Climbing Paldor Peak, Ganesh Himal range

Join local guide Jyamchang on this unique traverse to the summit of Paldor Peak, in the impressive Ganesh Himal range. Discover this fantastic area in Nepal, starting off at Kathmandu.




Trip Duration

19 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified



    Join me for this 19-day ascent program to Paldor Peak (5,896 m), one of the popular summits in the Ganesh Himal range. This is an intense but accessible program, as well as very rewarding experience. Get ready to experience Nepal, out of the beaten tracks.

    As a local guide, what I enjoy the most is sharing my culture and the history of my country with my guests. This is what brings me the most joy about being a Nepali IFMGA certified mountain guide.

    To begin this program, we will need to drive from Kathmandu to Sabru Bensi, in the Trisuli valley. This takes between 6 and 8 hours. Once there, we begin the trekking itinerary to Sabrubesi across the Langtang Khola.

    The main route across the glacier is crevassed. On reaching the col there are two options either climb the straightforward ridge using ropes, or continue around to the crevassed back for easier 45 degree inclined ridge.

    The Paldor Peak summit is easy to reach, if weather conditions are good. Once up in the peak, the views are exceptional. You will be able to enjoy the rich landscape, featuring the Ganesh Himal peaks, Langtang Lirung (7,227 m) and Manaslu (8,156 m) ,as well as some mountains of Tibet, like Shishapangma (8,013 m).

    On our way, we will trek across ancient traditional villages like After Tangjet and Gatlang, with a rich Tamang culture.

    Note that the price for the tour is a full-board package and includes: NMA climbing permits, all the logistics from your arrival to your departure from Kathmandu.

    Have a look at the detailed itinerary below for more details. Note that this itinerary can vary. I can adapt it to your wished and time availability.

    Interested in Climbing Paldor Peak, Ganesh Himal range? Request your booking! Have a look at other programs in this area, like the Everest Base Camp 16 Day Guided Trek and Climbing Mount Lhakpa Ri in Tibet.

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    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    • Day 1Kathmandu
      • Meeting at the Kathmandu International Airport
      • Transfer to the hotel
    • Day 2Kathmandu
      • Preparation day: checking of permits
      • Briefing of the itinerary
    • Day 3Kathmandu - Sybru Bensi
      • Drive from Kathmandu to Sybru Bensi (1,503 m)
      • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
    • Day 4Gatlang via Goljung
      • Trek to Gatlang (2,340 m) via Goljung
      • Duration of trek: 6 hours
    • Day 5Yuri Kharka
      • Trek to Yuri Kharka (3,280 m)
      • Duration of trek: 5 hours
    • Day 6Somdang via Khurpudanda pass
      • Trek to Somdang (3,260 m) via the Khurpudanda pass (3,750 m)
      • Duration of trek: 5 hours
    • Day 7Jasta Khani
      • Trek to Jasta Khani (3,700 m)
      • Duration of trek: 6 hours
    • Day 8Paldor Base Camp
      • Trek to the Paldor Base Camp (4,280 m)
      • Duration of trek: 6 hours
    • Day 9Acclimatization day-

      Resting day

    • Day 10Paldor High Camp
      • Trek to the Paldor High Camp (5,300 m)
      • Duration of trek: 5 hours
    • Day 11Summit day: Paldor Peak
      • Ascent to the Paldor Peak summit (5,896 m)
      • Trek back to base camp
    • Day 12Somdang
      • Trek to Somdang (4,305 m)
      • Duration of trek: 7 hours
    • Day 13Narchet Kharka
      • Trek to Narchet Kharka (3,800 m)
      • Duration of trek: 7 hours
    • Day 14Sertung
      • Trek to Sertung (3,270 m)
      • Duration of trek: 7 hours
    • Day 15Jharlang
      • Trek to Jharlang (1,600 m)
      • Duration of trek: 7 hours
    • Day 16Darkha
      • Trek to Darkha (1,557 m)
      • Duration of trek: 7 hours
    • Day 17Khahare Bazaar
      • Trek to Khahare Bazaar (720 m)
      • Duration of trek: 7 hours
    • Day 18Kathmandu
      • Drive to Kathmandu (1,350 m)
      • Duration of drive: 7 hours
    • Day 19Departure
      • Transfer to the Kathmandu International Airport
      • End of program

    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    Kathmandu International Airport


    Hotels (Kathmandu Royal Singi and Manaslu With B/B), and camping


    About the Guide


    I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009. I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.
    I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
    I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.
    It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.



    What People are Saying about Jyamchang Bhote


    After a year and a half of planning, a new attempt was made on Ama Dablam. This time a third person joined the climbing party. Acclimatisation on Lobuche gave us a foretaste of what the numerous pitches on Ama Dablam\'s steep terminal slopes would feel like. Good weather conditions and a swift Alpine style climb to C1, C2 and finally the summit concluded this project. Thank you so much Jyamchang for guiding us up there! The timing of the climb (before Autumn\'s commercial expeditions), choice of porters and additional logistics were once again very professional.
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    Excellent guide, à la fois attentionné et motivant. Il a su s\'adapter à notre rythme tout en nous stimulant suffisamment pour qu\'on atteigne nos objectifs quotidiens. Il nous faisait un briefing journalier avec le programme du lendemain et ses difficultés éventuelles et une vérification de notre adaptation à l\'altitude (pouls, saturation en oxygène). Dès le premier jour, il a tout pris en charge tant du point de vue de l\'organisation des transports que des hôtels sans faux pas.
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    Siham et Noémie
    As some famous mountaineer once said about his Sherpa climbing partner, Jyamchang belongs to a new generation of Nepali guides who really love to climb. For them, mountaineering isn’t just about business. And that’s the reason why we got along very well whilst attempting the ascent of Ama Dablam in April 2017. We were lucky enough to be able to meet beforehand in Chamonix for a thorough check-up of the equipment and a briefing on the various logistics. I found him to be that kind of straight-to-the-point, smiling and organized person I was hoping to have as a guide and partner for an ambitious climb above 6000 meters, which I had only performed once before (on Island Peak). We met at the airport in Kathmandu and joined a good friend of mine and his trekking guide, who accompanied us during the acclimatization trip across the 3 passes and on to EBC. This gave us plenty of time to get our bodies accustomed to altitude. Jyamchang and I performed a daily health check-up to monitor the effects of altitude, a routine which I found to be very professional. We had agreed during our first Skype discussions that we were going to climb alpine style. That is minimum logistics, no fixed ropes etc. The idea of climbing a difficult mountain such as Ama Dablam without these facilitating artefacts strongly appealed to me, and I appreciated that Jyamchang pushed for this approach of the climb. This was not just pulling the client to the top of the mountain and then collecting the summit bonus. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions the day before summit day, we were unable to reach the summit. However, I found that Jyamchang’s attitude during the difficult descent with rapidly degrading weather conditions, and another party that we had to help descend, was again showing a professional and competent approach to the mountain environment. All in all, we had a great time in the beautiful surroundings of the Khumbu valley and may be climbing together again in a future expedition. I can strongly recommend Jyamchang for trekking and climbing elsewhere in the world (Jyamchang also guides in Norway). Martin, 32 - Belgium
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