Paldor Peak with a height of 5896m/19,343ft is situated in the Ganesh Himal, northwest of Kathmandu valley. Similarly, Paldor Peak is Situated at the junction of Tiru and Karpu Danda. Paldor Peak Climbing is one of the easiest and most popular peak climbs in Nepal. it provides you with a majestic view of its landscapes and the other 8000m+ peaks in the Himalayas. In addition, Paldor Peak is one of the untouched peaks in the Ganesh Himal range.
However, annually a lot of passionate climbers and trekkers love to climb and trek here. The first ascend to the Paldor Peak was in 1974 AD by a legendary group of climbers which includes Mr. John Cleare and Ian Howell. Furthermore, Paldor Peak is one of the most beautiful peaks in Nepal. Paldor Peak has a reputation for being very unpredictable at times. One of the famous routes to climb the Paldor Peak is through the caravan route.
Now, this route takes you from Kathmandu to the immediate access of Langtang Khola and onto Syabrubesi. Then the path leads to Tangjet, Gatlang, Mailung Khola, and onto the base camp. Likewise, when you are doing the Paldor Peak Climbing there you will get a magnificent view of the most famous mountains of Nepal. such as Ganesh, Langtang, and Manaslu which adds to your overall trekking experience. You will see the brown hill of Tibet along with the mountains of Nepal. Similarly, Paldor Peak Climbing takes you to the summit without any difficulty but in some places, you might find some slightly steep paths. Furthermore, you will be trekking through the famous Tamang village under the shadow of Ganesh Himal.
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In addition, Paldor Peak is under the 6000m range. So, it can be the best first climb for the passionate rookie trekkers. Similarly, Paldor Peak Climbing is not that challenging; most of the trekking routes are easy to follow with the help of an experienced guide.
Who can do Paldor Peak Climbing?
There is no special requirement for Paldor Peak Climbing. Even a person with less experience can do this. Saying that to complete this trek successfully you should be physically fit and mentally tough. It is always challenging to climb at a high altitude so you should be perfectly ready for the challenge it provides to you.
Additionally, running and jogging before the climb is always helpful. Similarly, this trek is perfect for passionate trekkers. Furthermore, Paldor Peak Climbing can be a perfect exercise for you if you want to attempt expeditions like Everest, Kanchenjunga, and Annapurna. If you are a mountain and nature lover this climb will make you come close to nature.
Why Paldor Peak Climbing?
There can be many reasons for one to do Paldor Peak Climbing. Most climbers do Paldor Peak Cto experience the beauty of its landscape and the surrounding. Similarly, Paldor Peak provides a magnificent view of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Manaslu Himal. Furthermore, after reaching the summit of Paldor peak you will get a majestic view of mountains like Machhapuchhre (6697m) in the Annapurna range, high peaks of the Khumbu region along with the Shishapangma (8013m).
Likewise while traveling through the trails of Paldor peak you will experience the rich biodiversity of the place. Along with the different flora and fauna of the place. Furthermore, on this journey, you will meet local people and know their culture
- Get a magnificent view of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu
- Gain experience on a relatively difficult 6000m peak
- Experience abundant flora and fauna
- Meet with local people and feel their culture
- Experience a different culture
- A great intermediate climb for beginners
- Get to travel with an experienced guide
- Feel the sense of adventure during the expedition
- Experience the natural beauty of the place
- Explore the different villages on the trails of the climb
Arrival at Kathmandu airport.
Today you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be sent to a suitable hotel as per your request. At an altitude of 1350m.
Preparation and briefings by the team members.
On this day you will be given a short briefing about the climb by the team members of our company. Similarly, today you can do the necessary shopping for the trip at the market in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1503m/4931ft, 08hrs)
We will leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive towards Syprubeshi at an altitude of 1503m. Similarly, on the way, we will stop at a suitable hotel to have our lunch which may have fish from Trisuli Khola. The fish of Trisuli Khola is very famous among Nepali which you will get to have during the journey. Similarly, we will enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and its landscape during the journey. Overnight at the tea house.
