At 6093 metres, the spectacular Pisang Peak offers a challenging climb which rewards you with a fantastic sense of achievement and on top of that, amazing views over the Annapurna region, and some of the highest mountains in the world! With a mix of ridges and fixed rope climbing, it’s advised that you have some previous mountaineering experience to enjoy this mountain and that you have a good level of fitness.
Depending on mountain conditions, the climb can take anything from 8 hours to 12 hours from Upper Base Camp. The terrain is mixed and exposed in areas and sections involve climbing and traversing really exciting rock faces and fixed ropes.
Pisang Peak is a great introduction to Himalayan mountain climbing, and you'll enjoy 2 nights in tented base camps with our friendly and experienced mountain guides who will guide you through the 3 day expedition from the pretty. Upper Pisang Village. At base camps, you'll not only wake up to tasty food cooked by our guides, but mountain views that will simply take your breath away!
It’s recommended that you have your own equipment; this includes insulated boots, Jumar, abseil device, climbing helmet, crampons, ice axe and alpine harness. Some of these items can be hired, so speak to us to confirm what we can help to provide/loan. One thing is guaranteed, when you reach the summit of Pisang Peak, you really will feel like you are on top of the world!
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu to Besisahar to Syange to Dharapani to Chame (Land cruiser). (2710m/8888ft )
Day 03: Trek from Chame to Pisang, (3,200m/10498ft)
Day 04: Trek from Pisang to Upper Pisang, (3,810/ 12497ft)
Day 05: Rest and Acclimatization day in Upper Pisang, (3,810/ 12497ft)
Day 06: Climb from Upper Pisang to Pisang Base Camp, (4380m/14360ft)
Day 07: Climb from Pisang Base Camp to Pisang High Camp, (5400m/17712ft)
Day 08: Summit Day! Pisang Peak High Camp to Pisang Summit & Return to Base Camp/Upper Pisang Summit of pisang peak- (6091m/19980ft)
Day 09: Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang Village (3500m/11482ft)
Day 10: Rest and Acclimatization day in Manang Village, (3500m/11482ft)
Day 11: Trek from Manang Village to Yak Kharka, (4,050m/3,444ft)
Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong phedi, (4450m/14,599ft)
Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi o Thorong-La Top (5,416m/17,765 ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft )
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni to Jomsom, (2800m/9184ft)
Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight, (820m/2690ft)
Day 16: Depart from Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival Day in Kathmandu
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue horizon or similar standard hotel. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief you your upcoming Everest Base camp Trek with us and introduce our trekking guide. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance. Overnight Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar to Syange to Dharapani to Chame (Land Cruiser)
Height: 2710m/8888ft Distance of Driving: 7-9 hours
Morning breakfast at Kathmandu hotel, then prepare bags to drive to Kathmandu- Besisahar- Dharapani. This drive would be by Land Cruiser (4X4), the drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar is good black pitched road but from Besisahar to Chame is very rough/ off road. But this sector drive is very scenic, picturesque and through the great hills following up to the Marshangdi River Valley.
Chame is the administrative Headquarter of Manang district. Chame is along the riverside, on both sides on a gorge of the huge Annapurna hills. There is electricity, 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. O/N at Chame.
Day 03: Trek from Chame to Pisang
Altitude: 3,200m/10498ft Distance of walking: 5-6 hrs walks
Walking to Pisang, for the first half an hour, we walk easy and local areas, after Bhratang, walking involves with a steep and narrow path through a very dense forest, bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river, pretty interesting walking here along with pine forest. Upon on reaching to the hill top, vegetation is ended, walking is straight and wide range of river valley starts.
From here, the entire views of Annapurna Range are majestic, entirely surrounded. Pisang is really interesting village with riverside. Evening you can take a half an hour walk to Upper Mustang if you want. Overnight at Pisang.
Day 04: Trek from Pisang to Upper Pisang
Altitude: 3,810/ 12497ft Distance of walking: 1 hrs
This day we take a small hike up to Upper Pisang, takes only approx an hour and remaining time we you explore the monastery and acclimatize. This is where you will meet our climbing and he would check your entire climbing equipment and show you how it functions. The final preparation for the climbing. Overnight at Upper Pisang.
