Pisang Peak Climbing

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 24 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 6,091 m
  • Start/End Kathmandu/kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking and Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel and Lodge
  • Transport Drive
  • Best Season March - May and Sep -Nov

Pisang Peak Climbing Package: 24 Days Itinerary, Map, Cost

In Nepali words, the Pisang peak is known as Jong Ri. Pisang peak offers an incredible 6,000 meters expedition in the Annapurna region. Our Pisang peak climbing itinerary also combines the Annapurna circuit, and explores the hidden corners of the Annapurna region and lower Mustang, which make it the best adventure package in the Himalayas. 

Pisang peak was first climbed in 1955 by a German Expedition team. The pyramid shape of the peak and the climbing experience it offers has won the hearts of numerous avid mountaineers. Pisang peak climbing is a 24 days journey in the western Himalayas of Nepal. The trip combines trekking and climbing. You will be testing your endurance and pushing your limits during the fantastic Pisang peak climbing in Nepal. 

Annapurna circuit

Well, our Pisang peak climbing doesn't end here. We explore further deep in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Leaving the base camp, the trail then continues to the beautiful Manang village (3,519 m), where we also take a rest day. From here, we walk by Yak Kharka (4,018 m) to Thorong Phedi (4,600 m). This is the last settlement before the Thorong La pass (5,416 m). 

Crossing Thorong La pass is equally challenging. From the pass, the landscape again is out of this world. The trail beyond the Thorong La pass descends to Muktinath Temple (3,710 m). It is a pilgrimage area. From here onwards, the scenery changes to dry and barren. You will trek following the Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. The trail further passes by narrow alleys and apple orchards to Jomsom (2,800 m). 

From Jomsom, we will be trekking down to Kalopani (2,530 m) through the fine mountain villages of Thakali and Thakuri communities. You get to enjoy natural hot springs in Tatopani (1,189 m) before descending to the lovely Ghorepani village (2,850 m). The next day, hike to Poon hill (3,210 m) early in the morning and drop down to Tikhedhunga (1,570 m). From here, trek to Birethanti and descend to Nayapul, where the trek ends. Enjoy your short time in Pokhara, and then drive back to Kathmandu. 

Mountain views during the Pisang peak climbing

You will witness a range of landscapes and mountain panoramas during the Pisang peak climbing 24 days. Mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Tukuche (6,920 m), Gangapruna (7,455 m), etc decorates the trail. 

With every new village, the scenery changes. In the initial part of the trek, the landscape is lush and verdant. Lush green hills, rivers, terraces, and waterfalls make the trail gorgeous. After Thorong La pass to Jomsom, you will witness dry, barren landscapes. 

Optional packages

First of all, you can customize the Pisang peak climbing itinerary with us. It will let you play with day-to-day and adjust the services as per your requirements. 

Likewise, check out other climbing packages like Mera Peak climbing, Island peak climbing, Chulu West peak climbing, and Tharpu Chuli peak climbing. All these climbing packages are good ones for beginner climbers. 

For more information or any assistance, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or call us at +977 9841767236. This number also has our WhatsApp & Viber.

Major Highlights

  • An incredible 6,000 meters expedition in the Annapurna region
  • Explores the hidden corners of the Annapurna region and lower Mustang
  • Trail winds through fine mountain villages resided by people from different ethnic groups
  • Walk through lush forests of pine, bamboo, rhododendron, fir, etc
  • Reach the top of Pisang Peak
  • Cross Thorong La pass and get a blessing at the Muktinath Temple
  • Trek along the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki gorge
  • Witness arid landscapes while trekking to Jomsom
  • Pass by narrow alleys and lovely apple orchards
  • Enjoy natural hot springs in the Tatopani
  • Spend the night at beautiful Ghorepani village and hike to Poon hill to witness a gorgeous sunrise
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views and diverse landscapes throughout the journey
Itinerary

The trail winds through fine mountain villages resided by people from different ethnic groups. You will get to see their daily lifestyle and culture. The tranquil trail winds through lush forests of pine, bamboo, rhododendron, fir, etc and go to the beautiful Pisang village located at the lap of Pisang peak. You will trek via villages like Nyagdi, Jagat, Dharapani, and Chame. 

