Pisang Peak Climbing – 19 days

‘around north and south of Annapurna Himalaya with classic climb of stunning Pisang peak’

Highlights:

“An enjoyable and exciting climb on stunning Pisang Peak above scenic Manang valley

A great lovely and pleasant country walks on high hills and valleys of great Annapurna Himalaya

Exploring high hills Gurung and Manang traditional villages enriched with ancient culture

Walking into lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines and fir trees

Breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks around beautiful Manang valley and Thorang-la pass

Dramatic landscapes from rice paddies to alpine hills to high areas of arctic climatic zone

Around charming villages of Manang and Jomsom and at beautiful Kaligandaki River valley"

 

 

Introduction:

Pisang Peak Climb at above 6,145 m high, a lofty shaped peak of great beauty which rises above beautiful Manang valley close to Damodar Himal and Chulu range of peaks, the climb is determined after much practice and acclimatization days, to make your adventure enjoyable with exciting climb with much safety measures undertaken by Awesome Nepal expert guides.

Pisang Peak grade as PD + means 'per difficule' from French and Swiss Alpine climbing systems of extreme effort with some technical difficulty to reach the summit, but can be climbed with much safety measures and guidance of expert guides. Pisang Peak Climb on world's most famous and popular adventure destination as listed by leading travel and guide books “Annapurna Circuit trekking” certainly a fantastic area for beautiful and pleasant walks visiting high and gorgeous Manang valley within giant snow capped peaks of Northern Annapurna and Damodar Himal.

Pisang Peak Climb on Annapurna Circuit trekking truly a mesmerizing journey, although the motorable road has come up in some parts within the route, however Awesome Adventure Treks will avoid the main road and using the old trekking trail for your delight and enjoyable walk with us in this marvelous adventure. Pisang Peak Climb within Annapurna Circuit route leads you to enjoy fascinating scenery of dramatic landscapes from warm rice paddies to cooler alpine zone with enchanting woodlands of tall pine-firs-juniper-oaks and rhododendron trees and then walking into lovely hill villages interwoven with old Buddhist culture and religion with impressive traditional way of life of the local natives of Manang and around lower Mustang areas of Kaligandaki River valley.

Our wonderful Pisang Peak climb and Annapurna circuit trekking starts with an exciting overland drive to reach the Lamjung areas at Besisar town and then following the raging Marshyangdi upstream at Syange farm village where our trekking adventure begins heading higher into Manang valley past Dharapani-Chame and Pisang villages to reach at cultural Manang enclosed within high peaks of Annapurna II – III and IV with Gangapurna and its ice falls and in the north Chulus and Pisang peaks.

Adventure continues with a climb of stunning Pisang Peak away from main trekking trails in complete wilderness, after a great climb our walk leads to another highest point of the trip at Thorang-La Pass of above 5,416 m high with incredible views of mountains on both sides of the pass top and then heading downhill to reach at holy Muktinath temple areas and further walks leads at Kaligandaki River valley at Jomsom town, the headquarter hub of Mustang areas and famous for delicious apples and its products. From Jomsom taking a short scenic flight to at picturesque and popular touristic spot at Pokhara where this wonderful and fascinating adventure Pisang Peak Climb concludes.

Guideline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Syange 1,140m via Besisar - 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,943m - 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,720 m - 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,190 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07: At Pisang village with rest day and acclimatization.
Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak base camp 4,380 m - 04 hrs.
Day 09: Trek and climb to High / Advance Camp 5,400 m - 03 hrs.
Day 10: Rest day to scout the area of climb and for acclimatization.
Day 11:  Ascent of Pisang Peak and return to base camp.
Day 12: Trek to Manang 3,540m - 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,210 m - 04 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Thorang- La High Camp or Phedi 4,450 m - 04 hrs.
Day 15:  Cross Thorang La 5,416 m / 17,769 ft and trek to Muktinath 3,800m-06 hrs.
Day 16:  Trek to Jomsom 2,713 m - 04 hrs.
Day 17:  Fly to Pokhara 860 m - 22 mins and transfer to hotel.
Day 18:  Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 19:  International departure for home ward bound.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our staff and then transfer to your respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide briefs with information regarding Pisang Peak Climb and around Annapurna Trekking, lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
A free day in Kathmandu to relieve you from jetlag on long flights, our morning sightseeing tour starts after breakfast in the hotel, where you will be engrossed with tour around world heritage sites around Kathmandu visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after a tour head back to hotel with preparation for Pisang Peak around Annapurna Trekking.

(other options on tour of Hindu Holy Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath large Buddhist Stupa the area also known as Little Tibet)

Day 03: Drive to Syange 1,140 m via Besisar (by bus) - 06 hrs.
Starting this wonderful adventure with an interesting overland drive towards Nepal mid west, leading to Besisar town (headquarter of Lamjung district). From here transfer to another vehicle and continue drive on dirt road passing villages of Khudi, Bulbule and Ngadi following the Marshyangdi River upstream.

Drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange a small village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,943 m - 06 hrs.
From Syange our walk begins with climb leaving Marshyangdi River behind reaching at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers.

After Jagat walk leads on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marshyangdi River crossing to east side into forested area, with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.

