Pisang Peak Climbing is an exhilarating adventure that combines trekking in the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal with a thrilling peak ascent. Standing at 6,091 meters, Pisang Peak offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak. The expedition typically begins from Besisahar, following the Annapurna Circuit trail until reaching the village of Pisang. From there, climbers ascend to Pisang Base Camp, acclimatize, and continue to High Camp for the summit push. The climb involves sections of snow and ice, requiring basic mountaineering skills and the use of crampons and ice axes. Reaching the summit of Pisang Peak provides a profound sense of accomplishment and rewards climbers with breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The journey also offers cultural experiences, as trekkers pass through traditional villages, encounter local communities, and witness the unique lifestyle of the Gurung and Manangi people. Pisang Peak Climbing is a challenging and rewarding expedition, blending stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and the thrill of reaching a Himalayan summit.
Affluent with the utmost natural aesthetic, the Annapurna region in Western Nepal is one of the most happening tourist hubs. One of the most trekked and climbed peaks in Manang is Pisang Peak at 6,091 metres. Located between Manaslu and Annapurna I, this peak is best for peak climbing among trekkers. The less technical demand of Pisang Peak Climbing makes trekkers give a summit push of Pisang Peak.
Compared to the other 2B graded alpine climbing peaks in Nepal, Pisang Peak Climbing is a moderately comfortable climb. With a day of acclimatisation at Pisang and a few technical practices at Pisang Peak base camp, every novice climber can reach the summit.
In 1995, the first summit on the Pisang Peak expedition led by a German group implanted the seed for the rise in Pisang Peak Climbing culture here. Over time, trekkers' fascination with peak climbing in Nepal increased. So, novice climbers preferred less technical Pisang Peak as the ideal place to gain climbing experience. Since then, its popularity has been rising.
The various ethnic groups and striking landscape along the trail make the journey to Pisang Peak fascinating. Even being less technical among the climbing peaks, you must have an adequate level of physical fitness. Pisang Peak base camp rises tall from the pasture land and sparse woods. Kharka, the Pisang Peak base camp at 4,380 metres, is best for setting tents. Its High Camp sits at 5,400 metres, next to the South-West ridge.
Our 19 days Pisang Peak Climbing begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar for 8 hours. Besisahar and other villages en route sit on Marsyangdi River valley, which streams down from Manang.
We'll follow the exact route of Annapurna Circuit until Pisang, from where we head to Pisang Peak base camp. Also, the Manaslu Circuit Trek meets the Pisang Peak Climbing route at Dharapani. En route to the base camp, you'll see majestic Manaslu and Annapurna I on either side of Pisang Peak.
By setting up the tents, we'll have overnight at Kharka. For the next day, we'll acclimatise at Pisang Base Camp. Here, you'll be training and rope skills as preparation for the summit. Our climbing guide will prepare you for the next day's hike to High Camp. It follows the snowy terrain from the base camp.
We'll make the Pisang Peak Climbing summit early because it would take almost 8 hours to complete ascend and descent safely. The comfortable but long climb of Pisang Peak tires you. Our guides will be with you throughout the summit and safe down hike. It will be a joyous and tiring walk in the day. But, the Pisang Peak summit offers an inspiring view of the Annapurna range, Manaslu Peak, Glaciers, Tilicho Peak, etc. Looking over the panoramic horizons from the Pisang Peak is worth the climb.
After spending overnight at base camp, we'll retrace our way back to Upper Pisang, Chame, and Thorong La to Jomsom. We’ll reach Kathmandu on the following days which marks the end of Pisang Peak Climbing and expedition.
Pisang Peak Climbing is best during Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). Amateur and professional climbers plan their Pisang Peak trip during these two seasons. The mild temperature, clear sky, and no snowfall make the summit comfortable. Also, the rain-free days at Pisang in post and pre-monsoon are best for day hikes and utterly visible sightseeing.
Monsoon and winter are not best because of frequent rain and snowfall. Also, the harsh cold at 6000 metres becomes difficult for trekking. Even the people at high altitudes shift to lower places during the cold month.
Pisang Peak climbing is between 1B and 2B alpine grade peaks. There are not many climbing techniques required to summit this peak. However, you must have proper physical fitness. The longer hiking days and summit days would be tiring. Thus, only great endurance can make your summit successful. Also, some high-altitude trekking experiences will be best for the climbers.
There will be some technical training by our climbing guides. Thus, you'll get the required information and techniques for the climb. Besides, Sherpa's guides will be with you throughout this expedition.
