Blossom Expeditions

Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak is the most popular trekking peak on the Annapurna Circuit. A German expedition made the first ascent of Pisang Peak in 1955, and since then it has been a favourite of many climbers. Access to the peak is gained from the eastern side of the circuit, about half way to the Thorong pass. This trip offers a great opportunity to explore this geographically diverse region. You will pass through alpine meadows and trans- Himalayan landscapes.

The route up Pisang Peak is along the western flank. This side is guarded by a hanging glacier, and offers climbers a considerable technical and physical challenge. The western end of the ridge has huge rock slabs, which make it difficult to climb. 

Many climbers combine an ascent of Pisang Peak with the Annapurna Circuit trek, giving them a thorough taste of some of the best climbing and trekking that Nepal has to offer. The peak rises directly above Pisang village and the surrounding yak pastures, creating a uniform slope of ice and snow to the summit pyramid. Pisang peak is considered as technical a climbing peak as any of the trekking peaks in Nepal.

Our trip starts from the village of Bulbule, which is a 6-7 hour bus or private transfer from Kathmandu. From Bulbule we follow the Annapurna Circuit trails all the way to Pisang village. From Pisang our trek to base camp (at Kharka, 4,380m) ascends through sparse wood and pasture. We spend two days at base camp, acclimatizing and training our climbers in the use of their equipment.

High camp is set up at (5,400m), on the shoulder on the South-West Ridge. Climbers should expect snow at high camp from the end of November to the beginning of April. The summit offers truly amazing view of many snowy peaks, including those of Annapurna and Manaslu ranges.

After the summit we will continue the trek, crossing Thorong-La (5416m). Thorong-La provides great views of both Manang and Mustang.

Once we are over this high pass we descend into the Kaligandaki valley and the dry but beautiful lower Mustang region. Towns here include Muktinath and Kagbeni. In Muktinath we visit a sacred temple where Hindus, Buddhists and Bon practitioners all still worship, a great example of modern day religious tolerance. 

Our trek ends at Jomsom, from which daily flights leave for Pokhara.

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate to Strenuous Plus
Max. Elevation:
6092m.
Starts Point:
Bulbule
Ends Point:
Jomsom
Trip Duration:
21 days
Max. Group Size:
10 person
Season:
September to early December and late March to May
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Days Program Altitude Durations
01 Arriving in KTM and transfer to hotel 1300m  
02 Preparation day for trip    
03 Drive to Besisahar 760m. 5-6 hours
04 Drive to Chame by Jeep 2600m. 5-6 hours
05 Trek to Dhukur Pokhari 3060m. 3-4 hours
06 Trek to Upper Pisang 3300m. 6-7 hours
07 Trek to Base Camp 4380m. 3-4 hours
08 Rest day for Acclimatize    
09 Climb to High Camp 5400m. 3-4 hours
10 Summit the Peak 6092m and return to base camp 4380m. 7-9 hours
11 Trek to Ngawal 3657m. 4-5 hours
12 Trek to Manang 3540m. 3-4 hours
13 Trek to Yak Kharka 4018m. 3-4 hours
14 Trek to Thorung Phedi 4450m. 3-4 hours
15 Trek over Thorung-La pass 5416m to Muktinath 3800m. 8-9 hours.
16 Trek to Jomsom through Kagbeni 2710m. 5-6 hours
17 Fly To Pokhara early Morning    
18 Sightseeing around Pokhara    
19 Fly of drive by Bus or Car to KTM 1300m.  
20 Sightseeing around KTM (Boddhanath biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Pashupatinath the very important temple for hindues and Patan Darbar squire.   6-7 hours
21 Departure to Home    

Trip Cost

Per person U.S. $2725
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM) U.S. $100
Trip Deposit U.S. $300

Cost Includes

  • Peak Permit
  • Three time meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Hot drinks and accommodation on the trip and during the climbing sharing basis
  • Porters, a Climbing Guide and a Guide wages, food, accommodation and insurance
  • Climbing guide equipment
  • Equipments tents and one Kitchen or dinning tent, Snow bar, Ropes, EP gas and stove, Ice-cru, Ice-Axe, Helmet, Figure-8, Jummer, Harness, Crampons  and Kitchen utensils that we need at base camp and high camp. 
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in KTM and 2 nights in Pokhara Tourist Standard Hotel including Breakfast
  • Air fare Jomsom/Pokhara and Pokhara/Kathmandu including Guide
  • Transfer Kathmandu to Chame by Jeep
  • Air port Transfer
  • City sightseeing transfer in Kathmandu and Guide
  • Conservation and TIMS card fee.


Cost Excludes

  • Cold and hard drink and water
  • Food in KTM Pokhara
  • Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
  • Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above
  • Entrance fee for city sightseeing both KTM and Pokhara
  • Transfer in Pokhara

We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.

The Equipments we provide

  1. Tents and one Kitchen or dinning tent
  2. Snow bar
  3. Main Rope and fixed Rope
  4. EP Gas and stove
  5. Ice-cru
  6. Kitchen utensils
  7. Porters clothing.
  8. Helmet
  9. Jummer
  10. Ice-Axe
  11. Harness
  12. Figure 8
  13. Crampons
  14. Carabineers with lock and without lock

You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can buy or rent when you arrive in Kathmandu.

Personal Equipments List

  1. Bags: A small day Bag pack, Backpack or Duffle bag.
  2. Down or Fiber-filled Jacket (you can rent here in Kathmandu)
  3. Water and windproof Jacket (Gore-Tex)
  4. Fleece Jacket
  5. Hiking Shirts, Cotton and Polypropylene t-shirt
  6. Full Polypropylene and fleece T-shirts (jumper)
  7. Sun Had and woolen hot or balaclava with ear protection.
  8. High altitude insulated Pants nylon wind pants
  9. Hiking Pants.
  10. Thermal underwear Tops and Bottoms (Polypropylene and Fleece)
  11. Gloves  with liner and layer shell (Gore-Tex)
  12. Long Gaiters
  13. Trekking Boots and camp Shoes or Thongs
  14. Socks
  15. Sleeping bag
  16. Water Bottle or came bag
  17. Flashlight
  18. Sunglasses
  19. Sun cream
  20. Towel
  21. Iodine, water purification tablets or Steripen
  22. Personal Medical First Aid Kid
  23. Battery charger with multi adaptor and Batteries
  24. Kophlex Boot (plastic boot) for climbing
  25. Air Mattress

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