Pisang Peak Climbing

Duration: 21 Days(5)of 3 reviews

Overview

  • Duration 21 Days
  • Max. Altitude 6,091 m | 19,983 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Best Season Spring (March, April & May), Autumn (September, October & November)

Highlights

  • Adventure trekking around the Annapurna massif
  • Pisang peak (6,091m) climbing
  • Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Cross Thorong La at 5,416m
  • The joy of completing a loop around the classic Annapurna circuit
  • Culture and lifestyle experience of Manang and lower Mustang valleys
  • Incredible Himalayan view and high-altitude trekking experience

Pisang Peak is one of the trekking peaks in the Annapurna region in the Himalayas. Climbing this 6,000-meter peak is a great adventure that also brings the chance to trek around the Annapurna Mountains. Pisang peak stands tall as a pyramid just above Pisang village. The icy slope, that narrows towards the top gives a pretty challenge to the climbers but doesn’t involve high technicalities. Other than that, you will be able to visit Muktinath and can trek to the beautiful Manang Region of Nepal. Pisang Peak climbing offers you the best view of Majestic mountains in the Annapurna Region. You will as well be able to explore the vast landscape diverse locale comminute and as well rare wildlife and plants.

Pisang peak looks pyramidal mountain lying just above the Pisang- a small village in the Annapurna region. The Pisang peak is also known as Jong Ri. Pisang peak was first climbed in 1955 by the German Expedition. From here one can enjoy the views of the Annapurna region, Dhaulagiri and the other Himalayas from the peak of Pisang. You will as well trek to Thorong La Pass which is also one of the world’s highest mountain passes. The adventure you get from this trek is amazing. You will be hiking through off-beaten trails, exploring ancient arts in an unexploited village, will discover new cultures and traditions, and much more.

Pisang peak is a beautiful experience of climbing peaks in Nepal that is so adventurously inspiring for life. The whole trip is a wonderful concoction of culture, adventure, and nature that creates an incredible experience for a lifetime.

Himalayan scenery treks and expedition offers you an amazing service you deserve throughout the journey. Come and join us for the wonderful memory lifelong ahead.

Itinerary

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip.

After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure on your own to relax the jetlag. But we definitely help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.

We spend a full day in Kathmandu today which will be a necessary acclimatization day as well. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will meet for a trip briefing where we will talk about this amazing trip in detail and answer your questions should you have any. After the brief meeting is over, we are taking you for an amazing cultural sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.

The sites we take you for sightseeing today include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

Early breakfast prepares us for a long day's drive to Bahundanda in Lamjung to start the trek. About 8 hours of long drive see Nepali highway drive through small towns that show a pure countryside life in Nepal. Although we are yet to see more of the rural and remote Nepal during our trek around the Annapurna circuit, the drive brings us some ideas about the rural Nepalese lifestyle.

The drive goes along the Trishuli River and follows the Marshyangdi River later. Both the rivers emerge from the Himalayas and flow through the mountains and middle hills. We stop for lunch and other breaks along the way and eventually reach Bahundanda after a long and tiring drive.

We start the adventure trek on the trail that goes around the Annapurna massif. This is the first dirt road that has been constructed up to Manang. We might encounter occasional motorcycles and jeeps along the way. The trek stops at Jagat for lunch and continues towards Chamje. It is fairly an easy day of the trek as we haven’t yet entered the high-altitude region. The walk today has less steep going so it feels gentle that is fairly good for the first day of a long trekking journey.

The second trekking day of the Annapurna circuit trekking adventure leads us towards Bagarchhap via Dharapani today. We gain about 700 meters of elevation on our trek. The trek goes via Dharapani where we might meet trekkers coming from the Manaslu circuit trek as the root connects at this place.

After lunch, we move further ahead following the Marshyangdi valley with spectacular landscape and views along the way. Bagarchhap stands at 2,140 meters above sea level and is a beautiful place to spend overnight. 

Bagarchhap to Chame section in the circuit trail is an interesting walk of the trek. The walk brings some spectacular views of the mountains in the massif. As we gain the elevation on the trek, we take a slower pace to adjust to the altitude. The slower pace provides ample time to acclimatize and enjoy the majestic views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. When we reach Chame, we will have some time to explore the beauty of this beautiful settlement. 

We go well over 3,300 meters above sea level on our walk today. We will experience the change in the landscape as we go higher towards the destination. The Chame – Pisang stretch on the trail has some magnificent views of the giant peaks of Annapurna and Pisang peak. Our effort of traversing the trail goes for about six hours which brings a beautiful walking experience. 

We take an extra day here at Pisang to acclimatize before we go any further higher towards Pisang peak. We go for a hiking exploration and return back to Pisang for an overnight stay.

We trek to Pisang peak base camp today. The walk takes about five hours to reach the base camp on an uphill trail. We gain a pretty good elevation but with the acclimatizing day back at Pisang, we are good enough to be at the elevation of 4,380 meters above sea level.

Once we reach the base camp and have our lunch, we can explore the surroundings and adjust to the climate there.

Our adventure continues to the high camp today. About four hours of challenging adventure journey take us to the high camp for lunch. The time after lunch will be utilized to acclimatize at a high altitude of 5,400 meters above sea level. We can also enjoy the overwhelming view of the surrounding mountains at the same time.

It’s the main day of the trip as we are going to go for the summit push. The climb of this peak demands some technical knowledge of climbing. The summit of the peak brings a jaw-dropping view of several Himalayan peaks around.

We, later, climb down to the base camp to stay overnight. 

