• Paldor Peak Climbing

Paldor Peak Climbing


Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate Difficult
  •    Activities: Peak Climbing
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, Lodges, teahouse and tented camps on the trekking trails
  •    Maximum altitude: 5896m

Trip Higlights

Maximum Elevation: 5896m
Start Point: Syabrubesi
End Point: Dhading Besi
Route: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Gatlang-Somdang-Jasta Khani-Paldor Base Camp-Paldor High Camp-Paldor Peak-Paldor Base Camp-Shertung-Jharlang-Dharka Gaun-Dharka Phedi-Dhading Besi- Kathmandu
Accommodation: Teahouse, Lodge, Homestays, Hotels
Best season: Autumn and Spring

Trip Information

Paldor Peak Climbing in Nepal lets you immerse in the wonders of the intact Himalayan treasures of Nepal. Located at the junction of Tiru and Karpu Danda, the Peak is traversed by only a few climbers. And this is the reason why you shouldn't miss the Paldor Peak Climb during your visit to Nepal. Climbed by the few trekkers, the trails of this peak never fail on astonishing you with their wilderness.

Situated southeast of the Ganesh Himal Range, the summit of the Paldor Peak is accessible from northeast, southeast, west and southwest ridges. And irrespective of which ridge you climb, the ethereal Himalayan beauty of this region can be admired from each part. Apart from the Nepalese mountains, with the views of some of the mountains in Tibet, the summit of the Peak makes your climb more satisfying.

Considered as the moderately difficult climb, the lower trail of Paldor Peak takes you through the forests of fir, pine, juniper, and rhododendrons. Witnessing several eye-catching waterfalls, ravishing Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, and many others, the trail climbs further towards the trail over the scree and steep rocky and glacial moraines.

Predominantly inhabited by the Tamang people, the village of Gatlang, Tipling, Somdang and many others on the trails lets you observe the Tamang lifestyle and culture from close. Roaming around the village of Somdang and Jasta Khani, the former mining tunnels of Zinc and many other minerals. On top of all other luring factors, the hospitality of the ethnic Tamang, Gurung and the Brahmin is the one you miss the most after completing the Paldor peak Climbing.

One of the closest climbing peaks from the Kathmandu Valley, Paldor Peak Climb is approachable to people with good fitness level. As the region is quite remote and the trek is quite difficult, it is always recommended to climb the peak with proper guidance from the experienced climbing guide. If you have the desire to conquer the peaks in Nepal with some kind of hesitation and fear to dare the one? If yes, then leaving all the hesitation and fear behind book our 18 Days Paldor Peak Climb Itinerary.

With our proper guidance and proper acclimatization plan, we will provide you with the best climbing experience in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Short Itinerary

Our 18 Days Paldor Peak Climb Itinerary is given below.

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu(1350m)

Day 2:Preparation day and Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1580m)

Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang(2335m)

Day 5: From Gatlang head to Somdang(3265m) via Yuri Kharka(3280m)

Day 6: Trek to Jasta Khani(3700m) from Somdang

Day 7: Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp(4280m)

Day 8: Acclimatization Day at Paldor Base Camp

Day 9: Paldor Base Camp to Paldor High Camp trek(5300m)

Day 10: Climb to Paldor Peak(5896m) from Paldor High Camp and return to Base Camp

Day 11: Retrace the route back to Somdang

Day 12: Trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka(3800m)

Day 13: Narchet Kharka to Sertung(3265m) trek

Day 14: From Sertung trek to Jharlang(1600m)

Day 15: Trek from Jharlang to Darkha Gaun(1560m)

Day 16: Trek to Darkha Phedi from Dharka Gaun

Day 17: Drive from Dharka Phedi to Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure Day

Getting there

Commencing the drive towards the north of Kathmandu Valley, you can follow the route across the Trishuli river to reach Dunche and Syabrubesi. Well known as the gateway for most of the Langtang Region Treks.

