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Pisang Peak (6019m) 19 Days

Pisang Peak (6019m) 19 Days

Pisang Peak climbing combines with trekking to famous Annapurna region and summiting Pisang peak of 6091 meter height. The peak towers over the yak Pastures of Pisang village. The summit forms a pyramid shape therefore the summit is carried out from the southeast. This climb is perfect for those who dream of climbing peak with suitable stamina and good physical conditions.

To climb Pisang peak, we travel road-head to Besisahar then to Syange. From here we start walking  following Marsyangdi river and famous Annapurna Circuit trail. The trail leads us to Pisang Village then to base camp of Pisang peak. We set up camp as per decision of team for summit purpose. After summit, we return passing Thorung-pass and Muktinath to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we fly to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.

WHAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, entrance fees
  • 3 nights hotel (3 star) in Kathmandu (bed and breakfast)
  • 1 night hotel (3star) in Pokhara (bed and breakfast)
  • Climbing permits for Pisang Peak, Annapurna Conservation Area fees,
  • Tea house/lodges accommodation during trekking
  • Full board meals on trekking and climbing to/from Base Camp
  • 25 kg personal equipment per person is allowed
  • porters as necessary for whole program
  • Tent with mattress for Base camp and high camp use
  • 1 kitchen tent, 1 dining tent, lighting,
  • 1 climbing Sherpa/guide, 1 cook and necessary staff
  • Salary, allowance, insurances for Nepali staff
  • Group climbing equipment fix ropes, ice crew, snow bar, shovel etc.
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with cultural dance show
  • Airfare : Jomsom to Pokhara
  • All transportation as per the itinerary
  • Government taxes, vat and office service charge

WHAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • International air ticket and airport taxes
  • Lunch and dinner while stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal Trekking Equipment for trek and climbing
  • Gamow bag (altitude chamber) or oxygen bottle
  • All expenses of personal nature like: bar and beverages bills, telephone calls etc
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Staffs tips
  • All not mentioned in cost includes

Pisang Peak (6019m) 19 Days Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal! Ramdung Expedition representative will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can take a rest or if you are arriving earlier, can visit around the city.
In the evening we will hold a briefing session regarding your trip and get to know your Nepali trekking companion. We’ll be happy to answer any question you may have. O/N Hotel.          

Day 2- Sightseeing trip / Trek preparation
Kathmandu valley is has fantastic UNESCO world heritages all around. Today after the breakfast, you’ll be visiting Boudhanath Stupa (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world), Pashupatinath (the holiest Hindu temple in the world), Durbar Squares (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings). The lifestyle of the Nepalese people, holy sadhus and monks, the fascinating history and the awe-inspiring architecture will be the highlight of this day. You can also buy or rent any needed gear or clothing from trekking/mountaineering shops. O/N Hotel (B)

Day 03 - Drive to Besisahar(830m). 7 hrs
After morning breakfast, our staff will come at your hotel to pick you up. We drive around 7 hrs to reach Besisahar, a famous point for starting all the Annapurna area trek. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 04 - Drive to Syange (1100m), Trek to Chamje (1700m).5 hrs
We leave Besishar early in the morning and drive till Syangje. Our walking now starts with downhill and steep start as we reach Bahundanda. We can see roaring waterfall while crossing over suspension bridge above Marsyangdi river. The trail of river will guide through village of Jagat before finally ending todays journey till Chamje. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 05 - Chamje to Baggarchaap (2160m). 5.5 hrs
The day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The trail then climbs a stone stairway to 1860m till another stairway. The journey continues making up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. There we find a stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages from here northwards. We then visit the Bagarchhap at 2160m that offers the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design although the village which is still in the transition Zone before the dry highlands. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 06 – Baggarchaap to Chame (2670m). 6 HRS
With often rough and rocky, the trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, & then continues through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town.O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 07 – Chame to Upper Pisang (3700m). 4 hrs
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. We then cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3000m & 3300m. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 08 – Rest in Upper Pisang
Acclimatization to cope with altitude. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 09 – Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base camp (4380m) 5hrs
The trail pass through thin forest and grassland as we ascend. We’ll set up camp in flat yak grazing pasture as base camp. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 10 – Pisang BC to High camp (5400m) 4hrs
We ascend through south-west ridge. Our guide will provide pre climbing training in afternoon to boost confidence and climbing skills. O/N Camping (BLD)

Day 11 – Summit Pisang peak and back to base camp (6091m)
Big day today as we’ll summit Pisang peak. The trail will mostly be on rocky surface without much snow. Climbing Sherpa will fix 20m rope to climb ridge. Just near to summit is 70 degree slope which requires 200m rope. After summiting and viewing magnificent Annapurna range view we get back to base camp.

Day 12 – Contingency day

Day 13 – Pisang Base camp to Manang (3450m) 6 hrs
We descend to Pisang village. Then continue walking through the drier upper part of the Manang district for 5-6 hour and reach Manang village. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 14 – Manang to Yak Kharka (4110m). 4 hrs
Our todays journey is till Yak Kharka, meaning yak grazing area with lots of vegetation. Our trail ascends steep 500m through Tenki of Manang exiting Marsyangdi valley. We continue along with Jarshang Khola valley reaching Yak Kharka. O/N Teahouse (BLD)

Day 15 -  Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m). 3.5 hrs
We climb for two hours climb then descending to cross the river. Then again gain altitude with uphill until reaching Thorong Phedi. We rest then here well so that we could start early in the morning tomorrow to cross Thorung la pass. O/N Teahouse (BLD)

Day 16 – Thorong Phedi to Muktinath crossing Thorung la pass (5416m).  6.5 hrs
The journey from Phedi “foot of the hill” or at the foot to the 5416m Thorung La pass, begins the day. We then make the climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 17 – Early morning drive Muktinath to Jomsom. Fly to Pokhara

Early in the morning we drive from Muktinath to Jomsom for catching flight onwards to Pokhara.
It is all up to you visiting different places around Pokhara valley such as Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement, Gupteshower cave and many more places as per the choice. O/N Hotel (B)

Day 18 – Drive Pokhara to Kathamndu
It takes 7hrs long drive along Trisuli river and various settlements to get back to Kathmandu.
You can spend time resting/buying souvenirs back to home. In the evening, we will host farewell dinner in traditional restaurant with cultural dance performances in celebration of your amazing trip. O/N Hotel (BD)

Day 19 - Trip ends. Farewell and departure
The journey in the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today ! At last approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Ramdung Expedition will drop you to the airport. (B)


Pisang Peak (6019m) 19 Days Cost Detail

VISA REQUIREMENT
All foreigners require a visa for entry into Nepal. The passport must be at least 6 months valid from return date. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or directly upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

You will need two passport photo and following fees
- US$ 25 for 15 days or equivalent convertible currency.
- US$ 40 for 30 days or equivalent convertible currency.
- US$ 100 for 90 days or equivalent convertible currency.

ACCOMMODATION
Normally, we use following 3-4 star standard hotels in Kathmandu depending on availability in our  peak climbing package.
Hotel Manang. Located in touristic hub, Thamel.  www.hotelmanang.com
Hotel Utse. Located in touristic hub, Thamel. www.utsehotel.com
Hotel Manaslu. Located in Lazimpat near to Thamel area. www.hotelmanaslu.com

On the trekking and climbing it may make you feel tired and exhausted. So, we are committed to arrange you a home away from your home. While on trek, the lodges are fairly basic but perfectly adequate for the mountain type service. Two people will be accommodated in each room mostly in twin beds with foam mattresses. If you prefer private accommodation, you can choose “single supplement” option. It is important to consider that some places in the trek do not have sufficient lodges and rooms; in this case you’ll have to share room. Some lodges now have showers (charged at $3-$5).

For camping, comfortable two men tent with foam mattress will be provided. Camping will be fixed at designated camp site with pleasant and scenery place.

PRE TRIP MEETING
Prior to all our peak climbing and expedition program, we arrange a Pre-Trip meeting in Kathmandu. Mostly on the 2nd day of your itinerary. It will be in morning during the breakfast. We introduce with you our leader. It will provide face to face platform to ask anything about your trip and knowing each other for nice trip.

FLIGHT DELAYS IN POKHARA-JOMSOM (If using flight in Annapurna region treks)
Flight between Pokhara and Jomsom is generally reliable. Being Short Take-Off & Landing (STOL) mountain airstrips, flight is dependent on the weather. Delays often happen if there is poor visibility or high winds. In case of bad weather, flight is cancelled often and to avoid missing international flights, we recommend 2-3 days extra at end of your trip.

If you have to wait in Pokhara or Jomsom due to flight delays, the cost for your overnight accommodation is not included so you will have to pay extra for this. Alternatively, we can take jeep from Jomsom to Pokhara arriving in same day but prepare for bumpy ride. In this case, the cost will be included.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
it is mandatory to have travel insurance for the trekking and climbing and please submit us photocopy before departure to mountain. The insurance should cover comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue and treatment cost).

TREKKING DAYS
You are expect to trek about 5-7 hours covering distance of 10-15 kilometer daily depending on trial conditions and state of the weather. You’ll be traveling through wilderness, remote countryside and high elevations. Trekking with a guide is not only safer but also for more enjoyable experience. Our guides and porters are expert in Himalayan treks and have more than one decades of experience in average.
It is recommended that you prepare for trek with suitable training such as climbing hills/stairs, jogging, exercise and gym to improve your stamina few months prior to trek. The trek will be more enjoyable if you are fit.

MEALS AND DRINKS
There are plenty of excellent restaurants to serve food and drinks in Kathmandu such as Rum doodles, Fire & ice, La Dolce Vita, Ktoo Steak House, Everest Steak, New Orleans, Gaia etc. Breakfast is provided at your hotel every morning. It will cost $ 3-7 per meal depending on meals item chosen and restaurant.

While on trek, the lodges or teahouse provide good quality food in sufficient quantities. Meals whilst on trek are included in the package which is breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks. You can choose your meal from hotel menus. Meals in lodges are varied ranging from traditional Nepalese daal bhaat to pizza, apple pie, steak, pasta and so on.

While on camping, our cook and kitchen staff will provide fresh, hygienic foods. 3 meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) will be provided accompanying timely tea breaks and snacks. You can have Nepali, Tibetan, Sherpa, Italian and Indian varieties as per daily menu. We use locally produced foods which is free of chemicals and pesticides.

It is safer to drink bottled, boiled and filtered water. A reasonable variety of both hard and soft drinks are available in cities and while on trek. You can purify your own water if you carry a canteen or water bottle and iodine drops or tablets.

GUIDE AND STAFF ARRANGEMENT
Ramdung Expedition employs and train Nepalese guide and local staff. Our guides have done following trainings.
- Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
- Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Government's Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre of Nepal.
- Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet - TAAN (Trekking Agents Association Of Nepal)
- English Language - KEEP
- Conservation & Biodiversity - KEEP
- Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (optional) - Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our trekking guides possess good speaking English language skills. This is not our mother language and so sometimes we suggest traveler to pick up and use a few of local greetings and get firsthand experience of the local culture. Our guides and porters know the route direction like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are passionate about their country and job.

For safety concern there will be one climbing Sherpa/guide and one assistance guide to each 4 clients. This will ensure no disturb in itinerary, if in case one get sick. The trip still runs as plan as in itinerary. Our minimum group requirement is 2 and maximum goes up to 12 to ensure good team and to communicate and facilitate in every manner.

CLIMATE
Spring starts from March until May where temperature fluctuated between 20°c to 30°c. From June to August is summer season which is also time of monsoon with occasional thunderstorms and hot temperatures. From late September to end November is autumn and is best for trekking activities. Winter is from late November to February.
The trek will have a wide range of temperatures depending on the elevation and time of the particular day. In the mountains between 1000m-3500m, the night generally will be cool around 5°C and during the day temperatures every so often rise to 20°c. At the higher altitudes, temperatures range from 15° to -15°c.

TIPS
Tips is not mandatory but generally after hard work something extra is expected. We recommend a tip for guide and porter as at least $70 (more will be appreciated).

ACCLIMATIZATION
Our itinerary is planned carefully to cope with AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Most of the time you’ll be trekking or going over 3000m and acclimatization is very important. You may be likely to experience some of the minor symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headaches, mild nauseas, loss of appetite) until your body adjusts to the elevation.  This can take from a few hours to a couple of days depending on the individual. Do not exert yourself and drink plenty of non-alcoholic liquids. It is very important to drink at least 4-5 liters of liquids daily to avoid any altitude sickness; this is probably the best remedy for AMS.

We advise specially the guests with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.

Do not forget - the common effects of altitude such as:
- You may feel breathlessness on exertion.
- Some headache which is treatable by aspirin.
- May be some difficulty sleeping and a little loss of appetite.
- You might also wake up suddenly at night trying to catch your breath. Do not panic! Your metabolism has simply slowed down.
- You may also experience an exaggerated thumping headache, which will not go away, breathless even at rest, extreme nausea. The lack of oxygen in the system will first affect either the brain (HACE - Height Altitude Cerebral Edema) causing loss of physical and mental coordination OR the lungs (HAPE - Height Altitude Pulmonary Edema), coughing up persistent sputum or both.
- Do not drink any alcohol on the outward trek. It seriously impairs the ability to acclimatize, and confuses the symptoms of AMS.

Do drink copious quantities of water-even 5 liters a day is recommended by some medical sources. Dehydration through perspiration and increased breathing rate seriously inhibits acclimatization, and is the most common cause of altitude related problems.

Do not drink any alcohol if you are above 3000m It seriously impairs the ability to acclimatize, and confuses the symptoms of AMS.

