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Paldor Base Camp Trekking – 10 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -5°C to 20°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 10 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate View Difficulty Detail

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April & May

The majority of the Paldor Base Camp Trekking takes place in Gorkha, and it ends at Paldor Peak’s foothill. Hiking in this area offers the chance to experience unspoiled Tamang civilizations, which are descended from Tibetan forebears. During trekking, a beautiful view of the Hindu-sacred Ganga Jamuna Waterfall provides an experience you won’t soon forget.

Itinerary

The Tripura Sundari Temple is located nearby, and different sacrificed animals are presented to the deity there in order to grant wishes. During the trip, monasteries and chörtens provide spiritual understanding. Visitors can travel among the communities to learn more about the Tamang, Gurung, Magar, Chhetri, and Brahmin ethnic groups who live in the area. Visitors find the hillside residents’ lives and pastimes, which differ from community to settlement, to be interesting.

Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition created the Ganesh Himal Paldor Base Camp Trek in the Ganesh Himal region to provide a distinctive area adventure trek. An independent, physically fit, and healthy person can go trekking in the Ganesh Himal region.

Paldor Peak is one of the best peaks in Nepal. It is equally beautiful as some of the most popular peaks in Nepal. This is for someone who wants less challenging treks in Nepal. Then, the Paldor trek is for you. Paldor Base Camp, located at a height of 4980 meters in the Ganesh Himal range, serves as the base camp for Paldor Peak (5903 meters). A variety of unusual fauna, including endangered species like the Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Wild Yak, Himali Thar, Musk Deer, and Wild Boar, as well as more than 300 different bird species, can be encountered while hiking this trail.

During the Trip to Paldor Base Camp

Trekking is an incredible journey that offers stunning views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang National Park. On day 2, you will drive from Kathmandu and begin your trek. As you progress towards day 5, you will be awestruck by the magnificent views of Ganesh Himal and the Langtang range.

Climbing Paldor Peak is one of the major highlights of the trek, and you will stay at high camp to acclimatize and prepare for the climb. The Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu are visible from the high camp, and the view is simply breathtaking.

As you continue your trek towards day 4, you will explore the Ganesh Himal region and witness its stunning beauty. The Ruby Valley, which is located in the Ganesh Himal range, is a must-visit destination during the trek.

On day 12, you will complete your journey, and the memories of the stunning views of Himal Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal will stay with you forever.

During your trek, you will stay overnight in the Tamang village and enjoy delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Tamang people are known for their hospitality and culture, and their warmth and kindness will make your stay even more special.

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Highlights

  • One of the most well-known peak climbing locations in the Ganesh Himal region is Paldor Peak (5903m).
  • Undiscovered natural beauty, various landscapes, lovely villages, quiet lakes, magnificent Himalayan settings, lovely waterfalls, and productive farming terraces.
  • Visit Gatlang’s fascinating and culturally diverse Tamang village.
  • Ganesh Himal, Mount. Langtang Lirung, Mts. Naya Kanga, Yala, Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Fishtail/Machapuchare, Annapurna Himalayan views, Mt. Shishapangma, and the brown hills of the Tibetan Himalayan range make for stunning Himalayan landscapes.
  • At an altitude of 4980 meters, Base Camp of Paldor Peak offers a distinctive camping trek.
    Experience the unique Buddhist culture of local people.

 Paldor Base Camp Trek Difficulty

The Paldor Base Camp route is a moderately difficult trekking route characterized by its least developed, off-beat, and rough trails. The high elevations and frequent changes in climate, coupled with the unavailability of major facilities, add to the trek’s challenges. The numerous ascents and descents make the journey even tougher. Proper planning and assistance are essential before starting the trek. Altitude sickness is a common issue in the mountains, necessitating acclimatization and rest during the journey to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

January
-5°C to 5°C
February
-3°C to 7°C
March
-1°C to 10°C
April
2°C to 12°C
May
5°C to 15°C
June
8°C to 18°C
July
10°C to 20°C
August
10°C to 19°C
September
7°C to 17°C
October
4°C to 13°C
November
-1°C to 9°C
December
-4°C to 6°C

Best Season for Paldor Base Camp Trek

Spring (March to May)

Spring is a time of gradual warming on this trek, with temperatures ranging from -1°C to 15°C. Starting from the chillier end in March and rising to more moderate levels by May, this season often features clear skies and the blooming of wildflowers, creating picturesque landscapes of the Annapurna Range. The weather becomes increasingly pleasant, making it one of the best times for trekking.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn on this trek is characterized by stable weather and clear skies, with temperatures cooling down from 17°C to -1°C. Early autumn is relatively warm, but temperatures gradually drop as winter approaches. The crisp air and dry trails provide excellent trekking conditions, and the visibility is superb, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks, making it an ideal time for trekking.

