Pisang Peak Climbing
Pisang Peak Climbing Overview
Pisang peak is one of the popular peaks. It lies in the Northern part of Nepal, within the Annapurna region in the Manang district. Pisang peak stands steadily at the height of 6091m and looks like a pyramid of ice and snow. The peak was first climbed by the German expedition in 1955. The trail along Pisang Peak Climbing is beautifully decorated with cultural villages, and holy sites including Muktinath. Moreover, you come across one of the highest mountain passes called Thorang La pass.
Besides this, the route also passes through green vegetation, and forest allowing us to see the amazing wildlife of Annapurna Conservation Area. The place consists of many rare animals and plants like snow leopard, red pandas, Himalayan Tahr, etc. However, the stunning view of Lamjung Himal, and Mount Manaslu remains the main attraction of this trek. Even though Pisang peak is categorized as easy peak climbing, you need strong physical and mental fitness for this trek and climb.
This route might take you around 16-17 days if you take proper rest and take some days off. This trek costs you around 2000$, however, the cost usually depends on the mode of transportation, food, accommodation, and number of days you take.
Marvel Trek is a licensed expedition company. It has been providing best facilities and services to its climbers since 1998 along with some great experiences. We not only keep your safety as the priority. But also guide you to fulfill your wish of experiencing the thrill of climbing a mountain. The entire team of Marvel Trek is full of professionals who will be there to support and guide you throughout your mountaineering adventures.
Highlights of Pisang Peak Climbing
- Climbing over 6000m expedition.
- Explore two beautiful Manang and Mustang valleys.
- Visit the holy and sacred Muktinath Temple.
- Diverse flora and fauna of Annapurna Conservation Area
- Walkthrough the Annapurna circuit.
- Day 1- Kathmandu-Syangje (6-7 hours drive)
- Day 2- Syangje-Dharapani, (5-6 hours walk)
- Day 3- Dharapani-Chame, (6-7hours walk)
- Day 4- Chame-upper Pisang, (5-6 hours walk)
- Day 5- Upper Pisang- Pisang Peak base camp, (3-4 hours walk)
- Day 6- Pisang Peak base camp-Pisang peak high camp, (3-4 hours walk)
- Day 7- Pisang Peak high camp- peak climbing, back to base camp, (8-9 hours walk)
- Day 8- Base camp- Manang valley, (5-6 hours walk)
- Day 9- Manang valley- Yak Kharka, (4-5 hours walk)
- Day 10- Yak Kharka-Thorang Phedi, (3-4 hours walk)
- Day 11- Thorang Phedi- Muktinath (8-9 hours walk)
- Day 12- Muktinath-Jomsom, (5-6 hours walk)
- Day 13- Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight, 30 minutes flight
Safety and fitness
The road to Pisang peak base camp is rough, steep, and can be snowy. The trail above the base camp is more challenging. The steep up and down trails can be very difficult. You need to be well familiar with mountaineering gear like ice ax, harness, crampons, etc. The extreme temperature and altitude can be a serious problem if you don’t apply the necessary precaution. Any peak climbing requires concentration, focus, patience, and knowledge. Physical and mental stability is the most important factor. Physical fitness can be built by running, jogging, and doing some light exercise before starting your trek. The average walking hour of 5-6 per day, and overnight camping, risk of altitude sickness, combining all these facts, the trek and climb to Pisang peak can be moderately difficult.
Symptoms of Mountain sickness
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Fast heartbeats
Preventing mountain sickness
- Walk slow
- Stay hydrated
- Have nutritional food
- Have enough rest
Avoid smoking and alcohol
Medicines for mountain sickness
- Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
- Promethazine (for nausea)
Clothing and equipment
|Travel wallet||Climbing shocks|
|Duffel bag||Synthetic underwear|
|Trekking boots||Synthetic climbing/trekking pants|
|Trekking shocks||Insulated pants|
|Light weight sneakers||Shell pants(water proof)|
|Medium weight Gaiters(water proof)||Medium weight long john tops|
|Foot powder||Synthetic pile jacket|
|Down booties||Down jacket|
|Double insulated climbing boots||Shell jacket (light weight waterproof)|
|Heavy gaiters||Down parka|
|Buff neck gaiters||Face mask|
|Fleece gloves||Winter/summer hat|
|Climbing gloves||Glacier glasses|
|Chemical hand warmers and foot warmers||Dark goggles|
|Climbing pack||Double lenth and single length sling|
|Lightweight harness||Climbing ascender|
|Locking/non-locking carabiners||Prusik cord|
|Helmet||Alpine ice axe|
|Point crampons||Figure 8 and Rappel device|
|Trekking poles||Backpack cover|
|Down sleeping bag||Sleeping pads|
|Water purification tablets||Power banks|
|Travel towel||Safety kit|
|Hand sanitizer||Suns cream and lip balm|
|Altitude sickness medicine||Wash kit|
|Cup, bowl, spoon||Trash bags and tissue papers|
Travel insurance- Trekking to high altitudes can always be risky. Travel Insurance is something you might want to do before trekking anywhere. Sometimes in emergency cases, people need to be evacuated through a helicopter and get medical service. So, in such cases, your travel insurance will be bearing the cost for you.
Seeing all these benefits, the government of Nepal has made travel insurance mandatory thing before trekking. However, it is very important to mention the heights and all the places you will be reaching during your trek. Your insurance entirely depends on the details you have provided earlier. Travel insurance costs you around 150$ which is good for 1 month.
Visas/passports- If you are not a Nepalese or Indian citizen, then a visa and a passport are mandatory. You can get your Nepalese Visa at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu. The passport must hold a visa of a minimum of 6 months.