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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 (7,101 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 6,000m, it provides a satisfying and
non-to-difficult climb. The main route across the glacier is crevassed and
takes some finding. On reaching the col there are two options. Either climb
the straightforward ridge using ropes, or continue around to the crevassed
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 Lloyd, 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.
Paldor
Peak Facts
Permit group: B
Height: 5896m - 19343ft
Latitude: 28.27700000
Longitude: 85.18402000
Location: Ganesh Himal
Duration: 16 Days
Itinerary
Days 1-6:
Drive from Kathmandu to
Syabru Besi. Trek up to Mine Camp and
on to Paldor Base Camp.
Days 7-9:
Reach high camp and then
on to summit.
Days 10-16:
Trek out and return drive
to kathmandu.
(5,896
m)
5896
m