Pisang Peak Climbing
“Pisang Peak Climbing: Adventure on top of stunning Pisang peak around high beautiful Manang valley”
- A great adventure on top stunning Pisang Peak one of the popular Himalayan trekking peaks
- Stunning sceneries on a daily walk within interesting Buddhist culture of Manang villages
- From low warm areas to cool alpine hills of the beautiful forest towards arctic zone at Pisang Peak
- Trek and climb on worlds famous adventure destinations Annapurna circuit trekking trails
- Enjoyable and fascinating adventure from Manang to Mustang Kaligandaki valley at Jomsom”
Trek & Climb at a Glance:
|Accommodations:||Hotel-lodge and camping for a few nights on the climb.|
|Trekking Grade:||Moderate to Adventurous|
|Climbing Grade and classification:||PD+ (French / Swiss Alpine Climbing System grading).|
|Activities:||Drive in with trek/climb and scenic flight to Pokhara|
|Trek & Climb:||14 Nights & 15 Days (With drives and flights from Jomsom)|
|Total Trip:||19 Nights & 20 Days ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)|
|Seasons:||April to June or from early September to November|
High 5 Adventures introduces to all interested climbers, adventurer and beginners for the climb of most beautiful and stunning Pisang Peak at 6,091 m / 19,984 ft high, an attractive peak stands high above beautiful Manang valley around Nepal’s North West Himalaya.
Pisang peak climb is classified as PD + taken from famous French and Swiss Alpine Climbing System as used worldwide on this type of alpine climbing of a day to the top and back at base camp, although a straight forward route to its summit top, but with technical difficulties on some sections of the routes, where our expert climbing guides will assists you with full support to reach the top safely and in sound health.
Pisang Peak is visible only after entering the beautiful Manang valley which starts from a windswept village of Pisang, where we will attempt the peak heading north with steep climb after a good rest day and acclimatization.
Starting this wonderful adventure to Pisang Peak Climb with an interesting overland drive towards midwest around Lamjung area and then beginning our walks through lovely villages of Jagat-Dharapani-Chame town and to Pisang all these villages are of strong Tibetan culture and traditions of the Buddhist religion, where we will visit some of the interesting monasteries on the route.
Pisang Peak Climb leads on a scenic and attractive popular Annapurna circuit trail one of the best world’s adventure destinations as described by many travel magazines and guides books.
After a classic Pisang Peak trek, our walk leads through nice Manang village and towards high Thorang-la pass at 5,416 m high with fantastic scenery of mountains with Dhaulagiri-Mustang and Damodar Himal, our walk concludes as you enter Kaligandaki River valley to Jomsom after walking past holy Muktinath temple area.
Jomsom a large town and as well the headquarter of whole Mustang district, from here a walk ends with a short scenic flight to picturesque Pokhara for the drive back to Kathmandu, after an enjoyable and mesmerizing adventure on Pisang Peak Climb.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315m | 4,270ft and transfer o hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Jagat 1290m via Bhesisar 800 m – 08 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 05 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: At Pisang rest day for acclimatization.
Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp at 4,380 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek and climb to High Camp at 5,400m.
Day 10: Climb of Pisang peak and return to BC or to Pisang village.
Day 11: Reserve day in case of unfavourable bad weather condition.
Day 12: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.
Day 15: Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m – 04 hours.
Day 17: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m – 25 mins flight.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 19: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities and shopping.
Day 20: International departure for homeward bound.
Day 01: Reach at Kathmandu via airlines and transfer to respective hotels.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where you will be greeted with warm welcome by High Five Adventure staff and guides, and then transfer to your hotel where you will be joined with other members of Pisang Peak, here our guide and group leader will information and brief with wide information regarding the trek and climb of Pisang Peak.
Day 02: In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Pisang Peak Climb.
With free days in Kathmandu for necessary preparations where you will be busy packing and purchasing necessary required equipments for the trek and climb, on last final day in Kathmandu with final briefing regarding the climb including do’s and don’ts, where our expert climbing guide will provide much information and items required for the climb.
For interested people can join in city tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites of impressive historical and cultural monuments.
Day 03: Drive to Syange 1,140m | 3,740 ft via Bhesisar (by bus) - 06 hrs.
Pisang Peak adventure starts with an interesting overland drive towards Nepal mid west, leading to Bhesisar town (headquarter of Lamjung district). From here transfer to another vehicle and continue drive on dirt road passing villages of Khudi, Bulbule and Ngadi following the Marysangdi River upstream.
Drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange a small village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,943m | 6,374 ft - 06 hrs.
From Syange our walk begins with climb leaving Marysangdi River behind reaching at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers.
After Jagat walk leads on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marysangdi River crossing to east side into forested area, with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.
As the walk continues reaching a nice village at Tal Besi, from here another 3 hours walk leads to our overnight stop at Dharapani village.
Dharapani a nice village located on a junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,720m | 8,923 ft - 05 hrs.
After Dharapani walk leads into rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagachap and Danque, then at Timang village with more Buddhist cultured village including views of
Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft. From Timang village few hours trek leads to Koto and then to Chame town for overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area and a head quarter town of the district.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,190m | 10,465 ft - 05 hrs.
From Pisang onwards walk leads close to mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with possible lunch stop, and then descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.
Day 07: Rest day at Pisang for local hikes and acclimatization.
We have allowed rest day in Pisang village for acclimatization and as well for physical fitness required for the climb to Pisang Peak, a short hike uphill walking higher and sleeping at low altitude helps with acclimatization.
