When the weather is clear, the Ganesh Himal range can be seen an delightful backdrop to the northwest of Kathmandu, with the icy peaks of Ganesh I (7 406 m), Ganesh V (6 950 m), Pabil (7101 m) and Logsang Karpo (7 150 m) peering above the forested valley rim.
Paldor lies at the south-east end of this range at the junction of the Tiru and Karpu Dandas (ridges). While it is under 6000m, it provides a satisfying and non-to-difficult climb. The main route across the glacier is crevasses and takes some finding. On reaching the col there are two options. Either climb the straightforward ridge using ropes, or continue around to the crevasses back for a simpler, 45 degree, ridge. In good conditions making a traverse of the mountain is possible.
From the summit there are excellent views of the Ganesh Himal peaks, Langtang Lirung (7 227 m) and Manaslu (8 156 m) as well as the mountains of Tibet including Shishapangma (8 013 m).
The peak was first climbed by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyed, Tenzing Sherpa and Da Namgyal during the monsoon of 1949 via the North-East Ridge.
The trek in to base camp is along the popular Tamang Heritage Trail.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Preparation
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1503m)
Day 04: Trek to Gatlang (2340m) via Goljung
Day 05: Trek to Yuri Kharka (3280m)
Day 06: Trek to Somdang (3,260m) via Khurpudanda Pass (3,750m)
Day 07: Trek to Jasta Khani (3700m)
Day 08: Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4280m)
Day 09: Acclimatization Day (4280m)
Day 10: Proceed to Paldor High Camp C1 (5300m)
Day 11: Summit Paldor Peak (5896m) & climb down to BC
Day 12: Trek to Somdang (4305m)
Day 13: Trek to Narchet Kharka (3800m)
Day 14: Trek to Sertung (3270m)
Day 15: Trek to Jharlang (1600m)
Day 16: Trek to Darkha (1557m)
Day 17: Trek to Khahare Bazaar (720m)
Day 18: Drive Back to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 19: Fly Back Home
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Trek to Mine Camp and on to Paldor high camp.
Reach high camp and then on to summit.
Trek out and return to Kathmandu.
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