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.
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
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:
Wind and waterproof jacket
Quick Drying underwears
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 guidesRoute: 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.