Pisang Peak Climbing - 15 Days

  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Technical Challenging
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Type Lodge and Camping Based
  • Best Season Spring (March - May) & Autumn (Sept - Nov)
  • Group Size 16
  • Maximum Altitude 6,091 m

Highlights

  • Embark on an adventurous journey that leads you to the top of one of the peaks in the Himalayas
  • Trek through lush forests and beautiful villages
  • Get to witness the mountain lifestyle and daily chores of the locals
  • Come across a range of flora and fauna while trekking through dense forests & pastures
  • An easy trekking peak in Nepal, ideal for both beginner & experienced climbers
  • Witness a jaw-dropping panorama of snow-capped western Himalayan mountains throughout the Pisang peak climbing
  • Fell the clouds upon reaching the summit of Pisang Peak at 6,091 m

Explore the north central part of Nepal, the Annapurna region, during the Pisang peak climbing 15 days. The peak is 6,091 meters above sea level and is situated between Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m) & Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m). Pisang peak is famous for its easy push to the summit. It is also one of the lowest trekking peaks in the Himalayas, with fewer technical sections. This makes Pisang peak climbing one of the best introduction peaks for first-time climbers.

Pisang Peak is a simple and easy climbing peak in the Himalayas, perfect for beginner climbers. It is one of the best trekking peaks in Nepal given the difficulty level and very rewarding experience.

A German expedition team climbed Pisang peak for the first time in 1955 and successfully reached the top of the summit as per their plan. The Pisang peak climbing itinerary offers an adventurous journey to the participants. They get to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and trek through beautiful villages, observing the daily lifestyle of the locals. The early part of the venture involves trekking through the lush rhododendron forests and crossing bridges and streams. The trail is rich in alpine flora & fauna. 

Mountain View during Pisang Peak Climbing

You get to see breathtaking views of western Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), etc during the Pisang peak climbing 15 days. The trail is very impressive and offers diverse landscapes. 

Pisang Peak Trekking Route

The Pisang peak trekking route stretches up to Piang village. From Kathmandu, you'll drive to Ngadi (760 m) via Besisahar, following Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers. The next day, you'll trek to Syange (1,211 m), passing by lush forests & rice terraces, along with other small settlements like Khudi (790 m) and Bhulbhule (840 m). 

Crossing numerous old bridges, walk past beautiful waterfalls, and reach Jagat (1,052 m). The trail further goes through pine & rhododendron forests to Chamje (1,410 m). Then go by Sattale and a rocky cliff before making it to Tal (1,700 m) on the fifth day of trekking. 

From here onwards, you gradually ascend through villages like Dharapani (1,860 m), Bagarchhap (2,160 m), and Timang (2,270 m). Enjoy trekking through lush rhododendron forests and dense blue pine forests before reaching lower Pisang (3,150 m). From here, you walk on green pastures and a steep, trodden route that leads to the base camp. 

Pisang Peak Climbing Route

From the Pisang village, the trail ascends through thin forests and pastures to a place called Kharka (4,380 m). This place is used as the base camp of Pisang peak. You'll spend a couple of nights here acclimatizing and learning basic climbing techniques from the group leader. The next part is to climb to the Pisang peak high camp at 5,400 meters via the southwest ridge. The high camp is covered with snow from late November to the end of March. 

From high camp onwards, you'll follow a well-defined steep snow slope that will take you to the top of the summit at 6,091 meters. On the way, the guide will fix the rope wherever needed. Reaching the summit is not difficult, but the elevation makes every step exhausting. After reaching the summit, you'll descend to the base camp and follow a downhill trail to Besisahar via Chame, where the journey ends. 


Is Pisang Peak climbing difficult?

Yes, climbing Pisang peak is difficult if we take the factors like high altitude, remoteness of the region, limited facilities, long walking days, etc into consideration. However, if we talk about the technical difficulties, Pisang peak is not that technically challenging. The route above the Pisang peak high camp is full of snowy stony sections along with rocky slabs & handful of crevasses. The final part of the track (just before the summit push) is steep and exposed to intense sun rays, cold & strong wind. 

Pisang Peak Climbing with Nepal Gateway Trekking

Among all peak climbing packages, the Pisang peak climbing is no doubt the most doable trekking peak in Nepal. It is easy climbing in the Himalayas, and with the support of our professional crew, the journey becomes more fantastic, safe, and memorable. The trips organized by us are very well maintained and have a high rate of success. 

