Pisang Peak Climbing

Duration: 20 Days / 19 Nights
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Climbing Pisang Peak (6,091 m) is a moderately difficult mountaineering challenge. This program is combined with trekking a part of the renowned Annapurna Circuit, which is why it is gaining a popularity among aspiring mountaineers. Pisang Peak does not demand high resilience or  good mountaineering skills. If you are one with a desire to climb Nepal’s peaks, that alone would suffice in the first place.

Our route is through the the Annapurna Circuit from Beshishahar to the village of Pisang. From here, the base camp can be reached on a single day, at an altitude of about 4,400 meters. The base camp for Pisang Peak is laid out in a pasture. From here we move up to the First High Camp (5,400 m) at a saddle in South-western ridge. The final ascent, consisting of steep inclinations of ice and snow up to the summit is done by following the same ridge. Although this part is challenging, ascent up Pisang peak is relatively undemanding. From the top of the peak you can enjoy astounding views of peaks of the Annapurna range. Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna and Glacier Dome – all are visible from one single spot of joy. Later in the day, you descend to the base camp and begin the journey onwards.

On your way back, you can trek in the beautiful valley of Manang over the world’s highest pass, Thorang-La (5,416 m). From there, descend to Muktinath and then to Jomsom from where you can catch a flight to Pokhara.

Day to Day Itinerary

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On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met by our staff, who will then take you to your hotel and served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Checking your climbing equipment’s, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule via Besisahar, takes about eight hours. Stay overnight at lodge in Bhulbhule.

Trek from Bhulbhule to Chamje (1,410m.) takes about seven hours. Ahead the Marshyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1,100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above it and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed.. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and downs to Chamje through the forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chamje (1,410m.) to Dharapani (1,960m.) takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends to the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you begin a climb to Sattale (1,550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. You continue on an undulating path above the river. Climbing the zigzag path to the top of the hill, we see the level, plain of Tal (1,700m.) before us. You descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal with its hotels and teahouses. Here you can enjoy the exhilarating waterfalls .Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding and in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1,900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. You cross a suspension bridge and climb the short distance to the stone Mani marking the entrance to Dharapani (1,960m.), and our camp for the night. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,675m.) takes about five and half hours. As you cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marshyangdi then veers to the left and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze around Buddhist monastery. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, you pass through Danaque (2,210m.). The trail goes through flat level until you reach Chame where there are government offices, shops and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,100m.) takes about five hours. With Lamjung Himal (6,893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as you climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2,950m.). You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before us. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6,091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Pisang to Pisang Base Camp takes about six hours. The trail is steep ascent passing through Upper Pisang. En route you cross forests of pine and local vegetation. The views of Annapurna rang welcome you. Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Pisang Base Camp to Pisang High Camp takes about four hours. You trek along rocky glacier path to High Camp. You will be completely charmed by the panoramic views of Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. Stay overnight in camp.

Summit to Pisang peak and back to Pisang Base Camp takes about ten hours. At the summit of Pisang peak, you can have closer panoramic views of Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains, Kang Guru Peak, Gyaji Kang peak, Tilje peak, Kuchubhro peak and many more. Stay overnight in camp.

Trek from Pisang Base Camp to Pisang takes about four hours. The trail moves steeply down all the way to Pisang. The view of Annapurna range accompanies you. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,440m.) takes about five and a half hours. Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7,145m.). Just beyond this point you cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marshyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below a craggy mountain, you can see the village of Bryaga with its splendid monastery. Large Chortens and Mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before us – Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna [7,455m] and, to the rear, Tilicho Peak [7,145m]. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,350m.) takes about three and half hours. Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3,960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all the day. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,420m.) takes about 3 and half hours. Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,850m.) via Thorong La (5,416m.) Pass and it takes about seven hours. You start early today for your crossing of Thorung La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing you reaches the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1,600m but it’s compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,713 m.) takes about 5 hours. Today we continue down for early two hours and then walk through the flat path till we reach Jomsom. Stay overnight at lodge.

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara takes about 35 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after and frequent change of the weather prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city of Kathmandu.

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

As per your flight schedule, we will transfer you from your hotel to the Airport for your flight back home.

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