Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak is a well-known and easy peak for climbing located opposite to Annapurna II (7,937m) with an altitude 6,091m above the sea level. This peak climbing experience leads us to cross through the Thorang La Pass, which is the highest pass in the world. From the summit we can see the amazing views of different mountains including Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555M), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gangapurna (7,455m), and Tilicho Peak (7,134m).

Pisang Peak Climbing is named after the Pisang Village which we cross during the trek. During this trip, we also visit Muktinath Temple (important religious place) and trek to the beautiful Manang region. Not only this but we also go through the Jomsom which makes our trip more delightful.
Trip Code: PPC22
Starts: Jagat
Finishes: Jomsom
Duration: 18 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Group Size: 2 - 7
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 6091m/ 19983.6ft
Trip Views: 1331
Activities: Peak Climbing
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Breakfast: 17
Lunch: 13
Dinner: 15
Car
Jeep
Flight
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 3 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 10 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Pisang Peak is also known as Jong Ri.
  • It was climbed by a German Expedition in 1955 for the first time.
  • Pisang Peak is considered to be among the easier and popular ones.
  • Annapurna Range, Tilicho, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and the Glacier Dome can be seen.
  • Rich in unique culture and landscapes along the trail to the peak.
  • Best season is March to May and September to November.

Why this Trip

  • This 18 days trek is designed to give you the closest experience of magnificent Annapurna and the surrounding vivid landscapes that provides you with the adventure of a lifetime.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    It always has been a pleasure welcoming our clients at the airport. You will be escorted directly to the hotel for a good rest and the briefing session will take place at the dinner table in the evening along with a cultural show of Newari people.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport pick up
    • Cultural show with dinner
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    A visit to Boudhanath early in the morning and then to the city of devotees, Bhaktapur Durbar Square will purify your soul. Further exploration of the city is carried out as per your preference.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Kathmandu Valley tour
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO JAGAT (1,330M)
    We leave Kathmandu for two weeks or more. We make sure a private jeep is ready to take us to Jagat which is situated at an altitude of 1,330m and it should take us around 7-8 hours. Throughout the day, we observe big rivers, curvy roads, local shops, local life, local bazars and small hydropower dams. Overnight in Jagat;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Drive to Jagat
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO DHARAPANI
    A day when real walk begins and we pass through villages like Chamje, Tal and Karte to reach Dharapani.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO CHAME (2,710M)
    Today we leave Dharapani and head towards Chame. Our trail approaches gentle ascent till we reach the beautiful village of Chame. The people of Chame followed the Nepal-Tibet trade route a long time ago and settled here. They brought with them the customs and building style of the Tibetans, and have upheld the culture through the centuries. Chame has lovely views of Annapurna II, and is crossed by a pair of burbling hot springs.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO PISANG (3,240M)
    A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest brings us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1,500m from the river. It is so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. We trek for a while before reaching Upper Pisang where we spend the night.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 7 : ACCLIMATIZATION
    Acclimatization is the key to a successful trek so today we stay and take a rest at Pisang. After lunch, we go to visit the Pisang Village to observe their culture and lifestyle. From the village, we can see the view of the mountains.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Village exploration
  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO PISANG PEAK BASE CAMP (4,380M)
    After the acclimatization, we are ready to move towards the Base Camp which is also known as Kharka. It is a difficult climb to the base camp so we need strength and stamina. After reaching base camp we can see the amazing mountains and set our camp for overnight.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO HIGH CAMP (5,400M)
