Kathmandu - Somdang - PBC- Paldor Peak Summit - Pangsang Pass - Chalish - Jharlang - Dhading - Kathmandu
- Best Climbing experience in the Langtang Region reaching up to 5923 m (19,432 ft) in elevation.
- Fantastic views of Ganesh Himal peaks, Langtang Lirung (7,227 m) and Manaslu (8,156 m) and other snow-capped mountains.
- The wonderful trekking trail of the Langtang valley taking us to the Paldor Base Camp
- Thrilling segments with unique and beautiful walking/climbing terrain
- Gompas, monastery, Chhortens, Mani walls and various destinations packed with bits of Tibetan Buddhism
- Ethnic Tamang and Sherpa art and culture.
- Amongst the less technical trekking peak in Nepal
- Diverse mountain wildlife and vegetation
Paldor Peak Climbing is a classic climbing peak in the Langtang region in the Ganesh Himal range. Paldor Peak being one of the less-high of the trekking peaks is perfect for beginners. Once in the trail to the base camp, the trek highlights the cultural and natural delights of the Langtang National Park. The route to the base and the summit is one of the few traveled ones. So, a well-trained team and guide with prior climbing experience of Paldor peak is a must. Once in the summit the sublime views of Mt. Ganesh (7422 m), LangtangLirung (7234 m), Jugal range, and Shishapangma (8027 m) welcome you. Because of witness the bliss of mountain ecosystem and wonderful landscape from each part of your journey. The peak also rewards visitors with many enchanting views and unique experiences.
Paldor Peak stands tall at an elevation of 5928 m. And situated in the heart of the rural Himalayas, the Peak is also one of the best-located viewpoints here. Starting at the trail to Langtang valley, the trail separates to the lesser-traveled regions of the national park. You will stay in the local teahouses and get a close look at the Tamang, Gurung and Sherpa Culture. The beautiful monasteries, Chorten, and prayer flags showcase the slices of Tibetan Buddhism here. But follow the trail on the bank of the rivers coming from the mountains to the alpine world and beyond. Witness the magical valleys opening into the gifted viewpoints from the Himalayas.
Each stop here is an adventure enclosing many stories for you to uncover. Paldor Peak is a complete trekking peak with moderate difficulty and technical knowledge. Start your climbing diary with this magical peak in the Himalayas. With Himalaya Guide, you will know the definition of true climbing experience. Be a part of the team and make your next vacation iconic with Paldor Peak Climbing.
You will meet a representative from Himalaya Guide after landing in the Tribhuwan International Airport. A Nepali style welcome with garlands and Dosalla will soon follow. After that, he will escort you to a hotel in Thamel. You can ask some more Dos and Don’ts during the drive which might be helpful here. Rest for the day after reaching the hotel. In your spare time, you can stroll and take a taste of the local market. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
2-3 hours B Hotel
We have a whole day today to prepare for the gears and climbing equipment for the Paldor Peak Climb. First, you will visit our office with your guide for the orientation session of the climb. We will go through the routes, major places, and points you will be during the journey. After that all you will get some tips from professional peak climbing experts for the climb. Next, your guide will help you with the preparation. He will also take you to gear shop if required to buy additional gears/supplies. With everything taken care of, he will drop you to your hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
6-hours drive. B+L+D Lodge
With an early breakfast at your hotel start your journey towards the Langtang region. Your guide will meet you outside the hotel soon. From here you will take a cab to the local bus station. From here, you will travel on a bus to Syabrubesi. In the higher hills near the Himalayas, this drive is eventful and can take around 6-8 hours. You can have some beautiful views from the window of your bus. Stopping in one of the midway settlement, we will take our lunch and continue towards Syabrubesi. After reaching there we will rest for the day. Overnight at a lodge in Syabrubesi
4-5 hours walk. B+L+D Lodge
From Syabrubesi the trail is locally traveled to the village of Gatlang. You will share the way with livestock and other people to reach the Chawatar village. We will take our lunch here in the village. Following a brief rest, we will continue to the BahunDanda pass. For the last part today we will drop for a while to reach Gatlang. Gatlang is one of the most significant Tamang Settlements in the area. You also have an opportunity to learn about the local culture and lifestyle while you're here. Overnight at a teahouse/lodge in Gatlang.
6-7 hours walk B+L+D Lodge
We will start our trek early from Gatlang village today leading us to Somdang. Beginning in a relaxed trail leaving Gatlang, the trail passes through pine and rhododendron forests. We will walk past ParvatiKunda to reach our lunch spot, Yuri Kharka. We will walk down to the Somdang River next. Somdang River also marks the border between Rasuwa and Dhading District here. We will soon find ourselves in a scenic valley. The trail passes by the iconic Chukarma Waterfall from here. We will reach Somdang in the afternoon. Overnight at a lodge in Somdang.
2-3 hours B+L+D Lodge
We will have our first rest day today. It is also important for acclimatization being over 3000 meters above sea level. Following over 900 meters of elevation the day before the rest makes sure trekkers don't overexert themselves. Somdang village is in a wonderful location showcasing a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks of the Ganesh and Jugal ranges. You can also visit the Lari mine areas. This mine is famous for the highly prized beautiful rubies. The Ruby valley trek centers on the Somdang village and the mine. Rest for the day back at the village. Overnight at a lodge in Somdang.
