March to May; September to November
Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
12 pax Maximum
Flights, private car or tourist bus
Overview: Pisang Peak
Located in the Annapurna region, Pisang Peak lies just north of the Manang Valley, standing between the two towering 8,000m peaks of Annapurna I and Manaslu. The peak rises from above the village of Pisang in a uniform slope of ice and snow to the final summit pyramid, from where there are superb views over the Annapurna range, Manaslu and the Manang Valley.
Climbing Pisang Peak offers climbers an interesting and adventurous journey that combines a mountain ascent with superb trekking through a variety of eco-systems, diverse cultures, and stunning landscapes.
A German expedition made the first ascent of Pisang in 1955. Unlike many of Nepal’s trekking peaks, this climb does require previous experience with crampons and ice-ax. The climbing route approaches via the West Ridge. The western flank of the mountain is guarded by a hanging glacier, presenting a significant challenge and the upper part of the ridge, above the high camp at 5,200 m, is guarded by huge rock slabs which make it difficult to climb, especially in wet or snowy conditions. Inexperienced climbers may feel more comfortable on Island Peak or nearby Chulu East.
- Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
- 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
- Mostly camping accommodation, where teahouses are not available, on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
- Teahouse accommodation, wherever available, on full board during the trek
- Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
- Permits & other local taxes
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Required number of porter/s
- Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
- Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
- Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
- Trekking gear (also available on hire)
- Tips for guide & local staffs
- Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
- All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Included’