As the walk continues reaching a nice village at Tal Besi, from here another 3 hours walk leads to our overnight stop at Dharapani village.

Dharapani a nice village located on a junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,720m - 05 hrs.

After Dharapani walk leads into rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagarchap and Danque, then at Timang village with more Buddhist cultured village including views of
Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft. From Timang village few hours trek leads to Koto and then to Chame town for overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area and a head quarter town of the district.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,190 m - 05 hrs.
From Pisang onwards walk leads close to mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with possible lunch stop, and then descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.

Day 07: Rest day at Pisang for local hikes and acclimatization.
Rest day in Pisang village for necessary acclimatization and physical fitness before heading high to Pisang Peak climb, on this day take a short hike around, as walking higher and sleeping at low altitude helps with acclimatization better.

This rest day also helps to plan the climb where our guide provides necessary information of the area, culture, religion and climbing skill required for the climb.

Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp 4,380m - 04 hrs.
After a nice rest at Pisang village, our route leads north above Pisang village, as tree lines drops for short bushes within Yak grazing land, called Kharka.

Climbing the high ridge above Pisang peak where our guide and staff will set up the base camp with camping equipments at 4,380 meters high, first night in tents meals prepared by our expert cook and kitchen staff.

Day 09: Trek and climb to High Camp 5,400 m - 03 hrs.
A short day but tough due to high altitude, morning walk follows a faint trail where few climbers and Yak herders hardly use this path to high camp, as the walk leads over rocks, ice and glacier to reach bottom of Pisang Peak where high camp is set for the climb.

Afternoon our guide will scout the area for safe accessible route to the summit fixing ropes and making ice ledges where necessary, High Camp situated on long ridge of Pisang Peak, under some conditions this area may be under snow, afternoon free to sort the gear with preparation for the early morning climb.

Day 10: Rest day to scout the area of climb and for acclimatization.
A necessary day for proper preparation and acclimatization for the final ascent to the summit of Pisang peak and this day allows our guide to check the best assailable routes to reach the top of the lofty and dome shaped Pisang Peak.

Day 11: Climb Pisang Peak and return to base camp time permitting to Pisang village.
Our highlight and goal of the adventure, starting early before dawn climbing over moraine and rubble of ice falls, following our lead guide reaching high above on a well defined ridge towards last snow slope, leading quite steeply without any difficulty but with some technical sections and then climb all the way to Pisang summit with great help and support of our expert guide. On reaching the summit take a rest and admire the beautiful panorama of whole Annapurna Mountains and towards north and west Chulu range with Damodar peaks as well beyond Chulu peaks, view of Manaslu towards east horizon.

After being on top and highest spot at 6,091 m / 19,984 ft high, descent is made on the same route to base camp, as time permits and possible with physical strength after the climb descend all the way to Pisang village.

Day 12: Trek to Manang 3,540 m - 05 hrs.

Morning views of mountains, from here onward altitude gains as the walk leads through forest with short uphill and views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.
Walk downhill to reach flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines fades for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.

 

Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches at Manang village.

Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,210 m - 04 hrs.

After a good rest at Manang, walk towards Ghunsang village with short uphill to reach at Yak Kharka, an interesting walk with views of snowcapped mountains, on crossing a small stream reaching Yak Kharka for overnight stop, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Day 14: Trek to Thorang- La High Camp or Phedi 4,450 m - 04 hrs.

Morning walk lead to more high elevation getting closer at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a bridge with a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, finally walk leads at Thorung Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.

Day 15: Cross Thorang La 5,416m | 17,769 ft and trek to Muktinath 3,800 m - 06 hrs.
One of the highlight and Big Day of this adventure! After early breakfast walk leads to a long climb to Thorang-la on steep winding path to reach Thorang La Pass at 5,416 m / 17,769 ft.

The highest point of the adventure with views of snowcapped peaks, and then with long descends to reach at holy Muktinath around Lower Mustang area.

On reaching Muktinath for overnight stop, this is a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Day 16: Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m - 04 hours.
From Muktinath, rest of the walks is easier with big drop of 1,200m as the trail descend to Kaligandaki river valley to reach at Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang region with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River, an interesting country walking on Kaligandaki River valley within dry and arid country with incredible views of windblown hills and canyons.

 A pleasant walk of few hours brings you at large town in Jomsom the capital of Thakali people of Tibetan Buddhism sects.  At Jomsom for overnight stop headquarter town of Mustang district with nice paved streets and many well kept lodges.

This Kaligandaki area famous for delicious apples and its products, here celebrate with local apple products cider, brandy and juices. Kaligandaki area is also famously known as Apple Pie Trail.  

Day 17: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m - 20 mins flight.
Early breakfast and transfer to Jomsom airport for sweeping short flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, during airborne spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and Annapurna range of mountains with rolling hills dotted with farm villages,

On reaching Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotels by the serene lake Phewa, afternoon free for individual activities or just relax and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 18: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Morning a scenic drive to back Kathmandu with grand memories of this fantastic and exciting  Pisang Peak Climb and trekking around Annapurna area, an interesting six hour brings you back in Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs .

(Options of flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 mins)

Day 19: International departure homeward bound.
Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Pisang Peak Climb around great Annapurna Himalaya, our staff transfer you to airport as per your time for international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.

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