February 20, 2019

Itinerary - Resupply

Our general food strategy is to eat freshly cooked local food wherever possible, and not to reply on buying unprepared food along the trail that we cook later. Remote villages often will have nothing to sell apart from perhaps rice, flour and lentils - not exactly calorie dense or backpacking stove compatible. In order to ensure we have enough food between resupply points, I’ve attempted to estimate where we’ll be able to eat local food. When we’re eating local food we’re not using our rations.

Our resupply points were picked by juggling a few variables:

  • How easy is it for our logistical assistance to get to the resupply point.
  • How far from the last resupply point.
  • How much we want to resupply with at the previous resupply point.
  • How many days of food we want as a safety margin for this section.

In the table below, we show some extra columns:

  • Resupply: the days we will receive resupply packages - the number indicates the days rations we’ll have at the end of the day.
  • Food: The fraction of a days rations we’ll be able to save by eating locally purchased food.
  • Rations: The number of days rations left at the end of the day.
DayDateLocationResupplyFoodRations
115/04Phurumbu40%4.0
216/04Chiruwa 66%3.7
317/04Sukethum 33%3.0
418/04Amjilosa 0%2.0
519/04Gyabla 0%1.0
620/04Ghunsa766%7.0
721/04Khangpachen 0%6.0
822/04Khangpachen 0%5.0
923/04Lhonak 0%4.0
1024/04Lhonak 0%3.0
1125/04Kanchenjunga BC 0%2.0
1226/04Kangpachen 0%1.0
1327/04Ghunsa1066%10.0
1428/04Kharka 0%9.0
1529/04Yangma Khola 0%8.0
1630/04Olangchun Gola 66%7.7
1701/05Pass Camp 0%6.7
1802/05Thudam 0%5.7
1903/05Thudam 0%4.7
2004/05Kharka 0%3.7
2105/05Chyamtang 66%3.3
2206/05Hongon 100%3.3
2307/05Molun Pokhari 0%2.3
2408/05Cave Camp 0%1.3
2509/05Kharka 0%0.3
2610/05Langmale Kharka1066%10.0
2711/05Makalu BC 100%10.0
2812/05Makalu BC 100%10.0
2913/05Swiss BC 0%9.0
3014/05Swiss BC 0%8.0
3115/05Sherpani Col BC 0%7.0
3216/05Advanced BC 0%6.0
3317/05Honku Basin 0%5.0
3418/05Amphu Labsta BC 0%4.0
3519/05Amphu Labsta BC 0%3.0
3620/05Chhukung 0%2.0
3721/05Dingboche 33%1.3
3822/05Lobuche 100%1.3
3923/05Gorak Shep 100%1.3
4024/05Lobuche 100%1.3
4125/05Dzongla 100%1.3
4226/05Dragnag 100%1.3
4327/05Gokyo 100%1.3
4428/05Lumde 100%1.3
4529/05Thame9100%9.0
4630/05Thame 100%9.0
4731/05Pachemuche Tsho 0%8.0
4801/06Tashi Labsta Camp 0%7.0
4902/06Glacier Camp 0%6.0
5003/06Na 66%5.7
5104/06Beding 100%5.7
5205/06Beding 100%5.7
5306/06Dokhang 33%5.0
5407/06Simigaon 66%4.7
5508/06Orangdanda 66%4.3
5609/06Laduk 66%4.0
5710/06Loting 66%3.6
5811/06Bigu Gompa 66%3.3
5912/06Rupthang Kharka 0%2.3
6013/06Sano Jyandan 0%1.3
6114/06The Last Resort1066%10.0
6215/06The Last Resort 100%10.0
6316/06Shotang Kharka 0%9.0
6417/06Kyansin 0%8.0
6518/06Tembathang 0%7.0
6619/06Panch Pokhari 0%6.0
6720/06Tin Pokhari 0%5.0
6821/06High South Camp 0%4.0
6922/06High North Camp 0%3.0
7023/06Kyangjin Gompa 66%2.7
7124/06Kyangjin Gompa 100%2.7
7225/06Ghoratabela 100%2.7
7326/06Syabru Besi4100%4.0
7427/06Gatlang 66%3.7
7528/06Somdang 66%3.3
7629/06Tipling 0%2.3
7730/06Lapagaon 33%1.7
7801/07Nauban Kharka 66%1.3
7902/07Machhakhla 66%1.0
8003/07Jagat 100%1.0
8104/07Deng 100%1.0
8205/07Namrung 100%1.0
8306/07Sama 100%1.0
8407/07Sama 100%1.0
8508/07Dharmasala 100%1.0
8609/07Bimtang 100%1.0
8710/07Dharapani 100%1.0
8811/07Chame 100%1.0
8912/07Pisang 100%1.0
9013/07Manang 100%1.0
9114/07Thorong Phedi 100%1.0
9215/07Muktinath7100%7.0
9316/07Muktinath 100%7.0
9417/07Kagbeni 100%7.0
9518/07Santa 0%6.0
9619/07Ghalden Ghuldun Khola Camp 0%5.0
9720/07Nulungsumda Kharka 0%4.0
9821/07Chharka Bhot 66%3.7
9922/07Chharka Bhot 100%3.7
10023/07Kharka or Chap Chu 0%2.7
10124/07Dho Tarap 66%2.3
10225/07Danigar 0%1.3
10326/07Ringmo/Phoksundo Lake1066%10.0
10427/07Phoksundo Khola Camp 0%9.0
10528/07Pass Camp 0%8.0
10629/07Shey Gompa 0%7.0
10730/07Shey Gompa 66%6.7
10831/07Bhijer 100%6.7
10901/08Pho 66%6.3
11002/08Pung Kharka 66%6.0
11103/08Chyandi Khola 0%5.0
11204/08Takla Khola 0%4.0
11305/08Thajuchaur 0%3.0
11406/08Shilenchaura Kharka 0%2.0
11507/08Mangri 33%1.3
11608/08Gamgadhi1066%10.0
11709/08Rara Lake 66%9.7
11810/08Rara Lake 100%9.7
11911/08Bam 66%9.3
12012/08Jogimara 66%9.0
12113/08Piplan 0%8.0
12214/08Apsia Lek 0%7.0
12315/08Punkha Khola 33%6.3
12416/08River Camp 0%5.3
12517/08Simikot 66%5.0
12618/08Kermi 33%4.3
12719/08Thumkot 0%3.3
12820/08Yari 0%2.3
12921/08Hilsa 66%2.0
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