Pisang Peak Climbing

USD 1,855
  • Activities
    Pisang Peak Climbing
  • Max Elevation
    6,091m at Pisang Peak
  • Trip Duration
    19 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Technical Adventure
  • Lodging
    Tea House + Camping Trek
  • Meals
    Full Board on Trek & BB Plan on City
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
    Available
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 4 - 6 Hours

Trip Highlights of Pisang Peak Climbing :

  • Peak Summit is at [6091m/19983ft]
  • Cross a 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.
  • Enjoy a Scenic adventure flight: Jomsom-Pokhara

How is Pisang Peak Climbing ?

Pisang Peak Climbing in Nepal is one of the most popular Expeditions and Mountaineering trips in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Climbing Pisang Peak is situated above the village of Pisang, the peak rises high above the Marsyangdi Valley. The Pisang Expedition forms a part of the Manang Himal.

This Pisang Mountaineering Tour was first ascended by J. Wellenkamp in 1955 as a part of German Expedition. It is considered as an easy Pisang Peak Expedition that offers an excellent opportunity for those in search of Mountaineering experience.    

Pisang Peak Itinerary :

Cost and Itinerary start with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Chamje – the starting point of the trek. From Chamje we begin our highest Pisang expedition trek following the Marsyangdi River all the way to its source at Manang glacial lake. 

Passing through the desert-like arctic zone at the west of Manang, we take 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 equipment 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. The mountaineering of Pisang Peak 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 Peak summit, our return journey leads to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass. Our wonderful experience at Pisang Peak difficulty along with itinerary ends with a scenic Mountaineering flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, and drive back to Kathmandu.

For more information about essential peak climbing gears and equipment required during Pisang peak climbing tour, please visit: Peak Climbing Gears and Equipment and Essential Tools & Gear for Trekking

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

    Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the 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 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 the 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 headquarter 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 for climbing equipment 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 equipment 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 a 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 a 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 centre and headquarters 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 Prithvi 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.

    Check out equipment lists requires for Peak climbing.

What's included?
  • 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 the 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 equipment and camping equipment during the 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
What's not included?
  • 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

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Pisang Peak Climbing Difficulty
Pisang Peak Climbing is a popular alternative of Mera Peak Climbing. It is located in the prestigious Annapurna Region. Pisang Peak Climbing is relatively moderate. Though it is not a challenging mountain, it does require some serious glacier walking. The huge piece of rock in the western end makes it rather difficult and the western flank of the mountain has a hanging crevassed Glacier which makes it pretty challenging. Despite being technically straightforward, the trail to the summit (6091 m) is profusely challenging and fascinating. In general, the Pisang peak climbing is not as difficult as other peaks of the region. Any enthusiastic peak climber with little knowledge and experience of peak climbing will definitely fare well. Altitude might be a little challenge. Keep building your physique; be mentally ready to tackle the weather and adverse situations.

Pisang Peak Climbing Season
Annapurna Region is obviously the best trekking destinations in Nepal. Spring and Autumn are undoubtedly the best time to visit Nepal. Autumn (September, October, and November) is the best time to travel to the Annapurna region. During this season, the landscapes appear vibrant and invigorated, with brilliantly clear skies that create picture-perfect views of the hills, rivers and gorges. The daytime temperatures generally remain pleasantly warm that ranges between 12ᴼC-15ᴼC, but the nights can get chilly cold.
Spring (March, April, and May) is another peak Season. The winter snow begins to dissipate and the crystal clear skies create wonderful views of the green valleys and hills. The lower regions are covered in colourful rhododendron blossoms and the temperature starts getting warmer, which is perfect for trekking. As May approaches, the days become hotter, and the humidity causes a kind of haze to surround the peaks of hills that is visible from the lower regions.
Winter (December, January, and February) is extremely cold, and as the altitude rises, the temperatures sharply lower down. January and February are the coldest months. Though the days are chilly cold, night time temperature drops below freezing point. The bright sunny days even in winters offers splendid views in the Himalayas.
Summer season (June, July and August) in Nepal is dominated by monsoons and involves a lot of hot and humid days. Thus, it is unsafe for travelling during summer season. Frequent rainfalls make the trails muddy and slippery. There will be flood and landslides in several places. But the northern part of the Annapurna Region lies in the rain- shadow zone and the precipitation is very low. Therefore, the Annapurna Region can be attempted even in the winter season.

