‘adventure to the base of the last 8000er; world's 14th highest peak Mt. Shishapangma’
South Shishapangma base camp trek within southern areas of vast Tibetan country with the world's highest and largest plateau surrounded by eroded hills and canyons with high snow-capped peaks.
South Shishapangma base camp trek is a great way to observe Tibet and its rural farm life with cattle herding and breeding of yaks, cows, sheep, goats, and horses known as Tibetan ponies.
We have planned and designed South Shishapangma base camp trek that leads you to hidden valleys and over high hills of Tibet located north of the Nepalese Himalayan range of Langtang and Jugal Himal that extends towards Tibet sides close to Mt. Shishapangma.
An exclusive journey where fewer foreign and local Tibetans venture around these scenic and beautiful areas South of Mt. Shishapangma, which Chinese often spells as Xijapangma, which is the last of the world's 14th highest mountains that stands at 8,013 m and 26,289 ft height.
Chinese Expeditions first climbed the mountain on May 02nd, 1964. Since then, many wide world mountaineers from the North have conquered the main base camp of Mt. Shishapangma.
We have chosen the South Base Camp due to its remoteness away from the main road of Lhasa highway, where other north-side base camps can be driven on jeeps and four-wheel drive, including trucks.
South Shishapangma base camp trek starts from the capital Kathmandu taking a high road to reach at Langtang Himal area to reach the border of Rasuwagaddi to Kyirong into Tibet.
After crossing from Nepal to the Tibet border, another vehicle with a Tibetan guide and the driver takes you to the flat vast Tibetan arid and windswept plateau with views of mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet.
Drive leads over the high La-Lung-la pass at 5,050 m with spectacular views of Langtang-Jugal with massive Shishapangma and Gaurishankar peaks to reach Nylam town.
At Nylam, with time for acclimatization, the walk leads beyond town and villages into the pure wilderness of hills, valleys, and mountains, crossing rivers to reach our main highlight and destination at Shishapangma base camp.
With a marvelous time to explore and enjoy stunning views and scenery, walk back to Nylam town for an overland journey to reach the Nepal border unto Kathmandu to complete our remarkable and fascinating adventure on the South Shishapangma base camp trek.
Best Time to visit Shishapangma Base Camp:
Except for the monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September, April to May.
March to May is the best time for clear views till the afternoon when wildflowers bloom with fantastic views of mountains. It offers a pleasant day with cooler mornings and nighttime.
October to November is another best time for clear views of peaks with short sunlight days. Depending on altitude and overnight stops, it can be cold in the morning and night.
Although Tibet falls within a rain-shadow area less affected by monsoon wet and heavy rains in July and August, this trek is located just near the Nepal / Tibet mountain range of Langtang and Jugal Himal, where monsoon rain still affects the region and the trekking route due to its closeness with Nepal's geography and climate.