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Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing

Adventure Pilgrims Trekking has experience climbing guides who will take you to summit the top of the worlds but for the beginner of the climbing with technical support with our staff you will be in top of the Pisang peak the easier Peak Climbing in Nepal

Pisang Peak Climbing (1995 feet) is one of the most popular trekking and non-expedition peak of Nepal which is located to the north of the Annapurna Himalayan range near the Nepal-Tibet boarder. Pisang peak can be well combined with the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek to make a very satisfying Himalayan trek and climbing adventure in a single trip. Climbing Pisang is not considered as difficult climb. However, it is a high peak with considerable slopes, so not be over simplified.

As a record, a German Expedition made the first ascent of Pisang peak in 1955, and since then something of considerable remarks has been started to date. It is often climbed as 3 days excursion from the Annapurna circuit which is a rewarding one. As the peak is on the way to the highest pass of the world and offers you good scopes for exploration, which is always worth to do. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by hanging glaciers and offers you a considerable challenge. Here goes an interesting fact that this Peak is made up of steeply tilted rocks, the deep slopes of which face the valley below. Furthermore there will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. This peak rises above from Pisang village and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid. It is considered as an easy climbing in Nepalso far experienced. The well-defined ridge leads to the final snow slop, which is quite steep but not difficult to reach the summit. After the summit you follow the trial to classic Thorung La Pass, descend down to the ever popular Muktinath temple and further to Birethanti and complete the trip. Descent is made on the same route as you have undertaken.

Trip Hightlights :
Duration : 28 Days 
Type of Trek : Camping
Max Altitude : 6092 m.
Minimum Pax : 1 +
Mode of Travel : 
Land Transportation/Flight
Grade : Moderate

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar (823m.). It takes almost six hours. Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some of the mountain peaks, natural Sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people. This headquarters is the centre from where the daily usable commodities are supplied to the different villages and numerous towns.

Day 2 : Trek from Beshishahar to Bahundanda (1305m.) and it takes about six hours. The first part of the trail passes along on a flat level path along the bank of the Marshyangdi river. You can enjoy the Sceneries and the local culture of the Gurung community. After lunch, the trail goes steeply upwards to Bahundanda which takes about 2 hours. At this point, you can see the area surrounded by eye-catching scenarios with snow capped mountains.

Day 3 : Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m.) which takes about six hours. A steep trail descends for early half an hour and then follows a flat path through rice terraces, before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Lali Gaon. Ahead, the Marsyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape, and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually you descend to the stone village of Jagat (1330m.) situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and downs to Chamje through the forests.

Day 4 : Trek from Chamje (1410m.) to Dharapani (1960m.) and it takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends to the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you begin a climb to Sattale (1550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. You continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that hide the water. Climbing the zigzagged path to the top of the hill, you see the level, plain of Tal (1700m.) before you. Though it is enclosed by cliffs, the level area looks reassuring after the harrowing mountain paths just traveled on. You descend to a grassy riverbank which leads to Tal with its hotels and Tea Houses. Here you can enjoy the exhilarating water fall. Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas Hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. You cross a suspension bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone Kani marking the entrance to Dharapani (1960m.), and our camp for the night.

Day 5 : Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours. As you cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marsyangdi then veers to the left, and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze around a Buddhist monastery. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, you pass through Danaque (2210m.). There comes a small wooden bridge which takes you to follow a steeply ascending path up to Timang which lies at the bottom of Lamajung Himal. The trail goes on through flat level until you reach Chame where there are government offices, shops, and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district.

Day 6 : Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) which takes about five hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as you climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.).In the past this was the military station for troops who fought against the Khampa tribal revolution, but the dilapidated buildings are all that remain of that era. A short climb from the village brings you to a rock-strewn area where you cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before you. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang.

Day 7 : Rest at Pisang. This day you can hike to Upper Pisang for a visit to a monastery can go for a village tour to Upper Pisang.

