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PALDOR PEAK CLIMBING

16 Nights/17 Days

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Overview

Paldor Peak 5,896m is located in the Ganesh Himal, northwest of Katmandu. The name Ganesh is taken from the elephant-headed Hindu god of good luck, probably the most popular goddess in the Kathamndu valley. It was Frist climbed by John Cleare and Ian Howell in 1974. Between Tilman’s ascent in 1949 and Cleare’s expedition of 1974 it is possible that Paldor had no other ascents. Since then the mountain has received more attention and many new routes added. Paldor is one of the best and famous trekking in Ganesh Himal region. This peak can be climbed from North East, South East, West and South West Ridge.

The quickest approach to Paldor and Ganesh Himal is from Sabru near Dunche in the Trisuli valley which can be reached in a 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. From here the trail crosses the Langtang Khola to Sabrubesi. After crossing the Bhote Kosi River the route leads via Tamang villages of Tangjet and Gatlang, and then heads northwards along the ridge before dropping into the forest above Mailung Khola to pick up the newly built road that leads to an army post. The moraine filled valley below Paldor is reached from here in another days walk. A more interesting approach is the trek from Sundarijal (on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley) through the hills of Helambu and over the Gosainkunda range to Sabru. Drive back to Kathmandu.

Fact File
Country Nepal
Activities Peak Climbing,
Trip Length 17 Days
Trip areas Ganesh Himal
Trip Starting Kathmandu
Trip Ending Kathmandu
Meal Plan Full board on trekking
Places to see Kathmandu, Pokhara, Annapurna region
Main attractions Mountain, animals, Culture, Local peoples, alpine areas, green forest, monasteries, Gurung culture, Sherpa culture, above 6000 m highest Annapurna ranges
Trekking Type Difficulty
Highest Point 5896 meters
Accommodation Tea House/Camping
Mode of Transportation Normal tourist bus/Private vehicle/Walking
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season March -Middle of Jun & Sep-Dec


Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which takes about nine hours.
You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi 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.

Day 02: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m).
via Goljung which 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.

Day 03: Trek 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.

Day 04: Trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,270m).
Via Khurpudanda pass (3,620m) which 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 05: Trek from Somdang to Jasta Khani (3700m).
It 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 06: Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m).
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 07: Rest day at Base camp for acclimatization.
This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Paldor summit.

08: 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 09: Rest day at High camp for acclimatization.
This is another acclimatization day for Paldor summit.

Day 10: Summit Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to Base Camp which takes about nine hours.
At the summit of Paldor you will be speechless by the panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Shisapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and views of Tibet mountains.

Day 11: 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 12: Trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka (3800m).
which takes about seven hours. To reach Narchet Kharka you trek gradual ascent path passing through forests and green hills. The views you can enjoy are of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung and many other unnamed mountains and peaks.

Day 13: Trek from Narchet Kharka to Sertung that takes about seven hours.
The trail you follow is quite descent at first and then it climbs up for some distance. En route, you cross forests covered with bamboo, pine, rhododendron and waterfalls. Tipling is the first village you encounter on this route. It is a big Tamang village which is rich in mixed culture and has chorten and church. The houses are made of wood, tin and stones. People living here have their distinct life style and they are involved in making goods from bamboo sticks. You can see farming terraces where farmers grow potatoes, wheat, barley, buck wheat, maize and green vegetables. Now, you have to climb down steeply until you cross a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola (stream). After you cross, the trails go uphill up to Sertung. It is also a Gurung village. People of this area welcome the trekkers with their local culture.

Day 14: Trek from Sertung to Jharlang which takes approximately eight hours.
The early part of your trail is gently up until you arrive at small ridge. From here, you can enjoy spectacular view of Ganesh Himal , farming terraces, waterfall and several villages at a distance. Now, you climb down the ridge and cross farming terraces and local villages. After you take lunch at Borang, your trails turn downhill and uphill respectively to Jharlang. It can be best described as Tamang village with its mixed culture.

Day 15: Trek from Jharlang to Darkha which takes about seven hours.
Crossing landslide nearby Jharlang, you begin your trek through ascent path with views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, jungle, waterfall, farming terraces and villages. Darkha is the first Brahmin village on this trek. From here you can enjoy the view of Aankhu stream at some distance.

Day 16: Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar that takes about seven hours.
The early part of your trek is descent up to Darkha phedi and your route moves along the river bank until you reach Khahare. There is a big market at Khahare Bazaar with lodges, tea shops, big school and other important buildings. This place is famous for magnificent views of farming terraces.

Day 17: Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus it takes approximately eight hours.
The road till Dhadingbesi moves through unpaved road and then you drive along the well paved road until you reach Kathmandu. It can be best defined as scenic journey due to the beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages.

Inclusions / Exclusions

COST INCLUSIONS:
All land transfer as per above itinerary
Paldor Peak Climbing Permit fees
Langtang National Park entry permits fee
Trekkers Information Management System (T.I.M.S) permits fees.
Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek in lodge
Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder trekking Guide and porter
All program according to itineraries on full board.
Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs

COST EXCLUSIONS:
Nepal entry visa fee
Personal Climbing Equipments
Personal spending money & all bar bill during the trip,
Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.

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