At a Glance
  • Duration18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6091m
  • Group Size 1 - 15 People
  • Start City Kathmandu
  • End City Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Private and Group Joining
  • Activity Trekking, Hiking and Peak Climbing
  • Best Season September - November and March - May
Trip Highlights
  • Reaching Pisang Peak (6091 meters), towering above the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Stop in Jhinu Hot Springs for a healing dip at the end of the climb
  • Incredible views of other nearby peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and others
  • The diversity of landscapes – high mountain peaks, dense forests, and the barren Mustang region
  • Learn about the Gurung culture and other ethnic groups in the region

Enter the Annapurna Circuit and join us on the adventure of a lifetime! Climb Pisang Peak (6,091 meters / 19,983 feet), an accessible climb for mountaineers of all experience levels. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or it’s your first climb ever, we will make sure you have an unforgettable experience, full of fun and adventure. The peak looms above Pisang village and much of the Annapurna Conservation Area.

The best part about this peak climbing excursion is that the trail (except for the days at Pisang Peak and above) lies on the Annapurna Circuit Trek route, which combines the Mustang region and the Annapurna region. It is a 2-1 peak climbing and trekking package journey.

The trail begins from the lower Annapurna region. You will be immediately enchanted by the scenery and full of excitement and energy for what is ahead. Guided by the Marsyangdi River Valley, we follow cascading waterfalls, dense sub-tropical forests, and raging rivers.  The fascinating terraced rice fields and local villages increase the charm of the trek. 

As the trek leads you through the Manang district, Tibetan Buddhist settlements begin to appear.  Finally – slowly – the snow-topped Himalayan peaks begin to appear. We have a heck of a good time climbing the peak. The view from the top will take your breath away. Pisang Peak’s summit offers truly splendid views of the Annapurna Range, such as Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II and IV, Gangapurna, and the Glacier Dome. It is a memorable moment for all.

We descend, full of excitement, and continue the trail towards the Mustang region. Crossing the Thorong La Pass (5416m) is an absolute thrill, and one must use caution when encountering the slippery rocky slope. The high pass offers views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna I (8090m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Tilicho (7134m), and Hiunchuli (6441m) to name a few. 

Surrounded by a choppy sea of Himalayan peaks, we are full of joy.  The trek then leads you to the famous Muktinath Temple, a pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists.  Here, devotees bathe in the fountains, ring bells, anoint one another’s foreheads, or simply worship in the temple.

Our Pisang Peak Climb then passes through the Kali Gandaki Gorge and ends in Syane after stopping at Poon Hill (3210m) for yet another panoramic view of the awe-inspiring peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions.  Finally, we can end the trek with a stop at Jhinu Hot Springs, which helps relieve the muscle aches from the trek.  From here, we return to Pokhara and head back to Kathmandu.

Our highly experienced guides know the route and how to minimize the risks involved in climbing the peak. In our hands, you do not need to worry about your safety. Our Pisang Peak Climbing itinerary has been designed by veteran climbers and is managed with utmost consideration for safety. We ensure that this package adheres to protecting your comfort and well-being.  We do this by ascending slowly, and not spending too long at too high of altitudes.

Pisang Peak Climbing should be experienced by adventurers who have a little bit of climbing experience under their belt. With little experience, and our thorough training before the ascent, you will be adequately prepared to summit Pisang Peak.

There is usually snow at the high camp from the end of November to the end of March. Thus, climbing is most possible during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During Spring time, the rhododendrons are at their peak, and in the Fall, the skies are clearest.  Pisang Peak Climbing requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the climb with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information. 

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal! A representative from Breeze Adventure will welcome you to our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your climbing.

  • Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Bus/Jeep

Early in the morning, we catch a flight to Lukla from the Kathmandu domestic airport. The views from the plane build our anticipation and excitement for our Island Peak Climbing. After landing, we are welcomed by our crew and the cool Himalayan breeze. We pass beautiful Sherpa villages, their agricultural fields, and many mani stones and prayer wheels. We see a spectacular view of Kusum Kanguru as we reach to Phakding.

  • Max Altitude: 2610m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 3 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 6.2km

After breakfast, we will start to head to Namche Bazaar. Today we cross 4 suspension bridges, enjoying views of Thamserku. Following the Dudh Koshi River bank, we pass other small Sherpa villages, reaching Monjo and officially entering Sagarmatha National Park. We stop at Jorsalle village for lunch and continue along the riverbank through pine forests. We cross the highest suspension bridge in the Everest region and trek upwards. We catch our first glimpse of Mt. Everest and continue to Namche Bazaar.

