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Pisang Peak Climbing -17 Days Itinerary

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With all the hype about trekking and peak climbing in Nepal, you must be wanting to accomplish summiting a peak on your own? You must be having a hard time selecting a proper peak with a short itinerary and a relatively easier climb as a starter.

Look no further, as the 17 days Pisang Peak climbing expedition is one of the most popular peak climbing and trekking expeditions among starters as it is a short peak climbing expedition with less technical sections.

Unlike the large and popular peaks in the Annapurna Region, the Pisang Peak extends to an altitude of 6091 meters and is relatively easier compared to the other peaks. Being in the Annapurna Region, you are sure to be able to enjoy the beautiful views of the Annapurna Range along with various other beautiful nature views.

The Pisang Peak climb is an adventurous climb with many technical sections but with the help of our professional guides, you will be able to submit the glorious peak at 6091 meters. Another major highlight about this peak climb is the Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5416 meters. Crossing the Thorong La Pass on your way back, you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise view from the pass.

The Pisang Peak Climbing Route

The Pisang Peak climbing expedition starts as you get on your bus ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar. The trek finally starts from Besisahar where you will be setting off to the beautiful settlement at Bahundanda. The trek then takes a steady walk from Bahundanda to Upper Pisang for a few days with average trekking hours of 5-6 hours.

From Upper Pisang, our destination nears as we head towards the Pisang Peak Base Camp after an acclimatization day. The climb to the summit of Pisang Peak finally starts as we climb from Pisang High Camp. we shall spend some time admiring the beauty of the Pisang Peak Summit and the accomplishment of reaching the top. Soon, we will head back to Muktinath, say our prayers, and head back to Jomsom. Finally, we will board a flight back to Pokhara and end our climb and trek.

Pisang Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Reach to an astonishing altitude of 6091 meters and summit the Pisang Peak
  • Explore the Buddhist culture and religion in the Annapurna Region
  • Cross the Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters
  • Explore the rocky terrain and the beautiful views of the Annapurna Region
  • Enjoy the picturesque flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

When is the Best Time for this Climb?

Pisang Peak Climbing is one of the most adventurous climbs in the Annapurna Region. Which is considered a moderate level of difficulty and maximum level of beauty and satisfaction. This is a great peak for beginners to advance to the more expert level of mountain climbing experience.

Every climb and every trip has its best impact on you when you choose the best time for the trip. Similarly, choosing the best time for Pisang Peak Climbing will make your time invested in the  expedition a lot more fruitful and satisfactory. So, choosing the best time for any expedition is an important step in planning your trips.

Autumn

Autumn is one of the best times for Pisang Peak Climbing. With the favorable temperature and weather, the Autumn season takes place during the months of September, October and November. Enveloping the Annapurna Region with a great atmosphere of clear skies and clear views of the mountains in the villages. Autumn brings along a pleasant aura and the best time for Pisang Peak climbing. With less to no rainfall during the span of the three months, Autumn provides you with the great opportunity to enjoy the climbing experience without any obstacles or risks.

Spring

Another best time for Pisang Peak Climbing is the spring season. Lasting through the months of March, April, and May. The most beautiful season of all where life blooms in everything makes even the Pisang Peak glow and stand out from everything else. With the beautiful flowers blooming, the rivers flowing and the clear skies, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains in the region. Also, the moderate temperature favorable for the peak climbing expedition makes it a great time for this trip.

Summer

The summer season begins early June and lasts all through July ending in August. In Nepal, the summer season coincides with the monsoon season making the summer season drenched in rain. With the heavy rainfall sweeping the lands of Nepal, the trails for this expedition are also heavily affected. In June when the rainfall is constant, the roads are slippery and the Pisang Peak Climbing is not appropriate. So, if you are thinking of this expedition in the summer, make sure to choose a time with less to no rainfall to avoid any risks of slipping.

Winter

As for the winter season lasting through the months of December, January, and February. It is recommended not to attempt the the climbing expedition in the months of winter. With the cold and the constant snowfall and snowstorms in higher altitudes, it is not safe to perform the expedition any time in the winter after mid-December.

How Much Does Pisang Peak Climbing Cost?