On our 18 Days Paldor Peak Climb Itinerary, we will choose the same destination. Continuing the trek from Syabrubesi we will trek through the Goljung village to reach Gatlang. Admiring the beauty of sacred Parvati Kund and Tamang Monastery, we will leave Gatlang. Proceeding the trek from Gatlang we will cross the Yuri Kharka and Khurpudanda Pass to reach Somdang.

The trail to the Paldor Peak from Somdang traverses through the Jasta Khani, Paldor Base Camp, and Paldor High Camp. After enjoying the views of breathtaking mountains and Tibetan terrain, we will make our return to the Somdang. From Somdang, we will follow the trails towards the village of Shertung, Chalish Gaon, Jharlang, Dharka Gaun, and Dharka Phedi to reach Dhading Besi. Leaving the unpaved and silent roads of Dhading Besi behind, we will return to the buzzing Kathmandu Valley from there.

Besides Syabrubesi, you can also start the journey of Paldor Peak Climbing from Dhading Besi and Arughat. However, starting the trek from Dhading Besi or Arughat is quite difficult. Thus, Syabrubesi is considered the best start point for Paldor Peak Climb.

If you want more thrill and adventure, you can also approach this climbing journey from the Sundarijal. Located at the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley, the trail from Sundarijal takes you through the hills of Helambu and Gosainkunda before reaching Syabrubesi. From Syabrubesi, you can follow the same above the mentioned trail to conquer the Paldor Peak summit.

Trek Extensions During the Paldor Peak Climb

The more you spend your days in the Nepalese Himalayas, your desire of exploring the Himalayan beauty gets deeper. Similarly, if you find yourself craving more than just the Paldor Peak Climb, you can extend your journey by joining other treks. Among many, Langtang Valley Trek, Langtang Tamang Heritage Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek are the best extensions available during the Paldor Peak Climb. Further Paldor Peak Climb with Helambu Valley is also not a bad choice.

Best time for Paldor Peak Climbing

Thinking of the best time for Paldor Peak Climbing in Nepal? Well, like many other trekking and climbing regions in Nepal, Spring and Autumn are the most favourable season for Paldor Peak Climb.

The stable weather and the moderate temperature during this season let you observe the unobstructed views of the mountains and the surrounding sceneries. Further, the colourful dry leaves during the Autumn and the vibrant rhododendron and other wildflower blooms during spring make the trek to the Paldor Peak more fascinating. Thus, irrespective of whatever season you choose, both seasons are there to astonish you with their unique charm and beauty.

If you are up for the weather challenges, winter and summer climb is also possible.

Accommodation and Food in the trail

During the trek on the trails of the Paldor Peak, you will be traversing some of the most rustic traditional villages of Nepal. So for your stay, there are a few teahouses and homestays in the villages of Gatlang, Goljung, Shertung, Chalish Gaon, and so on. the teahouse trek is possible up to the Jasta Khani. After climbing further from Jasta Khani climbers set up the tented camps for the night stay.

With the basic service, you have to spend your night at the available teahouse and Homestays. Spending a night in these ethnic Tamang, Gurung and Brahmin villages, you will experience something different and exciting in each village. What you admire the most during the stay are their smiling faces and their overwhelming hospitality.

Due to the flow of few trekkers in this region, the teahouses here do not offer much variety on the food menu. Nepali traditional Dal Bhat Set is served in almost all of these teahouses and homestays. Further traditional Tamang and Gurung dishes are served at some of the homestays.

Don't get disappointed by these limited services. The scarcity of luxurious items during the trek is also the one that pops up in your mind and makes you remember all the moments you have enjoyed during the Paldor Peak Climbing in Nepal.

What permits are required for Paldor Peak Climbing?

The permits required for Paldor Peak Climbing are Langtang National Park Entry Permit, Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) card, and Paldor Peak Climbing special permit.

What type of transportation is available for the Paldor Peak Climb?

If you are going to start and end the trek from Syabrubesi and Dhading Besi respectively or vice versa, you can take a local bus and jeep to reach any of these designated destinations.

