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Nepal - Pisang peak (18 days)

Pisang Peak is located in the Annapurna region and offers a good scope for exploration. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier and offers a 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.

Pisang Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal. Located in the Annapurna region, Pisang Peak lies roughly in between two gigantic peaks, Annapurna I and Manaslu, both of which are at the height of approximately eight thousand. The trekking path along this route offers great scope for exploration along with stunning scenic views.

 Considered as an easy climbing peak, Pisang peak provides its climbers an interesting journey passing along varied ecosystems, diverse cultures, and amazing landscapes. En route, you get to savor the beautiful nature’s treats such as the stunning waterfalls, lush green paddy fields, arid deserts, oak forests and the deepest gorge in the world. All these highlights contribute to making this trekking trip a popular one.

 Pisang Peak rises above from Pisang village and yak pastures in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier offering a considerable challenge. The western end of the ridge is guarded by huge rock slabs which add to your challenging climb. If you are looking for an interesting and adventurous expedition crammed with exquisite visual treats, then this is an ideal trip just for you.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Upon your arrival, you will be picked up by our representatives and will be transferred to the respective hotel.

After ensuring that everyone is in peak condition and have the necessary equipment, we will begin our Annapurna trekking. We will start off with the drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the rough route by the Marsyangdi River, we will pass through the low-lying villages and rice fields. The landscape along with the lifestyle of the inhabitants changes radically as we drive leave Kathmandu behind. After 6 hours long drive by car, we will finally reach Besi Sahar. Besi Sahar is the capital of Lamjung district and from there we will hike up to Bhulbhule which is a short distance away. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

From Besi Sahar, we will take a drive up to Syanje/Chamje (local buses are available). And then we will trek along the trail to the banks of the Marshyangdi Khola, passing through paddy fields and subtropical forests. Upon treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we will descend to a grassy riverbank. We will cross the suspension bridge below Chamje and climb two steep sections of the trail to reach the village of Tal. Tal is populated with Gurungs and Tibetans. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.

As we proceed forward, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we will approach a steeply forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs as it cuts across the mountainside, we will finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge

We will skirt through a narrow field from the village and come across the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu and then veers to the left. Sinuous trails of the Annapurna II become visible as we arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhotia village with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. As we continue ascending through forests of pine and oak, we will pass through Dhanakyu before coming to a thundering waterfall. Further on, the Marshyangdi River enters a gorge and the trails follow the rock-strewn path. We can pause for a while and take in the splendor of the picturesque Manaslu. When the steep incline ends, we will follow a path amid magnificent rhododendrons and continue on a gently rising path. We will cross a stream before entering a pine forest. As we enter the pristine hamlet of Kotho, we will be treated to an enchanting view of Annapurna II. Treading further, the route reaches a large white gate with a corrugated iron roof, which is the entrance of Chame. Chame is the administrative headquarter of Manang district. There is electricity, a wireless station, schools, shops, health post, post office, police check post, hotels, lodges, and banks in Chame. The hot springs are the major attraction of this place.

After a mesmerizing sight of the glowing Lamjung Himal [6893m] in the morning, we will be heading off for Pisang. En route, we will cross a large suspension bridge along Marshyangdi and approach houses and lodges on the northern side of the river. Our trekking trail meanders through barley field leading to Teleku at 2775 meters. As we leave undulating mountain passes, we will enter into a fascinating apple orchard which is near a bridge at 2840 meters. On crossing the bridge, the pristine hamlet of Bratang appears. History has it that Bratang used to be a Khampa settlement. A stone memorial of a Japanese climber has been built in this place. After leaving the forested village, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape. Before us, the Annapurna mountain range rears up. Further on, continuing on with our steep rock-strewn trails to the south side and cross a long suspension bridge at 3040 meters. From this vantage point on the bridge, we can get to view the Paungda Danda rock towering majestically more than 1500 meters above the river. En route, we will be able to capture splendid views of Annapurna II rearing up on the east and Pisang Peak on the north-east. We will cross a bridge and enter the village of Pisang.

Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Pisang Village. We can spend the whole day taking leisure walks and soaking in the magnificent mountain and scenic views around the village. It is best to gain altitude during the day. At the end of the day, we will return back to our accommodation and have a good night's rest.

The trail is a steep ascent, passing through Upper Pisang. En route you will cross forests of pine and local vegetation. As you walk along the trail, the views of Annapurna range grows on you. Finally, you will reach the Pisang Peak Base Camp, where you will be camping for the night.

Leaving the Base Camp, the trek leads along rocky glacier path to High Camp where you will be camping for the night. One will be enchanted by the alluring panoramic views of the Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks.

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the high altitude. We also take a short trek around the camp to prepare ourselves for the 6000-meter uphill adventure the next morning.

Today will be the highlight of the whole adventure. We will start off early in the morning to climb the Pisang Peak. However, weather condition will play a critical role in the timing of our ascent. As you climb up and reach the summit of Pisang peak, you will be able get a overwhelming view of 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,etc. One will be taken aback by the sheer amplitude of nature’s beauty at its rawest form. After a safe trek to the top, we will make a safe retreat back down to the Base Camp where you will be camping for the night.

The trail from the Base Camp goes steeply down all the way to Pisang village. The views of the Annapurna range will be a constant companion for the whole descend to Pisang where you will be staying for the night.

As we continue with our trek further afield from Pisang, we will be heading along a steep ridge and will be able to savor the beautiful sights of the Manang valley and the Tilicho peak towering above 7132 meters. As we descend through Manang's airstrip, we will come across Hongde which lies beneath the gigantic Annapurna III on the north-east face. The route further leads to the wide plain of the Sabje Khola Valley from where we will be able to get the majestic view of Annapurna IV [7525m]. Proceeding further on, we will be crossing a wooden bridge, as the Marshyangdi Khola gushes below us. We will enter the beautiful village of Mungji and as we continue treading along the cultivated fields, we will arrive at the village of Bryaga which has a splendid monastery. On trekking down to Manang, we will enjoy the majestic views of the Annapurna range - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna [7455m] and Tilicho Peak [7134m].

Leaving Letdar, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge and leaving behind the Marshyangdi river to climb along the Thorung Khola river. Soon after brightly colored red and yellow plants will decorate the trail. We may encounter a herd of yaks stampeding around wildly – running back and forth en masse across the trail. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, we follow a narrow trail across an unstable steep slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.

We will start off early today for the crossing of Thorung La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately upon leaving camp, but the path is well defined as the trial is frequently used. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, we will reach the chorten and where prayer flags can be seen and heard fluttering in the wind. From the snow-covered mountains above to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang, which spread out before us, we are presented with a dramatic tableau. The descent to Muktinath is a 1600m trek. But the excellent and jaw-dropping views of Dhaulagiri more than makes up for the tiring journey. Eventually, the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath, with its shrines and temple.

As we began the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley, we will be initially passing through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, which are villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we will trek on the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. En route, we can sight tremendous views of both Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Jomsom is a large town sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and it is here we will spend the final night of our trek.

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. It is a spectacular flight along the Kali Gandaki Gorge and provides wonderful views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. We will then catch a connecting flight back to Kathmandu.

In the morning after breakfast, you will depart for your onward destination

Includes

All land transportation by private vehicle with driver.
All night accommodation in the 4* hotel including breakfast & accommodation during treks.
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
One local tour guide and his wages and salaries.
Necessary permits.
Domestic flight ticket.


Excludes

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost.
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extra cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind
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