Paldor Peak |21 Days

Trip Highlights

Paldor marks the junction of the Tiru and Karpu Dandas (ridges) at the head of the Mailung Khola, a tributary of the Trishuli Gandaki river.

Trip Overview

Lying at the south-east end of the Ganesh Himal, northwest of Kathmandu, Paldor Peak (5,896m) represents a satisfying and relatively uncomplicated climb with superb views from the summit of the Ganesh Himal peaks, Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Manaslu (8,156 m), Annapurna as well as the mountains of Tibet including Shishapangma (8,013m).

Paldor marks the junction of the Tiru and Karpu Dandas (ridges) at the head of the Mailung Khola, a tributary of the Trishuli Gandaki river. The peak was first climbed by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa and Da Namgyal during the monsoon of 1949 via the North-East Ridge. This is the traditional route, but Paldor can also be climbed from the South-East, West and South-West ridges.

The main route across the glacier is crevassed and requires careful route-finding. On reaching the col there are two options: Either climbing the straightforward ridge using ropes, or continuing around to the crevassed back for a simpler, 45-degree ridge. In good conditions, making a traverse of the mountain is possible.

The trek in to the peak is one of the most renowned trekking routes in the Ganesh Himal region, offering climbers and walkers a range of outstanding scenery – lush, green, terraced fields, stunning tranquil lakes, cascading waterfalls and spectacular mountain vistas – as well as glimpses into the lifestyle and culture of the local Tamang and Gurung villages we pass through.

Due to the proximity of the Ganesh Himal to Kathmandu, the journeys to and from the start/end of the expedition can be accomplished easily in one day. The trek begins from Syabru Besi, around nine hours’ drive from Kathmandu. It ends in Khahare Bazaar from where we will drive back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Drive to Syabru Besi (1,400m)

Day 04 Trek to Gatlang (2,200m)

Day 05 Trek to Yuri Kharka

Day 07 Trek to Somdang (3,270m)

Day 08 Trek to Jasta Khani

Day 09 Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m)

Day 10 Rest day at Base Camp

Day 11 Climb to High Camp

Day 12 Rest day at High Camp

Day 13 Trek to summit of Paldor Peak (5,896m) and return to Base Camp

Day 14 Trek to Somdang (3,270m)

Day 15 Trek to Narchet Kharka

Day 16 Trek to Sertung

Day 17 Trek to Jharlang

Day 18 Trek to Darkha

Day 19 Trek to Khahare Bazaar

Day 20 Drive to Kathmandu

Day 21 Depart Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03 Drive to Syabru Besi (1,400m)

Day 04 Trek to Gatlang (2,200m)

Day 05 Trek to Yuri Kharka

Day 07 Trek to Somdang (3,270m)

Day 08 Trek to Jasta Khani

Day 09 Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m)

Day 10 Rest day at Base Camp

Day 11 Climb to High Camp

Day 12 Rest day at High Camp

Day 13 Trek to summit of Paldor Peak (5,896m) and return to Base Camp

Day 14 Trek to Somdang (3,270m)

Day 15 Trek to Narchet Kharka

Day 16 Trek to Sertung

Day 17 Trek to Jharlang

Day 18 Trek to Darkha

Day 19 Trek to Khahare Bazaar

Day 20 Drive to Kathmandu

Day 21 Depart Kathmandu

Equipment List

Footwear:

  1. Plastic mountaineering boots (B2 boots)
  2. Water repellent boots with ankle support for walking
  3. A pair of Gaiters.
  4. Socks
  5. Trainers which can be used in teahouses & camps

Clothing:

  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably non cotton)
  • Micro, Mid to heavyweight fleece & Fleece pants
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermals (top & bottom)
  • Down jacket

Climbing equipment:

  • Harness with 1m sling,
  • Screw gate carabiners
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear:

  • Hat (Woolen or fleece)
  • Sun hat
  • Bandana
  • Head-torch with extra btteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Woolen gloves

Personal Equipment:

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by porter)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat. We also provide everyone mats. Your extra mat will be helpful at the Base Camp
  • Backpack to carry water bottles, camera, lunch packs and personal clothing
  • Pee bottle
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks, books, MP3 players, cards etc
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes
  • Toiletries

Personal first aid kit:

  • Any personal medications.
  • Electrolytes
  • Analgesics & throat lozenges
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization)

Cost Included

  • Arrival & departure transfers by private vehicle
  • Twin share room (3 nights) with breakfast in a 3 star hotel
  •             Hotels can be arranged as per client’s choice which might incur extra cost.
  • Domestic airplane flights strictly as per itinerary
  • Surface transportation
  • Fully organized camping
  • Tea House/tented accommodation during climb with meals (breakfast. Lunch & dinner) during trek
  • Necessary permits and fees, tents, English speaking guide, porters and cook
  • Necessary trekking and climbing gears
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 2 climbing members.
  •  A dedicated Sherpa for each climber can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Gamow Bag
  • Medical oxygen/Medical kit for staffs
  • Insurance of crew and climbing staffs as per the rules of Nepal Government
  • Staff salary, climbing bonus, performance bonus etc.
  • Staffs and equipment transfer

Cost not Include

 

  • International flights
  • Visa Fees
  • All type of insurance for clients (climbing members)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and other cities
  • Beverages and snacks during trek
  • Personal climbing gears and clothing (available on hire)
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Cargo/custom clearance fees
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, hot showers, laundry etc.
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Includes’.

 

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Price from Ask
  • Trip Duration: 21 Days
  • Trip Grading: Fairly challenging
  • Max Altitude: 5,896m
  • Best Time: March to May; September to November
  • Trip Mode: Hotel, Camping
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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