Paldor peak is a very beautiful yet one of the less explored peaks that are tucked between Tiru and Karpu Danda and lines with the Ganesh Himal on its southeastern end. It lies at the height of 5903m and is a moderately difficult peak to climb. According to Nepal Mountaineering Association, the Paldor peak is categorized as group “B” peak climbing.
Bill Tillman, along with Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa, and Da Namgyal, during their course of exploration of Ganesh Himal find out about Paldor Peak. Also, they made their first climb to this peak. Since then, the Paldor peak is slowly gaining popularity. Amazing views of Mt. Pabil, Logsang Karpo, Ganesh I, and Ganesh V from the top of Mt. Paldor is the finest attraction of this trek.
Besides this, the trail also passes through incredible villages of Gatlang and Tangjet. Here, we can see the unique culture and tradition of local Tamang and Gurung people. Their amazing hospitality is worth experiencing. The rare flora and fauna of Langtang National Park make this journey more adventurous. Snow leopards, red pandas, peacocks, Rhododendrons, pines, etc. are the habitants of the park.
In short, Paldor Peak Climbing provides an incredible peak climbing experience. The route to this peak is unique, untouched, and very natural. What could ever be more heart-warming and blissful than trekking in a peaceful area with all the sounds of birds chirping, and flowing rivers?
This route takes around 20-22 days with proper rest. It costs you 2000$ including permits, insurance, clothing, transportation, food, and accommodation.
Highlights of paldor-peak-climbing
- Amazing hospitality of Gurung and Tamang people
- Diverse flora and fauna of Langtang National Park
- Visit the ancient monasteries, gompas, and prayer walls
- Stunning view of Ganesh Himal, waterfalls, and rivers.
- Climb one of the less climbed peaks.
- Day 1- Kathmandu to Dhunche
- Day 2- Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (5 hours walk).
- Day 3- Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (6:30 hours walk).
- Day 4- Lama Hotel to Lang tang village (7 hours walk).
- Day 5- Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3:30 hours walk).
- Day 6- Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (7 hours walk).
- Day 7- Lama Hotel to SyabruBesi (6:30 hours walk).
- Day 8- Saybru besi to Gatlang (6 to 7 hours walk).
- Day 9- Gatlang to Somdang (6 hours walk).
- Day 10- Somdang to Paldore Base Camp (6 hours walk)
- Day 11- Paldor Base camp to High Camp (5 to 6 hours walk).
- Day 12- Paldor Summit and High Camp (Full day).
- Day 13- Paldor High Camp to Base Camp ( 5 hours walk).
- Day 14- Base Camp to Pangsnag kharaka (6 hours walk).
- Day 15- Pansnag Kharaka to Ruckhe Kharka (7 hours walk).
- Day 16- Rupchet Kharaka to Bhalche (6: 30 hours walk)
- Day 17- Bhalche to Chadanda (6 hours walk).
- Day 18- Chadanda to Betrawati one hrs walk and drive to Kathmandu 4 hrs
Safety and fitness
Even though the Paldor peak is below 6000m, it is considered a very challenging and technical peak. The road to Paldor peak base camp is rough, steep, and can be snowy. The trail above the base camp is more challenging. The steep up and down trails can be very difficult. The final 45-degree angle steep climb through the icy surfaces, to the peak, is very challenging and risky, which definitely requires the right amount of adrenaline push to achieve it! You need to be well familiar with mountaineering gear like ice ax, harness, crampons, etc. The extreme temperature and altitude can be a serious problem if you don’t apply the necessary precaution. Any peak climbing requires concentration, focus, patience, and knowledge. Physical and mental stability is the most important factor. Physical fitness can be built by running, jogging, and doing some light exercise before starting your trek. The average walking hour of 6-7 per day, and overnight camping, risk of altitude sickness, combining all these facts, the trek and climb to Lobuche peak can be moderately difficult.
