Asiana Treks

Paldor Peak Climbing

Duration
19 days
Max. Elevation
5896m
Group size
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Best Season
Accomodation
Meals
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

    • Drive alongside the Trishuli River and high hills.
    • Gain insight into the Tamang culture and lifestyle.
    • Climb the Paldor peak with stunning views.
    • Panoramic view of the snow-covered mountains. 
    • Climb through a straight steep mountain ridge and from crevassed back.

Overview

Overview

Paldor Peak climbing at an elevation of 5860m, lies at the southeast end of the Ganesh Himal Range situated at the junction of Tiru and Karpu Danda (ridge). Paldor Peak Climbing is one of the most prominent mountain treks in the Ganesh Himal Range. The name Ganesh is influenced by the Elephant headed Hindu God of good luck. Paldor Peak is less challenging and easy to climb which requires little or no experience of mountaineering. 

Paldor Peak Climbing is the nearest trekking from Kathmandu in the northwest. The journey starts on a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi which is the marked spot to start the trek on feet for Ganesh Himal and Langtang Range. The excursion in the Tamang heritage village in Tangjet and Gatlang is fascinating to see the untouched village with preserved culture. The colorful flags coming down from the dome of the stupas backed by the impressive snow-covered mountains are absolutely stunning. 

Meanwhile, the Paldor Peak Climbing trail passes through the dense forest, on the ridge of the big rocks, the river banks, and crossing suspension bridges over the glacier melting from the mountains of the Tibetan border. Further, trails reach the army post after heading northwards along the ridge into the dense forest above Mailung Khola which is a tributary of Trishuli River. 

After crossing the glacier, the main route to climb Paldor Peak is either to take the straight steep ridge of icy rock using ropes or hike from the crevassed back for an easy 45 ° ridge.  The trekker set up a camp at the Paldor Base Camp and spend a day for acclimatization at an elevation of 4280 m. Further, a high camp is set up at an elevation advised by a climbing expert before the last push to the summit. And finally, trekkers push to Paldor summit which is worth all the hardship as it has magnificent views of the Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung (7227m), Mt. Manaslu (8156m) Pabil Peak (7101m), Lobsang Karpo (7150m), Ganesh I (7406m) and Ganesh V (6950m) including mountains of Tibet such as Shishapangma (8013m).

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at a fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of the surrounding.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight into the history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having a history of over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as a monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour of the medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight into the ethnic Newari culture, Buddhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares knows as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skills of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important centre of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is a nice Circular Square with a stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

Take a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Driving along picturesque foothills and hillside panoramas to Syabru Besi after leaving Kathmandu, you pass via Dhunche. Ganesh Himal, terraces, and lush hills are visible along the road and Trishuli River's bank. You get the feeling that you are moving toward deep land as you travel through Dhunche. The road is still being built, you realise at the same time. Spend the night in the Syabru Besi.

It takes roughly six hours to hike from Syabru Besi to Gatlang (2238 m.), through Goljung . Trekking allows you to encounter various aspects of Tamang culture. From a prime vantage point, you may overlook the countryside. You travel through communities today. Your walk becomes memorable thanks to the cultural performances in Goljung and Gatlang. Gatlang is a Tamang village that is perched high on a mountainside amid cultivated crops. At Gatlang, one can explore the stunning Parvati Kunda Lake and a Tamang monastery. Spend the night in the Gatlang.

All the way to Yuri Kharka, you hike uphill while passing through forests of fir, juniper, rhododendron, and indigenous plants. Locals bring their household animals to Yuri Kharka for grazing during the monsoon.

It takes roughly five hours to hike from Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,270m) over Khurpu Danda pass (3,620m). The trail ascends until you reach Khurpu Danda Pass, at which point you start to descend to reach Somdang. You could take breathtaking views of Paldor, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Pangsang La, and many more mountain view from the viewpoint of Khurpu Danda pass. You also travel through forests on the way. You could see zinc mines at Somdang.

