Pisang Peak Climbing

Trip Highlights:

          •   Sightseeing to Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Swayambhu in Kathmandu
          •   Trek for 11 days upto 3-8 hours a day walking past the traditional local villages with stunning views of peak

          •   Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

          •   Climb for a day to reach the top of the Pisang peak at 6091m for an awesome experience
 

Trip Cost Includes:

           •   All land transportation in private vehicles.
           •   4 Nights in twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in star hotels
           •   3 Nights in tented camps during peak climbing
           •   9 Nights in best available lodge and guest house during trekking days
           •   Lodges and Guesthouses accommodation during the trek will be twin sharing and occasionally dormitory rooms
           •   16 Breakfast, 12 Lunch and 14 Dinner
           •   National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
           •   Pisang Peak Climbing Permit.
           •   Guided city tour with all entrance fees in sightseeing places
           •   An English speaking knowledgeable trekking guide
           •   Climbing Sherpa from Pisang Peak Base Camp for the summit and back to base camp.
           •   Group climbing equipments such as climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer, camping tents and kitchen equipments
           •   The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign 1 porter for every 2 guests)
           •   Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
           •   Down Jacket and sleeping bag that has to be returned later
           •   Satellite phone service.
           •   Oxygen (2 4-litre bottles).
           •   Flights to transfer climbing members, staff, liaison officer and cargo of the climbing gear.
           •   City Map and T Shirt

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. In the evening you will be briefed about your daily tour activities and will be invited for welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath Temple 

Our city tour includes the World Heritage Sites of Pashupatinath, one of the most famous Shiva temples in all of Asia where you’ll meet Hindu ascetics who have renounced all possessions; Bouddhanath, the spectacular and serene center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal with streams of prayer flags fluttering in the wind; and Swayambunath, the Monkey Temple perched on a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley with panoramic views of the city.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

Day 03:  Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 11-12 hours

Today we take a long drive to Dharapani that takes around 12 hours from Kathmandu.

Overnight: Lodge in Dharapani

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04:  Dharapani to Chame (5-6hours) 2,630m/8,628ft
Today you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. Today you will encounter some typical Tibetan villages enroute before to reach Chame. Chame is districts headquarter of Manang. Beautiful views of the Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II can be seen from your hotel.

Overnight: Lodge in Chame

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05:  Chame to Upper Pisang-(5-6hours) 3,700m/12,136ft
A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up you will be surrounded by Himalayan Peaks all the way to Pisang. You will have an extra half an hour climb towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang.

Overnight: Lodge in Upper Pisang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06:  Day for relax and acclimatize 3,700m/12,136ft
Today you will have a rest day here. Check and set up all the gears for climbing and acclimatized. Enjoy the whole day with very nice magnificent views of all the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and Tilicho. Relax day.

Overnight: Lodge in Upper Pisang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07:  Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (3-4hours) 4,380m/14,370ft
Today we start walking up towards Base camp after a day relax in Upper Pisang. From Upper Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at (4,380m) which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. It is in a flat alpine section along the well worn trail.

Overnight: Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08:  Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp-(3-4hours) 5,400m/17,712ft
Today we walked for 4 -5 hours and set up our high camp at the height of 5400m after climbing to a shoulder on the south west
ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March.

Overnight: Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09:  Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp-(7-9hours) 6,091m/19,980ft
Today is a day to fulfill your dream of Summit on Pisang Peak. From the High Camp,the well defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and more technical to reach the summit. Our guide will fixed the rope and lead you to the successful summit of the Pisang peak. After a successful summit, you will walk down to Base Camp

Overnight: Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10:  Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley-(5-6hours)3,450m/11,316ft
Today you will trek to Pisang village and continue trek to Manang village walking across the riverside. Here, you will notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation. The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment. Incredible views of the towering Himalayan Peaks. Manang is a great Mt. Valley which has a rich customs & tradition and gives you an opportunity to observe a traditional lifestyle of Manangi People (one of the Ethnic Group people of Nepal).

Overnight: Lodge in Manang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11:  Manang to Yak Kharka-(3-4hours) 4,110m/13,480ft
Leaving Manang we head towards the base of the Thorong La. We climb out of the Marsyangdi valley and turn northwest up the valley of the Jarsang Khola. We are above the forests now and pass through dry, alpine country, with scrub juniper and occasional clumps of birch. We spend tonight at a lodge in Yak Kharka. We will reach the lodge by lunchtime and in the afternoon we will have an acclimatisation walk onto the surrounding hills. Look out for the Blue Sheep that inhabit this cold, windy spot.

Overnight: Lodge in Yak Kharka

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi [4400m]

Another short day to aid acclimatisation. The scenery becomes more wild as we continue ascending the valley. At one point we descend to cross the Jarsang Khola, and traverse a scree slope to the lone teahouses at Phedi at the foot of the Thorong La (4,400m).Thorong Phedi can be very cold and windy.

Overnight: Lodge in Thorung Phedi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath [3802m], crossing the Thorung La en route

A long day as we leave Phedi very early the next morning for the climb to the pass. The first part of the ascent is very steep, but it eases somewhat as we approach the top, although the altitude still makes the going tough. Eventually, after numerous false summits, we reach the pass itself at 5416m. Ahead there is a magnificent panorama of snow-capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet, and looking back we can see several of the main peaks of Annapurna. Directly in front of us is the great chasm of the Kali Gandaki, 2,500m. It's a very long descent that begins gently and becomes steeper, as we follow a series of switch-backs down to the grassy slopes, before easing off to a gentle descent to Muktinath (3802m).

Overnight: Lodge in Muktinath

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

Overnight: Lodge in Jomsom

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

You have the afternoon to explore this pretty lakeside town.

Overnight: Hotel in Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 17:  Airport Transfer
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months for Pisang Peak Climbing. Please email us or call us for your desired date.

Best Months 
The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months for Pisang Peak Climbing

Maximum Altitude: 6,091m

Nepal Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD

Weather

Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict.  Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm offering outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.

Experience Required

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for couple of hours daily can choose for trekking. But for mountain climbing one has to have an experience of climbing.

Packing  List

It is recommended that you carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.

To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack.  Around base camp you will need your down jacket.

Trekking Guides

All our trekking guides have received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Accommodation

We use standard rooms at star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses and lodges that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room.

In summit base camps, the accommodation will be a tented camp.

Meals

Meals are provided at Guesthouses and lodges on the way and in a star hotel in Kathmandu. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.

During tented camps our professional cook will provide you the best vegetarian food.

Means of Transportation

Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggyback rides on mules and yaks. We provide you only those options which enhance your local experience while allowing you to travel comfortably and efficiently. We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs

Climbing Guides

All our climbing guides are licensed by the Nepal Mountaineering Association and are experienced in many 6000, 7000 and 8000 meter peaks.

Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform to us

Communication while trekking

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Our guides will have their local mobile phones, in case you want to make international calls or want to provide your number to your family for the call back to you. Any international calls made, you can pay to the guide directly.

Insurance Coverage

A travel insurance policy that covers medical expenses, evacuation, theft and loss is recommended. Your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses.

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.

Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at +977 9841414582

Nepal had been my favorite destination always and I am very much excited and happy making to the top of Pisang Peak with Eve Holidays

Michael

From the initial contact till the end of the trip, everything was planned out, taken care of, and done with perfection. They are absolutely awesome and they were always available to talk and answer our many questions at our convenience.

Jeffery S