Pisang Peak (6091 m) lies in the world famous trekking route of Annapurna Circuit. The main trail to the Pisang peak goes off the beaten track from Upper Pisang village through sparse wood and pastures with great views of the valley and surroundings high mountains leading to a Kharka / Pisang Peak Base Camp at 4380 m. A faint trail continues on the open hillside following the ridge and reaches at 5400 m which is high camp of the peak. Above a well-defined ridge, which is very technical and hard, finally reach to the top of the peak that provides great views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges. The peak is technically challenging and it is a great choice for physically fit trekkers with basic climbing skills who want to experience climbing in Nepal's Himalayas. Our climbing guide also teaches some basic climbing techniques to trekkers that are mandatory to climb this peak before heading off for the summit.
Accommodation:Best available lodges / Camp
Transportation:Car / Bus and Flight
Trip Duration:23 days
Grade:Strenuous and Adventurous
Group size (min.): 2
DAY 01: Arrival Kathmandu. 1,350m/4,428ft
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Alfresco Adventure will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer you to your kathmandu hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Trip Briefing. Overnight in Katmandu (1,350m/4,428ft).
Day 02. Trip Preparation Day.
Today is your free day. You can buy necessary equipments for the trip. Depending on your request, half day city sight seeing can be arranged.
Day 03: kathmandu to Besisahar(760 m/ 6-7 hr. drive)
You drive along the kathmandu Pokhara highway to Dumre and then follow the paved road by the Marsyangdi river to Besi Sahar from where you can see some mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and you can see the daily activities of local people.
DAY 04: Besisahar to Bahundanda-(5-6hours) 1,310m/4,298ftFirst day of your walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several ups and downs hill sections, across rice paddies and subtropical forest. The villages and people are an interesting mix. You eventually ascend to Bahundanda (Hills of Brahmins) for the over night, a village set on a long ridge at 1310m.Over night at lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje(1630 m) 6;30 hr
A steep trial descends for early half an hour flat path through rice terrace a before crossing a stream at a bottom of a small waterfall then it climbs again high above river before reaching the village of Lali Gaon, Ahead the Marsyangdi valley forms a steep v shape and you follow the winding mountain path down through syange(1100 m) where there is a beautiful waterfall above it and along the river for some distance. Eventually you decends to the stone village of Jagat (1330 m) situated on shelf. Now the trial begins to observe small ups and down to Chamje through the forest.
DAY 06: Chamje to Dharapani-(5-6hours) 1,950m/6,396ft
Today you will cross a suspension bridge in Marshyangdi river just right after you left chamje and You will enter to Manang district after walking up hills before to reach tal, after passing fields of Corn. Barley and potatoes and then through forests of bamboo and Rhododendrons. Just right after the tal, you will across the river and continue walking through the cliffy way right above the river and reach Dharapani at late afternoon. Overnight at lodge.
DAY 07: Dharapani to Chame-(5-6hours) 2,630m/8,628ft
Today you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. Today you will encounter some typical Tibetan villages enroute before to reach Chame. Chame is districts headquarter of Manang. Beautiful views of the Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II can be seen from your hotel. Over night at lodge.
DAY 08: Chame to Upper Pisang-(5-6hours) 3,700m/12,136ft
A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up you will be surrounded by Himalayan Peaks all the way to Pisang. You will have an extra half an hour climb towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang. Over night at lodge.
DAY 09: Day for relax and Acclimatize-3,700m/12,136ft
Today you will have a rest day here. Check and set up all the gears for climbing and acclimatized. Enjoy the whole day with very nice magnificent views of all the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and Tilicho. Relax day. Over night at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Pisang Base camp.
Day 11: Base cmp to high camp.
Day 12: Acclimization and explore around high camp.
Day 13: Summit day(6091) and return to base camp:
Day 14: Extra day in case of bad weather or emergency.
Day 15: Upper Pisang to Manang (3500 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house :
Today we start our trek with pleasant walk through pine forest. The trail goes gently up for half an hour to the top of the ridge. From here, we can see beautiful Manang Valley, offering view of Humde village with short air-strip, as well as towering peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II & III, Tilicho and more. From here it is easy walk almost flat to Humde village. Further an hour walk bring us at traditionally built village Braga. From Braga, it is less than hour walk to Manang village for the overnight.
Day 16: Rest Day in Manang and exploring. Overnight at guest house.
Today is our rest day in Manang. After breakfast, we explore around. We make short hike to Gangapunra lake. Near by hill offer spectacular view of Gangapurna, Annapurna 3, Annapurna 2, Tilicho Peak , Chulu peak along with beautiful valley made by Marsyangdi river. After lunch, relaxing time at Manang. One can even watch the movie.
