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Pisang is a highly demanding trekking peak in Nepal. It lies in the north of the Manang valley, above Pisang village in Damodar Himalaya range. It was the first ascent by a German Expedition team in 1955. Pisang Peak offers the ultimate climbing experience. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier huge slabs rock and brings considerable challenge with rockfalls and blue ice. That’s the way it requires some previous graded climbing experiences. Pisang peak expedition can be combined with the famous Annapurna circuit classic trek Thorong la pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft].
While climbing uphill, it offers two to three days as an excursion day from the Pisang village. This peak only can be done by the properly acclimatized climber. From the upper Pisang village, the trail marked up grassy land along the ridge of Pisang, to approach the base camp with some hard day although it will be an enjoyable day with a spectacular panorama of Annapurna Himalayan range and view of enchanting Manang valley. The next day we reach high camp. The high camp is situated on small rocky place bottom of rock slabs pondered with fresh snow. Moving from high camp, we climb following the west ridge for the top. The upper part of the ridge, above the high camp at [5,200 meters/17,060ft], is guarded by huge rocks slabs which make it difficult to climb, especially in wet or snowy conditions. We set up fix line ropes on rock slabs and icy ridge for safety guarded.
Pisang is technically difficult to climb, however, Peak offers the most spectacular view of surrounding mountain views and unbelievable scenery of Manang valley as well as Nar-Phu valley and the Annapurna Himalaya range. Seen from the summit, the miraculous mountain views such as the Annapurna I to IV thoroughly Gangapurna [7,454 meters/24,455 ft], Khangsar Kang [7,485 meters/24,557 ft], Tarke Kang (Glacier Dom [7,067 meters/23,185 ft], Tilicho peak [7,134 meters/23,405 ft], Dhaulagiri [8,167 meters/26,794 ft], Manang Himal [6,585 meters/21,604 ft], Manasalu [8,163 meters/26,781 ft] and others circular mountains, Himlung, Kangaru mountains in Nar-Phu valley and Tibet mountains.
Introduction of Trail:
To accomplish the thrilling Pisang peak expedition, we make a bus journey Kathmandu to Besisahar - Chame Headquarter of Manang district, 250 kilometers and 11 to 12 hours. At the beginning of the journey, we drive along the Prithvi highway following the Trisuli River and then following Marsyangdi River not yet reach Thorong Phedi, however, from Besisahar we drive Jeep to Chame along the popular Annapurna classic trail. The period of driving the trail passes many beautiful isolated villages, lodges, the farmers cultivating lands, Rivers, waterfalls gigantic hills and eye-catching ground landscape with magnificent Mountain View.
We start the trek from Chame considering the high altitude and our physical fitness. After trekking of few days we reach base camp but, we spent more couple of nights in Pisang village for proper acclimatization. After successful peak climbing, we continue to trek to Manang – Thorong La Pass [5,416 meters/17,769 ft], Mustang valley, which valley is famous with Kali Gandaki sandbar and beautiful Buddhism practiced people villages.
Finally, we reach Jomsom [2,720 meters/8,924ft], headquarter of Mustang district. It is a more touristic place due to the Jeep, Bus, Aeroplane, Hotel, Bank and administrative service. Tomorrow, we fly to Pokhara the most beautiful city in Nepal. It is surrounding by green hills and snow-capped mountains. Lastly, we drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus 200 kilometers, 6 to 7 hours.
The slopes of the peak are 15 degrees to 75 degrees. It is technially difficult with lots of slabs rock, lose rocks and icy slopes. We will climb the peak [6,059m/19,878 ft], through the normal route the north-east ridge with the full support of guy rope and attached ropes for ensuring safety. The period of climbing hours does not only offers satisfying climbing, but it also presents several sensational panoramic mountain views. After the successful peak climbing, we will descend to the Pisang peak Base Camp via the same route.
The guide or mountain leader instructs you lot in the peak base camp time before pushing the summit. The guide tips you very important climbing techniques, like climb on slabs rock, on blue ice, Jumaring, Active rappelling (Up sailing), and Safety placement, proper arrange of gears and equipment while climbing and use of proper climbing gears.
If you do not have your own gears, we provide you the climbing gear on hire at a reasonable cost, particularly for your convenience. The rental gears are branded by Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Grivel, and Petzl. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure highly recommend you the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears one for safe and comfortable climbing.
Safety Measurement, Weather Forecast, and Communication System:
After proper acclimatization and well prepared to push the summit, we will ensure favorable weather forecasts. We always stand on our quality of weather forecast service. It is affiliated with the government of Nepal (Meteorological Division) Mountaineering is itself a dangerous cause of high altitude, frostbite, hypothermia, blindness, snowfall, rockfall, avalanches, crevasses and white out.
