Pisang Peak Climbing - 18 Days

Pisang Peak stands at elevation of 6091 meters up above from Pisang village in Annapurna Himalaya range and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid. Pisang Peak climbing is considered one of the busy climbing peaks among the trekking peaks in Nepal.

To reach the base camp from Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at 4420 meters, which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. High camp is set up at 5450 meters, 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.

The well-defined ridge leads to the final snow slop, which is quite steep but not difficult to reach the summit. Descent is made on the same route. The peak summit offers a truly beautiful view of the Annapurna group, including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Gangapurna and the Glacier Dome.

After the your main adventure of Pisang Peak climbing leads to Thorong La pass (5416 meters), through Manang, Yak Kharka, which are the main attraction of whole Annapurna Circuit trek. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction.

We start our trek towards the Manang Valley after the successful summit and cross the world’s highest pass, the Thorong La Pass early in the morning, and arrives at Muktinath, another part of Annapurna.

From there we go to Jomsom, Mustang’s capital, with a small airstrip on the bank of the Kaligandaki River.

Taking a bunch of Himalaya experience, Pisang Peak climbing journey will end at the Jomsom, for a Jeep drive/flight to Pokhara in the early morning.

Pisang Peak Climbing Difficulty

This majestic mountain peak is located in Pisang, district of Manang, in the northern part of Nepal. It is situated between Annapurna and Manaslu. This is a popular climb as it provides great opportunities for discovery and climbing adventures. It is famous because it is easy to climb.  Though, the summit ridge is little bit technical. The pyramid like summit of Pisang Peak lies on a way to the world’s highest pass: Thorong La Pass. And it also represents the taste of Annapurna Circuit Trek to some extent.

Pisang Peak Climbing grades PD+, which means ‘Per Difficulty’ walking on certain parts of climb on rocks and glaciers which have technical difficulties.

The following are some of the major factors that specify the difficulty level on the Pisang Peak:

  • The distance you cover during your entire trip
  • Weather conditions of the location you are climbing to
  • Your Physical Fitness
  • Highest points of the peak Altitude sickness
  • Basic Mountain climbing training

When is the best time to climb Pisang Peak?

Generally, Pisang Peak can be attempted year round. People have successfully summited Pisang peak even during the winter, however cold weather could be unfavorable to some, mainly if you are a beginner mountaineer. It is not that the mountain is technically difficult to climb, but it depends more on how confident you are with the winter months extremes.

While the peak can be climbed almost year-round, during spring (March to early June) and autumn (September to November) are the best and most suitable time to climb the Pisang Peak.

The weather appears to be clearer during autumn in Nepal, and it is by far the most popular time to climb the peak and high passes. Also, this is the best time to visit Nepal in general, and this time is when most tourists choose trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.

After the monsoon season can often get a bit crowded, but you can be pretty sure on the flip side that you will have the best weather conditions and climbing conditions.

I have never climbed peak before. Can I go for peak climbing in Nepal?

There’s always a first time for everything, including peak climbing. This is a non-technical peak, which a fit trekker can climb safely, and even somewhat technical peaks can be attempted by a beginner climber with a professional native Sherpa climbing guide.

Getting Pisang Peak Climbing

Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besisahar, we start our expedition and follow the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek trails and in 3 to 5 days we will reach Pisang village.

We at Himalaya Discovery glad to guide you Pisang Peak expedition with our native experienced Sherpa guides and expert team for a complete Himalaya experience.

Day 1
Day 01- Arrive in Kathmandu (1400 meters)

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Himalaya Discovery Adventures, who will display your name on the board at the arrival gate. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02- Free in Kathmandu for sightseeing and pre trip briefing and gear check.

Today is free for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You may wish to visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving is located. The whole area is a maze of temples and images. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ Swayambhunath and Buddhists shrine Buddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world.

There will also be a full trip briefing today with gear check. In case you need to hire or buy equipment locally there will be time to do this today. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03- Drive to Dharapani (1,960m): 9-11 hours

After breakfast we begin our drive to Dharapani. It’s a long journey through beautiful townships in Nepal. Our trail is next to the flowing Trishuli River during the start of our journey. We also pass through Pokhara, popularly known as Lake City, before arriving at Dharapani, one of the Manang Valley’s largest villages. Dharapani overnight Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4
Day 04- Trek to Chame (2,710m) 5 - 6 hours

Today, along with several landslides, we are negotiating a few steep forest ridges on the road to Chame. Nevertheless, we should not forget to look up, as we will be welcomed by the stunning views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV (7,525 m). We also find small hot springs that are supposed to help us relax for a while. Chame overnight. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 5
Day 05- Trek to to Upper Pisang (3,700m) 5 - 6hours

A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring us to a dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500 m from the river. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 6
Day 06- Acclimatization / Discover Pisang

Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Pisang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest, Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 7
Day 07- Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4420 meters) 6 hours.