Travel insurance for Pisang Peak Climbing is a must. We recommend you buy the insurance, which covers the helicopter evacuation if things turn terrible. We don't do your insurance with the expedition cost.
At 6000 metres, things can go wrong without notice. Thus, travel insurance saves your hospitalisation and evacuation cost. While insured, many companies demand vaccination requirements. If you have insurance, you can hike at a high altitude without much concern about being sick or suffering major health issues.
Also, check Covid vaccination requirements before flying to Nepal.
Altitude sickness is common above 4000 metres. If you don't have proper acclimatisation, you will suffer from it badly. Thus, we design our Pisang Peak Climbing with some days of acclimatisation. We confirm that all our valued clients get adapted to the altitude before heading for the peak summit. Thus, we have day acclimatisation at Upper Pisang and Pisang Peak Base Camp.
Our guides know first aid and medicines. They will give you treatments whenever you feel dizzy or nauseous. Also, to track your blood saturation, guides frequently use a pulse oximeter.
Drinking ionised water, chewing gums, proper rest, and a good diet can prevent you from AMS. If the condition worsens, a helicopter evacuation will bring you to a lower altitude. If required, you'll get medical attention immediately.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly welcomed by a representative from the World Expedition Nepal. They will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your hotel. After checking in, take some time to relax and recover from your journey.
In the evening, you can explore the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, visit local markets, or sample delicious Nepali cuisine at one of the city's many restaurants. If you have spare time, you may also consider visiting some of the famous landmarks in Kathmandu, such as Durbar Square or the Boudhanath Stupa, to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the city.
Our compony offers a welcome dinner in a Nepali Typical Restuarant. later on you can discuss about the trek.
Overnight stay at lodge in Kathmandu.
After having breakfast, our guide will take us to the Nepal Tourism Board at Bhrikutimandap where we get our trek permit after paying some amount. Later on, we prepare our luggage and other essential trekking clothes, gear and equipments. If anyone of us haven't those then we go for shopping at Thamel Marg where we can find the genuine one.Also you can rent the clothes and safety gear frpom the stores at Thamel if you are on packed budget.
We will also organize a pre-trek briefing where you'll meet your guide and fellow climbers. They will provide you with a detailed overview of the Island Peak climbing itinerary, necessary equipment, safety guidelines, and answer any questions you may have. It's a good opportunity to clarify any concerns and ensure you are well-prepared for the adventure ahead.
Overnight stay in kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will meet our trekking guide or representative at your hotel in Kathmandu. They will assist us with loading your luggage onto the transportation vehicle, which could be a bus, car, or jeep depending on your arrangements.
The journey from Kathmandu to Besisahar follows the Prithvi Highway, also known as the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway. The route winds through scenic landscapes, traversing hills, valleys, and rivers. We will pass through small towns, local settlements, and terraced fields, providing glimpses of rural life and the unique culture of the region.
The road conditions can vary along the route. Some sections will be well-paved and smooth, while others may have potholes or uneven surfaces. The road passes through mountainous terrain, so be prepared for winding roads and elevation changes. The journey can be bumpy at times, but the stunning scenery makes up for it.
Throughout the journey, we will be treated to beautiful views of the countryside, rolling hills, lush forests, and traditional Nepali villages. The landscape gradually changes as we move away from Kathmandu, providing a glimpse into the natural beauty of the region.
Along the way, there are several rest stops, cafes, and small roadside eateries where you can take breaks, stretch your legs, and enjoy refreshments. It's a good opportunity to grab a snack or drink and use restroom facilities.
After the 7 to 8-hour drive, we will arrive in Besisahar, a bustling town located at an altitude of around 850 meters (2,790 feet) above sea level. Besisahar serves as the gateway to the Annapurna region and is the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit trek.
Overnight stay in Besi sahar.
After breakfast, we will begin our trek from Besisahar. Our trekking guide will lead the way, and we will set off on foot from the town, leaving behind the road and entering the serene trails of the Annapurna region.
The trail from Besisahar to Bahundanda follows a well-marked path that winds through picturesque landscapes. The initial part of the trek may involve ascending steep stone steps as you make your way uphill. The trail then continues through terraced fields, passing charming villages and dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo.
Throughout the trek, we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The Annapurna and Manaslu ranges may come into view, offering stunning panoramas that showcase the beauty of the Himalayan region. Along the way, we will also encounter cascading waterfalls, flowing streams, and lush vegetation, adding to the enchanting scenery.
