Fact Information

Duration
19 Days
Destination
Nepal
Difficulty
Difficult
Food
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge &Tent
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Car, Jeep, Air-plane
Meals
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Max Person
3
Min Person
1
Location
Annapurna
Maximum altitude
(6,091m/ 19,983 ft)
Best season
Autumn & Spring
Caravan route
Besisahar, Manag, Thorong La,Mustang & Pokhara

About Trip

“It’s a wonderful package for someone who loves scenic trekking & peak climbing up to [6,091 meters/19,983ft], and  technically difficult peak. We are available bestow you 20 days full packaging service in Annapurna & Manang area in Nepal.”

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 German Expedition team in 1955. Pisang Peak offers ultimate climbing experience. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier huge rocks slaps and brings considerable challenge with rock falls 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 days from the Pisang village. This peak only can be done with properly acclimatized. 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 slaps 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 slaps 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, where 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 captivating mountain views such as the Annapurna I to IV thoroughly  Gangapurna [7,454 meters/24,455ft], Khangsar Kang [7,485 meters/24,557ft], Take Kang (Glacier Dom [7,067 meters/23,185ft],   Tilicho peak [7,134 meters/23,405ft], Dhaulagiri [8,167 meters/26,794ft], Manang Himal [6,585 meters/21,604ft], Manasalu [8,163 meters/26,781ft] 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 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 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/17,769ft], 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 more touristic place due to the Jeep, Bus, Aeroplane, Hotel, Bank and administrative service. Tomorrow, we fly to Pokhara the most beautiful city of 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.

Trip Highlights

 

Outlined Itinerary

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.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfer to tourist standard Hotel included breakfast service by tourist bus or in 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 bed 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 of Thamel. And before his leave with you, our guide will brief you 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 lodge:

Today we make 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 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 gradually 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 a hot drink service).

Day 05: Hike up to 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 in order 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 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 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 plan & preparation 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 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 the 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 lodge:

From Chuli Ledar, the trail more gently climbs up crossing the Kone Khola over a well-made suspension bridge and continue trekking through scree, rock fall zones & frozen streams (in winter) to reach new Phedi, which is Yak and Blue sheep grazing lands. Finally, we ascend uphill for a high camp primitive lodge with some difficulty, but the landscape is incomparable. There is a small viewpoint on high camp, from the top of 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. Overnight in 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 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 high camp, the trail climbs to Thorong La pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft]. After continues 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 continue 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 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 here onwards, we descend to Kali Gandaki river sandbar with a dry landscape view. As we trek down to Jharkot and Kagbeni 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 of 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 windy valley walking off 7 to 8 hours from Muktinath. Jomsom is more possibly tourist destination in this valley with many subjected of 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 a 35 minutes of scenic morning flight Jomsom to Pokhara [820 meters/2,690ft], 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/26,545ft], Dhaulagiri [8,167 meters/26,794ft], 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 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 to Pokhara in a single day. After getting flight cancellation, we have catch Jeep to Beni from Jomsom and then Beni to Pokhara by microbus about 9 to 10 hours to reach Pokhara hotel.

Day 17: Full day sightseeing around Pokhara valley like peace stupa, Debid 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 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 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 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 staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

Cost Details

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Three nights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu with sharing twine bed included breakfast.
  • Menu on client’s choice, Three times meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert) with a cup of (coffee or any tea) during the trek.
  • T- house (Lodge trek) accommodations during the trek, clean and comfortable.
  • Entry permits: ACAP entrance fee, Pisang Peak royalty and Garbage management deposit $ 500/-.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Besisahar tourist bus and by Jeep Chame and Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist bus.
  • Flight: Jomsom/ Pokhara/ included  10 kg cargo for client’s languages each member.
  • English speaking, well trained, experienced guide and assistance guides with all their  salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport.
  • Nepalese staff's Insurance policy covered it rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental..
  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people maximum 30Kg). Enough extra porters for peak climbing.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • During the camping on base camp and high camp, The North Face or Mountain Hardwear tents for members and high quality of Kitchen tents, Dining tents, Toilet tents, Foam mat, carry mat, Tables and chairs.
  • Hot bag services.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • For peak climbing:- Well trained skillful and experienced climbing guide.
  • Climbing grouping gears, dynamic Ropes, static Ropes, Snow bar, Ice crew,  Rock  Pitons, Auxiliary cords.
  • BC/ HC camp tents, Mattress, Ep gas, cooking pots, Dry foods.
  • Satellite Phone & PAC bag (Portable Hyperbaric Chamber) payable for client.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner with tourist standard restaurant.
  • Meals while you are stay in Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel Lunch and Dinner.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipments and gears. Futher more information ask to us or go over on equipment ckeck list.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any entry fee for temple or monastery.
  • Donations or charity.
  • Your Travel Insurance Policy should be covered it rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  • Your personal expenses like; Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging, telephone and shopping etc.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected).

