Pisang Peak Climbing
Hotel and Tent
March - May
Kathmandu or Pokhara
- Thakali and Manangese villages of the Manang Valley
- Breathtaking view of the Himalayas including Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Massifs
- Biodiversity of Annapurna Conservation Area Project
- Going across Thorung La Pass (5,416m)
- Pilgrimage to Muktinath Temple
- Apple production of Mustang
- Pokhara-Jomsom scenic flight
- Pokhara City excursion
Pisang Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey towards Annapurna Circuit trek. Pisang Peak (6,091 m) is located in the beautiful Manang Valley. It is one of the 1,310 trekking peak in Nepal. It is one of the most climbed peak because it is non-technical and less difficult than others are.
Annapurna Circuit trek is often combined with this peak climbing in Nepal. Generally, after you climb this peak, you trek to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass (5,416 m). In this tailor-made trip, you can do peak climbing, Thorung La Pass trek and Muktinath trek, all at once!
As this lies in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), you will have the glimpses of birds and animals during the walks. If you travel in spring, the colorful rhododendron flowers embellish the entire region.
The ethnic villages of Gurung, Thakali and Manangese are equally beautiful cultural attractions of this journey. You will witness their lifestyle, culture and tradition as well as taste their typical food items. The Thakali dish (Nepali meal) is the unique brand of meal in this route.
Pisang Peak climbing lets you have the wonderful scenery of the snow capped peaks of Annapurna Massif and Dhaulagiri Massif. Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Tibetan Plateaus, Kang Guru Peak (6,981 m), Gyaji Kang Peak (7,074 m), Larkya Peak (6,249 m), Annapurna (8,091 m) Range, Chulu East (6,584 m), Chulu Far East (6,059 m) and Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Lamjung Himal (7,134 m), Annapurna Ii (7,937 m), etc. Are the peaks seen during this trip.
After visiting Muktinath Temple, you will fly to Pokhara where you will explore the most beautiful places. Additionally, you can also try some adventure sports like boating on the Phewa Lake, zip flying, paragliding in Nepal and hot air ballooning in Pokhara as well.
Pisang Peak Climbing Difficulty
To know about Pisang Peak climbing difficulty, we should consider some major factors determining climbing difficulty. At first, Pisang Peak (6,091 m) is a non-technical peak. However, you have to go across some gorges, which are quite tricky.
More than this, as the journey from High Camp to the Pisang Peak Summit is done after midnight, it may be a little difficulty. You have to depend upon the light of the head torch to walk along the icy/slippery trail. It is not less challenging after all.
In winter, the heavy snowfall and sudden change in weather may appear as a hurdle to move higher. In addition, Pisang Peak climbing in summer is also a difficulty as the rainfall increases the chance for glacial flood as well.
To beat and prevent these possible factors raising to the difficulty of Pisang Peak climbing, you must book this trip with a local tour operator. The local tour operator has better knowledge about these challenges and the ways to beat them at all. Among such agencies, Nepal Trekking Route is the one having a long experience of Nepal tour, trekking in Nepal and peak climbing in Nepal. We provide all the safety measures and a Sherpa guide as the team leader because you know, your safety is our first motto!
Pisang Peak Climbing Itinerary
Pisang Peak climbing itinerary goes to be at least 10 days. You can plan only for climbing Pisang Peak (6,091 m) or extend it to Thorung La Pass trek. Doing this with Annapurna Circuit trek makes this trip even longer.
To book the right duration for this peak climbing, you must be sure what you want to do in this Nepal visit. Similarly, at least 1 day should be managed as the contingency because if the weather remains unfavorable, it is hard to climb the peak. Moreover, Pisang Peak is higher than 6,000 m and is always tricky to ascend to the top.
Likewise, if you are a beginner trekker or don’t have previous experience of trekking in Nepal, you need some more days for trainings. To learn how to use climbing gears and some key techniques of peak climbing, you must prepare yourself firstly. In this way, Pisang Peak climbing itinerary becomes different on condition applied.
Pisang Peak Climbing Cost & Difficulty
Pisang Peak climbing cost is different on different situations. And the cost of this trip depends upon duration, services, mode of transportation and climbing gears. Doing only this peak climbing needs short duration while Annapurna Circuit Pisang Peak climbing needs some more days. Obviously, the cost of a short trip differs from that of a long trip!
For Pisang Peak climbing, you must do both tea house and camping trekking in Nepal. You have to spend 3 days in a tented camp whereas other days in hotels and lodges. Annapurna Circuit trek is popular for more than basic facilities of food and accommodation. You find a large variety of cuisines in the menu of the hotels and lodges. Similarly, the rooms are from basic to deluxe. For basic services, the cost is low but for deluxe services, the cost is automatically high.
