Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing: 21 Days

Key Information

  • Duration:21 Days
  • Primary Activity:Peak Climbing
  • Group Size:1 - 25 Peoples
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Challenging
  • Meals:All meals included during expedition
  • Accomodation:Hotels / Tea-Houses / Camping
  • Max-Altitude:6091 m.
  • Transportation:Bus
  • Departure from:Kathmandu
  • Culture:Thakali

Pisang Peak Climbing: 21 Days

Pisang Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Annapurna region. This challenging Peak is perfect for avid explorers who want to squeeze the most out of their expedition. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier and is a real challenge. Pisang Peak is made up of steeply tilted rock, which faces the valley and is a difficult climb.

The peak rises above from Pisang village in a slope of ice and snow. To reach the base camp from Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to Kharka (4,380m) which is considered the best place for setting up camp. High Camp is set up at (5,400m) on a shoulder in the South-West Ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. This well defined ridge leads to the summit, which is quite steep. Descent is made on the same route.

Check out our other Peak Climbing expeditions in the Everest region:

Island Peak Climb & Mera Peak Climb


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300 m /4,264 ft).

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Travel Society Nepal. After sorting out your custom formalities (Visa, etc) you will be then transferred to the hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel and give you some time to freshen up. After this, we will attend an orientation about your trek led by our Trekking leader over a typical Nepali welcome dinner that will include a cultural dance performed by the local women. You then return to your hotel for your first overnight stay at the hotel (D)

Day 1

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation(1,300 m /4,264 ft).

Kathmandu is the cultural heart of Nepal and has been a famous destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to visitors. The city displays an interesting combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influences in the valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, the two important neighboring cities bear much cultural and religious significance to Nepal’s landscape. There will be a full-day guided tour to the historic sights such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath). In the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we meet our trek leader and other stuff for your adventure trip. Stay overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 2

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus (7-8hours)

We leave Kathmandu early for our bus journey which will take around 8 hours to reach Besisahar, the starting point of the trek. The bus passes through many small villages on the way, where you can see snippets of every day living in these lowland villages. We will reach Besisahar in the evening. Stay overnight stay at a local teahouse. (B, L, D)

Day 3

DAY 04: Besisahar to Bahundanda (1,310m/4,298ft) | 5-6 hours

Our trek begins! Our first day involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several up and down hill sections, trekking through rice paddies and subtropical forests. The villages and people are an interesting mix. You eventually ascend to Bahundanda (Hills of Brahmins) – a village set on a long ridge at 1310m. Stay overnight at teahouse. (B, L, D)

*Option to take a jeep from Besishahar to Chame (minus 3 days) – contact us for more information on this option*

Day 4

Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje (1,430m/4,690ft) | 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we descend through picturesque rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff with lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. We start gradually walking up after crossing a suspension bridge across the Mayshyangdi River and arrive at Jagat where we will stop for lunch. We will trek for one and a half hours further on a rocky trail to reach Chamje, where we will spend the night. (B, L, D)

Day 5

Day 06: Chamje to Dharapani (1,950m/6,396ft) | 5-6 hours

After crossing another suspension bridge across the Marshyangdi river, we will enter the Manang district after walking up hills and passing fields of corn, barley, and potatoes. Then, the trek takes us through forests of bamboo and rhododendrons. and across another river. We continue walking on a rocky trail right above the river to reach Dharapani late afternoon. Stay overnight at a local teahouse. (B, L, D)

Day 6

Day 07: Dharapani to Chame (2,630m/8,628ft) | 5-6 hours

Today, you will climb a few steep forested landscapes, while being careful of several landslides along the way. As you look up, you will see sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. We walk through typical Tibetan villages en-route before reaching Chame. Chame is the district headquarter of Manang. Beautiful views of the Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II can be seen from your lodge where you will stay overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 7

Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3,700m/12,136ft) | 5-6 hours

Today, we will experience a dramatic change of scenery. The trail follows a steep narrow valley through pine woods and small villages with several ups and downs before reaching the orchard village of Bhartang. We continue through the village and up to a bridge where we cross over. The impressive curved rock faces of Paungda Danda rises from the riverbank, as you climb to the village of Pisang. We stay overnight at guesthouse (B, L, D)

Day 8

Day 09: Rest & Acclimatization Day (3,700m/12,136ft)

Today, we rest and adjust to the altitude. Spend your time relaxing and enjoying the majestic Himalayas peaks around the valley. We will also check and set up the equipment needed for climbing. We will also conduct some climbing training to further prep you for your climb. Stay overnight at lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 9

Day 10: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14,370ft) | 3-4 hours

After resting up for a day, we start our ascent towards Base Camp in Upper Pisang. From Upper Pisang village, we will walk through sparse wood and pasture to Kharka (4,380m) which is considered the best place for setting up camp. It is in a flat alpine Camp overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 10