Day 05: Rest and Acclimatize day in Pisang
Today is our day acclimatization in Upper Pisang. We could visit Upper Pisang Monastery which is new and great, enjoy the typical Pisang village houses etc.
We could also hike around in hills and a view of complete Annapurna range is just fabulous. The Marshyangdi Valley is great. O/N at Upper Pisang.
Day 06: Climb Upper Pisang to Pisang Base Camp
Altitude: 4380m/14360ft Distance of walking: 3-4 hrs walks
Today, we prepare to hike up to Pisang Peak Base Camp. From Upper Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at (4,380m) which is considered as the best place for setting up the base camp for overnight. It is in a flat alpine section along the well -worn trail. We fix our camp site here. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Climb Pisang Base Camp to Pisang Peak High Camp
Altitude: 5400m/17712ft Distance of walking: 4-5 hrs walks
We climb towards a shoulder on the south west ridge of Pisang Peak for 3 to 4 hours to reach high camp where we will set up our overnight camp at the altitude of 5400m. It is likely to have snow at high camp from end of Nov till end March. We will re-check our climbing gears and do the final preparation for Pisang Summit for the following day. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Summit day! Pisang peak High Camp to Pisang Summit & return to Base Camp/Upper Pisang
Summit of pisang peak- 6091/19980ft Distance of walking: 9-10 hrs walks
Today is a day to fulfil your dream of Summit on Pisang Peak. From the High Camp, the well -defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and more technical to reach the summit. Our Climbing guide will fixed the rope and lead you to the successful summit of the Pisang Peak. After a Successful summit, return back to Base camp to Upper Pisang for overnight.
Day 09: Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang Village
Altitude: 3500m/11482ft Distance of walking: 5-6 hrs walks
The route to Managa is now through Upper Pisang via Geru, the sceneries are outstanding. It feels like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. We notice the contrast in the landscape and vegetation from today.
The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment. We will retrace back to Braga village for the lunch, take a short look to Barge monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery of Manang village. Another half an hour brings us to the Manang for overnight.
Day 10: Rest and Acclimatize day in Manang Village
Today is our rest day in Manang. It is mostly a day for simply relax, refreshed. Morning breakfast, and take a easy morning. Afternoon, we do have option of visits: We may just explore Manang Village with its typical village’s houses which are great with its typical mountain style, and experience of great Manangi peoples with their culture and tradition.
Option of walking to Gangapurna Glacier Lake, and take an hour uphill to the tea stop at lap of Gangapurna, you would have a great overlook of Manang, and its surrounding villages.
Either walk up hill above Manang onward to the cliff where there is 100 rupees BABA, he blesses you for the success of Thorong-la. Very interesting cliff gumpa here, views of entire Annapurna’s and Tilicho is on horizontal. Pretty Windy. Overnight at Manang.
Day 11: Trek from Manang Village to Yak Kharka
Altitude: 4,050m/3,444ft Distance of walking: 3-4 hrs walks
Today we leave Manang; trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang then continue through meadows where horses and yaks graze to reach yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Altitude: 4450m/14,599ft Distance of walking: 3-4 hrs walks
Today, we are walking on the foot of the world highest pass, Thorong-la Phedi, it is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers who must have to overnight here before heading to the pass. It is like a base camp overnight before heading to the pass of 5416m. Peoples who are fit and want to shorten the hike of the nest day, they can hike up to high camp for another hour and half for overnight. However, we overnight at Thorong Phedi for the safe and sound sleep. O/N at Mt. Lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong - La top to Muktinath
Altitude: 3,800/12,467ft & Thorong-La 5,416m/17,765 ft Distance of walking: 7-8 hrs walks
The Ultimate destination of our Annapurna Circuit Trek! Cross to Thorong-la, 5416m- the highest passes of the world. Early start is essential thus we would start our walking in the morning approx. of 4 to 4.30 depending on seasons and weather conditions.
