Pisang Peak (6091m) - 19 Days

Located in the Annapurna region, Pisang Peak lies just north of the Manang Valley, standing between the two towering 8,000m peaks of Annapurna I and Manaslu. The peak rises from above the village of Pisang in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid, from where there are superb views over the Annapurna range, Manaslu and the Manang Valley.

Climbing Pisang Peak offers climbers an interesting and adventurous journey that combines a mountain ascent with superb trekking through a variety of eco-systems, diverse cultures, and stunning landscapes.

A German expedition made the first ascent of Pisang in 1955. Unlike many of Nepal’s trekking peaks, this climb does require previous experience with crampons and ice-ax. The climbing route approaches via the West Ridge. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier, presenting a significant challenge and the upper part of the ridge, above the high camp at 5,200 m, is guarded by huge rock slabs which make it difficult to climb, especially in wet or snowy conditions. Inexperienced climbers may feel more comfortable on Island Peak or nearby Chulu East.

DayActivities
Day 01Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02Rest/preparation
Day 03Drive Beshisahar (800m); trek Khudi (830m)
Day 04Trek Bahundanda (1270m)
Day 05Trek Chamje (1410m)
Day 06Trek Dharapani (1960m)
Day 07Trek Chame (2710m)
Day 08Trek Pisang
Day 09Trek Pisang Base Camp
Day 10Rest/acclimatization
Day 11Trek High Camp
Day 12Summit (6091m); descend Base Camp
Day 13Trek Pisang
Day 14Trek Danaque (2210m)
Day 15Trek Chamje
Day 16Trek Ngadi (900m)
Day 17Trek Beshisahar
Day 18Drive Kathmandu
Day 19Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Tea house accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Tents/camping gear and food for camps
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Required number of porters
  • Climbing gear, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

What is Excluded

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Cost Includes’

Clothes Attributes

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Footwear

  • Plastic mountaineering boots (B2 boots)
  • Water repellent boots with ankle support for walking
  • A pair of Gaiters.
  • Socks
  • Trainers which can be used in teahouses & camps

Clothing

  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably not cotton)
  • Micro, Mid to heavyweight fleece & Fleece pants
  • Bodywarmer fleece
  • Thermals (top & bottom)
  • Down jacket

Climbing Equipment

  • Harness with 1m sling,
  • Screw gate carabiners
  • Crampons
  • Ice ax
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear

  • Hat (Woolen or fleece)
  • Sun hat
  • Bandana
  • Head-torch with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Woolen gloves

Personal Equipment

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by a porter)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat. We also provide everyone mats. Your extra mat will be helpful at the Base Camp
  • Backpack to carry water bottles, camera, lunch packs, and personal clothing
  • Pee bottle
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks, books, MP3 players, cards, etc
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes
  • Toiletries

Personal first aid kit

  • Any personal medications.
  • Electrolytes
  • Analgesics & throat lozenges
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization)

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

For more information:

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

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Trip Facts

  • 19 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 6,091 m
  • Strenuous, PD
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • March to May; September to November
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Hotel, Camping
  • Flights, private car or tourist bus
  • 12 pax Maximum