    Today we leave the Pisang Base Camp and advance to High Camp. Upon reaching the High Camp we study the Pisang Peak and listen to our experienced guide's climbing strategies that we need to follow the next day.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Trekking
    • Training
  • placeDAY 10 : SUMMIT (6,091M), TREK BACK TO THE BASE CAMP
    Finally, the day has arrived for summiting the Pisang Peak. From the pinnacle, we can see the views of the outrageous mountains including Mt. Manaslu, Mt.Annapurna II, Mt.Annapurna III, Mt.Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak etc. After conquering the Pisang Peak, we descend back to the base camp.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Summit
  • placeDAY 11 : TREK TO MANANG VALLEY (3,450M)
    From the base camp today we head down towards the Manang Valley. As you enter the Manang region you realize the weather becomes more cold and dry. After the decent walk to Manang Valley, we visit the biggest monastery in this region.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 12 : TREK TO YAK KHARKA (4,110M)
    From Manang, we resume our trek towards Yak Kharka which ascends by nearly 500m. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000 m. Herds of yaks and vegetation appear to thin out. Overnight stay at a guesthouse;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Side hike to Chulu West Base Camp
  • placeDAY 13 : TREK TO THORANG PHEDI (4,420M)
    The word 'Phedi' in the Nepali language is referred to as the foot of a mountain. It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar Village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La Pass. On this trip, we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 14 : TREK TO MUKTINATH (3,800M)
    After the summit day of Pisang peak, this is yet another challenging day for us because we cross the highest pass (Thorang La Pass) in the world. We depart early in the morning so that we could cross the pass smoothly as the weather may hurdle the passing during the noon. Infamous Thorang Lass Pass is a very difficult pass which requires staunch effort. Later in the evening, we reach Muktinath and visit the famous shrine.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 15 : TREK TO JOMSOM (2,726M)
    Early morning we leave the important pilgrimage sites (Muktinath Temple) and trek towards the Jomsom. Jomsom is popular for its sweet apples and the strong wind. Today we enjoy the landscape of Jomsom Valley by observing ancient canes with impressive white snowcapped peaks and stay overnight.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Trekking
  • placeDAY 16 : FLY TO POKHARA
    As per your wish, we can drive from Jomsom to Pokhara or also we can get a flight. After reaching Pokhara we take some rest. At the evening we go for boating in the Phewa Lake and sightseeing of Pokhara.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Pokhara
    • City tour
  • placeDAY 17 : FLY TO KATHMANDU
    We take a short flight back to Kathmandu, and if the sky is clear you can enjoy the views of the Himalayas from your window seat. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore the city on your own. In the evening we meet to celebrate your achievement.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Flight to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 18 : DEPARTURE
    Today is the day to leave Nepal. Our representative will escort you to the airport 3hrs before the departure.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop off
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers;
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing basis with breakfast;
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu on a private vehicle;
    • Accommodation during the trek (or camping in case of need);
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek; 
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required porters (2:1/15kg) for the trek;
    • Kathmandu to Jagat and Pokhara to Kathmandu overland transfer;
    • Equipment clothing for porters including their insurance;
    • All applicable government tax;
    • All expenses for all staff: meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation;
    • All necessary paperwork and climbing permit cost;
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu;
    • Souvenir from Nepal;
    • Map of Pisang Peak;
    • Sim card service with 2GB of mobile data.
  • Exclusions
    • International flights;
    • Nepalese visa fee;
    • Entrance fees during sightseeing;
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure;
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu, Pokhara;
    • Travel and rescue insurance;
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.);
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).


