Altitude 8,013m Grade: 3D

Shishapangma, the world’s 14th highest peak and the lowest of the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks, lies in Tibet and is now regarded as one of the easier 8000 metre peaks alongside Cho Oyu, Broad Peak and Gasherbrum ll.

Adventure Peaks has had excellent success on 8000m Peaks Cho Oyu in 2013 & 2014 with all team members reaching the summit giving 100% success compared to our normal average of 80% success rate. Everest 80%.

Adventure Peaks has been organizing expeditions to Tibet (Everest North Ridge and Cho Oyu) for over 15 years making us the most experienced and valued British company operating in Tibet and we are able to attract good International teams. There are those who scaremonger about Tibet giving indications that permits or visas won’t be available, this is a total nonsense. We are aware of the delicate visa process for entering the area and have been successfully sending teams twice yearly without issue for over a decade! Indeed we were the only commercial company to operate Cho Oyu in the spring of 2016 when others were turned away by the Chinese Authorities

 We follow the original North-West Ridge first climbed by the Chinese in 1964.

The expedition is a professionally-led expedition. This means you will have a strong leader who has extensive experience of climbing at high altitude together with the support of our experienced Sherpa team. You should have suitable experience to enable you to move between camps and on fixed lines as part of a group without being independently guided in the traditional sense.

Camp 1 (6400m) The route from ABC takes 6-9 hours on the first journey. This is likely to reduce considerably with improved acclimatization, however for the first journey we would establish an intermediate camp. The route is never steep but early in the season we have to negotiate the crossing of penitents (ice pinnacles) to gain the main slopes. Fixed lines are used along the more crevassed areas.

Camp 2 (6950m) is established at the Col below the NW ridge and is about 5-8 hours above camp 1. The ascent is quite steep initially before easing off as you move towards the Col.

Camp 3 (7400m)  Leaving camp 2 we cross a large plateau before the slopes start to increase to about 15 degrees and the final 2000m headwall to camp 3 is at about 30-40 degees. Camp 3 will be our lauching pad for the summit.

Summit Day (8013m)  We will set off from the high camp at around 10.00pm in order to reach the Central West Summit 8006m around first light. Very few climbers have reached the "true summit" of Shishapangma, which is perched further along a difficult double-corniced snow ridge that requires delicate traversing on a knife-edged snow ridge.
We are intending to climb this to the true summit of Shishapangma which is the East peak but it will be defendant on conditions. Both summits of Shishapangma is a truly outstanding viewpoint and offers magnificent views of Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Tibet!

Additional costs

Sherpa 1:1 price: £2,500 (1:2 ratio included)

Oxygen Cost - The prices are inclusive of mask, regulator and uplift to top camp and NOT just the cylinders.
• 2 * 4 litre Cylinders (normal) £700
• 3 * 4 litre Cylinders (if main summit) £975
• Each additional 4ltr bottle £350

Why Climb with Adventure Peaks

  • High Level of client Summit Success on 8000m Peaks (100% client success in 2013, 2014, and 2016 (no expedition in 2015 due to the aftermath of 2105 earthquakes)
  • 15 previous Everest Expeditions and 13 previous Cho Oyu Expeditions since the year 2001
  • British Expedition leader and English Speaking Team
  • 1:2 Sherpa Ration (upgrade to a 1:1 personal Sherpa for £2,500)
  • High Quality Equipment including all new tents on the mountain and the fastest boiling stoves on the market

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What's Included

  • International return airfares from the UK (unless Land Only).
  • Hotel/airport transfers (unless Land only).
  • British Expedition Leader
  • Nepali Climbing Sherpa on a ratio of 1:2 (optional upgrade to 1:1 is £1,950)
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • 3 Hotel nights in Kathmandu on a Bed & Breakfast twin sharing basis
  • All accommodation on a full board basis to and from the Mountain
  • All road transport by private vehicles.
  • Individual Tents in BC
  • 3 person tent for 2 people at ABC
  • All New Tents on the mountain (Mountain Hardwear or Marmot)
  • All communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • VHF radio whilst on the mountain
  • Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities at Base Camp
  • Medical safety equipment and medical oxygen
  • All costs for yaks to move the team's equipment to advance base camp.
  • All costs for leaders, guides and Sherpa’s
  • Adventure Peaks 120 litre kitbag or logoed fleece.
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases
  • Optional Extra £600 - Oxygen (Summit Oxygen mask & 2x4 litre Bottles)

What's Excluded

  • Transfers to and from the in country airport if booked as Land Only
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides & sherpa summit bonus
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early or you having to lead an expedition early
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances, including the cost of extra nights accommodation.
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.



It is essential for a trip of this type that you are adequately insured. When researching insurance options, please ensure the policy covers you for the following:

  • Cancellation or curtailment
  • Helicopter rescue (most insurance companies will no longer cover for ‘search and rescue’ but providing you stay with the group, they will assist with ‘rescue’)
  • Repatriation
  • The altitude that you are expected to attain
  • The location especially when travelling to Antarctica
  • Grade of trek/climb/expedition
  • Medical cover

Adventure Peaks partners with Global Rescue to offer the world’s leading travel protection services.  Medical and security emergencies happen. When they do, we rely on Global Rescue to provide our clients with medical, security, travel risk and crisis response services. Without a membership, an emergency evacuation could cost over $100,000. More than one million members trust Global Rescue to get them home safely when the unexpected happens. We highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue:

We are aware the following provide insurance:

For UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services:  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins:  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK)  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
Rothwell & Towler:  Tel: 0345 908 0161 (under 6400m)
Campbell Irvine:  Tel: 0207 938 1737 (Not for treks/climbs with ropes – OK for Aconcagua)
J S Insurance:  Tel: 0844 848 1500
Snowcard:  Tel: 01295 660836
The B.M.C.:  Tel: 0161 445 6111 (call and speak to Jim. Please note the BMC cannot cover Mt Damavand)
Dogtag:  Tel: 0800 036 4824 (Check excess etc)

For non-UK based clients:

HCC Medical Insurance Services: LLC  Tel: 1-800-605-2282
Travelex Ins. Services:  Tel: 1-800 228 9792
True Traveller Ins:  Tel: 0333 999 3140 for treks including over 4500m
Austrian Alpine Club (UK):  Tel: +44 (0)1929 556870
AXA Worldwide Travel Ins:  Tel: +44 (0)844 874 0360
Ingle International:  Tel: (USA) 1.800.360.3234
Insure for Less: (Australian clients)

You do not have to use any of the above, but if you make your own insurance arrangements documentary evidence of your own policy is required.

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