Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass - 17 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 17 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 6,091m/19,980ft. Walking Per Day: 5-6 hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-10
Mode: Tea-House, Tent-Camp Culture: Sherpa Culture, Tamang Culture, Magar Culture, Gurung Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture, Mixed Culture

Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass is the package for those willing to experience the colorful blend of peak climbing along with lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the natives of Himalayas and of course, exploring the marvelous mountain panoramas, forests, rivers, herbs and vegetation and a lot more. Pisang Peak is, without any doubt, one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The peak lies at an altitude of 6,091m above sea level, just north of the Manang Valley from where the well-known Annapurna Circuit passes through.

 


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland
      • Group Photo
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    • Duration :Half Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath
      • Pashupatinath
         
    • Highlights :
      • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
      • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu to Chame(2,710 m/ 8,891 ft) via Besisahar(760m/2,493ft)
    • Duration :10-11 hrs (241Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private 4WD Jeep
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :605m/1,984ft
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Besisahar
      • Tal
      • Dharapani
      • Chame
    • Highlights :
      • Waterfall
      • Landscapes
      • Marshyangdi Rivers

     

  • Day 4 Chame to Upper Pisang(3,300m/10,826ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs (13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :590m/1,935ft
    • Location :
      • Chame
      • Bratang
      • Dhukurpokhari
      • Upper Pisang
    • Highlights :
      • Apple Garden
      • Apple Agro farm
      • Annapurna IV Panoramic View
      • Lamjung Himal View
      • Buddhist Monasteries
      • Pine Forest
      • Marshyangdi River
      • Wooden Bridge
      • Mani Stones and Mani Walls
      • Prayer Flags and Prayer Wheels
      • Dramatic Curved Rock Faces Above the Rivers
      • Sunset View

     

  • Day 5 Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp(4,380m / 14,370 ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :1,080m/3,545ft
    • Location :
      • Upper Pisang
      • Yak Kharka
      • Pisang Peak Base Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Forests
      • Grasslands
      • Yaks Grazing
      • Herbs and Vegetations including Yarchagumba(Caterpillar Fungus)
      • Kharkas-Yak Shelters
      • Marvellous view of Annapurna IV, III and II in front of you
      • Sunset View
      • Pisang Peak
      • High Altitude

     

  • Day 6 Acclimatization Day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Location :
      • Pisang Peak Base Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Climbing Gears Usage Trekking
      • Day Hike – Climber Higher
      • Sleep Lower
      • Self Preparation
      • Mind Makeup for the Peak Climbing
      • Rocky Trails

     

  • Day 7 Pisang Peak Base Camp to Pisang Peak High Camp(5,400m / 17,712ft)
    • Duration :3-4hrs(6-7Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :1,020m/3,346ft
    • Location :
      • Pisang Peak Base Camp
      • Pisang Peak High Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Rocky Path
      • Marvellous View of Annapurna Ranges
      • Spectacular View of Marshyangdi River Valley
      • Blissful Nature
      • Glaciers
      • Vertical Peak
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Climbing Gears Usage Training
      • Sunset View 

     

  • Day 8 Pisang Peak High Camp to Pisang Peak Base Camp Via Pisang Peak Summit(6,091m/19,980ft)
    • Duration :7-9hrs(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :691m/2,268ft
    • Descend :1,711m/5,615
    • Location :
      • Pisang Peak High Camp
      • Pisang Peak Summit
      • Pisang Peak High Camp
      • Pisang Peak Base Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Start Climbing from Midnight
      • Rocky and Stony Exteriors
      • Cautious Trail
      • Climbing Gear Usage
      • Ultimate Destination – Pisang Peak Summit
      • Sceneries Never Seen Before
      • Achievement of a Lifetime
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • Technical Peak
      • Mind Blowing View of Annapurna Ranges

     

  • Day 9 Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang(3,550m / 11,646ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(10-11Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :830m/2,725ft
    • Location :
      • Pisang Peak Base Camp
      • Ghyaru
      • Ngwal
      • Bratang
      • Manang
    • Highlights :
      • Windy and Dry Trails
      • Eye-Catching Sights
      • Local Houses
      • Lifestyle and Culture
      • Blissful Nature
      • Noticeable Change in Landscape
      • Prayer Flags and Prayer Wheels
      • Mani Walls and Mani Stones
      • Rest and Relax

