Pisang Peak with ACT
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Pisang Peak is a pyramidal trekking peak above Pisang, a village on the Annapurna Circuit. It was first climbed by a German Expedition in 1955. Pisang Peak lies on the way of Annapurna circuit trek. Which also begins at the middle-hills villages of Besisahar on the Marshyangdi River and follows the river all the way from Brahmin-Chettri-Gurung settlement to that of the Tibetan Buddhist regions of Manang.
Pisang Peak is the most popular Peak among the trekking peaks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is on the way to the highest pass in the world and offers good scope for exploration. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier and offers a considerable challenge. The western end of the ridge has huge rock slabs, which make it difficult to climb. Trekkers with little experience in climbing can combine the popular classic Annapurna circuit trek with Pisang Peak climbing to have the taste of climbing in the Himalayas in Nepal. The peak rises above from Pisang village and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid. Pisang peak is considered one of the technical climbing peaks among the climbing peaks in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative of Jugal Holidays Pvt.Ltd will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, take a rest or visit our office briefing about the trip.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temples, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine ‘Bouddhanath’, which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we get our equipment checked by our Trekking leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus-(7-8hours) 850m/2,790ft
Early start to make the bus journey around 8 hours to Besisahar (850m), the starting point of the trek. Your adventure begins! Passing through many small villages on the way will fascinate you with snippets of every day living in these lowland villages. you will reach Besisahar in the evening. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 04: Besisahar to Bahundanda-(5-6hours) 1,310m/4,298ft
The first day of your walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several ups and downs hill sections, across rice paddies and subtropical forest. The villages and people are an interesting mix. You eventually ascend to Bahundanda (Hills of Brahmins) for the overnight, a village set on a long ridge at 1310m. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje-(5-6hours) 1,430m/4,690ft
After breakfast, we descend through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, along with a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. We start gradually walking up after crossing suspension bridge in the Mayshyangdi River and get Jagat where we will stop for lunch. We will have one and a half hours further rocky trail walk to reach Chamje. Spend the night at Chamje.
Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani-(5-6hours) 1,950m/6,396ft
Today you will cross a suspension bridge in Marshyangdi river just right after you left Chamje and You will enter to Manang district after walking up hills before to reach Taal, after passing fields of Corn. Barley and potatoes and then through forests of bamboo and Rhododendrons. Just right after the Taal, you will cross the river and continue walking through the cliffy way right above the river and reach Dharapani at late afternoon. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Dharapani to Chame-(5-6hours) 2,630m/8,628ft
Today you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on the 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 in route 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 at lodge.
Day 08: 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 at the lodge.
Day 09: 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 at the lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp-(3-4hours) 4,380m/14,370ft
Today we start walking up towards Base camp after a day relaxing 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 stay at the tent.
Day 11: 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 at Tent.
Day 12: Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp-(7-9hours) 6,091m/19,980ft
Today is a day to fulfil your dream of Summit on Pisang Peak. From the High Camp, the well-defined ridge leads to the final snow slope which is quite steep and more technical to reach the summit. Our guide will be 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 and stay overnight at the tent.
Day 13: 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 stay at the lodge.
Day 14: Manang to Yak Kharka-(3-4hours) 4,110m/13,480ft
Today we start trek after breakfast and leave the trail off to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continue a short walk up to Yak Kharka, a small settlement set at 4,110m/13,484ft. we will have a gradual ascent towards a little hill and way goes more right behind the hill and reach yak kharka. Overnight in Yak Karka (4,110m/13,484ft).
Day 15: Yak Kharka to Thorong Pedi-(3-4hours) 4,600m/15,092ft
Make your way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi. A small places although busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers. It is situated at the bottom of the Thorong-la and the trails continually step up to Thorong-la afterwards. Overnight in Throng Phedi.
Day 16: Cross Thorong la in morning and back to Muktinath-(8-10hours) 5,416m/17,765ft
An early start is most important to begin a long day trek over the pass. Crossing this fabulasThrong La pass (5,416m/17,769ft) will be an unforgettable experience. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It may cause a problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. The views from the trail and from the pass itself are outstanding high Himalayan scenes. We will enjoy the top with a hot cup of tea/coffee (But not available at Dec – Feb) and enjoy the celebration of success at the pass. And start a long descent to another part of the Annapurna and reach Muktinath at evening. Overnight in Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft).
Day 17: Trek down to Kagbeni-(3-4hours)
Today we will have an easy walking day down to Kagbeni. After 30 minute walk from Muktinath, we will arrive Jharkot, a rich village which still has a similar culture and tradition like Tibet. It is probably the best village to overview the landscapes and combination of dry hills with a green field. We trek further down to Kagbeni and spend Overnight at Lodge.
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom-(3-4hours) 2,800m/9,184ft
Today we will have pleasant walking through the sand bar of Kali Gandaki river. You can give an hour en route to look for fossils on riverside while walking because finding a natural fossil from the Kaligandaki River brings good luck in your life. We will make this walk before the wind starts blowing in Kaligandaki valley. Jomsom is the headquarter of Mustang and it is an inhabitant of Thakali people with rich culture and tradition. You can rush your afternoon to visit the Ecological museum of the Jomsom which gives you more information about the old traditional culture, tradition, flora and fauna of the valley. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 19: Early morning flight to Pokhara-(25min flight)8,20m/2,690ft
We pack our bags in the early morning and get ready for the Trans Himalayan flight to Pokhara. The flight transit through between two high peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and give us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy with best views of surrounding Himalayas. We have a full afternoon at Pokhara to enjoy with its natural side and overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5-6 hours
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening with our representative sharing trekking experience. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Final departure
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Our representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Airport pickups and drops by private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private/Tourist vehicle as per the itinerary
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
- All government and local taxes
- International air fear, visa fee and airport tax.
- Travel & Health Insurance.
- Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Bar Bill.
- Personal nature such as laundry, telephone/fax calls.
- Any reasons beyond our control such any accidents, medical evacuations, etc
- Tips to drivers, hotel staff, and any meals apart from the ones mentioned above.