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Pisang Peak Climbing Overview
Trip Length:- 18 Days
Group Size : 2-10 Pax
Activities : Trekking, Peak climbing
Best Month : March- May and September - December
Transportation : Private Car & Bus
Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Style : Tea house/Camping
Max Elevation : 6,091m/19,980ft
Meal : Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Besisahar-Chamje-Pisang Peak Summit--Muktinath via Thorang La-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Pisang Peak, located on the way to world’s highest pass, is most popular among the trekking peaks in Annapurna region. Although taken as an easy among other trekking peaks, is sometime described difficult by some climbers. Naturally as a climber you should have a good walking and climbing habit beside courage. The peak is guarded by a hanging glacier to the west face which is considerablely challenging. Pisang peak ascends from the yak kharkas up to its summit. While descending, you have to retrace the the route.
Annapurna circuit is popular classic trek and generally cited as one of the beautiful places of the world one should visit in lifetime. Trekkers wishing to go Annapurna circuit and with little mountaineering experience can combine Pisang peak to have climbing taste.
Pisang peak rises with uniform ice slopes above the Pisang village and yak pastures. The final summit of the peak is observed covered by snow throughout the year. The peak is considered one of the technical climbing peaks among the trekking peaks of Nepal.
The German Expedition team made the first ascent of Pisang peak in 1955.
01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)
02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
03: Drive to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft) 7 hours
04: Trek to Bahundanda (1,398m/45,86ft) 6 and half hours
05: Trek to Chamje (1,410m/4,625ft) 5-6 hours
06: Trek to Bagarchhap(2,080m/6,824ft) 6 and half hours
07: Trek to Chame (2,720m/8,923ft) 5 hours
08: Trek to Pisang (3,060m/10,039ft) 5 hours
09: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp-(3-4hours) 4,380m/14,370ft
10: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp-(3-4hours) 5,400m/17,712ft
11: Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp-(7-9hours) 6,091m/19,980ft
12: Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang (5-6hours)3,450m/11,316ft
13: Trek to Lader (4,230m/13,877ft) 5 and half hours
14: Trek to Thorang Phedi (4,450m/14,599ft) 4 hours
15: Trek to Muktinath via Thorang La (3,760m/12,335ft) 8 hours
16: Trek to Jomsom (3,500m/11,482ft) 6 hours
17: Fly to Pokhara and continue to Kathmandu
18: Departure day.
Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will welcome you and assist you to the Hotel. We can meet later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming Trek with us. At that time we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After finishing the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). This evening will be spent in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft) 7 hours
Our guide will meet you at the hotel as per departure time and takes you to the bus station where your journey starts towards west of Kathmandu through Prithivi highway till Dumre. After that the road turns towards north to Besisahar. This is an excellent drive which has interesting scenery of the Mountains, Rivers, waterfalls and Jungle as well as farm terraces and village on the mountains. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: Trek to Bahundanda (1,398m/45,86ft) 6 and half hours
Your first day of the trek begins after breakfast at the lodge which is an easy walk at the beginning through the dusty road towards north of the valley and ends at Bhulbhule before crossing the suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. One the way you will enjoy the view of Mt. Manaslu and Nagdi Chuli including many waterfalls and Gurung village. After that the trail leads uphill to Bahundanda for overnight stay.
Day 5: Trek to Chamje (1,410m/4,625ft) 5-6 hours
After breakfast at the lodge, the trail drops steep down to the bottom of the hill and few up downs to Syange to cross suspension bridge. There is mind-blowing view of waterfall at Syange. Then the trail continue leads few uphill and few down hills to Chamje. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 6: Trek to Bagarchhap(2,080m/6,824ft) 6 and half hours
At the beginning of the day the trail drops down to the river to cross the bridge and continue climbs along the river bank to Tal Phedi. There is a short steep climb to get to the Tal and an easy walk through the valley. Tal is a first village of Manang District which is located on the bank of the Marsyangdi River has typical entrance gate which is influences by Tibetan culture. Then the trail continues up and down to Dharapani village and continues up to Bagarchhap for overnight.
