Ganesh Himal North-West of Kathamndu.
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 Trisuli Gandaki
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
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
a) North-East Ridge (Tilman's Route).
b) South-East Ridge.
c) South-West Buttrest.
d) West Ridge
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Sabru.
Days 02-06: Trek to Paldor Base Camp.
Days 07-12: Acclimatization climbs and ascend Paldor.
Days 13-18: Return trek to Trisuli and drive to Kathamndu.
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