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Paldor Peak Climbing

Paldor Peak (5896m) lies at the southeast end of Ganesh Himal near Langtang Himalayan ranges marking the junction of the Tiru and Karpu danda at the head of the Mailung Khola, a tributary of the Trishuli River. The name Ganesh is taken from the elephant-headed Hindu god of Hindusm symbolize for good luck. On a clear day the Ganesh Himal, with the icy fangs of Pabil Himal (7,101m), Logsang Karpo (7,150m), Ganesh I (7,406m) and Ganesh V (6,950m) can be seen forming an imposing backdorp to the northwest of Kathamndu. The quickest approach to Paldor and Ganesh Himal is from Syabru near Dhunche in the Trishuli valley, which can be reached in a 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. From here the trail crosses the Langtang Khola to Syabrubensi. After crossing the Bhote Koshi 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. The moraine filled valley below Paldor Peak is reached from here in another days walk. 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 Syabru. The return from the mountain can be made by trekking directly to Trishuli Bazaar.

 

Paldor Peak climbing highlights:

The superb views of Langtang Himalayan ranges, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna ranges, tranquil lakes, tremendous waterfall along the trail, majority of Tamang people with their culture heritage and great Himalayan landscapes.

 

Trip grading:

this peak climbing is suitable for any climber looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require any previous trekking or mountaineering experience eventhough it is better if you have experience about mountaineering, If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily and fit for climbing , you can do this climbing. However it would be good if you do daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek and climbing , you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

 

Place covers:

Kathmandu - Lukla - Namche Bazaar - Dzongla -Nirekha Base Camp - Lukla - Kathmandu

Best Season:

February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.



Paldor Peak climbing outline itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, O/N at Hotel, B/B Plan
  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, O/N at Hotel, B/B Plan
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi via Dhunche village (1460m.) , O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 04: Trek from Syabru Bensi to Gatlang (2,200m), O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka (2800m), 5 hrs, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 06: Trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,270m), 5:30 hrs., O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 07: Trek to Jasta Khani (3700m.), 5 hrs, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 08: Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m), 6 hrs, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 09: Rest day at Paldor Base Camp, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 10: Climbing to Paldor High Camp, 5:30 hrs, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 11: Trek to Summit of Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to Base Camp, 8 hrs, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 12: Trek to Somdang (3,270m), 6:30 hrs, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 13: Trek to Narchet Kharka (3800m), 5:30 hrs, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 14: Trek to Sertung, 6 hrs , O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 15: Trek to Jharlang, 6 hrs, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 16: Trek to Darkha , 6 hrs, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 17: Trek to Khahare Bazaar, 6 hrs, O/N at tent, F/B Plan
  • Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu, O/N at Hotel, B/B Plan
  • Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

 

Note of the above itinerary

O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.



Important note

Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.


short description mode of packages

In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows

Paldor Peak climbing detail itinerary

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu.

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu (1348m). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur and a short brief about the trekking and climbing after your refreshment.

Day 02
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

In the morning after breakfast, we will take you for the Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide in world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and many more and than meet to with climbing guide to preparations for the trip.

Day 03
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi via Dhunche village (1460m.) 8 hrs.

You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the path is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser. Stay overnight in Syabrubensi. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 04
Trek from Syabru Bensi to Gatlang (2,200m)

On the way to Gatlang, the Goljung view point will, after a short 3 hour walk, give you an amazing panorama of the Ganesh Himal including Shishapangma (8013m) and Langtang Lirung (7246m). You climb the first half of the day and the second half, you follow the road. The second part of the trek is easier than the first half. You camp overnight at Gatlang. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 05
Trek from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka (2800m), 5 hrs

You walk for about an hour and a half and reach a local village. As you continue along the trail, you pass through forests of fir, juniper, rhododendron and local vegetation. Finally you reach Yuri Kharka. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 06
Trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,270m), 5:30 hrs.

Today, you trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang via Khurpudanda pass (3,620m). Till Khurpudanda pass the trail moves uphill and you begin to follow a decent path to reach Somdang. From the view point of Khurpudanda pass you can enjoy the spectacular views of Paldor, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Pangsang La, etc. En route you pass through forests. At Somdang you can observe the zinc mines. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 07
Trek to Jasta Khani (3700m.), 5 hrs

Leaving Somdang, you continue along the trail to Jasta Khani. Today you make a gradual ascent along the path passing through forests until you reach Paigutang Kharka. From here, the trail steeply goes up to Jasta Khani. On the way you cross rocky paths covered by juniper. There is a zinc mine at Jasta Khani as well. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 08
Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m), 6 hrs

Today, you trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp. The trail ascends along the rocky glacier path. En route, you can enjoy the views of the Paldor Peak and other rock hills. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 09
Rest day at Paldor Base Camp

We have a rest day here for acclimatization to make sure for summit the Paldor peak with any altitude problem. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 10
Climbing to Paldor High Camp, 5:30 hrs

Today you climb from Paldor Base Camp to High Camp. As you continue along the trail, it moves through rocky glaciers. En route, you get completely mesmerized by the views of Paldor East and Paldor West. You also get to enjoy the views of green and rocky hills around you. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 11
Trek to Summit of Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to Base Camp, 8 hrs

Leaving the High Camp, you trek to the Summit of Paldor Peak and return to Base Camp. At the summit of Paldor, you get panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and along with views of Tibet mountains. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 12
Trek to Somdang (3,270m), 6:30 hrs