DAY 17: Manang to Yak Kharka-(3-4hours) 4,110m/13,480ft
Today we start trek after breakfast and leave the trail off to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continue a short walk up to Yak Kharka, a small settlement set at 4,110m/13,484ft. we will have a gradual ascent towards a little hill and way goes more right behind the hill and reach yak kharka. Overnight in Yak Karka (4,110m/13,484ft).
DAY 18: Yak Kharka to Thorong Pedi-(3-4hours) 4,600m/15,092ft
Make your way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi. A small places although busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers. It is situated at the bottom of the thorong la and the trails continually step up to Thorong la afterwards. Overnight in Throng Phedi.
Day 19: Thorang Phedi to Muktinath via Thorang-la pass (5416 mt.). Walking 8 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
Today is we have tough walk to Muktinath. It is very long and hard day. We take our breakfast very early, and start our trek with pack lunch. The trail goes steeply up to High Camp. We walk slowly having rest on the way. 3~4 hours tough walk will finally bring us at the top of Thorang pass which is the highest trekking pass in the world. We take few minutes here, taking photograph,enjoy the scenery of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. From here we go all the way down to Muktinath for overnight.
Day 20: Muktinath to Jomsom (2713 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Today we visit the Muktinath temple early in the morning and continue our trek. It is easy and enjoyable downhill to Eklebhatti. From here onwards we have windy path. The trail is alomost flat for slightly more than hour and arrive in Jomsom for the overnight.
Day 21: Himalayan flight from Jomsom to pokhara:
Early morning fly from Jomsom to pokhara. It takes around 20 minutes and in the day time we will visit many places in pokhara and free day to relax.
Day 22 Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Early morning we drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After arriving in Kathmandu, guide will transfer to Hotel. Until evening, you can relax and explore the Thamel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 23: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Fare well in the evening.
Today you can enjoy your day in Kathmandu doing shopping or buying gifts for friends and family. In the evening, we will have dinner together with all the staff who helped you for entire trip
Cost starts from US $ 2490.00
· Conservation/national park fees and all government taxes.
· Bus Transportation for client & Nepalese staffs
· Pisang Peak Climbing Permit
· Experienced & professional Climbing Sherpa & his wages
· Cook & his wages
· Kitchen boy(s) & his wages
· Necessary number of porters
· All camping & Kitchen gears with climbing materials for Nepali Guide )
· High Quality tents, sleeping mattress.
· All meals, quality and hygienic food (breakfast, lunch, dinner )
Local staff insurance
COST DOESNOT COVER:
Medical/personal high risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
· Personal climbing gears.
· Tips for Nepalese staffs.
· Cost of personal expenses , Bar bills etc.
What is the necessary documents do I need to bring for this trip?
Please bring Valid Passport,Travel insurance with a separate photocopy,Return flight tickets,Insurance coverage policy,Cash and Traveler’s Checks,Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
How many hours do we walk during trek?
During trekking, approximately you walk around 5 to 6 hours a day.
What level of physical fitness do I need for this trip?Do we need any climbing training for this trip?
Climbing requires physical fitness and also technical knowledge of rock climbing as it belong most adventurous and enourmous snow uphill . Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering this trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
Where do we stay in mountain? Do we need to bring tent and mat?
Most of our trip days, our accommodation in local guest house where we have good facility of food and seeping. During the climbing days, it will be tented camp accommodation, so the necessary camping gears are all inclusive in the package. So you do not really need to bring them.
What kind of equipments do we need for the climbing?
You need Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, 2 x Tape slings, 2 x Screw gate Karabiners, Descender/ Abseil Device, Prussic Loops & Plastic Mountaineering Boots along with Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, Polypropylene/wool socks, Light cotton socks for under wool socks, Rucksack, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, Sun block, lipbalm , Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear,Thermal wear, Insulated pants Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc.
Can we buy or rent those equipments in Nepal?
You can rent Sleeping bag and down jacket in Kathmandu. Other equipments you can buy here for fairly cheaper price.
How many porters and guide are for the trip?
An English speaking guide will be provided for up to 6 people, where as a porter will carry of 2 person`s luggage.And a climbing guide will take you for the climbing.
Is there any weight limit for the porter ?
A porter carry maximum 20 K.G of luggage. In our package, A porter is provided for two member. In this case , you have to combine your luggage not to be more than 20 K.G.
What kind of food is provided during the trip?
You can select any item from the menu, as the tea houses offer Nepali and continental food a long the way.
I am vegetarian, can I have vegetarian food?
Yes, you can select any veg item from the menu.