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Pisang Peak Climbing

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Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak, also known as "Jong Ri" or "Chuli" in Nepal, is a majestic mountain in the Annapurna region, standing at 6,091 meters above sea level. It represents Nepalese culture and the enduring spirit of exploration in the Himalayas. As climbers ascend, the landscape transforms from lush forests to rocky slopes with snow patches. The final push towards the summit requires mastery of mountaineering skills, with panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants serving as motivation and reward.

Pisang Peak Climbing is a thrilling adventure in Nepal's Annapurna region that combines trekking and peak climbing activities. The route leads climbers through Nepal's rich cultural tapestry, from lush forests to rugged, high-altitude terrain with towering peaks. The trekking portion acts as a warm-up and acclimatization period, with traditional Nepalese hospitality and ancient monasteries. Climbers face challenges along the way, such as navigating rocky trails, crossing icy streams, and overcoming steep ascents. The unpredictable weather adds to the challenge, testing even the most experienced adventurers' skills and resilience. The journey culminates with the ascent of Pisang Peak, which stands 6,091 meters above sea level. Pisang Peak Climbing offers unparalleled rewards, with panoramic views and surrounding peaks demonstrating the raw power and majesty of the Himalayas. After a triumphant summit celebration, climbers start their descent, retracing their steps through the rugged terrain back to civilization.

In 1955, a German expedition successfully climbed Pisang Peak, marking a watershed moment in Nepal's Himalayan peak exploration. The expedition encountered numerous challenges, including the massive rock slabs on the upper ridge above the high camp at 5,200 meters. The terrain necessitated careful navigation and precise movements, and inclement weather conditions such as rain or snow exacerbated the difficulties. The risk of slips and falls was also increased, adding unpredictability to the difficult ascent. Despite these challenges, the German expedition persevered and worked as a team to reach the summit. Their 1955 ascent of Pisang Peak exemplifies the spirit of exploration and adventure that motivates mountaineers to reach new heights despite adversity.

Pisang Peak, a mountain that is difficult to climb, offers climbing opportunities that are not only accessible but also rewarding in the Annapurna region. Despite the technical difficulties, the climb to Pisang Peak provides stunning views of the Annapurna Range and the picturesque Manang Valley. The Annapurna region's rich cultural heritage and natural splendor are also on display, providing a sense of accomplishment to those brave enough to ascend such a formidable peak.

Pisang Peak Climbing is a well-known mountain in Nepal that has captivated visitors since the first German expedition. This physical challenge allows participants to immerse themselves in the breathtaking Himalayan scenery, including snow-capped peaks and pristine landscapes. As you ascend, the rugged beauty of the Himalayan terrain becomes clear, revealing a world of ice and rock unlike any other. Each foothold brings you closer to the summit, providing a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks and valleys. Pisang Peak Climbing is more than just a natural conquest; it is an experience that will last long after you have descended its slopes. Join Pisang Peak Climbing to make unforgettable memories.

Pisang Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak Climbing Highlights




20 Days

Starting Price

USD 3,500.00

Group Size

2-15 Pax


Trekking annd Climbing


Overland l Plane


Hotel l Lodge l Tent

Meal Plan

AP Plan

Trip Grade


Max. Altitude


Best Season

Autumn l Spring

Trip Hours/Day

4-9 Hours


Physically Fit

GPS Location

28º 38' 46" N 84º 11' 18" E

Trip Itinerary

  • 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m).

    Upon your arrival at the airport, our company representative will warmly greet you and ensure your smooth transfer to the hotel. It is at the hotel where you will have the pleasure of meeting our team. In the evening, around 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., we will organize a pre-trek briefing. This gathering provides an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with the other members of your group before we all proceed to enjoy a delightful dinner. The welcome dinner will feature authentic Nepalese cuisine accompanied by captivating cultural dance performances, immersing you in the rich cultural traditions of Nepal.

  • 02

    Full day Guided Tour in Kathmandu valley with City Tour Guide

    Today, you will have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu with our experienced city tour guide. Our itinerary includes several remarkable sites:

    • SWOYAMBHUNATH, also known as the Monkey Temple, is perched atop a hill and can be reached by climbing a long set of steps. From there, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu.
    • BOUDHANATH STUPA is adorned with traditional Gompas adorned with vibrant prayer flags. It serves as a focal point for Sherpas and Tibetans who partake in the spiritual practice of circumambulating the stupa (koras).
    • PASHUPATINATH, a sacred Hindu temple, is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and features Ghats where cremation ceremonies take place, offering a unique glimpse into Hindu rituals.
    • KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, one of the ancient capitals of the Kathmandu Valley, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This vibrant square showcases a harmonious fusion of Hindu and Buddhist temples, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

    With our knowledgeable guide, you will gain insights into the historical, religious, and architectural significance of these iconic landmarks. Prepare to be captivated by the unique charm and spiritual ambiance of Kathmandu.

  • 03

    By Jeep: Kathmandu to Tal (1,700m)

    We begin our day with an early-morning private bus ride to Dumre and Besisahar, passing through villages and lively bazaars. After Besisahar, the road becomes a bit bumpy but offers scenic views of rice fields and traditional Nepalese villages—perfect for capturing Nepal's authenticity in your first photos. We then switch to 4x4s. Keep in mind that a few landslides might cause delays or require changing vehicles a couple of times. It's wise to embrace the Nepalese spirit by maintaining a smile and good humor during these daily adventures. The track takes us up into the gorges of the Marsyangdi Khola, where we might see the majestic Manaslu massif (8,163m), promising extraordinary panoramas. Finally, we reach the Tal plateau and settle into a lodge between a waterfall and river for a well-deserved night's rest.

    Transfer: 236km, 8-9 Hours |  Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 04

    Tal to Timang (2,750m)

    From the Tal, our journey takes us across a bridge over the Marsyangdi River, following a zigzag trail with occasional views of the Kang Guru pyramid at 6,981 m in clear weather. Passing through a narrow gorge, we reach the town of Dharapani, a significant village where the Manaslu and Annapurna massifs converge, with Lamjung Himal (6,993 m) visible. Transitioning into the forest, Nepalese buildings shift to Tibetan architecture with long mani walls (prayer walls), and we find lodging in the charming village of Timang. Continuing through the heart of the Marsyangdi gorges, we notice a change in vegetation, encountering conifers like chir pine with its long silver needles. The path leads us to Dharapani (1,965m), a sizable town at the crossroads of valleys, and then to Bagarchap, marking the bend in the Marsyangdi's course. Bagarchap signals the boundary between the humid southern valleys and the drier Upper Marsyangdi. The shift in vegetation is evident, transitioning from subtropical forest to expansive blue pines, spruces, and oaks as we head towards the village of Timang.

    Walking duration: 5-6 Hours    |    Altitude Gain: +1130 meters    |    Altitude Loss: -200 meters | Accommodation: Lodge l Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 05

    Timang to Chame (2,670m)

    The trail continues along a natural path, meandering through fields, pastures, and bushes until you reach yet another suspension bridge. Once you cross the bridge, you begin the climb towards the road, which soon leads you to Bagarchhap. As you enter Bagarchhap, you pass through an entrance chorten, adding a touch of cultural significance to your journey. From Bagarchhap, it is only a short distance to the first houses of Danaque, a long village stretching over a kilometer, where you can find several lodges for accommodation. Continue following the trail until you reach the river and cross it using a quaint wooden bridge. Afterward, follow the road for approximately an hour to reach the old village of Koto, where you can admire charming old wooden houses. In just 20 minutes from Koto, you will already come across the first lodges of Chame, marking your approach to the next destination.

