Pisang Peak Climbing - 22 Days

Pisang Peak Climbing
Pisang Peak Climbing
  • Cost From Contact Us
  • Duration 22 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Technical Challenging
  • Travel Style Peak Climbing
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Maximum Altitude: 6091 mt.
  • Minimum Pax.: 1-15 Pax.
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Trip Highlights

  • 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 Trip

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. The Annapurna 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 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02Climbing and Trekking preparation day (Sightseeing Optional). Overnight at hotel.

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1430 mt.). Driving 8-9 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 04Chamje to Dharapani (1860 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05Dharapani to Chame (2670 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06Chame to Pisang (3300 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07Rest day for acclimatization at Pisang. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4573 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09Pisang Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5030 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10High Camp to Pisang Peak Summit (6091 mt.) and back to Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang (3540 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 (4450 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 14Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3800 mt.) via Thorang-La pass (5416 mt.). Walking 7-8 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 15Muktinath to Marpha (2670 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 16Marpha to Tatopani /Hotspring, (1189 mt.). Driving 4-5 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 17Tatopani to Ghorepani (2835 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 (2520 mt.).Walking 5 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 19Tadapani to Syane via Ghandruk (1920mt.). 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.

Cost 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.

Cost 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.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.A representative from our company will receive you once you arrive in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and takes you to your pre-arranged place of accommodation.

Day 2Climbing and Trekking preparation day (Sightseeing Optional). Overnight at hotel.A day to proceed and obtain climbing trekking permit in Kathmandu. All kind of preparation and sightseeing in UNESCOs' World Heritage sites are the other options of the day.

Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1430 mt.). Driving 8-9 hours. Overnight at guest house.Our destination today is Chamje via Beshishar. We start early on a local bus, which stops for breakfast and lunch on the way, and brings us to Beshisahar in about seven hours’ time. We change the bus and drive further to the destination.Along the way, the ride to Chamje Village on a public transport includes the Ghermu and Chamje waterfalls, the Marshyandi River and the sight of the beautiful Mt Manaslu beyond the hillls. This ride comes to a stop after around two and a half hours. For today, this is where we stop for the night.

Day 4Chamje to Dharapani (1860 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.From Chamje, our trailhead, the walk to Tal Village lasts for around two hours. Up a gentle uphill and through a dense forest, we arrive in Tal Village, on our walk to Dharapani/Bagarchhap where we stop for lunch, is on a trail along the Marhyandi River all the way. Lasting for around three and half hours, this mostly a gradual uphill is certainly not a difficult walk. where we stop for the night.

Day 5Dharapani to Chame (2670 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.Once leaving Dharapani/Bagarchhap and reaching Danaque Village, the trek walks everyone up a sharp ascent until TimangDanda. The vantage point offers an excellent view of Mt Manaslu and other mountains in its close proximity. On a flat trail and reach Thanchok Village in about an hour and a half. Many choose to stop here for a cup of tea. Along the way, the addition of the mighty Annapurna II beyond the hills to the West is a treat to watch. We walk again, on a similar trail, for the next two and a half hours to Chame, the headquarters of Manang District and our stopover for the night.

Day 6Chame to Pisang (3300 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.Our walk to DhukurPhokhari, where we stop for lunch, is on a trail that passes through pine forests, crosses several suspension bridges, and is a combination of ups and downs with a steep incline just before we reach the Village on a ridge. After lunch, we walk, with the Pisang Peak and Mt Chulu in sight, for about two and a half hours and reach Lower Pisang. This is where we stop for the night.
A tour to Upper Pisang is often a part of everyone’s itinerary. This traditional village, with monasteries and houses reflecting Tibetan style also happens to be a vantage point for a panoramic view of the Annarpurna range, Gangapurna range and the valley below.

Day 7Rest day for acclimatization at Pisang. Overnight at guest house.The day today is for acclimatization. Once in higher altitudes, it is important that we allow the body the opportunity to adapt since the amount of oxygen in the air now becomes less and less. This process requires us to walk higher up but come down for the night.

Day 8Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4573 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.Our destination today is the Base Camp to Pisang Peak. The uphill we start out on is a sharp one and lasts for about four hours or so. Once we arrive in Kharka, basically a barn, we set up our tents here. This is where we stop for the night.

Day 9Pisang Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5030 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at tented camp.Our walk to the High Camp often lasts for around four hours or so. The incline is a steep one. At around 5,400 metres, we set up our tents. That our gears need to be good condition is not something that requires any exaggeration. It is here we therefore ascertain that our climbing equipment is ready for the climb.

Day 10High Camp to Pisang Peak Summit (6091 mt.) and back to Base Camp. Overnight at tented camp.We start out early today. Inspection of the equipment once again and after a quick breakfast, we put on all the gear necessary. Once we reach the snowline, we put those crampons on and continue. Once on the summit of Pisang and it’s a time for a celebration for many, our actions highlighting the emotions – smiling, taking photographs and hugging one another. We may not be able to stay for long on top, however, owing much to the unpredictable weather conditions. We therefore climb down to the High Camp and continue since our stopover for the night is the Base Camp. Retracing our footsteps back to the Base Camp after a successful summiting is an experience only those who have made to top would be in a position to aptly feel. The Base Camp is where we stop for the night.

Day 11Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang (3540 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.Our stop in Humde Village for lunch comes after around a walk of three hours. The walk to this village, with a short airstrip, is an experience many choose to remember: through a pine forest and with Mt Gangapurna, Mt Tilicho and the gigantic Annapurna II and III in view.
With the trail levelling off and the woods thinning out, the path, from here on, first takes us to Braga, with a centuries old monastery, and then to Manang Village in roughly two hours. We stop for the night in Manang.