FAQS

  • 1. What are the physical requirements for this trip ?
    Pisang peak is not a technically difficult peak to climb, but you need good stamina and energy to climb it. Even though Pisang peak can be climbed without any previous climbing experience, you need to know how to use the climbing equipment and gears. At Base Camp, our guide also helps you to how to use that equipment so you don’t need to worry about that.
  • 2. Will your company representative come to receive us upon arrival at arrival ?
    Yes, you shouldn’t worry about this. As you arrive, our representative will be standing outside the airport terminal. You'll be directly transferred to the hotel.
  • 3. What type of accommodation will you use at the Kathmandu and during the trek ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request. For this expedition, accommodation will be tented camp.
  • 4. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of $200 or 15% of total trip cost is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made less than 100 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip, if before two months, 25% of the total trip cost will need to be paid and if booked between 30-60 days, 50% of the total trip cost needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 30 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer or Western Union Money transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 5. How can I pay the remaining payment after arriving at Kathmandu ?
    You have to pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu either by cash or through credit card, before we start our adventure.
  • 6. What type of food can I get during the trek and is it healthy ?
    During the trek, you will get clean and hygienic food. Our cooks and helpers will cook the special meals.
  • 7. Is safe drinking water available while climbing ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 8. What type of transportation do you use ?
    We mostly use the comfortable and efficient vehicle so that you may not get a problem during the ride. We use private or tourist vehicle for sightseeing in the Kathmandu. Depending on the nature or group sized, we use cars, minibus, vans or jeep for travelling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. Mostly we use AC vehicles for your comfort. For domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu, we use Tara air, Yeti air, and Goma air which are the popular domestic airlines in Nepal.
  • 9. What is the best season for the trekking ?
    April, May, September and October are the best months to climb Pisang Peak.
  • 10. How far do I have to trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because the walking hour really depend on client's speed. So it's really relative.
  • 11. Do your trekking guides have license and certificates in the tourism sector and have they received first aid training for the high altitude ?
    Yes, the trekking guides working in our company are the certified license holders and they also have received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
  • 12. What safety measures can your guides do during the emergency like high altitude sickness, accidents and dehydration ?
    Our guides are well trained; they carry the first aid box for emergency. You also take some medicine box for your personal use.
  • 13. Are climbing guides well trained and have they already climbed this summit before ?
    Yes, our climbing guides are well trained and have got the license from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They are experienced with many mountains above 6000 m to 7000 m and also some of them have experienced the 8000 m peaks.
  • 14. Do we need to book our own international flights to and from Nepal ?
    It's always a good idea to book on your own. But we can also help you booking your flight in case of request.
  • 15. During the trek, can we charge the camera and other equipments ?
    In some villages, it is possible to charge the devices, but it costs extra to charge the camera and other electronic equipment. It usually costs between $3-$6 per hour. So it's expensive. The best idea is to bring a power bank.
  • 16. Is there any communication system during the trek ?
    Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly to them. In higher altitude regions, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas or Guides.
  • 17. Can I use credit card during this trip ?
    You can use a credit card only at Kathmandu and Pokhara. As outside the Kathmandu valley, you have to use the cash so change your currency into the Nepalese Rupees before the trekking.
  • 18. How much additional money do I need to carry with me during the trek ?
    There are no hidden costs in our itineraries. Therefore you don't need to carry much, but everything that's not mentioned on itinerary for example extra cup of tea, coffee, charging electrical appliances, can cost you extra. Therefore, we recommend you to keep at least $20-$50 per day for your personal expenses.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    Yes, you can add the extra days as per your wish, but for the extra day, you will have to pay the additional cost to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
  • 20. Do you prefer yak or porter on the trek or should we need to carry by ourselves ?
    Definitely we will provide you porter, or yak as per the condition. Besides your personal bag and the water bottle which will be frequently needed for you, they must be carried by you and remaining will be carried by our porter or yak.
  • 21. Can we store our clothes which are not necessary for the trek ?
    The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave the clothes which are not necessary for the trekking. The best way is to save it in our office store room which is equally safe.
  • 22. What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend of trekkers ?
    Usually, we rent a sleeping bag which is good for -10 degree Celsius or -20 degree Celsius. In case the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you, we'll also provide you the extra blanket.
  • 23. How should I dress during the trek ?
    During trek, please use comfortable and flexible dress. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
  • 24. Is it possible to change the lodge if it is not in order ?
    Yes, of course you can change the lodge if you don’t feel comfortable at one place, but it really depends on the availability of the lodges. During the peak season, the possibilities of changing the lodges are low.
  • 25. Do you reserve rooms at the lodges before or during the trek ?
    We will send our potters to reserve the lodges before we reach there.
  • 26. What immunization will I need ?
    No vaccinations are compulsory in the Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria & TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also recommend: •A dental check-up prior to traveling that you know your blood group in case of emergency. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Swotah travelers at the time of your booking.
  • 27. What about the security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
  • 28. Will there be a problem for a vegetarian ?
    No, there will not be any problem as mostly at the high altitude, we prefer vegetarian food to avoid the food poisoning.

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Mountain flight

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Ultra-light flight

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Nepal is not only the trekker’s destination but also a destination for an adventure lover. Ultra-light flight is one of the best things you can do in Nepal where you can take a peek of magnificent snow-capped Himalayas, Kathmandu and Pokhara city. The choice of Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate as Pokhara is known for its extensive beauty. Without a trip to Pokhara, your Nepal tour is incomplete because the beautiful nature, green forest, and lakes are worth to take a glance of.  

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