From our Pisang peak climbing itinerary to attention to little details along the trip makes us a very reliable & trustworthy climbing partner. We are a local trekking/climbing company in Nepal and directly work with the Nepal government & the natives of the Himalayas to provide the best journeys in the Himalayas at a reasonable price. 

If you are thinking of climbing a peak in Nepal, then you can consider our Pisang peak climbing 2022/2023 departure. Some climbers also prefer to extend the trip to Muktinath via Thorong La pass to explore the famous Annapurna Circuit trail as well. 

Here are some other trekking peaks in the Himalayas - Mera peak climbing, Island peak climbing, Lobuche peak climbing, and Naya Kanga peak climbing

Itinerary

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We pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival day. As per your landing time, you'll have the remaining day free. Rest and explore around Thamel. 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

As we have obtained all the necessary permits on your behalf in advance, you do not have to visit government offices. Instead, we do the final packing and check all the gears before packing. If anything is missing or needs to be replaced, we do shopping as well.

Later in the day, we have a small briefing with our climbing guide. 

 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

Ngadi is the starting point of our trek. We begin the drive from Kathmandu early in the morning. Leaving the bustle of Kathmandu behind, the road winds through mid-hills offering heavenly views of the snow-capped peaks and lush green hills. We drive, following the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We pass by Besishahar and cross several villages before reaching Ngadi.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude760 m

It is our first day of the trek. From Ngadi, we walk through a forested area and rice terraces. We can see the Himalayan mountains at a distance on the way. Trekking through villages like Khudi and Bhulbhule, we ascend to Syange via Ghermu.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,211 m

From Syange, we head towards Tal. The trail crosses various bridges on the Marshyangdi River and descends through rice fields and waterfalls to Jagat village. We then trek along a lush forest of pine and reach Chamje. From here, we reach Sattale and walk on a rocky cliff and green pasture before arriving at Tal.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,700 m

The trail passes by Dharapani and continues along the Marshyangdi River. We walk uphill via small settlement areas and reach Bagarchhap. Further passing by Danakyu, we trek towards Timang, enjoying fantastic views of Mt. Hinlung, Mt. Manaslu, and Annapurna II.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,270 m

We trek towards Chame and pass by a lovely rhododendron forest to Talekhu village. We then trek via Bhratang village and cross many suspension bridges. Further, walking on the rocky path, we walk by dense blue pine forest to Swargadwari. This meaning of this place is the gateway to heaven. From here, we continue to ascend to a ridge and walk towards Lower Pisang.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,150 m

From Lower Pisang, we pass by numerous small villages and pastures. The trail soon steeply ascends to the base camp of Pisang Peak, where we'll be spending the night. We enjoy fantastic mountain views on the way. Upon reaching the base camp, we will set up the tents, and the crew will begin preparation for dinner.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,380 m

We take a rest day at base camp and get our bodies used to the elevation. The team leader/climbing guide will give us pre-climbing training and teach us the way to use crampons and other climbing equipment. We'll explore around the base camp and take plenty of rest.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,380 m

We push towards the High Camp today. The elevation gain is almost 1,000 meters. The route to the High Camp ascends on the snowy, slippery path. The air will get thinner, therefore the walk becomes more exhausting than ever. We take our time and slowly make our way to the High Camp.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,350 m

It's a big and long day. We wake up before sunrise and have breakfast. After that, get ready to push toward the summit of Pisang Peak. The route is challenging and steep. We use fixed ropes and the main rope to reach the summit. Upon reaching the top of Pisang Peak, we get to see a sensational mountain panorama. 

Before descending back to High Camp, we enjoy the views and take pictures. Following the same trail back, we drop down to the High Camp and then to the base camp, collecting all our waste.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude6,091 m

Climbing a mountain in the Himalayas is a great achievement. With a great feeling, we begin the day trekking through Buddhist villages. Further, we cross wooden bridges and trek, enjoying wonderful views of Manaslu, Annapurna II, and Larkya La pass.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,670 m

The trail descends through Dharapani and moves to Karte and Tal villages. We pass by cascading waterfalls and cross numerous suspension bridges on the way to Chamje. The later part of the trail goes through subtropical forests and rice terraces to Besishahar.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude760 m

We drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu today. The drive is long but relaxing. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we drop you at the hotel. The remaining day is free, and there is a farewell dinner in the evening. Explore the lively streets of Thamel and buy souvenirs.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Farewell dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

Your trip has come to an end. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport as per your flight departure time today.

