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Paldor Peak Climbing

Trip Introduction

Paldor peak is one of the most popular trekking peak in Nepal, it is located at the south-east of Ganesh Himal in the Langtang region, directing  the link-up of the Tiru and Karpu Dandas at the skull of the Mailing Khola, a branch of the Trishuli Gandaki River. Its elevation is just  58,96m, but still offers a very satisfying and a moderate climb. 

 

This peak was first climbed by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa and Da Namgyal during the monsoon of 1949 by the North-East Ridge, although it must be said that it is difficult to fit Tilman's description to the actual route. We will  approach the peak from Syabru near Dunche which is around 7 to 8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu.From here the trail crosses the Langtang Khola, passing through the Tamang villages and many rivers making it an interesting look into local life and customs. 

 

We make it to Paldor valley and once we reach the Col, there are two options, we can either climb straight using ropes or continue around the crevasses back for an easy 45 degree ridge. Once we make it to the peak, it rewards us with the excellent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, Shishapangma and many more.

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:Aventure Climbing

Best Month: March / April ,Oct / Nov

Per Day climb: 5 / 6 hours

Trek Type: Lodge /  CampingProvided Tent

Maximum Elevation: 5,903m

Duration :21 days

Region:  Langtang – Ganesh Himal region

The Route:KTM- Syabru Besi Ganesh Himal - Paldor Peak - Jarlang - Kharee - Ktm

Mode of Travel:Ground Land Transportation.

 

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive into Kathmandu. You will be met by a member of Top of the World Treks and after a 45 minute bus journey to the heart of the city and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night.

 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country.The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!

 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline 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: Syabrubesi to Gatlang

Trek from Syabrubesi 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 Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.

 

Day 05: Gatlang to Yuri Kharka

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: Yuri Kharka to Somdang

Trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,270m.) via Khurpudanda pass (3,620m) and it takes about five hours. Until Khurpudanda pass the trail moves uphill when you then begin to follow a descending 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 also pass through forests. At Somdang, you can observe zinc mines.

 

Day 07:  Somdang to Jasta Khani

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:  Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Ccamp

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:  Acclimatisation Day at Base Camp

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

 

Day 10:  Base Camp to High Camp

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:  Acclimatisation Day at High Camp

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

 

Day 12:Summit Day and down to Base camp

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, Sisapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and views of Tibetan mountains.then over night at Base Camp.

 

Day 13:  Base Ccamp to Somdang

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:  Somdang to Narchet Kharka

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:  Narchet Kharka to Sertung

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.

 

Day 16: Sertung to Jharlang

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.

 

Day 17: Jarlang to Darkha

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.

 

Day 18: Darka to Khahare Bazzar

Trek from Darkhu 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: Khahare Bazzar to Kathmandu by Bus

Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus which takes approximately eight hours. The road until Dhadingbesi moves through unpaved road and 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.

 

Day 20  Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today after a leisurely start we will continue the tour of Kathmandu by visiting the largest Buddhist stupa in the world. Boudhanath stupa is a world heritage site and a place which is an amazing place to see Buddhism and understand more about not only the religion but the Nepali culture.A group dinner will be had in the evening to celebrate the end of the trek.

 

Day 21 Depart to Home

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety.  All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns.  This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however the Treks leader decision is final.

Cost Includes

We understand that after a hard day trekking the need for some comfort is very important. At Top of the World Treks we only use the best possible accommodation and also food.  We allow our customers to chose from the menu and eat what they would like and this is included in the cost of the trip. We choose places with the best hygiene possible. 

If your trip includes camping we will take a train chef and kitchen staff to ensure the food is also to the highest standard although choices from a menu will not be available.  

 

This price includes the following:

Four nights accommodation in a three star Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be two nights before trek and two nights after trek.

International and domestic airport arrivals and departures.

All necessary  trekking paper, trekking permit (TIMS), national park entry permit  & Peak     climbing termit.

Private jeep Kathmandu to Syabrubesi  and syabrubesi to Kathmandu.

Peak climbing Guide and Trekking guide  equipment and salary.

One   Assistance Guide who support to pitch tents and guarding camp at night / as per group size.

One  Cook and One  kitchen supporter/s as per group size.

Required kitchen utensils.

Cooking fuel and lighting service.

Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils Necessary  tent and equipment.

All the staff insurance, well paid salary, equipment, transportation.

All the transporting.

Government taxes and service charge.

Medical supplies (first aid kit).

Cost Not Includes

Nepal visa.

International airfare.

Travel and rescue Insurance

Hire of climbing equipment if not bringing own.

Food in Kathmandu.

Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure.

All the hotel accommodation or meals in Kathmandu.( in the case return early from trek due to any reason)

Personal expenses( bar bills, coke, beer, bottle of water, phone call, laundry service etc.

Tips for guide porter.

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    Equipment Check – List

    What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about!  We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.

     

    The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house  treks. Use this list as a guide line.The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. 

     

    GENERAL CHECK - LIST

    The following  basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should  always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment  to make your decision.

    -Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

    -Fleece jacket or pullover.

    -fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)

    -Waterproof  sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)

    -Lightweight thermal gloves.

    -Underwear (4)

    -Shorts (2)

    -Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .

    -Light and expedition  weight thermal bottoms.

    -Sun hat or Scarf.

    -Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.

    -T- shirt (2)

    -Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).

    -Sunglasses with UV protection.

    -Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season

    -Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.

    -Small padlock  to lock trek bag.

    -Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)

    -Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.

    -Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)

    -Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.

    -water bottles.

    -Tolietries.

    -Small wash towel.

    -Footwear appropraite to the trip.

    -Waterproof  shell trousers / pants. (Preferably  berathable fabric)

     

    TREKKING  CHECK LIST

    In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:

    -Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel  outer.

    -Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).

    -Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.

    -Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.

    -Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)

    - Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.

    -Gaiters (optional).

    -Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)

     

    MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST

    In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending  on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:

    -Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.

    -Mountaineering  Safety harness.

    -Mountaineering  Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal  preference).

    -120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking  caravines.

    -Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).

    -Prussik loops .

    -Climbing helmet (optional).

    -Jumer (Ascender & Descender).

    -Pocket Knife.

    -Head lamp.

    -Mattress.

    -Rope and Snow bars.

    -Ice crew.

    -High altimeter.

     

    Most if not all of this equipment will be needed  for any  trip that  crosses steep, snow – covered  ground, or which includes sections  of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.

    EQUIPMENT  RENTAL

    In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use  again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper  than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.

    -Sleeping bags.

    -Down Jackets.

    -All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)

    -Ice hummer.

    -Climbing Harness .

    -2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.

    -12 – point Crampons.

    -Plastic Climbing boots.

    -Helmet.

    FIRST AID MEDICINE

    -Bandage for Sprains.

    -Plaster/ Band- aids.

    -Iodine or Water filter(optional)

    -Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.

    -Antiseptic ointment for cuts.

    -Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

    -Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.

    -Oral rehydration salts.

    -Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).

    -Anti  - diarrhea medication (antibiotic).

    -Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).

    -Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.

    -Diamox  (Altitude sickness – can be  bought in Kathmandu.

    -Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).

    - For more details  please see our  staying healthy  topic.

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