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Pisang Peak Climbing 20 Days

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Overview

Pisang Peak rises in a uniform slope of ice and snow from Pisang village and yak pastures to the final summit pyramid. In Nepal, this peak is known as the easiest to ascend. The route ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at 4,380m, which is considered the best location for setting up the base camp, from Pisang village. Climbing to a shoulder on the South-West Ridge, High Camp is set up at 5,400m. From the end of November to the end of March, there will be snow at the high camp. The well-defined ridge leads to the summit's final snow slop, which is steep but not difficult to scale. The descent follows the same route.

After all, this trek is hard to beat for its rugged mountain scenery, trekking obstacles, and exposure to the diverse ethnic Nepalese cultures. Starting in lowland paddy fields, the trek gradually climbs in altitude, passing through oak and pine forests before reaching Manang in high desert territory (3597 m.). The descent is equally spectacular and diverse.


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Itinerary

DAY 01
Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Your trip starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our ANA representative at the airport. He'll be carrying an ANA board with your name written on it. Then you will be transferred to the hotel.  After you check into the hotel, our representative will brief you about your trip. Then free till pick up time for the welcome dinner. In your spare time, you can relax, walk around the hotel, go shopping for necessities, and so on.

Day 02
Full day guided sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03
Drive: Kathmandu / Besishar (760m / 5 hrs).

After breakfast you will board your private transport and start the drive to Dumre. This drive can take up to five hours and packed will be lunch provided. Your adventure vacation truly starts the moment you reach Besishar where your crew will be waiting for you. Your first day's stay will be at Besisahar. Camp.

Day 04
Besisahar / Kuhdi (790m / 3 hrs).

Pass through the village of Besisahar and descend to the river valley. Crossing the river the trail climbs steeply and continues contouring in wet subtropical forests and paddy fields. The trail continues north above the Marsyangdi Khola towards Khudi Khola, a major tributary that drains the East End of the Lamjung Himal. Then, crossing suspension bridge to come back to the Marsyangdi Khola you reach the village of Khudi. Camp.

Day 05
Khudi / Bhaunadanda (1310m / 4 hrs).

The changes in the valley's ecosystem and its physical characteristics become evident now. Himalchuli is the major summit to the east. Crossing the river to its east bank you pass through the village of Bhulbhule and heading north continue past Ngadi (930 m.) to the ridge top settlement of Bahundanda (1311 m.). The name of this village literally means "Brahmin Hill". Camp.

Day 06
Bhaunadanda / Tal (1700m / 6 hrs).

Descend to the valley floor and then, crossing the river, climb steeply out of it to follow a trail beautifully carved out of the rock wall of the valley. Passing through Khani Gaoon and Ghermu you reach Sangye. Continue along the West Bank of the Marsyangdi River through the village of Jagat to Chamje where you will cross the river to its eastern bank to enter the Manang District at the village of Tal. As you head upstream, you will begin to notice the changes in the people as well as the land, architecture and culture. You notice that there is a concentration of people of Tibetan origin, their houses are built of rock, the vegetation is less tropical and the culture is predominantly Tibetan Camp.

Day 07
Tal / Bagarchap (2160m / 6 hrs).

The trail from Tal crosses the Marsyangdi Khola to its West Bank after the village of Karte and continues towards the village of Dharapani. From Dharapani you continue up the river valley past the Gurung village of Thonje to the village of Bagarchap. Bagarchap means "Butcher's place". Camp.

Day 08
Bagarchap / Chame (2670m / 7 hrs).

Continuing along the left bank, climb up the heavily wooded Manang Valley past small settlements with excellent views of Manaslu and the peaks above Larkya La. Lodge at the village of Chame, administrative headquarters of the region and the last major market before Jomosom. Chame also has a police check post and bank. Camp.

Day 09
Chame / Pisang (3300m / 6 hrs).

From Chame the trail condition changes, somewhat. The contnuing trail is not as well maintained as the one up to Chame. Pass through pine forests, over fairly level ground, through the village of Taleku to Bhratang. Like all vilages since Dharapani these predominantly Buddhist villages have an entrance chorten and an exit chorten. Annapurna II can be seen to the south and you are now behind the main Himalaya peaks in their rainshadow area. After crossing a series of woodden cantilever bridges you enter a spruce and fir forest that eventually gives way to a pine forest. After days in the gorge the forests provide a welcome change. Crossing the river to its left bank you reach your lodge at the village of Pisang. You may want to visit the village before dinner. Camp.

Day 10
Pisang / Pisang Peak Base Camp (4380m / 4 hrs).

Day 11
Base camp / High camp (5400m / 2 hrs).

Day 12
High Camp – Summit (6091m) – return to Base Camp (4380m / 8 hrs).

Day 13
Continue to Manang (3540m / 5 hrs).

You are now in the dry arid region of Manang called Nyesyang. Since this area falls in the rainshadow area of the Himalaya it seldom rains in the summer months, though it snows in the winter and the snow remainas on the gorund for a long time. The population is mostly farmers and traders though it is the men that do most of the trading. People in this area keep comparatively less domestic animals and the consumption of meat is very limited. There are two routes leading leading out of Pisang towards the Manang valley. The one you will follow stays to valley floor, on the left bank. Spectacular views of Annapurna III and IV along with Gangapuran and Tilicho peaks abound. This is possibly the best day for viewing mountains. You will pass through the village of Hongde where there is a STOL airfield servicing the Manang district. Camp.

Day 14
Manang / Letdar (4200m / 4 hrs).

Half an hour away from Braga, upstream and after a slight climb is the village of Manang, which lends its name to the whole district upward of Chame. Manang has a few shops where one can re-stock on supplies like chocolates, films and alkaline batteries - all, of course, for a price. Past Manang, the trail climbs steeply to the village of Tenki, which is the last permanent settlement, this side of the Thorung La. Climb a little further and then contour slowly past pastures to Yak Kharka (literally meaning Yak Pastures) at Letdar. Camp.

Day 15
Letdar / Thorung Phedi (4450m / 6 hrs).

Continue through pastures, which eventually give way to high arid desert at Phedi, at the base of Thorung La. Camp.

Day 16
Cros Thorung La (5416m / 6 hrs). Continue to Muktinath (3800m / 2 hrs).

Leaving the river valley you set out early in the morning provided the weather is good and it is not snowing. From Phedi ascend to a notch and turning left head for the Thorung La. A chain of rocks marks the pass, which might not be visible if there is snow. Beyond the pass you enter the river valley of the Kali Gandaki River. The descent from the pass to Muktinath is steep but not difficult. Muktinath is a sacred pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists who flock there annually for their respective festivals. A rest day here allows you the opportunity to explore the area and the ancient shrines. Of particular interest is the temple of the Hindu God Vishnu and the one hundred and eight waterspouts where devotees bathe. From Muktinath there are beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) Camp.

Day 17
Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m / 4 hrs).

Trek down along a level but rocky trail through juniper thickets to Jomsom. In the late afternoon it gets very windy and there is likelihood of getting small pebbles in the wind. Take care to guard your eyes and cover as much of your skin surface as possible. Your sunglasses should, preferably, have plastic lenses.

Day 18
Flight: Jomsom to Pokhara (900m).

Take your flight back to Pokhara. Enjoy the attractions of Pokhara yourself freely. Overnight Hotel.

Day 19
Pokhara to Kathmandu Overnight hotel.

Day 20
Final Departure.

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