Pisang Peak Climbing Preparation
It is better safe than sorry. Mountaineering obviously is an activity full of dangers. Therefore, safety must be always your first priority. Preparing well in advance is very important for your safe, secure and pleasant climb. Here are some tips in short cut about how to prepare for Pisang Peak. Let’s have a look.

  •  It is a good idea to take a basic rock climbing course
  •  Practice enough gym workouts for this climb. Basically, Cardio and strength endurance training must not be avoided.
  •  Be mentally ready to cope with this strenuous peak
  • Consult with your physician to prevent yourself from HAPE and HACE
  •  Collect adequate gears and clothing
  •  Consult with a professional and well-established trekking partner
  • Hire a professional guide
  • Complete all the mandatory paper works and procedures

Physical Fitness and Experience Required for Pisang Peak Climbing
Pisang 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 trekkers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come to Nepal for trekking and peak climbing adventure to do daily physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. We recommend to undertake Pisang Peak only if you have undertaken other smaller peaks of the same region. Here is the list of the activities that must be done compulsorily before attempting the Pisang Peak:

  •  Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
  •  Once a week, do a long walk.
  •  Swim and cycle.
  •  You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
  • Eat healthy food.
  •  Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.

Pisang Peak Climbing Gears and Essentials
Pisang Peak Climbing is a most popular mountain expedition in Nepal. Latest updates show that this peak has become a popular choice of the climbers over the years. For the safe, secure and successful Pisang Peak climbing, we suggest you to have the following equipments:

  •  Jeans or slacks
  • Towel and toilet kit
  • Underwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
  • Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
  • Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
  • Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
  • Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
  • Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
  • Flashlight
  • Walking Boot

Pisang Peak Climbing Permit and Cost
Pisang Peak Climbing is an adventure that cannot be undertaken without a climbing permit. You need to acquire a permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association to attempt any peak above 5000 meters. The climb without having will be illegal. For climbing Pisang Peak, you need to have Local Area (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit which costs around $20, TIMS Card Permit (Trekking Information Management System) and others.
The following service charge has to be paid by the foreign climbers who are hoping to attempt Pisang Peak:

Spring Season (March, April, May): $250
Autumn Season (September, October, November): $ 125
Winter Season (December, January, February): $ 70
Summer Season (June, July, August): $70

Accommodations
Pisang Peak Climbing cost and itinerary provides you sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five-star categories that 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, we need to set up tented camp for accommodations. 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
Pisang Peak Climbing Expeditions are inclusive for all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan during the stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/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 and 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.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is the effect of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at the high altitude. It is the negative health effect of high altitude due to the rapid exposure to low amount of oxygen at high elevation. The common symptoms of Altitude sickness include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping and dizziness.
Altitude Sickness generally referred as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) occurs only above 2500m. The main reason of altitude sickness is rapid ascent and decreasing amount of oxygen at the high altitude. There are mainly three types of altitude sickness: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.
Altitude Sickness can become a medical emergency if ignored. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to travel to high altitude slowly. It normally doesn’t take long for your body to adjust into a changed altitude. At the higher altitudes, the air pressure and oxygen level is comparatively lower. Our body takes time to adjust to such change. We suggest you to keep you hydrated, not to smoke or drink alcoholic substance, eat hygienic food, sleep low, take it easy, use Diamox tablets etc. to prevent yourself from Altitude Sickness.

Tips for Pisang Peak Climbing

  1. Acquire right and sufficient trainings
  2.  Pack Sufficient
  3. Collect most essential gears
  4. Hire a guide
  5.  Be mentally ready
  6.  Follow the instructions of your guide
  7. Never underestimate the weather
  8. Climb steadily, sleep low
  9.  Be careful about your health and hygiene

Conclusion
Climbing Pisang Peak is an adventure for all interested mountaineers from beginners to veteran climbers. It’s a climb with PD + grade, taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems, which means ‘Per Difficule’. It’s a straight-forward climb of some technical difficulty on some sections to the summit of Pisang Peak. The expert guides will accompany you and guide you safely to the top and back with most mesmerizing moments and wonderful experience. Just prepare well and choose your trekking and climbing partner just like us. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is ready to serve you. If you need further information regarding this climb, drop your queries to our mail.

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Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.

Visa Fees:

Two Weeks – 30 USD

One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

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Visa Extension Fees:

Tourist Visa Extension required a minimum of 15 days (USD 45)and USD 3 for each extra days.

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GLIMPSES OF   Pisang Peak Climbing

Mricho Tal at Pisang Peak Trek
Sunrise View in Upper Pisang
Upper Pisang Village
Pisang Peak Trek
Panoramic View of Pisang Peak

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