However, if we are well equipped, it makes us comfortable climb and at the same time, we can easily avoid the high risk. We are very aware of a possible happening accident in the mountain, so we always ensure our safety first and then we go to the summit. In case, climber faces any unpleasant incident, we have a facility of 4 liters Russian Oxygen cylinder with a summit mask regulator for emergency cause and all required treatment aids with the guide. That means we are stand-by against any danger in the mountain.
Besides these, the guide, as well as the climbers, would be carrying the Satellite phones or Radio sets to approach communication service. Otherwise, focusing the major subject safely, we will arrange all in time even call the Rescue Team or Helicopter and take you down to the low elevation.
Best Time to Visit: -
Early September the end of November in the autumn season and March, April and the end of May in the Spring season is the best time to go on this adventurous journey. These months are the perfect time for hiking, trekking, and climbing in the Annapurna region. The landscape will be miraculous with very stable weather. The sky will be always clear and stable weather. If you are available in the following times we highly recommend you climb Pisang Peak in early September to mid-November for the beginner climbers.
Services at Base camp:
We set up a permanent base camp at [4,380 meters/14,370 ft], from the sea level on the grassland for as long as the expedition continues. Each of the members has a personal North- face VE 24 dome tent with a waterproof compact mat. We provide a dining tent with chairs and a clean fascinating table with solar electricity light makes your stay at base camp as luxurious. We have a toilet tent; all is in perfectly hygienic condition and order.
We provide sufficient and tasty hygienically prepared food at Base Camp during your peak climbing. Plenty of high altitude food is provided at higher camps.
We should have to spend a couple of nights at base camp to gain an altitude before leave towards high camp and summit push.
Services at High Camp:
We set up a temporary high camp at [5,400 meters/17,716ft], from the sea level on the snowfield in the snowy season for a short stay because of water shortage. We provide you each of the members has a personal North- face VE 24 dome tent with a waterproof compact mat as long as possible. We provide a dining tent with chairs and a clean fascinating table with solar electricity light that makes your stay at high camp as luxurious. We have a toilet tent; all is in perfectly hygienic condition and order.
We provide sufficient and tasty hygienically prepared food at High Camp and during your peak climbing. Plenty of high altitude food is provided at higher camps.
We serve you 3 times meals in a day with drinks like tea, coffee, and juice. We have an open Menu, which means the client can choose any dish as they like from the menu cards or the client can ask a guide for particular hygienic meals.
In the breakfast hour:
We serve our clients as per their choice. You can get plain toast, chapati bread, Tibetan bread, vegetable omelet, cheese omelets, scrambled egg, fry an egg, boiled egg, vegetable fried potato with jam, honey & butter, rice pudding, rice porridge, oat porridge with fruits, muesli porridge with black tea or black coffee.
In the lunch hour:
We serve you fresh vegetable items, egg fried rice, vegetables, egg, and cheese fried rice, egg, vegetable fry noodle, vegetable curry rice, vegetables, egg fry potatoes, vegetable fry potatoes with cheese top, spaghetti with vegetable cheese, pasta with vegetables, egg top cheese, finger chips, roasted potatoes with hot sauce, vegetable spring rolls, sandwiches, pizza, burger, momo, fry vegetable, with juice, dal bhat set, meat curry rice, chicken curry rice, mutton curry rice, coffee, and tea.
In the dinner hour:
Soup items with snacks, dal bhat set vegetarian, dal bhat set non-vegetarian, chicken curry rice, mutton curry rice, yak curry Rice, vegetable curry rice, yak steak, paper steak, yak burgers, sandwiches, pizza, momo, fry vegetable, dessert, tea, coffee, or Juice.
We provide you standard private tourist bus or a car from the international airport to/from the hotel. We make a scenic journey Kathmandu to Besisahar 185 kilometers by private bus or microbus and by private Jeep up to Chame. We will have 35 minutes of scenic flight Jomsom to Pokhara and airport to hotel and hotel to airport by a private vehicle like a car or tourist bus. It depends on the group size. Pokhara to Kathmandu on a tourist bus.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429ft], transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Especially trip preparation day, permits, gears and equipments.
Day 03: Drive to Chame [2,670 meters/8,760 ft], about 250 kilometers, 11 to 12hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Pisang village [3,200 meters/10,498ft] walk 4 hrs.