One extra day is needed here in case of any delay on the summit push because of the weather condition and any other circumstances. 

We return back to the comfort of the lodge at Pisang. We can go for more exploration of the village and surrounding once we are at Pisang or we can simply stay in the comfort of the lodge. 

We are entering Manang valley today when we walk to Manang. We take the route through Upper Pisang and via Geru. This route offers some spectacular views of the Himalayas. We can visit the Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in the region, along the way.

We gain an incredible mixture of nature and spirituality to make our walk for the day a wonderful one. Manang is the headquarters of Manang district, a beautiful Himalayan district. We will have some time to explore the place once we reach there. 

This is a short day walk to Yak Kharka only for about more or less 4 hours. But the 4 hours of effort on the high-altitude trail gives us enough challenges to traverse the high-altitude trail. Although challenging, the walk is beautifully scenic and greatly enjoyable. The walk brings spectacular scenic landscapes to our view. We enter well high above the tree line now so the vegetation gets sparser as we climb higher. Yak Kharka is a small and beautiful settlement established as a normal stopover place for the Annapurna circuit trekkers. 

Another short yet spectacular trekking day today takes us to Thorong Phedi nestled at the bottom of Thorong La pass. This place is the base for trekkers to rest and get some energy to set off on the adventurous walk over the Thorong La pass the next day. Thorong Phedi is a small and beautiful settlement that has a couple of guesthouses to rest. As we reach the destination earlier today, we will take a walk around the area to help ourselves acclimatize. 

We are going to strive for the highlight of the trip. We are going to walk over Thorong La pass. The much-awaited feat of this trek makes us wake up very early. We set off on the early morning journey towards the pass at a slow and steady pace. The growing elevation and early morning uphill challenge test us well on our stamina and endurance. The effort is worth taking it as a breathtaking view awaits us from the top. The well-decorated pass with spiritual prayer flags and spectacular views makes our time. After spending a memorable time on the top, we start descending all the way down to Muktinath.

Muktinath is a beautiful place full of spiritual vibrations. It is also an important pilgrimage for the Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal. We reach Muktinath for lunch and go to explore the surrounding afterward. 

It’s the final day of our trekking journey. We walk to Jomsom on and easy trail passing through the Lower Mustang region and Kali Gandaki River Valley. We pass through a beautiful settlement of Kagbeni on the bank of Kali Gandaki River and stop for lunch. The walk today is going to be a little windy as we move along the river valley towards Jomsom. Jomsom is the center of the beautiful Mustang that boasts varieties of beautiful features in the region.

A short but overwhelming flight to Pokhara across the mountains is due this morning. We board the plane and fly southward from Jomsom passing through several gigantic snow-capped mountains. It’s an incredible mountain flight experience of about 20 minutes.

Once in Pokhara, we have leisurely time on our own to go explore the town. We can find massage to relieve the tiredness of trekking or simply walk around the lakeside. There are options of going for some adventure activities like paragliding, zip flying, bungee jumping, ultra-light flight, etc.

We take a drive back to Kathmandu via the same highway we took earlier to go there.

Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.

    On the last day of this trip, we drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

    We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Pisang Peak Climbing Trip and hope to see you for another adventure soon.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 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
    • 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
    • Down jacket  (to be returned after trip completion)
    • Himalayan Scenery’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking maps
    • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and 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

    Excluded

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu 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 also in the case of early return from the 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

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes to the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any

    Team Composition

    Team composition is important to ensure the safety and comfort of the climbers. We observe high safety standards, therefore, for 2 International Climbers, we assign:

    • HST Accredited Climbing Leader
    • High Altitudes Assistance Sherpa
    • Cook
    • Base Camp Assistance and other necessary trek crew such as Porters, Yaks, and Yak man
    • Because of our high safety standards, team members would be added as per the number of international climbers.

    Hotel and Accommodation on Pisang Peak Climbing

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue about. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodations around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door. So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    On the expedition Journey to Mt. Pisang Peak, we provide you with a 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your journey to Pisang Peak, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow, and a blanket.

    In Kathmandu besides the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages

    All the food and Beverages included on the package for Pisang peak climbing are provided by the company itself. The food is provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful expedition, we will provide a farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.

    Transportation

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick-up and sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. We likewise provide private / tourist bus transportation to begin the journey to Pisang peak. Once the trip is completed you will fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and then private transportation back to Kathmandu.

    Luggage and Backpack

    The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your things, we highly recommend you, carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen, and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave redundant things. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. The weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek

    We provide you with a well-trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek. Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg from each trekker). We provide one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide an additional guide for your trip.

    Leaders and Staff Management

    Climbing Leader and Staff Management are one of the most critical parts of the Expedition journey determining the success, enjoyability, and memorability of the trip. A highly experienced, skilled, and courteous climbing leader will make the expedition journey smooth and easy. At Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, all the expedition crew members along with the climbing leader are carefully selected based on their appropriate leadership skills and personal aptitude. To sustain local communities, Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following training:

    • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
    • Trekking Guide Training
    • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
    • English Language
    • Conservation and Biodiversity
    • Rock climbing, Ice Climbing, and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

    Personnel Expenses

    Personnel Expenses are largely influenced by your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Pisang Peak Climbing. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs for the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staff. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10%of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation

    Nepal is a country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for thrill and adventure seekers all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover and thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing on your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive in Kathmandu. To learn more about Travel Insurance for the Trip to Nepal, please do visit the Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.

    Additional Information:

    Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at +977 – 9851083619. We are available on Viber and WhatsApp.

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