Day 7: Trek to Chame (2,720m/8,923ft) 5 hours
After hot breakfast at the lodge the trail slightly climbs up to Danaque from where you will enjoy the view of Mt.Manaslu. There are two ways to get in to the next village but we will take you through the higher route which has an excellent view of mountains and passing through the old village of Tyanja. Then easy walk through the pine forest to Chame which is district headquarter of Manang. Stay overnight at the lodge. (There is small hot spring on the bank of river where you can get in to it for relaxation)
Day 8: Trek to Pisang (3,060m/10,039ft) 5 hours
The trail leads uphill to the narrow valley to cross a metal bridge over the River and climb up to Dhukure Pokhari. This is wide valley from where you will see the valley where you will have to walk further to get on the top of the high pass of Thorang La. After easy walk you will get in t Pisang for overnight. Once you get in to the lodge, we suggest you to walk to the pretty village at upper Pisang which helps to get acclimatize. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp-(3-4hours) 4,380m/14,370ft
Today we start walking up towards Base camp after a day relax in Upper Pisang. 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. Over night stay at tent.
Day 10: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp-(3-4hours) 5,400m/17,712ft
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 south west ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. Over night at Tent.
Day 11: Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp-(7-9hours) 6,091m/19,980ft
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 slop which is quite steep and more technical to reach the summit. Our guide will fixed the rope and lead you to the successful summit of the Pisang peak. After a Successful summit, you will walk down to Base Camp and stay over night at tent.
Day 12: Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang (5-6hours)3,450m/11,316ft
Today you will trek to Pisang village and continue trek to Manang village walking across the riverside. Here, you will notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation. The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment. Incredible views of the towering Himalayan Peaks. Manang is a great Mt. Valley which has a rich customs & tradition and gives you an opportunity to observe a traditional lifestyle of Manangi People (one of the Ethnic Group people of Nepal). Over night stay at lodge.
Day 13: Trek to Lader (4,230m/13,877ft) 5 and half hours
At the beginning the trail climbs up to the ridge of upper Manang and turns around to climb up to Lader. Today, you will enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurnas, Gangapurna and many more peaks en route. This is an easy day compare other trekking days due to the altitude which is very essential to climb short distance. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Thorang Phedi (4,450m/14,599ft) 4 hours
After easy walk at the beginning the trail drops down to the river to cross wooden bridge and climbs up to the tea shop. After having a short ret at the tea shop the trail continue leads to the Phedi through the cliff. Once you are at Phedi, if you feel great you can continue to the high camp to make easy day next day or you can decide once you are there with the help of our trek leader.
Day 15: Trek to Muktinath via Thorang La (3,760m/12,335ft) 8 hours
Today is the biggest day of the entire trip to cross Thorang la pass which starts early morning before sunrise. If you stop at Phedi you start an hour earlier so that you can to the top of the pass before 10 am which is the perfect time before wind blows violently. After short photo break on the top, you drop long way down to Muktinath.
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom (3,500m/11,482ft) 6 hours
The trail descent to the Kaligandaki valley and leads through the bank of the holy river where you may find Fossils called Shaligram a part of Lord Bishnu. Once you cross the bridge after Ekle Bhatti, the walking through the other side of the river has perfect views of the mountain and barren valley. Finally reach Jomsom (windy valley) and overnight at the lodge.
Day 17: Fly to Pokhara and continue to Kathmandu
This morning wake up early and our guide would do airport departure formalities when you remain at the lodge waiting for the flight. Once the flight takes off from Pokhara my guide would call you at the airport and wait for the flight. It is scenic flight over deepest George in the world and between high Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You continue fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara. (If you would like to spend your time in Pokhara we would help to for further arrangements of accommodation. Or you can have your own time in Pokhara). Once you arrive in Kathmandu my guide will take you to the hotel and evening we meet up for the final official dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 18: Departure day
Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you if you require otherwise we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time. If your flight is late evening, you can do last minute shopping or manage your photos of the trip then we drop you off at the airport for final departure.
