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Pisang Peak (6,091m) is another popular mountaineering destination of Nepal and is located in Annapurna Himalaya range roughly in between two great peaks Mount Annapurna and Mount Manaslu. The peak is considered to be less technical and relatively easy to conquer among all other climbing peaks in Nepal. German expedition team did the first ascent of Pisang peak in 1955. The peak rises with uniform ice slopes above the Pisang valley and yak pastures. 
 

The trekking path along this route offers great scope for exploration along with stunning scenic views. The climbing also offers one to experience varied ecosystems, diverse cultures and amazing landscapes. In addition, to make your journey worthwhile and memorable, climbers can savor beautiful natural treats such as stunning waterfalls, lush green paddy fields, arid deserts, oak forests and the deepest gorge in the world. All these highlights contribute in making this trekking trip a popular one.  

DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU
DAY 03: DRIVE TO BESI SAHAR 
DAY 04: TREK TO BAHUNDANDA 
DAY 05: TREK TO CHAMJE 
DAY 06: TREK TO BAGARCHHAP 
DAY 07: TREK TO CHAME 
DAY 08: TREK TO LOWER PISANG 
DAY 09: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN PISANG
DAY 10: TREK TO PISANG BASE CAMP 
DAY 11: TREK TO HIGH CAMP 
DAY 12: SUMMIT PISANG PEAK AND BACK TO BASE CAMP 
DAY 13: RESERVE DAY FOR UNFORESEEN CONDITION
DAY 14: TREK TO NAWAL VILLAGE 
DAY 15: TREK TO MANANG VILLAGE 
DAY 16: TREK TO YAK KHARKA 
DAY 17: TREK TO THORANG PHEDI 
DAY 18: TREK TO MUKTINATH VIA THORANG LA PASS 
DAY 19: TREK TO JOMSOM 
DAY 20: FLY TO POKHARA AND POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
DAY 21: FLY/DRIVE TO KATHMANDU

DAY 22: DEPART KATHMANDU 

Name: Pisang Peak Climbing
Duration: 22 days
Grade: Streneous Trek
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Camp
Transportation: Private vehicle and flight
Maximum altitude: 6,091m
Per day walking: 5 - 6 hours
DAY 01: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.
 
DAY 02: SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will be guided to visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddha Stupa, Swoyambhunath. After lunch, you will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
 
DAY 03: DRIVE TO BESI SAHAR (820m)
This day will mark the beginning of your trek. For this, in the early morning, after breakfast you will be driven to BesiSahar, Lamjung district, 180 km northwest of Kathmandu. It takes around 6-8 hours on a tourist vehicle to reach the town. On the way to the destination, you will be mesmerized by views of beautiful scenic hills, forests, rivers, local villages and towns.
 
DAY 04: TREK TO BAHUNDANDA (1,310m) 
Bahundanda – literally meaning “Brahmins hills”, mostly inhabited by Brahmin community. As you move away from Khudi, you can catch and see the magnificent Annapurna mountain ranges. Besides, this trail offers you variety of interesting places and rural villages. On the way you will be captivated by terraced fields, waterfalls, dense forests and rivers. Finally you will reach Bahundanda, where you will be accommodated.
 
DAY 05: TREK TO CHAMJE (1,430m)
As you move ahead towards Chamje, firstly, you will descend through amphitheater-shaped rice terraces - along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. You will gradually ascend upon crossing the suspension bridge in the Marshyangdi River. Another  one and half hours of walk along rocky trail and you will reach Chamje village.
 
DAY 06: TREK TO BAGARCHHAP (1,950m)
Today, you will continue walking through the cliffy way right above the river and reach Dharapani village, which is adjoining point of Manaslu trails. Further one hour of trek will take you to Bagarchhap village for the overnight stay. First glimpse of Mt. Annapurna-II is visible from this beautiful village. 
 
DAY 07: TREK TO CHAME (2,670m)
Today you will proceed to Chame. You will have to walk across few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides en route. Please remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks and some typical Tibetan villages before you reach Chame. Chame is a district headquarters of Manang and is one of the beautiful Himalayan towns with astounding views of Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna-II.
 
DAY 08: TREK TO LOWER PISANG (3,100m)
The day will be very interesting, as you will have to walk through the narrow steep path accompanied by a very dense pine forest. Continuing the journey, as you will walk along the riverbank, you will reach village of Bhratang for tea stop. The village is also famous for apple orchards. From here, you will follow the forested path and rocky trails before crossing the suspension bridge and then climb an hour to get to lunch spot at Dhukur Pokhari (Dove pond). From this small settlement you will see the first view of Pisang peak and surrounding Himalayan ranges. 
 
