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Mount Shishapangma Climbing Expedition Questions Section
These photos were taken on our recent successful expedition where we put members and sherpas on the summit, and the team returned home safely. Photos in slideshow: Dan Mazur & Sean Burch. For caption information, please visit our Shishapangma photo gallery.
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Some members ski Shishapangma (it is much better for skiing than Cho Oyu), as it has a north facing slope which is wind protected between camp 2 and camp 1/2. The snow is often best there and it's on the climbing route.
We are now offering a Lhasa option at the start of the expedition for those members wishing to tour this ancient capital of Tibet before arriving at basecamp. The cost is $2450 USD.
Most members fly to Kathmandu first because of the excellent equipment shopping and because it is easiest. From Kathmandu you will fly to Lhasa on the day the rest of the team leaves by motor vehicle. There are two to three flights each week.The flight takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes and goes over Mount Everest. It's only possible to take 20 kilos on the flight, so your big expedition bags will be brought to basecamp by truck from Kathmandu.
Some members wish to fly to Lhasa from another city in China. We can also help you to arrange that.
Upon arrival in Lhasa you will rest for 2 nights and one day. It's important that you use the rest day to get acclimated to the high altitude. Also, during your rest day in Lhasa, you could visit the beautiful Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple.
It is a three day drive from Lhasa to basecamp. You will be driven in government cars. One car can hold four people and some luggage. If you have a lot of luggage you may incur high excess baggage penalties. Generally, you only bring a small bag with essentials and all your climbing equipment and clothing goes on the truck overland. The cost of the hotels and meals are included in the transport cost. If you wish to do the Lhasa option, please tell us as soon as possible.