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Pisang Peak Climbing 19 Days


Trip Overview

Pisang Peak climbing covers the whole western edge of the mountains that is guarded by hanging glacier. It offers a considerable challenge, while a navigation of the whole summit edge connects to a more northern summit before curving back west - looks like a terrific possibility. As a trekker, you will have a lot of scope for exploration.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu You will be picked up by our airport representative and transferred to a hotel for check in. You will then be explained about the program further. There are no planned activities for the day. Enjoy your stay at the hotel.

Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour Today, we start our sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley which includes the cultural heritages in Kathmandu valley i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Enjoy the artistic palace, art, culture, paintings and history of Nepal. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Synge/Jagat (1100m) Duration: 8 hrs After breakfast, we drive to Beshisahar. We then take a local jeep from Beshisahar to Syange. This drive gives you some insights about the rural people, their lifestyle and their culture. From Syange, we start our trek. We walk to Jagat. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1960m) Duration: 6 hrs After breakfast, we leave Jagat. Our trail winds up to Chyamje. After crossing a suspension bridge, the trail goes uphill through the Oak forest. We continue walking for a while until the trail emerges into a valley. We pass a village of Kodo and ascend to a village of Dharapani. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 05: Trek to Chame (2630m) Duration: 5 hrs Today The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. On the way you will have spectacular views of views of major Himalayan peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 06: Trek to Upper Pisang (3,700m/12136ft) Duration: 8 hrs A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up you will be surrounded by Himalayan Peaks all the way to Pisang. You will have an extra half an hour climb towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

Day 07: Day for relax and acclimatize Today is set aside for acclimatization. We set up gears for climbing and enjoy the magnificent views of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho for the whole day. Overnight at Tent camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14365ft) Duration: 4 hrs Today we walk towards Base camp. The path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to Kharka (4,380m), which is considered as the best place for setting up the base camp. Overnight at Tent camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 09: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp (5,400m/17712ft) Duration: 4 hrs Today we walk for about 4 -5 hours and head towards high camp (5400m). Overnight at Tent camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 10: Summit to the Peak (6191m/20305ft) and back to Base Camp, duration: 9 hrs Today, we head towards conquering the summit. A well-defined ridge from the high camp leads you to the final snow slope. The climbing is quite steep and technical. Our guide will fix the rope and lead you to the summit of the Pisang peak. After conquering the summit, we will walk down to Base Camp. Overnight at Tent camp, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 11: Trek to Manang (3,450m/11316ft) Duration: 6 hrs Today, we trek to Pisang village and continue to Manang village walking across the river. A contrast of the landscape and vegetation on the way is magnificent. The cold and dry climate creates a harsher environment. You will be showered with the incredible views of Himalayan Peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m) Duration: 3 - 4 hours From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 13: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600m) Duration: 3 - 4 hrs We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi today. Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. Trekkers like us use this point as a base camp. Some visitors also attempt a hike to the High Camp today so that the next day can be easier for them. But, Himalayan Glacier's team leader does not advise for this. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can sleep sound rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at High Camp. Overnight at Thorong Phedi. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 14: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) crossing over Thorong La Pass (5416m) Duration: 7/8 hrs Today, early in the morning, we start our climb to the pass. The initial stage of the ascend is very steep. As we approach the peak it becomes much sloppier. After making our way through rocky ridges, we will be on the top of the pass (5416m). The top offers an unexplainable 360 degree panorama of snowcapped peaks extending northwards into Tibet. Looking back, we can view several peaks of Annapurna and in front of us is the unfathomable gorge of Kali Gandaki. Our trail then descends steeply down to Muktinath (3800m) an important pilgrimage sight for Hindus. It is a home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhists as well. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2600m) Duration: 5 hrs After our visit to the holy temple of Muktinath, we make our way to Jomsom. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara We take a morning flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, we check in the hotel. You can spend the day exploring the Pokhara city. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu Today, we drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After a six hours drive, we will be in Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 18: Leisure day Today is a leisure day. You can either rest or explore the Kathmandu city, as per your inclination. You can also use the day for shopping. Overnight at hotel, Breakfast included.

Day 19: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 4-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley
  • tour guide and entrance fees
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Not Included

  • Travel insurance / Rescue and evacuation service
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • Any additional cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstances

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