The enthralling Paldor peak is situated at the southeast of the Ganesh Himal Range, marking the junction between 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 Kathmandu Valley.
Paldor peak is a little like the strawberries shape. Paldor Peak Climbing offers astonishing views of majesty Himalayan Ranges such as snowy fangs of Pabil (7,101 meters), Logsang Karpo (7,150 meters), Ganesh I (7,406 meters) and Ganesh V (6,950 meters) with diverse landscape.
From high camp the routes on the mountain are not long, although with some technical interest, usually on snow or ice The quickest approach to Paldor and the Ganesh Himal is from Sabru, near Dunche in the Trisuli valley, which can be reached in a 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu.
Heading north-west out of the Kathmandu Valley, follow the Trisuli River through the Tamang villages of Betawati and Dhunche. Upon entering the Langtang Valley at Dhunche, you will get your first views of the Langtang Himal.
A short day’s trek with many ups and downs takes us into the valley of the Chilime Khola River. En route, we pass a monastery and Buddhist monument. The trail runs through forests and easy to follow.
A long day of uphill trekking takes us along a ridge through the jungle and past the small village monastery of Gothen. Climbing up onto the Khurup Danda, we reach the village of Yure Kharka where we will make camp for the night. The views are quite good up the valley into Tibet and the snow-capped mountains beyond.
Leaving early, we follow the Dhanda along and through the forested land. Villages are few and far between. The flattish terrain allows us to cover a good distance. Passing the army camp at Somdang, where we will stop for lunch, we continue on and climb up towards our camp at Paigutang, just below Lari Mine.
A short, but tough trek, takes us up to the Paldor Peak Base Camp. We leave the tree line for the first time and the peak itself looms up in front of us.
Take a rest day to ready yourself and your gear. The Trek Nepal Himalayas Team will scout the route ahead and give you a briefing about the summit attempt over the next two days. Make sure you stay active during your rest day to aid with your acclimatization.
We move further up the mountain to our High Camp. The climb is not long but it is tiring. From Base Camp, we follow a path below the conspicuous moraine as far as Paldor Tarn. Here, there is a small lake to the south of the peak called ‘Fang.’ Crossing the stream that flows from the lake, we aim for the east ridge of Fang. This boulder slope is the Paldor Glacier’s east side, and at an altitude of 5,200 meters, offers a magnificent amphitheatre of alpine peaks. The glacier at this point is flat and uncomplicated by crevasses.
From high camp follow the Paldor Glacier East without difficulty towards the Northeast Ridge. Climb a steep snow slope to gain the col. This may prove difficult, depending on the season, in which case ascend the slope to the left and climb diagonally towards a rocky pinnacle. Once on the ridge, you should climb over several pinnacles of loose rock to a horizontal snow arête. Follow this part of the final headwall for 150 meters. Climb up on steep snow ramparts to the junction of the Southeast Ridge, which may be corniced. Continue easily to the summit. This is advanced alpine climbing and takes five to seven hours from High Camp.
A short trekking day, but the trail is a hard downhill. We retrace our upward steps back down to Lari Mine. You can get good views of the peak behind you from the campsite. Relax in camp and celebrate your successful summit climb!
Retrace our steps back downhill and along the Khurup Dhanda. Take time to enjoy the Himalayan views and get to know the culture and people of this Tamang- and Sherpa-dominated region. The Tamang and Sherpa people are farmers and traders who moved here from Tibet many generations ago.
From Syabrubesi, it’s a long drive back to Kathmandu. Welcome back to civilization!
I was pleased with Trek Nepal Himalayas from a price and quality of service standpoint. The trek is a challenge and a responsible and knowledgeable guide is essential for a safe and inclusive trip. I would use them again.
We went on a short tour to Bhutan and wow what an amazing place! It is so beautiful with its mountain regions and traditional culture. Visiting Tigers Nest monetarist was definitely the highlight of the Bhutan trip. We later returned to Kathmandu and made our way to Pokhara where we took off for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. This was my first time trekking and my fitness level is not the best but Badri and the boys (the sherpa's) were great at catering the trip to our needs. All timings along the way were perfect and we all got to ABC and back without a hitch. Badri and the boys made us feel like we were part of their family and were all smiles and fun. We all played cards together of a night where they taught us to play Dumbal and we taught them Uno. They went above and beyond to cater for us and were watching us like hawks for signs altitude sickness as we got closer to the top. All guest houses that we stayed out were pleasant and all had hot showers. Badri was well respected by the locals along the way and we were welcomed everywhere we went. I actually felt like a bit of a VIP on the mountain when we were trekking with Badri!
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I recently spent three and a half weeks holidaying in Nepal with Trek Nepal Himalayas. My partner and I arrived a few days early from the organised tour and Badri from Trek Nepal Himalayas was very accommodating to us by organising our extra accommodation, picking us up from the airport, and organised an extra day tour for us to Nagarkot which was really nice. They also arranged for us to visit the old palace (now a museum) and the Garden of dreams. After the rest of the group arrived we did some sight seeing around Kathmandu visiting the monkey temple, durbar square, the Boudhanath temple and the crematorium.
Our guide Nawin and and other guides arranged throughout the tour were all very knowledgeable of the history of each place that we visited and gave good commentary along the way. Next we went on a day trip to Badri's village. In organising this tour, our group wanted to help out after the earthquake. It turned out Badri's village was badly damaged by the quake and the school was destroyed.
When planing this trip we arranged with Badri for him to take us out to his village so we could make donations of stationary, toys and sporting goods to the school. The village was well off the beaten track and it was a unique opportunity to visit an area that tourists generally don't get to see. The scenery along the way was magic and the drive was quite an adventure. When we arrived the whole village was out to give us a warm friendly welcome with marigold flower necklaces and we each received a blessing. The kids were so excited to see us and were over the moon to receive our donations of stationary, sporting goods and toys.I t was a truly beautiful experience and these memories will stay in my heart forever. This went so well that Badri is now putting together optional side tours for future tour groups to visit his village and villages like his for tourists to make donations to the local schools. I highly recommend you do this as it is such a feel good moment and the emotional joy of it all will is so overwhelming it will make you teary.
A group of us trekked to Everest Base Camp with Trek Nepal Himalayas recently. It was a great trip that was full of memorable moments and amazing views. Our guide Badri was very patient with each of us. He was knowledgeable, encouraging, accommodating and helpful. He not only provided excellent guide services and made sure the group had a safe trip, but also took care of his porter team. Our trip wouldn’t be this successful without the encouragement and support from Badri and the assistant guide Karan. During the time we stayed in Kathmandu, Badri and his staff offered great assistance to ensure we had a great time. If you are planning to visit Nepal, I highly recommend Trek Nepal Himalayas.
Three weeks with Trek Nepal Himalayas was an incredible experience. Our adventure included a day tour of Kathmandu, Everest flight with champagne at sunrise, flights to Bhutan with a few days touring around there. Our highlight in Bhutan was the climb to Tiger's Nest monastery and the amazing views from there.
Ten days trekking to Annapurna Base camp was wonderful. Our guide Badri made sure all our needs were met along the way. Nawin, our first in charge was very accommodating as well as the other 3 porters who lugged our stuff so we only had to carry a day pack.
Sunrise at Poon Hill was a must as well as putting up prayer flags at sunrise at the summit of our trip, Annapurna base camp. Just fab.
Inspirational, amazing and a humbling experience.
I would go back again and would make sure that these knowledgeable people were by my side for my next adventure.
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