Old Mountain cultures, Buddhist religion and in the close backdrop of this trek combines several highlights in one thrilling tour: remote trails, a scared lake, traditional villages and an ascent of a Himalayan Peak! The scenic journey is located between the two popular areas of Langtang and Manaslu and hasa great diversity of plants and wildlife and wildlife in a relatively untouched landscape. Our route is graced by one of the most beautiful family of peaks in the Himalaya, the Ganesh Himal Range. If you would like to experience a real challenge along with your Himalayan adventures, then join us for this excursion to climb Paldor Peak, the best option for getting naturally high and achieving your dreams in the Himalaya.
We begin right here at the edge of Kathmandu Valley on an acclimatization route that passes many highlights along the way.The trail climbs up through the lush Shivapuri National Park, and through picturesque landscape and villages to cross the Laurebina La high pass (4609 m/15,111 ft). We reach Gosainkunda, a holy pilgrimage lake believed to have been created by Shiva himself to cool his throat after drinking a poison that was endangering the world! The route then passes through areas settled mainly by Tamang and people with origins in Tibet. We climb into remote valleys with uninhabited forests and make our way to Paldor Peak. Paldor Peak is 5928 m/19,449 ft and presents a challenging climb. Although this peak requires no previous experience in mountaineering, it will be physically demanding and is suitable for people feeling acclimatized and fit.
Standing upon the summit we enjoy our great accomplishment. The triumph is rewarded with unimaginable views of the Ganesh and Langtang peaks and much more including a view into Tibet! We then return using an alternate exit through more remote land with scenic villages and landscape. We arrive at the bustling bazaar town of Trishuli for a picturesque drive back to Kathmandu Valley.
Highlights of the journey beyond the achievement of climbing a Himalayan peak are the dramatic, unimaginable viewpoints and charming cultural interaction!
The climbing itinerary is designed with careful attention by our professional climbers to safeguard a gradual rate of ascent with proper acclimatization.
The best seasons to climb Paldor Peak are March to May and September to early December. We have no fixed departure dates, just let us know your preferred schedule and we can accommodate accordingly.
We look forward leading you to the thrill of a lifetime standing atop a Himalayan peak!
Note: After exploring the Ganesh Himal and Paldor Peak there is much more to do in Nepal. If you are interested in other activities such as tours of Pokhara and Lumbini, paragliding, rafting, canyoing, jungle safaris and more then we will be happy to arrange it all for you as a follow-on to this trek.
Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2:Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3:Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisopani (2,300 m/7670 ft
Day 4:Trek to Khutumsang (2,470 m/8235 ft)
Day 5:Trek to Tharepati (3490 m/11635 ft)
Day 6:Trek to Gopte (3440m/11,286ft)
Day 7:Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4460m/14,633ft) via the Lauribina Pass (4609m/15,111 ft)
Day 8:Trek to Syabrugaon (2581 m/8460 ft)
Day 9:Trek to SyabruBesi (1417 m/4646 ft)
Day 10:Rest day
Day 11: Trek to Gatlang (2200m, 7220 ft)
Day 12:Trek to Somdang (3270m/10730 ft)
Day 13: Trek to Jasthakani (3700 m/12,140 ft)
Day 14: Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m)
Day 15: Rest & acclimatization day at Khare
Day 16:Climb to High Camp (5300 m/17,385 ft)
Day 17:Trek to Summit of Paldor Peak (5928 m/19,449 ft) and come back to Base Camp
Day 18:Reserve day for weather contingencies
Day 19:Trek to Pangsang Kharka (3842m/12,640 ft) via Somdang
Day 20:Trek to Singla Pass (4050 mm/13,290ft)
Day 21:Trek to Trishuli Bazaar (540 m/1775 ft) by way of to Bhalche1850m/6105ft
Day 22:Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 m)
Day 23:Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Day 24:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisopani (2,300 m/7670 ft
Day 4Trek to Khutumsang (2,470 m/8235 ft)
Day 5Trek to Tharepati (3490 m/11635 ft)
Day 6Trek to Gopte (3440m/11,286ft)
Day 7Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4460m/14,633ft) via the Lauribina Pass (4609m/15,111 ft)
Day 8Trek to Syabrugaon (2581 m/8460 ft)
Day 9Trek to SyabruBesi (1417 m/4646 ft)
Day 10Rest day
Day 11 Trek to Gatlang (2200m, 7220 ft)
Day 12Trek to Somdang (3270m/10730 ft)
Day 13 Trek to Jasthakani (3700 m/12,140 ft)
Day 14 Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m)
Day 15 Rest & acclimatization day at Khare
Day 16Climb to High Camp (5300 m/17,385 ft)
Day 17Trek to Summit of Paldor Peak (5928 m/19,449 ft) and come back to Base Camp
Day 18Reserve day for weather contingencies
Day 19Trek to Pangsang Kharka (3842m/12,640 ft) via Somdang
Day 20Trek to Singla Pass (4050 mm/13,290ft)
Day 21Trek to Trishuli Bazaar (540 m/1775 ft) by way of to Bhalche1850m/6105ft
Day 22Drive back to Kathmandu (1345 m)
Day 23Leisure Day in Kathmandu
Day 24Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Peak.
Personal Climbing Gears:
Group climbing gears
Note: Available to hire/rental through HH
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.
Your Sherpa Crew
At Himalaya Hikes, our Sherpa crews are critical to the success of your treks & climbs that you do with us. We us professionally trained Sherpa guides & sirdars who are just not hikers & climbers on the mountains but have been trained to perform this task with a lot of common sense & guile. We ensure that they are confident & experienced in leading ventures into some of the most isolated parts of Nepal. Most of our guides were born in these parts & have relatives living on other parts of the regions where they were born in.
We know that locally born staffs are a vital cog in that wheel of sometimes dangerous adventure where anything can happen.
Trekkers benefit a lot from local guides who have the local knowledge that can give you deep insights into the local culture where you understand the lifestyles of communities of the areas you hike through. Your travel is also directly supporting local communities, creating employment & giving back to the local folks as you travel through their districts & regions.
All of our local crew, guides, sirdars & porters all have critical first aid training & even possess the abilities to save your life in the most serious of conditions. At Himalaya Hikes, we always make sure that our mountain crews are highly motivated & never compromise on the facilities they deserve.