Climbing the mountains and facing challenges is a dream of many, but only the calm and courageous soul achieve the milestone? Are you one of the doers? The mighty Paldor Peak Climbing trip stands as a testament to one’s will and courage to surmount the impossible. The Paldor peak stands bold in the Ganesh Himal region located north-west of Kathmandu. It is smiling at the junction of Tiru and Khurpu Danda welcoming the visitors to its aroma. Paldor Peak (5,903 m) is one of the most famous but least explored climbing destinations of the region. The less mainstream route of Paldor Peak exposes with the incredible Tamang and Sherpa culture of the region. The Paldor Peak Climbing trip is an enigma that is better experienced than heard so head out in this wonderful journey.
The 15 days trip to Paldor Peak starts on your arrival to the city of temples, Kathmandu. After a quick exploration of the city, you drive to the north-west region of Nepal along the Trishuli River and reach the beautiful town Syabrubensi of Rasuwa district. Walk along the Chimime Khola and a quick visit in Goljung leads us to Gatlang. Admire the greenery encompassing the Khurpu Bhanjyang before arriving at Yuri Kharka. You can see the pristine views of Annapurna from here. The road to Somdang goes on top of the Khurpu danda Pass, and down the Chukarma waterfall. Spend some time with the locals at Somdang and find yourself walking with cattle at Paigutang Kharka. We finally reach Jasta Khani which resides near some zinc mines. After resting at Jasta Khani, we begin to scale the Paldor Peak by initially heading to the base camp and high camp. The Fang Lake greets us on the final climb to the summit. From the summit of the Paldor Peak, relish at the sight of mountains and glaciers. After scaling the summit, we fall back to the base camp and there we shall collect all our stuff. The road leads us back to Somdang where we shall once again learn the tongue of the locals. Descend along the green hills to reach Gatlang. From here, you need to descend a bit more to reach the Tamang village of Syabrubensi. Shop for souvenirs and finally head back to Kathmandu where this trip will come to an end.
The Alpine Adventure Team is a pioneer in the trekking and traveling industry. We make your climb successful and memorable through our expert technical mountaineering crews and friendly guides. We give you climbing tips and conduct the practice session under the guidance of experts. We look forward to climbing the stunning Paldor Peak with you.
Geography : Hills and Mountains
Location : North-west Nepal Ganesh Himal region
Level of Difficulty : Moderate to Hard
Duration of Trek : 15 days
Max Altitude : 5,903 m
Religions : Hinduism & Buddhism
Ethnic People : Tamang, Sherpa, Chhetri
Accommodation : Teahouses, camping, hotels, lodges
Transportation : Private vehicle, bus
Minimum Pax : 1 person
• Climbing of less climbed and majestic Paldor Peak (5,903 m).
• Glamorous views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himalayan ranges, Mount Fishtail, and barren Tibetan hills from the summit of Paldor Peak.
• Insight of Tamang and Sherpa culture, settlement, and way of life in villages like Gatlang and Somdang.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1300m
A company representative will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International airport (TIA) when you arrive at Kathmandu. Driving in a private vehicle, you pass through the streets of Kathmandu and into the hotel. After checking in the hotel and managing your stay, you may spend the day as per your wish. The corners of Thamel and Basantapur Durbar square are pleasant to spend time. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi 1503m by local bus/7-8 hours
This morning, we drive to the north-west hills of Kathmandu after taking the breakfast. Syabrubensi is located in the Rasuwa district and is about 7 hours away from Kathmandu. We take the private vehicle and travel through the beautiful hills and landscapes alongside the raging Trishuli River. We enter the Langtang National park and the green environment of the region. Overnight at Syabrubensi.
Day 3: Trek from Syabrubensi to Gatlang 2238m
Today is the first day of our trekking and we travel through the villages of Tamang settlement. The cultural display of Goljung and Gatlang make our cultural journey memorable. We pass through Goljung villages along with walking on the banks of Chilime Khola. Observe the Mani walls, carved stones, and finally arrive at Gatlang. The hillside village of Gatlang holds the ancient Tamang monastery and gorgeous Parvati Kunda Lake. Overnight at Gatlang.
Day 4: Trek from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka 3280m
After breakfast, we ascend through the forests of rhododendron, juniper, fir, and local vegetation. We need to drop down the Khurpu Bhanjyang and later walk down the Somdang River that encompasses Rasuwa and Dhading districts. The trek takes about 5 hours through the yak pasturelands and beautiful settlements. Yuri Kharka presents a slight view of Langtang mountain ranges and Annapurna. The village is decorated with prayer flags and Buddhist culture. We spend the night at Yuri Kharka.
Day 5: Trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang 3258m
With the warm rays of sunlight, our morning commences by walking uphill along the steep trails that lead to the summit of Khurpu danda Pass. As we move ahead, we are accompanied by spectacular views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Paldor, and Pangsang La welcomes us at the top of Khurpudanda. From there, the trail is downhill through the forests of pine and juniper and gives an awesome display of Chukarma waterfall. We reach Somdang after about 5 hours hike. We can also observe zinc mines at Somdang. Overnight at Somdang.
