‘around beautiful Manang valley and northern Annapurna mountain range ,climb of stunning Pisang Peak with awesome panorama of snow peaks, a great combination of trek and climb on famous-popular Annapurna circuit trail, crossing high Thorang-la Pass with views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, into enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron, magnolia, pines and oak trees”.

Trip Outlook:

Mode of Trip:                        On Tea House and Camping on climb.
Trek Grade:               Adventurous and demanding (on snow conditions)
Trek & Climb:                        13 Nights & 14 Days.
Peak Climb Grade:   PD + used as French / Swiss Alpine climbing system.
Total Trip:                  17 Nights & 18 Days (Kathmandu / Kathmandu)
Season:                      March to June and September to December.

Introduction:

White Hill Adventure Treks & Expeditions offers an exciting adventurous journey for the climb of Pisang Peak, a stunning peak located on the high Manang valley northern rim.

This marvelous Pisang Peak Trek & Climb led by our expert team of staff and guide who will support you all the way to the summit of Pisang Peak at 6,091 m / 19,984 ft high.

On this trek and climb leading you to high hills villages where you can witness old Nepalese villagers cultures in the harmony of mountain and captivating beautiful rhododendron, magnolia, firs and pine tree forest.

Pisang Peak Trek & Climb begins with a scenic drive from semi-tropical climate to alpine temperature around mid hills, drive ends at Dharapani near Chame town, where our actual walking starts leading to more Buddhist area at Pisang and Manang, enclosed within windswept valley with views of Pisang, Chulu, Gangapurna with Annapurna II, III and IV peaks.

Pisang Peak located high above Manang valley, walk leads higher for the classic climb, leaving the main trekking trail for few days in complete isolation and wilderness, the climb is taken after acclimatization and preparations, the climb is straight forward, requires skill on ice axe, crampons and use of fix ropes.

The climb to the summit is straight forward climb with technical challenge of grade as PD + meaning Peu Difficile / some technical difficulty, and walking on glaciers this grading as per Swiss / French Alpine Climbing System. Our expert guides will fix ropes and make the route safe climb for the climb.

After the climb adventure continues to cross over Thorang Phedi pass at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft high, then downhill to holy Muktinath and then at Kali-Gandaki valley around world deepest gorge located between giant 8,000 meters Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.

Trek ends at Jomsom for the flight to Pokhara a popular and famous tourist destination with Annapurna Himal where its snowcapped peaks reflect on pristine Phewa Lake.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:           Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02:           In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03:           Drive to Dharapani 1,920 m via Beshishar 800 m – 08 hrs.
Day 04:           Trek to Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.
Day 05:           Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06:           Rest day at Pisang village for acclimatization
Day 07:           Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp 4,380m – 04 hrs.
Day 08:           Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp 5,400m- 04 hrs.
Day 09:           Climb Pisang Peak 6,091m / 19,980ft back to base camp- 08 hrs.
Day 10:           Reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition
Day 11:           Trek to Manang 3,350m – 04 hrs.
Day 12:           Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hrs.
Day 13:           Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.
Day 14:           Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.
Day 15:           Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m – 04 hours.
Day 16:           Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m – 25 mins flight.
Day 17:           Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 18:           International departure homeward bound.

Trip detail:

Day 01:           Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition staff will receive and then transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city. After getting refreshed from the flight our guide brief you with information of hotel, Kathmandu and Pisang Peak Trek & climb around Annapurna.

Day 02:           Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Morning our city guide meet for sightseeing tour at places of interest as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites, temples, monasteries, old king’s palaces after an interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Pisang Peak climb and trek around Annapurna.

Day 03:          Drive to Dharapani 1,920 m via Jagat 1,290 m and Beshishar 800 m – 08 hrs.

Morning with interesting and scenic long drive towards Nepal mid west, journey leads to Beshishar town then on the dirt road to Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream, drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange, from here with a slow climb to Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers.

From Jagat village drive leads for another hour to reach at Dharapani village for overnight stop, Dharapani a nice village situated on the junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

 Day 04:           Trek to Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.

Starting first day walk from Dharapani along winding trail into rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagachap and Danque to Timang village from here onwards into more Buddhist culture, with views of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft, from Timang village few hours trek to Koto and then to Chame town for overnight stop. Chame a major and headquarter town of Manang area.

Day 05:           Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.

From here air gets cooler as walk leads close to mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with few ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk uphill through woodland to Dhukure Pokhari, a small place with teahouses and lodge with views of Chulu and Pisang peak, after lunch descend to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.

 Day 06:           Rest day at Pisang for acclimatization and local hike.

Pisang village an ideal spot for acclimatization before heading higher to climb Pisang Peak climb, spending a day here helps you with altitude in this nice Tibetan like traditional village, optional hike around upper Pisang village and visit the monastery.
Pisang village offers magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna with range of mountains including Pisang Peak which towers above this village.

Day 07:           Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp 4,380 m / 14,370ft – 04hrs.

After a nice and pleasant time at Pisang village, morning walk leads to upper Pisang village with breathtaking panorama of mountains and of Manang valley, walk continues with a climb through summer pasture to reach our overnight camp to set as base camp in this isolated spot at Kharka a summer grazing area at
4,380 m.

Khraka the best available place to set up as base camps for Pisang Peak climb, with impressive views of Annapurna massif mountain range and other peaks.

Day 08:           Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp 5,400 m / 17,712 ft – 04 hrs.

An extra camp to make climb safe and accessible, today after packing climbing equipment, morning a gradual climb on south west ridge, then ascend for an hour further up to establish high camp at about 5,400 meters, afternoon free at leisure checking gears and to marvel the surrounding panorama with sunset view over the high snow capped mountains.
Day 09:           Climb Pisang Peak 6,091m/19,980ft and to Base Camp – 08 hrs.

