Paldor Peak Climbing

Duration: 0 Days / -1 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal

Highlights of Paldor Peak Climbing

  • Trekking through Langtang Valley
  • Peak climbing experience
  • Flora and fauna of Langtang Valley region
  • Oak, pine and rhododendron forests
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Mt. Shishapangma (8,027m)Annapurna (8,091m), Manaslu (8,163m), Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) and Leonpo Gang (6,979m)
  • Customizable trip
  • Non-technical peak, so, accessible for a beginner as well

Paldor Peak (5,896m) lies between the Tiru and Karpu Hillocks in south-east of Ganesh Himal (7,422m) Range. First climbed by Bill Tilman’s expedition team in 1949 from North-East Ridge, it is gaining its popularity day by day. Another successful Paldor Peak climbing was made by Lan Howell and John Cleare in 1974. Between 1949 and 1974, there had been no ascent to this peak as the record shows.

The non-technical peak can be climbed from North East, South East, West and South East Ridge. It has been a popular trekking peak of Nepal as it is below 6,000m. One can climb this peak without previous climbing experience. The Sherpa guide gives you the required instructions for doing this climbing without any accident.

On the acclimatization day at at the base camp, the guide gives you a refreshment training. He will guide you to use the climbing gears like ice axes, crampons, hand line, etc. By keeping the body in good health, having enough water and food makes you physically ready. Moreover, when you are mentally alert to complete this journey, it is superb!

Paldor Peak climbing leads you through the Langtang Valley and Ganesh Himal region. During the travel, you can see the flora and fauna of the Himalayan region. The forests of oak, pine and rhododendron are inhabited by different types of bird species. If you plan Paldor Peak climbing in spring, the colourful rhododendron flowers decorate the region to welcome you.

You can see the beautiful Himalayas to boost you further to complete this voyage. The awesome snowcapped peaks of Langtang region, Ganesh Himal Range and Manaslu (8,163m) region can be seen. You see the silvery mountains as far as Annapurna (8,091m) Himalayan Range.

Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) and Leonpo Gang (6,979m) are also visible in this trip. You can have the glimpses of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and Mt. Shishapangma (8,027m). Other many unnamed peaks of the Tibetan Plateau are also seen in this journey.

The cultural aspects of this region are equally rewarding and worth of observing. You can see the typical lifestyle, culture and tradition of Tamang ethnic communities. Therefore, you can also customize this trek with Tamang Cultural Heritage Trail as well. Some local monasteries, chortens and mani walls decorated with prayer flags and wheels also come into sight.

Orbit Alpine Adventure has designed Paldor Peak Climbing itinerary for 18 days. Before starting the peak climbing mission, you have a day tour around Kathmandu Valley. There is facility of extending the itinerary to explore more regions nearby. Tamang Cultural Heritage Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Langtang Gosainkunda Trek and Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley Trek are some variants.

For more details, visit our official website www.orbitalpineadventure.com. We will also entertain emails, phone calls, WhatsApp and online inquiries as well.

FAQs:

1. Where is Paldor Peak?

Paldor Peak lies in the east of Ganesh Himal Range. It is one among the closest trekking peaks from Kathmandu Valley. You can extend Paldor Peak climbing itinerary with Langtang Valley trek and Ruby Valley trek as well.

2. Is Paldor Peak climbing difficult?

As it is a non-technical trekking peak of Nepal, it is not much hard to climb Paldor Peak. The Sherpa Guide gives you the basic training to use the climbing gears while you are at the base camp. This refreshment training helps you measure the summit of Paldor Peak in a comfortable way. The guide will fix the rope to reach the top of this peak if necessary.

3. How can I reach Paldor Peak?

You drive along the Pasang Lhamu Highway up to Syabrubesi, the gateway to Langtang region and Ganesh Himal trekking. You begin the trek for climbing Paldor Peak from there. By walking for about 6 hours every day, you reach the base camp in three days. After a day’s acclimatization, you climb High Camp and then the summit the next day.

4. Do I need previous peak climbing experience to climb Paldor Peak?

Not exactly! First of all, this is a non-technical peak and next is below 6,000m. By following the instructions given by the Sherpa guide, you can do this trip. Nevertheless, the previous climbing experience will be an added point to successfully do this peak climbing.

5. What is the height of Paldor Peak?

The height of Paldor Peak is 5,896m from the sea level.

 

 

Day to Day Itinerary

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On your arrival, the representative of Orbit Alpine Adventure welcomes you at the Kathmandu Airport. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel. After becoming fresh, you can visit Thamel Bazaar on your own.

