The Pisang Peak 6091m requires both ice and rock climbing skills. The peak stands just above the Pisang village and technically it is easier to climb than other trekking peaks in Nepal. On the way to western flank, is guarded by a hanging glacier, which would appear to offer a considerable challenge. The traverse of the whole summit ridge which connects to a more northern summit before curving back west looks a superb possibility. After the high camp an access to the western end of the ridge somehow, looks problematical as the ridge is guarded by huge rock slabs and this snow slop ridge leads to the summit of the peak.
On our all tours, trek, expeditions and other adventures, we give a short brief about the trip in Kathmandu on the same day of your arrival and introduce your trip leader and team members. At the mean time, we provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions if any about the trip.
Meals during Pisang peak climbing
Hygienic and freshly cook meals on full board basis will be provided both on trekking and climbing sections. We provide high level of balance diet, hygiene and safety meals three times in a day. Dishes we prepare are normally Nepali, Tibetan/Sherpa, Indian, Continental and Italian.
Equipments check list for Pisang peak climbing
For a comfortable, safe and successful trip you should consider following items. Make sure that you have most of them especially which you do not want to use locally made in Nepal. Please check the climbing equipment check list page.
Things to know: Our first concern is your safety while traveling with Holiday Mountain Treks. Please be informed that your trek leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made for a safely completion of the planned itinerary, however as this is adventure travel into the remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Other factor like weather conditions, the health of member can be the reason to changes the itinerary. In such a case, please be prepared to be flexible. Your trek guide will accompany you on all scheduled activities and you will have free time to pursue your own interests too. Your trek guide will assist you with information about your options but please be informed that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary.
We suggest and t is a condition of travelling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time. Acclimatization
Pisang peak trek and climb is a high altitude and high pass trek /climb, the itinerary is planned with a high level of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to be not completed the trek. Walking up to Khare and a day rest before the base Camp allow us sufficient time for acclimatization for a successful ascent of the peak. The trek itself and Mera peak climb is high altitude trip so it requires days of acclimatization so the itinerary is gradually ascending getting up these heights where you expect less oxygen. A sensible well planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. We request you to consult doctor of the heart, lungs or blood diseases. Some of the symptoms of AMS are fever, mild headaches, loss of appetite or stomach disorder Trekking/climbing staffs
Believing that every successful trips have been possible because of the team work, Holiday Mountain Treks employs experienced and trained Nepalese trekking/climbing guide and other staffs. Our staffs are organized and professional. Trekking/climbing guide will be fully trained of the following course who will assist you in your summit attempt.
Trekking guide training from Nepal government's ministry of tourism & civil aviation department of hotel management & tourism training centre of Nepal.
Intensive wilderness first aid from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project
Eco trekking workshop & adventure meet from Trekking Agenci’s Association of Nepal
English language, conservation & biodiversity from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project.
Rock & ice climbing & mountaineering training from Nepal Mountaineering Association of Nepal and well experience on mountaineering.
Good care of porters: Believing that the porters are important and impossible to complete the trip. We do not allow porters to carry exceeding 20 kgs in tea-house and 30kgs weight in camping trek. It is because of human being respect, their rights and against any exploitation on it's operation. We provide good health insurance, good equipments, working training and of course good pay with lots of encouragements. We are working with porters progress of Nepal and other organizations concerning about the porters.
Responsible tourism concept: Holiday Mountain Treks is taking concern of economy, social, environment and culture while running its trips. Our staffs are trained on this and try for minimum impact on the natural environment and native peoples. We try to support local economy by using their products, making aware and our clients will have to respect the local culture and traditions. We always try to make the areas more cleaner and friendly environments after we travel. This is possible by your understanding and our trained crews.
A successful trek/climb requirement
As other adventure trip, Pisang peak trek/climb also requires previous experience of trekking and ice/rock climb, sound health & fitness, experience for using Ice axe and crampons, ascending/descending. Of course there will be some Ice climbing course at the base camp make you skillful of using ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons and other essential gears. Pisang peak climb usually require maximum 10hrs of walking and average 4-8 hrs in a day; You should be prepared 7-10 Km of walking or jugging exercise everyday at least 2 months before your trip starts. With lot of willpower, strong determination, reasonable fitness in health and hiking experience make surer of your successful trip. However medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility so we suggest you to consult your doctor for medical requirements. To ensure for a safety and successful trek; we will provide one trek leader, one assistance leader on every group trek so that if in case one get sick, it would not be canceled the trek and run as plan as in itinerary. A day on the trek
Day starts with warm greeting and bed tea. Then you will be offered a basin of hot water to wash and take breakfast then you are off to trek for more then 3 hours through the forests, hills, mountain and local villages. You will stop at pleasant surroundings for hot lunch for an hour. You will then walk 3 or more hours depends on the places and facilities for camping places, stop for the night camp, you will then offer tea or coffee some light snacks then explore the area or relax until dinner is served at the warm dining hall. Most of the evening you will be encouraged to sing and dance in a traditional way. Sometime you will spend time playing cards, reading books and learning Nepali.
