Pisang Peak and Thorung La Pass Trek

Duration: 18 Days

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.

Trip Highlights:

  • Summiting 6,091m Pisang Peak in the beautiful Annapurna region
  • Crossing  one of world’s highest mountain pass, Thorong La at 5,416m
  • Views of world’s 10th highest mountain Annapurna I, Annapurna range, Mt. Tilicho, Gangapurna, Pisang etc.
  • Holy site of Muktinath Temple in the restricted Mustang District
  • Trekking in the world famous Annapurna region.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu : Sightseeing and trip preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani.
  • Day 04: Trek Dharapani to Chame
  • Day 05: Trek Chame to Upper Pisang
  • Day 06: Acclimatization
  • Day 07: Upper Pisang to Pisang Peak Base Camp
  • Day 08: Pisang Peak Base Camp to High Camp.
  • Day 09: Summit Pisang Peak and back to base camp
  • Day 10: Contingency
  • Day 11: Trek Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley.
  • Day 12: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka.
  • Day 13: Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi.
  • Day 14: Cross Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5416m/17764ft), continue trek to Muktinath.
  • Day 15: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom.
  • Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes
  • Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours
  • Day 18: Final departure

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or  lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Beshisahar by private car and from Beshisahar to Dhanrapani by local jeep
  • Jomsom - Pokhara airfare including departure tax
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and Climb
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Pisang peak climbing permit.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipments)
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement 
  • All Government and Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • International air fares / flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

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.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

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.

Fixed Departures and Cost

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
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
November 20, 2018
December 07, 2018
Available US$ 2339
PRICE FROM US$ 2339 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 2339
  • Trip Duration 18 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous plus
  • Trip Style Tea House and Tented Camp
  • Accomodation Standard hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and teahouses for trekking and tents for climbing
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