Is there a risk of altitude sickness during the Paldor Peak Climb?

As we will be conquering the altitude of 5896m during the Paldor Peak Climb, there is always a risk of getting caught by the altitude sickness during the Paldor Peak Climb. So maintaining a slow and steady pace is mandatory to avoid altitude sickness. Furthermore, proper acclimatization rest, drinking of adequate fluidal things and avoidance of smoking and drinking are most to keep the altitude sickness away.

If you ever notice dizziness, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and some other symptoms of altitude sickness, immediately descent down towards the lower altitudes. Take some days to rest in the lower regions and if you find yourself healthy then only ascend further towards the higher altitudes.

What is the essential equipment you must include in your backpack?

The list of essential equipment that you must include during the Paldor Peak Climbing is:

  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lipbalm
  • Scarf
  • Woollen Hat
  • Sunhat
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Warm trousers
  • Hiking shorts
  • Quick Drying underwears
  • Tshirts
  • Toiletries(Shampoo, Soap, Sanitizer, Paper Towels and so on)
  • First Aid kit
  • Water purifying Pills and water bottles
  • Important Documents like Entry Permits
  • Electronic gadgets like camera, spare batteries, charger, earplug and so on

Climbing gears like crampons, ropes and all other equipment are carried by our climbing guides

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu(1350m)

After your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, our representative member will meet you and escort you to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Upon reaching the hotel room, you will be given some time for rest. Thereafter, you can walk around lively and buzzing streets near your hotel room which is mostly the Thamel area.

Day 2:Preparation day and Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley

Rather than directly heading for the sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu valley, we will first give our time on the trek preparations. You should pack all the climbing and trekking equipment and clothing inside your backpack. If you fail to include a single gear inside the backpack, your climbing will turn out to be more daunting and challenging. Therefore, we too will help you a lot during your packing. If you have something that is yet to be purchased, we will take you to a particular place where you can buy the needed item. Further, we will also provide you with brief information regarding the Paldor peak Climbing.

After the completion of all the trek preparations if your time prevails we will arrange the guided tour around the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. Less than a half-day is not sufficient for the exploration of all the UNESCO world heritage sites inside the valley. Thus, as per your wish, we will be visiting some sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath stupa.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1580m)

Taking the early breakfast we will catch the local bus and jeep or private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Traversing across the riverbed of Trishuli river, we will pass the village of Dunche and many others before reaching Syabrubesi. We will stay overnight at Syabrubesi.

Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang(2335m)

Our today's destination is Gatlang. Following the same trekking trails to that of the Ruby Valley Trekking, we will walk for around 7 hours to reach Gatlang. Well known for the Tamang culture and tradition, strolling around this ethnic Tamang village you will get to observe their lifestyle from close. If you are lucky enough, you can also take part in their festival celebrations. Witnessing the people doing the handicraft works is something you will be appreciating the most during the trek.

Furthermore, to bring out most of the wonders of Gatlang, we will also visit the sacred Parvati Kund and the beautiful Tamang Monastery located nearby.

Day 5: From Gatlang head to Somdang(3265m) via Yuri Kharka(3280m)

Climbing uphill through the forest of pine, juniper, rhododendrons, and fir we will stop for a while at Yuri Kharka. Yuri Kharka in summer is mostly filled with cattle. Continuing the trek from Yuri Kharka, we will climb uphill until Khurpudanda Pass. Khurpudanda Pass boasts views of Paldor Peak, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Pangsang La, and many other hills. Admiring all this beauty, descending downhill we will cross the Somdang river to reach Somdang.

Roaming around the village of Somdang we can observe the former zinc, and copper mining tunnels. Spend the night at Somdang.

Day 6: Trek to Jasta Khani(3700m) from Somdang

Gradually stepping uphill we will walk along the lung forest till Paigutang Kharka. As the trek from Paigutang is on a rocky trail, the steep trail demands more energy. Upon reaching Jasta Khani we will observe the zinc mine at Jasta Khani. Overnight stay at Jasta Khani.

