Pisang Peak (6091 m) is situated in the North of Manang Valley from where Annapurna Circuit starts. Pisang is a village from where you can move for Pisang Peak but you must be fully prepared before you decide to be there. Once you have reached there, you will be gifted with the wonderful views of beautiful sceneries from the peak of the valley of Manang and the range of Annapurna. Pisang Peak is not tricky to climb yet it is supposed as a difficult one because Pisang Peak is known for its sloppy feature that may cause a problem. Pisang peak is considered one of the busiest climbing peaks among the trekking peaks in Nepal. The path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to aKharka at 4420 meters, which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. High Camp is set up at 5450 meters, 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. The well-defined ridge leads to the final snow slope, which is quite steep but not difficult to reach the summit. Descent is made on the same route.
The total duration for the Pisang Peak is 22 days. It can be minimized to 13 days too as per your request. It is famous for sightseeing, trekking, and Peak Climbing. For the transportation, you can go through tourist bus or private car/ taxi or there is the facility of flight too. The best season for the Pisang Peak Climbing is from March-July and September to early November. Pisang Peak is considered to be the most well-liked and admired peak climbing by the trekkers. It is suitable for the beginners in terms of features but it also requires stamina and strength.
Day 1: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 2: Preparation for the trek and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Day 3: Practice Rock Climbing Course for peak climbing
Day 4: Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar 7-8hrs (850m)
Day 5: Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda 6/7hrs (1310m)
Day 6: Trek Bahundanda to Chamji 6/7hrs (1430m)
Day 7: Trek from Chamji to Dharapani 6/7hrs (1950m)
Day 8: Trek from Dharapani to Chame 6/7hrs (2630m)
Day 9: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang 6/7hrs. (3700m)
Day 10: Acclimatization day
Day 11: Trek from Pisang Peak to Base Camp. 3/4hrs (4380m)
Day 12: Trek from Pisang Peak Base Camp to High Camp. 3/4hrs (5400m)
Day 13: Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp. 8/9hrs (6091 m)
Day 14: Trek back from Pisang B.C to Manang Valley. 5/6hrs (3450m)
Day 15: Trek from Manang Valley to Yak Kharka. 5/6hrs (3450m)
Day 16: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi. 4/5hrs (4600m)
Day 17: Cross Thorong La and reach Muktinath 8/10hrs ( 5416m)
Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni. 3/4hrs
Day 19: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom. 3/4hrs (2800m)
Day 20: Fly to Pokhara
Day 21: Drive back to Kathmandu or Catch your flight to Kathmandu
Day 22: Rest and Celebrate farewell program
Day 23: Final Departure to TIA
Great Nepal Representative welcomes you at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and you will be transfer to the Hotel. Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at hotel.
Kathmandu Valley is rich in its culture and sculptures. So, our first target is to visit the several world heritage sites, monuments, temples in the capital city of Kathmandu. we can tour Kathmandu Durbar Square (Basantapur) with appointed tour guide, this can create a communicative environment for trip we start the next day. Also we can visit Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Pashupatinath, Boudhanath etc which are listed in UNESCO world heritage sites. Optionally we enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some shopping or explore any landmarks. Overnight in Kathmandu. or
You will be taken to 3 Km drive to Balaju, a natural rock climbing spot for your climbing course before departure for trekking, You will be provided a day course and you can grab the opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axes, crampons although keeps you physical fitness. In the evening, you will be briefed about trip and group meeting at office and back to hotel for overnight in Kathmandu.
On the third morning, our trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 7am to pick you up. After 7/8 hours drive (185 kms) from Kathmandu, along the Prithvi Highway. It is 7/8 hours drive from Kathmandu through Trishuli and later Marshyangdi River to reach Besisahar. Upon arrival at Besisahar, you will view the stunning snow-capped mountain panorama. Besisahar is a little town and also the district headquarters of Lamjung district. Stay at a guesthouse overnight.
After taking hot and heavy breakfast at the guesthouse on the fourth morning, you will start your trek to Bahundanda from Besisahar. You will enjoy crossing few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several ups and downs hill sections, across rice paddies with subtropical forest. Slowly you ascend to Bahundanda (Hill named after a special caste in Nepal known as Brahmins) a village set on a long ridge at 1310m for the overnight. Since it is a dense village from Brahmin caste people where you can enjoy the culture and tradition of that locality. Overnight stay at a guesthouse or Campaign.
Take delicious organic breakfast and start your trek descend through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests and some culturally intriguing villages. Your trek will cross the suspension bridge in the Marshyangdi River and get Jagat where you will take delicious lunch. After lunch take few minutes rest and trek one and half hours further rocky trail walk to reach Chamje. Overnight at Chamje with its natural beauties.
