Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorung La Pass Trek 18 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous plus
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, Public Jeep and Domestic Flights
  • Activity Sightseeng Tour, Trekking and Climbing
  • Best Season Feb- May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 2 to Max 12 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 6,091m/19,985ft


  • Summiting 6,091m Pisang Peak in the beautiful Annapurna region
  • Crossing  one of the world’s highest mountain passes, Thorong La at 5,416m
  • Ascending Marshyangdi River valley
  • Pisang Peak 6,091 meters
  • Visiting the oldest Buddhist monastery in Braga village
  • Sightseeing around Manang village
  • Views of the world’s 10th highest mountain Annapurna I, Annapurna range, Mt. Tilicho, Gangapurna, Pisang, etc.
  • The Holy site of Muktinath Temple in the restricted Mustang District
  • Trekking in the world- famous Annapurna region.

Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorung La Pass Trek

Climbing Pisang Peak, which is ideally located north of Annapurna ll and crosses Thorong La, the highest pass in the world

Pisang Peak Climbing with Thorung La Pass Trek takes us to the top of 6,091m Pisang Peak and crosses one of the world’s highest mountain passes, Thorong La, at 5,416m. Pisang peak ( also called Jong Ri) is a pyramid-shaped trekking peak towering above the Pisang village in the Annapurna Circuit. The peak lies in the Manang District and was first climbed in 1955 by a German Expedition.

 Pisang peak Climbing involves trekking in the coveted Annapurna region. After the climb, we also cross Thorong La and visited Muktinath in the beautiful Manang regionOur 18-day-long Pisang Peak and Thorong La trekking adventure begin in Kathmandu with a short sightseeing tour and a trip introduction. We drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani, where the trekking starts the next Day.

We walk past cascading waterfalls and picturesque villages, cross more suspension bridges than we can keep a record of, enjoy the views of mountains like AnnapurnaGangapurna, and Tilicho, and pass through dense forests to reach the village of Upper Pisang on the 5th Day of our trek. Upper Pisang, at 3,700m, is a village towered by the Pisang peak and views of Annapurna, Tilicho, and Gangapurna. We acclimatize here on the 6th Day.

The hike through forests and yak pastures to reach the Base Camp is pleasant. The next stop before the summit is the high camp at 5,450m situated on the South-West Ridge. You can expect snow at the high camp from the end of November till the end of March and occasional snow in April. We summit Pisang Peak on the 9th Day and follow the same route to descend. The Next Day is set aside as a contingency day in case of bad weather on the Day of the summit.

The next highlight of the adventure is the trek to Thorong La ( pass) through the beautiful Manag district. From Thorong La, we move to the available parts of the Mustang district, Muktinath, and Jomsom. Muktinath is a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists. We take a flight back from Jomsom to Pokhara, then a bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu the next Day. Adventure Club Trek also offers other treks in the Annapurna region- Annapurna Circuit Trek-17 Days. For those who want a shorter trek in the Annapurna region, we also have Annapurna Circuit Trek short-14 Days.

When is the Best Time for Pisang peak Climbing?

The best time for Pisang Peak Climbing is March to May and September to December. The Pisang peak can be done both in Spring and Autumn seasons. However, we recommend you plan to climb Pisang peak during spring as the weather remains clear during these months.

Our Pisang Peak Climbing Cost

The Pisang Peak Climbing cost is USD 2369 per person. The cost includes transportation, meals, and other facilities like Tents, camping, Hight altitude Tents, and others, as mentioned in the Includes section. Our 18 Days Pisang Peak climb can be done both in Spring and Autumn; however, we recommend you climb during the Spring season. Please get in touch with us if you have a big group willing to climb Pisang Peak and any other trekking peaks in Nepal.


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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.

    We rest for most of the day and unpack. We will meet in the afternoon and discuss with your climbing leaders and we will check your set of climbing equipment to make sure that they are in good condition for our coming journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

      We start the day with a drive to Dharapani after breakfast. We take the Prithivi Highway alongside the Trishuli river to reach Pokhara then drive towards Dharapani, one of the biggest villages in the Manang Valley.

