Paldor Peak Climbing

Paldor Peak Climbing

TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

20 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Paldor Peak (5896m)

Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle

Best Season:

Sept - Dec & Feb - May

 Paldor Peak Climbing is one of the most popular climbs found in the extreme southeast of the Ganesh Himal range. It is the connecting point of the high Tiru and Karpu mountain ranges at the head of the Mailung Khola. This climb is considered moderately difficult and the main route through the glacier is full of crevasses. When you get to the first place, there are two options to choose from; climb the ridge immediately or use the cracks to scale the 45-degree sloping ridge.

First climbed by John Cleare and Ian Howell, Paldor Peak has become one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Ganesh Himal region which can be climbed from the northeast, southeast, west, and southwest ridges.

The quickest way to reach Paldor and Ganesh Himal is to drive down to Syabrubesi in the Trishuli Valley. Our trek begins from Syabrubesi. You cross the Bhote Kosi River, which leads you to the villages of Tangjet and Gatlang which are predominantly Tamang hamlets. From here we head northwards along the ridge before the river plunges into the forest above the Mailung Khola. It connects to the recently built road that leads to an army post. The moraine filled valley just below the Paldor can be reached after a day’s walk.

It is certainly easier to climb the summit when the weather conditions are favorable. After you reach the summit, you will find yourself at one of the world’s most beautiful places and can have mesmerizing views of the Ganesh Himal peaks, Langtang Lirung (7227 m) and Manaslu (8156m). From here you can also view some of the mountains on the Tibetan side that include Shishapangma at 8013 meters above sea level. You can also see one of the tributaries of the River Trishuli.

Himalayan Trekkers offers a full board package for Paldor Peak climbing. It includes a climbing permit from NMA and all other necessary logistics from arrival to departure from Kathmandu.

Starting Price

USD 1999 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

You will have a scenic flight to Kathmandu from your country as you will be able to see the panoramic view of the Himalayan Range. Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet and assist you to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, a tour guide will take you to the historical and cultural places of Kathmandu. The Kathmandu city presents a fabulous mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and western influence in the valley. There will be a half-day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, we drive from Kathmandu, following the Dhunche initially on the northeast side of the ridge. The drive is an enjoyable one through the serene forests of hemlock, pines, oaks, and rhododendron.

After crossing the forests, we will enter a fascinating landscape of terraced fields and isolated small farms. We continue descending as the path snakes around the ridges for about 2 hours through the thick forests, and then eventually we will reach the Tamang village of Syabrubesi.

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 6-8 hrs trek

Day 4

Trek to Gatlang (2,238m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today's path leads us into the valley of the Chilime Khola; crossing the river by a suspension bridge to the north bank and following a path upstream to another large suspension bridge. Here we again cross the river and reach the south bank, passing through Gholjong Sango, where the valley now widens. The trail follows a well-engineered water channel and leads eventually to Thangjet, near the confluence of the Chilime and Brindong Kholas.

The trail climbs steeply through terraced hillsides to Gatling- a Tamang village, passing Mani walls piled with carved stones and lotus flower Mandala. You can visit the Tamang Monastery and Parvatikunda Lake here. 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 5

Trek to Yuri Kharka (3,280m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we start our trek and pass through the local village of the main trekking trail that goes through the forest of fir, rhododendron, and juniper. After a walk of about 5 hours, we will reach the Yuri Kharka.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs trek

Day 6

Trek to Somdang (3,270m) via Khurpudanda Pass (3,750m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We start our climb again through the forests, zigzagging to Khumpu Danda at 3,739m. From the Kurpa Danda, our route follows a path north along the crest at first and then traversing the steep hillside on the west flank. All along the way, there are thousands of small garnets and other minerals that you can find. Approaching the head of the valley the path then gets steep, climbing on the right side of the stream. Merrily flowing waterfalls enter from the right and we get a glimpse of Somdang village. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs trek

Day 7

Trek to Jasta Khani (3,700m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Somdang we will be walking towards the beautiful region of Jasta Khani enjoying the scenic beauty spread all over the place. The trekking trail will offer us a great view of the surrounding high hills and some of the most beautiful forests.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs trek

Day 8

Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4,500m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Our trek to Paldor Base Camp continues after breakfast. The path, in some places, is quite rocky as we climb between outcrops and then traverse towards the north-east to a small valley bounded by moraines below the glaciers of the Paldor Peak. We make our Base Camp here, below the confluence of the Paldor West and Paldor East glaciers just north of a fine rock pinnacle. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 9

Rest day at Base Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is the rest day as time is needed for acclimatization and for sorting out the equipment which we will be taking to our high camp. The further strategy will also be discussed and planned out. You will also get time to explore the area around the base camp.

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 10

Climb to High Camp (5,150m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today begins the steep and stony walk scrambling up across the moraine slopes and further through the boulder fields to the glacier and eventually to the wonderful campsite. En route to the glacier is a small and inconspicuous lake to the south of the peak called Fang. High Camp will be placed just east of the Fang on the Paldor East Glacier.

The rest of the day is spent sorting out the climbing gear for an early start to the summit of the Paldor. At night, one can even see the glow of the lights in Kathmandu even though it is at a faraway distance.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 11

Paldor Peak Summit (5,860m) & return to Base Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From the High Camp, we will follow the Paldor Glacier in the east. Walking through the steep snow slope, loose rock pinnacles, and hard snow, we finally reach the peak. The summit offers stunning views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Shishapangma, and the brown hills of Tibet. After spending about half an hour on the summit, we turn back and continue to climb down to the Base Camp. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 9 hrs trek

Day 12

Spare day for in case

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

If the weather is favorable and our physical condition permits us to walk then we will walk down or in case if there is bad weather then we need to take a spare day and on this day we will walk around the surrounding area and capture the memorable picturesque view.

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 13

Trek to Somdang

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From the base camp of the Paldor peak, we will trek towards Somdang taking the same way back. The trail gradually descends through the main trail.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 14

Trek to Narchet Kharka (3,800m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will return to the Yuri Kharka taking the same path through the forest and green hills. While returning to Narchet Kharka, we can see the glorious Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and other mountains.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 7 hrs trek

Day 15

Trek to Sertung (3,270m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will trek towards Sertung passing through the forest of juniper and rhododendron. Then following the main trail we will pass through the Tamang village to reach Shertung walking for about 7 to 8 hours.

Accommodation: Tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs trek

Day 16

Trek to Jharlang (1,600m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will climb up to the ridge and after enjoying the spectacular view of the high hills along with the glorious view of the Ganesh Himal and green forest along with some villages at a far distance. After having the wonderful view we will continue to climb towards the Jharlang passing through the Borang.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 17

Trek to Darkha (1,557m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will make our journey straight towards Darkha which will take us about 6 to 7 hours. The trekking trail of today will offer us a great view of the high hills along with the green forest of the region. After walking for several hours through the main trail we will reach the Darkha where we will stay the night.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 18

Trek to Khahare Bazaar (720m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Darkha we will trek towards the Khahare bazaar. In the early part of the trekking, we will walk towards the Phedi of the Dharka.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 19

Drive back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

From Khahare bazaar we will catch the bus back to Kathmandu. The drive back to the Kathmandu will be interesting as it will pass through some of the beautiful viewpoints.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 20

Depart Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, you can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal.

Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Syabrubesi, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome/Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • TIMS
  • Permit & entry fees
  • All airport transfers 
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea) during the trek 
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary 
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All applicable taxes

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees 
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusion section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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