yesterday we crossed the border between Kodari and Zangmuh. Unfortunatelly all our meat, sausages and cheese (from Germany and Nepal) were taken out of our luggage by chinese authorities and the walky takies had to be send back to Nepal. We had to stay overnight at a lo level dormitory with 6 people sharing a room. This morning we left Zangmuh for Nyalam. Just a short drive on meanwhile paved roads. In Nyalam our cook will buy fresh food and meat and we will do some acclimatisation trekking on the nearby peaks. The big problem this year is to get bamboo sticks for securing the tents and for marking the route. Chinese authorities have forbidden to cut Bamboo. But .... I meanwhile found an other solution. This year we have a lot of snow. I hope we will have a chance to get to ABC with the yaks. We will stay 3 nights at Zangmuh and then drive to the chinese Basecamp at Shisha Pangma. Here in Nyalam I can use the computer in an Internet cafe.
Everyone is doing well. Tyhe Germans having coffee in the only coffeeshop in town.
More news and pictures tomorrow.