Paldor Peak Climbing with Ruby Valley Trek

Trip Facts

Duration

Duration 13 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

The quickest approach to Paldor and Ganesh Himal is from Sabru near Dunche in the Trisuli valley which can be reached in a 6 to 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. From here the trail crosses the Langtang Khola to Sabrubesi. After crossing the Bhote Kosi river the route leads via Tamang villages of Tangjet and Gatlang, then heads northwards along the ridge before dropping into the forest above Mailung Khola to pick up the newly built road that leads to an army post. The moraine filled valley below Paldor is eached from here. We end the trekking through another part of Ganesh himal which is well known for  Ganesh himal Home stay trekking. It offers the client meetings with typical real Nepalese people which also could be called an educational or cultural tour. You will stay near local people’s houses where you find their familiar environment, so that you will see Nepalese people’s real lifestyle.  You will have face to face interaction with them.

THE CLIMBING ROUTES for Paldor Peak climbing:

a) North-East Ridge (Tilman’s Route).

b) South-East Ridge.

c) South-West Buttrest.

d) West Ridge

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate trips to various parts of Nepal. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to easily change the itineraries as per your liking.

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Highlights

  • Summit Paldor Peak climbing at the elevation of 5896m. with the splendid view of Pabil (7,101m / 23,300ft), Logsang Karpo (7,150m / 23,458ft), Ganesh I (7,406m / 24,298ft) and Ganesh V (6,950m / 22,802ft)
  • Explore the Paldor Base Camp
  • Enjoy the trek across the Langtang National Park
  • Visit the various Tamang villages like Gatlang, Tipling, and Sertung as well as Gurung village Chalish

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Safru bensi

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

170km Drive
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge at Safru Bensi

Altitude

1600m./5280ft.

Early Morning, we drive to safrubensi through the gateway to the Ruby Valley and Langtang Valley at the confluence of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang Rivers. Mesmerizing scenic driving and passing through Trisuli Bazaar and small settlements make you scenic driving. Narrow and bit adventurous zig zags road but amazing landscape along the way driving will take your to reach Safrubensi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 2

Trek to Gatlang

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge at Gatlang

Altitude

2238m./7385ft.

We begin our trip with a dirt track zig-zags to the west up to Bahun Danda Pass and then down to the Tamang settlement of Gatlang, a cornerstone village on the Tamang Heritage Trail or hike to Gatlang by way of Chawatar. Gatlang is a Tamang village with unique customs and craftsmanship in a magnificent setting. Just above the villes lies Parvati Kund, popular during Janai Purnimaa when thousands of pilgrims are attracted to the sacred pond and nearby temple. Stay overnight at community lodge.

Day 3

Trek to Somdang

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Somdang

Altitude

3258m./10751ft.

After breakfast, We ascend through pine and rhododendron forest to a lunch point of Yuri Kharka before continuing to Khurphu Bhanjyang and then dropping down to the Somdang River, border between Rasuwaa and Dhading districts.

A sprawling mining compound, no longer functioning but it seems locals appealing government to revive it, lies a few hours to the north upriver. The hike passes through a scenic valley featuring the 200 m Chukarma Waterfall. The former mine leaves a lot be explored and is the site of a 1.4 km tunnel bored into the mountain to extract zinc, copper, tin, crystal and even highly-prized rubies. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 4

Trek to Jasta khani

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Hike
(Avg 4hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Jasta Khani

Altitude

3700m./12210ft.

We trek continue to Jasta khani  then camp there overnight at tent.

Day 5

Trek to Paldor Base camp

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Paldor Base camp

Altitude

4280m./14124ft.

We ascend to Paldor Base camp then stay there overnight at tent .

Day 6

Acclimatization day

We have a rest day here for acclimatization to make sure for summit the paldor peak with any altitude problem. We stay at same camp overnight at tent.

Day 7

Summit Paldor peak - Retrace to Paldor Base camp

Day 7 Facts

Accommodation

Paldor Base camp

Altitude

5903m./19479ft.

We ascent early morning to summit Paldor peak in time and  walk back to Base camp and stay there overnight at tent.

Day 8

Trek to Somdang

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Hike
(Avg 7hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Somdabg

Altitude

3270m./10791ft.

We walk down to Somdang then stay there overnight at lodge.

Day 9

Trek to Tipling

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Hike
(Avg 7hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Tipling

Altitude

2150m./7095ft.

We begin early to Pangsang pass descend to Tipling village. The view from pangsang is incredible. For the Sunrise view, you have to climb around at 5 am in the morning (hill) 1 hour to the top. The Hidden valley of Ankhu, Trishuli with coulorful rhododendron flowers, Mountain views are recommended all around from the top. Langtang lirung, Dhorjelakpa, Sangden himal, Gosain kunda and range east and west Annapurna, Manaslu and the front view of Ganesh himal very beautiful. After nice view and small snack, we gradually down to Tipling. Stay overnight there at tent.

Day 10

Trek to Chalish village

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Chalish Village

Altitude

1674m/5505ft.

Trek to Chalish village. First walking is steep down hill to Ada khola and easy walk to Chalish village. It is a small beautiful Gurung village Chalish. There are poor government school, temple and barn near by village. The main occupations of the people are farming. The scenic beauties you can glance are of green hills, terraces and villages at close distance. You will have magnificent view of Ganesh himal range and Paldor peak from this village. Stay overnight at tent.