Pisang village is the last settlement area before Pisang peak base camp at 4,380 meters. Above the base camp, we will also build a high camp at 5,400 meters. From the Pisang peak high camp, you will be climbing on the steep snow slopes and crossing a few technical sections before reaching the summit. At the top of Pisan peak, you will find yourself standing in the clouds, and the surrounding mountain view is just unbelievable. 

 

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Welcome Nepal representatives will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon your landing. They will help you with the luggage and take you to the hotel in a private vehicle. You will meet with the rest of the team members in the late evening during the welcome dinner. We will have a delicious Nepali meal and enjoy the cultural dance.

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel in Nepal

Today, we’ll spend time preparing for Pisang Peak climbing and visiting some historical sites in the morning. The day begins early. If you wish, you can visit Monkey Temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After that, we will introduce you to the mountain guide. He will be your team leader and support you throughout the journey. We will arrange all the permits and do last-minute shopping if needed. 

Meals: Breakfast only

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

On this day, we will be driving to Besisahar, from where we begin trekking toward Pisang peak. From Kathmandu, we will be following a well-made scenic route along the Trishuli river. Green hills, terraced fields, and waterfalls are seen on the way. The late part of the route offers snow-capped mountain views and also gets a little bumpy. 


Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 1,400 m
  • Day tour time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We begin the day with a warm filling breakfast. Leavin Besisahar, we will walk, enjoying beautiful views of lush hills. The trail gradually goes along the east bank of the Marsyangdi river and ascends to Nyagdi. It is a gentle walk today. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 1,400 m
  • Day tour time:5 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Leaving Nyagdi, we follow a steep uphill route to BahunDanda. It is a lovely Brahmin village. The trail then descends to Lili Bhir and goes along dense forests. We pass by a gorgeous waterfall on the way and cross the Marsyangdi river later on via a suspension bridge. Further, we walk through settlements like Ghermu, Syange, and Shrichaur to Jagat village for a night stay. 


Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 1,300 m
  • Day tour time:5 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Following a rocky trail, we trek along the Marsyangdi river and walk past some stunning waterfalls. The lush flora and fauna on the way will make the trek more interesting. We walk up to Tal. From here onwards, the scenery dramatically changes. As we trek further, the valley opens up to a mesmerizing view. We walk on stone staircases and reach Dharapani village. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 1,860 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

The trail from Dharapani goes through several small villages to Chame. On the way, we can see the locals doing their daily activities, and the mountain views are equally phenomenal. Chame is the headquarters of the Manang district with great cultural diversity. You will get to learn about Tibetan Buddhism in the village. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 2,630 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Today, we’ll have a long ascend and also see a major altitude change. From Chame, we slowly ascend crossing a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi river. The trail will take us to Bhartang. We'll then continue trekking through the hemlock and pine cramped trail. Further, the trail ascends, offering striking mountain scenery and river valley views. On the way, we will also walk by Paungda Danda, a huge 1,500 meters rock rising from the river. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 3,700 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Today, we will be trekking to the Pisang peak base camp. From Upper Pisang, we'll trek on a steep uphill route. The trail is mostly trodden and uphill. We will be gradually walking through sparse forests to a pasture called Kharka. From here, following an uneven track, we proceed towards the base camp of Pisang peak. Our supporting crew will set up the base camp, and the kitchen staff will prepare the meals for us. 


Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 4,380 m
  • Day tour time:4 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Leaving the base camp, we’ll climb to the Pisang High Camp with our supporting crew on this day. Following a rough steep train, we climb for 4 to 5 hours to reach the high camp. The harsh environment will make it tough for us to walk and keep up with our pace. 

Likewise, the surrounding mountain panorama is unbelievable. Upon reaching the high camp, the crew will set up the tents and prepare the meals. As we have the remaining day free, we take this opportunity and give you basic climbing training. 


Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 5,400 m
  • Day tour time:5 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

It is a big day today. We wake up at dawn, around 2:00 to 3:00 AM, to push towards the summit of Pisang peak. Leaving Pisang High Camp, we climb, following the footsteps of our guide. The climbing route involves steep snow slopes and a bit of technical climbing to reach the summit. 

