Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing

The Pisang Peak Climbing offers you breath-taking views of the gorgeous Manang Valley and many surrounding peaks as you ascend through the heavy snow to reach the summit. If you are looking forward to climbing a peak in the Annapurna region of Nepal then Pisang Peak Climbing is the most opted-for expedition journey in that particular region of the country. Pisang Peak is a pyramid shaped peak that spreads uniformly above the yak pastures and village of Pisang. The steeply sloped peak made up of ice rocks is quite technical to climb. However, it offers the best views of the Annapurna panorama, the Tilicho peak, Gangapurna and other glaciers in the region along with the sight of the gorgeously isolated Manang Valley. The climbing journey is spiritual in a sense, as you encounter various monasteries, stupas, chortens and above all- pass the holy Muktinath temple on our way.

If you want to experience the raw appeal of the mountains by climbing up to its peak, then you must learn to handle ridges and fixed ropes as you traverse through the sloppy rock faces of Pisang Peak. Though the climb is challenging and demanding, the spectacular views that your eyes will perceive as you summit the peak is nothing less than breath-taking! It is a reward to your hard earned effort. Climbing up the peak is not just limited to peak climbing, it is an experience where you will enjoy staying on tents and eating self-cooked food. It is an opportunity to tackle what comes by. Your climbing journey depends on the weather condition and may vary from 8 to 12 hours. For climbing up the Pisang Peak, you will need to be physically fit and should be aware of few climbing techniques. Escape Himalaya offers this amazing package that allows you to go through the adventure and experience the beguiles of Nepal’s peaks in close proximity.

You can also opt for our Island Peak Climbing as well. Join us in this adventure for gorgeous views of the mountains and a path covered in snow where the ethereal sense of wonderment never ceases to exist!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Climb Preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Synge/Jagat (1100m), Duration: 8 hours
  • Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1960m), Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 05: Trek to Chame (2630m), Duration: 5 hours
  • Day 06: Trek to Upper Pisang (3,700m/12136ft), Duration: 8 hours
  • Day 07: Day for relaxing and acclimatization
  • Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14365ft), Duration: 4 hours
  • Day 09: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp (5,400m/17712ft), Duration: 4 hours
  • Day 10: Summit to the Peak (6191m/20305ft) and back to Base Camp, duration: 9 hours
  • Day 11: Trek to Manang (3,450m/11316ft), Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m), Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Day 13: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600m), Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Day 14: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m), Duration: 7/8 hours
  • Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2600m), Duration: 5 hours
  • Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Leisure Day
  • Day 19: Farewell
  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

    Your arrival at the airport marks the first day of the journey. You will be greeted by one of Escape Himalaya's representatives who will proceed to explain the program further to you. Transferred to your hotel with no further planned activities for the day, you may relax for the remainder of the time. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Climb Preparation

    Today, you will get the opportunity to look at various sites enlisted under the World Heritage Sites List by UNESCO around the city. The old temples, opulent monasteries, old Royal Palaces and the unique arts and architectures carved in the woods, metals and stones present a captivating premise for you to explore. You will visit the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple and the largest Stupa on Earth- the Boudhanath Stupa which holds the ever-present Buddha eyes on all four sides. Next, you will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, a very sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva set on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Sometimes, you can also witness cremation rituals on the bank of the holy river. You will also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square where you can have a look at various old palaces built during the reigns of kings in the medieval times. The Kathmandu Durbar Square was badly affected by the 2015 earthquake and many of the palaces and old temples around the Durbar Square were destroyed. The reimbursement process is going on but for the majority of the area, the rebuilding process and reconstruction is underway. Next is the holy Swayambhunath temple, sacred to the Buddhist people. It is a famous pilgrimage site. Overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Synge/Jagat (1100m), Duration: 8 hours

    After breakfast, we will drive to Beshisahar. Taking a local jeep from Beshisahar, we will reach Syange. This drive gives you some insights about the rural people, their lifestyle and their culture. From Syange, we will start our trek. Walking on a beautiful trail, we will trek to Jagat. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Jagat, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1960m), Duration: 6 hours