The cost for the this expedition depends largely on the choices of the climbers and the routes you take. Your choice on the trekking package along with the involvement of the facilities and the guides and porters along with the accommodation define your costs. However, if you are following the 17 days itinerary provided by Exciting Nepal, your Pisang Peak Climbing cost amounts up to USD 2050 per person.

The Pisang Peak climbing cost includes the cost of different factors incurred during your climbing.  Those are transportation, accommodation, food and drinks, porters, guides, and other staff.  The cost also includes the gears and equipment required during your Pisang Peak Climbing expedition.

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Day 01: Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus-(7-8hours) 850m/2,790ft

Day 02: Besisahar to Bahundanda-(5-6hours) 1,310m/4,298ft

Day 03: Bahundanda to Chamje-(5-6hours) 1,430m/4,690ft

Day 04: Chamje to Dharapani-(5-6hours) 1,950m/6,396ft

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame-(5-6hours) 2,630m/8,628ft

Day 06: Chame to Upper Pisang-(5-6hours) 3,700m/12,136ft

Day 07: Day Acclimatize-3,700m/12,136ft

Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp-(3-4hours) 4,380m/14,370ft

Day 09: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp-(3-4hours) 5,400m/17,712ft

Day 10: Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp-(7-9hours) 6,091m/19,980ft

Day 11: Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley-(5-6hours)3,450m/11,316ft

Day 12: Manang to Yak Kharka-(3-4hours) 4,110m/13,480ft

Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorong Pedi-(3-4hours) 4,600m/15,092ft

Day 14: Cross Thorong la in morning and back to Muktinath-(8-10hours) 5,416m/17,765ft

Day 15: Trek down to Kagbeni-(3-4hours)

Day 16: Trek to Jomsom-(3-4hours) 2,800m/9,184ft

Day 17: Early morning flight to Pokhara-(25min flight)8,20m/2,690ft

Pisang Peak Climbing Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus

Maximum Altitude: 1400 meters

Drive hours: 7- 8 hours

Today marks the very beginning of your Pisang Peak climbing expedition. Following the Pisang Peak Climbing itinerary, we shall start our journey to summit Pisang Peak from Kathmandu. Escaping the busy city streets and life of Kathmandu, we shall head towards Besisahar by bus.

The bus ride will take you around 7-8 hours to reach the destination. As we head towards the beautiful municipality of Besisahar, we will pass through many small villages and lowlands. Driving through the rocky roads reaching Besisahar, you can witness the natural beauty of Nepal.

You can enjoy the beautiful views of the landscapes and the forests and the beautiful and unique small villages along the way. As soon as we reach Besisahar after our long bus ride, we shall enjoy our dinner and rest ourselves for the big day tomorrow. We shall spend the night at a tea house in Besisahar and rest ourselves for the official beginning of our trek tomorrow.

Day 02: Besisahar to Bahundanda

Maximum Altitude: 1,310 m

Trekking hours: 5-6hours

Our trek finally starts today with a warm breakfast as we leave Besisahar. As we leave Besisahar we will trek for 5-6 hours to reach our next destination known as Bahundanda.

The trekking trails ahead of us will lead us to Bahundanda through many suspension bridges, waterfalls, and beautiful subtropical forests. With the beautiful views of the forests and nature, we shall head towards Bahundanda passing through the uphill and downhill trek.

We shall reach the settlement of the Bahuns at Bahundanda where we shall spend the night after a satisfying dinner. You can explore the culture and lifestyle of the people in the village as it is quite unique and fascinating.

Day 03: Bahundanda to Chamje

Maximum Altitude: 1,430 meters

Trekking hours: 5-6 hours

After resting ourselves at Bahundanda, we shall head towards Chamje today. With beautiful views of the small villages and fascinating fields of farms, we shall head towards the small village of Chamje today.

The trekking trails from Bahundanda to Chamje take you downhill through the fields that are terrace farmed for rice and paddy along with the lush green forests. We shall head towards the Marshyangdi river and finally trek uphill after crossing the suspension bridge at Marshyangdi River.

Crossing the river, we shall have a lunch break at Jagat. A short walk from Jagat for around an hour and half will finally take you to your destination for the day. Reaching the beautiful village of Chamje, we will spend the night at a tea house after a gratifying dinner.

