Pisang Peak (6091m.) is the one of the most-admired and remarkable peak among the trekking mountains in Annapurna region of Nepal. Pisang Peak is undeniably a "sightseeing peak”. It ascends from yak paddock over the village in a consistent incline of snow and ice to the ultimate peak pyramid. It lies just around the corner to the topmost pass of the world and offers excellent possibility for exploration. The western ridge comprises huge rock slabs which even makes the route harder. Trekkers with petite skill in hiking can combine the famous classic Annapurna circuit trek with Pisang Peak climbing and have an extra ordinary experience of the panorama of Himalayas in Nepal.
Initially, we depart from Kathmandu to Besisahar and begin our trek from widespread Annapurna Circuit path and arrive at Pisang. From Pisang village, the path mounts through meager forest and meadow to Kharka at (4380m.) which is considered the finest spot for setting up the base camp. The distinct point shows the way to the final flurry slope which is fairly sheer and complicated to get in touch with the peak. In fact, the impressive views of Annapurna group from the summit can be observed including Annapurna II and IV, Gangapurna Tilicho Peak, and the Glacier Dome. After a successful climb to the peak, we continue our walk to Manang valley and further up to Thorong Pedi. We get an opportunity to come across the highest pass of the world, Thorong pass (5416m.) and subsequently walk to another part of the Annapurna, Muktinath. We tumble down further to Upper Mustang through picturesque Jharkot village, Kagbeni and ultimately arrive at capital of Mustang, Jomsom. After some ups and downs through Kalopani, Tatopani and Ghorepani to Nayapool and finally back to Pokhara.
The Fees for Peak Climbing under NMA Permission:
There are various trekking peaks in the Everest, Annapurna and other regions of Nepal. Permits for these trekking peaks can be obtained on the payments.
Group Size 01 to 04 : US $ 350.
Group Size 05 to 08 : US $ 350.- + 40.- per extra person
Group Size 09 to 12 : US $ 510.- + 25.- per extra person
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, meet our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. Check in to the Hotel. Today is a free day therefore you can either relax at the hotel or explore around the beautiful Kathmandu city. The foremost night will be spent at the hotel.
Today is an extremely significant day for the whole trek as it includes the preparation for permit and short briefing of the expedition. Overnight Hotel.
You initiate with the drive through Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre following the coarse route by the Marshyangdi River. You pass all along the low-lying villages and rice fields. The landscape and lifestyle of the people alter drastically as you leave Kathmandu. After 6 hours long drive, you will reach Besi Sahar which is the capital of Lamjung district and overnight stay will be in a lodge.
From Besisahar you will officially begin your trekking to the beautiful region of the Annapurna circuit. The trekking through the main trail will leads you to the beautiful region of Nagadi. The night will be at Nagadi at an altitude of 860m above sea level.
From Nagadi, you will resume your trekking in the Annapurna region, following the main trail. The trail offers you with great view of the surroundings. After trekking for several hours you will reach at the Jagat at an altitude of 1340m above sea level.
After Breakfast, you move down until it nearly reaches the river and begin to mount again through a forest. Then you reach to Chamje (1430m.), which is distinctly marked by a wonderful cascade on the opposite bank. On your way, you cross the river through a suspension bridge and continue to walk on a surging path over the river. You descend to a verdant bank of the river and come across the Tal with its teahouses and hotels. Later, the valley narrows and the path become elevated and snakey. Before the path drops again to the river, you have some more cliff-walking. You will again cross a deferral overpass, and climb the little distance to the stone Khani and finally you will reach at Dharapani (1943m.). The entire walk for the day will be almost 5 hours.
As you hike through a slender field from the village, you can see Dudh Khola entering the opposite bank which actually originates from the south of Manaslu. Marshyangdi River then swerves towards the left; you arrive at Bagarchap, where Annapurna II becomes distinctly visible. You will continue your walk to the forest of the Fir and rock-strewn declivities with the stunning view of the Annapurna II (7939m.) and Manaslu. Chame (2713) is the capital of the Manang district located in the bank of the Marshyangdi River. Today’s walk last in about 5 hours.
Today you set off for Pisang, with the view of Lamjung Himal (6893m.) sparkling in the sunrise. A fantastic cascade can be observed near the village. Pisang lies in the lap of the Pisang peak with the view of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Enduring on, you arrive at long Mani wall by a bridge and then to the lower village of Pisang. Almost 5 hours of walk is required to complete today’s trek.
The track follows an abrupt ascent, passing all along the Upper Pisang. The trail then comes across the forests of pine and local vegetation. As you walk along the trail, the panorama of Annapurna range gets better and distinct. Lastly, you attain the Pisang Peak Base Camp (4200m.), and will be camping for the night.