After a warm breakfast, stretch your body and start trekking crossing 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. Overnight at lodge.
You are exploring with more greenery and forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, don’t stop clicking your camera otherwise you will miss those endless opportunities.Apart from these, you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. You will be exposed with typical Tibetan villages en-route before to reach Chame. Chame is districts headquarter of Manang. You can view BeautifulMt. Lamjung and Annapurna II from your hotel. Overnight at lodge.
You will cross narrow steep path through a dense pine forest. Your trek will follow through 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. Overnight at lodge.
Today you will have a rest day here. You have to check and set up all the gears for climbing and acclimatization. Stroll around and enjoy whole day with very nice and magnificent views of all the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and Tilicho. Overnight at lodge.
Today you start walking up towards Base camp after a day relax in Upper Pisang. The path ascends throughsparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at (4,380m) from Upper Pisang village which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. It is in a flat alpine section along the well worn trail. Overnight stay at tent.
You have to walk for 4 -5 hours and set up your high camp at the height of 5400m after climbing to a shoulder on the south west ridge. You may suffer from altitude problem but don’t worry for that, you will digest easily. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. Overnight tent camp.
Today is a day to fulfill your dream to step the Summit on Pisang Peak. From the High Camp,the well defined ridge leads to the final snow slope which is quite steeply and more technical to reach the summit. Our professional guide will fixed the rope and lead you to the successful summit of the Pisang peak. Spend few minutes on the summit and after a successful summit, you will walk down to Base Camp and stay overnight at tent camp.
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 with incredible views of the towering snow capped Himalayan Peaks. Manang Valley has a rich customs & tradition. You will get endless opportunities to observe a traditional lifestyle of Manangi People (one of the Ethnic Group people of Nepal). Overnight stay at lodge.
Start your 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. You will have a gradual ascent towards a little hill and way goes more right behind the hill and reach Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kark.
After warm breakfast, setup your trek to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi. It is a small place although busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers. Thorong Phedi is situated at the bottom of theThorong La and the trails continually step up to Thorong La afterwards. Overnight in the lap of Throng Phedi.
You have a long trek today. Stretch your painful muscles and begin a long day trek over the pass. Crossing this fabulous Throng La pass (5,416m/17,769ft) will be an unforgettable experience. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. You may face problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. Our professional guides will wave the flag of green signal then only you will trek through the pass. The views from the trail and from the pass are outstanding high Himalayan scenes. You will enjoy the top with a hot cup of tea/coffee (But not available at Dec – Feb) and enjoy the celebration of successful victory over the the pass. And start a long descent to another part of the Annapurna and reach Muktinath at evening. Overnight inMuktinath (3,800/12,467ft).
Your trek will start with the blessing of Muktinath a holy temple of Hindus. Your trek will follow easy walking day down to Kagbeni. After one hour walk from Muktinath, you will reach Jharkot, a rich village which still have similar culture and tradition like Tibet. It is probably the best village to overview the landscapes and combination of dry hills with green field. Following the steepy way trek further down to Kagbeni and spend overnight at Lodge.
After delicious breakfast, you will follow the pleasant walking through the sand bar of Kali Gandaki river. You can give few hours en route to look for fossils on riverside while walking because it is believed that finding a natural fossil from the Kali Gandaki River brings good luck & prosperity in your life. You have to cross the walk before the wind start blowing in Kaligandaki valley. Jomsom is the headquarter of Mustangand it is inhabitant of Thakali people with rich culture and tradition. During the afternoon, you can visit Ecological Museum of the Jomsom which gives you more information of the old traditional culture, tradition, flora and fauna of the valley. Overnight stay at lodge.
Though you will not feel easy to leave your blanket and warm bed, it is your compulsion to do so becauseyou are boarding to Pokhara. Pack your bags early in the morning and get ready for the Trans Himalayan flight to Pokhara. The flight transit through between two high peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri . You will get endless opportunities to capture wonderful views of surrounding Himalayas. You will land on the lap ofPokhara which has many Lakes and caves. You have full afternoon at Pokhara to enjoy with its natural side and overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara. Note: 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.
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.
Today you will have full day leisure. You can share your experience with us at our office and also performsome shopping mementos to your loved ones from Kathmandu as a token of love from the land of Himalaya and Temples. You will be participating in a farewell program organised by our office with Nepali cuisine and cultural program. You will be spending the last night in the lap of Kathmandu.
The cosy morning will sadly wake up you. Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Our representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way to home, you have plenty of time to plan for your next adventure tour in the wonderful Himalayan country. There will be heart touching relationship between you and our company during this journey. We will be missing you and praying for your safe departure to home.
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To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
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