Pisang Peak Climbing

Nepal

19 Days

$2,045

This trip includes

Ground transportation in Nepal

Hotels & tea-house accommodation

All meals except in Kathmandu

Local flights cost covered in itinerary

Guided tour & trek throughout the trip

Highlights

  • True mountain climbing experience while climbing at 6,091 meters  
  • Accessible practice peak for future mountain climbing above 8,000 meters
  • Visit the popular Manang and Mustang villages before crossing Thorang Phedi at 4,540 meters
  • Grand views of the mountain ranges like Annapurna II, III, and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, and Tilicho Peak
  • Exploring the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek while also exploring the off-the-beaten-track north of Annapurna
  • Visit the sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath, before walking to Jomsom
  • Splendid landscapes, serene forests, and mesmerizing plateaus on the route

Overview

Pisang Peak Climbing is one of the most adventurous trekking peaks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The first time Pisang Peak was reached was by a German expedition team in 1955. The Pisang peak lies in Manang district and it is very beautiful.

Pisang Peak Climbing Route

This Pisang Peak Climbing starts at Besi Sahar and follows the Annapurna Circuit Trek trail till Pisang. Pisang Peak (6,091m/19,983ft) rises above Pisang village in a uniform slope of ice and snow up to the summit. From the village, your route ascents through lush woods and pasture till you walk up to a high camp. From Pisang High Camp, you’ll climb on the southwest ridge that leads to the final snow slope up to the summit. On your way back, the route heads down to Manang Valley, Thorung Phedi, and Jomsom.

Pisang’s summit offers you an unbeaten panoramic view of Annapurna peaks such as Annapurna II (7,937m/26,040ft), Annapurna III (7,555m/24,786ft), and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). You’ll also see Gangapurna (7,455m/24,458ft), Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Tilicho Peak (7.134m/23,405ft), and Manaslu (8,156m/26,758ft).

Customized itineraries with customized travel and accommodation plan are also available upon request. Enjoy the peak climbing in Nepal with our expert climbing guides.

We also operate Pisang Peak Climbing as a climbing training, instructed by our experienced climbing guide. Just to be sure that you climb the peak safely and return successfully.

Pisang peak Climbing Itinerary 

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu   

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation

Day 03

Kathmandu to Besisahar

Day 04

Trek to Bahundanda 

Day 05

Trek to Chamje

Day 06

Trek to Dharapani 

Day 07

Dharapani to Chame

Day 08

Chame to Upper Pisang

Day 09

Day Acclimatization at Upper Pisang

Day 10

Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp

Day 11

Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp

Day 12

Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp

Day 13

Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley

Day 14

Manang to Yak Kharka

Day 15

Trek to Thorong Phedi or High Camp 

Day 16

Trek to Muktinath

Day 17

Fly to Pokhara

Day 18

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 19

Departure

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu   

Our Pisang Peak Itinerary starts when you land in Kathmandu, Nepal. A representative from our office picks you up right there and drives you to the hotel. Then, you will be enjoying some rest before gathering for a welcome dinner. There might be a briefing session when the guide explains all about your Pisang Peak climbing Itinerary. 

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation

After breakfast in Kathmandu, we shall all hop into a private vehicle that takes us around. Firstly, we will visit the beautiful Swayambhunath at the city’s top. After the clear views of the entire Kathmandu city, it’s time to roam around the places such as Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. From Kathmandu Durbar Square, we will probably return to Thamel to prepare for the trip. 

The guide helps you get the permit and shop/ rent trekking gear around the Thamel. If we have some time, we might have a small training or discussion session for Pisang Nepal. 

Note: If there are some issues in getting the permit, we shall stay in Kathmandu for one more day. 

Day 03

Kathmandu to Besisahar

The Pisang peak climb tour begins after we dive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. Besisahar is the Lamjung district’s headquarters, 175 km from the capital. As per the group size, we shall ride in a tourist bus to a public jeep along the bank of the Trishuli highway. And we reach Besisahar within 7-8 hours of the trip. This is the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The views of the landscapes, along with stunning forests, keep us occupied while we reach Besisahar. After enjoying our dinner, we stay in a comfortable hotel at Besisahar. 

Day 04

Trek to Bahundanda 

After the warm breakfast, we leave Besisahar and start heading north. Hiking through many suspension bridges and waterfalls, we shall reach Bahundanda in 5-6 hours. Accompanied by many uphill and downhill treks, you will be enjoying this initial part of the trek. By evening, we reach Bahundanda, which means the village of Bahuns. And this is probably the only time you will stay with the Bahun ethnic group. So, explore the culture and lifestyle of villages while staying in the local tea houses. 