Our mountain guides will fix the line wherever needed. Upon reaching the summit in the early morning, we will be blessed with a surreal view of the western Himalayas. 

After spending some time at the summit, we will retrace our path back to the Pisang peak base camp for a night stay, where the rest of the crew will be waiting for us with the celebratory drinks. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 6,091 m
  • Day tour time:8-9 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Our Pisang peak climbing has ended. Instead of returning from here, we will go on with trekking for a few more days and traverse the iconic Thorong La pass. From the base camp, we will retrace the path enjoying the lovely view of lower Pisang. Following dense forests, we trek along a steep and narrow valley. The trail then crosses a river. Walking on an unpaved trail, we'll pass by alpine meadows to reach Manang village. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 3,450 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

As we have been through a lot in the last few days, we take this entire day just to rest and spend the day exploring this beautiful village. If we feel like walking, then we can hike up to Khangsar hill. A beautiful hilltop with a breathtaking view of Tilicho lake and snow-capped mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Hiunchuli, Gnagapruna, etc.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Accommodation:Lodge

It is time to continue our journey toward the highest mountain pass in Nepal. The trail gradually ascends to Yak Kharka at 4,110 meters. From here, we will trek on a steep, rough track to reach Thorong Phedi, the base of Thorong La pass. It is also the last settlement before the pass. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 4,600 m
  • Day tour time:8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We begin the day early in the morning. Our goal is to cross the pass before noon to avoid the strong wind. From Thorong Phedi, we trek on steep slopes to the top of the pass. The trail to the pass is challenging and rewarded with a sensational mountain panorama once we reach the top. Further, we'll descend from the pass and walk to Muktinath, a pilgrimage site. A place where Hinduism and Buddhism coexist.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 5,416 m
  • Day tour time:7-8 hours

Early in the morning, we will visit the temple and explore it. After breakfast, we will begin walking on a rocky trail to Kagbeni village. The trail goes along the Kali Gandaki river gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. In this part of the journey, we will be enjoying dry, barren landscapes. Kagbeni onwards descends through narrow alleys, white-washed houses, and beautiful apple orchards to Jomsom villages.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,800 m
  • Day tour time:8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

The trail to Kalopani is very scenic. We get to witness heavenly views of many western Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, etc, on the way. Likewise, the trail descends through the fine mountain villages of Thakali and Thakuri communities.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 2530m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We begin the day with a warm breakfast as usual. Leaving Kalopani, we will be entering the subtropical area today. Lush forests, rivers, terraces, waterfalls, and buffalos are highlights of the trail today. We will walk through a narrow gorge and descend. Just before reaching Tatopani, we'll cross a bridge and follow a winding track.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 1,189 m
  • Day tour time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We will be trekking to a very famous and beautiful village today, Ghorepani. Walking through lush rhododendron forests and small villages, we will gradually trek to Ghorepani. The village will welcome us with a fantastic landscape. Ghorepani is mostly resided by Gurungs and Magars.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 2850m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We are almost at the end of this adventurous journey in the Annapurna region. Today, early in the morning, we will hike to Ponn hill, a well-known viewpoint. The sunrise from this place, with stretching views of the western Himalayan mountains is magnificent. After that, we will trek back to Ghorepani village and descend to Tikhedhunga. The trail drops via dense forests.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 3,210 m
  • Day tour time:7 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Leaving Tikhedhunga, we trek through rhododendron forests and verdant foothills. The trail crosses terraces, waterfalls, and small settlements on the way. We will walk along the riverside to Birethanti and descend to Ulleri via 3000 stairs. From Ulleri, we will descend to Nayapul, where the trek ends. A jeep will be waiting for us to take us to Pokhara to spend the night. Enjoy the evening at Phewa Lake.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

  • Max. Altitude: 1,070 m
  • Day tour time:5 hours trek & 1-hour drive
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

From Pokhara, it takes almost 6 to 7 hours of driving to reach Kathmandu. The road is smooth and offers beautiful scenery. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you at the hotel to take a rest. Spend the rest of the day as you wish.

