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TASHI KANG - TSARTSE EXPEDITION
(19 days variant Kathmandu - Kathmandu, ascents of Tashi Kang, 6386 m and Tsartse, 6343 m)

Tashi Kang (6386 m) and Tsartse (6343 m) are located in the Hidden Valley in the area of Dhaulagiri. These peaks were opened for foreign expeditions in September 2002. The first ascent of Tashi Kang was done by the Saxon Dhaulagiri expedition in 2003, probably Tsartse is still unclimbed.

Period of the programme: April - May, October - November

Variant of the programme:
day 1 - arrival in Kathmandu; transfer airport - hotel; overnight at a hotel
day 2 - Kathmandu, permit procedure and necessary arrangements; overnight at a hotel
day 3 - drive Kathmandu - Pokhara; overnight at a hotel
day 4 - flight Pokhara - Jomsom (~2700 m); overnight at a lodge
day 5 - trek to Yak Kharka (~3900 m)
day 6 - trek to the Hidden Valley Base Camp (~5000 m)
day 7 - BC, acclimatization
day 8 - BC - Camp 1 (~5500-5800 m)
day 9 - Camp 1 - BC
day 10 - BC - Camp 1
day 11 - Camp 1 - summit of Tashi Kang (6386 m) - BC
day 12 - BC, rest day
day 13 - BC - Camp 1
day 14 - Camp 1 - summit of Tsartse (6343 m) - Camp 1
day 15 - Camp 1 - BC
day 16 - BC, reserve day
day 17 - trek to Jomsom; overnight at a lodge
day 18 - flight Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu; transfer airport - hotel; overnight at a hotel
day 19 - transfer hotel - airport; departure from Kathmandu

Cost of the programme for summer 2004:
2-pax group:    2867 USD per pax
3-pax group:    2237 USD per pax
4-pax group:    1896 USD per pax
5-pax group:    1586 USD per pax
6-pax group:    1429 USD per pax
7-pax group:    1317 USD per pax

Services and expenses included in the cost of the programme:
  • All necessary permits and formalities for two peaks (Tashi Kang and Tsartse): peak permit fees, national park entry fees, other obligatory fees and charges
  • Bus tickets Kathmandu - Pokhara
  • Airtickets Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Transfers airport - hotel in Kathmandu: 3 transfers
  • Hotel accommodation (double rooms, breakfast) in Kathmandu for 3 nights
  • Hotel accommodation (double rooms, breakfast) in Pokhara for 1 night
  • Tents (like The North Face VE25 or OZARK) with mattresses for BC and climbing: 3 tents for 2-3 pax group, 4 tents for 4-5 pax group, 5 tents for 6-7 pax group
  • Porters for the luggage transportation from Jomsom to BC and back: 3 porters for 2 climbers
  • Sirdar for porters and necessary arrangements at Jomsom
  • Climbing manager of Ersh Travels
  • Organizing and overhead expenses of Ersh Travels
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