Paldor Peak Climbing
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Paldor Peak (5,928m) 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 Bensi.
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Peak Grade: Strenuous/Technical
Trip Duration: 19 days
Trekking Days: 15 days
Climbing Period: 3 days
Maximum Altitude: 5,928m.
Trekking Mode: Camp
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer hotel
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation day
Day 03: Drive to Syabru bensi (2,720m)
Day 04: Trek to Gatlang village (2,240m)
Day 05: Trek to Jarsadanda (Forest camp)
Day 06: Trek to Khurpudanda pass (3,620m)
Day 07: Trek to Somdang (3,270m)
Day 08: Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m)
Day 09: Trek to High camp
Day 10: Rest day at High camp for acclimatization and preparation
Day 11: Early morning ascent Paldor peak and return to Basecamp
Day 12: Trek to Somdang
Day 13: Trek to Khurpudanda pass
Day 14: Trek to Jarsadanda
Day 15: Trek to Gatlang village
Day 16: Trek to Syabru bensi
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 18: Rest or final shopping day in Kathmandu valley
Day 19: Final departure to homeland
All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English Speaking Cultural guide
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system) card
Langtang National Park Entry fee
Peak climbing permit
Food for the members on camping basis/ Lodge basis
All camping equipment and camping charges
All required group climbing equipments( like fixed ropes, man rope, ice bar, ice screw.....)
All required Nepalese staffs including climbing support sherpa
Climbing support Sherpa equipments
All Nepalese staffs insurance
Company service charge and government taxes etc.
International flight with airport tax.
Nepalese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu
All personal equipment and personal expenses
All personal climbing gears
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
Telephone and internet charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
Staff and porters Tips...