An early morning climb on snow slope which steep and much technical to reach the summit, our guide will fix ropes in necessary sections to reach the summit, on reaching the top and feeling on top of the world, enjoy the panorama of high mountains, rivers and fantastic landscapes, after a grand time at the summit return to base camp safely.

 Day 10:           Reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition

We have reserved an extra day which will be as contingency in case of unfavorable weather conditions sometimes weather can be unpredictable, so an extra day on this type of adventure is very necessary, if all goes well can be used on the way back to Jomsom with short day walk enjoying the great scenery along the way.

Day 11:           Trek to Manang 3,450 m – 06 hrs.

After a successful climb of Pisang Peak retrace the journey back to Pisang village then walk along the bank of Marshyangdi River passing Humde village with a small airstrip. The environment around this area with arid and barren landscapes with cold, dry climate, walk along the bank of Marshyangdi River passing several village like Humde and Braga to reach the upper Manang village. After few hours of good walk reaching at Manang a large prosperous village, houses are built up in traditional Tibetans style with rich culture and traditional lifestyle.

Day 12:           Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hours.

After a good time at Manang, morning adventure leads towards Ghunsang village on the uphill path to Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude walk with super scenery of the snow capped mountains, then crossing the river to reach Yak Kharka a small settlement, offering tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Day 13:           Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.

As the walk progress and getting closer to the base of Thorang-la on the trail beyond a small place at Ledar, then crossing a bridge walk heads to a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, leading up on the narrow path to cross a steep rocky slope and finally reaching at Thorung

Phedi, depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to the overnight stop at Thorang High Camp, staying here to make it easier for the next day climb over Thorang pass.
Day 14:           Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.

Today the highlight of this great journey after early breakfast set for the long climb to Thorang-la with a steep ascend all the way to Thorung La Pass top at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft, the highest altitude gain of this memorable adventure this certainly requires a high spirit and physically strong mind to cross over it. The top offers mind blowing scenery of beautiful landscapes and snow capped peaks, from here the walk leads to a long descend to Muktinath at 3,800 m. on reaching Muktinath for the overnight stop, this is a sacred and holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Day 15:           Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m – 04 hours.

After Muktinath rest of the journey will be easier with moderate walks all the way to Jomsom as the walk drops to 1,200m downhill to Kaligandaki river valley, this pleasant trail reaching the vast Kaligandaki river valley with a small break at Ekale bhatti. From here onwards gets windy in the afternoon time, from this place few hours walk to Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang region with an airstrip located above Kaligandaki River.

Here at Jomsom with last night in the mountain village, celebrate with the local apple products like cider, brandy and juice this area from Kagbeni to Marpha & Larjung famous for delicious apple and its product.

Day 16:           Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m – 20 mins flight.
Early morning transfer to Jomsom airport for sweeping short flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, during airborne spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and Annapurna range of mountains with rolling hills dotted with farm villages,

On reaching Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotels by the serene lake Phewa, afternoon free for individual activities or just relax and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 17:           Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
From Pokhara drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful trip to Pisang Peak Trek & Climb, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to your hotels. (by air options from Pokhara 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu)

Day 18:           International departure for home ward bound.
After a memorable and great adventure in Nepal with Pisang Peak Trek & Climb with great services of White Hills Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition guides, our staff transfers you for final departure homeward bound flights.

Cost Includes

  • Private Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Full board meals (open / choice menu) while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on whole tent peak climbing trip.
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while Tharpu Chuli climbing.
  • Responsible trekking and climbing with one trekker one porter ratio.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on tent peak climbing trip in Annapurna region.
  • Accommodation in teahouse or lodge while trekking to Annapurna base camp.
  • Accommodation in Tented camp while peak climbing in Annapurna.
  • Group welcome dinner as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Tent Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax.
  • Climbing Clinic Course at tent peak base camp.
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
  • All camping equipment provided – 2-person member tent, dinning tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, staff /porter tent, toilet tent with commode.
  • Mountain Monarch Trip Gears – sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, rain poncho etc for the use during the trip. Some Rolls of Toilet Paper and garbage plastic bag.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Respective region trekking map.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket /trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Complementary trip duffle bag and Mountain Monarch T-shirts.
  • Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • Annapurna Conservation entry fees.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax.
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephome, beverage drinks etc

Member Personal Equipment

S/No Particular Qty

(1) Down suits (dangri) 1

(2) Summit shoe 1

(3) Walking shoe 1

(4) Crampon 1

(5) Summit Glove (Mitten) 1

(6) Normal gloves 2

(7) Summit Snow goggles 1

(8) Glacier glasses 1

(9) Ice axe 1

(10) Harness 1

(11) jumer 1

(12) Carabiners (normal) 3

(13) Sleeping bag (-40C) 1

(14) Down filled Mattress 1

(15) Summit socks 2

(16) Normal socks 3

(17) Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1

(18) Helmet 1

(19) Down jacket 1

(20) Down trouser 1

(21) 8 finger / descender 1

(22) Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1

(23) Gore-tex jacket 1

(24) Gore-tex trouser 1

(25) Fleece jacket 1

(26) Fleece trouser 1

(27) Fleece liner gloves 3

(28) Screw Gate Carabiner 1

(29) Balaclava (windstopper) 1

(30) Thermos bottle 1

(31) Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)

(32) Water bottle normal 1

Climbing Gears

S/No Particular

(1) Ice crews

(2) Fix rope

(3) snow bars

(4) EPI gas

(5) Rock piton

(6) Carabiners (normal)

(7) High tent

(8) Summit rope

(9) Cooking pot

(10) Snow shovel

(12) Ice hammer / adge (set)

(13) Member high food

(14) Oxygen

(15) Mask & regulator

(16) Quick Draws

pisang peak map

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