Although non-technical, you require climbing gears for Pisang Peak climbing. You can either buy all the climbing gears or get some on hire as well. The cost of purchasing is higher than hiring them.
Likewise, to reach Pisang, you can either drive directly from Kathmandu or fly to Pokhara and then drive there. Next option, after completing this Nepal trekking trip, you can fly from Jomsom to Pokhara or use a roadway vehicle to drive there. Using either of the modes of transportation influences the cost of Pisang Peak climbing.
The most important is the cost of peak climbing in Nepal, which directly affects the overall cost. Peak climbing permit cost is different in different seasons. In spring, it costs $250; in autumn, $125 while in winter and summer, the cost is only $75 per permit climber!
Therefore, to know about the actual cost of Pisang Peak climbing, you must be sure about the season you trek, duration, services and mode of transportation you use. Nepal Trekking Routes is always waiting for you to help plan the right trip at the right price. Don’t hesitate to contact us via email, phone call, WhatsApp or online booking facilities on our website
Reception at the Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day tour around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the Kathmandu Valley. The tour guide of the agency takes you around the Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.
When you come back to the hotel, the team leader tells you all about Pisang Peak climbing itinerary. Collect the necessary climbing gears: some by hiring and others purchasing. Consult with the team leader about this affair.
Immediately after breakfast, drive towards Bhulbhule via Besisahar, the gateway to Annapurna Circuit trek.
The journey moves ahead by showing you the green hills, the snowcapped peaks of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu region and trading centers. Drive along the Prithvi Highway until Dumre, nearby the Queen of Hills, Bandipur and then take right turn. From Besisahar, the vehicle moves along the bumpy off-road.
Walking along the Marsyangdi River Valley, you cross Syange enjoying the natural waterfalls. Moving further through the curved trails, you will reach Chamje.
After crossing a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River, you ascend towards Sattale. Then, walking along the trail that passes though the edge of a cliff over the river, you reach Tal Village.
Crossing Karte Village, you walk past another suspension bridge and further ascend towards Dharapani. It is the place where Manalsu Circuit Tsum Valley trek route meets with Annapurna Thorung La Pass trek.
Following the banks of the Dudh Khola that originates from the south face of Manalsu (8,183m), you continue the trek. Moving ahead, you cross other villages like Bagarchhap and Danaque witnessing the splendid view of Annapurna II (7,937m).
Then, the trail penetrates through the dense forests of pine and oak to lead you to Chame. It is the administrative headquarters of Manang district. Therefore, you find all the modern amenities right here in this Himalayan town.
Relishing the sunrise view of Lamjung Himal (6,893m), you begin the journey. Further following the steep trails along the pine, fir and rhododendron forests, you walk past Bhartang Village.
While moving further along the rocky trail, you see the stunning view of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak (6,091m). You will also notice a long mani wall painted with the Buddhist art and scriptures. At the end of the trek, you reach Lower Pisang.
You begin the trek after having breakfast. By enjoying the sparkling morning view of Annapurna Himalayan Range, you walk past the pine forests. Finally, you reach Pisang Peak Base Camp after walking for 6 hours.
Although the trail is rocky and ice-covered, the trek is really amazing experience. The astounding scenery of Annapurna (8,091m) Range, Chulu East (6,584m), Chulu Far East (6,059m) and Tilicho Peak (7,134m) will make your trek more comfortable.
In about 4 hours, you reach Pisang High Camp. Explore the surrounding area to acclimatize and capture the beautiful scenery all around. Moreover, practise using the climbing gears and some techniques to beat the difficulty of peak climbing in Nepal. The team leader helps you for this.
Although the Pisang Summit does not have much snow due to its slope, you need to use ropes to climb it. The Sherpa guide will fix the rope in the trickiest section. By crossing the steep part, you reach the top of Pisang Peak.
From the top, you have the most fascinating panorama of Annapurna HImalayan Range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Tibetan Plateaus, Kang Guru Peak (6,981m), Gyaji Kang Peak (7,074m), Larkya Peak (6,249m), and many more.
Making your Pisang Peak climbing dream come true, you carefully trek down to the base camp.
The trek begins after you have breakfast. Following the steep downhill trail, you arrive in Upper Pisang. From here, you follow the route that goes past via Geru Village. It is more scenic than the other route to Manang because you see Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Pisang Peak (6,091m) and many more.
When you arrive in Manang, visit the Braga Monastery located around 45 minutes’ walk from the lodge. This is the oldest Monastery of Manang district. Here, you can see hundreds of Buddha statues inside the monastery.
Leaving Tenki Village of the Marsyangdi River Valley, you enter into the Jarsang Khola Valley. Moving futher, the trail leads you alongside the pine forests and yak pastures full of yaks and horses. Crossing Gunsang Village, finally, today’s trek ends at Yak Kharka.
From Yak Kharka, you ascend through the steep trails towards the headwaters of the Marsyangdi River. Then, crossing a wooden bridge and following a narrow trail, you finally reach at Thorung La Phedi.
From the bottom of Thorung La Pass (5,416m), you can see Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan. Walk around the village as you are going to climb the highest point of the entire Annapurna Circuit trek route.
Today is another remarkable day of Annapurna Circuit Pisang Peak trek as you are going to cross the pass above 5,000m. Ascending along the steep trail for about 4 hours, you reach the top of Thorung La Pass (5,416m). You must be careful while crossing this section as it remains slippery due to snow.
Once you reach the top, the scenery all around is beyond description. The pass is decorated by the prayer flags to mark the respect to the Mother Nature. The entire Kali Gandaki River Valley, the bizarre hills of Upper Mustang and the snowcapped peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs are seen at fullest.
Then, you follow the trail towards Muktinath, another attraction of Annapurna region trek. Enjoying the excellent view of Dhaulagiri, you walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to reach the destination!
You can either visit Muktinath Temple premises today or save for the following day. You know it is a sacred place for both the Hindus and Buddhists. Thousands of pilgrims from the Sub-Indian continent flock to this Shaktipith (power pilgrimage) every year.
It is better to visit Muktinath Temple in the morning as you can observe the crowd of the pilgrims coming from far and wide. You can see their 108-waterspouts releasing the water continuously and the natural flame that never extinguish! This is the grace of Lord Muktinath according to the legend! There are some statues of Hindu and Buddhist deities including a monastery inside the temple premises.
Then, you begin the trek that takes you along some Mustangese villages of the Kali Gandaki Valley. Observing the apple orchards of Mustang, you reach Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang trek.
Further witnessing the alluring view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains, you stop your trek at Jomsom. It is the district headquarter of Mustang district and it has an airport and other modern amenities. Now, it has been connected with the roadway to the Lake City Pokhara.
Visit the Ecological Museum that gives you information about the rich culture, flora and fauna of Mustang region. Make some celebrations as this is the last night you are going to spend in Mustang region.
After having breakfast, you fly to Pokhara by enjoying the aerial view of the entire Annapurna region and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Massif. You can also drive to Pokhara via Beni, the gateway to Dolpo region trek and Guerrilla trek.
After you reach in Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the day time, you will explore the major attractions of this beautiful city. Boating on the Phewa Lake, paragliding, zip flying or hot air ballooning are some adventurous activities you can do here.
You can fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara in just 25 minutes or drive along the Prithvi Highway that takes some 6 hours. Do what the itinerary favours. After you arrive in Kathmandu, the representative relocates you to the hotel.
In the leisure time, take a stroll around Thamel to purchase some unique gifts from Nepal. The handicraft like relics and garments is recommended to take with you. You know, they can be very valuable gifts to your people back in the home country.
In the evening, we invite you for farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant. Enjoy the food with the typical Nepali cultural performace!
According to the flight schedule, the team member of the agency escorts you up to the Kathmandu Airport. Have a wonderful journey ahead!
Yes, you can. You can do it without adding Annapurna Circuit trek. For this, you will drive back to Kathmandu or Pokhara from Manang instead of going to Yak Kharka side.
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You can do peak climbing in Nepal in all the seasons except the Great Himalayas. However, winter and summer seasons are not as safe as other seasons. Winter is freezing due to heavy snowfalls while summer is rainy season, so, uneven temperature. There is high probability of snow melting in this season as well. As the weather and temperature remains stable and pleasant, spring and summer are the best time for Pisang Peak climbing.
For Pisang Peak climbing, you need three permits as follows:
- TIMS Card
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit
- Pisang Peak Climbing Permit
Pisang Peak is a trekking peak of Nepal above 6,000m. It is not much difficult comparing with other climbing peaks. However, you require the following climbing gears:
|Fixed Rope||Climbing Rope||Tent||Crampons|
|Altimeter Watch||Ice Axe||Sleeping Bag||Waterproof Trousers|
|Gas Stove||Gas Fuel||Ascender (Jumar)||Mattress|
|Figure 8/ Descender||Carabiner||Tape Slings||Harness|
|Helmets||Ice Screw||Belay Gloves||Ski Goggles|
|Headlamps||Trekking Poles/ Ski Poles||Snow Shovel|
|Large Thermos||Water Bottle||Mountaineering Jackets|
|Cooking Pots and Equipment||Mountaineering/ Climbing Boots|