Pisang Peak Trek Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Best Time Group
5 17 Days Tea House Trek Mar – Jun / Sep – Dec SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students

Pisang Peak Trek

This Pisang Peak Trek is one of the classic and most rewarding treks in Nepal. The Southern slopes of Manaslu and, Annapurna ranges are heavily settled and farmed except the higher regions that support thick forests of Rhododendron and fir. Most of the tribes inhabiting this area are Gurungs, Magars, Chhettris and Newars. Thakali and Mustang tribes control the busy trading and pilgrimage trail along the Kali Gandaki. One of the most striking significance of this trek is that we have a spectacular view of most mountains range every day.

On this Pisang Peak Trek before reaching Mustang area one can see the changes in landscape and plants. After crossing a beautiful Pass popularly known as Thorang La pass (5416 m.) a trekker enters in to Mustang region from where the ranges of Dhaulagiri mountain is visible.

About the Pisang peak:- Seen from Pisang the peak rises from yak pastures above the village in a uniform slope to the final summit pyramid which is an undistinguished snow and ice slope. Looked at from above Ongre the peak is a little more interesting and can be seen as curved ridge, with the face above Pisang being the truncated southern end of the mountain. This is made up of steeply tilted rock, the dip slope of which faces the valley and is well seen in this peak and the great rock slabs further down the valley.

The Pisang Peak Trek obviously has a lot of scope for exploration and pioneering. The whole of the western flank, which is guarded by a hanging glacier, would appear to offer a considerable challenge, whilst a traverse of the whole summit ridge which connects to a more northern summit before curving back west looks a superb possibility. Access to the western end of the ridge, however, looks problematical as the ridge is guarded by huge rock slabs, a feature on this side of the valley.

Short Itinerary

Day Activity Altitude Time
1 Drive Bhulbule 840m 8 hrs
2 Trek Jagat 1300m 7 hrs
3 Trek Dharapani 1860m 7 hrs
4 Trek Chame 2670m 7 hrs
5 Trek Pissang 3200m 6 hrs
6 Rest day Visit around
7 Pisang Peak Base Camp 4420m 5 hrs
8 High Camp 5450m 4 hrs
9 Rest day for acclimatization
10 Trek Summit 6091m
Trek Back to BC 4420m 9 hrs
11 Trek Ngawal 3657m 5 hrs
12 Trek Manang 3540m 7 hrs
13 Trek Thorong Phedi 4450m 6 hrs
14 Trek Thorong pass 5416m
Trek Muktinath 3800m 8 hrs
15 Trek Jomsom 2710m 5 hrs
16 Fly Jomsom – Pokhara 915m 20 min
17 Fly or Drive Pokhara – Kathmandu

Trip Information

The Cost Includes:

Trekking part:

All domestic transport as listed in itinerary

Domestic flights as per itinerary

All meals whilst trekking (from tea house during the trek + from camp during the climbing)

Annapurna area entrance fees

Applicable trekking and climbing permits and fees

Porters to carry personal gear and group equipment

All camping equipment including 2-man tents, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag during the climbing period.

Lodge accommodation during the trekking

Trek guide

Climbing guide

High altitude food and fuel provide by camping staffs during the climbing period

The Cost Does Not Include:

Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

Cost for Insurance.

Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Payment for service provided on a personal request.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Personal climbing equipment

Price:

  • The given price is in US dollars. Do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Visa Information:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance:

Guide / Porters  : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1

DRIVE KATHMANDU - BHULBULE (840m, 8 HRS)

We begin our Annapurna trekking with a 6 hours drive to Bhulbule along to the Prithivi Highway with an essential physical fitness, adequate acclimatization and good logistic support. From Dumre we divert to the rough route by the Marsyangdi River passing low-lying villages and rice fields. Eventually, we reach Besi Sahar which is the capital of Lamjung District.

We then continue our 2hrs drive to Bhulbule at the bank of Marsyangdi River.

Day 2

TREK BHULBULE - JAGAT (1300m, 7 HRS

The trail for the day continues to Jagat descending sharply from Bahundanda via rice fields and crossing a stream situated at the bottom of a small waterfall. The trail further reaches Hani Gaon after climbing and traversing high hillside high above the river. Marshyangdi valley then forms a sharp V-shape. Moving ahead, following winding Mountain path through Syange along with the river for some distance. The trail then harshly climbs around 200-300m above the riverbed into the sheer cliff-face to reach Jagat. It is the stone village, situated on shelves, which extend out into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley.
Day 3

JAGAT - DHARAPANI (1860m, 7 HRS)

The descending trail further continues to the river and passes through a dense forest. On advancing higher we come across a sharp-edge cliff facing the river bank. On moving ahead, one of the magnificent scenery of Annapurna mountain ranges, Chyamje shows itself. We cross the suspension bridge and climb vertically towards slippery and physically challenging path to reach Sattale. Subsequently we descend to a grassy river bank which leads to Tal. As we move ahead the valley narrows itself and trail turns into a high and windy with a bit of cliff walking. Further we encounter with steep forested village of karte. Finally, travelling along the waterfalls and cliffs, we cross a suspension bridge and end our day at Dharapani.

Day 4

DHARAPANI - CHAME (2670m, 7 HRS)</p> <p>

We continue our trip cutting through a narrow field from the village. The Dudh Khola veers to the left which originates from the south face of Manaslu. As we move ahead where the Marsyangdi veers to the left and Annapurna II is visible from Bagarchhap which is a Bhotia village where we find colorful flags with prayers waving in the breeze. We further ascend through a forsts of pine an oak and waterfall thunder can be experienced after Dhanakyu. From here Marshyangdi river passes through a gorge and the trail follows rock-strewn path.