     

  • Day 10 Manang to Ledar(4,200m/ 13,779ft)
    • Duration :5 hrs(7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :660m/2,165ft
    • Location :
      • Manang
      • Ghusang
      • Yak Kharka
      • Ledar
    • Highlights :
      • Mountains
      • Similar faces with Tibetan Culture
      • Landscapes
      • Glacier Lake
      • Wildlife
      • Typical Villages
      • High Altitude Hike

     

  • Day 11 Ledar to Thorong High Camp(4,925m/16,158ft ) via Thorong Phedi(4,420m /14,501 ft)
    • Duration :6 hrs(5-6Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :725m/2,378ft
    • Location :
      • Ledar
      • Thorong Phedi
      • High Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Himalayan range view
      • Gorgeous Landscapes
      • Snow Leopard
      • Mountain Thar
      • Blue Sheep

     

  • Day 12 Thorong High Camp to Muktinath(3,800m/12,467 ft) via Thorong La Pass(5,416 m / 17,764 ft)
    • Duration :8-9hrs(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :491m/1,610ft
    • Descend :1,616m/5,302ft
    • Location :
      • Thorong High Camp
      • Thorong La Pass
      • Muktinath
    • Highlights :
      • Glacier Walk
      • Panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges
      • One of the most popular and famous Passes in Nepal
      • Achievement of a lifetime ( High Altitude)
      • 108 Taps
      • Jwala Mai(Gas Flame)
      • Pilgrims
      • Nun Leading Monastery

     

  • Day 13 Muktinath to Tatopani(Hot Spring)(1,200m/3,937 ft) via Drive
    • Duration :5-6hrs(80Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :4WD Jeep/Bus
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :2,600m/8,530ft
    • Location :
      • Muktinath
      • Jharkot
      • Kagbeni
      • Jomsom
      • Marphak
      • Kalopani
      • Larjung
      • Ghasa
      • Rukse Chhahara(Waterfall)
      • Tatopani
    • Highlights :
      • Hot Springs
      • 108 Taps
      • Landscapes
      • Cold Desert
      • Jeep Ride
      • View of Dhaulagiri Mountain and  Annapurna I
      • Pine Forest
      • Ice Fall
      • Thakali Culture
      • Salt Trade Spot

     

  • Day 14 Tatopani to Ghorepani(2,860m/9,383ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs (13-15Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :1,660m/5,446ft
    • Location :
      • Tatopani
      • Sikha Ghara
      • Chitre
    • Highlights :
      • Waterfall
      • Typical Nepali Village
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Pine Forest
      • Foods

     

  • Day 15 Ghorepani to Pokhara(810m/2,657ft) via Poon Hill(3,210m/10,531)
    • Duration :7-8hrs (13-14Km Walking) and 1.5hrs (44Km Drive)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :2,000m/6,561ft
    • Location :
      • Ghorepani
      • Poon Hill
      • Ulleri
      • Nayapul
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Sunrise view from Poon Hill
      • Panoramic View of Mountains
      • Dense Rhododendron Forest
      • Bushes
      • Pine Forest

     

  • Day 16 Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Duration :200Km (5-6hrs)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :710m/2,329ft
    • Location :
      • Pokhara
      • Malekhu
      • Dhading
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Farewell Dinner in the evening

     

  • Day 17 Departure Day
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
    • Highlights :
      • Souvenir Shopping
      • Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey
      • Group Photo

     

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon) with breakfast
  • 1 night Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • All required land transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
  • Group Climbing gear, fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Peak Permit Royalty, Annapurna Conservation Area Entrace fee
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Rescue arrangement service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon) with breakfast
  • 1 night Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfasts during the trek
  • All required land transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
  • Group Climbing gear, fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Peak Permit Royalty, Annapurna Conservation Area Entrace fee
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Rescue arrangement service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals/ Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Nepalese visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals/ Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lunch and evening meals/ Dinner during the trek
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 17 days Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Shower sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to (-20F/-30C recommended)
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer
Day Pack (35-45 L)
Crocs (evenings & washing)
Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
Camp Towel
Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
Down Booties (optional, recommended)
Bladder (optional, recommended)
Extra Batteries
Battery Chargers
Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
Rehydration | Electrolytes
Snacks!
Personal Medical Supplies
Micro Spikes
Medical Supplies


We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!


Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.

We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.

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