Pisang Peak Climb


‘adventure on top stunning peaks within scenic Manang valley’

Highlights of your journey:

  • At Exciting adventure on top Nepal’s most stunning trekking peaks to the summit of Pisang
  • Adventure around scenic country of high Manang valley enclosed with mountain range
  • From low-warm areas to serene cool alpine forest unto arctic zone of ice & glaciers
  • Fabulous views of dramatic landscapes with rolling green hills, valley & mountains
  • Explore traditional farm villages of Manang highlanders interwoven with Buddhism religion
  • Daily views of high towering Annapurna Himalaya with Manaslu & Dhaulagiri mountains
  • Walk to high Thorang-la pass to holy Muktinath around Kali-Gandaki within Mustang area

A little about trip:

Pisang Peak Climb, one of the most stunning mountains located high above scenic Manang valley, a beautiful lofty looking mountain where climb leads you to great thrill and excitement as well throughout the adventure. Pisang Peak which is on the far northern sides of Annapurna Himalaya situated between Chulus and Damodar Himal with Annapurna mountain range towards south.

 

Pisang Peak Climb takes you to the top at (6091m / 19,983ft) offering fabulous panorama of surrounding of surrounding mountains with scenic and beautiful Manang valley with nice and lovely villages of Buddhist religion and colorful culture of great interest. Pisang Peak Climb grade taken as PD + which is of technical difficulty in some sections of the climb the term ‘Per Difficult’ used from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems as used world-wide.

 

Pisang Peak Climb starts with an overland drive from Kathmandu to Nepal Mid-West around warm areas of Lamjung district, after an interesting overland journey following raging Marysangdi River upstream right up to its glacial source in Manang valley. As walk progress leading from paddy fields to reach cooler alpine hills covered with nice woodland of rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir tree lines as route leads through lovely villages of Jagat-Tal-Dharapani and Chame headquarter town of Manang district.

 

From Chame where walk leads into high and dry beautiful Manang valley at Pisang village, and then towards our main goal and highlight reaching at Pisang Peak base camp for exciting and interesting ascent on top Nepal highest trekking peaks. The climb is determined after much rest days for acclimatization and practice with full preparation for the long haul to the summit of Pisang Peak, rewards you with spectacular panorama of mountains and unique views of Manang valley and beyond.

 

After a great climb heading toward main trail of Annapurna circuit to reach at main Manang village with time explore its interesting Buddhist culture and custom visiting old monastery and then towards high Thorang-La pass above (5416m) facing amazing views. From Thorang-La and easy descend to reach at Mustang district in holy Muktinath temple premises where our adventurous walks and climb completes with a short drive to Jomsom, a headquarter town of Mustang, and home of Thakali people located on old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Trail of Nepal and Tibet.

 

From Jomsom a short scenic flight takes you scenic and most beautiful city in Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake with views of Annapurna and magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peak. Pisang Peak Climb and adventure ends in Pokhara, where drive/flight takes you back to Kathmandu to end this awesome Himalayan journey and adventure.

Suggest Itinerary:

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,350 meters / 4,429 feet) & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour & trip preparation
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar unto Jagat (1290m / 4232ft) 9/10 hours road journey
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860m / 6102ft) 6 hours
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2670m / 9055ft) 6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Upper Pisang (3300m / 10,826ft) 6 hours
Day 07: At Upper Pisang for high acclimatization
Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4380m / 14,370ft) 5 hours
Day 09: Trek to High Camp (5400m / 17,712ft) 4 hours
Day 10: Climb to Pisang Peak & back to base camp (6091m / 19,980ft) 9 hours
Day 11:
Spare summit or contingency day
Day 12:
Trek to Manang (3540m / 11,614ft) 7 hours
Day 13: Rest day at Manang for extra excursion around
Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka (4110m / 13,484ft) 3/4 hours
Day 15: Trek to Thorong High Camp (4925m / 16,158ft) 4/5 hours
Day 16: Trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12,335ft) via Thorong La (5416m / 17,769ft) 8/9 hours
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2745m / 9005ft) via Lupra (3310m / 10,859ft) 6 hours
Day 18: Early morning fly to Pokhara (825m / 2706ft) 20 minute air journey
Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu 20 minutes air journey
Day 20: Time of your own at Kathmandu for relaxing, shopping, sightseeing & farewell dinner
Day 21: Transfer to airport for onward destination
Trip concludes