  • 06

    Chame to Upper Pisang (3,300m)

    This trail is truly magnificent, guiding you through a dense pine forest and picturesque meadows that often provide stunning views of the opposite riverside, adorned with breathtaking waterfalls. After trekking for three kilometers, you reunite with the road and, within 30 minutes, arrive at the charming lodge settlement of Bhratang, nestled amidst enchanting apple orchards. Continuing from Bhratang, the trail meanders through a delightful pine forest alongside the Marsyangdi River. After approximately 20 minutes, the path is skillfully carved out from solid rock, with ongoing expansion work taking place. The valley takes a graceful turn to the left, forming a polished enormous rock wall reminiscent of a soup bowl. To proceed, you cross the river via a suspension bridge and ascend through a dense forest. After an hour from the bridge, you reach the expansive lodge settlement of Dhukur Pokhari, stretched out along the trail. This section of the trail provides awe-inspiring views of Annapurna II, IV, and III and comes highly recommended for its natural beauty. It eventually leads you to the captivating old village of Upper Pisang, further enhancing the scenic journey.

  • 07

    Acclimatization day

    Today, we're focusing on acclimatization as we prepare for our climb up Pisang Peak. At Upper Pisang, part of our carefully planned itinerary, we're giving our bodies time to adjust to the higher altitude. We've already reached 3,300 meters, and there's more to climb, so acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. We'll enjoy the beautiful views of the Annapurna range and Gangapurna while getting ready for the next part of our journey. During this time, we'll also take short walks to explore the Upper Pisang Region. Tonight, we'll stay in Upper Pisang, getting a good rest before our early departure for the next stage of our trek.

  • 08

    Upper Pisang To Pisang Peak Base Camp (4,380m)

    Today, we are making steady progress toward our primary objective: reaching the Pisang Peak Base Camp. Nestled at an elevation of 4,380 meters, this marks a significant stride toward our ultimate destination. Departing from Upper Pisang, we'll face a demanding ascent, accompanied by a substantial gain in altitude. Be prepared for rugged and steep terrain as we navigate through sparsely wooded areas and the enchanting pastures of Kharka. As the day comes to a close, we'll find comfort in our well-appointed tented camps, complete with a dedicated kitchen team and all the essential utensils to ensure a satisfying dinner and a restful night's sleep, as we gear up for the adventures that lie ahead.

  • 09

    Pisang Peak Base Camp to Pisang Peak High Camp (5,400m)

    Today, our journey takes us to the Pisang Peak High Camp, a 4-5 hour trek from our current location at the Pisang Peak Base Camp. This significant move brings us closer to our ultimate goal—the summit of Pisang Peak itself.

    As we ascend, we'll reach an elevation of 5,400 meters, navigating through challenging and rugged terrain. The demanding climb to the Pisang Peak High Camp will take approximately 4-5 hours, setting the stage for our summit attempt the following day.

    To ensure a successful Pisang Peak summit experience, meticulous preparations are key. Upon reaching the High Camp, our experienced guides will meticulously inspect and prepare all climbing gear and equipment. As evening falls, you'll find comfort in our tented camps at the Pisang Peak High Camp, resting up for the upcoming summit bid.

  • 10

    Summit Pisang Peak (6,091m). Trek back to Base Camp

    Today marks the apex of our Pisang Peak climbing expedition, a moment we've eagerly anticipated throughout our journey from Kathmandu to Pisang Peak High Camp. At this juncture, we stand on the threshold of our ultimate objective—the Pisang Peak Summit.

    The path ahead from the High Camp presents us with steep snow slopes, necessitating the application of advanced technical climbing skills to ascend to the summit. Our seasoned Sherpa guides, well-versed through professional training and enriched by extensive experience, will adeptly navigate the intricate nuances of the ascent. With their steadfast guidance and support, you'll embark early in the morning on your quest to conquer the Pisang Peak Summit. Following a pause to revel in the awe-inspiring vistas and savor the mountain's magnificence from the summit, our descent will begin, guiding us back to the Pisang Peak Base Camp.

  • 11

    Contingency day

    A contingency day, often referred to as a buffer day, constitutes a crucial element in the framework of every mountaineering or climbing venture, Pisang Peak Climbing included. This invaluable day functions as a protective measure against unforeseen hurdles, encompassing adverse weather patterns, altitude-related issues, and any unexpected events that might impede the meticulously planned itinerary.

    In the context of the Pisang Peak Climbing expedition, the placement of a contingency day is a matter of strategic importance. Typically, it is scheduled to follow the summit day or situated at a juncture where its utilization would yield the greatest benefits, primarily in terms of securing the safety and triumphant accomplishment of the ascent.

  • 12

    Pisang Base Camp to Manang (3,520m)

    With the successful conquest of Pisang Peak, our primary objective, it is time to retrace our steps. We shall follow the familiar trails that guided us to the Pisang Base Camp, directing us back to the captivating Manang Valley. This valley is celebrated not only for its awe-inspiring mountain panoramas but also for its vibrant and culturally enriched traditions, creating an enchanting backdrop for your overnight stay.

    After a 5-6 hour trek, you will find yourself in the picturesque embrace of Manang Valley, where you can once again indulge in the breathtaking vistas of the Annapurna Range. Rest for the night awaits you in the cozy comfort of a local tea house nestled in the heart of Manang Valley.

  • 13

    Manang to Ledar (4,250m)

    From the picturesque town of Manang, our trail takes us on a breathtaking adventure as we embark on a remarkable ascent of approximately 1,200 meters towards the famous Thorong La pass. We make our way steadily through the captivating region of Tenki, gradually bidding farewell to the mesmerizing beauty of the Marshyangdi Valley. Continuing our trek along the enchanting Jarsang Khola Valley, we are rewarded with awe-inspiring views and a sense of wonder. Finally, we reach the charming village of Ledar, nestled at an impressive altitude of 4,250 meters. Here, we are greeted by a more sparse yet captivating landscape, where the transition in vegetation reminds us of the immense beauty and challenges that lie ahead on our remarkable journey.

  • 14

    Ledar to Thorong La Phedi (4,450m)

    The trail ahead presents a series of ups and downs, offering a diverse terrain to traverse. As you make your way, you will come across a sturdy suspension bridge, allowing you to cross over a flowing river. Along the path, you'll encounter two small teashops, providing a welcome opportunity to rest and rejuvenate. Approximately 20 minutes after passing the teahouses, you will encounter a challenging stretch where you must navigate a landside and stone fall area. Take caution and proceed with care during this 15-minute section. Following the landslide stretch, the trail continues at a similar level for approximately 15 minutes, leading you to the two lodges of Thorong Phedi, situated at an elevation of 4,550 meters. These lodges offer a well-deserved respite and serve as a base for further adventures on your journey.

  • 15

    Cross Thorong La Pass (5,416m). Trek to Muktinath (3,760m)

    It is highly recommended to commence the climb early in the morning, as this day holds immense significance and excitement for your Nepal trip. The pinnacle of our journey awaits us at the majestic Thorong La pass, towering at an impressive altitude of 5,416 meters, marking the highest point of our entire expedition. As we reach this summit, we are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views that make this moment truly unforgettable.

