Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Hard
  • Max Elevation: 6,091m/19,980ft
  • Total Duration:21 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 2 pax

One of the most popular peak trekking adventures in Annapurna Region of Nepal, Pisang Peak Climbing activity is located on the way to the highest pass of the world. Guarded by a hanging glacier on the western edge and huge rock slabs on the western end of the ridge, this peak poses a challenge for the climbers who aim to submit it. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. offers numerous peak climbing in Nepal activities like Mera Peak Climbing, Island Peak Climbing and other climbing activities in below 7000 m height mountains.  Pisang Peak Climbing is probably the best climbing in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Those trekkers who have little experience of climbing peaks can combine the popular and classic Annapurna Circuit Trek with Pisang Peak climbing to savor pleasure of climbing the Himalayas. This peak rises above the Pisang village and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow and is considered as one of the technical climbing peaks among the other peaks opened for climbing in Nepal. If you wish to do the best mountaineering in the world famous mountains like the Annapurna, Everest, Amadablam and other mountains then you are required to do various acclimatization climbing in the peaks.

The summit of the peak offers the views of the Annapurna Mountains including Tilicho Peak, Annpurna II and IV, Gangapurna and the Glacier Dome which is why Pisang Peak could also be called a “sightseeing peak” for the magnificent sights it offers. We continue our trek to Manang Valley to ascend to Thorong-La Pass, after our summit of the peak, before we trek down to Jomsom and return to Kathmandu. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. will be your ultimate peak climbing companion to the Himalayas. The team of highly skilled Sherpa and Everest Summiteers makes our company one of the reliable and safe trekking agency for the expedition and peak climbing in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar [850m/2,790 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
  • Day 04: Besisahar to Bahundanda [1,310m/4,298 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje [1,430m/4,690 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani-(5-6hours) 1,950m/6,396ft
  • Day 07: Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891 ft]: 5 hrs
  • Day 08: Chame to Upper Pisang [3,700m/10,824 ft]: 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 09: Day for relax and acclimatization [3,700m/12,136 ft]
  • Day 10: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp [4,380m/14,370 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 11: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp [5,400m/17,712 ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
  • Day 12: Summit the Peak and back to Base Camp [6,091m/19,980 ft]: 7 – 9 hrs
  • Day 13: Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley [3,500m/11,482 ft]: 6 – 7 hours
  • Day 14: Manang to Yak Kharka [4,110m]: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 15: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4,600m]: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 16: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath [3,800m] crossing over Thorong-La Pass [5,416m]: 7 – 8 hrs
  • Day 17: Trek down to Kagbeni [2,810/9,218 ft]: 3 – 4hrs
  • Day 18: Trek to Jomsom [2,800m/9,184 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 19: Jomsom to Pokhara: 30 min
  • Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 21: Final Depature

