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Pisang Peak Climb & Thorong-La -18 Days

Duration

18 days

Trip Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Max Altitude

6,091m/19983ft

Trip Code

ANT01AC1
1 Pax 2-5 Pax 6+ Pax
US$ 2345
US$ 2160
US$ 2060

Trip Overview

The Pisang Peak Climbing & Thorong La Pass Trek involves trekking in the gorgeous Annapurna region of Nepal. Also known as Jong Ri, the Pisang Peak (6091m) is a beautiful pyramidal trekking peak that towers above the village of Pisang in the Manang district in northern Nepal. Rising to an elevation of 6,091 meters, the summit of the Pisang Peak offers panoramic views of the entire Annapurna range. Additionally, the journey is also incorporated with a visit to Muktinath- one of the most revered shrines to the country's Hindu and Buddhist people. The beautiful natural charm of the Manang region of Nepal is also explored during the journey. 

Beginning the climbing journey from Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where you can observe decorated woodwork, metalwork and stone masonry along with the revered religious places with a rich origin story of their own. The trip commences with a drive to Dharapani the next day. With the views of the Annapurna, Tilicho, and Gangapurna adorning the trekking trail, the winding path leads to Pisang Peak and its summit in a dauntingly delightful fashion. The summit of the peak offers gorgeous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m) and numerous other mountains in the Annapurna region. On our way back, the route also leads to the crossing of the Muktinath temple via the Thorong La Pass (5416m). The famous lake-side city of Pokhara, as well as ethnic Magar and Gurung villages of the Annapurna region, are incorporated brilliantly in the journey. Furthermore, the best time to do the Pisang Peak Climb is during the autumn (September to November) and the spring (March to May) seasons. 

The Pisang Peak Climbing & Thorong La Pass Trek is a well-crafted and all-rounded journey that includes the best services, as well as the company of the best guides and mountaineers throughout the trip. We always keep the comfort and security of our clients as our primal priority. This ensures you to have a thoroughly memorable journey enjoying the Himalayan aura and bond with the local culture. 

Trip Highlights

  • Exploration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Exploring stunning view of Annapurna massif along with Manaslu and Dhaulagiri
  • The challenging climb of Pisang Peak
  • Exploration of hidden mountain valleys Manang and Mustang
  • Ascertaining Thorang-La, the highest point in Annapurna trail
  • Wonderful view of Syange Waterfall 
  • Exploration of Tibetan and Buddhist lifestyles and culture

Additional Information

If the suggested itineraries are not up to the mark, we can even customize your trip as per your need with a special group discount. Kindly contact us at info@amazingnepaltrek.com for detail information. You can also contact us by calling at +977-9851116042 for 24/7 support. We speak English, Hindi, and Nepali.

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Before Travel Trek Safety Things To Be Considered

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 03: Drive to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft) via Beshishahar (830m/2,723ft), 9-10hrs 4WD drive

Day 04: Trek to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft), 6-7hrs

Day 05: Trek to Pisang (3,200m/10,496ft), 5-6hrs

Day 06: Rest and Acclimatization day in Pisang, (3,200m/10,496ft)

Day 07: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp, (4380m/14360ft) 4-5hrs

Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp, (5400m/17712ft) 3-4hrs

Day 09: Summit Day! High Camp to Pisang Summit (6,091m/19983ft) & Return to Base Camp or Pisang Village, 9-10hrs

Day 10: Trek to Manang Village (3500m/11482ft) 4-5hrs

Day 11: Rest & Acclimatization day in Manang Village, (3500m/11482ft)

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka, (4,050m/3,444ft) 4hrs

Day 13: Trek to Thorong phedi, (4450m/14,599ft) 4hrs

Day 14: Trek to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft ) via Thorong-La (5,416m/17,765ft) 8-9hrs

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2,670m/8,760ft), via Kagbeni (2800m/9184ft) 5-6hrs

Day 16: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 25min

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 18: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 meters)
One of our representatives will be waiting for you when you arrive at the Kathmandu airport. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. You can then spend the rest of the day taking rest and relaxing at the Hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Trek Preparation (1,300 meters) 
Today, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city. The sightseeing tour mainly consists of visiting the four major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath Temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa and the Boudhanath Temple. After the tour, we will return back to our Hotel and prepare for tomorrow's trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Dharapani (1,860 meters) via Besisahar (760 meters), Duration:  09 - 10 Hours
From Kathmandu, we will begin our drive to Dharapani via Besisahar. It is a long journey that winds along beautiful Nepali townships and countryside. We begin our trek as we drive along the Trishuli River.  As you enter Besisahar, you can catch glimpses of the Annapurna Himal (8091m) on the outskirts of the city some distance away. Dharapani is one of the biggest villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani.

