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Paldor Peak Climbing (Nepal)

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  • May 9- 2019

Duration

15 Days

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Trip Overview

Nepal

The enthralling Paldor peak is situated at the southeast of the Ganesh Himal Range, marking the junction between 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 Kathmandu Valley.

 

Paldor peak is a little like the strawberries shape. Paldor Peak Climbing offers astonishing views of majesty Himalayan Ranges such as snowy fangs of Pabil (7,101 meters), Logsang Karpo (7,150 meters), Ganesh I (7,406 meters) and Ganesh V (6,950 meters) with diverse landscape.

 

From high camp the routes on the mountain are not long, although with some technical interest, usually on snow or ice The quickest approach to Paldor and the Ganesh Himal is from Sabru, near Dunche in the Trisuli valley, which can be reached in a 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters above sea level)

Upon arriving in Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport), a Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will meet you and help you transfer to your hotel by private bus. Enjoy a free evening to explore Kathmandu and recover from your jet-lag. Meet the Trek Nepal Himalayas staff during a short pre-tour briefing before dinner.

 

Day 2: In Kathmandu (1335 meters)

A half-day guided tour around Kathmandu city’s historical and cultural landmarks. Visit Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple, the most important sites of Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal. Catch the playful antics of the monkeys and beautiful city views at Swayambunath temple. Get lost in Kathmandu’s old city bazaars, public squares, and former royal palaces at Durbar Square.

 

Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1420 meters/6-7 hrs drive)

Heading north-west out of the Kathmandu Valley, follow the Trisuli River through the Tamang villages of Betawati and Dhunche. Upon entering the Langtang Valley at Dhunche, you will get your first views of the Langtang Himal.

 

Day 4: Syabrubesi to Thangjet (1676 meters /6 hrs trek)

A short day’s trek with many ups and downs takes us into the valley of the Chilime Khola River. En route, we pass a monastery and Buddhist monument. The trail runs through forests and easy to follow.

 

Day 5: Thangjet to Yure Kharka Camp (3390 meters/5½ hrs trek) 

A long day of uphill trekking takes us along a ridge through the jungle and past the small village monastery of Gothen. Climbing up onto the Khurup Danda, we reach the village of Yure Kharka where we will make camp for the night. The views are quite good up the valley into Tibet and the snow-capped mountains beyond.

 


Day 6: Yure Kharka to below Lari Mine (Paigutang)
(3540 meters/5 hrs trek)

Leaving early, we follow the Dhanda along and through the forested land. Villages are few and far between. The flattish terrain allows us to cover a good distance. Passing the army camp at Somdang, where we will stop for lunch, we continue on and climb up towards our camp at Paigutang, just below Lari Mine.

 


Day 7: Lari Mine Camp to Base Camp
(4280 meters/5 hrs trek

A short, but tough trek, takes us up to the Paldor Peak Base Camp. We leave the tree line for the first time and the peak itself looms up in front of us.

 

Day 8: At Base Camp (4280 meters)

Take a rest day to ready yourself and your gear. The Trek Nepal Himalayas Team will scout the route ahead and give you a briefing about the summit attempt over the next two days. Make sure you stay active during your rest day to aid with your acclimatization.

 

Day 9: Base Camp to High Camp (4900 meters/4 hrs trek)

We move further up the mountain to our High Camp. The climb is not long but it is tiring. From Base Camp, we follow a path below the conspicuous moraine as far as Paldor Tarn. Here, there is a small lake to the south of the peak called ‘Fang.’ Crossing the stream that flows from the lake, we aim for the east ridge of Fang. This boulder slope is the Paldor Glacier’s east side, and at an altitude of 5,200 meters, offers a magnificent amphitheatre of alpine peaks. The glacier at this point is flat and uncomplicated by crevasses.

 

Day 10: High Camp to Paldor Summit and back (Up to 5928 meters/10 hrs trek)

From high camp follow the Paldor Glacier East without difficulty towards the Northeast Ridge. Climb a steep snow slope to gain the col. This may prove difficult, depending on the season, in which case ascend the slope to the left and climb diagonally towards a rocky pinnacle. Once on the ridge, you should climb over several pinnacles of loose rock to a horizontal snow arête. Follow this part of the final headwall for 150 meters. Climb up on steep snow ramparts to the junction of the Southeast Ridge, which may be corniced. Continue easily to the summit. This is advanced alpine climbing and takes five to seven hours from High Camp.

 

Day 11: High Base Camp to Lari Mine (3540 meters/5 hrs trek)

A short trekking day, but the trail is a hard downhill. We retrace our upward steps back down to Lari Mine. You can get good views of the peak behind you from the campsite. Relax in camp and celebrate your successful summit climb!

 

Day 12 to 14: Lari Mine to Syabrubesi via Yari Kharka and Thangjet (1420 meters/7 hrs trek)

Retrace our steps back downhill and along the Khurup Dhanda. Take time to enjoy the Himalayan views and get to know the culture and people of this Tamang- and Sherpa-dominated region. The Tamang and Sherpa people are farmers and traders who moved here from Tibet many generations ago.

 

Day 15: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (1335 meters/6-7 hrs drive)

From Syabrubesi, it’s a long drive back to Kathmandu. Welcome back to civilization!

 

Day 16: In Kathmandu (1335 meters)                                                    

Enjoy a free day to explore, shop, or simply relax in Thamel before re-joining the group for dinner and drinks to celebrate your trekking success!

 

Day 17: Departure

A Trek Nepal Himalayas representative will accompany you to the airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again soon!

Includes

  • All transport to and from airport/Kathmandu/Syabru Besi/Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing with tour guide
  • Fully supported tented camp with full board basses
  • All climbing equipment
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in 3 Star Standard Hotel
  • Climbing and trekking permits
  • Guides and porters

Excludes

  • Nepalese Visa Fees
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Beverages
  • Rescue Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any expenses or thing which are not mentioned by the Company

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