The trail is steep ascent passing through Upper Pisang. En route you cross forests of pine and local vegetation. The views of Annapurna rang welcome you. From today the accommodation will be tented camp for few days and you will be having camp food cooked by our professional cook, Overnight at tented camp.

Day 8
Day 08- Base Camp to high camp (5450 meters) 6 hours.

Today the trek leads along rocky glacier path to High Camp. You will be completely charmed by the panoramic views of Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks, Overnight at tented camp.

Day 9
Day 09- Summit day (6091 meters) and return to Base Camp.

Today is our main adventure day, we start early in the morning to climb Pisang peak but it all depends on the weather condition. At the summit of Pisang peak, you can have closer panoramic views of Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains, Kang Guru Peak, Gyaji Kang peak, Tilje peak, Kuchubhro peak and many more. After a safe trip to the top we safely make our way down to base camp, Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10
Day 10- Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4420 meters) 6 hours.

The trail is steep ascent passing through Upper Pisang. En route you cross forests of pine and local vegetation. The views of Annapurna rang welcome you. From today the accommodation will be tented camp for few days and you will be having camp food cooked by our professional cook, Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11
Day 11- Spare day in case of bad weather.

Day 12
Day 12- Trek to Manang Valley (3,450m) 5-6 hours

From the Pisang peak base camp we trek towards the village of Pisang. There are two routes from Pisang to Manang. We choose the one that passes through Geru via Upper Pisang as it guarantees exceptional views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. The weather gets colder and drier as we walk near Manang. Nevertheless, we should be cheered by a short visit to Barge Monastery, Manang District’s largest monastery. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 13
Day 13- Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m) 3 - 4 hours

From Manang village, the trail crosses a river, climbs to Tenki village above Manang, and then climbs from the Marshyangdi Valley northwest to the Jarsang Khola Valley. The trail follows this valley to the north, passing a few pastures, a forest of juniper trees as it gains elevation gradually. Close to the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just under the trailhead, the trail continues. Now the trail crosses meadows where horses and yaks are grazing. The trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow after crossing a small river on a wooden bridge and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 14
Day 14- Trek to Thorong Phedi: (4420m) 3-4 hours

Thorang Phedi is an uphill walk. We cross a suspension bridge after walking for some time and reach the village of Ledar. We ascend higher and go through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La. On this journey we are rewarded with one of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan’s best views. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 15
Day 15- Trek to Thorong La (5416m), continue trek to Muktinath (3,800) 9-10 hours

Crossing Thorong La Pass, our ultimate goal today will be one of the highest passes in the world. We’re going to cross the easiest and safest path pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath). We walk up the mountain about three in the morning. We realize that our journey was worth it when we finally make it to the top. Until leaving for Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La Pass, we can take a few photos. We continue our trek to Muktinath, which for both Hindus and Buddhists is an important place of pilgrimage. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 16
Day 16- Trek to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours

For both Buddhists and Hindus, Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site. We visit the temple area in the morning and a Buddhist monastery near the temple. We continue our trek to Jomsom after the short tour, which is popular because of its sweet apples and strong winds. In fact, even Nepalese songs pay tribute to the strong gush of wind blowing around noon in Jomsom. After reaching Jomsom, we can visit its Ecological Museum, which provides information on the rich culture of Jomsom as well as the valley-born flora and fauna. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17
Day 17- Fly to Pokhara, 25 mins.

Today, we fly in the earliest possible airplane to Pokhara, the lake city. We can take a rest after check-in at our hotel or visit the lakeside area near the Fewa Lake. Here we can buy some souvenirs or taste some local delicacies.

Day 18
Day 18- Drive to Kathmandu. 6 - 7 hours

We say goodbye to Pokhara’s beautiful lake city after breakfast and drive to Kathmandu. We have the rest of the day off after reaching Kathmandu. There will also be an evening farewell dinner hosted by Himalaya Discovery to celebrate our successful completion of our journey.