        The actual trekking starts today. The trail starts along the hillside which gets steeper as we go further. We have to overcome a few steep climbs and cross a few streams. Before arriving at Chame, we cross a few villages including Bagarchhap and Danaque. It is a pleasant trekking day with fantastic views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna IV, and Annapurna II. There are two small hot springs near Chame where we can go to relax our tired muscles.

          As we leave Chame we enter a dense pine forest to follow on a steep and narrow trail. We cross the river twice via a suspension bridge which then opens up to spectacular views of Paungda Danda, a rocky mountain rising 1500m above the river. Magnificent Himalayan views accompany us till Upper Pisang.

            Acclimatization is a key factor for a successful trek in the Himalaya. As we climb higher the air gets thinner, so it is important that we acclimatize to adjust better to the high altitudes. We spend the day roaming around the village, exploring and interacting with the locals, to understand their culture and lifestyle. Also, enjoy the fantastic views of the Annapurna, Tilicho and Gangapurna from the village.

              Today we trek to the Pisang Peak Base Camp. The trek to the base camp is comparatively easier and shorter than previous days. The trail starts with a climb followed by grasslands/summer pastures where we can see the yaks grazing. It is the perfect place to set up a camp as the land is flat and near the trail to the High Camp.

                Today, we gain around 1000 m in altitude. We have to conquer the rocky glacier trail. It is a challenging climb, however, the astounding views of the Nawal Peak, Annapurna Range, Chulu Far East, Chulu East, and Tilicho Peak among others keep our spirits high. Upon reaching the High Camp we rest for a while and then participate in a brief peak climbing training. Our guide will teach us the basic techniques and safety measures to prepare us for the big day tomorrow. We learn the proper use of climbing equipment such as crampons, harness, ice ax, ascenders, and climbing boots. The training also includes the use of ropes for climbing up and down.

                  Today is the big day. We start our expedition to summit Pisang Peak early in the morning. The path to the top is mostly rocky as there’s not much snow. We’ll use fixed ropes on many occasions to get through ridges. As we near the summit we have to conquer a 70-degree slope to get to the top. We can enjoy close up views of Annapurna Range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Kang Guru Peak, Gyaji Kang peak, and Tilje peak among others from the top of Pisang Peak. We then return to the Base Camp for a good night’s sleep.

                    An extra day is set aside for any unforeseen events or in case of bad weather on the day of the summit. If everything goes as planned, the extra day will be used as a rest day.

                      We descend towards Pisang Village and then to Manang. There are two routes to Manang-one via Humde and the other via Ghyaru. Both routes meet up at Mungji. We take the via Ghyaru as it offers spectacular views of Annapurna and Pisang Peak. Manang is much drier than Pisang. While at Manang we also visit Barge Monastery, the biggest monastery in the Manang District.

                        Our trail passes through a few streams to Tenki village and then out of Marshyangdi Valley towards Jarsang Khola. We pass by scrubs of juniper trees and pastures to reach Ghunsa village. We come across a meadow and leaving it behind, we cross a river to a Mani wall on the other side. A short walk and we arrive at the small village of Yak Kharka.

                          We mostly have to walk uphill to Thorong Phedi. A short walk from Yak Kharka leads us to a suspension bridge and upon crossing the bridge we arrive at Letdar Village. As we ascend towards Thorong Phedi we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Mt. Syagang, Mt. Gudang, Mt. Katungkulan and Thorung Peak among others. It is the last village before Thorong La.

                            Today is another highlight of the trip. We start early in the morning at around 4 am so as to reach the pass at 9 or 10. Thorong La is one of the highest mountain passes in the world. Crossing the pass in the afternoon is impossible due to strong winds. It will take us around 4 hours to reach the top of the Thorong La Pass. Another major factor that will make the climb difficult is the snow if we are trekking in winter or early spring. Our destination for the day is Muktinath, a holy town in Mustang District. It is a famous pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. There are around 108 waterspouts and an eternal flame that burns from natural underground gas.

