Pisang Peak Climbing -19 days
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Pisang Peak Climbing (6091 M), one of the technical peaks to climb in Nepal, lies in the Annapurna region near the beautiful Buddhist village of Manang which rises above the Pisang village and alpine Yak pasture in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the snow-capped mountain. This peak climbing is combined with the Annapurna circuit trek to add more flavors to Himalayan trek with climbing adventure in a single trip.
To get access in this Pisang Peak Climbing area you trail to Pisang village from Chame and the path ascends through the alpine woods and Yak pastures then passing through Kharka then high camp on the south-west ridge and reach at its summit. The peak is made of steeply tilted rocks; the deep slope of which faces the valley below. You follow the trail to the Thorang La pass after the summit and then descend down to the Muktinath temple and head back at Kathmandu. The summit of this peak offers truly amazing views of the Annapurna Mountains, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna and the Glacier Dome. Pisang trekking not only provides adventure but also exploration opportunity. Pisang Peak Climbing goes moderate to difficult so one has to be physically fit. This trekking is conducted on both lodging and Camping basis. The best time to join this climbing campaign is from September to December and March to May.
Outline Itinerary of Pisang Peak Climbing
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Kathmandu to Besisahar to Bulbule
Day 4: Bulbule to Jagat
Day 5: Jagat to Dharapani
Day 6: Dharapani to Chame
Day 7: Chame to Upper Pisang
Day 8: Upper Pisang to Pisang Base Camp
Day 9: Pisang Base Camp to Pisang High Base Camp
Day 10: Pisang High Base Camp to Summit & back to Pisang Base Camp
Day 11: Pisang Base Camp to Manang
Day 12: Manang to Yak Khraka
Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi
Day 14: Thorang Phedi to Thorang La Pass to Muktinath
Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
You will be warmly greeted by Well Nepal at your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Tour and trek Preparation (1360m)
Today you are going to explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanah Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar to Bulbule (840 M)
After a long drive of about from Kathmandu we reach at Bulbule. The road till Beshi Sahar is fine and pitched but further ahead from Beshi Sahar the road is dusty and rough. During your drive, you can view spectacular scenery of mountains, different rivers, villages and many more. Stay overnight at Bulbule.
Day 4: Bulbule to Jagat (1100 M)
Today you follow your trail through Marshyandi River to Jagat. You will encounter greenery, hills, vistas of mountains like Manaslu, Himchuli Lamjung Himal, Pisang peak and other, rivers, farms and villages. Stay overnight at Jagat.
Day 5: Jagat to Dharapani (1960 M)
Today your journey will be very interesting as you leave Jagat and head to Dharapani. You enter into Manang District and we will be passing through several rice, barley and potato fields which are very mesmerizing. You will enter village of Kodo and see its lifestyle. Furthermore steep climb from here leads to big village of Manang Valley called as Dharapani. It is a village where Manaslu pass joins and people and their lifestyle is more Tibetan. Stay overnight at Dharapani.
Day 6: Dharapani to Chame (2710 M)
Today you leave Dharapani in morning and follow your trails until you reach to Chame. Along the way you enjoy small wooden bridges, landslides, waterfalls, Tamang Villages, apple garden and rests at the administrative headquarter of Manang i.e. Chame. You get access to different hotels, Bank, telephone service and post office. Stay overnight at Chame.
Day 7: Chame to upper Pisang (3700 M)
You trail through the steep as well as narrow congested path and passing through dense pine forest, curved rocky paths to open path enclosed with Himalayan peaks, finally you arrive at Upper Pisang. Stay overnight at Upper Pisang
Day 8: Upper Pisang to Pisang Base Camp (4380 M)
You will explore upper Pisang village and trail through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka and after 4 hours of walk we arrive at Base camp. Rest of the day we train on our gears and get relaxed fully for next day. Stay overnight at Pisang Base Camp.
Day 9: Pisang Base Camp to High Camp (5400 M)
Today you climb this peak from a shoulder on the south west ridge. After 5 hours of climb you arrive at High camp and set up our tent for tonight. Enjoy rest of the day at High Base camp and pictureize the stunning surroundings. Stay overnight at High Camp.
