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18 Days 17 Nights
Availability : Spring Season
Thamel Kathmandu
Ganesh Himal Range
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Paldor Peak Climbing

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  • Wi-Fi: Some Place
  • Maximum Altitude: Paldor Peak (5,903m)
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

Paldor Peak Climbing is an 18 Days trekking that is considered one of the most popular and frequently visited trekking sites by both the local people as well as foreigners from all around the world. Paldor Peak (5,923m) is located northwest of Kathmandu in the Ganesh Himal. The North-East Ridge was originally ascended by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa, and Da Namgyal during the monsoon of 1949.

The Paldor peak Climbing offers spectacular views of the Ganesh Himal summits, including Langtang Lirung (7,227 m) and Manaslu (8,156 m), as well as the Tibetan Himalayas, including Shishapangma (8,013 m).

Paldor Peak Climbing is a low-altitude climb that is both enjoyable and simple. The major glacier route is crevassed and requires some navigation. Continue ascending until you reach the col, where you have two choices. You can either use ropes to climb the easy ridge or go around to the crevassed rear for a 45-degree ridge. A traverse of the peak is doable in excellent weather.

Paldor top expedition requires at least three weeks of preparation and excellent physical fitness to reach the summit. Your climbing guide will take you to the summit of Paldor Peak and then down to Syabrubensi, where you can drive back to Kathmandu. The optimum season for climbing the Paldor top is in the fall and spring, but different tours and travel agencies organize trips all year long according to the plan and requirements of travelers and mountain climbers, with personalized top climbing administration.

Trek Facts

  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending Point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: Paldor Peak (5,903m)
  • Best Time: Autumn and Spring
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/ Tented Camp
  • Trek Difficulty: Challenging
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Group Size: 1-15 Pax.

Trek Highlights

  • Observe mountain views, including Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, and Shishapangma.
  • Behold the sight of waterfalls, azure lakes, and rich greenery along the trip.
  • Ascend Paldor Peak, at 5923 meters.
  • Discover the cultural diversity of several settlements
  • Intermediate climbers have the opportunity to improve their climbing skills.

Itinerary Outline

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
  • Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu and Trek Preparation
  • Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Shyabru Besi (1,460m)
  • Day 4: Trek from Shyabru to Gatlang (2,238m)
  • Day 5: Trek from Gatlang to Somdang (3,258m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Somdang to Lari (4,868m)
  • Day 7: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 8: Trek from Lari to Paldor Base Camp (4,980m)
  • Day 9: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp (5,200m)
  • Day10: Summit Paldor Peak- Back to Base Camp (5,903m)
  • Day 11: Reserve Day for Bad Weather
  • Day 12:Trek from Base Camp to Somdang (3,258m)
  • Day 13: Trek from Somdang to Gatlang (2,238m)
  • Day 14: Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani (2,607m)
  • Day 15: Hike from Tatopani to Nagthali (3,165m)
  • Day 16: Trek from Tatopani to Shyabrubesi (1,460m)
  • Day 17: Drive from Shyabrubesi to Kathmandu (1,400m)
  • Day 18: Depart to International Airport     

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

  • Trekking Pole
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Dawn Jacket
What to Expect
  • Observe mountain views, including Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, and Shishapangma.
  • Behold the sight of waterfalls, azure lakes, and rich greenery along the trip.
  • Ascend Paldor Peak, at 5923 meters.
  • Discover the cultural diversity of several settlements
  • Intermediate climbers have the opportunity to improve their climbing skills.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Max. Elevation: Kathmandu (1,400m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Dinner

At the airport, one of our members will be waiting for you. They will meet you at the airport and transport you to the hotel.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & trek preparation Day

Max. Elevation: Kathmandu(1,400m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the second day of this trip, you will be roaming the beautiful Kathmandu city. This city is rich in arts and culture. Also, this city hosts many popular UNESCO Heritage Sites.

There are many wonderful places to visit in this city. But one day is not enough to visit all the places. We will try our best to show you as much as possible.

Some popular attractions are Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Basantapur, etc. There are various ancient places with beautiful artifacts and monuments.