Day 19
Day 19- Fly to home.

Our Nepal adventure is coming to end today! A representative from Himalaya Discovery will escort you to the airport about 3 hours before our scheduled flight. We have plenty of time on our way home to prepare our next adventure in Nepal’s beautiful country.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate )
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • Mere Peak climbing permit fees.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
  • All accommodation in tented camp or tea-house during the trek route. (twin sharing trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.)
  • Domestic airfare for staff (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu)
  • Peak climbing a Sherpa guide with his equipment.
  • All necessary paper works, Everest National park entry permit.
  • Trekking information management system (Tims) permit.
  • Flight from (Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu) including airport departure tax.
  • English speaking, trained government license holder guide during the trek and climb.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.(1 porter for 2 people)
  • Accommodation / salary / food / drinks / insurance / equipment / medicine and transport for all staff.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Sleeping bag and walking stick (if it is required)
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

Price Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa.
  • Personal trekking and peak climbing gears.
  • Climbing rope, crampons, climbing shoes, raincoat.
  • Personal clothing and equipments, down jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, available on hire in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for the guide / porter (Tips is expected).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the 'Price Include' section.

Q. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

A. Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Himalaya Discovery Adventures sign board outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.

Q. When is the best time to travel to Nepal?

A. For the trekking regions of the Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Jumla Rara Lake, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and Manaslu we recommend the periods February to May and September to December as the best time for travelling.

  •  For trekking in Mustang or Dolpo region we recommend May to September.
  • The Poon hill  trek  in the Annapurna region takes place throughout the entire year.
  • Cultural tours takes place throughout the entire year. For the best mountain views the periods February to May and September to December are recommended.

Q. How is the climate (temperatures) during the seasons?

A. Winter – January and February. Pleasant temperatures. The nights, mornings and evenings can, however, be quite cold (approx. 0°C – 5°C. Throughout the day, it is mostly sunny with cooler temperatures (approx. 18°C – 20°C).

Spring – March to May. Hot and dry pre-monsoon season (approx. 25°C – 30°C during the day, and approx. 7°C – 20°C at night). May is the hottest month in the lowlands. June is the hottest month in the mountains.

Summer – Monsoon from June to August (approx. 28°C – 30°C during the day, and approx. 20°C at night). Strong rainfall, continuous sultriness and high humidity.

Early autumn – From September the monsoon season is constantly interrupted by periods with only a slight rainfall. Towards the end of August the pauses in rainfall become more frequent and longer.

Late autumn – Post-monsoon season from October to December. The nights, mornings and evenings can be relatively cool (approx. 5°C – 10°C). During the day the sun shines and it is warm (approx. 20°C – 27°C).

Q. Where can I change money?

A. Any cash you have taken with you can be exchanged into Nepalese rupees at the banks, large hotels and the numerous bureau de changes.

Q. Can I use my mobile phone in Nepal?

A. The network coverage is meanwhile quite good in the Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara and other parts of the Terai (in the rural areas it is very unpredictable).

Basically, foreign SIM cards (providers having international roaming contracts with Nepal) can also be used. However, it is cheaper to buy a local SIM card (Mero Mobile, NTC (GSM) – for approx. NPR 500 or more) and top this up.

Q. Can I use the tap water for drinking and brushing teeth?

A. Tap water is not suitable for drinking in Nepal and it should not be used for cleaning your teeth, either. As there is often a scarcity of water in the countryside, water should be used very sparingly.

Q. What should I concern during my stay in Nepal?

A. Nepali people are very kind and friendly, but there are some things that you should be aware of:

  • Do not take photos of anyone without their permission; always ask permission first!
  • Do not wear hot pants/short paints or stylish clothes in the remote area! (shoulders and legs should be covered)
  • Do not wear hats or caps when you enter a chapel!
  • Do not touch Buddha statues or ritual offerings inside of a monastery!
  • Do not kiss or hug in public places, especially in monasteries!
  • Do not step across someone’s feet, cups or cooking gears!

Q. What documents do I need to visit Nepal?

A. A tourist visa is required for entering Nepal. The tourist visa can be applied for, for different lengths of stay. A visa is required for children under 10 years but no fee is charged. The entry to Nepal must take place within 6 months of issuing the visa.

