Paldor Peak with a height of 5,896m/ 19,344ft lies at the south-east of Ganesh Himal (7,422m / 24,350ft) range marking the junction of Tiru and Karpu Dandas Ridges at the head of Mailung Khola, one of the tributaries of Trishuli River. Paldor Peak trails move through Langtang National Park with fewer people and chaos such that an option to Everest Region Trek. Paldor Peak is the perfect destination for peak climbing who wants something different than the most popular Everest Region and Sagarmatha National Park. Nevertheless, Langtang Region Trek carries the fame and name for being recognized by travelers for its nature, environment, and unique traditions and culture.
Experiences and Difficulties: Paldor Peak Climbing
As per different sources, Paldor Peak was 1st climbed during the monsoon of 1949 by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa, and Da Namgyal through North-East Ridge. Paldor Peak can be climbed from North East, South East, West, and southwest Ridge. Since the Paldor Peak is less than 6000m/ 19,685 ft, climbers feel easier to the summit. Paldor Peak Base Camp will be set in a valley at 4600m/ 15092 ft. elevation just below the merger of Paldor East and Paldor West glaciers whereas; Paldor High Camp will be set at around 5200m/ 17060 ft. The distance between High Camp and Paldor’s top is not large which makes it easier and less strenuous in comparison to Mera Peak Climbing.
Besides, Paldor Peak is one of the closest ones from Kathmandu Valley which can be ascended in less period of time but foreign travelers need to acclimatize with the high elevation which demands a slow and steady walk along with a rest day at a different stop.
Though Paldor Peak has less than 6000m / 19,685ft height, it is regarded as a technical peak filled with adventure, learning, and developing skills. Physical fitness is the basic criteria for peak climbing as one has to walk miles for days as well as cope with rising elevation. Additionally, the knowledge of basic skills as walking with rope, crampons, traversing through a crevasse, descending with jumar, use of ice axes will be added advantage.
Grade of Paldor Peak Climbing
As per French/Swiss Alpine Classification System: Paldor Peak is graded as PD ‘Per Difficult’ which means little difficult with less technical effort and a straight forward climb to its summit. Usually, Peak climbing is for improving the skills and training oneself to accomplish higher mountains so Paldor Peak performs that function very well. The new trekkers interested in climbing can go head for summiting Paldor Peak under the proper guidance of experienced and liable guides. Nepal Adventure Team has been arranging different trek, tour, and peak climbing and knows how and what to guide as per the level of climbers.
Overall Paldor Peak Climbing journey
Paldor Peak Climbing enables you to develop climbing skills as well as enjoy Himalayan habitats, locals, flora, fauna, glaciers, and mountains. Paldor Peak Climbing is the wholesome journey of wrapping out the unspoiled natural elements, variety of landscape, and innocence of ancient cultured locals. The view of massif Ganesh Himal (7,422m / 24,350ft, also known as Yangri Khang), Langtang Lirung (7,246m/ 23773 ft ), Lenpo Gang (7083m/ 23,238ft), Dorje Lakpa (6,990m/22,933ft ) Shisapangma (8,027m/26,335 ft) as well as Annapurna and Manaslu range will be accompanying you in Paldor Peak Climbing journey. The trails go through Langtang National Park which is home to a number of species and famous for excessive red panda encounters.
You will be driving to Syabrubesi then, starts adventurous walk into the wilderness and harmonic surrounding. After crossing the Langtang Khola, the walk will lead you to Tamang village (Tamang is one of the ethnic group), trails of Tamang Heritage Trek-7 Days, shrines, gompa, woods of pines, firs, rhododendron along with warm villages as Tangjet Gatlang, Yuri Kharka, Somdang, Jasta Khani. The route head northern side along the ridge above Mailung Khola and moraine filled valley just below Paldor Peak. Paldor Peak Climbing is the right escape to too crowded trails and an introduction to a new horizon of natural and cultural beauty. You can check the Paldor Peak Climbing itinerary prepared by Nepal Adventure Team which can be customized/changed as per your requirements.