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Paldor Peak Climbing

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  • icon Destination Nepal
  • icon Trip type Peak Climbing
  • icon Duration 19
  • icon Trip level Extreme
  • icon Cost
  • icon group size 1 - 15
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Paldor Peak Climbing

Paldor Peak climbing lies at the south-east end of Ganesh Himal marking the junction of the Tiru and Karpu Dandas. They both lies at the head of the Mailung Khola, a tributary of the Trisuli Gandaki River. The name Ganesh is taken from the elephant-headed Hindu god of good luck, probably the most popular deity in the Kathmandu valley. Ganesh Himal is on the northwest side of kathamndu during clear day. In addition to this we can see the icy fangs of Pabil (7,101m/23,300ft), Logsang Karpo (7,150m/23,458ft). Ganesh I (7,406m/24,298ft) and Ganesh V (6,950m/22,802ft).

The quickest approach to Paldor and Ganesh Himal is from Sabru near Dunche in the Trisuli valley. It takes 5-7 hrs from . From here the trail crosses the Langtang Khola to Sabrubesi. After crossing the Bhote Kosi River the route leads via Tamang villages of Tangjet and Gatlang. Then heads northwards along the ridge before dropping into the forest above Mailung Khola to pick up the newly built road that leads to an army post. A days walk takes us to the moraine filled valley below Paldor. A more interesting approach is the trek from Sundarijal (on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley) through the hills of Helambu and over the Gosainkunda range to Sabru. There is an alternate way to come back to kathmandu.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

When you will land in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, check your hand bag, go to immigration office, make visa for your trip and get your suitcase, where outside our represented member shows you the board of our Company and your Name, transfer to the hotel. Our director meets you in the hotel and discusses about your whole trip. In the evening you will participate to experience typical Nepali food with cultural dance show.

Day 2

Kathmandu Cultural Tour & Permit arrangement

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a full day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Bouddhanath, Old Kathmanu city as well as Swyambhunath.

Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi 8 hrs drive

We drive to north of Kathmandu through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction.

Day 4

Trek to Gatlang (2238m) via Goljung 6hrs

While trekking you experience of the Tamang culture. You can see scenery from view point. This day you walk through village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement.We aloso visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.

Day 5

Trek to Yuri Kharka (3390m) 5hrs

You trek ascent path all the way to Yuri Kharka passing through forests of fir, juniper, rhododendron and local vegetation. During the monsoon local people bring their domestic animals for grazing in Yuri Kharka.

Day 6

Trek to Somdang (3,270m) via Khurpudanda pass (3,620m) 5 hrs

Till Khurpudanda pass the trail moves uphill and you begin to follow descent path to reach Somdang. From the view point of Khurpudanda pass you can enjoy the spectacular views of Paldor, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Pangsang La and many more. En route you pass forests. At Somdang you can observe zinc mines.

Day 7

Trek to Jasta Khani (3700m) 5 hrs

This day you trek gradual ascent path passing forests until you reach Paigutang Kharka. Now the trail goes steep up to Jasta Khani. On the way you cross rocky path covered by juniper. There is a zinc mine at Jasta Khani.

Day 8

Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m) 5hrs

The path is ascent along the rocky glacier trail. While walking, you can enjoy the views of Paldor and rock hills around you. We will sleep in camping tent.

Day 9

Rest day at Base camp for acclimatization.

This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Paldor summit.

Day 10

Climb from Paldor base camp to High camp. 5hrs

The path moves through rocky glacier. The views of Paldor East and Paldor West completely mesmerize you. Moreover you can enjoy the views of rocky hills and green hills around you.

Day 11

Rest day at High camp for acclimatization.

This is another acclimatization day for Paldor summit.

Day 12

Summit Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to Base Camp 9hrs

At the summit of Paldor you will be speechless by the panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Sisapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and views of Tibet mountains.

Day 13

Trek to Somdang 7hrs

Now you walk straight downhill all the way to Paigutang Kharka and then the trail moves along gradual descent path to Somdang.

Day 14

Trek to Narchet Kharka (3800m) 7hrs

To reach Narchet Kharka you trek gradual ascent path passing through forests and green hills. The views you can enjoy are of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung and many other unnamed mountains and peaks.

Day 15

Trek to Sertung 7hrs

The trails you follow is quite descent at first and then it climbs up for some distance. En route, you cross forests covered with bamboo, pine, rhododendron and waterfalls. Tipling is the first village you encounter on this route. It is a big Tamang village which is rich in mixed culture and has chorten and church. The houses are made of wood, tin and stones. People living here have their distinct life style and they are involved in making goods from bamboo sticks. Now you have to climb down steeply until you cross a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola (stream). After you cross, the trails go uphill upto Sertung. It is also a Gurung village. People of this area welcome the trekkers with their local culture.

Day 16

Trek to Jharlang 8hrs

The early part of your trails is gently up until you arrive at small ridge. From here, you can enjoy spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, farming terraces, waterfall and several villages at a distance. Now you climb down the ridge and cross farming terraces and local villages. After you take lunch at Borang, your trails turn downhill and uphill respectively to Jharlang. It can be best described as Tamang village with its mixed culture.

Day 17

Drive to Kathmandu from Jharlang 7 hrs drive

Today we drive to Kathmandu from Jharlang village. We drive to Kathmandu via Dhading Besi.

Day 18

Rest day/Shopping day in Kathmandu

Today is our rest or shopping day in Kathmandu.

Day 19

Departure to Respective Destination

Our represented member from Adventure Mountain Club Treks & Expedition assists for you departure flight to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Includes/Excludes

Service Includes
  • All transport Bus/Car/Hiace according to group size & trek schedule
  • Three Meals in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Tea /coffee)
  • Tented Camp and all meals during the Camping period
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide and Porters
  • Professional Climbing Sherpa
  • Trekking permit, Tims, All government Taxes
  • Climbing Permit of Paldor Peak
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek: sleeping tents/mattresses/kitchen tent/Toilet tent
  • Insurance of Guide / Porters, their salary, equipment, food, lodge/Camp
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bars & Garbage deposit
  • Twin Share accommodation in Pokhara and Kathmandu on BB basis,
  •  Sightseeing Fees of World Heritage Sights, Tour Guide in Kathmandu
  • Medical Kits, Trekking bag,
  • All Government Local Taxes
Service Excludes
  • International Flight,
  •  Nepal Visa,
  • Travel Insurance
  •  Personal Expenses (Laundry, bar bills, bottle water, Phone calls, extra room, boiled water, battery charge)
  • Tips for Guide, porter & Climbing Sherpa
  • Personal Gears for Peak Climbing
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (one day you will participate to share Nepali Thali with cultural dance show)

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Trip facts

  • icon Destination Nepal
  • icon Trip type Peak Climbing
  • icon Duration 19
  • icon Trip level Extreme
  • icon Cost
  • icon group size 1 - 15
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