 

Flight Delay in JOMSOM:

 

Please Note: Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such case, E.B.C. Treks & Expedition will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.

 

The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of cancelation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.

  • Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1,350 meters / 4,429 feet) and transfer to hotel

    Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.
    Overnight at a hotel. Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

  • Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour and trip preparation

    Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. We visit the historic Durbar Square, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath’ and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion as well as provides opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding our upcoming adventure.
    Overnight at a hotel. Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 03: Drive to Besisahar unto Jagat (1290m / 4232ft) 9/10 hours road journey

    We begin our journey at early dawn as we have a long drive ahead of us. We head-start right after breakfast and leave Kathmandu around 7 am in the morning. We see picturesque views of Nepali countryside, lush greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and mountain vistas en route throughout the drive. After 8-10 hours of drive we reach Jagat via Besishahar. Drive up to Besishahar will most likely be smooth owing to black-topped roads whereas after Besishahar, the roads get dusty and coarse but the scenic view from our windowpane is more than compensating for the bumpy ride.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 04:Trek to Dharapani (1860m / 6102ft) 6 hours

    After breakfast, we leisurely start our trek today. The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 05:Trek to Chame (2670m / 9055ft) 6 hours

    We skirt through a narrow field from the village. The Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu and then Marshyangdi veers to the left. Sinuous trails of Annapurna II become visible as we arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhotia village with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. As we continue ascending through forests of pine and oak, we pass through Dhanakyu before coming to a thundering waterfall. Further on, the Marshyangdi river enters a gorge and the trails follows rock-strewn path. We can pause for a while and take in the splendor of the picturesque Manaslu. When the steep incline ends, we follow a path amid magnificent rhododendrons and continue on a gently rising path. We cross a stream before entering a pine forest. We then enter the pristine hamlet of Kotho, from where we can capture the most enchanting view of Annapurna II. Treading further, the route reaches a large white gate with a corrugated iron roof, which is the entrance of Chame. Chame is the administrative headquarter of Manang district. There are facilities of electricity, wireless station, schools, shops, health post, post office, police check post, hotels, lodges and banks in Chame. The hot springs are the major attraction of this place.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 06:Trek to Upper Pisang (3300m / 10,826ft) 6 hours

    Today is the day you will notice a significant change in the landscape. For the first half of the day, you will be trekking through the dense forest beside the Marsyangdi River. Crossing the suspension bridge over the pristine blueish Marsyangdi, we travel further up to the village of Pisang. Above (3000m), the forest becomes thin, and the landscape deserted. You will have options of trekking through Lower Pisang or Upper Pisang. Walking through Lower Pisang is easy as its mostly plain, whereas if you follow the trail up through Upper Pisang, the view is surreal. You can choose to stay overnight at either Lower or Upper Pisang.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 07: At Upper Pisang for high acclimatization

    Today is set aside for acclimatization alone. Spending extra time at a high altitude location will guarantee that we have a successful trip. We spend the whole day resting and exploring the village. Exploring the village and interacting with the locals will help us get a better glimpse of the local lifestyle. Throughout the day, the views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho are ours to marvel at.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 08:Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4380m / 14,370ft) 5 hours

    We begin our trek after breakfast towards the Pisang Base Camp. We ascend on a trail that passes through a thin forest and grasslands. The pasture is used for grazing yaks and is also the best place to set up our camp. The ground is flat and falls on a frequented trail.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 09: Trek to High Camp (5400m / 17,712ft) 4 hours