Trek from Gatlang to Yuri Kharka (3280m/10761ft.)-
Today’s path continues along the bank of Chilime Khola initially. We will cross a suspension bridge over the Chilime Khola at the north bank and continue our ascent until we cross another suspension bridge to the south. Most of the trek is mostly uphill starting from Gatlang and Yuri Kharka at an altitude of 3280m. Similarly, this trek takes about 5 hours so you will have enough time to enjoy the beauty of its landscape. Overnight at a teahouse or camp.
Trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang (3,260m/10696ft.)
After having a light breakfast at Yuri Kharka we will continue the trail passing through Somdang. Which is at an altitude of 3260m. Similarly, during the trek from Yuri Kharka to Somdang, we will pass via Khupudanda pass at an altitude of 3750m. While traveling through the routes of the trek you will pass through some of the farmlands, waterfall, and huge Mani walls. Overnight at the teahouse or camp whichever is available at the time.
Trek from Somdang to Jasta Khani (3700m/12139ft.)
Today we will ascend from Somdang to Jatra Khani. Similarly, on this trail from Somdang to Jatra Khani, we will pass through some rhododendron forest and continue through bushes and open fields. Likewise while on this trek you will pass through some small villages on the way. Furthermore, this trek takes around 6 hours at an altitude of 3700m. Overnight at camp.
Trek from Jasta Khani to Paldor Base Camp (4280m/14042ft.)
Today is an exciting day on our Paldor Peak Climbing. so, we will start early from Jasta Khani to reach Paldor Base Camp. Additionally, his trek takes place at an altitude of 4280m for about 6 hours. The climb is almost steep along the ridgeline of the camp. Furthermore, after reaching the junction of Paldor Base Camp we will do overnight at a tented camp for the night.
Rest day at Base camp for acclimatization (4280m/14042ft.).
At a higher altitude, you need to be familiar with the environment. It is very important for climbing high altitudes. Likewise, today we will rest at the base camp and acclimatize ourselves properly. In addition, day 8 of our journey is an acclimatization day for the preparation of the Paldor peak summit. This acclimatization process takes place at an altitude of 4280m.
Trek from Paldor Base Camp to Paldor High Camp C1 (5300m/17388ft.)
Today is an exciting day of our journey because today we will trek from Paldor Base Camp to Paldor High Camp C1 which is at an altitude of 5300m. Where you can enjoy beautiful mountain views. Similarly, this trek can be slightly challenging so you do this trek at your own pace. Overnight at a camp.
Descend to the Base Camp; Camping accommodation.
Today we will wake up early in the morning around 3 am. Take some coffee, tea, and a light breakfast. After that we will start our journey to reach the summit of Paldor Peak at an altitude of 5896m. We will stay there for a while and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding Himalayas and their landscape. After that, we will descend to the Base Camp via a slightly steep path. Overnight at a camp.
Trek from the Base camp to Somdang (4305m/14124ft.);
From day 11 we start our return journey from Paldor Peak from the base camp to Somdang at an altitude of 4305m. Similarly, while descending from the base camp you can see the charm of the place and its landscape from a height that will add to your experience at Paldor Peak Climbing. Overnight at a camp.
Trek from Somdang to Narchet Kharka (3800m/12467ft.)
Today we will descend from Somdang to Narchet Kharka. Similarly, on this trail from Somdang to Narchet Kharka, we will pass through some lush forest and continue through bushes and local fields. Likewise while on this trek you will pass through some small villages on the way. Furthermore, this trek takes around 6 hours at an altitude of 3800m. Overnight at camp
Trek from Narchet Kharka to Sertung(3270m/10728ft.); camping accommodation
On day 13 of our Paldor Peak Climbing. Today we will continue to descend from Narchet Kharka to Sertung at an altitude of 3270m. Similarly, while descending from Narchet Kharka to Sertung you will pass through a beautiful rhododendron forest. Where you will see abundant flora and fauna of the place. The trek takes around 6 hours so enjoy the surroundings without any hurry to complete it. Overnight at a tented camp.
Trek from Sertung to Jharlang (1600m/5249ft.)