                              We explore the temples and the monastery in the morning before heading down to Jomsom. Then, we descend through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomsom accompanied by magnificent mountain views of Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and other surrounding mountains. Jomsom is a town known for apples and products made from apples.

                                We fly to Pokhara today. It is a scenic 30-minute-long flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. After checking in our hotel room, we take a brief tour of the City of Lakes. We take a tour of some of the famous places including Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, and Phewa Lake.

                                  After breakfast, we board a tourist bus to Kathmandu. We follow the same track to the capital city. After checking in to our hotel we can either rest or explore the city, shop for souvenirs or any other activities you prefer.

                                    Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was pleasant experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.

                                      Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illnesses or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

                                      Cost Details

                                      Price Includes

                                      • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
                                      • Three nights accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
                                      • A night's accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
                                      • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or lodge accommodation during the trek
                                      • Tented accommodation during the climbing
                                      • Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Beshisahar by private car and from Beshisahar to Dhanrapani by local jeep
                                      • Jomsom - Pokhara airfare, including departure tax
                                      • Welcome and farewell dinner.
                                      • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and Climb
                                      • Government-licensed, English-speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
                                      • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for two trekkers)
                                      • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for four trekkers)
                                      • Staff costs include food, salary, accommodation, transportation, and medicine.
                                      • Insurance covers all staff, including porters, as per state law.
                                      • Annapurna Conservation Park permits, and TIMS permit for trekking.
                                      • Pisang peak climbing permit.
                                      • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents, and Kitchen equipment)
                                      • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
                                      • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and trekking map
                                      • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
                                      • Travel and rescue arrangement 
                                      • All Government and Local taxes

                                      Price Excludes

                                      • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days)
                                      • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
                                      • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks).
                                      • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu, and Pokhara..
                                      • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage up to 6190 meters).
                                      • Excess baggage charge(s)
                                      • Personal climbing equipment
                                      • Personal climbing guide, if requested
                                      • Personal trekking equipment.
                                      • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory).

                                      Useful Info


                                      During our Pisang Peak Climbing, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner — will be provided during the trek, and breakfast will only be provided in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We host welcome and farewell dinners for our guests. During the trek, we have breakfast and dinner at tea houses or lodges where we spend nights while there will be lunch at tea houses on the way. You have the option to choose from Nepali, continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. As we take care of our guests, we ensure that you get healthy food. We prioritize locally produced organic food and also provide you with seasonable fruits. During the climbing session, hygienic, freshly-cooked food will be provided.

                                      Note: If you are a vegetarian, let us know in advance so that we can make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek 


                                      You will be accommodated in a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the best available teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Since you will be trekking in remote regions, the services in the teahouses/guesthouse will be basic. We will try our best to arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, some teahouses still need attached bathrooms.


                                      Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but needs to provide water. The best option is to treat the local water with chlorine/iodine tablets or a steripen. The tea houses will give you good quality free water and, you can also get along the trail but, you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets, make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 mins). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail. A liter of mineral water at lower-elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4, so the cost can add up.

                                      Acclimatization And High Altitude Sickness 

                                      The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS), which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

                                      We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from normal AMS feels giddy, gets a headache, has Nausea, is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomiting, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines. A person suffering from severe AMS shows heightened symptoms, including shortness of breath, even while resting. The trekker with severe symptoms can barely walk, and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker having severe AMS has to be taken to a lower altitude immediately.

                                      Advanced cases of AMS

                                      If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid is accumulated in the body's tissues. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

                                      High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

                                      In HACE, the brain gets swollen, which can lead to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

                                      High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

                                      Fluid is accumulated in the lungs, which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that later leads to producing frothy pink sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are rare. All our Adventure Club Trek guides are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle it with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand, and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

                                      First-Aid Kit

                                      Our guides and porters are equipped with a basic first-aid kit during regular treks. A comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory for expeditions that take on isolated and off-the-beaten trekking paths; the same goes for climbing expeditions.

