Days: 19 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Paldor lies at the southeast end of Ganesh Himal marking the junction of the Tiru and Karpu Dandas at the head of the Mailung Khola, a tributary of the Trisuli Gandaki River. The name Ganesh is taken from the elephant-headed Hindu god of good luck, probably the most popular deity in the Kathamndu valley. 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 Kathamndu. The quickest approach to Paldor and Ganesh Himal is from Sabrubesi near Dhunche 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 Syabrubesi. 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.
South - East Ridge Paldor Peak Climbing
The first ascent of this ridge was made by John Cleare and Ian Howell in 1974. The mountain has received more attention and many routes have been added. This route climbs the long snow and ice arête that goes down to the fine rock peak of fang. The lowest point of this ridge can be reached from the high camp of the Paldor glacier East by steep snow and ice slope. The ridge is also accessible through the potential avalanche couloirs from the Paldor glacier west. The ridge follows quite steeply above without major difficulties to the summit.
North - East Ridge Paldor Peak Climbing
From the base camp, the trail follows the path striking moraine on its east side as far as Plador tarn. There is a small lake to the south of the peak named Fang. We cross the stream flowing from the lake and aim for East Ridge of the Fang. This boulders slope is the Paldor Glacier east at an altitude of 5,200 meters, in a magnificent amphitheatre of alpine - scale peaks. The glacier at this point is flat and uncomplicated by crevasses. From high camp follow the Paldor Glacier, East, without difficulty, north towards a col on the North - East Ridge. Cross the bergscrund and climb a steep snow slope to gain the col. This may be very difficult, in which case ascend the slope to the left, climbing diagonally towards a rocky pinnacle. Once on the ridge, climb over several pinnacles of loose rock leading to a horizontal snow arête that narrows dramatically. Follow this foot of the final 150 meters headwall. Ascend this on steep snow to the junction of the South- East Ridge, which may be corniced. Continue easily to the summit.
Minimum 2 participants in group
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and meet with SFT representative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing about Trekking and Peak Climbing, relax.
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley with our well experienced Tour Guide by private car, Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1460m/6hrs by Land Cruiser, Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang Village 2238m/6-7hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 5: Trek from Gatlang Village to Somdang 3258m/6-7hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 6: Trek from Somdang to Lari 4868m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 7: Acclimatization Day, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 8: Trek from Lari to Paldor Base Camp 4980m/6-7hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 9: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp 5200m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Summit to Paldor Peak 5903m and back to Base Camp 4980m/7-8hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Reserve Day for Climbing due to Bad weather, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek from Base Camp to Somdang 3258m/6-7hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek from Somdang to Gatlang Village 2238m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek from Gatlang Village to Tatopani 2607m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Hike to Nagthali Ghyang 3165m and back to Tatopani 2607m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Trek from Tatopani to Syabrubesi 1460m/5-6hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by bus and transfer to Hotel.
Day 18: Free day for Shopping in Kathmandu and Overnight in Hotel.
Day 19: Final Departure to International Airport for your further destination.
Our Peak Climbing Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* Accommodation with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour and all entry fees as per the above itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with hot/cold filter water, tea & coffee during the trek.
* Tented accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 persons) if
necessary, their food & accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance.
* Camping Equipments (Tent, kitchen utensils and mattresses).
* Langtang National Park Permit and all necessary permits.
* Paldor Peak Permit and Garbage Deposit.
* Climbing Guide (Sherpa) Equipments Charge and insurance.
* All transportation.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* All Government Tax.
Our Peak Climbing Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would
greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fair to and from Nepal
* Emergency Evacuation.
* Nepal Tourist Visa.
* Items and expenses of personal nature
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call,
* Personal Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to
hire or buy in Kathmandu,
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Peak Climbing: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at email@example.com
NOTE: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.