  • Max Altitude: 3500m
  • Accommodation: Gusset House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 8km

Wake up with a pleasant view of Mt. Kongde Ri as we have our breakfast. Today is our acclimatization day. In higher altitudes, there is less oxygen in the air. We must take time to let our bodies adjust to the difference. To help acclimatize, we take a short day hike up to Sagarmatha National Park Museum and Khumjung Village. The supposed Yeti scalp at the monastery and the Everest Viewpoint are memorable moments of the hike. Also, from the museum, we can see a perfect view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and many more pristine peaks. On the way down, we can stop at the world’s highest 5-star hotel and enjoy a cup of tea. Afterward, we explored Namche Bazaar. Namche is a major trade center in the Khumbu region and is densely populated by the Sherpa people. The city is bustling with trekkers who have finished or are preparing for the Island Peak Climbing. Bakeries, cafes, equipment stores, jewelry shops, and restaurants line the streets of Namche Bazaar.

  • Max Altitude: 3860m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 3 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 4km

After breakfast in Namche Bazaar, we head to Tengboche. We warm up quickly on our steep ascent towards Tengboche. After about 25 min., we pass the museum once again and take in the views. We hike on the gentle flat trail to Kyanjuma, which is being built by Pasang Sherpa( legend of Everest base camp trail), and stop for lunch at Phungi Thanga. Now we reach a junction, and continuing on the EBC path, we hike up the steep trail. The rhododendron and pine forests, distract us during the strenuous hike. After a couple of hours, we arrive at Tengboche, which gives us awe-inspiring Himalayan mountain views. At the Tengboche monastery, there is a daily ritual at 6am and 3pm, which we can observe. The sunset over Mt. Everest from this little village is something you will never forget.

  • Max Altitude: 4410m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 9.2km

After breakfast, we continue along the gorgeous trail through the day at a leisurely pace. After walking half an hour on the downhill we reach a little village Debuche. We follow the birch forest for half an hour to the suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge we walk with an awesome view of Mt. Amadablam and the little chortens along the way. Then we reach a little beautiful village Pangboche, Where people stop on the way down from Everest Base Camp and those who want to hike up to Amadablam Base Camp. We stop at Somare for lunch and after lunch, we head to Dingboche. The trail is gradually up but a bit windy and chilly with the cool breeze from the Himalayas. After walking about 2 hours from the lunch spot we arrive at Dingboche Pass, from where we can see the first glimpse of Island Peak! Today, We do not walk for too long, though the altitude takes its toll, so it’s best to take it easy.

  • Max Altitude: 4410m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 9.1km

Wake up face to face with the beautiful mountain Ama Dablam and have breakfast. With our day packs, we head up to Nagarjuna viewpoint. As we climb, the village in the distance looks beautiful, and we also have an awesome view of Mt. Khangtega, Mt. Thamserku, and many more. Though the viewpoint looks close, it normally takes about three hours one way. At the top, we have the most incredible views. On the left, we see Cholatse Peak and Lake, and on the right, we see small blue glacier lakes at the bottom of Mt. Ama Dablam, as well as amazing views of Mt. Makalu, Island Peak, Chopolu (Holy Mountain), Baruntse and Mera Peak. The six-hour roundtrip hike is well worth it. After the day hike, we have lunch and hang out around Dingboche

  • Max Altitude: 5083m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 5 Hours

We start our day and warm up our bodies with a 15-minute uphill hike towards Dhukla. The distance from Dingboche to Lobuche is short, but in the high altitude, we walk a bit slower than the previous days. After walking for a couple of hours on the gentle flat trail with views of the gorgeous Tawache and Cholatse Peak, we arrive at our lunch spot in Thukla. It is located at the bottom of the Khumbu Glacier tongue from where we can see the fresh glacier water flowing like a little river. After lunch, the trail is steep up to the Everest Memorials. These are monuments of those people who have lost their lives during Everest expeditions. After we visit this legendary place, we head to Lobuche through the gentle flat trail. The sunset view of Mt. Nuptse in the evening is splendid.

