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Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak 6091m

Overview

Trip Highlights: 

  • Summit Pisang Peak [6091m/19983ft]
  • Crossing of the challenging Thorong La Pass 5416m/17764ft
  • Explore the rich Buddhist culture, traditional villages, the breathtaking landscapes and stunning views of mountains on the Trans-Himalayan route.
  • Scenic flight Jomsom-Pokhara

Trip Introduction: 
Pisang Peak Climbing is one of the most popular peak climbing trips in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Situated above the village of Pisang, the peak rises high above the Marsyangdi Valley. The peak forms part of the Manang Himal. Pisang Peak was first ascended by J. Wellenkamp in 1955 as a part of German Expedition. Considered as an easy peak climbing, Pisang Peak climbing offers an excellent opportunity for those in search of peak climbing experience.    

Pisang Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Chamje - the starting point of the trek. From Chamje we begin our trek following the Marsyangdi River all the way to its source at Manang glacial lake. Passing through the desert like arctic zone at west of Manang, we make a rest for acclimatization and preparation at Upper Pisang. We continue further up towards High Camp where we quickly set up our tents. Before the climb we check our health conditions and the necessary climbing equipments such as crampons, harness, tying knots, ropes and ice axes. Once we make sure everything is perfect, we head off for climbing the summit of Pisang Peak. The climb is a uniform slope to the final summit pyramid which is snow covered and icy. Thus, following our experienced climbing experts is very crucial for overcoming the technical sections and achieving the considerable challenge to summit Pisang Peak. After accomplishing the summit, our return journey leads to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass. Our wonderful experience at Pisang Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, and drive back to Kathmandu.
Check out equipment lists requires for Peak climbing. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje [1410m/4626ft] [8-9 hrs Drive]
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani [1960m/6430ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame [2710m/8891ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang [3700m/12136ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 07: Rest/Acclimatization day at Upper Pisang.
Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp [4380m/14370ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Day 09: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp [5400m/17712ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Day 10: Summit Pisang Peak [6091m/19983ft] and back to Base Camp [7-8 hrs Trek] 
Day 11: Trek from Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley [3450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 12: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka [4110m/13484ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4600m/15092ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Day 14: Cross Thorong La [5416m/17764ft] to Muktinath [3800/12467ft] [7-8 hrs Trek]
Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom [2670m/8757ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 16: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara [25 min flight]
Day 17: Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Leisure day at Kathmandu.
Day 19: Transfer to International Airport for departure.

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations:
Sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five star categories are available in Kathmandu for your accommodation, where you can choose your suitable one. During the entire trekking (apart from the climbing period of Pisang Peak) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period for a couple of days in a Base Camp, there need to set up tented camp accommodation. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.

Meals: 
Our each and every trekking and peak climbing package trips are inclusive of all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the package trip of this Pisang Peak Climbing during the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same tea house/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period while we are in Pisang Peak Base Camp & High Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated Climbers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. After devastating earthquake in Nepal, there are few crevasses added in Pisang Peak which increased the difficulty level of climbing directly. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jugging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks.
 
