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Tender Notice for the Praposal of Logistic Support

isms | 06 September, 2016 15:42

Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kavre
Tender Notice for the Praposal of Logistic Support
Date of Publication: 7th September, 2016
 

The Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center (HiCCDRC), Kathmandu University (KU) want to procure a logistic support from a VAT registered trekking agency for a field research team of 5 members to Rikha Samba Glacier, Hidden Valley, Mustang district, Nepal with the following details:

  1. Field duration: 1 to 18 October 2016

  2. Number of members: 5

  3. Logistic support to be includes: Transportation, Food, Lodge, Camping on glacier base camp, 2 nights camping on higher glacier camp, Sherpa and guides, Porters to carry personal gears and scientific equipments.

Tender form can be purchased from Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel at Rs.1000(Non-refundable). Sealed bidding documents must be submitted in the Administrative Office of KU in Dhulikhel by 16 September 2016. Eligible and experienced trekking agencies are requested to submit their logistic support cost per person per day and cost of additional porters for extra carrying weight of equipment of about 300 kgs. Kathmandu University reserves the right to accept and reject any or all the bids without assigning reasons, whatsoever. Activities here as follow & the detailed will be in Tender Documents.

Itinerary for the Rikha Samba Glacier field

 

Day

Date

Activity

Altitude (m a.s.l.)

Saturday

1/10/2016

Bus: KTM-Beni

1350-860

Sunday

2/10/2016

Bus: Beni-Marpha

860-2700

Monday

3/10/2016

1. Acclimatization walk

2700-3700-2700

Tuesday

4/10/2016

Marpha-Yak Kharkha

2700-4190

Wednesday

5/10/2016

2. Acclimatization walk (Batasedanda)

4190-4900-4190

Thursday

6/10/2016

Yak Kharkha-KaloPani

4190-5100

Friday

7/10/2016

KaloPani - Hidden Valley

5100-5350-5100

Saturday

8/10/2016

Hidden Valley - Base Camp 1, setting up the wind screen at AWS

5100-5200-5400

Sunday

9/10/2016

Work on the lower part of glacier: stakes 1-3, dGPS

5200-5600-5200

Monday

10/10/2016

Work on the lower part of glacier: stakes 4-5, dGPS

5200-5600-5200

Tuesday

11/10/2016

Work on the middle part: stakes 6-7, dGPS, moving from Base Camp 1 to Camp 2 (small camp teams member, Kipa, guide, cook)

5200-5900-5300

Wednesday

12/10/2016

Work on the top: stake 8-9, dGPS, staying in Camp 2

5300-6000-5300

Thursday

13/10/2016

Remaining work on the top, moving from Camp 2 to Base Camp 1.

5300-6000-5200

Friday

14/10/2016

Base Camp 1 - KaloPani

5200-5100

Saturday

15/10/2016

KaloPani to Marpha (team, porters may stay at Yak Kharka)

5100-2700

Sunday

16/10/2016

Sorting out the gear in Marpha*

2700

Monday

17/10/2016

Bus: Marpha - Beni

2700-860

Tuesday

18/10/2016

Beni-KTM

860-1350

 

The specification oflogistic support areas follows:

 
  1. Transportations:

S. No

Activity


Destination

1.

Transportation

Reserved Bus

Ktm – Beni - Marpha

Marpha – Beni - Ktm


  1. Foods:

S. No

Activity

Items



1.


Foods


Local meals (as available)

Ktm – Beni - Marpha

Marpha – Beni - Ktm


Nepali and Continental food

(Hot drinks, Deserts, Juice, Snacks, Rice Dishes, Potato Dishes, Breads, Pastas, Rolls, Pizzas, Pakodas etc.)



During camping on base camp, glacier base camps and higher camps for 11 days


  1. Lodges:

S. No

Activity



1.

Accommodations

Guest house and lodges at available destinations

Ktm – Beni - Marpha

Marpha – Beni - Ktm




Tents

During camping on base camp, glacier base camps and higher camps for 11 days



  1. Sherpas and guide

Two number of sherpas and one guide to arrange and manage the glaciological field including the kitchens staffs as per requirement for the five team members.

  1. Porters:

Fifteen additional porters to carry 300 kgs of scientific equipment and personal gears such as duffle bags, safety equipment. The lists of scientific equipment are as follows:

  1. Weather stations equipment

  2. Wind screen sets

  3. Differential GPS sets

  4. Thermistor sets

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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