Day 04: Trek to Chame (2,670 meters), Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
Today, we will trek our way through steep forested ridges alongside several landslides on route to Chame. Remarkable views of the Lamjung Himal (6983m), Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna IV (7,525m) loom up over the valley, proving a wonderful Himalayan tapestry in the skyline. We will also come across a small hot spring along the way. Overnight in Chame.

Day 05: Trek to Pisang (3,200 meters), Duration: 5 – 6 Hours
A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring us to a dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500 meters from the river as we trek out towards Pisang from Chame. The religious ambiance in the region is evident as we pass through monasteries and temples like Talekhu and Bhratang respectively. Pisang is one of those places that show the best of Nepal: scenery, mountains, culture, and generosity of spirit. Overnight in Pisang.

Day 06: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Pisang 
Acclimatization is an important part of any trek. We take short hikes and walks around the area where we can interact with the locals and observe the lifestyle in the region. Throughout the day, the views of Annapurna (8091m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Tilicho (7134m) tower over the village quite dramatically.  Overnight in Pisang. 

Day 07: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380 meters), Duration: 4 - 5 Hours
We will begin our trek towards the Pisang Base Camp, ascending on a trail that passes through the thin forest of oaks and vast grasslands. The open pasture is used for grazing yaks and is also the best place to set up our camp. We can prepare for the trek tomorrow or enjoy the Himalayan greetings of nature herself. Overnight at the Pisang Peak Base Camp.

Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp (5,400 meters), Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
Ascending on the south-west ridge, we will reach the high camp of the Pisang Peak. Here, some basic climbing training will be given by our guide. We will learn to use some of the equipment so that the climb in the following can be done smoothly. We take ample rest and sleep early as we begin the climb early in the morning. Overnight at Pisang Peak High Camp.

Day 09: Summit Day! High Camp to Pisang Summit (6,091 meters) and return to Base Camp of Pisang Village, Duration: 8 - 9 Hours
We will begin our trek early in the morning. The trail initially is mostly on rocky surfaces. The peak is steep- hence, there is not much snow. We advise you to properly follow the instructions of the climb leader during the scaling. The views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna ranges and others peaks of the massif are extraordinary from the Pisang summit. After spending some time at the summit, we will return to the base camp for an overnight stay. If you want, you can also continue on down onwards the village. 

Day 10: Trek to Manang Village (3,540 meters), Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
From Pisang, there are two routes to Manang. Passing through Upper Pisang via Geru, we can enjoy outstanding views of Mount Annapurna (8091m), the Pisang Peak (6091m) and the Lamjung Himal (6983m) while making our way to Manang. The village of Manang is situated in the broad valley of the Marsayangdi River to the north of the Annapurna mountain range Overnight at Manang.

Day 11: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Manang Village 
This is another day for acclimatization. Manang is a great place to acclimatize. Sitting at an altitude of 3,519 meters, Manang is well-known to be a good place to stop on the Annapurna Circuit to adjust to the altitude as well. If you want to explore the local cultural heritage, there are a number of gompas and monasteries in the smaller villages around Manang. Overnight at Manang.   

Day 12: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050 meters), Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to the village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marsayangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jharsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward; we will be passing a few pastures and a hamlet of juniper trees as we steadily gain elevation. After passing through Ghunsa, meadows, and pastures we finally reach another small village of Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka. 

Day 13: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4525 meters), Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
It is an uphill walk to Thorong Phedi. We pass through Ledar village and small settlements to make way to Thorong Phedi. Our trek trail continues along he Kone Khola and we can see some landslide-prone areas as we gain altitude. Finally, we reach Thorung Phedi after making quick stop at the local tea houses. Overnight in Thorong Phedi.