After a good night’s sleep at a comfortable tented camp in the Sertung region, we will continue our trek to Jharlang. The trail continues at a steeply forested landscape. After 3 hours of a long walk, we will stop for our lunch at a suitable spot. Similarly, we will take a small in-between to refresh ourselves. Likewise, you will be at a very high altitude at this time so you can enjoy the 360-degree view of the surroundings while having your lunch. Overnight at a comfortable tented camp.
Trek from Jharlang to Darkha (1557m/5108ft.)
On day 15 of our trip to Paldor peak, we will descend from Jarlang to Darkha at an altitude of 1557m. The way from Jharlang to Darkha is mostly downhill. Similarly, while traveling through Jharlang to Darkha you will get to travel through the bank of a small river. You will get a chance to meet local people on the way to Dharka. Overnight at a camp.
Trek from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar (720m/2362ft.)
Today you will come to a lower altitude at Khahare Bazaar from Darkhu at an altitude of 720m. Similarly, when you are at Khahare Bazaar you will get glimpses of different mountains of Nepal. In addition, at Khahare Bazaar you will explore different cultures and local foods and a suitable place to set up a camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Trek from Khahare Bazaar, drive for 7hrs to Kathmandu
Today is the last day of our trip. So, we started our trek from the Khahare bazaar after a light breakfast in the early morning. After that, we drive from Kathmandu which takes around 7 hours from Khahare Bazaar by bus or car. Then you will be transferred to your requested hotel. Where you will have a farewell party with some cultural programs in the evening and rest for the night.
After having Breakfast, Drop at the airport for final departure.
After a light breakfast, you will be dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.
- Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star Category) on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
- Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- Permit All necessary paperwork: Paldor Peak Climbing climbing Permit from NMA,
- Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
- Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.
- Map: Trekking and climbing map.
- Road Transportation: Drive from Kathmandu – Syprubeshi and while returning Khahare Bazaar - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
- Climbing Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Lukla (by air cargo) and to Base camp (by Porters)– While returning: Base camp to Lukla (by porters) and Lukla to Kathmandu (by air cargo).
- Member Luggage: Up to 25 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
- Food and Lodging: 3 Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek.
- Drinking: 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
- Porter: Porters (1 member: 1 Porter) during the trek.
- Climbing Sherpa: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide
- Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staff & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
- Oxygen Bottle (O2): Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with appropriate charge).
- High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for members, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for members, Sherpa, and climbing crews. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- Light: Necessary light at all tents. * if required.
- Guide: Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
- Valley Sightseeing: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambhu (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Certificate: Paldor Peak Climbing climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing the Paldor Peak Climbing successfully).
- Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee is USD 60 per person for 30 days and to be applied for 60 days is USD 120.
- Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
- Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
- Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- Filming: Special Filming, Paldor, and Drone permit fee.
- Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
- USD 25 for an extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded).
- Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
- Tips: Tips for Basecamp and other staff.
- Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Best time for Paldor Peak Climbing
Choosing the best time for your visit at a high altitude in Nepal is very important. The climate and weather in the Himalayan region of Nepal are very unpredictable. Similarly, the best time to visit the Paldor Peak Climbing is during the autumn and spring season. These seasons are best for the visit for many reasons. The most important is that these seasons provide the best weather and climate for the visit. You can travel to this peak with clear visibility. Likewise, during this time of the year, it is a season for festivals in Nepal. So, it can be very entertaining for the visitors to explore and visit the peak at the same time. But, this climb also can be done during the monsoon seasons.
The difficulty of Paldor Peak Climbing
Paldor Peak Climbing is easy compared to other peaks in Nepal. However, there are some things you should take into consideration before climbing to Paldor Peak Climbing. you should book guides and porters 4, 5 months before the visit. If you cannot do this then you should contact a trekking and climbing company who will book you suitable facilities during the trek. Furthermore, if you travel here during the on-season then you might not find a suitable accommodation facility. Whereas if you travel here during the off-season then the bad climate and weather can affect your visit to Paldor Peak Climbing.
