Paldor Himal Climb

5896m Paldor peak climb, outstanding mountain views and glacier, high pass, spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, impressive display of wild flower, picturesque settlements, friendly people and many more...
  • Duration:18 days
  • Trip Grade:Classic / Easy
  • Max Elevation:5896 m.
  • Max Group Size:2
  • Best Time:March till May & October till November

Trip Overview

Paldor Himal 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. Elevation of this mountain is 5896m.
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 Kathamndu.
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.
North East Ridge:
From base camp, follow a path below the conspicious moraine on its east side as far as Paldor Tarn. Here there is a small and inconspicuous lake to the south of the peak called Fang. Cross the stream issuing from the lake and aim for the east ridge of Fang. This boulders slope is the Paldor Glacier east at an altitude of 5,200 meters, in a magnificent amphitheatre of alpine scale peaks. The glacier at this point is flat and uncomplicated by crevasses.
From high camp follow the Paldor Glacier, East, without difficulty, north towards a col on the North  East Ridge. Cross the bergscrund and climb a steep snow slope to gain the col. This may be very difficulty, in which case ascend the slope to the left, climbing diagonally towards a rocky pinnacle. Once on the ridge, climb over several pinnacles of loose rock leading to a horizontal snow arte that narrows dramatically. Follow this foot of the final 150 meters (492 feet) headwall. Ascend this on steep snow to the junction of the South- East Ridge, which may be corniced. Continue easily to the summit. This is Alpine AD climbing and takes five to seven hours from high camp.
South East Ridge:
John Cleare and Ian Howell first climbed this in 1974. Between Tilman’s ascent in 1949 and Cleare’s expedition of 1974 it is possible that Paldor had no other ascents. Since then the mountain has received more attention and many new routes added. This route climbs the long snow and ice arte that descends to the fine rock peak of Fang. The lowest point of this ridge is best reached, from a high camp on the Paldor Glacier East, by a steep snow and ice slope (55 degrees). The ridge has also been reached via a potential avalanche couloir from the Paldor Glacier West. The ridge is above is followed, in places quite steeply, but without major difficulty to the summit. A combination of both these routes has been made as a traverse and is highly recommended.
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, day at leisure (D)
  • Day 02 Day at leisure/ Hotel. (B)
  • Day 03 Kathmandu to Dhunche; bus (1950m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 04 Trek to Syabrubese (B, L, D)
  • Day 05 Syambru Besi to Thangjet (1676m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 06 Thangjet to Yuri Kharka Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 07 Yari Kharka to Below Lari Mine (B, L, D)
  • Day 08 Lari Mine Camp to Base Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 09 BC Rest Day for Acclimatize (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 Base Camp to High Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 Climbing (5896m) Palder Back to BC (B, L, D)
  • Day 12 Base Camp to Lari Mine (B, L, D)
  • Day 13 Lari Mine to Yari Kharka (B, L, D)
  • Day 14 Yari Kharla to Thangjet (B, L, D)
  • Day 15 Trek to Sybru Bensi (1450m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 16 Drive to Kathmandu (1350m)/Hotel (B)
  • Day 17 Day at leisure/farewell dinner/ Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 18 Drive to Airport for return flight (B)
  • International airport pickup and drop service
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and  category in 3 star in double occupancy
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Bus transport as per mention in the itinerary
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tented accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • The required number of trekking staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staff
  • Paldor Peak Permit fees
  • Garbage Deposit Fee
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
  • Duffel/kit bag by Trekking Team Nepal (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expense
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

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Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia

From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

United Kingdom

I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Allessandra L,
United Kingdom

We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia
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