Trek for roughly five hours from Somdang to Jasta Khani (3700m). You hike on a path that gradually ascends today while passing through trees to reach Paigutang Kharka. The trail now ascends Jasta Khani steeply. You pass across a rocky, juniper-covered trail on the way. At Jasta Khani, a zinc mine exists. Spend the night in the camp.

Trekking takes roughly five hours from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m). The rocky and icy glacier track is the way as it ascends. You can take in views of Paldor and the surrounding rock hills while walking.

Acclimatization for the Paldor peak is being done today. Spend the night in the camp.


The trail winds through a glacier of rocks. Paldor East and Paldor West's sights fully captivate you. Additionally, you can take in the sights of the rocky hills and lush hills all around you.

Another day of acclimatisation for the Paldor summit is today. Spend the night in the camp.

The panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, and III, Manaslu, as well as vistas of Tibetan mountains will leave you speechless when you reach Paldor's top.

From here on out, the track descends smoothly all the way to Paigutang Kharka before falling abruptly to Somdang. Spend the night in the camp.


You must hike a progressively increasing trail through woodlands and verdant slopes to get to Narchet Kharka. Views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, as well as numerous more unidentified ranges and peaks, are available.


Today's trail starts out fairly descending before beginning a significant ascent. You pass through forests filled with bamboo, pine, rhododendron, and waterfalls along the way. The first village you come across on this tour is Tipling. It is a sizable Tamang village with a chorten and a church, as well as a rich mixture of cultures. Stone, tin, and wood are used to construct homes. People who live here lead distinctive lives and work to produce items from bamboo sticks. You can observe the terraced fields where farmers cultivate green vegetables, potatoes, wheat, barley, buckwheat, and maize.You must now descend sharply in order to reach a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola (stream). Following the crossing, the trails ascend to Chalisa. It is a Gurung village as well. Trekkers are welcomed by the locals in this region with their customs. Spend the night in the camp.

Embark on a scenic journey from Sertung to Jharlang, taking around 6 hours. The trail begins with a gentle ascent, offering stunning views of Ganesh Himal, terraced farmlands, a waterfall, and distant villages. As you reach a small ridge, the landscape unfolds before you. Climb the hill, traverse farming terraces, and pass through local villages. After a relaxing lunch at Borang, the trail alternates between downhill and uphill sections, leading you to Jharlang—a Tamang village with a rich cultural blend. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Following breakfast, continue your trek through the mid-hill mountains of Nepal, navigating both uphill and downhill terrain. Enjoy picturesque views of the mountains and engage with friendly locals in small villages along the way. Experience traditional farming practices and encounter a natural hot spring for a refreshing bath. The journey along the Netrawati River leads you to Kintang Phedi, a small valley where the Netrawati and Kintang rivers converge. Set up camp near the riverside and spend the night in a tented camp.

Cross the Kintang khola via a hanging bridge and proceed to Kathmandu in private vehicles. The first half of the road to Dhading Bensi, the former district headquarters, may be bumpy, but the remainder is smooth and comfortable. Join the Kathmandu–Pokhara highway at Malekhu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, immerse yourself in the bustling city life. Overnight stay in a hotel.

You will be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior according to your flight schedule.


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Includes

    • Climbing Guide, Cook, sherpa, Kitchen staff, and porters while in the climbing period. 
    • An experienced and first aid-trained license holder accompanying a trekking guide. 
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)  
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, and transportation of our all-trip crew. 
    • All camping Equipment, two men’s tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table & chairs. 
    • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek. 
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trekking and climbing period. 
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges) 
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and Domestic airport tax. 
    • Your Travel/Medical insurance and Personal trekking equipment. 
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and laundry. 
    • Hot shower and electric charging in the mountain (If needed). 
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service. 
    • Optional trips which are not specified in the itinerary. 
    • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage). 
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency. 
    • Donation to the local organization. 
    • Personal equipment for Trekking & Peak climbing. 
    • Gratitude to the trekking staff. 

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