All about this trip
Pisang Peak (6091m) is one of the most remote trekking peaks in Nepal and lies just north of the Annapurna massif and Thorung La Pass. The summit is a considerable challenge but is more than achievable with our slow and stready itinerary and some basic climbing training which we do provide. The trek combines parts of the classic Annapurna circuit trek with a Pisang Peak summit attempt to create a fantastic all-round adventure. The pyramid-shaped peak rises above Pisang village and the yak pastures far below and is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the entire region.
Pisang peak expedition offers amazing Himalayan views of peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Annapurna 8091m & more.
Pisang Peak was first climbed by a German team back in 1955 and has intrigued both explorers and climbers ever since. This amazing expedition begins in Katmandu with the start of the trek beginning on the Annapurna Circuit trail. As we reach Pisang we turn north as the trail ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka village at (4,380m) where we will set up base camp. Pisang High Camp is set up at (5,400m) climbing to the mountain shoulder on the South-West Ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of December to the end of April. The well-defined ridge leads to the final climb which is quite steep to reach the summit and the amazing views that await. The top of the peak offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna and the Glacier Dome. After we successfully summit we then descend Manang and continue further up to to the majestic yet challenging Thorong la pass(5416m) and then descend even further back to Jomsom where we would fly out to Pokhara and finally end up back in Kathmandu.
However, to enjoy both weather and the best views, it is very important to plan this trek at the right time of year. The best time to climb Island Peak are; mid March to May and mid September to November.
Though difficult, the trek is not massively technical. A physically fit and mentally determined person can plan this trek and climb.
High altitude weather conditions are usually unpredictable, even during the best trekking seasons. Because of this, there may be sudden schedule changes with domestic flights to and from Jomson. The time duration varies depending on the weather conditions. The flights may be delayed for a minimum of several hours extending to several days, depending on the weather conditions. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to get ready for this by adding a few extra days to your plan.
Safety: During the entire trek, the team leader provided by the company is responsible for your safety. The team leader will make every effort to keep up with the itinerary provided to you; however, if it concerns your safety, then the team leader holds every authority to cancel any part of the itinerary. Also, unexpected change in weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unpredicted natural disasters can all contribute to changes in the itinerary provided. Therefore, we expect you to be both flexible and supportive during the entire trek.
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Join us on the Pisang Peak climbing Expedition
Climb a Himalayan Peak reaching altitude of over 6000m with spine tingling views.
Our Team in Nepal have been guiding to Pisang Peak and others since 2001.
You stay in comfortable lodges (or “Tea Houses”) on the trek and looked after by our finest cooks whilst camping
We take special care of our porters & guides. They are probably the best equipped in Nepal.
Your kit bag is carried for you, so you only need carry a day pack
Prices include all permits
You can take advantage of our free duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek.
The Pisang Peak climbing expedition is a tough and arduous trek and climb. It is meant to be challenging. You must be a fit, regular hillwalker to take part, used to long, consecutive days walking in the British Mountains, preferably in Winter. You should have experience of walking steep, boulder-strewn paths where the use of hands has been essential to scramble upwards over rocky steps. Previous experience of Himalayan trekking is preferable, but not essential as long as you are a very regular and committed hill-walker. As this route takes you over remote high passes and a Himalayan peak, experience of having been to 5000-metres before is ideal.
We can forward a detailed equipment list upon booking. However, you can also view our Recommended Equipment for this trip »
Over the years, we have gained an incredible amount of experience and expertise in outdoor equipment and clothing. We have applied this to each trip that we offer and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable items for your trip.
What's included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the tour price
- Airport Pick-up and Drop-off service in a private vehicle
- 3 nights accommodation in the excellent Aspara Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Full day guided city tour in a private vehicle
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurants with traditional, ethnic music and dance
- Airport transfer for domestic flight
- Trekking permit and TIMS permit
- Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu flights
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek/climb
- All accommodation whilst on trek/climb (Lodge/Tea house/tent)
- Fresh fruit after dinner
- One experienced Climbing guide for climbing section & One trekking guide for trekking Section
- Annapurna trekking Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
- Pisang Peak Special Climbing Permit
- Porters (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
- All required local and government taxes
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
- Duffel bag if required
What's not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price
- International flight to Kathmandu
- Nepal arrival visa
- Meals in the city except breakfast and other mentioned special dinner
- Personal expenses including mineral water, and alcoholic drinks and beverages
- Climbing gear (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar) We will help you to hire or buy these before or in Kathmandu)
- Your travel insurance that covers Helicopter evacuation
- Monument entrance fees
- Any other extended trips and accommodation
- Tips for mountain/trekking guide