Day 04: Chamje to Dharapani

Maximum Altitude: 1,950 meters

Trekking hours: 5-6 hours

Today, we shall leave the small village of CHamje and head towards Dharapani. Crossing another suspension bridge after leaving the beautiful village of Chamje, we shall enter the Manang District.

The district of Manang has a beautiful forest of Rhododendron and Bamboo surrounding the trekking trails to Dharapani. As we head towards our destination, we will see many fields of barley farming along with potatoes. These are the specialties of the destination.

We shall follow the trekking treks uphill and head towards Tal. After reaching Tal, we shall cross the river and walk towards the beautiful settlement at Dharapani through the cliffs and rocky terrain roads.

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame

Maximum Altitude: 2,630 meters

Trekking hours: 5-6 hours

After getting proper rest at Dharapani, we shall set for our next destination at Chame. Our walk to Chame will lead us through many small settlements each with their own unique and beautiful culture.

In our 6 hours long trek towards Chame, we will get the chance to observe and learn about the Tibetan influenced culture and explore many Tibetan villages along the way. Chame is the headquarter of the Manang District making it a popular destination with great cultural diversity.

We shall rest in Chame for the night at a tea house or a lodge and prepare for the next trekking expedition.

Day 06: Chame to Upper Pisang

Maximum Altitude: 3,700 meters

Trekking hours:5-6 hours

We shall take up on our altitude gain today. We will head towards the Upper Pisang area today after leaving Chame. Today, we will advance to an altitude higher than 3500 meters. Take care of yourselves as this altitude gain may cause altitude sickness. Make sure to take short breaks and maintain a slow pace.

Heading towards Upper Pisang, we will walk through a dense forest of pine trees. You can witness a rock with a curve that is known as the Paungda Danda. The rock is a dramatically curved rock which makes it a great attraction among tourists and trekkers.

You can slowly see the beautiful views of the mountains in the Annapurna Region as you head towards the Upper Pisang Settlement. Tonight we shall spend the night in Upper Pisang.

Day 07: Day Acclimatization at Upper Pisang

Maximum Altitude: 3,700 meters

Today we shall spend the day at Upper Pisang preparing for our upcoming climb. As per our Pisang Peak climbing itinerary, we shall take the day as an acclimatization day. We shall spend the day letting our bodies adapt to the changing altitude. Reaching the altitude of 3700 meters and more to go, we should let our bodies adapt to the altitude.

In order to avoid any altitude sickness, acclimatization is a very important step. We can enjoy the beautiful views of the Annapurna range along with Gangapurna at this location and spend our day preparing ourselves for the next trek and the next destination.

We can also see the magnificent view of Tilicho Lake. you can take short detours and walks around the area and explore the Upper Pisang Region during your acclimatization. We shall spend the night at Upper Pisang and set towards our destination early morning.

Day 08 Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp

Maximum Altitude: 4,380 meters

Trekking hours: 3-4 hours

Today, we shall head close to our destination and our main goal. Heading towards the Pisang Peak Base Camp means getting one step closer to our main destination.

At an altitude of 4380 meters, we shall head towards the Pisang Peak Base Camp and prepare to make the summit in the coming days. Leaving Upper Pisang, we shall make a steep ascend with a hefty altitude gain. The trekking trails will be very rough and uphill.

Hiking through the lands with sparse forest areas and the beautiful pasture land at Kharka, we shall head towards the Base Camp and spend the night in tented camps. You will be provided with the kitchen staff and utensils for the dinner and other requirements and spend the night in the camps.

Day 09 Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp

Maximum Altitude: 5,400 meters

Trekking hours: 3-4 hours

Today we shall head towards the Pisang Peak High Camp which is 4-5 hours away from our current location. Leaving Pisang Peak Base Camp, we shall advance further to reach the summit of the Pisang Peak.

The climb will get us to an altitude of 5400 meters. Overcoming the harsh rough terrain, we shall make the 4-5 hours climb to the Pisang Peak High Camp and prepare for the summit the very next day.

In order to successfully attempt the Pisang Peak summit, you should make proper preparations. So after reaching Pisang Peak High Camp, your guides will make sure all the climbing gears and equipment are in good condition and well prepared. You shall spend the night in the tented camps in the Pisang Peak High Camp for the night.