Day 05

Trek to Chamje

From Bahundanda, we will be accompanied by terrace farms for rice and paddy. The path is slightly uphill as we move slowly in the staircases along with the village. In less than an hour, we reach the Marshyangdi river, where we refresh ourselves with the cold water. Then, we hike to Jagat, which is mostly uphill. After lunch in Jagat, we walk for another two hours to Chamje. The local Tamang people will serve the gratifying dinner in a tea house at Chamje.

Day 06

Trek to Dharapani 

After leaving Chamje, we shall cross a suspension bridge and enter the Manang District. Manang, the semi-arid land beyond the Himalayas, has a colourful blend of nature. This lower section is full of Rhododendron and Bamboo. Walking to Tal, we can see some fields of barley and potatoes. Savouring these destination specialities, we shall again cross the river and hike to Dharapani. 

Day 07

Dharapani to Chame

Pisang peak Climbing Itinerary
Pisang peak Climbing Itinerary

From Dharapani, we walk along the alpine grassland and a few forests to Chame. There are many small Tibetan-influenced settlements on the way. In about 6 hours, we reach the massive colony of Chame. This headquarter of the Manang District is renowned for its cultural diversity and beauty. We get to stay in a nicely built tea house at the headquarters. 

 

Day 08

Chame to Upper Pisang

It’s among the most challenging trekking day as we start gaining a lot of altitudes. You hike through the dense pine tree forest from Chame to Upper Pisang. At Paungda Danda, you witness the rock with a dramatic curve. Now, with the incredible views of the Annapurna Region, we hike to the Upper Pisang Settlement.

Day 09

Day Acclimatization at Upper Pisang

The further climb demands a lot of strength. And we shall gather that with an additional day in Pisang. Upper Pisang, at 3700 meters, is a perfect place for acclimatization with the views of the Annapurna range and Gangapurna. 

In the morning and evening, we shall learn some climbing skills from our expert guide of MyEverestTrip. We can take short detours around Pisang to view Tilicho lake in the daytime. We are back at the same tea house/ camp for the night.  

Day 10

Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp

The actual climb only starts now, and you shall know how strenuous mountain climbs can be. From Pisang, it’s a steep ascend with a hefty altitude gain while we reach the base camp. With the falling rocks, the trekking trails will be rough, and the forest will become sparse. By evening, we reach Pisang Peak Base at 4380 meters. 

Here, we find pasture land at Kharka to set our camps. You shall already have kitchen staff and utensils for the dinner and tents to live in the Camp. 

Day 11

Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp

Pisang Peak High Camp is only 4-5 hours from the Base Camp. Before leaving, ensure your climbing gear and equipment are in good condition. Although it’s a short walk, the rough terrain and uneven rocks make it a tricky climb. We shall each Pisang Peak High Camp quite early in the day and set camps for the night. The staff will prepare warm food even at such an altitude. Then, we shall start preparing for the summit the next day. The guides will set the ropes to make it easier for you if needed. 

Day 12

Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp

Finally, the most important day. We start the climb from the high Camp quite early. Walking on the steep snow slopes needs some good technical climbing skills. Ensure you follow the instructions of the guide who helps you with every step of the Pisang Peak Climb. We start the hike before sunrise, and with the guidance of Sherpas on the technical portions, we shall conquer Pisang peak quite early in the morning. 

At the top, the view of the glorious mountains, including Annapurna, will take away all your pain. You can leave some marks on the top and take all the beautiful photos before returning to base camp. Before that, we stop at the high Camp to collect our utensils and tents. We shall set up the tent at the base camp and celebrate the success.

Day 13

Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley

After the victory over Pisang Peak Nepal, we start a rather interesting back of the tour. On the 11th day, we return to Manang valley from Pisang Peak. They retrace the same beautiful route from Pisang Base Camp to the valley in Manang. After 5-6 hours, we reached Manang village and spent our night in a local hotel after a long time. It’s time for a hot shower and refreshments. 

Day 14

Manang to Yak Kharka

The journey gets even more interesting as we follow the path of Tilicho Lake and hike towards Yak Kharka. The amusing view of Tilicho Lake and the glorious mountains keep you excited throughout the route. We shall reach Yak Kharkha only in the evening. Yak Kharkha is a small village with few settlements at 4110 meters. Here are a few tea houses for our night’s stay. 