It takes about 4 to 5 hours to attempt the top, initial first hour is pretty tough as it is straight up hill till to high camp, then gradual walk onward, however, each minute is hard and memorable. Altitude can be a problem, so slow and continuous walking is required.
Reaching top is an achievement. The dramatic views of entire mountains are just amazing. Enjoy your time here then prepare for the long descend all the way down to Muktinath at altitude of 3800m, you would love to be back to this altitude as you doing a lot of ups and down.
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhist. The area hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. Overnight at Muktinath.
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni to Jomsom
Altitude: 2800m/9184ft Distance of walking: 4 to 6 hours
We believed that you would have a late morning sleep, no problem! Breakfast at morning, then will slowly start the day with descend. The view of the Kaligandaki River valley is great. Short descend bring us to the Jharkot village which is one of the most typical thakali village with Tibetan style of culture and traditions, and the local house here are very interesting.
Further descend hill for another hour and half would bring you to the village of Kegbani where we will stop for lunch. Kagbeni is a charming, beautiful old city and one of the principal gateways to upper mustang. It was the dominant hub of the salt trade from Tibet before 1850s. The passes across the Himalaya north of Kagbeni are relatively lower than other passes from Tibet to Nepal. Kagbeni village is interesting with its oldest monastery, land scape and green vegetation.
Further walking to Jomsom is mostly via Kaligandaki River, following the river sand. Jomsom is headquarter of Mustang district. Evening, visit to Jomsom market, Jomsom eco- museum. O/N at Jomsom.
Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu
Altitude: 820m/2690ft Flight Time: 1 hour & 20 minute
Our flight to Pokhara is in the early morning. However flight to Pokhara from Jomsom is train Himalayan flight so it mostly depends on the weather condition and visibility of this day, thus delayed could happen.
From Pokhara airport, we will have our connecting flight back to Kathmandu. Time for relax and refreshed up. Evening we meet again, take a feedback of your trip. We host a farewell Dinner at one of the finest Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 16: Kathmandu Departure
Today the journey comes to an end. There's nothing to do but trade emails with your new friends, organize all your photos and finally depart from Nepal. Or get ready for the next adventure with us.
Price: US $2160 per person
What is Included?
• Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
• 3 star Standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
• Welcome & Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at one of the typical Nepalese local restaurant
• Required private transport at Kathmandu
• Kathmandu - Chame drive by private Land crusier
• Jomsom- Pokhara- Kathmandu flight, airport taxes and transfer
• 11 nights/ 12 Days Pisang Peak Climbing (2 Days on climbing excursion with tented camp), full board of meals and accommodations.
• ACAP Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card
• Pisang Peak Special Climbing Permit
• Necessary group climbing gears
• One AA Climbing guide for climbing section & One Advanced Adventures Trek Leader for trekking Section( both leaders are English speaking, first aid trained, Climbing leader is trained & licensed from Nepal Mountaineering Association- Rock climbing and mountaineering trained), the cost of camping and trekkers crew/ insurance/s
• Advanced Adventure duffle bag & T- shorts
• Gamow Bag for the security measure- provided on request for Group only
• Medical kit bag
• All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges
What is Excluded?
• Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare in/out Nepal
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu except welcome dinner
• Personal Climbing equipment (Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, Zoomer, Descender, Carbines & climbing boots etc.)
• Travel and rescue Insurance
• Personal nature expenses- phone calls, laundry, hot shower, bar bills, cold beverages etc.
• Personal tipping
• Cost of any extending trips
All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.
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Important Trip Notes & Activities
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for this adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.
Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.
Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.
Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,
Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
In this Island Peak Climbing trip, the minimum group size would be 2 and maximum group size is 8. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.
Our Guides, trip and safety
Because this hikes/Climbing to Island Peak takes you on the remote high Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.
At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader/ Climbing Leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek/Climbing- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.
Meals and Accommodations
While in Kathmandu and any other cities, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable.
While Island Peak Climbing Excursion, your accommodation is on tented camp
Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200.
In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between.
Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.
