Pisang Peak and Thorung La Pass Trek takes us to the top of 6,091m Pisang Peak and cross one of the world’s highest mountain pass, Thorong La at 5,416m.Pisang peak ( also called Jong Ri) is a pyramid shaped trekking peak towering above the pisang village in the Annapurna Circuit. The peak lies in the Manang District and was first climbed in 1955 by a German Expedition.
Climbing pisang peak involves trekking in the coveted Annapurna region. We also cross Thorong La and visit Muktinath in the beautiful Manang region after the climb. Our 18-day-long Pisang Peak and Thorong La trekking adventure begins in Kathmandu with a short sightseeing tour and a trip-introduction. We drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani from where the actual trekking starts the next day.
We walk past cascading waterfalls, picturesque villages, cross more suspension bridges than we can keep record of, enjoy the views of mountains like Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho, and pass through dense forests to reach the village of Upper Pisang on the 5th day of our trek. Upper Pisang at 3,700m is a village towered by the pisang peak and views of Annapurna, Tilicho and Gangapurna. We acclimatize here on the 6th day.
The hike through forests and yak pastures to reach the Base Camp is rather pleasant. Next stop before the summit is the high camp at 5,450m situated on the South-West Ridge. You can expect snow at high camp from end of November till end of March, occasional snow in April as well. We summit the Pisang Peak on the 9th Day and follow the same route to descend. The next day is set aside as contingency day in case of bad weather on the day of the summit.
Next highlight of the adventure is the trek to Thorong La ( pass) through the beautiful Manag district. From Thorong La, we move to the unrestricted parts of the Mustang district, Muktinath and Jomsom. Muktinath is a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists. We take a flight back from Jomsom to Pokhara then a bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu the next day. Adventure Club Trek also offers other treks in the Annapurna region- Annapurna Circuit Trek-21 Days. For those who want a shorter trek in the Annapurna region, we also have Annapurna Circuit Trek short-14 Days.
Flight delays in Jomsom
Our primary modes of transports from the airstrip at Jomsom are the Twin Otter planes. Even though the flights are fairly dependable, they can be cancelled or delayed due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalaya and/or other technical issues.In cases of such delays, Adventure Club Trek will arrange road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The expenses for the road transport will be managed from the compensation received from the flight ticket after deducting charges for cancelation. Therefore, there will be no refund of the Jomsom to Pokhara flight in case we take the road back to Pokhara.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.
Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
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|September 25, 2018
October 12, 2018