  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m,/4,429ft

Today, the tour guide takes you for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites as led by the guide. You will go around Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square. In the evening, the team leader gives you the required details about Paldor Peak climbing itinerary.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m,/4,429ft

After breakfast, you start the roadway trip towards Syabrubesi, the gateway to Langtang Valley trek. Driving nearly for 6 hours along the Pasang Lhamu Highway in a private jeep or local bus, you reach the destination. En route, you have the glimpses of the snowy peaks of Langtang region, Ganesh Himal Range and Manaslu region trekking. The high altitude villages surrounded by the green forests come into your sight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Syabrubesi
  • Altitude: 1,460m/4790ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

You traverse along the banks of the Chilime Khola in the beginning. Then, you cross a couple of suspension bridges over the Chilime Khola. Afterwards, the trail goes along Gholjong Sango and a water canal towards Tangjet Village. By walking past the cultivated lands with seasonal crops and vegetables, you continue the trekking. You reach Gatlang Village by crossing mani walls, carved stones and lotus mandalas en route.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Gatlang Village
  • Altitude: 2,238m/7342ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

You begin today’s trip after having breakfast. The track goes across a small hillock called Khumbu Danda (3,739m). You can have the amazing view of the dense forests and Himalayan views from here. Then, the trail moves through the dense forests of pine, fir and rhododendron trees. You can have the majestic view of Langtang Himalayan Range and Annapurna (8,091m) Massif. By walking along the newly constructed road, you reach Somdang Village for the night settlement. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Somdang Village
  • Altitude: 3,258m/10688ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

The trail from Somdang Village to Lari goes along the dense rhododendron forests and open farmlands. While moving along the rocky trail, you have the astounding view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu (8,163m) region and Annapurna region. By keeping Ganesh Himal on your east, you reach Lari Village. From here, you can also see Paldor Peak (5,896m).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Lari
  • Altitude: 4,868m/15971ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

As this is the spare day for acclimatization, you don’t have to move towards further destination. The following day, you are going to trek up to the base camp of Paldor Peak. You can take a short side trip around Lari or even can take rest whole day by enjoying the magnificent vistas of glaciers and snowy peaks. Besides, you can also take a walk around the village to converse with the villagers. They will share some interesting anecdotes about the place as well. You can better know about the lifestyle, culture and tradition of the local people.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Lari
  • Altitude: 4,868m/15971ft

After having breakfast, you move ahead along a manganese mine site to the barren land of the Langtang region. The trail further ascends through the moraines of Paldor Peak Glaciers along the ridges. By climbing along the steep cliff, you reach the junction of the West and East Paldor Glacier. There, you set up your tent for the night station. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Paldor Peak Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4,980m/16,338ft
  • Time: 8 Hours

Ascending along the moraine of the glaciers, you reach a glacial lake called Fang. You set up the tent to the east of the Fang Lake. From here, you can have the mesmerizing view of glaciers, lakes and soaring mountains. The Sherpa guide gives you basic training about using the climbing gears. This last minute training gives you some technique to climb the peak successfully. If you have any confusion, you can ask the climbing guide.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: High Camp
  • Altitude: 5,200m/17060ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

By following the steep trail to the west of the Paldor Glacier, you continue towards the summit of Paldor Peak. As the rocks are loose and the trail is icy, you must be quite careful while walking higher. Once you are on the top of Paldor Peak (5,860m), you can have the breathtaking view of the snowcapped peaks of Nepal and Tibet. You can see Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and Mt. Shishapangma (8,027m) from the top. After capturing the lifetime moments in your camera and the mind, you climb down to Base Camp. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Paldor Base Camp
  • Altitude: 5,896m/19343ft
  • Time: 8 Hours

After having breakfast, you begin descending towards Somdang Village. As the trail is sloppy, you should be careful during the journey. Crossing the manganese mine and the dense forests, you reach the final destination for the day. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Somdang Village
  • Altitude: 3,258m/10688ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

By walking through the dense forests, you cross Khumpu Danda and reach Gatlang Village. You can enjoy the Himalayan view and the scattered villages of high altitude while descending. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Gatlang Village
  • Altitude: 2,238m/7342ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

You have your breakfast and begin the journey by following the sloppy trail along the Bhote Koshi River. Then, you reach Thanbbuche Village, which is located nearby Chilime Village. On the way, you can visit the Chilime Hydropower Project as well. By crossing a suspension bridge, you reach Tatopani for the night rest. You can take a bath at the natural hot water (tatopani) to get rid of muscle aches. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Tatopani
  • Altitude: 2,607m/8553ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

Today, you go for a hiking to Nagthali Ghyang as it is the vantage point of this region. By following the steep trail that goes past the dense rhododendron forests, you reach Brimdang Village. From the top of Nagthali Danda, you relish the snowcapped peaks as far as Annapurna region and Tibetan side. After enjoying the enchanting view of the Great Himalayas, dense forests and beautiful valleys, you trek down to Tatopani. You spend this night also in the tented camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Nagthali Ghyang
  • Altitude: 3,165m/10383ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

This is the final day of walking in Paldor Peak climbing package. You start the trip after having breakfast. The trail leads you through the dense woodlands and farmlands cultivated with seasonal crops and vegetables. By witnessing the splendid view of the Langtang region and mountain villages, you arrive at Syabrubesi. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Syabrubesi
  • Altitude: 1,460m/4790ft
  • Time: 6 Hours

After having breakfast, you drive back to Kathmandu via the Pasang Lhamu Highway. You enjoy the same high altitude hamlets, Himalayan view and dense forests during the retrace trip as well. After arriving in Kathmandu, the crewmember relocates you to the hotel. In the leisure period, you can go for shopping around Thamel Bazaar. You can buy some handcrafted and clothing items to present to you people back in home country. In the evening, the agency organizes farewell dinner as a part of culture at a restaurant around Thamel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,350m,/4,429ft
  • Time: 7 Hours

In this way, you have come to the end of 18 days’ Paldor Peak climbing itinerary. Therefore, the team member of the company escorts you up to the Kathmand Airport just enough time before your flight time. 

  • Meals: Breakfast