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Pisang Peak Climbing

  • Price
  • USD 2900
  • Trip Grade
  • Strenuous
  • Max Elevation
  • 6,091m/19,980ft
  • Best Time
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Activities
  • Trekking/Climbing
  • Total Duration
  • 19 Days
  • Group Size
  • 2-15 people

Pisang Peak Climbing involves trekking in the famous Annapurna region and summiting Pisang Peak. Additionally, we also visit Muktinath and trek in the beautiful Manang region of Nepal. Our 18-day journey begins from  Kathmandu.We drive to Dharapani the next day and begin trekking from there. We enjoy views of Annapurna, Tilicho and Gangapurna on our trek leading to Pisang Peak and summit the peak on the ninth day of our journey. The views of the Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri and other Himalayas from the top are magnificent. On our way back we follow the route that leads us to crossing Muktinath which is an important pilgrimage site for Nepalese people. We cross Thorong La Pass which is the highest mountain pass in the world to reach Muktinath. Our Pisang Peak itinerary also includes the beautiful Jomsom region which will be a worthwhile experience.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing & getting prepared
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m), 6-7 hours
Day 04: Syange to Dharapani (1,960m), 7 - 8 hours
Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours
Day 06: Chame to Upper Pisang (3,700m), 5-6hours
Day 07 : Day of acclimatization
Day 08 : Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m), 4-5 hours
Day 09 : Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m), 3-4 hrs
Day 10 : Summit Pisang Peak (6,091m) & back to Upper Pisang (7-9 hrs)
Day 11: Upper Pisang to Manang (3,500m), 4-5 hrs
Day 12: Day of acclimatization at Manang
Day 13: Manang to Ledar (4200m), 4-5 hours
Day 14 : Letdar to Thorung Phedi high camp (4700m), 4-5 hours
Day 15: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass (5416), 6-7 hours
Day 16 : Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni (2600m), 4-5 hours
Day 17 : Jomsome to Pokhara, max 7 hrs drive
Day 18: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 19 : Final departure to sweet home !
Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

We will be waiting you at Kathmandu international airport holding a signboard with your full name so that you could recognize us so easily. When you come out, we will take private car to get 3*** hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Shortly you will do check in and get refreshed. In the evening we will have a fantastic welcome dinner together at one of the Nepalese famous kitchen which introduces you a very unique Nepalese cuisine

Day 02:  Kathmandu sightseeing & getting prepared

This is the valley where flourished Buddhism and Hinduism together over the centuries. The ancient architectures of Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples are just spectacular. As this is the capital city of Nepal, people live together  from different walk of life and ethnic communities. After a breakfast, we start our guiding tour to UNESCO heritage sites; Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple and Bouddhanath stupa; the major Buddhist sites.

Day 03:  Drive from Kathmandu to Syange (1100m), 6-7 hours

En route to Syange, we get to enjoy the countryside of Nepal with its green hills, winding rivers, terraced farms and of course the mighty Himalayas. After passing several villages on the banks of the river and paddy fields we get Besi Sahar, a small commercial centre. From here we head to Syange which is another 2 hours journey by an jeep.

Day 04:  Syange to Dharapani (1,960m), 7 - 8 hours

We enter Manang district after crossing a large bridge near Tal. The trail passes through barley, rice and potato fields; and the waterfalls continue to accompany us even today. We also pass through the village of Kodo before reaching Dharapani which is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley.

Day 05:  Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 - 6 hours

Today we walk 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 will be a sweet respite from the tiring trek and help us relax for a while. Chame is the headquarters of Manang District..

Day 06:  Chame to Upper Pisang (3,700m), 5-6hours

We start to hike through the drier upper section of Manang district. There are two trails on leaving Pisang, we will hike the lower easier route or if you are fit enough we will take the more scenic high route. The lower route takes an undulating route through Hongde (3,325m), which has an airstrip and then onwards through Mungji village to finish at the rather large village of Manang. Here Mani wheels and prayer flags abound and you are surrounded by the incredible mountain vista of the Annapurnas.

Day 07 :  Day of acclimatization

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.

