Pisang Peak Climbing

Nepal 21 Days 20 Nights

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Overview

Pisang Peak Climbing is one of the most adventurous trekking peaks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The first time Pisang Peak was reached was by a German expedition team in 1955.

This Pisang Peak Climbing starts at Besi Sahar and follows the Annapurna Circuit Trek trail till Pisang. Pisang Peak (6,091m/19,983ft) rises above Pisang village in a uniform slope of ice and snow all the way up to the summit. From the village your route ascents through lush woods and pasture till you walk up to high camp. From Pisang High Camp you’ll climb on the southwest ridge that leads to the final snow slope up to the summit. On your way back the route heads down to Manang Valley, Thorung Phedi, and Jomsom.

Pisang’s summit offers you an unbeaten panoramic view of Annapurna peaks such as Annapurna II (7,937m/26,040ft), Annapurna III (7,555m/24,786ft), and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). You’ll also see Gangapurna (7,455m/24,458ft), Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Tilicho Peak (7.134m/23,405ft) and Manaslu (8,156m/26,758ft).

 Customized itineraries with customized travel and accommodation plan are also available upon request. We also operate Pisang Peak Climbing as a climbing training, instructed by our experienced climbing guide as well. Just to be sure that you climb the peak safely and return successfully.

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Your Itinerary

Pisang peak Climbing Itinerary Detail 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu  

Our Pisang Peak Itinerary starts as soon as you land in Kathmandu, Nepal. A representative from our office picks you up right there and drives to the hotel. Then, you will be enjoying some rest before we shall all gather for a welcome dinner. There might be a briefing session when the guide explains all about your Pisang Peak climbing Itinerary. 

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation

After breakfast in Kathmandu, we shall all hop into a private vehicle that takes us around Kathmandu. Firstly, we will visit the beautiful Swayambhunath at the top of the city. After the clear views of the entire Kathmandu city, it’s time to roam around the places such as Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. From Kathmandu Durbar Square, we will probably be back to Thamel for the preparation of the trip. 

The guide helps you get the permit and shop/ rent trekking gears around the Thamel. If we have some time, we might have a small training or discussion session for Pisang Nepal. 

Note: If there are some issues in getting the permit, we shall stay in Kathmandu for one more day. 

Day 3: Kathmandu to Besisahar

The Pisang peak climb tour actually begins after we dive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. Besisahar is the headquarter of the Lamjung district and is located 175kms from the capital. As per the group size, we shall ride in a tourist bus to a public jeep along the bank of Trishuli highway. And, we reach Besisahar within 7-8 hours of the trip. This is the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The views of the landscapes along with stunning forests keep us occupied while we reach Besisahar. After enjoying our dinner, we stay in a comfortable hotel at Besisahar. 

Day 4: Trek to Bahundanda 

After the warm breakfast, we leave Besisahar and start heading north. Hiking through many suspension bridges and waterfalls, we shall reach Bahundanda in 5-6 hours. Accompanied by many uphill and downhill treks, you will be enjoying this initial part of the trek. By evening, we reach Bahundanda, which basically means the village of Bahuns. And this is probably the only time you will be staying with the Bahun ethnic group. So, make sure that you explore the culture and lifestyle of villages while staying in the local tea houses. 

Day 5: Trek to Chamje

From Bahundanda, we will be accompanied by terrace farms for rice and paddy. The path is slightly uphill as we move slowly in the staircases along with the village. In less than an hour, we reach the Marshyangdi river where we refresh ourselves with the cold water. Then, we hike to Jagat, which is mostly uphill. After lunch in Jagat, we walk for another two hours to Chamje. The gratifying dinner will be served in a tea house at Chamje by local Tamang people. 

Day 6: Trek to Dharapani 

After leaving Chamje, we shall cross a suspension bridge and then enter the Manang District. Manang, the semi-arid land beyond the Himalayas has a colorful blend of nature. This lower section is full of Rhododendron and Bamboo. As we walk to Tal, we can see some fields of barley and potatoes. Savoring these specialties of the destination, we shall again cross the river and hike to Dharapani. 