You will also be preparing for the Pisang Peak Climbing along with working on necessary paperwork.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi

Max. Elevation: Syabru Besi (1,460m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drive Duration: 5-6 hours

You will leave the hotel in the early morning and then drive to Shyabrubesi. You will observe beautiful scenery on the way, which will be an amazing start to our trekking journey. You will follow the trail that mostly passes through the bank of the Trishuli River alongside the magnificent view of green fields, small valleys, and Ganesh Himal (7422m). You will cross a few settlement areas like Dhunche and Betrawati on your way to Syabru Besi.

Overnight in Syabru Besi.

Day 4: Trek from Shyabru to Gatlang

Max. Elevation: Gatlang(2,238m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 6-7hours

In the morning, you travel along the bank of Chilime Khola. You will cross a bridge over the Chilime Khola to the north bank and then walk along until you cross another suspension bridge to the south. You will follow the trail that passes through Gholjong Sango and walk along the water channel leading us to Tangjet. And then you will climb along the millet barley crossing many huge Mani walls, farmlands of rice carved stones and lotus Mandalas to your destination Gatlang.

Overnight in Gatlang.

 

Day 5: Trek from Gatlang to Somdang

Max. Elevation: Somdang (3,258m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

After your breakfast, you will walk along the trail that passes through the Khumbu Danda (3,739m) in the early morning. And then your path will head along the crest which lies toward the north. After that, you ascend steeply to the west direction. You will then start walking towards the forested landscapes of different coniferous trees like pine, fir, and the national flower of Nepal, the Rhododendron. With this, you will also enjoy the beautiful view of the Langtang and Annapurna range. After hiking for a while, you will rise through a steep path and then finally reach Somdang.

Overnight in Somdang.

Day 6: Trek from Somdang to Lari

Max. Elevation: Lari(4,868m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Today’s trail will mostly pass through the rhododendron forest, and you will continue walking along with the open fields and cultivated lands. You will spectate a mesmerizing view of Ganesh Himal (7422m), Manaslu (8163m), and a few others in the Annapurna range. The trail you walk will pass along the east side of Ganesh Himal (7422m) until Lari. The approximate time to reach Lari is almost five to six hours. From Lari, you will see a clear view of Paldor Peak (5860m).

Overnight in Lari.

 

Day 7: Acclimatization Day

When traveling at a higher altitude, you need to acclimatize to the environment to make your further trek easier. In order to do so, you will do a short day hiking, or you can even take a rest at Lari. You can enjoy the stunning view of the high mountains and the hills of this region. You can dwell around the village, get along with the people and culture and even eat the common food of that place.

 

Day 8: Trek from Lari to Paldor Base Camp

Max. Elevation: Paldor Base Camp (4,980m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

The manganese mine you will come through will be the last tree line at this height. After walking in the northeast direction, you will climb along the rocky ridges along the moraines. These moraines lie below the glaciers of Paldor Peak (5860m). The ascend towards the ridge-line is very steep and challenging, but one must not give up. Then after you will finally reach the junction of East and west Paldor glacier.

Overnight in Paldor Base Camp.

Day 9:Trek from Base Camp to High Camp

Max.Elevation: High Camp (5,200m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Today, you will follow the trail along the steep moraine slopes to the alluring campsites. After walking down the trail for a while, you will climb along with the boulder fields and then reach a lake called Fang. To the east of Fang, you will see the campsite. From there, you will be able to enjoy the lovely view of lofty peaks, snowy glaciers, and lakes. Your trek guide will instruct you and teach you about the climbing gears, and you will be practicing under their supervision for the remaining time.

Overnight in High Camp.

Day 10: Summit Paldor Peak- Back to Base Camp

Max.Elevation: Paldor Peak (5,903m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 7-8 hours

Towards the east, you will follow the trail that leads to the Paldor Glacier. The trail is steep, and you will come across loose rocks and hard snow. You must follow and listen to the instructions stated by the guide. Walking along the trail, you will finally reach the top of the peak. From there, you will observe the stretching and spectacular view of the mountain peaks like Machhapuchhre Himal (6997m), Shisapangma (8013m), and the brown hills of Tibet. You will spend some time on the peak, might even take some selfies, meditate, pray or just lie down and enjoy the beauty of nature and then you will descend back to the Basecamp and take a rest.

Overnight in Base Camp.

