Pisang Peak Climbing - 17 Days

“Overview”

Pisang Peak (6091m) is the most popular climbing Peak among the trekking peaks in the Annapurna region as it is famous for the easy climbing peakPisang Peak rises from yak pastures above the village of Pisang in a uniform slope to the final summit pyramid which is an undistinguished snow and ice slope.
In 1955, a German expedition  made the first ascent of Pisang peak and since it has been going very popular nowadays. It lies in between Annapurna I and Manaslu.  Pisang Peak (Jong Ri) is located in the northern part of Nepal in the Manang district.

“Spending money guidance”

Approximately $350 (or equivalent in pound Sterling, Euros) changed into local currency, should be allowed for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks etc. It is not necessary to obtain local currency prior to departure. Pound Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are equally acceptable for exchange in Nepal. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash, since you will exchange the majority of this on the day of your arrival in Kathmandu. If you prefer not to carry all of your spending money in cash, it is possible to withdraw money from ATMs in Kathmandu using your debit or credit cards. (Fee applies) During the trek it is possible to buy snacks, chocolate, soft drinks and beer on most days. Please be aware that since everything has to be carried up by porters or animals, these items become more expensive as you gain altitude.

“Guidance on tipping”

Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the porters and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Your Guide will advise the group on an appropriate level of tipping. Most groups will hand out the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the holiday. As a guide, we recommend that each group member contributes around $100 (or, approximately 12,000 Nepali Rupees)  to these tips. At the end of their trek many people also like to donate various items of equipment to the porters and trek staff who work so hard to make the trip a success. Boots, gloves, hats, scarves and even socks are always warmly received by the porters. Your guide will make arrangements for a fair distribution (possibly by raffle) amongst the trek crew. Please note that you will have the opportunity to tip your guide  separately during dinner on the final evening of the holiday. If you felt your guide was especially helpful, please consider an appropriate bonus to him or her of 20% of group tips.

“Baggage allowance guidance”

Your main item of luggage should be a sturdy kit bag, duffle bag or similar. This will be carried during the trek by porters or pack animals and must weigh no more than 15kg. You should also bring on your holiday a daypack of approximately 30 litres capacity. It is possible to leave items not required on trek at the hotel in Kathmandu. For your international flights, please check the baggage allowance with your airline.

“Daily activities guidance”

On your trek, every morning, you are awoken early by a Himalayan Memories Trek staff with a first cup of native tea or coffee, along with a bowl of warm water to freshen up. Next, you are served a full breakfast of local fare, Such as fresh fruit and vegetables where it is available. We mainly serve freshly made porridge, eggs, camp made breads etc.

While you have breakfast the Sherpas use this time to disassemble the tents, so make sure you pack all bags before sitting for breakfast. while some porters set off on the daily walk in order to make setups in advance of our arrival at the next stop/camp, so that when we get there, all you have to do is relax and enjoy the area.

Typically, our walks start soon after breakfast. After a couple of hours walk, we will stop for lunches. In general, the afternoon walk is shorter than the morning one, to give people time to visit neighboring villages, to rest and to chat while the chefs prepare the supper. 

“EQUIPMENT LIST”

  • Large duffle bag or rucksack & liner
  • 45 Ltr day pack
  • Stuff sacks, waterproof, various sizes
  • Expedition Jacket, primaloft or down
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers, goretex or equivalent (softshell)
  • Gaiters
  • Trekking trousers and shorts, Tshirts, shirts
  • Fleece or woollen tops
  • Base layer tops and bottoms
  • Thin socks and thick socks
  • Warm hat, buff/balaclava, sunhat
  • Liner gloves, warm gloves, mitts
  • Sunglasses Cat 3 UV polaroid
  • Mountaineering boots graded B1 or B2 to accommodate crampons
  • Trekking boots and hut shoes
  • 4 season sleeping bag (comfort temperature -20C) and compression sack
  • Thermarest or thick foam sleeping mat for camping only
  • Walking poles
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • 2x 1 litre drinks bottles and covers
  • Pee bottle
  • 12 point crampons
  • Mountaineering harness
  • Walking axe & leash
  • Climbing slings 2 x 120cm
  • Screwgate karabiners x 2
  • Ascender (jumar)
  • Prussic loop
  • Wash Kit and first aid, towel

“Personal first aid kit contents”