    Muktinath, a sacred place renowned in both Hinduism and Buddhism, takes its name from the Hindu God symbolizing "God of Salvation." In Buddhism, it carries the profound meaning of "Nirvana." The Sep-Oct festival period brings a vibrant energy, making it a particularly fascinating and bustling time to visit. Moreover, Muktinath serves as a remarkable testament to the coexistence and harmonious relationship between Hinduism and Buddhism, showcasing the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of the region.

  • 16

    Muktinath to Jomsom (2775m)

    Our journey today is a lengthy descent from Muktinath to Jomsom, marking the final day of our trek. Descending is generally smoother than ascending. Our route takes us to Lubra Danda, where we ascend briefly before descending to the charming Lubra village, known for its picturesque Thakali charm. Along the way, the breathtaking vistas of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and other snow-capped peaks surround us in a truly awe-inspiring fashion. The trail then transforms into a wide and level path, guiding us steadily to Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang, as we follow the gusty Kali Gandaki River valley.

  • 17

    By Domestic Plane: Jomsom to Pokhara (820m)

    In the early morning, we will embark on a short and scenic flight to Pokhara, where we will be treated to breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as the world's deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki. The stunning landscapes will leave us in awe. Throughout the day, we can relax at the hotel or take a leisurely stroll around the enchanting Lake Side area, where we can immerse ourselves in the captivating panorama of mountains and charming natural beauty. There are various interesting places to explore, such as the intriguing Mahendra Cave, the mesmerizing David's Fall, and of course, the numerous beautiful lakes that adorn Pokhara's landscape.

  • 18

    By Private Bus: Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Following a satisfying breakfast, we bid farewell to the stunning lakeside city of Pokhara and embark on a scenic drive towards the bustling capital, Kathmandu. Once we arrive in Kathmandu, the remainder of the day is at our leisure. We can choose to unwind and relax or take the opportunity to indulge in some souvenir shopping, exploring the vibrant markets and selecting mementos of our incredible journey.

  • 19

    Free day in Kathmandu for self-visit and shopping

    Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for our departure. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will gather our belongings and make our way to the airport. We will ensure that we reach the airport well in time to complete all the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we bid adieu to this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and take a moment to appreciate the warm hospitality and kindness of the Nepalese people. This marks the end of our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal.

  • 20

    Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

    Today, we will transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for our departure. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel, we will gather our belongings and make our way to the airport. We will ensure that we reach the airport well in time to complete all the necessary formalities and board our flight. Before we bid adieu to this enchanting country, take one last look at the breathtaking views of the Himalayas and take a moment to appreciate the warm hospitality and kindness of the Nepalese people. This marks the end of our tour, and we hope you had a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal.

Included in package cost
  • Airport pick up and drop off on a private vehicle.
  • A warm welcome dinner at a typical and authentic Nepalese kitchen with a cultural dance.
  • Full-day sightseeing in Kathmandu with English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Hotel: 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 1-night Hotel accommodation in Pokhara at twin sharing a room on BB plan.
  • Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, and room during the whole trekking period.
  • Comfortable twin-sharing tented accommodation with all necessary camping and kitchen equipment, availability of mattresses, toilet tents, showers, dining tents, tables, chairs, and more..
  • Appropriate high-altitude food for all climbing crew at base camp and higher altitudes, as required.Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes during the climbing period.
  • Permit: Climbing Permit of Pisang Peak, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP>, and TIMS Card entrance fees.
  • Climbing equipment charges for a climbing guide to ensure professional guidance and safety.
  • All the monuments and entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • Domestic Flight: Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Land transportation: From Kathmandu to Tal and from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Trekking Staffs: Highly experienced, trained, and government-licensed Mountain Guide, Assistant Guide, and Porter (1:1 Porter) including daily wages and accommodation.
  • First aid and medical kits
  • Accident, medical, and helicopter insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • All government taxes and official charges.
Not included in package
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu The cost of meals during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara are not included in the package.
  • Rescue/emergency and insurance cost: While accidental and medical insurance for the Nepalese staff is included, your personal rescue and emergency insurance are not covered in the package.
  • Beverages, hard drinks, and alcohol: The package does not include the cost of beverages, alcoholic drinks, or any other personal refreshments.
  • A garbage deposit for Pisang Peak is required, and it will be refunded upon proper waste disposal as per guidelines.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during departure: The visa fee for entering Nepal and any applicable airport taxes during departure is not part of the package. You'll need to arrange and pay for the entry visa and any airport taxes as required.
  • Personal equipment and personal expenses: You are responsible for providing your personal trekking equipment and any other personal expenses not mentioned in the package.
  • Tips: While tips for the trekking and climbing staff are at your discretion, it is customary to offer gratuities as a token of appreciation for their services.
  • Extra charges due to natural calamities: If there are unforeseen circumstances like political unrest, flight cancellations due to weather conditions, landslides, or any other natural calamities, any additional expenses arising from these situations should be borne by the trek participants themselves.

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Pisang Peak, known locally as "Jong Ri," is an esteemed trekking and mountaineering destination nestled within the captivating Annapurna region of Nepal. Renowned for its accessibility and approachability, Pisang Peak beckons climbers and trekkers alike, offering an enticing blend of challenge and feasibility amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Located in the Manang district of Nepal, Pisang Peak finds its sanctuary within the expansive embrace of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Positioned at the precise coordinates of approximately 28.6096°N latitude and 84.1199° E longitude, this peak is an integral part of the renowned Annapurna range, an iconic and awe-inspiring panorama that graces our planet's most illustrious mountain landscapes.

Pisang Peak is a well-known mountain in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It stands at a height of 6,091 meters (19,983 feet) above sea level, making it one of the important peaks in the Himalayas. Many mountaineers are drawn to this mountain as it offers a challenging yet achievable climb in the region.

Prior climbing experience is highly recommended for attempting Pisang Peak. While Pisang Peak is considered one of the more accessible peaks in the region, it still presents challenges and technical difficulties that require climbers to have a certain level of expertise and experience. Climbers attempting Pisang Peak should ideally possess the following:

  • Basic Mountaineering Skills: A good understanding of basic mountaineering skills, including the use of crampons, ice axes, harnesses, and rope work, is essential.
  • Adequate Physical Fitness: Climbers should be in excellent physical condition, as the climb can be physically demanding, especially at higher altitudes.
  • High Altitude Experience: Familiarity with high-altitude conditions and acclimatization techniques is crucial for a safe ascent.
  • Technical Climbing Experience: Some prior experience with technical climbing on ice and rock is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Safety Protocols: An understanding of safety protocols, avalanche awareness, and rescue procedures is vital for any high-altitude climb.

While Pisang Peak is considered relatively straightforward in terms of technical difficulty, climbers should not underestimate the challenges posed by high-altitude climbing. It's advisable to gain experience through other treks and climbs before attempting Pisang Peak, and many climbers choose to do so with the guidance of experienced climbing guides and agencies who can provide instruction and support throughout the ascent. Safety should always be the top priority in high-altitude mountaineering, and proper training and experience contribute significantly to a successful and safe climb.

The duration of a Pisang Peak climbing expedition can vary depending on several factors, including the chosen trekking route, the individual climber's acclimatization pace, weather conditions, and logistical considerations. However, a typical Pisang Peak climbing expedition takes approximately 17 to 20 days from arrival in Kathmandu to the summit and back.

