Pisang Peak Climbing
Pisang Peak Climbing

About Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing is known as one of the easiest peaks to climb in the Himalayas. Situated between Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) and Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m). Pisang Peak Climbing offers an exceptional adventurous journey in the Annapurna region. From the top of the Pisang Peak, you can see spectacular landscapes along with views of the Himalayan mountains like Annapurna range (8,091 m), Kangla Himal (6,315 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc. The easy route to the summit of the peak makes it an ideal option for beginner trekkers to step into climbing in the Himalayas.

Climbed first in 1955 by a German Expedition Team, Pisang Peak Climbing route follows Annapurna Circuit Trek route up to Upper Pisang. During this journey, you will also cross challenging Thorong La Pass, and get to explore the holy Muktinath Temple. It is a very important temple for both Buddhists and Hindus. The trail then follows the Kali Gandaki river, and passes by a lovely orchard of apples and takes you to Jomsom. During Pisang Peak Climbing, you get to experience the rich culture and lifestyle of people from different backgrounds and ethnic groups. The trail is extremely beautiful and satisfying.

Highlights of Pisang Peak Climbing

  • Adventurous trail
  • Trek through picturesque villages
  • Reach the summit of Pisang Peak
  • Get to see breath-taking scenery
  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan mountains
  • Explore beautiful Manang Village
  • Visit ancient monasteries
  • Experience the rich culture of locals
  • Cross challenging Thorong La Pass
  • Explore Muktinath Temple
  • Trek through lovely apple orchards


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One of our team representatives will wait for you at Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. He will take you to the hotel and help you with check-in. Before leaving you, he will shortly brief you about the day program. Rest for a few hours, and later stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel. You will then meet with other team members over a welcome dinner organized by the company. 

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner only

Preparation for the journey involves many things from double-checking all the gears to collecting permits & documents. You meet with the guide and discuss the trail, difficulties, and all sorts of issues that can arise. Before we begin our adventure, we make sure we are preparing for all the circumstances. If we go for a few hours on our hands, we will visit tourist sites like Swayambhunath or Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you will take a long drive to Dharapani enjoying lush green hills, rivers, small settlements area, and terraced fields. Driving along winding Trishuli River, you reach Pokhara and head towards Dharapani.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail from Dharapani to Chame includes a steep path that goes through lush forests. You get to see fantastic views of Annapurna II along with the rocky landscape. Likewise, fluttering prayer flags and unique Tibetan villages add a splash of color in the region.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail moves along the narrow steep path and ascends to Upper Pisang. You trek through the dense pine forest along the Marsyangdi river and cross a suspension bridge. The trail passes by lovely apple orchards, small tea shops, and offers a stunning view of Pisang Peak and Himalayan mountains. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Today, you will rest for the day. You will explore the village and spend time chatting with the locals. You can also go on short hikes maybe to nearby villages. This day will give you adequate time to look into the daily lifestyle of the locals. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail ascends to the base of Pisang Peak. Trekking through a thin forest and pasture, you move towards the base camp. From the base camp, you get to see stunning views of the Himalayan mountains.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Wake up early in the morning and begin ascending along the south-west ridge that leads to the High Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, you get to witness wonderful views. The route is short from base camp to the high camp, therefore you will have enough time to relax and get your energy back. Today, your guide will also give you a short training on how to use gears and walk-in specific sections. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

The day begins early in the morning. After having breakfast, you begin climbing towards the top of Pisang Peak. The route will get steep and snow-covered. You will need 20 meters of rope to climb a ridge. Before reaching the summit, there is a 70-degree slope that you have to over cross using around 200 meters of rope. From the top of the peak, you get to witness panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. Soak the unbelievable beauty of the Himalayas and descend back to the base camp.

  • Camp
  • BLD

We  always have an extra day with us in this kind of extreme adventurous journeys to make sure everyone is moving together or to deal with unstable weather or flight delays. If this day does not comes handy, you can use it later in Kathmandu or Pokhara. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

From the base camp, the trail slowly descends to Manang village. Trekking through Upper Pisang, you pass by Geru. The trail offers an outstanding view of the Annapurna range, Pisang Peak, and many other mountains. On the way, you will visit the ancient Barge monastery. This is the biggest monastery in Manang District.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail ascends offering wonderful landscape views. Passing through Ghunsang, you will cross Ghyangchang River and reach near a monastery. From here, the trail will soon take you to Yak Kharka. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail today will take you to Thorong High Camp, which is also known as Thorong Phedi located below Thorong La Pass. The trail moves along Kone river and crossing it, you reach the high camp. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Today, the trail follows a rugged and steep path to Thorong La Pass. On the way, you may have to face high winds. It is going to be a tough climbing day, however, stunning Himalayan views will keep you motivated. Further, the trail drops down to Muktinath Temple, a very sacred temple and important heritage site.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

From Muktinath, you drop down on a windy terrain. Trekking through small houses, you will cross a few streams and reach Kagbeni. The trail then moves along Kaligandaki River and offers outstanding views. You cross a suspension bridge, a wooden bridge, and pass through apple orchards to reach Jomsom.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

You will take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The flight will how you wonderful views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon landing at Pokhara airport, you head to the hotel. The rest of the day rest and explore the nearby areas. Do shopping on the Lakeside market and boating gazing gorgeous sunset.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & lunch

After a quick delicious breakfast, you drive to Kathmandu. The drive will be very scenic. Move to the hotel and relax. Later, stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel and end your day with farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

As the trip comes to an end. We will say goodbye to each other and drop you at the Airport for your next flight.

