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Pisang Peak Climbing

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Trip Overview of Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak is located in the northern part of Nepal in the Manang district. It lies in between Annapurna I and Manaslu. Pisang Peak (6091m) is the most popular climbing Peak among the trekking peaks in the Annapurna region as it is famous for the accessible climbing peak. Pisang Peak rises from yak pastures above the village of Pisang in a uniform slope to the final summit pyramid, which is an undistinguished snow and ice slope. Pisang peak climbing is well combined with the famous Annapurna circuit trek to make a very satisfying Himalayan trek and climbing adventure in a single trip. Pisang peak provides its climbers an exciting journey passing along varied ecosystems, diverse cultures, and incredible landscapes. Although this climb is considered to be among the easier ones of the Himalayan region, a reasonably high level of physical fitness and health is still strongly recommended.

Pisang peak climbing offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes, nature & culture of the central Himalayan beginning from Besi Shahar (823m) with challenging and magnificent scenery. The route encircles the Annapurna Range, the collection of huge ever snow-capped range, reward for your questionable sanity, a breathtaking view of the world’s tallest mountains glowing in the pastel light of dawn and dusk.

A steep walk via the subtropical forest and small hamlets take to Bahundanda, Chamje, and Bagarchhap entering the Manang region with the view of the first Tibetan Monastery and the occasional glimpses of Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6986m). The trail follows through the river valley with good eye-catching sites along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang village. Enjoy the fantastic climbing of Pisang peak camping at base camp; we conquer the summit.

From Manang, we will go to the central valley to the west of the Khangsar Village, which is regarded as the Last Village of Nepal and trek up to Tilicho Lake. For the lovers of nature it a magnificent view and real opportunity to see a lake at this altitude and also it is famous for the religious point of view. The trail goes to Yak Kharka and joins the usual route crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m). Also, we will visit Muktinath via Plateau of Kagbeni and return to Jomsom. On the way, we will pass through every type of vegetation zone from lush sub-tropical to harsh semi-desert, and over one of the highest trekking passes in the world.

This great Pisang peak Climbing leads you to the little village inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups, offering spectacular and majestic views of the white Himalayas. Pisang peak climbing will be a perfect adventure for those who aspire to venture into some of the less trodden remote regions of Nepal apart from regular trekking routes and have adventurous climbing experience.


Pisang Peak Climbing - Trip Info

Duration: 20 Days

Elevation: (6,654m/ 21,840ft)

Trip Grade: Moderate + Fairly strenuous

Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal

Location: Annapurna Trekking Regions

Best time: March to May and September – November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay, and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain

Guide: Government certified hiking/Trekking & Climbing Guide

Lodging: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation private room. Tented camping will be done on the journey during the trek and climbing.

Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Nepali cuisine – vegetarian option usually available)

Group Size: 2 – 12

Detailed Itinerary of Pisang Peak Climbing

Very warm ‘Namaste’ (welcome in Nepali) for your great journey with us. We will meet at the Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport and would drive to your hotel. As you get ease and freshen up after your long flight, we humbly request you to visit at our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.

The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You can pay your homage visiting the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple (for Hindus) and Swyambhunath (for Buddhists). These are very ancient and historical pride of Nepal importantly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflect the uniqueness and diversity in Nepalese culture. On the journey back to the hotel, you can travel around the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. You can perhaps take a relaxed walk through the famous streets.

Take a vehicle or tourist bus to Besi Sahar, about 6 hours drive. Passing through many small villages on the way will fascinate you with snippets of every day living in these lowland villages. If you reach Besi Sahar at lunchtime, it’s possible to take a bus or hike along the road to Bhulbule the same day. From Besi Sahar, we will see some of the mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley, and the daily activities of local people.

Beyond Bhulbhule, the trail travels up the east bank of the river, past an impressive 60m waterfall that is surrounded by a tropical tree called a pandanus or screw pine. Watch the Langur monkeys playing in the treetops. The path wanders through extensive views of Mt. Manaslu and Ngadi Chuli. Cross the Sisneri Khola and pass the unfinished base of a long-promised power plant to reach a Tibetan settlement. A steep walk via the subtropical forest and small hamlets takes to Bahundanda, an attractive village in the saddle of a long ridge.

Descend on a steep, rocky trail past golden amphitheater-shaped rice terraces. A climb over a ridge leads to the pleasant village of Kanigaon (1170m). The end of the town offers the best view of the massive waterfall across the Marsyangdi. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje.

