Pisang Peak Climbing with Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Grade :
Moderate to Demanding
Max-Altitude :
6,091m/19,984 ft
Duration :
18 Days
Destination :
Trekking/Climbing Region :
Annapurna Region
Activities Performed :
Trekking and Climbing
Stay in :
Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Teahouses in the trek, and camp during the climb
Trip Begins and Ends at :
Main Things to See :
World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri massifs, apple orchids, waterfalls, antique villages, and indigenous people
Included Foods :
Breakfast in Kathmandu, all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek and climb
Group Size :
Min. 2 to Max. 10 people

Starting Price

$3000 per person


  • Get insights into the ancient architecture which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Swyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square / Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath and Pashupatinath Temple.    
  • Trek passing the scattered Himalayan settlements of Chamje, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang and so on.
  • Travel through the rhododendron, and bamboo adorened woods alongside gushing Marsyabgdi River.
  • Sightsee the mysterous and amazing steep mountainsides such as Swargadwari (gates to heven), high mountain cliffs, apple orchids, green hills, deep alpine forests during the trip.
  • Immerse in the nature, high mountan massifs, interacting with the Gurung, Ghale, and Tibetan immigrant communties during the trip.
  • Experience the successful Pisang Peak Summit (6,091m) with our mountain experts who are already done 8000m peaks for dozens of times.
  •  Panoramic views of Chulu range, Annapurna Massif, Damodar, Manaslu, Glacier Dome, and Tilicho Peak from the summit of Pisang Peak


Pisang Peak or Jong Ri (6,091m/19,984 ft), is one of the most popular trekking peaks in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. First, acclimated successfully by a German Expedition team in 1955, Pisang Peak  Climbing is a 14-day blend of the trek and climb to the pyramidal peak above the village of Pisang. The peak summit offers striking close-up views of the surrounding mountains like Annapurna Massif, Chulu Range, Damodar, Manaslu, Glacier Dome, and Tilicho Peak.

Pisang Peak is regarded to be a ‘trekkers peak’ which offers one of the easiest and shortest climbing experiences. This trip is another beautiful trekking and climbing adventure in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas. A marvelous combination of climbing the Pisang peak and trekking around the Annapurna Circuit, this trip is one of the most beautiful adventure trips in the Annapurna.

Walking via fairly symmetrical terrain, trekkers reach Pisang Peak Base Camp experiencing numerous things on the way. The journey to Pisang Peak begins upon your arrival in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will have a sightseeing program where you will explore historical, cultural, and religious wonders (World Heritage Sites). You will have to go last minute to do shopping if there lacks something for the trip.

The next day, you will begin your trip with a drive to Bensishahar and further to Dharapani. Here, beginning the trekking adventure, you ascend to Chame and another day to Upper Pisang. With an acclimatization day at Upper Pisang, you will begin your adventure at Pisang Peak Base Camp. From here you will ascend to High Camp and finally to the summit of it.

Descending back to Pisang village, we continue our trek to Manang. From here, we set another trek for Thorong La (5416m). Descending to Muktinath and further to Jomsom, we catch a morning flight to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu before completing the entire journey.

About  Pisang Peak

Pisang Peak (6091m) is one of the most remote trekking peaks in Nepal and lies just north of the Annapurna massif and Thorung La Pass. It majestically stood above the village of Pisang and formed the shape of a pyramid on the summit. Pisang Peak broadly lies in between the giants’ Annapurna I (8091m) and Manaslu (8163m).  The summit is a considerable challenge but is more than achievable with our slow and steady itinerary and some basic climbing training which we do provide.

This popular peak was first climbed by a German team back in 1955 and has intrigued both explorers and climbers ever since. This amazing expedition begins in Katmandu with the trek beginning on the Annapurna Circuit trail.

We will get a cool view from the high altitude on this trek. Along the trail, we can see the stunning scenarios of Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937m) Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Gangapurna (7455m) Tilicho Peak (7134m), etc. However, from the top of the peak offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna, the Glacier Dome, and numerous other mountain massifs, high mountains, and so forth.

