Pisang Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in KathmanduOn your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you with warm greetings from Marvel Adventure. You will be then transferred to hotel. After check-in to the hotel, you can either rest in the hotel or roam around the streets of Thamel. We will later meet you at our office for the pre-trip discussion.
Day 02 Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tourAfter taking breakfast in the hotel, you will explore the cultural heritages of Kathmandu. A brief visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, the holy temple of Pashupatinath and Buddhist pilgrimages viz. Bouddhanath and Syambhunath are included in this day tour. Moreover, you can also have an insight to the local culture and traditions along with the magnificent art and sculptures. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 Drive to Besisahar and then to ChamjeWe will take a drive to the old town of Besisahar leaving Kathmandu behind. Although the drive will be approximatelyseven to eight hours long, the beautiful scenary all around will keep you fascinated throughout the ride. After reaching Besisahar, we will rest for a while and then take a short drive to Chamje. Chamje is well-known for the significant waterfall amongst the tourists. Overnight at lodge in Chamje.
Day 04 Trek to DharapaniWe will trek to the beautiful region of Dharapani today. On the way, we cross the great Marshyangdi river and continue to trek uphill to reach Tal village. From there we will trek for some more hours and ultimately reach Dharapani, one of the biggest villages in Manang valley. Overnight at lodge in Dharapani.
Day 05 Trek to Chameoday we pass through a few forested steep ridges en route to Chame. As we enter the high altitude, the vegetation and settlements start to seem quite different. The strong influence of Tibetan lifestyle can be clearly viewed over here. The magnificent view of Annapurna ranges and Lamjung Himal will end the day on a high note. Overnight at lodge in Chame.
Day 06 Trek to Pisang villageEarly in the morning, we will start our trek to the small yet beautiful Pisang village. As we walk through a very dense pine forest along the bank of Marshyangdi river, we will reach closer to our destination. Surrounded by the Himalayan peaks all around, we take a short ascend towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang. Overnight at local guesthouse/lodge in Pisang Village.
Day 07 Trek to Pisang Base CampAfter taking breakfast, we start our trek from Upper Pisang to the base camp of Pisang Peak. We ascend on a main trail that passes through thin forest and pastures. Adapting to the conditions will be vital as we reach to the base camp. Overnight in tented camp at height of 4380m.
Day 08 Base Camp to High CampWe willl ascend towards the high camp of Pisang peak through the south-west ridge. After going uphill from base camp for around 3-4 hours, we will reach to the high camp at an altitude of 5400m. After setting up our camp, the experienced Sherpa guide will give you general instructions about the use of climbing equipments such as ice axes and crampons. It will help you to boost your confidence and readies yourself for the massive next day. Overnight at tent in high camp.
Day 09 Summit Pisang Peak and back to Base CampToday is the main day of the whole trip as we set ourself on our way to summit the Pisang Peak. As the peak is steep, there would not be much snow. Thus, it wont be that difficult and definitely will be worth a lot of adventure and thrill. On reaching the summit, we will embrace all the hardwork and enjoy the splendour of the surrounding peaks including the Annapurna range. After spending some quality time in the summit, we descent downhill to the base camp. Overnight at tent in base camp.
Day 10 Trek from Base Camp to ManangWe will now ascend to the majestic valley of Manang. Throughout the trail, we can see different types of vegetation and landscapes. The beautiful hills and mountains seen along the route will keep us mesmerised throughout the day. As we near the Manang valley, the weather becomes cold and dry. Overnight at local guesthouse/lodge in Manang.
Day 11 Rest day in ManangAfter scaling the peak and still continuing the trek, we desperately need and deserve a rest day. Manang is the perfect spot for it with its beautiful natural and cultural setting. Today, we will have a view of the whole Manang valley and explore the nearby lakes and monasteries. An insight into the lives and cultures of the local people will be one of the major highlight of the day. Overnight at lodge in Manang.
Day 12 Manang to Yak KharkaAfter the rest, we feel rejuvenated to continue forward on our trip. As we move past the alpine grass and junipers, we reach meadows with a few horses and a number of yaks grazing around. The peaceful environment with meadows and steep slopes of Yak Kharka is the perfect place for us to spend the night.
Day 13 Trek to Thorung PhediAfter staying a night in Yak Kharka, we now trek towards Thorung Phedi. We climb steeply from Letdar and continue to get great views of Annapurna and Gangapurna. The area from Letdar to Thorung Phedi has a surreal beauty with the narrow valley, rivers and meadows. Overnight at lodge in Thorung Phedi.
Day 14 Trek to Muktinath via Thorung LaToday, we will hike up high to Thorung La Pass (5416m), one of the highest pass in the world. We will cross the pass from east to west which indeed is the safest option. Our entire hard walk will be rewarded by the beautiful views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and a heavily glaciated peak of Khatungkang. After a 1600m of descent, we will have a view of the splendid Dhaulagiri standing in the distance. After a while, the trail becomes less steep and enters grassy fields and meadows to finally reach Muktinath, the sacred temple for both Hindus and Buddhists. Overnight at lodge in Muktinath.
Day 15 Trek to Jomsom via KagbeniFrom Muktinath, we follow a path of the Jomsom trek where we descent through meadows, streams and fruit trees to reach Kagbeni where we will visit the site containing architecture of the 14th century. We will reach Kagbeni by lunch time. We will take lunch there, visit the area and then trek all the way down to Jomsom. Although the hike is windy, the landscape and splendid mountain views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri ranges will make a wonderful walk. We will then take a well-deserved rest after reaching the touristic town of Jomsom. Overnight at lodge in Jomsom.
Day 16 Fly from Jomsom to PokharaEarly in the morning, we take a scenic flight to Pokhara. The flight will give magnificent aerial view of mountains and hills. On reaching Pokhara, we will explore the beautiful tranquil lakes, Davis Falls and many other monuments. Overnight at hotel In Pokhara.
Day 17 Drive back to KathmanduAfter taking breakfast in the hotel, we return back to Kathmandu bidding farewell to the City of Lakes. A picturesque drive of around 7 hours through beautiful villages and rivers takes us to Kathmandu, the capital city. The evening in Kathmandu is all set for the farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18 Final DepartureIt is the day to bid goodbye to the nation of Himalayas. Our representative will take you to the airport for your final departure to your next destination.