20 days from £1799 pp Exc Int'l flight
Pisang Peak (6091m) has great scope for exploration. The western flank of the mountain, which is guarded by a hanging glacier, offers considerable challenge. However access to the western end of the ridge is more problematic yes it is guarded by huge rock slabs. The first ascent on Pisang was made in 1955 by a German Expedition. The same Expedition then went on to make an ascent on Chulu east. From above Hungre the peak looks much more interesting. It looks more like a curved ridge, with the face above Pisang being the truncated southern end on the valley. The route through the upper Pisang valley leads through sparse woods and pastures to a Kharka, which provide a good Base-camp site. The high trail here, which reaches upper Pisang (3300m) though longer, is panoramic. It offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna group including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Ghangapurna and the Glacier Dome. Pisang is indeed a “sightseeing peak.”
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing around in Kathmandu valley (B)
Day 03: Drive to Bhulbule (7/8hrs, 923m) (B.L.D)
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda (4/5hrs, 1310m) (B.L.D)
Day 05: Trek to Chamche (5/6hrs, 1430m) (B.L.D)
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (6/7hrs, 1860m) (B.L.D)
Day 07: Trek to Chame (5/6hrs, 2670m) (B.L.D)
Day 08: Trek to Pisang (6/7 hrs, 3200m) (B.L.D)
Day 09: Trek and hiking around Pisang Village. Overnight in lodge. (B.L.D)
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka base camp (6/7 hrs, 4380m) (B.L.D)
Day 11: Trek to High Camp (5/6 hrs, 5400m) (B.L.D)
Day 12: Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp-(7/9hrs, 6,091m) (B.L.D)
Day 13: Trek to Manang Village (6/7 hrs, 3540m) (B.L.D)
Day 14: Rest day and hiking around in Manang. Overnight in lodge. (B.L.D)
Day 15: Trek to Throung Phedi (7/8 hrs, 4450m) (B.L.D)
Day 16: Trek to Thorong pass (7/8hrs, 5416m) and to Muktinath (3800m) (B.L.D)
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (4/5 hrs, 2710m) (B.L.D)
Day 18: Fly back to Pokhara and than to Kathmandu (B)
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu (B)
Day 20: Final Departure (B)
Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner. Overnight in hotel.
Early rising for a lovely breakfast in the hotel and then it’s time to visit Pashupatinath- the most venerated Hindu temple of Nepal and Boudhanth, the biggest Buddhist stupa architecture of the world. It really will impress you for sure. In the afternoon the trip continues to the famous sightseeing of Bhaktapur and Patan -the medire view principalities of Kathmandu valley. You will visit old royal palaces, temples, stupas, and monasteries and will see lots of striking intricate wood and stone works. In the late afternoon we return to your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel.
Early start to make the bus journey around 8 hours to Bhulbuler (923m) Your adventure begins! Passing through many small villages on the way will fascinate you with snippets of everyday living in these lowland villages; you will reach Bulbule in evening. Overnight in lodge.
First day of your walk involves crossing a few suspension bridges, waterfalls, several ups and downs hill sections, across rice paddies and subtropical forest. The villages and people are an interesting mix. You eventually ascend to Bahundanda (Hills of Brahmins). Overnight in lodge.
After breakfast, we descend through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. We start gradually walking up after crossing suspension bridge in the Mayshyangdi River and get Jagat where we will step for lunch. We will have one and half hours further rocky trail walk to reach Chamje. Overnight in lodge.
Today you will cross a suspension bridge in Marshyangdi River just right after you left chamje and you will enter to Manang district after walking up hills before to reach tal, after passing fields of Corn, Barley and potatoes and then through forests of bamboo and Rhododendrons. Just right after the tal, you will across the river and continue walking through the cliffy way right above the river and reach Dharapani at late afternoon. Overnight in lodge.
Today you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. Today you will encounter some typical Tibetan village’s enroute before to reach Chame. Chame is districts headquarter of Manang, Beautiful views of the Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II can be seen from your hotel. Overnight in lodge.
A narrow steep path through a very dense pine forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up you will be surrounded by Himalayan Peaks all the way to Pisang. You will have an extra half an hour climb towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang. Overnight in lodge.
Today we start walking up towards Base camp after a day relax in Upper Pisang. From Upper Pisang village, the path ascends through sparse wood and pasture to a Kharka at (4,380m) which is considered the best place for setting up the base camp. It is in a flat alpine section along the well-worn trail. Overnight in lodge.
Today we walked for 4 -5 hours and set up our high camp at the height of 5400m after climbing to a shoulder on the south west ridge. There will be snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. Overnight in lodge.
Today is a day to fulfill your dream of Summit on Pisang Peak. From the High Camp, the well-defined ridge leads to the final snow slop which is quite steep and more technical to reach the summit. Our guide will fixed the rope and lead you to the successful summit of the Pisang peak. After a Successful summit, you will walk down to Base Camp. Overnight in camp.
As we continue with our trek further afield from Yak, kharka, we head along a steep ridge savouring beautiful sights of the Manang valley and the Tilicho peak towering above 7132 meters. As we descend to Manang. Overnight in lodge.
Leaving Manang, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, we follow a narrow trail across an unstable steep slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. Overnight in lodge.
Today early start for the crossing of Thorung La (5416m). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp, the gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, we reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. From the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang, which spread out before us, we are presented with a dramatic tableau. The descent to Muktinath, but the excellent views of Dhaulagiri, more than makes up for the tiring journey. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath, with its shrines and temple. Overnight in lodge.
Today after breakfast, trek down the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. Overnight in lodge.
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. We than continue journey to Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel.
All day left free for rest and shopping. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast you will be dropped to international airport for onward journey.
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