5-6 hours walk B+L+D Camping
From Somdang village we will leave the settled village region and walk pass the few mines to reach Paldor Base Camp. The terrain starts to change significantly as we get near the base camp. We will also pass by JastaKhani (zinc mine) on the way. Following a rocky glacier trail, we will reach the base camp in the late afternoon. After setting the camp to enjoy a beautiful sunset view. Overnight at a tented camp in Paldor Base Camp.
3-4 hours walk B+L+D Camping
From the base camp of Paldor, it is a short but demanding climb to reach the high camp. The high camp in itself looks like a summit just below a high hill beside the main Paldor Peak. We will rest for the day after setting up our camp at the High camp. Prepare for the climb to the summit, the next day and sleep early for a proper rest. Overnight at Paldor High Camp.
7-8 hours B+L+D Camping
We will Summit Paldor Peak today. Starting very early from the high camp, the climb passes through steep climb with mesmerizing views of the mountains. The sunrise views are fantastic from the climb and we will soon be near the summit. For the final climb up to the top, we have a steep rise followed by a moderate climb to the top. The views of Ganesh range, LangtangLirung alongside other majestic peaks all around is out of the world. Take some photos and enjoy the moment here. We will start the descent soon and head back to the high camp of Paldor Peak. From the high camp, we will continue further to the Paldor base camp. Rest for the day in the camp after reaching the base camp. Overnight at a tented camp.
We have an extra day separated for bad weather which might postpone the summit of Paldor Peak. The whole procedure to climb the peak will be done this day in case of those scenarios. Otherwise, you will rest and explore the area in Pisang High Camp. Overnight at a tented camp.
4-6hours walk B+L+D Camping
From the Base Camp, we will continue on a different route and head towards Pangsang via Pangsang pass. Walking in the high hills the views are pristine in the trail. Although not among the high Himalayan pass, Pangsang pass is definitely among the most scenic ones. We will set up our camp here and rest for the day. Overnight at a tented camp.
5-6 hours walk B+L+D Home stay/ Camping.
Start the day with one of the scenic views of the sunrise from Pangsang. We have a sharp descent losing over 2000 meters in elevation towards the Chalish village today. First, we will have a lunch stop in the Tipling village midway. Tipling is a large village with diverse locals. You can visit the two Buddhist monasteries and also both Catholic and Protestant churches in the village. Continuing the trek, you will walk past terraced farmlands and reach the Chalish village in the afternoon. Rest for the day after reaching Chalish. Overnight at a lodge in Chalish.
3-4 hours B+L+D Home stay/ Camping.
Today is your well-required rest day in the Chalish village. After a long descend the day before rest and replenish your energy for continuing the trek. Explore the village and head to some nearby attractions once you are here. The hot springs the village is one such attraction which is about 3-4hours trek from the village. Chalish is also one of the villages in the area in the process of reconstruction after the Earthquake of 2015. Try some local cuisine and share your stories with the people in your stay. Overnight at a lodge/teahouse in Chalish.
5-6 hours walk B+L+D Home stay/ Camping.
From Chalish village we will start the day after breakfast. Walking in a well-maintained trail we will head towards Jharlang village today. The trail is also used by locals for commercial activities in these areas. We will stop at Borang village midway to the trek. Borang village is also our lunch stop for the way. After a couple more hours of trekking in the forest and beside terraced farmlands we will reach Jharlang. Overnight at a lodge in Jharlang.
7-8 hours drive. B+L+D
From Jharlang we will walk the final part of the trek to Darkha. From Darkha we will catch a bus back to Kathmandu Valley. We will stop in the Dhading Besi for snacks and continue all the way to Kathmandu in a hill highway drive. Once here, we will drop you back to your hotel in Thamel. Rest and head out for a souvenir hunt in the Thamel market. For your departure, we will transfer you to the airport before the flight.
- International airport pick up and drop service
- 2 Nights standard hotels in Kathmandu on BB plan.
- Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by public bus.
- Dundure to Dhading by public jeep.
- Dhading to Kathmandu by Public bus.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek with Tea/Coffee in a cup).
- Our own cook will cook food during the climbing time.
- Lodge accommodation on the way (simple one)/ on the tent.
- An experienced guide (including their salary, equipment, insurance, lodging, and food).
- Porter (carry luggage 2 trekkers 1 helper and including their salary, equipment, insurance, lodging, and food).
- Garbage deposit of climbing.
- One Climbing Sherpa.
- Climbing equipment Ice hammer, Rope, Snow bar, Ice-screw.
- Climbing Sherpa equipment charge.
- Require Porters.
- All required legal documents (Peak climbing permit, National park permit, and TIMS card).
- All government taxes.
- Trekking and city map.
- Trekking duffle bag.
- First aid medical box.
- Some fresh and dry fruits along the trek.
- Token of love from the company.
- Farewell lunch and dinner as a suitable time.
What's not included?
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance.
- Hard and soft table drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer, etc.
- Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower and boiled water).
- Personal climbing equipments
- Personal guide if requested.
- Tips for guide and porters.