Pisang Peak

5 Days

adventure enthusiasts with its challenging climb and breathtaking views. With an elevation of 6,091 meters, it complements the classic Annapurna Circuit trek, starting from Besisahar and reaching Pisang in just five days. The ascent involves establishing a base camp at 4,380m and a High Camp at 5,400m on the South-West Ridge. Pisang Peak is renowned for its technical difficulties, requiring a mix of climbing skills, including navigating a hanging glacier and steep rock slabs.

First conquered by a German Expedition in 1955, Pisang Peak has since become a highly sought-after destination. The summit offers a stunning panorama of the Annapurna range, featuring Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna, and the Glacier Dome. After a successful summit, the trek continues through Manang, Thorong Pedi, and the world’s highest pass, Thorong La, ultimately concluding in Jomsom. The journey includes visits to picturesque villages, and a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara marks the end of this thrilling adventure, leaving participants with a deep sense of achievement and memories of the majestic Himalayan landscape.


Duration: 5 days Trip Garde: Light Mountaineer
Country: Nepal Activity: Peak
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Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu(1,400m.), transfer to hotel

Day 02: Sightseeng in Kathmandu and trek preparation

Day 03: Drive From Kathmandu to Bulbule (840m.) 6-7 hours drive

The Pisang Peak Climb adventure commences with a drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule. Traversing the Prithivi Highway, we weave through urban streets before immersing ourselves in the beauty of verdant hills and valleys. Spanning roughly 175 kilometers, this picturesque journey unfolds with captivating landscapes, meandering roads, and captivating mountain vistas. Passing through rural villages nestled in river valleys, our route leads us along narrow paths in remote areas, ultimately bringing us to Bulbule—the embarkation point for our trek on the Annapurna Circuit.

Day 04: Trek From Bulbule to Chamje(1,430m.)5-6 hrs walk

The expedition progresses beyond Bulbule, with a trek along the Marsyandi River. The path to Chamje is embellished by the magnificent Himalayan backdrop and the captivating vistas of high-mountain landscapes. As the elevation gradually ascends, we traverse through villages like Ngadi and Bahundanda on the meandering trails. These villages offer opportunities to observe and delve into the local cultural and traditional architectural nuances. Navigating through dense forests, crossing suspension bridges over rivers, the day’s journey concludes upon reaching the destination, Chamje.

Day 05: Trek From Chamje to Dharapani(1,950m.) 6 hours walk

Following an overnight stay in Chamje, the day commences with a trek towards Dharapani. The trail features a series of exhilarating suspension bridges, with the initial one spanning the Marshyangdi River. Progressing through the trek, one encounters rhododendron forests, terraced fields, prayer wheels, and steep rocky paths characteristic of the Manang region. Negotiating various ascents and descents, the journey culminates in the picturesque village of Dharapani, renowned for its traditional charm and Gurung community.

Day 06: Trek From Dharapani to Chame(2,630m.) 6 hours walk

On the fourth day, the journey sets forth from Dharapani, heading towards Chame. Along the way, the trail winds through remote villages like Bagarchap and Timang, providing a profound glimpse into traditional rural living, Tibetan-style culture, and religion. The path involves an uphill ascent, weaving through lush green landscapes and vibrant rhododendron blossoms while tracing the banks of the Marshyangdi River. Eventually, the distinctive trails reveal Chame, the headquarters of Manang. In this alpine environment, trekkers can find welcoming and comfortable teahouses/lodges to rest and rejuvenate.

Day 07: Trek From Chame to Upper Pisang(3,700m.) 6 hrs walk

The trek from Chame to Upper Pisang presents a captivating leg of the Annapurna Circuit, showcasing a delightful transition from the lower to upper Himalayan regions. The path leads towards Bharatang, a small settlement, and proceeds alongside the Marsyandi Riverbed. Ascending, the trail crosses a suspension bridge, reaching Dhikur Pokhari—an enchanting alpine lake nestled amidst rugged Himalayan landscapes, providing a serene setting.

