High Camp (5150m)
Min 2 Pax
Sept - Dec & Feb - May
One of the popular peaks for climbing in Nepal is Ganesh Himal & Paldor Peak climbing. It lies at the south-east end of Ganesh Himal range. It is the connecting point of the Tiru and Karpu high ridges. This climb is considered to be moderately difficult and the main route across the glacier is crevassed. On reaching the top spot, there are two options to choose from; either climb the ridge straight away or use the crevasses to scale the 45-degree inclined ridge.
It is certainly easier to climb the summit when the weather conditions are favorable. After you reach the summit, you will find yourself at one of the world’s most beautiful places and can have mesmerizing views of the Ganesh Himal peaks, Langtang Lirung (7227 m) and Manaslu (8156m). From here you can also view some of the mountains on the Tibetan side that include Shishapangma at 8013 meters above sea level. You can also see one of the tributaries of the River Trishuli.
On a clear day, the Ganesh Himal forms an imposing backdrop for Kathmandu along with the summits of Pabil (7101m), Logsang Karpo (7150m), Ganesh I (7406m) and Ganesh V at 6950 meters.
Mr. John Cleare and Ian Howell were the first people to climb the Paldor Peak in 1974. Now it has become one of the most popular trekking Peaks in the Ganesh Himal region. This peak can be climbed from the North East, South East, West and South West Ridge.
The quickest way to reach Paldor and Ganesh Himal are to drive down to Syabrubesi in the Trishuli Valley. It takes nearly 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu.
Our trek begins from Syabrubesi. You cross the Bhote Kosi River, which leads you to the villages of Tangjet and Gatlang which are predominantly Tamang hamlets. From here we head northwards along the ridge before the river plunges into the forest above the Mailung Khola. It connects to the recently built road that leads to an army post. The moraine filled valley just below the Paldor can be reached after a day’s walk.
Adventure Mission Nepal Treks & Expedition offer a full board package for Paldor Peak climbing. It includes climbing permit from NMA and all other necessary logistics from arrival until departure from Kathmandu.
Why Ganesh Himal & Paldor Peak Climbing
- One of the most popular trekking Peaks in the Ganesh Himal region.
- Spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and Manaslu as well as the mountains of Tibet including Shishapangma.
- One of the least climbed peaks in Nepal.
- Walking through the lush forests, scenic waterfalls, water dams and rivers.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi
Day 04: Trek to Gatlang (2,438m)
Day 05: Trek to Yuri Kharka (3280m)
Day 06: Trek to Somdang (3,270m)
Day 07: Trek to Jasta Khani
Day 08: Trek to Paldor Base Camp (4,500m)
Day 09: Rest day at Base Camp.
Day 10: Climb to High Camp (5,150m)
Day 11: Summit of Paldor and return to Base Camp.
Day 12: Spare day for in case
Day 13: Trek to Somdang
Day 14: Trek to Narchet Kharka
Day 15: Trek to Sertung
Day 16: Trek to Jharlang
Day 17: Trek to Darkha
Day 18: Trek to Khahare Bazaar
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 20: Depart Kathmandu to reach another destination or fly back home with memories of the trek.