    We ascend on the south-west ridge and reach the high camp. After setting up our camp, we participate on a basic climbing training. Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and the proper ways of using climbing gears such as the ice axe, climbing boots and crampons, harness, ascender, etc. The training will also include using ropes to go up and down. Although it is not mandatory to have prior training for Pisang Peak climbing, we strongly believe that some training experience will boost your confidence and climbing skills to increase the chances of scaling the summit as well as to fully enjoy the experience.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10: Climb to Pisang Peak and back to base camp (6091m / 19,980ft) 9 hours

    We begin our trek early in the morning after breakfast. Today’s trail will be mostly on rocky surfaces. The peak is steep; therefore, there is not much snow. We will require around 20m of rope to climb on a ridge. Around the summit is around 70 degree of slope which will require the usage of around 200m rope. Both fixed rope and main rope will be used. The views of the Annapurna ranges and others are extraordinary from the summit.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 11: Spare summit or contingency day

    This spare day could be used for a second summit attempt if poor weather and conditions were experienced yesterday. This is also a buffer day in case of any other delays experienced along the way such as Jomsom flight.
    Overnight at a camp. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 12:Trek to Manang (3540m / 11,614ft) 7 hours

    From the base camp of Pisang peak we trek towards Pisang village. From Pisang there are two routes to Manang. We choose the one which passes through Upper Pisang via Geru as it guarantees outstanding views of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. As we walk near Manang the climate becomes more cold and dry. However, a short visit to Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District should cheer us up.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 13: Rest day at Manang for extra excursion around

    Today we have an important rest day or extra day excursion at Manang. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous ice-fall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 14:Trek to Yak Kharka (4110m / 13,484ft) 3/4 hours

    From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail further passes near the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Now the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 15:Trek to Thorong High Camp (4925m / 16,158ft) 4/5 hours

    After a good time at Yak Kharka, morning adventure offering tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks, as the walk progress and getting closer to the base of Thorang-la, crossing a bridge then a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, leading up on the narrow path to cross a steep rocky slope and finally reaching at Thorung Phedi. Depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to the overnight stop at Thorang High Camp, staying here to make it easier for the next day climb over Thorang La pass.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 16: Trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12,335ft) via Thorong La (5416m / 17,769ft) 8/9 hours

    We have an early start today for our crossing of Thorung La (5416m). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing we reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it’s compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2745m / 9005ft) via Lupra (3310m / 10,859ft) 6 hours

    Today we will trek down to Jomsom via Lupra village (2790) where there is a Bonpo Monastery. It is a great route that trekkers on the Annapurna circuit don’t normally use, so we will be far away from the crowds and the jeeps on the trail to Jharkot. We’ll celebrate our trek through ‘Chulu East Peak Climb and adventure with a few cold beers at our cosy tea house in Jomsom this evening.
    Overnight at a Tea house. Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 18: Early morning fly to Pokhara (825m / 2706ft) 20 minute air journey

    We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. It is a spectacular flight along the Kali Gandaki Gorge and provides wonderful views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Enjoy scenic and most beautiful city in Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake with views of Annapurna and magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peak.
    Overnight at a hotel. Included Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 19: Fly to Kathmandu 20 minutes air journey

    After breakfast today we will escort you to the domestic airport for your return flight to Kathmandu, where you will have the rest of the day to relax or explore, at your pleasure.
    Overnight at a hotel. Included Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 20: Time of your own at Kathmandu for relaxing, shopping, sightseeing and farewell dinner

    Today is your last day in Kathmandu and is an opportunity to do all the bits and pieces you thought of doing over the past few weeks including any last minute shopping, returning to places that you enjoyed or didn’t get a chance to visit before your trek. Either way, there will be a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Please do let us know if would like help organising anything for today.
    Overnight at a hotel. Included Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

  • Day 21: Transfer to airport for onward destination

    After a great breakfast at your hotel, you are free until it is time for us to transfer you to the airport in time for your fight home. We bid farewell for now and until next time!
    Accommodation: None. Included Meals: Breakfast

    Trip concludes

Equipment List

Correct Clothing & Equipment are essential for a safe and enjoyable trek. Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past. Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your travel.


