Pisang Peak Climbing takes you into the majestic land of Annapurna. The 6091meter high rock edifice exists just above the scenic Pisang Village. Being the relatively easy mountain climbing in Nepal, this peak attracts many tourists each year. It is located on the way to one of the world’s highest Thorong La pass. It is enclosed by hanging glacier in the west while it is also safeguarded by Annapurna I and Manaslu Mountains. We can choose from more than one Pisang climbing route to reach the Pisang summit from the Pisang Base Camp. The path contouring up from the western ridge is considered difficult to climb. The route meets with the part of Annapurna Circuit Trek. It is one of the famous peak climbing in Annapurna.
Crossing the forest of blooming rhododendrons, walk through the vast expanse of pasture land with views of yak and Thar and climb of the floating ice glacier are some of the major attractions of Pisang Peak Climb. We will get spectacular views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapourna IV, Manaslu, Lamjung, Gangapurna and other peaks and mountains in Nepal from Pisang summit. We offer 21days Pisang Peak Climb itinerary that starts with the bus ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar. It is the check in point for Pisang Peak trek. We will traverse the culturally rich Bahundanda hill and reach Chamje from where we will walk through Dharapani village to Pisang peak Base Camp. After crossing Thorang La Pass, we will descend to Muktinath. JomsomPokhara flight will take us to Pokhara from where we will return to Kathmandu.
We always focused to best accommodation in Nepal. During the trip, accommodation are included in the trip cost and twin sharing three star category hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis for three nights. In Pokhara, one night hotel accommodation in a twin sharing three star hotel on bed and breakfast basis and 17 nights in comfortable tented and teahouse accommodation on the mountain. In tended camp there will be 4 seasonal sleeping bag, foam mattress, twin sharing tent, if there is different sex, and will provide you single supplement without extra charge. We preserve standard luxury in all difficultly based on the unseen conditions such as weather and disasters. If you request to single supplement there will be charge US$300
We will provide you fresh cook meals on full board basis (Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch). The meals will be served by our well trained and expert camping cook and kitchen team during the trek with safety, hygiene and high level of balance diet. Nepal Glacier Treks will serve you Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Indian, Continental, Italian, Mexican food and available fresh fruits during the trek. Every day dinner and breakfast will be served in the same camp you spend the overnight. And your lunch camp will be managed on enjoyable surroundings.
Trekking: During the trekking, we will provide you a well-trained and licensed holder English speaking, an experienced trekking guide. Each six members are assigning to one assistant guide and one porter for each two members to carry the luggage.
Climbing: During the climbing, we will provide you an experience, licensed holder, English speaking and expert climbing guide. On this trip we need some assistant climbing guide according to the group size. We are perfectly arranged for a group size of two to four members; there will be one head guide and one assistant guide. In the group size of five to eight members; there will be one head guide and two assistant guides. For a group of nine to twelve members; there will be one head guide and three assistant guides. Other team members will include one experienced cook with kitchen staff and all necessary Sherpa staff, porters and yaks. Mostly the assistants who will support in setting up camps throughout the climb;
This arrangement of staff will ensure the safety of each and every member in the group; also if any member falls ill, the trip will still go ahead as planned. Please also note that the maximum number of people in a group will be 12, as this is the optimum size for a successful trip.
Physical Condition and Experience Requirements
You must have some climbing experience before the plan to this trip. A little climbing and rock climbing skill can teach you sufficient technie regarding how to use crampon, ice axe and to fix rope. Before climb peak, there will be pre climb training at the base camp build you skillful of using crampons, ropes, ice pick, and harness. Pisang Peak climbing generally need maximum 8 hour of walk and normally 6- 7 hour walk each day; you must be prepared maximum 12 kilometer of walk and jogging exercise each day till 3 month before starts your trip because you need to walk on high altitude for long and short days during the trip. You must have good health and physical condition then you can climb and have a good chance to success. If any members suffering from medical problems and other diseases, please kindly known to Nepal Glacier Treks at the time of booking.
Best Time to Travel
During the autumn season the best months are October and November and Spring season the best months are April and May are recommended as the best seasons for attempting climbing Pisang peak and trekking.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 02:Pre- trip meeting and Kathmandu valley sightseeing
Day 03:Drive to Beshisahar (850m) 6- 7hour
Day 04:Trek to Bahundanda (1310m) 6hour
Day 05:Trek to Chamje (1430m) 6hrs
Day 06:Trek to Bagarchhap (2160 m) 6hrs
Day 07:Trek to Chame (2630m) 6hrs
Day 08:Trek to Pisang (3300 m) 5hrs
Day 09:Acclimatization day in Pisang
Day 10:Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4420m) 6hrs
Day 11:Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp (5400m) 5hrs
Day 12:Acclimatization day in high camp
Day 13:Pisang Peak Summit and back to Base Camp (6097m)
Day 14:Extra day
Day 15:Trek to Pisang Village (3300 m) 5 hrs.
Day 16:Trek to Manang (3500 m) 5 hrs.
Day 17:Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m) 5 hrs.
Day 18:Trek to Thorong Phedi (4525m) 5hrs
Day 19:Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La pass (5416m) 5- 6hrs
Day 20:Trek to Jomsom (2735m) 5hrs
Day 21:Flight to Pokhara (820m) 25min
Day 22:Back to Kathmandu
Day 23:Final departure
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)After arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will meet our representative who will receive you outside the airport with Nepal Glacier Treks & Expedition’s signboard and transfer to your respective hotel by private vehicle. You will enjoy the evening yourself and then have a pleasant stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02Pre- trip meeting and Kathmandu valley sightseeing On this day, after breakfast in the morning, at around 8am, we call a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please get this opportunity to ask questions about your trek, tour and important things. In the meeting, please make sure you bring passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting and please clear the due balance. After meeting we will begin our Kathmandu valley sightseeing including the old ancient cultural and historical site of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and largest legendry Buddhist stupa of Swyambhunath and Bouddhanath, and very famous hindu temple of Pashupatinath which are listed in world heritage sites by UNESCO. If we have plenty time, will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square- it is city of Devote and back to hotel and trek preparation and then have a pleasant stay at overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03Drive to Beshisahar (850m) 6- 7hour We will leave our hotel early in the morning and take the luxurious tourist coach from the capital city of Kathmandu to Beshisahar, the district headquarter of Lamjung district. The journey continues through Prithvi Highway will take around seven hour pleasant drive to reach Beshisahar. You will enjoy the scenic drive along the banks of Trishuli River and on the way will you see the terraced farm and beautiful settlements villages. After reaching Beshishahar, a half- an hour drive from Beshishahar takes us to Khudi, the starting point of our trekking. Alternatively, you can starts trek from Beshishahar which takes an hours to get to Khudi. From the Khudi, you can see the first glimpse of the beautiful Manaslu range. Overnight stay at guesthouse.
Day 04Trek to Bahundanda (1310m) 6hour The trek begins by crossing the bridge. On this day, we get the first Gurung village at Bhulbhule. And we will observe local houses, cultures, lifestyle and exchanging greetings (Namaste) and will walk along few small rivers and enter the forest. We will climb the ridge through the rhododendron forest.3 hours of trek through the subtropical woods will take us to top of Bahundanda hill where we can see the Bahundada village inhabited by Brahmin ethnics. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05Trek to Chamje (1430m) 6hrs The trail contours up towards the small cliff and continues through the forest of blooming rhododendron and oak. We will exit from the forest and cross the tea houses. We will arrive at the bridge over Marshayngdi River. Crossing the river, we will reach Jagat from where Chamje can easily be reached by few kilometers of walk. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06Trek to Bagarchhap (2160 m) 6hrs We will begin our trek along the edge of Marshyangdi River. The trail climbs up the hill through forest of bamboo and oak. We will walk past few dispersed villages and cross the corn fields to arrive at Tal village. Tal is small village of Sherpa ethnics. We will head to Kodo Village. It is the largest producer of Millet (kodo) in the entire region. From Kodo, we will reach Dharapani. It is one of the major villages in Manang valley. There we get a stone entrance, in the northwards we can see typical Tibetan village. After walking some pleasant step from Dharapani village, we reach Bagarchhap village, which offers the beautiful typical Tibetan design’s flat- roofed stone houses. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 07Trek to Chame (2630m) 6hrs We will follow the rock strewn path to Tyanja that exists at 2360m altitude. The trail crosses the forest to Kopar (2590m). We will enjoy the spectacular view of Annapurna II Mountain from the hill at Kopar. The trail descends for a bit before climbing to Chame which is the district Headquarter of Manang. There are we can observe the wonderful view of Annapurna|| and two small hot spring water during the trek. The local community is little different than Nepalese, many years ago migrated from Tibet and bought Tibetan architecture and traditions. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 08Trek to Pisang (3300 m) 5hrs The day starts by passing through a deep and lush forest situated in a narrow and step valley. From there we need cross a stream on a long suspension bridge. Once we cross another bridge, we will take the series of ups and downs to reach Pisang which offers striking views of Manang Valley and Annapurna Range. The five hour long day trip, which make you little tiredness. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 09Acclimatization day in Pisang We will take much needed rest on 9th day. It is a free day that helps to prevent us from the effect of high altitude sickness. We can take photos or spend the day as we like. We can also arrange for exploration around Pisang Valley.
Day 10Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4420m) 6hrs We will climb the steep slope to reach the top of the forested hill. Journey continues through the forest of pine and fir trees to Kharka. Himalayan Yak and Thar can be seen grazing on the meadow at Kharka. The vistas of the Annapurna range welcome you. We will cross the meadow and climb the slope to reach Pisang Peak Base Camp where we will stay overnight at tended camp for a few days, with meals served on site by our professional camping cook and kitchen staff. Overnight at tented camp
Day 11Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp (5400m) 5hrs Trail from southwestern ridge is considered the normal summit climbing route. The trail contours the 30 degree slope through glaciers to the Pisang Peak High Camp. We must listen to the instructions of our team leader carefully. We will also require the help of climbing gears like crampon and ice axe. Pisang Peak High Camp exists at 5400m altitude. You will be seen panoramic vistas of Annapurna range, Tilicho peak, Chulu east, Chulu far east, Nawal peak and many more other unnamed peaks and mountains. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12Acclimatization day in high camp We will take much needed rest on this day. It is a free day that helps to prevent us from the effect of high altitude sickness. We can take photos or spend the day as we like. We can also arrange for exploration around high camp and we’ll short hike to prepare for the 6000m adventure journey tomorrow morning. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13Pisang Peak Summit and back to Base Camp (6097m) We requires about 4hours of difficult ascend to reach the Pisang Peak Summit. The journey is worth taking because of the close up views of Manang Valley and Annapurna Range, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Ganesh himal, Chulu east, Chulu far east, Nawal peak and then the Tibetan peaks, Namely Kang Guru peak, Kuchubhro peak, Gyaji Kang peak, Tilje peak and many more unnamed peak and mountain. We will lower down from Pisang Peak to Pisang Peak Base Camp where we will celebrate successful Pisang Peak Climbing. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14Extra day This is extra day just in case the weather is not good and not support to summit. If we have the successful summit on day 13, we will take a worth rest on the way descent. Overnight at either tented camp or guesthouse.