Best Season for Pisang Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Pisang Peak Climbing. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of surrounding mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure seeking clients who does not like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort 
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje [1410m/4626ft] [8-9 hrs Drive]
Today after breakfast we will drive from Kathmandu towards Chamje. At first we will drive along the Trishuli River, and then afterwards Marsyangdi River. Today's drive is through scenic zig-zag hilly roads where you will get opportunity to observe the activities of local people for their daily life survival. Before, it was only possible to drive to Besisahar and start the trek but now due to the expansion of the motor road we will drive further to Chamje - the starting point of the trek.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani [1960m/6430ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
We will start our trek from Chamje following  the trail that passes through dense rhododendron filled forest and terraced farmlands as we enter Manang region. We will pass along the villages of Tal and Karte before crossing the landslide affected area. Continuing on our trail we will trek towards Dharapani for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame [2710m/8891ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Dharapani, we will continue our trek over the trail that goes through landslide affected areas . Before reaching Chame we will pass along villages that are influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition. Chame is the main administrative centre and headquater of Manang district. From here, we can enjoy great views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang [3700m/12136ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today, we will leave Chame and then follow a steep path that goes through dense pine forest to higher altitudes. As we continue on our trek, the trail opens up where we will find ourselves surrounded by magnificent peaks all the way to Pisang. And from there an additional climb of half an hour will lead us over the big hill to reach Upper Pisang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Rest/Acclimatization day at Upper Pisang.
Acclimatization is very essential to avoid high altitude sickness. In order to stay stable both mentally and physically we will have a day for acclimatization and exploration at Upper Pisang. Great views of surrounding high peaks including Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho can be seen from this point. Plus, acclimatization is very crucial to maximize your chance for reaching the summit.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp [4380m/14370ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
After spending a good acclimatization day at Upper Pisang, we will start our trekking on the trail that ascends through alpine vegetation towards a pasture - Kharka at 4380 meters which is situated in a flat section and considered as the best place for setting up the base camp. 
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp [5400m/17712ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Leaving the base camp we will climb higher up to the shoulder on the south west ridge situated at an elevation of 5400 meters. After reaching there, we will quickly set up our camp and make necessary arrangements of climbing equipments and check if everyone is properly acclimatized for climbing the summit tomorrow. During November - March, there will be plenty of snow here at the high camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Summit Pisang Peak [6091m/19983ft] and back to Base Camp [7-8 hrs Trek]
Today we will start early, fully acclimatized and properly equipped we head out for climbing the summit of Pisang Peak. Leaving our high camp, we will climb a well defined ridge and then head towards the final snow slope which is steep and more technical. Following the guidance of our best climbing experts and making proper use of ropes, ice axes and other climbing equipments  we head towards the summit of Pisang Peak.  Once at the top of the summit of Pisang Peak, we are rewarded with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges including Tilicho Peak and Glacier Dome. After successfully achieving the summit, we head back to reach the Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley [3450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Leaving the base camp we will follow the trail that heads towards and through Pisang village. From there we will continue our trekking  across the riverside with magnificent views of surrounding high peaks to reach Manag Valley. Manang is well known for its rich customs and traditions. Here, we will have chance to experience the traditional lifestyle of the local Manangi people.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka [4110m/13484ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Leaving Manang, we will follow the trail that turns north and then climb a stone wall with a gate that stops domesticated livestock from leaving the grazing grounds of high pastures. From there we will gradually descend towards a suspension bridge over the Ghyanchang Khola where we will find couple of tea shops. From here an hour's moderate walking will lead us towards Yak Kharka.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4600m/15092ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
Today we will start following the trail that climbs fairly at an easy gradient to Ledar. After around one hour of trekking from Ledar, we will descend towards the wooden bridge over the Kone Khola. Crossing the bridge we will continue to climb and then follow a rather easy trail that leads to Thorong Phedi where there are extensive teahouses and services.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Cross Thorong La [5416m/17764ft] to Muktinath [3800/12467ft] [7-8 hrs Trek]
Today, we will start early for the crossing of the challenging Thorong La Pass, to avoid the strong winds at the pass after midday. We will climb steeply up towards a watercourse before climbing through another large gully formed by the melt of Thorong Peak. From there we will continue climbing across undulating moraine towards the top of the Thorong Pass. Once at the top we will have great views of Annapurna Mountain Ranges to the south and Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the west. From the top, we will descend steeply towards the grassy meadows and further to a very important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists - Muktinath.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom [2670m/8757ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Muktinath we will follow the trail that leads to Jharkot. From here we will avoid the motor road by following a small irrigation stream to reach Khingar, but from here onwards we will have to follow the road route that will lead us all the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is the main administrative center and headquarter of Mustang. After arriving at Jomsom, we will celebrate the completion of our trek.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara [25 min flight] and Sightseeing at Pokhara.
We take an early morning scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Pokhara is home to thick forest, emerald lakes and a place of remarkable natural beauty. The reflection of the Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) Himal over the serene Fewa Lake makes this place truly magical. Besides, visiting sacred places and sightseeing around the city in Pokhara could be a good way to spend your day.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort  
Meals: BB Plan

Day 17: Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.
It takes approximately four to five hours drive to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. We drive over the Prithivi Highway which offers scenic hilly zigzag roads while driving along the banks of Trishuli River. The daily activities of the local people can be seen along the road when we pass through numerous villages and towns before finally arriving back to Kathmandu. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan 

Day 18: Leisure day at Kathmandu.
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 19: Transfer to International Airport for departure.
Our Airport representative will drop you at the Airport as per your flight schedule. 

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
October 2, 2017 October 20, 2017 $ 1855 OPEN Book Now !
October 20, 2017 November 7, 2017 $ 1855 OPEN Book Now !
October 29, 2017 November 16, 2017 $ 1855 OPEN Book Now !
November 5, 2017 November 23, 2017 $ 1855 OPEN Book Now !
November 15, 2017 December 3, 2017 $ 1855 OPEN Book Now !
November 25, 2017 December 13, 2017 $ 1855 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 19 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu & 1 Night stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight 
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Pisang Peak Climbing & Trek inside Annapurna Conservation Area 
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period 
  • General first aid kids 
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work 
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu 

Service does not includes

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • International airfares and departure tax.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips

Useful Info

Accommodations:
Sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five star categories are available in Kathmandu for your accommodation, where you can choose your suitable one. During the entire trekking (apart from the climbing period of Pisang Peak) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period for a couple of days in a Base Camp, there need to set up tented camp accommodation. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.

Meals: 
Our each and every trekking and peak climbing package trips are inclusive of all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the package trip of this Pisang Peak Climbing during the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same tea house/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period while we are in Pisang Peak Base Camp & High Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated Climbers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. After devastating earthquake in Nepal, there are few crevasses added in Pisang Peak which increased the difficulty level of climbing directly. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jugging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks.
 
Best Season for Pisang Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Pisang Peak Climbing. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of surrounding mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure seeking clients who does not like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Reviews

Pisang Peak Accomplished !! :))

We are two persons who climbed Pisang Peak together with Nepal Guide Treks. It was cold in nights but very good weather and surrounding.  Climbing to the top was difficult with many loose stones but was amazing. Our planning includes choosing one more peak climbing here in Nepal. The food and the team was totally fantastic. We recommend Nepal Guide Treks !!
Magnus & Malin from Sweden 


Dear Prakash

Sorry for my late reply, I am very busy with my school now.
All is well, we came back after a good entire day of stopover in Mumbai. Very tiring.

I treasure very much our trip to Nepal, it was really very good.
I have told of our trip to friends, there may be some other group interested in your expeditions in the future. On my side, I would like to make a 4,500m and 5,000m before attempting one of your 6,000m, maybe Island Peak. I have no idea about the timing, I only know I would like to do it at some point in the next 5 years.

I will let you know in case there is anybody interested in trekking in Nepal.

Until that moment, stay safe and in good health.

Warm regards,


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