The journey then descends to the lower Pisang village, characterized by terraced farmlands and Tibetan-style houses adorned with prayer flags. Continuing through enchanting forested areas and various settlements, the trek concludes at Upper Pisang for an overnight stay. Situated at a high altitude in an alpine environment, Upper Pisang offers panoramic views of Pisang Peak to the north and the majestic Annapurna ranges.

Day 08: Acclimatization Day At Upper Pisang

This day is dedicated to acclimatization before ascending to higher elevations. While in Upper Pisang, take the opportunity to rest and recuperate, allowing your body to regain energy depleted during the preceding hours of trekking. A well-rested physique ensures a fresh start for the upcoming journey, enhancing overall strength and stamina. To bolster endurance, consider engaging in light physical and cardiovascular exercises.

Use this leisure day to acclimatize to the environment, aiding your body in adjusting to the elevation and high-altitude surroundings, thereby reducing the risk of altitude sickness. Take time to assess your gear and climbing equipment, and if time allows, explore the Upper Pisang village. Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions, marvel at the stunning mountain vistas visible from the village, and prepare for the challenges ahead.

Day 09: Trek from Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp(4,380m.) 4 hrs walk

Embarking on the trek from Upper Pisang Village following a day of acclimatization, the path weaves through traditional villages. Along the way, you’ll encounter prayer flags, monasteries, ancient architecture, and experience the distinctive culture of the settlements. The trail leads towards the Pisang Peak Base Camp, necessitating an ascent through alpine terrains and rocky pathways. Upon reaching the base camp from Pisang, an overnight stay is arranged. The Pisang Peak Base Camp treats trekkers to breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan peaks, creating a truly awe-inspiring experience.

Day 10: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp(5,400m.) 4 hrs walk

The trail leading from the base camp is characterized by its narrow, rocky, and potentially snowy terrain, featuring some steep sections. As you continue ascending, the landscape becomes increasingly barren, culminating in reaching the significant elevation of Pisang Peak High Camp, approximately 1,000 meters higher. Throughout this ascent, the trek offers remarkable views dominated by the Manaslu and Annapurna mountain ranges.

Upon reaching the High Camp at 5,400 meters, preparations for the Pisang Peak Climbing commence. The expedition crew conducts a thorough check to ensure proper acclimatization for the upcoming summit push. Spending the night at the high camp provides an opportunity to rest and acclimatize, allowing the body to gradually adjust to the higher elevations in preparation for the challenging climb ahead.

Day 11: Summit to the Peak(6,091m.) and Back to Base Camp 8-9 hrs

The ascent to the summit of Pisang Peak is a thrilling and adventurous journey. This climb involves navigating steep and technical sections, demanding a careful and deliberate ascent. A climbing guide assists by fixing ropes, guiding the way towards the distinctive summit. Upon ascending the final ridge, you reach the triumphant moment of stepping onto the summit of Pisang Peak. From this vantage point, revel in the breathtaking panoramic views of Annapurna, Chulu Range, Manaslu, Himlung, Tilicho Peak, Glacier Dome, Damodar, and more. Take time to celebrate this achievement, capture memorable photographs, and then retrace your steps back to the base camp.

Day 12: Trek From Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley(3,450m.) 6 hrs walk

The descent from the Pisang Peak Base Camp marks the beginning of the journey amidst the majestic Himalayas. The trail leads downward, connecting with the Annapurna Circuit trail, and progresses towards the scenic Manang Valley. Much of the trek involves navigating alongside riverbeds, surrounded by captivating mountainous vistas. After an exhilarating trek lasting around 5 to 6 hours, the Manang Valley comes into view. Situated in the Marsyandi River Valley, Manang welcomes trekkers with serene Himalayan landscapes, as well as the distinctive culture, tradition, and history of the region.