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame

 

Pisang peak Climbing Itinerary
Pisang peak Climbing Itinerary

 

From Dharapani, we walk along the alpine grassland and a few forests to Chame. There are many small Tibetan-influenced settlements on the way. In about 6 hours, we reach the huge settlement of Chame. This headquarter of the Manang District is renowned for its cultural diversity and beauty. We get to stay in a nicely build tea house here at the headquarter. 

Day 06: Chame to Upper Pisang

It’s among the challenging trekking day as we start gaining a lot of altitudes. From Chame to Upper Pisang, you hike through the dense forest of pine trees. At Paungda Danda, you get to witness the rock with a dramatic curve. Now, with the awesome views of the Annapurna Region, we hike to the Upper Pisang Settlement. 

Day 07: Day Acclimatization at Upper Pisang

The further climb demands a lot of strength. And, we shall gather that with an additional day in Pisang. Upper Pisang at 3700 meters is a perfect place for acclimatization with the views of the Annapurna range along with Gangapurna. 

In the morning and evening, we shall learn some climbing skills from our expert guide of MyEverestTrip. In the daytime, we can take short detours around Pisang for the views of Tilicho lake. For the night, we are back to the same tea house/ camp.  

Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp

The actual climb only starts now, and you shall know how strenuous mountain climbs can be. From Pisang, it’s a steep ascend with a hefty altitude gain while we reach the base camp. With the falling rocks, the trekking trails will be very rough and the forest starts to become sparse. By evening, we reach Pisang Peak Base at 4380 meters. 

Here, we find a pasture land at Kharka to set our camps. You shall already have kitchen staff and utensils for the dinner and tents to live in the camp. 

Day 09: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp

Pisang Peak High Camp is only 4-5 hours from the Base Camp. Before leaving, make sure that you carry all of your climbing gear and equipment which are in good condition. Although it’s a short walk, the rough terrain and uneven rocks make it a tricky climb. We shall each Pisang Peak High Camp quite early in the day and set camps for the night. Warm food will be prepared by the staff even at such an altitude. Then, we shall start to prepare for the summit the very next day. If needed, the guides will go-ahead to set the ropes to make it easier for you. 

Day 10: Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp

Finally, the most important day. We start the climb from the high camp quite early. Walking on the steep snow slopes needs some good technical climbing skills. Make sure that you follow the instructions of the guide who helps you with every step you take of Pisang Peak Climb. We start the hike before sunrise, and with the guidance of Sherpas on the technical portions, we shall conquer Pisang peak quite early in the morning. 

At the top, the view of the glorious mountains including Annapurna will take away all your pain. You can leave some marks on the top and take all the beautiful photos before walking all the way back to base camp. Before that, we stop at the high camp to collect our utensils and tents. Back to the base camp, we shall set the tent and celebrate the success.

Day 11: Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley

After the victory over Pisang Peak Nepal, we start a rather interesting back of the tour. On the 11th day, we walk back to Manang valley from the Pisang Peak. From Pisang Base Camp, they retrace the same beautiful route to the valley in Manang. After 5-6 hours, we reach Manang village and get to spend our night in a local hotel after a long time. It’s time for a hot shower and refreshment. 

Day 12: Manang to Yak Kharka

The journey gets even more interesting as we follow the path of Tilicho Lake and hike towards Yak Kharka. The amusing view of Tilicho Lake and the glorious mountains keep you excited throughout the route. We shall reach Yak Kharkha only in the evening. Yak Kharkha is a small village with few settlements at 4110 meters. Here are a few tea houses for our night’s stay. 

Day 9: Trek to Thorong Phedi or High Camp 

Get prepared for an exciting day in the mountains as we set our journey to Thorang Phedi. While many people cross Thorang La Pass on the same day, we take things slowly. We walk for a couple of hours to Thorang Phedi in the morning. Now, if the situation is favorable, we hike to the High camp on the same day. Here, we stay at 4800m, the highest accommodation point of the Annapurna Circuit trek. 

 Day 10: Trek to Muktinath

This is the longest and toughest part of our walk. However, since we are already in High Camp, we save ourselves from a lot of pain. The team wakes you up quite early i.e. 4 to 5 am. Then, we take our packed lunch and start climbing to the Thorang Pass. After 3-4 hours, we get to the hilltop with the most beautiful view of the mountains. Filled with colorful flags, it’s a great place for a photo session. After a short stop, we start walking down to Muktinath and Jomsom. 