 

Day 11:Reserve Day for Bad Weather

Sometimes, when there is bad weather, and it’s impossible to summit the peak on the scheduled date due to unfavorable changes in weather, we use this day. 

Day 12: Trek from Base Camp to Somdang

Max.Elevation: Somdang (3,258m)

Accommodation: Tea House/Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

After being pleased by the beautiful mountain views, you will return back from the same path along the moraines to reach Somdang. The path will be very sharply descending, so you should be very careful with your steps and try not to get hurt. After crossing the manganese mine, you will run into a few green plant life and waterfalls. And then you will reach Somdang.

Overnight in Somdang.

Day 13:Trek from Somdang to Gatlang

Max. Elevation: Gatlang (2,238m)

Accommodation: Tea House/ Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

You will be descending along the steep trail that leads to the road and will continue to the forested landmark. After that, you will reach Khumpu danda. You will walk down the same path all the time. You will reach your destination Gatlang Village after walking the zigzag trail around the Khumpu Danda. You will immerse yourself with the villagers, learn about the place, eat what they eat, and try wearing what they wear.

Overnight in Gatlang.  

 

Day 14:Trek from Gatlang to Tatopani

Max.Elevation: Tatopani (2,607m)

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, you will leave for the descending trail along the Bhotekoshi River to Thangbuche, which is close to Chilime village. You will stop for lunch in Thangbuche and see the Chilime hydropower dam. The trail then climbs along the hanging bridge until it reaches Tatopani. You may relax in the local hot springs, which are said to relieve all ailments and aches.

Overnight in Tatopani.

Day 15: Hike from Tatopani to Nagthali

Max.Elevation: Nagthali (3,165m)

Accommodation: Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Today, you will hike to Nagthali Danda, a stunning vantage point for the high snow-capped peaks. The journey to Brimdang village is primarily across forested terrain. You will have your lunch and rest for a while there. You shall then ascend to the Nagthali Danda. You will return to Tatopani while taking in the magnificent views of the stretched mountains.

Overnight in Nagthali.

Day 16: Trek from Tatopani to Shyabrubesi

Max.Elevation: Syabrubesi (1,460m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, you will start your trip from Tatopani through rice, barley, and paddy fields. Before arriving at Syabrubesi, you will pass through a highly forested area and a few peaceful villages. Today is the last day of our Paldor peripheral peak-climbing expedition. You may take one last look at the mountains and lovely scenery of the Langtang region.

Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 17: Drive from Shyabrubesi to Kathmandu

Max.Elevation: Kathmandu (1,400m)

Accommodation: Hotel/ Tea House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Today is the last day of your journey. You will arrive in Kathmandu after a lovely trip along the Trishuli River with magnificent views of renowned Himalayan peaks and rich flora. When you arrive in Kathmandu, they will bring you to your hotel, where you may spend the remainder of your time exploring or relaxing.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 18:Depart to International Airport

We will bring you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight after breakfast.

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FAQ

How challenging is the trek?

The trip to Paldor Peak is difficult. During the trek, there are no technical skills or knowledge needed. In general, it is a hike up to a height of 5,903 metres. It is within everyone’s reach. The walk is difficult because of the uphill and downhill sceneries that last for several days. You will have to keep moving forward every day without taking any break, which might be difficult.

What is the best time to trek to Paldor Peak?

Paldor Peak trekking is best done in the spring and autumn. The weather is clear and pleasant during these seasons. In the distance, mountain ranges may be seen. There are fewer risks of bad weather in the spring and autumn. The trails are not slippery, and you do not need to get wet in the rain.

Is the Paldor Peak Climbing worth it?

It certainly is. You will not be disappointed after the journey. You’ll not only be climbing hills and taking in the scenery, but you’ll also be making a lasting memory. You will learn a great deal about Buddhist culture and the people who live in that area. You’ll learn about other cultures, new foods, and how to adapt.

Are there showers available at the teahouses?

Most tea houses have showers; however, hot water showers are not always available. The higher we go, the more expensive things get, and the less likely you will get hot water. It’s all a part of the thrill.

 

Why are mountaineering boots so costly?

Mountaineering boots are expensive due to the materials used in their production. The walking and climbing pathways will most likely be uneven and rocky. As a result, the boots must be able to tolerate any roughness encountered during the journey.

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