Cross to the east bank of the Marsyangdi and follow the trail along the river embankment. Climb past fields, then through stands of bamboo and rhododendron to an exposed trail that traverses high above the steep riverbank. A relatively long walk today, we cross barely and potato fields to reach Dharapani. Beyond Dharapani, the full trail climbs gradually over a spur. An hour’s work to Bagarchhap through a forest of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple, and oak offers typical Tibetan architecture. The trail has entered the Manang region with the site our first Tibetan Monastery and the occasional glimpses of Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6986m).

The trail stays on the south bank of the river, climbing through forests to Danaque (2210m), a valley surrounded by apple orchards. Climb steeply crisscrossing section of the road through rhododendron forest. The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. At the entrance to Chame is along the wall with many prayer wheels, the administrative headquarter of the Manang district. There are beautiful views of Lamjung, Annapurna II/IV (7525m).

There is a long, peasant, and mostly level walk in forests. The pine-scented trail rounds a bend to reveal the first views of dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a large curve slab of rock. The trail follows through the river valley with excellent views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang. Crossing the river to its left bank, you reach your lodge at the village of Pisang. Pisang marks the beginning of the region’s upper portion of the Manang district.

Today you will have a rest day here. Check and set up all the gears for climbing and acclimatized. Enjoy the whole day with very beautiful magnificent views of all the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho.

Today we start walking up towards Base camp after a day relaxes in Upper Pisang at 3700m. From Upper Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at (4,380m), which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. It is in a flat alpine section along the well-worn trail. We fix our campsite here.

Today we walked for 4 -5 hours and set up our high camp at the height of 5400m after climbing to a shoulder on the southwest ridge. It is likely to have snow at the high camp from the end of Nov till the end of March. Overnight at tented camp.

Today is the final day or the day most important in our journey. Today is a day to fulfill your dream of Summit on Pisang Peak. From the High Camp, the well-defined ridge leads to the final snow slope, which is quite steep and more technical to reach the summit. After a Successful summit, return to Base camp to Upper Pisang for overnight.

It’s about 6-7 hours trail. From upper Pisang, the high trail enters pine grooves to reveal views of the small turquoise lake. The path does a dogleg through the charming village, passing with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts. Hike through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides excellent views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna, and Tarkekang. Stay at 3570m.

The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it steadily gains elevation. You have left the large trees below; the vegetation now consists of scrub juniper and alpine grasses. It’s fun to see extensive yaks grazing. The view of Annapurna III is excellent.

From Letdar, the trail climbs along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310m. Blue sheep, and even snow-capped leopards, sometimes magically appear. The crow-like bird choughs, massive lamer glaciers and Himalayan griffons circles you overhead. Overnight at Phedi.

The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving Thorung Phedi, switchbacking up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the Thorung La pass (5416m). You can see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurnas, Gangapurna, and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). The trail descends, crossing meadows steeply down to Muktinath. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists.

The trail descends very quickly to the valley floor more than 5,000 ft, Below through a dramatic arid landscape. From Muktinath to Jomsom, we see people from Mustang who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among them, merchandise is the highly revered mollusk fossil called Shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snow-capped mountains. We transit at the significant town Kagbeni. Enjoying the plateau, we will reach Jomsom by vehicle or walk to Jomsom and spent the night.

We will take our next flight back to Pokhara and spent a day here. You’re free here to feel the moderate climate and sceneries of this Magic land or Dream Land of Nepal. Explore the various interesting places like Mahendra Cave, David’s fall, and the various lakes, of course. You can buy some special souvenirs and enjoy the valley. Spend your night on the beautiful beaches. (You can stay longer for short tours such as drives at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking, etc.).

Take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. In the evening, you can have your last night in Nepal, enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps, and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.

We will take you to the International Airport for your convenience. We wish you a happy journey traditionally and culturally of us Nepalese and Good-Bye with a hope to see you again.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking/peak climbing guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid & altitude sickness) Cook, Sherpa, and Supporting Staffs with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • All meals during trekking/peak climbing three meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, Tea and coffee).
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Climbing permit
  • Climbing equipment like ice ax, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Travel& Rescue arrangement
  • All local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek by Tourist bus/Private car/Van.
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T-shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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Trip Facts

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2 - 12 People

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    Maximum Altitude
    6,654m/ 21,840ft

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Moderate

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