The best time to climb Pisang Peak in Nepal is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. These seasons offer the most favorable weather and climbing conditions. Here's a breakdown of the two optimal climbing seasons:

Spring (April to May):

  • Spring is considered the best season for climbing Pisang Peak.
  • The weather is relatively stable with clear skies, making it ideal for climbing and trekking.
  • The temperatures are moderate, and the days are longer, allowing for comfortable and extended climbing periods.
  • Spring offers vibrant rhododendron blooms and lush landscapes, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

Autumn (September to November):

  • Autumn is another excellent season for climbing Pisang Peak.
  • The weather is generally stable, with clear skies and favorable temperatures.
  • The post-monsoon period results in clearer mountain views, providing stunning vistas during the climb.
  • Autumn is also a popular trekking and climbing season in Nepal, so you can expect to meet fellow adventurers along the route.

While spring and autumn are the primary climbing seasons for Pisang Peak, it's essential to consider a few factors when planning your expedition:

  • Monsoon Season (June to August): Climbing Pisang Peak during the monsoon season is not advisable due to heavy rainfall, slippery trails, and the risk of landslides and avalanches. It's a less safe and enjoyable time for climbing in the region.
  • Winter (December to February): Winter brings cold temperatures, heavy snowfall, and shorter daylight hours to the Himalayas. Climbing during this season is technically challenging and requires specialized equipment. Few climbers attempt Pisang Peak in winter.

Ultimately, the choice between spring and autumn depends on your personal preferences and availability. It's crucial to plan your expedition well in advance, book permits, and consider factors like your level of climbing experience and the length of your trip. Additionally, consulting with experienced guides or trekking agencies will help you make the best choice for your Pisang Peak climbing adventure.

Yes, you need a permit to climb Pisang Peak in Nepal. Like many other peaks in Nepal, Pisang Peak requires climbers to obtain the necessary permits to ensure safety, conservation, and adherence to regulations. Here's an overview of the permits you'll need:

Climbing Permit: You will need a climbing permit specifically for Pisang Peak. These permits can be obtained through the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) or from a registered trekking agency in Nepal. The NMA is the organization responsible for issuing climbing permits for various peaks in Nepal.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Since Pisang Peak is located within the Annapurna Conservation Area, you will also need an ACAP permit. This permit is essential for entering and trekking within the conservation area and helps fund conservation efforts and infrastructure development in the region. You can obtain the ACAP permit in Kathmandu or at various checkpoints along the trekking route.

It's important to note that permit fees can vary depending on your nationality, the season in which you plan to climb, and other factors. Additionally, permits must be obtained before your expedition begins, so it's essential to plan ahead and work with a reputable trekking agency or guide who can assist you in securing the necessary permits and ensuring compliance with all regulations.

Climbing without the required permits is illegal and can lead to fines, deportation, and other legal consequences, so it's crucial to obtain the permits and follow all local regulations to ensure a safe and lawful climbing experience on Pisang Peak.

Climbing Pisang Peak requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance, as the expedition involves trekking through challenging terrains and dealing with high altitudes. While prior climbing experience is not mandatory, being in good physical shape can greatly enhance your chances of a successful ascent and a more enjoyable experience. Key aspects of physical fitness needed for Chulu Peak climbing include:

  • Cardiovascular Endurance: Climbers should have good cardiovascular fitness to cope with long and strenuous trekking days at high altitudes. Regular aerobic exercises like running, hiking, or cycling can help improve cardiovascular endurance.
  • Strength and Stamina: Trekking to Pisang Peak Base Camp and climbing to the summit require strength and stamina. Strengthening exercises targeting the legs, core, and upper body can be beneficial.
  • Altitude Acclimatization: Climbers must be prepared to adapt to the changing altitude. Acclimatization hikes during the expedition help the body adjust to the reduced oxygen levels at higher elevations.
  • Mental Preparedness: Climbing at high altitudes can be mentally challenging. Having a positive mindset, determination, and the ability to cope with potential difficulties are essential for a successful climb.

Before attempting Pisang Peak, it's recommended to engage in a pre-expedition training regimen to improve physical fitness and endurance. Additionally, consulting with a healthcare professional before embarking on the climb is advised to ensure that there are no underlying health concerns that could affect your ability to climb at high altitudes. Joining guided expeditions with experienced leaders and support staff can also help climbers with the necessary training and guidance throughout the journey.

Yes, there are altitude-related risks associated with climbing Pisang Peak, as with any high-altitude trek or climb in the Himalayas. It's important to be aware of these risks and take necessary precautions to ensure a safe and successful ascent.

  • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): This is a common altitude-related condition that can affect climbers as they ascend to higher elevations. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. It's crucial to acclimatize properly by ascending gradually and allowing your body time to adjust to the altitude. Drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol, and following a slow ascent rate can help mitigate the risk of AMS.
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): These are severe forms of altitude sickness that can be life-threatening. HAPE affects the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing and coughing up pink or frothy sputum. HACE affects the brain and can lead to confusion, loss of coordination, and unconsciousness. Immediate descent to lower altitudes is the only effective treatment for these conditions.
  • Cold-related Injuries: At high altitudes, temperatures can drop significantly, especially during the night. Frostbite and hypothermia are real risks, so it's crucial to dress in layers and carry appropriate gear to stay warm.
  • Exhaustion and Fatigue: Long trekking days and the physical demands of climbing can lead to exhaustion and fatigue. Proper training, pacing yourself, and getting adequate rest are important to prevent overexertion.
  • Altitude-related Illness Prevention:Adequate hydration, a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and taking rest days for acclimatization are key to preventing altitude-related illnesses. It's also important to listen to your body and be prepared to turn back or descend if you experience severe symptoms.

Joining a guided expedition with experienced guides who are familiar with altitude-related risks and safety protocols is highly recommended. They can monitor your health, provide guidance on acclimatization, and take appropriate actions in case of emergencies. Pre-trip training, proper gear, and a thorough understanding of altitude-related risks are essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable Chulu West Peak climbing experience.

Pisang Peak is generally considered to be a technically straightforward climb compared to some of the more challenging peaks in the Himalayas. However, it is not without its difficulties, and climbers should be adequately prepared and have some prior climbing experience. Here are some key points to consider regarding the technical challenges of Pisang Peak:

  • Mixed Terrain: Pisang Peak involves a variety of terrain, including both rock and ice sections. Climbers need to be proficient in mixed alpine climbing, which may include the use of crampons, ice axes, and other technical equipment.
  • Steep Ascent: The ascent to the summit of Pisang Peak includes steep and sometimes exposed sections. Climbers should be comfortable with steep ascents and descents, including using proper climbing techniques and safety measures.
  • Altitude: Pisang Peak is at a high altitude, and climbers will be working in thin air. Altitude-related challenges, such as altitude sickness, reduced oxygen levels, and increased fatigue, can be significant obstacles and require proper acclimatization.
  • Weather Conditions: Weather in the Himalayas can be unpredictable and harsh, even during the climbing seasons. Climbers should be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions, including cold temperatures, high winds, and the possibility of snow and storms. 
  • Route Finding: While the standard route on Pisang Peak is well-established, climbers should still have basic route-finding skills and be able to navigate in a mountain environment.
  • Experience: While Pisang Peak is often considered a good introductory peak for climbers looking to gain experience in high-altitude mountaineering, it is not recommended for complete beginners. Climbers should ideally have prior climbing experience and be comfortable with the use of technical equipment.

