Nepal Environmental Treks

Paldor Peak Climbing

Lying along south-east end of Ganesh Himal range, Paldor Peak is 5896m tall. The summit of Paldor offers exquisite array of Himalayas including Pabil (7,101m.), Logsang Karpo (7,150m.), Ganesh I (7,406m.) and Ganesh V (6,950m.).

On a sunny day with blue skies, Paldor Peak range is almost visible even from Kathmandu Valley. This region is a collage of tranquil lakes, waterfall, great Himalayan landscapes and rich Tamang culture. This peak was first climbed by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa and Da Namgyal during the monsoon of 1949 via the North-East Ridge.

  • Detail Itinerary 01
  • Detailed Itinerary 02
  • Cost Info
  • Testimonials

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking your climbing equipment's, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours.

You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of the 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 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung and it takes about six hours.

While trekking you experience some of the Tamang culture. You can see scenery from a perfect view point. This day you walk through villages. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields and is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvati Kunda Lake at Gatlang.

Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Yak Kharka (3390m.) which takes about five hours.

You trek an ascending 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 06: Trek from Yak Kharka to Somdang (3,270m.) via Khurpu Danda pass (3,620m) and it takes about five hours.

Until Khurpu Danda pass the trail moves uphill when you then begin to follow a descending path to reach Somdang. From the view point of Khurpu Danda pass you can enjoy the spectacular views of Paldor, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Pangsang La and many more. En route you also pass through forests. At Somdang, you can observe zinc mines.

Day 07: 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 08: Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m) and it takes about five hours.

The path is ascending along the rocky glacier trail. While walking, you can enjoy the views of Paldor and rock hills around you.

Day 09: Rest day at Base Camp for acclimatization. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Paldor summit.

Day 10: 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 also enjoy the views of rocky hills and green hills all around you.

Day 11: Rest day at High Camp for acclimatization. This is another acclimatization day for Paldor summit.

Day 12: Summit Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to Base Camp that takes about nine hours.

At the summit of Paldor you will be speechless by the panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and views of Tibetan mountains.

Day 13: 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 gradually descending path to Somdang.

Day 14: Trek from Somdang to Jasta Khani takes about 6 hours.

Day 15: Trek from Jasta Khani to Gatlang (2238m.) takes about 5 hours.

Day 16: Trek from Gatlang to Syabru Besi takes about five and half hours.

Day 17: Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu which takes about seven hours.

You drive through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour.

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking your climbing equipment's, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours.

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of the 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. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung and it takes about six hours.

Trek from Syabru Besi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung and it takes about six hours. While trekking you experience some of the Tamang culture. You can see scenery from a perfect view point. This day you walk through villages. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields and is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvati Kunda Lake at Gatlang. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 05: Trek from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka (3390m.) which takes about five hours.

Trek from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka (3390m.) which takes about five hours. You trek an ascending 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 06: Trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,270m.) via Khurpu Danda pass (3,620m) and it takes about five hours.

Trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,270m.) via Khurpu Danda pass (3,620m) and it takes about five hours. Until Khurpu Danda pass the trail moves uphill when you then begin to follow a descending path to reach Somdang. From the view point of Khurpu Danda pass you can enjoy the spectacular views of Paldor, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Pangsang La and many more. En route you also pass through forests. At Somdang, you can observe zinc mines.

Day 07: Trek from Somdang to Jasta Khani (3700m.) which takes about five hours.

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. Stay overnight in Camp.

Day 08: Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m) and it takes about five hours.

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

Day 09: Rest day at Base Camp for acclimatization.

Rest day at Base camp for acclimatization. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Paldor summit. Stay overnight in Camp.

Day 10: Climb from Paldor Base Camp to High camp which takes about five hours.

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 also enjoy the views of rocky hills and green hills all around you.

Day 11: Rest day at High Camp for acclimatization.

Rest day at High Camp for acclimatization. This is another acclimatization day for Paldor summit. Stay overnight in camp. Stay overnight in Camp.

Day 12: Summit Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to Base Camp and it takes about nine hours.

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, Shishapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and views of Tibetan mountains.

Day 13: Trek from Base camp to Somdang which takes about seven hours.

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 gradually descending path to Somdang. Stay overnight in camp. Stay overnight in Camp.

Day 14: Trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka (3800m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka (3800m.) and it takes about seven hours. To reach Narchet Kharka you trek a gradually ascending 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 15: Trek from Narchet Kharka to Sertung that takes about seven hours.

Trek from Narchet Kharka to Sertung that takes about seven hours. The trail you follow today 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 stone. People living here have their distinct life styles 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 to Sertung. It is also a Gurung village. People of this area welcome trekkers with their local culture. Stay overnight in Camp.

Day 16: Trek from Sertung to Jharlang which takes approximately eight hours.

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 views of Ganesh Himal, farming terraces, a 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 trail turns downhill and uphill respectively to Jharlang. It can be best described as a Tamang village with its mixed culture. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 17: Trek from Jharlang to Darkha and it takes about seven hours.

Trek from Jharlang to Darkha and it takes about seven hours. Crossing landslide nearby Jharlang, you begin your trek on an ascending 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. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 18: Trek from Darkha to Khahare Bazaar that takes about seven hours.

Trek from Darkha to Khahare Bazaar that takes about seven hours. The early part of your trek is descending 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 19: Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus which takes approximately eight hours.

Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus which takes approximately eight hours. The road until Dhading Besi moves through unpaved road then you drive along the well paved road until you reach Kathmandu. It can be best defined as a scenic journey due to the beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour.

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Departure

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

The Trip includes following services:

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

b) Trekking/Climbing

  • Peak permits for Paldor Peak
  • Entry permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Climbing guide/s (Sirdar) and Trekking guide/s
  • Trekking Cooks and Kitchen Helpers
  • Necessary porters (one porter carries 25 kilograms)
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, cooks and porters
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) for some nights and some nights camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks & beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Battery charges
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing equipment's
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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The crews for the climbing were excellent. Especially Kancha, the guide is really exceptional ( friendly, knowledgable, and willing to give the best service ).
Pasang was really hard working and dedicated to the whole trip and always gave the best care. This climbing trip was really enjoyable and memorable.

Suhanto
San Diego, CA, USA
27/09/2009

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We have used Environmental Trekking now for 5 trips over 15 years. Nava has always ensured that our trips have gone smoothly and he and his staffs are totally reliable. We will be using this trekking company again ! !

We highly recommend Environmental Trekking to everybody who wants a great trip into the mountains.

Helen and Ian Boit
England
27/10/2009

Trip Highlights

Duration: 19 Days - 21 Days

Type of Trek: Tea house / Camping

Max Altitude: 5896 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Moderate

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