From the Base Camp, you walk straight downhill all the way to Paigutang Kharka. From here, the trail gradually descends to Somdang. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 13
Trek to Narchet Kharka (3800m), 5:30 hrs

Continuing along the trail, you trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka. To reach Narchet Kharka you trek gradual along an ascending path passing through forests and green hills. En route, you get to enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung and so on. Today you trek for about seven hours to reach Narchet Kharka. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 14
Trek to Sertung, 6 hrs

Leaving Narchet Kharka, you continue along the trails, which descends at first and then climbs up for some distance. En route, you cross through forests of bamboo, pine and rhododendron. You also get to view stunning waterfalls. On this route, Tipling is the first village you come across. It is a big Tamang village which is rich in mixed culture and has chorten and church. People living here have their distinct life style and they are involved in making goods from bamboo sticks. Now you climb down steeply until you cross a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola (stream). After you cross the river, the trails go uphill to Sertung, another Gurung village. People of here are friendly and they warmly welcome the trekkers. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 15
Trek to Jharlang, 6 hrs

As you leave from Sertung, the early part of the trail goes gently up until you arrive at a small ridge. From here, you can enjoy spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, lush green terraces, waterfall and several villages at a distance. Now you climb down the ridge and cross farming terraces and local villages. After your lunch at Borang, you walk downhill and uphill respectively to reach Jharlang. It is a Tamang village with mixed culture. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 16
Trek to Darkha , 6 hrs

Leaving Jharlang you trek to Darkha which takes about seven hours. You begin today’s trek by crossing a landslide near Jharlang, and then ascending up along the trail with views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, jungle, waterfall, farming terraces and villages. Darkha is the first Brahmin village on this trek. From here you can enjoy the view of Aankhu stream at some distance. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 17
Trek to Khahare Bazaar, 6 hrs

Today you trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar. The early part of your trek is decent up to Darkha phedi and your route moves along the river bank until you reach Khahare. Khahare Bazaar has a big market with lodges, tea shops, big school and other important buildings. This place is famous for magnificent views of green farming terraces. Overnight stay at tented camp.

Day 18
Drive to Kathmandu

From Khahare Bazaar, you will be driven for about eight hours to Kathmandu. The road till Dhadingbesi is unpaved and then you drive along the well paved road to reach Kathmandu. The road journey from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu is stunningly scenic with beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages.

Day 19
Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).

Cost includes in the package


  • Kathmandu International Airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • 3 nights standard accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur (bed with breakfast).
  • All grounded transportation as per programs.

  • Paldor Peak climbing permit and all other required necessary permits.
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, equipements and transportation for Nepali crew.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Gokyo Treks Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Gokyo Treks Nepal's provides duffle bag (keep yourself).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government applicable taxes.
  • All 3 major meals breakfast/lunch/dinner with hot drinks and tented accommodation during the trek en-route. (Twin sharing tent, dining tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, staff tent, table, chairs and kitchen utensil etc.).
  • Staff: (Professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 cook, 1 kitchen helper, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters. (1 assistant guide for 5 plus people).
  • Hot bucket shower (bath) during the trek.
  • Insurance for all the Nepalese staff.
  • Collective equipments such as a climbing rope, ice screws, snow bars, tent, snow sawel.
  • All necessary paper works and Langtang National Park entry permits.
  • At the end we will provide special gift from Gokyo Treks.

Cost excludes in the package


  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Any donations and monuments entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Garbage deposit (US$ 250), refundable after the climbing.
  • Personal climbing equipment and your personal nature expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Hot Shower during the trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure taxes.
  • Tips for the trekking crews and driver. (Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Extra: Trip Advisor Notes :


  • US$ 50 per person/per day extra, if you wish to extend your trekking in the mountain.
  • If you wish to take budget hotel in Kathmandu, US$ 15 will be deducted from total trip cost.
  • US$ 45++per night for single room and 55++ per night for double room if you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • US$ 300 for extra Sherpa climbing guide.
  • No hidden price and single supplement charge.

Acclimatization


We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.


Travel Insurance


To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.


Climate and Weather


The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.


Group Size


We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.


Responsible travel


Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.

Trekking equipments


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


Head
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
Upper Body
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower Body
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
Feet
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters (Optional)
Accessories
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Optional items
  • Binoculars
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • 2 x tape slings
  • 2 x screwgate karabiners
  • Descender/abseil device
  • Ascender
  • Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or silhouette
  • Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing

Frequently Asked Question of Peak Climbing

Do I need Experience for Peak climbing in Nepal ?

This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk for 6 - 7 hours in each day, with a light weight rucksack. For adventure peak climbing period - yes, you need to have experience of walking 6 - 7 hours a day in high altitude - somehow about 5000M above sea level.

What kind of food can I expect in Peak climbing in Nepal ?

we provide you hot food prepared by our trained cook, the dinner and breakfast will be in the same campsite and we will stop and cook the lunch along the day. delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) get hot tea/coffee …as well.

What kind of accommodation can I expect in Peak climbing in Nepal ?

We provide you 2/3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 men Tent with mattress accommodation during the trekking and peak climbing periods and we recommend you to have sleeping bag or if don’t have your own then we provide you sleeping nag as well.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trekking and climbing days ?

Camping - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

How do I get drinking water ?

There will plenty of water available for drinking in this trip however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Responsible trekking

Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.


Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.


Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!


After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.