Pisang Peak offers good scope for exploration. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier and offers considerable challenge. The western end of the ridge is guarded by huge rock slabs, which make it difficult to climb. A German Expedition made the first ascent of Pisang Peak in 1955.
After breakfast, check out from and start scenic drive to Beshi Sahar. En route lunch stop at Kuringtar Spring Resort. After hearty lunches in Kuringtar continue drive to Besi Shahar continue drive to Besi Sahar (823 m) which is the main town of Lamjung district. Until recently this market town of 2000 inhabitants was called Besigaon. However since the opening of the road to Manang, in the late seventies, there are several administrative offices here, as well as post-offices and a police check-post where your trekking permit will be examined for the first time. Dinner and overnight at lodge in Besi Shahar.
After early breakfast, check out from the hotel and start drive to Bashishahar. From Bashishahar continue drive to Chame through the unpaved Mountain Road En-route stop at Dharapani Vilalge for lunch. After lunch continue drive to Chame. The District Headquarters of Manang District, which is another 45 minutes away.
We walk along the river to reach the village of Bratang (2919m), mainly populated by Tibetans. Here we stop to have a hearty Lunch. On the way Bratang we pass through a splendid pine forest with splendid views of Lamjung and Annapurna II and IV. We continue climbing through the pine forest, once again crossing over the Marshyangdi River on top of Dhukur Pokhara for lunch. After lunch climb slowly towards UpperPisang village (3,356 m / 11,007 ft.)
After breakfast walk down to Pisang Village and continue trek towards Manang village via Hunde. After lunch at Hongde the valley widens and we get to see the Annapurnas III and IV (7555m and 7525m) to the left, East and West Chulus(6584m and 6419m) on the right, towards the horizon, there are views of highest peak of Mount Thorung(6481m) and to the east, the crown of Mount Pisang. From Hongde we climb upto the ancient village of Braga (3505m). We can take time to wander around Braga to see this picturesque village with its flat roofed houses and to visit the Gompa, not only the largest in the region but also the richest with its fine collection of Thangkas (religious scroll paintings) and prayer books. It takes only forty-five minutes to reach Manang from here, which sits on the plateau at 3,530 meters.
After leaving Manang the path climbs up till we reach the hamlet of Tengi (3642m). From here it takes about an hour to reach Gunsang (3850m). From here it’s another one hour forty-five minutes up hill to Lattar 250m) for lunch. After lunch it is about 2/3 hours to reach Throng Phedi means ‘foot of the hill”
Very early morning wakeup call and start the ascent to Thorung la pass. We have to cross about twenty hills on the way to reach the summit, Thorong la, at 5,415 meters and it takes about 4 hours to reach the main pass from Thorung Phedi, but if we have spent the previous night at High Camp it will take appx 2~3 hours only. On the way up we get to see many prayer flags several cairns (small mounds of rock). From the top we get to see the Yakgawa Kang or Thorungse (6481m) to the north and Khatung Kang (6484) to the south and the Annapurnas along with the Gangapurna to the southeast. In the horizon to the west, Dhaulagiri (8169m) and Mount Tukuche (6920m) are also visible. From the summit the descent to Muktinath (3,802m) takes about three hours and the difference in altitude is of 1600m. Here we will find another check post where we have to show our trekking permits. After lunch get into the jeep and drive to Jomsom.
After an early breakfast transfer to the Jomsom Airport to board 20 minutes flight to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel for refreshment and rest. Spend a free afternoon relaxing around the lakeside bazaar in Pokhara and enjoy a hearty meal.
Nepal Mountaineering Association Pisang Peak Climbing Royalty fees @ US$ 350.00 per person.
NMA licensed Climbing Guide equipment fees and daily allowance.
All necessary climbing Equipment except personal.
Trekking and climbing logistic Arrangement as per Itinerary inclusive of all meals
(breakfast, lunch and dinner), accommodation in best available Teahouses/Trekkers Lodges.
Camping arrangement in Base Camp / High Camp inclusive of all necessary tents, mattresses, food, fuel etc.
Annapurna Conservation Area Project Fees.
Trekking Information Management Service fees.
Services of an experience guide along with strong and reliable porters to carry Climbing equipment.
Services not Inclued
International airfares and airport departure taxes.
Domestic Airfares (Quoted separately)
Hotel / Airport / Hotel transfers in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Refundable Garbage deposit (Quoted separately)
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Nepal entry visa fees.
Meals while staying at hotel in Kathmandu.
Items of a personal nature such as bar bills, telephone calls, laundry, mineral water, extra mileage and any extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, flight delays etc.
Comprehensive Travel Insurance or “Umbrella Insurance” to cover – Illness, hospitalization, travel medicines, loss of valuables, thefts change of itinerary, flight and tour cancellations
due to unavoidable circumstances and most of all Emergency Helicopter Charter for evacuation.
Items not specified in the above in “costs include column”.