Peak Climbing in Nepal

Overview

Pisang Peak climbing (6091m) 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 one of the easy trekking climbing peaks among the trekking peaks in Annapurna region. Trekkers with little experience in climbing can combine the popular classic Annapurna circuit trek with Pisang Peak climbing to have the taste of climbing in Himalayas in Nepal. A German Expedition made the first ascent in 1955. 

This trip begins with a drive of around 7/8 hours to Khudi from Katmandu which is a starting point of famous Annapurna circuit. From here the trail goes through a sparsely forested areas and pasturelands to Pisang Peak base camp (4,380m). Next day we will set up a high camp (5,400m) climbing to a shoulder on the South-West Ridge. The well defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and little difficult to reach the summit. Summit of the peak offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna and the Glacier Dome. After a successful summit, we continue our trek to Manang valley and continue further up to Thorong Pedi. We will cross Thorong-La (5416m) a highest pass of the world and arrive at Muktinath, another part of the Annapurna. We descend further down through scenic Jharkot village, Kagbeni, a gate way to Upper Mustang and reach Jomsom, a capital of Mustang where a small airstrip has on the bank of Kaligandaki River from where we take an early morning flight back to Pokhara and the trip ends.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of historical, cultural, religious heritages sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Scenic drive to Khudi and passing through the Marsyangdi valley
  • Scenic drive to Khudi
  • Mid-hill cultural and total wildness experience
  • Summit Pisang Peak with eye-catching views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Himal family (I,II,III,IV), Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhaulagiri range, Dhaulagiri ice-flow, Tilicho peak, Tibetan ranges etc
  • Visit to old Buddhist monastery in Braga
  • Explore beautiful Manang Village
  • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath
  • Journey through deepest gorge of the world, Kali Gandaki valley
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Lake valley of Pokhara

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Moderate to Adventures
Trip Duration 21 Nights/22 Days
Trip code NAP-PPK-110
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Bhulbule/Jomsom-Pokhara
Maximum Altitude Pisang Peak Summit (6091m)
Trip Cost USD 2145 per passenger
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity Drive to Bhulbule/Khudi to trailhead from Kathmandu or Pokhara, start the trek according to the itinerary, after Thorong-La pass from Jomsom fly back or trek to Pokhara.
The Route Maximum altitude Pisang Peak (6091m) Thorong -La (5416m) 5/7-hrs average walking per day, summit day can be long
Season Sept – Nov/March - April
Permit Fee Spring: (Mar-Apr-May) USD 250 – Autumn: (Sep-Oct-Nov) USD 125 – Winter: (Dec-Jan-Feb) USD 70 – Summer: (Jun-Jul-Aug) USD 70 per passenger and maximum number of members in a team is 15 people
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel in city, teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given in the evening at hotel about the daily program activities by your Group Leader/Guide.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

This morning after breakfast we will start our journeys with drive through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach at Bhulbule (850m), a countryside hill on the footsteps of Annapurna & Manasalu. 

Our adventure begin after breakfast, we pack up the gears and wear suitable dressed as below section and walk through the trail where new road is constructing leading to the Manang village. We follow the Marsyangdi River crossing a few local wooden and suspension bridges, passing waterfalls, several ups and downs hill sections, across rice paddies and subtropical forest to reach Bahundanda (1310m) and stop for lunch then we descend through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. We start gradually walking up after crossing suspension bridge in the Mayshyangdi River and get Jagat where we have over night stay.

After breakfast we will have one and half hours rocky trail walk to reach at Chamje village, which is a small village settlement with primary school surrounding by bamboo bushes. Our continuing journey leads with crossing a suspension bridge in Marshyangdi river just right after you left Chamje and you will see the waterfall, rocky lands and trails with passes a small teashop and enter to Manang district just before the Tal village. This is the beautiful village situated on river bank with beautiful waterfall view. You will across the river and continue walking through the cliffy way right above the river and reach our overnight camp at Dharapani village (2160m) which is adjoin point of Manasalu trails.

From Dharapani an hour walk will reach at Bagarchhap. The first view of Mt. Annapurna II can be visible closely from this beautiful town. This day you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. This day you will encounter some typical Tibetan village’s en-route before to reach at Chame (2670m). Chame is districts headquarter of Manang and it is one of the beautiful Himalayan towns with views of the Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II can be seen closely and we overnight at hotel. It takes 5 hrs walking time to Chame and reminder is to explore the town with hot spring and anything left you can make a shopping here.

Another pleasant walk through the narrow steep path with a very dense pine forest follow the river bank will lead you village of Bratang with Apple garden for the tea stop. After here we follow the forested path and rocky trails before crossing the suspension bridge and climb an hour to get to lunch spot at Dhukur Pokhari. From this small settlement we will see the first view of Pisang peak and surrounding other Himalayan ranges. After lunch we will walk an hour to get to next stop at Pisang village (3200m) for the overnight.

