Pisang Peak Climbing Cost

31 May 2020 Prakash Devkota

Pisang Peak Climbing Cost

If you are searching for a remote climb in the northern part of Nepal which is not very high then you will love Pisang Peak Climbing. Reaching the altitude of 6091 meters, Pisang Peak lies at the northern border of Manang Valley. It is a beautiful destination that inspires you to enjoy the climb.

Located in the beautiful Annapurna Region surrounded by beautiful and glorious mountain peaks, Pisang Peak is one of the popular peaks above 6000 meters. Despite being a peak in the range of 6000-6500 meters, it is a challenging and adventurous trek, with certain technical climbing sections, this is not a beginner’s climb.

The Pisang Peak Climbing takes you through huge rocks and hanging glaciers making this an adventurous and thrilling climb. Being such an adventurous climb, the Pisang Peak Cost must have you curious. So how much does the Pisang Peak Climbing cost?

Yes, the climbing cost depends on the climbing package you choose based on the number of days on your Pisang Peak Climbing Itinerary and the routes you are taking. Also, the cost will differ if you are not taking a company package for the climb. The Pisang Peak Climbing cost comprises different cost factors like the transportation cost during your whole climb even in the cities as you first start out to the small things like your food and drinks cost and the personal expenses during the climbing expedition.

Managing these many costs is difficult in a foreign country so it is always better to enjoy yourself during your trip and letting a professional company handle your climbing plans.

Pisang Peak Climbing Highlights :

  • Summit the Pisang Peak at an astonishing altitude of 6091 meters
  • Cross the Thorong La Pass at the altitude of 5416 meters
  • Explore the diverse culture and the Buddhist religion and tradition in the mountain region
  • Admire the beautiful views of the mountains from the pass and the peak
  • Enjoy the scenic Jomsom-Pokhara flight

    19 days Pisang Peak Climbing Cost

    The Pisang Peak Climbing cost differs based on different factors during your trip. However, the cost of Pisang Peak Climbing also depends on the climbing package you choose and the company you choose to venture on this adventure with. As per our 19 days Pisang Peak Climbing itinerary, the cost for the trip is USD 1,855.00 per person.

    Cost Includes

    • Transfer by Private Vehicle during Airport Arrival and Departure
    • 4 nights hotel stay in Kathmandu and 1 Night hotel stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu provided with an experienced city guide and all entrance fees paid in a private vehicle
    • Jomsom to Pokhara flight fare
    • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle
    • Pisang Peak Climbing permits
    • Fees of required trekking permits during the climb
    • Accommodation during the trip in tea houses and camping arrangements
    • All meals during trek & climb including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Experienced professional trekking & climbing Sherpa Guide
    • Required number of porters
    • Climbing gears and equipment
    • Kitchen and camping equipment during the climbing period
    • General first aid kits
    • Insurance, salary, accommodation, and food for staffs
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • All government taxes and necessary paperwork

    Cost Excludes

    • International flight fare
    • Personal climbing gears
    • Entry Visa fees
    • Travel Insurance
    • Alcoholic Beverages or any other drinks
    • Personal expenses during the climb and trek
    • Tips Bonus for staffs

    Cost Factors:

    Beautiful Pisang Village

    If you want to learn more about the costs incurred during your Pisang Peak Climbing expedition, you must know what the cost factors during your trip are. In order to minimize your Pisang Peak Climbing cost, you must first learn the factors of the cost and cut down where needed.

    Transportation cost

    As you arrive in Nepal, you will need to be transferred from the airport to the hotel. The transportation from the airport to the hotel will cost you some money. Transportation during your climb is also another cost factor.

    Your scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara is another cost that adds up to your Pisang Peak Climbing Cost. This flight costs around USD 125 per person. The flight costs may change based on the peak seasons.

    Also, you will have to drive from Pokhara and Kathmandu while returning and also during your journey from Kathmandu to Chyamje. This is done in a private vehicle which will cost you some more.

    Food and Drinks cost

    Another cost factor during your Pisang Peak Climbing is the cost of the foods and drinks during your climb. As it is similar to the Annapurna Region climbs, you can enjoy the food similar to the Annapurna treks in the region. In the tea houses along the way, you can enjoy traditional Nepales food. You can fill yourselves up for a day with 3-course meals at only USD 15 per day.

    As for the drinks, the drinks are quite expensive if you are searching for cold drinks and sodas. As for the coffee, lower altitudes will cost you only USD 0.5 while coffee at higher altitudes costs around USD 2. Similarly water costs around USD 1- USD 1.5.

    You can enjoy your meals without any worries as you can refill your meal if you want more without extra charges.

    Pisang Peak (6091m/19983ft)

    Accommodation cost

    Since this is a climbing expedition, you will be accommodated in tea houses during your trekking period and in tented camps during your climb.

