Area: Central Tibet / Days: 17 nights/18 days, 3 nights in Lhasa and 3 nights in Kathmandu
Dep Ex. Kathmandu: o5 june
Despite being only 80km northeast of Kathmandu, Shisapangma (26286ft./8012m.) was for a long time one of the least known of the world’s fourteen highest peaks. This peak tucked behind the Jugal Himal on the Nepal – Tibet frontier was the was the last 8000 meter peak to be climbed and is the only one (8000m) peak entirely within Tibet. Known as Gosaithan in Nepal, regarded as sacred abode of god Shiva - it was first climbed in 1964 by Tibetan and Chinese mountaineers.
The trek to the South base camp of this mountain which ends with crossing of a 17000ft Kong Tsho La pass is said to one of Tibet's best kept secrets mainly for the reason this valley receives a lot less visitors as it is only accessible on foot compare to most other mountain areas in Tibet.
Except for a small settlement of yak herders near the trail head this area is undisturbed by permanent human settlement. This valley turns into a garden of mountain flowers in summer and early autumn. Higher up this valley opens up to spectacular mountains views of Jugal Himal range, tumbling glacier and holy lakes
We begin this trek in Nyalam , a former trading post for Nepali traders trading into Tibet near the Nepal – Tibet frontier. From Nyalam 12432ft./3790ft., we follow the Tshongdu Chu and take about 5 days to get to the high base camp of Shisapangma for the grand view of the South Face fo the Mt. Shisapangma
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1380m
Day 02: Acclimatization hike near Valley Rim
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Nyalam 3780m
Day 04: Acclimatization day in Nyalam
Day 05-08: Trek through Tshogdu Valley to Shiapangma South base camp
Day 9-11: Trek over Kong Tsola 5030m to Ngora
Day 12: Drive Ngora to Mt. Everest BC
Day 13-14: Drive to Lhasa via Shigatse
Day 15-16: Tour of Lhasa City
Day 17: Fly Lhasa to Kathmandu
Day 18: End of the trip
Our trips in Tibet is organized in association with Kailash Adventure - a company run by Tibetan guides. We provide packages with fixed departures as well as special itineraries for friends and family groups. We emphasize in keeping the group size small so that you gain an intimate experience during your visit to this land of magic and mystery.
Note: Due to weather and political reasons in some occasions, trips in Tibet may required to be re-scheduled or even cancelled due to non issuance of visa to enter Tibet.