Day 8 : Trek from Pisang to Pisang Base Camp which takes about six hours. The trail is a steep ascent passing through Upper Pisang. En route you cross forests of pine and local vegetation. The views of Annapurna welcome you.

Day 9 : Rest at Pisang Base Camp. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Pisang summit.

Day 10 : Trek from Pisang Base Camp to Pisang High Camp and it takes about four hours. You trek along rocky glacier path to High Camp. You will be completely charmed by the panoramic views of Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks.

Day 11 : Summit Pisang peak and back to Pisang Base Camp which takes about ten hours. At the summit of Pisang peak, you can have closer panoramic views of the 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 and many more.

Day 12 : Trek from Pisang Base Camp to Pisang and it takes about four hours. The trail moves steeply downhill all the way to Pisang. The view of the Annapurna range accompanies you.

Day 13 : Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) and it takes about five and half hours. Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hongde (3320m.), you come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically above you. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV [7525m] also becomes visible. Just beyond this point you cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marsyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below a craggy mountain, you can see the village of Bryaga with its splendid monastery. Large Chortens and Mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before you - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna [7455m] and, to the rear, Tilicho Peak [7145m].

After a short steep climb you reach Manang which is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region. You camp here for the night, amidst the fluttering prayer flags, which adorn the houses.

Day 14 : Rest day at Manang hanging in and around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day before crossing the Thorong La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous Icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one.

Day 15 : Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) and it takes about three and half hours. Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all day.

Day 16: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) which takes about 3 and half hours. Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorong Phedi.

Day 17 : Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass and it takes about seven hours. You start early today for your crossing of Thorong La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after about 4 hours of steady climbing you reach the Chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before you. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it's compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.

Day 18 : Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2895 m.) to Tatopani (1189 m we will drive Bus in sharing basis and it takes about 7 hours to get Tato Pani.The trail again descends slightly to Tatopani through different human settlements. You can enjoy the hot spring at Tatopani as the word Tatopati is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki river.

Day 19 : A rest day at Tatopani to enjoy the natural hot spring bath. It is believed that one who takes bath get rids of skin diseases. After several days trekking, it is a great idea to take bath at hot spring and relax.

Day 20 : Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853 m.) for about seven hours. Your trail passes on flat level land for some distance. Then the trail begins ascending steeply for at least one hour. Now the path goes up through different villages inhabited by the people of different castes and agricultural land. The majority of the people here serve in Gorkha Regiment and Indian Regiment. While trekking you cross through the Kali Gandaki river with a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
The trail ascends gently all the way to Ghorepani passing through small villages like Phalate, Chitre and so on. While trekking you pass through rhododendron forests and come across wild life such as monkeys and various species of birds. You are accompanied by more panoramic views of different mountains. In Ghorepani (Watering to Horse) is a small pass and the village of Deurali. Although there is time enough to continue, it is better to stay here overnight so that we can make the morning trip to Poon Hill (3180m.) for an outstanding panorama of Dhaulagiri I,II,III,Iv, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgir ranges,Annapurna I, Bahra Sikhar (Twelve peaks or renowned as French Fang),Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail and Mardi Himal. The view you can see from here is probably the best view in the world. Not only this, Poon Hill is crowded by different visitors to enjoy the sunrise and sunset over the snow-capped mountain.

Day 21 : Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous Snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast, trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on.

Day 22 : Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) and it takes about three hours. It is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You can hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is a popular destination for bird lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

Day 23 :
 Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.) which takes about six hours. First part of your trek is steeply down following a stone staircase to Kimbu (Bee hive). Kimbu or Bee hive is located at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. Now your trail steeply ascends following the stone staircase up to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for early two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). From this point you can see panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997m.), Annapurna III (7755m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). Now the rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.).

Day 24 : Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) which takes about four hours. Your trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours and then steeply descends to Phedi passing through Dhampus village, paddy fields and forest protected by local community. Upon your arrival at Dhampus Phedi, you can take a vehicle to reach Pokhara.

Day 25 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, Green Sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

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