    After breakfast, we will be leaving Jagat today. Our trail winds up to Chyamje. After crossing a suspension bridge, the trail goes uphill through lush Oak forests. We will continue walking for a while until the trail emerges into a valley. Passing the village of Kodo, we will ascend to the village of Dharapani. Overnight stay at the Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • Day 05: Trek to Chame (2630m), Duration: 5 hours

    Today, the trail climbs along mule track through pine and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees in the area. On the way, you will have spectacular views of major Himalayan peaks in the distance. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 06: Trek to Upper Pisang (3,700m/12136ft), Duration: 8 hours

    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’s climb towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • Day 07: Day for relaxing and acclimatization

    Today is set aside for acclimatization. We will set up gears for climbing and enjoy the magnificent views of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho for the whole day. Overnight at the Tent Camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14365ft), Duration: 4 hours

    Today, we will walk towards the Base Camp. The path ascends through sparse woods and pasture to Kharka (4,380m), which is considered as the best place for setting up the base camp. Overnight at the Tent Camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 09: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp (5,400m/17712ft), Duration: 4 hours

    Today, we will be walking for about 4 -5 hours and will be heading towards High Camp (5400m). Overnight at the Tent Camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 10: Summit to the Peak (6191m/20305ft) and back to Base Camp, duration: 9 hours

    Today, we will head towards conquering the summit. A well-defined ridge from the high camp leads you to the final snow slope. The climbing is quite steep and technical. Our guide will fix the rope and lead you to the summit of the Pisang Peak. After conquering the summit, we will walk down to the Base Camp. Overnight at the Tent Camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 11: Trek to Manang (3,450m/11316ft), Duration: 6 hours

    Today, we will trek to the Pisang village and continue on to the Manang village, walking across the river. The contrast of the landscape and the vegetation on the way is magnificent. The cold and dry climate creates a harsher environment here. You will be showered with the incredible views of Himalayan Peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m), Duration: 3-4 hours

    From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to the village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead.
    Now, the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but gradual ascend is the key to avoiding altitude problems. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 13: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600m), Duration: 3-4 hours

    We will make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers usually use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we will stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can sleep soundly rather than have a risky sleep in the higher altitude at the High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi at the guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 14: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m), Duration: 7/8 hours

    Today, early in the morning, we will start our climb to the pass. The initial stage of the ascend is very steep. As we approach the peak, it becomes much sloppier. After making our way through rocky ridges, we will be on the top of the pass (5416m). The top offers an unexplainable 360 degree panorama of snowcapped peaks extending northwards into Tibet. Looking back, we can view several peaks of Annapurna and in front of us is the unfathomable gorge of Kali Gandaki. Our trail then descends steeply down to Muktinath (3800m) - an important pilgrimage sight for Hindus. It is a home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhists as well. Overnight at guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2600m), Duration: 5 hours

    After our visit to the holy temple of Muktinath, we will make our way to Jomsom. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

  • Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara

    We will take a morning flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, we will check in the hotel. You can spend the day exploring the Pokhara city if you like. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu

    Today, we will drive back to Kathmandu via a tourist bus. After a six hours drive, we will be in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

  • Day 18: Leisure Day

    Today is a leisure day. You can either rest or explore the Kathmandu city, as per your inclination. You can also use the day for shopping. Overnight at hotel, Breakfast included.

  • Day 19: Farewell

    Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, a representative from Escape Himalaya will take you to the airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / hotel / airport pick up & transfer by private car
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • A night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Kathmandu city tours, including, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Pisang peak climbing permit
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Kathmandu – Beshisahar  transportation by private car and Beshisahar – Syange by public jeep
  • Jomsom - Pokhara airfare including departure tax
  • Pokhara - Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna conservation permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc
  • Tea/coffee, boiled water will be provided during the climb
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Optional tours and activities during free time
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  • Drink including: water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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