 Note: You can also join Upper Mustang Trek from Muktinath.

Day 11: Fly to Pokhara

Today, we wake up early for a short visit to the Muktinath. This holy temple of Nepal is filled with Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Next, we drive towards other popular places such as Kagbeni and Jomsom, the headquarters of Muktinath. From here, we trace our route back to Pokhara. 

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu

After the wonderful morning in Pokhara, we hop on a bus taking us to Kathmandu. Drive along the Priitihve highway is full of the beautiful scene of rivers and hills. We get to Kathmandu only in the evening. However, we will have some time for last-minute shopping in Thamel. Later, we all enjoy our last meal together as a team.

Note: Instead of a long drive, you can take a 25-mins flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. This way, you will have some time to explore the beautiful city of Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure 

So, this is your final day in Nepal. Get your stuff packed and inform the driver about your flight time. A car will leave you at the airport a few hours before the flight for customs formalities. Wish a wonderful journey!!

Additional Info

Pisang peak climbing cost 

The 21 days Pisang Peak trek costs US $2050. Since this is a month-long mountain climbing in a very remote landscape, the cost of the Pisang peak climb is high. Thankfully, Pisang Nepal is just a practice peak with an actual climbing time of 2 days. Thus, the Pisang peak trek cost is low in comparison to other mountain climbing peaks like Mount Everest and Annapurna. 

 The $2050 dollars includes the cost of the permit, accommodation, food, and guide/ porter i.e. everything that you need during the climb. Even then, you will need about 500 dollars extra for personal expenses. 

Pisang Peak permit

Pisang Nepal

When you land in Nepal, the first thing that you need to issue is your visa to Nepal. These visas can be issued at the international airport for around $50. Indians to Nepal don’t need a travel Visa and the Visa cost is free for people from SAARC countries. Along with a visa, you will need three other permits for Pisang Peak climbing.

Annapurna conservation area permit

Pisang Peak is conserved within the Annapurna conservation area, the largest of its kind in Nepal. This permit can be issued while you are in Kathmandu or during your trek at different entry points and cost $30. 

TIMS card

This is also issued from Kathmandu, for $20. This card help to keep the track record of tourist in Nepal and is compulsory for all treks in the Annapurna region.

Pisang Peak Climbing Permit

The climbing for Pisang Peak can only be done when you book your climb with a local travel agency and hire a licensed guide. This Pisang climbing permit cost $150 in Spring ( March to May), $125 in Autumn (September to November), and $70 in other months. You need to submit a valid password, Pisang Peak Itinerary, and insurance details to get this Pisang Peak Climbing permit. 

Accommodation in Pisang Peak Climbing 

In the earlier days of the Pisang peak climbing Itinerary, we follow the same route as the Annapurna circuit trek, which is a popular tea house trekking in Nepal. This means, Upto Chame i.e 7th day of Pisang Trek, you will be staying in comfortable rooms in a small guest house that is managed by a local Tamang people. Then you get to the upper region of Pisang which is quite remote with almost no human settlement. From the 8th day to the 13th day, i.e. from Pisang Base Camp to the summit, we stay in a camp. From the 14th day, when we join the trail to Manang, we shall again stay in the tea houses. From Jomsom to Kathmandu i.e. end of the trail, the accommodation is pretty good.

While we are staying in the tea house or hotels, you get to choose any food of your preference from the menu provided to you. During the camp, the team prepares warm food from the materials that have been carried by you. Since you will be traveling with a very experienced guide and porters of MyEverestTrip, there is no need to worry about food and accommodation. For water, you need to carry sterilizing tablets or bottles.

Pisang Peak difficulty

If you are a newbie trekker with zero experience in high-altitude treks, this is gonna be hard. Mountain climbing is never easy and demands a high level of experience and alertness. That being said, this is among the lowest attitude Mountain that has to be climbed. So, if you are thinking about enhancing your mountain climbing skill and conquering higher mountains in the future, Pisang Peak can be a good starting point. Along with Pisang Peak, Thorang La at 5416 M is also a major challenge during this trek.