Day 05: Hike up to south-west hill of Pisang peak [3,740 meters/12,270ft] .
Day 06: Trek to Pisang base camp [4,380 meters/14,370 ft] walk 4 hours.
Day 07: Hike to high camp to [5,400 meters/17,716ft] and back to base camp.
Day 08: Move to High camp [5,200 meters/17,060ft], walk 3 hours.
Day 09: Push summit [6,091 meters/19,983ft], and back to base camp.
Day 10: Contingency day.
Day 11: Trek to Manang [3,540 meters/11,614ft], walk 9 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Chuli Ledar [4,200 meters/13,779ft], walk 5 hours.
Day 13: Push to Thorong High Camp [4,925 meters/16,158ft], 4 hours.
Day 14: Thorong La pass [5,416m/17,769ft] and descend to Muktinath [3,760m/12,335ft].
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom [2,720 meters/8,923ft], walk 7 hours.
Day 16: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara [820 meters/2,690ft], transfer to Hotel.
Day 17: Full day sightseeing around Pokhara valley.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429ft], 6 hrs by tourist bus.
Day 19: Departure to Home.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfer to tourist standard Hotel included breakfast service by tourist bus or in a car:
Welcome to the land of glowing mountains. Before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representatives from Himalayan Diamond Adventure will already reach there to welcome you. After landing your aircraft, we will pick you up with our welcome greetings. Collecting your luggage, we drop you off to the Hotel. You will have welcome dinner with Nepali cultural dance, and your guides will also brief you about the day program tomorrow. The hotel service includes beds and breakfast.
Day 02: Especially trip preparation day, permits, gears and equipments. Overnight in Hotel:
The guide will come to your Hotel to check your necessary climbing gears and equipment for trekking and peak climbing after your arrival in the hotel. If you don’t have proper equipment and gears, he can advise you to buy or hire in the trekking shops in Thamel. And before his leave with you, our guide will brief you on the day program of tomorrow.
Day 03: A scenic bus journey Chame [2,670 meters/8,760ft], about 250 kilometers, 14 to 15 hours. Stay in the lodge:
Today we take a scenic bus journey from Kathmandu to Besisahar – Chame headquarter of Manang district 270 kilometers, 11 to 12 hours by tourist bus. We will have a thrilling bus journey, while driving along the road we can see a stunning Mountain terrain views towards us, such as Ganesh Himal range, Buddha Himal, Rani peak, Himalchuli Range, Ngadi Chuli and Manasalu flowing down many white rivers and tributaries, green hills, the farmer’s cultivated terraced lands and villages. Overnight in Lodge included dinner and breakfast with hot drink service.
Day 04: We set off our trek to Pisang village [3,200 meters/10,498ft], walk 4 hours. Overnight in the lodge:
From Chame we have two options to reach Pisang, Tibetan Buddhist inhabited settlement, walking along the newly opened road or by Jeep. If we take a Jeep, we reach there within 30 to 45 minutes and on foot, it takes around 4 hours. From today, we will leave the tree line and gradual ascent towards the snowline. After checking in the room, we hike to upper Pisang to gain altitude. As you trek to upper Pisang, you can see fascinating views of Annapurna II [7,937 meters/26,040ft] and Annapurna IV [7,525 meters/24,688ft] and Annapurna III [7,555 meters/24,786ft], on your back. Today, we spend overnight in a lodge (service include dinner and breakfast with hot drink service).
Day 05: Hike up to the south-west hill of Pisang peak [3,740 meters/12,270ft], to gain altitude walk 5 to 6 hours .Overnight in lodge:
You must spend a couple of nights at either Pisang village or base camp of Pisang to get proper acclimatization. As you start climbing to southwest uphill to gain altitude you will see superb views of Pisang village and Annapurna Himalayan range. The whole day landscape is dominated by the Annapurna Himalayan range. After some hours of climbing up, we switch back to Pisang village. Stay in Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang base camp [4,380 meters/14,370ft], walk 4 hours. Stay at tented camp:
From upper Pisang, our trail continues climbs uphill to base camp [4,380 meters/14,370ft], with the bird’s eye view back towards. The whole day the landscape will be dominated by my panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range like Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Manang Himal, Tilicho peak, and other mountains. Leaving Pisang village behind, there is no shelter of any human so we spend overnight at tented camp today. Our cook and kitchen staffs prepare meals for us on base camp with hot drink service.
