Pisang Peak Climbing
Starting from: Kathmandu
Ending at: Pokhara
Trekking Duration: 20 days
Grade: Moderate - Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 6091m (Pisang Peak Top)
Transportation: Flight, Car
Mode of trekking tour: Teahouse or Camping
Pisang Peak climbing is the most popular peak climbing in Nepal among the trekking peaks climbing in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is on the way to the highest pass of the world and offers good scope for Himalaya trekking exploration. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by an execution glacier and offers significantly challenging Pisang Peak climbing. The western end of the ridge has huge rock slabs, which make it difficult to climb Pisang Peak. A German Expedition made the first ascent of Pisang Peak in 1955 and since then it has been something of considerable remark. Trekkers with little experience in peak climbing can combine the popular classic Annapurna circuit trek with Pisang Peak climbing to have the taste of Himalaya Trekking in Nepal. The Pisang peak rises above from Pisang village and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid. Pisang peak is considered as one of the technical climbing peaks among the trekking peak climbing in Nepal.
Life Dream Adventure has successfully organized Pisang Peak Climbing program many times. Firstly, we departure to Besisahar from Kathmandu and start trek en route common Annapurna Circuit trails and reach Pisang in 5 days. To reach the base camp from Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at (4,380m) which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. High Camp is set up at (5,400m) climbing to a shoulder on the South-West Ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. The well-defined ridge leads to the final snow slope which is quite steep and a little difficult to reach the summit. Summit of the Pisang Peak offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Gangapurna and the Glacier Dome. Pisang Peak is indeed a "sightseeing peak. Descent is made on the same route. After a successful summit, we continue our peak climbing trek to Manang valley and continue further up to Thorong Pedi. We will cross a highest pass Thorong pass at early morning and will arrive Muktinath, another part of the Annapurna. We descend further down through the picturesque Jharkot village, Kagbeni, a gateway to Upper Mustang and reach Jomsom, a capital of the Mustang district where a small airstrip has in the bank of Kali Gandaki River. From Jomsom we take an early morning flight back to Pokhara and the Pisang Peak climbing trip ends.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02:Details information regarding about the trip for basic preparation and make a permit.
Day 03:Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus-(7-8 hours) 850m/2,790ft
Day 04:Besisahar to Bahundanda-(5-6 hours) 1,310m/4,298ft
Day 05:Bahundanda to Chamje-(5-6 hours) 1,430m/4,690ft
Day 06:Chamje to Dharapani-(5-6 hours) 1,950m/6,396ft
Day 07:Dharapani to Chame-(5-6 hours) 2,630m/8,628ft
Day 08:Chame to Upper Pisang-(5-6 hours) 3,700m/12,136ft
Day 09:Day for relaxing and Acclimatize-3,700m/12,136ft
Day 10:Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp-(3-4 hours) 4,380m/14,370ft
Day 11:Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp-(3-4 hours) 5,400m/17,712ft
Day 12:Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp-(7-9 hours) 6,091m/19,980ft
Day 13:Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley-(5-6 hours) 3,450m /11,316ft
Day 14:Manang to Yak Kharka-(3-4 hours) 4,110m/13,480ft
Day 15:Yak Kharka to Thorong Pedi-(3-4 hours) 4,600m/15,092ft
Day 16:Cross Thorong la in the morning and back to Muktinath-(8-10 hours) 5,416m/17,765ft
Day 17:Trek down to Kagbeni-(3-4 hours)
Day 18:Trek to Jomsom-(3-4hours) 2,800m/9,184ft
Day 19:Early morning flight to Pokhara-(25 min flight) 8,20m /2,690ft
Day 20:Departure to Kathmandu-(1,350m/4,428ft)
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (3/4star)
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS) and climbing peak permit.
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
If the above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made trip to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make your trip shorter or longer.
Pisang Peak Climbing March-2011
I planned to climb Pisang peak in March and Life Dream Adventure helped me a lot - I got a great guide who has done an impressive List of ascents of high mountains. He was a real fighter when it came to struggle against a hell lot of snow - yet we had to give in before reaching the High Camp. Anyway, this hasn't been the fault of anybody involved. I had a good time, felt safe and secure and can recommend Hari Bhatta and his company to anybody who looks for a challenge in Nepal.