Pisang Peak 6091m
Pisang peak lies just north of Manag Valley which the famous Annapurna Circuit passes through. While sometimes offered as a three or four-day excursion from the village of Pisang, this can only be done if properly acclimatization.2005 climber summit from the west ridge. The upper part of the ridge just above the high camp 5200m altitude is guarded by huge rock slabs which make it difficult to climb, especially in wet or snowy conditions. Naturally, there are fantastic views to be seen from the summit of Manag valley and Annapurna ranges. A Germany expedition made to the top of Pisang peak in 1955.
- Destination:Peak Climbing, Annapurna Region
- Trip Grade:Moderate
- Max Elevation:6091m
- Total Duration:19days
- Best Time:Oct- Dec/ Mar- May
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Preparation of permit, gear check and pack/ briefing.
Day 03: Drive to Bhulbule and trek 1 hour to Nadi and stay at local guest house/at tea house.
Day 04: Trek Nadi to Jagat and stay at tea house.
Day 05: Trek Jagat to Dharapani and stay at tea house.
Day 06: Trek Dharapani to Chame and stay at tea house.
Day 07: Trek Chame to Pisang and stay at tea house.
Day 08: Trek Pisang to Pisang peak base camp and camp.
Day 09: Rest at Base camp and preparation for high camp and summit next two days.
Day 10: Trek to High camp and camp.
Day 11: Climb to summit of Pisang Peak and back to Base camp.
Day 12: Trek Pisang base camp to Pisang and at tea house.
Day 13: Trek Pisang to Manang and stay at local tea house
Day 14: Trek Manang to Yak Khara and stay at tea house.
Day 15: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi and stay at tea house.
Day 16: trek Thorong Phedi to muktinath via Thorong La pass 5418m and stay at tea house/local guest house.
Day 17: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni and stay at local guest house.
Day 18: Fly to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 19: Final departure.
- Jomsom – Pokhara - Kathmandu flight tickets.
- Pick-up and drop service by private car/ van or van depending on group size.
- All meals on trek and climbing (L, D, & B/F) with tea\coffee and treated drinking water.
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu accommodation with breakfast basic.
- Peak permit fee, National park fees, airport charges.
- Experience climbing Sherpa guide and experienced high altitude porter.
- Climbing group gear i.e. lead Rope, anchor building gear, tent and dry food.
- Salary and insurance for our guide & porter.
- Member 2 person Tents for camping for both staff and guest.
- Client’s personal accident and medical insurance.
- Alcohol, Mineral water & bottle beverages.
- Personal expenses, Internet, international phone call, donation and souvenir etc.
- Guide and porter tips.
- Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner).
- International flights and visas and airport charges
- Personal climbing gear and clothing.
- Climbing Shoe (plastic boots will be preferable),
- Crampons one pair,
- Lucking-1 & 1 un-lucking carabineer,
- Guide ATC-1,
- Prusik 7mm dynamic rope for safety – 1 pcs,
- Sling 8-12’ – 1
- Helmet- 1, Ice-ax -1.
Note: We customize your trip according to your interest, duration, and budget. This is brief itinerary gives you some idea and broader pictures of the trip while you are thinking to do so. Please do not hesitate to contact us for details and additional information of the area.
We will provide comprehensive gear list on booking, and most of these items you can buy or rental in Kathmandu.
Karnali River Experience.
They say that the journey is better than the destination. That all the experiences along the way are like an accumulation of rocks along a riverbed. This story is another stone in a river.
I have known Mani Aryal for several years, meeting him in the United States, in the state of Utah. Mani and I were both on a work contract to take a group of students down Desolation & Grey Canyon on the Green River. After spending three weeks with Mani I knew that I made a paddling adventure buddy and that he would be a person that I actively stay in contact with. The years have a way of floating by with adventure and intentions. Every time I spoke to Mani he persistently invited me to Kathmandu to see his home and to float the rivers. Three years after saying “no”, I finally could say “maybe”.
Kathmandu is large in legend and small in structure. The shuttle ride from the airport is an example of whitewater: dodging potholes, must-make moves, and pure adrenaline. It’s best not to watch.
There are two options to get to the river when signing up for a Karnali River Expedition trip: 1) take the plane or 2) ride with the guides and gear on public transport. I was on a tight budget, so option #2 was the only way to go. Putting together a multiday river trip is always difficult, especially when you start combining buses, shuttles, and rendezvous. The first leg of the journey was via public transportation to Koholpur. The guides and I, hanging out at the main bus depot, loading all of the gear we would need for the next 12 days was a new experience indeed.
You see a lot of different people and livestock on the long distance buses. Chickens and goats are not uncommon. If a woman is standing with a baby, it’s a norm to hand a baby to you, a seated passenger, to hold the child in order to give her a break.
The second half of the shuttle was a private bus to the put-in, the small village of Dungeshor that is located straight down a canyon. The route our bus driver picked was shorter to save fuel but longer because of road conditions. Our bus rocked, creaked and moaned down the road for 8 hours only to cover 85km. “Singletrack” may be a better description than “road” as there were only inches to spare between rock walls and open air.
Sideswiping other buses, scouting rock gardens and pushing our transport were common occurrences that quickly become norms. We reached Dungeshor after 10 pm to hastily inhale some food and beer from a generous restaurant owner who opened his doors after hours. Afterward, we set up our tents on the riverbank to welcome a solid, unwavering piece of ground to usher in some sleep.
The next morning, the guides were in their prime, having already started getting breakfast ready for everyone. Mani was no exception, greeting me with a great, white smile and a coffee to help orient my mind back to my body. The biggest surprise was all of the children hanging about camp. We were all warned not to leave our gear unattended. Later that day, I realized a carabineer walked off to hang out with the children. The guides seemed to include me that much more by laughing and sharing stories of gear gone lost.
Throughout the six days, Mani and his guides were exceptional hosts. It seemed as if they never stopped moving. Always quick to put a coffee in your hand, help you set up your campsite or to offer a meal. Every morning they would barter with local fisherman to add extra flair to the menu. On the water, I felt safe and involved in the risk management. All ideas were heard until a plan formed to be implemented with everyone on board. The standard followed by Mani was professional.
Six months after this trip, the strongest memories I have are of traveling to and from the river. Once I had oars in my hand and a blue sky above me I knew who I was and how I got there.
The total trip duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu was 10 days included bus journey.
Thank you, Mani. I look forward to our next adventure.