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.
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.
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.
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.