Useful Info

Climb peak with our experienced guide, with comprehensive company service. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure provide you tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu for three nights included breakfast service. And during the Himalaya trip we stay in lodges with extensive service. We will have a scenic bus journey Kathmandu to Chame 250 meters, 11 to 12 hours, and then trek starts to base camp. After 5 days of hiking, we reach the base camp of the peak.

The peak is difficult to climb because of its loose rocks and ice on the ridge. There our guide and support climbing guide will set up fix line ropes for safety guarded. The summit offers astonishing views of Annapurna- I to IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Manasalu, Himlung, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare and many others several mountain views.

The trail passes through beautiful valleys like Manang and Mustang, Buddhist practiced lands like Pisang, Ngawal, Braga, Manang, Jharkot, and Kagbeni. The period of trekking we will be witness of flora and fauna; sometimes the snow leopard, can appears magically on the way however the blue sheep and Himalayan griffon are very common for the trail. Alpine flowers will dominate the landscape beginning of May to late September.

Exploration of trans-Himalayan isolated villages and the Buddhist people's unique culture and lifestyle. Crossing the Thorung- La [5,416 meters/17,769ft], snowbound land a lifetime experience. Visit Muktinath Temple and Brake oldest monastery. Amazing experience at the Tatopani (hot spring water). 30 minutes of scenic mountain flight Jomsom to Pokhara are another attraction of this trip.

Why to trek with us?

Our first motto is best guide is safe side;

Our first motto is to provide safe Pisang Peak expedition. Pisang Peak is technically difficult to climb but, trekkers who are in a quest for thrilling climbing, if they are well acclimatized and physically fit, can obviously make it. The simple reason; we have a very professional guide in mountaineering who are highly experienced in Pisang peak climbing, very well practiced informants about the weather forecast and caring personals as your climbing guide. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure provide you truly gears the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested sufficient climbing grouping equipment and gears. Apart from this, is also highly requires your physical fitness and climbing gears placing knowledge, that’s on your hand.

 Service: at Pisang Peak Base Camp:

We set up a permanent base camp for as long as the expedition continues. Each of the members has a personal North- face VE 24 dome tent with waterproof compact mat. We provide chairs and clean fascinating table with solar electricity light make 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 both base Camp and High Camp during your peak climbing. Plenty of high altitude food is provided at higher camps.

Climbing Training/ Rental Gears:

The guide instructs you lot in the Pisang Peak base camp time, before head over summit. The guide tips you very important climbing techniques, like climb on slab rocks and on blue ice, Active rappelling (Up sailing), and Safety placement, proper arrange of gears and equipments while climbing and use of proper climbing gears.

The climbing gears are super expensive, so why you spend lots money for once time use? You can have climbing gears on hire from us with reasonable price. The rental gears are branded of Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Grivel, and Petzl. We 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 summit, we will ensure favorable weather forecast. We always stand on our quality of weather forecast service. Its affiliated with government of Nepal (Meteorological Division) Mountaineering is itself dangerous cause of high altitude, frostbite, hypothermia, blindness, snowfall, rock fall, avalanches, crevasses and white out.

However, if we are well equipped, we can 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 face any unpleasant incident, we have a facility of 4 liters Russian Oxygen cylinder with 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.