Paldor Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours.

    You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of the Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction.

  • Day 2 Trek from Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m.) via Goljung and it takes about six hours.

    While trekking you experience some of the Tamang culture. You can see scenery from a perfect view point. This day you walk through villages. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang, set high on a hillside among terraced fields and is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.

  • Day 3 Trek from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka (3,390m.) which takes about five hours.

    You trek an ascending path all the way to Yuri Kharka passing through forests of fir, juniper, rhododendron and local vegetation. During the monsoon, local people bring their domestic animals for grazing in Yuri Kharka.

  • Day 4 Trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,270m.) via Khurpudanda pass (3,620m) and it takes about five hours.

    Until Khurpudanda pass the trail moves uphill when you then begin to follow a descending path to reach Somdang. From the view point of Khurpudanda pass you can enjoy the spectacular views of Paldor, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Pangsang La and many more. En route you also pass through forests. At Somdang, you can observe zinc mines.

  • Day 5 Trek from Somdang to Jasta Khani (3,700m.) which takes about five hours.

    This day you trek gradual ascent path passing forests until you reach Paigutang Kharka. Now the trail goes steep up to Jasta Khani. On the way you cross rocky path covered by juniper. There is a zinc mine at Jasta Khani.

  • Day 6 Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4,280m) and it takes about five hours.

    The path is ascending along the rocky glacier trail. While walking, you can enjoy the views of Paldor and rock hills around you.

  • Day 7 Rest day at Base camp for acclimatization. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Paldor summit.
  • Day 8 Climb from Paldor base camp to High camp which takes about five hours.

    The path moves through rocky glacier. The views of Paldor East and Paldor West completely mesmerize you. Moreover, you can also enjoy the views of rocky hills and green hills all around you.

  • Day 9 Rest day at High camp for acclimatization. This is another acclimatization day for Paldor summit.
  • Day 10 Summit Paldor Peak (5,896m) and come back to Base Camp and it takes about nine hours.

    At the summit of Paldor you will be speechless by the panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Sisapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and views of Tibetan mountains.

  • Day 11 Trek from Base camp to Somdang which takes about seven hours.

    Now you walk straight downhill all the way to Paigutang Kharka and then the trail moves along gradually descending path to Somdang.

  • Day 12 Trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka (3,800m.) and it takes about seven hours.

    To reach Narchet Kharka you trek a gradually ascending path passing through forests and green hills. The views you can enjoy are of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung and many other unnamed mountains and peaks.

  • Day 13 Trek from Narchet Kharka to Sertung that takes about seven hours.

    The trail you follow today is quite descent at first and then it climbs up for some distance. En route, you cross forests covered with bamboo, pine, rhododendron and waterfalls. Tipling is the first village you encounter on this route. It is a big Tamang village which is rich in mixed culture and has chorten and church. The houses are made of wood, tin and stone. People living here have their distinct life styles and they are involved in making goods from bamboo sticks. You can see farming terraces where farmers grow potatoes, wheat, barley, buck wheat, maize and green vegetables. Now you have to climb down steeply until you cross a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola (stream). After you cross, the trails go uphill to Sertung. It is also a Gurung village. People of this area welcome trekkers with their local culture.

  • Day 14 Trek from Sertung to Jharlang which takes approximately eight hours.

    The early part of your trail is gently up until you arrive at small ridge. From here, you can enjoy spectacular views of Ganesh Himal , farming terraces, a waterfall and several villages at a distance. Now you climb down the ridge and cross farming terraces and local villages. After you take lunch at Borang, your trail turns downhill and uphill respectively to Jharlang. It can be best described as a Tamang village with its mixed culture.

  • Day 15 Trek from Jharlang to Darkha and it takes about seven hours.

    Crossing landslide nearby Jharlang, you begin your trek on an ascending path with views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, jungle, waterfall, farming terraces and villages. Darkha is the first Brahmin village on this trek. From here you can enjoy the view of Aankhu stream at some distance.

  • Day 16 Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar that takes about seven hours.

    The early part of your trek is descending to Darkha phedi and your route moves along the river bank until you reach Khahare. There is a big market at Khahare Bazaar with lodges, tea shops, big school and other important buildings. This place is famous for magnificent views of farming terraces.

  • Day 17 Drive from Khahare Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus which takes approximately eight hours.

    The road until Dhadingbesi moves through unpaved road and then you drive along the well paved road until you reach Kathmandu. It can be best defined as a scenic journey due to the beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages.