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Pisang Peak Climbing Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing

Trip Facts

Trip Grade Strenuous
Max Altitude 6,091m
Activity Peak Climbing
Group Size 02-12 People
Witness a beautiful array of green lush hills and valleys while venturing into the superb trekking region of Annapurna for a summit climb to the glorious Himalayan Peak known as “Pisang Peak”. Visit scenic villages and feel the welcoming greetings from the local communities while enjoying authentic Nepalese cuisines along the way to your desired destination of Pisang Peak. To create some unforgettable memories, we walk out of Kathmandu valley by taking a drive to the vibrant western town of Pokhara. Passing through several hills and rivers, our drive goes alongside the torrential Trishuli River where several indigenous ethnic tribe can be seen living on small pocket communities of minute houses and large farmlands. After a long 6-7-hour drive, we reach Pokhara and then make a final push towards Besisahar where we are to remain overnight. Upon reaching Besisahar, you will be sent to your personal lodging areas where you rest, have your food and then go to sleep. Later on, we now traverse past Bahundanda and Chyamje village to reach another scenic village called Dharapani. From Dharapani, trekkers are to again tighten up their laces for a walk to Chame village which is also the last village on our way to Pisang village. After Pisang village, our journey reaches its climax as we approach the base camp of Pisang Peak the following day. Next, we are to climb up and summit the top of Pisang Peak via High Camp on the twelfth day of our trek. Once, we conquer the summit of Pisang Peak, we are presented with an overwhelming 360-degree panoramic view of the Annapurna ranges and several other Himalayan peaks which can truly captivate one’s heart and eyes. Here after we shall start descending down back to Pisang Peak Base Camp and then all the way towards Dankque and Chyamje village. Further we head to Besisahar and end our trek with a drive back to Kathmandu. Travelers with proper health condition and an above average physical fitness capabilities to walk in the Himalayan terrains for 5-6 hours can join up for this trek. Spring and Autumn seasons are considered the finest time of the year for this peak climbing. Contact, Himalayan Holyland Treks and Expedition to inquire about our Pisang Peak Climbing trip package for an outstanding holiday in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02 : Sight seeing around Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft) and trip preparation
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 11-12 hours
Day 04 : Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 05 : Chame to Upper Pisang (3,700m/12,136ft): 5-6hours
Day 06 : Acclimatization and exploration day
Day 07 : Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14,370ft): 4-5 hours
Day 08 : Pisang Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours
Day 09 : Summit Pisang Peak and back to base camp (6,091m/19,980ft): 8-9 hours
Day 10 : Contingency or reserved day.
Day 11 : Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley (3,450m/11,316ft): 5-6 hours
Day 12 : Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 – 4 hours
Day 13 : Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours
Day 14 :  Thorang Phedi to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft), continue trek to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft): 9-10 hours
Day 15 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours
Day 16 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes
Day 17 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6/7 hours
Day 18 : Final departure Day.


Detail Itinerary

1

Day 1:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

We complete our custom formalities at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Afterwards, there is a Himalayan Holyland Treks representative or guide waiting for us at the gate who will take us to our hotel.  We can then spend the rest of the day taking a rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

2

Day 2:

Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation

Half day sightseeing in Pashupati and Boudha. Then we visit Himalayan Holyland Treks and Expedition’s office in the afternoon today. At the office, we meet our climbing guide and fellow climbers. Our guide or leader will check our set of equipment in order to make sure that they are in a perfect condition for the coming trip. In the short meeting, the Himalayan Holyland Treks and Expedition representatives will also help us understand what we can expect throughout the trip so as to make us familiar with our trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast
3

Day 3:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 11-12 hours

We begin our drive to Dharapani after breakfast. It is a long journey via beautiful Nepalese townships. During the beginning of our trip, our trail is alongside the winding Trishuli River. We also pass through Pokhara, popularly known as the Lake City before reaching Dharapani which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
4

Day 4:

Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours

Today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route to Chame. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be greeted with remarkable views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m). We also come across small hot springs which should help us relax for a while. Overnight in Chame.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
5

Day 5:

Chame to Upper Pisang (3,700m/12,136ft): 5-6hours

A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring us to a dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up, we will be surrounded by Himalayan peaks all the way to Pisang. We ascend around thirty minutes towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang. Overnight in Upper Pisang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
6

Day 6:

