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Paldor Peak Climbing - 8 Days

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Paldor Peak Climbing

Paldor Peak is situated just between the two mountains – Mount. Langtang and Mount. Ganesh, It is first climbed by Bill Tilman’s Team in 1949 via North East Ridge. It is one of the high mountainous adventure with terrain landscape trail which crosses the remote and traditional Tamang Village. Paldor Peak Climbing Trip has its 4 ridges to start – Northeast, Southeast, West and Southwest ridges. Mostly, southeast ridge is famous among the adventure seekers because it is more straight forward routes than other 3. From the summit of the Paldor, the stunning panoramic views of the Mt. Langtang, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Manaslu etc looks extravagant.

The actual trek activities start from the famous Syabrubeshi bazaar of Rasuwa District. We reach Syabrubeshi by 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu Valley. In this driving period, you can enjoy the zigzag hilly roads and some traditional villages and bazaar along with greenery of Saal trees and Pine trees. Mostly we are followed by the great and holy Trishuli River before reaching the Syabrubeshi. As usual, we ends our trip coming back to Kathmandu.

In this peak climbing activity, we mostly offer climbing from southeast ridge since it is easier and most climbers had succeeded climbing of Paldor from this ridge.

Day 1
Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2
Day 2

Drive from Kathmandu to Somdang via Syabrubesi which takes about nine hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung and it takes about six hours. While trekking you experience of the Tamang culture. You can see scenery from view point. This day you walk through village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang. from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka (3390m.) which takes about five hours. You trek ascent path all the way to Yuri Kharka passing through forests of fir, juniper, rhododendron and local vegetation. During the monsoon local people bring their domestic animals for grazing in Yuri Kharka. Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,270m.) via Khurpudanda pass (3,620m) and it takes about five hours. Till Khurpudanda pass the trail moves uphill and you begin to follow descent path to reach Somdang. From the view point of Khurpudanda pass you can enjoy the spectacular views of Paldor, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Pangsang La and many more. En route you pass forests. At Somdang you can observe zinc mines.

Day 3
Day 3

Trek from Somdang to Jasta Khani (3700m.) which takes about five hours. This day you trek gradual ascent path passing forests until you reach Paigutang Kharka. Now the trail goes steep up to Jasta Khani. On the way you cross rocky path covered by juniper. There is a zinc mine at Jasta Khani.

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m) and it takes about five hours. The path is ascent along the rocky glacier trail. While walking, you can enjoy the views of Paldor and rock hills around you.

Day 5
Day 5

Climb from Paldor base camp to High camp which takes about five hours. The path moves through rocky glacier. The views of Paldor East and Paldor West completely mesmerize you. Moreover you can enjoy the views of rocky hills and green hills around you.

Day 6
Day 6

Summit Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to Base Camp and it takes about nine hours. At the summit of Paldor you will be speechless by the panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Sisapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and views of Tibet mountains.

Day 7
Day 7

Trek from Base camp to Somdang which takes about seven hours. Now you walk straight downhill all the way to Paigutang Kharka and then the trail moves along gradual descent path to Somdang.

Day 8
Day 8

Jeep Drive from Somdang to Kathmandu

Price Includes

  • A climbing guide
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Necessary porters including a cook and a kitchen helper (one porter can carry the luggage upto 20 kilograms)
  • All surface transportation by bus.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for our Nepali staff
  • Accommodation in Lodges during the trek and partly camp for our Nepali staff
  • Necessary trekking equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket, tent, mattresses, cooking utensils etc.
  • Insurance, Medical Assistance and Equipment for Nepali staffs.
  • Mountain Medical Rescue for you, which is provided by your insurance company.
  • Climbing peak permit
  • Equipment fee for 1 climbing sirdar
  • Airport pick up and drop services

Price Excludes

  • Garbage disposal deposit US$ 500 .But this amount is refundable to you after your arrival from the trek.
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, hot shower, battery charges, beverages etc.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for you during trekking and climbing.

Personal Climbing Equipment List

  • Seat Harness
  • Jumar
  • Helmet
  • Altimeter
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Ice-screw
  • Gaiters
  • Locked and unlocked carabiner
  • Climbing boots
  • Pocket knife
  • Wollen gloves
  • Gloves(gore tex fabrics)
  • Wollen hat
  • Wollen socks
  • Windproof jacket
  • Windproof pant
  • Snow bar
  • Snow goggles(UV factor)
  • Sun cream(UV protection)
  • Head lamp
  • Tent
  • Mattresses
  • Rope
  • Rain gear
  • Ice hammer

You can also hire(rent) all the above mentioned climbing equipment from here in Kathmandu. Our climbing guide will help you to go one of the equipment stores and select necessary equipment.

Price From USD$895/person
Total $ 895 USD

Trip Facts

  • Somdang
  • Somdang

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  • 5,896 m

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