Mt. Shishapangma is the 14ht highest peak in the World with the height of (8013m/26,289ft.) and it is the last mountain over 8000meters. It lays in central Tibet and very close from Mt. Langtang in Nepal. A most famous geologist Mr. Tony Hegan explained the meaning of named Shishapangma as as it is in local Tibetan lialect, (Shisha) above a “range”, (pangma) “meadow or grassy plain”, thereby signifying the head of grassy plain. It is called “Gosainthan” in Sanskrit means place of the saint or House of God. Still, popularly it called Shishapangma. The real high of this mountain said (8,027m./26,335ft) though some climbers claim to have reached the summit when in fact they reached the slightly lower central summit at 8,013m which is 14 meter lower of true summit of 8,027m as it consist of three peaks towering together. This mountain was climbed on 02nd May 1964 via northern climbing route led by Mr. Xu Jing of a Chinese Expedition team. Since then Shishapangma has been climbing continuously which is 120km west from Mt. Everest. Although it is the lowest mountain of 8000m peak, it require very good quality of equipment and professional mountaineering skill. If you see the shadow of Mt. Shisapangma in the Peikutso (lake) said you are lucky. As it has previous record, April-May is the best to climb.
Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Hotel on BB Basis
We take your original passport to the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu for visa/Tibet entry permit. Then we check all the Climbing/trekking equipment and if missing some of trekking gear we buy it near Thamel. If still remaining some time, we may do sightseeing one or two of World Heritage site among Pashupati Nath, Boudha Nath, Syambhu Nath, Kathmandu Durbar Square or Patan Durbar Square. Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis
After Breakfast first we do last time checking for the entire legal document to enter Tibet/ Climbing and Trekking equipment and if found still missing some of gear and document we can buy during the sightseeing. Full day sightseeing proceeds to the prominent UNESCO world heritage site to Syambhunath Stupa the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city. Then proceed to patan durbar squar also call Lalitpur the city full of fine arts. It covers the dozens of temples like Krishna Mandir, Kumbeswor temple, Golden temle. Next site proceed to Pashupatinath Temple the holiest Hindu Temple situated on the bank of sacred holy river Bagmati. Sightseeing continues to the Boudhanath Stupa the biggest Stupa around inhabited by Tibetan Refugee since 1959AD. The day ends at Kathmandu Durbar Squar where can visti the Living Goddes Kumari who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple (Though now it is under reconstruction process after collapsed in earthquake in 25 April 2014), the temple made out of single tree and named Kathmandu as it was known as Kantipur in earlier times. Kathmandu Durbar Squar cover dozen of temple concluding Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Maizu dewal, Taleju temple, Nautale Durbar, Kaal Bhairav, freak street and many more.
Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis
Your Climbing Sherpa Guide and supporting team for this expedition come to your hotel very early in the morning with 4WD Jeep for people and a Truck to carry your expedition goods to Tibet. Rasuwagadi/Kerung the border of Tibet autonomous region of China is just 175km/109mile north west from Kathmandu but it require almost 7-8hrs drive because of its off road condition. Arrive at Kerung and transfer to hotel.