The path of Pisang Base Camp is quite easy and has been used by millions of trekkers to this date. From Pisang Peak Base camp to the high camp, the trail is steep with a lot of tricky points. The Rocks and snow make this particular section of the trek very difficult. However, the most difficult path is from the Pisang Peak high camp to the Pisang Peak summit where the guide sets the rope and you need to walk on the very steep surface. It will take about 10 hours to reach the Pisang Summit and be back to the base camp on the same day. Climbing from Manang to Yak Kharkha and crossing Thorang La is also hard, but by then, you will already have the experience of Mountain climb which make it easier to cross the path. This is also the route for Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

The highest risk factor during this Pisang Peak Nepal trek is its long-distance and very high altitude. At 6091M, air pressure is very thin and you might need oxygen. The guide will obviously provide you oxygen in case of any symptoms of altitude sickness, but the cylinders are limited. Even then, if you develop headache, vomiting, and shortness of breath, you might have to stop the climb and get back to the lower altitude. Helicopter evacuation will be arranged in case of emergency.

 

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for more than a decade, traveling with hundreds of trekkers and travelers all around the world.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planer, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal for ensuring that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.   

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.  

Customize your itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the need and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so that we can arrange the rest. 

Our Expert guide: 

Although all travel agency claims to have a good guide, many of them are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its own licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture, and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. Upon special request, we can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked. 

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and our team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have insurance of their own. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trip have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly 

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes 

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places that have been promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged). 
  • All our guides and porter are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry them back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal we stay.  

FAQ

Where is Pisang Peak Nepal located? 

Pisang Peak is located in the central north of Nepal, close to the famous Annapurna range. Situated further north of Manang, this Pisang Peak lies between Annapurna I and Manaslu. More than half of the route used for Pisang Peak is the part of Annapurna circuit trek itself.  

What is the best season for the Pisang Peak expedition?

Without argument, spring i.e. March to May is the best time for mountain climbing in Nepal. Since all mountaineers around the World gather to conquer high altitude mountains in Nepal, this is the busiest season on the mountain. Autumn i.e. September to November can also be a good time with no chances of rainfall and snowfalls. The weather in Autumn is quite calm but there might be more snow on the route. Due to regular snowfall and rainfall, trekking in monsoon and winter can be deadly. It’s not suggested.

Do you need any training for Pisang Peak to climb?

Yes, you will definitely need some technical climbing skills for the Pisang Peak expedition. However, you don’t need to learn these Mountaineering skills in advance from your home country. There are only a few technical sections in this climb and you can learn them once you are in Nepal. The guys of MyEverestTrip fully train you to use all the Mountaineering gear and other required skills while you are in Kathmandu and even after you start the trek. So, even if you have never attempted to climb a mountain, you can simply fly to Kathmandu and start your journey.  

What will happen if the weather is bad?

Up to the 7th day of the trip, we will be staying in tea houses, so the bad weather doesn’t have much impact. However, to climb the Pisang peak, we must trek only in stable weather. If the weather becomes unpredictable i.e. occurrence of rainfall and snowfall, we might stay in base camp until the weather clears up. We take up to 2 days for the weather to clear up and ascent only when the safety of our climbers is ensured. The Porter of MyEverestTrip will carry enough food to feed us during the rest days.

Equipment Checklist

  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Small padlock to lock trek bag
  • Underwear (4)
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
  • Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Shorts (2)
  • Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
  • Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Toiletries
  • Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
  • Small wash towel
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Footwear appropriate to the trip
  • Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
  • Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)

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What's included

  • Four nights of Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on a B/B basis;
  • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport. Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period & overnight in a tent
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • Climbing permit
  • Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter. experienced
  • Government license holder Climbing guide during the climbing period as per group size
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on a shared basis;
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during the climbing period
  • A necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Travel Insurance

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    Package Summary

    Package Includes:

    Heightlights of Pisang Peak Climbing

    • True mountain climbing experience while climbing at 6,091 meters 
    • Easy practice peak for future mountain climbing above 8,000 meters
    • Visit the popular Manang and Mustang villages before crossing Thorang Phedi at 4,540 meters
    • Grand views of the mountain ranges like Annapurna II, III, and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, and Tilicho Peak
    • Exploring the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek while also exploring the off-the-beaten-track north of Annapurna
    • Visit the sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath before walking to Jomsom
    • Splendid landscapes, serene forests, and mesmerizing plateaus on the route  
    Package Price USD $2045

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