Day 07: Hike to high camp to [5,400 meters/17,716ft] and back to base camp walk 7 hours. Stay in tented camp:
Leaving high camp, the path gradually ascents up on an alpine meadow, rock slap and scree slope with some difficulty. However, we can witness a superb splendid view of Annapurna Himalaya Ranges like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare, Tilicho, and many other more mountains along with an enchanting view of Manang-Tilicho Valley. After touching some high lands we come back to base camp but, our climbing guide and high altitude Sherpa will go up Japanese camp to open track and put fix line ropes on a slab of rock. It makes easy for us to climb and 100% sure to take the summit for tomorrow. We spend overnight on a base camp inside tents.
Day 08: Move to High camp [5,200 meters/17,060ft], walk 3 hours. Stay in tented camp:
After breakfast, we trek to high camp through yak grazing land in summer. After walking off 3 hours continue up way, we reach at elevation [5,200 meters/17,060ft], where is a good place for camping but, there is a shortage of water so we melt snow or we carry some water from base camp. In this evening, we meet our guide and high altitude climbing Sherpa on high camp and make a plan & prepare for tomorrow climbing.
Day 09: Today is summit plan of peak [6,091 meters/19,983ft], and back to base camp. Stay at tented camp:
Today is the most adventurous and exciting day as we climb up to the wonderful top of Pisang Peak. We wake up early in the morning at about 01: 00 am for tea with light breakfast. We leave for the summit at 02 am in the dawn with the headlamp. We have to unscramble on rock slaps with the support of man rope, and finally, we climb with the support of fix line rope to attempt the peak. At top of the peak is an unquestionably breathtaking view but, there is even more high challenge after the summit and that is to get back to high camp safely. From an altitude of [6,091 meters/19,983ft], we savor mesmerizing views of Annapurna Himalayan Range, Lamjung, Manasalu, Kangaru Himal, Himlung, Manang Himal, Tilicho Himal, Tibet border Himalaya, along with captivating views of Nar-Phu and Manang Valley. We spend overnight in a tent on base camp.
Day 10: Contingency day, there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day 09 to have summit:
This is a trekking peak, so we have to climb it while trekking, but there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our planned day 09 for the summit, in case, got bad weather on our planned day we need some spare days for next try, so we have a reserved day.
Day 11: Trek to Manang [3,540 meters/11,614ft], walk 9 hours. Stay in lodge:
Leaving from Pisang village we trek to Manang Tibetan Gurung village by via upper panoramic trekking routes, like Gyaru, Ngawal, and Chulu with whole day view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and Manang Himal with large Buddhist Chortens (stupas), Buddhist Mani and Monasteries. Overnight at Lodge (service included dinner and breakfast with a hot drinks.
Day 12: Trek to Chuli Ledar [4,200 meters/13,779ft], walk 5 hours. Stay in lodge:
After leaving from large Tibetan Gurung Manang village, the trail gradually climbs to Tangki Manang that offers fine views of Manang village, Marsyangdi River, and Gangapurna turquoise Lake. Further, climb out of the Marsyangdi River valley to Chula Luther lodge passing the Yak Kharka summer yak grazing land. Today, we will see a stunning view on our back and Annapurna Range beyond the Manang Himal. Especially, this valley is flourished at the beginning of August to late September. While you trek to the Thorong La Pass sometimes Snow leopard, Blue sheep, and Himalayan griffon can appear on the way. Finally, we reach to Chuli Ledar lodge walking off 5 hours continues uphill today. We spend overnight in Lodge.
Day 13: Push to Thorong High Camp [4,925 meters/16,158ft], walk 4 hours. Stay in the lodge:
From Chuli Ledar, the trail more gently climbs up crossing the well-made suspension bridge over the Kone Khola and the trek continues through scree, rockfall zones & frozen streams (in winter) to reach new Phedi, which is Yak and Blue sheep grazing land. Finally, we ascend uphill for a high camp primitive lodge with some difficulty, but the landscape is incomparable. There is a small viewpoint above high camp, from the viewpoint, you can witness a substantial view of Chulu west trekking peak [6,419 meters/21,029ft]. It is a highly demanding trekking peak in Annapurna classic circuit trekking route. We spent overnight in the lodge included dinner and breakfast with hot drink services like tea and coffee.