Read Altitude Sickness notes by Dr. Jim Duff on : http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT LIST
The following are what we recommend to bring as clothing and equipment needed for the trekking and climbing.  Most of the gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper price; we can assist you with necessary arrangement. Except for your day pack, your luggage will be carried by porters. You’ll have strong and hospitable porter for two people. The weight limit for trek is 25kg per person. One porter can carry 20-25kg weight.  Before the trek, you can store all your excess baggage in Kathmandu at hotel or at our office and take only which is required for the trek. It is also recommended to carry your own medical items too.

Personal Climbing gears
Harness
Crampons
Ice axe
Screw gate carabineers (2lock, 2 unlock)
Tape Slings (2)
Descender/eight figure
Ascender/Jumer
helmet
Mountaineering boots

Group Climbing gears (we provide)
Snow Bar
Rope
Ice Hammer
Ice Screw

Headwear

Head torch, extra batteries & bulb
Sunglasses of UV protection
Warm hat (fleece, wool, synthetic)
Sun Hat, Bandana or scarf

Upper Body
Cotton tees or thermals
Light expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stoper jacket
Waterproof jacket (breathable fabric)
Down vest and jacket
Gore-tex Jacket
Gloves for hand

Lower body
Non-cotton underwear
1 pair of hiking shorts
1 pair of hiking trousers
1 pair of Lightweight thermal pants (long)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Footwear
Thin inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable Trekking boots
Cotton socks
Gaiters

Sleeping
Sleeping bag rated to -30°C
Sleeping bag liner (fleece)

Accessories
1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag
Day backpack with good shoulder support (35-50 liters)
Small Padlocks for duffel-kit bags
Large plastic bags (keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (recommended, optional)
Water bottle
Toiletries

TOILETRIES
Toilet facilities will be there nearby your tent is an comfortable distance covered with tent. And we properly dispose all the waste.

READING LIST
- Lonely Planet Nepal: A guide book of Nepal.
- Annapurna: A book by Reinhold Messner about his expedition experience in the dead zone of Annapurna.
- Annapurna by Maurice Herzog
- Trekking in Nepal: Written by Stephen Bezruchka is an nice book for all treks with and bibliography of additional books.
- Trekking and climbing in Nepal: Written by Steve Razzetti, this book gives comprehensive knowledge of major trekking trails and climbing peaks.
- Nepal Handbook: By Kerry Morgan. Recommended specially for Kathmandu Valley sightseeing’s.
- Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya: By Stan Armungton. This book has detailed trek descriptions including restricted areas of Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpo and kailash.
- Into Thin Air: By Jon Krakaur. A personal account of the Mount Everest disaster.
- Travelers’ Tales: Edited by Rajendra Khadka, Traveler’s Tales, and San Francisco.
- Mustang: A lost kingdom by Michel Peissel.
- Into Thin Air: By Jon Krakaur. A personal account of the Mount Everest disaster.
- Travelers Tales: Edited by Rajendra Khadka, Traveler’s Tales, and San Francisco.
- Mustang: A lost kingdom by Michel Peissel.


  • Price: $ 2215

    - The price of each trip differs as per the group size, hotel category, clinet's interest of service and modification in the itinerary
    - Group Discount Available
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  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Physical
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Type: Peak Climbing
  • Route: Besisahar-Pisang-Pisang BC-Thorung Pass-Jomsom
  • Max Altitude: 6019m

Trek Highlights

  • Best Season: March, April, May, September, October
  • Trip Style: Teahouse & Camping
  • Group Size: 2-12 pax
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Pokhara valley
  • Ascending through Marshyangdi river valley
  • Adventure climbing of Pisang peak
  • Crossing the Throung La Pass of 5416m
  • Pilgrimage site of Muktinath
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 -
Sightseeing trip / Trek preparation
Day 03 - Drive to Besisahar(830m). 7 hrs

Day 04 - Drive to Syange (1100m), Trek to Chamje (1700m).5 hrs
Day 05 -
Chamje to Baggarchaap (2160m). 5.5 hrs
Day 06 – Baggarchaap to Chame (2670m). 6hrs
Day 07 –
Chame to Upper Pisang (3700m). 4 hrs
Day 08 – Rest in Upper Pisang
Day 09 – Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base camp (4380m) 5hrs
Day 10 – Pisang BC to High camp (5400m) 4hrs
Day 11 – Summit Pisang peak and back to base camp (6091m)
Day 12 – Contingency day
Day 13 – Pisang Base camp to Manang (3450m) 6 hrs
Day 14 – Manang to Yak Kharka (4110m). 4 hrs
Day 15 - Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m). 3.5 hrs
Day 16 – Thorong Phedi to Muktinath crossing Thorung la pass (5416m).  6.5 hrs
Day 17 –
Early morning drive Muktinath to Jomsom. Fly to Pokhara
Day 18 – Drive Pokhara to Kathamndu
Day 19 – Trip ends, farewell and departure