Paldor Base Camp Trek
Paldor base camp trek is located in the range of Ganesh Himal just northwest of Katmandu. The Paldor Peak (5903m) was climbed first time by Bill Tilman in 1949. North East, South East, West and South West Ridge are normal climbing routes to the summit of Paldor eak. In this remote tented camp trek can be observe the different ways of life, culture and come to contact with the rural people in the small village, passing through the dense forest and meadows.
During the trekking you enjoy the dramatic views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Langtang Kerung, Chimse Danda ridge crossed by Ganjala Pass (5122m.), Dorje Lakpa (6989m.), Jugal Himal, Paldor peak, Ganesh Himal, , Manaslu, Shringi Himal, and Sanjen Himal ranges.
- Rim of the Kathmandu valley sightseeing
- Scenic road drive to Trisuli Bazzar
- Panoramic view of many majestic mountains
- Tamang historical and traditional experience
- Quite and peaceful environment
- View of numerous white peaks and natural resources mines
- Colourful rhododendrons forests and various kinds of medicine herbs
- Red panda and wild animals
- Paldor Base Camp
- Really an unforgettable journey
|Trip Grade||Moderate to strenuous trail.|
|Trip Duration||20 Nights/21 Days|
|Trip code||NAP-GAN – 055|
|Trip Start/Ends||Trisuli Bazar/Syabrubensi|
|Maximum Altitude||Paldor Base Camp (4980m)|
|Trip Cost||Prices on request|
|Group Size||Minimum 2 upto 16 persons in one group|
|Accessibillity||Drive to Trisuli Bazzar to trailhead from Kathmandu, start the trek according to the itinerary and trek back to Kathmandu.|
|The Route||Paldor Base Camp (4980m), 5/7-hrs average walking per day, moderate Strenuous to trail|
|Season||Sept – Nov / March - April|
|Permit Fee||Per week per person US$ 10 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.|
|Trip Facilities||3+ hotel in city on B/B and camping/home-stay on mountain|
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.
After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.
You have breakfast being of the early morning and we drive to Trisuli by regular bus, its takes approximately 4/5 hrs. You see along the driving time good view Himalayas of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang before Rani Pauwa where the most of the local buses stop for the tea break then drive down to Trisuli Bazzar (550m). From Trisuli Bazzar one can further drive to Dhunche to do Langtang Gosaikunda trekking. We camp beyond the village, at noon we make a short walk around Trisuli Bazzar.
The walk begins by passing through free area and to rice field. We soon come at a bunch edge where a firm slope of about 1000 meters starts. We can see the local people walking on this trail as this is mainly used by the local people. We have lunch in the village Harkapur, small village. After lunch we continue walking and the last part of the walk is easily leads concerning flat unpaved. We camp on the school square area in Deaurali. This day walk would be 5 to 6 hours, an ascent of 1000 meters. Overnight at Deaurali
The trail starts with firm steady walk up to Menggang (2050m). The stunning views of some Himalayas from here possibly of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Annapurna range are seen. After a short but steep descent we let us reach the lunch place at noon. After lunch, we continue our walk about 4 hours, where descending down firmly during the first hours. We camp, if it is possible, in a rice plantation for the village of Thambu. The walk of day would be 6 to 7 hours, ascent of 500m and descent of 800m.
We start today an easy walk through the trail used by the local villagers along the fields. We descend steep by the old stones staircase, and reaching to Ankhu Khola. We camp, depending on of the harvest time, in or beyond Singang in the field. We walk 5 to 6 hours, an ascent of 250m and descent of 200m.
We start our walk with a descent in a superb gap where we have good chance to see the monkeys in the trees. We keep on walking and the spectacular views of Ganesh Himal get on the way. During our walk, we frequently see the impact of deforestation in the form of landslides which we pass and finally reach to the bank of Lisne Khola in a millet field; this will be our camp for the night. We walk about 5 to 6 hours, an ascent of 700m and descent of 500m.
We cross the large part of landslide area and continue by the rice fields. We reach Borang Village; a colorful Buddhist portrait can be seen at the beginning of the village. After the lunch at Borang, we continue our trail firmly and get beautiful views of Ankhu Khola and the Ganesh Himal ahead of us. This area has been strongly cultivated. We descend now slowly in the direction of the Ankhu Khola and camp in the valley to the river of Chalise Khola. From here we can see 3800 meters tall Pangsang in East side which we will reach in 6 days later. We walk today 6 to 7 hours, an ascent of 400 meters and descent of about 450 meters.
