Pisang Peak Climbing Expedition
Pisang Peak(6091m) is one of the most remote trekking peaks in Nepal and lies just north of the Annapurna massif and Thorung La Pass(5416m). The summit of Pisang is a considerable challenge but is more than achievable with our slow and steady itinerary and some basic climbing training which we do provide. The trek combines the best parts of the classic Annapurna circuit trek with a Pisang Peak summit attempt to create a fantastic all-round adventure. The pyramid-shaped peak rises above Pisang village and the yak pastures far below and is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the entire region.
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Pisang Peak (6091m) is one of the most remote trekking peaks in Nepal and lies just north of the Annapurna massif and Thorung La Pass. The summit is a considerable challenge but is more than achievable with our slow and stready itinerary and some basic climbing training which we do provide. The trek combines parts of the classic Annapurna circuit trek with a Pisang Peak summit attempt to create a fantastic all-round adventure. The pyramid-shaped peak rises above Pisang village and the yak pastures far below and is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the entire region.
Pisang peak expedition offers amazing Himalayan views of peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Annapurna 8091m & more.
Pisang Peak was first climbed by a German team back in 1955 and has intrigued both explorers and climbers ever since. This amazing expedition begins in Katmandu with the start of the trek beginning on the Annapurna Circuit trail. As we reach Pisang we turn north as the trail ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka village at (4,380m) where we will set up base camp. Pisang High Camp is set up at (5,400m) climbing to the mountain shoulder on the South-West Ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of December to the end of April. The well-defined ridge leads to the final climb which is quite steep to reach the summit and the amazing views that await. The top of the peak offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna and the Glacier Dome. After we successfully summit we then descend Manang and continue further up to to the majestic yet challenging Thorong la pass(5416m) and then descend even further back to Jomsom where we would fly out to Pokhara and finally end up back in Kathmandu.
However, to enjoy both weather and the best views, it is very important to plan this trek at the right time of year. The best time to climb Island Peak are; mid March to May and mid September to November.
Though difficult, the trek is not massively technical. A physically fit and mentally determined person can plan this trek and climb.
High altitude weather conditions are usually unpredictable, even during the best trekking seasons. Because of this, there may be sudden schedule changes with domestic flights to and from Jomson. The time duration varies depending on the weather conditions. The flights may be delayed for a minimum of several hours extending to several days, depending on the weather conditions. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to get ready for this by adding a few extra days to your plan.
Safety: During the entire trek, the team leader provided by the company is responsible for your safety. The team leader will make every effort to keep up with the itinerary provided to you; however, if it concerns your safety, then the team leader holds every authority to cancel any part of the itinerary. Also, unexpected change in weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unpredicted natural disasters can all contribute to changes in the itinerary provided. Therefore, we expect you to be both flexible and supportive during the entire trek.
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Join us on the Pisang Peak climbing Expedition
- Climb a Himalayan Peak reaching altitude of over 6000m with spine tingling views.
- Our Team in Nepal have been guiding to Pisang Peak and others since 2001.
- You stay in comfortable lodges (or “Tea Houses”) on the trek and looked after by our finest cooks whilst camping
- We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Nepal.
- Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack
- Prices include all permits
- You can take advantage of our free duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek.
The Pisang Peak climbing expedition is a tough and arduous trek and climb. It is meant to be challenging. You must be a fit, regular hillwalker to take part, used to long, consecutive days walking in the British Mountains, preferably in Winter. You should have experience of walking steep, boulder-strewn paths where the use of hands has been essential to scramble upwards over rocky steps. Previous experience of Himalayan trekking is preferable, but not essential as long as you are a very regular and committed hill-walker. As this route takes you over remote high passes and a Himalayan peak, experience of having been to 5000-metres before is ideal.
We can forward a detailed equipment list upon booking. However, you can also view our Recommended Equipment for this trip »
Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip.
Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
- 3 nights accommodation in the excellent Aspara Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Full day guided city tour in a private vehicle
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
- Airport transfer for domestic flight
- Trekking permit and TIMS permit
- Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu flights
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek/climb
- All accommodation whilst on trek/climb (Lodge/Tea house/tent)
- Fresh fruit after dinner
- One experienced Climbing guide for climbing section & One trekking guide for trekking Section
- Annapurna trekking Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
- Pisang Peak Special Climbing Permit
- Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
- All required local and government taxes
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
- Duffel bag if required
- International flight to Kathmandu
Nepal arrival visa
Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
Personal expenses including mineral water, and alcoholic drinks and beverages
- Climbing gear (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar) We will help you to hire or buy these before or in Kathmandu)
Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
Monument entrance fees
Any other extended trips and accommodation
- Tips for mountain/trekking guide
- Day 1 Arrival day. (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Nepal. Today is your first day with EverTrek. We will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. We will also catchup with the rest of the group before we meet in the evening for our welcome dinner at one of the finest, local Nepali restaurants in Kathmandu. Time for some local dance and some amazing Nepali food.
Meals included: Dinner
(Highlights of the day: Arrive in Kathmandu! Welcome dinner with some local food and dancing )
- Day 2 Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Today we will head out into Kathmandu and visit the cultural and historical sites of the Kathmandu valley. We will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and have lunch at one of our favourite viewpoints in the city. Kathmandu lies at 1300m above sea level so it’s important to get out and about today and let your body acclimatise. In the evening we will grab any last minute items in the trekking hub of Thamel and get an early night ready for the trek tomorrow.
Meals Included: Breakfast
(Highlights of the day: Visiting Centuries-old cultural, historical & religious sites around Kathmandu including World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath and Boudhanath. An awesome day!
- Day 3 Drive to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft) 7 hours
Today we will head to Besisahar. It’s a long day today but massively worth it. The bus will head along the scenic Prithivi highway until we reach the village of Dumre. Take in the views of the rivers, mountains, waterfalls and jungle terrain before we reach Besisahar. Overnight stay at a local lodge.
- Day 4 Trek to Bahundanda (1,398m/45,86ft) 6 and half hours
Your first day of the trek begins with a relatively easy walk through the valley and ends at the village of Bhulbhule. We will then head over one of the many suspension bridges over the Marsyangdi River. Take in the views of Mt. Manaslu and Nagdi Chuli including numerous waterfalls and visit Gurung village. After that the trail leads uphill to Bahundanda for an overnight stay in a local lodge.
- Day 5 Trek to Chamje (1,410m/4,625ft) 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we will head off back onto the trail. The first part steeply drops down to the bottom of the valley where we will then cross and hike up to the village of Syange where we will cross another suspension bridge. There are some awesome waterfall views in Syange so we will stop for a relax and a drink whilst we take in the views. The trail continues uphill towards Chamje. We will stay here overnight at a lodge.
- Day 6 Trek to Bagarchhap(2,080m/6,824ft) 6 and half hours
The trail drops once again, down to the river where we will cross another bridge and continue our climb along the river bank to Tal Phedi. There is a short steep climb to get to Tal. Tal is the first village in the Manang District which is located on the bank of the Marsyangdi River and has some beautiful local Tibetan architecture. The trail then continues up to Dharapani village and continues up once again to Bagarchhap for an overnight stay.
- Day 7 Trek to Chame (2,720m/8,923ft) 5 hours
The trail climbs up towards Danaque village. Here you will once again enjoy and take in the views of 8000m peak, Mt.Manaslu. There are two ways to get into the next village but we will take you through the higher route which has an excellent view of the mountains and pass through the old village of Tyanja. After lunch, we will walk through the pine forest to the village of Chame which are the district headquarters of Manang is. Overnight stay at the lodge. (There is a small hot spring on the banks of the river for some much-needed relaxation)
- Day 8 Trek to Pisang (3,060m/10,039ft) 5 hours
The trail heads upwards through a narrow valley where we will cross another metal bridge & climb up to Dhukure Pokhari. After an easy walk you will arrive at Pisang village for an overnight stay. Once you reach the lodge, and have a relax we will head back out and hike to up to the pretty village of upper Pisang.
- Day 9 Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp-(3-4hours) 4,380m/14,370ft
Today we make our ascent towards Pisang base camp after a day relaxing in Upper Pisang. From Upper Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pastures to Kharka at (4,380m) which is where we will set up our camp. It is in a flat alpine section along the trail. Overnight stay at base camp.
