Pisang Peak Climbing Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival Kathmandu.

    Green Valley Nepal Treks Airport representative will officially meet you at Airport & transfer you to your kathmandu hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an evening trip Briefing.

  • Day 2 Kathmandu-Besi Sahar.

    You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and smooth road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar (823m.). It takes almost six hours. Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. This headquarters is the centre from where the daily usable commodities are supplied to the different villages and numerous towns.

  • Day 3 Trek from Beshishahar to Bahundanda (1,305m.).

    It takes about six hours. The first part of the trail passes along on a flat level path along the bank of the Marshyangdi River. You can enjoy the sceneries and the local culture of the Gurung community. After lunch, the trail goes steeply upwards to Bahundanda which takes about 2 hours. At this point, you can see the area surrounded by eye-catching scenarios with snow capped mountains.

  • Day 4 Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1,410m.).

    It takes about six hours. A steep trail descends for early half an hour and then follows a flat path through rice terraces, before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Lali Gaon. Ahead, the Marsyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape, and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1,100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually you descend to the stone village of Jagat (1,330m.) situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and downs to Chamje through the forests.

  • Day 5 Trek from Chamje (1,410m.) to Dharapani (1,960m.).

    It takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends to the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you begin a climb to Sattale (1,550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. You continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that hide the water. Climbing the zigzagged path to the top of the hill, you see the level, plain of Tal (1,700m.) before you. Though it is enclosed by cliffs, the level area looks reassuring after the harrowing mountain paths just traveled on. You descend to a grassy riverbank which leads to Tal with its hotels and teahouses. Here you can enjoy the exhilarating water fall. Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1,900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. You cross a suspension bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone kani marking the entrance to Dharapani (1,960m.), and our camp for the night.

  • Day 6 Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,675m.)

    It takes about five and half hours. As you cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marsyangdi then veers to the left, and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze around a Buddhist monastery. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, you pass through Danaque (2,210m.). There comes a small wooden bridge which takes you to follow a steeply ascending path up to Timang which lies at the bottom of Lamajung Himal. The trail goes on through flat level until you reach Chame where there are government offices, shops, and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district.

  • Day 7 Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,100m.)

    It takes about five hours. With Lamjung Himal (6,893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as you climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2,950m.).In the past this was the military station for troops who fought against the Khampa tribal revolution, but the dilapidated buildings are all that remain of that era. A short climb from the village brings you to a rock-strewn area where you cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before you. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6,091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang.

  • Day 8 Rest at Pisang. This day you can hike to Upper Pisang for a visit to a monastery can go for a village tour to Upper Pisang.
  • Day 9 Trek from Pisang to Pisang Base Camp which takes about six hours.

    The trail is a steep ascent passing through Upper Pisang. En route you cross forests of pine and local vegetation. The views of Annapurna welcome you.

  • Day 10 Rest at Pisang Base Camp. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Pisang summit.
  • Day 11 Trek from Pisang Base Camp to Pisang High Camp.

    It takes about four hours. You trek along rocky glacier path to High Camp. You will be completely charmed by the panoramic views of Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks.

  • Day 12 Summit Pisang peak and back to Pisang Base Camp.

    It takes about ten hours. At the summit of Pisang peak, you can have closer panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains, Kang Guru Peak, Gyaji Kang peak, Tilje peak, Kuchubhro peak and many more.

  • Day 13 Trek from Pisang Base Camp to Pisang and it takes about four hours.

    The trail moves steeply downhill all the way to Pisang. The view of the Annapurna range accompanies you.

  • Day 14 Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,440m.).

    It takes about five and half hours. Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7,145m.). Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hongde (3,320m.), you come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically above you. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV [7,525m] also becomes visible. Just beyond this point you cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marsyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below a craggy mountain, you can see the village of Bryaga with its splendid monastery. Large chortens and mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before you - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna [7,455m] and, to the rear, Tilicho Peak [7,145m].

    After a short steep climb you reach Manang which is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region. You camp here for the night, amidst the fluttering prayer flags, which adorn the houses.

  • Day 15 Rest day at Manang hanging in and around town.

    This is an important rest and acclimatization day before crossing the Thorong La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one.

  • Day 16 Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,350m.).

    It takes about three and half hours. Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3,960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all day.

  • Day 17 Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,420m.).

    It takes about 3 and half hours. Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorong Phedi.

  • Day 18 Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,850m.) via Thorong La (5,416m.) Pass.

    It takes about seven hours. You start early today for your crossing of Thorong La [5,416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after about 4 hours of steady climbing you reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before you. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1,600m but it's compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.

  • Day 19 Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2,895 m.).

    It takes about three and half hours. You now begin the trek descending down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow a descending path steeply down to Kagbeni, a primitive village famous for Tibetan architectures. People living there follow the Tibetan life style and culture. There is also a monastery said to belong to 15th Century. Kagbeni is the border for Upper Mustang.

  • Day 20 Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,810m.).

    It takes about three hours. You now begin the flat path along the bank of dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet upto Jomsom wher our trekking trails will end.

  • Day 21 Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

    The flight transit through between two high peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and give us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy with best views of surrounding Himalayas. We have full afternoon at Pokhara to enjoy with its natural side and over night stay at hotel in pokhara.

  • Day 22 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus it takes about seven hours.

    While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.