 

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

  • Day tour time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

You have a whole day in Kathmandu today. If you want, we can arrange a guided sightseeing tour for you. Visit Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Today is your last day in Kathmandu, so do not forget to check out shopping centers and do window shopping in Thamel. We will meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

The Pisang peak climbing comes to an end. With a pocket full of memories and new friendships, you will be flying back to your home. Our team will drop you at the international airport.

Meals: Breakfast

    What's Included
    • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed & breakfast and 1 nights in Pokhara with bed and breakfast
    • Permit fee of Pisang peak
    • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
    • Food: Food for trekking & Peak climbing( Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    • Staff: 1 Base Camp Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
    • Local transportation Airport – Hotel – Airport
    • Kathmandu – Beshsahar by Local bus & Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • Park fees of Annapurna region
    • Trekking crews of insurance
    • Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
    • Our service charge
    What's not Included
    • PERSONAL equipment for climbing & Trekking
    • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
    • Climbing food
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
    • Emergency Rescue evacuation
    • Trekking Sleeping bag
    • Personal expenses
    • Tipping (Tips)
    • Bar bills & beverage
    • Departures taxe
    Useful Information

    Pisang peak climbing difficulty

    Pisang Peak climbing is a challenging and rewarding climb in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trekking distance to the base camp is approximately 12 miles (20 km), and the climbing route is steep, with an elevation gain of more than 6,091 meters (20,000 feet). The trek takes around 7-8 days to reach the base camp and an additional 3-4 days to summit the peak.

    Our Pisang Peak climbing itinerary also involves the Annapurna circuit trek after the summit push, which makes the overall journey 24 days long. Crossing the Thorong La pass is an equally challenging and rewarding part of this adventurous journey in the western Himalayas of Nepal. The trail goes through many different forests, pastures, and gorges. 


    Technical difficulty

    The technical difficulty of the climb depends on the route chosen. The most common route used for the Pisang peak climbing route is the West Face, which is considered a moderate climb. The climbing route does not have any major technically challenging sections but has many steep, rocky terrains and some exposure to altitude. Climbers should have prior experience with ice and snow climbing, as well as a good level of fitness.

     

    Altitude sickness

    Altitude sickness is a major concern when climbing Pisang Peak. The peak stands at 6,091 meters (20,000 feet) above sea level, and climbing to such a high altitude can cause symptoms such as headache, fatigue, nausea, and difficulty sleeping. 

    To prevent altitude sickness, it's essential to acclimatize properly, which means taking the time to adjust to the altitude before attempting to summit. Climbers should also take care to stay well-hydrated and avoid alcohol or other dehydrating substances.

     

    Pisang Peak Climbing season

    Climbing season in Nepal goes from March to May and October to November. These months are part of the spring and autumn seasons. 

    Pisang Peak Climbing in spring

    The spring season, which typically falls between March and May, offers the perfect combination of clear skies and mild temperatures, making it an ideal time to attempt a climb. The trail to the base camp of Pisang Peak is well-defined and passes through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. Likewise, the climbing route is well-established thanks to all the snowfall in winter. 

    Pisang Peak Climbing in autumn

    Autumn is another great time of the year to embark on Pisang peak climbing. The stable weather and fantastic climate make trekking and climbing both fantastic. The trekking route is enhanced with seasonal vegetation, and the clear mountain landscapes along the trail make walking phenomenal. We are more likely to get the summit window and have a safe climbing venture in the autumn season. 

    Accommodation during Pisang Peak Climbing

    When climbing Pisang Peak, accommodation and meals are typically provided by local tea houses along the way. The tea houses are basic but comfortable and offer a place to rest and refuel during the climb. They are generally operated by local families and provide a unique cultural experience for climbers.

    Accommodation during the climb is typically in the form of shared rooms with twin beds, often with a shared bathroom. The rooms may be basic, but they provide a warm and safe place to sleep. Some teahouses may have more comfortable options for an additional cost. We recommend bringing a sleeping bag, as the teahouses' blankets and mattresses may not be very clean or comfortable.

