PISANG PEAK CLIMBING

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destination Annapurna
duration 17 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 6,091m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse/Tent Camp
season Autumn - Spring

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,590
Pax 2 USD 2,550
Pax 3 USD 2,490
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,450
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,390
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,350
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,290
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PISANG PEAK CLIMBING

Do you have the urge to go higher and test your endurance?  Take a 6091m detour off the beaten track to a pyramid-shaped peak north of Pisang and Annapurna II on the Annapurna Circuit trail. 

Pisang Peak, also known as Jong Ri, is on the northern border in the Manang Valley in Manang District in the north of Nepal. From here Tilicho Peak (7134m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7555m) and Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m) and Gangapurna (7455m) are visibly breathtaking.  This is truly an eye-popping smorgasbord of white snow-capped peaks right before your eyes! 

The trek begins at the predominantly Gurung village of Syange, situated alongside the Marsyangdi River and a deafening waterfall. The trail passes through Dharapani (1860m), Chame (2715m), Upper Pisang (3700m), to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4380), Pisang Peak High Camp (5400), to the Summit of Pisang Peak (6091m), Manang Valley (3450), Yak Kharka (4110m), Thorong Pedi (4,600m), Muktinath (3800m), Jomsom (2800m), Thorong Pedi (4600m), Thorong La Pass ( 5416m), Muktinath (3800m)  and then down to Jomsom (2800m) and a flight to Pokhara followed the next day with a road trip to Kathmandu.

This is a trek offering immense natural beauty with unique fauna and an opportunity to discover the various ethnic groups living in this remote region. The highlight, of course, is climbing to Pisang Peak (6091m) and trekking through Thorong La Pass (5416m). There will be stops along the trail where you will have the opportunity to acclimatize before ascending Pisang Peak and Thorong La Pass.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have been operating as a tour company since the 1970s and have an excellent reputation as a company that pays attention to the smallest detail in order to make your trek something to remember for a lifetime.

Key Features of Pisang Peak Climbing

  • See the religious and historical sites in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Climb Pisang Peak (6091m) and feast on the jaw-dropping views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7555m) & Annapurna IV (7525m).
  • Visit Shree Muktinath Vishnu Temple – one of the highest in the world.
  • Explore and trek through the Manang and Mustang valleys.
  • The incredible and diverse landscapes in valleys and at higher altitudes.
  • Cross the high altitude Thorong La Pass (5416m)
  • Observe the various ethnic groups in the Upper Pisang Valley.
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara – Phewa Tal (lake) and Peace Pagoda.

ITINERARY

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Sherpa Expedition & Trekking staff will be there to greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel, followed by a briefing covering information, dos and don’ts of your trek. Your safety and comfort are paramount.

Today, after an early breakfast, we will drive for about 5 to 6 hours before reaching Besisahar - about 190 kilometers from Kathmandu. After reaching Besisahar we will head by jeep to Syange where you will have some incredible views of Mt. Annapurna II (7937m), Mt. Manaslu (8156m) and Mt Lamjung (6983m). Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

The journey today takes us along a dirt road through a gorge with amazing waterfalls cascading down into it and with numerous views of snow-capped peaks along the way. The winding road takes us from Syange and via Jagat village (1410m), and then reaches Chamje Village. After crossing the bridge there is a steep climb before we reach the village of Tal (1700m), situated next to the Marsyangdi River. Leaving Tal we continue on before reaching today’s s destination, Dharapani village where we will stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today we begin trekking from Dharapani climbing higher and a noticeable change with cooler conditions. You will see a change in the landscape at this higher elevation as the trail passes through forests before reaching the Tibetan village of the Bagarchhap with its distinctive Tibetan architecture. Climbing higher we reach the apple-growing region and farms along with pine forests and views of Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks. The trail then follows the Marsyangdi River heading upstream and passes the villages of Manang and Koto before reaching Chame. It is a very easy walk from Koto to Chame where we spend the night. Chame is the district headquarters of the Manang region. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

After leaving Chame on our five to six hour trek we pass through Telekhu and along the trail have some breathtaking views of Annapurna and Pisang (6091m) until we have to re-cross on a suspension bridge to the south bank of the Marsyangdi River. After crossing the river we then head higher passing a pine-forest as we trek through the upper reaches of the Manang valley to Pisang. At the upper edge of Pisang village we can see Pisang and Chulu peaks. Tonight we stay at Pisang.

Medical professionals recommend that before heading to higher elevations that trekkers spend some time acclimatizing. They also recommend staying active. From here you have some very impressive views of the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and Tilicho. Tonight we will stay at the lodge. Breakfast, lunch & dinner are included.

Today we begin our three to four hour trek by ascending to Base Camp and to find a suitable place to set up camp for the night. There are several flat places to erect our tents at Yak Kharka where we stay overnight. Breakfast, lunch & dinner Included.