When is the most suitable time to climb Pisang Peak?

Although Pisang Peak can be climbed throughout the year, Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) months are considered the best seasons for climbing it. During these periods, nature blooms in the valley, bringing its beauty to all. Due to the absence of precipitation and snowfall, walking is comfortable.

A clear sky makes for a stunning view of the peaks and landscapes. The days are sunny and warm, while the nights are mild making us comfortable to climb.  In the mountains, the weather and temperature are ideal for trekking.

With sound preparations, climbing this peak in monsoon and winter is also possible. But there are some challenges to overcome. These are seasons of snow and rain. The cold weather and slick paths make the trek exciting and challenging. It is the best time for peace lovers because the routes are less crowded then.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft) - Transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Cultural Sightseeing and Trip Preparation in Kathmandu (1,338 m/4,390 ft)

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1,860m/6,102ft) - 8 to 9 hours drive

Day 4: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,650m/8,694ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Day 5: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang (3,300m/10,826ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Day 6: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Upper Pisang

Day 7: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m/14,370ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

Day 8: Hike to Pisang Peak High Camp (5,400m/17,716ft) and pre-climbing training - 3 to 4 hours trek

Day 9: Summit Pisang Peak (6,091m/19,983ft) and Descend Back to Base Camp - 10 to 11 hours trek/ climbing

Day 10: Contingency day in case of bad weather conditions

Day 11: Trek Pisang Base Camp to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft) 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Acclimatization day at Manang (3,500m/11,482ft: Side trip to Gangapurna Lake

Day 13: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft) 4-5 hours

Day 14: Trek Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432ft) 3-4 hours

Day 15: Trek Throng Phedi to Throng La (5,416m/17,765 ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) 7-8 hrs

Day 16: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2,570m/8,430ft) 5-6 hrs

Day 17: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 25 minutes flight

Day 18: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,338m/4,390ft) 6-7 hrs drive

Day 19: International Departure


Cost Includes


    • Private vehicle for transfers as per in itinerary; airport pickup & drop, sightseeing
    • Private vehicle for Kathmandu to Bensishahar, and Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Sharing Jeep for Bensishahar to Dharapani
    • Domestic flight tickets (Jomsom – Pokhara) and airport departure taxes

    Food and Accommodation

    • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star category hotel
    • One night’s accommodation in Pokhara in a 3 - star category hotel
    • Eleven nights in the best available local lodge/teahouse throughout the trek
    • Three nights in the tents while climbing the peak (in Base Camp and High Camp)
    • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
    • Available seasonal fruits throughout the trek
    • Breakfast at a hotel in Kathmandu
    • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu


    • A Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide including wages, meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, and other necessary gear & equipment.
    • For more than six trekkers, one assistant guide includes wages, meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, and other necessary gear & equipment.
    • A Government licensed English-speaking climbing guide including wages, meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, and other necessary gear & equipment.
    • A porter for two trekkers/ climbers including wages, meals, insurance, lodging, transportation, and other necessary gear & equipment
    • A Government licensed English-speaking tour guide for the Sightseeing Program at Kathmandu

    Permits and Tariffs

    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
    • Pisang Peak Climbing Permit
    • All other government, local taxes, and official expenses


    • A Gortex (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings to be carried by the porter 
    • Assistance in arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
    • Pisang Peak Climbing map
    • Outward Adventure t-shirt
    • Outward Adventure Appreciation Medal after the successful trek
    • A first aid medicine bag in each group (carried by the trekking/climbing leader)

Cost Excludes

    • International Flight Cost
    • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the climb
    • Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Jomsom – Pokhara ) if more than 15 KG, 01 USD per KG extra, can pay directly to the airline.
    • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot (Tea/ Coffee) and cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
    • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth
    • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (Tips are expected and appreciated)

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