Area: Annapurna Region
Activities: Trekking and sightseeing
Starting and ending points: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 6,091m/19,980ft
Duration of the trip: 18 Days
Group size: 1 - 15 packs
Best season: October - December and March - May
Cost :- US$2425
-Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
-3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast
-Welcome & Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at one of the typical Nepalese local restaurant
-A day guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
-Required private transport to Besisahar
-Jomson/Pokhara/Kathmandu flight, airport taxes and transfer
-Annapurna Trekking Permit & TIMS Card
-Pisang Peak Special Climbing Permit
-One experienced Climbing guide for climbing section & One trekking guide for trekking Section (both leaders are English speaking, first aid trained, climbing leader is trained & licensed from Nepal Mountaineering Association- Rock climbing and mountaineering trained), the cost of camping and trekkers crew/ insurance
-All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges
-Transfer to the airport for the final departure by private vehicle
-Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu
-Your meals at Kathmandu, except provided dinner and breakfast
-Entire cold and alcoholic beverages on the trip
-Necessary group climbing gears (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar/ possible to hire or buy in Kathmandu)
-Personal nature expenses
-Any extending trips
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure climbing trip in the remote Annapurna Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule. Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of a lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.
Special train for beginners before trip
Pisang peak is not very difficult climbing but it is technical enough to climb and it is one of the most common trekking peak for adventure climbing experience so you could easily join us for this lifetime adventure. Basic technique and information of mountaineering (such as using crampons on boots, using climbing ropes, ice axe, harness, carabineers, Descender device etc ) is required to plan this trip. So you should have basic knowledge about this. Do not worry if you do not have basic knowledge we are here to train before you head for this adventure. We do train for beginners in Kathmandu before fly to Lukla to start this trip. You need to have an extra day for this as we do take you to the rocky cliff to train you the basic ideas about the climb as you will learn basic ideas to use climbing tools to ensure your successful climbing trip.
This trip requires walking on maximum altitude above 3500m – 6189m from sea level for the duration of 7 to 8 days. So it is very essential that you should be preparing for this trek before reaching to join us at our trek date at Kathmandu. The best preparation you can do is to hike, even if it is under gym conditions. Running will help your stamina but does not fully prepare your muscles for a strenuous hike. Go for walks. It is advisable to go for frequent walks which should include some uphill and downhill sections if possible in your surroundings. Take your daypack with you with at least a weight of three kilograms or more. This will simulate the conditions you will encounter while on your trekking with us. Join a gymnasium. Ask your gym instructor to work out a fitness program that consists of progressive resistance exercises. An experienced instructor will be able to tailor a safe exercise regime based on your age, condition and strength. Work with a schedule that progresses to higher resistance or weights as you develop your fitness.
Visit Your Medical Doctor:
Please do visit your medical doctor, consult him before heading to such altitude trekking destination. Those who have a problem of heart, lung, respiratory or blood should talk with their medical doctor and take his reference and report us before planning this trip with us. We deserve not to take those on our trip who are having such medical conditions.
Why to Trek with us!
We are passionate to deliver real adventure experience that allows you to visit places that unseen and cultures and traditions that untouched. Trip itineraries are optimized to the best of our knowledge to cover the most famous travel routes and interests of the discerning traveler. We have put our heart, soul and over 15 years of experience into an outstanding adventure trips. We are committed to a high level of service so that all of our customers' expectations are met. Our local Sherpas and Leaders are very much dedicated to their services. It is our highest priority to provide you with the best services available through our company. We are here to fulfill your desire. We can tailor trips to your liking. We know how to cater to the needs of our valuable clients. Our specially trained staff understands the best destinations for people with varying interests, physical abilities, budgets, and ages. Customer care is our priority. We also pass your day to day trip update to your family if required. Our guide and Sherps will have cell phone which works most places on this route. Hence, you can tell us what to write to your family about your trip so that they should not worry about your adventure trip.
Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. Besides being registered with the government, we are proud to be members of different professional organizations such as the following:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)
You should have travel insurance to be adequately protected in terms of insurance. A travel insurance policy that should cover cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you if you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers those.
Health and Fitness for trekker
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then kindly inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.
Meals and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost for accommodation and required expenses during the trek to provide good quality food and services. For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking on the Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offers shower and mostly offers bucket hot water up on request. During the trip you can expect for 2 times hot shower.
While you are on a trek
While you are on a trek, there are not much communication facilities so that we would pass your message to your family and friends if required. Our guide will have cell phone and we often speak with you so that easy for us to deliver message. Our every effort will be made to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region. The health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.
Personal Climbing Gears:
-Tape Slings (2)
-Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
-Plastic Mountaineering Boots
Group Climbing Gears:
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees
3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1 4433934 / 4429669 / 4438862 / 4438868, Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np
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