 Winter (December to February)

Winter on this trek is marked by cold temperatures, ranging from -5°C to 7°C, and occasional snowfall. While the days might offer clear skies and some sunshine, the nights are particularly cold. Trekkers should be prepared for chilly conditions and potentially icy trails, making warm clothing essential.

Summer (June to August)

Summer on the Paldor Base Camp brings the warmest temperatures of the year, typically between 8°C and 20°C. However, this season also coincides with the monsoon season, so trekkers can expect rain and humid conditions, which can make the trails muddy and challenging. The increased moisture also means an abundance of leeches and bugs. Despite these challenges, the valley is lush and vibrant, offering a different kind of beauty.

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Kathmandu to Dangochet

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

170km./07 hours drive

Accommodation

Teahouse at Dangochet

Altitude

1500m./4950ft.

From Kathmandu, you take a drive to Dangochet to begin your Paldor base camp hiking excursion. You’ll travel for about 8 to 9 hours and see some stunning scenery along the route. You will have the remainder of the day to unwind and explore the neighborhood once you get to Dangochet.

Day 2

Trek to Gonga Kharka

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km./07 hours hike

Accommodation

Tent at Gonga Kharka

Altitude

2865m./9454ft.

You’ll start your hike to Gonga Kharka after a delicious breakfast. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the Ganesh Himal range as the trek winds through luxuriant woods of rhododendrons and oak trees. You’ll spend the night at Gonga Kharka after the approximately 6-7-hour hike.

Day 3

Trek to Machet via Sing La Pass

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km./uphill hike 07 hours

Accommodation

Tent at Sing La Pass

Altitude

3940m./13002ft.

You travel to Machet today through the Sing La Pass. Although the trek is difficult and steep, the panoramic views of the Himalayas make it worthwhile. You’ll travel through little towns and see a bit of how people live there. You’ll spend the night in Machet after the 7-8-hour walk.

Day 4

Trek to Pangsang

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km./07 hours hike

Accommodation

Teahouse at Pangsang

Altitude

3800m./12540ft.

You’ll begin your hike to Pangsang after breakfast. In comparison to the days before, the trek is pretty simple, and you’ll get breathtaking vistas of the Langtang and Manaslu ranges. You’ll spend the night in Pangsang after the approximately 6-7-hour journey.

Day 5

Trek to Somdang

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km./Downhill hike /03 hours

Accommodation

Lodge at Somdang

Altitude

3270m./10791ft.

You will reach Somdang on your trip today, a little settlement at the foot of Paldor Mountain. The course is quite simple, and you’ll pass through quaint towns and verdant woodlands. Throughout the route, you’ll get breathtaking views of the Ganesh Himal mountain range. After a 3-hour journey, you will spend the night in Somdang.

Day 6

Trek to Paldor Base Camp

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km./Uphill's hike/06 hours

Accommodation

Tent at Paldor Base Camp

Altitude

4200m./13860ft.

You’ve made it to Paldor Base Camp after today’s climb; here, you’ll spend the next several days acclimatizing and getting ready for the summit. Although the trek is difficult and steep, the panoramic views of the Himalayas make it worthwhile. You’ll spend the night in the Paldor Base Camp after a 6-7 hour climb.

Day 7

Excursion to Jaysuli Kunda (Lake)

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

(Average 02 hours Uphill's trekking)

Accommodation

Tent at Paldor Base Camp

Altitude

4400m/14520ft.

On this excursion day, you’ll travel a short distance to the lovely lake of Jaysuli Kunda, which is close to the base camp. You’ll get breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas over the 2- to 3-hour climb.

Day 8

Trek to Pangsang

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km./downhill hike / 07 hours

Accommodation

Lodge in Pangsang

Altitude

3800m./12540ft.

You’ll begin your trip back to Pangsang after breakfast. You’ll get breathtaking Himalayan vistas along the relatively simple trail. You’ll spend the night in Pangsang after the approximately 6-7-hour journey

Day 9

Trek to Sertung /Chalish Village

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

20km./ Downhill hike /07 hours

Accommodation

Homestay at Chalish Village

Altitude

1940m./6402ft.

Today’s trek takes you to Sertung or Chalish Village, depending on the weather and trail conditions. The trail passes through small villages and lush forests, and you’ll get stunning views of the Ganesh Himal range along the way. The trek takes around 6-7 hours, and you’ll spend the night in either Sertung or Chalish Village.

Day 10

Drive to Kathmandu by jeep

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

150km./08 hours drive

Altitude

1295m./4273ft.

Today is the end of your Paldor Base Camp Trekking adventure. You’ll drive back to Kathmandu by jeep, passing through small towns and villages along the way. The journey from the road takes around 8-9 hours, and you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Nepal one last time before returning to the hustle and bustle of the city.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport ( Airport – Hotel – Airport ) transfer in Kathmandu .
  • All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee).
  •  Accommodation ( Tent/Lodge/ Home stay) during the trekking.
  •  One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Ganesh himal/Langtang region and government authorized trekking guide and required porter ( One porter for two persons)
  •  Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Langtang national park fee and required necessary documents.
  • A Trekking map, Water purification, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, duffle bag, company t-shirt, first aid medical and trekking completion certificate etc.
  •  Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.
  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, laundry, phone bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.( Highly suggested ).

