Trip Code: NHT 97
Trip Grade: Very Strenuous
Max Elevation: 6092 m
Total Duration: 19 days
Best Time: April - May and Sept - Nov
Group Size: Minimum 2 Pax
Bless yourself with the fascinating views of mountains and Manang valley as you rise above the summit of Pisang Peak!
If you are looking forward to climbing a peak in Annapurna region of Nepal then Pisang peak climbing is the most opted expedition journey in that particular region of Nepal. 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 Annapurna panorama, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna and other glaciers in the region along with the isolated Manang valley. The climbing journey is spiritual in a sense we encounter various monasteries, stupas, chortens and above all pass Muktinath on our way.
If you want to experience the raw appeal of mountains by climbing up to its peak, then 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 perceive as you summit the peak is nothing less! 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 tent and eating the self-cooked food. It is an opportunity to tackle with 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 need to be physically fit and should be aware of few climbing techniques.
Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You will be picked up by our airport representative and transferred to a hotel for check in. You will then be explained about the program further. There are no planned activities for the day. Enjoy your stay at the hotel.
Day 02 - Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Today, we start our sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley which includes the cultural heritages in Kathmandu valley i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Enjoy the artistic palace, art, culture, paintings and history of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 03 - Drive Kathmandu to Synge/Jagat (1100m) Duration: 8 hrs
After breakfast, we drive to Beshisahar. We then take a local jeep from Beshisahar to Syange. This drive gives you some insights about the rural people, their lifestyle and their culture. From Syange, we start our trek. We walk to Jagat. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 04 - Trek to Dharapani (1960m) Duration: 6 hrs
After breakfast, we leave Jagat. Our trail winds up to Chyamje. After crossing a suspension bridge, the trail goes uphill through the Oak forest. We continue walking for a while until the trail emerges into a valley. We pass a village of Kodo and ascend to a village of Dharapani. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
Day 05 - Trek to Chame (2630m) Duration: 5 hrs
Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 06 - Trek to Upper Pisang (3,700m/12136ft) Duration: 8 hrs
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. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
Day 07 - Day for relax and acclimatize
Today is set aside for acclimatization. We set up gears for climbing and enjoy the magnificent views of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho for the whole day. Overnight at Tent camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 08 - Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14365ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Today we walk towards Base camp. The path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to Kharka (4,380m), which is considered as the best place for setting up the base camp. Overnight at Tent camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 09 - Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp (5,400m/17712ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Today we walk for about 4 -5 hours and head towards high camp (5400m). Overnight at Tent camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 10 - Summit to the Peak (6191m/20305ft) and back to Base Camp, duration: 9 hrs
Today, we 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 Base Camp. Overnight at Tent camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 11 - Trek to Manang (3,450m/11316ft) Duration: 6 hrs
Today, we trek to Pisang village and continue to Manang village walking across the river. A contrast of the landscape and vegetation on the way is magnificent. The cold and dry climate creates a harsher environment. 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 a 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, 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 ascent 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 hrs
We 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 like us 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.
But, Himalayan Glacier’s team leader does not advise for this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can sleep sound rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 14 - Trek to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m) Duration: 7/8 hrs
Today, early in the morning, we 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 hrs
After our visit to the holy temple of Muktinath, we make our way to Jomsom. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.
Day 16 - Fly back to Pokhara
We take a morning flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, we check in the hotel. You can spend the day exploring the Pokhara city. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.
Day 17 - Drive back to Kathmandu
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu by 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 the Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport for your onward journey.
- 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
- Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
- 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
- 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
Important Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.
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