• Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Easy to moderate
  •    Destination: Annapurna
  •    Activities: Peak Climbing
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and lodges and tented camps on the trekking trails
  •    Maximum altitude: 6091m
  •    Best Season: Autumn(Sep-Nov) and Spring(March-May))

Trip Higlights

Trek difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Starting Point: Chamje
Ending Point: Jomsom
Route: Kathmandu-Chamje-Dharapani-Chame-Pisang-Upper Pisang-Pisang Peak Base Camp-Pisang Peak High Camp-Pisang Peak-Pisang Peak Base Camp-Manang-Yak Kharka-Thorong Phedi-Muktinath-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Maximum Elevation: 6091meters
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and lodges on route
Food options: Nepali, Chinese, Indian and Western Cuisines
Best Time to trek: Autumn and Spring

Trip Information

Located between the Annapurna I and the beautiful Manaslu mountain, Pisang Peak Climbing is the most admired climbing adventure among both experienced and beginner climbing enthusiasts. With an elevation of 6091m, the climb to the Pisang Peak is a bit technical. However, when climbing the peak, you will find the climb relatively easy. Thus if you have the urge to conquer any of the Peaks in Nepal with no previous climbing experience, then Pisang Peak Climb is there as the best option.

Boosting the views of the awe-inspiring landscape and strikingly beautiful peaks, the actual climb to the Pisang Peak commences from Besisahar, Chamje, Jagat, or Dharapani. Following the same trekking trails of the popular Annapurna Circuit up to the Upper Pisang, the trail of Pisang Peak Climb rise further above towards the Pisang Base Camp from there. The summit of the Pisang offers you enchanting views of the Annapurna Range, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, and many other mountains.

Besides Pisang, the crossing of the Thorong La Pass includes lots more adventure. Where the peaks and high passes fill your journey with adventure and thrill, the village of Manang and Jomsom lures you with the Tibetan Buddhist Culture and Tradition. In addition, a stroll around the area of Muktinath provides you with ample opportunity to soak up in the pristine religious ambience of the Muktinath temple.

As the trails of Pyramid Shaped Pisang Peak, traverses through the Annapurna Conservation Area, witnessing the diverse flora and fauna is always a plus point of this climbing journey.

Within a duration of around 3 weeks, one can complete the Pisang Peak Climbing in Nepal. By joining our 19 Days Pisang Peak Climb Itinerary, you can gather some beautiful memories for an entire life. If you have any problem with this itinerary plan, we can customize the itinerary plan as per your preference.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m) and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Trip Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Chamje(1420m)

Day 4: Trek to Dharapani(1960m) from Chamje

Day 5: Trek from Dharapani to Chame(2670m)

Day 6: Head to Upper Pisang(3700m) from Chame

Day 7: Rest Day at Upper Pisang

Day 8: Trek from Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp(4380m)

Day 9: From Pisang Peak Base Camp head further towards Pisang Peak High Camp(5400m)

Day 10: Climb to the Pisang Peak(6091m) summit and return to the Base Camp

Day 11: Trek from Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang(3525m)

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka(4090m) from Manang

Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi(4535m) Trek

Day 14: Throung Phedi to Muktinath(3800m) via Thorong La Pass(5416m)

Day 15: Trek to Muktinath from Jomsom(2710m)

Day 16: Fly/drive to Pokhara(820m) from Jomsom

Day 18: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Day 19: Departure Day

Pisang Peak Climb Difficulty

Pisang Peak Climb is considered the easy to moderate level peak climb in Nepal. With a good fitness level and proper guidance, one can conquer the Pisang Peak trek. Though the climb is a bit technical, it is easy compared to many other climbing peaks in Nepal. To conquer this climbing peak, previous climbing experience, and training is not mandatory. However, if you have one, it boosts your confidence level.

Due to the high elevation, there is always a risk of getting caught by altitude sickness during the trek. Thus, taking the proper acclimatization rest, you have to drink enough drinking water during the trek. Furthermore, avoidance of smoking and alcohol drinking is always recommended.

Besides the altitude sickness, the unpredictable weather is always there at the higher altitudes to make your journey more daunting. Also, trekking trails are not always flat and include several ascent and descent, so trail difficulty cannot be ignored during the trek. But if you are an experienced trekker who is climbing the Peak for the first time, you will find the climb absolutely easy.

Compared to the other climbing Peak trails, the Pisang Peak Climbing trails serves trekkers with better accommodation and food service. But at the higher altitude of High Camp and Base Camp be ready to spend the night under the tented camps.

Best time for Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing is doable all year round. But, if you ask for the best time, Autumn and Spring are considered the best. The stable weather and moderate temperature let you enjoy the journey without any risk. Further, the unobstructed views of mountains and the surrounding environment make your Pisang Peak Climb more fascinating.