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Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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Group Discounts Available

Group of 2 - 4 $970.00 PP $770.00 PP
Group of 5 - 8 $930.00 PP $730.00 PP
Group of 9 - 12 $890.00 PP $690.00 PP
Group of 13 - 16 $850.00 PP $650.00 PP
Group of 17 - 20 $810.00 PP $610.00 PP
Group of 21 - 24 $770.00 PP $570.00 PP

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The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Additional Trip Information

Where is Paldor Peak Located?

The mountain is at the southeastern end of the Ganesh Himal range in the Bagmati zone of Nepal. Standing at 5896 meters high, it is a popular spot for mountain tourists. From the summit, you can see the nearby Ganesh Himal and other mountains, which are 1000 meters taller. Paldor Base Camp, located at an elevation of 4980 meters, serves as the base camp for Paldor Peak in the Ganesh Himal range.

The journey begins with a scenic 5 hour drive by bus or jeep from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. From there, the trek passes through delightful suspension bridges where you cross rivers like the Trishuli River, Langtang Khola, and Bhotekoshi Rivers. Trekkers will pass through various local villages, including Chawatar, Gatlang, and Somdang. After Somdang, we head to Paldor Peak Base Camp.

Food and Accommodation During trek

Foods:

During the trek, you’ll be provided with three-course meals. While the meals are simple, they’ll provide you with good energy for the journey. A staple meal is the traditional Nepali dish, Dal Bhat. In more remote areas, options may be limited. For breakfast, you can expect Tibetan bread, bread, tea, boiled eggs, and similar items. Lunch and dinner options are almost the same and include dishes like pasta, noodles, soups, potato dishes, and Dal Bhat. Additionally, it’s a good idea to carry some light snacks and chocolate bars with you for extra energy along the way.

Accommodation:

Teahouses or guesthouses serve as the primary accommodation during this trek. As it’s a rural and less popular trekking area, the facilities they provide are pretty basic, but you’ll have access to basic amenities. In the lower regions, you may find attached bathrooms, while room sharing is common during peak seasons and in higher regions. At Paldor Base Camp, tent camps are the accommodation option, and you’ll be provided with a warm sleeping bag.

However, there may be extra charges for Wi-Fi, charging electronic devices, hot water buckets, and laundry services. During peak season, it’s important to note that accommodations may be limited, as very few hotels are available in the area. It’s advisable to book your accommodations in advance, especially if you’re traveling during popular trekking seasons.

Required Permit for Paldor Base Camp Trek

For this trek, you’ll need three permits: the TIMS Card, Langtang National Park Permit, and Paldor Peak Climbing Permit. These permits are essential for ensuring your safety and compliance with local regulations.

TIMS Card:

The TIMS card, which stands for Trekkers Information Management System, is an essential permit for trekkers in Nepal. It costs NPR 2000 for most nationals, but SAARC nationals receive a discounted rate of NPR 1000. You can obtain your TIMS card from the Nepal Tourism Board office or any trekking agency in Nepal. This card helps track trekkers for their safety and provides valuable information to authorities in case of emergencies.

Langtang National Park Permit:

The trail passes through the Langtang National Park, so it’s essential to obtain an entry permit for the park. The cost of the entry permit is USD 30 plus 13% VAT. This permit grants access to the protected area of the park and supports conservation efforts aimed at preserving its natural beauty and biodiversity.

Paldor Peak Climbing Permit:

To climb Paldor Peak, you need a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. If you’re planning to summit the peak, your touring company can make all the arrangements for you. The cost of the Paldor Peak climbing permit varies depending on the season. In spring, it’s USD 250 because it’s the peak season in Nepal. In autumn, you’ll pay USD 125, while in summer and winter, it’s only USD 70. Make sure to plan accordingly and obtain the necessary permit for your climbing adventure.

Acclimatization and Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is a common concern in the mountains of Nepal, especially when hiking up to altitudes around 5000m. The chances of experiencing altitude sickness are high due to several ascents and descents, which can make breathing difficult. Acclimatization is essential for our bodies to adapt to the altitude. If you plan to summit the trek, you’ll have an acclimatization day at the base camp. Otherwise, you’ll spend a rest day at the base camp exploring nearby lakes. This allows your body to adjust gradually to the altitude, reducing the risk of altitude sickness and ensuring a safer trekking experience.

Symptoms may include headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. To prevent altitude sickness, it’s essential to acclimatize gradually, stay hydrated, avoid overexertion, and listen to your body. If symptoms of altitude sickness develop, descending to a lower altitude is the most effective treatment. Always consult with a medical professional before trekking at high altitudes, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions.

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