Pisang peak and Annapurna circuit trek itinerary

Itinerary for Pisang Peak Climbing & Annapurna Circuit

 Itinerary for Pisang Peak Climbing & Annapurna Circuit 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Meet your Guide and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day resting and preparing for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu trekking Preparation day.

Attend a pre-trip briefing and preparations for trekking and peak climbing. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Dharapani (1,860m/6,102ft) via Besisahar 9-10 hours drive

Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besisahar. The drive offers scenic views of the countryside, terraced fields, and traditional villages. Reach Dharapani and prepare for the Annapurna Circuit trek. Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 4: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft) 5-6 hurs.

Begin the Annapurna Circuit trek by following the Marsyangdi River. Pass through beautiful forests, waterfalls, and traditional villages. Reach Chame, the district headquarters of Manang. Overnight in Chame.

Day 5: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10,827ft) 4-5 hours.

Trek through dense pine forests and enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Pisang peaks. Pass through the villages of Telekhu, Bhratang, and Dhikur Pokhari before reaching Pisang. Overnight in Pisang.

Day 6: Acclimatization and Exploration Day in Pisang

Take a rest day in Pisang for acclimatization. You can explore Upper Pisang and visit the Buddhist monastery. Enjoy the stunning views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and other peaks. Overnight in Pisang.

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

Begin the ascent to Pisang Base Camp. The trail offers mesmerizing views of the Annapurna range. Reach the base camp and prepare for the Pisang Peak climb. Overnight at Pisang Base Camp.

Day 8: Pisang Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,717ft) 3-4 hours.

Continue climbing to Pisang Peak High Camp. The trail becomes steeper and involves some technical sections. Set up camp at High Camp and rest for the upcoming summit push. Overnight at High Camp.

Day 9: High Camp to Summit (6,091m/19,980ft) and back to Base Camp 9-10 hours.

Start early in the morning for the summit push. The climb involves snow and ice sections, and you’ll need to use climbing equipment like ropes, crampons, and ice axes. Reach the summit of Pisang Peak and enjoy breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. Descend back to the base camp. Overnight at Pisang Base Camp.

Day 10: Pisang Base Camp to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft) 6-7 hurs.

Descend from Pisang Base Camp and continue the Annapurna Circuit trek to Manang. The trail passes through beautiful landscapes, Tibetan-style villages, and barley fields. Reach Manang, a picturesque village known for its Tibetan culture and stunning views. Overnight in Manang.

Day 11: Acclimatization and Exploration Day in Manang

Spend a rest day in Manang for acclimatization. Use this day for exploration and acclimatization. You can hike to Gangapurna Lake or visit the ancient monasteries in the area. Learn about the local culture and lifestyle of the people living in the high Himalayas. Overnight in Manang.

Day 12: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13,287ft) 4 hours.

Resume the trek and leave Manang behind as you head towards Yak Kharka. The trail offers stunning views of the Annapurna range and crosses alpine meadows and juniper forests. Reach Yak Kharka, a small settlement with grazing yaks. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 13: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,450m/14,599ft) 3-4 hours.

Continue ascending towards Thorong Phedi, the base camp for the Thorong La Pass. The trail becomes more challenging as you gain altitude. Reach Thorong Phedi, a busy resting point for trekkers and climbers. Overnight in Thorong Phedi.

Day 14: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,769ft) 6-7 hours.

Start early in the morning for the challenging ascent to Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the trek. The pass offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Descend steeply to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720m/8,923ft) 4-5 hours.

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom, a beautiful village in the Mustang region. The trail passes through arid landscapes, ancient monasteries, and traditional Thakali villages. Reach Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang, and explore the town. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, 25 Minutes flight.

Take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, enjoying aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the lakeside area and relaxing. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu 7-8 hours drive.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic views along the way. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Kathmandu

Relax and explore the city or do some souvenir shopping hotel include with breakfast.

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Nepal with wonderful memories of your Pisang Peak climbing and Annapurna Circuit trek adventure.

Please note that this itinerary is just a guideline and can be adjusted according to your preferences and available time. It’s essential to trek responsibly, respect local customs, and take necessary precautions while trekking in Annapurna Region.

The best time to do the Pisang Peak and Annapurna circuit trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the most favorable weather and optimal trekking conditions in the Annapurna region.

Spring (March to May): This is the post-winter season when the weather starts to warm up, and the trekking trails become vibrant with blooming flowers and rhododendrons. The temperature is generally mild, with clear skies and excellent visibility. It’s a great time to witness the beautiful landscapes, lush greenery, and panoramic mountain views.

Autumn (September to November): This is the post-monsoon season when the weather is stable, and the skies are generally clear. The temperature is comfortable, making it ideal for trekking. The autumn months offer breathtaking views of the mountains, including the Annapurna range, and the overall trekking experience is enhanced by the festive atmosphere during the Nepalese Dashain and Tihar festivals.

Both seasons have their advantages, and the choice ultimately depends on your preferences. If you enjoy seeing colorful flowers and blooming vegetation, spring is a good choice. If you prefer clearer skies and panoramic mountain views, autumn is a great option. It’s worth noting that the Annapurna region can be visited year-round, but other seasons such as winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) may bring more challenges due to cold temperatures, snowfall, and potential landslides.