Shishapangma, or "God of the Grasslands" in Tibetan, is the lowest of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter summits. It's also the only 8000-meter mountain entirely within Tibet, and international climbers have only been allowed on it since 1978. Shishapangma, at 8,027 meters (26,289 ft), is a fantastic introduction to high Himalayan peaks that is accessible by ski or snowshoe. In 1964, a Chinese expedition led by Xu Ching climbed it by the northern route for the first time. It's one of Tibet's best-kept trekking secrets, as well as one of the best high-alpine treks in the country.
The Shishapangma base camp trek is an excellent chance to see Tibet's rural farm life, which includes cattle herding and the breeding of yaks, cows, sheep, goats and Tibetan ponies. We have created and organized the Shishapangma base camp trek to take you to hidden valleys and high Tibetan hills located north of the Nepalese Himalayan ranges of Langtang and Jugal Himal, which extends to Tibet sides adjacent to Mt. Shishapangma. It will be an exclusive trip where only a few foreign and local Tibetan’s travel around the magnificent and beautiful locations south of Mt. Shishapangma, which stands at 8,013 meters and 26,289 feet and is the world's 14th highest mountain.
This journey is one of the few in Tibet that does not include a pass crossing, making it a little easier than our other Tibet treks but no less rewarding. Trekking upstream along the Tsongdupu-chu valley from Nyalam provides excellent views of the Langtang Himalayan peaks to the southeast. From June to early September, the monsoon from the Indian subcontinent manages to cross the Jugal Himal, bringing rain on most evenings. The majority of the days will be clear, with nutritious lush meadows and a spectacular display of wildflowers high in the mountains.
March through May is the best period for clear views until late afternoon, when wildflowers are in bloom and the views of the mountains are spectacular. It provides a lovely day with cool mornings and evenings. Another good period for clear views of peaks with short daylight days is October to November. Depending on altitude and overnight stays, it can be bitterly cold in the morning and at night. Tibet, while being under a rain shadow, is less affected by the monsoon's wet and heavy rains in July and August. However, due to its proximity to Nepal's topography and climate, monsoon rain still affects the region and the trekking route on this journey, which is located near the Nepal/ Tibet Mountain ranges of Langtang and Jugal Himal.