Today we ascend for three to four hours all the way to High Camp climbing across the south west ridge. We will set up our tents here tonight. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner Included.

We have a long day ahead of us as we set out on a seven to nine hour trek to Pisang Peak summit. We follow the ridge and then come to a more difficult section where we fix ropes until reaching the summit. From the summit there are some extraordinary panoramic views over the surrounding mountains. After taking in the views and regaining our breath we will descend back to Base Camp for the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

We will head to Pisang Village on the first leg of our trek today and then follow the trail on the banks of the river. The landscape at this lower altitude is greener and denser compared with the desolate landscape on Pisang Peak. Manang is situated in the valley of the Marsyangdi River. Tonight we will stay at a lodge. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today’s trek is of about three to four hours gradually ascending to Yak Kharka where we will stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

We make our way to the foot of the pass (Thorong Pedi) situated at the base of Thorong La Pass. This is a small village where we will stay the night. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today is most likely the toughest day of the trek, hiking for around 6 to 8 hours. The higher altitude contributes to the degree of difficulty and sometimes strong winds in these upper regions. Along the trail, we may pass sheep, yaks, and merchants transporting their goods. Once we reach Thorong La Pass we will be rewarded with breath-taking views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and the eye-catching peak of Khatungkang (6484m). Leaving the pass we descend around 1600 meters and the brilliant Dhaulagiri (Dhaula Giri, meaning “White Mountain”) is the highest mountain that is entirely in Nepal. The trail is more undulating and relatively easy before we reach Muktinath where we stay the night.

From Muktinath, we pass through lush meadows, fruit trees, and streams passing through Kagbeni before we reach Jomsom in the. Kali Gandaki valley. Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang District and home to the Thakali people. It is worth a visit to the Jomsom Eco-Museum. This should take us about five to six hours. Kagbeni has a well-deserved reputation for its horticulture industry. Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

We have an early 35 minute flight to catch to Pokhara today. The scenic flight takes us between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks and offers fantastic views of other Himalayan mountains. We have the entire afternoon to explore Pokhara and can sit by Lakeside with a drink or maybe do some shopping along the shopping area alongside Phewa Tal (lake). If time is short you may wish to fly to Kathmandu today instead of waiting for tomorrow when we drive back. Breakfast included.

Today we head back on a 6 to 7-hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!

Sherpa Expeditions & Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!

SERVICES

Cost Included in your package

  • All airport pick up drop off by private Car/Jeep
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Besishahar by Bus and to Syange transport in Sharing Jeep.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight with airport departure tax
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus
  • One night standard twin sharing Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Annapurna Conservation area Permit, Tims card and Pisang Peak Climbing Permit
  • Lodge/teahouse and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking and Climbing session.
  • Climbing and trekking staff with experienced English speaking license holder Sherpa climbing and trekking leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 Local sherpa porter), other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their equipment, flight, salary, insurance,  food, and lodging.
  • All necessary paper works; trekking (ACAP) and  Pisang peak climbing permits
  • Down jacket, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket are need to be returned after the trip)
  • Climbing and Camping equipment for Camping part- very high-quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen types of equipment
  • Travel and rescue arrangements (paid by your travel insurance
  •  Medical Kit / first aid kit (guide will bring first aid kit)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage of more than 15 kg for Jomsom flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek -  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Upper Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying shirts and thermal tops.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or down jackets to provide warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket: A durable and breathable jacket to protect against wind and rain.
  • Softshell Jacket: A lightweight and water-resistant jacket for added protection.
  • Climbing Harness: A comfortable harness to secure yourself to the rope.
  • Helmet: A strong and well-fitting helmet to protect your head from falling objects.
  • Gloves: A combination of lightweight liner gloves and insulated gloves or mittens for warmth and dexterity.
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter: To protect your neck and face from cold and wind.
  • Sunglasses: Polarized and UV-protected sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun and snow glare.
  • Goggles: Ski or mountaineering goggles for added eye protection in extreme weather conditions.

Lower Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying thermal bottoms.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or insulated pants for added warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Pants: Durable and breathable pants to protect against wind, rain, and snow.
  • Softshell Pants: Lightweight and water-resistant pants for added protection.
  • Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated boots designed for snow and ice.
  • Crampons: Attachable spikes that provide traction on icy terrain.
  • Gaiters: Waterproof and breathable gaiters to keep snow out of your boots.
  • Socks: A combination of moisture-wicking liner socks and thick, warm mountaineering socks.

Other Essential Items:

  • Backpack: A spacious and sturdy backpack to carry your climbing gear and personal belongings.
  • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and support.
  • Headlamp: Essential for climbing in low-light or dark conditions.
  • Water Bottles: Insulated water bottles to keep your water from freezing.
  • Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong sun at high altitudes.
  • First Aid Kit: A comprehensive first aid kit with essential medications and supplies.
  • Climbing Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and other lightweight snacks for quick fuel during the climb.