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

Maximum Altitude: 6,091 meters

Trekking hours: 7-9 hours

Finally, we have reached the most awaited part of our Pisang Peak climbing expedition. Today, we shall conquer the Pisang Peak Summit. We have come a long way from Kathmandu to Pisang Peak High Camp. Reaching High camp means we are very close to the summit.

The climb from the high camp leads to steep snow slopes and technical climbing to reach the summit. Your Sherpa guides with professional training and experiences will help you figure out your way to the summit of the Pisang Peak. With their support and guidance on the technical portions, you can make the climb early in the morning to the summit of the Pisang Peak. After spending some time admiring the beauty of the glorious mountains and the view from the summit of the Pisang Peak, we shall head down to the Pisang Peak Base Camp.

Day 11: Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley

Maximum Altitude: 3,450 meters

Trekking hours: 5-6 hours

Now that we have summited the Pisang Peak, our main destination, we shall head back. Following the trails we had taken to reach the Pisang Base Camp, we shall retrace our steps and head back to the beautiful valley in Manang. Known as a mountain valley with beautiful views of the mountains along with unique and rich culture and traditions, you can enjoy your stay in the Manang Valley for the night.

Trekking for 5-6 hours, you will reach Manang valley enjoying the views of the mountains in the Annapurna Range. We shall spend the night in a tea house in Manang Valley.

Day 12: Manang to Yak Kharka

Maximum Altitude: 4,110 meters

Trekking hours: 3-4 hours

After spending the night in the beautiful valley in Manang, we shall set towards our next destination. Following the trail to Tilicho Lake, we shall head towards Yak Kharka. At the altitude of 4110 meters, a small settlement of people lives in a little hill known as the Yak Kharka.

You can enjoy the beautiful view of Tilicho Lake and the glorious mountains surrounding you. The culture and lifestyle of the people here are also unique and a great experience. We shall spend the night in this small settlement.

Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Maximum Altitude: 4,600 meters

Trekking hours: 3-4 hours

We shall begin our day today with a short trek to Thorong Phedi. Heading towards Thorong La Pass at the altitude of 5416 meters, we shall firstly make a stop at a small settlement at the bottom of the Thorong La Pass. a small settlement with many climbers and trekkers stopping and resting during the trek is what makes Thorong Phedi.

Today we shall end our 3-4 hours trek at Thorong Phedi and rest for the day preparing for our long day ahead of us tomorrow.

Day 14: Cross Thorong la in morning and back to Muktinath

Maximum Altitude: 5,416 meters

Trekking hours: 8-10 hours

Waking up early in the morning, we shall head towards Thorong La Pass. Crossing the pass before noon is our goal for the day. With the strong winds blowing after noon, crossing the pass will be difficult and risky. So we shall cross the pass early morning while enjoying the beautiful sunrise view from the pass. The view of the Annapurna Range from the Thorong La Pass is simply magical.

Crossing the pass at the altitude of 5416 meters, we shall then head to Muktinath. The sacred temple for all Hindus and Buddhists lies in Muktinath. Entering the settlements at Muktinath, you can feel the religious vibe of the region. We shall spend the night at a tea house in Muktinath.

Day 15: Trek down to Kagbeni

Maximum Altitude: 3800 meters

Trekking hours: 3-4 hours

Today, we shall head down to Kagbeni from Muktinath. You can pay a quick visit to the Muktinath Temple early in the morning. You can witness the long lines of devotees who come to worship the deity in Muktinath from all around the world.

The temple is not just a pilgrimage for the Hindus but Buddhists also come to worship in the temple making it a place with diverse culture and tradition. You can explore the culture and traditions you see here and then head down towards the beautiful settlement at Kagbeni.

Kagbeni is a small village at the crossroads of the two large rivers. The valley is beautiful and rich in diverse cultures and traditions. You can also enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains and the rivers.

Day 16: Trek to Jomsom

Maximum Altitude: 2,800 meters

Trekking hours: 3-4 hours

We are reaching the end of our Pisang Peak climbing trip. As per our Pisang Peak climbing itinerary, we shall head towards Jomsom today which will be our last trek of the Pisang Peak climbing expedition.

