Paldor Peak Climbing

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Paldor Peak (5,896m) lies in a remote area of the Langtang region at the southeast end of the Ganesh Himal. This area offers excellent walking trails for climbers and trekkers alike. The trails join Tiru and Karpu ridge at the head of the Mailung Khola, a tributary of the Trishuli Gandaki River. Paldor Peak Climbing can be climbed either via the North East, South East, West and South West Ridge. Paldor Peak was first climbed by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa and Da Namgyal in 1949 through the North-East Ridge. The first ascent of South – East Ridge was made by John Cleare and Ian Howell in 1974. This route climbs along the long snow and ice arête that goes down to the fine rock peak of fang.

While trekking, you will catch a glimpse of stunning tranquil lakes, beautiful waterfalls, great Himalayan landscapes and lush green farming terraces. You also get an insight into the lifestyle and culture of the local indigenous communities.

The normal route to Paldor peak is via Sabrubensi close to  Dunche in the Trisuli valley which can be approached in a 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. From Sabrubensi we begin the trek crossing the Bhote Kosi river way up to Tangjet and Gatlang villages, then we head  to northward along the ridge before descending into the forest above Mailung khola.. The moraine filled valley below Paldor is reached from here. After summiting Paldor peak, we trek downhill to Sybrubensi in  4 or 5 days and take a land transport back to Kathmandu.


  • Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue on to Patan Durbar Square to take in ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour with a lunch. Then, you will visit ancient Nepalese art in the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • We head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Sybrubesi. The first part of your trip we will drive up to Trishuli Bazaar smoothly. Then, the path moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the road is sometimes blocked due to landslides. Stay overnight at lodge in Sybrubesi.

  • After two to three hours of ascent from Syabrubesi we reach a view point where we gain fantastic views of the Ganesh Himal, Gosainkunda range and Langtang Lirung. We trek down to Goljang valley (lunch stop) which is an hour walking downhill from our view point. Today we walk through many villages and along the trails we find numerous Buddhist chortens and mani walls. Gatlang is a beautiful Tamang village that is set high on a hillside surrounded by terraced fields. Stay overnight in lodge.

  • We start today an easy walk through the trail used by the local villagers along the fields. You will see the farmers working in the fields. We descend steep by the old stones staircase, and reach Yuri Kharka. Overnight at camp at Yuri Kharka.

  • Today we keep walking while enjoying the spectacular views of Ganesh Himal all the way. During our trek, we frequently see the impact of deforestation in the form of landslides which we pass and finally reach to Somdang village for overnight stay in camp.

  • Today we make gradual ascent passing through forests until we reach Paigutang Kharka. Now the trail goes steep up to Jasta Khani. On the way we cross rocky path covered by juniper. There is a zinc mine at Jasta Khani. Overnight in tented camp.

  • The path is ascending along the rocky glacier trail. While walking, you can enjoy the views of Paldor and rocky hills around you. Overnight at base camp.

  • This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Paldor summit.

  • We follow the trail through rocky glacier. The views of Paldor East and Paldor West are spectacular. Moreover, you can also enjoy the views of rocky hills and green hills all around you.

  • This is another acclimatization day before summit to Paldor peak.

  • From the summit of Paldor you will enjoy the panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Sisapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and those of Tibetan mountains.

  • Day 14 : Trek from Base Camp to Somdang (7 hrs)

    Now we trek straight downhill all the way to Paigutang Kharka and then the trail moves along gradually
    descending path to Somdang. Overnight at tented camp

  • Today we make gradual descent passing through forests and green hills. While trekking, you will enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung and other beautiful mountains.

  • Today we trek to Ghatlang, big Tamang village, which is rich in mixed culture and has chorten and church. People living here have their distinct life style and they are involved in making goods from bamboo sticks. Now you climb down steeply until you cross a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola (stream). After you cross the river, the trails go uphill to Sertung, another Gurung village. People here are friendly and they warmly welcome the trekkers. Overnight at tented camp.

  • While trekking, you will enjoy spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, lush green terraces, waterfall and several villages at a distance. You climb down the ridge and cross farming terraces and local villages. After lunch en route, you walk downhill and uphill until you reach Samdung gaun. It is a Tamang village with mixed culture. Overnight at tented camp.