We start from Chalise Khola (1400m) with a short, rather steep cliff from the valley of the Chalise Khola and continue our route along the Ankhu Khola River, which flows deeply under us. We pass a number of large landslides and see the Ganesh Himal, which always seems approaching towards us; the view is magnificent and impressive. We pass different Buddhist Chortens and already can see the village Hindung lying, in the middle of between the uncountable terraces. After lunch at Hindung we still walk a long piece of trail steep increases to the camp site which is situated on pasture (Kharka). We walk today 5 to 6 hours, an ascent of 1050 meters and descent of 50 meters
This day we explore Hindung by going up to steep mountain trail to the peak of a hillock, from where the magnificent views of mountains like Ganesh IV (7052m) and the Ganesh II (7150m) and VII (6350m), can be seen. Also, are chances of seeing Langur from the big long standing trees? And we retreat back to Hindung again and sleep there for the night. We may have walked about 4 to 5 hours this day and an ascent of 550m and descent of 550m.
We retreat back again to Chalise Khola that we have passed couple of days ago. We reach the camp site in noon by walking about hardly 3 to 4 hours. Our ascent of today would be 50 meters and descent of 1050m. It is all the way coming down to Chalise Khola and camp for the night
The trail starts going towards an old commercial trail in the direction of the Pangsang Danda (3800m), where our destination is yet to come. The trail and landscape becomes widened grand. We also cross the suspension bridge of the river along with enjoying the marvelous views on the trail, after Adha Khola by crossing suspension bridge we immediately climb to in the village Tipling. Beyond Tipling we find Mani wall, the stone made Mani wall built by the villagers with mantras, often heard chanting “Om Mani Padme Hum” Tibetan culture is witnessed in this region. Our camp will be here for the night. Our walk of the day would be 5 to 6 hours, by climbing up about 950 meters and going down of 50 meters.
This day we will be gaining the height. The landscape is simply eye catching with crossing the forests of rhododendron and watching our national bird Danphe. We still keep on continuing until we come to a big pasture, called as Mergang Kharka, where the cattle come to graze. We stop here for the lunch. Our walk will be immediately steep up after lunch, but, outstanding views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Mountain erases our fatigue. After 45 minutes of again steep walk and gentle level path we walk through the jungle of rhododendron and we camp in the middle of the forest where small Kharka is there. Our camp site will be here at Marmelung Kharka. 4 to 5 hours walk this day.
This day we cross Pangsang-La Pass (4002m), it takes about 2 hours of steep walk, it is tough one, the place is considered as the phenomenal physical return investment due to outstanding and rewarding views of majestic mountains like Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and of Annapurna. We descend down our trail for this day is several ups & down crossing again through the rhododendron forest. The path continues with tress, shrubs and by the open field. Along the trail we will be witnessing the spectacular view of massive Langtang which view is amazing. Here the lifestyle is influenced by the Tibetan culture. After a short descent we reach the lunch spot, where the various kinds of large birds can be seen. After lunch we keep on walking our trail towards Somdang and after sometime we reach the camp site of Somdang. This day we walk for 7 hours with about 700 meters ups and down, more or less. We camp at Somadang for the night.
We walk east side of Ganesh Himal to reach at Lari (4868m) from where we can see the beautiful views of Paldor Himal. This alpine place is full of vegetation then continues walk to Paldor Base camp.
After visiting Paldor base camp we retrace to Pangsang Khaka via Somdang.
The trail continues by several ups down path and also crossing Khurpu Danda pass of (3700m), we walk through the fall slate of the Bamdang Khola. We come to see the nice views of Langtang very clearly on the way. The trail also crosses through heavily forested area. Sometime we may see Langur again. This day walk would be of 5 to 6 hours, and almost descending about 1050 m and climbing up about 450 meters. Our camp site will be at Gatlang
Our last day of the trek, we come to a Gompa where we can visit inside and learn the art & the culture of Buddhism, we again walk the trail which is known as the pilgrimage trail uses by the pilgrims. This beautiful trail leads along a lot of Mani walls and small Chorten which has been built by the pilgrims themselves. The colorful village is an enjoying sight of spot to cross. We keep on walking and now have the steep descent; we come at the river which we follow till Syabru Bensi. This day we walk about 7 hours, climbing up about 100 meters and getting down about 1300 meters we stop at Syabru Bensi where few lodges are available but we camp at a nice place at Syabrubensi for the night.
Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu and it takes 8 to 9 hours. It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. You drive along the unpaved road till Betrawati and you begin to follow narrow well paved road.
This full day at leisure to rest, relax or explore the local area in Kathmandu or do a bit of last minute shopping. You also have the option of doing some sight-seeing. Evening will have farewell meeting & dinner at Nepali typical restaurant.
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.
- Documents: Ganesh Himal regions permit, National Park entrance permit & TIMS card
- Activities: Sightseeing, hiking and trekking trip as per the itinerary.
- Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilize
- Accommodation: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu and 16 nights tented accommodation during trekking
- Food: Full board on camping [Breakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and 4 breakfast and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
- Transportation: Airport arrival/departure transfer, Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and Syabrubensi to Kathmandu transportation.
- Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation
- International and domestic flight
- Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
- Personal equipment
- Lunch and dinner while in City
- Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
- Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
- Tips/Gratuities foryour trekking crews
- Temple and Monastery entrance fee while sightseeing in city
- Optional activities
- And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point
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