a one day trek to base camp. On the mountain, we will follow the normal direct North-West ridge route that includes an advanced base camp and 3 higher camps. The most technical part of the route is the exposed knife-edge ridge between the Central summit and the South Summit (8013 m). The expedition is just 37 days, a nice compact 8000 m adventure! Himalayan Ascent operates small group trips with high Sherpa to client ratios to ensure the safety, enjoyment and success of each individual climber.
Although Shishapangma is considered technically less challenging than its 8000 m. peers, the risks on Shishapangma are still great. Using small teams with high Sherpa to client ratios, our experienced guides will closely monitor your safety on the mountain. This will ensure that you get the best possible chance of a successful summit and a safe return, in addition to an awesome adventure. Our team will handle all logistics including transportation between Nepal and Tibet, Chinese permits and visas, provide a comfortable restful basecamp, and all support on the mountain during your climb..