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 Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. Today is your first day with EverTrek. We will send one of our company representatives to pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Today, we also have our welcome dinner.
Meals included: Dinner
(Highlights of the day: Nepali food, Cultural music and Ethnic dance.)
- Day 2 Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Kathmandu valley, is a place of numerous natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a day tour around Kathmandu. After your tour, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gear (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Meals included: Breakfast
(Highlights of the day: World Heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square (a historical structure offering architectural wonders), the Pashupatinath temple (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction), Swyambhunath and Boudhanath (a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia.
- Day 3 Drive to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft) 7 hours
Our guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to the bus station where your journey starts towards west of Kathmandu through Prithivi highway until we reach Dumre. After that the road turns towards north to Besisahar. This is an excellent drive which has amazing scenic view of the Mountains, Rivers, waterfalls and Jungle as well as farm terraces and village on the mountains. Overnight stay at a lodge
- Day 4 Trek to Bahundanda (1,398m/45,86ft) 6 and half hours
Your first day of the trek begins after breakfast at the lodge and then a relatively easy walk at the beginning through the dusty roads north of the valley and ends at Bhulbhule before crossing the suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. On the way you will enjoy the view of Mt. Manaslu and Nagdi Chuli including many waterfalls and visit Gurung village. After that the trail leads uphill to Bahundanda for an overnight lodge stay
- Day 5 Trek to Chamje (1,410m/4,625ft) 5-6 hours
After breakfast at the lodge, the trail steeply drops down to the bottom of the valley where we will then hike up and down to Syange where will cross another suspension bridge. There is a mind-blowing view of a waterfall at Syange where will stop. The trail continues uphill towards Chamje. We will Stay overnight at a lodge.
- Day 6 Trek to Bagarchhap(2,080m/6,824ft) 6 and half hours
At the beginning of the day the trail drops down to the river where we will cross the bridge and continue our climb along the river bank to Tal Phedi. There is a short steep climb to get to the Tal and an easy walk through the valley. Tal is a first village of Manang District which is located on the bank of the Marsyangdi River and has local architecture which was influenced by the Tibetan culture. Then the trail 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
After breakfast at the lodge the trail climbs slighly up towards Danaque village where you can enjoy amazing views of Mt.Manaslu. There are two ways to get in to the next village but we will take you through the higher route which has an excellent view of the mountains and passing through the old village of Tyanja. Then we take an easy walk through the pine forest to Chame which is district headquarter of Manang. Overnight stay at the lodge. (There is a small hot spring on the bank of the river for some much needed relaxation)
- Day 8 Trek to Pisang (3,060m/10,039ft) 5 hours
The trail heads upwards to a narrow valley where we will cross another metal bridge climb up to Dhukure Pokhari. This is a very wide valley where we will hike to the high pass of Thorang La in a few days time. After easy walk you will get in to Pisang village for an overnight stay. Once you reach the lodge, we will take a small hike to the pretty village at upper Pisang which helps you to get acclimatise.
- 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
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 slop which is steep. We will provide training for this section of the climb. Our guide will fix the ropes and lead us you to the summit of Pisang peak where we will enjoy amazing views of the surrounding mountains. After a Successful summit, you will walk down to Base Camp where we will stay overnight.
- Day 12 Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang (5-6hours)3,450m/11,316ft
Today you will trek 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. The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment but comes with some incredible views of the towering Himalayan Peaks. Manang is a great Mt. Valley which has rich customs & tradition and gives you an opportunity to observe a traditional lifestyle of Manangi People (one of the Ethnic Groups people of Nepal). Over night stay at lodge.
- Day 13 Trek to Lader (4,230m/13,877ft) 5 and half hours
At the beginning of the day we will climb up to the ridge of upper Manang which turns right around and climb upwards towards Lader. Today, you will enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurnas, 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 a wooden bridge. After having a short rest at one of the local tea shops the trail continues to the village of Phedi through the cliff face. Once you are at Phedi, if the team is doing well at this point we have the opportunity to continue to the high camp to make the next day easier. The trek leader will decide this at the time.
- Day 15 Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La (3,760m/12,335ft) 8 hours
Today is the longest day of the entire trip where we will cross the Thorung la pass at 5400m. If we continued to the high camp the previous day, this day will be considerably shorter. We will hike to the top of the pass where we will stop for some photo opportunities and drop 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 Fossils called Shaligram which are a part of Lord Bishnu. Once you cross the bridge after Ekle Bhatti, we cross the river where we have perfect views of the mountains and barren valleys that surround us. Finally, we reach 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. .
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March 2, 2019 - March 19, 2019
November 16, 2019 - December 3, 2019
March 7, 2020 - March 24, 2020
November 7, 2020 - November 24, 2020