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.
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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.