Day 14: Head out early in the morning for Thorong La pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft], and descend to Muktinath [3,760 meters/12,335ft], Stay in the lodge:
Today, we get up early in the morning at about 05: 00 am for a light breakfast with a cup of tea. After breakfast, we head out to climb the famous Thorong La pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft]. From the high camp, our trail gently rises up to Thorong La pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft] along the snaked way. After continuous pushing off 3 to 4 hours, we will reach the pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft]. The pass is indicated with prayer flags and stone cairns. The pass is usually snowbound from mid-December to late February. And from the top, the trail steadily drops to Phedi (bottom of a hill) the Mustang valley with its dry landscape towards us and eye-catching views of Khatungkang [6,484 meters/21,273ft]. After 2 to 3 hours of a continuing steep descent, we take a short break in Phedi for relaxation and hot lunch. After that, we continue descending towards Muktinath Temple. Just a few minutes before we reach the Muktinath temple, we will observe the dramatic views of Dhaulagiri Himal. We spend overnight in a lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom [2,720 meters/8,923ft], walk 7 hours down way headquarter of Mustang district. Stay in lodge:
From Muktinath onwards, we descend to the Kali Gandaki river sandbar with a dry landscape view. As we trek down to Jharkot and Kagbeni the main entry gateway of upper Mustang valley the views become mind-blowing. We will see an oasis, the farmer’s cultivated lands along with the Tilicho Peak and Nilgiri Himal. After sightseeing in Kagbeni village, we descend to Jomsom the headquarter of Mustang district following the Kaligandaki down River throughout the sandy bar. Finally, we reach to Jomsom well known for windy valley walking off 7 to 8 hours from Muktinath. Jomsom is a more possibly tourist destination in this valley with many subjected to facilities like Hotel, Bank, Shops, Internet, Airplane flights, Bus, Jeep soon. Today we celebrate our fantastic trek ending with singing and dancing. Overnight in lodge.
Day 16: We take 35 minutes of scenic flight Jomsom to Pokhara [820 meters/2,690 ft], and transfer to Hotel including breakfast service:
We take 30 minutes of scenic flight early in the morning from Jomsom to Pokhara with exciting memorable experience as a stunning panoramic view of Annapurna [8,091 meters/26,545 ft], Dhaulagiri [8,167 meters/26,794 ft], Nilgiri [7,060 meters/23,162ft], Annapurna south [7,219 meters/23,684ft], Machhapuchhare [6,997 meters/22,956ft], and others mountains along with captivating landscape before landing in Pokhara airstrip [820 meters/2,690ft]. We transfer to the hotel in the Lakeside (service included bed and breakfast).
In case, flight canceled due to the unfriendly weather or any technical problem, we can miss our flight in Jomsom. If got flight cancel, it does not affect our program as we can reach Pokhara in a single day. After getting flight cancellation, we have to catch Jeep to Beni from Jomsom and then Beni to Pokhara by microbus about 9 to 10 hours to reach the Pokhara hotel.
Day 17: Full day sightseeing around Pokhara valley like peace stupa, Debit fall, and international museum:
Pokhara is surrounding by white snow-capped mountains and green hills. It is a very beautiful valley where we can enjoy doing more exhilarating outdoor adventure activities in Pokhara like paragliding, boating, cycling, caving and mountain flight. Today, we visit around Pokhara valley, Peace Stupa, International Mountain Museum, Lakeside, and Mahendra cave.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], 6 hours by tourist bus and transfer to the Hotel included breakfast service:
After a fabulous Annapurna circuit classic trek, we drive back to Kathmandu today with a scenic drive of around 6 hours from Pokhara by tourist bus. We transfer you to the hotel (service included breakfast). And at 18: 00 pm, we leave for a Nepali cultured restaurant for a farewell dinner.
Day 19: Departure to Home:
we drop you in International Airport in your flight checking time and say goodbye to you.
Note:- The conditions stated in the itinerary are mainly for the trekker who prefers full package service. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your needs and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times, the best quality services for our regular clients as well as new guests. We are quite thoughtful with our distinguish trekkers or hikers or Mountaineers joy, fun, and safe trip through our company. We are very aware that only our clients and guests can make a pleasant trip with the company’s extensive service and a local professional guide and faithful, and expert cook and porters. We accompany you with local experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English-speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.
Guide/ Porter service:
We have a different category of guides, such Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guide, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.
Equipments/ Gears service:
We provide you (-25*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-20*C) down-filled jacket (Pay extra $2 each item each day). For mountaineers if you do not have own climbing gears we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price particularly for your convenience, such Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black Diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumar ATC guide or Figure of 8, Ice axe, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.
We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as your choice and book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip in mountain lodges.
Packaging trips service:
There are more than 300 different trekking routes and 326 peaks open for climbing including 20 royalty-free peaks. Climbing peaks have been divided in 3 categories: A, B and C. in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice. We organize the trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as packaged trip for big group.
Our Extra services:
We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipment and other related services i.e. bus reservation, airplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.
The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.