For peace lovers, winter and monsoon trek is also doable. However, the excessive rainfall during the monsoon makes the trails slippery. Thus it is better to avoid the monsoon trek.

What Permits are required for Pisang Peak Climbing?

The required permits during the Pisang Peak Climb are Trekkers Management Information System(TIMS) card, special Pisang Peak climbing permit and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project entry Permit.

Equipment essential for Pisang Peak Climb

Depending on the season you are climbing the packing list of the Pisang Peak Climbing varies. No matter at which season you are climbing the Peak, make sure to include the following gears and clothing in your backpack.

  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lipbalm
  • Scarf
  • Woollen Hat
  • Sunhat
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Warm trousers
  • Hiking shorts
  • Quick Drying underwears
  • Tshirts
  • Warm and normal gloves
  • Warm and normal socks
  • Comfortable Climbing Boots
  • Sandals
  • Sport Shoes
  • Toiletries( Soap, Sanitizer, Paper Towels and so on)
  • Water purifying Pills and water bottles
  • Important Documents like Entry Permits
  • First Aid kit
  • Electronic gadgets like camera, spare batteries, charger, and so on

Climbing gears like harness, crampons, ropes and all other equipment are carried by our climbing guides.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m) and transfer to the hotel

Today is your arrival day. Before your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, our team members will be waiting for you at the terminal zone. Once you land there he/she will greet you and drop you off at the hotel. As your day today is completely off, you can utilize the remaining time by resting in the hotel room. Further, an evening stroll around the lively streets of the Thamel area gives you a glimpse of the nightlife in Nepal. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: Trip Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing

On this day we will be helping out there to complete all the paperwork required for the Pisang Peak Climb. Further, by giving you brief information regarding the 19 Days Pisang Peak Climb Itinerary, we will help you with all your backpacking. If there is still a need to buy something, we will take you to the designated place where you can buy all the required items.

After the completion of all the preparations, to give you insight into the history and culture of Nepal, you can spend your time visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal.

Also known as the Monkey temple, Swayambhunath Stupa is visited by both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. After spending some time at the Swayambhunath Stupa we will take you to some other historical and religious sites of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Chamje(1420m)

Leaving the Kathmandu Valley behind, we will take a jeep drive along the Trishuli and Marsayangdi rivers to reach Chamje. Though the drive is quite long the scenic views of thin settlements and spectacular mountains fill up our journey full of excitement. Stay at Chamje for the night.

Day 4: Trek to Dharapani(1960m) from Chamje

After the morning breakfast, today we will put our first step on the trekking trails. Commencing the trek from Chamje, we will cross several hanging bridges over the Marsyangdi River. Further trekking from there we will walk through the rejuvenating trails of beautiful rhododendron and bamboo forest. Passing through the terraced farmlands and charming settlements of Tal and Karte we will make our stay at Dharapani.

Day 5: Trek from Dharapani to Chame(2670m)

Appreciating the overwhelming hospitality of the jovial Gurung people at Dharapani, we will continue our journey towards Chame. With incredible views of mountains, the trail today takes us to the vibrant Tibetan Villages before passing through the lush rhododendron forest. Overnight stay at Chame.

Day 6: Head to Upper Pisang(3700m) from Chame

Trekking through the narrow and steep trails of lively pine forest, we will trek towards the village of Bhartang. Strolling around the beautiful Apple Garden at Bhartang, we will then follow the riverbank of the Marsayangdi river. Crossing the swinging bridge over the Marsayangdi river we will ascend towards Dhukur Pokhari. With a few teahouses and lodges, Dhukur Pokhari is a beautiful lunch stop.

From Dhukur Pokhari we will descend towards the Lower Pisang. To reach the Upper Pisang we have to ascend for a while. The view of the sunset and the mountains from Upper Pisang are truly outstanding.

Day 7: Rest Day at Upper Pisang

It is always recommended to do the proper acclimatization rest while doing the high altitude trek. Therefore, before heading towards the high altitude of Pisang Peak Base Camp we will be spending this extra day at the Upper Pisang for the acclimatization purpose. With some climbing gears we will join the short hikes around the village. The climbing gears used today gives us the best practice for the next day's Climb.

After the short hikes, we will stroll around the village to observe the lifestyle and culture of the locals from close. Besides the exotic culture, the views of Gangapurna(7454m), Tilicho(7134m), and Annapurna(8091m) are some of the attractions of this beautiful Pisang Village.