Overall, Pisang Peak is suitable for climbers with moderate mountaineering experience who are looking to take on a challenging yet achievable ascent in the Himalayas. It is essential to undergo proper training, acclimatization, and preparation, and many climbers choose to do so with the assistance of experienced guides and trekking agencies who can provide guidance and support throughout the climb. Safety and preparation are paramount when attempting any high-altitude climb in the Himalayas.

Pisang Peak climbing requires specialized equipment to ensure climbers' safety and success in challenging environments. While the specific gear may vary depending on the peak's difficulty and altitude, here is a general list of essential equipment for peak climbing:

  • Climbing Helmet: Protects the head from falling debris and potential impacts during the climb.
  • Climbing Harness: Used with ropes to secure climbers during technical sections and for glacier travel.
  • Climbing Rope: Dynamic and static ropes are used for belaying, rappelling, and securing climbers.
  • Crampons: Metal spikes that attach to mountaineering boots, providing traction on icy surfaces.
  • Ice Axe: Essential for self-arresting during slips and for stability on steep snow and ice slopes.
  • Carabiners and Quickdraws: Used to connect ropes, slings, and other gear for anchoring and protection.
  • Prusik Cord: Used for ascending the rope in a self-rescue situation.
  • Snow Pickets or Ice Screws: Anchors that provide protection on snow and ice.
  • Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated boots designed for technical climbing and to handle cold conditions.
  • Gaiters: Protect lower legs and boots from snow and debris.
  • Climbing Gloves: Insulated and dexterous gloves for handling equipment and maintaining warmth.
  • Layered Clothing: Including base layers, insulating layers, and waterproof and windproof outer layers.
  • Sunglasses and Goggles: Essential for eye protection against snow blindness and glare.
  • Headlamp: Necessary for early morning or late-night starts and for navigating in low light.
  • Backpack: Large enough to carry personal gear, food, and water.
  • Sleeping Bag: Rated for the expected temperatures during the climb.
  • Sleeping Pad: Insulated to provide comfort and warmth during the nights.
  • Trekking Poles: For added stability during approaches and descents.
  • High-altitude Medications: As advised by medical professionals to cope with altitude-related challenges.
  • Personal Climbing Gear: Including ascenders, descenders, and any specialized equipment needed for the specific peak.

It's crucial for climbers to be familiar with the gear and undergo proper training before attempting peak climbing. Experienced guides or mountaineering schools can provide valuable guidance on equipment selection, usage, and climbing techniques, contributing to a safe and successful climbing experience.

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended and often required when undertaking a climbing expedition like Pisang Peak in Nepal. While it might not be an absolute legal requirement, most reputable trekking agencies and climbing guides will insist that climbers have comprehensive travel insurance that covers various aspects of their journey. Here are some reasons why travel insurance is essential for Pisang Peak climbing:

  • Emergency Medical Coverage: Climbing at high altitudes carries inherent risks, including altitude-related illnesses and accidents. Travel insurance should provide coverage for emergency medical treatment and evacuation, which can be extremely costly in remote mountain areas.
  • Trip Cancellation or Interruption: Unforeseen events such as illness, injury, or family emergencies can force you to cancel or interrupt your trip. Travel insurance can help recover non-refundable costs like flights, permits, and accommodations.
  • Gear and Equipment Coverage: Climbers often carry expensive gear and equipment. Travel insurance may cover loss, theft, or damage to your climbing gear.
  • Evacuation and Repatriation: In the event of a serious medical emergency, travel insurance should cover helicopter rescue and, if necessary, repatriation to your home country.
  • Travel Delays: Weather-related flight delays or cancellations are common in mountainous regions. Travel insurance can provide compensation for additional expenses incurred due to such delays.
  • Liability Coverage: Climbing carries inherent risks not only for yourself but also for others in your group. Liability coverage can protect you in case of accidents or injuries involving third parties.

When purchasing travel insurance for Pisang Peak climbing, make sure it explicitly covers high-altitude trekking and mountaineering activities. Read the policy terms and conditions carefully to understand what is and isn't covered. Additionally, ensure that your insurance covers the entire duration of your expedition, including any pre- and post-climbing activities.

While travel insurance is an added expense, it provides valuable protection and peace of mind during your climbing adventure, ensuring that you are financially and medically covered in case of unforeseen events. Always consult with your trekking agency or guide to determine specific insurance requirements for your Pisang Peak expedition.

Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd is dedicated to providing exceptional services, ensuring an unforgettable journey for you. We are committed to honesty and diligence, striving to make your experience smooth and enjoyable. All services will be delivered as agreed upon during booking, following our policies and those set by the Tourism Authority. However, please be aware of the inherent risks involved, and you must take responsibility for your actions and participation. The adventure may entail extreme conditions, unpredictable weather, and itinerary changes beyond our control. Proper acclimatization to high altitudes is crucial. Our trips often take place in remote areas, where access to emergency services and medical facilities is limited. In case of serious injury requiring hospitalization, evacuation may take several days, affecting your recovery. While helicopters are commonly used for evacuation, they may not always be available due to weather conditions. We cannot be held responsible for any changes or cancellations due to factors such as government restrictions, natural disasters, political unrest, flight cancellations, delays, sickness, accidents, or vehicle breakdowns. Any additional costs incurred are the client's responsibility. Therefore, we strongly advise obtaining travel insurance covering cancellation, curtailment, personal liability, and loss of luggage and personal effects. Proof of travel insurance is required on the first day of your trip, and without it, participation will not be possible.

Expedition Manager/Guide: Our Pisang Peak Climbing will be led by an experienced and skilled professional in the climbing industry, who has successfully conquered various trekking peaks in Nepal.

4:1 Sherpa to client ratio on summit day: Our team includes Sherpa guides who have achieved previous summits and possess extensive expertise in high-altitude expeditions. For the summit day, we maintain a favorable 4:1 Sherpa guide-to-client ratio. Each of our Sherpa guides boasts considerable experience in scaling high-altitude peaks.

We prioritize small group sizes to ensure efficient coordination and cooperation, particularly during high-altitude climbing. Our Trekking peak climbing expeditions comprise a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 climbers in one group. This approach allows for personalized attention, better communication, and enhanced safety during the adventure.

As part of the requirements for high-altitude climbing, our Mountain Guides receive compensation for their services, which includes equipment allowance, daily wages, food, and insurance coverage. Additionally, there is a Summit bonus provided as Tips, following the Mountaineering system, to motivate and encourage the Mountain Guides in their efforts towards a successful summit bid. The specified amount for the Summit bonus is detailed in each mountain program, ensuring transparency and general information for our clients.

During tea house trekking, you'll have breakfast and dinner at the guesthouses or lodges, while lunch will be at trailside restaurants. The traditional Nepali meal "Dal Bhat Tarkari" (rice, curry, and lentil soup) is commonly served at these places. However, guesthouses also offer a variety of other food items like rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups, with some even having Western options. Soft drinks, snacks, wine, and beer are available at most guesthouses and trailside restaurants. Food safety is a top priority, and we select the cleanest and most hygienically-kept hotels for our routes. During camping, our cook prepares the food based on your preferences, and we shop for the required items before the trip.

