Using the same model of Jelcz truck as the original expedition, the four-man team said they wanted to remind the world about the golden age of Polish Himalayan mountaineering as well as deliver aid to earthquake victims.
Mountaineer Waldemar Kowalewski had just returned to base after reaching the summit of the Nepalese Annapurna when he heard that radio contact with the three men who had been descending the same peak had been lost, with no communication for 24 hours.
The son of a Polish alpinist who took part in a 1979 expedition to Annapurna which ended in tragedy is planning to return to the Himalayas.
The expedition, which will travel from Poland to Nepal in an old Jelcz lorry, will honour the exploits of the great Polish climbers of the 1970s and 80s, and the first winter ascent of Everest.
Up to 25,000 people are awaiting Polish work visas in the embassy in New Delhi, India, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna (DGP) daily wrote on Monday.