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Pisang Peak

Pisang Peak is the most popular Peak among the trekking peaks in Annapurna region of Nepal. It is on the way to the highest pass of the world and offers good scope for exploration. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier and offers considerable challenge. The western end of the ridge has huge rock slabs, which make it difficult to climb. A German Expedition made the first ascent of Pisang Peak in 1955 and since then it has been something of considerable remark. Trekkers with little experience in climbing can combine the popular classic Annapurna circuit trek with Pisang Peak climbing to have the taste of climbing in Himalayas in Nepal. The peak rises above from Pisang village and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid. Pisang peak is considered one of the technical climbing peaks among of the climbing peaks in Nepal.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

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Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu. 1,350m/4,428ft

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, We will officially greet and meet you at Airport & transfer you to your kathmandu hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Trip Briefing. Overnight in Katmandu (1,350m/4,428ft).

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Climb

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be flying to the Himalayas tomorrow.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus-(7-8hours) 850m/2,790ft

Early start to make the bus journey around 8 hours to Besisahar (850m), the starting point of the trek. Your adventure begins! Passing through many small villages on the way will fascinate you with snippets of every day living in these lowland villages. you will reach Besisahar in evening. Over night stay at lodge.

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

First day of your walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several ups and downs hill sections, across rice paddies and subtropical forest. The villages and people are an interesting mix. You eventually ascend to Bahundanda (Hills of Brahmins) for the over night, a village set on a long ridge at 1310m.Over night at lodge.

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

After breakfast, we descend through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. We start gradually walking up after crossing suspension bridge in the Mayshyangdi River and get Jagat where we will step for lunch. We will have one and half hours further rocky trail walk to reach Chamje. Spend the night at Chamje.

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

Today you will cross a suspension bridge in Marshyangdi river just right after you left chamje and You will enter to Manang district after walking up hills before to reach tal, after passing fields of Corn. Barley and potatoes and then through forests of bamboo and Rhododendrons. Just right after the tal, you will across the river and continue walking through the cliffy way right above the river and reach Dharapani at late afternoon. Overnight at lodge.

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

Today you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. Today you will encounter some typical Tibetan villages enroute before to reach Chame. Chame is districts headquarter of Manang. Beautiful views of the Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II can be seen from your hotel. Over night at lodge.

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

A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up you will be surrounded by Himalayan Peaks all the way to Pisang. You will have an extra half an hour climb towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang. Over night at lodge.

Day 09: Day for relax and Acclimatize-3,700m/12,136ft

Today you will have a rest day here. Check and set up all the gears for climbing and acclimatized. Enjoy the whole day with very nice magnificent views of all the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and Tilicho. Relax day. Over night at lodge.

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

Today we start walking up towards Base camp after a day relax in Upper Pisang. From Upper Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at (4,380m) which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. It is in a flat alpine section along the well worn trail. Over night stay at tent.

Day 11: Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp-(3-4hours) 5,400m/17,712ft

Today we walked for 4 -5 hours and set up our high camp at the height of 5400m after 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. Over night at Tent.

Day 12: Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp-(7-9hours) 6,091m/19,980ft

Today is a day to fulfill your dream of Summit on Pisang Peak. From the High Camp,the well defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and more technical to reach the summit. Our guide will fixed the rope and lead you to the successful summit of the Pisang peak. After a Successful summit, you will walk down to Base Camp and stay over night at tent.

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

Today you will trek to Pisang village and continue trek to Manang village walking across 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. Manang is a great Mt. Valley which has a rich customs & tradition and gives you an opportunity to observe a traditional lifestyle of Manangi People (one of the Ethnic Group people of Nepal). Over night stay at lodge.

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

Today we start trek after breakfast and leave the trail off to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continue a short walk up to Yak Kharka, a small settlement set at 4,110m/13,484ft. we will have a gradual ascent towards a little hill and way goes more right behind the hill and reach yak kharka. Overnight in Yak Karka (4,110m/13,484ft).

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

Make your way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi. A small places although busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers. It is situated at the bottom of the thorong la and the trails continually step up to Thorong la afterwards. Overnight in Throng Phedi.

Day 16: Cross Thorong la in morning and back to Muktinath-(8-10hours) 5,416m/17,765ft

An early start is most important to begin a long day trek over the pass. Crossing this fabulasThrong La pass {5,416m/17,769ft} will be an unforgettable experience. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It may causes problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. The views from the trail and from the pass itself are outstanding high Himalayan scenes. We will enjoy the top with a hot cup of tea/coffee (But not available at Dec - Feb) and enjoy the celebration of success at the pass. And start a long descent to another part of the Annapurna and reach Muktinath at evening. Overnight in Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft).

Day 17: Trek down to Kagbeni-(3-4hours)

Today we will have easy walking day down to Kagbeni. After 30 minute walk from Muktinath, we will arrive Jharkot, a rich village which still have similar culture and tradition like Tibet. It is probably a best village to overview the landscapes and combination of dry hills with green field. We trek further down to Kagbeni and spend Overnight at Lodge.

Day 18: Trek to Jomsom-(3-4hours) 2,800m/9,184ft

Today we will have pleasant walking through the sand bar of Kali Gandaki river. You can give an hour enroute to look for fossils on riverside while walking because finding a natural fossil from the Kaligandaki River brings good luck in your life. We will make this walk before the wind start blowing in Kaligandaki valley. Jomsom is the head quarter of Mustang and it is inhabitant of Thakali people with rich culture and tradition. You can rush your afternoon to visit Ecological museum of the Jomsom which gives you more information of the old traditional culture, tradition, flora and fauna of the valley. Over night stay at lodge.

Day 19: Early morning flight to Pokhara-(25min flight)8,20m/2,690ft

We pack our bags at early morning and get ready for the Trans Himalayan flight to Pokhara. The flight transit through between two high peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and give us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy with best views of surrounding Himalayas. We have full afternoon at Pokhara to enjoy with its natural side and over night stay at hotel in pokhara. You can also take 45 min flight back to kathmandu at same day connection from Jomsom if you do not have time to explore in Pokhara Valley.

Day 20: Depature to ktm-1,350m/4,428ft

Today we will have an early scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Our drives of today is very much natural drive which comes through the cultivated lands,Local villages and engage together with rafting river at the lunch time. And we will arrive kathmandu at afternoon. We will host last farewell dinner on typical Nepalese restaurant in evening and over night stay at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 21: Final Depature

All domestic flight, hotel/airport transfer

All ground transportation by private vehicles

All accommodations in deluxe hotel / tent / camp and all meals during the treks

Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag & Mountaineering gears (down jacket, sleeping bag and mountaineering gears are to be returned after trip completion)

Welcome & farewell dinner

All porterages costs

All cost for a leader(First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking) and sherpa, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek

All necessary paper works and permits

Travel & Rescue arrangements

Exclusive Medical Kit Bag

All government and local taxes if necessary

Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)/ International airfare to & from home city/

Excess baggage charges

Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu

Persanal Mountaineering gears

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters

Tips for guides and porters

Optional trips and sightseeing if extend