Day 7: Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp(4280m)

The walk from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp greets you with the views of Paldor peak and various other mountains and hills. The ascend through the rocky glacial trails makes today's trek pretty difficult. Overnight stay under the tent at Paldor Base Camp.

Day 8: Acclimatization Day at Paldor Base Camp

To balance your body with the increasing temperature, we will separate this day for the acclimatization rest.

Day 9: Paldor Base Camp to Paldor High Camp trek(5300m)

As you climb higher their comes more difficulties on our way. So, with the proper care, we will trek along the steep rocky moraines and boulders to reach Fang Lake. Upon reaching the Lake location, give a look at the enticing views of Paldor East and Paldor west. Set up the camp at the High Camp for the night stay.

Day 10: Climb to Paldor Peak(5896m) from Paldor High Camp and return back to Base Camp

Carrying all the necessary gears we will start the early morning climb towards the summit of the Paldor peak. Climbing over the scree and steep glacial moraines and rocky trails is not an easy task. Further, if you are a beginner climber, make sure you take the proper guidance from your guide.

At the summit of the peak, the views of Ganesh, Shisapangma, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and many other mountains greet you from all around.

With some time spent on the peak, we will return back to the Base Camp for the night stay.

Day 11: Retrace the route back to Somdang

Within a downhill trek from Base Camp for around 7 hours we will stop at Somdang for a night stay.

Day 12: Trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka(3800m)

Observing the captivating views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and many other mountains and sceneries, we will gradually make an uphill climb towards Narchet Kharka. Overnight stay at Narchet Kharka.

Day 13: Narchet Kharka to Sertung(3265m) trek

Starting a day with the uphill trek through the forest of pines, bamboos and rhododendrons we will stop for a while at the beautiful Tipling Village. Enriched with a mixed culture and tradition, the villages houses various chortens, church and vibrant prayer flags. Furthermore, observing each house you can notice that most of them are made up of wood, tins and stones.

One of the biggest Tamang settlements in the trail, the lifestyle of the people of the village is traditional. Most of the people here are indulged in making handicrafts out of bamboo sticks. During the trek, we will observe these things. In addition, the cultivated farmlands is another major attraction of this village. Embracing the traditional lifestyle, houses and farming land we will continue our trek down to the Gorkhen Khola. Crossing the hanging bridge over the Khola we will hike up to the stunning Gurung Village for an overnight stay.

Day 14: From Sertung trek to Jharlang(1600m)

Accompanied by the charming mountain views, the trek today leads us through the forest embellished with diverse floral species. Further, we will also witness the several ethnic villages of Chalish Gaon and many others on the way. The farming terraces on the trekking trails give us ample opportunity to observe the traditional farming ideas of the rustic Nepalese people. Observing all their wonders we will climb downhill and uphill to reach Jharlang. Mostly inhabited by the Tamang settlements, Jharlang is one of the best places for an overnight stop during the Paldor Peak Climb.

Day 15: Trek from Jharlang to Dharka Gaun(1560m)

Relishing the beautiful views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range we will trek through the lush forest to reach Dharka Gaun. Unlike other villages of previous days, this village is inhabited mostly by the Brahmin people. Thus, throughout our stay at this Brahmin village, we will get fascinated by the great hospitality and culture of the Brahmin people.

Day 16: Trek to Dharka Phedi from Dharka Gaun

It will be our last day on the trekking trails of Paldor Peak Climbing. After the morning breakfast, we will start our trekking from Dharka Gaun to Dharka Phedi. Overnight stay at Dharka Phedi.

Day 17: Drive from Dharka Phedi to Kathmandu

Driving along the dusty roads till Dhading Besi we will join the road towards the well-maintained road from there to Kathmandu Valley.

Day 18: Departure Day

It is your final day in Nepal. Our representative member will transfer you the the Tribhuwan International Airport.

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