Day 15Trek to Pisang Village (3300 m) 5 hrs. The trail goes steeply down throughout the 5 hour trek to Pisang village (3300m). On this day, we can get chance to observe the Annapurna range and other mountain and peak through the descent. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 16Trek to Manang (3500 m) 5 hrs. Today we continue through the dry and windy valley of Manang district. Manang receives almost no rainfall. We can select from two alternative trails to arrive at Manang. One way heads north while another continues to the south of Marsyangdi River. These routes meet once again at Mungji. The route beside the northern bank of the river grasps better mountain vistas than the southern route. However, southern route goes via Hongde village and get less hiking than the northern route. From the Mungji, the trail continue goes through the scenic via hidden village of Bryanga to close Manang. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 17Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m) 5 hrs. Today we leave Manang in the morning, the trail creating an ascent of around 2000 meter to the Thorong La pass. Before leaving the Marsyangdi valley, we need to hike up gradually through Tenki Manang. The trail goes continuing via the Jarsang khola valley, teahouse and reach Yak Kharka (4000m) located at the vast expanse of green vegetation. We can see yaks and Thar grazing in this area. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 18Trek to Thorong Phedi (4525m) 5hrs Leaving Yak Kharka, we will take about 5hours of walk through the rock strewn path to arrive at ThorongPhedi. It is the base of Thorong La High Pass. We will stay overnight at Thorong Phedi. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 19Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La pass (5416m) 5- 6hrs Today we begin our trek around at 4:00am in the morning to reach the pass by 9:00 to 10:00 am because of weather conditions will seriously affected the journey. It is the most difficult part of our trek and hence demands extra energy. We will take difficult climb of Thorong La Pass and reach the summit of one of the world’s highest Mountain Pass and then lower down to Muktinath temple which is dedicated to Shiva- the Lord of Salvation. High Altitude Sickness is a common phenomenon at Thorongla pass (5416m). About 4 hour climb up, we will reach the pass where we can see chortens and prayers flags. From the top we can see stunning views, and then another four hour will take us to the holy place of Muktinath (3800m).
Muktinath is very popular among both Buddhist and Hindu peoples. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and there are we can see 108 waterspouts, Jwala Mai temple as well several monasteries. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 20Trek to Jomsom (2735m) 5hrs Trek on 20th day begins along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. The river is famous as we can find ammonite (Shaligram ) stones here. Ammonite is sacred to Hindus. We will continue our journey to Jomsom. It is the district headquarters of Mustang and home to many apple orchards. There are local apple brandy is very famous and you can taste once during the journey. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 21Flight to Pokhara (820m) 25min We will take early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. It takes 25minutes to reach Pokhara Airport. Flight continues high above Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Since we will have enough spare time in Pokhara, we will head out for Half Day Pokhara Tour. We will stay overnight in a hotel Pokhara.
Day 22Back to Kathmandu This is the day when we will return from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Journey continues through Prithvi highway for about 6hrs to take us back to Kathmandu where we will enjoy the pleasant meal. Overnight at hotel
Day 23Final departure This is the last day of your package. You will be assisted with your last moment preparation and dropped at TIA, Kathmandu from where you will board the flight to your next destination.
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Flight Delay in JOMSOM Sometimes, flights can be cancelled due to numerous of issues such as mountain weather, and additional technical problems. That time, Nepal Glacier Treks organize another existing road shipping to ensure you are on timetable for your international flight.
NOTE: During the trip, weather, transport, local politics situation, strikes and numerous of other issues that are outside our control could result in change of itinerary. It is, but, very unlikely that the itinerary would be significantly different; if different itinerary are necessary the trek/ tour leader will resolve what is the best others. We discuss and observing the best interest of whole group. We can do everything to minimize its results, but we could not be responsible for the effects of delay and changes.
You are suggested to make sure that your travel insurance, three copies of passport size photos and passport is valid for at least six months before leaving your hometown. We request you, please book your trip as early as possible because if you gives us enough preparation time for your trip. It means your trip will be managed well and you will get full satisfaction from our services. And please ensure that you have got confirmation receipt from our company about your booking. If you need any special services and facilities that are not included in the listed itinerary, ensure that you have informed us about it at the time of booking. Would you want to book any other programs which are not listed in this website as tailor made package let us know by email; we will design it as per your travel need. Not really satisfied from this itinerary, you can make own and we will help you to make itinerary as per your travel need in Nepal.
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