Meals and accommodation at Paldor Peak Climbing
In Kathmandu, we normally provide a 3-star hotel with the facility of breakfast, lunch, and dinner but you can upgrade it as per our visitor’s wish. Similarly, while climbing we provide you with the most comfortable tea houses with hot showers, toilets, western food, and private rooms. The tea houses provide you with their famous local foods. Most importantly, they also provide food in sufficient quantities for their visitors. Similarly, the local food at higher altitudes is mostly cheaper than the western foods because most of the local dishes are produced from local farms. But, for western food, they have to import it from the cities which adds to the cost of the food.
Climate and weather at Paldor Peak Climbing
The climate and weather of the Himalayas of Nepal are very incalculable. It can change without a sign. Therefore, climbers and trekkers should be very careful during Paldor Peak Climbing. So, climbers must be very careful planning their trip to Paldor Peak. Furthermore, this climb is a multi-day trip, so the chances for trekkers to face difficult weather at base camp are always high. Likewise, the temperature in the Himalayan region is mostly below zero degrees. Therefore, make sure you carry warm clothes with you during the climb. Concerning the condition, the ideal season to do Paldor Peak Climbing is during the autumn and spring seasons. At this time you will climb in a pleasant climate which can help you climb quickly and effectively.
Fitness and experience requirement for Paldor Peak Climbing
Paldor Peak Climbing is one of the physically challenging climbs in Nepal. Even some of the most experienced climbers find it hard to travel through these trials of Paldor Peak. Therefore, you have little knowledge of this climb successfully. Similarly, you have to be physically fit for this trek and climb. In addition, if you have some health issues, then it will be impossible for you to travel or complete this trek and climb. Furthermore, make sure that you do a full body checkup before heading toward the climb. In addition, walking and jogging, and running before Paldor Peak Climbing is helpful.
Safety and security at Paldor Peak Climbing
You should not worry about your safety and security when you are with us at Paldor Peak Climbing. Climbing at the high altitudes of Nepal is always risky due to the harsh climate from time to time and steep roads. That is why the safety and security of our visitors are always a top priority for us. So, we take full care of our visitors at the Paldor Peak Climbing when they are with us.
When is the best time for the Paldor Peak Climbing?
Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) are suitable for Paldor Peak Climbing. However, it is possible in monsoon seasons too.
How difficult is the Paldor Peak Climbing?
The Paldor Peak Climbing is difficult. But, almost anyone can complete it. You just have to be confident in yourself.
How much will it cost to climb Paldor Peak Climbing?
The average cost of the Paldor Peak Climbing is about USD 1500 per person for a 15 days itinerary.
Can you climb the Paldor Peak Climbing alone?
It is not possible. Similarly, this trek would be very difficult for a single person. So, we would recommend hiring a guide.
Do I need a climbing permit for the Paldor Peak Climbing?
Yes, it’s compulsory to have a Paldor Peak Climbing permit from Kathmandu.
Can you have altitude sickness on the Paldor Peak Climbing?
Altitude sickness is a common problem during the Paldor Peak Climbing. So, you should drink a sufficient amount of water.
What is the food price at Paldor Peak Climbing?
Food Prices differ from place to place. But, it usually costs USD 25 for lunch, dinner, and breakfast.
How many hours do I need to walk per day?
You usually walk about 5-6 hours on most of your trek days. The walks must be slow and steady.
Can I carry children to Paldor Peak Climbing?
It is an unwise decision to carry your children with you to Paldor Peak Climbing. But, exceptions are made if they are old enough then you can take them with you following necessary protocols.
Is the Paldor Peak Climbing trail crowded?
Usually, the walking trail is not crowded but it is generally jam-packed with travelers during the peak trekking season.
What will happen If I get sick during the Paldor Peak Climbing?
While climbing it is possible that you feel uncomfortable. But, don’t worry, your guide will be there for you.
Is charging my phones and batteries possible in the route of the Paldor Peak Climbing?
It is certainly possible to charge your phones and batteries in the tea houses and lodges during your trip to Paldor Peak Climbing but they might charge you some money.
Can children do Paldor Peak Climbing?
Children’s climbing at such a height is very risky. Although if they are old enough then they can participate in the journey.