Paracetamol

Ibuprofen

Antiseptic Wipes

Adhesive Plasters

Blister Plasters

Zinc Tape

Insect Repellent

Antihistamine tablets

Sunblock Cream

Water Purification Tablets

Loperamide tablets

Rehydration Sachets

Personal Medication as required:

 eg. Anti-Malarials, Asthma Inhalers, Insulin, Epi-Pen etc

Lip Salve

Throat Lozenges

Latex gloves

Crepe Bandage

Hydrocortisone Cream

Prochlorperazine tablets (for sickness/nausea)

Ciprofloxacin tablets (general antibiotic; prescription required)

Acetazolamide tablets also known as Diamox (altitude prophylactic; prescription required)

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)

You will be warmly greeted by the Himalayan Memories Trek Representative upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu (KTM), and escorted to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
Kathmandu Tour and trek Preparation (1360m)

Today, you are going to explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city of Kathmandu: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring these places, we will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Bulbule (840m)

Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar to Bhulbhule (840m)
After a long drive from Kathmandu, we reach Bhulbhule. The road to Beshi Sahar is fine and pitched but further ahead from Beshi Sahar the road is dusty and rough. During your drive, you can view the spectacular scenery of mountains, different rivers, villages, and many more. Stay overnight at Bhulbhule.

Day 4
Bulbule to Jagat (1100m)

Bhulbhule to Jagat (1100m)
Today you follow your trail through Marshyangdi River to Jagat. You will encounter greenery, hills, vistas of mountains like Manaslu, Himchuli Lamjung Himal, Pisang Peak and other rivers, farms, and villages. Stay overnight at Jagat.

Day 5
Jagat to Dharapani (1960m)

Jagat to Dharapani (1960m)
Today your journey will be very interesting as you leave Jagat and head to Dharapani. You enter into Manang District and we will be passing through rice, barley, and potato fields which are very mesmerizing. You will enter the village of Kodo and see its lifestyle. Furthermore, a steep climb from here leads to a big village in Manang Valley called Dharapani. It is a village where Manaslu Pass joins and the local people and their lifestyle is more Tibetan. Stay overnight at Dharapani.

Day 6
Dharapani to Chame (2710m)

Dharapani to Chame (2710m)
Today you leave Dharapani in the morning and follow your trails until you reach Chame. Along the way, you enjoy small wooden bridges, landslides, waterfalls, Tamang Villages, apple garden and rests at the administrative headquarter of Manang, i.e. Chame. You get access to different hotels, banks, telephone services and post offices. Stay overnight at Chame.

Day 7
Chame to upper Pisang (3700m)

Chame to upper Pisang (3700m)
You trail through the steep as well as narrow congested path and pass through dense pine forest, curved rocky paths to open path enclosed with Himalayan peaks, finally, you arrive at Upper Pisang. Stay overnight at Upper Pisang.

Day 8
Upper Pisang to Pisang Base Camp (4380m)

You will explore Upper Pisang village and trail through sparse wood and pasture to Kharka and after 4 hours of walk, we arrive at base camp. Rest of the day, we train in our gear and get relaxed fully for the next day. Stay overnight at Pisang Base Camp.

Day 9
Pisang Base Camp to High Camp (5400m)

Pisang Base Camp to High Camp (5400m)
Today you climb this peak from a shoulder on the southwest ridge. After 5 hours of climb, you arrive at High camp and set up our tent for tonight. Enjoy the rest of the day at High Base camp and picture the stunning surroundings. Stay overnight at High Camp

Day 10
High Base Camp to Summit (6091m) and back to Base Camp

You start this day with an early climb and early head start. The ridge at the final moments is steep and more technical to reach the summit, and finally, your dream to be at top of Pisang comes to reality. You enjoy the moments, take pictures and head back to Pisang Base Camp. Stay overnight at Pisang Base Camp.

Day 11
Pisang Base Camp to Manang

Pisang Base Camp to Manang
Today you continue your short trek to Pisang village of Manang valley crossing the riverside. You will get a great view of contrast landscape and vegetation i.e. Cold, dry and harsh. You explore this culturally rich Manang Valley and observe the tradition, lifestyle of Manangi People and rest the whole afternoon. Stay overnight at Manang.