Day 08 :  Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m), 4-5 hours

We prepare to hike up to Pisang Peak Base Camp. From Upper Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka (4,380m) which is considered as the best place for setting up the base camp for overnight. It is in a flat alpine section along the well worn trail. We fix our camp site here.

Day 09 :  Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m), 3-4 hrs

We climb towards a shoulder on the south west ridge of Pisang Peak for 3 to 4 hours to reach high camp where we will set up our over night camp at the altitude of 5400m. It is likely to have snow at high camp from end of Nov till end March. We will re-check our climbing gears and do the final preparation for Pisang Summit for the following day.

Day 10 :   Summit Pisang Peak (6,091m) & back to Upper Pisang (7-9 hrs)

From the High Camp, the well defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and more technical to reach the summit. Our Climbing guide will fix the rope and lead you to the successful summit of the Pisang peak. After a Successful summit, return back to Base camp to Upper Pisang for overnight.

Day 11:  Upper Pisang to Manang (3,500m), 4-5 hrs

Today we hike down to Pisang village and continue our hike toward to Manage valley. The trail leads pleasant walk up to the Braga village for traditionally built up Tibetans style of houses and if can be visited the monastery, it has an outstanding display of statues, Thankas and the religious manuscripts. From here vegetation is changed, you will notice a contrast of landscape and vegetation & dry mountain hills.

Day 12:  Day of acclimatization at Manang

We spend our time visiting monastery, side trip to Gangapurna Lake and doing some excursions with the wonderful views around the villages. If we have the energy, we can even hike to Vraga Village where we can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association which will give us some idea about Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

Day 13:  Manang to Ledar (4200m), 4-5 hours

We start our walk after the breakfast and start climbing uphill to Tengi, and 120 meters above Manang. Furthermore we traverse past Marshyangdi Valley turning north-west up the valley of the Throng Khola and continue further to Gunsang (3960 m). This is a small mountain hamlet with houses that have flat roofs made up of mud. We walk through picturesque meadows and rich forests of barberry, juniper etc. On the way we encounter horses and yaks grazing. This whole scene depicts the picture postcard perfection also renowned as Yak Kharka.

Day 14 :  Letdar to Thorung Phedi high camp (4700m), 4-5 hours

We climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, we follow a narrow trail across an unstable scree slope then descend to Thorung Phedi. Blue sheep and even snow leopards can be sometimes seen in this valley.

Day 15:  Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass (5416), 6-7 hours

Crossing Thorong La pass, one of the highest passe in the world is our main destination of this trek. Problems may occur due to the altitude and the most recent snow which can often make the crossing impossible. It takes about four hours to climb up to the pass marked by chortens and prayer flags. As we reach the top, you will be rewarded by the magnificent view of the entire terrain and massive Himalayas. We can take a few photos before heading to Muktinath valley. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist in the country.

Day 16 :  Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni (2600m), 4-5 hours

We trek down to Jomsome passing through the villages Kagbeni, Jharkot and Khingar. One cannot really get over the awesome view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri throughout the trail. We walk past Kagbeni to reach Jomsom along the banks of River Kali Gandaki. Jomsom is the Headquarter of Mustang district and we can spend some time here to explore the area and interact with the locals.

Day 17 :  Jomsome to Pokhara, max 7 hrs drive

Today we will passing through several green farming fields, local villages,small hilly towns, rivers, rain forests on our way to Pokhara, a beautiful touristic city in western Nepal. We can enjoy our evening by riding boat to Baraha temple in the center of Phewa Lake to see the stunning reflection of the Fish Tail Peak in the blue Phewa Lake.

Day 18:  Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will fly to Kathmandu which takes approximately 30 min a by  domestic aircraft.  We will have a farewell dinner in the evening.We can spend the day taking the much needed rest or catch up on some last minute shopping.  Our flying to Kathmandu will give us a incredible views of sky touching Himalayas.

Day 19 :  Final departure to sweet home !

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! the Majestic Himalaya representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 1 hour before your scheduled flight.

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flight (Jomsom-Pokhara)
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Pisang Peak climbing permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and local taxes

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

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