It is important to invest in high-quality gear and ensure that everything fits properly and is in good condition. Additionally, consult with experienced climbers or a professional guide to ensure you have all the necessary gear and receive proper training on how to use it effectively and safely.

GOOD TO KNOW

Pisang Peak is a popular climbing destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Here are some important details you should know before attempting the climb:

1. Location: Pisang Peak is situated in the Manang district of Nepal, in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

2. Altitude: The peak stands at an elevation of 6,091 meters (19,980 feet) above sea level.

3. Difficulty Level: Pisang Peak is considered a technical climb and is suitable for experienced climbers. It requires basic mountaineering skills, including the use of ropes, ice axes, and crampons.

4. Climbing Seasons: The best time to climb Pisang Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear views of the surrounding mountains.

5. Permits: To climb Pisang Peak, you will need to obtain several permits. These include the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), which can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara, and the Pisang Peak Climbing Permit, which can be obtained in Besisahar or Chame.

6. Duration: The climbing expedition usually takes around 17 to 20 days, including acclimatization and trekking to the base camp.

7. Trekking Route: The most common route to Pisang Peak starts with a trek from Besisahar or Chame, passing through beautiful villages like Pisang and Manang. From the base camp, climbers ascend to the high camp and then summit the peak.

8. Accommodation: Along the trekking route, there are teahouses and lodges where you can stay. However, at higher altitudes, accommodation options are limited, and you may need to camp.

9. Guides and Porters: It is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide and porters for the climbing expedition. They can assist you with navigation, carry heavy loads, and ensure your safety throughout the journey.

10. Physical Fitness: Pisang Peak climbing requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina. Prior trekking or climbing experience is beneficial, along with regular exercise and cardiovascular training.

Remember, climbing Pisang Peak can be a challenging and rewarding adventure. It is crucial to be well-prepared, follow safety guidelines, and respect the natural environment.

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Pisang Peak is considered a technical climb and requires basic mountaineering skills. It involves steep sections, the use of ropes, ice axes, and crampons. Previous climbing experience is recommended.

Yes, you need to obtain the Pisang Peak Climbing Permit, which can be obtained in Besisahar or Chame. Additionally, you will also need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

The best time to climb Pisang Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear views of the surrounding mountains.

The climbing expedition usually takes around 12 to 20 days, including acclimatization and trekking to the base camp. The duration can vary depending on individual fitness levels and acclimatization needs.

While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide and porter for the climbing expedition. They can assist with navigation, carry heavy loads, and ensure your safety throughout the journey.

Along the trekking route, there are teahouses and lodges where you can stay. However, at higher altitudes, accommodation options are limited, and you may need to camp. It is advisable to carry your own camping gear.

Altitude sickness can be a concern during the climb, as Pisang Peak reaches an elevation of 6,091 meters (19,980 feet). It is crucial to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually to minimize the risk.

You will need basic mountaineering equipment such as ropes, ice axes, crampons, harness, helmet, and appropriate clothing for extreme weather conditions. It is recommended to consult with an experienced guide for a detailed equipment list.

There are rescue facilities available, but it is important to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

Yes, many climbers combine Pisang Peak climbing with the Annapurna Circuit Trek or the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It allows for a more comprehensive exploration of the region.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,590
Pax 2 USD 2,550
Pax 3 USD 2,490
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,450
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,390
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,350
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,290
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  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2,450

Per Person

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Thomas Hagen

United Kingdom

October 6, 2023

Majestic Views on Pisang Peak

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The views during our Pisang Peak climb were simply breathtaking. As we ascended, we were treated to stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, pristine glaciers, and the beautiful landscapes of the Annapurna region. It was a surreal experience that will forever be etched in our memories.

Randyholland

Austria

October 4, 2023

Warm Hospitality by Sherpa Expedition

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The team at Sherpa Expedition went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and well-being throughout the climb. From the porters who tirelessly carried our equipment to the cooks who prepared delicious meals, everyone was friendly and accommodating. Their warmth and hospitality made the journey even more enjoyable.

Rick Hoffman

Australia

September 1, 2023

Conquering Pisang Peak with Sherpa Expedition

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Reaching the summit of Pisang Peak was a moment of triumph for our entire team, and we owe a great deal of gratitude to Sherpa Expedition. Their expertise, guidance, and support were instrumental in helping us achieve this feat. The sense of accomplishment and fulfillment we experienced at the top is indescribable. In conclusion, our Pisang Peak climbing experience with Sherpa Expedition was exceptional in every aspect. From their professionalism and organization to their expert guidance and support, they provided us with an unforgettable adventure. We highly recommend Sherpa Expedition to anyone seeking a challenging and well-organized climbing experience.

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