We can spend a majestic time with the pleasing scenery of Manaslu before we move ahead. As we cross sudden incline we then pass through magnificent rhododendrons slight ertical trail. Then we cross pine forest, stream and come in to pristine Hamlet of Kotho. Here, we can capture enchanting view of Annapurna II. Walking further we arrive at Chame with large white gate with a corrugated iron roof. It is major attraction is he hot spring. Also is the administrative headquarter of Manang District with all essential facilities like electricity, wireless station, schools, shops, health post, post office, police check post, hotels lodges and banks.

Day 5

CHAME - PISANG (3200m, 6 HRS)

The next day, in the morning, we will spend some time enjoying the mesmerizing sight of glowing Lamjung Himal (6893m) and move crossing large suspension bridge along Marshyangdi. We then traverse houses and lodges on the northern side of the river and mender through barley field towards Leleku (2775m). Ahead, after undulating mountain passes we enter an interesting apple orchard close to a bridge at 2840 meters and the pristinge hemlet of Bratang across. Historically, it used to bea Khampa setelment place and a stome memorial of a Japanes Climber has been built in this place.

Moving further from forested village the valley turns into a gentle U-shape and beautiful Annapurna range rears up. Ahead, we again pass through steep rock-strewn trails to the south side to cross long suspension bridge at 3040 meters high. The vantage point allows viewing Paungda Dang rock rising more the 1500 meters from the river. Further more towards Pisang we will have an opportunity to capture splendid views of Annapurna II high on the east and Pisang Peak on the north-east.

Day 6

PISANG – REST DAY FOR ACCLIMATIZATION (3200m)

Before continuing our trek to higher altitude we spend a day at Pisang village for acclimatization. It is a beautiful village offering magnificent mountain and scenic views around the village. We spend a whole day walking and some sightings and return back to our accommodation and rest.
Day 7

TPISANG - PISANG PEAK BASE CAMP (4420m, 5 HRS (CAMP))

We camp at Pisang Peak Base Camp offering the beautiful views of Annapurna range. The trail continues steeply ascending through Uppar Pisang crossing forest of pine and local vegetation. Along the trail we can see Annapurna range providing mystic experience.
Day 8

PISANG - PISANG PEAK BC - HIGH CAMP (5450m, 4 HRS (CAMP))

Today we continue climbing higher to the high camp passing rocky glacier path. The panoramic views of Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks will be the life time experience.
Day 9

PISANG HIGH CAMP – REST DAY FOR ACCLIMATIZATION (CAMP)

Preparing for the climb is necessary for tomorrow. We take a short trek around the camp a rest day to acclimatize will help to get ready for the 6000 meters adventure climb.
Day 10

HIGH CAMP – SUMMIT (6091m) – BACK TO BASE CAMP (4420m, 9 HRS)

The day starts early in the morning for the summit. Depending on the weather condition we start our climb to the Pisang Peak. At the summit we have a closer view of Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains, Kang Guru Peak, Gyaji Kang peak, Tilje peak, Kuchubhro peak,etc. After a safe clime to the top we return back to the base camp.
Day 11

PISANG PEAK BASE CAMP - NGAWAL (3657m, 5HRS)

After 5 hours of trek to Ngawal we can explore the village and experience the view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna  and Chulu East to the north. To arrive at Ngawal we pass through trails and broad forested valley floor, a small stool airstrip and a village of about 100 houses.
Day 12

NGAWAL - MANANG (3540m, 7HRS)

Today is the marvelous day as we will be viewing sacred objects of Tibetan Buddhism all the way to Manang.  The trail to Manang passes via chorten, mani walls and in Braga, a fascinating gompa (monastery) standing above Tibetan houses. At Manang, the village of about 500 flat roofed houses cling to the hillside and their balconies is formed by the roof of the house below. It also offers one of the best view of Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Chulu East to the north.
Day 13

MANANG - THORONG PHEDI (4450m, 6HRS)

the way to Thorong Phedi we branch away from the Marsyangdi Khola and steadily climb into distinctly calm area of alpine. At Lader we take a rest for lunch and continue to Thorong Phedi for camp via Jarsang Khola and a small grassy valley.
Day 14

THORONG PHEDI - THORONG PASS (5416m) - MUKTINATH / 3800m/ 8HRS

We have long enough trek to Muktinath via Thorong pass. We start our trek slowly crossing the pass and reach at the top of Thorang Pss (5416m). After enjoying the marvel view of high Himalaya scenery and continue to Kaligandaki valley via the entire Annapurna range, Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west.
Day 15

MUKTINATH - JOMSOM (2710m, 5HRS)

We continue our trek down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge. We pass visiting the Jharkot and Khingar villages with Tibetan architecture and follow the valley floor mostly on the way to Jomsom. We can enjoy the fine views of Nilgiri peaks from Jomsom which is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki.
Day 16

FLY JOMSOM - POKHARA (915m, 20 MINUTE)

We will transfer to the airport as per your flight schedule and fly to Pokhara and free day.As per the scheduled flight, we will manage your transfer to the Jomsom airport. The free day stars as you reach Pokhara.

Pokhara is a beautiful natural valley most popular tourist destination where you will be welcomed by, high standing, uncountable mountains along with Annapurna, Machapuchre (fish tail).

Day 17

FLY OR DRIVE FROM POKHARA - KATHMANDU

Drive back to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly the free morning can be used in the city’s ample shops and café’s also enjoy boating on beautiful Fewa Lake
Annapurna Base camp Trekking

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