                                      •  A bandage in case of sprains.
                                      • Plasters/ Band-aids and antiseptic ointments for simple cuts
                                      • Iodine or water filter (optional) instead of buying bottled mineral water
                                      •  Moleskin/Second skin in case of blisters.
                                      •  Aspirin/Paracetamol -painkiller.
                                      • Oral rehydration salts-Nava Jeevan or Jeevan Jal (orange-flavored ORS)
                                      •  The broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).
                                      • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
                                      •  Diarrheal stopper (Imodium - optional).
                                      • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness).
                                      • Gel hand cleaner/sanitizer.

                                      Note: We can add medical supplies per the trekkers' special needs to the first-aid kit given above.

                                      Equipment And Packing List 

                                      We recommend that you bring the items to the list below. If your trek is longer or shorter than that, appropriate adjustments can be made to reflect the specific requirements, season, and length of the trip. The items marked with an asterisk (Adventure Club Trek will provide *) at no additional cost. You are welcome to use such articles if you already have them and prefer your own. Many trekking items can be bought cheaply in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu; quality will vary, with the imported items from China often being of higher quality. There are also several high-end shops in Kathmandu that carry well-known brands. Since our porters will carry your pack, please remember the weight limit is 20kg (40 lbs since there is nothing there but some prayer flags. Also, please note that you still need to send me a gear list.

                                      * The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags,s and duffle bags.

                                      * Our main guide, trained in wilderness first aid, will carry a comprehensive medical kit.

                                      Important Documents And Items 

                                      • Valid passport, two extra passport-size photos, and airline tickets.
                                      • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and for purchasing your drinks and gifts.
                                      • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


                                      • Ice axe
                                      • Crampons
                                      • Harness
                                      • Screw gate
                                      • Descended abseil device
                                      • Prussic loops
                                      • Plastic mountaineering boot


                                      • Bandana or headscarf, also useful in dusty conditions
                                      • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
                                      • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
                                      • Sunglasses with UV protection
                                      • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

                                      UPPER BODY

                                      • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and two long sleeves)
                                      • Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
                                      • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
                                      • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
                                      • Down vest and jacket *
                                      • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

                                      LOWER BODY

                                      • non-cotton underwear briefs
                                      • One pair of Hiking shorts
                                      • One pair of hiking trousers
                                      • One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
                                      • One pair of fleece or woolen trousers
                                      • One pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric


                                      •  Two pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
                                      • Two pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
                                      • One pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, "broken-in")
                                      • One pair of trainers or running shoes and sandals
                                      •  Cotton socks (optional)
                                      • Gaiters (winter only), optional, "low" ankle high version


                                      •  Pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
                                      • One pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
                                      • One pair of mittens consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a hot polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)


                                      • One medium-sized quick-drying towel
                                      • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
                                      •  Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
                                      •  Deodorants
                                      •  Nail clippers
                                      • Face and body moisturizer
                                      •  Female hygiene products
                                      •  Small mirror
                                      • Personal Hygiene
                                      •  Wet wipes (baby wipes)
                                      •  Tissue /toilet roll
                                      • Anti-bacterial handwash


                                      • One sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
                                      • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
                                      •  Rucksack and Travel Bags
                                      •  Medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
                                      •  large duffel bag *
                                      •  A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding.
                                      • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
                                      • Two large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)


                                      • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
                                      • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
                                      • Anti-diarrhea pills
                                      • Anti-headache pills
                                      •  Cough and cold medicine
                                      • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
                                      • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills, as they are respiratory depressants.
                                      •  Water purification tablets or the water filter
                                      • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
                                      • Extras/Luxuries
                                      •  Reading book
                                      • Trail map/guidebook
                                      • Journal and pen
                                      •  Binoculars (optional)
                                      • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
                                      •  Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

                                      Visa And Entry Procedure 

                                      Everyone needs a visa to enter Nepal except Indian nationals. Citizens of the SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan do not require visas for 30 days. Fortunately, getting a Nepal visa is an easy process. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at the international airport and official overland entry points. However, travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not issued visas on arrival. After arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks to assist with your visa processing. After taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you must stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

                                      Visitors can now apply for an online visa within 15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo to be uploaded to the online application. After submitting the form online, you need to print out the confirmation page, which has to be furnished at the immigration section in Kathmandu airport, along with your passport and the required visa fee. You can apply for your online Nepal visa here.

                                      Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries. Or, they can even mail their visa application to the office near their location, but well ahead of time to allow sufficient processing time. Nepal visa information for all categories of travelers and their correspondence cost is very handy, so for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate worldwide, you can click here.

                                      Whichever way you enter Nepal, you will be given a 15/30/90-day visa per your requirement. The general Nepal tourist visa fee on arrival for multiple entries is:

                                      15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

                                      Tourist visas can be extended for 150 days a year, and these extensions are granted only at the department of immigration offices in Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visas, visit our visa information page.

                                      Our Trekking Guides/Leaders 

                                      Here at Adventure Club, our staff is like family. We only use locals to support their communities, and we train our staff rigorously to be the best they can be – for you! 

                                      •  Full first-aid training
                                      • Guide Training (trekking)
                                      • English and other common languages (as requested) 
                                      • Village and land Conservation 
                                      • Mountaineering (for specialty expeditions or climbing treks)

                                      All our guides are carefully trained for leadership, as good leadership is vital for your tour to be enjoyable, safe, and successful. Most of our guides grew up in Sherpa or other mountainous parts of Nepal. Their pride in their region shows itself in the way they lead treks and interface with you. 

                                      Porters Care

                                      On any team, courtesy and respect are fundamental for an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Our porters are an essential, integral part of each trekking team, and as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. After your trek, you will find they fully earned gratitude and respect. We expect all trekkers to keep the weight of their baggage under 22kgs/40lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a full commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of serious accident or sickness, they receive the same care as anyone else employed on the trekking team, even including evacuation by helicopter at our expense if appropriate. We fully support the IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), which strives to maintain and improve our porter's working conditions.

                                      Experience Required 

                                      The Pisang Peak and Annapurna circuit route is the longest in this region and is a complete circle of the Annapurna massif. Comparatively, it is considered harder and longer in duration than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is because hikers will be walking across the high-altitude Thorong La Pass at 5,416m (17,764ft.). Besides the altitude, the steep climbs, long distances, and pared-down amenities make this trek hard. The route usually remains closed during the winter season due to the heavy snow accumulation on the trails. As it is a long trek, you need to be in the great shape of physical fitness so that you can walk for at least 5 to 7 hours each day. Even beginners can do this trek if they train themselves at least three months before. Cycling, swimming, acrobatics, hiking, jogging, and cardiovascular exercises are ways to train your body for a successful journey in the Himalayas.

                                      Best Time to Travel 

                                      Autumn (Sept -Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (July to Aug) will be affected by rain, but a summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

                                      Travel Insurance 

                                      To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and expenses is strongly recommended. Ensure the insurance covers all your activities during your Nepal stay, such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof that you can pay for it. Adventure Club Trek has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect your money once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism, or you may need help settling a claim.

                                      Electricity, WIFI, And Battery Recharge 

                                      During the trek, electricity is available at all the teahouses where you will spend the night. You can recharge your phones, laptop, or iPads from micro-hydropower and solar panels by paying a nominal charge. Regarding Wi-Fi, there are no free hotspots along the trekking trail, so we do not encourage carrying your laptop. Some teahouses offer paid Wi-Fi services hourly but don't expect high-speed connectivity on the remote trails.


                                      On the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach higher altitudes, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once daily to ensure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly be in touch with you for the help you may need during the trek. Depending on your network, there could be a poor signal to the network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card to better the network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost.

                                      Group Size And Team Composition 

                                      We always form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share with each other in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 14 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members does not apply. We always strive to form a team, ensuring members are comfortable with one another.


                                      Tipping is optional in Nepal as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express gratitude, you are free to tip drivers and hotel staff. People usually welcome such generosity. When tipping your porters or trekking leaders, use your discretion as per the quality of the services. Tip money does not form a part of our employees' wages. However, you can use tipping to show appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

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