This rest day also helps to plan the climb where our guide provides necessary information of the area, culture, religion and climbing skill required for the climb.
Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp 4,380m - 04 hrs.
After a pleasant rest day in Pisang village, our actual adventure starts heading north above Pisang village, as the tree lines drops for short few bushes around grazing land, called Kharka. Climb a high ridge above Pisang peak, our guide and staff will set base camp with camping equipments at 4,380 meters high, first night in tents meals prepared by our expert cook and kitchen staff.
Day 09: Trek and climb to High Camp 5,400 m - 03 hrs.
A short day but tough due to high altitude, morning walk follows a faint trail where few climbers and Yak herders hardly use this path to high camp, as the walk leads over rocks, ice and glacier to reach bottom of Pisang Peak where high camp is set for the climb.
Afternoon our guide will scout the area for safe accessible route to the summit fixing ropes and making ice ledges where necessary, High Camp situated on long ridge of Pisang Peak, under some conditions this area may be under snow, afternoon free to sort the gear with preparation for the early morning climb.
Day 10: Climb Pisang Peak and return to base camp time permitting to Pisang village.
Our main highlight and goal of this adventure, starting at dawn climb over moraine and rubble within ice, following the guide to reach above well defined ridge towards a snow slope, which leads quite steeply without any difficulty but needs some technical efforts in some sections of the climb, and then finally reaching on top of Pisang Peak summit with great support of our guide. On the top rewarded with awesome views and panorama of entire Annapurna Himalaya with Chulu range of peaks includes Damodar peaks.
After a great climb to the top at 6,091 m / 19,984 ft high, descend back safely to base camp, as time permits and in good physical shape after the climb head downhill to Pisang village.
Day 11: Reserve day in case of bad weather condition.
High Five Adventure always reserve an extra day in case of unfavorable bad weather conditions, if all goes well this spare can be used on the way before Thorang-la or on route Jomsom.
Day 12: Trek to Manang (3,540m | 11,614ft) - 04 hrs.
Morning catching views of mountains, from Pisang village beyond altitude gains as the walk leads through forest with short uphill and views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak. Walk downhill to reach flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines fades for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.
Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches at Manang village.
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,210m | 13,812ft - 04 hrs.
After a pleasant time with rest at Manang, walk towards Ghunsang village with short uphill to reach at Yak Kharka, an interesting walk with views of snowcapped mountains, on crossing a small stream reaching Yak Kharka for overnight stop, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.
Day 14: Trek to Thorung- La High Camp or Phedi (4,450m | 14,450ft) - 04 hrs.
Morning walk lead to more high elevation getting closer at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a bridge with a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, finally walk leads at Thorung Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.
Day 15: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m via Thorang -la at 5,416 m - 06 hrs.
From Thorang high camp, walk leads to our adventurous journey heading higher with fantastic mountain views of Chulus’ peaks, Gangapurna-as far to Damodar Himal.
After few hours of strenuous climb reaching the top of Thorang-la pass festooned with thousands of Buddhist prayer flags and sign board of Thorang-La and its heights.
Probably this is world highest trekking pass with amazing panorama of surrounding mountain scenery, after a short break our adventure continues with downhill to reach at another phedi (bottom) with few tea-shops, after a short rest continue walk on gradual level path to reach holy Muktinath around Lower Mustang area.
On reaching Muktinath a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’. Located on serene environment where one take a drive to Jomsom and beyond to Beni / Pokhara. Overnight at Muktinath just little further for temple area where fine lodges and Inns are located.
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom (2,725m | 8,940ft) - 04 hrs.
From Muktinath, walk is easier on gradual downhill to Kaligandaki river valley, past Jharkot an interesting village of strong Tibetan influence, and then reaching on a flat river bed of Kaligandaki valley on the way to Jomsom town, headquarter town of Mustang district with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River.
At Jomsom overnight stop in a nice lodge, where you can celebrate the last night dinner among crews and other members. Jomsom and surrounding areas of Kagbeni-Marpha to Tukuche famous for apples and its products like juice, cider and brandy.
Day 17: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (9,00m | 2,952ft) transfer to your hotel.
Early breakfast then transfer to Jomsom airport for scenic short flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, during airborne awesome views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and Annapurna range of mountains with rolling hills and villages,
On reaching Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotels by the lake Phewa, afternoon free for individual activities or just relax and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalaya.
Day 18: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable adventure on Pisang Peak, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure, option by air 30 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu.
Day 19: In Kathmandu for individual activities.
A free day in Kathmandu to relax and as well for individual activities and shopping or join in our guided tour where you can witness ancient culture and heritage sites around Kathmandu valley.
Day 20: International departure for home ward bound.
Pisang Peak Climb and Trek completes today in Kathmandu, as per the time for your international flight homeward bound or to next respective countries and port of call, transfer to airport with mesmerizing and exciting adventure with High Five Adventure and its cheerful friendly guides and staff.
- Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus. Hotel in Kathmandu: Two night's tourist standard Hotel in Katmandu with breakfast basis. Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals During Trek: Your standard meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking. Tea or coffee four times a day in cup during the trek
- Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashipati Temple
- Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekking permit: 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. And Everest National park permits Toilet paper during the trek
- All necessary paper works.
- Domestic airport pick up and drop by car or Van.
- Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, Porters: Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And all Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
- Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company. Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Service charge
- Drop to airport by car/van/Bus
Cost does not include on:
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu). Your Travel and rescue insurance.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
- All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight) Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
- All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
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