Paldor Peak Climbing- 20 Days

Arrival On : Kathmandu Nepal
Trip Duration : 20 Days
Difficulty : Difficult
Departure From : Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Overview

From the High Camp, we will follow the Paldor Glacier in the east. Walking through the steep snow slope, loose rock pinnacles, and hard snow, we finally reach the peak. The summit offers stunning views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Shishapangma, and the brown hills of Tibet. After spending about half an hour on the summit, we turn back and continue to climb down to the Base Camp. Paldor Peak Climbing is one of the most popular climb in the extreme southeast of the Ganesh Himal range. It is the connecting point of the high Tiru and Karpu ridges at the head of the Mailung Khola (river).

The climb is considered moderately difficult and the main route through the glacier is full of crevasses.

When you get to the first place, there are two options to choose from; climb the ridge immediately or use the cracks to scale the 45-degree sloping ridge.

Paldor Peak (5,903 m) can be climbed from the northeast, southeast, west, and southwest ridges. The quickest way to reach Paldor and Ganesh Himal are to drive down to Syabrubesi in the Trishuli Valley.

Our trek begins from Syabrubesi. You cross the Bhote Kosi River, which leads you to the villages of Tangjet and Gatlang which are predominantly Tamang hamlets. From here, we head northwards along the ridge before the river plunges into the forest above the Mailung Khola. The moraine-filled valley just below the Paldor can be reached after a day’s walk.

After you reach the summit, you will find yourself at one of the world’s most beautiful places and can have mesmerizing views of the Ganesh Himal peaks, Langtang Lirung (7227 m) and Manaslu (8156 m).

From here you can also view some of the mountains on the Tibetan side that include Shishapangma (8013 m). You can also see one of the tributaries of the River Trishuli.

Himalayan Trekkers offers a full board package for Paldor Peak climbing. It includes a climbing permit from NMA and all other necessary logistics from arrival to departure from Kathmandu.

Short Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02:

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03:

Drive to Syabrubesi

Day 04:

Trek to Gatlang

Day 05:

Trek to Yuri Kharka

Day 06:

Trek to Somdang via Khurpudanda Pass

Day 07:

Trek to Jasta Khani

Day 08:

Trek to Paldor Base Camp

Day 09:

Acclimatization at Base Camp

Day 10:

Climb to High Camp

Day 11:

Summit Paldor Peak and Return to Base Camp

Day 12:


Day 13:

Trek to Somdang

Day 14:

Trek to Narchet Kharka

Day 15:

Trek to Sertung

Day 16:

Trek to Jharlang

Day 17:

Trek to Darkha

Day 18:

Trek to Khahare Bazaar

Day 19:

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 20:

Depart Kathmandu


Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Overnight: Standard Hotel in KTM

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will greet and assist you at your hotel. Depending upon your arrival, you may stroll around the streets of Thamel, meet us in our office, or do your final moment shopping.

Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Overnight: Standard Hotel in KTM

After breakfast at the hotel, a tour guide will take you to the historical and cultural places of Kathmandu. Kathmandu city presents a fabulous mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and western influence in the valley. There will be a half-day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath.

Day 03 Drive to Syabrubesi
Overnight: Tea House

Today, we drive from Kathmandu, following the Dhunche initially on the northeast side of the ridge. The drive is an enjoyable one through the serene forests of hemlock, pines, oaks, and rhododendron.

After crossing the forests, we will enter a fascinating landscape of terraced fields and isolated small farms. We continue descending as the path snakes around the ridges for about 2 hours through the thick forests, and then eventually we will reach the Tamang village of Syabrubesi.

Day 04 Trek to Gatlang
Overnight: Tea House

Today’s path leads us into the valley of the Chilime Khola; crossing the river by a suspension bridge to the north bank and following a path upstream to another large suspension bridge. Here we again cross the river and reach the south bank, passing through Gholjong Sango, where the valley now widens. The trail follows a well-engineered water channel and leads eventually to Thangjet, near the confluence of the Chilime and Brindong Khola.

The trail climbs steeply through terraced hillsides to Gatling- a Tamang village, passing Mani walls piled with carved stones and lotus flower Mandala. You can visit the Tamang Monastery and Parvatikunda Lake here.

Day 05 Trek to Yuri Kharka
Overnight: Tea House

After breakfast, we start our trek and pass through the local village of the main trekking trail that goes through the forest of fir, rhododendron, and juniper. After a walk of about 5 hours, we will reach the Yuri Kharka.

Day 06 Trek to Somdang via Khurpudanda Pass
Overnight: Tea House

We start our climb again through the forests, zigzagging to Khurpu Danda at 3,739 m. From the Khurpa Danda, our route follows a path north along the crest at first and then traversing the steep hillside on the west flank.

All along the way, there are thousands of small garnets and other minerals that you can find. Approaching the head of the valley the path then gets steep, climbing on the right side of the stream. Merrily flowing waterfalls enter from the right and we get a glimpse of Somdang village.

Day 07 Trek to Jasta Khani
Overnight: Tented Camp

From Somdang we will be walking towards the beautiful region of Jasta Khani enjoying the scenic beauty spread all over the place. The trekking trail will offer us a great view of the surrounding high hills and some of the most beautiful forests.

Day 08 Trek to Paldor Base Camp
Overnight: Tented camp

Our trek to Paldor Base Camp continues after breakfast. The path, in some places, is quite rocky as we climb between outcrops and then traverse towards the northeast to a small valley bounded by moraines below the glaciers of the Paldor Peak. We make our Base Camp here, below the confluence of the Paldor West and Paldor East glaciers just north of a fine rock pinnacle.

