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Pisang Peak Climbing

with Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

Duration

Duration 15 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Strenuous

Firstly, we departure to Besisahar from Katmandu and start trek en route common Annapurna Circuit trails. To reach the base camp from 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. High Camp is set up at (5,400m) 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. The well defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and little difficult to reach the summit. Summit of the peak offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna and the Glacier Dome. Pisang Peak is indeed a “sightseeing peak. Descent is made on the same route. After a successful summit, we continue our trek to Manang valley and continue further up to Thorong Pedi. We will cross a highest pass of the world, Thorong pass(5415m.) at early morning and will arrive Muktinath, another part of the Annapurna. We descend further down through scenic Jharkot village, Kagbeni, a gate way to Upper Mustang and reach jomsom, a capital of Mustang where a small airstrip has on the bank of Kaligandaki River from where we take an early morning flight back to Pokhara and the trip ends.

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate trips to various parts of Nepal. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to easily change the itineraries as per your liking.

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Highlights

  • Summit Pisang Peak climbing at the elevation of 6091m. with the splendid view of Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna and the Glacier Dome
  • Explore the Annapurna Conservation area , HIghest pass -Thorong la (5416m.)
  • Visit the various ethnic gurung and Thakali  villages like Braga, Manang, Humde, Chame, Jomsom and Marpha
  • Visit popular hindu relious place Muktinath Temple

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Besi Sahar

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

160km drive
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Besi Sahar

Altitude

820m./2690ft.

Day 2

Drive to Chame

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

60km drive
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Chame

Altitude

2710m./8943ft.

After an early breakfast, you drive towards Chame today. The ride will take around 5 hours in total, with brief rests in between. The vehicle will take you along the scenic hills. The road trip to Chame is rough and dusty as the roads are not well-made. Enjoying the views of the hills and valleys, you arrive at Chame for the overnight stay.

Day 3

Trek to Upper Pisang

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphill hike
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Upper Pisang

Altitude

3700m./12136ft.

We trek to Upper pisang. A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up you will be surrounded by Himalayan Peaks all the way to Pisang. You will have an extra half an hour climb towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang. We stay there overnight at lodge.

Day 4

Acclimatization

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

Rest Day

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Upper Pisang

Altitude

3700m

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 nice magnificent views of all the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and Tilicho. Stay overnight at same lodge.

Day 5

Head to Pisang Peak Base Camp

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

3hrs Hike

Accommodation

Camping

Altitude

4380m./14370ft.

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 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 stay overnight at  at tent.

Day 6

Head to Pisang Peak High Camp

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

4hrs Climb

Accommodation

Camping

Altitude

5400m./17712ft.

Today, we climb 4 hours and set up our high camp . 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. We stay there overnight at tent .

Day 7

Summit Pisang peak and back to Base Camp

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

7hrs Climb

Accommodation

Camping

Altitude

6091m./19980ft.

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 Sherpa will fix 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 overnight at tent .

Day 8

Trek to Manang

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Manang

Altitude

3450m./11316ft.

Today you will trek to Pisang village and continue trek to Manang village 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). We stay there overnight at lodge.

Day 9

Trek to Yak kharka

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6km Hike
(Avg 3hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Yak Kharka

Altitude

4110m./13563ft.

Today is a short walk up to Yak Kharka, a small settlement .Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems. Stay there overnight at lodge.

Day 10

Trek to Throng Phedi

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6km Hike
(Avg 3hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Throng Phedi

Altitude

4400m./14520ft.

Make your way to the village of Throng Phedi, you will reach this small, busy settlement which caters to both trekkers and climbers. It is used as a base camp as well as the starting point for the climb up to the famous pass – Throng La. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11

Head to - Muktinath

Day 11 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km Hike
(Avg 10hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Muktinath

Altitude

3800m./12540ft.

Day 12

Trek to Kagbeni

Day 12 Facts

Trekking Time Average

9km Hike
(Avg 3hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Kagbeni

Altitude

2810m./9273ft.

Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhists. You will visit a Vishnu Temple and Gompa in morning. The trail today is quite surreal as you trek along a plateau above the Kali Gandaki, the world`s deepest gorge. A short walk to a beutiful village ” Kagbeni ” and stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13

Trek to Jomsom

Day 13 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6km Hike
(Avg 3hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Jomsom

Altitude

2713m./8952ft.