    During your time in Kathmandu city and Pokhara, you will be placed in hotels with bed and breakfast programs. You will get the chance to choose a wide variety of hotels in the cities. However, as your trek starts, you will have to share a twin bedroom with another trekker with an attached bathroom. The rooms will be a little small but they will be hygienic and comfortable.

    The higher the altitude, the higher the prices of the rooms. A room can cost you around USD1-4 based on the altitude and the quality of the rooms.

    Permit cost

    One of the main Pisang Peak Climbing costs is the Pisang Peak Climbing Permit costs. Since Pisang Peak is located in the Annapurna Region and is a peak which is over 5000 meters, you will need special permits to climb this peak. The cost of these permits sometimes varies based on the time of the year.

    Pisang Peak Permit

    Climbing any peak over 5000 meters requires a climbing permit from the government in Nepal. Being at an altitude of 6091 meters, you will need a climbing permit for Pisang Peak Climbing as well. The cost for the Pisang Peak Climbing permit depends on the time of the year. The climbing permit is cheaper during the off-season. The cost for the peak climbing permit for Pisang peak is as follows:

    Spring Season (March, April, May): USD 250 per person

    Autumn Season (September, October, November): USD 125 per person

    Winter Season (December, January, February): USD 70 per person

    Summer Season (June, July, August): USD 70 per person

    Annapurna Conservation Fee

    Pisang Peak lies in the Annapurna Region within the Annapurna Conservation Area. This means you will also need the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit to climb the Pisang Peak. The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit is extremely important as it is a promise to not hurt or damage anything within the area during your expedition. The cost of the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit is around USD 30 per person for foreigners and USD 10 per person for SAARC nationals.

    TIMS permits

    Another important permit required for Pisang Peak Climbing is the Trekkers Information Management System permit. This costs around USD 10 per person for group travelers and USD 20 for individual travelers.

    Guides and Porters

    Pisang Peak is a moderate level trek and climbs with many technical sections. Having a professional guide help you and guide you through the technical sections is very important for everyone’s safety. So you will need a guide. So how much does a guide charge? Well you can find a professional guide in the region for USD 22-25 per day.

    As for porters, you can hire a porter for USD 15 per day. A porter will help you carry your luggage and equipment with you so you don’t have to carry them throughout your journey. S/he can carry around 15 kgs of your luggage. This will make your journey a lot more easier and comfortable.


    Since the Pisang Peak Climb is a technical climb, you will need quite a few equipment and gears during your expedition. If you are tight on the budget, you can always rent the gears from the company itself for the climb and return them back after the completion of the climb. This is an excellent way of reducing your Pisang Peak Climbing cost.

    However, you will need some personal climbing and trekking equipment like trekking boots, trekking poles, sleeping bags, and backpacks. You can get these items easily within USD 500.

    Miscellaneous cost

    Apart from the above-mentioned costs, there are many other miscellaneous costs that are incurred during your Pisang Peak Climbing expedition. Your travel insurance costs, Visa charge along with the cost for your medical kit and the tipping all come under the miscellaneous costs. Apart from the travel insurance and Visa cost, you can have ups and downs in other miscellaneous costs and cut them down to your desire.

    Personal Costs

    Personal costs refer to your personal expenses like the hot shower during your stay in the tea houses, charging costs along with drinks, and other souvenirs for your own purpose. This cost depends solely on you and your choices and needs.

    Best Time for Pisang Peak Climbing

    Pisang Peak Climbing

    Every adventure leaves the best impact on you when it is taken at the right time. For Pisang Peak Climbing, the best time is considered the seasons like autumn and spring. These seasons provide you with the best conditions for successfully accomplishing the climb without any issues.

    In seasons like winter from December to February, there are chances of heavy snowfall. Also, the ice hardens making it slippery. These may cause complications during our climb.

    As for the summer season, with the Monsoon season and the summer coinciding in Nepal, the months of June and July are constantly getting heavy rainfall. This also does not help our climbing expedition.

    With technical portions along with difficult climbs in steep rocks, heavy rainfall or snowfall and the cold may affect negatively. So it is best to travel during Autumn and spring when these issues do not arrive.

    The months of September to November and March to May provide you with favorable weather conditions and the temperature for completing your climb. With the clear skies, there will be no rainfall and you get to see the best views. Killing two birds with one stone, you get the best Pisang Peak Climbing experience in the Spring and Autumn seasons.