Finally, go to bed served with hot water rubber bag to keep you extra warm in the cold temperature. Travel insurance
We suggest and t is a condition of travelling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time. Transportation: Deluxe private vehicle are provided while on city tour, airport transfers, tourist buses to besisahar and from Pokhara and Jomsom to Pokhara flight fares.
Day 1:Welcome to Kathmandu 1350m
Arrive in Kathmandu airport. You'll be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu 1350m
Visit the sights of Kathmandu valley with a tour guide. You will be visiting temples, stupas, secret site, architecture and cultural things.
Day 03: Drive by bus to Besisahar 855m. 7 hrs
Early in the morning start driving through some of beautiful villages and landscape. Reach Besisahar in 7-8 hrs. Over night stay at lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda 1310m. 6 hrs
Bigins adventure journey crossing few suspension bridges, rice paddies, waterfalls, ups and downs hill sections and of course villages and people. Limb a gentle uphill to reach the Bahundanda for the over night. Over night at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Chamje 1430m. 6 hrs
The trail descends through rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, some culturally intriguing villages and lush forests then gradually walking up after crossing suspension bridge in the Mayshyangdi River to reach Jagat and further rocky trail until Chamje. Over night at lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani 1940m. 6 hrs
Enter the Manang just after crossing a suspension bridge iver Marshyangdi. The trail climbs uphill to reach Tal then through bamboo and rhododendron forests along river side to reach to Dharapani. Over night at lodge.
Day 07: Trek to to Chame 2632 m. 6 hrs
Cross some of the beautiful Tibetan villages and get fantastic view of Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II. The trail in this section goes through forested landscapes, several landslides and typical villages to reach Chame a district headquarter of Manang. Over night at lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Upper Pisang 3710m. 5 hrs
The trail is narrow steep with dense pine forest and of course surrounded by mountains all the way Pisang just above dramatic curved rock face climbing big hill section to reach upper Pisang. Over night at lodge.
Day 09: Rest day for relax and Acclimatization
Just enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurnas, Tilicho and Gangapurna. Make sure all the gears are in order. Over night at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp 4370m. 4 hrs
Walking up towards Base camp ascending through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka considered the best place for setting up the base camp. Over night stay at tent.
Day 11: Climb to Pisang Peak High Camp 5410m. 5hrs
Starts climbing to a shoulder on the south west ridge normmaly with snow. Over night at Tent.
Day 12: Summit of the peak 6091m/19980ft 9 hrs
From the High Camp,the well defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and more technical to reach the summit. Our guide will fixed the rope and lead you to the successful summit of the Pisang peak the climb back down to Base Camp. Over night at tent.
Day 13: Trek to Manang 3460m. 6 hrs
Clean up the camp site and trek through river side and contrast of landscape and forest to Manang a great valley in the himalaya which has a rich customs & tradition of Manangi People.
Over night stay at lodge.
Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka 4100m. 4 hrs
The trail gradually ascends towards a small hill and further right just behind reached Yak Kharka a small settlement. Over night stay at lodge.
Day 15: Trek to Thorong Pedi 4600m. 4 hrs
The trail ascends to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi a small just at the bottom of the thorong la. Over night stay at lodge.
Day 16:Trek to Muktinath 3800m. 9 hrs
Trek stats early in the morning as it will be a long day crossing over the Throng la pass 5416m and a long way down hill to Muktinath. The views from the trail and from the pass itself are outstanding high Himalayan scenes. Over night stay at lodge.
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom 2800m. 7 hrs
It is actually trek in another part of Annapurna from the pass. An easy walk to Jomsom via Jharkot and Kagbeni a gate way to upper Mustang following kali Gandaki river. Over night stay at Lodge.
Day 18: Fly to Pokhara 835 m. 25 mints
Early morning we take a trans imalayan flight to Pokhara between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Over night stay at hotel.
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu 1350m. 7 hrs
A scenic drive 200 kms through some of the beautiful villages and river side will bring us to kathmandu by the afternoon. Evening, enjoy a fare dinner with live cultural program hoisted by the company. Over night stay at Hotel.
Day 20: Departure
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.
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I have climbed 4 trekking peaks in Nepal with support of Holiday Mountain. Abir has got a great professional team work for a successful climbing expedition. Climbing guide Mr. Tenzing is super man with lots of experience, confident and energy. Porters are really hard working, smiling and helpful. All I can say is if anyone plans to climb trekking peaks in Nepal, make all your arrangements with Holiday Mountain Treks-good and safe hands actually. All the best!!!
Nayaknaga, Chulu, Mera, Mardihimal and Pisang peak
Min alt: 980m.
Max alt: 6091m.
Walking hrs: 4-10 hrs.
Trek Style: Lodge/tent
Grade: Medium-Hard and Climb
Best time for Pisang peak climbing: The best times are spring (March –May) and autumn (Sep - Nov). Trekking and climbing can be arranged in winter and monsoon too