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5,896m (19,331ft)


Langtang Region



Climbing Season

spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Climbing Duration

2 days (typically)

Trek Type




Group Size

2 – 12

Climbing Route

Southeast Ridge

Paldor Peak (5,896 m) is situated in the Ganesh Himal, northwest of Katmandu. The name Ganesh is taken from the elephant-headed Hindu god of good luck, probably the most popular goddess in the Kathmandu valley. Paldor Peak lies at the southeast end of Ganesh Himal marking the junction of the Tiru and Karpu Dandas at the head of the Mailung Khola, a tributary of the Trisuli River. On a clear day the Ganesh Himal, with the icy fangs of Pabil (7,101 m), Logsang Karpo (7,150 m), Ganesh I (7,406 m) and Ganesh V (6,950 m) can be seen forming an imposing backdrop to the northwest of Kathamndu.

In 1974 Mr. John Cleare and Ian Howell had first climbed the Paldor Peak. Paldor Peak is one of the best and famous trekking Peaks in the Ganesh Himal region. This peak can be climbed from North East, South East, West, and southwest Ridge.

From Sabrubesi near Dunche are the quickest approach to Paldor Peak and Ganesh Himal in the Trisuli valley after 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. From here the trail crosses the Langtang Khola to Sabrubesi. After crossing the Langtang Khola the route leads via Tamang heritage villages of Tangjet and Gatlang. Then the route heads northwards along the ridge before dropping into the forest above Mailung Khola to pick up the newly built road that leads to an army post. The moraine filled valley below Paldor Peak is reached from here in another day walk. A more interesting approach is the trek from Sundarijal (on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley) through the hills of Helambu and over the Gosainkunda range to Sabrubesi.

We offer a full board package for this Paldor Peak climbing as a unique adventure including climbing permits from NMA and all other necessary logistics form arrival up to departure from Kathmandu. Upon your request we do also offer only base camp service of this peak climbing where the climber may arrange all required logistics for above the base camp. Yet, the company provides a peak permit. The route of this trekking and climbing lies in Langtang Region.

We invite both the climbers requiring full board service or base camp service for this Paldor Peak Climbing. Our service includes the proper maps of the trekking and climbing route, hygienic high altitude food cooked freshly by our experienced cooks, experienced and professional trekking and climbing Sherpas and guides, sufficient and quality logistics, properly arranged arrival and departure transfers, well-managed accommodation, and tours to Kathmandu.


Upon your arrival, our team representatives will welcome you and transfer to the luxury hotel by private van.

We meet all other expedition members and the leader, conduct initial briefing and preparations and we will have an opportunity to do last-minute shopping in Kathmandu.

We take 8 hours a scenic drive from Kathmandu along Trishuli River Valley to Syabrubensi (1,503 m) which is located at the North of Kathmandu. We will travel through Dhunche village.

Teahouse accommodation or camping

We will start our trekking trail from Syabrubensi walking through an uphill climb along with the forested landscapes and passing the beautiful village of Goljung.

Teahouse accommodation.

We will begin our walking trail early in the morning from Gatlang through the farmlands and sloppy landscapes for 5 hours to reach Yuri Kharka.

Teahouse accommodation or camping

We will trek for 5 hours from Yuri Kharka to reach Somdang (3,260 m). We have to cross the quite challenging Khurpudanda pass (3,750m) on the way.

Tea house accommodation or camping.

The trail goes through the rhododendron forests and continues along the tree, shrubs, and by the open fields. We will clearly see the stunning views of the Himalayas like Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), Paldor Peak, and others in the Annapurna range. The trail passes along the east side of Ganesh Himal until Jasta Khani.

Overnight Camping

We will steeply climb along the rocky ridges towards the north-east direction along the moraines below the glaciers of Paldor Peak (5,860 m). The climb is almost steep along the ridge-line.

Overnight Camping

We will take whole day rest at Base camp for acclimatization (4,280 m). This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Paldor peak summit.

Overnight Camping

We will resume our climb along the boulder fields to a lake called Fang. Our campsite will be set just to the east of Fang, enjoying the beautiful view of towering peaks, the snowy glaciers, and lakes. We will practice the use of gears by our climbing experts.

Overnight Camping

We will wake up early in the morning (at 3 am), take some tea, coffee and light breakfast then summit Paldor Peak (5,896 m). The stunning views of the mountains peaks like Machhapuchhre Himal (6,997 m), Shisapangma (8,013 m) and the brown hills of Tibet can be clearly seen. We will down climb to the Base Camp.

Overnight Camping

We will trek 7 hours from the Base camp to Somdang through the downhill.

Tea house accommodation or camping.

We will trek 7 hours from Somdang to Narchet Kharka (3,800 m.) through the forested landscapes bypassing some villages and tea stalls.

Tea house accommodation or camping

We will trek 7 hours from Narchet Kharka to Sertung (3,270 m).

Tea house accommodation or camping

We will trek 7 hours from Sertung to Jharlang (1,600 m) through the forested landscapes enjoying the panoramic vistas of the stretched mountains above the route.

Tea house accommodation or camping

We will trek 7 hours from Jharlang to Darkha (1,557 m).

Tea house accommodation or camping

We will trek 7 hours from Darkhu to Khahare Bazaar (720 m) through the plain landscapes and sometime descending through the forested landscapes.

Tea house or camping accommodation.

From Khahare Bazaar we will drive for 7 hours to Kathmandu (1,350 m) by bus or car and transfer to hotel.

Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath).

Farewell-Celebration dinner in the evening.

We will transfer you to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities with us.

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