Climbing Gear List:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness: Alpine Climbing Harness should be light and simple in design, easy to put on and take off with gloves on, with positively foolproof locking features.
  • Crampons: Crampons must fit boots perfectly; steel crampons with anti-balling and ability to toe point positively and safely into ice.
  • Ice axe: Ice axe should be versatile light general purpose ice climbing axe not too aggressive.
  • Ascender: Ascender or Jamar, a mechanical device used for ascending on a rope; must be suitable to be used with gloves or mittens.
  • Multi-LED Head Lamp: Multi-LED Head Lamp and spare batteries are essential items, we do not recommend single bulb lights due to its low reliability and a single point of failure.
  • Karabiners: Minimum 2 locking carabineers, 1 large and 1 small and 4 regular.
  • Rappel device: Figure 8, ACT or similar; be familiar with Munter Hitch as it may safe your life if you loose your Rappel device and you will at some stage
  • Ski poles: Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings: One 3m (10ft) and three 2m (6ft).
  • Masks, hoses, and regulators: Good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter :
  • Climbing helmet: Climbing helmet is essential safety gear for crossing areas under rocks and ice cliffs; light weight is an essential feature


Footwear:
Running Shoes: 1 pair for casual Comfortable support shoes wear on lighter walking days. Sandals or flip flops for camp.


Light Hiking Boots:
 1 pair of sturdy hiking boots in which you should wear a light synthetic sock under a warm heavy sock comfortably, either wool or synthetic. Sole should be flexible but still provide enough support for your feet. Boots should be very water repellent.


Hiking Gaiters:
 1 pair keeps rocks out of shoes and boots dry in case of precipitation. Optional if trekking pants are worn.

Wool Socks: 3 pair heavyweight wool socks to be worn over the liner socks. When layering socks, check fit over feet and inside boots. Remember to keep one fresh, dry pair of socks available at all times. Socks with padded shins are especially nice with boots.


Liner Socks:
 3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.


Clothing: 

Lightweight Long Underwear: 2 pair, tops and bottoms, Capilene, other synthetic or wool. No Cotton. Lightweight is preferable as it is more versatile (worn single in warmer conditions and double layer for colder). Zip-T-neck tops allow more ventilation options. One set of white for intense sunny days and one pair of dark for faster drying gives the most versatility.


Light Trekking Pants:
 Lightweight nylon pants designed to be used while trekking. They are extremely air permeable, dry quickly and provide sun protection. Zip-off lower leg sections are convenient for switching to shorts.


T-Shirts:
 Lightweight crew style T-shirt that wicks away moisture. Shirt can be made of any synthetic material.

Woolen or thick cotton long arm shirt – can double as a light jacket when required and also protects arms and neck because of the collar…good to wear in the evenings.

Thin woolen jumper / sweater can be reassuring and comfortable at nights in the lodges.


Bandana:
 Bring bandanas for face masks and other tasks.


Synthetic/Soft Shell Jacket:
 A full-zip version is easier to put on and has better ventilation than a pullover.


Insulted Down-Jacket:
 Down jacket need for this depends on the season and where you are going.


Hard Shell Jacket With Hood:
 We recommend a waterproof breathable shell material with full front zipper, underarm zips, and no insulation. This outer layer protects against wind and rain.


Hard Shall Pants:
 Waterproof, breathable. Any side zipper length is fine as long as you can get them over your boots.


Handwear:

Fleece/Soft Shell Gloves: 1 pair. A heavier fleece will do a better job of keeping hands warmer when wet than lighter polypropylene or Capilene.


Shell Gloves With Insulation:
 1 pair. Insulation does not need to be removable. A good quality ski glove is sufficient.