Acclimatization Day

Today is set aside for acclimatization alone. Spending extra time at a high altitude location will guarantee that we have a successful trip. We spend the whole day resting and exploring the village. Exploring the village and interacting with the locals will help us get a better glimpse of the local lifestyle. Throughout the day, the views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho are ours to marvel at.  Overnight in Upper Pisang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
7

Day 7:

Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14,370ft): 4-5 hours

We begin our trek after breakfast towards the Pisang Base Camp. We ascend on a trail that passes through a thin forest and grasslands. The pasture is used for grazing yaks and is also the best place to set up our camp. The ground is flat and falls on a frequented trail. Overnight at the Pisang Peak Base Camp.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
8

Day 8:

Pisang Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours

We ascend on the south-west ridge and reach the high camp. After setting up our camp, we participate on a basic climbing training. Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Pisang Peak climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience. Overnight at Pisang Peak High Camp.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
9

Day 9:

Summit Pisang Peak and back to base camp (6,091m/19,980ft): 8-9 hours

We begin our trek early in the morning after breakfast. Today’s trail will be mostly on rocky surfaces. The peak is steep; therefore, there is not much snow. We will require around 20m of rope to climb on a ridge. Around the summit is around 70 degree of slope which will require the usage of around 200m rope. Both fixed rope and main rope will be used. The views of the Annapurna ranges and others are extraordinary from the summit. We return to the base camp for an overnight stay.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
10

Day 10:

Contingency or reserve or extra day

This is a separate day reserved for any contingency. If we are not able to summit the Pisang Peak on the day as planned due to bad weather or any unforeseen event, this day can be used.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
11

Day 11:

Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley (3,450m/11,316ft): 5-6 hours

From the base camp of Pisang peak we trek towards Pisang village. From Pisang there are two routes to Manang. We choose the one which passes through Upper Pisang via Geru as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. As we walk near Manang the climate becomes more cold and dry. However, a short visit to Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District should cheer us up. Overnight at Manang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
12

Day 12:

Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3 – 4 hours

From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to the village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Small but gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
13

Day 13:

Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours

It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend further and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La.  On this trip we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Overnight in Thorang Phedi.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
14

Day 14:

Thorang Phedi to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft), continue trek to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft): 9-10 hours

Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world will be our ultimate objective today. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We get up around three in the morning and walk up the mountain. When we finally make it to the top, we realize that our journey was worth it. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. We continue trekking to Muktinath which is an important place of pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists. Overnight in Muktinath.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
15

Day 15:

Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours

Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus alike. In the morning, we tour the temple area and a Buddhist monastery located close to the temple. After the short tour, we continue our trek to Jomsom which is popular for its sweet apples and strong winds. In fact, there are even Nepalese songs that pay tribute to the strong gush of wind that blows in Jomsom around noon. After reaching Jomsom, we can visit its Ecological Museum that provides information on Jomsom’s rich culture as well as the flora and fauna that are native to the valley. Overnight in Jomsom.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
16

Day 16:

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes

Today we fly to Pokhara, the lake city in the earliest possible airplane. After checking-in at our hotel, we may take a rest or visit the lakeside area in the vicinity of the Fewa Lake. Here, we can indulge in buying some souvenirs or sampling some local delicacies. Overnight in Lake side Pokhara.

Included meals:Breakfast
17

Day 17:

Drive/flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours/ 30 minute

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive/flight towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu we have the rest of the day off. There will also be a farewell dinner by Himalayan Holyland Treks and Expedition in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey with certificate of HHT .

Included meals: Breakfast , Dinner
18

Day 18:

Final departure

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Himalayan Holyland Treks and Expedition representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals: Breakfast

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle for domestic flight.
  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle for international flight.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhhara.
  • Hotel accommodation in B/B basis.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Tented accommodation during the climb.
  • Three times  meal during  the trek.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the transportation as per the itinerary.
  • A professional English speaking, expert trekking/climbing guide.
  • Insurance/Salary for guide.
  • Food and accommodation for guide.
  • All necessary documents (Climbing Permits and TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Medical kit.
  • T-shirt from the company.
  • Trip completion certificate.

Price Excludes

  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and Evacuation insurance of clients.
  • Personal expenses: shower,battery charge,bar bills,laundry.
  • Mineral water.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Other destination in exception of itinerary.
  • Tips for guide and porters.

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