    Standard 19 days Pisang Peak Itinerary Outline:

    Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

    Maximum Altitude:1400 meters

    Drive duration: 30 minutes

    Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu + Climbing Preparation

    Maximum Altitude: 1400 meters

    Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje

    Maximum Altitude:1410 meters

    Driving duration: 8-9 hours

    Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani

    Maximum Altitude: 1860 meters

    Trekking hours: 5-6 hours

    Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame

    Maximum Altitude: 2710 meters

    Trekking hours: 5-6 hours

    Day 06: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang

    Maximum Altitude: 3700 meters

    Trekking hours: 5-6 hours

    Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Upper Pisang

    Day 08: Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp

    Maximum Altitude: 4380 meters

    Trekking hours: 3-4 hours

    Day 09: Towards Pisang Peak High Camp

    Maximum Altitude: 5400 meters

    Trekking hours: 3-4 hours

    Day 10: Summit Pisang Peak and back to Base Camp

    Maximum Altitude: 6091 meters

    Trekking hours: 7-8 hours

    Day 11: Trek from Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley

    Maximum Altitude: 5400 meters

    Trekking hours: 5-6 hours

    Day 12: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka

    Maximum Altitude: 4110 meters

    Trekking hours: 3-4 hours

    Day 13: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

    Maximum Altitude: 4600 meters

    Trekking hours: 3-4 hours

    Day 14: Cross Thorong La towards Muktinath

    Maximum Altitude: 5416 meters

    Trekking hours: 7-8 hours

    Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

    Maximum Altitude: 3800 meters

    Trekking hours:5-6 hours

    Day 16: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and Sightseeing at Pokhara

    Maximum Altitude: 2670 meters

    Flight hours: 25 minutes

    Day 17: Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu

    Maximum Altitude:1400 meters

    Drive hours: 7-8 hours

    Day 18: Leisure day at Kathmandu

    Day 19: Transfer to International Airport for departure

    Choosing a Trekking Company

    Traveling in an unknown foreign land alone and making plans about the places you don’t have much knowledge about can be scary. This is why there are companies that make your trips much easier with their expertise and their knowledge.

    However, choosing the right company for your trip can be challenging. So how to choose a trekking company for your trips? Consider the following things before choosing a trekking company for yourselves.

    Local company

    One of the basic things you should see in your trekking or travel company is that if they are local or not. Supporting a local company is great for their country and their livelihood. But there are more benefits to choosing a local company.

    A local company has more knowledge about the place and the routes and the best times. Also, you get the best deals with the local company as they are more experienced in the field-aligned with the fact that they know the rates and discounts. You will be supporting the nation along with getting great deals with local companies.

    Experienced guides

    Another important thing to notice while choosing the company is the guide and their expertise. You should choose a company where the guide is well known for his/her expertise. You can check the reviews and get referrals from others if you don’t have many ideas about this matter.

    Flexible itinerary

    You should choose a company that is willing to have a flexible itinerary for you. You should be able to choose the days and dates and make necessary changes to the itinerary as per your wishes as long as it is practical and safe. A rigid itinerary kills the joy of the \journey.

    Great communication

    Without communication, there will be no great plans in the future. So make sure your trekking company is great at communicating with you. Mainly focus on the fact that your travel guide is fluent in the language you speak so you can have a safe and great trip.

    Tips for reducing Pisang Peak Climbing Cost

    Here are some tips for you to reduce your Pisang Peak Climbing costs.

    • Check for the best deals in flights and the Pisang Peak Climbing packages as well. There will be a few here and there.
    • You can rent all the equipment for the climb from the trekking company. However, it is always better to carry your own sleeping bags keeping hygiene in check.
    • Instead of buying bottled water every step of your trek, carry a water bottle. You can bring some water purifier pills and stop buying bottled water.
    • Coffee and tea can get pretty expensive in the higher altitudes. So bring some tea bags with you on the climb.
    • It is better to take a month Nepali Visa instead of a short one as extending the Visa costs you extra.

    I hope this article has helped you learn about the Pisang Peak Climbing costs and how traveling with a company is easier and safer than planning the trip by yourself. We hope you have a great time during your Pisang Peak Climb.

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      Managing Director and Team Leader

      Mr. Prakash Chandra Devkota is an established name in the Tourism Sector in Nepal. He is a focused individual gifted with a brilliant mind. He is also hugely dedicated to social work. Born in the Gorkha district, a beautiful hilly region of Nepal, he first entered the tourism industry as a guide in 1997. He has gained extensive experience in almost all the trekking and climbing routes like Mera, Island, Lobuche and, Ama Dablam, etc.

      He registered Nepal Guides Treks & Expedition in 2009 AD. Due to his passion for adventure and efforts to provide quality personalized service to his clients, he has established himself as a successful tourism entrepreneur. He has dedicated most of his time working diligently to elevate the tourism industry and collected more than 15 years of experience in organizing trekking and expeditions in Nepal, Bhutan, and India. He believes in the power of the tourism industry and the employment opportunities that can be created through it. He constantly looks for innovative ways to run the company.

      Mr. Devkota has always been an avid practitioner of eco-friendly tourism and has always promoted environmental conservation throughout his career. He motivates his staff to embrace eco-friendly tourism through responsible tourism practices. He believes promoting eco-tourism will preserve natural resources and positively impact the environment.