Q. How much does the Visa for Nepal cost?

A. The fees for the tourist visa (fees valid since 16.07.2008) are staggered as follows:

  • 15 days (several entries possible)  $ 30 (approx. EUR 27.00)
  • 30 days (several entries possible)  $ 50 (approx. EUR 45.00)
  • 90 days (several entries possible)  $ 125 (approx. EUR 115.00)

An extension of the visa to a maximum of 150 days is possible (per year – January to December). The extension must be made at the Immigration Office in Kathmandu. A fee of $ 2.00 is charged in Nepalese rupees (NPR) per day of extension.

Q. Can I find a hospital with western doctors?

A. CIWEC Clinic with western doctors is located in Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Tel. +977 1 442 4111, info@ciwec-clinic.com.

Q. Do I need an international health and travel insurance?

A. It is recommended taking out a travel and health insurance covering the following risks:- Emergency and personal accident transport/emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue, rescue costs in a case of illness or accident), medical and personal accident risks, repatriation, tour cancellation, damages and theft of baggage.

Q. What happens in bad weather periods?

A. There is virtually always a possibility of a flight delay or postponement owing to highly unpredictable weather conditions that may occur in Himalayan regions, in particular, in the Everest region (Lukla), Jomsom, Dolpo, Simikot and the Jumla region, etc.

When trekking in remote areas or those described above, and especially outside the trekking season, the clients are strongly advised to reserve extra days for making  allowance for possible delays, and thereby avoid any frustrating consequences. In the case of a delayed flight prior to commencing the tour, or at the end of the tour, the participants shall pay for their own accommodation, food costs, etc.

Q. Where can I store my unneeded luggage during trekking?

A. As a rule there is the possibility before commencing the trek, of depositing part of the baggage in the hotel in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.

Q. What kind of meals I can have during the trekking?

A. All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places).

Q. Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

A. There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.

Q. Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?

A. Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2 – 3 for charging).

Q. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

A. Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well.

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. This itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.

On an adventure trip of this type, weather, political strikes, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Health & Experience

You should have some climbing experience before to plan to this trip. Some rock climbing experience can teach you enough technique about how to use Ice Axe, Crampons & to fix rope. A pre climb, rock climbing training at the base camp make you skillful of using ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons. Pisang Peak climbing usually require maximum 8 hours of walking and normally 4-6 ours everyday; You should be prepared max 12 Km of walking or jogging exercise everyday 1-2 months before your trip starts because you are walking on high altitude for long and short days.
To join the Pisang Peak climbing and have a good chance of success, you must have: Lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to Himalaya Discovery at the time of booking. Medical and evacuation expenses are the responsibility of the participant. It is also important that you consult your doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements for your trip. Himalaya Discovery reserves the right to require a medical certificate prior to booking your trip.

Trek Leader and Crew

Here at Himalaya Discovery, we firmly believe that the way to get the most out of your staff is to treat them well; a happy staff is a hard-working staff. And this belief manifests itself in every way we deal with our staff.

We employ only local leaders and staff to help sustain the local communities we work with. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

So, we can guarantee you your trip will be led by the best, most professional and experienced guides there are. All of our guides good English-speakers, All our guides are carefully selected for their experience, leadership skills and personal ability. We have learnt that effective leadership is a vital for a trip to be safe, enjoyable and successful.

In fact, not only are all our guides experienced working in these regions, but most of them actually grew up in these mountainous regions of Nepal. Its home for them, it’s in their blood. They’re not only ‘familiar’ with local communities and culture; they’re a part of them and they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travellers.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Pisang Peak Climbing

Trip Facts

  • 18 Days
  • Challenging
  • Min. 2 to Max. 8 People.
  • March to May / October and November.
  • 6,091meters /19,978ft.
  • 5 to 7 Hours.
  • Dharapani/Pokhara
  • Annapurna

MD & Trip Planner

Chhiring Sherpa
Personalized trips
“I was born and raised mountainous village in Ramechhap nearby Everest region and I have been a native Sherpa Mountain guide over a decade. Following my passion, I decided to start helping travelers with their travel plans! I think life is a journey, a trip where you collect experiences when you share with other people and with nature.”


MD & Trip Planner

Chhiring Sherpa
Personalized trips
“I was born and raised mountainous village in Ramechhap nearby Everest region and I have been a native Sherpa Mountain guide over a decade. Following my passion, I decided to start helping travelers with their travel plans! I think life is a journey, a trip where you collect experiences when you share with other people and with nature.”

Popular Posts

Recent Posts