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Overview

“Join us on a trekking and mountaineering experience to Paldor Peak (5896m) situated just northwest of Kathmandu, one of the most popular trekking peak in Ganesh Himal region”

John Cleare and Ian Howell first climbed the Paldor Peak in 1974. There are many possible ways to the summit however the popular routes are from the North East, South East, West and South West Ridge.

On the summit, you can enjoy stunning views of the Ganesh Himal range after Paldor Peak Climbing. The name Ganesh is taken from the elephant-headed Hindu god of good luck probably the most popular god with Hindus in the Kathmandu valley. Paldor Peak lies at the southeast end of Ganesh Himal marking the junction of the Tiru and Karpu Dundas at the head of the Mailung Khola, a tributary of the Trishuli River. On a clear day the Ganesh Himal, with the icy fangs of Pabil (7,101m), Logsang Karpo (7,150m), Ganesh I (7,406m) and Ganesh V (6,950m) can be seen forming an imposing backdrop to the northwest of Kathmandu when you complete the Paldor Peak Climbing with success..

The quickest approach to Paldor is from Syabrubesi after a 6 to 7 hour drive from Kathmandu. Here the trail meets the Langtang Khola. After crossing the Langtang Khola, the route leads via Tamang to the heritage villages of Tangjet and Gatlang. The route then heads northwards along the ridge before dropping into the forest above Mailung Khola to join up the newly built road that leads to an army post. The moraine filled valley below Paldor Peak is just a day’s walk from there. An even more exciting approach is the trek from Sundarijal (on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley) through the hills of Helambu and over the Gosainkunda range to Syabrubesi. We are happy to advise you on your options and plan the trip according to your ideas for the most awaited experience of Paldor Peak Climbing.

Snowy Horizon Team offers you a full board package including NMA Peak Climbing Permit, all necessary trekking and camping logistics from arrival in Kathmandu up to your departure. We organize your accommodation in Kathmandu as well as throughout your trek. Our cook freshly prepares the nutritious meals throughout the climbing period and experienced and professional trekking and climbing guides accompany you on the trek as well as on the Paldor Peak Climbing. In addition, we can organize any sightseeing in and around Kathmandu for you.

The package of Paldor Peak Climbing can easily be adjusted to your requirements for customizing. Thus feel free to contact us at any time for suggestions and advice. We’d be happy to take you on this adventure.

Day-to-Day Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer (1350m).

Day 02:  Rest, preparation, last minute shopping and briefing.

Day 03:  Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1503m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2340m-7 Hrs.) via Goljung; teahouse.

Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka (3280m- 5Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 06: Trek to Somdang (3,260m-5 Hrs.) via Khurpudanda pass (3,750m); teahouse.

Day 07: Trek from Somdang to Jasta Khani (3700m-6 Hrs.); camping.

Day 08: Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4280m-6 Hrs.); camping.

Day 09: Rest day at Base camp for acclimatization (4280m); camping.

Day 10: Trek from Paldor Base Camp to Paldor High Camp C1 (5300m-5 Hrs.); camping.

Day 11: Summit Paldor Peak (5896m); we will down climb to the Base Camp; camping.

Day 12: Trek from the Base camp to Somdang (4305m-7 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 13: Trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka (3800m-7 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 14: Trek from Narchet Kharka to Sertung (3270m-7 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 15: Trek from Sertung to Jharlang (1600m-Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 16: Trek from Jharlang to Darkha (1557m-7 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 17: Trek from Darkha to Khahare Bazaar (720m-7 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 18: Drive From Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu (1350m-6 Hrs.); transfer to hotel.

Day 19: Final Departure or alternatively join other activities.

Day-to-Day Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer (1350m).

Day 02:  Rest, preparation, last minute shopping and briefing.

Day 03:  Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1503m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2340m-7 Hrs.) via Goljung; teahouse.

Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka (3280m- 5Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 06: Trek to Somdang (3,260m-5 Hrs.) via Khurpudanda pass (3,750m); teahouse.

Day 07: Trek from Somdang to Jasta Khani (3700m-6 Hrs.); camping.

Day 08: Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4280m-6 Hrs.); camping.