Day 6: Trek from Somdang to Jasta Khani 3700m
Today, we head towards Jasta Khani from Somdang. The path is a gradual ascent at the beginning and later heads up to the Paigutang Kharka. The grazing lands and green landscapes of Paigutang Kharka are alluring enough to garner the attention of the visitors. These grazing lands are filled with sheep and yaks. From there, the trail goes steep uphill through the forests until we reach Jasta Khani. The zinc mines are also present in Jasta Khani. Overnight at Jasta Khani.
Day 7: Trek from Jasta Khani to Lower Paldor Base Camp 4280m
After breakfast, we begin our trek from Jasta Khani. We leave the tree line behind and walk the steep rocky ridges. Along the way, we cross a manganese mine. We head towards the moraines present below the glaciers of Paldor Peak. As the altitude keeps on elevating, we walk slowly and calmly with a full breath. We spend the night below the stars in a tented camp at Lower Paldor base camp. Overnight in Lower Paldor Base Camp.
Day 8: Trek from Lower Base Camp to Higher Base Camp 4980m
We do a short hike today for around 4 hours and head towards higher base camp. This gives us time to acclimatize with the elevation, and prepare us for the summiting the Paldor summit. We walk along the ridgeline in a glacier path. As we reach the junction of East and West Paldor glacier, we lay our tents and stay there for the night. Overnight in Higher Base Camp
Day 9: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp 5300m
Today, we walk towards the High camp through the steep moraine slopes and glacier valleys. We climb along the boulder fields and to a glacier lake called Fang. We reach the high camp after some 4-5 hours hike and lay our tents to the eastern side of Fang Lake. The charismatic view of snowcapped mountains, glaciers, and Lakes fills us with motivation to climb the summit. We practice using climbing gears and do climbing preparation under the guidance of our technical experts. Overnight at High Camp.
Day 10: Summit Paldor Peak 5903m and back to Base Camp 4980m
We start early in the morning today and climb through the trail leading the Paldor glacier in the east. We walk the steep and loose rocks covered with hard snow. The climbing is challenging and tricky, but with the instructions of the guide, we make it successfully to the peak. The glamorous panoramic vista of Langtang Himalayan ranges, Mount Fishtail, and barren hills of Tibet make our journey worthwhile. After spending some time at the peak, we descend back to the base camp where we spend our night. Overnight at Base Camp.
Day 11: Trek from Base Camp to Somdang 3258m
Today, we retrace our path back to Somdang and wave goodbye to the majestic Paldor peak. We descend the steep downhill trail and meet the tree line and vegetation as we cross Jasta Khani. The streaming waterfalls and green forests provide us with cool and refreshing aroma as we move forward. We spend the night at Somdang in a tented camp. Overnight in Somdang.
Day 12: Trek from Somdang to Gatlang 2238m
After breakfast, we start our trekking and walk the steep downhill path through the forested landscapes. We reach Khurpudanda and enjoy the picturesque views from the hill. On winding the trail around Khurpudanda, we reach Gatlang for the night stay. We explore the local culture and cuisines of Gatlang and spend a comfortable time in the village. Overnight in Gatlang.
Day 13: Trek from Gatlang to Syabrubensi 1503m
As the sunrays kiss us, we begin our journey from Gatlang. Passing the forests of rhododendron, juniper, and fir, we reach the Tamang settlement of Goljung. We take the way downhill following the melody of wind and river. We stop for the night at Syabrubensi, where we can explore the local market and lifestyle of the people. There are many lodges and teahouses in Syabrubensi. Overnight at Syabrubensi.
Day 14: Drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu by local bus/7-8 hours
Early in the morning, we head back to Kathmandu after having breakfast in Syabrubensi. We take the private vehicle and travel alongside the rigorous sound of the Trishuli River. The drive takes us about 7 hours to reach Kathmandu as we pass along the rural hilly landscapes of Nepal. After reaching Kathmandu, we check in to the hotel and relax. You may enjoy the time with the celebration of the trek in the ambiance of the city. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
As the final day of your trip comes, we bid you farewell from Nepal. The company representative drops you off at the airport in a private vehicle before your scheduled flight time. You pass through the streets of Kathmandu before waving goodbye to the land of Himalayas. We wish you a safe flight and good wishes and hope to see you again making memories with us.
Our Peak Climbing Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 2 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented camp during the climbing period.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their foods, accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Langtang National Park Permit.
* Paldor Peak Climbing Permit and Garbage Deposit.
* Climbing guide/Sherpa equipment charge.
* Camping Equipment (Tents, Mattress and kitchen utensils) during climbing period.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.
Our Peak Package Cost does not include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters