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Pisang Peak Climbing 6,091m

21 Days

Pisang Peak Climb, Classic 6000m climb combined with Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful peak climb in Annapurna region
  • Combined Annapurna circuit trek (5,416m)
  • Fully guided climb with sherpa guide to client ratio
  • Views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif

Pisang Peak Climb is a beautiful and very symmetrical peak in the Annapurna range with a steady climb with a well-defined ridge at the summit. Pisang Peak at 6091 meters is the most popular trekking peak in the Annapurna region and can be climbed by most, but it does not come without challenge or commitment.

This peak is best for those with previous climbing experience as there are technical sections. The rapid gain in altitude from Pisang Village to Pisang Peak also has its effect, but we have designed a suitable itinerary 2 days before the summit to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

We reach the summit via the western side of the mountain. A base camp at 4380m and a high camp at 5200m will be pitched before going to the summit and allow us to rest and acclimatize well. The ascent from base camp involves a steep ascent over mixed terrain. The route from high camp to the summit includes a technical rock section and the upper part is a steep and fairly exposed slope of ice and snow (55°).

From Mount Everest, you can get a magnificent view of the Annapurna massif stretching from Annapurna II 7979 m to Gangapurna 7454 m.

Our Pisang Peak itinerary follows the famous Annapurna Circuit trekking route. After your arrival in Kathmandu and final preparations, we will proceed to Jagat via Besishahr. We headed towards the Manang valley beside the green Marsyangdi river. Our initial route passes through villages like Jagat, Dharapani, and Chame in the Manang district.

We reach Upper Pisang on Day 6 and acclimatize here before heading up to Pisang Base Camp (4380m). The peak can be reached from the northern end of the Manang Valley. A high camp will be set up at 5200 meters and then Pisang Peak will be reached. Our return journey continues on the Annapurna Circuit at Thorung La Pass and will fly to Pokhara from Jomsom.

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Trip Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Exit the arrival hall after completing the visa formalities. Your tour leader will wait for you outside the arrival hall and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. And welcome drinks will be served at the hotel and after you refresh, your trek/climb leader will brief you about your trip at your hotel lobby in the evening.

After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed about gear preparation time. In the evening, you will be briefed by your trek and climbing leader about your next day's trekking program. If you lack any trek and climbing equipment that you may need, this time can be used to arrange for it.

After breakfast we will head west and follow the Prithvi Highway along the Trishuli River to the Central Himalayan homeland of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. This road offers a scenic view of rural Nepal with green hills, rivers, villages and snow-capped mountains in the background. We will part ways with the highway at Dumre and choose the road that branches off to Besishahr and continue to Jagat.

Today a short walk through the vast forest will take us to the village of Chamje (1430m) from where we will cross the river and continue walking along its eastern bank. The trail takes a short cut to reach the large village of the lake (1675 m). As there are tea houses and lodges, it would be a good idea to have our lunch at the lake. Enjoy lunch in a peaceful environment with lovely natural views of the surrounding valleys at the lake and gradually to reach Dharapani we have to cross rivers and valleys and beautiful small villages at many places.

Today we will leave Dharapani and reach the Masryangdi river through the Abbal road to the west. We will follow the river uphill to Manang Valley. We will be blessed with breathtaking views of Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna IV. Trade with Tibetans is the main occupation of the locals in this region. Following an old trade route, we will climb up to Dhankyu (2290m) through the forest edge of oak and maple. We will reach Latemrang village (2360m) by going further along the rocky road. Crossing the wooded hills, we will reach Koto (2590m). The descent from Kotho takes us to Chame (2670m) which is the administrative headquarters of the region. The view of Chame's Lamjung Himal, Annapurna 2nd Himal and Annapurna 4th Himal will welcome you.

Our route leads to the northern side of the river from where the road climbs through apple orchards to Vrathang village (2840m). It is known as the old Khampa community. From this point the terrain will change.
We will follow a stone-covered path through a narrow valley covered with rocks. Coming out of the forest, we will meet the river that we will cross over a suspension bridge located 3040 meters above sea level. We will have our first view of the magnificent Paungdada, a 1500 meter high rock wall rising out of the river. We will arrive at Pisang, crossing a cliff decorated with prayer flags and stone cairns. We will visit a local gompa

Today is the first compatibility day of our trip. Together we headed towards base camp with the goal of gaining altitude and returning to Pisang overnight.

After breakfast, we proceed to Pisang Peak Base Camp. This short trail takes us through lush forests and alpine meadows. This grassland is called "Khark", which means open grazing pasture. We will reach the base camp at lunch time, and you can get a beautiful view of Pisang Peak (6091m) from here. We pitched our camp here. Stay overnight at Pisang base camp.

A climbing course will be conducted today giving you knowledge about the use of the equipment. Afterwards, we sort our gears and make our final preparations today for the climb.

Today we begin our next climb towards the Pisang Peak High Camp. The climate of this region depends on the season. You will experience heavy snowfall in these areas from December to March. Enjoy the magnificent view of the mountains around you. Stay overnight at Pisang High Camp.

Today is the day to climb Pisang Peak. After breakfast we leave for the summit. The top of the ridge is protected by a large rock slab. The route from high camp to the summit includes a technical rock section and the upper part is a steep and fairly exposed slope of ice and snow (55°). A panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayan range can be seen from the top of Pisang. After the summit, we go all the way back to the base camp.

After climbing the Pisang Peak we returned to the main Annapurna Circuit Trail. We head towards Manang which is a 3 hour walk and the rest of the day to relax and explore.

We will follow a narrow road to Tenki village (3620m) above Manang. Making a short climb, we head northwest up the valley of the Jarsang River. We head north and pass through a path lined with juniper trees to reach Gunsang (3930m). We will walk through alpine meadows. We can see the Gangapurna (7454 m) and Annapurna III (7555 m) mountains from most points.

Today we will follow the remote route from Yak Khark to Ledar (4250m). From Ledar, we will follow the ascending route of Jarsang River. Walking along the eastern bank of the Jarsang River we reach Thorang Phedi (4450m). This small settlement derives its name from its geographical position which is called the base of the Thorang Hills. We will spend the night at Thorung Phedi.

We will begin the long climb to the top of Thorang La. Following a cattle trail through moraine and snow, we will reach the top of the pass in about 5 hours, depending on the weather conditions and the strength of the climbers. The peak is decorated with prayer flags. We will enjoy the view of the Kali Gandaki Valley to the west and the view of the Yakgawa Kang Peak (6481m) to the north.
Descend from Thorang La and reach Muktinath temple. The journey is rewarding with views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m). Moraine path and grassy slopes hike to Zhong Valley. Walking a little we reach Muktinath

Muktinath has religious significance among Hindus and Buddhists. We will visit a Vishnu temple and a monastery. Later we descend to Ranipauwa village. The road leads through barren hills to Kagbeni and then to Jomsom.

After breakfast we check into the airport to return to Pokhara. We will enjoy this 22-minute dramatic flight to Pokhara between the gorges of the two big mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon arrival at Pokhara Airport, our guide will transfer us to the hotel. We spend the rest of our time exploring the lake

On the way back to Kathmandu, you will have many things to do. While you spend the day in Nepal, you can buy souvenirs for your friends and family. You can also buy fancy handicrafts, pashminas, specialty teas, sculptures, decorations, etc. If you have enough time you can visit the cultural and religious places of Kathmandu.

Enjoy a free day. You are on your own. Participating in a day tour in Kathmandu can also be a fun plan. You can also go shopping in the tourist center of Thamel where you can buy souvenirs like handicrafts and art for your family.

Thanks for joining us on this peak climb and it's been a pleasure getting to know you this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Stay tuned and this is the last day of our trip. So we will transfer your departure flight homebound or airport to another destination. We look forward to welcoming you on your next adventure. Safe travels!! We hope to see you again. Namaste!


Cost Inclusion

  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (3 star hotel Manang or similar) It is conveniently located at Thamel, the main tourist hub of Kathmandu.
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation as per in the itinerary
  • Jomsom-Pokhara and Kathmandu flight ticket
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (3 star hotel Peace Plaza or similar) It is conveniently located at Lakeside the main tourist hub of Pokhara.
  • Experienced peak climbing guide and camp staff
  • Experienced mountain cook and kitchen staff
  • Porter with the best possible equipment
  • Full board lodge service and camp service at base camp
  • Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS Card
  • Pisang Peak permit + Garbage Deposit Fee
  • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport
  • First aid kit with high-altitude medicine
  • Guide/staff and porters insurance for Emergency
  • Certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Emergency Rescue Service

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare, Nepal Visa
  • Travel insurance. (recommended)
  • Personal hiking and climbing gears
  • All types of beverages
  • Helicopter rescue costs
  • Personal expenses and staff tips
  • Summit Bonus for climbing guide)

Essential Information


Grading: 7-8 (Hard)

Climbing Pisang Peak is considered difficult due to the long duration of trekking/climbing in remote and isolated areas that go above 5500m and you have to sleep at 5000m+ altitude for several days. Climbers require an excellent physical level. On peak days, you will leave the camp around 2 am and return to the base camp only in the afternoon. This grade includes the use of climbing equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons, mountaineering boots, climbing). Previous experience is required and we also offer a climbing course at base camp before the actual climb where your guides will teach you the proper way to use the equipment.


Participating in the Pisang Peak climb requires an excellent physical level as the trek involves long periods of walking/climbing. Previous experience of high altitude trekking is of great advantage when climbing a 6000m peak. While previous trekking/climbing experience is essential, our carefully planned itineraries allow people with no previous experience to join. Proper rest and favorable days with overnight at high camp are included in the itinerary. You should also be prepared both mentally and physically for this journey. A fierce determination, burning desire and teamwork are required. We allow enough time for acclimatization and contingency in our itinerary and there will also be a climbing course at the base camp where your guide will teach you the proper way to use the equipment.

When is the best season to climb?

The best seasons to climb Pisang Peak are autumn (October to late November) and spring (April to May). As you climb higher each day the temperature will drop significantly. Nights are cool (between 5C to -5C) and days are sunny and warm (between 10C to 20C). Mornings are usually clear, clouds form in the afternoon and disappear at night. Trekking and climbing is not recommended during monsoons and winters as visibility is poor and limited while the upper reaches and higher routes may be covered with snow.

April, October and November are the favorite months.


We start our journey with a well-paced itinerary for climbing Pisang Peak. Our itinerary follows the best route that allows for proper acclimatization and rest days. After several days of trekking, we reach base camp. We have reserved one day for training and refreshments at base camp with overnight at high camp. It allows you to move slowly on hills.


In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we stay in a 3* hotel. Breakfast will be provided at the hotel and your accommodation will be on a twin sharing basis.

On the trek:
Accommodation on the trek (Annapurna area) does not require great logistics as there are many clean and friendly lodges along the trail. Rooms are basic, usually just a bed with pillows and blankets.

Tented accommodation:
Your accommodation during the climb will be in fully tented camping. A tent will be arranged between every 2 climbers. If in case of single by default, we will provide single tent at no extra charge.


All meals are included in the trek and provided from day 03 to 19. We will provide three meals a day (B, L, D) during the trek. Teahouses have a varied menu from traditional Nepali dal bhat, momos (dumplings) to pizza and apple pie. During the trek, breakfast and dinner will be served at the tea house/lodge where you stay and lunch will be served en route. For the climbing period, it will be completely camping style. Our team will prepare food for us.
If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to pass your message on to your guide. For a gluten-free diet, we recommend you bring extra food, especially for breakfast, as your options for breakfast will be limited. Meals worth USD 1200-1500 are included in this trip.


Getting travel insurance is mandatory and highly recommended before embarking on any adventure travel in Nepal. We advise all our clients to obtain travel insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation that may be required due to AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or any other reason at high altitudes where other means of transport are not available. It is advisable to carefully review the insurance and its coverages before making a final decision. Take your proof of insurance with you on holiday and leave a copy with your relative. You should ensure that your insurance provides an adequate level of protection and covers you for the activities involved.

Equipment List

The gear listed below is recommended for these types of trips. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent them in Kathmandu as they are available in many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers.

Important Notes:
1. Don’t cut corners on gear quality
2. Thoroughly understand the function of each gear
3. Get your gear in advance
4. Eliminate unnecessary luxuries
5. Seasonal fluctuations will affect gear requirements

– If you are not willing to invest you can always rent gears
Especially check the size of the shoes before going to the mountains
Wear peak socks when trying on shoes


1. Clothes
* Thermal base layers – top and bottom
* Heavy base layers
* Trekking pants
* Tight shell pants
* pant below
* T-shirts – short and long sleeve
* Middle layer top
* Insulated jacket
* Hard-shell jacket
* Down jacket/parka

2. Shoes:
* Double insulated mountaineering boots for climbing
* Hiking boots (complete and waterproof)
* A lightweight shoe for camping and around town
* Gaiters
* Flip-flops
* Wool/Synthetic Socks
* Liner socks
* Find the best climbing shoes for summit climbing in Nepal

3. Hardware:
* Liner gloves
* Medium weight gloves
* mittens below

4. Headwear:
* Hat/Fun hat
* Buff
* Balaclava
* Warm fleece/synthetic hat
* Eye wear (full coverage around eyes and nose)
* Ski goggles

5. Climbing gears
* Helmet
* Ice Ax with waist strap
* Mountaineering crampons
* Lightweight mountaineering harness
* Carabiners (2 Screwgate and 2 Snap gate)
* Belay Device (ATC Guide or Figure 8)
* Ascender/Zumar
* Prussik / auxiliary cord

6. Backpacking
* Small pack (35-40 liters)
* Waterproof duffel bag
* Padlocks for duffel bags
* Pack cover

7. Accessories
* Water bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each with insulation cover
* Trekking pole
* Headlamp: 200-300 lumens with extra batteries
* Camera
* Power Bank / Solar Charger
* Universal adapter
* Notebook/Diary
* Pocket knife

8. Hygiene and first aid
* Skin care (maximum SPF sunscreen and lip balm)
* Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, moisturizer
* Hand sanitizer
* Toilet paper and wet wipes
* Personal first aid kit (include personal prescription, altitude medication, * pain relievers, first aid tape, band aids etc.)
* Water treatment

9. Others
* Comfort Foods (Bring snacks and meals you like to munch on)
* Travel to get dressed in Kathmandu
* Sleeping bag (-20 degree sleeping bag)
* Inflatable mattress

Other Information

Other information like (arrival instructions, visa and passport etc.) required for travel will be provided after your travel confirmation. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need more information about the trip.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Pisang Peak Climbing 6,091m

Trip Facts

  • 20N/21 Days
  • Very Strenuous
  • 6,091m/19,978ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 4WD Jeep & Flight
  • Teahouse & Camping
  • 2 Max 12


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