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Paldor Peak Climbing

Paldor Peak Climbing

Paldor lies at the southeast end of Ganesh Himal marking the junction of the Tiru and Karpu Dandas 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 Kathamndu valley. On a clear day the Ganesh Himal, with 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) can be seen forming an imposing backdorp to the northwest of Kathamndu. The quickest approach to Paldor and Ganesh Himal is from Sabru near Dunche in the Trisuli valley, which can be reached in a 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. 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. The moraine filled valley below Paldor 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 Sabru. The return from the mountain can be made by trekking directly to Trisuli Bazaar.

Paldor Peak Climbing

South - East Ridge Paldor Peak Climbing

The first ascent of this ridge was made by John Cleare and Ian Howell in 1974. The mountain has received more attention and many routes have been added. This route climbs the long snow and ice arête that goes down to the fine rock peak of fang. The lowest point of this ridge can be reached from the high camp of the Paldor glacier East by steep snow and ice slope. The ridge is also accessible through the potential avalanche couloirs from the Paldor glacier west. The ridge follows quite steeply above without major difficulties to the summit.

North - East Ridge Paldor Peak Climbing

From the base camp, the trail follows the path striking moraine on its east side as far as Plador tarn. There is a small lake to the south of the peak named Fang. We cross the stream flowing from the lake and aim for East Ridge of the Fang. This boulders slope is the Paldor Glacier east at an altitude of 5,200 meters, in a magnificent amphitheatre of alpine - scale peaks. The glacier at this point is flat and uncomplicated by crevasses.

From high camp follow the Paldor Glacier, East, without difficulty, north towards a col on the North - East Ridge. Cross the bergscrund and climb a steep snow slope to gain the col. This may be very difficult, in which case ascend the slope to the left, climbing diagonally towards a rocky pinnacle. Once on the ridge, climb over several pinnacles of loose rock leading to a horizontal snow arête that narrows dramatically. Follow this foot of the final 150 meters (492 feet) headwall. Ascend this on steep snow to the junction of the South- East Ridge, which may be corniced. Continue easily to the summit.

Paldor Peak Climbing prices

Sn 1 pax 2 pax 4-8 pax 9-12 pax
US$ Inquiry 2830 1800 1710

Paldor Peak Climbing price includes

  1. Transportations from Airport – Hotel – Airport Car, Van, Heice and Coaster
  2. Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
  3. Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
  4. Accommodation in camping Trek meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea coffee and seasonal fruits
  5. English Speaking experienced Sherpa, Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder guide
  6. Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars
  7. Staff: 1 Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
  8. Climbing peak permit ( USA $ 350)
  9. Equipment Fee for climbing guide ( USA $ 300)
  10. Garbage Deposit ( USA $ 250)
  11. Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs
  12. Our service charge
  13. One Sherpa,(guide assistance) group size more than 4
  14. Lang Tang National park fee, TIMS permits & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  15. Kathmandu – Syabru Besi – Kathamndu by local Bus

Paldor Peak Climbing price Excludes

  1. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu can be managed upon your request {Click for Hotels}
  2. Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu can be arranged upon your request. {Click for tour in Kathmandu}
  3. Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  4. Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  5. Emergency Rescue evacuation
  6. Trekking Sleeping bag
  7. Personal expenses
  8. Tipping (Tips)
  9. Bar bills & beverage

Paldor Peak Climbing Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.

The Managing Director or The Manager of company will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 02: City tour inKathmandu
After the breakfast in the morning, our city guide will come to the hotel with vehicles and then we leave hotel to visit Kathmandu Darbar Square , the house of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, The Red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings. Swayambhunath is the worlds most glorious Buddhist Chaityas.It is said to be 2000 years old.

Boudhanath is a huge Buddhist stupa located about 7 km east of Thamel. It stands on a massive mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath, though it is bigger than Swayambhunath in size. It is said that this stupa was built during the 5th Century. Every year, Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and neighboring countries visit Boudhanath, particularly in winter and Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is one of the biggest Hindu temples. Overnight stay at Hotel

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
From Kathmandu, we drive approximately for 9 hours to Syabru Besi. After driving 30 kms, we reach pristine villages on the banks of the Trishuli river. We also get chance to view the enchanting panorama of the Himalaya including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 04: Trek to Gatlang (2,200m)
Today you start early, beginning your trek from Syabru Besi to Gatlang. 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.

Day 05: Trek to Yuri Kharka (2800m)
From Gatlang, 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. After walking for about five hours, you reach Yuri Kharka.

Day 07: Trek to Somdang (3,270m)
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. Today you trek for about five hours.

Day 08: Trek to Jasta Khani (3700m.)
Leaving Somdang, you continue along the trail to Jasta Khani, which takes about five hours.
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.

Day 09: Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m)
Today, you trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp which takes about five hours. The trail ascends along the rocky glacier path. En route, you can enjoy the views of the Paldor Peak and other rock hills.

Day 10: Rest Day at Base Camp
Today is a rest day at Base Camp for proper acclimatization for the preparation of Paldor summit.

Day 11: Climb to High Camp
Today you climb from Paldor Base Camp to High Camp which takes about five hours. 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.

Day 12: Rest Day at High Camp
Today is a rest day at High camp for acclimatization for your trek to the Paldor summit.

Day 13: Trek to Summit of Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to Base Camp
Leaving the High Camp, you trek to the Summit of Paldor Peak and return to Base Camp, this takes approximately nine hours. 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.

Day 14: Trek to Somdang (3,270m)
From the Base Camp, you walk straight downhill all the way to Paigutang Kharka. From here, the trail gradually descends to Somdang. Today you trek for about seven hours.

Day 15: Trek to Narchet Kharka (3800m)
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.

Day 16: Trek to Sertung
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. Today you trek for about seven hours.

Day 17: Trek to Jharlang
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. Today you trek for approximately eight hours.

Day 18: Trek to Darkha
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.

Day 19: Trek to Khahare Bazaar
Today you trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar which takes about seven hours. 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.

Day 20: 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 21: sightseeing in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, and then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum. Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. And Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu; this city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square. (Culture program) Over night stay at Hotel.

Day 22: Kathmandu – departure
You are free in the morning for the last Minute shopping or time as your own.

Our driver and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

Suggested Climbing gears:

  1. Climbing boots, Crampons
  2. Ice axe, Harness
  3. Karabiners,
  4. Tapes/slings,
  5. Rock pegs, Helmet (crash hat)
  6. Warm climbing trousers, Long cotton hiking shirts
  7. Waterproof climbing jacket, Gaiters,
  8. Sun hat, Light cotton athletic socks and wool,
  9. climbing socks, Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts,
  10. T-shirts, Wool long underwear
  11. Down high altitude, Sleeping bag
  12. Down jacket/ trousers/vest, Climbing sunglasses
  13. Sunscreen, Lip salve
  14. Lightweight fleece, Fleece/wool for climbing
  15. Head torch /batteries/bulbs, Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves

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