Affluent with the utmost natural aesthetic, the Annapurna region in Western Nepal is one of the most happening tourist hubs. One of the most trekked and climbed peaks in Manang is Pisang Peak at 6,091 metres. Located between Manaslu and Annapurna I, this peak is best for peak climbing among trekkers. The less technical demand of Pisang Peak Climbing makes trekkers give a summit push of Pisang Peak.
Compared to the other 2B graded alpine climbing peaks in Nepal, Pisang Peak Climbing is a moderately comfortable climb. With a day of acclimatisation at Pisang and a few technical practices at Pisang Peak base camp, every novice climber can reach the summit.
In 1995, the first summit on the Pisang Peak expedition led by a German group implanted the seed for the rise in Pisang Peak Climbing culture here. Over time, trekkers' fascination with peak climbing in Nepal increased. So, novice climbers preferred less technical Pisang Peak as the ideal place to gain climbing experience. Since then, its popularity has been rising.
The various ethnic groups and striking landscape along the trail make the journey to Pisang Peak fascinating. Even being less technical among the climbing peaks, you must have an adequate level of physical fitness. Pisang Peak base camp rises tall from the pasture land and sparse woods. Kharka, the Pisang Peak base camp at 4,380 metres, is best for setting tents. Its High Camp sits at 5,400 metres, next to the South-West ridge.
Our 19 days Pisang Peak Climbing begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar for 8 hours. Besisahar and other villages en route sit on Marsyangdi River valley, which streams down from Manang.
We'll follow the exact route of Annapurna Circuit until Pisang, from where we head to Pisang Peak base camp. Also, the Manaslu Circuit Trek meets the Pisang Peak Climbing route at Dharapani. En route to the base camp, you'll see majestic Manaslu and Annapurna I on either side of Pisang Peak.
By setting up the tents, we'll have overnight at Kharka. For the next day, we'll acclimatise at Pisang Base Camp. Here, you'll be training and rope skills as preparation for the summit. Our climbing guide will prepare you for the next day's hike to High Camp. It follows the snowy terrain from the base camp.
We'll make the Pisang Peak Climbing summit early because it would take almost 8 hours to complete ascend and descent safely. The comfortable but long climb of Pisang Peak tires you. Our guides will be with you throughout the summit and safe down hike. It will be a joyous and tiring walk in the day. But, the Pisang Peak summit offers an inspiring view of the Annapurna range, Manaslu Peak, Glaciers, Tilicho Peak, etc. Looking over the panoramic horizons from the Pisang Peak is worth the climb.
After spending overnight at base camp, we'll retrace our way back to Upper Pisang, Chame, and Thorong La to Jomsom. We’ll reach Kathmandu on the following days which marks the end of Pisang Peak Climbing and expedition.
Pisang Peak Climbing is best during Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November). Amateur and professional climbers plan their Pisang Peak trip during these two seasons. The mild temperature, clear sky, and no snowfall make the summit comfortable. Also, the rain-free days at Pisang in post and pre-monsoon are best for day hikes and utterly visible sightseeing.
Monsoon and winter are not best because of frequent rain and snowfall. Also, the harsh cold at 6000 metres becomes difficult for trekking. Even the people at high altitudes shift to lower places during the cold month.
Pisang Peak climbing is between 1B and 2B alpine grade peaks. There are not many climbing techniques required to summit this peak. However, you must have proper physical fitness. The longer hiking days and summit days would be tiring. Thus, only great endurance can make your summit successful. Also, some high-altitude trekking experiences will be best for the climbers.
There will be some technical training by our climbing guides. Thus, you'll get the required information and techniques for the climb. Besides, Sherpa's guides will be with you throughout this expedition.
Travel insurance for Pisang Peak Climbing is a must. We recommend you buy the insurance, which covers the helicopter evacuation if things turn terrible. We don't do your insurance with the expedition cost.
At 6000 metres, things can go wrong without notice. Thus, travel insurance saves your hospitalisation and evacuation cost. While insured, many companies demand vaccination requirements. If you have insurance, you can hike at a high altitude without much concern about being sick or suffering major health issues.
Also, check Covid vaccination requirements before flying to Nepal.
Altitude sickness is common above 4000 metres. If you don't have proper acclimatisation, you will suffer from it badly. Thus, we design our Pisang Peak Climbing with some days of acclimatisation. We confirm that all our valued clients get adapted to the altitude before heading for the peak summit. Thus, we have day acclimatisation at Upper Pisang and Pisang Peak Base Camp.
Our guides know first aid and medicines. They will give you treatments whenever you feel dizzy or nauseous. Also, to track your blood saturation, guides frequently use a pulse oximeter.
Drinking ionised water, chewing gums, proper rest, and a good diet can prevent you from AMS. If the condition worsens, a helicopter evacuation will bring you to a lower altitude. If required, you'll get medical attention immediately.
Kathmandu to Besisahar by Bus car jeep -(7-8hours) 850m/2,790ft
Besisahar to Bahundanda-(5-6hours) 1,310m/4,298ft
Bahundanda to Chamje-(5-6hours) 1,430m/4,690ft
Chamje to Dharapani-(5-6hours) 1,950m/6,396ft
Dharapani to Chame-(5-6hours) 2,630m/8,628ft
Chame to Upper Pisang-(5-6hours) 3,700m/12,136ft
Trek to Pisang Peak Base Camp-(3-4hours) 4,380m/14,370ft
Trek to Pisang Peak High Camp-(3-4hours) 5,400m/17,712ft
Summit to the Peak and back to Base Camp-(7-9hours) 6,091m/19,980ft
Pisang Peak Base Camp to Manang Valley-(5-6hours)3,450m/11,316ft
Manang to Yak Kharka-(3-4hours) 4,110m/13,480ft
Yak Kharka to Thorong Pedi-(3-4hours) 4,600m/15,092ft
Cross Thorong la in morning and back to Muktinath-(8-10hours) 5,416m/17,765ft
Trek down to Kagbeni-(3-4hours)
Trek to Jomsom-(3-4hours) 2,800m/9,184ft
Early morning flight to Pokhara-(25min flight)8,20m/2,690ft
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