Day 8: Trek from Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp(4380m)

Taking the delicious breakfast at stunning Pisang village we will trek through the lush forest towards Kharka. Admiring the incredible views of valleys and diverse terrain from Kharka. From Kharka, we will trek along the strenuous trails to reach Pisang Peak Base Camp. Stay overnight under the tented camp at Pisang peak Base Camp.

Day 9: From Pisang Peak Base Camp head further towards Pisang Peak High Camp(5400m)

Following the narrow path, we will today make our ascend from Pisang Base Camp to the Pisang Peak High Camp. Upon reaching the High Camp we will set up the camp there. On this day, our climbing guide will provide us with some peak climbing techniques. Further, he will also guide us on the use of climbing gears like ropes, harnesses, ice axes, ascenders, and many others. Spend the night at the tented camps.

Day 10: Climb to the Pisang Peak(6091m) summit and return back to the Base Camp

With the excitement of conquering the Peak summit, we will start our early morning climb. As the climb is quite technical we should put every step with proper care. Our guide will fix the rope wherever required. Following his guidelines, we will reach the Pisang peak Summit.

The climb today is a bit strenuous and quite technical. However, giving us a sense of satisfaction and achievement, the peak summit rewards us with enthralling views of the Annapurna range, Manaslu, Chulu range, and so forth.

After spending some time at the Peak top we will descend to the Base Camp for the night stay.

Day 11: Trek from Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang(3525m)

The trail today lead us towards the arid land of Manang. Observing the vast difference of vegetation, landscape, and the environment we will follow the downhill routes to the Munchi. Further trekking towards the ancient old Braga Monastery from Munchi, we will give some time on the exploration of this historic old Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. Continuing the trek for around 1 hour from the Monastery area we will reach Manang. The pristine nature, cheerful locals, rich culture, and the beautiful stone houses of Manang contribute a lot to making your Manang stay a memorable one.

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka(4090m) from Manang

Climbing towards the higher altitudes is never an easy task. Following the steep and narrow trails, we will stop at Yak Kharka for an overnight stay. With the few settlements, the area is used as the staging point by most of the Annapurna Circuit trekkers. During the summertime, you can see the herders and cattle population in the vast majority.

Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi(4535m) Trek

Situated at the foot of Thorong La Pass, our destination today is Thorung Phedi. Passing through the several uphill and downhill steps we will cross the suspension bridge on the way. The views of Mt Khatunga, Mt Gundang and Mt Syagang make your trek cheerful.

Day 14: Throung Phedi to Muktinath(3800m) via Thorong La Pass(5416m)

To avoid the strong wind at the pass after midday, we will start the early morning trek towards the Thorong La Pass from Thorong Phedi. Renowned as one of the highest crossing pass throughout the world, Thorong La Pass demands more stamina and endurance. Undoubtedly, the crossing of the pass is quite challenging. But, as reach at the pass top, the spectacular views of Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountains make your trek worth it.

The presence of colourful prayer flags and few teahouses at this pass gives you a pleasing experience. After spending some time at the pass, we will follow a downhill rocky trail towards Muktinath. Well known as the highest elevated temple around the world, Muktinath temple is a pilgrimage site of both Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims.

Day 15: Trek to Muktinath from Jomsom(2710m)

We will wake you early and make our stroll around the serene Muktinath Temple. The holy ponds, 108 water sprouts, and the eternal flame at the Muktinath temple are some of the attractions here. It is believed that a holy dip in the ponds and holy bath in the 108 water sprouts washes your all the sins. So, most of the people visiting this destination opt for this spiritual bath.

After roaming around the temple area for some time we will step towards the downward steps. After walking on these steps for a while we will leave these steps and head forward towards the Jomsom. The landscape on the ways is very much similar to that of Tibet.

Inhabited mostly by the Thakali Community, Jomsom lets you enjoy a comfortable night stay.

Day 16: Fly/drive to Pokhara(820m) from Jomsom

Booking the early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, we will return to Pokhara. The flight duration is of around 30 minutes.

We will have enough time to savour the beauty of Pokhara City. There are lots of fun things to do in Pokhara. If you are a peace lover just make an evening stroll around the tranquil Phewa lake. For the adventure lover, the city offers various adventurous activities like Paragliding, Sky Diving, Bungee Jumping, and many others. Spend the night at the luxurious hotel in Pokhara.

Day 18: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara

With some awesome memories, today we will return to Kathmandu from Pokhara. As per your wish, we will either take a roadway drive of the flight for the return. No matter which route you choose, you will get to enjoy the scenic views of valleys and mountains. However, if you don't want the long hour drive, then the flight is the best option.

After your arrival at the Kathmandu Valley, stroll around the streets of Valley and enjoy some souvenir shopping.

Day 19: Departure Day

Our team member will transfer you to the Tribhuwan International Airport. We hope you had a great time with us.

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