This is rest and acclimatization day before you head to climb Pisang peak. There is many places to visit around as visit Upper Pisang as half an hour walk to north which is real Tibetan village settlement with locals with typical dressed. Visit the beautiful new monastery with beautiful Annapurna & Gangapurna Himalayan range to south and great place to enjoy your day. Also nearby visit small lake and memorial monuments and overnight at hotel. 

Begin our adventure with a spinning prayer wheel towards the summit of Pisang peak as check up your all necessary gears and give to porters and cross the bridge and after upper Pisang we head to camp on the base camp. From Upper Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at (4380m) which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. It is in a flat alpine section along the well worn trail. You will be completely charmed by the panoramic views of Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks.

You will have time to wake up and after breakfast we will pack up our all gears and head to high camp (5400m) for the next day overnight. Walking with rough trails up to high camp and definitely feel the sort breathing to get here it is actually difficult to climb as we climb to a shoulder on the south west ridge about an 4-hrs to get to high camp. Snow can be found depends on time but often snow remain from November to March at high camp. The beautiful panoramic view welcome you and keen for the next day summit. We will camp and overnight at high camp with brief by your Climber guide. 

As we planned, your guide wake up you early morning about 2/3 AM and after pack up gears and breakfast guide observe the situation and risk condition as if it is safe and good day then we start to climb to summit. Well defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and more technical to reach the summit. Our guide will fixed the rope and lead you to the successful summit of the Pisang peak (6091m). You will have a few times to take pictures of success and to look around the Himalayan world in surrounding views. From the top can be seen the wonderful Himalayan range as Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Throng peak, Chulu range as well some Tibetan mountain ranges and the below valley of Manang and north of Nar & Phu village. After a successful summit, you will down to base camp for the overnight at camp. 

This day we reserve for the day for unforeseen condition as bad weather, climber sickness or other hidden condition. We can use this day for climb if the abnormal situation comes. If this day we don’t need we can use this day to stay another day at Manang village to explore the surrounding areas. 

After a great success this day we head towards the Manang village as first we reach at Gyaru village another typical village from mountain and all seems domain by the Tibetan society and the houses is typical with open veranda and bee hives types of village settlement. After tea break at Gyaru village we following the western route with best Himalayan scenery reach at hidden valley of Nawal for the overnight. Reminders explore the Monastery and if you have time then you can visit the oldest Cave just above the Nawal village (3657m) which is a great place to look inside. 

The short and easy day to reach at Manang village (3450m) with a contrast of the landscape and vegetation. The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment. Incredible views of the towering Himalayan Peaks. Manang is a great Mt. Valley which has a rich customs & tradition and gives you an opportunity to observe a traditional lifestyle of Manangi People and reminder time explore the surrounding Gangapurna Glacier Lake and villages. 

After a wonderful exploration at Manang village this morning we heads towards the Yak Kharka leaving the trail off to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continue a short walk up to Yak Kharka, a small settlement set at (4110m). We will have a gradual ascent towards a little hill and way goes more right behind the hill and reach Yak Kharka for the overnight. Reminder time may hike up to little hill for the good give of surrounding mountain. 

Another short day with high above makes your way to the foot of the pass, Thorong Phedi for the lunch stop. A small places although busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers. It is situated at the bottom of the Thorong-La and the trails continually step up to Thorong-La afterwards. After a lunch at here we trek an hours to get a high camp (4800m) for the overnight. 

Wake up with a early morning and after hot tea pack up your luggage and after light breakfast we start our climbing up to Thorong top with a stopping frequent on the way. Finally reaches at Thorong-La take your memorable picture but cannot stay longer due to wind. Thorong-La pass (5416m) will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It may causes problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. The views from the trail and from the pass itself are outstanding high Himalayan scenes. We will enjoy the top with a hot cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the celebration of success at the pass. Start a long descent to another part of the Annapurna and reach at Muktinath (3810m) for the overnight. This takes 4-hrs to the top and 3-hrs to the down.

After a great success down from Throng-La this day we will have easy walking day down to Kagbeni. After 30 minute walk from Muktinath, we reach at Jharkot, a rich village which still have similar culture and tradition like Tibet. It is probably a best village to overview the landscapes and combination of dry hills with green field. We trek

Cost Included

  • Document: Pisang Peak special permit, National Park entrance permit & TIMS card 
  • Activities: Sightseeing and trekking trip as per itinerary.
  • Equipment: All the camping equipment and kitchen utilize on base camp
  • Accommodation: 4 night’s hotel in Kathmandu, 1 night hotel in Pokhara and 16 nights lodges/Tent during trekking. 
  • Food: Full board on teahouse/Camping [lieakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and 5 lieakfasts and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Staffs: Group Leader/Guide, Climbing Sherpa and necessary supporter
  • Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head transportation.
  • Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

Cost Excluded

  • International flight, departure taxes
  • Travel insurance covering with emergency Helicopter rescue
  • Personal travel, trekking and equipments 
  • Lunch and Dinner while in City
  • Bar bills and Beverages
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking crews
  • Temple and Monastery entrance fee while sightseeing in city
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

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