Headwear:

Headlamp With Spare Batteries: A good quality climber’s headlamp. For use at night, bring extra batteries and bulbs!


Sun Hat:
 The sun can be intense at high altitude. A hat with a good visor provides protection for the nose and eyes. Baseball hats work well. A Buff is recommended to reduce the amount of dust inhaled while trekking and reduces the chance of infection.


Neck Gaiter Or Buff:
 Buff is preferred for covering the face and preventing sickness.


Glacier Glasses:
 100% UV, IR, high quality optical lenses designed for mountain use, must have side covers, leashes, and a nose guard is particularly helpful. No more than 8% light transmission. If you wear contact lenses we recommend packing a spare pair of glasses—it is a good idea to have these with “photo-gray” or equivalent light-sensitive material so they can double as emergency sunglasses. If you wear glasses we recommend prescription glacier glasses (gray or amber). Talk to your eye care professional to find out where prescription glacier glasses are available. Regular sunglasses are not dark enough and do not provide any side protection from the sun.


Personal Equipment:

Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag and liner – a 3 or 4 season bag is recommended, depending on your trek.


Backpack:
 A day pack big enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing. 3,000cu.in. max


Adjustable 3 Section Trekking/Hiking Poles:
 Optional


Water Treatment Tablets:
 Iodine or Chloride Dioxide tablets. A small bottle or multi pack is sufficient. Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste. Chloride Dioxide formulas will not discolor water.


Water Bottles:
 2 Wide mouth bottles with minimum 1 Liter capacity per bottle. No water bag or bladder systems, they freeze or are hard to fill.


Sunscreen:
 SPF 30 or better, 2 small tubes. Make sure that the sun screen is not older than 6 months. Sunscreen older than six months loses half of its SPF rating.


Hand/Foot Warmers (Optional):
 Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

 

Lip Screen: SPF 30 or better, at least 2 sticks. Not older than 6 months.


Traveling:
Large Duffle Bag With Travel Locks & Tags: 1 for transporting and storing gear. These bags are needed to transport your clothing. (Suitcases are not suitable).


Plastic Bags (5):
 For lining stuff sacks and pack to keep gear dry. Trash compactor bags work best.

Dry bags / waterproof rucksack covers to protect your belongings from rain and dust.


Travel Clothes:
 You will need street/casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.


Other things you need:


Toiletries:

  • Minimum cosmetics
  • Toothpaste, tooth brush & biodegradable soap – one for every need
  • Towel – (preferable thin & light)
  • Scarf
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper / wet tissues
  • Lighter / matches
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Deodorants


Pee bottle for men & pee funnel for women (Optional) 
but very useful.
Funnel For Women (Optional): Lightweight urinary director. (For minimal undressing for discreet use)


Others Practical Items:

  • Batteries / chargers
  • Light weight point & shoot camera with extra cards & batteries
  • Waste bag
  • Small folding pocket knife / Swiss knife
  • Small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • Small stainless steel thermos (Optional)
  • Ear Plug


Extras Luxuries:

  • Reading, guide book, Trail map, Journal pen & Notebook
  • iPod / Mp3 player (Optional)
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at tea houses & /or camps)
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
  • Alarm clock / watch
  • Compass or GPS (optional)
  • Modest swim suit for cities & hot spring
  • Bum bag / Rain Poncho (optional)


Eateries / Snacks:

  • Favorite snacks
  • Energy bars (chocolates)
  • Glucose tablets
  • Electrolytes or Oral Rehydration Solutions (ORS)


Important Documents & Items:

  • Valid passport & extra passport photos.
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance.
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy & leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants & hotels, for gratuities, snacks & to purchase your own drinks & gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
  • Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.


FIRST AID:

Personal First Aid Kit (small and simple): Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids.


Note:
 These days most of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu. There are now several leading brand stores selling their own equipment and there are many stores selling cheap imitations and some well established local stores selling under their own labels. Please ask us if you’d like some advice about where to go to get any gear. If you need to do any shopping for gear, please let us know with enough time to do this before leaving for trek!