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
A representative from Bharal Adventure will pick up the guests at the airport and escort them to their hotel. They will be explained about the program for their journey, however, no activities are planned for the day. Nevertheless, an evening stroll could be arranged if the guests show an interest.
Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
A guided tour around the historically and spiritually significant landmarks in Kathmandu will be scheduled after breakfast. These landmarks constitutes of Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath – the Monkey Temple, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square where you could enjoy the artistic palace, art, culture, paintings and history of ancient medieval Nepal. In the afternoon, pre-trip discussion session will be arranged enabling the interaction between the guests, trek leader and crew members.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar [850m/2,790 ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
We will start an around eight hour drive to Besisahar early in the morning. It is the point from where we will start our trek. Lunch will be served on the way which will be accompanied by the small villages and fast changing landscapes, views of the mountains and the hills. We will stay at Besisahar for the night.
Day 04: Besisahar to Bahundanda [1,310m/4,298 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
Crossing over a few suspension bridges, waterfalls and several up and downhill walks across rice fields and subtropical forests, we will encounter many small villages on the way until we ascend to Bahundanda (literally meaning hills of the Brahmins) where we will stay overnight.
Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje [1,430m/4,690 ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
After completing our breakfast, we start to descend through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces passing across a steep vertical cliff, lush forests and small diverse hamlets. We then begin walking up after crossing a suspension bridge over the Marshyangdi River and reach Jagat where we will take a break for lunch. Walking further along the rocky trail for one and half hours, we will arrive at Chamje which will be our night’s stop.
Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani-(5-6hours) 1,950m/6,396ft
Crossing yet another suspension bridge over Marshyangdi River just after leaving Chamje, we will enter into Manang district. We walk further uphill to reach a tal (pond) and pass few corn fields on the way. Barley and potatoes fields then welcome us until we pass through bamboo and rhododendron forests. As we cross the pond, we will come across a river and continue walking through across the cliff right above the river which will now take us to Dharapani by late afternoon.
Day 07: Dharapani to Chame [2,710m/8,891 ft]: 5 hrs
Fifth day starts with trek to Chame followed by a quick breakfast. The trail ascends along the mule track through fir forest following the river amidst the highest oak and maple trees. The stunning views of major Himalayan peaks such as Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV shall accompany the journey that comes to an end for the day at Chame. We also come across small hot springs where we can beat the anxiety of the trek so far.
Day 08: Chame to Upper Pisang [3,700m/10,824 ft]: 5 – 6 hours
Walking through a steep narrow valley offers the first glace of Paungda Danda rock face, a dramatic curved rock face rising 1,500m above the river. This place also offers tremendous views of Annapurna II to the south and Pisang Peak to the north east. Descending down to the Manang Valley floor takes us to Pisang from where a half an hour climb will take us to Upper Pisang.
Day 09: Day for relax and acclimatization [3,700m/12,136 ft]
This day will be spent on acclimatization for which the local villages will be explored. Also, we will be checking and setting up our gears that will be used for climb which will begin from the next day. We will be enjoying the views of all the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and Tilicho mountains.
Day 10: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp [4,380m/14,370 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
On the tenth day of our expedition, we will start the walk towards Pisang Peak Base Camp ascending through sparse woods and pastures to a Kharka at the height of 4,380m. Since this place is considered ideal for setting up the Base Camp, we shall put our tent here for the night.
Day 11: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp [5,400m/17,712 ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Walking for about four to five hours, we reach our high camp standing at the height of 5,400m after climbing to a shoulder on the south west ridge. The high camp is graced with snow from the end of November to the end of March. We will camp here for the night.
Day 12: Summit the Peak and back to Base Camp [6,091m/19,980 ft]: 7 – 9 hrs
It is on the twelfth day of our expedition that we will summit the Pisang Peak. We walk through the well defined ridges from the high camp to the final steep snow slop to reach the summit. Since the trek is more technical, our guide will fix the rope and lead you up to the successful summit of the Pisang Peak. After capturing the beautiful and thrilling moment in our memory and cameras, we will descend down to the base camp.
Day 13: Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley [3,500m/11,482 ft]: 6 – 7 hours
Two routes go to Manang from Pisang of which we follow the one passing through Upper Pisang via Geru as it guarantees the outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak and others. Walking near Manang makes us feel the cold and dry climate. A short visit to Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the district is organized so as to help the travelers forget the climatic condition in the serene environment of the monastery.
Day 14: Manang to Yak Kharka [4,110m]: 3 – 4 hours
The trail crossing over a stream and climbing to a village of Tenki above Manang is followed which continues to go up out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. From here, the trail follows this valley northward passing a few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees as it steadily gains elevation passes further closer to the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. It now goes through the meadows where horses and yaks graze crossing gradually a small river through a wooden bridge and traversing through an ancient Mani wall in a pleasant meadow progressively reaching another small village of Yak Kharka where the trek ends for the day.
Day 15: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi [4,600m]: 3 – 4 hrs
On this day, the trek to the foot of Thorong Phedi Pass, a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers, is made. This point is used by some trekkers as a base camp. Although some trekkers attempt a hike to the High Camp on the very day of their arrival here, Bharal Adventure does not advice that because it understands that a sound sleep here is more important and helpful rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at the High Camp.
Day 16: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath [3,800m] crossing over Thorong-La Pass [5,416m]: 7 – 8 hrs
The climb to the pass begins early in the morning. Although the ascent is very steep in the initial stage, the peak becomes sloppier as the climb proceeds through the rocky ridges up to the top of the pass at 5,416m. The 360 degree panorama of the snow capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet is a breathtaking sight along with the peaks of Annapurna range and the unfathomable Kali Gandaki gorge staring right in front of us. From here, the trail descends steeply down to Muktinath which is a reverent pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims at the same time being a home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhists.
Day 17: Trek down to Kagbeni [2,810/9,218 ft]: 3 – 4hrs
We walk for about half an hour from Muktinath to arrive at Jharkot, a rich village with culture and tradition similar to Tibet. From here, we observe the views of the varied landscapes and combination of dry hills and green fields. After enjoying the view for a while, we descend further down until we reach Kagbeni.
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom [2,800m/9,184 ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
Walking through the sand bar of Kali Gandaki River, we descend down to Jomsom. On our way, we can give an hour to look for fossils on the riverside as we walk since finding a natural fossil from the Kali Gandaki River is believed to bring good luck in your life. However, we need to walk past the area before the wind starts blowing in Kali Gandaki Valley. Walking further along the trail will take us to Jomsom, district headquarter of Mustang. In the afternoon, a visit to Ecological museum of Jomsom could be arranged where you can learn about the old traditional culture, flora and fauna of the valley.
Day 19: Jomsom to Pokhara: 30 min
The early morning flight from Jomsom will bring us to Pokhara just after breakfast, accompanied with the views of the gorge between two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Resting for a while in a comfortable hotel room in Lakeside, we shall utilize the afternoon exploring the beautiful Pokhara valley strolling along the banks of Fewa Lake or spending some quality time into one of the clubs with live music playing. Also, boating could be done on the lake or an hour’s walk could be taken to the World Peace Pagoda.
Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5 – 6 hrs
After breakfast, 200 km drive to Kathmandu will be taken through the highway with scenic mountains, rivers, farmlands, hills and small villages. As we arrive in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel for rest. Shopping for souvenir could be done or the rest of the evening could be spent leisurely resting or strolling around the area. In the evening, farewell dinner will be hosted by Bharal Adventure to congratulate you on the successful completion of your vacation.
Day 21: Final Depature
If you have booked further trips with us, we may proceed to it but if you have a flight back home, one of the representatives of Bharal Adventure will escort the guests to the airport approximately three hours before their scheduled flight.
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This list is a guideline to help you pack for trekking and peak climbing. Also, please understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Himalayan Glacier inclusive in the service. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter, but you are required to carry a daypack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet

Group Climbing Gears:

  • Snow bar*
  • Rope*
  • Ice hammer*
  • Ice screw*


  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable


  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner

 Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric


  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • Gaiters


  • 1 sleeping bag 30 degree DC
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag *
  • Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)


  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • Large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks


  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash


  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Cost Includes

  • All domestic flight, hotel/airport transfer
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, teahouses during the trek and camping in tents during the climb
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles
  • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag & Mountaineering gears (down jacket, sleeping bag and mountaineering gears are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Welcome & farewell dinner
  • All porterages costs
  • All cost for a Bharal Adventure’s leader(First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking) and sherpa, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek
  • Hot shower during the trip
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes if necessaryt
  • Bharal Adventucre Kit Bag

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  • Drink including – water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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