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Paldor Peak Climbing

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Paldor Peak 5,896m is located in the range of Ganesh Himal just northwest of Katmandu. The Paldor peak was climbed first time by Bill Tilman (Pioneer British explorer in the Himalayas) in 1949. North East, South East, West and South West Ridge are normal climbing routes to the summit. The high camp is set far from the summit and another high camp is set just before four hours climb to summit. A long day takes to climb the summit. The views are great of Mt. Machhapuchhre in the Annapurna range, all the way to the peaks of the Khumbu region along with the Mt. Shisapangma and the brown hills of Tibet. Descent is made on the same route and takes about 12 days of entire climbing.

Introduction and trip briefing

On our all tours, trek, expeditions and other adventures, we give a short brief about the trip in Kathmandu on the same day of your arrival and introduce your trip leader and team members. At the mean time, we provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions if any about the trip.

A successful trek/climb requirement

As other adventure trip, Paldor peak trek/climb also requires previous experience of trekking and ice/rock climb, sound health & fitness, experience for using Ice axe and crampons, ascending/descending. Of course there will be some Ice climbing course at the base camp make you skillful of using ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons and other essential gears. Paldor peak climb usually require maximum 10hrs of walking and average 4-8 hrs in a day; You should be prepared 7-10 Km of walking or jugging exercise everyday at least 2 months before your trip starts. With lot of willpower, strong determination, reasonable fitness in health and hiking experience make surer of your successful trip. However medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility so we suggest you to consult your doctor for medical requirements. To ensure for a safety and successful trek; we will provide one trek leader, one assistance leader on every group trek so that if in case one get sick, it would not be canceled the trek and run as plan as in itinerary

Meals during Paldor peak climbing

Hygienic and freshly cook meals on full board basis will be provided both on trekking and climbing sections. We provide high level of balance diet, hygiene and safety meals three times in a day. Dishes we prepare are normally Nepali, Tibetan/Sherpa, Indian, Continental and Italian.

Travel insurance

We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.

Trekking/climbing staffs

Believing that every successful trips have been possible because of the team work, Holiday Mountain Treks employs experienced and trained Nepalese trekking/climbing guide and other staffs. Our staffs are organized and professional. Trekking/climbing guide will be fully trained of the following course who will assist you in your summit attempt.

Trekking guide training from Nepal government's ministry of tourism & civil aviation department of hotel management & tourism training centre of Nepal.

Intensive wilderness first aid from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project

Eco trekking workshop & adventure meet from Trekking Agenci’s Association of Nepal

English language, conservation & biodiversity from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project.

Rock & ice climbing & mountaineering training from Nepal Mountaineering Association of Nepal and well experience on mountaineering.

Good care of porters

Believing that the porters are important and impossible to complete the trip. We do not allow porters to carry exceeding 20 kgs in tea-house and 30kgs weight in camping trek. It is because of human being respect, their rights and against any exploitation on it's operation. We provide good health insurance, good equipments, working training and of course good pay with lots of encouragements. We are working with porters progress of Nepal and other organizations concerning about the porters.

Responsible tourism concept

Holiday Mountain Treks is taking concern of economy, social, environment and culture while running its trips. Our staffs are trained on this and try for minimum impact on the natural environment and native peoples. We try to support local economy by using their products, making aware and our clients will have to respect the local culture and traditions. We always try to make the areas more cleaner and friendly environments after we travel. This is possible by your understanding and our trained crews.

Travel insurance

We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.


Deluxe private vehicle are provided while on city tour, airport transfers, tourist standard buses to and from Syabrubensi.

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu airport.

You'll be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:Half day guided sightseeing tour.

Afternoon, meet the guide / trip briefing and final preparation of the trek.

Day 03:Kathmandu - Syabrubensi 1740m 9hr drive.
Drive to through a narrow road to tirsuli and up hill drive to Kalikasthan and further Dhunche an attractive village with large stone houses the further down to Syabrubensi

Day 04:Syabrubensi - Samdung
Trek to Samdang village through typical local villages and beautifl landscape.

Day 05:Samdung – Ghetlang
Trek through local settlement enjoying the scenery and mountain views.

Day 06: Ghetlang – Jastakhani
Trek up hills through the alpine and rhododendron forest and reach to base camp of Paldor peak.

Day 07: Jastakhani – Paldor peak BC
Trek through a wild and dry section but great mountain views to the north-east then reach to base camp and set the tents

Day 08:Base Camp – High Camp
Climb to high camp passing a difficult rocky section and reach to the high camp.

Day 09: High Camp – Summit – BC
Climb with excitement of summit attempt though have to cross some hard glacier section before the summit. Finally get to the top of peak and enjoy the success then descent to base camp

Day 10: BC – Jastakhani
Trek back to Jastakhani via same route.

Day 11: Jastakhani – Ghetlang
Trek through the same trail and reach to Ghetlang village.

Day 12:Ghetlang – Samdung
Again trek via same route and reach to Samdung village.

Day 13: Samdung – Syabrubensi
The trail descends with views of River down and village of Syabrubensi and enjoy the hot shower.

Day 14: Syabrubensi - Kathmandu
Drive to Tirshuli then to Kakani with views of Gheng, Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal. From Kakani it is about 3 hrs drive to get to the Kathmandu.

Day 15:Kathmandu
A full day sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley. Evening Join the farewell dinner with live Nepali cultural program hosted by the company.

Day 16: Departure
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.

Trip Cost: starts from USD 1340 per person

Trip cost includes:

  • We try to make free of tension our clients from arranging the necessary things and include as much as possible while in Nepal and let you just to enjoy the holiday.
  • Airport transfers
  • 2-3 star category hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Guided city tour by private vehicles and entrance fees
  • Best available hotel/tent camp and all meals during the trek/climb
  • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag & group mountaineering gears.
  • First Aid and Eco trained English speaking trek leader/guide and sherpa, porters and other necessary staffs
  • All necessary paper works, peak and entrance permits and other logistic work
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements support
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures at an extra cost if required.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • Staffs insurance and other facilities.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner

Trip cost excludes

  • Entry visa fees and International airfare
  • Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal mountaineering gears and other equipments
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Travel/medical and rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
  • Tips for guide and other staffs.

Trip Fact

Min alt: 1890m.

Max alt: 5896m.

Walking hrs: 4-9 hrs.

Trek Style: Lodge/tent

Grade: Medium-Hard and Climb

The best times: spring (March –May) and autumn (Sep - Nov). Trekking and climbing can be arranged in winter and monsoon too


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