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Pisang Peak

Trip
Overview

Pisang Peak takes top place for trekking/climbing among a host of peaks in Nepal. Located in the Annapurna region, Pisang Peak lies roughly in between two enormous peaks, Annapurna I and Manaslu, both of which are at the height of approximately 8000m. The trails on this route are a huge window for unknown discoveries and the landscapes will literally warm your heart…


Trip
Highlights

We set out on our trip from the quiet little town of Besisahar in Lamjung district and this is the same route that we use for the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek. We reach Pisang after 5 days of trekking at a moderate pace. For us to get to base camp from Pisang village our route ascends through thin woods and green pastures to a Kharka at (4,380m) and this is held by many hikers to be their most favourite point to set up base camp. Our High Camp is made up at (5,400m) as we clamber to a shoulder on the South-West Ridge. At most times there is snow at this altitude from the end of November to the conclusion of March. The familiar distinct ridge takes us to the final snow slope where it’s pretty steep and somewhat difficult to climb to the summit. The pinnacle of Pisang Peak gives us breathtaking views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Gangapurna and the awesome Glacier Dome. It is little wonder that Pisang Peak is commonly referred to as a "sightseeing peak”.

Our descent is made on a similar route. After we successfully reach the pinnacle of our summit, we proceed further to Manang valley and hike our way up to Thorung Phedi to prepare for our early morning climb over Thorung La pass (5416m) and on to the pilgrimage site of Muktinath, another section of the beautiful Annapurnas. We then descend further down through charming Jharkot village, and the well-known Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang and finally complete our trip at Jomsom, the capital of Mustang. At Jomsom we board an early morning flight back to Pokhara.

Said to be an easy climbing peak, Pisang peak provides its climbers a stimulating journey passing along mixed ecosystems, diverse cultures and amazing landscapes. En route, it’s a charming hike that provides a variety of nature’s natural shows such as cascading waterfalls, lush farmlands, patches of arid deserts, oak forests and the deepest gorge in the world - Kaligandaki. With so much to offer, Pisang peak really is an adventure that can’t be missed.

Pisang Peak rises up from Pisang village and yak meadows form through serial slopes of ice and snow that makes up the dizzy heights of a pyramid. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier offering a significant challenge. The western section of the ridge is protected by enormous rock slabs which puts more grit into the formidable climb. Backed by the experienced climbing team at Down to Earth Adventure, you are in safe hands to conquer Pisang Peak.

Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 2200

  • Hard

    Difficulty

    Hard

  • Duration

    21 Days 20 Nights

  • Region

    Annapurna

  • Activity

    Peak Climbing

  • Season

    Spring, Autumn

  • Group size

    2-15

  • Accomodation

    Hotel,Teahouse, Tent

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

Tour Map

Difficulty level

Hard

Hard

These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Activity

Peak Climbing and Expedition

Although the climbing expeditions do not require you to be an athlete, you must be fit and healthy before embarking on the expedition. Training and equipment for technical elements are provided. To roughly assess your fitness level, see that you can easily walk about 8 km gaining a height of 600m/2,000ft with a 8 t0 10kg rucksack in about 2-1/2 hours or less. Note that you should be able to follow the regime for several consecutive days

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to hotel (3-4star), welcome dinner with group and overnight hotel.

Day 2

Half day sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley, overnight hotel.

Day 3

Drive to Besisahar and Bhulbhule (800m), overnight teahouse.

Day 4

Trek to Chamje (1410m), overnight teahouse.

Day 5

Trek to Dharapani (1960m), overnight teahouse.

Day 6

Trek to Chame (2,710m) overnight teahouse.

Day 7

Trek to Pisang (3,100m), overnight teahouse.

Day 8

Acclimatization day at Pisang, overnight teahouse.

Day 9

Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m), overnight tent.

Day 10

Trek to high camp (5,400m), overnight tent.

Day 11

Summit day (6,091m)and return to Base Camp or Pisang, overnight tent.

Day 12

Reserve day in case of Weather contingencies, overnight tent.

Day 13

Trek to Manang (3,440m), overnight teahouse.

Day 14

Trek to Yak Kharka (4,350m), overnight teahouse.

Day 15

Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,420m), overnight teahouse.

Day 16

Trek to Muktinath (3,850m) via Thorong La (5416m), overnight teahouse.

Day 17

Trek to Jomsom (2,713m), overnight teahouse.

Day 18

Fly to Pokhara, overnight hotel.

Day 19

Drive back to Kathmandu (1,345m), overnight hotel.

Day 20

Free Day in Kathmandu, overnight hotel, farewell dinner.

Day 21

International departure/ onward travel.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Deluxe Tourist Bus/Sharing Jeep: Equipments all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu - Bhulbhule- Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • Domestic flight: Jomsom – Pokhara.
  • Private Vehicle: Half day Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Private Vehicle: International and domestic airports – hotel.
  • Accommodation

  • 4 nights accommodation on a twin-share basis at Hotel, Kathmandu (three star) with breakfasts included.
  • 1 nights accommodation at Hotel in Pokhara (three star) on a twin-share basis with breakfast included.
  • 11 nights accommodation at guesthouses/teahouse on trek.
  • 4 nights accommodation staying at tent on climbing period .
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three meals a day on trek / climbing.
  • Hot drink provided with each meal on trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner with group. *Meal Inclusion: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Trekking / Peak Climbing

  • Pisang peak summiteers climbing Sherpa (1 on 4) and English speaking guide.
  • Porters (ratio: 1 porter: 2 clients, 15kg of personal gear carried per clients) Sherpa.
  • All required trekking and peak climbing permits ( ACAP, TIMS CARD ).
  • All necessary climbing group equipments.
  • Staff insurance included.
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • Oxygen- Mask and regulator for Emergency (3L).
  • First aid medicene box carried at all time.
  • Other

  • The North Face tent Tent (twin-share) Sleeping mattresses and hot water bag.
  • Complimentary four season down sleeping bag hire for the duration of the trek / climb.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of the trek (to be used by porter to carry your trek gear).
  • Complimentary Trekking map.
  • Half day sightseeing tour (including private vehicle transport to and from hotel) English speaking guide.
  • All VAT taxes (13%) are included in the price.

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation

  • Extra night/s of accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details.
  • Food / Drink

  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Soft drinks and / or alcoholic beverages on trek.
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary - see meal inclusions for more details). Meal Inclusions are indicated by: B = Breakfast L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Private travel Expedition insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation Emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue if required.
  • Personal climbing gears can be hired in Kathmandu.
  • Sherpa climbing bonus.
  • Tips / gratuities for staff.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, shower, heater etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.

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