    During the climbing period, we will be equipped with all the camping equipment and cooking equipment. We use sturdy alpine tents at the base camp and high camp for night stays. All the tents are set by the supporting crew members. 

    Note: When climbing at high altitudes, the accommodation may not be as comfortable as what is available at lower altitudes. 

    Meals During Pisang Peak Climbing

    Meals during the climb are typically simple but hearty and nutritious. Local dishes such as dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), momos (steamed dumplings), and vegetable curries are common. Some tea houses also offer western food options such as pasta, pizza, and sandwiches. 

    It is important to note that while on the trek, the availability of certain food items may be limited, so it is recommended to be flexible with your dietary preferences. It's also important to remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water, as the high altitude can cause dehydration.

    Do I need travel insurance for Pisang peak climbing?

    Travel insurance is important to participate with us on Pisang peak climbing. As it is a long venture in the Himalayas, the unexpected can happen at any time, and travel insurance can provide protection against a variety of risks, like trip cancellation, medical emergencies, lost or stolen baggage, and emergency evacuation.

    When climbing Pisang Peak, it's important to have coverage for emergency medical expenses, as the altitude and rugged terrain can be challenging, and accidents can happen. Additionally, having coverage for emergency evacuation can provide peace of mind, knowing that you will be able to get the medical attention you need in case of an emergency and that you will be able to get back home safely.

    Charging, internet, and hot shower during Pisang peak climbing

    Charging, internet, and hot shower services are usually provided in the tea houses at additional cost. Our Pisang peak climbing cost does not cover these expenses, so make sure to have a small budget for these expenses. 

    Charging: Many accommodations in the Annapurna region have limited electrical outlets, and they may not always be reliable. Bring a portable charger or power bank to ensure that you can charge your devices anytime. Some lodges and teahouses may also have a charging service for a small fee.

    Internet: Internet access in the Annapurna region can be spotty and slow, particularly in more remote areas. Some lodges and teahouses may have wifi, but it may not be reliable and may not be available at all times. It's best to plan for limited internet access and not rely on it for important communications or navigation.

    Hot shower: Hot showers are not always available along the Pisang peak trekking trail, particularly in remote areas. Some accommodations may have hot showers for a small fee, but they may not be available on a regular basis. Carry baby wipes, wet wipes, or other alternatives for hygiene.

    FAQs
    • Q1. Where is Pisang Peak?

      Pisang Peak is located north of Manang valley in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a famous trekking peak in the Himalayas. 

       

    • To reach Pisang Peak, you have to first travel to Besisahar from Kathmandu. From here, you will trek for five days to reach the Pisang Peak base camp and a further climb to the summit. 

       

    • Pisang peak is situated at 6091 meters (1,9984 ft) above sea level. It is one of the less technical trekking peaks to climb in Nepal. 

    • Our Pisang peak climbing itinerary is 24 days long. You can also customize the itinerary and make it short if you do not wish to do the Annapurna circuit.

       

    • Pisang peak climbing is not a technically difficult mountain in the Himalayas to climb. However, the journey is very physically demanding and requires strong physical fitness. You will be navigating through dense forests, glaciers, snow paths, mountain passes, and deep gorges. As our Pisang peak climbing itinerary also combines Thorong La pass, the journey overall is strenuous and long. 

       

    • No, you do need climbing experience to join Pisang peak climbing with us, but you will need previous high-altitude experience. Before the summit push, our team will provide you pre-climbing training that will boost your confidence. You will learn to use climbing gear and follow the instructions of the guides properly. 

       

    • We will assign experienced mountaineers as your guide for Pisang peak climbing who have previously led individuals to the summit of this peak and returned safely. You will be climbing with a well-trained, reliable, and professional crew. 

       

    • Yes, you can buy or rent climbing in Nepal. There are many gear shops in Thamel that provide these two services. This will help you save a lot of time on expensive climbing gear. 

       

    • Yes, you can do a private Pisang peak climb with us. This will let you customize the itinerary and the services provided in the package cost as per your wish. 

       

    • Yes, we use strong alpine tents at the Pisang peak base camp and above. All the tents are set and prepared by the supporting crew. We use separate sleeping, dining, and toilet tents.