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This trip begins from Syabru besi which takes about nine hours drive from Kathmandu.From Sabrubesi near Dunche is the quickest approach to Paldor Peak and Ganesh Himal . From here the trail crosses the Langtang Khola to Sabrubesi. After crossing the Langtang Khola the route leads via Tamang heritage villages of Tangjet and Gatlang. Then the route 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 Peak is reached from here in another day 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 Sabrubesi.The return from the mountain can be made by trekking directly to Trisuli Bazzar.
Day 05: 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: 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: 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: 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: Rest day at Base camp for acclimatization. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Paldor summit.
Day 10: 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: Rest day at High camp for acclimatization. This is another acclimatization day for Paldor summit.
Day 12: Summit Paldor Peak (5,896m) Leaving the High Base Camp,we trek to the summit of Paldor Peak and return to Base Camp,which takes around 9 hours.From the summit of Paldor peak ,you get panoramic views of Ganesh Himal,Shishapangma,Langang Lirung,GaneshI,II,III,Manaslu and along with views of Tibet mountais.
Day 13: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
To quote you with an exact price we need to know the number of persons in your group and the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus).Please contact us with these details and any other inquiries regarding this trip then we get back to you on the cost details.
Free pick up and drop by car/van/ from/to international airport.
Accommodation while in Kathmandu -including bed and breakfast
One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with professional tour guide by private car/Van.
All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, with tea/coffee).
Tented/ camping accommodation during the trekking.
One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Ganesh himal region and government authorized local trekking guide, Sherpa, cook and required porters.
Guide's and other staff’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
Kathmandu-Syabru bensi and Dhading bensi-Kathmandu by private vehicle.
Kimtang fedi- Dhading bensi public jeep.
Langtang national park fee and TIMS (Trekker's information management system) card.
Paldor peak climbing permit.
All camping equipments.
First aid medical box.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer.
Personal climbing gears.
Personal Travel and rescue insurance.
International air fare.
Nepal tourist visa fee
Tips for guide and porter.( Highly suggested).
The following gives you a general idea of the personal items to be brought by you for Paldor Peak in Nepal The personal items, are of individual interest, and choice. The most important fact he/she must consider is the time of the year, trekking days, region and altitude.
• Duffel or Rucksack bag
• Down Jacket
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
• Shade hat or baseball cap - some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it is place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
• Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears
• Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
• A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (Optional)
• 1 pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
• 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool ).
• 1 Pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
• 2 cotton t-shirts.
• 1 synthetic t-shirt.
• 2 long sleeve polyester, or other synthetic lightweight, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
• 1 expedition weight long underwear top.
• 1 soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. Full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
• 1 hard shell with hood, waterproof, pay particular attention to venting options under / on the arms and inner chest pockets provide convenient access without taking off your pack, truly a great design option.
Lower Body – Legs
• 2 pair lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic
• 1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable
• 2 pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
• 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom - this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
• 4 pair of liner socks, synthetic or capilene
• 3 pair heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks
• 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail
• 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have wore then before to get used to it (otherwise you will get lots of blister)
• 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu
• 1 pair sandals (Optional)
• 1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
• 1 Pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum).
• 1 Alpine climbing harness.
• 1 Climbing helmet
• 1 Mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
• 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
• 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide are good options)
• 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
• 2 Non-locking carabiners
• 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
• 1 Neck gaiter
• Ski goggles (optional)
Medicines and First Aid Kits
• Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
• Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
• Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
• Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine
• 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use
• 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc., especially when going downhill (Optional)
• 1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional)
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment, use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily find in stores around Kathmandu in much cheaper price.