Jomsom is a beautiful town with great views of the mountains and popular for its apple orchards. We shall trek for around 3-4 hours and spend the night at a tea house or lodge in Jomsom.

Day 17: Early morning flight to Pokhara-(25min flight)8,20m/2,690ft

Maximum Altitude: 2743 meters

Flight duration: 25 minutes

Today is the last day of our Pisang Peak climbing expedition. With our early flight to Pokhara, we shall end our adventurous Pisang Peak Climb and head back to Kathmandu. As per our Pisang Peak climbing itinerary, we shall enjoy the scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and reach Pokhara in an estimated 25 minutes flight and end our beautiful journey together with great memories.

Trip Cost US$ 2050 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Two night Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on B/B
  • One night hotel in Pokhara.
  • Climbing peak permit and one climbing guide (Sherpa).
  • Insurence of staff.
  • National Park entrance permit
  • 2 Airport transfers
  • All Meals during the trek and camping.
  • Accommodation in lodge during the trek, basic camping arrangement during climbing.
  • Porters to carry member baggage 15 to 18 kg per person.
  • Accident insurance for staffs.
Cost Excludes:
  • Personal clothing.
  • Personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost, oxygen, medical box.
  • Alcoholic beverage, laundry and tips.
  • Extra  accommodation and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (available as per your choice)

What kinds of gear and clothing do I need?

Good hiking boots and proper mountaineering boots. You need good gloves to keep your hands warm on summit night and gloves that you can use when climbing using ropes, carbines, adjusting figure of 8 and adjust all mountaineering equipment. Depending on the month it can be as low as -20c you need to wear a warm hat with buff to cover your mouth. A buff keep moisture, A down jacket is a great piece of kit, you can wear at night while relaxing and you can use for your summit bid.

wide range of cloths. 15kg is your weight limit for our yaks to carry. You will carry rain gear (for the many days on the trek), fleece, or down jacket, camera and 3 liters of water (depending on the day) You can wear shorts for the right number of days, but most people prefer trekking pant. Higher up you will use gortex shell and thermal underwear for summit night. You will need sock liners, wool socks and a couple of light layers heading into Island peak base camp. Wicking layers (merino wool), mid weight fleece layer. Make sure you have trainers to change into once you reach the camp each day. Merino wool from Smart-wool or Icebreaker are great layering products.

What is the best season for peak climbing in Nepal ?

March to May, September to November Is the best season for peak climbing in Nepal.

How difficult is peak climbing in Nepal ?

It depends on the peak you choose to climb, there are easy peaks as well as difficult peaks, and we recommend peak climbing according to your need and your expertise.

What is the Normal success rate of peak climbing?

It depends the peak you choose, climate, weather, health and the peak grade: roughly the success rate of peak climbing is above 95% from our company.

What equipment does company provide and can we rent some?

You can hire or buy personal equipment needed for peak climbing, Normal gear like Sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided by, Exciting Nepal treks. If you like you can also hire from our own company.

What problems occur in high altitude?

Lack of oxygen in a body might occur in high altitude which may result in nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, hypothermia even death.

Can I charge my device while peak climbing?

Yes you can charge your device like mobile, camera and chargeable device during the trekking Area only, but during the camping we can not.

Who will be my guide and what is their qualification and experience?

Our Company provides veteran, qualified peak climbing and mountaineering guides.

What kind food and accommodation you provide?

We provide healthy food, comfortable accommodation during the trek but basic camping accmodation during the climbing

Does your company give certificate after successful peak climbing?

Exciting Nepal Treks and Expedition will provide certificate which is provided by NMA.

How you rescue if I become sick?

Depending on the seriousness of the accident we provide first aid if not then company can arrange the evacuation operation to the nearest medical facility and in case of any emergency, company could bring you to Kathmandu Hospital.

Do I get refund if I become sick before peak climbing or after the trip departure?

If you become sick before the departure informed us before 35 days 80 % of amount will be refunded, after that we deduct the cost of permit and flight as well as 33% trip cost will be chargeable, No refund will be provided after a week as well after the trip departure.

What permit do I need for peak climbing?

Nepal Mountaineering Association:  issue permits which is needed for peak climbing and our company will assist you on getting the permit.

https://excitingnepal.com/nepal-peak-permit-fees/ please check the information.

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