Leaving behind the Base Camp, the trek shows the way alongside the wobbly glacier pathway to High Camp where you will be camping for the night. The trekkers will be enthralled by the tempting panoramic scenes of the Annapurna range, Chulu Far East, Chulu East, Tilicho peak, Nawal peak and many other anonymous mountains.
Today will be the underscore of the entire escapade. Early in the morning, you begin to climb the Pisang Peak. Nevertheless, climatic condition will play a significant and decisive role on the timing of our ascent. As you rise up and reach to the top of Pisang peak (6091m.), you will get an irresistible view of Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Annapurna range, Nawal peak, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tilicho peak, Tibetan mountains, Gyaji Kang peak, Kang Guru Peak, Tilije peak, Kuchubhro peak, and so on. After a safe and sound trek to the summit, you travel back to the Base Camp and stay overnight at the camp.
The trail is really a wonderful experience with the pastures for Horses, Yaks and cattle .The path offers some outstanding highlights of the top of Annapurna. After a short walk from Pisang village, the track splits where one of the ways climbs to the Ngwal and the view of the Annapurna is wonderful. We finally reach to Manang and spend the night, along with the trembling prayer flags which embellishes the houses. Your entire walk completes in almost 4 hours.
Today you have a free relaxing day in Manang for acclimatization. The Himalayan Rescue Association will brief about the towering altitude illness and the techniques to be protected from the problems. One can walk around the town to explore and gaze at the famous Gangapurna Lake. You can also visit the Mountaineering school in Manang providing basic training of the mountaineering which is given by Nepal Mountaineering Association.
Early morning, you walk from Manang in the countryside more similar to the Tibetan plateau. The trail seems steadier rather than straight up; creates breathing problems and takes longer time to cover the short distance. With the view of wonderful Annapurna Himal all the way and backdrop of Peak 29 and Himalchuli, you descend down the path passing the summer village of Gunsang, After crossing the Gundon Khola via a wooden bridge, you come along the small settlement of Ledar. You continue your gradual climb to a ridge before walking downwards to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi River and crossing through an enclosed wooden bridge. After a short rise over the peak path on the right bank, you walk through a narrow trail across a wobbly incline and finally descend to Thorong Phedi. Today’s walk completes in almost 6 hours.
Today is the most awaited day of your trek, and you start your hike early in the morning which lasts for 7-8 hours and reach to the summit of the Thorong La (pass) 5416 m, the uppermost position for the entire period. After a long descent from Thorung Pass, you reach Muktinath. Muktinath, "God of Salvation" is a name of Hindu God Lord Vishnu. The most interesting and crowded period at this place is Sep-Oct the Festiva timel. Except this, the temple is the greatest paradigm of the harmony and correlation between Buddhism and Hinduism.
You now descend to the vivid valley of Kali Gandaki, initially all the way through parched countryside in the same environmental and climatic region as Tibet. After passing villages with typical Tibetan architecture: Khinger and Jharkot, you reach to Jomsom and get rewarded with incredible views of both Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. You have lunch and overnight stay at Jomsom. The trek completes in approximately 6 hours.
Early morning you walk through apple orchards and follow the path on the west of the river with new street through gorgeous Thakali Villages with adorned houses and broad paved roads. You then cross the river in Koketanti, have your lunch, then back again to pursue the rock path through fields and pine woods to Kalopani (town huddling below the Dhaulagiri Icefall).Today your trek comes to an end in 5-6 hours.
It is nearly all descents for 6-7 hours today, generally through orchards and fields, sometimes on the hand built road up to Muktinath. You stop at Rukse Chhahara for your lunch, near an enormous waterfall. You descend down into the deepest valley in the world and reach Tatopani which means hot water. You can soak in the hot springs by the river for about 20 minutes before making a fuss with fish and chips in the town.
Today is an absolute contrast to the last few days, as its all ascending, for 1600m. You walk through the path with beautiful orchids in the trees and reach to Ghorepani. The trek for today completes in almost 8 hours. The beautiful view from the Ghorepani will let to forget all your fatigue of the trekking.
You will wake up early in the morning to enjoy the great view of the hills from the Ghorepani. You will have the refreshing breakfast there and will walk towards the Tikhedhunga. The en route beauty of the trekking trail will surely mesmerizes you. The night will be at Tikhedhunga at the altitude of 1577m.
From Tikhedhunga you will begin your concluding journey towards the Pokhara by following the main trail towards the Birenthati to the altitude at 1037m and then to the Nayapul at the altitude of 500m above sea level. Then from Nayapul you will catch the available vehicle and will return back towards the Pokhara enjoying the great sight of the route.
After Breakfast, you can either take 5-6 hrs drive or take a domestic flight back to Kathmandu which takes about half an hour. Later you will be transferred to the hotel and stay overnight.
Today is a last and relaxing free day where you can either relax at the hotel or explore around the remaining part of the city with shopping and other activities.
After breakfast, you will be taken to Airport for the final departure or next destination.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph