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.
|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|
Per person U.S. $2725
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM) U.S. $100
Trip Deposit U.S. $300
We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.
The Equipments we provide
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