Day 13: Trek From Manang to Yak Kharka(4,110m.) 5 hrs walk

Embarking on a journey that traverses diverse landscapes and immerses in cultural dimensions, the route from Manang Valley progresses towards Yak Kharka. Leaving behind the enchanting valley adorned with Tibetan-style architecture and monasteries, the trek involves climbing steep uphills. Throughout this ascent, savor the splendid views of Annapurna and Gangapurna, maintaining a gradual pace. Navigating through alpine terrains, forested areas, and Himalayan vegetation, you eventually arrive at Yak Kharka. This area primarily serves as pasture land (as “Kharka” refers to a high-altitude grazing area for yaks), surrounded by alpine meadows. Within the small settlements, gain insights into the local culture and living style of the residents.

Day 14: Trek From Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi(4,600m) 4-5 hrs walk

On this day, the journey takes us from small villages towards the destination of Thorung Phedi, situated at the base of the challenging Thorung La Pass. The trek initiates from Yak Kharka, surrounded by mountainous topographies, and progresses along rocky paths with increasingly rugged terrains leading to Thorung Phedi. The landscapes undergo a transformation into high alpine terrains, and the trails become steeper as Thorung Phedi draws near. Along this challenging route, the alluring views of the snow-capped Himalayas contribute to a magnificent setting for the trek.

Day 15: Cross Thorong La (5416m.) in the Morning and Trek to Muktinath(3710m.) 10 hrs walk

This pivotal day of the trek involves crossing one of the high mountain passes, Thorung La, and progressing towards the revered temple of Muktinath. Thorung La stands at a challenging altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). The day begins with an early morning trek, aiming to traverse Thorung La Pass before midday. The journey entails navigating rocky trails and lush expansive forests before reaching Thorung La Pass, where snow accumulation and strong winds are common. Despite the challenges, the crossing offers panoramic views of Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and captivating mountainous landscapes.

Following the pass, a gradual descent on steep rocky terrains leads to Muktinath. The descent gradually becomes less steep, transitioning from alpine to sub-alpine landscapes. Witnessing the breathtaking views of the Kali Gandaki Valley, the destination of Muktinath is reached. This sacred site holds significance for both Buddhist and Hindu religions, representing a harmonious blend of natural and cultural importance.

Day 16: Trek From Muktinath to Tatopani(1190m.) 6-7 hrs walk

On this day, commence with an early morning tour around the sacred Muktinath temple before embarking on the trekking journey. Take advantage of the opportunity to partake in a holy bath in the 108 waterspouts and explore the underground natural eternal flame. After this spiritual exploration, set out afresh on the trek towards Tatopani, a renowned location for its natural hot springs.

Descending from the high-altitude, arid landscapes of Muktinath, the trail showcases the gradual transition from sub-alpine to a sub-tropical environment. Passing through several traditional villages and rhododendron-bloomed forested areas, the journey culminates in Tatopani. Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating hot springs of Tatopani, providing a soothing and relaxing conclusion to the trekking adventure.

Day 17: Drive From Tatopani to Pokhara (822m.) 6-7 hrs drive

After the triumphant trekking and climbing expedition of Pisang Peak, the journey concludes with a return to Pokhara. Embarking on a scenic drive from Tatopani along the Kali Gandaki Gorge, we make our way to the renowned travel destination, Pokhara. The route is a visual delight, winding through lush landscapes, pristine rivers, picturesque waterfalls, rural villages, and meandering roads amidst green hills. The final leg of the journey treats us to the serene lakes of Pokhara.

With time permitting, you can indulge in various adventure activities in Pokhara and spend quality concluding moments marveling at the breathtaking mountain views. Pokhara offers a perfect backdrop for reflection and relaxation after the challenging and rewarding adventure in the Himalayas.

Day 18: Sightseeing in Pokhara

Day 19: Drive to kathmandu 7-8 hrs drive

Day 20: Final departure to your own country



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