  • Max Altitude: 4940m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 6 Hours

We wake up full of energy today, excited to make it to Everest Base Camp. We have breakfast earlier than in previous days and head up to Gorakshep via Khumbu Glacier. The trail to Gorakshep is mostly uphill and rocky. Sometimes we can see avalanches on Nuptse mountain (from a safe distance) and hear cracking sounds from the Khumbu Glacier while we are heading up to Gorakshep. After having lunch and dropping our bags off at Gorakshep, we will head to Everest Base Camp with our day pack. The trail is a steep, rocky incline. Everest Base Camp is located on the Khumbu Glacier, where we can see the deadly Khumbu Icefall, Mt. Khumbutse, and Pumori, though we cannot see Mt. Everest. In March and April, Everest Base Camp is full of colorful tents because of the different summit expedition groups. It is quite a sightseeing of some of the best mountaineers preparing to take on the world’s highest mountain.

  • Max Altitude: 5364m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 7/8 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 11km

After waking up early in the morning, we begin our climb to Kala Patthar. The breath-taking view of Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and many others right in front of us is incredible. After enjoying the view and taking some photos at Kala Patthar, we come back to Gorakshep and have our breakfast. After breakfast, we head down to Lobuche. The trail to Lobuche goes downhill via the Khumbu Glacier. On our way, we can visit the solar house.

  • Max Altitude: 5540m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 7 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 12.5km

Today, we walk all the way to Chhukung, retracing our steps for a while. At a certain point, we start the new trail up to Chhukung village, which we find much less populated than the previous days. We are no longer on the Everest Base Camp Trek trail. We check in at one of the five or six accommodation facilities for the night. While resting, we make sure all of our gear is intact and ready to go.

  • Max Altitude: 4730m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 11km

We’ve got an exciting day ahead of us, as we trudge closer and closer to Island Peak. Today’s destination is Island Peak Base Camp. After breakfast, we begin our journey. We don’t hike for a long time today, only about four hours, but we exert a lot of energy due to the altitude. We set up our camp and will do some training before we attempt the climb.

  • Max Altitude: 5087m
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Time: 4 hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 7km

We begin the intense climb around 1 in the morning. First, we make sure our equipment is ready to go and have a breakfast. It is a sharp ascent for about three hours. When we reach the snowline, we prepare our gear and forge ahead. Our crampons hold us to the mountain, as without them we would be in much danger. From here, we have 5 hours of exhausting uphill until the summit. At the top, we have a celebration of hugs, photos, and smiles. We don’t have much time at the top, due to possible dangerous weather conditions, so savor these precious moments. Then, climb down to Base Camp, where we stop for the night.

  • Max Altitude: 6189m
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Time: 9 / 10 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 19km

Retracing our footsteps back to Dingboche, we are full of happiness after the thrilling climb. The trail is the same we took before, so keep an eye out for anything you may have missed on the way up.

  • Max Altitude: 3985m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 5 Hours
  • Meals: BLD

In the morning, we have breakfast and head down to Namche Bazaar. After walking for about one hour, we are on the trail that is shared with trekkers headed to Everest Base Camp. After lunch, we climb up to Kyanjuma for one and a half hours and enjoy the gentle flat trail to Namche Bazaar.

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 6 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 12.5km

After having breakfast with gorgeous mountain views, we start head down to Lukla. We head down for half an hour while enjoying the last view of Mt. Everest and say bye to the mountains. We will cross six suspension bridges and pass several Sherpa villages today before arriving in Lukla. After crossing the highest bridge, we walk another 3 hours to Phakding and stop for lunch. We arrive in Lukla after 2.5 hours of walking the beautiful trail through Sherpa settlements. Time to enjoy the last night of the Himalaya in Lukla!

  • Max Altitude: 2960m
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Time: 7 Hours
  • Meals: BLD
  • Walking Distance: 13.5km

Have breakfast and then walk to Tenzing-Hillary airport and fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city.

  • Max Altitude: 1400m
  • Accommodation: 2/3 Star Guest House
  • Time: 30min
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transport: Plane

Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Breeze Adventure as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.

  • Meals: Breakfast

The 18-day Island Peak Itinerary is designed by our years of experienced local sherpa climbers. This standard 18-day Island Pek Itinerary will fit all age groups with previous high-altitude trekking experience. If you want to add or cut any days from this island peak itinerary, please let us know, and we will design a perfect and safe island peak itinerary for you as your desire and previous experience.

Cost Details
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • All needed transportation for the trek.
  • Local guest house accommodation in the mountains.
  • Tented Camp & supplies (kitchen, toilet, sleeping bag, etc.).
  • Government-authorized, experienced guides and porters
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
  • Necessary Climbing Equipment (harness, crampons, ice axe, tent & kitchen, etc.)
  • Climbing Permit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charges and government taxes
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit entry fee and TIMS
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu
What's Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
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