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Pisang Peak with Annapurna Trek - 18 Days

Pisang Peak with Annapurna Trek
Pisang Peak with Annapurna Trek

Introduction: Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions trek & climb to Pisang Peak at 6, 091 meters, one of the classic and promising trips in the worlds popular route Annapurna Circuit or Around Annapurna the famed trekking area since the early 1970’s it is widely trekked and most exciting trek in the whole Himalaya range and probably in this globe offering grand views of the three highest 8000m mountain range from Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu mountain range, including arrays of over 7000 to 6000m snow capped peaks.

The trail follows the river Marsyangdi all the way to its source at the glacial lake in Manang and beyond, journey passes through rural farm villages, terraced farm fields and traditional villages from the sub-tropic, climate to the arctic landscape, Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Pisang Peak in the Annapurna Circuit (Around Annapurna) adventure leads to the top of the high peaks with time to acclimatize with its professional climbing guides help and support you to the top of the summit on this fabulous adventure and return journey via Thorungla the highest point after Pisang Peak 6,091 meters top, the trekking highest at 5,416 meters / 17,740 ft. From here the trail descends most of the way to Jomsom passing through the holy site of Muktinath. Muktinath This grand trip follows the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River valley to Jomsom, and finally ending at Pokhara one of the most scenic places in the Himalaya before reaching at Kathmandu after completing this wonderful adventure with high experience which is truly awe some with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions Trek & Climb of Pisang Peak.

Note: Climb of Pisang South-West Face and Ridge.

The first ascent was made solo by J.Wellenkamp in 1955 during a German expedition to Annapurna. This same expedition also made an ascent of Chulu East. From upper Pisang village ascend a path through sparse wood and pastures to a kharka (Shepard shelter) at 4,380 meteres (14,370ft). Which provides a good site for base camp, a faint trail continues onn open hillside, following a ridge and climbing to a shoulder on the south-west ridge at 5,400m/17,716ft a suitable site for high camp. Under some conditions this may be under snow. Above, a well defined ridge leads to the final snow slope which leads quite steeply although without difficulty to the summit. Descent is made by the same route.

Trip Highlights: “On the northern Annapurna with Thorang-la, serene rhododendrons-firs and hemlocks forest, traditional and cultural villages, Buddhist and Bon religion, on the Trans-Himalayan Caravan Route, picturesque scenery, climb of scenic Pisang peak, from sub-tropic-alpine to arctic zone.”

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Syange via Beshishar 823m. 6 – 7 hrs journey.

Day 04: Drive to Dharapani 1,860m. 3 – 4 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,715m. Approx. 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,185m. Approx. 6 hrs.

Day 07: Rest day at Pisang for acclimatization.

Day 08: Trek towards Pisang Base Camp at 4,380m.

Day 09: Trek and climb to High Camp at 5,400m.

Day 10:  Climb of Pisang peak and return to BC or to Pisang village.

Day 11: Trek to Manang. 3,350m. Approx. 4 – 5 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,130m. 3 – 4 hrs trek.

Day 13: Trek to Thorung High Camp 4,740m. Approx. 4 – 5hrs walks.

Day 14: Trek to Muktinath 3,800m. via Thorang-la 5,415m. Approx. 6 – 8 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom 2,730m. 4 – 5 hrs walk.

Day 16: Fly to Pokhara an afternoon free.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu with an afternoon free.

Day 18: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information regarding this trip in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Early morning, after breakfast, you will be taken for a cultural tour of Kathmandu city. Some of the main highlights will be Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar.

Day 03: Drive to Syange 1,140m via Beshishar 823m. 6 – 7 hrs journeys.

Morning a scenic drive leads towards the scenic Pokhara highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved. Just a few hours before the road to Pokhara, route diverts from Dumre town towards north to Beshishar. On reaching Beshishar drive continues to Syange village for another 2 – 3 hrs.

Day 04: Drive to Dharapani 1,860m. 3 – 4 hrs.

The drive continues on the high road with fascinating scenery of the gorge, high hills, waterfalls and snow-capped peaks the dirt jeep road for two to three hours, the drive continues through winding path from Syange and Jagat village, trail follows to a steep climb for half an hour, on arriving the lush farm terraces field once on the top of the ridge a magnificent view of the raging waterfalls can be seen on route to Jagat. From this village journey leads through the terraced farms coming to Chamje village, crossing the bridge it’s another steep climb for another hour till Tal is reached, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marsyangdi. On leaving Tal the drive gets easier on the gentle path till to a large bridge, after the bridge brings to the village of Dharapani for the overnight stop where the driving adventure ends here.

Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,715m. 5 – 6 hrs.

From Dharapani the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air gets cooler, the trail then climbs through forests to Bagarchhap, and the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture. After a pleasantly cool morning walk altitude gains slowly reaching the apple country at Dhanaqi and the alpine region passing through farm area, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of  Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks, the trail follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto before Chame. From Koto, half hour of easy walk brings to the village town of Chame for the overnight stop. Chame the district headquarters of Manang region,

Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,185m. 6 hrs.

