Paldor Peak Climbing - 12 Days

Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking, Mountaineering, Peak Climbing, Expedition, Cultural Insight, Foods and Culinary, Photography, and so on
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
12 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House, Tent-Camp
Max-Altitude
5,903m/19,366ft
Daily Walking
6-7 hrs
Grade
4
Culture
Mixed Culture, Tamang Culture, Brahmins and Kshetris
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

To the southeast of the Ganesh Himal range, Paldor Peak awaits. It offers you a respectable and impressive 5,896m technical climb, but its contours and features make it perfect for less experienced mountaineers as well as advanced climbers.

This peak climbing expedition includes a vast range of unforgettable sights and adventure activities as you ascend and descend. However, the main highlight will be reaching the Paldor base camp, and then Paldor High Camp. From there, you can gaze triumphantly out to the Ganesh peaks, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu and the Tibet mountains beyond.

1. Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m /4,264 ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Duration:Whole day
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Equipment Checking
  • Briefing about the trek
  • Introduction with Guide

3. Kathmandu – Gatlang (2,340m /7,677 ft) via Golijung(1,841m/6,040ft)

  • Duration:8-9hrs Drive (170Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:975m/3,200ft

  • Kathmandu
  • Trishuli
  • Kalikasthan
  • Dhunche
  • Shyabrubesi
  • Golijung
  • Gatlang

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Lush and Green Landscape
  • Remote and rural lowland settlements
  • Authentic Lifestyle of Locals
  • Cool Waterfalls and Perennial Rivers
  • Cascading Hills and Scenic Mountain
  • The viewpoint of Golijung Valley
  • Marvellous Ganesh Himal Peak and Gosaikunda Range
  • Tamang Community
  • Traditional Tamang Village
  • Unique Folk Dances
  • Apple Farms
  • Pristine Lake
  • Rolling and Lush Hills
  • Scenic View of Snow-Capped Mountains
  • Chortens
  • Mani Walls
  • Delicious Cuisines
  • Preserved Aura of Tamang Culture

4. Gatlang – Somdang (3,270m /10,730 ft) via Khurpudanda Pass(3,620m/11,880ft)

  • Duration:6-7hrs Walk (11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:1,280m/4,200ft
  • Descend:350m/1,150ft

  • Gatlang
  • Khurpudanda
  • Panshang Kharka
  • Somdang

Highlights:

  • Rich Natural Heritage
  • Varieties of Vegetations such as Rhododendron, Fir, Juniper, and other Local Vegetations
  • Cattle for Grazing
  • Lush Greenery during Monsoon
  • Surrounded by High Hills
  • Breathtaking Sceneries
  • View of Paldor Peak – Ultimate Destination and many other Snow-Capped Mountains like Langtang Peak
  • Ganesh Himal Ranges
  • Pasang La Peak etc,
  • Dense Forest
  • Varieties of Wildlife
  • Zinc Mines
  • Army Checkpost
  • Prayer Flags
  • Mani Stones

5. Somdang – Lari (4,868m /15,972ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Walk (9-10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:1,598m/5,242ft

  • Somdang
  • Paiguthang
  • Lari

Highlights:

  • Glacial Stream of Mailung River
  • Rocks and Rough Paths Surrounded by Juniper Trees
  • Zinc Mines
  • Mountainous Area
  • View of Majestic Mountains
  • Scenic Landscape
  • Herbs and Vegetations
  • Prayer Flags
  • Mani Stones
  • Wildlife
  • Close View of Paldor Peak

6. Lari – Paldor Peak Base Camp (4,980m /16,340ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Walk (9-10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:112m/368ft

  • Lari
  • Mallung Khola
  • Paldor Base Camp

Highlights:

  • Difficult Terrain
  • Rocky Paths and Moraines due to Glacier formed out of the Snowy Himalayas
  • Manganese Mine
  • Last tree-line
  • Steep Ascend
  • Overnight in Tent-Camp
  • Adventure and Excitement