  • MealsBreakfast

This is our standard and recommended itinerary. If this itinerary doesn’t suit to you, we can customize your trip as per your interest and time-frame. Click here for Tailor-Made program. 

Includes

  • All grounded transportation as per itinerary by private car
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast
  • Three times meal (Breakfast/lunch/dinner) and accommodations during the trekking
  • One highly experience, English speaking & friendly trekking guide and required porter including their expenses 
  • One experience climbing guide for climbing section assigned for your services and his meal, salary, insurance, transportation and accommodation
  • Pisang Peak Climbing Permit with rope, ice-axe
  • Full board meals and tented camp while climbing Pisang Peak
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit and TIMS card
  • Pisang Peak Climbing map
  • Nepal Gateway Company T-shirt and achievement certificate
  • Local fresh fruit
  • First aid kit
  • Evacuation assist if needed
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Excludes

  • Meal in Kathmandu apart from Breakfast
  • Your travel insurance
  • Your international flight ticket to/from Kathmandu
  • Your personal nature expenses and equipment and medical kit
  • Your personal climbing equipments
  • All kinds of hot and cold drinks and alcoholic beverage
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in Including Section
  • Tipping to field staffs (Tipping is not mandatory but expected)

Useful Info

Altitude Sickness

Pisang peak climbing ascends above 6,000 meters, so altitude sickness risk is given. What makes our Pisang peak climbing itinerary special is you get a lot of time to adjust while trekking through beautiful villages. Likewise, we spend two nights at Pisang peak base camp acclimatizing our body and one more night at the Pisang peak high camp before pushing towards the summit.

With proper measures, you can avoid the likelihood of altitude sickness completely. You have to make sure you keep your body hydrated and do not consume alcoholic beverages or smoke. Your body should be able to walk and deal with increasing air pressure every day, so get plenty of sleep and good food. 

Pisang Peak Climbing Permit

Pisang peak climbing needs three permits- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, TIMS Card, and Pisang Peak climbing permit. All the permit costs are included in our package cost. Likewise, our team will obtain the permits on your behalf and save you from long hectic government work.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit cost for SAARC nationals: NPR 200

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit cost for other nationals: NPR 3000

TIMS Card cost: USD 10

Pisa

ng Peak climbing permit cost:

Spring (March to early May)- USD 250

Autumn (late September to November)- USD 125

Winter (December to February)- USD 70

Summer/monsoon (June to August)- USD 70

*Note: All the mentioned permit costs are exclusive of 13% VAT.

Pisang Peak Climbing Best Time

The best time to climb Pisang peak is the spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) seasons. These two are the climbing seasons in the Himalayas because of stable weather conditions. Climbing a peak in other seasons (summer/monsoon/winter) is almost impossible and very risky. Spring and autumn have the perfect weather window to push to the summit of Pisang Peak. 

You are less likely to see any delays or snowfall/rainfall. The trekking routes are gleaming with seasonal vegetation, and the mountain panorama is out of this world. You'll get a perfectly bright, breezy daytime to walk and chilled evenings/mornings to relax. Likewise, you can see many fellow trekkers and climbers along the trail. 

Last Minute Booking

Last-minute booking for peak climbing in Nepal can get a little tricky because lots of preparation needs to be done in advance, like getting permits, placing reservations, getting the crew ready, etc. We only advise late Pisang peak climbing bookings to an experienced climber or beginner climber who is physically fit & can endure high altitudes.

Please note that last-minute booking comes with a lot of setbacks, like you may not have ample time to prepare for the journey, full package cost has to be paid to get the booking confirmation, and loss of almost the entire package cost if the trip gets canceled by the guest side. 

Travel Tips 

Accommodation: During trekking, you spend the nights in teahouses runned by locals along the trail. Teahouse is the most basic accommodation in the mountains of Nepal. The room has nothing but a couple of beds and clean bedding. While climbing, we use tents to spend nights on base cam and high camp. The tents are given by the company, so you do not have to worry about that. We give high-quality alpine sleeping, dining, and washroom tents. The supporting crew will take care of building tents. 

