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Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorung La Pass - 23 Days

Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorung La Pass
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Pisang Peak (6091m) is one of the non-expedition peaks in the Annapurna Region. Pisang Peak Climbing has been taken as an easy among other climbing Peak. After the main adventure of Pisang Peak, the trek leads to Thorong La pass (5416 m), through Manang, which are the main attraction of whole Annapurna Circuit

A German Expedition made the first ascent of Pisang Peak in 1955. The climber should have a good walking and climbing habit so it will easy for them to do trekking/ climbing for a long period of time.

23 days Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorung La Pass

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    • Pisang Peak climbing combines with Annapurna Circuit Trek which gives the taste of both mountaineering and magnificent cultural experience.
    • Fascinating journey passing through pastures, diverse landscapes, rugged hiking trails and views of snow-capped mountains.
    • Experience the culture of Sherpa people.
    • Holiest shrine of Budhhist and Hindus, the Muktinath.

    Day 1
    Arrived in Kathmandu

    You could be already in Kathmandu or you may be arriving on this very day, anyway, we welcome you to Nepal! On this first day we transfer you to your hotel and brief you about the trek if the time permits. You will not do much except observing the ambiance around you and get acquainted with the country. Overnight at Hotel.

    Day 2
    Visit to Buddhist shrine, Hindu Pashupatinath temple & Trek preparation

    Today would be the most exhilarating day where your leader introduces you to our city tour expert who guides you to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious place that are listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates you the entire mysticism over its existence.

    The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.

    Day 3
    Drive to Besisahar (830m) by Public Bus- approx 7 hours

    Our trekking staff will arrive at your hotel at 7:00 am in the morning to pick you up. After a 7-hours drive (185 km) from Kathmandu, we reach Besisahar. Upon arrival at Besisahar, you will witness the stunning snow-capped mountain panorama. Overnight at a guesthouse.

    Day 4
    Trek to Bahundanda (1310m) - approx 5 hours

    Today our 5 hours journey starts at Besisahar, following the trail until we reach the first Gurung village at Bhulbhule. Our first day on the trail introduces us to the cultural elements of Nepal; we encounter houses and the local people, exchanging greetings of “Namaste” as we pass by. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 5
    Trek to Chamje (1400m) - approx 5 hours

    The trail drops steeply by Syange at 1070 m, from Bahundanda crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forests to Chamje at 1400 m, a day’s walk of five hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 6
    Trek to Bagarchhap (2160m)- approx 5 hours

    Our five hour trek day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyangdi River steadily uphill to Tal (1675m), the first village in the Manang district. We cut a trail across a wide, flat valley, reaching a stone stairway (1860m). We then climb up another stairway, continuing up and then down to Dharapani (1890m). There we find a stone entrance, typical of the Tibetan influence to be seen in villages from here northwards. We then reach Bagarchhap (2160m), which offers the typical flat-roofed stone houses of Tibetan design, although the village is still in the transition zone, before the dry highlands. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 7
    Trek to Chame (2630m)- approx 5 hours

    The trail climbs to Tyanja (2,360 m), continuing through forest parallel to the river, until we reach Kopar (2,590 m). When we reach Chame (2,630 m), headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II and two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we pass through a local community said to have migrated from Tibet long ago, evidenced by their physical features, which notably differ from those of other Nepalese. With them, they bought Tibetan architecture and traditions. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 8
    Trek to Pisang (3300m) - approx 5 hours

    The day begins by passing through a deep forest located in a steep and narrow valley. From there we cross a river on a long suspension bridge (2,910 m). We then cross another bridge (3,040 m), after which the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face begins to appear. From there the trail climbs up to Pisang, which sprawls between 3,200 m & 3,300 m, a day’s trip of 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 9
    Acclimatization & exploration

    Today is spent acclimatizing in Pisang. We’ll explore the area, catching the magnificent views around the village. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 10
    Trek to Pisang peak base camp (4420m)- approx 6 hours

    On today’s 6 hours trek the trail makes a steep ascent, passing through Upper Pisang. En route we cross forests of pine and local vegetation. The views of the Annapurna range welcome you. From today the accommodations will be tented camps for a few days, with food cooked on site by our professional chef. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 11
    Trek from base camp to high camp (5450m)- approx 6 hours

    Today another 6 hours trek leads along a rocky glacier path to the high camp (5450m). You’ll be met by panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 12
    Acclimatization & exploration

    A day will be spent here for us to acclimatize and adjust to the high altitude. We’ll also take a short trek around the camp to prepare for the 6,000 m adventure tomorrow morning. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 13
    Summit day & return to base camp (6097m)

    Today is our main adventure day. Weather permitting, we’ll set out early to climb Pisang peak. At the summit of Pisang (6091 m), you have a closer panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, the Tibetan mountains, Kang Guru Peak, Gyaji Kang peak, Tilje peak, Kuchubhro peak, and many more. After an easy trip to the top, we make our way back down to the base camp. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 14
    Spare day in the event of bad weather

    This is spare day just in case the weather is not supportive. We will take a good rest on the way down, if we have the successful climb on day 13.

    Day 15
    Trek to Pisang Village (3300m)- approx 5 hours

    The trail moves steeply down during the 5 hours trek to Pisang Village (3,300 m). The view of the Annapurna range accompanies the descent. Beginning today, accommodations will once more be guesthouses for the rest of the trip.

    Day 16
    Trek to Manang (3500m)- approx 5 hours

    Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna range. The people of this region herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy the special trading rights they gained back in 1784.