Day 12
Manang to Yak Kharka (4110m)

Today you headed to Yak Kharka along crossing through the fields of barley, potato, buckwheat, and climbing half-hour to tenge, north Marshyangdi valley and passing through small streams, juniper trees, barberry, and meadows of Gunsang Village. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 13
Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4600m)

It can take generally up to a 4-hour walk to reach Thorang Phedi from Yak Kharka. You trail east bank of Jorsang Khola, its bridge, and climbing tough up to the dry high Himalayas and then through steeply rocky path down. Stay overnight at Thorang Phedi.

Day 14
Thorang Phedi to Thorang la Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3800m)

Today is your big day and the big trek is ahead of us. The climax of this trek is to be conquered today. You start our trek with early breakfast and climb rocky trails and then follow icy slippery trails and now you are at amazing Thorang La Pass (5416 M) which will be your lifetime experience. Beautiful Vistas of mountains will certainly astonish you. One can feel a headache and cold because of the icy cold wind. Then your trail downward to the famous pilgrimage temple, Muktinath. This Vishnu temple is regarded as the way to salvation. You enjoy this Hindu and Buddhist temple. Stay overnight at Muktinath

Day 15
Muktinath to Jomsom (2760m) to Pokhara

Muktinath to Jomsom (2760m) to Pokhara
In the morning you will visit Muktinath Temple without any breakfast. In Nepal, it is believed that one should not eat before visiting the temple means one worship temple being pure. This is a famous pilgrimage site for all Hindus and Buddhists all around the world and disciples from India, Tibet, and Bhutan visit here every year. After rituals at the temple, you will have your breakfast and trail down to Jomsom. Along the way, you will experience an amazing ruined village called Jarkot, Kali Gandaki Valley, and 500 Years old Gompa. Then you fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. You will be enjoying Pokhara. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 16
Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Pokhara to Kathmandu.
You will enjoy Pokhara at its best and comfort yourself with shopping and entertainment, foods and so on and recall what you have achieved from that trek, those beautiful natures, kind peoples and their lifestyle, different cultures, and many more. And then, you will depart to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 17
International Airport for final Departure.

It’s your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We’ll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty of time before your flight home. At this time, we’ll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.

“Includes”

  • 1. ARRIVALS AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL BY THE TOURIST BUS OR PRIVATE VEHICLES.
  • 2. 3 NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN 3 STAR CATEGORISED HOTEL IN KATHMANDU.
  • 3. HIMALAYAN MEMORIES TREK /DUFFEL BAG, T SHIRT, AND TREKKING MAP.
  • 4. WELCOME DINNER WITH NEPAL CULTURAL SHOW.
  • 5. ONE DAY KATHMANDU CITY SIGHT SCENE.
  • 6. GOVERNMENT LICENCE HOLDER TREKKING GUIDE
  • 7. ALL MEAL BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, AND TEA, COFFEE,
  • 8. ALL STAFF EXPENSES
  • 9. ALL STAFFS MEDICAL AND EMERGENCY RESCUE INSURANCES DURING THE TRIP.
  • 10. ALL STAFF FOODS.
  • 11. PORTER WAGES.
  • 12. GUIDE WAGES.
  • 13. PORTER EQUIPMENT.
  • 14. KITCHEN UTENSILS.
  • 15. NATIONAL PARK ENTRY FEE.
  • 16. MUNICIPALITY CHARGE.
  • 17. ALL GOVERNMENT TAXES.
  • 18. CLIMBING PERMIT

“Excludes”

  • * 1. LUNCH AND DINNER IN KATHMANDU EXCEPT WELCOME AND FAREWELL DINNER.
  • * 2. INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE.
  • * 3. TRAVEL AND EMERGENCY RESCUE INSURANCE.
  • * 4. NEPAL VISA FEE.
  • * 5. ALCOHOLIC STUFFS.
  • * 6. FILMING PERMIT OF DRONE AND CAMERA.
  • * 7. EXTRA NIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU IF LATE DEPARTURE.
  • * 8. PERSONAL EXPENSES, LAUNDRY, WIFI CHARGE, SO ON.
  • * 9. STAFF TIPS. (MINIMUM OF 5% OF YOUR TOTAL TRIP COST)

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daily activities

On your trek, every morning, you are awoken early by a Himalayan Memories Trek staff with a first cup of native tea or coffee, along with a bowl of warm water to freshen up. Next, you are served a full breakfast of local fare. Such as fresh fruit and vegetables where it is available. We mainly serve freshly made porridge, eggs, camp made breads etc.

