What to Expect

  • Allows the scaling of Pisang  Peak (6,091 metres).
  • Magnificent views of three different Himalayan Ranges, with each one including one Himalaya above 8000 metres: the Annapurna Range, the Manaslu Range and the Dhaulagiri Range.
  • Passes through two interesting valleys: the Marshyandi River Valley and the Kali Gandaki Valley which also includes the deepest Gorge of the world .
  • Animals of interest: domesticated Yaks and a number of wild birds and animals including endangered Musk Deer, Tahr as well as several species of Eagles and Vultures.
  • Vegetation: from tropical to subtropical to Temperate to sub-alpine to alpine beyond the tree-line as well as apple farms in some places.
  • Passes through settlements that highlight the cultures of more than six different ethnic groups.

About Pisang Peak Climbing

The Himalaya of Nepal is the world’s most exciting destination for climbing. 414 peaks are open to mountain climbing in Nepal and summiting a Himalayan peak can be an adventurous challenge and exhilarating experience of a lifetime.

Pisang Peak (6,091 mt / 19,970 ft) is located along one of the most magnificent areas of the Himalaya, the Annapurna Circuit. It was first climbed by a German team in 1955. TheAnnapurna Circuit has long been one of the favorite destinations of trekkers from all over the world. The Annapurna Region receives more trekkers than any other region of Nepal and is famous for scenic natural beauty and cultural diversity.

Along the way to Pisang Peak, you will experience magnificent scenery along the eastern valley of the circuit, following the lush Marsyangdi River valley up into the highlands with staggering mountain views. The summit of Pisang Peak offers an astonishing panorama of the surrounding peaks and beyond into remote valleys in Nepal and Tibet. Pisang Peak can be attempted by all comers, even people without mountaineering know-how and experience, and we will brief you on the use of equipment. Still, it will be demanding and should be attempted only by people fit and acclimatized to high elevation.

The Annapurna Circuit is entered by an enchanting weeklong hike from the lowlands. Our team assembles in Bhulebhule and together we ascend through the Marsyangdi River valley on an unforgettable hike up to Pisang village.

We climb through yak grazing areas and establish our base camp at an area with spectacular views at around 5,400 mt / 17,710 ft. From base camp, when the timing is right we push for the summit along the southwest ridge. Along the way, up and on top of the mountain we enjoy an unforgettable sunrise that lights up the Himalaya with marvelous views of the Annapurna Range and Manaslu, the world’s 8th highest peak and much more.

Following the thrilling achievement, we have options to return the way we come in or to continue on and enjoy the rest of the Annapurna Circuit including Thorang La with optional side trips to Tilicho Lake, Mesokanto-La Pass,Naar, and Phu villages and more including Upper Mustang, Mansalu, and Tsum Valley.

Along the journey to Pisang Peak, we include adequate rest days in the trek to ensure acclimatization. On these days, we take the chance to explore the beautiful surrounding area while we become accustomed to the altitude.

The Pisang Peak timetable is planned by veteran climbers with special attention to season and safety. We always adhere to the highest safety standards and ensure that this trip is designed for comfort and well-being, especially by following a graded ascent with proper acclimatization.

There are no set departure dates for Pisang Peak although the best period for reliable weather and views is March through May followed by September through November.

Please contact us anytime with questions and concerns and for booking. Let us know your preferred schedule, and we will arrange a climbing trip according to your timetable.

Pisang Peak includes camping and is fully supported. You carry only a light pack, and we will arrange a crew of porters to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent, and personal sleeping tents. Our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.

There is a lot to explore in the area that can be easily combined with Pisang Peak climbing. Please let us know if you have the time and interest and would like to extend your journey to this area.

We look forward to guiding you on the adventure of a lifetime to the top of the Himalaya!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Climbing and Trekking preparation day (Sightseeing Optional). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1,430 mt.). Driving 8-9 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 4Chamje to Dharapani (1,860 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 5Dharapani to Chame (2,670 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 6Chame to Pisang (3,300 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7Rest day for acclimatization at Pisang. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 8Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,573 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 9Pisang Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,030 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 10High Camp to Pisang Peak Summit (6,091 mt.) and back to Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 11Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang (3,540 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 12Rest day in Manang for acclimatization & exploration. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 13Manang to Throang Phedi (4,450 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 14Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3,800 mt.) via Thorang-La pass (5,416 mt.). Walking 7-8 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 15Muktinath to Marpha (2,670 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 16Marpha to Tatopani /Hotspring, (1,189 mt.). Driving 4-5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 17Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,835 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 18Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210 mt.) to see 220 degree panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and sunrise, trek to Tadapani (2,520 mt.).Walking 5 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 19Tadapani to Syane via Ghandruk (1,920mt.). Walking 5 ½ hours. Drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 20Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Driving 6 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 21Leisure day in Kathmandu (Sightseeing optional). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 22Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Four nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara (breakfasts included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Tea-house and tented camp accommodation during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). (High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport,insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Climbing Permits and Conservation Area entry fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, drinks and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and personal climbing gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and Staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancellation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness and et cetera.
Departure note

Please Contact us for a suitable departure date for you.

Useful Information

Essential Gears from Climbing

Climbing Boots, Harness, Jumar, Crampons, Ice Axe, Tapes / Sling, Karabiners, Ice Screws, Gaiters, Snow Bars, Deadmen, Ascenders, Descenders, Figure Eight, Rope for Climbing, Snow Hammer, Helmet (Crash Hat), Sleeping Bag, Headlamp, Swiss Army Knife etc.

Accommodation

All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen the 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking/climbing in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share the room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the climbing days. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.

Meals

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking and Climbing Crew

An experienced and government licensed climbing guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 4 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. Generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Pisang Peak Climbing is a technical challenging activity which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying a personal day pack. Climbing days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Pisang Peak Climbing is high altitude adventure which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trip. Some time mental aspect also plays a vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better and some technical skill is required for this climbing. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy a good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Pisang Peak Climbing. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view. Winter (December to February) is not recommended for this trip.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.