Day 09: Rest day at Base camp for acclimatization (4280m); camping.

Day 10: Trek from Paldor Base Camp to Paldor High Camp C1 (5300m-5 Hrs.); camping.

Day 11: Summit Paldor Peak (5896m); we will down climb to the Base Camp; camping.

Day 12: Trek from the Base camp to Somdang (4305m-7 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 13: Trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka (3800m-7 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 14: Trek from Narchet Kharka to Sertung (3270m-7 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 15: Trek from Sertung to Jharlang (1600m-Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 16: Trek from Jharlang to Darkha (1557m-7 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 17: Trek from Darkha to Khahare Bazaar (720m-7 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 18: Drive From Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu (1350m-6 Hrs.); transfer to hotel.

Day 19: Final Departure or alternatively join other activities.

Full Board Service Cost : Please contact us by email or call us 

Cost Include

  • Airport - hotel -airport pickup and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • Three nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking & climbing.
  • Best available teahouse and tented accommodations during trek and climbing.
  • Nominal camping with tents and cooking set for 2 nights in Yala BC.
  • An experienced Government license holder trekking and climbing guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa to carry your bags during the trekking max 20 KG baggage/porter.
  • Wages, meal & accommodation, insurance, equipment and transportation for guide and porters.
  • Ground transportation by private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and VV.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required.
  • Paldor Peak Climbing Permit through Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
  • All necessary paper works and Langtang National park entry fees.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon T-Shirt/Souvenir.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at Airport).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected but not mandatory).
  • All kind of drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping, laundry and Internet expenses etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment/Gears.
  • Items and services not “Service Include” section.

Notes

  • Cost defers on Hotel Category for Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of the clients.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  • Additional activities may be added as per request with nominal additional cost.
  • For any kind of changes please contact us by email or call us
Trip Facts
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Elevation: 5,896m (19,331ft)
  • Location: Langtang Region
  • Coordinates: 28°16'37"N 85°11'10"E
  • Season: spring (February, May) and autumn (September, December)
  • Duration: 19 days (typically)
  • Group Size: 02-15 person per Group
Peak Climbing FAQs

Yes climbing permits are required to climb any peak above 5000m and it is illegal to do so without a climbing permit.

On most of treks bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.

Trekking Peaks are the mountain which can be approached in a day to the summit from their base camp including return to the base camp. Trekking peaks are generally between 5000 m to below 7000 m. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These peaks are also called NMA Trekking Peaks.

Yes the rescue insurance is required while climbing.

Children below 15 are Restricted for Peak Climbing in Nepal.

The cost depends on peak you wish to climb and the number of climbers in the group. The cost of the climb consists of trekking cost, transportation costs (airfare or surface transportation), equipment and staff requirements, climbing duration and permit costs. Please consult us.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

There is no legal requirement to join the climbing group however climbing solo is an unsafe practice. It is recommended to hire the guide even for simple routes.

It varies for different peaks and weather condition. Generally most of trekking peaksrequire one or two days to summit from the basecamp. The access time varies also and depends on peak location and peak elevation.

During the access trek you will be accommodated in a lodge/teahouse; once in the basecamp you will be assigned a tent and your climbing Sherpa will prepare high altitude food; all your climbing gear and food for the climb will be carried by the porter up to the base camp.

There are no restrictions to obtain climbing permit and anyone with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a peak climbing. Climbing difficulty varies for different mountains and routes. Non-technical climbs can be attempted by a fit trekker with little or no climbing experience. For technical climbs one needs to have an appropriate level of climbing experience.

It depends on the Trekking Peak. There is a variety of peaks available ranging from non-technical through easy technical to difficult and very difficult technical routes.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

There is always first time for everything including peak climbing. There are non-technical peaks, which can be climbed safely by a fit trekker and even slightly technical peaks can be attempted by a novice climber with a professional climbing guide.

In general August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

A licensed, trained and experienced Climbing Sherpa Guide will lead you while Peak Climbing.

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick verbatim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths. On snow routes you will also require crampons, climbing harness and on many climbs the ice axe.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available. In the basecamp your Sherpa guide will prepare meals for you from instant dry meals.

To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length.

Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Associationauthorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.