Pisang Peak Climbing
Pisang Peak Climbing is the most commonly attempted peak climbing in the Annapurna region due to its location north of the Manang Valley, which is part of the popular Annapurna Circuit trek. Though almost “mainstream” it’s no walk in the park, with a summit height of 6,091m and base camp only reachable by walking through a tough mountain landscape. The shifting environments, differing societies and a perpetually changing scene – lavish, green paddy fields and oak woodlands, dry deserts, and the most profound crevasse on the planet make this trek a memorable experience.
Your 18 day Pisang Peak Climbing adventure begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani. We start the trek amongst marshy paddy fields, picking up height through oak and pine forests to Manang and Pisang. Then we strike out for our base camp through scrubby woodland and fields. We set up camp at 4,380m.
High Camp is at 5,400m on a shoulder on the South-West Ridge. With the loveliest high rises towering far up in the Himalayan sky, the view sweeps from Pisang town through yak pastures in a uniform slant of ice and snow to the last summit pyramid. There are astounding perspectives from the summit over the Manang Valley and the Annapurna Range. Even people with little climbing experience can achieve this point.
After summiting, we’ll trek on to Manang valley and proceed up to Thorang Pedi and the Thorong La pass. We then explore a heavenly sanctuary in Muktinath. Our trek finishes at Jomsom, with a flight back to Pokhara ready for takeoff to Kathmandu city the following day.
Pisang peak is less demanding than other peaks. But it is also physically challenging. The best months for the Pisang Peak Climbing are October and November in harvest time, and April and May in the spring.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 11-12 hours
Day 03: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft): 5 – 6 hours
Day 04: Chame to Upper Pisang (3,700m/12,136ft): 5-6hours
Day 05: Acclimatization
Day 06: Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14,370ft): 4-5 hours
Day 07: Pisang Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft): 3-4 hours
Day 08: Summit Pisang Peak and back to base camp (6,091m/19,980ft): 8-9 hours
Day 09: Contingency
Day 10: Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley (3,450m/11,316ft): 5-6 hours
Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours
Day 12: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours
Day 13: Thorang Phedi to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft), continue trek to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft): 9-10 hours
Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours
Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours
- Kathmandu arrival and transferred to hotel
- Kathmandu to Dharapani by jeep
- Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
- Pokhara to Kathmandu by car or flight
- All ground Transportation
- All necessary permits and TIMS cards
- All meal during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Guide and staffs wages and insurance
- Bar bills, laundry and tips
- Rescue, insurance, souvenir shopping
- Items of personal expenses
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Personal rescue if needed
#Note above day to day itinerary. May be change depending on weather and flight.