  • After breakfast at Lama Hotel we set off for Syabru Besi where our vehicle will be waiting for us. The route to Syabru besi is rough and some time in monsoon the landslide blocks the road.

  • We drive back to Kathmandu through the endless terraces of lowland Nepal, the 7 hour drive get back us to the buzz and bustle of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • On this pleasant day you may have a full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Or, you may do your last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives.

  • Our airport representative will come to pick you up and transfer you to the International Airport according to your flight time.

What is included

  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by English speaking city guide
  • 04 Nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing  B/B basis
  • 09 nights tea house on BB plan during the trek
  • 07 nights Full Board Camping with meals (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) on climbing period
  • Langtang National Park Permit Fee
  • TIMS
  • Drive: Kathmandu – Syabrubeshi – Kathmandu (Jeep 4WD/Mini Bus/Bus)
  • An English speaking guide
  • Climbing Sherpa: 4 climber clients equal to 1 Climbing
  • High altitude porters clothing and equipment
  • Staff: Insurance, Wages & Climbing Sherpa Equipment

What is Excluded

  • International airfare
  • International Airport Pickup (if you have not booked this facility in advance)
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement for hotel accommodation
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single tent on camping trek
  • Garbage deposited US $ 250/-
  • Peak climbing permit Fee (as per seasons)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & on tea house during the trek
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Personal climbing insurance
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including drinking water), laundry
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 20 kg
  • Donation & tips etc.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Rescue: All our clients must have travel insurance that covers urgent emergency medical/ evacuation from mountain locations to Kathmandu.
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes

Paldor Peak Climbing 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Climbing Region: Langtang, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 17 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 09 Days
  • Camping: 07 nights Full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during Climbing period
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 04 Nights – BB Plan
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Peak climbing  + Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Comfortable vehicle, as per group size
  • Peak Permit: Fee shall be collected upon arrival in Kathmandu
  • High Seasons: (Autumn)Oct – Nov- Dec & (Spring) Mar – Apr – May
  • Low Seasons: (Winter) Dec-Jan-Feb & (Monsoon) Jun-Jul-Aug
  • Accommodation: Basic Clean Hotels in Kathmandu & Basic Clean Lodges (teahouses) on trek & Full board Camping
  • Meals: Only breakfast in Kathmandu & trekking period. Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the camping in climbing period
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Camping
  • Trek grade:  Medium – hard
  • No. of Pax: 2 to 12
  • Maximum elevation: 5896 m. / 19344 ft.
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Support Staff: An English speaking guide, Climbing Sherpa, Porter Kitchen Staff: 1 cook, 1 asst. cook (depending on the group size)
  • Porter Guidelines: Each porter carries only 30 Kgs. as per IPPG guidelines.
  • Local Climbing Sherpa: 1:4 pax, 2:8 pax, 3:12 pax

General Information


  • Nepal is a land of ancient history, colorful cultures and multi- religions found nowhere else on the planet! There are many festivals and cultural events celebrated throughout the year in the various regions by different Nepalese ethnic groups who follow their own way of religious practice, lifestyle, language, culture, and tradition keeping peace and harmony in society.
  • Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. At least, you need to spend one or two nights in Kathmandu before and after your trekking trip. We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget.
  • May, June, July, August, September, October, are the best seasons for peak climbing in Nepal.
  • It is not necessary that you have to join a group. We can make private trip departures for peak climbing any day upon your request and suitable time. You can set your own departure schedule and begin the trip without joining other group
  • Yes, at first, Trek Himalayan airport representative will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. You will be introduced to climbing Sherpa and briefed about the trip at the hotel lobby.
  • Yes, in most of the places you can charge batteries while on trip (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).
  • There are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions:- Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Short excursion to Nagarkot / Dhulikhel, Meditation & Spa/Yoga, Bungee Jump, Everest Flight (Mountain Flight)...
  • Tipping is a tradition in tourism in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. We highly suggest you to allow approximately USD 5-6 per person per day for our trekking staff. But, tipping amount is not applied for western tour leader
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