Pisang Peak stands at elevation of 6091 meters up above from Pisang village in Annapurna Himalaya range and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid. Pisang peak is considered one of the busy climbing peaks among the trekking peaks in Nepal. To reach the base camp from Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at 4420meters, which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. High Camp is set up at 5450meters, 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. The well-defined ridge leads to the final snow slop, which is quite steep but not difficult to reach the summit. Descent is made on the same route.
After the your main adventure of Pisang Peak the trek leads to Thorung La pass (5416 meters), through Manang, Ledar, which are the main attraction of whole Annapurna Circuit trek. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction.
>ALPINE GRADE : PD/AD
>SEASON: september/november and march to may.
>MODE OF TREK : tea house / camping : 2 types of program : in lodge during the trek and 4 nights camping for the ascent or full arranged camping trek during the trek and the ascent. The first type of program (lodge) is better from 1 up to 5 per.
D-1: arrival in Kathmandu and transfert to hotel.
D-2: Sight seeing of Kathmandu or you can use this day as a rest day too.
D-3: KTM-BesiSahar by bus: 7h
Departure early in the morning, arrival in the afternoon.
D-4: BesiSahar-Ngadi (914 m): 5h
The route follows the bank of the Marsyangdi valley by a wide path surrounded by cultivated fields
D-5: Ngadi-Jagat (1341 m): 5h
We continue along the Marsyangdi valley: many Gurung villages.
D-6: Jagat-Dharapani (1943 m): 6h
The route descends to the river, we pass on the over side and the path leads us to the plateau of Tal. Dharapani is a little bit further.
D-7: Dharapani-Chame (2713 m): 6h
We walk through rhododendrons and pines forests, during the day we have nice views (Manaslu Himal, Annapurna2…).
D-8: Chame-Pisang (3185 m): 6h
The landscape changes: the forest ends and we enter the high valley of Manang and the viste opens up; the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape: we can see Pisang peak, Chhulu peak, Annapurnas 2&3…
D-9 : Acclimatization in Pisang
D-10 : Pisang-Base Camp (4300m)
We start from Upper Pisang, following the trail that goes through grassy slopes until a kharka (nomad hut). We set up the camp here.(4300m): 4 to 5 hours.
D-11: trek to Camp 1 (5100m)
Leaving the Base Camp, today the trek leads along rocky glacier path to High Camp.
D-12: Rest Day at Camp 1
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the high altitude. We also take short trek around the camp to prepare ourselves for the 6000 meter adventure the next morning.
D-13: Climb to the Summit (6091meters) and return to Base Camp
Today is our main adventure day as we start early in the morning to climb the Pisang Peak. However, it also depends on the weather condition. During the ascent we have to follow some steep slopes (40/45 degres) and rocky ridges, sometimes airies. As you get to the summit of Pisang peak, you can have closer look at Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains, Kang Guru Peak, Gyaji Kang peak, Tilje peak, Kuchubhro peak,etc. After a safe trek to the top, we safely make our way back down to the Base Camp.
D-14 : trek to Pisang
D-15: Pisang-Manang (3331 m): 5h
The route keeps on following the wide valley, the vista is now very opened with Tilicho peak and Thorung pass in view at the far reaches of the valley.
D-16: Manang-Yak kharka (4176 m): 3 to 4h
Short day to complete the acclimatization (moraines)
D-17: Yak Kharka-Thorung Phedi (4420 m): 4/5h
The route continues on the mountain flank through yak pastures and moraines.
D-18: Thorung pass (5416 m) – Muktinath (3800 m): 7h
We start early in the morning. The way to the pass is not technically difficult, we follow a serie of moraines, the main problem is the altitude. From the top fantastic 360° panorama: Annapurnas Himal, Dhaulagiri, Thorung peak, Mustang…
We descend on moraines, the final phase is steeper, in Muktinath the colorless rock and sand landscapes looks much like Tibet.
Muktinath is a holy place with small temples.
D-19: Muktinath-Kagbeni (2800 m): 3h
Short day to reach the village of Kagbeni. Landscapes look like Mustang. Kagbeni is the entry gate of Mustang.
D-20: Kagbeni-Marpha (2800 m): 5h
Now we follow the wide and flat plain of Jomson between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal.
Marpha is a charmant village surrounded by cultivated areas.
D-21: Marpha-Kalopani (2560 m): 6h
The route keeps on following the plain. We have nice view of the west face of Annapurna 1 (8091 m), Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri.
D-22: Kalopani-Tatopani (1200 m): 7h
The route follows the gorges of the Kali Gandaki, the deepest in the world, we pass many Takali villages. Tatopani is well known for its hot spring.
D-23: Tatopani-Ghorepani (2800 m): 7h
From Tatopani it’s a long ascent to the ridge of Ghorepani, landscapes are magnificent during the day: many Thakali villages, terrace fields, orange trees with Dhaulagiri south face and Annapurnas forming lovely backdrop.
D-24: ascent to Poon Hill (3193m): 1h30, descent to Birethanti: 4h
Early morning ascent to Poon Hill for a magnificent sunrise over Dhaulagiri, Annapurna himal, Macchapuchare…
Long descent to Birethanti through rhododendrons and pines forests.
D-25: Birethanti-NayaPool: 1h and drive back to Pokhara (1h30)
D-26: drive back to KTM (7h)
D-27: rest day in KTM
D-28: Transfert to airport and return.
1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
2. Standard twin sharing accommodation in 2 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara breakfast included.
3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
4. All your standard Meals as per itinerary (breakfast, lunch, diner)
5. Hot drinks during tented camping.
6. Twin sharing tea Houses / Lodges, Guesthouses and Tented accommodation during the trek.
7. A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek and climb.
8. The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
9. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
11. peak permit fees.
12. Garbage Deposit Fee.
13. General Climbing equipments such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc..
16. Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
17. All our government taxes.
18. Official expense.
1. Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory).
3. International airfare and airport departure tax.
4. Nepal entry visa, you can obtain easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. You will also require 2 passport size photos.)
5. Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
6. Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
7. Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).
8. Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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