Day 10: High Base Camp to Summit (6091 M) to Pisang Base Camp
You start this day with early climb and early head start. The ridge at final moments is steep and more technical to reach at summit, and finally your dream to be at top of Pisang comes to reality. You enjoy the moments, take pictures and head back to Pisang Base Camp. Stay overnight Pisang Base Camp.
Day 11: Pisang Base Camp to Manang
Today you continue your short trek to Pisang village or Manang valley crossing riverside. You will get a great view of contrast landscape and vegetation i.e. Cold, dry and harsh. You explore this culturally rich Manang Valley and observe the tradition, lifestyle of Manangi People and rest whole afternoon. Stay overnight at Manang.
Day 12: Manang to Yak Kharka (4110 M)
Today you headed to Yak Kharka along crossing thrugh the fields of barley, potato, buckwheat, and climbing half hour to tengi, north Marshyandi valley, and passing through small streams, juniper trees, barberry and meadows of Gunsang Village. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4600 M)
It can take generally up to 4 hour walk to reach Thorang Phedi from Yak Kharka. You trail east bank of Jorsang Khola, its bridge, and climbing tough up to the dry high Himalayas and then through steeply rocky path down. Stay overnight at Thorang Phedi.
Day 14: Thorang Phedi to Thorang la Pass (5416 M) to Muktinath (3800 M)
Today is your big day and big trek is ahead of us. The climax of this trek is to be conquered today. You start our trek with early breakfast and climb rocky trails and then follow icy slippery trails you are at amazing Thorang La Pass (5416 M) which will be your life time experience. Beautiful Vistas of mountains will certainly astonish you. One can feel headache and cold because of icy cold wind. Then you trail downward to famous pilgrimage temple, Muktinath. This Vishnu temple is regarded as the way to salvation. You enjoy this Hindu and Buddhist temple. Stay overnight at Muktinath
Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom (2760 M) to Pokhara
At morning you will visit Muktinath Temple without any breakfast. In Nepal, it is believed that one should not eat before visiting temple means you worship temple being pure. This is famous pilgrimage site for all Hindus and Buddhists all around the world and disciples from India, Tibet and Bhutan visit here every year. After rituals at temple, you will have your breakfast and trail down to Jomsom. Along the way you will experience amazing ruined village called Jarkot, Kali Gandaki Valley and 500 Years old Gompa. Then you fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. You will be enjoying Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
You will enjoy Pokhara at its best and comfort yourself with shopping and entertainments, foods and so on and recall what you have achieved from that trek, those beautiful natures, kind peoples and their lifestyle, different cultures and many more. And then, you will depart to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Departure
Today your Pisang Peak Climbing comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous activities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.so that you can make your travel to Nepal memorable
Services include:Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
Services exclude:Nepal entry visa fee
A trekker who is able to hike and trek normally 5-6 hours per day with a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to perform this trekking. There may be stone steps, ups and downs, rocky paths and which are very uneven and also because of long trails your leg may feel tired and shaky so we strongly recommend you to use walking poles and trek sticks to feel safer and to maintain the pace. You will be informed about altitude and you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it, acclimatize as well as walk slowly and have more water and other drinks to maintain yourself hydrated.
Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc
Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.
Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.
Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.
Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.
1 Alpine climbing harness.
1 Ascender 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide)
1 Mountaineering axe with leash
1 Pair expedition style gaiters which fit perfectly over your boots
1 Pair of Steel crampons
1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
2 D-Shaped locking carabineers
2 Non-locking carabineers
Climbing helmet (optional)
Ski goggles (optional)
Body Gears (Synthetic Recommended, No COTTON)
Light expedition thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
1 pair liner gloves, 1 pair of warm gloves, shell gloves.
Warm wool or synthetic hat to covers your ears, warm neck warmer, 100% glacier glasses, balaclava, headlamps,
2 pair of nylon hiking pants, synthetic underwear’s, 2 pair of trekking pants, waterproof baggages, light long trousers, liner socks, 1pair of sandles, etc.
Optional like Binaculors, stainless steel thermos, hydration bladder, ipods and cards, fav. Snack foods, trekking poles, etc.
Extra Strength Excedrin, Ibuprofen, Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules, Diamox, mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments,
Always Drink Safe Water
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.
About Recharging Your Batteries & Electronic Devices during Trek
Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.
Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities
Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.
Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.
Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks
You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Treks suggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.
While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.