Along the way we will pass through several traditional Nepali villages. These settlements are inhabited by friendly locals, and we will have opportunities to interact with them, observe their daily lives, and learn about their unique culture and customs. The villages provide insights into the rural way of life in the region and offer a chance to experience the warm hospitality of the local communities.
As we continue our trek, we will come across teahouses and small eateries where we can take breaks, rest, and enjoy refreshments. These stops provide a welcome opportunity to rejuvenate, refuel with snacks or a warm meal, and mingle with fellow trekkers. It's a chance to exchange stories, share experiences, and gather energy for the rest of the journey.
After approximately 5 to 6 hours of trekking, we will reach Bahundanda, a picturesque village located at an altitude of around 1,310 meters (4,298 feet). The name "Bahundanda" translates to "Brahmin Hill," referring to the predominant Brahmin ethnic group living in the area. The village offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys, terraced fields, and distant mountains.
Overnight stay in Bahundanda.
After breakfast, we will begin our trek from Bahundanda, a picturesque village nestled in the Annapurna region. Our trekking guide will lead the way, and we will set off on foot, leaving behind the village and continuing our journey along the trail.
The trail from Bahundanda to Chamje is filled with natural beauty and diverse landscapes. The path meanders through terraced fields, lush forests, and charming Nepali villages. The route involves a mix of ascents and descents, providing a balanced trekking experience.
Throughout the trek, we will be treated to stunning views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and waterfalls. The trail offers glimpses of the Marsyangdi River, which accompanies you for a significant portion of the journey. The lush greenery and vibrant landscapes create a breathtaking backdrop as you make your way through this scenic region.
As we trek to Chamje, we will pass through several traditional Nepali villages. These settlements are home to diverse ethnic communities, and we will have opportunities to interact with locals and learn about their culture and way of life. The villages provide a glimpse into the rural lifestyle and offer a chance to experience the warmth and hospitality of the people.
Along the trail, we will encounter several suspension bridges that span the Marsyangdi River. These bridges add an adventurous element to the trek as we cross them, providing thrilling views of the river below. Take caution while crossing and follow the instructions of our trekking guide to ensure safety.
Along the way, we will come across teahouses and small shops where you can take breaks, rest, and refuel. These pit stops offer opportunities to enjoy a hot meal, snacks, and drinks. They also serve as meeting points for fellow trekkers, providing a chance to share experiences and stories.
After approximately 5 to 6 hours of trekking, we will arrive in Chamje, a village located at an altitude of around 1,430 meters (4,690 feet). Chamje is situated on the banks of the Marsyangdi River and is known for its natural beauty and tranquil surroundings.
Obernigt stay in Chamje.
After breakfast, we will start our trek from Chamje, a village located on the banks of the Marsyangdi River. Our trekking guide will lead the way, and we will set off on foot, bidding farewell to Chamje and continuing our journey along the trail.
The trail from Chamje to Dharapani is filled with natural beauty and diverse landscapes. We will traverse through dense forests, cross suspension bridges, and hike along rugged paths.
Throughout the trek, we will be rewarded with stunning views of the Marsyangdi River, cascading waterfalls, and towering cliffs. Take time to appreciate the beauty of the landscapes and capture memorable photographs along the way.
As we trek from Chamje to Dharapani, we will pass through several traditional Nepali villages. These settlements are inhabited by diverse ethnic communities, such as Gurung and Tamang. Take the opportunity to interact with the locals, learn about their culture and traditions, and witness their daily way of life.
Along the trail, we will encounter Mani walls and colorful prayer flags. Mani walls are stone structures engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers and symbols, while prayer flags are vibrant cloth flags inscribed with sacred mantras. These spiritual elements add a cultural touch to the trek and create a serene atmosphere.
After approximately 5 to 6 hours of trekking, we will reach Dharapani, a beautiful village situated at an altitude of around 1,950 meters (6,396 feet). Dharapani is a significant checkpoint along the Annapurna Circuit and serves as the entry point to the Manang district.
We will check into a teahouse or lodge, where we will spend the night and have an opportunity to rest and relax.
After breakfast, we will set off on foot from Dharapani, leaving the village behind and continuing our journey along the trail. The early start allows us to make the most of the day and take advantage of the favorable weather conditions.
The trail from Dharapani to Chame offers a gradual ascent through picturesque landscapes. You will walk along a well-marked path, passing through dense forests, crossing suspension bridges, and traversing beautiful valleys. The route provides a blend of natural beauty and cultural highlights.
