Paldor Peak Climbing

Duration: 17 Days     
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking, Culture Tours
  • Group Size: 1 +
  • Max Elevation: 5896m
  • Type of Trek: Teahouse / Camping
  • Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Start to climb to Paldor Peak after successful climb of John Cleare and Ian Howell in 1974. Between Tilman's ascent in 1949 and Cleare's expedition of 1974 it is possible that Paldor had no other ascents. Since then the mountain has received more attention and many new routes added.

Paldor Peak lies at the southeast end of Ganesh Himal scratching the junction of the Tiru and Karpu Dandas at the head of the Mailung Khola, a tributary of the Trisuli Gandaki River. On a clear day the Ganesh Himal, with the icy fangs 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) can be seen forming an imposing backdrop to the northwest of Kathmandu. The quickest approach to Paldor Peak and Ganesh Himal is from Sabru near Dunche in the Trisuli valley, which can be reached in a 6 to 7 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, and 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 reached from here in another days walk. A more interesting approach is the trek from Sundarijal (on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley) through the hills of Helambu and over the Gosainkunda range to Sabru. The return from the mountain can be made by trekking directly to Trisuli Bazaar.

Into Paldor Himal region you will be welcomed by tranquil lakes, tremendous waterfall along the trail, a majority of Tamang people and great Himalayan landscapes. This peak was first climbed by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa and Da Namgyal during the monsoon of 1949 by the North-East Ridge, although it must be said that it is difficult to fit Tilman's description to the actual route.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours.
  • Day 2Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung and it takes about six hours.
  • Day 3Trek from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka (3,390m.) which takes about five hours.
  • Day 4Trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,270m.) via Khurpudanda pass (3,620m) and it takes about five hours.
  • Day 5Trek from Somdang to Jasta Khani (3,700m.) which takes about five hours.
  • Day 6Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m) and it takes about five hours.
  • Day 7Rest day at Base camp for acclimatization. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Paldor summit.
  • Day 8Climb from Paldor base camp to High camp which takes about five hours.
  • Day 9Rest day at High camp for acclimatization. This is another acclimatization day for Paldor summit.
  • Day 10Summit Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to Base Camp and it takes about nine hours.
  • Day 11Trek from Base camp to Somdang which takes about seven hours.
  • Day 12Trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka (3,800m.) and it takes about seven hours.
  • Day 13Trek from Narchet Kharka to Sertung that takes about seven hours.
  • Day 14Trek from Sertung to Jharlang which takes approximately eight hours.
  • Day 15Trek from Jharlang to Darkha and it takes about seven hours.
  • Day 16Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar that takes about seven hours.
  • Day 17Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus which takes approximately eight hours.

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by our private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu Hotel room on bed with Breakfast (B) basis on 4 star Hotel.
  • All land transfer as per above itinerary.
  • Paldor Peak Climbing Permit fees.
  • Langtang National Park entry permits fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (T.I.M.S) permits fees.
  • Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek in lodge/camp.
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder trekking Guide and porter.
  • All program according to itineraries on full board.
  • Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs.
  • Professional Paldor peak Climbing guide.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and international Airfare.
  • Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D).
  • Personal Climbing and trekking Equipments.
  • Personal spending money & all bar bill during the trip,
  • Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc.
  • Tips for staffs is expected.

Useful Information

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