Day 12Rest day in Manang for acclimatization & exploration. Overnight at guest house.An altitude of around 3,500 metres is an ideal high for an acclimatization. We start our day with a tour of the Village, the biggest in the entire District. With prayer wheels, flags, stones and mani walls at regular intervals, the faith of the people is clearly visible.
Before lunch, a walk to Ganagpurna Lake and a climb of around 300 metres to a vantage point just above the lake is an experience worth looking forward to. From around 3,800 metres, a big portion of the Annapurna Range is a treat no one should miss out on.

Day 13Manang to Throang Phedi (4450 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.As the thin air in high altitudes comes into play, even our gradual uphill today is exhausting for many. A stop at Gunsang on the way for tea after around two hours or so is a welcome relief. Now that the view also includes the Manaslu Range, the break can often stretch to as long as half an hour. After the break, we walk the next two hours to Yak Kharka.
On a route that brings Thorang Peak closer with every step forward and Chulu West round a hill, we take a break and stop for tea in one of the two huts on the way. Along the way, a herd of Tahr jumping about does ease the relative uneasiness of the path, due largely to higher altitudes. After the tea break, our walk to Thorang Phedi stops for lunch in Yak Kharka then finally to the camp after another 3 hours of walking.

Day 14Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3800 mt.) via Thorang-La pass (5416 mt.). Walking 7-8 hours. Overnight at guest house.This early morning trek starts at around five after an early tea and packed lunch.The hour long ascent to Thorang High Camp from here on is arduous. This most demanding of all the ascents so far takes all willing to Thorangla Pass in about three hours and a half. We have our breakfast at this altitude of 5,416 metres, weather permitting. After breakfast, it’s time for a walk downhill, crossing into bordering Mustang District. ThorangPhedi at the other side is where we rest for a while. After this tea break, we hit the road again, walking past Muktinath Temple and reaching Ranipauwa where we stop for the night.

Day 15Muktinath to Marpha (2670 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.Our walk to Jomsom, where we stop for lunch, starts out a downhill. Kagbeni on the way is an inviting settlement and we stop for a look around. Nestled in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River, Kagbeni boasts of its Red Monastery, which offers a peak into the ways of the practitioners of the belief. The relatively flat path from here on through a barren, almost lifeless, landscape walks everyone against fierce winds from the opposite direction and brings them to Jomsom in about four and a half hours.

After lunch, we leave Jomsom, the administrative as well as the commercial centre of the District, and reach Marhpa in roughly two hours. Known for apples, this is where we stop for the night.

Day 16Marpha to Tatopani /Hotspring, (1189 mt.). Driving 4-5 hours. Overnight at guest house.We start out along the banks of Kali Gandaki on a gentle descent. The next 4 hours of Jeep/Bus drive leaves few other notable settlements –Tukuche, Largung, Kalopani and Lete – before reaching Ghasa. Rupse Chahara (a beautiful waterfall) at least for some time is another attraction before moving on to Tatopani where we stop for lunch, dinner and the night. The hot springs of the area invite many for relaxing dip.

Day 17Tatopani to Ghorepani (2835 mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.Today’s trek starts out alright until crossing Kali Gandaki and GharKhola. The steep uphill from here on is very demanding for many, with the dense forest around serving as the only relief. Tea break in Ghara Village also comes as that rest for those legs. Sikha, also presents Mt Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South for a view where we stop for the lunch. We trudge on after lunch. Our journey continues with a two-hour walk to Chitre, where we stop for a bit with the addition of Mt Nilgiri in view to the North. We move on aiming for Ghorepani. A final steep ascent of around half an hour brings us to Ghorepani amidst a forest largely dominated by rhododendrons. This is where we stop for the night.

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 (2520 mt.).Walking 5 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.Early morning is a time for a walk to Poon Hill for that sunrise view: the brightening of the tops of the Dhaulagiri Range in an array of bright shades with the peaks of the Annapurna Range to the East in shadow. Back in Ghorepani and we leave for Tadapani after breakfast. It starts out up a steep incline for almost two hours before eventually arriving atop a ridge. It’s a downhill from here on through a forest one more time until Banthanti, where we stop for lunch. After a downhill for some time then a sharp uphill, we arrive in Tadapani. This is where we stop for the night.

Day 19Tadapani to Syane via Ghandruk (1920mt.). Walking 5 ½ hours. Drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.With Mt Machhapuchré, Mt Huinchuli and the Annapurna South still magnificently on display, leaving Tadapani is a compulsion; our itinerary suggests we reach Pokhara today. Down a steep descent for nearly three and a half hours, we finally reach Ghandruk and a gently downhill from this point on takes us to Syané. We catch a local bus from here and head off for Pokhara, reaching the place in some two hours and a half.

Day 20Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Driving 6 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.Our return to Kathmandu is on a tourist bus, a ride that should last for around six-hours. With breakfast and lunch on the highway, the bus stops in Sorhakhutté in Kathmanddu. Thamel, the tourist hub, is a stone’s throw from here.

Day 21Leisure day in Kathmandu (Sightseeing optional). Overnight at hotel.This is totally a free day in Kathmandu for relaxation after a long journey. On the other hand we can say its a reserve day, in case of bad weather if the flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is cancelled on the earlier day. Sightseeing trip in UNESCOs' World Heritage sites and shopping are the other options of the day.

Day 22Transfer to airport for your final departure from Nepal.Depending largely on your travel fixture, you will be leaving for Tribhuwan International Airport for your departure from Nepal either in the morning or in the afternoon or in the evening.

Please Contact us for a suitable departure date for you.

Usefull Note

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. 

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