Day 11: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp-(5,400m/17,712ft) | 4-5 hours

Today we walk for 4 -5 hours and set up our high camp at the height of 5400m after climbing to a shoulder on the southwest ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. Camp here overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 11

Day 12: Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp (6,091m/19,980ft) | 8-9 hours

Today is the day you fulfill your dream of climbing to Pisang Peak! From the High Camp, the well-defined ridge leads to the final snow slope which is quite steep and technical to reach the summit. Your climbing guide will fix the rope and lead you to the successful summit of the Pisang peak. Take your time celebrating, taking pictures and soaking in the views and your achievement. After a Successful summit, we will walk back down to Base Camp and camp here overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 12

Day 13: Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley (3,450m/11,316ft) | 5-6 hours

From Pisang Base Camp, we will head towards the Manang valley with a beautiful walk by the riverside. Here, you will notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation. The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment. Incredible views of the towering Himalayan Peaks can be seen from this trail. Manang is a great mountain valley that has rich customs & traditions. This is an opportunity to observe the traditional lifestyle of the Manangi People (one of the ethnic groups found here). Overnight stay at a lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 13

Day 14: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,480ft) | 3-4 hours

After breakfast, we trek towards to Tilicho Lake and continue a short walk up to Yak Kharka – a small mountain settlement. We will have a gradual ascent towards Yak Kharka, where we stay overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 14

Day 15: Yak Kharka to Thorong Pedi (4,600m/15,092ft) | 3-4 hours

Today, we make our way to the foot of the pass – Throng Phedi. A small but busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers. It is situated at the bottom of the Thorong La Pass. Spend the afternoon exploring this area and mingling with the locals. Stay overnight in Throng Phedi. (B, L, D)

Day 15

Day 16: Cross Thorong La Pass | Trek to Muktinath-(5,416m/17,765ft) | 9-10 hours

Today is a big day so we’ll start early as we trek over the pass. Crossing the fabulous Throng La pass {5,416m/17,769ft} will be an unforgettable experience. Some problems may arise due to the altitude and snow, so we will prepare for these events. The views from the trail and from the pass itself are outstanding, with Himalayan mountains all around you. We can enjoy the views with a hot cup of tea/coffee (But not available between Dec – Feb) and celebrate our success. After taking many pictures, we start a long descent to another part of the Annapurna region and reach Muktinath in the evening. Stay overnight in Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft). (B, L, D)

Day 16

Day 17: Muktinath -Kagbeni | 3-4hours

Today we will have an easy walking day down to Kagbeni. After a 30 minute walk from Muktinath, we will arrive at Jharkot, a rich village that still has a Tibetan culture and similar traditions. We trek further down to Kagbeni and stay overnight at Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 17

Day 18: Kagbeni – Jomsom (2,800m/9,184ft) | 3-4 hours

Our trek starts with a pleasant walk through the sand bar of the Kali Gandaki river. We can stop and look at the fossils on the riverside while walking – natural fossils from the Kaligandaki River is said to bring good luck in your life. After walking for 3-4 hours, we reach Jomsom – the headquarters of Mustang, inhabited by the Thakali people with rich culture and tradition. You can spend your afternoon visiting the Ecological museum, which gives you more information about the old traditions and culture in this village. Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Trek Muktinath – Jomsom (2,713m.) 5- 6 hours trek 

Muktinath is one of the most spiritual destinations for Hindu pilgrimages and for Buddhists. In the morning, we visit the Muktinath Temple of the Lord Vishnu. For the Hindus, the region is a “Muktikhsetra” or the region of liberation or salvation. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby which you can visit where you will see magnificent views of the Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom. We stay overnight at a guesthouse. (B, L, D).

Day 18

Day 19: Fly to Pokhara: Leisure day/Explore the Pokhara Valley 

After breakfast, you will fly back to Pokhara. A 25-min dramatic flight that takes you between the gorge of two huge Himalayan mountains – Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. In the afternoon, you can explore Pokhara valley leisurely. Activities such as boating on Fewa Lake and a visit to the World Peace Pagoda are optional. Evening time, you can relax around the lakeside area of Pokhara where there are many bars, restaurants, and open movie gardens. Stay overnight at hotel (B).

Day 19

Day 20: Back to Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner
This is an early morning drive back to Kathmandu via tourist bus which takes about 5-6 hours. Your day is free, however, in the evening; you will be invited to a well known Nepali kitchen for a delicious farewell dinner of authentic Nepalese cuisine. Stay overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu (B, D)

Day 20

Transfer to Airport for your Onward Travel
Our driver will escort you to the airport. We will send you on your way with good luck and gratitude that you chose us for your adventure of a lifetime. (B)

Day 21

(For the Cost of Pisang Peak Climbing (21 Days) – Contact Us


  • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
  • All nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire or purchase) and trekking map.
  • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
  • First aid kit.
  • All taxes, be it local or government


  • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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