- Day 10 Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp-(3-4hours) 5,400m/17,712ft
Today we hike for another 4 -5 hours where we will then set up our high camp at the height of 5400m after climbing to the mountain shoulder on the south-west ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. Overnight at high camp.
- Day 11 Summit of Pisang Peak and back to Base Camp-(7-9hours) 6,091m/19,980ft
Summit day! Today is a day you will never forget where you will summit Pisang Peak and reach over 6000m. From the High Camp we will follow the well-defined ridge and then onto the final snow slope which is very steep. We will provide training for this section of the climb if needed. Once the fixed ropes are in place we will ascend and reach the summit of Pisang peak. The views from here are some of best around. After a Successful summit, we will walk back down to Base Camp where we will stay overnight.
- Day 12 Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang (5-6hours)3,450m/11,316ft
Today we will trek back to Pisang village and continue the trek to Manang village walking alongside and then across the river. Here, you will notice a huge contrast with the landscape and vegetation compared with the previous several days. The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment but comes with some awesome views of the surrounding mountains. Manang is a great mountain valley. This village gives you an opportunity to observe the traditional and cultural lifestyle of the Manangi People (one of the Ethnic Groups people of Nepal).
- Day 13 Trek to Lader (4,230m/13,877ft) 5 and half hours
After breakfast, we will head up to the ridge of upper Manang which heads upwards towards Lader. Take in the views of the Annapurna massif, Gangapurna and many more peaks en route. This is an easy day compared with our other trekking days due to the lower altitude and acts as an acclimatisation day for us. Stay overnight at the lodge.
- Day 14 Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,450m/14,599ft) 4 hours
After a short walk the trail drops down to the river once again where we will cross another of the wooden bridges. After having a short rest at one of the local tea shops the trail continues to the village of Phedi directly through the cliff face. Once you are at Phedi, if the team are doing well at this point we will continue to the high camp to make the next day easier.
- Day 15 Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La (3,760m/12,335ft) 8 hours
Today is the longest day of the entire trek but also one of the best! We will cross the legendary Thorung la pass at 5400m. Depending on whether we stayed at the high camp or back in the village of Phedi, will determine how long this date is. We will hike to the top of the pass where we will relax and stop for some photos and to enjoy the views. We will then drop back down to Muktinath
- Day 16 Trek to Jomsom (3,500m/11,482ft) 6 hours
The trail descends to the Kaligandaki valley and leads along the banks of the holy river where you may find some Fossils if you look carefully. Once you cross the bridge after Ekle Bhatti, we cross the river where we can take in the views of the mountains and valleys that you have walked through. Finally, we reach the village of Jomsom (windy valley) and have an overnight stay at the lodge
- Day 17 Fly to Pokhara and continue to Kathmandu
We get up nice and early and catch a flight to Pokhara. It’s a great flight over the deepest gorge in the world between the high Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We will then stop and catch another flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (If you would like to stop here for a day or 2 before heading back to Kathmandu we can add an extension for you). Once you arrive in Kathmandu we will head back to the hotel and have our farewell and celebratory dinner.
- Day 18 Departure day
Today is the last day of the trip with us. If you would like to extend your trip, we have some options but otherwise, we will transfer you to the airport as per your flight departure time. If your flight is late evening, you can do some last minute shopping or relax in Thamel for the afternoon.
Accommodation in Kathmandu is at the Apsara Boutique Hotel. This friendly and very spacious hotel lies in the center of trekking city aka Thamel! There is a relaxing spa attached to the hotel to unwind and relax and is perfect for a post trek massage
Along the trek and expedition, you will stay in comfortable lodges and Tea houses. These do change depending on the time of year you visit but all are on a twin sharing basis unless stated. You will also stay in tents in the high camps and base ca. .
|Package Confirmed Dates||Trip Status Trip Status||Price (PP) Excluding Flights||Price (PP) Including Flights|
March 2, 2019 - March 19, 2019
November 16, 2019 - December 3, 2019
March 7, 2020 - March 24, 2020
November 7, 2020 - November 24, 2020