Day 11

Explore the village and rest day

Climb early morning to Mugu danda( hill) for panoramic view more then 12 snowcapped peaks – as Mount Manaslu, Ganesh himal range, Paldor peaks many more. You will visit old Buddhist monastery in Sertung village and explore the village. In the evening, the local community will offer to entertain you with their cultural performance. Stay overnight at tent .

Day 12

Trek to Borang - Drive to Dhading Bensi

Day 12 Facts

Trekking Time Average

03 hours/10km
06 hours/70km

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Dhading Bensi

Altitude

( 1800m./5400ft.)
(612m./2019ft.)

After breakfast, the trail lead us to Borang village. We will get jeep from there then drive through  Lishne jungle, Jharlang village ( Percho), Kimthang phedi and finally arrives dhading besi. Stay overnight in Dhading Bensi.

Day 13

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 13 Facts

Trekking Time Average

110km Drive
(Avg 3hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu

Altitude

1295m./4273ft

After breakfast, We will embark on the bus to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport Transfer (Airport – hotel – Airport) in Kathmandu .
  •   All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee) three times in a day.
  •   Lodge/Tented accommodation during the trekking.
  •   One experienced educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, government authorized and specialized in Ruby valley region trekking /climbing guide, a cook and required porters.
  •   All staff’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  •   All necessary group climbing equipments as main rope, fixed rope, ice crue, ice axe, crampon, halmet, caravan, ice hammer and harness etc.
  •   Kathmandu to Safrubensi and Borang to Kathmandu overland transport as per mentioned in itinerary.
  •   All necessary camping and kitchen equipments.
  •    Langtang national park fee.
  •    Paldor peak permit and garbage deposit.
  •    Assistance for emergency helicopter rescue operation.
  •    First aid medical kit, duffle bag, A trip map,Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, company t-shirt,  and climbing/trekking completion certificate.
  •   Government tax and service charge.
  •   Public Liability Insurance.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  •    Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, battery charge, laundray, phone bill etc.
  •    Personal Travel insurance.
  •    Personal climbing gears & clothing, (available on hire).
  •    Tips for staff .( Highly suggested ).

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ESSENTIAL INFO

Best time to visit

The best time to visit Paldor Peak Climbing with Ruby Valley Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons. During this time of the year, you can experience the perfect weather and climate. Which is very suitable for trekking. This season provides you with an ideal climate. Similarly, during this trek, you will be able to get a clear view of Pabil (7,101m / 23,300ft), Logsang Karpo (7,150m / 23,458ft), Ganesh I (7,406m / 24,298ft), and Ganesh V (6,950m / 22,802ft) if you travel here during this time of the year. However, this trek also can be done in the monsoon season.

The difficulty of this trek

This trek is one of the hardest treks of Nepal. Most importantly, during this trek, you have to climb up to 5903m. So, it is very obvious that this is going to be tough for new trekkers. During this trek, you can face the problem of altitude sickness, but it is very common among trekkers. Furthermore, the landscape of the place also adds to its difficulty.

Travel insurance

Your travel insurance covers your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. Most importantly, check with your insurance company that your adventure and trekking above 4000m are covered. If you haven’t taken any insurance policy, then it would be difficult for us to operate your rescue mission. Therefore, you have to have your insurance policy with you. It is compulsory during such a high trek.

Meals and Accommodation

The meals and accommodation are also top class. Where you can enjoy your stay and have quality Nepali and western food. But, we don’t provide any kind of soft or hard drink. Similarly, we provide you with a lodge with twin share basis accommodation during the trekking. Similarly, all meals include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trekking.

Fitness and experience requirement

This trek is done at a very high altitude. So, your health must be perfect. However, if you have excellent health with average physical condition with a positive attitude and self-control you can complete this trek. Additionally, you should not have any health problems like asthma. Similarly, you should have no heart, Lungs, or blood diseases. Furthermore, this is a long trek that will push your body to its limit so be prepared for that. Furthermore, you should at least have experience of climbing small peaks first.

Climate and weather

The climate and weather of this place are mostly moderate throughout the year. So, you can do this trek all year. But, the best experience that you can get from this trekking is during the spring and autumn season. During this time of the year, the climate is moderately stable and suitable. Therefore, it can be very helpful for people who want to enjoy the scenery and the surroundings. In addition, if you travel here during this time then you can enjoy a stunning view of Pabil (7,101m / 23,300ft), Logsang Karpo (7,150m / 23,458ft), Ganesh I (7,406m / 24,298ft) and Ganesh V (6,950m / 22,802ft).

Safety and security

The safety and surety of our people are very important to us. So we make sure that our trekkers don’t have any problems during the trek. Similarly, we also take good care of our visitors during the trek. While you are trekking with us you will always be under the supervision of an expert.  Most importantly, the place where you stay is also very safe and secure. So, you don’t have to worry about yourself and your belongings during the trek.

Required Permits

Langtang National Park Fee 

NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1500 for SAARC.

Paldor Peak Climbing Royalty fee 

USD 250 per person for March – May
USD 125 per person  for Sept – Nov
USD 70 perperson for Dec – Feb and June – August

Note: Child below 10 years are free

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