Throughout the trek, you will be treated to stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna II (7,937 meters) and Lamjung Himal (6,983 meters). The trail offers glimpses of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and lush greenery. Take time to appreciate the breathtaking vistas and capture memorable photographs along the way.
Along the way, we will pass through several charming villages inhabited by diverse ethnic communities. These villages provide insights into the local culture and way of life.
As we approach Chame, we will pass through terraced fields adorned with apple trees. Depending on the season, we might be able to taste some fresh, juicy apples or sample local apple products such as apple pies or apple cider.
Along the trail, we will come across teahouses and small shops where we can take breaks, rest, and refuel. These stops provide opportunities to enjoy a hot meal, snacks, and drinks.
After approximately 5 to 6 hours of trekking, we will arrive in Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, situated at an altitude of around 2,630 meters (8,628 feet). Chame offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the Marsyangdi River flowing through the valley.
Rest well in Chame.
After breakfast, we will begin our trek from Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district. we will set off on foot, leaving Chame behind and continuing our journey along the trail.
The trail from Chame to Upper Pisang offers a gradual ascent, taking us through diverse landscapes and charming villages. We will follow a well-defined path that winds along the Marsyangdi River and passes through lush forests, terraced fields, and rocky cliffs. Take time to soak in the awe-inspiring vistas and capture memorable photographs along the way.
As you trek from Chame to Upper Pisang, we will pass through several traditional Nepali villages. Take the opportunity to interact with the locals, learn about their culture and customs, and witness their daily way of life.
Along the trail, we will come across Buddhist monasteries, adorned with prayer flags and intricate artwork. Take a moment to explore these peaceful sanctuaries, experience the serenity of the surroundings, and perhaps receive blessings for our journey.
After approximately 5 to 6 hours of trekking, we will reach Upper Pisang. We will check into a teahouse or lodge, where you will spend the night and have an opportunity to rest and acclimatize to the higher altitude.
The acclimatization day provides an opportunity for your body to adjust to the higher altitude. It is important to take it easy and give your body time to rest and recover. Use this day to relax, read a book, explore the village, or simply enjoy the stunning mountain views from Upper Pisang.
We can go on short hikes around Upper Pisang. These hikes are not strenuous but rather aim to maintain an active lifestyle and help your body adjust to the altitude gradually.
During the acclimatization day, it is important to stay well-hydrated and properly nourished. Drink plenty of fluids, such as water, herbal tea, and electrolyte solutions, to combat the effects of altitude.
Be aware of common signs such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, and fatigue. If you experience any of these symptoms, inform your trekking guide immediately. They will assess your condition and provide appropriate guidance and support.
Take this opportunity to explore the local traditions, interact with the friendly locals, and visit the monasteries in the area. I
Rest well in Upper Pisang.
After breakfast, we will start our trek from Upper Pisang. We will begin the exciting phase of reaching closer to the peak.
The trail from Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp involves a gradual climb through alpine terrain. We will follow a well-defined path, navigating rocky trails and rugged landscapes. The route offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the Marsyangdi Valley below.Take time to appreciate the natural beauty and capture memorable photographs along the way.
As we trek towards Pisang Peak Base Camp, we will gain altitude, reaching an elevation of approximately 4,380 meters (14,370 feet). It is important to proceed at a steady pace and listen to your body's cues to ensure a safe and comfortable ascent.
After around 3 to 4 hours of trekking, we will arrive at Pisang Peak Base Camp, our designated resting place before the summit push. The base camp is located at an altitude of approximately 4,380 meters (14,370 feet) and serves as a temporary home during the climbing expedition.
After an early breakfast at the Pisang Peak Base Camp, the day's trek begins with a sense of anticipation and excitement. The air is crisp and chilly at this high altitude, so make sure to dress in warm layers.
The initial section of the trek follows a well-defined trail as it gradually ascends through rocky terrain and glacial moraines. We'll cross small streams and sometimes patches of snow as we make our way upwards.
The landscape around us transforms as we gain elevation, with picturesque views of the surrounding peaks like Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and others becoming more prominent.
The trail may become steeper and more challenging as we approach the High Camp. Walking at a steady pace and taking regular short breaks to catch your breath is essential to avoid overexertion and to acclimatize properly.
Our experienced guides will lead the way, ensuring us are well-oriented and providing support throughout the ascent.
Along the way, we'll encounter prayer flags and stone cairns, marking the route and adding to the spiritual ambiance of the Himalayas.