Day 15

Trek to Thorong Phedi or High Camp 

Prepare for an exciting day in the mountains as we journey to Thorang Phedi. While many people cross Thorang La Pass on the same day, we take things slowly. We walk for a couple of hours to Thorang Phedi in the morning. If the situation is favourable, we will hike to the High Camp on the same day. Here, we stay at 4800m, the highest accommodation point of the Annapurna Circuit trek. 

Day 16

Trek to Muktinath

This is the longest and most challenging part of our walk. However, since we are already in High Camp, we save ourselves from much pain. The team wakes you up quite early, i.e. 4 to 5 am. Then, we take our packed lunch and climb the Thorang Pass. After 3-4 hours, we reach the hilltop with the most beautiful view of the mountains. Filled with colourful flags, it’s an excellent place for a photo session. After a short stop, we start walking down to Muktinath and Jomsom. 

 Note: You can also join Upper Mustang Trek from Muktinath.

Day 17

Fly to Pokhara

Today, we woke up early for a short visit to the Muktinath. This holy temple of Nepal is filled with Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Next, we drive towards other famous places, such as Kagbeni and Jomsom, the headquarters of Muktinath. From here, we trace our route back to Pokhara. 

Day 18

Drive to Kathmandu

After the beautiful morning in Pokhara, we hop on a bus to Kathmandu. Drive along the Priitihve highway is full of the beautiful scene of rivers and hills. We get to Kathmandu only in the evening. However, we will have some time for last-minute shopping in Thamel. Later, we all enjoy our last meal together as a team.

Note: Instead of a long drive, you can take a 25-mins flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. This way, you will have some time to explore the beautiful city of Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 19

Departure

So, this is your final day in Nepal. Get your stuff packed and inform the driver about your flight time. A car will leave you at the airport a few hours before the flight for customs formalities. I wish you an incredible journey!!

What To Expect?

What's included

  • Four nights of Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on a B/B basis;
  • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to the airport. Surface transportation will be available as per the itinerary;
  • Three meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period & overnight in a tent
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • Climbing permit
  • Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter. experienced
  • Government license holder Climbing guide during the climbing period as per group size.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • One tent will be open in the Base camp for two people on a shared basis;
  • High-altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above the base camp.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during the climbing period.
  • A necessary kitchen crew will be available in the base camp
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if required)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare international flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is accessible upon the arrival
  • Any Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Travel Insurance

Review

I did 21 days of Pisang Valley Climbing in Nepal. The trek arranges were excellent with the experienced guide, The transportation, permit, and lodges were arranged by the company very perfectly. The trek of Pisang Peak became a life-changing experience for me. The Pisang Valley climbing taught me the importance of teamwork and dedication and provided me with the opportunity to observe the natural beauty of the Himalayas. Although there were many difficulties, the rewards were even greater.

Henry Franklin
Australia

To someone who is interested in mountaineering and looking for a true adventure I highly recommend the Pisang Peak climbing trip. It's a trip that will be somehow challenging but, reward you with breathtaking scenery, and leave an unforgettable mark on your spirit. each step toward the destination is a step toward self-discovery and achievement. I cannot express how grateful I am to this company, and I am already planning my next trip with them.

Joe Perry
Germany

FAQs

Where is Pisang Peak Nepal located?    

Pisang Peak is located in the central north of Nepal, close to the famous Annapurna range. Situated further north of Manang, it lies between Annapurna I and Manaslu. More than half of the route used for Pisang Peak is part of the Annapurna circuit trek itself.

What is the best season for the Pisang Peak expedition? 

Without argument, spring, i.e. March to May, is the best time for mountain climbing in Nepal. Since all mountaineers around the World gather to conquer high-altitude mountains in Nepal, this is the busiest season on the hill. Autumn, i.e. September to November, can also be a good time with no chances of rainfall and snowfall. The weather in Autumn is relatively calm, but there might be more snow on the route. Due to regular snowfall and rain, trekking in monsoon and winter can be deadly. It’s not suggested.

Do you need any training for Pisang Peak to climb?

You will need technical climbing skills for the Pisang Peak expedition. However, you don’t need to learn these Mountaineering skills in advance from your home country. There are only a few technical sections in this climb, and you can know them once you are in Nepal. The guys of MyEverestTrip thoroughly train you to use all the Mountaineering gear and other required skills in Kathmandu even after you start the trek. So, even if you have never attempted to climb a mountain, you can fly to Kathmandu and start your journey.   

What will happen if the weather is bad?

UpWe will stay in tea houses until the 7th day of the trip, so the bad weather doesn’t have much impact. However, to climb the Pisang peak, we must trek only in stable weather. If the weather becomes unpredictable, i.e., rainfall and snowfall, we might stay in base camp until the weather clears up. We take up to 2 days for the weather to clear up and ascent only when the safety of our climbers is ensured. The Porter of MyEverestTrip will carry enough food to feed us during the rest days.