7. Acclimatization Day | Day Hike

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:112m/368ft

  • Paldor Base Camp

Highlights:

  • Climbing Gears Usage Training
  • Preparation for the next day Peak Climbing
  • High Altitude
  • Mind Makeup for the Peak Climbing
  • Blissful Nature
  • Rest and Relax

8. Paldor Peak Base Camp – Paldor Peak Summit(5,903m/19,366ft) and Back to Paldor Base Camp

  • Duration:8-9hrs Walk(4-5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:923m/3,030ft
  • Descend:923m/3,030ft

  • Paldor Base Camp
  • Paldor High Camp
  • Paldor Peak Summit
  • Paldor Base Camp

Highlights:

  • Start Climbing From the Midnight towards
  • Ultimate Destination
  • Crevasses
  • Achievement of a Lifetime
  • Adventure and Excitement
  • Ruby Gems
  • Ruby Mines
  • Arduous Peak Climbing
  • Marvellous View of Various Mountain Ranges including Ganesh Himal Ranges, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu Peak, as well as Tibetan Mountain including Shishapangma

9. Paldor Peak Base Camp – Somdang

  • Duration:8-9hrs Walk(4-5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:923m/3,030ft
  • Descend:923m/3,030ft

  • Paldor Base Camp
  • Paldor High Camp
  • Paldor Peak Summit
  • Paldor Base Camp

Highlights:

  • Surrounded by High Hills
  • Breathtaking Sceneries
  • Lifestyle and Culture
  • Traditions and Rituals
  • Typical Houses
  • Dense Forest
  • Varieties of Wildlife
  • Zinc Mines
  • Army Check post
  • Suspension Bridges
  • Prayer Flags
  • Mani Stones

10. Somdang – Kathmandu

  • Duration:9-10hrs Drive(185Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Somdang
  • Gatlang
  • Shyabrubesi
  • Dhunche
  • Kalikasthan
  • Trishuli
  • Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Scenic and Bumpy Drive till Kalikasthan
  • Pasang Lhamu Highway

11. Kathmandu Shopping and Exploration

  • Meals:Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Lodge

  • Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Shopping
  • Relax
  • Farewell Dinner

12. Departure Day

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Full Board)
  • All require camping equipment
  • An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage ( required porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
  • Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  •  Peak Permit Royalty, Langtang National Parks fee
  •  A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charges
  • Farewell Dinner

COST EXCLUDE

  • Nepalese VISA fee (VISA Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

In Nepal, the weather is mild and almost cold around the regions of Peak climbing so is of Paldor Peak Climbing region.

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

Paldor Peak Climbing can be organized according to your requirement to fit into your availability of time but in general, a minimum of more than two weeks is required to attain success with proper safety and satisfaction.

The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek and climbing. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. 

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

a.    Navigation
Map (with protective case)
Compass
GPS (optional)
b.    Sun protection
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Sunglasses, goggles or glacier glasses
c.    Insulation
Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
d.    Illumination
Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare)
Extra batteries (kept near the body when cold)
e.     First-aid supplies
First-aid kit (see our First-Aid Checklist)
f.    Fire
Matches or lighter
Waterproof container
Firestarter (for emergency survival fire)
g.     Repair kit and tools
Knife or multi-tool
Duct tape or other repair items
h.     Nutrition
Extra day's supply of food
i.     Hydration
Water bottles or hydration system (insulated)
Water treatment system
j.     Emergency shelter
Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket
Equipment Options
Hardware quantities depend on the route.
Rope (dry preferred)
Helmet
Harness (with adjustable leg loops)
Boots (crampon-compatible)
Crampons
Ice axe (with leash)
Belay/rappel device
Pulley
Climbing pack
Route description or guidebook|
Locking carabineer(s)
Nonlocking carabineers
Runners—singles and doubles
Prusik cords
Hand protection (athletic tape, gloves)
Signalling mirror
Crevasse rescue gear
Avalanche transceiver
Shovel
Probe
k.    For Technical or Mixed Routes
Nuts
Nut extraction tool
Hexes
Ice tools (with leashes)
Ice screws
l.    Camming devices
Clothing
Wicking base layers (synthetic or wool)
Fleece jacket or vest
Fleece pants
Insulating jacket (down or polyfill)
Insulating hat, cap, balaclava or headband
Sun-shielding hat or cap
Socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares
Gloves or mittens
Gaiters
Rain jacket with hood (or soft shell)
Waterproof pants or bibs
Bandana or Buff (neck or face gaiter)
m.    Personal Items
Multifunction watch
Two-way radios
Cell phone in a protective container
Camera
Binoculars
Quick-dry towel
Lunch; energy food/gels/chews
Toilet paper
Sanitation trowel
Insulated seat pad
Handwarmer pockets
Permits