As we near the High Camp, the landscape becomes more rugged, and the temperature drops significantly. Be prepared for the cold and keep ourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Finally, after several hours of trekking, we'll arrive at the High Camp, which is typically situated on a flat and open area with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
Upon reaching the High Camp, the support team (including guides and porters) will quickly set up the necessary camping facilities, including tents and dining areas.
We'll be served hot drinks and nourishing meals to replenish your energy reserves and prepare for the summit push the following day.
The guides will conduct a detailed briefing about the summit day, explaining the route, technical aspects, safety procedures, and other essential information.
Overnight stay in High Camp.
The summit day usually starts early in the morning, typically around midnight or in the pre-dawn hours. This early start allows climbers to take advantage of stable weather conditions and frozen snow, which provides better footing during the ascent.
After a light breakfast and getting geared up with mountaineering equipment, the climbing team sets off for the summit. Each climber will be equipped with appropriate gear, such as harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe, and ropes.
The initial part of the climb is often a steep and challenging snow or ice slope. We'll follow our experienced climbing guide's instructions, who will lead the way and fix ropes if necessary.
As we ascend, we may use the "jumar" technique, where we clip onto the fixed rope with ascenders and use them to help pull yourself up.
The route may involve navigating through crevasses and negotiating technical sections, so it's crucial to remain focused and follow the guide's lead.
As we climb higher, the air becomes thinner, and the physical effort required increases significantly. Proper breathing and pacing are essential to avoid altitude sickness and exhaustion.
The feeling of achievement and awe-inspiring views of the surrounding peaks gradually intensify as we get closer to the summit.
Finally, after several hours of strenuous climbing, you'll reach the summit of Pisang Peak, standing at an impressive altitude of 6,091 meters (19,980 feet).
At the summit, take a moment to celebrate our accomplishment and savor the breathtaking 360-degree views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, along with the stunning Himalayan landscapes stretching out in all directions.
After spending some time at the summit, it's time to start the descent back to the Base Camp. Climbers must be cautious during the descent as it can be physically demanding and put strain on the knees and legs.
The descent generally follows the same route used for the ascent, retracing our steps carefully and using the fixed ropes for support. Once back at the High Camp, take a short break to rest, hydrate, and have some hot food.
Continue descending further to the Pisang Peak Base Camp, where the support team awaits our arrival to congratulate us on our successful summit.
After reaching the Base Camp, you can finally relax and bask in the sense of accomplishment and camaraderie with your climbing team.
Overnight stay in Base Camp.
Yak Kharka to Thorong Pedi-(3-4hours) 4,600m/15,092ft
This day is kept as a contingency day to account for any unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather, difficult climbing conditions, or personal factors that may have affected the summit attempt on the previous day.
However, if the summit was not possible on the previous day due to unfavorable conditions, this contingency day allows for another attempt to reach the summit.
In case the contingency day is not needed for the summit attempt, it can also be used as an extra acclimatization day or for adjusting the itinerary as required.
Overnight stay in Tented Camp at Pisang Peak Base Camp.
After a well-deserved rest and breakfast at the Pisang Peak Base Camp, the trekking team starts the descent towards Manang Valley. The descent offers a chance to appreciate the impressive views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
The trail initially follows a rocky and sometimes icy path, so it's essential to use trekking poles for stability and caution while descending.
As we descend, the air becomes denser, and we'll notice the temperature getting milder. The change in altitude and climate will be noticeable after spending time at higher elevations.
We'll pass through beautiful alpine forests and quaint villages, offering a glimpse into the local culture and traditional way of life.
The trail might take us through terraced fields, where local farmers grow crops like barley, potatoes, and buckwheat.
Along the way, we'll likely encounter yaks and dzos, which are common in this region and are used for transporting goods.
The lush green landscapes and the dramatic mountains surrounding Manang Valley create a serene and peaceful atmosphere.
As we approach the village of Manang, you'll be greeted by the distinctive architecture of the traditional stone houses, adorned with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind.
After around 5 to 6 hours of trekking, we'll reach Manang Valley, a charming village located at an elevation of 3,450 meters (11,316 feet).
Manang is a significant settlement in the Annapurna region and serves as a crucial acclimatization stop for trekkers and climbers heading towards the Thorong La Pass.
Once in Manang, we can explore the village, visit the local monasteries, interact with the friendly locals, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery around us.
The village has several teahouses and lodges that provide comfortable accommodation and warm hospitality to weary trekkers.
Overnight stay in Manang.
After a pleasant stay in Manang, we'll have breakfast at our teahouse or lodge before starting the trek towards Yak Kharka.