DAY 09: ACCLIMATIZATION DAY IN PISANG
Today you will spend your entire day taking complete rest for acclimatizing to gain altitude, planning for forthcoming trips and getting habituated to your trekking destinations. However, if you want, you can hike around for another half an hour to further north and reach Upper Pisang, which is a real Tibetan village housing lake and memorial monuments, beautiful new monastery amidst the backdrop of magnificent Annapurna and Gangapurna Himalayan range to the south.  
 
DAY 10: TREK TO PISANG BASE CAMP (4,573m)
Today marks an important and an adventurous day because you will head closer to Pisang Peak. From Upper Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pastures to Kharka at (4,380m) which is considered as the best place for setting up the base camp. The area lies in a flat alpine section along the well-worn trail from where you can enjoy beautiful view of Annapurna especially during sunset.
 
DAY 11: TREK TO HIGH CAMP (5,030m)
Today will be another adventurous day. As you walk through rough trails up to high camp, one can definitely feel short of breathing. The climb gets difficult, as you will walk along the southwest ridge for about four hour to get to high camp. 
 
DAY 12: SUMMIT PISANG PEAK (6,091m) AND BACK TO BASE CAMP (4,573m)
Today marks another important and an adventurous day because you will reach the summit of the Pisang Peak. Your guide will fix the rope and lead you to the successful conquer of summit of Pisang at 6,091m.  At the summit, you will have some time to celebrate your success, take pictures look around the surrounding Himalayan world that includes Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Throng peak and Chulu range. 
 
DAY 13: RESERVE DAY FOR UNFORESEEN CONDITIONS
Among the 22 days that you have spared for the journey, one day will be mostly kept as a reserve just in case there occurs any unforeseen conditions such as bad weather or physical weakness. Hence, you can take rest somewhere else; and if we complete the journey early you can also stay in the base camp.
 
DAY 14: TREK TO NAWAL VILLAGE (3,657m) 
After a great success of peak climbing in the Nepalese Himalaya, today you will head towards a village in Manang district called Gyaru, a typical village dominated by Tibetan society.  Then you will move ahead taking the western route and reach the hidden valley of Nawal for the overnight. 
 
DAY 15: TREK TO MANANG VILLAGE (3,450m)
Today the trek will be relatively short and easy. As you will walk towards the final destination for the day, i.e., Manang, you will be captivated by the incredible views of towering Himalayan Peaks. Manang is a great village rich in customs and traditions. Besides contrasting landscape and vegetation, the trek also provides you with an opportunity to observe a traditional lifestyle of Manangi People (one of the ethnic communities of Nepal).
 
DAY 16: TREK TO YAK KHARKA (3,680m)
From Manang village, you will proceed to Yak Kharka leaving the trail to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continue with a short walk ahead. You will then have to make a gradual ascent towards a little hill and the route turns rightward behind the hill until you reach Yak Kharka. 
 
DAY 17: TREK TO THORANG PHEDI (4,600m) 
Today you will trek for a shorter period making your way to the foot of the pass called Thorang Phedi. Thorang Phedi is small yet busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers. It is situated at the bottom of Thorang La Pass and the trails then continually step up to Thorang La afterwards. 
 
DAY 18: TREK TO MUKTINATH (3,800m) VIA THORANG LA PASS 
Crossing Thorang La Pass (5416m), an unforgettable experience, is clearly the climax of Annapurna Circuit Trek. You will be huffing and puffing, and at the same time exulting in the experience of visiting sacred site of Muktinath Temple (Temple of Lord Vishnu). Muktinath is a pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here, we can see Tibetan traders as well as sadhus from as far as south India. Shrines can be seen erected in a grove of trees including a Buddhists gompa and the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. The area restricts any hotels and camping sites.
 
DAY 19: TREK TO JOMSOM (2,713m) 
As mentioned earlier, Muktinath is one of most important destination for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. In the morning, you will pay a visit to the Muktinath Temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Furthermore, magnificent views of Dhaulagiri Peak can be seen from this place. From Muktinath, you will proceed to Jomsom.
 
DAY 20: FLY TO POKHARA AND POKHARA SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast you will check into the Jomsom airport for the flight to Pokhara: a 30-minutes flight between the gorges of two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, your guide will transfer you to the designated hotel. Pokhara is a globally renowned tourist destination for its natural beauty. Firstly, you will visit Fewa Lake where you can enjoy boating. If the weather is clear, you can see the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre in the lake. The lake also houses Barahi Temple located in the middle of the lake. Other interesting destinations would be Devi’s Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum, and Bindabasini Temple.
 
DAY 21: FLY/DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
Today after breakfast, you will either take a flight to Kathmandu or will be driven to Kathmandu via tourist vehicle.
 
DAY 22: DEPART KATHMANDU
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International airport for your flight home. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
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