If you have specific dietary requirements, restrictions, or allergies, please inform us when booking the trip. Our teams will do their best to accommodate your requests, but due to local constraints, we may not always guarantee a wide variety of alternative menus. For strenuous trips, we recommend planning for additional groceries like energy bars, dried fruits, and chocolates to ensure sufficient caloric intake.

During the trek, tea and coffee are provided with meals. Soft and alcoholic beverages, including mineral water, are not included and are the responsibility of the participants. You can refill your water containers at the lodges, but it's important to treat the water with purifying tablets to ensure it's safe to drink. To reduce plastic waste, avoid buying bottled water and opt for treated water available in the villages. This way, we can limit the issue of plastic bottles and promote responsible environmental practices during the trek.

Transportation within Kathmandu Valley is facilitated by private vehicles, tailored according to the group size. During trekking periods, we provide the services of Porters to carry your baggage for the day. It is important to note that one porter will be assigned to assist two members.

  • Overland Transfers: Kathmandu to Khudi and Pokhara to Kathmandu by Private vehicle.
  • Domestic flights: Jomosom to Pokhara is mainly operated by Tara Air, Buddha Air, and Goma Air (flights subject to climatic and operational hazards).

We kindly request your attention to the mandatory use of seat belts in all vehicles utilized during the trip, both in the front and rear seats, where they are available and in accordance with the regulations enforced in the visited country. By participating in the trip, you agree to adhere to this safety requirement. Please be aware that Ethic Himalaya cannot be held responsible for any bodily injuries or material damages incurred if this safety provision is not complied with by you.

In Kathmandu, your accommodation will be arranged at a locally recognized three-star hotel, featuring double rooms. During the trekking, we provide accommodations at guest houses and lodges, particularly in key trekking regions. These guest houses and lodges offer running hot and cold water amenities, and private rooms are readily available. While private rooms are a common feature, it's important to note that bathroom facilities are often shared. Drawing upon our extensive experience in the trekking domain gained over numerous years of organizing diverse treks in Nepal, we assure you of our meticulous selection process. We choose guest houses and lodges that are meticulously maintained, ensuring cleanliness and hygiene. These establishments are known for their amicable ambiance and exceptional vistas.

Upon reaching the base camp, the arrangement transitions to full board camping. Our camping setup is comprehensive and well-supported by a team of proficient guides, skilled cooks, capable Sherpas, and diligent porters who accompany you throughout. The porters are responsible for carrying trekking equipment, food supplies, fuel, and personal belongings. Our adept cooks diligently prepare nourishing hot meals. When the sun sets, we provide well-equipped tents for dining, sleeping, and ablutions. These tents are thoughtfully furnished with comfortable mattresses, cozy down-filled sleeping bags, tables, and seating arrangements.

A typical day on a camping trek commences at around 6 or 7 AM, with a rejuvenating cup of hot tea to invigorate you. Following this, a bowl of warm water is provided for your washing needs. Breakfast is then served, setting you up for the day ahead. The trek usually gets underway between 7:30 and 8 AM. Trekkers have the flexibility to pace themselves, allowing for pauses and sightseeing along the route. The morning walk typically culminates at the lunch spot after approximately 3 hours. Here, you'll be treated to a hearty, hot lunch.

In the afternoon, you'll continue your journey for another 3 to 4 hours, arriving at the next campsite around 4 or 5 PM. Tea and snacks are thoughtfully served to invigorate you while our dedicated staff prepares the camp. Dinner is typically served around 6 or 7 PM in the well-appointed dining tent, illuminated by lanterns, and thoughtfully furnished for your comfort.

Porters will be responsible for carrying your baggage, which will not be accessible to you during the course of the day. To ensure your convenience, it is recommended that you pack all your essential items for the day in your daypack. This typically includes warm clothing, a water bottle, camera equipment, sunscreen, lip balm, and other similar necessities. Your guide will provide you with information each evening about any additional items that may be required for the upcoming day's activities. With a well-designed and comfortable daypack, your load will only amount to a few kilograms, making it hardly noticeable and allowing you to fully enjoy your trekking experience.

To do a Pisang Peak Trekking Peak expedition in Nepal, it is vital to have prior experience with high-altitude trekking and a basic understanding of climbing. Previous ascents of peaks above 4,000 meters or traversing passes at 5,500 meters are expected. Equally important are fierce determination, strong mental health, and a burning desire to conquer the mountain. Adequate preparation is required to handle challenges like high altitude sickness, harsh weather, and exhaustion. Being familiar with climbing equipment, walking on snow and ice, and maintaining good physical fitness are necessary. Proficiency in rope skills, ice axe arrest, crampon techniques, the use of ascenders (Jumar) and descenders, and harness usage are essential for a successful expedition.

Prior to booking, it is mandatory for clients to inform the Company in writing about any medical conditions, physical challenges, or other mental and physical conditions that may impact their ability to travel or require medical attention during the trip. Failure to disclose such conditions and subsequent cancellation will incur a 100% cancellation fee for the client.

Pisang Peak Climbing typically involves daily walks lasting 3-8 hours, sometimes even up to 8-10 hours, especially in high passes. Ethic Himalaya Treks recommends preparing with approximately 12 km of walking or jogging exercise each day for at least three months before the expedition. This training ensures participants can endure physically demanding conditions at high altitudes and in remote areas for extended periods. Success and enjoyment on the climb require strong willpower, the ability to withstand harsh conditions, excellent fitness, and good health. Participants are responsible for their medical and evacuation expenses, and it is essential to consult a doctor for vaccinations and other health requirements for the trip. Ethic Himalaya reserves the right to request a medical certificate before confirming the booking.

Travel insurance is a compulsory requirement for all travelers and must be obtained at the time of booking. The insurance should provide coverage for personal accident, death, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation, with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each category. It should also include accidents, injuries, illnesses, and related medical expenses, even for pre-existing conditions, as well as emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and air ambulance services if applicable. Personal liability coverage is also recommended. The Company also suggests coverage for trip cancellation, curtailment, loss of luggage, and personal effects. Travelers must carry proof of insurance and produce it if requested by the company employees or suppliers. Failure to provide proof of insurance upon request may result in the cancellation or suspension of participation in the trip or certain activities, even after the trip has commenced, without any right to a refund.

Ethic Himalaya Treks holds no liability for injuries, health conditions, emotional or other factors experienced by clients during the trip. Furthermore, our package cost does not encompass personal insurance coverage. Thus, we strongly recommend clients to procure comprehensive insurance packages, encompassing medical emergencies and helicopter evacuation.

Participation in a Pisang Peak Climbing expedition necessitates:

  • Extensive Mountaineering Experience: A considerable background in mountaineering.
  • Team Dynamics: Adaptation within the team and with Sherpa staff.
  • Himalayan Trekking: High and demanding trekking experiences in the Himalayas.
  • Self-Control and Safety: Being accountable for personal control and safety.
  • Mental and Physical Fitness: Robust mental and physical well-being.
  • Chosen Route: Selection between Nepal or Tibet side.
  • Weather and Temperature: Awareness of weather conditions and temperatures.
  • Physical Condition: Adequate physical conditioning.
  • Climbing Skills: Proficiency in mountaineering techniques.
  • High Altitude: Consideration for high altitude sickness.
  • Clothing and Gear: Proper clothing and equipment.
  • Experienced Guides: Presence of skilled climbing guides.