    Leaving Pisang, we have a choice between trails heading north and south of the Marsyangdi River, meeting up again at Mungji. The southern route goes by Hongde (3325m) and involves less climbing than the northern route by way of Ghyaru. While containing a more rigorous path, the route along the northern bank of the river holds better mountain views than the southern. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga (3475m) to nearby Manang (3540m). Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 17
    Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m)- 5 hours

    Today we leave Manang, the trail making an ascent of nearly (2000m) to the Thorung La pass. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangdi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka (4000 m) after five hours, where the many yaks and abundant vegetation begin to grow steadily sparser. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 18
    Trek to Thorung Phedi (4450m)- approx 5 hours

    Today the trail descends to cross the river, then climbing up to Thorung Phedi (4450m), a 5 hours trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 19
    Cross Thorung La pass & trek down to Muktinath (5416m) - approx 5 hours

    Today holds a long trek beginning at 4:00 a.m., enabling us to reach the pass by 9 or 10 a.m. Otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters, and can be exposed to strong winds if the crossing is made too late.

    We start climbing up a steep path that is regularly used and easy to follow. Problems may arise, however, due to the high altitude and snow. Snow often makes the crossing for more difficult. About four hours’ climb we’ll reach the pass, marked by chortens and prayer flags. At the top we’ll be rewarded by the magnificent view, after which another four will take us to the holy town of Muktinath (3800m).

    Muktinath, meaning “place of Nirvana,” is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows are relieved when visiting the temple, a sacred pilgrimage site to Hindus and Buddhists alike. The chief pilgrimage usually takes place in September. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and features 108 waterspouts from which holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple, which contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 20
    Trek to Jomsom (2715m) - approx 5 hours

    Our descent continues five hours through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomsom, headquarters of the Mustang district and home to many apple orchards and apple delicacies. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste during the journey. Overnight at guesthouse.

    Day 21
    Fly to Pokhara

    This morning a 35 minutes flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once at the Pokhara airport, we’ll drive you to a hotel. In the afternoon will be a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, that covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s Waterfall, a museum, a Tibetan refugee settlement, Gupteshower Cave, and many more. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 22
    Drive to Kathmandu (1345m) and farewell dinner

    You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, scenic Everest flight, mountain biking and other activities.

    In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

    Day 23
    Final departure

    Today we say our final goodbye. Our representative will come to see you off at the airport. Hoping you had a pleasant and wonderful trekking experience we bid you goodbye.

    Inclusive

    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus as per Group Size.
    • High Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
    • Special Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus as per your Interest with multi language speaking Guide..
    • All the accommodation in mountain available Guesthouses accommodation during the trek and two mint tented accommodation during climbing
    • Well train Government training Climbing Experience local Sherpa English speaking Guide . We can provide some other languages speaking guide as your requirement. But it will be more costly.
    • Experience required number of local Sherpa Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 member get 1 porter).
    • All Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all Guide and porter.
    • Necessary Everest National Park permits.
    • Climbing permit and necessary document for climbing
    • Down Jacket, duffle bag and sleeping bag by Osho World Adventure if you need, you have to tell us clear before departure.
    • All necessary Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu and all pickup and drop by Car / Van / Jeep / Mini Bus as per group size.
    • Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing-very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments.
    • Garbage deposit etc

    Exclusive

    • Food in Kathmandu like Lunch and dinner
    • All food during your trekking Like Lunch, Dinner and breakfast During in Mountain During your trekking.
    • Your travel insurance which is necessary for this trekking for your safety.
    • You can get open arrival Visa in Nepal and entry visa fee will cost (US$ 40 per person) in the Airport Kathmandu for visa you need to have 2 passport size photos.
    • All kind of drinks like, Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry.
    • Personal trekking Equipments and donation in Mountain.
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver–Tipping are expected and better to give.
    • Extra single room Supplementary charge is applicable if guest does not have partner to share room together or in the case if no one want to Share room together or he/she prefer to have single room.

    Porter-supported trek

    heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.

    Climbing gear

    The Climbing equipments are much more expensive to buy. So, please let us know if you want to rent the equipments at the additional cost of USD 250 per person. The Following equipments are essential for climbing the peak.

    • 1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
    • 1 Pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum).
    • 1 Alpine climbing harness.
    • 1 Mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
    • 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
    • 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide are good options)
    • 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
    • 2 Non-locking carabiners
    • 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
    • Neck gaiter
    • Ski goggles
    • Climbing helmet

    General

    • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
    • Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase (We will provide one complimentary ACE duffel bag for you to keep.)
    • Daypack
    • Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)

    Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

    • Shade hat or baseball cap – some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
    • Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
    • Balaclava – lightweight, thinner variety.
    • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
    • Headlamp – Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc. so, don’t go cheap here.
    • Some people like earmuffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people.
    • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it.

    Hand

    • 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside another gloves/mitts for additional warmth.
    • 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
    • 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
    • Hand warmers

    Core Body

    • T-shirts (2).
    • Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
    • Fleece jacket or pullover.
    • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
    • 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!

    Lower Body – Legs

    • 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
    • Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
    • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear – Capilene or other synthetic.
    • 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
    • 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
    • 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
    • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
    •  All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

    Feet

    • 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or Capilene.
    • 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
    • 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
    • 1 pair light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn them before to get used to it (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
    • 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
    • 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes/boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
    • 1 pair sandals (Optional).

    Medicines and First Aid Kits

    (Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)

    • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
    • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
    • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
    • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250 mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
    • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

    Miscellaneous

    • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
    • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your).
    • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
    • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
    • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
    • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
    • Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
    • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
    • 2 bandanas.

    Optional

    • 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill
    • Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds
    • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items lightweight
    • Binoculars
    • 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use
    • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator
    • A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for women
    • 1 small stainless steel thermos

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