Area: Ganesh Himal North-West of Kathmandu
Paldor lies at the south-east 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 Gandaki river.
The name Ganesh is taken from the elephant-headed Hindu god of good luck, probably the most popular deity in the Kathamndu valley. On a clear day the Ganesh Himal, with the icy fangs of Pabil (7,101m/23,300ft), Logsang Karpo (7,150m/23,458ft), Ganesh I (7,406m/24,298ft) and Ganesh V (6,950m/22,802ft) can be seen forming an imposing backdorp to the north-west of Kathmandu.
The quickest approach to Paldor and Ganesh Himal is from Sabru near Dunche in the Trisuli valley which can be reached in a 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. From here the trail crosses the Langtang Khola to Sabrubesi. After crossing the Bhote Kosi river the route leads via Tamang villages of Tangjet and Gatlang, then 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 is reached from here in another days 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 Sabru. The return from the mountain can be made by trekking directly to Trisuli Bazaar in about 4 or 5 days from where a drive of about 3 hours bring one back to Kathmandu.
The Climbing Routes:
a) North-East Ridge (Tilman's Route).
b) South-East Ridge.
c) South-West Buttrest.
d) West Ridge
Itinerary of Paldor Peak In Detail.
Days 01 : Drive Kathmandu to Syabru benshi.
Days 02 - 06 : Trek to Paldor Base Camp.
Days 07 - 12 : Acclimatization climbs and ascend Paldor.
Days 13 - 18 : Return trek to Trisuli and drive to Kathmandu.
Includes & Excludes
Cost Includes in this program:
Full camping trek arrangement ( guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters, all meals, cooking and camping equipment ).
Peak permit fee.
Climbing guide and his equipment allowance
High altitude tent, ropes, snow bars, gas (high fuel) & high food.
National Park or Conservation area entrance fee.
Airport arrival and departure
All land transfers as per the itinerary.
The cost does not include the expenses of personal nature, personal climbing gear, rescue by helicopter and accident insurance.