    Good to Know

    Pisang Peak Climbing route

    Pisang Peak Climbing begins with a long scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani. From here, you will gradually ascend through lush forests and small villages like Chame & Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp. From the base camp, you will ascend along the south-west ridge and towards the High Camp and move up to the Pisang Peak Summit. The trail drops down to Manang Valley and passing through Yak Kharak, you climb to Thorong La Pass. Further, the trail descends to Muktinath and move along the Kali Gandaki River and lovely apple orchards to Jomsom.

    Best time to go Pisang Peak Climbing

    Spring i.e. March to May is the best time to go on Pisang Peak Climbing. These months are mostly preferred by the climbers to do high climbing in the Himalayas because the weather remains mostly stable throughout the day. Likewise, the bright blue sky and stunning views of snow-capped makes the journey more thrilling.

    Another very good time to go on Pisang Peak Climbing 18 Days is during the Autumn (October to November). Again, the weather is mostly stable and moderate climate, however you will feel slight chilliness during the day time.

    Pisang Peak Climbing difficulty

    Pisang Peak Climbing is a difficult journey. You will not only ascend to the summit of Pisang Peak but also cross one of the most challenging passes of Nepal, Thorong La Pass. The trail is steep, rugged, and snowy. Before reaching the summit, you have to overcome hanging glaciers and huge rock slabs. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day. All of these demands good health, strong physical fitness, determination, and commitment.

    Altitude Sickness Symptoms & Prevention

    Along with trekking, you also have to care about altitude sickness. We have designed our Pisang Peak Climbing itinerary including adequate numbers of rest days to make sure you do not have to face high altitude sickness. It is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) that usually happens during a high altitude journey.

    Below you can read about symptoms and preventive measures of altitude sickness:

    Symptoms of altitude sickness:-

    • headache
    • nausea and vomiting
    • dizziness
    • tiredness
    • loss of appetite
    • shortness of breath
    • Preventive measures of altitude sickness:-
    • Include an adequate number of rest days during the trek/climbing
    • Avoid climbing more than 300-500 meters a day
    • Make sure you're drinking enough water
    • Eat a light but high-calorie diet
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Avoid smoking
    • Inform your guide immediately so that he can take proper action on time
    • Drop down to lower altitude and rest for a few days until symptoms getaway

    Food & Water during Pisang Peak Climbing

    When you will stay in the teahouse, the meals will be served as per their menu. It is a kind of culture in high altitude villages that you eat meals in the same place you stay overnight. Villages at low altitudes have more varieties of dishes comparison to high altitude villages. You can get dishes like dal bhat, veggies, curries, eggs, chapati, bread, porridge, sandwich, dumplings, pasta, rice pudding, etc.

    During camping, the food will be cooked by our expert crew members. We will serve a good variety of meals, which are nutritious and full of energy to keep you going. You can refill your water bottle every time it gets empty in the teahouse. They give boiled water. Buying a plastic water bottle is way more expensive and not good for the environment. Also, carry water purification tablets with you for extra safety.

    Accommodation during Pisang Peak Climbing

    Teahouse will be the main accommodation of our during Pisang Peak Climbing. The rooms generally come with two single beds, which means you have to share it with another trekker. If you want a single room, the cost will get double. Make sure to carry the nice quality of sleeping bag as the rooms up there are not insulated, and it can get very cold during the night. Talking about washrooms, there are more chances of a common washroom then private, especially in the higher altitude.

    Pisang Peak Climbing permit

    To go on Pisang Peak Climbing, you need to get three permits that are Pisang Peak Climbing Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, and TIMS Card. You can get in touch with us to know more about the permits and documents.

    Spring (March to May)- USD 250

    Autumn (September to November)- USD 125

    Winter (December to February)- USD 70

    Summer (June to August)- USD 70

    Pisang Peak Climbing cost

    There are so many factors that increases or decreases the cost of the package. Regardless of all the circumstances, we promise you to provide the best price and high-quality service in the market. Check our const include and exclude part for more information, or feel free to get in touch with us.

    Environmental Practices

    We run eco-friendly tours and treks to preserve the environment. All our gear and equipment are also environmentally friendly. Along with that, we also promote eco-friendly tourism and advise our guests to use reusable products on the trail. Likewise, we are also involved in promoting and uplifting locals and their lifestyle. With us, you will be traveling carefully.

    Pisang Peak Climbing Packing List

    We want you to know that you can rent or buy all the gears in Kathmandu. There are several options from medium range brands to high-end brands for all budget types.

    • Clothing
    • Sun hat/scarf
    • Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
    • Waterproof shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket
    • Lightweight gloves/Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
    • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece/wool pants
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
    • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Sunglasses with UV protection


    • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp
    • Trek bag-pack
    • Basic First Aid Kit
    • Daypack
    • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
    • Water bottles

    Climbing gears

    • Climbing harness
    • Ice ax
    • crampons
    • Mountaineering boots
    • AscenderDescender/Abseil device
    • Rope
    • Snow bar
    • Ice hammer
    • Helmet (optional)


    • Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
    • Soap (biodegradable)
    • Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Nail clippers
    • Small mirror
    • Tissue paper/toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial Hand wash


    • Trail Map/Guide book
    • Binocular
    • Reading book
    • Journal & Pen
    • Pencils and small notebooks
    • Camera with extra batteries