Symptoms of Mountain sickness
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Fast heartbeats
Preventing mountain sickness
- Walk slow
- Stay hydrated
- Have nutritional food
- Have enough rest
- Avoid smoking and alcohol
Medicines for mountain sickness
- Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
- Promethazine (for nausea)
Peak climbing Equipment List
|Valid Passport||Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)|
|Credit/Debit Card||Wind Stopper / Screen Tap Gloves (2 Pairs)|
|pP Size Photo (4 Pieces)||Heavy Gloves (Guide Gloves)|
|Insurance Paper And Contact Address||Summit Gloves – 8000m.|
|Foot Wear||Sleeping Bags|
|Summit Boot – 8000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet )||Sleeping Bag -20OC to -30OC|
|Climbing Boot – 6000m. (Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet)||Down Sleeping Bag -40OC (Extreme Comfort)|
|Normal Socks (5-8 Pairs)||Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)|
|Summit Socks/6000 m. Socks (2 Pairs)||Down Mattress (Inflatable)|
|Trekking Shoes (Gore Tex)||Sleeping Bag Liner|
|Light Trekking/Sports Shoes||Inflatable Pillow|
|Camp Booties (1 Pair)||Climbing Equipment|
|Slipper (1 Pair)||Climbing Helmet|
|Upper Body||Summit Down Suit – 8000m.|
|Thermal Top Base Layer (2-3 Pcs)||Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector Harness|
|Fleece Jacket (1-2 Pcs)||Belay Devices/ Figure of 8/ ATC Guide Jumar / Ascender|
|Gore Tex Jacket (1 Pcs)||Lock Carabiner (3 Pcs) Unlock Carabiner (2 Pcs) Tape Slings/240 cm|
|Wind Proof Jacket (1-2 Pcs)||Snow Goggle (Summit Purpose, Antifog, Polarized, UV Protection)|
|Down Jacket (1-2 Pcs)||Head Light 500-700 Lumens Spare|
|Cotton T-Shirt (3-5 Pcs)||Battery (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)|
|Lower Body||Satellite Phone With Credit (Optional)|
|Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2-3 Pcs)||Walking Stick/ Trekking Pole|
|Fleece Trouser (1-2 pcs)||Pocket Knife (Swiss)|
|Gore Tex Pant (1 pcs)||Altimeter Watch|
|Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs)||Pee Bottle|
|Gaiters for trekking boots||Power Bank|
|Down Pants (1pcs)||Crampons (Fit with Boot)/Packing Cover|
|Under Wear (4-6 Pcs)||Bag Packs|
|Sun Stuffs||Rucksacks 35 L – 50 L|
|Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50 Spf)||Duffle Bag 120 L-150 L (2 Pcs)|
|Lip Guard -30 to -50 (Spf)||Lundry/Garbage Bag (Large)|
|Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)||Water Proof Stuff Sacks/Dry Bag- Small/ Medium/ Large (3-4 Pcs)|
|Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection)||Medical/First Aid|
|Moisturiser / Lotion||Brufen / Ibuprofens|
|Eating & Drinking||Antibiotic|
|1 Ltr. Water Bottle||Diamox|
|1/ 1.5 Ltr. Thermos||Paracetamol|
|Mug (Opt.)||Handy Plaster|
|Spoon/ Fork (Opt.)||Crack Bandage|
|Bowl (Opt.)||Tincture Iodine|
|Umbrella / Rain Coat||Electrolyte|
|Hot Water Bag||Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)|
|Camera||Codopar (Headache & chest pain)|
|GPS Tracker (Recommended)||Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)|
|Hand & Toe Warmer||Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)|
|Toiletries (Personal)||Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)|
|Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue||Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)|
|Towel||Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)|
|Garbage Bag||Neck Gaiter (2-3 Pcs)|
Payment and Cancellation
Policy regarding Payment and Cancellation Payment:
1) To confirm a reservation, a deposit equal to 30% of the total price is required.
2) If the payment is made online, the remaining balance is due 10 days before the Tour, Trekking, Peak Climbing, or Expedition begins. If the payment is made in cash, it can be made after arrival. 3) If the booking is made within 30 days of the expedition beginning, full payment must be made at the time of booking.
1)A full refund of the deposit will be given if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled more than 60 days before the start date.
2)The deposit will not be refunded if a Tour, Trek, Peak Climbing, or Expedition is canceled within 30 days of its start date.
3)A tour, trek, peak climbing, or expedition will not be refunded if it is canceled prior to or on the start date.
4)All participants should strongly consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unforeseen cancellations or other occurrences.
Note: We reserve the right to modify or cancel any trek in the event of a natural disaster, political unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In such cases, a full refund or an alternative option will be provided.
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Price W/O Addons: US$ 1585 per person
- A detailed certificate from Marvel Treks and Expedition (after accomplishment)
- A complimentary raincoat to shed you during the rainy season.(returnable)
- A Complimentary Duffel Bag throughout the trek from our company. (returnable)
- A warm complimentary Down Jacket during the entire trek on behalf of Marvel Treks. (returnable)
- A complimentary sleeping bag for your icy trek. (returnable)
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner throughout the trek.
- The essential climbing gear like mountain axe, trekking sticks, etc, for your need throughout the trek. (returnable)
- Delightful complimentary Authentic Nepali cuisine as dinner to embark on your arrival and departure
- Critical complimentary First Aid Service (in times of need)
- An informative trekking map for you to cherish on behalf of our company
- Trendy Sunhat and t-shirt as souvenirs on behalf of Marvel Treks and Expedition.
- All the crucial services about airport transfer to and from the hotel via a private tourist vehicle ($40)
- The Garbage Disposal System will be accommodated by our company. ($500)
- Climbing Permit for Peak Climbing ($250)
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems )($10)
- National park entry fees / ACAP permits / Conservation entry fees. ( $30)
- Special Permits and All the necessary Conservation Area and National Park tax (USD$ 180 per person)
- All essential local tax, office service charges, and Gov tax ($100 )
- 2 nights accommodation in a Kathmandu (Kathmandu hotel or similar) ($40)
- Porter Service (425)
- Miscellaneous ($10)
- Marvel Treks and Expedition won’t be responsible for all the Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Extra nights in any city that’s not accommodated in the itinerary of Marvel Treks and Expedition.
- Summit bonus (250 USD)
- All the International flight checks and airfares.
- Marvel Treks and Expedition won’t be responsible for alcoholic/ non-alcoholic liquors.
- Additional porter fees along with tips of guides and porters.
- Tips for Climbing Sherpa (200 USD)
- Electronic gadgets like chargers, headphones.
- Individual costs like a hot shower, phone calls, laundry, souvenirs.
- Travel coverage and emergency evacuations.
- Tips for our staff’s drivers.