The trail initially follows the northern bank of the Marshyangdi River as we leave the village of Manang behind. The river flows gently beside the path, adding to the serene atmosphere of the trek.
As we walk, we'll notice the landscape changing from the green vegetation of the valley to a more arid and rocky terrain.
The trail meanders through open landscapes with scattered juniper bushes and low shrubs. The vistas become more rugged and barren, typical of the higher altitude regions.
The Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain ranges dominate the horizon, and their majestic presence will leave us in awe throughout the trek.
Along the way, we'll come across ancient and traditional stone-built structures, reflecting the cultural heritage of the region.
After approximately 3 to 4 hours of trekking, we'll reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement at an elevation of 4,110 meters (13,480 feet).
Yak Kharka is named after the grazing areas for yaks, and we might see these hardy animals grazing in the surrounding meadows.
The village itself is cozy and surrounded by stunning mountain views, making it an excellent resting spot for trekkers heading towards Thorong La Pass or other destinations in the region.
We'll find teahouses and lodges offering basic accommodations and meals to cater to trekkers' needs.
Overnight stay in Yak Kharka.
After breakfast at your teahouse in Yak Kharka, prepare for the trek towards Thorong Phedi, which lies at an elevation of 4,600 meters (15,092 feet).
The trail starts with a gradual ascent along the Jarsang Khola (river), and we'll be surrounded by magnificent mountain views as we walk.
The landscapes become more rugged and barren, with fewer greenery and more rocky terrain. We'll notice the changes in vegetation and climate as we gain altitude.
As we approach Thorong Phedi, the trail might become steeper and more challenging, and the thin air at higher altitudes will be noticeable.
The last part of the trek involves a rocky and sometimes snowy path, depending on the season. Pay attention to our footing and take our time while ascending.
Along the way, we may come across prayer flags and mani walls, which are stone structures engraved with Buddhist mantras and symbols.
After around 3 to 4 hours of trekking, we'll reach Thorong Phedi, a small settlement that serves as a base for trekkers preparing to cross Thorong La Pass.
In the afternoon, you can take a short acclimatization hike to higher elevations, helping your body adjust to the altitude and preparing you for the challenging Thorong La Pass crossing the next day.
The teahouse owners and guides will brief you on the upcoming pass crossing and provide necessary information about the route and safety precautions.
Overnight stay in Thorong Phedi.
The day starts early in the morning, usually before dawn. We'll have a quick breakfast and set off for the challenging ascent to Thorong La Pass.
The trail from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass involves a steep and demanding climb through rocky terrain and snow, depending on the season. The thin air at this altitude makes the ascent physically demanding.
As we climb higher, the views become more breathtaking, and the surrounding mountains seem almost within reach.
The final section of the ascent may involve walking on a snowy ridge, where we'll need to be cautious about our footing and follow our guide's instructions.
After several hours of strenuous trekking, we'll reach Thorong La Pass, standing at an impressive altitude of 5,416 meters (17,765 feet). The pass offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
At the pass, take a moment to savor the sense of accomplishment and capture the breathtaking scenery in our memory. It's essential to keep moving and not spend too much time at the pass due to the high altitude.
The descent from Thorong La Pass to Muktinath is equally challenging, as the trail descends steeply and involves rocky paths and sometimes icy sections.
As we descend, the landscape changes again, and we'll notice the transition from alpine terrain to a more arid and desert-like environment.
After around 8 to 10 hours of trekking, we'll finally reach Muktinath, a sacred site for Hindus and Buddhists, located at an elevation of 3,800 meters (12,467 feet).
Muktinath is known for its ancient temples and natural spring, and it holds significant religious and cultural importance for pilgrims and trekkers alike.
Overnight stay in Muktinath.
After breakfast in Muktinath, begin your descent towards Kagbeni. The trail starts with a gradual descent through arid landscapes and barren terrain.
The journey offers fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, including Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and others.
After trekking for about 1 to 2 hours, we'll reach the village of Jhong, where we can take a break and explore this quaint village.
Continue along the trail, and we'll encounter some ancient Tibetan-style chortens and mani walls, adding a cultural touch to the journey.
The trail gently descends as we approach the Kali Gandaki River, and we'll notice the transition from a dry, desert-like landscape to more greenery near the river.
Crossing a suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki River, we'll finally arrive in Kagbeni, a charming village located at an altitude of around 2,800 meters (9,186 feet).
Kagbeni is a significant village in the Lower Mustang region, with traditional architecture, narrow alleys, and a unique blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture.