The walk from here follows the other side of the river on the northern bank, after leaving Chame, the path passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach Bratang. From here trek continues on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Pisang village. After walking past the tree lines a great view can be seen of Pisang peak and the Chulu peak with Pisang village below, from this ridge a gentle descent for an hour brings to the windswept village of Pisang.

Day 07: At Pisang for acclimatization.

A rest day for acclimatization for the climb to Pisang Peak and for the trek beyond to Thorangla pass, a leisure day or for energetic people can go for a day hike.

Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp 4,380m. 3 – 4 hrs walk.

From the village of Pisang head towards North passing the upper village through sparse wood and pastures to a kharka or Shepard’s shed as this spot provides an excellent campsite for the base camp after the strenuous climb of 3-4 hours.

Day 09: Trek and climb to High Camp 5,400m. 2 – 3 hrs walk.

From the Base camp, a faint path leads to an open area at the hillside following a ridge and climbing to a shoulder on the South – West Ridge which provides a suitable site for the high camp. Under some conditions, this area may be under snow, afternoon free to sort the gear for the climb.

Day 10: Climb Pisang Peak return to BC time permitting to Pisang village.

Before dawn set for the climb with the support of Great Adventure veteran guides, from here the route leads above a well-defined ridge to the final snow slope which leads quite steeply although without difficulty all the way to the top of Pisang summit. After a wonderful time at the top return to the base camp, time permitting descend all the way to Pisang village.

Day 11: Trek to Manang 3,350m. 4 – 5 hrs.

From Pisang onwards the walks lead with a climbs for half an hour, after a short gradual walk from the Pisang village then reaching the top of a small hill, this grand spot offers a dramatic views of the valleys, Hongde village with it’s short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho, and on the right Chuli East, and of Pisang peak. The walk from here leads to Hongde, from Hongde the trek is on the wide trail to Manang through Braga village, here with time to spend the morning visiting Braga Monastery. The largest in the district, it has an outstanding display of statues, thangkas and the religious manuscripts.  From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight stop.

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,130m. 3 – 4 hrs walk.

After a wonderful time at Manang, the trail from here leads to a slow climb for an hour, after the last village of Manang, the track gently winds up offering inspiring views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tiloche and the close up views of Chuli’s peaks from mid and west as the trail heads up in the barren windswept terrain’s with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region, coming to a small settlements of Yak-Kharka for the overnight with time for a short hike around.

Day 13: Trek to Thorung Phedi 4,400m. or High Camp 3 – 4 hrs walks.

The trail leads to a slow climb, after the last settlement of Ledar, the track gently winds up offering grand views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho and close view of Chulu West peaks as the trail heads up in the barren windswept terrain’s, then slowly reaching at Thorang Pehdi Depending upon time if all is well here at lunch time continue the climb on the zig-zag track towards High Camp where there is few teahouses or lodge reaching here makes the walk easier start for the next day and shortens the hour of walking towards the pass.

Day 14: Trek to Muktinath 3,800m. via Thorang-la 5,416m. 6 – 8 hrs.

Starting early reaching the top of the pass on time to catch the panoramic views of the northern Annapurna, Damudhar, Bhirkuti and Dhaulagiri Mountain range, Thorang-la at 5,416 meter offers stunning scenery, the descent is steep and rough, but one can have excellent views of the Dhaulagiri 8,167 m. A long descend to the sacred village of Muktinath, on reaching the bottom there are about two or three teahouses for refreshment, after a break here continue for another hour to Muktinath a holy place, during auspicious time according to Hindu & Buddhist calendar this place is full with pilgrims from Nepal and India.

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom 2,730m. 4 – 5 hrs walk.

After Muktinath, trek carries on with a 1,200m of descent to the Kaligandaki river valley floor, with a brief stop at Ekale Bhatti a small settlement with 3-4 teahouses. From here onwards the valley gets very windy in the afternoon time, the walk from here follows the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom is reached. Jomsom, headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River.

Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

The flight time to Pokhara, as per the schedule make way to the terminal for security check, this scenic flight from Jomsom takes about 25 minutes to Pokhara, a panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks can be seen from the plane, on reaching Pokhara transfer to Hotel near the scenic Phewa Lake with time to relax and to browse the local market area.

Day 17: Fly to Kathmandu.

From Pokhara 30 minute’s flight reaches you to Kathmandu. Arriving at Kathmandu domestic terminal, GA staff will receive and transfer you back to the Hotel.

Day 18: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions staff with complimentary transport you to the airport for your final departure from this panoramic country, Nepal.

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a 3-star hotel.
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only).
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (Tea House)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • A professional Sherpa Guide with Government License.
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 Sherpa porter).
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • First-aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Emergency Rescue  Help (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with cultural show.
  • All programme as per Itinerary.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

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