Kindly brings a comfortable medium-sized daypack to carry the things you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. Special items such as sleeping bags and down jackets can be hired or purchased in Kathmandu as well. But highly recommend bringing it from your own country.

    Climbing Gear
  • Ice Axe: Bring a lightweight axe with a pick that will stick easily in hard glacier ice. Attach a lightweight wrist leash that is usable for climbing steeper terrain.
  • Crampons: These must be sharp and must fit your boot perfectly.
  • Harness: Make sure the buckle is easy for you to thread in cold conditions! Gear loops will be useful for this trip as well as adjustable leg loops.
  • Helmet: Be sure you can comfortably fit a warm hat underneath.
  • Hardware: Bring 3 locking and 4 lightweight regular carabiners. It is helpful if at least one of the locking carabiners has a "key gate", like the Petzl Attaché. Bring one handled ascender and one Petzl Tibloc for ascending the fixed rope. You will need rigging material--two sewn 48" nylon slings and 10' of 8 mm perlon should be sufficient. Also, include one small 5 mm prusik loop (about 4 feet of cord tied with a double fisherman's knot) for a rappel backup. For rappelling the Black Diamond ATC Guide is good since it can handle ropes from 7.7mm to 11mm. Figure 8 is an old standby and works on a variety of ropes and also icy ropes. While it twists the ropes more, it is quite foolproof. You might consider both, in case you drop one of them and lose it. Our guide has an Ice tool, Ice screws, carbineers, Locking carabineers, Short-5- millimeter accessory cords, and Slings.
  • Others Accessories
  • Headlamp: Bring a good LED headlamp with 2 sets of lithium batteries for cold conditions.
  • Water Bottles: 2 wide mouth plastic water bottles with insulated covers. A small Thermos bottle is great for cold mornings. Bring a pee bottle too.
  • Water purification: Iodine tablets (Potable Aqua or similar) or iodine crystals (Polar Pure). One bottle of Potable Aqua (enough to treat 25 liters) should be more than sufficient.
  • Utensils: Bring an insulated mug with a lid, a decent-sized bowl, a spoon, a pocket knife, and a lighter.
  • Backpack: Climbing Backpack: Medium-size internal frame pack (60-liter capacity). Look for a pack that is comfortable to carry, very durable, as light as is reasonable, and has a minimum number of bells and whistles.
  • Sleeping Bag: Bring a sleeping bag comfortable to -20. Down is lighter and much more compressible. Be sure to bring a compression stuff sack. Keep in mind that many of your nights will be much warmer than -20, especially on the trek into base camp.
  • Sleeping Mats: A stuff sack helps prevent punctures.
  • Footwear
  • Double Climbing Boots with expedition liners: Make sure your crampons can be adjusted to fit them!
  • Approach boots: Which will work on the trek and approach to Camp 1, and even up to Camp 2 if conditions warrant.
  • Gaiters and Yaktrax or Kahtoola Microspikes in case of snow.
  • Socks: Three/Four sets of climbing socks.
  • Climbing Clothing
  • Insulated Parka: Heavyweight insulated expedition parka with hood.
  • Jacket: Lightweight waterproof-breathable construction with a hood.
  • Pants: Lightweight waterproof-breathable shell pants or bibs with full-length leg zippers. ALSO very useful are synthetic insulation full-zip pants, for example, Mountain Hardwar Compressor Pants--for evenings and cold summit days.
  • Mid Layers: Fleece or Soft Shell layering pieces that work well with the rest of your clothing. A Soft Shell jacket and an expedition-weight long-john top will work well.
  • Climbing Pants: Look for construction that provides freedom of movement and/or stretch materials. The fabric should be a breathable synthetic that preferably holds up to abrasion.
  • Base Layers: - 2 synthetic tops and 1 bottom. Zip-neck tops are the way to go.
  • Mittens: Fleece mittens with an over mitten. Nothing competes with a mitten for warmth when the going got tough.
  • Ski Gloves: A warm insulated glove with leather palm will be worn a lot of the time.
  • Light Gloves: Polypropylene or fleece. Leather palms handle the fixed line better.
  • Leather gloves or good abrasion-resistant climbing gloves for the rock sections.
  • Stocking Hat: Wool or fleece stocking hat with ear protection.
  • Neck Gaiter and/or a Buff (highly recommended).
  • Baseball hat and Bandana.
  • Personal Accessories
  • Eyewear: Bring good sunglasses with side protection. For contact lens wearers, ski goggles with light color lenses (for use at night) might be useful in windy conditions. The ski goggles are essential for all climbers in really stormy conditions and can serve as an emergency backup for broken or lost sunglasses.
  • Vision correction: Bring extra prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them. Lens solutions are not widely available in Nepal, bringing enough for the duration.
  • Wrist Watch: With alarm and night light. An altimeter watch is useful.
  • First Aid: Hand sanitizer (Purell), moleskin or Compete, athletic tape, aspirin (some climbers take a baby aspirin every day up high) and/or ibuprofen/acetaminophen, Imodium, Band-Aids, antacid, insect repellant, ear plugs, and two rolls of toilet paper in quart Ziploc bags (we will have a supply at Base Camp), small towel, soap/shampoo.
  • Prescription Medications: Antibiotic for upper respiratory problems, Antibiotic for GI problems, Diamox for acclimatization (125 mg tabs recommended; enough for a week or more), Tylenol 3 or similar for severe headaches, Asthma medication, if any history.
  • Skin Care: Sun block lotion (at least #30 protection factor -- have at least one smaller tube (1 oz) that can fit in your pocket) and lip salve. Put your lip protection on a string and hang it from your neck. That way you'll use it. It also works great for your nose.
  • Garbage Bags: 2 or 3 large plastic bags make great liners for your pack in wet weather.
  • Personal Snack Food: The food is great on the trek but you might enjoy a few snacks (not more than 5 pounds) from home and also some drink mixes if you like these to add to your water bottle (let the iodine have 30 minutes contact time before adding). Summit climbers should bring some high-altitude snacks they prefer for hard days.
  • MP3 Player and Books: Plan on sharing books with the Base Camp Library.
  • Pee Bottle
  • Chemical Hand Warmers
  • Trekking Gear
  • Trekking Poles: Poles come in handy for balance and easing impact to your knees. Get collapsible poles that can attach to your backpack and fit into your duffel.
  • Backpack: You may choose to bring a smaller "daypack" for your airline travel carry-on, and this can be used on the trek if you want to carry a smaller (35 liter or so), light trekking pack. You need a pack big enough for your clothes, water, camera, food, etc during the day.
  • Pack Cover: Waterproof rain cover for your trekking pack.
  • Trekking Clothes: Light hiking pants and/or hiking shorts for warm weather down low- NOT cotton. Shirts for hiking on nice days (t-shirts OK, quick-drying synthetic fabric is better.) Don't overdo your trekking clothes. A pair of shorts, long pants, and a couple of shirts will do. Some pair of Socks, Underpants/panties/Bra, Belt, Skirt, one set Sport sandals, and Trousers, You can hand wash them during the trek as needed.
  • Lightweight Approach Boots: Find a pair that fits and log some miles in them before your trip. A low-cut shoe is adequate, but some hikers will prefer more ankle support.
  • Sleeping Bag: Climbers will make do with their expedition bag; trekkers only can get by with a lighter bag rated to -10.
  • Sleeping Pad or Thermarest: -one light one is sufficient, you will be provided a thick open cell foam "trekking mattress" (recommend only for camping trek).
  • Travel Items
  • Duffel Bags: We normally pack all our equipment in two large duffel bags. Make sure they are well labeled with indelible ink as well as a travel tag. The duffels go on the trek/climb with you and will be carried by porters and yaks. Expect them to get wet and muddy, so rugged, waterproof duffels are good. Bags with wheels are nice for the airport, but the porters and yaks don't like to carry them, so don't bring wheeled bags (or at least not two of them). You will also store some travel clothes at the hotel in Kathmandu while trekking, so a small additional bag with a lock might be handy. Bring 5 large plastic garbage bags to pack gear inside duffels to protect gear from rain.
  • Daypack: A smaller rucksack makes a great carry-on bag for your flight and is useful during the trek.
  • Travel Wallet: Some type of secure travel wallet is a must. Remember a pen for travel documents.
  • Passport: (valid for at least 6 months), It is easy to get your Nepal visa on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport bring a passport photo. Bring a copy of the information pages and a couple of extra passport photographs. Carry these in a separate location. You'll be glad you did if you ever lose a passport.
  • Camera: with spare batteries, and film or memory cards, but keep it reasonable in size and weight. Consider a small USB drive to make it easy to share photos with your teammates.
  • Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, brush, floss, mini hair brush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc.

