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Paldor Peak Climbing

Trek to Paldor Peak takes you to the beautiful natural, cultural and historical sites of Langtang region. Paldor Peak Climbing provides you marvelous views of many stunning mountains like Ganesh Himal I (7422m\24350), V (6950m\22801ft.), Pabil (7104m\23307ft.) and Lobsang Karpo (7150m\23458ft.). Along with this, you can also observe wild habitat like musk deer, hairy yaks, wild wolf and many more of Langtang region in beautiful jungles of bamboo and pine trekking through small villages offers you the local culture of Mongolian people following their own different culture, traditions, rituals, and beliefs. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for climbing Paldor Peak.

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Paldor Peak (5869m/19339ft) is located in the secluded area of Langtang region. The excellent part of this trail is the amazing lakes, waterfalls, the lush green farming terraces and stunning views of Himalayan Landscapes. You get an insight on the lifestyle and culture of the local indigenous communiticies – mostly Tamang community and their amazing cultural show.

Paldor Peak can be climbed from wither North East, Southe East, West or South West Riges. It is all up to the interest of climbers. For the first time this peak was attempted by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa and Da Namgyal in 1949 through the North-East Ridge.

Our trail joins Tiru and Karpu ridge at the end of Mailung Khola which is tributary of Trishuli Gandaki River. First we take drive to Syabrubesi through Dhunche and then we start our trek toward Gatlang. We gradually gain altitude as we go up and then we take some days off to acclimatize properly. Then crossing Bhote Koshi, we reach Gatland village from here we head toward moraine filled valley Paldor. Properly acclimatizing and trekking from camp to camp we finally summit Paldor Peak; enjoy amazing view there and finally return back through the same route. After we arrive in the civilization of Kathmandu, we organize small get-together with climbing guides, Sherpa’s and other staffs to celebrate the successful summit to Paldor Peak.

Although, Paldor Peak can climb by beginners with no experience of peak clilmbing, we should consider serious preparation and proper equipments. Our company organizes all the necessary gears and equipments through trusted sources. So, you should carry on climbing the peak worry free will all manage from our company.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Welcome to Kathmandu! Our airport representative picks you up from airport and transfers you to hotel. There we arrange a small meeting for your warm welcome. Then you can take rest while we make all the documents ready for your trip.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley & trip preparation

After breakfast, you get to do Kathmandu sightseeing where you visit most important monuments and heritages of Kathmandu Valley. In the meantime, we make necessary equipment for successful summit. Our climbing expert checks all the gears and once he approves, we are ready to hit the adventure

Day 3
Drive to Syabru Besi (1400m) – about 7 hrs

After breakfast, we drive out along the north-western mountains of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views and marvel at the unique lifestyle through the terraced fields and rural towns Lunch on the way before proceeding further to Dhunche to Syabrubesi. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 4
Trek to Gatlang (2,200m) – 6 hrs

Today’s trail uncovers Tamang culture and you won’t forger cultural show at Goljung & Gatlang village. Gatlang is located on a hillside among terraced fields and is a Tamang settlement. You can visit Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvati Kunga Lake at Gatlang. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 5
Trek to Yak Kharka (3390m) – 5 hrs

Ascending all the way to Yuri Kharka you pass through forest of fir, juiper, rhododendron and local vegetation. During the monsoon, local people bring their domestic animals to graze in Yuri Kharka because of pasture land. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 6
Trek to Somdang (3,270m) via Khurpu Danda Pass (3620m) – 5 hrs

Moving uphill till we reach Khurpu Danda pass at 3620m and then descending downhill, we reach Somdang. Khurpu Danda Pass is a great viewpoint to enjoy spectacular views of Paldor, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Pangsang La and many others. Somdang is very popular to ovserve zinc Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 7
Trek to Jasta Khani (3700m.) – 5 hrs

Today, we take uphill trail through forest till we reach paihutang Kharka and then the trail goes steeply uphill until we reach Jasta Khani. The trail also have rocky path covered by juniper which you will cross before reaching Jasta Khani – place for zinc mine. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 8
Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m) – 5 hrs

Today, we ascend downhill along the rocky glacier trail and enjoy the views of Paldor and rock hills around us. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 9
Rest Day at Base Camp

We take rest at Base Camp by learning the basics of peak climbing. Our experienced climbing guides teach you about the different climbing gears and measures to take in case of any emergencies. Later in the evening you can take rest or roam around the camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 10
Climb to High Camp – 5 hrs

We cross rocky glacier in our trip today. The views of Paldor East and Paldor West from here completely mesmerize you and even the rocky hills and green hills surrounding us are great to explore. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 11
Rest Day at High Camp

Acclimatization helps to adapt our body in new environment – especially in high altitude. For successful summit, we acclimatize in this altitude and make ourselves ready for ascent. You will receive further training and information of peak climbing here. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 12
Trek to Summit of Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to High Camp – 9 hrs

We finally summit Paldor Peak today and our most anticipated part of the trip comes. We start early to climb the peak and once you are in the top of the peak. You will see speechless views of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma, Langtang lirung, ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and views of different Tibetan mountains. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 13
Trek to Paldor peak Base Camp (3,270m) – 7 hrs

We again descend to Paldor Peak Base Camp from the same route. You get to see amazing rocky hills and our trail is rocky glacier. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 14
Trek to Jasta Khani – 6 hrs

From Paldor Peak Base Camp we trek to Jasta Khani. Jasta Khani is popular for zinc mine. Our return journey catches the same route. The trek is amazing where we cross juniper forest and trek steep downhill before reaching Jasta Khani. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 15
Trek to Gatlang – 5 hrs

We leave Jasta Khani for Gatlang where we can engage ourselves with amazing Tamang cultural show. This is one of the Highlight of Pandor Peak climbing. You can visit the famous Parvati Kungna Lake in the evening. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 16
Trek to Syabru Besi – 5-6 hrs

This is our last day of trekking. We trek to Syabru Besi through rough route and sometimes in monsoon the landslide blocks the road. After arriving at Syabrubesi we can see our vehicle waiting for us. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 17
Drive to Kathmandu

Through the endless terraces of lowland and 7 hours of amazing drive, we finally get to the hustling and buzzing city of Kathmandu. In the evening you can take rest or do last minute shopping for your family, friends or relatives for souvenirs and gifts. Meals included: Breakfast, and finally an overnight stay in hotel. Attend the evening dinner and cultural program provided by the company.

Day 18
Departure/Farewell

Our airport representative drops you off to the international airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled time of your flight. You can re call all those amazing sceneries and victorious feelings of successfully summiting Paldor peak on your way to home. Have a safe journey home.

Cost included

  • Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals on tented camping & Lodge expedition
  • Accommodation on tented camp
  • Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary
  • Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax
  • Group Climbing gear including climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
  • All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, insulated mat, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Insurance of all staff including porters
  • Adventure Treks T-shirts / other seasonal gifts as perks
  • 10 % VAT and 13% TSC Taxes.
  • High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for very high altitudes

Cost excluded

  • Nepal entry Visa fees, your travel insurance of any kind (emergency evacuation insurance is recommended as this is an adventurous trip and evacuation by Helicopter may be necessary)
  • International Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner except mentioned itinerary
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips items for trekking crew members personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, laundry, beverage drinks etc.
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Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Sightseeing, Himalayan views, culure
  • Nepal
  • 5896 meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • September- December and March - May
  • Private vehicle, Tourist bus or flight
  • Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • 1-18 Pax