‘adventure to the base of last world highest 14th Mt. Shishapangma’
South Shishapangma base camp trek within southern areas of vast Tibetan country with world highest and largest plateau surrounded by eroded hills and canyon with high snow capped peaks.
South Shishapangma base camp trek 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 Nepalese Himalayan range of Langtang and Jugal Himal that extends towards Tibet sides close to Mt. Shishapangma.
An exclusive journey where less foreign and local Tibetans venture around this scenic and beautiful areas South of Mt. Shishapangma where Chinese often spells as Xijapangma which the last of all world 14th highest mountains that stands at 8,013 m and 26,289 ft high.
The mountain was first climbed by Chinese Expeditions in May 02nd 1964 since then frequently been conquered by many wide world mountaineers from the North route the main base camp of Mt. Shishapangma.
We have chosen the South Base Camp due to its remoteness away from main road of Lhasa highway where other north side base camp 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 Tibet border where another vehicles with Tibetan guide and drivers takes you to flat vast Tibetan arid and windswept plateau with views of mountains that borders Nepal and Tibet.
Drive leads over high La-Lung-la pass at 5,050 m with spectacular views of Langtang-Jugal with massive Shishapangma and Gaurishankar peaks to reach at Nylam town.
At Nylam with time for acclimatization where walk leads beyond town and villages into pure wilderness of hills, valley, mountains and crossing rivers to reach at our main highlight and destination at Shishapangma base camp.
With marvelous time to explore and enjoy stunning views and scenery then walk back to Nylam town for overland journey to reach at Nepal border unto Kathmandu to complete our remarkable and fascinating adventure on South Shishapangma base camp trek.
Best Time to visit Shishapangma Base Camp:
April to May except the monsoon wet months from mid June to mid September.
March to May best time for clear views till afternoon where wild flowers are in bloom with fantastic views of mountains. It offers a pleasant day with cooler morning and night time.
October to November another best time for clear views of peaks with short sunlight days. It can be freezing cold in the morning and night time, depending upon altitude and overnight stops.
Although Tibet falls within rain-shadow area less affected by monsoon wet and heavy rains of July and August. But on this trek which is located just near Nepal / Tibet mountain range of Langtang and Jugal Himal where monsoon rain still effects the region and the trekking route due to its closeness with Nepal geography and climate.