What to take with you in your day pack:

Please carry the following in your day pack, as a minimum:

  • 2 liters of water (please make sure your water bottles will take boiling/hot water)
  • sunscreen, sun glasses, sun hat, lip balm, dust mask / scarf / ‘buff’ to help on dusty trails
  • warm fleece or thermal layer & gloves
  • water proof layer
  • head torch
  • hand cleaner
  • your camera
  • any money you want for snacks/drinks along the trail
  • Critical– take any personal medications you require during the day – you will not see your kit bag until evening.

The rest you can put into your kit bag which will be carried by the porters, whom you won’t see until camp in the evening. It’s a great idea to use dry bags (ie airtight/waterproof) in your kit bag to store your dry clothes in to keep them DRY in case it rains and one to put your dirty laundry in (to keep from making everything else in your bag smell bad!). These dry bags are readily available in Kathmandu.


What about gear I want to leave in Kathmandu?
Before departure for your trek you might pack your ‘town clothes’ and anything you don’t want on trek with you and ask your hotel (if you come back to the same hotel) or your guide to store it for you. If you want to do this, then consider bringing or buying a simple bag here for this purpose.

Your Price Includes:

  • All transfers & ground transportation as per the itinerary which includes airport pickups & drops in a private vehicles
  • Twin share tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu & Pokhara with entrance fees by private vehicles
  • Jomsom – Pokhaa – Kathmandu domestic airfare as per the itinerary with necessary luggage charge & tax
  • All meals during lodge trek (Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinner & different soups) with tea & coffee as per menu
  • Full board hot meals during Pisang Peak Climbing which prepare by best cook
  • Best available tea house & tented accommodation while on trek & climbing session (1 room/tent for 2 trekkers)
  • Your trekking guide, climbing Sherpa for Pisang Peak Climbing, cook & supporting staffs as per requirement for the climbing section
  • Cost includes all supporting staff’s transport, equipment, insurance, meals, daily salary & accommodation
  • All camping arrangements during Pisang Peak Climbing such as tents, kitchen equipment & sleeping pad
  • Strong supporting porters to carry your luggage during trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers & weight limit 15 kg)
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking & climbing permits
  • All government taxes/vat, official service charges & expenses etc.
  • Travel & emergency rescue arrangements

Your Price Does Not Include:

  • International airfare to/from Kathmandu & Nepal entry visa fees
  • Comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation & rescue evacuation should this be required for any reason (we require this as the minimum insurance cover)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. mineral water, soft drinks, bar bills, can items & extra snacks etc).
  • Day & evening meals during stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara (also in the case of earlier return from the trek than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Any personal gear or equipment that you may need to buy/rent
  • Any extra charge that tea house owner may levy for internet, hot shower, laundry (if these facilities are available) & charging of batteries
  • Entrance & monument fees in the historical site including photography, postage & donation etc.
  • Additional nights, optional trips & sightseeing tours outside the mention itinerary
  • If any emergency rescue service or evacuation cost
  • Tips for your trekking crew, city guide, drivers & hotel restaurants etc. (Tipping is expected)
  • Cost incurred due to changes in program & reservation due to unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, strikes, roadblocks, landslides due to natural climates & politically etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section, but may be incurred due to unforeseen circumstances

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Trip Profile

  • Total Duration: 20 Nights & 21 Days
  • High Altitude Gain: At Pisang Peak (6091ms / 19,983ft)
  • Trip Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
  • Mode of Trip : Tea house + camping
  • Activities: Trekking + climbing
  • Journey Start-Ends: Kathmandu, capital of Nepal
  • Group Size: Any number
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara & all meals on trek
  • Accommodation: Hotels & tea house with camping on climb
  • Transportation: Comfortable private vehicles & domestic flight
  • Suggested Best Seasons: April to May & September to November

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