The village is also known for its ancient Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Gompa, a Buddhist monastery with historical importance.
There are several teahouses and lodges in Kagbeni, providing comfortable accommodations and delicious meals to trekkers.
Today we will end the trek in Kagbeni.
After breakfast in Kagbeni, begin your trek towards Jomsom. The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River, and we'll be walking mostly on a flat and well-defined path.
As we walk, we'll notice the landscape changing once again, with a mix of greenery and barren terrain, characteristic of the Mustang region.
The trail takes you through small villages and settlements, where you'll encounter traditional stone houses and terraced fields.
The views of the surrounding mountains, including Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri, continue to be breathtaking as you descend.
After trekking for about 3 to 4 hours, we'll reach Jomsom, a major town and the district headquarters of the Mustang region. The town has modern facilities, including lodges, teahouses, restaurants, and even an airport with flights to Pokhara.
Jomsom is a bustling hub with a mix of traditional and modern architecture, reflecting the fusion of cultures in this region.
Overnight stay in Jomsom.
Wake up early in the morning and prepare for the short flight to Pokhara. The flight offers a unique opportunity to witness the stunning mountain views from the air, showcasing the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
The flight from Jomsom to Pokhara typically takes around 25 minutes, but the duration may vary slightly based on weather conditions and air traffic.
We'll be flying in a small aircraft, which allows for a more intimate and awe-inspiring experience of the mountain vistas.
As the plane takes off from Jomsom, we'll witness the rugged landscapes of the Mustang region and the Kali Gandaki river valley from above.
The flight then glides over the majestic peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains, including Machapuchare (Fishtail), Annapurna I, and others, offering an unforgettable panorama of the Himalayan giants.
As we approach Pokhara, the scenery changes to lush green hills and the sparkling Phewa Lake, signifying your return to the idyllic city of Pokhara.
After arrival to airport we will explore the city and will take the flight to kathmandu in evening .
45 minutes of flight, we will arrive at Kathmandu Domestic Airport and transfer to Hotel. There we share about the exploration what we did in the trials. In the evening Our compony offers you farewell dinner and we enjoy with our fellow traveller till late night.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Today marks the end of your Pisang Peak climbing adventure. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time in the morning for any last-minute shopping or exploration of Kathmandu.
A representative from the trekking agency will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. They will assist you with the necessary formalities and ensure a smooth departure.
As you leave Nepal, take with you the cherished memories, incredible experiences, and a sense of accomplishment from your successful Pisang Peak climbing expedition. The journey may be over, but the impact of this adventure will stay with you for a lifetime.
Remember to take care of any necessary customs procedures and check your belongings before boarding your flight. Reflect on the beauty of the Himalayas and the hospitality of the Nepalese people as you bid farewell to this remarkable country.
Climbing Pisang Peak can be challenging, but it is considered a moderate technical climb suitable for experienced trekkers with basic mountaineering skills. The ascent involves navigating through steep and sometimes icy slopes, rocky terrain, and crevasses. Proper acclimatization, physical fitness, and the use of climbing equipment, such as crampons and ice axes, are essential for a safe and successful climb. Hiring experienced guides and being part of a well-organized expedition team can significantly increase the chances of reaching the summit. While the climb demands effort and determination, the stunning views of the Annapurna range and the sense of accomplishment at the summit make Pisang Peak an exhilarating and rewarding mountaineering experience.
The cost of Pisang Peak climbing can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the expedition, the number of participants, the level of services, and the trekking company we choose. On average, the cost can range from $2,500 to $4,500 per person. This typically includes permits, climbing equipment, experienced guides, porters, accommodation, meals, and transportation to and from the trek starting point. Some companies may offer additional services, such as airport transfers and pre/post-climbing accommodations in Kathmandu. It's essential to choose a reputable and experienced trekking company that prioritizes safety and quality services to ensure a successful and memorable Pisang Peak climbing experience.
To undertake the Pisang Peak climbing expedition, several permits are required, as it involves entering restricted areas and climbing a peak in Nepal. The main permits we need are as follows:
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): ACAP is essential for entering the Annapurna Conservation Area, which includes Pisang Peak. The conservation area is known for its diverse flora and fauna and is managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). The permit fees contribute to conservation and sustainable tourism initiatives in the region.
Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card: The TIMS card is issued by the Nepal Tourism Board and is required for all trekkers and climbers in Nepal. It helps track trekkers' movements and ensures their safety during the journey. The card contains essential information about the trekker, their itinerary, and emergency contacts.