Expedition participants are required to submit their passport copies, passport-sized photographs, health certificates, and personal bio-data for trekking permits prior to their arrival in Nepal. These documents can be sent to us either through mail or by utilizing a post box. Please ensure that you include the following:

  • A clear copy of your passport.
  • A passport-sized photograph of yourself.
  • A valid health certificate.
  • Your personal bio-data.

Kindly arrange to provide these documents at your earliest convenience to facilitate a smooth and hassle-free process.

Ethic Himalaya is well-prepared to handle emergencies during treks and expeditions. Their trained guides maintain direct communication with their main office in Kathmandu regularly. It is mandatory for clients to have their own insurance to address potential emergencies, and the company's staff is also covered. In extreme cases requiring urgent helicopter evacuation between 5,000m to 6,000m, they can arrange a rescue, possibly covered by insurance. For climbing weather forecasts, they recommend reputable sources like Meteo Swiss or Austrian ones and offer assistance with communication. To enhance trip security, they strongly advise trip cancellation and air ambulance/helicopter rescue insurance, ensuring policies cover the activities involved. Carrying proof of insurance is essential, as failure to provide valid documentation may affect participation without refund. Adequate insurance, including emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue coverage, ensures expedition safety.

If you encounter any issues or complaints during your tour, trekking, or expedition, it is essential to communicate them immediately to the hotelier and our company on the spot. Giving us the opportunity to address the problem promptly is crucial, as we cannot accept liability for any issues that are reported after you return home. If the matter cannot be resolved on the spot, you must inform us in writing within 30 days of completing your trip. Failing to follow this procedure may impact your rights to make a claim against us. Timely communication is vital to ensure that we can take appropriate actions and rectify any problems you may face during your journey.

All clients must possess a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity beyond the return date. Nepalese visas can be acquired either from the Nepalese Consulate in your home country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. The visa fees are as follows:

  • USD 30.00 or the equivalent in foreign currency for a 15-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 50.00 or equivalent for a 30-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.
  • USD 125.00 or equivalent for a 100-day Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries.

For most nationalities, E-Visas are available through the Government website: https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np/on-arrival/IO01

The itineraries or programs mentioned may be subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, such as weather hazards, landslides, political unrest, road blockages, avalanches, sudden sickness, and more. We are open to customizing the program based on clients' interests. In the event of trip cancellation due to unavoidable circumstances like war, natural disasters, political unrest, adverse climate, etc., Ethic Himalaya Treks & Expedition P. Ltd will be pleased to offer an alternative trip of similar standard. We will hold the reservation for your next trip, but not for longer than one year.

Before departure, if there is a major change in the itinerary affecting at least one day in five, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible. You may choose between accepting the change, getting a refund of the money paid for the land portion of the trip only, or accepting an alternative tour offered.

After departure, we reserve the right to modify the itinerary due to local circumstances or events beyond our control. In such emergency situations, any additional costs incurred for necessary itinerary alterations will be borne by you. Please be aware that we are not responsible for any incidental expenses resulting from changes in the itinerary, such as visa fees, vaccinations, or non-refundable flight costs.

To secure your booking for Nepal Trips, a non-refundable deposit of USD 500 per person per trip is required. Once this deposit is received, your booking will be confirmed. In case your booking is made within 30 days of the departure date, the full amount is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance can be paid before or upon your arrival in Nepal prior to the trip's departure. The non-refundable deposit should be sent to the Company or its designated Agent. If the deposit amount differs from what is specified in this clause, the company will inform you during the booking process. You can make the booking deposit through bank transfer or by using a Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). Detailed instructions for payment can be found on the provided booking form.

For trekking, tours, climbing, expeditions, or any other trips in Nepal, the final payment can be made upon your arrival in Nepal. Various payment methods are accepted, including bank transfer, travel checks, cash, or Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard). However, please note that there is a 4% surcharge applicable to all card payments, including deposits, final balances, trip extensions, and other miscellaneous purchases. So, if you choose to pay by card, keep in mind the additional surcharge.

We maintain the right to adjust pricing rates, as displayed on our marketing materials and website, under certain circumstances or when influenced by external factors beyond our control, such as fluctuations in exchange rates or government actions. It's important to note that domestic flight fares may also change due to increases in fuel prices. We make every effort to present current and accurate prices for our treks and tours.

Once you have paid the deposit, your trip is confirmed, and the remaining fees are due 90 days before the trip's start date. If you decide to cancel your participation, the following cancellation charges will apply:

  • More than 45 days before departure: Deposit will be retained.
  • Between 45 to 31 days before arrival: 30% of the total tour price.
  • Between 30 to 14 days before arrival: 40% of the total tour price.
  • Between 14 to 09 days before arrival: 70% of the total tour price.
  • Between 08 to 02 days before arrival: 80% of the total tour price.
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of the total tour price.

We reserve the right to cancel a trip up to 56 days before departure, considering Clause 14. We may also cancel a trip prior to departure if it becomes unfeasible to operate the planned itinerary due to factors like terrorism, natural disasters, political instability, or other external events. If we cancel your trip, you have the option to transfer the amounts paid to an alternate departure date or receive a full refund. In cases where the cancellation results from external events beyond our reasonable control, refunds will be adjusted for any unrecoverable costs. Please note that we are not liable for any incidental expenses you may have incurred in relation to your booking, such as visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess, or non-refundable flights. Different cancellation conditions may apply to specific trip styles, and your booking consultant will inform you of any variations if applicable.

If you intend to transfer from one trip to another or transfer your booking to a third party, you must inform us at least 30 days prior to the planned departure date. A fee of USD 200 per person per change will be applied, along with any additional charges imposed by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. If you notify us less than 45 days before the departure date, the cancellation refund policy will be applicable. Transfers to a third party are allowed only if the transferee meets all the requirements for the trip, and transfers to another departure are permissible within the current validity period.

Modifications to other arrangements associated with your trip will incur an administration fee of USD 200 per booking per change. This fee is in addition to any charges levied by hotels, ground operators, or airlines. No amendments can be made to your booking within 10 days of departure.

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