While you have breakfast the Sherpa’s use this time to disassemble the tents, so make sure you pack all bags before sitting for breakfast. while some porters set off on the daily walk in order to make setups in advance of our arrival at the next stop/camp, so that when we get there, all you have to do is relax and enjoy the area.

Typically, our walks start soon after breakfast. After a couple of hours walk, we will stop for lunches. In general, the afternoon walk is shorter than the morning one, to give people time to visit neighbouring villages, to rest and to chat while the chefs prepare the supper.

Insurance

As soon as you book your trip with Himalayan Memories Trek you should purchase a policy which covers trekking upto 5500m this will cover you any unexpected events force you to cancel. Your policy should also cover helicopter rescue in the event of an emergency evacuation.The only two methods of travel mostly are on foot or by helicopter once in the mountains. Obviously certain medical conditions are either so debilitating or urgent that the first option is not practicable as an evacuation method. Helicopter evacuation is very expensive and is also dependent on favourable weather conditions. Many of the helicopters are working at the limit of their operating altitude in the higher parts of the valley. Himalayan memories trek will be well placed to coordinate an efficient rescue but we must stress that there is no single definitive cost for a helicopter rescue, much depends on what else the pilot is doing in the area, how far the helicopter has to fly, where it started from and so on. The maximum is about $10,000 from Everest base camp (for example) Itself, so your travel insurance should cover up to this figure specifically for rescue costs. The helicopter company will require a payment guarantee before they fly, this will be done by your insurance provider, opening a case number and arranging the relevant exchanges of information and certification. For this purpose, it is essential that you have the right policy and provide us with all the policy details. Our staff have got mobile phones and generally, there is somewhere near with a phone signal, or else one of the staff will go to the nearest place. The safety and stability of the injured person is the job of the group and the staff and anyone nearby who can assist because sometimes it can take hours for a helicopter to arrive. Thankfully many of the trails have first aid posts along the way, but every group should be prepared to help deal with an injured person and in this case, it goes without saying that the needs of that person are more important than the trek itinerary.
It will be a matter of the helicopter company ascertaining that it is safe to fly to the relevant location and then flying the casualty to a nominated location, almost certainly a hospital in Kathmandu. The helicopter will then be met by Himalayan Memories trek who will help to coordinate any further stages in the process. The helicopter will also fly into Kathmandu airport and our staff will arrange for a car or ambulance to take the person to the hospital. If for any reason the helicopter is unable to fly we will use our many local staff and contacts to coordinate an alternative rescue and treatment regime. Normally this means using horses or simply stretchering a person off the mountain to the nearest safe place or safe helicopter landing area. Again, this is something that will generally involve everyone.

Training

AT YOUR HOME, BEFORE LEAVING TO JOIN TEAM HIMALAYAN MEMORIES TREK FOR HIMALAYAN ADVENTURES: WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING:

1. CRAMPON ON LADDER PRACTICE:
* You will need:
(a)aluminium house ladder,any length, longer the better.
(b) crampons that you will use in the mountains.
(c)climbing boots that you will use in the mountains.

Put on your crampons on your boots, grab your ladder and place it in the yard and PRACTICE walking back and forth on the ladder rungs.
Do the following:

1. One way walk over and step off ladder, turn and repeat.

2. turnarounds ON the ladder (rarely needed, but you never know and contingency preparation is always a good thing.

3. walk halfway or more over ladder, stop and reverse yourself back to where you started and step off. Repeat.

It is super important to have practice and feel confident on metal/aluminium ladders it may be placed on the routes on any mountains.

7 rules in the Himalayas

1) Go slowly and take a full day for the hike rather than get there as fast as possible.

2) Drink lots of liquid.

3) Always give way to yaks right of way and when you meet one on a path with a drop to one side, always stand on the uphill side.

4) Don’t get caught out with inadequate clothing to cope with a rapid change in weather This is the high Himalaya and a clear bright morning does not mean the same in the afternoon.

5) Do not wander off by yourself and always make sure people know where you are. Anything can happen and a slip on scree or moraine can mean getting cold very quickly while waiting for someone to come and help.

6) Part of the trek is on lateral moraine and some places are slippery. There is no need for crampons but simple care where you are walking is important.