Climbing Permit for Pisang Peak: As Pisang Peak is a climbing peak, a separate climbing permit is necessary. This permit is issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). The fees for climbing permits vary based on the season and nationality of the climber. The permit fees contribute to conservation efforts and support local communities.
The best months for Pisang Peak climbing in Nepal are during the spring season (March to May) and the autumn season (September to November). These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable climbing conditions. During spring, the melting snow makes climbing routes accessible, and the blooming rhododendron forests add to the beauty of the trek. In the autumn, the dry weather and moderate temperatures create comfortable climbing conditions, and the lush greenery in the lower regions enhances the overall experience. Both seasons provide stunning mountain views and a safer and more enjoyable climbing adventure, making them the most preferred times for Pisang Peak climbing. Always check with local trekking agencies for up-to-date information on weather and trail conditions before embarking on the expedition.
Pisang Peak, also known as Jong Ri, is a stunning Himalayan peak situated in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It stands at an impressive altitude of 6,091 meters (19,980 feet) above sea level. The peak offers an exhilarating and challenging climbing experience for mountaineers and trekkers, showcasing breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. Pisang Peak's majestic presence attracts adventurers from around the world seeking to conquer its slopes and savor the remarkable sense of achievement and awe-inspiring vistas from its summit.
The availability of internet service along the trail to Pisang Peak can be quite limited and inconsistent. The Annapurna region, including the areas around Pisang Peak, is remote and rugged, and most of the trekking trails pass through remote villages with basic facilities.
In some of the larger villages and towns like Manang and Jomsom, you may find a few places with limited internet access, usually provided by teahouses, lodges, or cafes. However, the internet speed and reliability might not be the same as in urban areas.
As you gain altitude and venture into more remote areas while climbing Pisang Peak, the chances of finding internet service decrease significantly. In higher elevations and base camps, internet connectivity is generally non-existent.
The distance covered during the Pisang Peak climbing expedition can vary depending on the specific route taken and the trekking agency's itinerary. The trek to Pisang Peak typically starts from the village of Pisang, and the base camp is established near the High Camp.
From the village of Pisang to the Pisang Peak Base Camp, the trekking distance is approximately 7 to 10 kilometers (4.3 to 6.2 miles), depending on the chosen trail and the altitude gained. This part of the trek involves ascending through beautiful forests, crossing streams, and passing traditional villages.
From the Base Camp to the High Camp, the distance is generally around 1 to 3 kilometers (0.6 to 1.9 miles). The High Camp is established at a higher elevation, closer to the summit of Pisang Peak, and it serves as the last acclimatization point before attempting the summit.
The summit push from the High Camp to the summit and back can be around 2 to 3 kilometers (1.2 to 1.9 miles) each way, depending on the route and the specific conditions on the day of the climb. The total distance covered during the summit day can vary based on the weather, snow conditions, and the climbers' pace.
Climbing Pisang Peak requires proper clothing, gear, and equipment to ensure your safety, comfort, and success during the expedition. Here's a list of essential items you should consider bringing:
Climbing Gear and Equipment:
Other Gear and Equipment:
Yes, having appropriate insurance is crucial for climbing Pisang Peak or engaging in any high-altitude trekking or mountaineering activities in Nepal. The insurance should cover emergency evacuation and rescue from high altitudes, as well as medical expenses in case of accidents or illnesses during the expedition. Additionally, it's essential to ensure that your insurance covers mountaineering activities and trekking at the altitudes reached during the climb. The terrain and altitude can pose risks, and having comprehensive insurance will provide you with peace of mind and financial protection in case of any unforeseen events. Check with your insurance provider to confirm the coverage details and make sure it meets the specific requirements for Pisang Peak climbing. Many trekking agencies may also ask for proof of insurance before allowing you to join the expedition.
We, World Expedition Nepal, employ IFMGA certified climbing guides and sherpa for every expedition we run. Also, we design every expedition with precise logistics and acclimatisation.
World Expedition Nepal is running (expedition) for Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024. After a long Covid pandemic, climbers from different countries are making their inquiries about expeditions in Nepal. So, we are receiving inquiries for trekking, peak climbings, and mountain expeditions. We are overwhelmed with the inquiries we are receiving at this time. Also, most climbers who make inquiries with us are reserving their seats for (expedition) in Autumn 2023 and for Spring 2023.
We operate every expedition with a fixed number of clients. Thus, we encourage you to reserve your seat before it fills out. We are ready to take you to (expedition) for Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024. Are you ready?
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