Day 09 Acclimatization at Base Camp
Overnight: Tented camp

Today is the rest day as time is needed for acclimatization and for sorting out the equipment which we will be taking to our high camp. The further strategy will also be discussed and planned out. You will also get time to explore the area around the base camp.

Day 10 Climb to High Camp
Overnight: Tented camp

Today begins the steep and stony walk scrambling up across the moraine slopes and further through the boulder fields to the glacier and eventually to the wonderful campsite. En route to the glacier is a small and inconspicuous lake to the south of the peak called Fang. High Camp will be placed just east of the Fang on the Paldor East Glacier.

The rest of the day is spent sorting out the climbing gear for an early start to the summit of the Paldor. At night, one can even see the glow of the lights in Kathmandu even though it is at a faraway distance.

Day 11 Summit Paldor Peak and Return to Base Camp
Overnight: Tented Camp

From the High Camp, we will follow the Paldor Glacier in the east. Walking through the steep snow slope, loose rock pinnacles, and hard snow, we finally reach the peak. The summit offers stunning views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Shishapangma, and the brown hills of Tibet. After spending about half an hour on the summit, we turn back and continue to climb down to the Base Camp.

Day 12 Contingency
Overnight: Tented Camp

If the weather is favorable and our physical condition permits us to walk then we will walk down or in case if there is bad weather then we need to take a spare day and on this day we will walk around the surrounding area and capture the memorable picturesque view.

Day 13 Trek to Somdang
Overnight: Tea House

From the base camp of the Paldor peak, we will trek towards Somdang taking the same way back. The trail gradually descends through the main trail.

Day 14 Trek to Narchet Kharka
Overnight: Tea House

We will return to the Yuri Kharka taking the same path through the forest and green hills. While returning to Narchet Kharka, we can see the glorious Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and other mountains.

Day 15 Trek to Sertung
Overnight: Tea House

We will trek towards Sertung passing through the forest of juniper and rhododendron. Then following the main trail we will pass through the Tamang village to reach Shertung walking for about 7 to 8 hours.

Day 16 Trek to Jharlang
Overnight: Tented camp/ Tea house

We will climb up to the ridge and after enjoying the spectacular view of the high hills along with the glorious view of the Ganesh Himal and green forest along with some villages at a far distance. After having the wonderful view we will continue to climb towards the Jharlang passing through the Borang.

Day 17 Trek to Darkha
Overnight: Tea House

We will make our journey straight towards Darkha which will take us about 6 to 7 hours. The trekking trail of today will offer us a great view of the high hills along with the green forest of the region. After walking for several hours through the main trail we will reach the Darkha where we will stay the night.

Day 18 Trek to Khahare Bazaar
Overnight: Tea House

From Darkha, we will trek towards the Khahare bazaar. In the early part of the trekking, we will walk towards the Phedi of the Dharka.

Day 19 Drive to Kathmandu
Overnight: Standard Hotel in KTM

From the Khahare bazaar, we will catch a bus back to Kathmandu. The drive back to Kathmandu will be interesting as it will pass through some of the beautiful viewpoints. A farewell dinner program will be organized later in the evening hosted by Himalayan Trekkers.

Day 20 Depart Kathmandu

Today, you can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal.


  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
  • First Aid kit.
  • Three nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have standard Hotel accommodation please do let us know).
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
  • All needed Government fees.
  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu(City) lunch and dinner.
  • Your travel insurance and Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get a visa open on your arrival)
  • Any kind of drink. (tea, coffee, hard and soft drinks, Drinking water, etc)
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (late departure or early arrival from the mountains.
  • Donation Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.



Paldor Peak is located at the southeast end of the Ganesh Himal range at the confluence of Tiru ridge and Karpu ridge.

Paldor Peak is situated at a height of 5,896 meters above sea level.

From the summit of Paldor Peak, you can see the mesmerizing view of the soaring Himalayas including Ganesh Himal peaks, Langtang Lirung, Manaslu, and Shishapangma

Paldor Peak is a technical climbing peak hence one must have the physical endurance to climb it. The route is full of glaciers and crevasses. We highly recommend basic mountaineering skills or sufficient training for climbing this peak. The final 45° angle climb is the most challenging in the entire journey as you will have to climb through the steep icy surfaces to the peak. One must be physically and mentally healthy for this climbing and we also advise you to engage in outdoor activities like hiking, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc. before the trek.

The best time for Paldor climbing is from Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). The weather is the clearest during these times of the year offering a majestic view of the peaks. Similarly, since Spring is pre-monsoon and Autumn is post-monsoon, there are the lowest chances of rainfall/snowfall which reduces any unforeseen contingencies.

Paldor Peak climb is a one-day summit that can be done in 7-8 hours both ways depending on the travelers. However, the overall trip consists of 20 days.

Solo climbing to Paldor Peak is not possible. Paldor Peak climb is a least visited destination so there aren’t many tourists there, hence, navigation without a professional is quite tough. So, it is mandatory to have an authorized climbing guide in order to ensure the traveler’s safety. Our guides are authorized professional climbing guides who are skilled and have a lot of knowledge and experience in this field.

It is mandatory to have travel insurance for Paldor Peak climbing. You could purchase insurance from a reliable insurance agency from your location/home country. While purchasing travel insurance one must choose the insurance that covers emergency and medical evacuation, trip cancellation/delay, medicinal treatment, injury, loss of baggage, liabilities, etc.

A peak climbing permit, TIMS, and Langtang National Park permits are required for Paldor Peak climbing. The legal climbing permit is issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Similarly, all the permits and entrance fees are included in all the packages offered by Himalayan Trekkers including the Paldor Peak Climb.



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