While in Climbing Excursion, you would be provided a freshly cooked hygienic food from our cook who would be accompany your climbing days. During climbing, we do also provide you boiled drinking water-3 lts each person/ per day.
(Upgrade hotel to 4 stars or 5 stars is possible in Kathmandu, please write us if you interested)
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek/climbing to Island Peak. As this trip is a big trip to you, we always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to attempt Island Peak. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Recommended time to attempt this Island Peak Climbing
Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. Summit to the Top is Pretty Cold.
Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the climbing at this time.
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling.
Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters.
The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.
Communication facilities on this Trek/Climb
These days, there are enough communication facilities on this trek, most of the local villages has local telephone booth phone thus if required, you can easily communicate with your friends and family however the cost is slightly expensive, 2 to 3 dlr per minute. Nowadays, during the clear days, reception of Nepalese cell phones is on throughout the trail, your guide will have Cell phone on the trip.
At Lukla & Namche, there are internet facilities so if required you can use email and internet at these villages.
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us.
Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.
Please don't hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.
Advanced Adventures (AA) and yet again, the trip exceeded my expectations!
I returned for a second time to Nepal this year with Advanced Adventures (AA) and yet again, the trip exceeded my expectations! AA tailored my trip to suit my individual requirements, and provided great guides who I now class as my friends! My trip this year was to summit PisangPeak (6100m) and to hike the Annapurna Circuit (total 3 weeks). Both my climbing guide (Pemba) and my trekking guide (Eaklal) provided excellent service from start to finish. We had so many laughs and experiences that I will never forget for as long as I live! PisangPeak was exhilarating and challenging at the same time. Pem worked with me to ensure we climbed safely, and it was certainly a big achievement for me to be the first person to summit the peak this year! Also, I really enjoyed the Base Camp experience on the expedition and certainly did not go hungry! The food was amazing!
On the circuit, Eaklal and I led the way on the Throng La pass in thigh deep snow, and we had so much fun on that day! The scenery and terrain were out of this world! We met up with other AA guides and clients on the circuit, which was great as I was always making new friends. It never felt like I was trekking alone!
There is a great consistency in the guides that AA provide, they all have great experience, they know their domains well, and you completely trust them from day 1. Their ultimate priority is you, and this is why I always come back to AA. The service they provide has never failed me and its great to come back year after year to see people who really are my friends. They make me feel like I belong in Nepal!
I am planning to come back again in Oct and I already have my Island Peak trip booked with AA for next April. So I guess my actions speak louder than words!! Thanks to all at AA and see you in a few months!!
Sharna King- Pisang Peak Climbing
Don’t be put off by the fact that Advanced Adventures is a Nepal based company. They conduct business very professionally
G’day my name is Mitchell, I’m an Aussie (Australian), and have just got back from Nepal. During May 2013 I joined an Advanced Adventures guided climb of Mera Peak. This experience would have to be one of the best trips I have ever taken part in. If you are considering climbing Mera or even just visiting Nepal I would say stop thinking and book your airline tickets. There might be a little bit of pain involved in the climb but the views are breathtaking and the cultural experience is fantastic.
The team at Advanced Adventures was very accommodating right from when we were picked up from the airport, nothing was too hard. In fact one of the common phrases that came out of our English speaking guide’s mouth was “No Problem”, and he wasn’t just saying that, he understood what we wanted and it really was no problem. Our guide had vast experience in the Himalayan Mountains and had been above 8000m several times, he had also been to Mera a few weeks before (Advanced Adventures use the same guide on the same peak the entire season) so he knew the conditions which helped the trip run smoothly, especially on summit day, navigating the ever changing crevasses.
Don’t be put off by the fact that Advanced Adventures is a Nepal based company. They conduct business very professionally, they speak English quite well and are willing to tailor a trip to suit your needs, you just have to ask. In fact one night several weeks before the trip I emailed my Advanced Adventures contact with some questions and got a response within the hour, this was the case with all of my emails.
I am already planning my next trip to Nepal and when I am in the mountains again I will be using the team at Advanced Adventures.
Mitchell Murray | Australia