All the above-listed items could either be brought by your own or you can buy it or hire it in Nepal. Nepal Mountain Trekkers will provide you with the service of buying and hiring the equipment.

Since Paldor Peak Climbing is an adventure related activity and it is somehow challenging and risky as well, you would be requiring insurance, climbing permits and special permits like Peak Permit Royalty, and since you would be trekking thru Langtang National Park, you also require Langtang National Park Permit.

It is better to have previous climbing experience for Paldor Peak Climbing because without having the technical know-how about mountaineering there would be a high risk during the peak climbing activities. 

About the porter, it is your decision because if you are few in number and you do not have many loads to carry then you can go without the porter as well. Well, the guides are essential to take care of you in each case and to make you explore the best of climbing a peak since the guides owe years of experience in this activity and they are well-known as well as well-trained to handle all kinds of the situation during Paldor Peak Climbing.

Since peak climbing is an adventure related activities and it is somehow challenging and risky as well, you would be requiring insurance before Paldor Peak Climbing to cover the expenses in case of emergency.

Paldor Peak Climbing is somehow arduous activity since climbing a peak and the trails up to there are not so easy, you have to make your way through rugged off-the-beaten paths. But if you are physically fit enough and courageous enough to accept the challenges and at the same time being well-equipped and aware, Paldor Peak Climbing in is adventurous and exciting rather than difficult.

During Paldor Peak Climbing, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat. Whereas, at the higher elevation you will be staying in tent-camps and eat what is cooked by the crew. 

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. And if the situation is really critical, then there is also helicopter rescue available with us which might be costly if you do not have any insurance to claim it. 

Due to chances of heavy snowfall and obscuring weather in winter and rainfall during the rainy season; autumn and spring are the best seasons for Paldor Peak Climbing. The sceneries are vivid and you can also enjoy the amazing blossoming of rhododendron flowers along the trail during then.

ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major and specific places of Nepal, so during your Paldor Peak Climbing, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu or district headquarters.

Due to high altitude, altitude sickness and similar problems might arise during Paldor Peak Climbing but with proper acclimatization and guidance, you can tackle it.

Except for child, there is no age limit for Paldor Peak Climbing if you are fit enough physically and mentally to cope with the challenges during peak climbing.

Reviews
Alberto s
Alberto s
Source:Trip Advisor

Hace unos años contacte con ramesh para subir al paldor peak con unos amigos y la experiencia fue inolvidable. Ramesh preparo una expedición cuidando cada detalle y haciéndonos sentir a 5000me como en casa. Seguridad y comodidad garantizada.
Tiene un equipo de guía y porteadores profesionales.
Este año repetimos para escalar el thorong peak y el año que viene seguro que elegimos otra montaña para subir con la agencia de ramesh totalmente recomendable.
La mejor agencia de montaña de katmandu. 

Gracias por todos tus consejos ramesh
Nos veremos el año que viene.
 

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