Paldor 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 Trishuli Gandaki river. On a clear day the Ganesh Himal, with the icy fangs of Pabil (7,101m.), Logsang Karpo (7,150m.), Ganesh I (7,406m.) and Ganesh V (6,950m.) can be seen forming an imposing backdrop to the north-west of Kathmandu.
Into this region you would be welcomed by tranquil lakes, tremendous waterfall along the trail and majority of Tamang people and great Himalayan landscapes. This peak was first climbed by Bill Tilman, Peter Lloyd, Tenzing Sherpa and Da Namgyal during the monsoon of 1949 by the North-East Ridge, although it must be said that it is difficult to fit Tilman’s description to the actual route.
We have designed Paldor Peak CLimbing for 17 days but the itinerary can be adjusted as per trekkers demand and time schedule.
You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction.
While trekking you experience of the Tamang culture. You can see scenery from view point. This day you walk through village. The cultural show at Goljung and Gatlang makes your trekking a memorable one. Gatlang set high on a hillside among terraced fields is a Tamang settlement. One can visit a Tamang monastery and beautiful Parvatikunda Lake at Gatlang.
You trek ascent path all the way to Yuri Kharka passing through forests of fir, juniper, rhododendron and local vegetation. During the monsoon local people bring their domestic animals for grazing in Yuri Kharka.
Till Khurpudanda pass the trail moves uphill and you begin to follow descent path to reach Somdang. From the view point of Khurpudanda pass you can enjoy the spectacular views of Paldor, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Pangsang La and many more. En route you pass forests. At Somdang you can observe zinc mines.
This day you trek gradual ascent path passing forests until you reach Paigutang Kharka. Now, the trail goes steep up to Jasta Khani. On the way you cross rocky path covered by juniper. There is a zinc mine at Jasta Khani.
The path is ascent along the rocky glacier trail. While walking, you can enjoy the views of Paldor and rock hills around you.
This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Paldor summit.
The path moves through rocky glacier. The views of Paldor East and Paldor West completely mesmerize you. Moreover you can enjoy the views of rocky hills and green hills around you.
This is another acclimatization day for Paldor summit.
At the summit of Paldor you will be speechless by the panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Shisapangma, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh I, II, III, Manaslu and views of Tibet mountains.
Now you walk straight downhill all the way to Paigutang Kharka and then the trail moves along gradual descent path to Somdang.
To reach Narchet Kharka you trek gradual ascent path passing through forests and green hills. The views you can enjoy are of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang Lirung and many other unnamed mountains and peaks.
The trail you follow is quite descent at first and then it climbs up for some distance. En route, you cross forests covered with bamboo, pine, rhododendron and waterfalls. Tipling is the first village you encounter on this route. It is a big Tamang village which is rich in mixed culture and has chorten and church. The houses are made of wood, tin and stones. People living here have their distinct life style and they are involved in making goods from bamboo sticks. You can see farming terraces where farmers grow potatoes, wheat, barley, buck wheat, maize and green vegetables. Now, you have to climb down steeply until you cross a suspension bridge over Gorkhen Khola (stream). After you cross, the trails go uphill up to Sertung. It is also a Gurung village. People of this area welcome the trekkers with their local culture.
The early part of your trail is gently up until you arrive at small ridge. From here, you can enjoy spectacular view of Ganesh Himal , farming terraces, waterfall and several villages at a distance. Now, you climb down the ridge and cross farming terraces and local villages. After you take lunch at Borang, your trails turn downhill and uphill respectively to Jharlang. It can be best described as Tamang village with its mixed culture.
Crossing landslide nearby Jharlang, you begin your trek through ascent path with views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, jungle, waterfall, farming terraces and villages. Darkha is the first Brahmin village on this trek. From here you can enjoy the view of Aankhu stream at some distance.
The early part of your trek is descent up to Darkha phedi and your route moves along the river bank until you reach Khahare. There is a big market at Khahare Bazaar with lodges, tea shops, big school and other important buildings. This place is famous for magnificent views of farming terraces.
The road till Dhadingbesi moves through unpaved road and then you drive along the well paved road until you reach Kathmandu. It can be best defined as scenic journey due to the beautiful views of rivers, hills, terraces, forests and villages.