Food: You eat three meals a day. The meals are given as per the menu of the teahouses. Nepali and Tibetan cuisine are mainly seen on the menu of the teahouse, with a few western items. Dal bhat tarkari is your staple meal. Apart from that, you get momo, thukpa, thenduk, porridge, roti, curries, Tibetan bread, soup, etc. During the climbing period, the meals are prepared by the crew. We carry fuel, raw ingredients, and all the essentials with us to give you delicious and nutritious meals while climbing. 

ATM: There's no ATM on the Pisang peak climbing route. You cannot use your cards or different currency along the trail. Therefore, withdraw Nepali cash in Kathmandu. 

Charging: We highly recommend you get a solar charger (easily available on Amazon). Charging facilities are available in the tea houses but at the cost of a few extra bucks. You can also carry spare batteries with you.

Luggage: All the climbing gear and heavy clothing are packed in the duffel bag. The company provides duffel bags to the participants, so you do not have to buy them yourself. The weight limit for each guest is 25 kg, and you can carry an additional 5 kg rucksack on you. One porter can carry up to 25 kg, and we provide one porter for one climber. 

Personal Expenses: It's important you understand, the Pisang peak climbing package cost does not cover many things like international flight fare, travel insurance, tips, shopping, or additional services (like charging, internet, hot shower) while trekking, etc. So, make sure you have some money on you for these things. 

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory for Pisang peak climbing. At Nepal Gateway Trekking, we do not confirm a booking unless the guest sends us travel insurance documents, that include emergency air evacuation up to 6,000 m and medical bill coverage. 

Tipping: Tipping is not included in our Pisang peak climbing cost. Climbers usually like to tip by themselves. If you are in a group, then it's better to tip collectively. Tipping is the most appreciated thank you gesture for our on-field crew members. 

FAQs

  • Q1. Who would help us if there is an emergency?

    If any medical emergency occurs during the Pisang peak climbing, the group leader will help you. Our climbing guides are highly experienced and have different remote survival training, including first-aid. He'll make sure you get the needed treatment right away. If the situation needs, our last resort is to air evacuate to a hospital in Pokhara/Kathmandu.

  • Taking technical difficulty into consideration, Pisang peak climbing is not a difficult peak to climb. In fact, climbing this peak is one of the best introductions to climbing in the Himalayas. However, there are other factors that make the overall journey strenuous, such as high altitude, almost two weeks in the mountains, limited services, climate, etc. You can get more detailed information about Pisang peak climbing difficulty in our overview section.

  • Pisang peak is situated at 6,091 meters above sea level. It is one of the shortest trekking peaks in Nepal.

  • Yes, there are risks of altitude sickness during the Pisang peak climbing because you ascend over 6,000 meters and spend various days above 2,500 meters. However, our itinerary and guidance from the climbing guide will make sure you are traveling safely. On the off chance, if you get altitude sickness symptoms regardless of all the measures, we'll give you first-aid accordingly.

  • Our Pisang peak climbing itinerary is 15 days long. You reach the base camp on the eighth day and push to the summit on the 11th day. As we also offer a tailored itinerary, you can customize it as per your requirement.

  • The success rate of Pisang peak climbing depends on many things like the season you are climbing in, weather conditions, your physical fitness & endurance, the support from the crew, etc. As per our record, we have a 95% success rate on Pisang peak climbing.

  • Yes, you can rent or buy climbing equipment in Thamel. We also provide gear like down jackets, sleeping bags, ropes, duffel bags, etc.

  • We work with some of the most experienced climbers in the Himalayas who have numerous years of climbing experience and have led hundreds of groups to the summit in their working time. Our guides are very friendly and reliable. They are well known with the Pisang peak climbing route and have summited it many times before. So you do not have to worry about anything.

  • Yes, we will give you a peak climbing certificate provided by NMA at the end of the trip. Along with that, you'll also receive a company t-shirt and some other tokens.

  • If you get sick during the Pisang peak climbing and need prompt medical assistance, then we'll air evaluate you immediately to the hospital. There's always a rescue team on standby whenever we climb a mountain to assist the group if needed.

  • If you get sick and cancel the trip before 35 days of departure, then we'll refund you 80% of the package cost. The rest 20% is the cancellation charge because we have to get permits & do advance bookings in hotels and teahouses. Likewise, if you cancel the trip at the last minute (less than 35 days left to departure) or get sick after the trip, no refund will be provided.

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