Trek to Jomsom – The headquarter of Mustang . Stay overnigt at hotel. Visit Marpha as day trip in the afternoon after lunch.

Day 14

Fly to Pokhara

Day 14 Facts

Trekking Time Average

25mins Flight

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Pokhara

Altitude

850m./2805ft

Fly early morning to Pokhara. You will have wonderful flight to Pokhara as Annapurna and Fishtail will be on left hand side and Dhaulagiri and other snowcapped mountains will be on your right hand side. Transfer to hotel.

Visit around Pokhara and boating at Fewa Lake .

Day 15

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 15 Facts

Trekking Time Average

100km drive
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu

Altitude

1295m./4273ft.

Finally, the trip has come to an end, and you say goodbye to the majestic Annapurna range. After breakfast, you board the tourist bus that will take you back to Kathmandu. The drive through the Prithivi Highway is pleasant as you enjoy the beautiful sceneries of the hills and rivers. By late afternoon, you arrive at hotel.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuan International Airport ( Airport – hotel – Airport ) transfer in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ).
  • Lodge and tent accommodation during the trekking.
  • One experienced educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, government authorized and specialized in Annapurna region trekking /climbing Sherpa guide, cook and required porters (one porter for two porters).
  • All staff’s and other staff food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance and equipments.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara by flight.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) and necessary permits ( TIMS) .
  • Overland transport as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • All necessary camping equipment for climbing spot.
  • Group climbing equipments as Main rope, fixed rope, ice axe, ice crue, ice hammer, halmet, crampon, caravan etc.
  • Pisang peak permit.
  • Garbage deposit.
  • A trip map, Oxygen saturation check everyday, water purification, duffle bag, first aid medical kit, company t-shirt and Trekking/Climbing Certificate of Completion.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, desert, battery charge, hot shower, laundry, phone bill etc .
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Personal climbing gears & clothing, (available on hire).
  • Tips for staff. ( Highly suggested).

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Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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ESSENTIAL INFO

Best time for the climb

Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) are the finest seasons to go on this walk. Or a trekking journey in Nepal. You will have clear visibility during this time of year to appreciate the surroundings’ splendor. Additionally, you will be able to locate suitable lodging for your stay during this season. The temperature is also reasonable at this time of year. This will enhance your hiking experience and fun.

The difficulty of this climb

This climb is challenging. During this walk, you will have to climb many hills. Some suspension bridges and unpaved roads will be used during your journey. Similar to that, you can have altitude sickness. In addition, this walk lasts for 17 days, which will completely tax your body’s physical and mental capacities. Additionally, this walk will put your endurance to the test. Therefore, be sure that everything goes perfectly for you on the voyage to this location. Due to its terrain and location, this walk may be challenging for a novice hiker. Therefore, try hiking some minor peaks before coming here. But if you do decide to hike here despite your inexperience, we strongly advise hiring a guide.

Required Permits

ACAP

NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

Pisang Peak Climbing Royalty fee 

USD 250 per person for March – May
USD 125 per person  for Sept – Nov
USD 70 perperson for Dec – Feb and June – August

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Travel Insurance

We don’t provide you with personal insurance. you should have your insurance with you. So, you make sure that your insurance company has covered all your trekking-related facilities. Including all medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property. Likewise, make sure that your insurance is not expired.
In addition, make sure that your insurance company has ticked all your trekking-related policies such as rescue missions, medical expenses, and loss of personal equipment.

Climate and weather

The climate and weather of Nepal differ from place to place and time to time. Similarly, it’s normally hot during the summer and cold during the winter.  But, you will find a moderate climate here throughout the year. Likewise, just avoid rainy seasons for the trek. However, you will find a suitable climate for the trek during the spring and autumn seasons. If you decide to do trekking here during this time of the year then you will be able to travel with clear visibility and you can enjoy your time here. However, it is open throughout the year. Annually, a lot of trekkers come to enjoy their free time here. Also, experience the beauty of nature here.

Safety and security

We provide you with a lot of facilities. We try our best in doing so. Firstly, we provide you with an experienced guide who will guide you. Similarly, we also provide you with porters who are a great help during your journey. Likewise, we provide you with a lodging facility as the accommodation which is very safe and comforting. So, you can easily rest there without worrying about your safety.

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