7) Remember that the best approach to safety is to prevent an accident happening in the first place.

equipment

“Himalayan Memories Trek advisory equipment list”

(Feet)
Alpine boots for climbing
Casual Shoes
Crampons 12 point
Socks – thick woollen ones and hiking

(Head)
Neoprene face-mask
Balaclava or buffs
White sunhat with neck cover
Sunglasses with 100% UV lens
Woolly hats
Climbing helmet

(Hands)
Wind-stopper gloves and fleece gloves,
Down mitts-lightweight
Liner gloves

(Skin)
SPF40 Sunscreen
Dermatone high altitude sun-cream

SPF25 lip-cream
Moisturising cream

Base Layer
Thermals tops and bottoms, thin and thick

(Mid layer)
Fleece bottoms
Fleece tops
light down jacket
Hiking clothes

(Outer layer)
Down jacket – heavy duty
Windproof trousers and jacket,

(Climbing)
Ice Axe
Harness
‘Cows tail’ with jumar and safety karabiner
Descender (figure of 8 easiest)
Spares Bags
90 litre rucksack
45 litre day-sack
Large duffel bag
Many stuff sacks and dry bags

(Camping)
4 Season down/synthetic sleeping bag
1 litre metal flasks
water bottles with insulating cover
Rucksack cover
Head-torch with batteries, high quality (and spare head-torch)
Walking poles
Sleeping mat
Thermos food flask
Thermal mug
Towel
Box of repair kits(Leather-man)
Pee bottle
Alarm clock

Acclimatisation

Our treks allow a good time to acclimatise and as a mountain guiding outfit we always want to ensure the trek is safe. Reducing the number of days may make the price cheaper but the chances of safely reaching base camp also greatly reduce. We follow established mountaineering principles of height gain on all treks to altitude.

baggage allowance

Your main item of luggage should be a sturdy kit bag, duffel bag or similar. This will be carried during the trek by porters or pack animals and must weigh no more than 15kg. You should also bring on your holiday a day-pack of approximately 30 litres capacity. It is possible to leave items not required on trek at the hotel in Kathmandu. For your international flights, please check the baggage allowance with your airline.

first aid kit

(Personal first aid kit contents)

Paracetamol
Ibuprofen
Antiseptic Wipes
Adhesive Plasters
Blister Plasters
Zinc Tape
Insect Repellent
Antihistamine tablets
Sunblock Cream
Water Purification Tablets
Crepe Bandage
Hydrocortisone Cream

spending money

Approximately $450 (or equivalent in pound Sterling, Euros) changed into local currency, should be allowed for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks etc. It is not necessary to obtain local currency prior to departure. Pound Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are equally acceptable for exchange in Nepal. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash, since you will exchange the majority of this on the day of your arrival in Kathmandu. If you prefer not to carry all of your spending money in cash, it is possible to withdraw money from ATM’s in Kathmandu using your debit or credit cards. (Fee applies) During the trek it is possible to buy snacks, chocolate, soft drinks and beer on most days. Please be aware that since everything has to be carried up by porters or animals, these items become more expensive as you gain altitude.

staff tipping

Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the porters and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Your Guide will advise the group on an appropriate level of tipping. Most groups will hand out the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the holiday. we recommend that each group member contributes around 5 to 10% of your total trip cost to these tips. At the end of their trek many people also like to donate various items of equipment to the porters and trek staff who work so hard to make the trip a success. Boots, gloves, hats, scarves and even socks are always warmly received by the porters. Your guide will make arrangements for a fair distribution (possibly by raffle) amongst the trek crew. Please note that you will have the opportunity to tip your guide separately during dinner on the final evening of the holiday. If you felt your guide was especially helpful, please consider an appropriate bonus to him or her of 20% of group tips.

Value of money

Our prices are competitive and good value, and we offer quality, service, security and an ethical stance on tourism in a developing country. We don’t want to be so expensive to run fewer trips and have our staff idle, but on the other hand we believe that running cheap trips that promote the practice of skimming budgets would result in the porters getting next to nothing, which is something we cannot consider. Your porters work extremely hard to carry your gear, advance set ups and keep your journey safe and enjoyable, sometimes at their own risk and peril. We could not complete our journey without them. They have families, too, and we all want to have an enjoyable, rewarding expedition full of great memories! Tashi Delek!

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Pisang Peak Climbing

Trip Facts

  • 6091m Pisang Summit
  • flight & private transport
  • 2 to 16
  • Best available
  • 4-5
  • Fully Experience Guided
  • breakfast/lunch/diner
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