Additional Information

The 21 days Pisang Peak trek costs USD 2050. Since this is a month-long mountain climb in a very remote landscape, the cost of the Pisang peak climb is high. Thankfully, Pisang Nepal is just a practice peak with an actual climbing time of 2 days. Thus, the Pisang peak trek cost is lower than other mountain climbing peaks like Mount Everest and Annapurna.

Pisang Peak Climbing Cost   

 The $2050 dollars includes the cost of the permit, accommodation, food, and guide/ porter, i.e. everything you need during the climb. Even then, you will need about 500 dollars extra for personal expenses.  

Pisang Peak permit

Pisang Nepal

When you land in Nepal, you first need to issue your visa to Nepal. These visas can be given at the international airport for around $50. Indians to Nepal don’t require a travel Visa and the Visa cost is accessible for people from SAARC countries. You will need three other permits for Pisang Peak climbing along with a visa.

Annapurna conservation area permit

Pisang Peak is conserved within the Annapurna conservation area, the largest of its kind in Nepal. This permit can be issued while you are in Kathmandu or during your trek at different entry points, costing $30. 

TIMS card

This is also issued from Kathmandu for $20. This card help to keep track record of tourist in Nepal and is compulsory for all treks in the Annapurna region.

Pisang Peak Climbing Permit

Climbing Pisang Peak can only be done when you book your climb with a local travel agency and hire a licensed guide. This Pisang climbing permit costs $150 in Spring ( March to May), $125 in Autumn (September to November), and $70 in other months. You must submit a valid password, Pisang Peak Itinerary, and insurance details to get this Pisang Peak Climbing permit. 

Accommodation in Pisang Peak Climbing  

In the earlier days of the Pisang peak climbing Itinerary, we follow the same route as the Annapurna circuit trek, a famous tea house trekking in Nepal. This means, Upto Chame, i.e. 7th day of Pisang Trek, you will be staying in comfortable rooms in a small guest house managed by a local Tamang people. Then you get to the upper region of Pisang, which is quite remote with almost no human settlement. We stay in a camp from the 8th to the 13th day, i.e. from Pisang Base Camp to the summit. From the 14th day, when we join the trail to Manang, we shall again stay in the tea houses. The accommodation is pretty reasonable from Jomsom to Kathmandu, i.e. end of the track.

While we are staying in the tea house or hotels, you get to choose any food of your preference from the menu provided to us. During the camp, the team prepares warm food from the materials that have been carried you. Since you will be travelling with a very experienced guide and porters of MyEverestTrip, there is no need to worry about food and accommodation. For water, you need to carry sterilizing tablets or bottles.

Pisang Peak difficulty

This won’t be easy if you are a newbie trekker with zero experience in high-altitude treks. Mountain climbing is never easy and demands high expertise and alertness. That being said, this is among the lowest altitude mountains that have to be climbed. So, if you are thinking about enhancing your mountain climbing skill and conquering higher mountains in the future, Pisang Peak can be a good starting point. Along with Pisang Peak, Thorang La at 5416 M is a significant challenge during this trek.

The path of Pisang Base Camp is relatively easy and has been used by millions of trekkers. The trail is steep from Pisang Peak Base camp to the high command with many tricky points. The Rocks and snow make this particular section of the trek very difficult. However, the most challenging path is from the Pisang Peak high camp to the Pisang Peak summit, where the guide sets the rope, and you must walk on the steep surface. It will take about 10 hours to reach the Pisang Summit and return to the base camp on the same day. Climbing from Manang to Yak Kharkha and crossing Thorang La is also problematic, but by then, you will already have the experience of Mountain climb, which make it easier to cross the path. This is also the route for Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

The highest risk factor during this Pisang Peak Nepal trek is its long-distance and very high altitude. At 6091M, air pressure is skinny, and you might need oxygen. The guide will provide you with oxygen in case of any symptoms of altitude sickness, but the cylinders are limited. Even then, if you develop headaches, vomiting, and shortness of breath, you might have to stop the climb and get back to the lower altitude. Helicopter evacuation will be arranged in case of emergency. 

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for over a decade, traveling with hundreds of travelers worldwide.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planners, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal to ensure that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.

Customize Your Itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the needs and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so we can arrange the rest.

Our Expert Guide:

Although all travel agencies claim to have a good guide, many are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. We can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal upon special request.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have their insurance. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trips have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
  • All our guides and porters are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry it back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal where we stay.

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