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DUTCH-RUSSIAN SHISHA PANGMA - 2002 EXPEDITION
(42 days variant, Normal Route from North)

Period of the programme: April 20 - May 31

Variant of the programme:
day 1 (20.04.) - arrival in Kathmandu
day 2 (21.04.) - Kathmandu, shopping
day 3 (22.04.) - drive Kathmandu - Zangmu (2300 m)
day 4 (23.04.) - drive Zangmu - Nyalam (3750 m)
day 5/7 (24/26.04.) - Nyalam, acclimatization
day 8 (27.04.) - drive Nyalam - Shisha Pangma Base Camp (5000 m)
day 9 (28.04.) - BC, acclimatization
day 10/11 (29/30.04.) - hike with yaks BC - Advanced Base Camp (5600 m)
day 12/14 (01/03.05.) - ABC, rest and acclimatization
day 15 (04.05.) - ABC - Camp 1 (6300 m)
day 16 (05.05.) - Camp 1 - ABC
day 17/18 (06/07.05.) - ABC, rest
day 19 (08.05.) - ABC - Camp 1
day 20 (09.05.) - Camp 1 - Camp 2 (6900 m)
day 21 (10.05.) - Camp 2 - ABC
day 22/24 (11/13.05.) - ABC, rest
day 25 (14.05.) - ABC - Camp 1
day 26 (15.05.) - Camp 1 - Camp 2
day 27 (16.05.) - Camp 2 - Camp 3 (7400 m)
day 28 (17.05.) - Camp 3 - ABC
day 29/31 (18/20.05.) - ABC, rest
day 32 (21.05.) - ABC - Camp 1
day 33 (22.05.) - Camp 1 - Camp 2
day 34 (23.05.) - Camp 2 - Camp 3
day 35 (24.05.) - Camp 3 - summit of Shisha Pangma (8012 m) - Camp 3
day 36 (25.05.) - Camp 3 - ABC
day 37/38 (26/27.05.) - ABC, reserve days
day 39 (28.05.) - hike with yaks ABC - BC; drive BC - Nyalam
day 40 (29.05.)- drive Nyalam - Kathmandu
day 41 (30.05.)- Kathmandu
day 42 (31.05.)- departure from Kathmandu

Cost of the programme for spring 2002: $4800 per pax

Services and expenses included in the cost of the programme:
  • All necessary formalities, fees and charges for Tibet: Chinese visa invitations, a peak registration fee, an administrative fee, high way and conservation charges
  • Transfers airport - hotel - airport in Kathmandu
  • Bus for the transportation Kathmandu - Zangmu and back
  • Jeeps/truck for the transportation Zangmu - Nyalam - Shisha Pangma BC and back
  • Yaks for the luggage transportation BC - ABC and back: 3 yaks up and 2 yaks down per member
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (double rooms, breakfast) for 4 nights
  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Tibet: 1 night at Zangmu, 5 nights at Nyalam
  • Fresh food for the meals at BC and ABC
  • Camping equipment for BC and ABC: a dining tent; a kitchen tent; a toilet tent; camping tents for members; tables and stools; a mess kit; a cooking set; stoves and fuel for them; a solar panel; a hyperbaric bag
  • Common expedition equipment: climbing tents for altitude camps, VHF FM transceivers, minigas cartridges, medical oxygen including a mask with a regulator and 2 bottles
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and a kitchen boy including Tibet fee of Sherpas, equipment allowances, wages, insurance, food, lodging
  • Chinese liaison officer including equipment allowances, wages, insurance, food, lodging
  • Organizing and overhead expenses of Ersh Travels
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