Day 14: Trek to Muktinath (3,760 meters) Via Thorong La (5416 meters), Duration: 9 - 10 Hours
We will be crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m) from east to west (Manang to Muktinath). There is practically no vegetation on the western side, a contrast to the Manang valley where vegetation and cultivation make up the landscape. Getting up at around three in the morning, we will walk up the mountain. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2,720 meters) via Kagbeni (2,810 meters), Duration: 5 - 6 Hours
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus alike. The Muktinath Temple, also called the Chumig Gyatsa, is the symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists of the world. The holy shrine, which is said to have arisen on its own, is one of eight such shrines dedicated to the God. In the morning, we will tour the temple area and a Buddhist monastery located close to the temple. After the short tour, we will continue our trek to Jomsom, popular for its sweet apples and strong winds via Kagbeni. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, Duration: 25 minutes
Following a scenic flight to Pokhara, we bid farewell to Jomsom. On reaching Pokhara, we can explore the attractions of the city or enjoy the environment around the lakeside. Here, we can indulge in buying some souvenirs or sampling some local delicacies or riding the boat on the lake. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu, Duration: 6 Hours
We head to Kathmandu after breakfast and we can notice the lifestyle of the people. We drive through undulating roads and relish the beautiful landscapes and lush vegetation. We can explore the city and shop for souvenirs to spend the final day in the country. Overnight stay at Kathmandu. 

Day 18: Final Departure
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today. Our representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight from where you will depart. 

Cost Includes:
  • All airport transfers 
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Pokhara for 1 night with breakfast 
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • Kathmandu to Dharapani 4WD Jeep Drive
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist Bus Drive
  • All airport taxes 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Climbing Permit, Conservation Area permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English speaking Trekking Guide (Govt. registered), experienced Climbing Sherpa Guide (Govt. registered), Cook, Assistant Climbing Guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • High-quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar sleeping tent, kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment during the climb
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation (3 nights private room with independent bathroom/hot showers and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with shared toilet)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Annapurna Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Cost not Includes:

  • Monument fees in Kathmandu
  • Personal Climbing Gears
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner 
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Every Day Departure
We can depart our trip every day(Nepal Packages). You Can Schedule your own departure date and contact us. We will make your Itinerary as your convenient.

Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu. During your trekking, you will be provided win sharing room in teahouses and twin sharing Tent during your climb. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the Annapurna region is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Annapurna region is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Service and Security:

A professional, English speaking trekking guide and assistant guide for every 4 members, and 1 porter for every two trekkers will be provided to your group during the trek.

Similarly, a licensed and professional English speaking climbing guide will be provided for your climbing of the peak. We provide 1 main guide and 1 assistant guide for a group of 2-4 people. But for a group of more than 5-8 people, we provide 01 main and 2 assistant guides. For the group having 9+ people, 1 main guide and 3 assistant guides will be provided. Other staff members we provide include 01 experienced cook, Sherpas, and assistants.

Our professional staffs will take care of you. Please keep on informing about each and every change that you might feel as you set out for the magnificent journey. Do not feel shy, because the very nature of this trekking and climbing makes one nervous. Our staffs will be there to help you overcome such state of nervousness.

Certificate:

After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking to the Annapurna Region is as much difficult as it is technical. We give special priority to its technical sides as well. For this, we have designed an itinerary to allow you get acclimatize naturally. We know the particular location you need to stay for rest, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly and so on. In case you get high altitude sickness, we have crews who know how to deal it effectively and smartly.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Please consult your physician

Please do keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy

Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World Heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

Flight Delay in JOMSOM

Twin Otter and Dornier is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such case, Amazing Nepal will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.

The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of cancelation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.

Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on the domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek/climb:

Personal Climbing Gears

  • Ice axe,Crampons,Harness,Tape Slings (2),Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock),Descender/Abseil Device,Plastic Mountaineering Boots,Ascender,Helmet (optional)

Group Climbing Gears

  • Snow bar, Ice Hamer, Rope Ice Screw

HEAD

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers

HANDS

  • Gore-tex gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material

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